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Bedeviled
     

Bedeviled

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by Kate Pearce, Deb Marlowe, Michelle Willingham
 
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor, Book #2
Greetings,
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship's Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.

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The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor, Book #2
Greetings,
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship's Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Regards,
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.

When the late-Earl of Banfield's distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they'll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they're lucky, they might just fall in love while they're there.

BEDEVILED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:

Kate Pearce's A Ghost of a Chance
Violet DeLisle is secretly delighted to have the opportunity to meet up with some of the more obscure branches of her family tree. She's been in love with her stepmother's second cousin, Charlie, since she was a child. But her beautiful half-sister has clearly set her sights on Charlie and he is obviously dazzled. Forced to hide from the lovebirds, she huddles under the stairs and meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship.

Deb Marlowe's Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse
Her father inherited an earldom and a castle. Has Lady Tamsyn inherited a curse? It's what it feels like when she discovers that she can see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted on arrival at Keyvnor was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but in a sea of lies, he is the one who always tells her the truth. Together they find that her curse might just be a gift--and their love the key to preventing a tragedy.

Michelle Willingham's A Dance With the Devil
Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar's daughter, Jane Hawkins, who has been summoned to the will reading of the late Lord Banfield. But is she truly only a vicar's daughter? Or does her past hold secrets that put her very life in danger? Jane knows she is unlikely to find a husband among the handsome men at Castle Keyvnor because of her poverty. But when she is locked in the cellar with Devon, she finds that the Devil of Lancaster sets her blood on fire.

The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes twelve Regency romance novellas. Don't miss the anthologies Vexed, Mystified, and Spellbound.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940158496400
Publisher:
Night Shift Publishing
Publication date:
09/20/2016
Series:
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
62,415
File size:
484 KB

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Bedeviled 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Three more great and entertaining storys following the people who get together for the will reading at The Haunted Castle Kryvnor. I received this book in exchange for a HONEST review!
JoRead 12 months ago
** 3.5 stars rounded to 4 ** Lovely set that included sweet to more spicy stories. I loved that they all had the feeling of a stand alone yet the characters connected within each story. In A Dance With the Devil Jane, a vicar’s daughter, thinks she’s only a companion to her friend. However as the days go by she realizes there is much to her past she needs to know. All the while a ghost tries to help our hero Devon to win her heart and protect her from harm. This story had the perfect amount of mystery and romance. I only wish it would have been longer because the hero and heroine back stories deserved more attention. This was my first read from this author but I’ll definitely be reading more from her. Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse was a story of second chances. Tamsyn and Gryff were apart for the longest thinking the worst of each other. Circumstances place them at the same place at the same time and they have a chance to fix their problems. All the while, Tamsyn receives a special gift that makes her see more than she wants to and believes herself to be cursed. However with the help of Gryff (and other special friends) she realizes such gift could help her defeat dark forces attempting to take over Gryff's family inheritance. Even though the magical aspect was a bit too much for me, the romance was sweet and it was still a nice an enjoyable read. A Ghost of a Chance was a sweet and funny read. I don’t think there’s been anything I haven’t liked by this author so far. Violet thinks herself to be the dull sister that doesn’t deserve the love of charming Charlie. Edwin on the other hand believes her to be the most deserving of admiration. Charlie seems to be besotted by Violet’s younger sister, Letty, all the while Violet believes Edwin is in love with Letty. Add to that a ghost that likes to help matters of the heart but instead complicates things. The story was short but the romance and ending were plenty satisfying. ** I received a copy of this book from one of the authors in exchange for an honest review **
Sodapop74 12 months ago
This is a fantastic series! I found myself not able to put this book down! Each story is written by a different author and about different characters, but they all revolve around the reading of a will. The novellas are fast paced, but they do tell a complete story that is not rushed. My favorite was by Deb Marlowe. Lady Tamysen and Gryff were in love when they were younger, but a meddlesome pixie and curse parted them. Now, they find themselves back together and of course sparks fly! I liked this one because of the pixie mostly. It was a bit different. ***Copy gifted by publisher in exchange for an honest review***
Hfowler More than 1 year ago
Lady Tamsyn and The Pixie Curse A cute, short story with pixies, an evil sorcerer, a boy ghost, and a love match that has been on hold for 8 years. The plot moves quickly and Tamsyn and Gryff come back together and air out what actually happened 8 years ago. Once that is done their relationship blossoms and grows. Together they make friends with a pixie and stop an evil sorcerer from stealing a parcel of land. The story was cute, the passion was ok; it was kind of glossed over when it happened, but overall it was a cute short story. I received this copy in exchange for an honest review.
JulieD2 More than 1 year ago
Another fine collection continues The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor series. A Dance with the Devil: has Devon falling in love with a penniless vicars daughter rather than finding an heiress which he needs. Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse: is a story about a lost love and forgiveness. There's also helpful pixies and a loveable ghost. A Ghost of a Chance: Is a story of two brothers and one young women and a ghost who wants to help her find her true love. One of the brothers is a little wild and only has eyes for her beautiful sister and the other is older and boring in comparison. The ghost plays match-maker in this entertaining story. I loved the supernatural twist in these stories, they added fun and great entertainment. I enjoyed this collection very much and would highly recommend it!
gigiluvsbooks More than 1 year ago
Greetings, In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall. Regards, Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq. When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there. BEDEVILED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes: Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance Deb Marlowe's Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse Michelle Willingham's A Dance With the Devil Review: This was a nice change of ghost stories since I had just read a scary one with no romance. In these stories all the ghosts are helping the couples find love in their own ways. I had originally picked up this anthology to read Kate Pearce's story in it, but I have to say I read all of them and loved them. They each revolve around characters who have come to the castle for the reading of the will. I will not go into each of the stories because they short and I would end up giving away most of their plots. I will say each had fun and interesting storylines and characters with just the right amount of spice and romance. All were excellently written and one was a new-to-me Author, Michelle Willingham, but I would definitely look for more of all of their works. I have to say I did not know about this series of anthologies around Keyvnor Castle and I am intrigued enough by these stories to seek out the other anthologies. Enchanting and engaging romances with just the right amount of supernatural to go with the season. 5Stars *I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*
Pebbles92 More than 1 year ago
This review is for Ghost of a Chance by Kate Pearce. When Kate Pearce's name is on a story, I know it's going to be good. This story was no exception. This was a cute, sweet and even a bit whimsical at times story about a woman who, with the help of her friend Benedict, sets out to make the man of her dreams (or who she thinks should be the man of her dreams) fall in love with her. When a ghost is involved, what could possibly go wrong? Even though the story was very short, the characters were developed nicely and I was engaged from the start. I finished the story in a very short period of time. If you are looking for a fun, light, afternoon read, look no further. A complimentary copy was received from the author in exchange for an honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Three delightful romances assisted to fruition by a few ghosts and a pixie. Great fun to read these three that felt a bit like fairy tales for adults. I. A Dance with the Devil by Michelle Willingham: Jane, the friend of Marjorie and daughter to the vicar, is just tagging along on the trip to the castle. She has no expectation of anything as her friend’s father takes up his inheritance. Devon is also at the castle with friends but the 4th son of a titled father he needs a wife with money to fulfill his dreams. And yet…Jane and Devon are drawn together even before Jane faces some troubling events AND knowing that they are not “right” for one another. II. Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie’s Curse by Deb Marlow: Tamsyn and Griff first meet when 15 and 18 and though attracted to one another something dreadful happens that keeps them apart for 8 years. When Tamsyn returns to the castle a conversation takes place between them, a gift is bestowed, evil is thwarted and a HEA ending is eventually achieved. III. A Ghost of a Chance by Kate Pearce: The final story in this collection is of two sisters and two brothers. Evelyn has always loved Charlie but Charlie sees her as a close friend – almost like a sister. Edwin, Charlie’s older brother and the one who will receive the title, has always had eyes only for Evelyn. Charlie and Evelyn’s younger sister, Letty, are smitten with one another. There is quite a bit of miscommunication, some mishaps and the exposure of true feelings as the four get to know one another and themselves as more than childhood friends. I loved Tuft, the pixie, and the impact of his laugh. I found Paul charming and was happy with what happened for him and his mother in the end and Benedict…poor charming Benedict. I hope that at some point in the future he finds his way to the light. Thank you to the author for the copy of this delightful book in exchange for my honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
A Ghost of a Chance: Violet has loved Charlie for years. The problem is that Charlie is in love with her half sister. Charlie's brother Edwin is in love with Violet. Now they are all together for the reading of the will and Violet has a ghost helping her get her true love. Is her true love Charlie? Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse: Tamsyn's father has inherited Castle Keyvnor. She hasn't been there for 8 years. She had a humiliating experience the last time and was not looking forward to going back. Things aren't always what they seem and she spent 8 years being mad at Gryff for something he didn't do. Can they mend their rift and prevent a tragedy? They can with the help from some a ghost and a pixie. A Dance With the Devil: Devon is there for the reading of the will even though he isn't inheriting anything. Jane is a Vicar's daughter and is just there as a friend. Devon needs a wife with money, but the Vicar's daughter is so tempting. He really needs to leave her alone and find someone who can help him with his estate, but he just can't leave her alone.
Sissymae1 More than 1 year ago
"Bedeviled" The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor Book 2. This is a series of short stories that total to about 240 pages. It covers a few couples and how they were brought together in the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor. 1. Michelle Willingham's A Dance With the Devil: Jane Hawkins and Devon Lancaster find themselves attracted to each other...but can they be together? Jane is attending a gathering with her friend when her shawl is blown away to land at Devon's feet. Later another mishap happens where they are thrown together again. Jane doesn't think she can find a good title matched because she is not a titled lady. So she knows that nothing can really lead to anything with Devon. Devon is the fourth son of a Viscount and is there along with his friends. But Devon wants to feel something for his future wife but money is also something he was looking for. 2. Deb Marlowe's Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse: Gryff and Lady Tamsyn met first when they were young and liked each other back then. But a misunderstand caused by a Pixie set them apart. Now they are meeting up again... will things be different this time. 3. Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance: Violet and Edwin are thrown together when they to join the others at the castle. Violet thinks she is in love with Charlie who is Edwin's brother. Edwin is in love with Violet and had hoped her feelings had changed but it doesn't appear that has happened. Who will Violet pick? This is a nice collection of stories that are great for this time of year for Halloween! I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
These 3 novellas are part of a series of 4 books containing 12 novellas that have related characters, who are all attending the reading of a will at the estate of the deceased Earl of Banfield. Each novella can be read as a standalone story. Kate Pearce’s A Ghost of a Chance: Violet DeLisle hopes that she will finally be able to spend enough time with her stepmother’s second cousin, Charlie, for him to realize he returns the feelings she has for him. But he only has eye for her beautiful half-sister. While hiding to avoid an awkward encounter with them, she meets a kindred spirit who not only turns out to be a rather feisty ghost, but a master of courtship. This was a cute, fun story. Deb Marlowe's Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse: Lady Tamsyn seems to have acquired the ability see the truth behind the lies that men tell. All she wanted to do when she arrived at the estate was to avoid Mr. Gryffyn Cardew, but he is the only one who tells her nothing but the truth. With pixies and other strange beings along with a romance, this was a great story. Michelle Willingham's A Dance With the Devil: Devon Lancaster is fascinated by the beautiful vicar's daughter, Jane Hawkins. She knows that her poverty will prevent her from finding a husband among the men at the estate. They find themselves locked in a cellar together and sparks ignite! This was a well-written, enjoyable story. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
NanatoAS More than 1 year ago
The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor is a collection of 4 books, each containing three novellas by different authors, the stories all taking place in and around the notoriously haunted Castle Keyvnor during the gathering of the family and friends of the recently deceased Jonathan Hambly, the Earl of Banfield, for the reading of his will. The books can be read in any order, as all the stories take place concurrently. It's a charming device because while each story is a standalone complete unto itself, many of the same characters appear and reappear in each of the novellas, so we get to observe them in different circumstances. All the stories have a little (or a lot) of supernatural flavor, with ghosts, pixies, demons and the like either aiding, thwarting or trying to murder the main characters. Having a collection like this is as delightful as going to a Tapas bar and sampling fabulously prepared tidbits of food—the tastings make you want more! I definitely plan to seek out more works by some of the authors who I'd never read before. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the collections. Michelle Willingham's "A Dance With the Devil" Jane Hawkins, the Vicar's adopted daughter, believes she was asked to attend the reading of the late Earl of Banfield's will simply to be a companion to the new Earl's daughter. When several attempts are made on her life, Devon Lancaster gallantly offers his protection. They find themselves getting closer than they ought to as Devon needs to marry an woman of means to rescue his poverty stricken estate, and Jane is no heiress. But events satisfyingly work out to an HEA with the help of a matchmaking ghost! Deb Marlowe's "Lady Tamsyn and the Pixie's Curse" Lady Tamsyn's future is ruined by a pixie with a wicked laugh, who gives her a gift as an apology eight years after the fact. The gift allows her to fight back against an evil hundreds year old sorcerer with an agenda of his own and at the same time, to reawaken the love between her and Gryff, the man who she unfairly believed humiliated her years before. Well written and well constructed, the HEA is satisfyingly creative. I really enjoyed this story. Kate Pearce’s "A Ghost of a Chance" Violet DeLisle unknowingly enlists the aid of Benedict, one of Castle Keyvnor's resident ghosts, to win her "true love." What she doesn't realize is that she and Benedict are not trying to ensnare the same man! Meanwhile, her half sister Letty is trying to win over Charlie, the object of Violet's affections, while Charlie's brother Edwin is secretly in love with Violet! You have all the ingredients for a wonderful romp and a blissful HEA. Copy gifted by the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
DianeD141 More than 1 year ago
Spellbound : The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor is the fourth in a series of 4 collections of novellas – all taking place at Castle Keyvnor and its neighboring area when a collection of relatives come to the Castle for the reading of the will of the deceased Earl of Banfield. Spellbound contains stories by Claire Delacroix, Jane Charles, and Claudia Dain. In the first story, Clair Delacroix tells the tale of Lucien deRoye, a man who has sold his sold to a demon for the chance to win back the fortune of the woman he loved. Lucien met Sophia when he was working for her father, Mr Brisbane. Her father was rich but in trade. He was about to be knighted and his son, Charles, was ready to move up in society – he was already practicing the drinking and gambling. Thinking he was doing something good, Sophia’s father betrothed her to the Marquess of Lyndenhurst who wanted her for her fortune. Almost as soon as he was knighted, her father died leaving her brother Charles in charge. Charles quickly loses everything to the Marquess and then he dies. The last thing Lucien does before leaving is vow that he will restore her fortunes. Sophia disappears by switching identities with her governess who also had died. Seven years later, Lucien is about to win back the last piece of Sophia’s fortune. He won everything back not by luck but by selling his soul and on midnight of All Hallows Eve, the demon will be there to collect. Miss Findlay (aka Sophia) travels to Castle Keyvnor with her 2 charges and their grandmother for the reading of the will and Lucien recognizes her at once. Their feeling have never changed but can she stop the disaster that is about to take place? Can she break the curse? Can they find the happiness that they truly deserve? This story is heartwarming and at times heart breaking. This is a story that shows how far someone will go to save someone they love. In the second story of this book, Jane Charles tells the story of Charlotte Beck. We met and heard part of Charlotte’s story in the Ava Stone selection in Vexed. That was told from Charlotte’s cousin Cassy’s point of view. Cassy is the obedient cousin, but Charlotte is the adverterous one. Her stry starts when she goes the Gypsy camp to get her fortune told. When she arrives she notices an attractive man chopping wood. It turns out that Adam Vail’s grandmother is the one who can tell her fortune. Adam is not only part gypsy, he is now also his grandfather’s heir – he will eventually become Viscount Lynwood. Charlotte’s fortune is not exactly what she expects. Instead of talk about finding her true love, Adam’s grandmother begins to put together a charm to ward off evil spirits. It seems that Charlotte looks like Lady Helena a woman who was strangled 200 years before by Lord Tyrell. Now he haunts the castle and has strangled multiple women who look like Helena – now it’s Charlotte’s turn. Only the gypsy charm will protect her but she must wear it at all times. When she takes it off, she is strangled by an invisible force. No one would have believed it except her brothers saw her lifted into the air and the bruise marks on her throat. Not even moving to Adam’s home is enough to keep her safe. There’s one thing that will save her – she must marry and consummate her marriage. Luckily, Adam and Charlotte both fell in love at first sight and he was already planning on asking for her hand. Even a special license could take a week to arrive and they have no