Thunder & Roses: Fallen Angels #1

Thunder & Roses: Fallen Angels #1

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by Mary Jo Putney, M. J. Putney

* RITA Award and Golden Choice finalist

A Welsh Methodist minister's daughter changes her life when she appeals for help to Nicholas Davies, a half-Gypsy earl...

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a Gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered…  See more details below


* RITA Award and Golden Choice finalist

A Welsh Methodist minister's daughter changes her life when she appeals for help to Nicholas Davies, a half-Gypsy earl...

They called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a Gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside.

Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid--only if Clare agrees to live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.

Furiously Clare accepts his outrageous challenge, and the two are swept into an intoxicating Regency world of danger and desire. As allies, Clare and Nicholas fight to save her community. As adversaries, they explore the hazardous terrain of power and sensuality. And as lovers, they surrender to a passion that threatens the very foundations of their lives.

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Editorial Reviews

Affaire de Coeur - Gigi Rounds
Ms. Putney has powerfully conveyed the healing power of love and deftly woven in humorous elements for a wonderful read."
* Gigi Rounds, Affaire de Coeur
Romantic Times Magazine - Melinda Helfer
"Both sublimely romantic and scorchingly sensual, Thunder and Roses is and extraordinary romance from an extraordinary author."
* Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times Magazine

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Mary Jo Putney, Inc.
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Fallen Angels , #1
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Meet the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USAToday bestselling author, Mary Jo Putney was born in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure. Her entire romance writing career is an accidental byproduct of buying a computer for other purposes.

Her novels are known for psychological depth and intensity and include historical and contemporary romance, fantasy, and young adult fantasy. Winner of numerous writing awards, including two RITAs and two Romantic Times Career Achievement awards, she has five times had books listed among the Library Journal’s top five romances of the year, and three times had books among the top ten romances of Booklist, the magazine of the American Library Association.

Her favorite reading is great stories, but in a pinch she’ll settle for the backs of cereal boxes. She’s delighted that e-publishing can now make available books that have been out of print.

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Thunder & Roses: Fallen Angels #1 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
elleB81 More than 1 year ago
While I have found many first books in a series to have a typical brash, abrasive hero who is "tamed" by a sweet, beguiling heroine, this story is still able to capture your attention and keep you engaged throughout the development of the characters and plot. I find Putney's writing fresh and thorough in a way some other authors don't provide. There is a completeness to the books that I find immensely satisfying. I have read numerous titles by this author, as well as the rest of the books in this series, and this is definitely worth your time!
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Clare Morgan is willing to risk her reputation in order to save the village where she lives. For the help of Lord Nicholas Aberdare, she agrees to live with him for three months. Nicholas is a wicked charmer with his gypsy heritage. Is Clare in danger of losing both her virtue and her heart? Clare is a strong, independent woman who wants to help the men who work in the pit. The Demon Earl is a devil with the ladies. He has wealth and power but he's not happy with his fate. He feels alone and an outcast. He has endured so much pain and abandonment in his life. He has hardened his heart. Now that Clare is in his life, his resolve has weakened. As these two struggle with their attraction, they work hard to improve conditions in Penreith and find who wants the Demon Earl dead. I enjoyed the interaction between Clare and Nicholas. I could feel the passion and desire. The scenes where Clare played pool with the Earl were amazing. I loved it. Their dialogue was flirtatious and their desire was palpable. Wales provided an intriguing backdrop for this enthralling story. The supporting cast is great. Mary Jo Putney has written wonderful characters with a storyline that captured my attention. The plot moved swiftly and was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I was hooked from the first page. This is a wonderful start to the Fallen Angels series. This book goes on my keeper shelf.
Theardentreader More than 1 year ago
This book had me from the beginning! It felt like a seduction itself! The story was a wonderfully slow burning thing that just kept getting better and better as it went on. Clare is a preacher's daughter. Taught how to be everything for everyone. The one thing she wanted, she did not often have, her father's attention. Nicholas is the "Demon Earl" who owns most of the property in the area. Clare goes to talk to him about he conditions in the coal mine on his property. What follows is an enticingly eccentric tale of the Earl and how he likes to play with people. Until one day he realizes he is having much more fun that he thought he would. He proposes a bargain in exchange for taking the town's problems in hand. Clare is just desperate enough to take him up on his offer. She feels he made it just so she would refuse! The story is rife with sexual tension, witty banter, and intrigue! I highly recommend this book! I'd love to say more, but I don't like spoilers so I will let you decide! *Courtesy Copy*
smg5775 More than 1 year ago
Great set-up for the Fallen Angels series. This is Nicholas' story as he returns to Penreith in Wales determined not to get involved with village life but Clare does not allow that to happen. She challenges him to make the mine there better though he owns the land but not the mine. Clare challenges him throughout the story on many levels. I loved Clare and Nicholas. They were a strong match. Each gave as good as he/she got. Neither got away with much. I loved watching them trying to outmaneuver one another in their game of wits. The build-up of the sexual tension was fantastic. It made the book. The story line and the secondary lines were well done and believable. The duel scene, the two big mine scenes, the escape scene, and the last scene had me on the edge of my seat. I felt like I was there living through these scenes. I figured out why Michael (one of the Fallen Angels) hated and was trying to kill Nicholas before the end of the book but I wondered how long it would take to get the reason out of Michael. Thunder and Roses is so well done, I look forward to the rest of the series.
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NavyWave62 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book because of the passion Nicholas and Clare had for life, the village and each other. Highly recommend this book & series.
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Where is my deputy?
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Inkkit ran over "I can! Can I go? Please???" He asked excited. -Inkkit
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Amberstar trekked trough the snow, her pelt shone as a spot of blood on a trail of white. Her ginger pelt soaked to the bone. She shivered as the wind reached it's icy fingers through her fur. A deep gash ran into her shoulder. Her belly was once again large. How could it be? At her age a kit would be born. She sucked in the cold air, feelings her lungs. Amberstar traveled into a cave, her once bright amber eyes was missing it's youthful glow. Panting, the older she-cat laid on her side. Blood pouring from her wound. Her ears pricked at the sound of a low growl. Yellow eyes peered at her from the darkness. A low growl came from the sneers. The wolves circled her, their sensitive noses catching the smell of blood. Her beely kicked. "No!", she thought, her kit would be born into these savages. A brave wolf launched at her off of strong hide legs. His gleaming teeth caught her leg. She yowled with pain as the new wound poored with blood. Encouraged, the pack circled even closer. Their eyes gleaming of newfound hunger. Amberstar's belly lurched once more. Blood pounding in her eyes as she tried to defend herself. She was quickly becoming weaker. She made one fibal try to protect her last kit. Her vision started fading, as her kit slid out and started nosing it's way toward her empty belly. Both her kit and she would die out here. "Goodbye my little darling, goodbye Emberkit", she mewed. The kitten was named after her former leader, her amber eyes finally faded into a dull red as she listen to her kit's pitiful mews. The ginger she-kit cried out. An exact replica of her mother. She needed help fast. Tigerheart and Fierceclaw were already dead, buried under tons of snow from the blizard. A gleaming figure stood over Amberstar's body, her blue eyes filled with remorse. She unsheathed her claws and leaped at the wolves and killed them one by one. Then she curled her shimmering body around Emberkit. "Hello, Emberkit", Leafdapple mewed. Another figure developed beside her flank. "Hello little one, my name is Emberstar", she purred. Then these words uttered from her mouth. "An Ember will spark from the Amber's. She will blaze into a fire. Wild and untamable, but her warmth brings hope to the Clan her birth mother once lead. One a forest fire, her flames will be controlled, and tamed by the one her firey heart moves and loves", the voice whispered and Emberstar vanished. The kit mewed in cave, surrounded in Starclan's warmth. ~Amberstar ~Emberkit I decided it was time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first read the dark mirror ya series that Ms. Putney wrote & fell in love with her writing so I decided to check out her previous works for "grown-ups" I was not disappointed!! Great read fell in love w/ characters right away!
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First in an incredible series.
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Injured. Gt stop rp. Sry. Miss ya
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*attacks Hailstorm.*