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About the Author

Anne Stuart was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 2, 1948. Her first novel, Barrett's Hill, was published in 1974. She has won numerous awards including the Romance Writers of America's Lifetime Achievement Award. (Bowker Author Biography)

Series

Works by Anne Stuart

The Unfortunate Miss Fortunes [collaborative story] (2007) — Author — 758 copies, 22 reviews
Black Ice (2005) 625 copies, 26 reviews
Dogs and Goddesses (2009) — Author — 566 copies, 31 reviews
Cold as Ice (2006) 417 copies, 17 reviews
Ruthless (2010) 406 copies, 23 reviews
Ice Blue (2007) 368 copies, 15 reviews
Ice Storm (2007) 292 copies, 12 reviews
Fire and Ice (2008) 283 copies, 15 reviews
Raziel (2011) 274 copies, 19 reviews
The Wicked House of Rohan (2010) 257 copies, 7 reviews
Reckless (2010) 251 copies, 13 reviews
The Devil's Waltz (2006) 239 copies, 4 reviews
Breathless (2010) 217 copies, 12 reviews
Lord of Danger (1997) 215 copies, 8 reviews
To Love a Dark Lord (1994) 196 copies, 8 reviews
Shadows at Sunset (Anthology 3-in-1) (2000) 168 copies, 3 reviews
Moonrise (1996) 164 copies, 5 reviews
Shadow Lover (1999) 164 copies, 4 reviews
Shameless (2011) 163 copies, 11 reviews
Into the Fire (2003) 160 copies, 6 reviews
Hidden Honor (2004) 158 copies, 3 reviews
Nightfall (1995) 141 copies, 5 reviews
Prince of Swords (1996) 140 copies, 2 reviews
Still Lake (2002) 140 copies, 4 reviews
A Rose at Midnight (1993) 138 copies
Demon (2011) 138 copies, 4 reviews
Ritual Sins (1997) 124 copies, 5 reviews
Shadow Dance (1993) 123 copies, 4 reviews
The Widow (2001) 121 copies, 2 reviews
Prince of Magic (1998) 113 copies
Lady Fortune (2000) 109 copies
Winter's Edge (1995) 109 copies, 3 reviews
Tangled Lies (1984) 108 copies, 2 reviews
Silver Falls (2009) 105 copies, 5 reviews
Strangers in the Night [Anthology 3-in-1] (1995) — Contributor — 102 copies
Never Kiss a Rake (2013) 95 copies, 5 reviews
Falling Angel (1993) 92 copies, 5 reviews
Warrior (2012) 84 copies
Cinderman (1994) 83 copies
Night of the Phantom (1991) 78 copies, 2 reviews
The Fall of Maggie Brown (2000) 77 copies, 2 reviews
On Thin Ice (2011) 76 copies, 5 reviews
A Dark & Stormy Night (1997) 74 copies
Housebound (1985) 71 copies, 1 review
The Soldier and the Baby (1995) 70 copies, 3 reviews
One More Valentine (1993) 69 copies, 1 review
Rebel (2013) 65 copies, 2 reviews
Break the Night (1993) 65 copies, 1 review
Wild Thing (2000) 63 copies, 2 reviews
Blue Sage (1987) 60 copies, 1 review
Night and Day [2-in-1] (2001) 59 copies, 1 review
Special Gifts (1990) 58 copies, 4 reviews
Now You See Him... (1992) 55 copies, 3 reviews
Crazy Like a Fox (1989) 54 copies, 1 review
Catspaw (1984) 51 copies, 1 review
Looking for Trouble (3-in-1) (2000) 51 copies, 2 reviews
Lazarus Rising (1990) 51 copies
Glass Houses (1989) 50 copies
Consumed by Fire (2015) 49 copies, 4 reviews
Never Trust a Pirate (2013) 48 copies, 2 reviews
The Spinster and the Rake (1982) 48 copies, 2 reviews
One Night With a Rogue (Anthology 4-in-1) (1995) — Contributor — 47 copies
Rocky Road (1985) 47 copies
Heat Lightning (1992) 46 copies
Catspaw II (1988) 45 copies
Never Marry a Viscount (2014) 43 copies, 3 reviews
Museum Piece (1984) 42 copies, 1 review
Heart's Ease (1984) 42 copies, 1 review
Escape Out of Darkness (1986) 42 copies
The Houseparty (1985) 41 copies, 3 reviews
Bewitching Hour (1986) 38 copies, 1 review
Chain of Love (1983) 37 copies
Partners in Crime (1988) 36 copies
Christmas Getaway [Anthology 3-in-1] (2008) — Contributor — 36 copies, 2 reviews
Lord Satan's Bride (1981) 36 copies
Cry for the Moon (1988) 36 copies, 1 review
Hand in Glove (1605) 35 copies, 1 review
Sisters and Secrets (1998) 35 copies
Angels Wings (1990) 34 copies
The Demon Count (1980) 34 copies
Now or Never (3-in-1) (1999) 32 copies
Chasing Trouble (1991) 32 copies, 1 review
Against the Wind (1985) 32 copies
Rafe's Revenge (1992) 31 copies
Cameron's Landing (1977) 31 copies
Rancho Diablo (1990) 30 copies
Darkness Before the Dawn (1987) 28 copies
The Right Man (1999) 28 copies
The High Sheriff of Huntingdon (2011) 27 copies, 3 reviews
Driven by Fire (2016) 26 copies, 2 reviews
Wildfire (2017) 26 copies, 2 reviews
Banish Misfortune (1985) 23 copies
Risk the Night (2013) 22 copies, 1 review
At the Edge of the Sun (1987) 22 copies
Seen & Not Heard (1988) 22 copies, 1 review
Summer Lovers (3-in-1) (1997) — Contributor — 21 copies
A Stranger's Kiss (2003) 20 copies
The Demon Count's Daughter (1980) 20 copies
Demonwood (1979) 20 copies
Heartless (2018) 19 copies, 2 reviews
Kissing Frosty [and] The Boss, the Baby and the Bride (2002) — Contributor — 19 copies
Undercover Summer (2-in-1) (2004) — Author — 17 copies, 1 review
Hot Pursuit (3-in-1) (1999) 16 copies
Barrett's Hill (1974) 16 copies, 1 review
Blind Date From Hell (2008) 12 copies
12 Stocking Stuffers (Anthology) (2007) — Contributor — 10 copies
Star Light, Star Bright (2007) 10 copies
Return to Christmas (2019) 9 copies
The Demon Count Novels (2014) 6 copies, 1 review
Dark Journey (2015) 6 copies
Under an Enchantment (2012) 5 copies
Bought by the Italian (2014) 5 copies
Dangerous Lover 4 copies
The Road to Hidden Harbor (2003) 3 copies
Married to It 3 copies
When the Stars Fall Down (2017) 2 copies
It Takes a Thief (2022) 2 copies
Her Christmas Hero (2009) 2 copies
House Bound 2 copies
Jeannie MacPherson (1986) 1 copy
Return to Mariposa (2024) 1 copy

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Anne Stuart continues her reign as the queen of romantic suspense. She writes Alpha heroes better than anyone, and she's not afraid to delve into controversial subject matter. Her characters are not cookie-cutter by any means; they're fully realized people who feel so real, I almost expected them to walk off the page. COLD AS ICE features a wonderful, believable love story between two strong people perfect for each other. I'm looking forward to the next book in this unforgettable series. (A )
 
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Elizabeth_Cooper | 16 other reviews | Oct 27, 2023 |
Night of the Phantom by Anne Stuart is a 1991 publication.

When a terrible crime comes back to haunt her father, Megan is asked to speak to the man who has threatened to ruin him- to go to his home in his stead. She agrees, despite the reputation of the reclusive Ethan Winslowe. Upon her arrival at Ethan's unusual estate, she soon realizes he plans to hold her captive- refusing to allow her to leave in return for his backing off his threat against her father.

Meg never gets a look at the elusive Ethan, only communicating from his loyal assistant. But as time passes Meg finds herself living in a dual complexity. By day she longs for escape from her gilded cage, but by night she is seduced by a phantom- falling under his spell...

This story is obviously inspired by “The Phantom of the Opera”- a book I’ve have yet to read- but get the gist of, nonetheless.

The story has a tortured hero, is creepy and atmospheric, with ghosts and scary townsfolk who view anyone who is different as evil. The story also has strong fantasy and sensual elements- with a tame erotic feel to it.

This would be a good Halloween pick for romance readers. Keep in mind that the book was originally published back in 1991 and this is a digitized version released in 2016. The romantic elements were popular fantasies during that time and this book actually helped to spawn an entire line of books by Harlequin called ‘Harlequin Shadows’- perhaps a precursor to the super popular paranormal romance/ Urban Fantasy trend to come.

Overall, this is a good solid paranormal/fantasy romance for its time. Anne Stuart is a seasoned author writing across several genres. I’m so happy to see that she took the initiative to digitize her out of print books. Many fans would like to read old favorites or ones they might have missed out on- and can introduce these books to new audiences as well, which is a good thing. But it is also very important to preserve the work- and I hope other authors who have rights to their books will follow Stuart’s lead.

*Steamy

*Note: I don’t know if I have a copy of this book- but I do have a collection of the ‘Shadows’ novels in paperback. They are stored in a box somewhere. I mainly keep them because they are out of print and somewhat of a novelty. I'm glad I decided to collect these! I’ll have to see if I can find more of them in digital format- which is easier for me to read. I’m not sure the quality will match Anne’s work- It would still be fun to check them out, though.
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gpangel | 1 other review | Oct 24, 2023 |
The banter between the protagonists was good but I didn't like either of them. She was a Mary Sue and he was just too damn lecherous to hold any appeal.

He constantly called her 'my child' which is creepy considering their age difference. There wasn't enough redemption for the hero to suddenly turn around and stop all his debauchery.
 
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