Dear Reader, Long before I started writing paranormal romance, I wrote historical romance novels as Deborah Raleigh. Now I'm thrilled to share my favorites with a whole new readership. Prepare to be seduced by Raoul Charlebois, one of the heroes in my trilogy about three mysterious men for whom illegitimacy poses no obstacle. . .Raoul Charlebois abandoned his wild life to search out answers to his dark past--yet his reputation as a rake persists. Now it has followed him to a gamekeeper's cottage, where beautiful, innocent Sarah Jefferson resides. In all his exploits, Raoul has never met such a woman. But Sarah will have no part in whatever the wickedly handsome visitor wants--until she realizes what he wants is her. And amid the seductive scent of evergreen and falling snow, she is persuaded that maybe there is some goodness to be found in Raoul. After all, Christmas has a way of bringing lost souls together. . .I hope you enjoy reading these sensual, romantic tales as much as I enjoyed writing them! With love, Alexandra Ivy.