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Netherby Halls

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Contents

 

Netherby Halls

She saw herself naked and lying across dark, smooth
sheets …

Also by Claudy Conn

What reviewers are saying about Claudy’s
books

Copyright Page

Dedication

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Prologue ~

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Twenty-three ~

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Epilogue ~

Excerpt: After the Storm (unedited)

~ Prologue ~

Excerpt: Hungry Moon—Quicksilver

~ Prelude ~

~ Prologue ~

Excerpt: Through Time-Pursuit

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About Claudy Conn

More about Claudy Conn’s Books

 

Netherby Halls

She
saw herself naked and lying across dark, smooth
sheets …

 

Two men stood at the curbing at the edge of the
avenue, but only one of them stood out. It was as though the
atmosphere around him glowed, and her heart actually skipped a beat
and then made up for the offense by beating faster.

His beaver-skin top hat was set saucily on his head
of black silky hair. His black cloak had been rakishly thrown back
over one shoulder, revealing not only the cream silk lining but the
breadth of his obviously muscular chest.

As Sassy’s gaze traveled up to his face,
unconsciously a small breath of air left her lungs, swished up her
throat, and escaped in an audible gasp.

He was the most handsome man she had ever seen, but
more than that, he was the man who had been making passionate love
to her in her dreams!

This was madness. This was … Before she could
complete the thought
, it
happened.
Only this time it
was different. This time he was right there. He was nearby—the man
of her dreams was standing only thirty feet away.

His blue eyes had suddenly locked with hers, and all
at once she felt herself transported to another place.

It was a bedroom—and she recognized the bedroom, for
she had been there many times in her dreams. It was as though she
were in a theater shamelessly watching herself, watching
him—watching, experiencing things she had no physical knowledge
of.

She was a virgin, and yet in her dream she had been
his intimately many times. Now, with him so near, she saw herself
naked and lying across dark, smooth sheets.

He was bending towards her, his blue eyes glittering,
his black, silky hair falling across and touching her breasts as he
licked her nipple and then suckled there with expertise that sent
her body into a convulsion of pleasure. His fingers moved over her
flesh, and she could feel herself clench with desire as he
touched—

What … ? No! No—this was just schoolgirls’
talk coming back to haunt her. This had to stop. She had to
stop.
She tried to break with the vision. How could she know
what it would feel like to have a man … how could she
know?

And then she saw something in his eyes across the
avenue that told her a fact she could not deny:
s
he
wasn’t having this illusion alone. He was as well. It was so real
and not only for her—but for him also!

When he took a step into the street towards her,
Sassy Winthrop ran as fast as her little walking boots could take
her and escaped around the corner.

 

 

 

Also by Claudy Conn

 

Risqué Regencies

Myriah Fire

Oh, Cherry Ripe

Rogues, Rakes & Jewels

Taffeta and Hotspur

Wildfire Kiss

Runaway Heart

After the Storm (coming in Feb. 2013)

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Legend Series

Prince Prelude—Legend

Spellbound—Legend

Aaibhe—Shee Queen (Novelette)

Shee Willow—Legend

Prince in the Mist (Novella)

Trapped—Legend

Free Falling—Legend

Catch & Hold—Legend

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Shadow Series

ShadowLove—Stalkers

ShadowHeart—Slayer

ShadowLife—Hybrid

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Through Time Series

Through Time-Pursuit

Through Time-Whiplash (coming in Feb. 2013)

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Hungry Moon Series

Hungry Moon: Quicksilver

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DarkLove (
published by Wild Rose Press
)

 

 

 

 

What reviewers are saying
about Claudy’s books

 

5 out of 5 stars

Fanning the flames of Myriah Fire!

What was once an innocent, if rollicking, regency
romance has exploded with passion as Claudy Conn revisits Myriah
Fire to turn up the heat.

The addition of unbridled sexual passion to Myriah
Fire’s strong story brings dimensions of maturity and depth to the
struggles faced by Myriah and Kit, without diminishing any of the
innocence, joy or charm found in the original story. This revised
version of Myriah Fire allows Claudy’s regency followers to
appreciate what her paranormal romance fans have
discovered—mind-bending eroticism.

A truly captivating tale with a blast of added
sizzle, Myriah Fire will kindle the flames of your heart and burn
up the night.

~ Vonnie Faroqui,
Ink Slinger’s Whimsey

 

Love, love, love Myriah Fire!

It’s a brilliant, fast-paced, and ‘true to its
title’, ‘going to catch you on fire’ romance. Looking forward to
more! Hoping Claudy Conn plans to share more of her historical
treasures with us.

~ Candice Stauffer, author

 

Myriah has always been my favorite

This is a sweet, funny, charming romance. The
characters are likeable and the story is well told. I loved all of
the Claudette Williams (now Claudy Conn) books, but this one has
always been my favorite. I hope she will put out more of her
backlist.

~ lmjolicoeur on
Smashwords

 

ShadowLove—Stalkers is hot, Hot, HOT

ShadowLove—Stalkers
is filled with steaming
action and dramatic tension … Claudy delicately plants the
seeds for future development and characters without distracting
from the excitement and romance of Stalkers. The result is that she
has a paranormal, vampire series, of romance novels, which carries
her own unique and spicy aroma.

ShadowLove—Stalkers
is hot, Hot, HOT …
and yes, I am blushing.

~ Vonnie Faroqui,
Ink Slinger’s Whimsey

 

Five Cups and a CTTR (Coffee Time Reviewer’s
Recommend) Award

ShadowLove—Stalkers
is a story that
immediately hooks the reader. It reminds me of a roller coaster
just beginning, only to plunge into speed, drawing the reader into
non-stop action. Intense and spellbinding, this paranormal romance
kept this reader engrossed until the conclusion. I loved the
passion and chemistry between the main characters. With tremendous
action and well thought out characters, this fantastic read sizzles
and sparks like a firecracker.

~
Coffee Time Romance & More

 

Trapped Legend has my pulse skyrocketing!

A clever, fast paced, unpredictable blend of action,
adventure, mystery, magic and steamy hot loving … I picked it
up and couldn't tear myself away from it until I read the last
page.

I highly recommend each book in Claudy's Legend
series. You're seriously missing out on some wonderful adventures
if you haven't read the previous stories. It's by far one of the
most exceptionally crafted, enchanting Fae series I've ever
read.

~ Candice Stauffer, author

 

Five Stars for ShadowHeart—Slayer

This second in Conn’s Shadow series is filled with
vampires, a vampire slayer, demons, wizards, a Fae prince and an
unlikely romance. Claudy Conn does an excellent job of making this
a standalone story while incorporating some of the characters from
the first book and introducing us to several new characters. The
war is still brewing and now the Fae are becoming involved. Can’t
wait for the next book in the series.

This is another one I couldn’t put down and read in
a single sitting. I got so caught up in the action I was sad to see
it end. Fans of the paranormal romance, urban fantasy and vampire
genres should enjoy this as well.

~ Wild About Bones
on GoodReads

 

One hot and thrilling book

I fell for all three of the main characters, fun
loving Maxie, dark and brooding Julian, and one hot Fae, Breslyn.
However, it wasn’t just the characters that kept me on the edge of
my seat, it was the entire involved plot that included jealously,
betrayal, magic, murder, and, of course, hot passion … The
well-written out mixture of myth and legend, not to mention the
characters, all in today’s world has me Joyfully Recommending
Spellbound—Legend
as one book you won’t want to miss.

~ Jo,
Joyfully Reviewed

 

 

 

Netherby Halls

By

Claudy Conn

 

 

 

 

Copyright Page

Netherby Halls

By Claudy Conn

http://www.claudyconn.com

 

Copyright © 2013 by Claudy Conn

Edited by: Karen Babcock

Cover Artist: Kendra Egert

All rights reserved

 

Published in the United States of America

 

Smashwords Edition

January 2013

 

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Names, characters, and events depicted in this book
are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.
Any resemblance to actual events, places, organizations, or
persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental and beyond the
intent of the author.

 

No part of this book may be reproduced or
transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical,
including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage
and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the
author.

 

 

Excerpt from
After the Storm

Copyright © 2012 by Claudy Conn

 

Excerpt from
Hungry Moon—Quicksilver

Copyright © 2012 by Claudy Conn

 

Excerpt from
Through Time-Pursuit

Copyright © 2012 by Claudy Conn

 

Discover this and other titles by Claudy Conn at
Smashwords.com:

 

Risqué Regencies

Oh, Cherry Ripe

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/135532

Myriah Fire

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/109011

Rogues, Rakes & Jewels

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/171997

Taffeta and Hotspur –
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/179452

Wildfire Kiss

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/221331

Runaway Heart

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/239110

Legend Series

Prince Prelude—Legend

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/159840

Spellbound—Legend

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/96103

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