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Georgia, Countess of Maybury has it all, but then her husband is killed in a duel and she loses her homes, most of her possessions, and her reputation as well. Innocent of all charges, she returns to the beau monde determined to regain all through a second brilliant marriage, but a scarred ex-naval officer threatens to tempt her in a different direction.  (2012)

 

An Unlikely Countess shadow

 

 

A hero called Cate, who's not at all effeminate, and a heroine called Prudence, who isn't particularly prudent. They meet one dark night in Yorkshire, both impoverished and at their limit, so how do they end up as Earl and Countess of Malzard. And can they survive the trouble that brings? (2011)

 

 

 

The Demons Bride E-Book only

 

 

 

Rachel Proudfoot has enough trouble resisting the temptation of rakish Lord Morden without supernatural intervention. When she plays the traditional role of the Demon's Bride at a Walpurgis Night festival, however, a mighty earth spirit attempts to unite them in passion in order to return to the world. (2011)



 

 

 

 

 

Chalice of Roses shadow

A young woman must find her love to summon the Grail to bring peace to England; a Regency lady must keep it safe from Napoleon's spies; a modern sorceress must keep the Grail from falling into Nazi hands, and an American must put the chalice at risk to rescue her one true love. These are four passionate and enchanting stories of desire and destiny inspired by one of our most powerful legends. (2010)

 

The Marrying Maid in Songs Love and Death Gallery shadow

 

 

 

 

I'm delighted to be part of this eclectic selection of stories which explore many aspects of fantastic love. In my Georgian story, a faery curse hangs over the family of Rob Loxleigh unless he can find his destined bride, his "marrying maid." But what if she flees such a rakish aristocrat? (2010)

 

 

 

The Secret Duke shadow

 

The Duke of Ithorne might be a rake in some respects, but he is every inch a duke. He takes his immense responsibilities seriously, and also his place at the heart of political and court power -- a place already taken by the Marquess of Rothgar.

He values his escape, however, his alter-ego Captain Rose of the Black Swan, sailing out of Dover on coastal trading voyages, and occasionally on missions for the Crown. It's as Captain Rose that he meets an unusual young woman -- one who threatens all his plans. (2010)

 

The Secret Wedding shadow

 

 

When is a rake not a rake? When he's seducing his wife?

Home from a decade of war, Christian, Major Lord Grandiston wants to enjoy bachelor pleasures, but his father is wooing a rich woman on his behalf. Embarrassing, when he might already have a wife. Is Dorcas Froggatt alive, and if so, will she be his salvation or an even worse burden? He heads north to the industrial town of Sheffield to find out, but soon he's on the run from the law with a woman who's nothing but trouble, especially when they're joined by a very peculiar cat. (2009)

 

 

A Ladys Secret Shadow

The nun on the run and the rake on the make!

When Robin Fitzvitry, the fun-loving Earl of Huntersdown, encounters a cursing nun in a French inn, he can’t resist the mystery. He offers to help Sister Immaculata reach England, expecting only amusement on the tedious journey home from Versailles. Petra d'Averio is not exactly a nun, though she has spent years in an Italian convent with her widowed mother. Her mother’s death has left her in danger and she must find the only person who might protect her—her true father, an English lord who does not even know she exists. This gorgeous young aristocrat will be a dangerous ally, but she’s glimpsed her pursuers and must race to the coast. She will resist him, use him, and eventually escape him with virtue and secrets intact. She hopes… (2008)

A Most Unsuitable Man shadow

 

 

 

Damaris Myddleton is very rich, but she doesn't belong in the glittering word of the aristocracy. She hopes to change that by marrying the Marquess of Ashart, and when he chooses another, her world falls apart. She is prevented from running away by Ashart's penniless friend, Fitzroger, who also helps her regain her foothold among the elite. Now she can plan another grand marriage, this time to a duke. Something about Fitzroger makes her uncertain of her plans, but he really is a most unsuitable man.... (2005)

 

 

Winter Fire shadow The Marquess of Ashart has been raised to be enemy to his cousin, the Marquess of Rothgar because the Dowager Lady Ashart believes the Mallorens were responsible for the untimely death of her youngest daughter, Rothgar's mother. However, at Christmas 1763, events conspire to bring Ash into his enemy's lair -- in other words, to join a Christmas house party at Rothgar Abbey. Some of the events concern an unwanted baby and a beautiful adventuress called Genova Smith. She can't be as innocent as she claims to be, especially as passion flames whenever they touch. Christmas at Rothgar Abbey celebrates the traditions such as holly, ivy, sugar plums, Yule logs, and mistletoe boughs, but Genova brings an Italian tradition to the mix -- a presepe, or creche.  (2003)

 

Devilish shadow

 

The Marquess of Rothgar has been haunted all his life by witnessing his mother turn mad and murder his baby sister. With such blood in his veins, he is resolved not to marry, but then he meets Lady Arradale.

Diana, Countess of Arradale is that rarest of creatures, a peeress in her own right, holding extraordinary power and influence for a woman. To marry risks losing her independence, and yet when she meets the Marquess of Rothgar, for the first time she is tempted. She is tempted in a strictly physical way as well, and surely that might be safe when he is the one man in England who does not want to marry her wealth and power.

Both decide it would be wiser to part, but then the king, alarmed by awareness of such a powerful woman loose in his realm, commands Rothgar to escort the countess to London. (2000;2006)


Secret Nights Shadow

 

Lord Brand Malloren awakes from a drugged stupor to find he is the prisoner of a masked woman who wants sex in reward for saving his life. He comes to believe her but who, then, drugged him and abandoned him in a remote Yorkshire dale? And what does his mysterious, and rather awkward, lover really want?

Rosamunde Overton wants only peaceful days in her quiet Wensleydale home, but if she doesn't have a baby her husband's estate and all who live there will fall into the hands of a ruthless religious sect. She finds the courage to sin, but can she find the courage to leave the man she has come to love?
Especially as she must harm him to keep her dangerous secret.

When she thinks she and her cousin have made everything safe, they discover that the Marquess of Rothgar is on hand, seeking his brother and intent on revenge against those who have harmed him. (1999;2003)

 

Lord of Midnight shadow

 

On the death of her father, Claire of Summerbourne must welcome a stranger to her home, and marry him to save her family. What will she do, however, when she finds out that she has married her beloved father's executioner? (1998;2006)

 

 

 

  

Something Wicked Shadow

  

Lady Elfled Malloren is restless. She doesn't see why her twin brother should have adventures while her life is so dull. So she plans something wicked. But what she has in mind is a trip to a Vauxhall masquerade. What she gets is an encounter with treason, a brush with death, and a night of passion with her family's most dangerous enemy.

Fortitude Harleigh Ware, Lord Walgrave has one purpose in life -- to destroy the Marquess of Rothgar. Until, that is, he meets an intriguing masked Frenchwoman called Lisette Belhardi....(1997;2005)

 

 The Shattered Rose 2 shadow

 

Galeran of Heywood returns from the Crusade, longing for his wife and the child he has never seen, only to find his life in pieces and political forces working to complete the destruction. Over old wounds and betrayals, Galeran and Jehanne piece their life back together, but their fate still lies in the hands of the king. (1996; 2005)

 

 

  

 

Tempting Fortune shadow

Lord Arcenbryght Malloren is done with love, and if he marries it will be to get money to invest in his favorite scheme. But then he meets Portia St. Claire, and is soon entangled in her and her family's ruinous affairs. It doesn't take Bryght long to decide that Portia is the woman for him. It takes him a great deal longer to persuade Portia that she can safely link her fortunes to a man who appears to be a reckless gamester. (1995)

 

 

 

Dark Champion Shadow

 

 

 

Imogen of Carrisford is a great heiress placed in peril my her father's sudden death. When her castle is overrun by a brutal neighbor, she flees to the only possible help, FitzRoger of Cleeve, even though he is known as a harsh man.
FitzRoger efficiently retakes her castle, but then Imogen seems to have no choice but to marry him, especially as the king supports the match. Thus begins a power struggle between them, complicated by greedy enemies, and leading them both into deadly danger. (1993;2003;2006)

 

 

Lord of My Heart Shadow

When William of Normandy invades England in 1066, Aimery de Vaux is in an unenviable position. His father is Norman count and Duke William is his godfather; but his mother is an English lady, and his uncle is Hereward the Wake, leader of the English resistance. Knowing his godson is torn in his allegiances, William forces a marriage with a Norman lady who has inherited estates in England. Madeleine of Baddersley finds her husband attractive, but she has excellent reason to believe him a traitor. how can she give her body or her heart to a man she cannot trust? (1992; 2002)

 

 

My Lady Notorious shadow

 

 

To save her sister, Lady Chastity Ware hold up a coach. Unfortunately, instead of containing an elderly lord or a wealthy merchant, it holds Captain Lord Cynric Malloren, bored after time at home recovering from sickness. To her exasperation, he insists in helping her, regarding the whole thing as an adventure.

While evading the villain who seeks to snatch her sister's child, and the military raised to search for all of them, Chastity and Cyn fall deep in love. But Chastity is a ruined woman whose father will never let her marry a Malloren, and Cyn's brother, the formidable Marquess of Rothgar, will surely not permit such a disastrous alliance. (1993)