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Historical Romances and Mysteries/Intrigue
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Lurking in the Darkness - 1832 Regency Series -
London, 1832...A despised man, Henry Gilbert, has been murdered and there are countless suspects including his own three daughters who he physically and verbally abused. The assigned investigator, Chief Inspector Harrison Mendham, is physically attracted to one of the suspects, Sydney Gilbert. But he must solve the case without allowing his chaotic emotions to sway his investigative instincts. After all, Sydney could be the murder.
Gentle and Easy Death - 1832 Regency Series - Book 3
London, 1832…Dr. Dorian Ennis suspects that there is a ‘mercy killer’ killing patients on his hospital ward. And together, he and Lady Kathryn Jordan are determined to find the identity of the killer. Especially before the ‘mercy killer’ attempts to kill Kathryn’s hospitalized father. But are these deaths truly merciful acts or are they of a more sinister nature? While investigating the baffling deaths, Dorian and Kathryn must also understand the perplexing whispers of their hearts
Dual Duplicity - 1832 Regency Series - Book 2
London, 1832…Miss Julia Maxwell has a secret and she fears that her twin Julian will unintentionally betray her while working as an intern with Dr. Bennet Caldwell, Viscount Holmes. If anyone should discover Julia’s secret, it would destroy Julia’s reputation and Julian’s chance to fulfill his dream of being a physician and surgeon. Already others, who wish Julian to fail, plot against him. Much to Julia’s surprise, it will be Bennet who will protect her and Julian.
The Bloody Ruse - 1832 Regency Series - Book 1
London, 1832…Debonair Simon St. Lawrence, Viscount Waverly, lives a rakish lifestyle. So, his parents have arranged a marriage for him, much to his chagrin. Lady Marisa Denton is as opposed to the marriage contract as is Simon. Together, they scheme to dissolve the marriage arrangement but reluctantly fall in love. In the meantime, they are dangerously thrust into a search for a murderer in league with body snatchers selling cadavers to medical schools.
Her Stolen Life -The Zane Brothers Detective Series - Book 4
London, 1888…Alexia Alexander has agreed to marry Evan Zane but only after he and his brothers determine her real identity. The clairvoyant Mrs. Lennon, who Alexia now calls Aunt Hattie, found Alexia as a child, lost and starving, in Whitechapel. While the Zane Brothers Detective Agency determines who Alexia is, the brothers are also following a man Mrs. Lennon psychically envisions to be Jack the Ripper. And, the two cases eventually intertwine.
Taunting Her Killer - The Zane Brothers Detective Series - Book 3
London, 1888…A clairvoyant has envisioned two men as potentially being Jack the Ripper. She hires The Zane Brothers Detective Agency to determine which man is threatening her. While investigating her case, the brothers are also searching for a missing woman who has stolen a valuable necklace. Oddly, the two cases intersect, making both investigations mysteriously perplexing. And, Evan Zane finds the clairvoyant’s niece Alexia equally mystifying.
Bedeviled by Her Suspicions - The Zane Brothers Detective Series - Book 2
London 1888 - Leather Apron (Jack the Ripper) is claiming victims in Whitechapel. And Isabel Haynes achingly fears that her cousin, the enigmatic Thomas Haynes Cutbush, could be the serial killer. She hires the Zane Brothers Detective Agency to determine if her fears are founded. The roguish Noah Zane is determined to find the truth while protecting the captivating Isabel to whom he is losing his heart.
The Mystery of Her - The Zane Brothers Detective Series - Book 1
London 1888 - Two serial killers are mutilating women in Whitechapel. But even in the bedchambers of the peerage, a killer is claiming lives. A determined Lady Kiera Everett wishes to hire the Zane Brothers Detective Agency to prove that her father, and two other ailing members of the peerage, were murdered by their attending nurse, named in each man's Will. But Kiera wishes to be involved in the investigation, much to Zachary Zane's chagrin.
A Dagger to the Heart - Spy Series - Book 3
England, 1866…An assassin has been hired to kill the United States Ambassador to Britain and the covert operative, Dagger, and his superior, Raven, must protect the diplomat while ferreting out the assassin and the person who hired him. And in order to stay close to the Ambassador, Dagger, in his real identity as Elijah Sinclair, Viscount Gilchrist must play escort to and ultimately protect the man’s two nieces, Aurora and Ginny. But who will protect Elijah’s heart?
A Yankee Spy in Victorian London - Spy Series - Book 2
England 1865…American Caitlyn Cody Carrington wishes to exonerate her British great-uncle accused of treason but his arrest is a ploy to ferret out an elusive double-agent. She is asked to serve as a spy for the Crown, reporting to the mysterious spymaster Raven and partnering with the charismatic Earl of Huntingdon. Both men intrigue, confuse and enthrall her…until she discovers why they do.
Love Letters to a Victorian Spy - Spy Series - Book 1
England 1865 - Colin Layton, Viscount Evanston, is the spy 'Fox' who must ferret out a double-agent working with the Prussians searching for a ledger, containing the names of British operatives, which has gone missing. Colin must also determine who is writing love letters to him. Are the letters taunts, suggesting that someone knows he is a spy, or were they truly written by a secret admirer?
A Devilish Saint - Paranormal Series - Book 4
England 1862 – Isabella St. Martin’s grandfather has painted the St. Lawrence family as scoundrels. But when she meets a devilishly handsome Dylan St. Lawrence, Viscount Waverly, he is not the ogre she expected him to be. Dylan is captivated by Isabella and is determined to court her. But firstly, he must discover why her grandfather hates his family. And an impish ghost will help his cause.
Staging Love - Paranormal Series - Book 3
England 1862 – When Gabriel St. Lawrence met Lady Serena Lloyd, she treated him with disdain and the usually charming Gabriel responded in kind with hurtful insults. And then, the Lady disappeared. Now three years later, he has purchased a theatre purported to be haunted. But the ‘haunting spirit’ is a very real woman searching for a murderer...Serena. But is she the only spirit afoot?
Hypnotic Love - Paranormal Series - Book 2
England 1861 – The rakishly charming Charles Phillips, Viscount Chesterholt, is repeatedly surprised by a female nightly visitor who roams his country estate seemingly in search of something. She appears entranced. Is she real or ethereal? What is she seeking? In searching for answers, Charles enters a realm of mystery, deceit, and murder to discover who this woman is and why she ‘haunts’ him.
Fourth Place - Historical Category
An Appealing Apparition - Paranormal Series - Book 1
England 1855 - The venturesome Lady Portia Phillips is determined to discover the identity of the puckish and handsome specter repeatedly appearing to her. As she investigates, questions arise... is this Spirit haunting her or is there some other explanation for his ethereal appearances? Is it a cry for help? Portia must learn the truth before she loses her heart to this appealing apparition.
The Aura of the Crescent Moon
England, 1854… Charity appears as a mysterious, veiled woman insisting upon an interview with Hugh Morgan for the position of governess. Hugh was cuckolded by his deceased wife and no longer trusts women, doubting that ‘his’ child is truly his own and achingly withholds love from the little girl. But once kind-hearted Charity lifts her disguise, she will teach Hugh to trust and love once again.
The Greek Fisherman’s Catch - Greek Series- Book 2
Greece, 1853…Taki intends to avenge his mother’s wartime rape, twenty-nine years ago, by a Turkish General and his English cohort. He has searched years for the two men and discovers that beautiful Natalie, a visitor to Greece, is the Englishman's daughter. She will be Taki’s lure to bring her father back to Greece. But the vengeful Taki and passionate Natalie unwillingly become captives to love.
The Greek Carpenter’s Touch - Greek Series - Book 1
Greece, 1852… Sofia hires a guide, sight unseen, to take her and her sister to the Peloponnesus and mistakes affable Nikos as that guide. Nikos, a carpenter and a widower disenchanted with marriage, agrees to be Sofia's guide because he has an 'illegal' task he must accomplish en route. Together they will travel on a perilous and adventurous journey...ending in love.
A Perceived Indiscretion
Southern New Jersey 1878…The ever proper Englishman turned Philadelphia lawyer, Ethan Webb, encounters the witty and feisty widow, Keri Mallory James, who does not trust men, having been betrayed by one man and abused by another. Neither expects to find love amidst the rumors of murder, a destructive hurricane and the devastating Cape May Fire of 1878…while under the watchful eye of a specter.
England 1874…The irresponsible Marcus Brody is suddenly guardian to his recently deceased brother’s three little girls. Christmas is fast approaching and he needs help from the children’s maternal aunt, a reclusive young widow, Lady Alyssa, who wants nothing to do with her nieces. But in soliciting Lady Alyssa’s help, is Marcus unknowingly drawing her into a paranormal encounter with Spirits warning of mortal danger.
A Romance for Every Season – A Collection of Four Novellas
Set in Victorian England… Spring: Thawing a Frozen Heart (Can a feisty woman warm the cold heart of a lord?)… Summer: The Forbidden Fruit (How will the Earl resist the alluring charms of his newly appointed ward?)… Autumn: A Bewitching on All Hallows Eve (Is the spirited gypsy beguiling him the Lady he seeks?)… Winter: A Rare Yuletide Find (Why is the stubborn minx impervious to his charms?)
An Angelic Love-Match (Novella)
England 1862 – Raphael Wells suffered with his little sister’s precocious friend, Gabrielle, who looked upon him with adulation. But she left England as a child and now returns as a beautiful woman who is now cold and disinterested in Raphael who is captivated by her. Or is Gabrielle feigning a disinterest? Is she playing a game of seduction? But who will be the seducer and who the seduced?
A Night of Lost Innocence (Novella)
England 1862 – Lucien St. Ives, Viscount Manchester, believes that no lady would want him, a ‘freak of nature’. So periodically he arranges assignations with ‘clean’ whores. An impoverished Lady Christabelle Jacobs arrives unexpectedly, at his estate, to beg Lucien for the return of a family heirloom lost by her father in a card game and Lucien mistakes her for an expected prostitute.
The Highwayman Wore a Corset (Novella)
England 1862 – Morgan St. Martin, Viscount Breckenridge, wants to catch the highwaymen who had waylaid his carriage, killed his driver and left Morgan for dead six weeks earlier. But in setting a trap for the culprits, he encounters feisty Lady Samantha Pierce posing as a highwayman to catch the very same thieves who murdered her father. They reluctantly join forces.
In the Fox’s Den of Iniquity (Novella)
England 1853 – Cyprian Fox, Marquis of Foxglove, has inherited the family curse passed down through generations. His ancestor was cursed by a witch and now his male descendants live as fox in daylight and as man at nightfall. When he meets the captivating Harper Greer Avery, the witch’s descendant, he hopes that she possesses a reversal to the curse before it is too late. But can he trust her?