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December Heart (Book One)

At twenty-seven years old, Mariah Travers has become what she most feared—a spinster and a perpetual adolescent in the eyes of her family and the law. But her fortunes change when her father announces that he has promised her hand in marriage to an old friend and colleague in the House of Lords. Lord Peter deVere, Earl of Dunsford, is not at all who Mariah imagined marrying, but she is willing to take a chance on the older man in order to gain the freedom that only married women are allowed.

After a tragic marriage that stretched on for two decades, Peter is hesitant to marry again. But he needs an heir, or else his dastardly nephew, Lord William, will inherit everything he’s worked his entire life to build. But when he meets Mariah, sparks fly that neither of them expected. Their unlikely match stands a chance of giving each of them all the things they never realized they needed.

But trouble abounds when the mine that has provided Peter with his fortune is exhausted and the search for new veins of copper begins. On top of that, Lord William isn’t about to stand by and watch his inheritance disappear. His efforts to drive a wedge between Peter and Mariah cause havoc and heartbreak at Starcross Castle, which will take an act of heroic devotion to overcome as Peter sets out to prove that true love is ageless.

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level – Very Hot!


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Starcross Lovers  (Starcross Castle Book One)

Ginny Davis has risen through the ranks downstairs at Starcross Castle, from maid to lady’s maid for Lady Mariah deVere. But as grand as her new position is, the one thing she wants the most feels out of her grasp. Her heart belongs to head stableman Harry Pond, but she’s convinced that she’s already ruined her chances with Harry by being too bold too soon. So when mine surveyor Stephen Adler takes a shine to her and offers her the adventure of a lifetime, her heart is torn.

Harry has loved Ginny from the moment he met her, but he believes that her ambition and hunger for adventure mean she will never look on him as more than a bit of fun. He’d do anything to convince her to marry him…and when Adler swoops in, anything is what he just might have to do. 

This heartfelt tale of love below-stairs continues the story that started with DECEMBER HEART, the first book in The Silver Foxes of Westminster series.

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Very Hot!


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Starcross Dreams (Starcross Castle Book Two)

In spite of the prestigious position she has earned as a member of the staff of Starcross Castle, maid Poppy Miller knows that service is not her destiny. She was born to be a wife and mother, and when she looks at Starcross’s head gardener, Nick Parsons, she knows exactly whose wife she wants to be.

Nick is charmed and delighted by Poppy. Her sweetness, coupled with her clumsy ways and flightiness, warm his heart, and every time he holds her in his arms as he picks her up from yet another spill, he wants to keep her there forever. All he dreams about at night is her kiss.

But the course of true love never runs smoothly. When a promise Nick made before he met Poppy comes back to haunt him, not even true love can overcome the hurdles in Nick and Poppy’s way. Poppy must stand up for herself and take risks she would never have dreamed of to save the man she loves from the grip of his past.

This heartfelt tale of love below-stairs continues the story that started with DECEMBER HEART, the first book in The Silver Foxes of Westminster series.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Hot


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August Sunrise (Book Two)

 

Industrial heiress, Marigold Bellowes, knows that marriage is just another business transaction. She would, seeing as she’s been pursued by greedy men who only want her father’s fortune for years. But she’s determined to take her fate into her own hands and not to be a prize in a merger. So when she meets rising star of Parliament, Alexander Croydon, she sees a merger that would benefit them both instead of turning her into a useless ornament.

But Alex carries secrets that shield a broken heart. He finds Marigold clever and vivacious, dazzling at social events and sensual in bed, but he will not let himself get too close to her. Until a bitter twist of fate exposes James, Alex’s illegitimate son, and potentially the only heir he will ever have.

When revealing James as Alex’s heir makes the toddler a target for Alex’s enemies, Marigold and Alex must let go of their heartache to come together to save him. In the process, they discover a camaraderie that could lead to the love both have craved, a love that has been under their noses all along. But has it come too late, and is it enough?

PLEASE BE ADVISED – Steam Level: Very Hot

Be sure to check out A PLACE TO BELONG, part of the West Meets East series, a prequel to August Sunrise which tells the story of little James’s birth.


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Winterberry Spark (Winterberry Park Book One)

Nursemaid Ruby Murdoch has lived the hardest of lives, but she’s always managed to survive, even if it meant great sacrifice. But when the best thing that ever happened to her, being employed by Mr. Alexander Croydon as nursemaid for his son, James, ends up in jeopardy, she has no one to turn to…except the only man she’d ever truly loved, Mr. Croydon’s man of business, Gilbert Phillips.

Gil has also struggled against impossible odds to find his place in life. He fell in love with Ruby the moment he met her and was thrilled when the Croydons brought her into their protection. But after the catastrophic events that nearly tore the Croydon family apart, he isn’t sure if he can find it in his heart to forgive her. His head and his heart are constantly at war.

Until Gil is faced with the possibility of losing Ruby forever. 

When love is pushed to its limit, only the powers of forgiveness and understanding can lift these lovers above the unfairness of the world and into each other’s arms.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Very Hot

Winterberry Spark is connected to the full-length novel AUGUST SUNRISE
 


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Winterberry Fire (Winterberry Park Book Two)

Ada Bell loves her position as an upstairs maid at Winterberry Park. It’s her fellow maids she could do without. Sisters Mary and Martha Mull have made more trouble in her life than anyone deserves. But hope of a better life is within reach in the form of handsome schoolteacher, Timothy Turnbridge.

Tim has loved Ada almost from the moment he met her. At last, the time feels right to do something about it. There’s just one problem—one of his older students, Alice Jones. Alice is almost out of the schoolroom and has a furious crush on Tim. With the Valentine’s Day dance approaching, she’s determined to get her man.

When Mary Mull comes up with a plan to keep Ada and Tim apart, and when Alice gets mixed up in the mess, hilarity ensues. Winterberry Park has never seen the kind of comedy of errors that explodes when rivalries, crushes, and just plain silliness turn everything upside down.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Hot

Winterberry Fire is connected to the full-length novel AUGUST SUNRISE


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May Mistakes (Book Three)

After the death of her father, Miss Elaine Bond had decided to embrace life as an independent woman…much to the chagrin of her neighbors. Her eccentric ways alarm the entire town of Brynthwaite, to the point where concerned friends turn to the only person they believe can settle Elaine into a respectable married life, mysterious bookseller Mr. Basil Wall.

Basil has been in love with Elaine since the moment he moved to Brynthwaite years ago, but the secret that drove him out of London and into the remote Lake District has kept him from declaring himself. At least until a twist of fate throws the two potential lovers together in a way that neither of them expected.

But what begins as a romance that is as charming as it is sultry turns into a game with far higher stakes when the infamous Missing Earl of Waltham is tracked down and dragged out into the light. And with the fate of Parliament—not to mention a bill increasing the rights of women—in the balance, Basil must choose between love and duty. Which leaves Elaine caught between what is right and what is proper, and leads her to an adventure far more daring than any of her Brynthwaite neighbors could dream of.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Very Hot!

If you would like to read about events leading up to May Mistakes, check out A WILD ADVENTURE, part of the West Meets East series, available now.


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Brynthwaite Promise (Brynthwaite Book One)

Pub owner Ted Folley has loved June Lakes since they were schoolchildren. But when June’s mother died unexpectedly, she was forced to leave school, and any chance for a normal life, to care for her father and brothers. But Ted never stopped loving her or looking for a way to rescue her from her life of Victorian drudgery.

June has never understood why Ted, the awkward boy who was constantly being teased and tormented, would set his sights on her. She never considered him as a suitor, but then again, with the burden of caring for her useless menfolk on her shoulders, she never believed she could find love or happiness at all.

Until one night when a drunken deal is made that changes June’s life forever. What starts as a cruel bargain lands June squarely in Ted’s arms and might just give her the chance to fall in love that she never believed she’d have.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Hot


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Brynthwaite Summer (Brynthwaite Book Two)

Agatha Crimpley is the happiest woman in the cozy, lakeside town of Brynthwaite. She is liked and respected, her father is all set to entrust her with a great deal of responsibility, and she is in love with the dashing and intelligent Mr. Andrew Noble. But Aggie is about to discover that even in the modern and progressive 1880s, who a woman gives her heart to can have shocking consequences.

Andrew Noble might have been born in Africa, but after being raised in England by white parents, he considers himself as much an Englishman as anyone else. But he is not foolish enough to think that falling in love with Aggie will be easy, and when a letter arrives from a former colleague of his adopted father’s, hinting that his origins might not be what he thinks they are, his life takes a major turn.

Can Aggie and Andrew’s love survive the shock of a major turn of fortune? Or will a careless indiscretion prove to Aggie that one’s reputation is only skin deep?

Please Be Advised – Steam Level: HOT


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September Awakening (Book Four)

Lady Lavinia Prior has lived her whole life under her mother’s thumb. Heaven forbid she should form an opinion of her own or want something more than the rigid role her mother has planned for her as the perfect wife of an important man. But since her mother has never deemed any man to be good enough, Lavinia is at risk of becoming a spinster by default. 

Until one cringe-worthy night during a late-summer house party at Winterberry Park….

Dr. Armand Pearson never expected to inherit the title of Viscount Helm and all that goes with it upon his cousin’s death. With his medical career decimated by the duties of his title, the responsibility of an estate he doesn’t know how to run on his shoulders, and a position in the House of Lords that his friends urge him to attend to, the last thing he has time for is a wife.

But fate, and Lady Ursula Prior, have other plans….

What starts out as the most awkward, uncomfortable marriage in all of England turns into something else entirely when Lavinia and Armand discover that they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. And when they make a deal to combine forces in order to defeat an old foe, both awaken to a whole new world of possibility and love.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Steam Level – Very Hot