Book 3 of The Jaded Gentleman
Widower Axel Belmont, like his brother Matthew, occasionally takes a turn serving as magistrate in his small corner of Oxfordshire. When the owner of a neighboring estate is murdered, Axel initially suspects Abigail Stoneleigh, the grieving widow, but then she too, appears to be in harm’s way.
Abby accepts Axel’s hospitality lest he take her into formal custody as a suspect, but it’s her heart Axel captures. He’s a conscientious and loving father, a devoted brother, and an astute magistrate, but will he solve the murder mystery before the villain strikes again?
Book Three of the True Gentlemen series
Willl Dorning, as the Earl of Casriel’s heir, and older brother to four rambunctious brothers, sees his life as one of duty and drudgery. He guards the earl’s back, and keeps a watchful eye on his siblings, though his only real companions are the dogs he’s treasured since boyhood; Lady Susannah Haddonfield has no patience with loud, smelly beasts of any species, but must learn to appear to like dogs so as not to offend her sister’s only marital prospect. Susannah turns to Will, an acquaintance from the most awkward years of her adolescence, to teach her how to get along with canines. Will instead teaches her how to get along with him, and with her siblings, until Susannah must choose between her favorite lone wolf and placid propriety.
April 2016(working novella title)
We met Elias and Anne, Duke and Duchess of Sedgemere in May I Have This Duke, a novella in the anthology, Dancing in the Duke’s Arms. I’m tickled magenta (not merely pink) to announce that the tale for Their Graces of Sedegemere will be published as part of a very special novella duet to be released in April 2016.
Details on the duet (title, for one!) are still in the discussion stage, but I promise that my readers will find this novella duet delightful. We’ll see the bachelor duke of Hardastle selflessly assisting the course of true love… also herding ducks. Segdemere stewards the sheep races (every duke needs a skill to fall back on), and Anne teaches his grace what lucky clovers are truly for.
Details to follow soon! Meanwhile, read a sneak peek…