November 2021

Duke the Halls

Six PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED Holiday Novellas

Part of the Republished Regencies series · Pre-Order Your Copy

From six beloved writers—Jennifer Ashley, Anna Bradley, Grace Burrowes, Kerrigan Byrne, Christi Caldwell and Tanya Anne Crosby—come six PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED Christmas stories that will warm up your holiday, and put a twinkle in your eyes.

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January 2022

Miss Dignified

Book 3 in the Mischief in Mayfair series · Pre-Order Your Copy

Lydia Lovelace has taken the housekeeper’s post in the London home of Captain Dylan Powell. The captain is short on charm, but he’s known for his rapport with, and support of, former soldiers trying to make a peacetime life in London. Unbeknownst to the captain, Lydia is searching for a brother who never came home after Waterloo, a brother whose birthright, along with Lydia’s settlements, is being frittered away by scheming family members.

Dylan has never viewed his home as much more than a place to take meals and sleep out of the wet while he tries to find paying work and good positions for his former subordinates. The new housekeeper is changing all of that, bringing real comfort and tranquility to Dylan’s domicile and to his days. When Dylan and Lydia begin to explore pleasures shared in the night, Lydia realizes she will have to choose between loyalty to a long-lost brother, and a future with the very man who might have sent that brother into hiding.

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Winter 2021

Lady Violet Investigates — Book One

Lady Violet Mysteries Book 1

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Lady Violet Belmaine emerges from two years of mourning less than enthusiastic about resuming her place in Polite Society. She’s talked into attending a country house party by her French physician friend, Hugh St. Sevier, only to find that the house party guests are preyed upon by a mysterious thief.

Among the guests is Sebastian MacHeath, Marquess of Dunkeld. Violet once considered Sebastian her closest confidant, but war and the passing years have changed him. Nonetheless, when Sebastian’s valet, another veteran, comes under suspicion, Violet, St. Sevier, and Sebastian must work together to discover the true culprit, lest an innocent man be sent to the gallows for crimes he did not commit.

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March 2022

A Tryst by the Sea

A Siren's Retreat Quartet Novella

Book 1 in the Siren's Retreat Novella Quartet series · Pre-Order Your Copy

Vergilius, Viscount Summerton, has watched his wife of ten years grow more and more distant, and he’s determined that this year the marriage will start moving in a better direction. Penelope, Lady Summerton, is also determined that this year will be different. She slips off to a seaside cottage, intending that to be her first step toward a new life free of marital difficulties. Gill ends up at the same seaside inn, where he hopes to plot a wooing no wife can resist.

He’s determined to reconcile; she’s determined to pack his bags, but then the magic of the Siren’s Retreat begins to steal over them both…

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Spring 2022

A Spinster by the Sea

A Siren's Retreat Novella

Book 3 in the Siren's Retreat Novella Quartet series · Pre-Order Your Copy

Heiress Anne Baxter seeks a repairing lease by the sea after she’s left standing at the altar for the second time. To her utter mortification, the best man, Augustus, Duke of Tindale, has been invited to a house party at a nearby estate, and comes upon Anne trying to enjoy some solitude along the shore.

Augustus believes Anne is far better off without the buffoon who jilted her, but knows polite society will hold the lady accountable for the failed wedding,… weddings, rather. He proposes to show Anne marked attention at the house party, in hopes that a ducal suitor will prove to the gossips just how lovely Anne is. Alas for Augustus’s brilliant scheme, the best laid plans of dukes of damsels, oft go awry!

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April 2022

Never a Duke

Book 7 in the Rogues to Riches series · Pre-Order Your Copy

An earl’s daughter must choose between proper London society and the untitled gentleman who kisses delightfully but has a shady past…

Despite having humble origins and a criminal past, Ned Wentworth has learned to dress, waltz, and express himself as elegantly as any lordling. When Lady Rosalind Kinwood’s maid goes missing, her ladyship turns to Ned, precisely because he still has friends in low places and skills no titled dandy would ever acquire, much less admit he possesses.

Rosalind is too opinionated and too intelligent, and has frequently suffered judgment at polite society’s hands. In the quietly observant Ned Wentworth, she finds a man who actually listens to her and who respects her for her outspokenness. As the search for the missing maids grow more perilous, Rosalind and Ned will have to risk everything—including their hearts—if they are to share the happily ever after that Mayfair’s matchmakers have begrudged them both.

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Spring 2022

Miss Desirable

Part of the Mischief in Mayfair series

Genre: Historical

Miss Catherine Fairchild spent much of her life haring about the globe as a diplomat’s daughter, though she grasped at a young age that as a legitimate by-blow, her social standing among Polite Society would be marginal at best. Now she’s lost both parents and is settled back in London, where she finds out that not only is she an heiress, but that the family title can be preserved through the female line.

Miss Dubious has become Miss Desirable, though Catherine has no plans to marry–or so she claims. Even if she were to admit to some loneliness, the last place she’d turn for companionship would be one of Mayfair’s fawning fortune hunters. The one person she can trust to treat her honestly is Monsieur Xavier Fournier, a plainspoken émigré who also has no intention of putting his foot in parson’s mousetrap… Or so he claims.

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And if that’s not enough… 

You see in the list above two of the four Siren’s Retreat novellas. The other two will be penned by author Erica Ridley, and I hope to have links to her book pages soon.

I’m also maneuvering my Lady Violet mysteries into the publication queue! I’ve listed book one, Lady Violet Investigates, in the Coming Soon roster above, because the on-sale date in my web store for all six titles will be December 14. That’s also the tentative library availability date, with a retail release date (again for all six) on February 22, 2022. I’m aiming to have print available in December as well, but the timing isn’t entirely under my control.

And speaking of 2022 releases, I’ve also begun cogitating about a Mischief in Mayfair tale for the enigmatic and charming Monsieur Xavier Fournier. Assuming he’s willing to let me in on the story, I hope to have a happily ever after for him in June 2022. The heroine-most-likely at this point is a certain shy, bookish Dorning sibling from the wrong side of the blankets. Who would have guessed?

If you follow me on Bookbub, you’ll get a brief new release announcement as every upcoming title becomes available for pre-order. (Maybe I should follow myself on Bookbub…?)

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