Winter 2021

Lady Violet Investigates — Book One

Lady Violet Mysteries Book 1

Book 1 in the The Lady Violet Mysteries series · Pre-Order Your Copy

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

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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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June 2022

Miss Desirable

Book 4 in the Mischief in Mayfair series · Pre-Order Your Copy

Miss Catherine Fairchild spent much of her life haring about the globe with her diplomat parents, 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 learns 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/print/libraries for all six titles was December 14. The retail release date (again for all six) is on February 22, 2022.

And speaking of 2022 releases, I’ve also begun drafting a Mischief in Mayfair tale for Marcus, Earl of Tremont, and Mathilda Merridew, a widow fresh out mourning and nearly out of patience with men generally. This will be a fall release, following on Miss Desirable. Hugh St. Sevier has also tapped me on the shoulder about a Lady Violet spin-off mystery to release over the summer, and when Hugh taps…

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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