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Here’s the story-
Miss Alexandra Isaacs learned many things at finishing school but how to run a vast smuggling empire wasn’t one of them. She’s desperate to protect this perilous inheritance because so many lives depend on it. However, there’s a traitor in their midst, and Alex must risk exposure to unmask him. There’s external danger, too, in the shape of a clever—not to mention compelling—excise officer. It would be utter folly to allow the captain any closer, but that’s precisely what a blackmailing matchmaker forces Alex to do.
…and he means to claim it.
The reward for capturing the smugglers’ ringleader is hugely tempting to Captain Giles Harewood. His sisters are in dire need of dowries and the Bath Season is in full swing—the perfect opportunity to find husbands for them. But the implacable Lady Pandora Osbourne has other plans for this confirmed bachelor—plans that could destroy all his hopes.
Who will win and who will lose in this deadly game of Hazard?
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Superbly read by the accomplished British actress, Carmen Rose, here’s what you can expect from the story:
Miss Charlotte Allston is unwittingly ensnared in a sinister web of traitors and spies when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome stranger on the beach. Fiercely determined to redeem his honor after a humiliating military defeat, the Earl of Beckport is living incognito, hunting a band of smugglers at the center of a French plot to invade England.
The enigmatic Miss Allston instantly becomes a person of interest to the earl…and not just in the smuggling case. Passion flares swift and hot between the two. But when her attempts to help with his secret mission only endanger it, he must question where her loyalty truly lies.
Stunned by the sudden revelation that the woman he is falling for is the daughter of a notorious smuggler, Beckport feels duty-bound to report her. But then Charlotte is captured by the very traitor he’s after, forcing the earl to decide between redemption…and love.
Fame and Infamy- Regency Quiz
Fame and Infamy in the Regency era
The Regency era, and those years immediately before and after, threw up a wealth of colourful characters. Some were heroes, some were creative, and some simply scandalous. This quiz introduces you to a few of them. Just pick what you think is the correct answer from the multiple choice.
Q1. For what is Harriette Wilson best known? Is it for:
a) peddling fake healing waters at Bath?
b) writing a salacious memoir detailing her affairs with famous Regency gentlemen?
c) blackmailing the Prince Regent?
d) taking London by storm with her portrayal of Lady Macbeth?
Q2. Which of these quotes is NOT attributed to Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington?
a) “Publish, and be damned!”
b) “Don’t shoot until you see the whites of their eyes.”
c) “I begin to believe the finger of God is upon me.”
d) “I don’t know what effect these men will have upon the enemy, but, by God, they terrify me.”
Q3. For what crime was Jane Austen’s aunt, Mrs Leigh-Perrot, arrested? Was it for:
a) flashing at a parson after imbibing too much gin?
b) stealing a bolt of woollen cloth from a market stall?
c) stealing a hogshead of ale?
d) taking two cards of lace from a milliner’s shop when she’d only paid for one?
Q4. In what manner did Beau Brummel famously insult the Prince Regent? Did he:
a) refer to him as a “two-legged, over-upholstered sofa”?
b) fart in the royal presence?
c) ask of Lord Alvanley, “Who’s your fat friend?”
d) mock him for wearing old-fashioned breeches rather than trousers?
Q5. How did Queen Caroline’s supporters demonstrate their rage when she was locked out of her husband’s Coronation? Did they:
a) pelt Westminster Abbey with rotten potatoes?
b) distribute a pamphlet lampooning all the king’s mistresses?
c) fly a hot air balloon decorated with Caroline’s portrait high over London?
d) raise petitions in the provinces and march on London in protest?
Q6. Which of these did the Prince Regent, the future George IV, NOT do?
a) write suicide notes to Caroline of Brunswick to ensure she married him?
b) secretly marry Maria Fitzherbert, a catholic widow?
c) pay women to sleep with him, then refuse to honour his debt?
d) claim he had been present at the Battle of Waterloo and had delivered the finishing blow to Napoleon?
Q7. How did Lady Caroline Lamb react when Lord Byron ended their affair? Did she:
a) dress up as a page boy and come to his house to shame him in front of his neighbours?
b) grab a knife and try to stab herself as he watched?
c) challenge him to a duel?
d) seize a knife and attempt to cut off all his hair?
Q8. For what is Thomas Rowlandson best known? Is it for:
a) his opposition to the Slave Trade?
b) his caricatures and satirical cartoons?
c) his torrid affair with Caroline, Princess of Wales, during her tour of Europe?
d) his invention of a steam-powered locomotive?
Q9. For what was Mrs Dorothea Jordan best known? Was it for:
a) being the first successful female stage magician?
b) revealing her lack of underwear when falling from a horse in Hyde Park?
c) having ten bastard children with the Duke of Clarence?
d) hatching a plot to assassinate the Prime Minister, Spencer Perceval?
Q10. How was poet Lord Byron’s coming of age celebrated?
a) His friends pronounced him “abbot” and drank his health from a human skull.
b) He was locked in a room and not allowed out until he’d completed his “Childe Harold” poem.
c) He was given a wooden boot to counteract his lameness.
d) He enjoyed a boxing match with the renowned Gentleman Jackson.
Answers:1) b, 2) b, 3) d, 4) c, 5) d, 6) a, 7) b, 8) b, 9) c, 10) a
Sit back and relax…
And listen to an audiobook. Well, one in particular, because my international bestseller, DISTRACTING THE DUKE, is out as an audio book today, read by Deborah Balm. Her voice is absolutely perfect for a Jane Austen-era sizzling romance! You can grab your copy HERE. This is the first time I have had a book out in audio, and I look forward to hearing listeners’ opinions!
If you already own the Kindle version, you can add audio to it for just $8.96 or you can listen to the book for free with an Audible membership.
Here’s a bit about the story-
Determined to avoid the strife-filled marriage of his parents, Marcus, the Duke of Ulvercombe, wants an amenable, biddable wife, and has set his cap for a certain pretty miss. Unfortunately, her vastly opinionated, frustrating, and lamentably beautiful guardian, Lady Clara Tinniswood, keeps distracting him, tempting him to consider a far more tempestuous—and passionate—union.
Recently widowed Lady Clara Tinniswood wants only to organize a quiet new life for herself, beyond the control of any man. But one shockingly unguarded moment while confronted by Marcus’s gloriously naked body catapults her headlong into a forbidden passion and threatens to undermine all her well-laid plans.
Even if Marcus abandons his sweet ideal and surrenders to his growing desire for Clara, there’s one unalterable issue which could destroy their hopes forever . . .
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A free Tudor romantic suspense, and some of my secrets revealed!
This week I am taking over the Dragonblade Publishing Book Club. Let’s imagine it’s my birthday party and everyone who comes gets to take a gift home. Your gift is an ebook, LORD OF DECEPTION. You can download it FREE from my Amazon page or get it direct from Amazon in your part of the world by clicking HERE.
If you have time to read it and chat to me about it by the time we get to the live session on Saturday, February 12th, that would be awesome. But if you can’t manage that, fear not! We are going to have a lot of fun along the way.
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A Very Modern GIVEAWAY!
Here’s some good news for people who love reading apps! My bestselling Regency romance, DISTRACTING THE DUKE, is now available on the KISS app. How trendy is that? Sorry- I’m quite old now, so everything seems trendy to me…
If you already have the KISS app, you can check out the book HERE.
Here’s a little bit more about KISS:
KISS is a new and exciting way to experience Romance stories of all genres. Enjoy serialized quality content from NYT and USA Today bestselling authors, available right from your phone. KISS has hundreds of titles and authors to choose from, including new and exclusive content from some of your favourite voices! Best of all, you can choose just how much to read with our pay-as-you-go format!
To celebrate our new venture, the lovely people at KISS have gifted me some coins to give away. These will enable you to read more on the app. There will be 4 lucky winners, and all you have to do is share the following Tweet to be in with a chance of winning. https://twitter.com/EKeysian/status/1485214512215175175?s=20
The contest is open until February 20th 2022. I’ll keep a list of all the re-tweeters and then pull out my 4 winners, who’ll get 20 lovely KISS coins each.
A sneak peek at some new covers
I’m thrilled to announce that I am giving my MARRY IN HASTE series a makeover. Here’s the first of the new covers, created by the incomparable Madelene Martin via TheBookCoverDesigner. I love the gothic feel of this cover- and it reminds me of when my heroine’s candle blows out while she’s traversing the passageway at night. What is she up to? You’ll need to read the book to find out.
Never get caught in a trap of your own making.
Miss Athene Hartville must marry quickly, before her inheritance runs out. When her flirtatious chaperone secures an invitation to spend the week with an eccentric duke and his guests, Athene’s hopes of finding a rich husband soar. Until, that is, her childhood nemesis Viscount Rushbourne arrives. He threatens to trample her ambitions into the dust. Struggling to manage his ailing father, a maverick younger brother, and an unwieldy earldom, Rushbourne’s reunion with the fiery Athene is a welcome distraction. Then he uncovers a conspiracy against him that could lead to his total ruin. His only hope is to win Athene’s heart…but can he pay the price and accept her bitter revenge?
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There are three more covers to come- I can’t wait to publish them!
Head over to this fabulous blog spot to find out what inspired the award-winning Victorian saga, WORKHOUSE WAIF!
If you don’t know the book, here’s the story-
How can Bella Hart escape the hell of the Victorian workhouse?
Fleeing the abuse that she suffered there, the lonely outcast hopes her new life in a factory town can provide the esteem and affection she craves. Torn between the worlds of masters and workers, Bella falls for the enigmatic Jack, but their relationship shatters when his true identity is revealed. In a desperate bid to revive her love, Jack unearths Bella’s past, with tragic consequences.
After a devastating fire, a secret emerges that seals Bella’s fate, and that of everyone and everything she holds dear.
Fans of Catherine Cookson and Victorian historical romances will love this book.
And if you want to find out what readers thought of the book, there’s a fabulous review on the Discovering Diamonds website.
You can get a copy of the book here.
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Here’s the story-
He thinks she’s a traitor to her queen. She thinks he’s just a gardener.
Despised by the cousin with whom she’s forced to live, the lonely but determined Alys craves escape. The most dangerous thing she could do is fall in love. Especially when the man who tempts her is Kit Ludlow, an exiled nobleman in disguise. Becoming involved in his secret mission proves more perilous than Alys could possibly have imagined.
Kit has been banished from Queen Elizabeth’s court, and the last thing he wants is to entangle Alys in his web of treachery and deception. It would also be folly to fall in love with her when he can’t be sure where her loyalties lie.
After helping Kit foil a plot against the queen, Alys’ life is at risk from her cousin’s nefarious schemes. Estranged from Kit, she’s forced to make a desperate decision. Should she protect her family, or follow the demands of her heart?
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