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My novels include the Contrary Fairy Tales series, the The Eversley Siblings series, the Kilrigh Heat series and a number of standalone romance books.


Sleeping Lord Beattie
The Contrary Fairy Tales Book 1

An amazing new series of Regency stories based on the fairy tales you loved as a child.

Young ladies of good breeding do not kiss gentlemen in their bed chambers even if they have been asleep for three weeks. One would think Lady Emily would know that.

One would think Lady Emily would not have entered Lord Beattie’s bed chamber alone. One would have thought that kissing the handsome viscount would have been the last thing she would have done.

But kiss him she did. And that was when the apothecary walked in. All of which meant she had to marry Lord Beattie.

Why the silly little chit had kissed him when he’d been out cold for three weeks, the Lord alone knew. And now Gideon, Viscount Beattie had to marry the outspoken little minx. But there was something a little charming about her.

The problem was, her uncle was after his hide, the peasants were revolting – in the rioting sense, not in the disgusting sense – and he really needed to procure some grain from up north.

He may as well kill two birds with one stone and elope with the interesting, frustrating, irritating and thoroughly delightful Lady Emily – soon to be Viscountess Beattie. It would be an interesting journey.

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The Cinder Earl’s Christmas Deception
The Contrary Fairy Tales Book 2

Gabriel Marchby, Earl of Cindermaine and legitimate heir to the Duke of Hartsmere, should have refused to be part of a farce that meant he had to pretend to be his illegitimate half-brother. Gabriel should have, but he would not.

A mistake from his childhood means that his two half-brothers live the lives of kings while Gabriel grovels as a servant in his sire’s household. And now the Earl has to attend a betrothal ball, pretend to be the groom-to-be, woo the bride-to-be and not let anyone know that the real groom was casting up his accounts upstairs.

When Cedric continues to be unwell, Gabriel must accompany the delectable Miss Roberts to balls, soirees, and musicales, all while pretending to be Cedric, the arrogant dandy of a half-brother, to whom the Earl just happened to bear a striking resemblance.

Miss Kathleen Roberts, the American heiress, had always dreamed of coming to England and falling head over ears in love with a Duke or a Prince. But her father wanted her to marry Mr Cedric Onslow, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Hartsmere.

Upon meeting Cedric for the first time, he wore inappropriate clothing that showed … well, they showed the things that innocent young ladies are not supposed to see. He then he proceeded to cast up his accounts outside her house. But he had behaved better since and wore very nice breeches.

Everything seems fine until an overheard conversation throws into doubt the identity of the man courting her. Could this nice gentleman be the Duke’s legitimate heir?

With Gabriel’s sister and newly reacquainted friend from school acting as matchmakers and fairy godmothers, can Kathleen and Gabriel overcome the obstacles their circumstances put in their way? Will a hasty marriage lead to disaster or will this Christmas Season prove that love is a miracle in itself?

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Lord Rose Reid and the Lost Lady
The Contrary Fairy Tales Book 3

Lord Jason Rose-Reid should never have questioned why there was a horse out in a blizzard in the middle of Cumbria. If he had not, he would not have rescued Lady Rutherford and her babe from the snow. He also would not now be struggling with a myriad of emotions regarding the not-so-merry widow herself.

He would be drinking port and reading Homer like all good rakes should be doing on cold winter evenings. Not running about the country, widow and babe in tow, with a growing desire for the aforementioned widow to boot.

How had it come to this? Fleeing for her life, or rather, the life or her three-month-old son. It seemed that some men would kill a harmless infant to gain money, land and a title. She had fled to Lord Whitsnow’s estate, but due to an unfortunate series of events, had ended up in the dower house with both Lord Whitsnow and his friend, Lord Rose-Reid.

Two sullen, fractious gentlemen; a crying, fractious baby and a growing realisation that they were her, and her son’s, protectors. Now every time she looked at Lord Rose-Reid he stole her breath. And every so often, she allowed him to steal more than a kiss.

She wanted to get away. Her only problem was how. Was she in more danger staying or going? It was almost as if she was in a bear’s den, and he wanted to eat her all up. And the vexing thing was, she was more than willing to be dinner. Now, he said she’d be safer with him in Yorkshire, and after a visit from her pursuers, she may very well be.

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Saved by a Rake
The Eversley Siblings Book 1

When Lady Rebecca Eversley is left ravished by the Earl of Newthorpe and facing ruination, she has the choice to point her pretty little nose in the air and face the gossips of the Ton or scurry off to the country to live out her life as an old maid. When she meets Lord Daniel Ramsey, a notorious rake, she decides on the former course of action.

Daniel has been given an ultimatum, marry before his father dies or lose the majority of his inheritance money. Rebecca seems the perfect candidate, especially once rumours about her start to circulate in the drawing rooms of Mayfair.

When Newthorpe is found dead on the morning of their wedding, the people they care about find themselves suspects in the case. Who murdered Newthorpe and can Rebecca ever get over what he did to her?

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Restoring Lady Anna
The Eversley Siblings Book 2

When Lord James Eversley is accused of a murder he did not commit, he dresses up as his new brother-in-law’s footman and hitches a ride in their carriage out of town. When it seems they are no longer being followed he begins to relax until a minor accident causes them to stop at a shabby looking inn.

As his “master” and his sister sip tea in the scruffy parlour, James comes face to face with Lady Anna, the woman who left him in the dead of night five years before and a familiar looking child.

Lady Anna has accepted her life as Mrs Johnstone, mother of four-year-old Viola, “wife” of Peter, the mentally ill former footman and land lady of a shabby inn on the Great North Road. Her plans for a love match with the handsome Lord Eversley were cruelly snatched away from her five years before.

Her ruination means there is no opportunity to return to her family or the ton. When James turns up, dressed as a footman and demanding answers, Anna must decide whether to tell the truth.

James never stopped loving Anna and now he must learn what happened that fateful night that Anna left him heartbroken.

With the truth out in the open, he must convince the love of his life to take a chance on him. He wants to marry her and restore her reputation among the aristocracy. But in Regency England reputations are easily lost and difficult to regain.

Can Anna trust James enough to do what is right for Peter, despite his actions, her child and most importantly himself? Can James convince Anna to seek the help that Peter needs and return to the ton?

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A Love Remembered

England, 1811.

When Lord Benedict Mallory is lost at sea while fighting in His Majesty’s Navy, Lady Cassandra Strong knows her happy ever after with the handsome duke’s son will never be.

That is until she spots her friend’s footman. He bears a striking resemblance to the Lord who was presumed drowned.

A chance encounter with the newly restored Earl leaves Cassy with no option but to marry Lord Benedict. Can they overcome his loss of memory and forge a marriage for themselves?

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Lady Harriet’s Unusual Reward

Lady Harriet Weatherby is at the end of her tether. Her brother, the Earl of Oldbeck is running amok. That would not normally be her problem, but the ton consider the earl to be an imbecile. Since her father died, he has had no one to guide him and he will no longer listen to Harriet. And now that Mary the kitchen maid is carrying his child, Harriet sees no other option but to marry. And there is only one man for the job.

Two years ago Lord Stephen Charville, a widower and second son of a duke, promised Lady Harriet that he would do her any favour she asked him as thanks for saving his daughter’s life when she nearly drowned. He did not expect her to turn up at his townhouse and ask him to marry her and set an example to her brother.

There is nothing wrong with Lady Harriet and he’s not averse to helping out her brother, he just has no inclinations to marry again. And for the record, he’s no tragic hero, pining away for his lost love. The problem is that Harriet begins to burrow her way into his affections.

When Lord Stephen offers without marriage to help the earl to learn the ways of the world, Harriet is still determined that the only way to do the job properly is for them to marry but she agrees to do it Lord Stephen’s way.

No one is more surprised than Harriet when she begins to have feelings for the dissolute second son or when he begins to ignite passions in her she’d never dreamed existed, all the while trying to keep her errant brother out of trouble and way from scandal.

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A Desperate Wager

Nathaniel Spencer, the Fourteenth Duke of Kirkbourne wakes up with an almighty hangover and a wager note in his pocket stating he has agreed to marry the Earl of Brackingham’s daughter. And he can’t even remember ever meeting the chit. Clearly his drinking has got out of hand.

Lady Sarah Steele is horrified when her father announces that the Duke of Kirkbourne has agreed to marry her and even more horrified that her father wagered her hand in a game of cards.

Not only that, but the earl has not told the duke of the riding accident that left Sarah paralysed when she was sixteen. But he’s dying and she knows he wants to see her settled before the inevitable happens.

Despite Nate’s drinking and Sarah’s possible complicity in the earl’s plan, they agree to marry. But when accidents start to happen, the newly-weds must deal not only with the fact they are practically strangers, but they must find out who is trying to kill one or both of them. Nate’s drink problem and Sarah’s disability are only a couple of the hurdles they must face to find lasting love.

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The St Nicholas’ Day Wager

As the clock in White’s hallway chimes midnight on St Nicholas’ Day morning, Lord Nicholas, Viscount Eastden makes a stupid wager. Somewhat foxed, he agrees to a wager which states that he can marry the spinster sister of the Earl of Thornwich by Christmas eve.

If Thornwich wins the wager and Eastden fails in his quest to marry her, he will get ten thousand pounds and vice versa. Having grown up on neighbouring estates, Nicholas can’t figure out why a nice girl like Gabriella failed for so many seasons on the marriage mart.

Gabriella appreciates the viscount’s honesty when he explains the wager. Knowing the dire straits of her family’s finances and her brother’s addiction to gambling, it seems that marriage to Nick may be the only option. But can she overcome his cruel words from their childhood when he taunted her about the strawberry birthmark on her face which blights her appearance?

After such a rocky start, can the Spirit of Christmas find its way into the lives of Nick, Gabriella and their families or will injury and grievances from the past keep them apart forever?

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Highland Fling
Kilrigh Heat Series Book 1

When Fiona Campbell travels home to the island of Kilrigh for her best friend’s wedding, she doesn’t count on meeting up with Brodie MacNeil, her childhood friend. Fiona can’t help but be charmed by the laird’s handsome son – until he starts to tell her some hard truths about her past.

A city girl at heart, Fiona tries to resist his charms and his offer of a life together on the tiny island. But healing a rift with her father and accepting a job as the island’s vet are frightening enough without Brodie’s offer to make their fling into a permanent arrangement.

When someone from her past makes an unwelcome appearance, Fiona doesn’t think Brodie can accept the mistakes she made when she was young.

Will she walk out on the one man she truly loves or allow her fears to rule her?

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Highland Haven
Kilrigh Heat Series Book 2

When Erin Murray decides to escape her past in Glasgow, she picks the small island of Kilrigh as her haven.

Arriving at her new home, she’s alone and scared, but is welcomed by the overly cheerful laird’s son. But the tall, dark and sexy Finlay must earn her trust–something she’s not willing to give easily.

Erin begins to let the walls of her heart come down, only for her past to darken Kilrigh. Can Finlay keep her world from falling apart and can their budding relationship survive this threat?

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Highland Hogmanay
Kilrigh Heat Series Book 3

The week between Christmas and New Year is always dreary and for single mum of two small children, Isla, it’s doubly so.

A toddler throwing a tantrum and an over-inquisitive four year old are stressing her out. The broken carrier bag spilling her shopping out in the wet street is the final straw.

But handsome Mark Ferguson turns up out of the blue to help her.

The New Year may be looking up, until she finds out that Mark owns one of the biggest computing firms in the USA.

Can they make a long distance relationship work and can Mark stop trying to make their relationship into a business venture?

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Discovered
The Forsaken Blood Series Book 1

Edinburgh is a city that’s slow to change. Which is why in 2061, Professor Lachlan Mackenzie still lives there. He hasn’t changed in the 1000 years since he and his shipmates abandoned ship, forsaken by the Vampyras millions of light years away and left to fend for themselves, feeding off the blood of humans.

Lachlan is drawn to sexy psychologist Kate the moment he steps into her office. He wants to protect her and help her overcome her PTSD. Ignoring the warning signs of his growing attraction he agrees to be her cabin mate on the journey to the new colony on Mars.

But when Kate discovers him feeding on bagged blood, all hell breaks loose. Has he been set up by the Vampyr council leader? Will Kate ever forgive his lies? And how does he explain what he is to his long lost daughter who he meets on their journey?

As Kate starts to trust, outside forces threaten to rip them apart. Will Lachlan lose the only woman he’s ever truly bonded with?

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