The Rake's Daughter
The Rake's Daughter
Book #2 in the "Brides of Bellaire Gardens" series — coming July 26th
“An earl is forced to play matchmaker for the daughters of a rake in a smart and witty new Regency romance from the national bestselling author of The Scoundrel’s Daughter.”
THE RAKE’S DAUGHTER introduces a handsome, unmarried earl, his eccentric aunt across the way, two new young ladies and a bossy Miss Stuck-up to the Bellaire Gardens community.
Leo, Lord Salcott is furious when he discovers he’s been left the guardianship of the two daughters of a notorious rake, one of whom is illegitimate — and penniless. She’s also beautiful, outspoken and rebellious, and he has his hands full — in more ways than one.
THE RAKE’S DAUGHTER will be published on July 26th. I had such fun writing it, and I’ll be telling you more about the story and characters in the lead-up to publication.
At the recent ARRA (Australian Romance Readers’ Association) Awards in Sydney, I was honored with two awards — Favourite Australian Romance Author, and my book, The Scoundrel’s Daughter, won the award for the Favourite Historical Romance. Needless to say, I’m thrilled to bits. Other award winners included Nalini Singh, Keri Arthur, Kelly Hunter, Kylie Scott, Darynda Jones, Paula J Beavan and Alissa Callen.
And also . . .
“THE AUTUMN BRIDE was shortlisted for the ALA (American Library Association) Reading List for Romance….a nice honor!” I’m delighted! Thank you ALA!
The Christmas Bride
The Christmas Bride - a sweet holiday novella
I’m delighted to announce that I’ve finally dipped my toe into self-publishing with a brand new Christmas novella. The Christmas Bride is a Chance Sisters’ novella about Blake Ashton, who readers met in The Autumn Bride. It’s a sweet, Regency-era story of forgiveness and redemption — and love.
A chance meeting on a dark highway, a wounded heroine, a hero-in-waiting and Christmas . . .
When Blake Ashton reluctantly returns to England for a business meeting—his first visit in ten years—he learns his partners are getting ready for a big family Christmas in the country. Ash wants none of that. He has just one plan in mind—to show his face, then immediately return to his free and easy life in the Far East.
Making his way to Devon on a freezing dark night, he’s accosted on the road by a footpad. Shots are exchanged and to Ash’s horror he discovers he’s accidentally wounded a girl. Ash can’t leave her bleeding in the road, so he stays and tends her.
Charlotte Underwood, in hiding from an unscrupulous guardian, is battling to support herself and her little brother. Wounded, and helpless in the hands of this handsome stranger, Charley soon realizes her heart is in danger from him too.
Swept into a family Christmas with Max and Abby Davenham, and Abby’s ‘sisters of the heart’—not to mention their imperious aunt, Lady Beatrice—Charley finds the friendship and support her lonely heart craves. And as his feelings for Charley grow, Ash is forced to face up to his own past, and the reason he left England in the first place.
THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE is available as an e-book and a (very cute) paperback from all the usual sites.
Here’s a universal site for the e-book.