Victorian Beauty was published 26th December 2013 on Kindle. Melanie Grey has courage enough to go out into the world and seek happiness again once her scars have healed, but remains terribly conscious of them and their effect on other people. By heading to Northumberland she hopes for a quiet life, but that county, such a long way from London and all that she has previously known, is far from quiet. Lord Jarrow is not what she expects, and his house has a shadow hanging over it.
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Two 5-star reviews onAmazon
Far After Gold has been re-edited and re-written after the paperback publisher collapsed. Published on Kindle on 12th June 2012, it tells of Emer's struggles to escape from the clutches of the young Viking who bought her as a bed slave and get back to her home and family in what are now know as the Outer Hebrides.
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6 reviews, half of them 5 star
Reluctance was published by MuseItUp Publishing 4th April 2012.
Set in England in 1803, Frances is happy in her life until two men appear in the neighnourhood. Jack she knew as a child, but does not recognise the man he has become. Holgate cuts a fine figure in his regimentals and impresses Frances's mother rather more than Frances. Letters appearing in the press malign her character and suggest that she is behaving in a most inappropriate way. Frances believes she knows who writes them.... the penultimate chapter is lays all emotions bare
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1 five star review, 1 three star review
Fair Border Bride first saw life as a paperback with the title Til the Day Go Down, which was a quote from an old border ballad. With the same publisher as Far After Gold, the story proved popular in its short life, but suffered the same fate when the publisher went out of business. I discover another author had usedalmost the same title , so when I decided to publish on Kindle, I re-edited and re-wrote large sections and renamed it. It went up for sale on 13th October 2011.
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Three five-star reviews
6th December 2011 was the second publication date for Shadows. As with so many of my stories, its first small, independent American publisher went into melt-down. Following the success of Fair Border Bride, I did the usual re-editing and re-writing and then loaded it as a Kindle title. This is my only venture into contemporary stories, and was inspired by the place where I have spent so many happy summer holidays in France. The old mill actually exists - without ghosts - and many times we arrived there in a yellow sports car. But the H/h are assuredly not to be confused with me and DH!
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4 and 5 star reviews
Banners of Alba was my very first book. It was published by Write Words, Inc. on 25th January, 2006 and is still available from them. Why the UK paperback is priced at £30, I have no idea, but it is available in Kindle format at £4.75.
The story is set in eleventh century Scotland and tells of the Finlay's struggles to keep his birthright in the face of treachery and betrayal. It is much more a straight historical than a historical romance.
Amazon UK Kindle £4.75 PBK £30.43
Amazon USA: here Kindle $6.58 Pbk: $17.95
Five 5 star reviews
"Though there is a major romantic subplot, THE BANNERS OF ALBA is more a magnificent medieval fiction that brings to life the twelfth century through the power struggles. Readers will appreciate the internal dilemma confronting the hero as he must choose between two paths filled with deceit. Symbolically the two women in Finlay's life represent the choices he has. As the champion learns that picking what he deems is good for Alba is not necessarily good for him, readers obtain an exhilarating historical thriller starring a hero worth rooting for." Harriet Klausner.
Six months after Banners, Write Words published Dark Pool on 28th June 2006. It features Finlay as the newly crowned King of Alba and his quest to rescue a young girl stolen by Vikings and taken to Dublin, the Dark Pool of the title. More Eba's story than Finlay's, we share her struggles to survive amid the war-torn rubble of the Viking city.
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Amazon USA: here Kindle $3.63