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  • Box Set Ducal Encounters Series-1

    Box Set Ducal Encounters Series 1

    Updated October 2020

    At the Duke’s Discretion

    Crista flees to her uncle’s village close to Winchester, pursued by the villains who murdered her father.

    Lord Amos Sheridan is astounded when Crista becomes implicated in treasonous acts. With the backing of his brother, the Duke of Winchester, Amos and Crista launch a daring scheme to expose the identities of those prepared to betray their country for personal gain.

    Dangerously close to falling in love with Amos, Crista reminds herself that he is a duke’s heir and she a nobody with a criminal past…

    With the Duke’s Approval

    Lady Annalise Sheridan, sister to the Duke of Winchester, is determined to make an impression upon Clarence Vaughan, the Earl of Romsey, but is instead abducted from a society ball.

    Annalise outwits her captors, leaving Clarence and her brothers to retaliate while she redoubles her efforts to make Clarence fall in love with her, unwittingly causing more problems for her intended that put his life at risk.

    Can two such diametrically opposed characters ever find happiness together…

    Portrait of a Duke

    Lord Vincent Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester’s brother, rescues eight-year-old twins from a brawl and returns them to their aunt, Niamh Trafford, whose grandfather, the famous Irish portraitist, has taken a tumbledown estate close to the duke’s country seat.

    Drawn into the Sheridan’s elite circle, Nia admits to Vince that someone is faking Trafford portraits, exploiting her grandfather’s diminished mental state for their own gain.

    Vince and Nia use Trafford’s portrait of the duke as bait to uncover the identity of the forger. In so doing, Nia and the twins fall foul of a ruthless individual who will stop at nothing to exact revenge against the Trafford family. Vince is equally determined to save the woman he has fallen deeply in love with. Will he be in time…

    For the Duke’s Pleasure

    Civil unrest in the north of England spreads gradually south. The Duke of Winchester enlists the help of Adam Pengelly to discover the identity of the agitators’ ringleaders.

    Lady Portia, the duke’s younger sister, is enthralled by Adam’s falcons and attracted to the man himself. When she overhears him agree to a clandestine meeting on a secluded part of the estate she follows him; with catastrophic results she could not have foreseen.

    Adam is perilously close to developing feelings for a lady who is out of his class. Besides, his heart already belongs to another…

    In the Duke’s Estimation

    Lady Katrina Heston has spent her life living abroad. Permitted to travel to London for part of the season beneath Lady Frankie St. John’s chaperonage, she’s determined to enjoy herself before marrying the man her father has chosen for her.

    Lord Nathaniel Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester’s youngest brother, is enchanted by Katrina’s lively personality and horrified to learn that her father has promised her to a dullard like Brown. Convinced that Brown has manipulated Heston, Nate delves deeper into that gentleman’s affairs, with shocking results.

    Can Nate save Katrina from a highly unsuitable marriage without creating a scandal or threatening the life of the lady he’s come to adore…

    Captivating the Duke

    Zachary Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester, discovers that his father’s life was saved from a youthful misadventure by his friend Euston. In gratitude, Winchester signed a document promising his heir in marriage to Euston’s daughter. Both men are dead, but Euston’s widow is determined that Zach will honour the agreement.
    Zach doubts the validity of the document but cannot chance dishonouring his family by challenging the claim and risking a breach of promise case.
    Frankie St John, Zach’s alluring neighbour, is being blackmailed by her brother-in-law. He possesses a document which would ruin her if its contents were to be made public.

    Can Zach and Frankie find a way through this web of intrigue, save the Sheridan family name and find the happiness they so richly deserve …

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  • Captivating the Duke Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 6

    Captivating the Duke: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 6

    Revised and reedited October 2020

    Zachary Sheridan, the eligible and charismatic Duke of Winchester, is faced with a dilemma. In a youthful misadventure his father’s life was saved by his friend Euston. As a token of his gratitude Winchester signed a document promising his firstborn son in marriage to Euston’s daughter. Both men are now dead, but Euston’s widow is intent on having Zach honour the agreement to marry her daughter Fiona.

    Whether or not the document she possesses is genuine, Zach cannot chance bringing dishonour on his family by challenging the claim and risking a breach of promise case.

    Meanwhile, Frankie St John, Zach’s alluring widowed neighbour, is being blackmailed by her brother-in-law. He possesses a document which, if made public, would reveal a devastating secret that would see her ostracized from society. Worse, she would lose the respect of Zach, the man she secretly adores.

    Can Zach and Frankie find a way through this web of intrigue, save the Sheridan family name and find the happiness together they so richly deserve …

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  • In the Duke's Estimation Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 5

    In the Duke’s Estimation: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 5

    Revised and reedited October 2020

    Lady Katrina Heston has spent all her life living abroad with her diplomat father. When she is permitted to travel to London to enjoy part of the season beneath Lady Frankie St. John’s chaperonage, she’s determined to make the most of every minute before settling down to marry the man her father has chosen to be her husband.

    Lord Nathaniel Sheridan, the Duke of Winchester’s youngest brother, is enchanted by Katrina’s lively personality and enters into an agreement with Lady St. John to ensure she has as much pleasure as possible whilst in the ton. He is horrified to learn that her father has agreed to throw his only child into the arms of a dullard like Brown. Convinced the scoundrel is somehow manipulating the diplomat into agreeing to the union, Nate delves deeper into Lord Heston’s affairs, with shocking results.

    Can Nate save Katrina from a highly unsuitable marriage without creating a scandal that will ruin her reputation and perhaps even threaten the life of the lady he has come to adore…

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  • For the Duke's Pleasure Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 4

    For the Duke’s Pleasure: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 4

    This edition revised and reedited October 2020

    In the spring of 1819 civil unrest in the north of England spreads gradually south. The Duke of Winchester introduces Adam Pengelly, a falconer, to his estate to help discover the identity of the agitators and keep his family safe.

    Lady Portia, the duke’s younger sister, is enthralled by Adam’s falcons, but even more attracted to the man himself. Used to moving about the estate unnoticed, Portia gradually discovers more about Adam’s mysterious past. When she overhears him agree to a clandestine meeting late at night on a secluded part of the estate, concern for his welfare causes her to follow him; with catastrophic results she could not have foreseen.

    Adam, deeply moved by Portia’s courage, is perilously close to developing feelings for a lady who is out of his class. But his heart already belongs to another…

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  • Portrait of a Duke Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 3

    Portrait of a Duke: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 3

    Revised and reedited October 2020

    Rumours abound that Patrick Trafford, the famous Irish portrait artist, is the recluse who has taken Parkstone Manor, the rundown estate bordering the Duke of Winchester’s country seat. Lord Vincent Sheridan, the duke’s brother, is able to satisfy his family’s curiosity in that regard when he rescues eight-year-old twins from a brawl in Compton village. Far from being grateful for the twins’ safe delivery, Niamh Trafford, Patrick’s granddaughter and the boys’ aunt, all but evicts Vince from her tumbledown home.

    Nia despairs. Now that Lord Vincent knows who they are, her grandfather will never be left in peace. His diminished mental capabilities will become public knowledge, ruining his reputation and making him a laughing stock. Drawn into the Sheridan’s elite social circle, Nia struggles to hide her growing attraction towards Lord Vincent. In urgent need of a confidante, she admits to him that someone is faking Trafford portraits, exploiting her grandfather’s muddled state of mind for their own gain.

    Patrick Trafford regains some of his former awareness when he is persuaded to undertake a portrait of the duke. Vince and Nia launch an ambitious plan to use the finished canvas as bait to uncover the identity of the forger. In so doing, Nia and the twins fall foul of a ruthless individual who will stop at nothing to exact revenge against the Trafford family, and secure his own future into the bargain.

    But he has reckoned without Vince, who is equally determined to save the woman he has fallen deeply in love with. Will he be in time…

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  • With the Duke’s Approval: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 2

    Revised and reedited October 2020

    Lady Annalise Sheridan, sister to the Duke of Winchester, embarks upon her second season determined to attract Clarence Vaughan, the Earl of Romsey. But her efforts are interrupted when she is abducted from a society ball.

    Annalise outwits her captors, leaving Clarence and her brothers to establish the reasons behind her abduction while she redoubles her efforts to make Clarence fall in love with her. Easier said than done. He is a slave to duty and doesn’t have the remotest idea how to relax. Anna sets about trying to change that situation, unwittingly causing more problems than she actually resolves.
    Can two such diametrically opposed characters ever find happiness together…

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  • At the Duke's Discretion Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 1

    At the Duke’s Discretion: Ducal Encounters Series 1 Book 1

    Revised reedited October 2020

    When Cristobel Brooke’s father, jeweller to the rich and famous, is brutally murdered, Crista flees to her uncle’s small village close to Winchester, determined not to be pulled into the criminal activities that ended her father’s life. But the villains discover she makes jewellery just as well as her father did and pursue her, forcing her to fall in with their plans.

    Lord Amos Sheridan, brother to the Duke of Winchester, is intrigued by Crista but becomes frustrated when she refuses to trust him with her secrets. Astounded when she becomes implicated in treasonous acts, Amos is determined to vindicate her. With the duke’s backing, Amos and Crista launch a daring scheme to expose villains prepared to resort to murder and blackmail in order to line their own pockets.

    Crista finds herself falling a little more in love with Amos each time she meets him. But he’s a duke’s heir and she’s a nobody with a criminal past that would visit disgrace upon his entire family, so there can be no future for them, can there…

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  • Mrs Darcy Entertains Volumes 1 - 5

    Mrs Darcy Entertains Volumes 1- 5

    Miss Bingley’s Revenge

    Lydia descends upon Pemberley on the eve of Lizzy’s first house party as mistress of the opulent estate. Wickham has quit the army and gone to London to resurrect his career in the law.

    Miss Bingley, determined to rescue Darcy from his reckless marriage, finds an unlikely ally in George Wickham. If Darcy were to find his ‘fine-eyed’ wife in a compromising position with Wickham of all people, he would never forgive her.

    Can Lizzy save her marriage without hurting Jane by exposing Miss Bingley’s machinations? And what of Lydia? How can Lizzy protect her foolish sister in the face of Wickham’s despicable actions…

    Colonel Fitzwilliam’s Dilemma

    Lady Catherine de Bourgh invites herself to Pemberley, determined to bring about an engagement between her daughter Anne and Colonel Fitzwilliam. But the influence of Anne’s new tutor, the charismatic Mr Asquith, has brought out Anne’s rebellious streak.
    Lizzy Darcy, struggling to handle Lady Catherine, is at her wits end when Mr Collins arrives at Pemberley, bringing disquieting rumours regarding Mr Asquith’s character.

    Will Anne find the courage to defy her mother, risk being disinherited, and follow her heart? Can Joshua Fitzwilliam save Celia Sheffield, Lizzy’s neighbour and the woman who captivates him, from the debauched individual who wants more from her than simply to get his grasping hands on her fortune…

    Miss Darcy’s Passion

    After an absence of twelve years, Dominic Sanford returns to his dilapidated estate on the borders of Pemberley, journals having come into his possession that bring into question the accident that killed his parents. Could they have been murdered?

    Georgiana Darcy feels an immediate attraction towards her brother’s engaging friend. Determined to help his search for the truth, she scours her own father’s diaries and discovers disquieting information about illegal activities at the time of the Sanfords’ demise.

    As Dominic and Georgiana delve deeper, they uncover a fiendish web of criminality fuelled by a thirst for revenge against Dominic. By involving Georgiana, Dominic unwittingly places her in danger. Can he save the woman whom he has come to admire, and find justice for his parents…

    Kitty Bennet’s Dilemma

    Determined to propose to Kitty Bennet during the course of Mrs. Darcy’s house party, Major Richard Turner is forced to choose between family honour and his heart’s desire.

    The prospect of fatherhood terrifies Wickham. Lydia and her family travel to Derbyshire to attend Lizzy’s party, from which Wickham is excluded. He follows them to his native county, determined to settle matters between himself and Darcy once and for all.

    Tensions permeate the gathering as Lizzy struggles to keep the warring factions apart. Lady Catherine and Mrs. Bennet are at loggerheads. Richard’s father disapproves of almost everything he sees. Miss Bingley still has her sights set on Darcy. When Georgiana’s engagement ball goes off without a hitch, Lizzy allows herself to think the week must just be a success…until Kitty disappears under mysterious circumstances.

    Who could have taken her and can she be found before her reputation is compromised beyond recall…

    Lydia Wickham’s Journals

    Wickham is dead and Lydia remains subdued, consumed by guilt over the selfish behaviour that almost cost her family its respectability. Lizzy Darcy encourages Lydia to record her earliest memories of life in Hertfordshire. But Lydia can only recall acts of rebellion and falls into an even deeper depression.

    Patrick Shannon returns to Derbyshire after a ten year absence, suspicious about the demise of his late father’s thriving silk manufacturing business. Offering to help Lizzy’s enigmatic new neighbour, Lydia finds herself drawn into a web of secrecy and lies that threatens the safety of them both.

    Meanwhile, Caroline Bingley has set her heart on winning Patrick’s affections and this time no member of the Bennet family will stand in her way…

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  • Pemberley The Next Generation Vols 4 - 6 Pride and Prejudice Variations

    Pemberley: The Next Generation Volumes 4-6

    Eleanor Bingley’s Rebellious Nature
    Hell hath no fury like a mistress scorned…
    Eleanor Bingley is attracted to their neighbour Ross Enfield but Ross is working relentlessly to save the Enfield Brewery from the brink of collapse and has no time for romance.

    Bella Darcy is disturbed when Emily Walton, her fiancé’s former mistress and Ross’s aunt, takes up permanent residence with Ross’s family. When Tobias Porter, Wickham’s fugitive son, is hired by Emily to murder Bella the shocking revelation of deeply buried secrets threatens the entire fabric of Ross’s family.

    Will Bella survive the attempt on her life and will Ross and Ellie overcome the obstacles littering their path to happiness…

    Rosie Turner’s Contrary Nature
    The Earl of Cheshire is determined that his great-niece will have a London season, during the course of which she is expected to choose a suitable husband. But Rosie Turner, Kitty’s daughter, is equally determined to follow her heart. Battle lines are drawn between the taciturn earl and a young lady who knows her own mind.

    The handsome and mysterious Hal Lyndon is employed by Mr. Darcy to design new cottages for his estate workers. Rosie helps to reunite him with a beautiful Cornishwoman employed as a governess in a house close to Pemberley. When the earl puts in an unexpected appearance in Derbyshire, Hal offers to repay Rosie by posing as her paramour. But the earl now has someone else in mind for Rosie…a man who will go to any lengths to take possession of her dowry.

    Rosie has fallen in love with Hal, but he is committed to his mysterious Cornishwoman.
    Who is she, what is she to Hal, and will Rosie achieve her heart’s desire…

    Susie Darcy’s Tenacious Nature
    The unexpected appearance in Derbyshire of James Tyrell, son of the famous artist, causes quite a stir when it transpires that someone is hiding out locally and forging his father’s work.
    Susie Darcy is intrigued by James, a useful distraction from her growing interest in Tobias Porter, their trainee steward at Pemberley and Wickham’s illegitimate son. As she and James follow leads, it becomes increasingly apparent that Tobias must be involved in the forger’s business. Could he still be bent upon avenging a father he never knew?

    Susie is torn between her impossible feelings for Tobias and her equally strong attraction towards James. Determined to prove her own worth, she becomes increasingly reckless in her efforts to uncover the forger’s identity and restore the elder Mr Tyrell’s reputation.

    Which of her handsome admirers will rescue her from a life-threatening situation, and is there any possibility of their overcoming the obstacles that prevent them from having a future together…

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  • Pemberley The Next Generation Vols 1 - 3 Pride and Prejudice Variations

    Pemberley: The Next Generation Volumes 1- 3

    Emma Bingley’s Romantic Nature
    Emma Bingley looks forward to a reunion of the entire family at Pemberley, and especially her aunt Lizzy’s spectacular summer ball since Mr Lewis Anderson will be in attendance.

    Much as he admires Emma, Lewis is more concerned about the depletion of his family’s fortune. Determined not to court Emma from anything other than a position of strength, Lewis calls upon his friend Christian Warner, the Earl of Ripon’s heir, for advice. Delving into his father’s dealings, the two friends discover that the old man fell prey to fraudsters.

    When the involvement of the illegitimate son of a man called Wickham emerges, Bella Darcy and Christian join forces, an unlikely alliance in which opposites clash and sparks fly. What harm can Wickham’s son possibly inflict upon Pemberley, and will Lewis ever be in a position to declare himself to the woman who has stolen his heart…

    Naomi Sanford’s Compassionate Nature
    As unrest sweeps through England, even the bad weather can’t spoil Emma Bingley’s happiness as her wedding day approaches. Her cousin, Naomi Sanford, is occupied concocting herbal remedies to relieve the suffering of Welsh migrants flocking into Derbyshire. She is distracted by the arrival of Dr Andrew Kenton, a close friend of Emma’s future husband. Drew shares her interest in herbalism but, on the brink of engagement to the beautiful Lady Sarah Napier, he has a career as a surgeon to the rich and famous awaiting him in London.

    When an attempt is made on Drew’s life Naomi realises that someone is determined to prevent him from fulfilling his potential. Who is so keen to see Dr Kenton dead, and why? Will the assassins try again and what can be done to protect the man who has stolen Naomi’s heart, even if he is promised to another…

    Bella Darcy’s Impetuous Nature
    Bella Darcy looks forward to spending a traditional family Christmas at Pemberley. But when Christian Warner arrives unexpectedly with his uncle, the Earl of Ripon, the presence of the handsome former army officer who stalks her thoughts and stirs her passions promises to make the festivities anything but traditional.

    Warner tells Bella’s father that he has been set upon in London, and recognised his main attacker as Tobias Porter—a member of the Wickham family that bears a long-term grudge against the Darcys. Bella joins forces with the Earl’s highly eligible heir in a daring attempt to draw Porter out. They make themselves targets by pretending to enjoy a romantic attachment. But as the danger closes in, the reality behind the pretence becomes harder to ignore…

    Distracted by his growing awareness of Bella, Chris is unprepared when danger strikes from an unexpected quarter. Can he save Bella from her own impetuous actions, or will his enemies succeeded in wreaking the ultimate revenge…

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  • The Hunter Files British Marine Crime Mystery

    The Hunter Files: British Marine Crime Mystery

    Unfinished Business
    Charlie Hunter, Detective Inspector retired at forty to work on his boat and go fishing with his son, not to become an amateur sleuth. But he can’t say no to Kara Webb when she seeks his help tracking down her sister, missing for fifteen years. The disappearance of teenager Jasmine Webb was one of the first cases Charlie worked on as a detective. He’s never forgotten his suspicions, even after the girl’s parents told police they’d heard from her and the file was closed.

    When Charlie’s son is threatened, it’s no longer about closure but about protecting his family. The dead ends are frustrating, until Charlie realises that the question they should be asking isn’t where’s Jasmine but who has Jasmine become…

    Risky Business
    Cleo Kendall is convinced that her father, serving a life sentence for murder, isn’t guilty and Charlie agrees with her. His investigation leads him to his estranged stepbrother and the case becomes personal.

    With a jealous former colleague watching his every move, Charlie delves deeper into dangerous territory, aware that someone doesn’t want him to get to the bottom of this case—ever…

    Lethal Business
    Why kill the survivors of a sinking ship?

    A speeding boat rams a life raft, leaving no survivors. A man embroiled in an investigation of potential suicide bombers disappears…

    Charlie believes the two events are related and accepts a job working a charter between England and France—the only way to get close to the mastermind. But all is not as it seems on the shifting seas and Charlie finds himself quite literally out of his depth. Political intrigue is not his thing, but then neither is being threatened or giving up when lives are at stake, including his own…

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  • Victorian Vigilantes Vols 1-6

    Victorian Vigilantes Volumes 1 – 6

    Saving Grace
    1851 The Great Exhibition. The largest diamond in the world has been gifted to Queen Victoria. Plans to steal it reach the Home Secretary, who calls in Jacob Morton, the Earl of Torbay, to prevent a diplomatic incident.

    Lady Eva Woodstock is trapped in a loveless marriage to the man behind the plot. Throwing in her lot with Jake’s friend, Lord Isaac Arnold, her passions are awoken but she will never be free of her husband, nor will she gain custody of her daughter, Grace.
    How far will a mother go to secure her child’s future and protect the man she loves…

    Heirs and Graces
    England 1852. When one of the Prime Minister’s critics is found dead, suspicion falls upon extreme Radicals and Jake is tasked with investigating.

    Olivia Grantley befriends Amelia Armitage, whose father has links to the Radicals. When Amelia refuses an advantageous offer of marriage, Jake’s friend Lord Fergus Willard champions her cause. With unexplained disappearances and the prospect of another attack by the Radicals, Jake and Olivia struggle to stay one step ahead of their enemies…

    With Good Grace
    Once falsely accused of her husband’s murder, Olivia’s nightmare returns when her sister-in-law begs her to search for her missing husband, Sir Hubert Grantley.

    Their search embroils Olivia and Jake in the petty jealousies of London theatreland. The stakes are raised when a man dies in Olivia’s late husband’s theatrical agency and her three-year-old son is threatened.

    Who killed Marcus Grantley? What has become of Sir Hubert? Will Olivia’s son be saved and will Olivia and Jake finally succumb to passion…

    Fall From Grace
    Lady Megan Cantrell is escorted home from India by her late husband’s friend, Lord Charles Hadley. Megan and her baby son, now the Earl Cantrell, are turned away from Cantrell Court and an attempt is subsequently made to abduct Megan’s son.

    The Cantrell clan poison society’s opinion against Megan. Until the validity of her marriage to Luke Cantrell and the legitimacy of Luke’s heir can be established, Megan’s life and that of her baby are in mortal danger.

    Miranda Southcott, the woman Jake had intended to marry ten years previously, makes an unexpected reappearance in Jake’s life. Out for revenge, she threatens to make public particulars of Jake’s brother’s death that could adversely affect Jake’s reputation.

    Can Jake find a way to save Megan and her son, fend off Miranda’s attempts at blackmail and keep his reputation intact…

    Social Graces
    When a marquess’s affair with a leading actress ends in murder it threatens the integrity of the entire British aristocracy. Lord Chichester persuades Jake to clear his name. Sophia Larson, the dead actress’s sister, is equally determined to prove the marquess’s guilt.

    Sophia and Otto Milton, one of Jake’s vigilantes, delve into the murky world of London theatreland and unearth alternative suspects, all of whom had reasons to want Connie Saville dead. Olivia is unable to stop Sophia from rashly following the killer’s trail and placing herself in danger.

    Will Otto be in time to save Sophia from her own impetuosity…

    Elegance and Grace
    When Annabel Aitken, the wilful daughter of an influential politician, goes missing, her family turn to Jake, who enlists the help of political aide Roscoe Floyd, a man with a romantic interest in Annabel’s older sister Jemima. Connections to arrogant political usurper Fergus Quinn are unearthed, and the delicate problem of the Irish Question rears its head in a game of ruthless political one-upmanship.

    Can Jake and Ros keep a lid on this potential powder keg as they hunt for Annabel and try to uncover the real reason for her disappearance? Set against the rigid structure of elite nineteenth century Victorian society, their search must be played out according to the rules of the aristocracy.
    But not everyone is playing by those rules…

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