Claiming His Ward by Marie Alexander

A sad beginning brought them together. Elsie entered Jack’s household as a bereaved goddaughter many years ago, but she has blossomed into a beautiful woman. Jack has hidden his growing desire for his ward, fearing the consequences of a betrayed trust. For years, she has been his to nurture and protect, but now a new set of desires are seizing him.

Jack has always provided for her. But, of late, their tender friendship fractured. As it should. She must leave her guardian – as all young ladies must. She harbors no desire to go. How to tell the man who has given her everything that she yearns for even more?

They had always had a reason to restrain themselves, but after Jack’s daughter’s wedding day, he and Elsie are left alone once and for all. His vow of guardianship threatens to be overtaken by his passion. Her untouched beauty. Her pure trust in him. They draw him to the woman he has sworn to protect and shelter. Her innocence balances on the brink of desire. His unwavering strength. His never-ending kindness. They draw her to the man who guided her and possessed her.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

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An Officer’s Lady by Marie Alexander

Eve was a handful.

She had a temper that could spook a cavalry horse, and she had never been tamed.

Until her father’s marriage brought a new stepmother and her son into the house. Theo wouldn’t be around for long. Officers in Her Majesty’s Royal Navy rarely were. They came and went with the trade winds. One month. That’s all they have… for now.

A man of self-control and order, Theo knows how to battle insubordination on board a sailing vessel. But Eve? Her defiance has her teetering on the brink of mutiny, pushing at the boundaries of a any decent, Victorian lady. He finds himself on the ledge between brute and gentleman as he is tempted by the innocent young lady he shares a roof with. Her ferocity calls out to his inner beast, but that temper of hers will need the firm hand of a disciplinarian.

Eve also balances on a ledge – somewhere between childhood tantrums and the fire of womanhood. A father who insists on all the proprieties of graceful society, and a new man in her life who pushes her to be a special brand of lady. The kid gloves and sewing clubs of genteel parlors have never appealed to her rebellious streak, but what Theo desires in a lady? His passions are a temptation she is irresistibly drawn to.

Is it the heavy hand or the gentle touch which draws in An Officer’s Lady?

Who will tame whom in this Victorian Era battle of the wills?

A stand alone novella with a strong lady, a passionate man, and a happily ever after.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

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Under Fire by Marie Alexander

July, 1861 is dawning, and America tears its loyalties.

She didn’t belong.

War wages within Mae Harper as well. Which duty to obey? Follow her unruly spirit, or remain home in petticoat and parlor? Both Mae’s brothers enlist in the Union army, but she burns to do more than sit and sew. With one rash decision, her brother’s breeches, and her long locks shorn, an impetuous girl makes a perilous journey south. She doesn’t belong, but she conceals her identity and fights to prove her worth.

He became a man in the wilds of the West.

His country calls on him now, and Sergeant Wesley Metzger marches East once again. His old regiment disbanded, the veteran soldier is put in command of training inexperienced city boys. So many are ill-prepared, but Wesley vows to protect his men and the country they serve. He studies the men entrusted to him to discover weaknesses which will betray them in battle.

Her secret will ruin her. His desire will overwhelm him.

Mae can deceive many, but not the man who has become her protector. He looks at her too keenly, and her body’s response to his nearness threatens to betray her. She strives to confirm herself in a world of men, and yet Sergeant Metzger arouses every feminine desire within her. Can she trust him with her secret?

Wesley knows there is something the lad is hiding. The boy doesn’t belong. He’s too young, and he’s not fit for hardship. The look in young Harper’s eyes is too tender, and the pull Wesley feels is not natural. Sergeant Metzger is a man of action, and he must know – what is Private Harper keeping from him? And why is there a forbidden temptation?

Under Fire is a 46k standalone novel with a feisty woman, a strong man, blistering battlefields, steamy nights, and an HEA.

Targeted Audience: Historical Romance

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