A Victorian lady’s marriage of convenience to a strict stranger…
When her wastrel Earl of a father gambles away her hand in marriage, the beautiful Lady Henrietta claims she’s already secretly wed to the handsome vicar who arrived in the county just that day. To protect the lady’s reputation, Alfred Conley backs up the story in public― but he exacts his price in private. Any wife of his must be subject to domestic discipline, and he does not tolerate lies.
Especially those lies that encumber him with a surprise bride still being claimed by a powerful enemy.
One harlot. One criminal. Unexpected passion. And a mistake that can cost them their lives.
“The Tender Touch of Night” is a stand-alone novel in the Belle House series.
Maude Daly, better known as ‘Ginger’ among the clients of the Belle House, is used to fine clothes and luxurious lifestyle. But what a woman wouldn’t do for love! On a mission to rescue her lover from a gambling debt, young beautiful Ginger ventures into the worst slums of Victorian London. A string of unfortunate events, and she finds herself in the den of a notorious street gang and the king of the underworld himself—Frank Handley.
Frank ‘Lucky’ Handley grew up on the streets. An orphan, a ruthless fighter, a criminal, and an unsung hero of the slums. To him, the slums are his Holy Grail, money is a commodity, and so are women. So the day Ginger falls into his arms, he decides to use her connections with her rich clients to his advantage. And, well, he wouldn’t be Frank Handley if he didn’t toy with such an elegant creature from the luxury brothel on Piccadilly.
So begins the game of cat and mouse.
But Ginger’s games are gentle and take Lucky by surprise, setting his thoughts on fire. Lucky’s games are dangerous. And there is someone in the shadows, waiting for him to make a mistake.
Twists, turns, revenge, and plenty of steamy scenes in Book 2 of the Belle House series.
WARNING: The book contains violence and scenes of an explicit nature. The Belle House is a brothel, and many characters are of the world’s oldest profession. That being said, if you have issues with any of the above, please, don’t purchase or read the book, for it’s not your cup of tea, and your anger is not mine. Thank you.
The Crimson Inkwell is a story about journalist Luella Winthrop. In her journey to become Dawnhurst-on-Severn’s most acclaimed writer, she discovers that her city houses dark, magical secrets too uncomfortable to believe.
When an enigmatic carnival worker offers her a pen that can turn fiction to fact, she quickly learns that tampering with the unknown can be intoxicating, lucrative, and dangerous. Can she withstand the onslaught of enchanted consequences with her life and engagement intact?
When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.
A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves.
Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.
Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?