What I'm working on now...
As you can see in this screenshot from Publishers Weekly, I've sold a historical thriller to Sourcebooks! But what's almost as amazing is me picking a decent title on my own! 😆 This is the first time a publisher has gone with one of my working titles.
The Specimen is gothic and grisly, dealing with the underbelly of 19th century medicine. And the protagonist, Isobel Tait, is the kind of woman I can't wait for you to meet. Second pages are done, and the book is going for copy edits. I should have more updates, including a cover concept soon!
Fairchild - Fairchild Series, Book 1
Love blooms from a single lie gone wrong in this Amazon bestselling regency romance. Mistaken by a handsome stranger for her legitimate sister, Sophy can’t help playing along… Good English families all have a house in the country with a deer park, a trout stream, and an army of gardeners. They should have a son and if it can be managed, he should be handsome. Cleverness isn’t important. Daughters in limited quantities are fine so long as they are pretty. Bastards are inconvenient and best ignored. It's not a big problem, unless you are one. Unfortunately, Sophy is. Sick of her outcast role, she escapes her father’s house, only to fall from her horse during a spring storm. Injured, soaked, and shivering, she stumbles to a stranger’s door—Tom, a blunt edged merchant from a family of vulgar upstarts. Mistaking Sophy for the genuine article, he takes her in. Sophy can’t resist twisting the truth. Soon she’s caught in her own snare—and it might just be a noose.
★★★★ "The book's editing is flawless, the story composed delicately and precisely, and the romance is a steady, slow, growing burn. I liken it very much to Austen or Bronte"
Incognita - Fairchild Series, Book 2
There are worse things than being spectacularly jilted. Losing a leg, for instance, or getting shot—well, perhaps not: the bullet Alistair took fighting in the peninsula never landed him in London’s scandal sheets.
Captain Alistair Beaumaris never dreamed he’d be tossed over by Lord Fairchild’s bastard daughter, losing both her and her fortune—a singular humiliation that should have taught him a lesson. But when your luck is out, you do foolish things, like quarrel with your oldest friend. Or mistake a perfectly respectable widow for a lady of easy virtue.
Unfortunately, that kind of blunder needs fixing.
Yielding to his troublesome conscience, Alistair tracks down the elusive widow . . . but the only thing he doesn’t find is an easy way out.
★★★★★" A wonderful story which kept me entranced to the end" - Lorna K. Beyer, Amazon
Courting Scandal - Fairchild Series, Book 3
A dangerous bargain sparks a scandalous affair in the latest Fairchild novel from Amazon bestselling author Jaima Fixsen. Actress Laura Edwards has always concealed her past, but when a London rake tumbles on her secret she finds herself in a new kind of trouble...
A French émigré fallen on hard times, Laura took to the stage to support her struggling family, but now they want her to turn respectable. To keep her hard-won independence, Laura will have to appease her brother, outsmart a vengeful duke...and guard her heart from the care-for-nothing aristocrat who's her only ally.
★★★★ "I loved Jasper. He's everything a real man should be in so many ways."
- Judge Tabor, Amazon Top 500 reviewer
★★★★★ "A clean, sweep you off your feet style regency romance."
- K. Swinton, Amazon
“A charming tale, told beautifully" by the author of Amazon bestseller Fairchild.
Love at first sight...
Mary Buchanan is a quiet dreamer, fetching pills for her aunt, and soothing her father's monumental temper—which only gets worse when a radical journalist takes the house next door. Clearly, Mr. Samuel Brown will be nothing but trouble.
But when Mary meets him, locked out of her home and caught in the rain, she instantly falls for the handsome reformer. Together, they could have the happily ever after they’ve both longed for… if she can just get him to realize it.
Mary Buchanan isn’t keeping quiet anymore.
The Dark Before Dawn
Note: This book is not currently available in print
The ruthless killing of a foreign nobleman plunges Kasper Stark, an enigmatic young officer, into a perilous maze of treacherous intrigue and two-faced diplomacy. A thrilling new series by the Amazon best-selling author of Fairchild.
Vienna, 1814. As the powers of Europe gather to negotiate peace, there’s little to be found for Kasper Stark, working for the chief of Austria’s secret police. In a city rife with schemes and double dealing, every prince and every lady’s maid is spying or party to some plot.
When a Prussian count is found dead on the eve of the peace conference, Kasper falls into into a deadly game of revenge and conspiracy. Faced with virtuoso liars, quicksand allegiances, and his own unscrupulous commander, Kasper races to unmask the killer, before the investigation reveals his own impossible secrets.
"An engrossing blend of mystery, espionage, and romance that beautifully evokes the deceit, double crosses, and romantic intrigues of the Congress of Vienna." —Tracy Grant, author of The Duke's Gambit
"[an] atmospheric page-turner" —Emily Organ, author of the Penny Green Victorian mystery series