The Dark Before Dawn
Available June 29, 2018
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
Courting Scandal - Fairchild Series, Book 3
Nothing's as fun as other people's secrets
Laura Edwards took to the stage eight years ago to support her brother’s medical career. Now that he’s established he wants her to turn respectable, landing her in the country, hiding in plain sight from one of her biggest admirers, Jasper Rushford, the care-for-nothing son of the local viscount. He just might have recognized her...and she's already running from trouble.
★★★★ "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
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
Fairchild - Fairchild Series, Book 1
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"
Mary Buchanan has bigger worries than the radical journalist living next door who's spoiling her father's digestion. Her sickly aunt is a champion complainer, her father distracted and irritable. The footman she's loved secretly for years has fallen for the housemaid. Surely there must be something more for her than copying letters and fetching pills for Aunt Yates.
Then she meets that reforming gentleman, the radical Samuel Brown. Destiny has come for her at last - if she can just get Mr. Brown to realize it.