AN AFFAIR WITH MR. KENNEDY ~~ FEBRUARY 2012 ~~
Could the crime of the century lead to the love of a lifetime?
Publisher’s Weekly calls An Affair with Mr. Kennedy “A satisfying romance featuring a genuinely original pair of lovers and sparkling supporting characters set against an unsual social and political background. . .”
4 Stars HOT RT Book Reviews “Stone’s taut mystery romance sets the stage for her Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series. The sexy smart characters will appeal to modern readers as much as the suspense. Their repartee heat up the pages, promising a treat for readers.”
5 Quills Romantic Crush Junkies “You will race against time, fall in love, and get swept away as Stone takes you into a heart-pounding world of intrigues and an unforgettable love story. . .Explosive from beginning to end . . .a truly remarkable read. . .”
London, 1887. Part stoic gentleman, part fearless Yard man, Zeno “Zak” Kennedy is an enigma of the first order. For years, the memory of a deadly bombing at King’s Cross has haunted the brilliant Scotland Yard detective. His investigation has zeroed in on a ring of aristocratic rebels whose bloody campaign for Irish revolution is terrorizing the city. When he discovers one of the treacherous lords is acquainted with his free-spirited tenant, Cassandra St. Cloud, his inquiring pulls him unexpectedly close to the heart of the conspiracy and into the arms of a most intriguing lady.
Cassie is no Victorian prude. An Impressionist painter with very modern ideas about life and love, she is eager for a romantic escapade that is daring and discreet. She sets her sights on her dour but handsome landlord, but after she learns their meeting was not purely accidental, she hardly has a chance to forgive her lover before their passionate affair catapults them both into perilous adventure.
Coming next …. Rafe and Fanny’s story ~~ AUGUST 28, 2012 ~~
A DANGEROUS LIAISON WITH DETECTIVE LEWIS
A second chance at love—on the run
Five years ago, pure as an angel, hot as the devil, Raphael Lewis, Lord St. Aldwyn, did something unforgivable to Fanny Greyville-Nugent. Now, the handsome Scotland Yard agent is assigned to protect the wealthy industrialist heiress. Her life is in danger from the Anti-progressive Utopian Society and its leader, Bellecote Mallory, who has tumbled into madness and gone underground.
One by one, the diabolical Mallory is executing prominent members of the industrialized world—by their own machines—and Fanny is next in line. Pursued by Mallory’s henchmen, Rafe and Fanny are on the run from Edinburgh to London, by train, landship and submersible! Racing against the clock, they are carried away by their passions, but can Rafe ultimately redeem himself?
Finn and Cate Tango ~~ Early 2013 ~~
A PRIVATE DUEL WITH AGENT GUNN
Phineas Gunn is an undercover operative for two of Britain’s most sensitive intelligence agencies. Now, the cunning, reclusive agent is asked to take on an unusual burglary case. A rare, stolen jewel has been found on a dead anarchist fished out of the Thames. What intrigues Finn most about the case is a woman from his past, a Miss Catriona de Dovia Willoughby, ballerina and suspected anarchist sympathizer.
Much to Finn’s utter disdain and amazement, he finds his attraction to the devilish impertinent beauty stronger than ever. When he is subsequently robbed by the clever cat burglar he pursues the menacing jewel thief from ballroom to musicale.
Cate Willoughby knows she must stay sharp and move fast if she is to evade Mr. Gunn and recover the jewels that are rightfully hers. When Finn catches her red handed, their steamy encounter makes her realize their attraction is far from over. She suggests an alliance with the intrepid detective, but before they can recover the gems, she betrays Finn and disappears.
Believing Cate is secretly in league with the Spanish anarchists, Finn gives chase by land, sea and airship. One he catches her, what they discover about each other opens deep wounds and carefully guarded secrets, but might these strange and startling revelations ultimately bring Cate and Finn closer together?
Congratulations, Jillian. You as well as your Yard men have been exceptionally busy!!!