Watch for Rafe and Fanny's story
Release date August 28th
A Dangerous Liaison with Detective Lewis
A second chance at love––on the run
This second novel in the Gentlemen of Scotland Yard series features the rakish and somewhat reckless young detective Rafe Lewis, who you have already met in An Affair with Mr. Kennedy.
This is my road trip romantic suspense, à la Hitchcock's North by Northwest or The 39 Steps. Rafe and Fanny are on the run by train, landship, velocipede (bicycle) and submersible––there may even be a brief ride on a diving bell. Here's the blurb:
WHEN FANNY Greyville-Nugent's father suffers a gruesome death in the clutches of his own machine, mourning his loss is not the beautiful heiress's only heartbreak. Scotland Yard is convinced he was targeted in a plot to halt the rise of industry, and Fanny's former fiance, dashing and dubious detective Raphael "Rafe" Lewis, has been assigned to the case.
For the estranged ex-lovers, bringing the notorious assassins to justice proves as tumultuous as quelling pent-up desires. Fighting peril and passion at every turn of a dangerous journey from Edinburgh to London, they are pursued by an anarchist group hell-bent on destroying her father's mysterious entry into the London Industrial Exposition.
When an astonishing discovery about the couple's failed engagement surfaces, the sleuthing duo realize they can trust no one. Rafe confesses new details about his infidelity and Fanny risks all to avenge her father's murder. But will Rafe and Fanny triumph over the pain of their past?
Archie and Fiona's Caper releases sometime in October
A Lesson in Chemistry with Inspector Bruce
A Pocket Star e-novella
This is a total sneak peek at Archie Bruce as Archie and Fiona's story is still very much in manuscript form! This is more of an inkling than a blurb:
Archibald "Archie" Bruce heads up the crime laboratory for Scotland Yard's Special Branch. The brilliant and capable young man has no time for romance––until he volunteers to tutor the very exasperating Miss Fiona Rose for her Pharmacy exam.
And oh yes, there is a lab explosion, a tragic death and several sinister suspects including an arms trafficker the Yard has been after for years. I bet you think Fiona and Archie fall in love while sleuthing about London, don't you? Sorry, I can't say for sure, I haven't finished writing the novella!
Finn and Cate tango this November 27th
A Private Duel with Agent Gunn
There's a fine line between enemies and lovers.
A steamy, sensuous adventure into the intriguing world of espionage and it's just in time for the holidays!
PHINEAS GUNN is an undercover operative for two of Britain's most sensitive intelligence organizations. 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. Once he catches her, what they discover about each other opens deep wounds and carefully kept secrets, but might these strange and startling revelations ultimately bring Cate and Finn closer together?
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