The Imperial Season,
En route to Vienna, where
the great powers of Europe are
making peace and elaborate
entertainments, spirited Russian
countess Dunya Savarina is
rescued from ruin by Captain
Richard Trelawny, a wounded
British officer who has given up
on life and happiness.
Resourcefully, Dunya secures
Trelawny’s alliance in her
masterplan to marry her first
love. After all, having lost an
arm and an affianced bride in
rapid succession, the captain is
clearly in need of her peculiar
brand of help in his own
affairs. Together they embark
upon a deception intended to win
back their old loves.
Roused from indifference by
Dunya’s whirlwind vitality,
Trelawny adroitly handles his
sham engagement, hostile family,
wicked seducers, espionage,
elopements and duels, all the
while protecting Dunya and
trying very hard not to fall in
love with her.
begins to suspect that first
love is not always the greatest
love – or even the most fun.
The Imperial Season,
Intrigue, suspicion and true
love at the Congress of Vienna.
Esther Lisle, daughter of a
general turned diplomat, wakes
up in the Vienna Woods to find
her royal betrothed dead and an
agent of the dreaded Austrian
secret police asking her awkward
In trying to
protect her father and her
country, she enters a battle of
wills and wits with the
mysterious Agent Z. From
masquerade balls to desperate
escapes, the more she gets to
know him, the more fascinated
she becomes, and the more
anxious to discover the truth.
Is he deceiving her? Who killed
the crown prince, and who is
threatening her own life? It
seems there is no one she can
trust, and yet Agent Z is always
there to aid or provoke her. By
the time he abducts her to his
very odd home in the Vienna
Woods, staffed by young and only
partially reformed criminals, it
breaks her heart to believe he
is the villain of the piece.
The Imperial Season, Book 1
In 1814, with Napoleon
finally defeated, the great and
the good of Europe descend on
Vienna to plan a lasting peace –
and to dance.
from her home on the death of
her father, Lizzie Gaunt - along
with her gaggle of siblings and
a large, unruly dog - finds
herself in Vienna with her
diplomat uncle. But Lizzie is
determined not to remain
dependent upon her aunt and
uncle for long. After witnessing
a daring theft, she recruits the
unusual thief to carry out her
plan – which should hurt no one
except her father’s heir, the
vile Russian cousin she’s dubbed
Ivan the Terrible.
However, Lizzie’s simple scheme
is soon complicated by a wounded
Austrian spy, a formidable
English matron, a masked Russian
rakehell from the Emperor’s
masquerade ball, and a
mysterious villain selling
information that could ruin the
Congress before it properly
begins. And then there’s Cousin
Minerva’s romantic difficulties,
and Cousin James’ gambling debts
to sort out.
dances, Lizzie tries to solve
everyone’s problems, and ends by
falling disastrously and
dangerously in love.
Rebel of Ross
Malcolm MacHeth, one time
Earl of Ross, languishes a prisoner in
Castle while his sons raise rebellion in his
name. Optimistically, the King of Scots
promises the earldom of Ross to landless
Norman knight, Sir William de Lanson, if he
can somehow defeat the infamous MacHeths.
It wasn’t quite how William’s disgraced
wife Christian dreamed of coming home.
Capture by the strange and ferocious Adam
MacHeth was hardly part of her plan either,
although she and William quickly become
pawns in his.
Adam, warrior and seer,
fights for his father’s freedom and for his
family’s right to claim the kingdom of the
Scots. Plagued by waking dreams which
threaten his sanity and his life, he’s
learned to use his prophecies to further his
family’s goals. But when he abducts his
enemy’s lady, his dreams and his desires are
suddenly more personal.
intrigue, ambition and betrayal, Christian
must choose between loyalty and love in
order to keep a fragile peace for her people
and for the man she loves beyond all
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Prince to be Feared: the love story of Vlad
fearsome prisoner, Vlad Dracula, gifted military
commander and one time Prince of Wallachia, the
notorious Lord Impaler himself, is about to be
released after twelve long years, in order to
hold back the tide of Ottoman aggression. The
price of his new alliance with his Hungarian
captors is the king’s cousin Ilona.
does not wish to be married. In particular, she
doesn’t wish to marry Vlad. Gentle, faded and
impossibly vague, Ilona is hardly fit for court
life, let alone for dealing with so difficult a
But Ilona’s wishes have nothing
to do with Vlad’s reputation and everything to
do with a lifelong love affair that finally
broke her. Ilona’s family blames Vlad; Vlad vows
to discover the truth and sets out by
unconventional means to bring back the woman who
once enchanted him. Among court intrigues,
international manoeuvrings and political
deceptions, Vlad reveals himself more victim
than villain. But he’s still more than capable
of reclaiming his lost rights to both Wallachia
and Ilona; and Ilona, when it counts, has enough
strength for them both.
A World to Win
Amidst the turbulence of revolutionary Hungary, a Scottish governess falls in love with a young, peasant-born radical determined to change the world.
In 1847, with Europe on the verge of revolution, Katie Kettles travels to Hungary as governess to the family of Count Istvan Szelenyi. On the journey, she first encounters Lajos Lazar making incendiary speeches from a table-top in Vienna.
Though instantly drawn to him, he is not her only distraction from her duties, for Katie has her own vengeful agenda which begins to stutter as she reluctantly becomes involved with the Szelenyis' lives and loves. While Hungary plunges into political upheaval, Katie faces a personal revolution to resolve both her family isues and her passionate relationship with Lajos.
Through Katie's eyes, we see the euphoria of a bloodless revolution victorious
over an unjust and stagnant regime, and the tragedy of a lost war that was so
very nearly won.
An Endless Exile
The stormy love story of the eleventh century
hero, Hereward "the Wake”, as seen through the
eyes of his beautiful Flemish wife, Torfrida -
clever, secretive and wise in the lore of the
stars. Estranged from Hereward at the time of
his brutal murder, she sets out reluctantly to
discover what really happened that night,
vividly remembering the past as she goes.
From their first childhood meeting, through
their passionate courtship and marriage, their
life together teemed with adventure, intrigue,
tragedy and betrayal. And the truth, when
Torfrida eventually finds it, only leads her
into greater danger, threatening her unexpected
new happiness in the very moment of its
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