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Faultless: In 2015, I was given the challenge by one of my editors to turn my short story Blessed Offense (available for free at most E-book retailers and included in the short story collection, Parade) into a novel-length story of its own. I actually started to do it, when life events overtook me and I put it aside. In January of 2021, I pulled it back out and gave it a look over…and decided it was worth finishing.
The pitch for Blessed Offense: “Caroline Wallace is a woman who never forgets a wrong. Particularly when it is committed by Lynford Townsend, her sister’s fiance’. Is Caro really the heartless woman people believe her to be? Or has she a reason for maintaining her grudges? Perhaps, after all, a little humility and forgiveness are what Caro needs to find the love that has been right in front of her all along.”
Fearless: More information on this to come as I develop it further. (For now, visit February’s blog post.) The first draft is finished, but I’m thinking I may wait on publication until I have a trilogy ready to release all at once. I’m playing with the idea of a Less is More series with an undefined number of unrelated, stand-alone novels. It might be fun to have a common theme throughout, but it’s definitely a project still in development. Stay tuned.
Guileless: A young woman, carefully educated in the manner most appropriate for future wives and mothers, is brought face to face with the inadequacies and injustices of such an impractical education when her brother is expelled from university and his friends come to stay (and to wreak havoc on her quiet home). First draft in progress. More to come.
Hapless: Felicity Spencer is a newcomer to village of Fareham. The daughter of an embarrassed rector, it is absolutely imperative she make a good impression. Circumstances, however, seem to be against her when a series of unfortunate occurrences threaten to establish her as a young woman of questionable character.
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The Birth and Education of Robert Mayhew is a complete short story that also serves as a preface and introduction to Absinthe Moon. Free wherever E-books are sold.
Absinthe Moon, volume 1 in the Icarus Project Series. Robert Mayhew is destined for New Londinium’s ruling class—if a disability, disguised by a clockwork arm, doesn’t mark him for extermination first.
Odessa Moon, volume 2 in the Icarus Project Series. Robert Mayhew has been revealed as a fraud and warrant has been issued for his arrest. Will a special assignment from a Tower Elite prove his remaking or his ultimate undoing? And, with Emeline yet to be found, what will he have to give up to undertake it?
Of Moths and Butterflies: Imogen Everard takes work as a servant in order to escape an inheritance she does not want. When she is discovered, her marriage to her employer’s nephew is arranged. Can a woman captured and acquired learn to love the man who has bought her?
Now FREE wherever E-books are sold.
Cry of the Peacock: An illustrious marriage, a fortune, a position of wealth and influence. These are the dreams and ambitions of any Victorian woman of sense. Or are they? Perhaps not for Arabella Gray.
Gods and Monsters: When accident prone Alayna Durham falls from a horse it sets in motion a series of events that will reveal the most trusted of men might be scoundrels, while those with the darkest secrets to hide might be heroes given the chance. It’s up to Alayna to decide which is which, before it’s too late.
Parade: A collection of short and sometimes strange stories. Featuring stories new and previously published (Sixteen Seasons) as well as stories related to Absinthe Moon (see above), Of Moths & Butterflies, Cry of the Peacock, and Gods and Monsters.
Only at Amazon (.99 through January)
Blessed Offense: Caroline Wallace is a woman who never forgets a wrong. Particularly when it is committed by Lynford Townsend, her sister’s fiance’. Is Caro really the heartless woman people believe her to be? Or has she a reason for maintaining her grudges? Perhaps, after all, a little humility and forgiveness are what Caro needs to find the love that has been right in front of her all along.
Available at Amazon as included in Parade
Alone and free everywhere else.