The Bridge to Love (From Upon a Midnight Dreary)
Lady Iris returns to her father’s country estate after a decade, encountering the ghost she befriended as a child. Iris learns the ghost is named Anne but can find no record of what happened to her.
When she and her betrothed discover initials inside a heart carved into the center of the bridge connecting their families’ estates, they believe it is the key to unlock Anne’s story. The pair vows to learn the truth and find a way to set Anne’s spirit free.
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Release day is October 21: https://bit.ly/UponAMidnightDreary
12 Days of Love (From Star of Wonder)
My contribution, The Twelve Days of Love, draws its inspiration from the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas. In the song, a lover sends twelve different gifts to his sweetheart. Luke St. Clair will present twelve gifts to Caroline, his countess, and wife of eight years.
I researched and found the book where the lyrics to The Twelve Days of Christmas were first published in 1780. It was memorized and then chanted by children at Christmastime and not set to music until 1909. I also kept with the original lyrics, which included four colly birds—colly being a regional English expression for coal-black. The earliest versions of the chant did not start with “On” and I honored that, as well.
Luke came up with some clever gifts for the woman he loves but I hope readers will find the final gift to be the best. It will also answer reader requests for what happened to Boy in my St. Clair Christmas novella Starlight Night.
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Release day is November 11: http://bit.ly/StarOfWonder1
The Lyon’s Lady Love
On the night of her come-out, Lady Emma Spencer learns her father has bilked numerous peers. Not only is she humiliated, but her father flees England, leaving Emma penniless and homeless. She finds work as a companion and years later, she winds up with a fortune. All she lacks now is the children she so desperately desires. That means finding a husband—and she turns to The Black Widow of Whitehall, Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon, who pairs women touched by scandal with men in desperate need of money.
Upon his father’s death, Marcus becomes the Earl of Rutherford and finds he’s bankrupt, thanks to his father losing the family fortune to poor investments and gambling. Though Marcus had wanted to wed for love, he turns to an infamous matchmaker, who arranges a marriage for him. Lady Emma Spencer is everything he dreamed of in a woman, and Marcus gallantly refuses to discuss her past, telling Emma he is her future.
But secrets have a way of coming out and Marcus learns he’s married to the one woman he never would have chosen.
Can Marcus put aside the ghosts of the past and accept a future with his wife? https://amzn.com/B0877BPCLL
Diana (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 1)
A woman whose reputation was destroyed. A powerful earl who longs for children. Can they ignore the raging gossip and find happiness together?
Lady Diana de Wolfe’s curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents’ deaths. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she’s lands a husband.
Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father’s tragic death and his mother’s subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman.
Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana’s spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his.
Will the rumors regarding Diana’s past mistakes doom this couple in society’s eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both?
*Diana occurs after the events written about in Alexa Aston’s bestselling St. Clairs Trilogy—Devoted to the Duke, Midnight with the Marquess, and Embraced by the Earl—and is a part of the De Wolfe Pack Connected World. http://amzn.com/B07T8QC49Y
Derek (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 2)
He loved her—and was blindsided when she wed another man …He refused her—and now her life is no longer her own …
Lady Amelia Ward is ecstatic that her brother, the Earl of Merrifield, has just married for love. Amelia, who is in her first Season, now wants the same for herself. Though ton marriages rarely involve love, she has seen what a difference it’s made in Oliver’s life and she won’t settle for anything less—especially because she’s already in love with her new brother-in-law—who thinks her a featherbrain.
Derek de Wolfe, the new Earl of Reston, has seen his older sister, Diana, wed to Lord Merrifield. Now Derek’s ready to return to Northumberland because he has no plans to wed for several years, preferring to focus on changes he wishes to make at Esterley, his country estate. In truth, he’s running away from his growing attraction to Amelia, his new sister-in-law, whom he knows believes in love.
When Amelia decides to make Derek jealous, her plans backfire. She finds herself wed to a stranger who’s a known rake and her unhappiness grows when she realizes the kind of marriage they will have.
Will Amelia find a way to escape a union that should never have occurred and if she does, will Derek be waiting for her? http://amzn.com/B07VNN8X6S
Thea (The de Wolfes of Esterley Castle Book 3)
Major Adam Ashbury arrives home to learn he’s a marquess and then suddenly a duke. Determined to put the war behind him, he longs for a family—and love.
Lady Thea de Wolfe misses her London Season after breaking her leg and her first public outing is to a funeral—where she meets the Duke of Durham.
A house party soon brings the couple together, where their growing attraction takes root, despite other young ladies vying to become the next Duchess of Durham, and Thea’s guardian doing his best to keep her from kissing anyone.
Especially the Duke of Durham. http://amzn.com/B07WW9RZZT
Rise of de Wolfe: Prequel to The Knights of Honor
1321 A.D. – After her brother’s death at the Battle of Bannockburn, Elia de Wolfe is sent to the royal court to serve as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella. The granddaughter of Patrick de Wolfe, known as Nighthawk, and great-granddaughter of William de Wolfe, the Wolfe of the North, Elia is fiercely proud of her heritage and yearns to return to her home after years of fostering with the queen. When she learns her father is determined to keep her far from the border troubles with Scotland, Elia makes plans to return home.
Ferand de Montfort lost his young wife and son in childbirth and seeks a new bride—this time, one of his own choosing. He travels to London and is captivated by Elia de Wolfe, a spirited and intelligent woman. Elia convinces Ferand to escort her home, understanding she will be in his debt. Ferand hopes collecting that debt will include making Elia his wife.
Elia’s increasing reluctance to reach home springs from her growing attraction to Ferand. She is torn between remaining loyal to her family and losing her opportunity for true love.
Join Ferand and Elia on their journey across England as they find love and unite two great English families, the de Montforts and de Wolfes, in this exciting prequel to The Knights of Honor medieval romance series. Buy from Amazon
In the midst of celebrating the Christmas season with their family, Luke and Caroline St. Clair come across a child of the streets, an orphan who belongs to no one. With love in their hearts for their growing brood, can the earl and his countess convince a young, untrusting girl to become a part of their family? https://amzn.to/2k00tpY
Starlight Night: A St. Clairs Christmas Novella
A child from the streets … A couple with love in their hearts …
After her mother’s death, six-year-old Lucy is sold by her father to Driskell, a drunk who forces her and two orphans, Jem and Boy, to work the streets of London as pickpockets. When Jem is killed in a carriage accident, Lucy and Boy run from their brutish owner. Separated from Boy as they flee, Lucy must now learn how to survive on her own.
Luke and Caroline St. Clair, Earl and Countess of Mayfield, are still madly in love after several years of marriage and have a growing brood of three children whom they adore. They also own the popular Evie’s Bookstore and Tearoom. It is here Luke first encounters a small child all alone, peering into the store’s windows, hungrily eying the books on display. Though young and seemingly innocent on first glance, he quickly realizes that she is an old soul and a street urchin who must live by her wits and learns she is an orphan who belongs to no one.
In the midst of celebrating the Christmas season with their family—and with love in their hearts for a child who needs them—can Luke and his countess convince a young, untrusting girl to become a part of their family? https://bit.ly/DB-StarlightNight
Season of Honor: Geoffrey & Merryn’s First Christmas
In the midst of celebrating their first Christmas together, Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort are summoned to their stables, where a young woman is about to give birth on the most holy of all nights. Will her baby be the Christmas miracle a couple at Kinwick longs for? https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SLQYW4N/
God of the Seas (Prequel to The King’s Cousins)
1263 A.D. – Melisent Winchester grew up in a convent, orphaned at so young an age that she can’t remember her parents. When a dying nun confesses that Melisent is her daughter, she also reveals that Melisent is a love child, the result of a liaison between the nun and England’s king. Because of political turmoil, Melisent’s life is now in danger. An unnamed knight spirits Melisent away and places her on a ship bound for Cornwall, where she’ll wed a Cornish baron.
As commander of the band of English pirates known as Poseidon’s Legion, Godwin Trenoweth is a man feared by all. When his crew stops to plunder a vessel, little cargo is aboard, but something of great value is found locked in a cabin—King Henry’s bastard daughter. Godwin takes the fiery-haired beauty captive, planning to ransom her to both the king and her intended husband until Godwin decides he wants the beauty for himself.
When Godwin learns he was sold as a boy to the brotherhood of pirates he now commands so that his greedy uncle could claim the earldom Godwin should have inherited, he seeks not only revenge, but a way to leave his pirate life behind in order to offer Melisent a better life.
Will Godwin and Melisent find his uncle and claim a new life—or will Lord Stephen de Blays claim Melisent for himself? https://www.amazon.com/God-Seas-Pirates-Britannia-Connected-ebook/dp/B07LHB36XD/