• Historical Fiction

    Promised to the Wolf: A Prequel Short Story

    “Fate decides the course your life will take, woman—not you.” Fenella, a young Pict huntress, is a free spirit determined to carve her own destiny.  But the day her father announces the arrival of their tribe’s chieftain, and reveals the promise he’d made to him—it starts to dawn on her that if she wants freedom, she will have to fight for it.  PROMISED TO THE WOLF is a prequel short story to TAMING THE EAGLE, a stand-alone Historical Romance novel set in the 2nd Century AD, during the Roman occupation of what is now Scotland. Read more
  • Historical Fiction

    Dark Under the Cover of Night (The Kingdom of the East Angles Book 1)

    A king’s daughter. The son of his sworn enemy. Forbidden love that could mean death for them both. A sweeping tale of enemies to lovers and revenge set in Ancient Britain. Raedwyn–daughter of King Raedwald of the East Angles–has just wed one of her father’s ealdorman. Although highborn women wed to strengthen political alliances, rather than for love, Raedwyn still hopes for a happy marriage like that of her parents’. But her optimism is shattered on her wedding night, for her new husband is callous and rough. Raedwyn’s life shifts unexpectedly when outlaws ambush her husband’s party on their journey back to his long ship. She finds herself captive of a bitter, vengeful warrior who has a score to settle with her father. Raedwyn is his bargaining tool.  Caelin, the outlaw’s enigmatic son, follows his father on his quest for revenge. Fiercely loyal to her own father, Raedwyn isn’t prepared for her wild attraction to Caelin–or for its consequences.  But in a world where to go against a king’s word means death, Raedwyn and Caelin must decide if forbidden love is worth the risk. This first installment in Jayne Castel’s THE KINGDOM OF THE EAST ANGLES series is for avid readers of Historical Fiction, Historical Romance and Adventure. Although each novel follows on historically, this series can be read as separate, standalone, romances. Buy your copy of DARK UNDER THE COVER OF NIGHT and escape to 7th Century Anglo-Saxon England!