Scaramouche: Historical Novel
"Scaramouche" tells the story of a young lawyer during the French Revolution. In the course of his adventures he becomes an actor portraying "Scaramouche" (a roguish buffoon character in the commedia dell'arte). He also becomes a revolutionary, politician, and fencing-master, confounding his enemies with his powerful orations and swordsmanship. He is forced by circumstances to change sides several times.
Virtue at Market Price: A Saucy Tale of Airborne Pirates and Sins Personified (Empyreal Privateer Trilogy Book 1)
In April 1924, airship pirates descend on the luxury liner S.S. Paris and make off with a bounty of young female captives. When the various authorities appear powerless to act, one man steps forward, pledging himself to recover said booty and thereby render American womanhood secure.Unfortunately for all concerned, that man is E. Pluribus Van Slyke….Motivated by his twin appetites for personal enrichment and female companionship, this transoceanic con man and cashiered naval officer deftly persuades a succession of equally ignoble characters of his suitability for the task. Then, given command of a decrepit airship, Van Slyke heads into the empyrean with a crew of half-wits, misfits, and felons.But this voyage into the unknown is doubly so, for it soon becomes obvious the pirates who raided the Paris descended from fictional skies. In this parallel world our would-be hero finds himself at the mercy of rum-running cutthroats and throat-cutting buccaneers....
The Baron’s Rose (Unlikely Match Series Book 2)
Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned. Good thing he likes a challenge.Rose Allen was supposed to be duchess when next she came to London. Instead, she was thrown over in favor of her sister. Now, no respectable gentleman, let alone a man of title, will have anything to do with her-except a fortune hunter desperate for her large dowry.Not only had Lord Oliver Brandon just lost his father, but he had discovered the family coffers are empty. If he is to save his family from total ruin, he needs to find a solution and fast. When approached with an offer for a marriage that includes a handsome dowry, he doesn't know whether to thank his good fortune or curse his bad luck- because the match also comes with a discontented wife.In choosing a marriage of convenience, Rose and Oliver may forfeit their pride, but what of their hearts?
A Touch of Sin for the Elusive Duke: A Steamy Historical Regency Romance Novel
Touched by your sin, I've never felt anything akin...Still haunted by the loss of her mother, Lady Alicia Balfour has resigned herself to spinsterhood.Finding solace only in the company of her friend, Lady Clarissa, she wears a mask to conceal her pain. Until the night of a Masquerade ball, where her mask completely shatters under the heated gaze of a Duke.Conor Carter, Duke of Quisenbury, wears the mantle of the rake to keep people from getting too close. Solely focused on running his father’s business, marriage is the last thing on his mind. When a ball finds him kissing an alluring masked lady in the gardens, he vows to find her and claim her whole.The announcement of Alicia's impending nuptials to someone else tests the limits of their desire to be together. Eyes seem to follow their every move; friendly eyes that promise damnation. A gunshot shatters the silence of...
A Most Unsuitable Bride for the Marquess: A Historical Regency Romance Novel
Their love was like coals, deep-burning and unquenchable…Even love has an expiration date, especially one that is unrequited.In the service of the Fitzgerald family since birth, Ophelia Travers has been in love with the Marquess of Alden all her life. After suffering through years of rejection, the arrival of a charming new servant marks the end. Ophelia is determined to leave the past behind.Marcus Fitzgerald, the Marquess of Alden, was taught that he deserves the best. Resolved to maintain his family's stellar reputation, he cuts Ophelia out of his life.However, his worst fears become reality when his mother starts receiving threatening letters. Amidst a wild goose chase to get answers before the culprit acts on their threats, Marcus risks losing not only Ophelia but also his very own identity. His mother has been running from something terrible. And it finally caught up.*If you like powerful Dukes, loving Duchesses and a...
Finnegan Found: Surviving the POW Camps on the Yalu
A story untold. Left in the dark. For seventy years. This novel tells that story, shines a light on that darkness. Our prisoners-of-war in Korea are truly the forgotten men of the forgotten war. The prisoner-of-war camps along the Yalu River saw half the prisoners die during the first winter. Then the Chinese began their efforts at “re-education.” The Chinese attempted to convince the prisoners of the decadence of capitalism and the glories of communism. Those "students" who failed to demonstrate the correct amount of enthusiasm were punished. Swede is one who fights back. Only nineteen years old, he escapes three times and pays a price for each. He is starved and exposed to the freezing winter night while buckets of water are thrown on him. His guards beat him-and worse. Swede decides they might kill him, but he will never give up. Finally allowed to rejoin the main camp,...
A Fearless Lady Craving Freedom: A Historical Regency Romance Book
Charlotte Livingston has never known anything but comfort and security. She was raised in a wealthy Regency family, she is engaged to a man of good social standing, and her life seems to be more than settled. However, deep inside she knew that she would gladly give up the wealth and comfort of her position to live an adventure. When she discovers the news that her dearest cousin goes missing, Charlotte's only option is to take action, and set out on an expedition in order to find her. But will she dare to lay aside what society expects of her to embrace the yearning for adventure she's always harboured in her heart?Ewan Sinclair is old enough to be experienced but young enough to retain youthful vigour. Having fled his home for years now, he is tracing his own path in life, making a name for his ability to find lost...
Gift of Gold: Miramonde Series Stories
It is 1455.Enter the dangerous, dazzling Renaissance-era world of the Pyrenees mountains. Kings and nobles, powerful merchants, wealthy monasteries…all are fighting for control of the valuable merino wool trade. Meanwhile, the men and women of the high country struggle to maintain their freedom, defend their villages from wolves and bears, and survive the ruthless blizzards of the wilderness.In these three tales inspired by the Miramonde Series, you’ll meet:CARLO: An Aragónese boy is born into great wealth and power. What if he doesn’t want it?BEATRICE: A young nun takes the helm of an ancient Pyrenees mountain abbey—but can she revive it before winter strikes?ELENA: A healer and midwife invites a friend to help her gather plants in a remote mountain meadow. Ambushed by hunters from a baron's castle, she makes a terrifying choice in order to keep her friend alive…The Miramonde Series stories will transport you to a forgotten world, five hundred years...
Hong Kong 2047 Episode 1 One Country Two Systems: Life in Hong Kong before and after return to China in 1997, and a look at the 2020 National Security Law.
This novel is about the stories of a college student, her grandmother, her great-grandmother, and a British Prime Minister as they lived through several significant eras in Hong Kong spanning from World War II to the present. Set against the background of the 1967 riots, the 1973 stock market crisis, the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration, the 2019 anti-extradition protests, and the 2020 National Security Law, the characters depict the lifestyles of different generations going through changing times in expectation of One Country Two System and Unchanged for 50 Years.