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Today’s a day for celebration! The Daring a Rogue to Love box set including books by USA Today Bestselling authors Amanda Mariel, Christina McKnight, and Christy Carlyle, and bestselling authors Maggi Andersen and Dawn Brower, along with yours truly, released today. Huzzah!
What’s better than six books for the low price of $.99? Hind sight. When I finished my Nelson’s Tea Series in 2016, there were things I wanted to change in the books: characterization, plot opportunities not taken, chances to enhance continuity and strengthen storylines. So when the rights for the books became available to me in April of this year, I took a leap of faith and hopped on the chance to revisit the series and rework the books for a 2018 relaunch. (Ideas for more books in the series are percolating.)
Well, at last, readers will get the chance to revisit Gillian’s and Simon’s reunion in My Lord Rogue, A Nelson’s Tea novella. The first book in my Nelson’s Tea Series is included in Daring a Rogue to Love, and its grittier than ever. I can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Gillian’s strength and determination, and Simon’s honor bound duty again.
~ Included in Daring a Rogue to Love ~
NEVER TEMPT A ROGUE by CHRISTY CARLYLE An infamous rogue meets his match in a feisty chaperone who has all but given up on love.
Felicity Beckett’s uncle has tasked her with one goal for Lord and Lady Forsythe’s country house party. Keep her innocent cousin away from the notorious rake, Lord Lindsay. Unfortunately, no one warned Felicity how irresistible a rogue can be.
STOLEN BY MY KNAVE by DAWN BROWER As a child, Lady Elizabeth Kendall glimpsed fantastical images in a mirror of a handsome man. Imagine her surprise when years later she meets a duke who bears a striking resemblance to her imaginary suitor.
MY LORD ROGUE by KATHERINE BONE A masterful spy in disguise reunites with a noble rogue from her past. Espionage, secrecy, and thwarted assassination attempts. The only thing more dangerous is being in love…
CAPTIVATED BY THE CAPTAIN by AMANDA MARIEL What happens when an American shipping company heiress crosses paths with a dominering pirate? Can two people whose life paths are at odds find common ground?
SHUNNED NO MORE by CHRISTINA MCKNIGHT Lady Viola Oberbrook longed for a quiet life in the country, far from London and the society who’d shunned her during her first season. She never expected to come face-to-face with Lord Haversham, the only man who had every right to despise her.
THE EARL AND THE HIGHWAYMAN’S DAUGHTER by MAGGI ANSERSEN Eugenia Hawthorne, daughter of a deceitful highwayman, saves the life of the Earl of Trentham after he’s deposited at her door suffering from a bullet wound. Outsmarting her father, the earl becomes her guardian and takes Eugenia to live as his ward in his beautiful country estate, Lilac Court. But what does he really want from her?
~ Excerpt of My Lord Rogue~
Again, Simon was met by a defiant mix of stubbornness and sorrow. Then mind-boggling silence. Disgruntled but spurred to action, Simon slapped his hat on his head and began to shove on his gloves. A gentleman wouldn’t have removed his gloves at all, he berated himself. But I am no gentleman. Gentlemen didn’t fixate on married women. And married gentlemen didn’t betray infirm wives, no matter the arrangement.
Oh, his sins were many—too many to count. Damn his eyes! On entering Bedford’s box, a small part of him had held out hope that Gillian still loved him. But he’d chosen his path, and in doing so, he’d lost Gillian forever. Lies and misery separated them now. Hers. His. Bloody hell, they’d never been fated to be together, and nothing he could do or say would change that.
Gillian, Baroness Chauncey had become resourceful, cunning, and ruthless in her dealings with him. He deserved every cutting remark, every heated look. But that would not stop him from discovering the reason for her presence in Town. He’d get to the bottom of it, with or without her help.
Regret rose like a deafening buffer between them as applause ignited the crowd below and in the boxes around them. Lighting in the theater had dimmed. The play had begun. And Nelson was late, as usual, which meant Simon needed to return to his duties.
“Promise me you will not leave until our conversation is finished,” he said as he made his way to the curtained exit.
“I cannot.” She slanted a look at him. “I will not.”
His brows shot up in surprise. “As you wish, but I will be back.”
Holcroft’s Deaf and Dumb began like the metaphor it was—neither character understanding the other, neither ready to accept their true feelings, neither willing to make more sacrifices than had already been made. Gillian stood before him, proud and undaunted with her chin raised and eyes set with unflinching determination.
Simon bowed, barely catching her polite curtsey. “Baroness,” he said stiffly before sweeping the curtain to the side.
She made no sound.
Perhaps it is for the best, eh? his conscience prodded.
Duty linked him to Vice-Admiral Nelson, to a cause greater than flesh. The mission they embarked on together—he and Nelson—organizing a group of mercenaries that would answer to the vice-admiral and act to stop Napoleon’s threat of invasion, depended on total discretion and his complete concentration. As quickly as his instincts had been triggered to follow Gillian, Simon forced her to the back of his mind, turning off his emotions as he exited the box. His heart was not equipped for the gut-wrenching truth that Gillian wanted nothing to do with him. So be it. A man could not turn back the tide.
Lovers separated by fate are reunited to serve England. Oh, this gives me chills galore and I’m so jazzed this is the beginning of reintroducing my Nelson’s Tea Series in Daring a Rogue to Love. (Duke by Day, Rogue by Night, The Rogue’s Prize, My Lady Rogue, and The Rogue’s Surrender will follow in 2018.)
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Wishin’ ye fare winds!