Born in England and raised in India by her father after her mother's untimely death, Asyra has been ostracized from her small village most of her life. News of her impending marriage arranged by her grandmother back in England only serves to confuse her further about who she is and where she fits in. When Madras is attacked by the French before Asyra's ship sails, she must pretend to be the wife of her grandmother's agent, who happens to be the elder brother of her intended. Can she move beyond prejudice to find her place in the world?
"sweet short story."
Pride and passion vie for supremacy in this fresh new telling of E.M. Hull's romance classic. A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground… A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own… When pride and passion vie for supremacy, blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights…
"Fun to Listen to !"
Miss Audrey Ellis has failed to catch a wealthy, titled husband in her two London Seasons, and merely wishes to return to her quiet country life, leaving high society behind her for good. But when an unexpected encounter brings the Duke of Halford into her life, she will have to decide if she has the courage to change her prudent, unadventurous plans and reach for something more.
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series set in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. In her debut adventure, Aldora Fiske takes to the skies for the good of the people. London has been besieged by strange and powerful airships targeting the city's shipping. The poor starve and the rich must ration their luxuries, while the blockaders have made no demands. Parliament and the Home Office have done nothing to rectify the situation, and though it's hardly proper, sometimes a gentlewoman must act while the men debate.
"Airships, sword play, & Aldora Fiske"
Chronicles of a Gentlewoman is an action-packed thriller series following Aldora Fiske's adventures in an alternate history Victorian steampunk world. This collection of three novelletes takes her all the way from London, to the jungles of Mexico, to the Ottoman Empire.
"Aldora Fiske is an awesome character"
The Tower of Babbage brings readers to the ruins of Central America. A motion-picture crew has gone missing in the mysterious jungles of Southern Mexico while filming ancient Mayan ruins. Desperate to learn the fate of an old friend, gentlewoman Aldora Fiske sponsors an expedition into the heart of the rainforest. Little does she realize that the filmmakers were not the only ones interested in the clockwork secrets that Charles Babbage left behind.
Baron Jasper Pendleton has learned love does not exist from suffering his parents' barely civil marriage. He plans to accept the bride his ambitious mother secured, get her with child, and go his own way, confident there is nothing to be had beyond momentary pleasure. But when a masked dancer's passion inflames his frozen heart, will he follow convention or risk everything to take a chance on love?
"Non-romantic: Loved it!"
Aldora Fiske is among the influential Europeans to accept handsome nobleman Cemal Yavuzade Bey's invitation to show off the Young Turks' Ottoman Empire and its secularist reforms. After she alone escapes the devious plot to kidnap the foreign guests for leverage against the Great Powers of Europe, she's confronted with an Empire where women are given all the rights and respect of men, and a handsome Turkish nobleman who treats her like an equal.
Interior Designer Mandy Radcliffe runs a thriving business. Her husband is married to his job and her three daughters are adults with lives of their own. Anyone observing would assume they were a happy and successful middle-class family. Then a phone call and a declaration of love leads Mandy into a secret affair that turns her well ordered life upside down.