Tuesday, April 20, 2021

New Release! Lady Rosamund and the Horned God


Lady Rosamund and the Horned God is book 2 of the Rosie and McBrae Regency Mysteries. The first book was Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen.

Widowed Lady Rosamund spends the first months of her mourning in the Lake District, where it’s safe and peaceful, and murders are exceedingly rare. Luckily, she is rescued from this tedium by a house party comprised of playwrights, poets, and actors—an immoral set of persons with whom no respectable lady should associate. Even so, she hardly expected to wake in the wee hours to find one of the guests lying dead.

As if that wasn’t troublesome enough, Gilroy McBrae is at the same party, masquerading as a footman to investigate a series of thefts. Was the sudden death an accident—or murder? Almost everyone had reason to loathe their unpleasant fellow guest. Rosie must set aside her confused emotions about McBrae and work with him to find the culprit before an innocent person is accused of the crime.

At the moment only the Amazon links are live, but it will be available at other vendors soon.

US   https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Rosamund-Horned-God-Regency-ebook/dp/B0913LPHMC/

Canada   https://www.amazon.ca/Lady-Rosamund-Horned-God-Regency-ebook/dp/B0913LPHMC/

UK  https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lady-Rosamund-Horned-God-Regency-ebook/dp/B0913LPHMC/

Australia  https://www.amazon.com.au/Lady-Rosamund-Horned-God-Regency-ebook/dp/B0913LPHMC/











If you haven't read Lady Rosamund and the Poison Pen,  you might want to try it first.
There's a giveaway going on right now. For a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card, go to the book tour for Lady Rosamund and the Horned God.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

What I've Been Reading -- December 2020

 Long time no post -- I've been overwhelmed with other stuff. But anyway, here are my thoughts on a few books I read recently. 


The Secret Agent is a brilliant story – realistic, suspenseful, and in places heartrending. It must have taken astonishing courage to be part of the French Resistance during WW2. 

The best compliment I can give to a book is that the characters live on in my mind after I finish reading it—and the characters in this one surely do. I can’t help but imagine their lives afterwards and hope for the best for all concerned – even the parents of a German soldier. It also made me want to visit Nantes so I can see the setting for myself. Highly recommended.


Midwinter Magic by Stella Riley is the perfect wrap-up for the Rockliffe series. 

It took me a few minutes to remember who some of the many characters are (because it’s a while since I read the six novels in the series), but once I got past that I loved this story. It ties up a few…not exactly loose ends, but it makes everyone’s ending overall more satisfying. A lovely, heartwarming read.






The Montgomery Murder is the first in a series about a group of orphaned boys in Victorian-era London. 

Their life is tough, but they’re courageous and competent at fending for themselves. There’s lots of danger and suspense and some hair-raising moments, but they have the smarts and the persistence to solve a murder.

The dynamics of the group, especially re the blind brother and the spoiled cousin, are very well done. It’s a YA, but it’s a satisfying read for an adult, too. I went on and read the next in the series, and it was also a good read.

A Knife in Darkness is the first in a series about a young doctor’s wife in rural Scotland in the early 1800s. 

The setting was intriguing, the mystery was solid  – and I should have guessed it sooner! – and the dynamics between the doctor and his wife, who are newlyweds, and a guest in their home, were particularly well done. A great beginning to what promises to be an excellent series.





Friday, October 16, 2020

Ghostly freebie!

 Is it Halloween...or Christmas? Hmm...why not both?!!

Today through Sunday, The Right to Remain Single is free on Amazon. 


On a Christmas visit, James becomes embroiled with a determined spinster, her cowardly suitor, pigheaded father, lecherous cousin, an exorcist monk, and a ghost who warns of danger and deadly peril—and has a few short days in which to convince Thomasina that with the right man, she might just want to marry after all.

This novella is part of the Scandalous Kisses series.

Here are various Amazon links:

Amazon US
Amazon Canada
Amazon UK
Amazon Australia