When Josette Sourantine visits her widowed sister-in-law in London, she finds Celeste hosting twice-weekly salons for dancing, flirtations, and gambling on cards. With a talent for whist, she is commanded by Celeste to have charge of the card room. Very quickly she attracts attention from the cynical rake Tobias Kennit as well as the handsome society prize Lord Gordon Musgrove. Yet it is the mysterious Giles Hargreaves who intrigues her.
Col. Giles Hargreaves, son of the Marquess of Grasmere, has found the émigré spying for Napoleon, but he cannot arrest her until he locates the source feeding her vital government secrets. He attends the Sourantine salons hoping to locate the man stealing the information for Celeste which she then smuggles to France. He decides to dally with Celeste only to be distracted by the lovely Josette.
As their mutual attraction turns into flirtation then deepens into something neither wants to name, Giles worries he is blinding himself. Josette is the spy’s sister; how could she not be embroiled in the betrayal of England? Josette fears she is giving her heart to a man who is more of a rake than Tobias Kennit. How can he love her when they have known each other so briefly?
When the net begins to close around the spy and her compatriots, Josette is caught up as well. Will Giles lose her just when he’s given is heart to her?
A sweet Regency historical.
To the Reader: A Game of Spies follows A Game of Secrets, which is a complete novel with no cliff-hangers. While readers may find that reading the first novel creates a fuller experience, it is not necessary to read it in order to enjoy this book. And while the trilogy concludes with A Game of Hearts, another novel that stands on its own, A Game of Spies does not end with a cliff-hanger.
Kate Charteris never expected to become a damsel in distress, yet she becomes just that when she must flee her cousin’s unwanted attentions. While she might be alone in Regency England, her parents deceased and family friends still with Wellington’s army in Portugal and Spain, she is no damsel who faints at the first sight of a dragon-like trouble.
On the hunt for the lair of smugglers and spies for Napoleon, Tony Farraday never expected to fall hard for a damsel not quite in distress. He collides with Kate on a city street and feels instant attraction. Yet Kate must catch the mail coach before it leaves, and Tony still needs orders from the spycatcher Giles Hargreaves.
Neither expects to meet again at a run-down inn on the English coast. On a crumbling cliffside, they vow to keep each other’s secrets and pretend to be strangers. Yet that initial spark of attraction catches flame strongly and obviously, jeopardizing their pretense.
When they realize they are in the smugglers’ very lair, Tony must warn his friend Hargreaves. The French spy arrives, demanding immediate passage across the Channel to take vital information to Napoleon. Kate befriends the spy, but she is playing a dangerous game. Tony hopes to delay the spy long enough for Hargreaves to arrest her and the smugglers—only to be caught in a trap. When Kate’s cousin arrives, can she evade him long enough to help Tony escape? Or have they both lost this Game of Secrets?
A sweet Regency historical romance.
A Game of Secrets is a complete novel without a cliff-hanger, but the danger continues in A Game of Spies.
The icy mountains hold danger and death but not in the way
that the Fae Mark’d wizard Alstera expects in Sing a Graveyard Song.
Suspicious villagers, justice-seeking pursuers, and foul sorcery
are nothing compared to a blood-drinking monster.
With her powers still shackled for crimes against wizardry, Alstera reaches a snow-smothered village being attacked by a death walker. The re-animated corpse drinks blood to exist. To fight the death-walker, Alstera relies primitive and forbidden blood-magic.
Yet will blood-magic defeat a blood-spelled creature?
How many lives will the death walker take before Alstera finds the way to destroy it?
Will Alstera cross the tenuous barrier that separates wizardry from foul sorcery?
The dark fantasy Sing a Graveyard Song continues the grim story of twisted magic and foul sorcery and Alstera, walking the silvery thread that separates them. Third in the Fae Mark’d Wizard series, Grave follows Weave a Wizardry Web and Dream a Deadly Dream. Although each novel is a complete story, readers will have a richer experience if they read all three in order.
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Welcome to A Trio of Games :: Secrets / Spies / Hearts
Regency mysteries and suspense with a dash of romance.
I’m excited to announce this bundle of the first three books that I published. Way back in 2015, the whole 12-book Hearts in Hazard series was just a dream. Indie publishing was a dream coming true.
Now, here in this Summer of Hearts in Hazard, every book in the series will become available in ebook and paperback formats. June saw the publication of the individual Game triptych: A Game of Secrets, A Game of Spies, and a Game of Hearts.
Today–TODAY–launches the bundled set of these three novels, available at this link.
July is for the conversion of the Danger triptych … with the three Keys in August, and the Hazard books finishing in September.
It’s a busy summer.
Sink into the best reading: a heart-pounding puzzle with A Trio of Games.