Celebration X 3? Does that mean it’s more mysterious?

Of course. Smugglers, Spies, and Secrets.

On this day in 2015, M.A. Lee launched her professional writing career with the publication of her first three novels.

A Game of Secrets

Smugglers, secrets and spies: Kate tries to hide in plain sight; Tony tries to catch a spy. First they fall in love, then they fall into trouble with smugglers. Will they survive?

Kate Charteris never expects to become a damsel in distress. This army-brat orphan is no damsel wh

o faints at the first sight of a dragon-like trouble.

Hunting Napoleon’s spies, Tony Farraday falls hard for a chance-met damsel not quite in distress. Circu

mstances part them; fate reunites them at a run-down inn on the English coast, the lair of smugglers who are helping the French spies.

Will the smugglers end their dangerous game of secrets? Or will both Kate and Tony be caught in a watery trap when the smugglers sail for France? Have they both lost this Game of Secrets?

A Game of Spies

Salons and soirées, flirtation and dancing, gambling and spies: Josette and Giles fall in love over a deck of cards—and try not to die.

Daughter of a French émigré, Josette Sourantine expects only dancing, flirtations, and gambling on cards when she travels to

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London. Giles Hargreaves searches the London salons for a spy sending vital government documents to agents for Napoleon.

When his flirtation with Josette ventures into a light dalliance, Giles wonders if he has fallen for a traitor to England. Josette fears she is giving her heart to a hardened rake. How can he declare his love when they have known each other so briefly?

How will they discover the truth? Or will the French spies offer a deadly answer to that question?

A Game of Hearts

Two Hearts Shadowed by their Past

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Self-made financier Rafe Lockhart needs a titled wife. A quick marriage to Lady Margaret Symonds, widow of an earl, seems the answer to his problem. Her beauty and wit sweeten his plan.

After an abusive marriage, Maggie Symonds swore off husbands, yet financial difficulties force her to accept Rafe Lockhard’s proposal.

Neither expects passion to fire up their marriage. Yet even as they discover each other, two blows deal wounds to their blossoming love.

Two Hearts Crossed by Circumstance

Falling in love with his employer’s daughter Connie is not Roger Denby’s biggest mistake. No, his first mistake was giving her a passionate kiss.

Connie knows the walls between her and Roger Denby. When he refuses to court her, she turns her attentions to an acceptable society beau.

Deal in the Unexpected ~ a courtesan and two rakes, all out for mischief … and murder, bloody and foul.

This Game of Hearts turns more dangerous than Rafe & Maggie and Roger & Connie ever anticipated.

Enjoy A Trio of Games.

M.A. Lee says, “These three novels launched my indie writing career in 2015. I’ve always enjoyed reading the books of Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt, Jane Aiken Hodge and Daphne du Maurier. Writing this Trio of Games gave me just as much enjoyment. I hope you also enjoy them.”

Available in ebook and paperback formats.

A Game of Secrets


Trailer     https://youtu.be/BzwOWP5ssCA

A Game of Spies


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A Game of Hearts


Trailer     https://youtu.be/rht6hMctbGI

Or check out the ebook bundle A Trio of Games, available at this link.


On this date in 2016, Digging into Death published!

Available on Amazon Kindle

Crete in 1919:  Damsel in Distress.

Abandoned by her employer, budding artist Isabella Newcombe finds herself stranded at an archaeological dig.  Madoc Tarrant convinces his brother, the professor in charge, to hire Isabella to illustrate magazine articles covering the dig.

Romance is inevitable.  Murder is not.

Take a peek at this video trailer for Digging into Death, and check out the novel (available in ebook and paperback versions) at this link.


Launch Day!

Welcome to A Trio of Hazards,

twisty mysteries during Regency England,

as people from the many spheres of life clash against each other—

and against murderers!


Complex Schemes, Dangerous Pasts :: The Hazard of Secrets

Clarey Parton crosses the Atlantic to steal an inheritance. She hopes that no one discovers the rightful heir lies in a cold grave.

Jem Baxter returns to the England he fled three years before. He assumes the name James Axminster to conceal his past, one littered with misdeeds.

When a press gang sees two people traveling alone, they seize the opportunity for quick cash: they plan to sell Clarey to a brothel and impress Jem on a merchant ship. Fate brings these two lonely souls together. Chance helps them escape.

Yet escape traps them in another secret—one with murder as a bloody solution.

The Hazard of Secrets offers twists and turns as tight as knots. Can Clarey and Jem keep their secrets, or will murder force them to reveal all?

 Treacherous Traitors, Murders Past and Present :: The Hazard for Spies

Disguised to Spy.

Conrad Hoppock works with the Bow Street Runners to locate a French master spy. His search sends him undercover in a firm of solicitors.

Phinney Darracott wants justice for the murders of her sister and brother-in-law. Clues lead her to a firm of London solicitors. Disguised as a cleaning maid, Phinney prowls for the evidence. There she encounters Conrad.

And the lawyer at the center of the tangle of clues is shot dead while they watch from hiding.

Will Phinney and Conrad discover the connection between past and present murders? Or will two bullets solve the problem for the murderer and the French master spy?

Will murder destroy their chance for love?

Knotty problems turn into bloody events in The Hazard for Spies.


 Rumors, Lies, Superstition, & Murder :: The Hazard with Hearts

The bride of the Earl of Sheldrake, Vivienne Northrup encounters ghost stories from venomous neighbors when she arrives at the Hall. Her husband is busy with the concerns of the estate, and his relatives are less than welcoming.

Then, while exploring the ruins of Sheldrake Castle, she barely escapes a stone dislodged from a tower.

Rumors whisper the Earl is a Bluebeard, killing his two previous wives. Others claim the first  committed suicide while the second fell on the stairs. Which version is the truth?

Or were his wives murdered?

Two wives haunt the castle. Will Vivienne the third to die?

The Hazard with Hearts offers a determined heroine who confronts doubts, superstition, and the dark passions of a killer who wants every countess of Sheldrake dead and buried.

A Trio of Hazards bundles together the last three books in the Hearts in Hazard series, mysteries and suspense with a dash of sweet romance. Set in Regency England, the novels are loosely connected and are complete, without cliffhangers. Find it here! 




On this day in 2017, M.A. Lee published The Dangers to Hearts, a continuation of Jess Carter’s story.

Jess Carter was introduced in the first book of the Hearts in Hazard series, A Game of Secrets.

Thwarted by love in A Game of Secrets, what will block his love for Agatha in The Dangers to Hearts?

Will arson destroy their love? Or will a death from a decade before?

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