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A Knight’s Persuasion (Knight’s Series Book 4)


When Edouard de Lanceau, son of Moydenshire's great Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, finds an unconscious wounded woman lying in a river, he's shocked to recognize Lady Juliana de Greyne, to whom he was once almost betrothed. The previous year, his bet with a friend to win her kiss went awry, and the commitment to her never proceeded. When Juliana's sister deceived him into betrothing her instead, Edouard became honor-bound to wed her; yet he still desires Juliana. Taking her in his arms, he vows to discover who would want her dead—and why.


While riding to an important meeting on behalf of his ill father, Edouard must face Lord Geoffrey's enemies, who have returned to Moydenshire to destroy him. Taken prisoner and chained in a tower, Edouard must fight not only for his life but for Juliana's as well. When Juliana wakes, she has no memory of who she is or what happened to her. She only knows she's captive in a chamber alongside a man in chains who insists he knows her.


For reasons unknown, her feelings for this stranger run strong. Were they once lovers, or is he a cold-blooded killer? Determined to regain her memories and know the truth, Lady Juliana discovers that nothing can vanquish love or the power of a knight's persuasion.



A Knight’s Temptation (Knight’s Series Book 3)


When Lady Leona Ransley sets eyes upon the handsome, arrogant warrior who enters the back room of the tavern, she recognizes him:  Aldwin Treynarde, the earl’s son who almost caused her death in a childhood game twelve years ago—and the only man who has ever kissed her.  Shocked, she fights her stirred up emotions, determined to hand him the ruby pendant in exchange for the reward offered by Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, and then vanish.

Aldwin is intrigued by the husky-voiced beauty.  He believes she is a courtesan who not only has the valuable pendant stolen from de Lanceau, but has information on the whereabouts of his lordship’s enemies, Veronique Desjardin and Baron Sedgewick, who are conspiring against him.  She is a prize he cannot let slip through his grasp, for the knowledge she has could save many lives—and she might be his way to earn what he wants most: knighthood.

He takes Leona hostage and spirits her away, intending to deliver her and the pendant to de Lanceau.  She, however, fights him at every chance.  He desires his captive more than any noble woman he’s ever met, and when he discovers who she really is, he knows he has one last chance to protect his lady’s life.  Only by resolving what happened between them years ago and by fighting side by side can Aldwin and Leona defeat the conspirators and surrender to their greatest temptation—love.



A Knight’s Reward (Knight’s Series Book 2)

When Gisela Anne Balewyne comes face to face with handsome knight Dominic de Terre, she fears her dangerous secrets have caught up with her.  The small town of Clovebury seemed the perfect place to hide from her abusive husband, raise her young son, and earn a living as a tailor while she saved to move north and start a new life.  Seeing Dominic—the lord she loved and then lost when he went on crusade—renews her desire for him, but she can never be with him again, and not just because she’s a commoner and he’s a nobleman.  Loving him would mean risking too much, including his life.

Dominic is on a crucial mission for Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau: to find out who stole de Lanceau’s cloth shipment, worth a fortune.  Dominic is stunned to see Gisela, the only woman he’s ever loved.  She’s changed, though, from the passionate, sensual woman he knew.  He vows not only to succeed in his mission, but to win her heart forevergoals that endanger them all, especially when Dominic learns she’s been hired to sew clothes from some of the stolen silks.  As he unravels her shocking secrets and learns the truth about her little boy, he could lose all that’s dear to himor win a knight’s greatest reward.


Awards for A Knight’s Reward:


* Reviewer’s Pick, Affaire de Coeur Magazine
* Finalist, Historical Category, 2008 National Readers’ Choice Awards

A Knight’s Vengeance (Knight’s Series Book 1)

A quest for revenge . . .


Geoffrey de Lanceau is a knight, the son of the man who once ruled Wode.  His noble sire died, however, branded as a traitor.  But never will Geoffrey believe his father betrayed the king, and swears vengeance against the man who brought his sire down in a siege to take over Wode.

A quest for love . . .

Lady Elizabeth Brackendale dreamed of marrying for love, but is promised by her father to a lecherous old baron.  Then she is abducted and held for ransom by a scarred, tormented rogue who turns out to be the very knight who has sworn vengeance against her father.

A quest for truth . . .

The threads of deception sewn eighteen years ago bind the past and present.  Only by Geoffrey and Elizabeth championing their forbidden love can the truth - and the terrible lies - be revealed about . . .

A Knight’s Vengeance.

Awards for A Knight’s Vengeance:

* Finalist, Historical Category, Georgia Romance Writers’ 2007 Maggie Awards for Published Romance Novelists
* Second Place, Historical Category, Lake Country Romance Writers’ 2007 Barclay Gold Contest
* Third Place, Historical Category, Volusia Romance Writers’ 2007 Laurel Wreath Contest

Bound by His Kiss (Novella)

On her way to visit Lord Bramwell Hawksley days before they will marry, Lady Miranda de Vornay is taken captive by forest outlaws. Held hostage by their leader, she fights her shocking desire for the bold, handsome rogue she should despise—especially when he insists he is Bram, and that her betrothed is his corrupt half brother.


Uncertain what to believe, Miranda must find out the truth. She will love only one man: the lord to whom she’s bound by his long-ago kiss.

Novella length: Approximately 15,000 words.

Dance of Desire

She risked everything in one seductive dance . . .

Disguised as a veiled courtesan, Lady Rexana Villeaux dances for Fane Linford, the new High Sheriff of Warringham. Desperate to distract him while her servant steals the missive that condemns her brother as a traitor to the Crown, she entices Fane with all the passion in her soul—and he is tempted.

A hero of the crusades, Fane has been granted an English bride by the king. Fane wants only one woman: the exquisite dancer. When he discovers she’s actually a highborn lady, and that her rebellious brother is imprisoned in his dungeon, he will have no other wife but her.

Rexana doesn’t want to become the sheriff’s bride, but it may be the only way to save her brother. Yet as she learns more about her brooding husband tormented by barbaric secrets, she finds it harder and harder to deny his love or their dance of desire.


Awards for Dance of Desire:


* Reviewer’s Choice Golden Rose Award, Love Romances

* Reviewer’s Choice Award, The Road to Romance

* Winner, Best Historical—Medieval—Category, Affaire de Coeur Magazine’s 2006 Reader-Writer’s Poll

* Finalist, Historical Category, Georgia Romance Writers’ 2006 Maggie Awards for Published Romance Novelists

* Finalist, Best First Book Category, The Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of RWA’s 2006 Golden Quill Contest for Published Authors

* Finalist, Debut Novel Category, Reviewers’ International Organization’s 2005 RIO Award of Excellence Contest
* 2nd Place, Historical Category, Smoky Mountain Romance Writers’ 2005 Readers and Booksellers’ Best Laurie for Published Authors Contest

My Lady’s Treasure

The moment widowed Lady Faye Rivellaux sees the tall, commanding warrior riding toward her, she senses the danger in hima powerful sensuality that she has never experienced before, especially not in her marriage bed.  Fighting her unexpected desire, she clings to her promise to rescue the kidnapped child she loves as her own.  When he demands a ransom she cannot meet, she offers her one last hope: a gold cup.

Former crusading knight Brant Meslarches never expected the widow he was ordered to meet to be a tempting beauty.  Nor did he expect to see such a chalice.  Worth a small fortune, it’s proof that a lost treasure of the legendary Celtic King Arthur does exist
as Brant’s murdered brother believed.  Of all things, the lady has offered Brant the one means to redeem his terrible past.


He makes her a deal: he will help her find the little girl, if she will help him locate the treasure.  Faye is uneasy about an alliance with the handsome, scarred rogue, especially when he stirs up strong yearnings within her.  Yet, she has no other way to find the missing child. Risking all, she joins Brant’s quest, and as the passion they’ve both denied flares between them, they find a treasure worth more than gold.

Awards for My Lady's Treasure:

* Reviewer's Choice Award, Love Romances
* Reviewer's Choice Award, The Road to Romance
* Winner, Historical Category, Southern Magic RWA's 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence
* Finalist, Romance Category, 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

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