Published Books

FAerie

"Amazing!" ~Kelly Oakes, Riverside Book Examiner

 

"I have never before read such a perfect example of a fantasy romance set in an actual Earth-historical setting."

                                                        ~Jessi Gage, A Time to Love

 

Like her mother before her, Leonie of Bosewood carries Faerie blood in her veins, a secret she harbors to protect her own life. For although the people of eleventh-century England believe in magic, their ignorance and fear have made being different a very dangerous prospect. Caught between the human and Faerie worlds, yet belonging in neither, Leonie must guard her heart…no matter how strong the temptations.

 

As the king’s emissary, Philippe le Peregrine has watched Leonie mature from gangly girl to alluring woman. With each encounter, his attraction grows, but he knows a match between them can never be. For Philippe hides his own secret, one that has condemned him to a life of lonely celibacy for fear of harming the woman he loves. But when powerful forces prompt them to unite against a sorcerer intent on conquering the world, Leonie and Philippe realize that only together are they strong enough to combat the evil threatening to engulf them.

Fire Dance

Amazon #1 Best Selling Romance

Amazon #13 Best Seller

4 Stars ~ RT Reviews

 

Ordered by his King to carry out a cryptic command—kill a wicked sorcerer lord, seize his castle, and take his daughter as a wife—Alain de Crency expects a fierce battle. Instead he discovers a defenseless castle, the daughter missing, and the sorcerer dead, shrouded in a magnificent purple cloak. With no knowledge of the evil lurking within it, Alain takes the cloak as his own before investigating the whereabouts of his supposed betrothed.

 

Upon Alain’s arrival, Melisande, the sorcerer’s daughter who begrudgingly learned her father’s sinister trade, hides in plain sight as a servant. But Alain suspects this beautiful blonde knows more than she claims, and he resolves to uncover the truth—if he can resist his burning desire for her.

Soon Melisande realizes her father’s infernal magic reaches beyond the grave—and that only Alain can save her people from the menacing evil. But with Alain’s new cloak dyed in poison, can Melisande save her people’s savior without revealing her dark secrets to the man who’s captured her heart?

German Translation

Loki's Daughters

Amazon #1 Best Selling Fiction Book

1998 Golden Heart Finalist

4 1/2 Stars "...Masterpiece!" ~ RT Reviews

Now available in German

 

For as long as Arienh can remember, her Celtic people have feared the deadly Viking raids. She knows their brutality first hand, having lost the men from her own family and village to their swords. When she encounters and wounds a Viking warrior one stormy night, she has every right to want him dead. Instead, she allows him shelter in her cottage. Although she fears him, his confidence and teasing manner give her pause. He acts as if she belongs to him. As if he knows her.

 

Ronan didn’t expect Arienh to recognize him. Why should she? They were both just children when his uncle forced him into a raid against her village. But Ronan risked his life to protect the young Arienh from his marauding kinsmen. Now that the time has come for Ronan and the other warriors to choose wives, he has returned to claim the beautiful girl who captured his heart so long ago.

 

But for men accustomed simply to taking what they want, wooing the courageous, headstrong Celtic women is easier said than done. And for Arienh, who always sacrificed her own happiness for the sake of her people, trusting—and loving—a Northman may be impossible. By turns poignant and humorous, Loki’s Daughters is a stirring tale of unlikely lovers, forged in dangerously opposite worlds yet bound together by sacrifice, strength, and undeniable passion.

His Majesty, the Prince of Toads

Amazon Best Seller
Amazon #1 Best Selling Romance
2003 Golden Heart Winner
AVAILABLE ONLY ON AMAZON

Sometimes it takes more than a kiss to change a toad into a handsome prince.

 

When Captain Lucas Deverall returns from the Peninsular War to succeed to his deceased brother's title, he grudgingly decides to take back his wife. But even before he learns the circumstances of his inheritance, he encounters her at a New Year's gala. Shock sets in as he realizes the most beautiful woman in England is the same gangly, calf-eyed chit who tricked him into marriage six years before.

 

That's not how Sophie remembers it. She wishes fervently she'd had the sense not to scream when the drunken scapegrace crawled into her bed at her Uncle Harry's house party. True, she'd had a secret tendre for the handsome wastrel, until his scathing denunciation of her after their forced wedding. Then he went off to war without even consummating their union, and for six years she heard nothing from him. Now the toad offers her forgiveness in exchange for his presence in her bed? Revenge comes more to mind.

 

So the battle of wits begins. And the harder they fight it, the more they fall in love.

His Secret Heroine

"Four Stars"~RT Reviews.

"A Perfect 10!"~The Romance Reviews

2001 Golden Heart  Finalist

AVAILABLE ONLY ON AMAZON

 

To Lord Reginald Beauhampton, younger son of the Duke of Marmount, the beautiful and courageous Miss Chloe Englefield inspires in him the perfect solution to his dilemma-even the perfect heroine for his secret novel.  And Reggie is Chloe's only hope to save her sisters from their abusive guardian, not to mention that he is also the most exciting and handsome man she has ever met.

 

But Reggie and Chloe have not counted on Reggie's strange and very powerful father. The Duke of Marmount will stop at nothing to control his son-and Chloe is in his way.

The Mudlark

  Amazon #1 Best Selling Romance

  Amazon Best Seller

 2002 Golden Heart Finalist

4 Stars  ~ " Like the lark of the title, Delle Jacobs sings a lovely song." ~ Cindy Harrison, Romantic Times magazine

 

 

The only thing they have in common is their grim determination not to marry each other. But their fathers have them well and truly trapped. No matter how much they dislike each other, their only hope for escape is collaboration. And so together the concoct an elaborate scheme of their own, a double elopement, with a twist, so to speak... A Regency Romance in the Georgette Heyer tradition.

The Mudlark, Illustrated

(this edition not currently available)

It is being re-designed as a gift to be used in contests and other promotions. (Just so you know they are different books!)

Lady Wicked

Amazon #1 Best Selling Romance

2005 Golden Heart Winner

When the Ton's most infamous rake, Thomas Steynes, Viscount Savoury, is forced to retreat to his ancient, abandoned family manor to redeem his wasted life, he comes upon a woman being tormented by village boys. Rushing to her defense, he discovers his damsel in distress is instead the very viper-tongued harpy who hates him more than anyone else on earth.

Cast aside by her violent husband, the last thing Davina, Lady Wyckham, needs is an irkingly handsome, meddlesome knight in tarnished armor who is hellbent on her rescue. After her brutal marriage, all she wants is to be left alone, to support herself raising medicinal herbs. As if she were not ruined enough already, Savoury's attention will only bring her more disaster.

Despite their enmity, true friendship and trust grow between them and the long ago attraction they had always denied begins to deepen. But behind their backs lurks a dark mystery that threatens them both. Soon Davina discovers she must make a horrible decision: Savoury's destruction or hers? How can she choose? And unless they both find the courage to grow beyond their flaws and fears, neither will survive.

Not currently available. Soon to be re-released.

Aphrodite's Brew

2004 Golden Heart Winner

It’s only a restorative tonic for women. So why are the bachelors of the Ton running scared?

The Earl of Vailmont, a confirmed bachelor who laughs at superstition, scoffs at the rumors that a love potion is behind the recent string of improbable marriages, and he vows to expose the charlatan behind the fraud. But when Val meets Sylvia, Lady Ashbroughton, her silver-green eyes set his soul spinning as if he has just encountered a witch.

Sylvia needs no handsome earls prying into her life. If Val learns of her secret trade in potions, she will be ruined and her beloved stepdaughter will be deprived of her Season. Worse, the earl could uncover Sylvia’s most shameful secret—her penchant for handsome men. To ward him off, she protects her fragile heart from unwanted new passion by wearing her family recipe in a locket.

But neither logic nor charms can combat the stubborn love that sweeps them into a whirl of unbridled passion.

And, from somewhere in the mists of time, a forgotten, nameless god is laughing.

Sins of the Heart

Not currently available. Soon to be re-released.

The icy Lord Edenstorm is the very man Lady Juliette hoped never to see again, for only he knows her true identity. One word from him to her brother and she will be locked away, hidden forever in an asylum. All for one foolish, scandalous mistake.

Still stinging from her deceitful betrayal years before and wounded by the horrors of war, Edenstorm offers to keep her secret, if she helps him catch the traitors who smuggle English gold to Napoleon.

Juliette is incensed. Her Cornish friends may be smugglers, but never traitors, and his snooping and accusations could destroy them. Furious at his blackmail, Juliette vows to risk her own life and freedom to protect the friends she trusts by leading his search astray.

But Edenstorm is not the unfeeling man she thought she knew. Nor is Juliette the faithless woman he believed her to be. As passion flares, deceit gives way to truth, and truth unleashes dangers they never suspected.

Only by turning truth into trust—and trust into love—can they hope to survive.

The Boss Wore Red

 A Contemporary Novella


Cowboy meets snark--A western romantic comedy novella.

Fashionista Alexandria Bergstrom had no idea she even had a father (as opposed to a sperm bank donation) until she inherits a horse ranch in the Far West. She doesn't even remember a time when she had actual dirt beneath her feet (as opposed to concrete). She shudders at the thought, but all she has to do is go there, sell the ranch and come back with all the money she needs to open the restaurant of her dreams. Easy. Three weeks max, and she'll be safely back on solid pavement. She won’t even have to spend a moment’s thought to the man who obviously didn’t spend any thoughts on her.

But it turns out her father was onto her anti-ranch ideas even before she was born (he knew her wacky mother), so his will requires her to live there a full year before she can sell out. Not that she wants a ranch full of reminders of the father she never knew and the mother who was nothing like the mother she knows now. That’s before she sees the horses, which aren’t anything like what she thinks horses ought to be. And if that isn't enough, the hunk of a ranch hand she hired is her opposite in every possible way. There's no living with him, but no ranch without him. Is Alexandria strong enough to resist Clint's earthy magnetism and irking common sense for a whole year before she can leave the ugly dirt, rain and beige wallpaper behind?

 

Or MAYBE Alexandria needs a new point of view...

Siren

A Paranormal Historical Romance

A  Myth of the Sea Retold

Novella, 24,000 wordds.

 

For seventeen years, John Wall has sailed the seas, braving storms and pirates to bring his cargo safely into port. Sometimes he sees the Siren and hears her clarion voice above the crashing waves: "Come to me, John Wall. Come to me."

But the Siren's song is death, so John resists its lure--until the night he meets the King of Storms. Masts and hull shattered, sails torn, sheets flaying the violent sky, and his men gone, John clings fiercely to the wreckage, defying death. And the Siren comes for him. "Come to me," her sweet voice sings.

Their lips locked in a kiss, John Wall slips beneath the sea. What has he found? Heaven? Hell? Or something beyond his wildest imagination?

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