Alexa Aston books in order
Alexa Aston is an award-winning, internationally bestselling author of historical fiction novels.
She currently lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb. There, she eats a considerable amount of dark chocolate and comes up with her stories while enjoying her morning walks.
Whenever she isn’t reading or writing, Alexa can be found watching movies, attending sporting events and spending time with her family.
She is a passionate watcher of TV shows Survivor, The Crown, and The Great British Baking Show.
Genres: Historical Fiction, Romance
de Wolfes of Esterley Castle
- Diana (2019)
- Derek (2019)
- Thea (2019)
Dukes Done Wrong
- Discouraging the Duke (2021)
- Deflecting the Duke (2021)
- Disrupting the Duke (2021)
- Delighting the Duke (2021)
- Destiny with a Duke (2021)
Dukes of Distinction
- Duke of Renown (2021)
- Duke of Charm (2021)
- Duke of Disrepute (2021)
- Duke of Arrogance (2021)
- Duke of Honor (2021)
Hollywood Name Game
- Hollywood Heartbreaker (2020)
- Hollywood Flirt (2020)
- Hollywood Player (2020)
- Hollywood Double (2020)
- Hollywood Enigma (2020)
Knights of Redemption
- A Bit of Heaven on Earth (2022)
Lawmen of the West
- Runaway Hearts (2021)
- Blind Faith (2021)
- Love and the Lawman (2021)
- Ballad Beauty (2021)
- A Game of Chance (2021)
- Written in the Cards (2021)
- Outlaw Muse (2021)
Medieval Runaway Wives
- Song of the Heart (2020)
- A Promise of Tomorrow (2020)
- Destined for Love (2020)
Soldiers & Soulmates
- To Heal An Earl (2020)
- To Tame A Rogue (2020)
- To Trust A Duke (2020)
- To Save a Life (2020)
- To Win a Widow (2020)
The King’s Cousins
- The Pawn (2019)
- The Heir (2019)
- The Bastard (2019)
The Knights of Honor
- Word of Honor (2016)
- Marked by Honor (2017)
- Code of Honor (2017)
- Journey to Honor (2017)
- Avelyn Heart of Honor (2017)
- Bold in Honor (2018)
- Love and Honor (2018)
- Gift of Honor (2018)
- Path to Honor (2018)
- Return to Honor (2018)
The St. Clairs
- Devoted to the Duke (2019)
- Midnight with the Marquess (2019)
- Embracing the Earl (2019)
- Defending the Duke (2019)
- Suddenly a St. Clair (2019)
- Starlight Night (2020)
Detailed book overview
de Wolfes of Esterley Castle
A woman whose reputation was destroyed. A powerful earl who longs for children. Can they ignore the raging gossip and find happiness together?
Lady Diana de Wolfe’s curiosity about kissing led to her ruin before she ever made her come-out in London. Banished from her home by a furious, disappointed father, Diana gives birth out of wedlock to twins and supports her family without help until her parents’ deaths. Her brother, the new Earl of Reston, welcomes her back into the family fold and takes Diana to London, hoping she can make a match—and demanding she keep silent about her children until she’s lands a husband.
Oliver Ward, Earl of Merrifield, raised his siblings after his father’s tragic death and his mother’s subsequent madness. With his brother at university and his sister making her come-out, Oliver is ready to find a wife and start a family of his own. His good friend, Lady Merrick, whom he almost wed, promises to help him find the right woman.
Meeting shortly before the London Season begins, Oliver is drawn to Diana’s spirit and beauty. Her attraction for him only grows when he learns about her precocious twins and he is determined to make her his.
Will the rumors regarding Diana’s past mistakes doom this couple in society’s eyes—or can love overcome gossip and save them both?
He loved her — and was blindsided when she wed another man...
Lady Amelia Ward is ecstatic that her brother, the Earl of Merrifield, has married for love. Amelia, who is in her first Season, now wants the same for herself. Though ton marriages rarely involve love, she has seen what a difference it’s made in Oliver’s life and she won’t settle for anything less—especially because she’s already in love with her new brother-in-law—who thinks her a featherbrain.
Derek de Wolfe, the new Earl of Reston, has seen his older sister, Diana, wed to Lord Merrifield. Now, Derek is ready to return to Northumberland because he has no plans to wed for several years, preferring to focus on changes he wishes to make at Esterley, his country estate. But the truth is that he’s running away from his growing attraction to Amelia, his new sister-in-law, whom he knows believes in love...But all does not go as planned or hoped.
When Amelia decides to make Derek jealous, her plans backfire. She finds herself wed to a stranger who’s a known rake and her unhappiness grows when she realizes the kind of marriage they will have.
Will Amelia find a way to escape a union that should never have occurred and if she does, will Derek be waiting for her?
He’s a virgin who almost died at Waterloo...and now finds himself a duke.
She’s been told that kissing is important and if she likes a man and has the opportunity...she should take it.
Lady Thea de Wolfe breaks her leg, causing her to miss her first London Season, one in which her sister, Diana, becomes the Countess of Merrifield and Thea’s best friend, Amelia, weds Thea’s brother, Lord Reston. Seeing those closest to her find love has led Thea to dare to dream of the possibility of love coming to her.
Major Adam Ashbury arrives home from war to discover his cousin recently died in a phaeton accident, making Adam the new Marquess of Trumbull. Before he can get used to having a title, his uncle dies and the former military man finds himself woefully unprepared to be the Duke of Durham. Adam can’t even dance—but he longs to find a duchess and create a new life for himself, one in which family and love play equally important roles.
A funeral first brings Adam and Thea together, followed soon by a house party, where their growing attraction finds fertile ground to blossom. Though other single women vie for the new duke’s attention and Thea’s guardian is determined to keep her from kissing anyone before she makes her come-out, true love runs its natural course for the pair.
Dukes Done Wrong
Accused of something they never did. Five boys banished from their homes in disgrace, to the place where they find the brothers of their heart—and build new family ties that will last a lifetime.
A lonely army captain who suddenly finds himself a duke. A gentleman’s daughter running an estate, because her father no longer can. Two lonely souls whose sparks are undeniable...
Miles Notley returns home as the new Duke of Winslow after being sent away for accidentally killing his younger brother when he was ten years old, an act his older brother committed—and denied. With his brother’s death, Miles finds himself in unfamiliar waters. He has no idea how to run an estate, much less be a duke. Until he meets an intriguing young woman.
Emery Jenson came to Wildwood ten years ago with her parents, hired to be the estate’s steward and housekeeper. She has taken on more responsibility as her father’s mind grows weak and now runs the ducal country seat. When the new duke shows up, she schemes to hide her father’s deficiencies, believing the Duke of Winslow won’t remain long since the Season is in full swing and he will need to claim a bride and provide an heir.
But Miles isn’t going anywhere. He becomes captivated not only by Emery’s charm and confidence but admires her skills in making Wildwood a profitable estate. Miles decides no one but Emery can be his duchess—and he is up for the challenge, ready to convince the blunt beauty in the battle of wills that they can both come up winners—if she will only say yes.
Will Emery, who thinks she has found her place in the world and urges Miles to now find his, discover that the best place she can be is at the Duke of Winslow’s side?
An angry army spy who becomes a reluctant duke. A virgin widow who seeks a husband who will give her children. An attraction that leads to passion...and love...
Wyatt Stanton served as a spy for Wellington until he receives word of his brother’s death. Reluctantly, he returns to England as the Duke of Amesbury and to Amberwood, a place he once loved and was banished from after his brother falsely accused Wyatt of burning down the family stables with over two dozen horses inside. His soul seared by war, the man who lived for danger must now become a member of Polite Society and find himself a duchess so he has an heir.
Meadow Grant’s father sold her to Lord Selfridge so he could pay his gambling debts. Selfridge collects beautiful things, and Meadow is the most beautiful girl of the Season. Once he possessed her, Selfridge lost interest and moved on to other things. Now a widow, the resilient Meadow is ready to make her own choice this time and find a husband who yearns for children as much as she does. Though attracted to the Duke of Amesbury, he is far too arrogant and conceited for her tastes, even if he does kiss well.
Wyatt is bored with all the younger women on the Marriage Mart, but he believes the beautiful and more mature Lady Selfridge fits his idea of a suitable duchess. The fact that he is attracted to her and she gets along well with his friends only confirms she is the one. Meadow wants to be courted, though, and Wyatt is up to the challenge, relentless in his pursuit, even liking how Meadow makes him work to earn her favor.
Though neither looks for love, will the reckless Wyatt and spitfire Meadow realize love has found them and will flourish, given the chance?
A brash army major who surprisingly becomes a duke. A lady who has no interest in ever wedding. An attraction that leads to passion...and love...
Cool, moody, and irresistible Donovan Martin finds himself the new Duke of Haverhill after his father and brother drown in a carriage accident. The womanizing Donovan decides to work his way through the numerous beauty of the ton because he has no intention of settling down. Until he encounters a most unusual woman—who informs him she never plans to wed.
Wynter Day wants to maintain her independence and never become subservient to any man. Besides, no man has ever sparked her interest romantically. Then the new Duke of Haverhill crashes into her life, causing Wynter to reconsider her stance on marriage.
A sprained ankle brings the pair closer together, with Wynter spending the Christmas holidays with Donovan and his friends. Sparks ignite and Donovan sees a future with Wynter. Then tragedy strikes, separating the couple, perhaps for good.
Will their stubbornness keep them apart—or will Donovan and Wynter let go of the ghosts of the past and take a chance on love?
An army major whose soul is stained by war. A lonely bluestocking who failed miserably during her first Season. Two strangers who bond over an injured kitten...
Aaron Hartfield is forced to leave the army and return to England to claim a title he never wanted when his brother is killed in a scandalous duel. Hart’s friends convince him to attend the Season in order to find himself a duchess and provide an heir—but he has no interest in making a love match.
After a disastrous come-out, bluestocking Olivia Knight retreats to her uncle’s vicarage in the country for five years. With his death, she returns to London and finds her father and loathsome cousin planning to choose a husband for her. Olivia is interested in a man’s character, while her relatives want her to secure a wealthy peer with a lofty title.
When Hart meets Olivia, he realizes no one else will do as his duchess, but he keeps silent, wanting her to grow in confidence and receive the attention she deserves before he offers for her.
Will Hart wait too late and lose his chance with the blossoming Olivia—or will he speak up and find a lasting love with the ugly duckling who has turned into a beautiful swan?
A vicar trying to save his own soul. A widow who yearns for children. A darkness that can only be dispelled with the healing power of love...
William Finchley carries a secret from childhood which he has never shared with anyone, not even his closest friends. When his brother commits suicide, Finch becomes the new Duke of Sommersby. He attends his first Season with no plans to ever wed—until he meets Lady Pemberton, an optimistic, brave widow.
Victoria Samuel, Lady Pemberton, returns to Polite Society after a year of mourning a husband who was murdered by a whore. She yearns for children, which is the only reason she faces the gossiping ton, hoping to find a husband of good character.
Finch and Victoria are drawn to each other but Finch believes he is too broken and undeserving of love, even after he weds Victoria and then abandons her. Only when the mother he believes betrayed him shares with Finch how he should take a chance on the healing power of love does Finch decide to let his heart speak to Victoria.
Will Finch’s courageous actions win Victoria back—or will she reject him, plunging him into eternal darkness?
Dukes of Distinction
A woman with a broken heart...
A soldier who never dreamed he’d become a duke...
Phoebe Smythe, Countess of Borwick, suffers a tragic miscarriage when she learns her husband and young son have been killed in a carriage accident. The grieving widow retreats to an isolated cottage on the coast of Cornwall, where she finds a smuggler who’s washed ashore, blood leaking from a bullet wound.
Captain Andrew Graham returns home from the Napoleonic Wars after the death of his older brother, finding his father on his deathbed. Soon he becomes the Duke of Windham and must deal not only with numerous responsibilities but his wayward half-brother, who has amassed a mountain of debt and then shoots Andrew so he can become the new duke.
Andrew awakens to an angel of mercy, Mrs. Smith, a middle-class widow who nurses him back to health. She thinks he’s a criminal, which amuses him, but he soon falls in love with her beauty and spirit. On the day he decides to ask for her hand in marriage, she disappears and he has no way to find her—until he spies her across a London ballroom.
Though her heart belongs to the Cornish smuggler she left behind, Phoebe places herself once more on the Marriage Mart. She yearns to be a mother again—which means finding a husband.
What will Phoebe do when she learns that her Mr. Andrew is none other than the famous Duke of Renown?
A woman unjustly imprisoned...
A duke jilted at the altar...
Lady Samantha Wallace has been in love since childhood with her brother’s best friend, the Duke of Colebourne, but George only sees her as a little sister. She weds a viscount who is George’s opposite, only to find herself trapped in a miserable marriage. When she becomes a widow, she is held against her will and finally escapes, vowing to live life her own way and never be controlled again.
George is jilted at the altar and becomes one of London’s most scandalous rakes, bedding women left and right. After years of being the Duke of Charm, though, George is tired of his meaningless existence and decides he is ready for a change—which includes finding Sam, who is now a widow, and asking her to be his duchess.
Fate brings George and Samantha together at a house party, where their desire for one another ignites in a torrid encounter. Yet Samantha refuses to wed George. Determined to learn Sam’s secrets and make her his, George will do whatever it takes to fight for the woman he’s always loved in secret.
Will Samantha be able to escape the past that still haunts her and find happiness with the Duke of Charm?
A beautiful widow at the mercy of selfish relatives...
A duke broken by a terrible secret...
Lady Elise Ruthersby is with child when her husband is killed, and the family awaits the birth to see who will be the new earl. A daughter arrives, relegating Elise to the status of a servant as she becomes the unpaid governess to her two nephews.
Weston Wallace, the Duke of Treadwell, learns a devastating secret about his fiancée the night before their wedding, causing him to break their engagement. He becomes London's most notorious rake, with a rule that he only beds a woman once.
When Elise and her daughter are trapped in a carriage struck by a flaming tree in a perilous storm, Weston rescues the pair. Years of cynicism fall to the wayside as he becomes captivated by the beautiful widow and her enchanting daughter. Weston decides he must marry the woman who has thawed his cold heart without scaring her away because of his vile reputation.
The two strike a bargain where Elise will help Weston navigate the Marriage Mart during the upcoming Season if he will help her find a husband. Little does the unsuspecting widow know that London's most infamous womanizer has already decided who his duchess will be.
Can the Duke of Disrepute convince Elise that he's a changed man—due to love?
A woman spurned by the ton...
A duke harboring an appalling secret...
Life radically changes for Arabella Jennings, the daughter of an Oxford don, when her father becomes the Earl of Barrington. She’s an intellectual who would rather be discussing Shakespeare’s works but now finds herself navigating the vicious waters of Polite Society.
Jonathan Sutton’s twin dies, making him the new Duke of Blackmore. Pledging to live for both himself and Arch, Jon becomes one of London’s leading rakes, breaking rules and bedding women as his brother would have done had he lived.
Jon meets Arabella the first night of the Season and decides this woman, so different from every conquest he’s made, might help him from the abyss he’s sunk into.
Can a bluestocking with a quick wit tame the disreputable Duke of Arrogance—and save his soul?
A woman who falls in love with a man she’s never seen...
A duke harboring a secret he can never reveal...
Sebastian Cooper, Marquess of Marbury, chooses to leave England and fight in the Napoleonic Wars for a decade. He comes home to find his father has died and assumes his role as the new Duke of Hardwick.
When Lady Hadley Hampton’s parents die, she is made a ward to the Duke of Hardwick, a man estranged from his only son. She reads Sebastian’s letters aloud to her guardian and over the years falls in love with the dashing war hero.
When Sebastian arrives home, he is astounded that Hadley has been managing his father’s affairs and is angry this beautiful stranger knows so much about him when he didn’t even know she existed. Sebastian fights his growing attraction to Hadley, believing she deserves much more than the broken, scarred man he has become.
Will Hadley be able to tear down the walls surrounding Sebastian’s heart and help the Duke of Honor finally heal?
Hollywood Name Game
He may be rich and successful—but he’s just this side of miserable.
Can a wannabe be The One for the biggest star in Hollywood?
Cassie Carroll came to Hollywood with big dreams that never materialized. Acting isn’t even on the back burner anymore—it’s completely off the stove. Working for a third-rate agent, Cassie hopes to land a new job that will give her credibility, as well as help pay the rent.
Late to her interview, she swerves to avoid hitting a dog—and totals the car of Hollywood’s leading action superstar. Surprisingly, she walks away from their encounter with a job—as the sexiest man alive’s personal assistant.
Rhett Corrigan is bored with the movies he makes and the drop-dead gorgeous model he’s dating. He’s afraid that Hollywood has typecast him—and that he’ll never be able to break out of his action mold and try new acting challenges. When Cassie Carroll literally slams into his life, she brings a breath of fresh air and common sense to his world. She pushes him to be a better actor and a better man.
Can these friends become lovers—and can their love survive—in a tabloid-happy town that thrives on rumors and backstabbing?
She’s Hollywood royalty whose trail vanished a dozen years ago.
He doesn’t do relationships and thinks commitment is a four-letter word.
They Google each other...and sparks fly...
Sydney Revere, the daughter of a famous movie couple, left Hollywood behind over a decade ago. Christened The Wild Child by the media, she reinvents herself as a serious student who becomes an attorney and marries a safe, predictable man. When her husband cheats on her and the law loses its glitter, Sydney returns to Hollywood. Her father hires her to storyboard his upcoming movie, No Regrets—and then stuns Sydney when he offers her the job as his assistant director.
Dash DeLauria is a rising actor who hasn’t trusted a woman since his mother left. He’s now the guardian of his mentally-challenged brother. Dash is looking to grow professionally and after he wins the lead in No Regrets, he finds he’s lost his heart and soul to Sydney. With both their careers on the upswing, life is sweet.
But Sydney’s ex-husband isn’t finished with her yet. Discovering who she really is—and that she’s wealthy—he tracks her to California, ready to start over with her again.
No matter what it takes...
She has zero friends...and is wary of men, living life as a recluse.
His only friend is 90 and when she dies, he’s adrift.
Can a dyslexic actor and a shy singer-songwriter find happiness together?
Famous from the time she was fourteen, London Russell lands the cover of Sports Illustrated to cap off her modeling career. Leaving the fashion world behind, she follows her dream of becoming a singer-songwriter. Thanks to an ex-boyfriend’s vicious attack on her, London becomes a recluse who turns out hits but never tours—and can’t trust a man. Her life changes course when she encounters a Hollywood screenwriter and director and agrees to write the theme song for their next movie.
Knox Monroe grew up as America’s darling, a child actor featured on several popular television series. After his mother’s betrayal, Knox drops out of sight, returning years later to make the successful transition to adult roles. A known womanizer and loner, Knox meets London by chance. Through her connections, he winds up with the lead role in a new movie.
Will London be able to open her heart and move past Knox’s player reputation? And will Knox knock down the emotional fortress that he’s built around his heart?
In Hollywood, anything’s possible...
She’s a Hollywood leading lady who’s never found love – except with Jax, her Basenji.
He’s divorced from a cheating wife and refuses to ever give his heart away again.
Together, their smoking-hot chemistry leads to movie magic—and murder...
Mac Randall’s life turns upside down when he walks in on his wife and her lover. He finishes his tour of duty overseas and leaves the army, becoming a popular stuntman in Hollywood. When the actor Mac doubles for is murdered, Mac is surprised to find himself cast as the film’s leading man—at the suggestion of the actress who will play opposite him.
Keely Kennedy has built a solid career in Hollywood, rising from supporting roles to leading lady, but she’s been unlucky in love. She becomes close friends with Mac Randall, her new co-star, while she helps him prepare for his first on-screen role. Friendship blossoms into love during their shoot and despite several mishaps on the set, she knows not only has she done the best work in her career on this film, but she believes Mac will become an instant star.
Before production is complete, though, the murderer surfaces—ready to kill the film—and its two stars.
She’s a legal shark—sleek and deadly—but doesn’t trust anyone beyond her small circle of family and friends.
He’s internationally famous—and yet a mystery to the world as he cloaks himself in privacy.
Can they shed their fears and open their hearts to one another?
Actor Wynn Gallagher is at the peak of his fame, playing superhero Carbon Man in the Alpha Tharra Universe film franchise. While the role has made him wealthy, he’s ready to move on to newer challenges—but his ironclad contract will keep him tied to the role for years to come. Seeking legal advice, he approaches Scarlett Corrigan, one of the top entertainment attorneys in Los Angeles.
Scarlett is the younger sister of Hollywood’s highest paid actor, Rhett Corrigan, but she’s made a name for herself in entertainment law. She thrives on challenges and readily accepts Wynn as a client, but she puts the brakes on the strong attraction between them, not wanting to mix business with pleasure.
Eventually, Wynn and Scarlett become involved but tragedy strikes not once, but twice, threatening to end their relationship before it has a chance to grow and flourish.
Can Wynn and Scarlett overcome overwhelming odds and find lasting love?
Knights of Redemption
A penniless knight who has lost everything dear to him.
A married noblewoman who has never known a man’s touch.
Two aching souls destined to find one another...
When Gavin of Ashgrove and his closest friend are captured in a fierce battle during the Hundred Years’ War, their captors demand a hefty ransom from their families for their return. Robert is quickly set free, but Gavin’s father refuses to pay for his son’s release, leaving him to rot in a squalid French prison. Aided by a sympathetic priest, Gavin escapes and returns home to England, only to find he has been proclaimed a bastard and disinherited.
With nowhere to turn Gavin journeys to Kentwood, where he fostered as a boy, hoping Lord Aldred will take him on as a knight in his guard. The old warrior is close to death, but Aldred soon realizes Gavin is his son. Aldred plots to have Gavin inherit Kentwood and marry his much younger wife, Elizabeth, a famed and opinionated beauty who remains a virgin after a decade of marriage.
Will the king recognize Lord Aldred’s first request of a marriage between Elizabeth and Robert, uniting Robert’s estate with Kentwood—or will the temperamental Edward reward Aldred’s years of service and honor a dying man’s final request?
Lawmen of the West
A young woman fleeing to save her life.
A untrusting loner weighed down by guilt.
Two very different souls who find love in the booming American West...
Shortly after her beloved father’s death, Emma Bradford becomes a runaway heiress when she overhears her beau and stepmother plotting to steal her fortune—and take her life. She jumps on a train headed to the American West and is instantly attracted to a handsome stranger onboard.
Pinkerton detective Rye Callahan is assigned to protect an opera diva as she travels from New York to Colorado and remain undercover as a bodyguard during her engagement at Denver’s newest opera house. Along the way he encounters a beautiful woman who looks and sings like an angel, but Rye is married to his job and determined not to become involved with the woman romantically.
But Rye and Emma wind up living in the same house in Denver, and their relationship heats up fast. When the diva disappears without a trace, Emma takes her place on stage—only to wind up missing soon after. Rye races against the clock to find both women in time. And if he does, will he be able to open his heart and learn to love?
A wounded horse. A half-dead man. She thinks she can save the horse. She doubts the man will survive...
Painter Alena McClaine’s world turns upside down when an unconscious rider arrives on his injured horse at her isolated California cabin. Both the animal and the stranger sport bullet wounds.
Much to her surprise, the man lives—and hasn’t a clue about his identity. Even worse, he’s now blind. As the stranger recovers from his head and shoulder wounds, Alena finds herself falling in love.
He remembers his name—and then his mission.
John Harper recalls pieces of his past as a beautiful woman nurses him back to health. Finally, he remembers he is a U.S. marshal hunting a vicious gang of outlaws who have kidnapped a United States senator—the very man who married John’s childhood sweetheart. He located the gang, only to be shot before he could rescue the senator and his young son.
When his sight returns, John knows he must head to the gang’s hideout and attempt to rescue their captives despite his bum shoulder. Alena, a crack shot, insists on going with him. The secrets and lies that await them test their new and fragile love.
A restless man who moves west to start a new life.
A widow searching for her purpose and security.
These enemies clash—and then meld as danger and love bring them to the edge...
Civil War veteran Jack Duncan heads west once the war ends. After stints as a bounty hunter and silver miner, he lands a job as sheriff in Silver Bluff, Colorado Territory. A man of strong moral convictions, Jack is concerned when the Kessler brothers come to town and begin buying up land and taking over businesses. The Kesslers made an under-the-table fortune during the war, so Jack determines to keep a watchful eye on the pair.
Nora Cantrelle leaves a ravaged Louisiana after the suicide of her husband, a Confederate soldier who never recovered from his devastating war wounds. With her family in tow, she travels to Silver Bluff to start a newspaper and a new life.
Sparks fly as the Northern lawman and Southern reporter clash, but love blossoms as they unite to discover what the Kessler brothers are up to. Fire, vandalism, death, and murder—will Jack and Nora be able to keep their town safe enough to build a future together?
A lawman chasing down the man who almost charmed him into a life of crime.
An abandoned daughter finally reuniting with her beloved father.
Two individuals seeking the same man—for very different reason...
After ten years apart, Boston schoolmarm Jenny McShanahan receives a letter from her father that instructs her to join him in Texas. She has no idea that he’s become Famous Sam McShan, the Robin Hood of the West. She arrives to find Sam already gone, but he left instructions for Jenny to hire a guide and rendezvous with him in Nevada.
Texas Ranger Noah Daniel Webster knows Sam personally because Noah’s father—Pistol Pete Webber—was Sam’s longtime partner in crime. When Pete is killed during their last big score, Noah requests the assignment to bring Sam to justice. Going undercover, he volunteers to act as Jenny’s escort across the dangerous prairie, using her to track her outlaw father’s location.
As they journey through rough country, love blossoms—but Noah knows the second he arrests Sam, his betrayal will kill Jenny’s love for him. Should the lawman do his duty as a Ranger, or should he let love rule? The choice Noah makes will change their lives forever.
Twins literally separated at birth put into motion a gripping tale involving danger, deception, and love...
Gambler Jed Stone journeys to California to track down Simon Morgan, the man responsible for his best friend’s death. Arrested for robbery and murder upon arrival, Jed is shocked to see his face on a wanted poster. He escapes before his hanging, unaware that the man guilty of those crimes is the twin brother he never knew existed. In a case of mistaken identity, Jed acquires the most famous whorehouse in San Francisco in a rigged card game his twin is meant to win.
Lily Frontiere takes over running Lucky Lil’s from her dying mother, the house madam who shielded her daughter by sending Lily away to boarding school. Lily’s intelligence and astonishing resemblance to her mother help in the successful charade, but she’s entered a world she knows little about. She clashes with the handsome stranger who turns up with the deed to Lucky Lil’s in hand, yet she is attracted to the charming risk taker.
Jed asks Madam Lil to stay on as he learns the business and is fooled by Lily’s performance until he stumbles upon the real Madam Lil and learns the truth behind Lily’s deception. His admiration for Lily blossoms into love.
But Simon Morgan seeks both Lily’s hand and ownership of Lucky Lil’s—and he will go to any means to possess both. Will Jed foil his nemesis while bringing his outlaw brother to justice and win Lily’s love?
NB: This is a revised edition of A Game of Chance, which was originally released under the pen name Lauren Linwood.
An independent woman discovering herself as she travels through the American West.
A man of integrity broken by events in his past—and on the run from a bloodthirsty killer.
Two individuals drawn together who find a love that can never be...
Maggie Rutherford jilts her too-perfect society groom at the altar and flees New York for the American West, where she turns her travels into dime novels that she writes and illustrates under the pen name Lud Madison.
After the Civil War, veteran Ben Morgan marries his childhood sweetheart and takes her to homestead on the Great Plains. Losing her and their unborn child in an Indian attack, Ben detaches from emotion and becomes a roaming gambler. When he kills a cheating opponent in self-defense, the man’s gunslinger brother swears revenge upon Ben.
Ben hides on a cattle drive and brings in a herd to Abilene, where a waiting Maggie wants to find a rough and tumble cowboy to interview for her next story idea. Sparks fly as the dangerous drover and popular novelist wind up living in the same household, running a general store east of Abilene. But with Black Tex Lonnegan hot on his trail, will Ben run from his growing attraction to Maggie and the gunfighter’s promise of death—or will he make a stand for his life—and love?
NB: This is a revised edition of Written in the Cards, which was originally released under the pen name Lauren Linwood.
A woman shattered by events in her past, struggling to find the only family she has.
A man broken in spirit, trying to move forward after the death of his muse.
Together—on a journey fraught with danger—they begin to heal, thanks to love.
Separated from her twin during the Orphan Train selection, schoolmarm Serena Sullivan searches for her brother Bill over fifteen years. Just as she gets a solid lead on his whereabouts, she is railroaded by a crooked sheriff and set to hang for the murder of the sheriff’s best friend.
English playwright Daman Rutledge comes to the American West on business for his aristocratic brother when he witnesses a woman about to be executed. On impulse, he rescues the beautiful stranger and goes on the run with her. Along the way Daman finds the muse he’s been missing and loses his heart to the raven-haired beauty with haunting amber eyes.
As they try to escape the long arm of the law, Daman seeks to prove Serena’s innocence before it’s too late. They find love—and the truth—on a journey that changes their lives.
NB: This is a revised edition of Outlaw Muse, which was originally released under the pen name Lauren Linwood.
Medieval Runaway Wives
Madeleine Bouchard, the third wife of an abusive French vineyard owner, runs away during a trip to England after suspecting that her husband would kill her for not giving him an heir after being married for three years.
Unable to return home, she finds a new home in a troupe of traveling mummers, reinventing herself as a charming performer.
Nobleman Garrett Montayne finds himself drawn to Madeleine.
Despite his suspicions that she could be a thief with shadowy secrets, the two fall in love.
When her past however comes back to haunt her, will Madeleine be able to unshackle herself from her loveless marriage once and for all?
As a third son, Englishman Ashby fitz Waryn has neither a title nor grand estate, but he does have a lifelong friend in Lord Garrett Montayne, the earl he serves. Garrett sends Ashby to France to learn more about winemaking, an investment the Montaynes have been involved with for decades. Ashby journeys to Monteville, an estate in Bordeaux, where he becomes knowledgeable about grapes—and unexpectedly falls in love with Marielle de la Tresse, a married comtesse in a loveless marriage.
Marielle Matesse was blamed for her twin sister’s death, spending ten years in a convent as punishment. Returned to her parents, she hopes to start a new life when an older man, a wealthy comte, takes her as his bride. The marriage is loveless and childless and her life dull—until a handsome Englishman comes calling.
When Comte de la Tresse dies under mysterious circumstances, his brother, Marc, insinuates he’ll start rumors that Marielle poisoned her husband unless she immediately weds Marc. Marielle flees France under Ashby’s protection, hoping to start a new life in England with the handsome knight.
But Marc de la Tresse refuses to give up so easily, imprisoning Marielle’s family in Monteville’s dungeons. They will be left to die unless Marielle returns to France and marries her husband’s killer.
Can Ashby outwit Marc and claim the love he’s hungered for, or will Marielle sacrifice her freedom to save the family that abandoned her?
A lazy, jealous brother banished Sir Drake Harcourt from his home once their parents died. Drake comes to Mallowbourne, home to the Baron and Baroness of Gaynesford, and makes his mark with superb combat skills and a kind heart.
Lady Faylinn d’Albert wed her father’s close friend, a man more than three decades older. After ten years of marriage, her husband dies—and Faylinn finds herself with child. Her bitter stepdaughter shoves Faylinn down the stairs, hoping it will kill her and the babe, so she can offer herself to the king as a bride for the new baron and remain in her beloved home.
Drake finds the injured Faylinn and learns of the threat she faces, nursing her with skills learned from his mother, an exceptional healer. Faylinn pretends she doesn’t remember the attempt on her life, trying to buy herself time. But when her stepdaughter poisons Faylinn’s wine and Drake prevents her from drinking it, he knows her life is in danger and spirits her away.
On the journey to her brother’s estate, the pair fall in love but their future is uncertain. If Faylinn births a daughter, she is free. If she delivers a son, she must return to Mallowbourne and raise the next baron—and wed a man of the king’s choice. Their fate hangs in the balance, even as new threats appear.
Will Faylinn and Drake find happiness—or will they be torn apart forever?
Soldiers & Soulmates
Forcefully evicted from her home after the unfortunate death of her father at the hands of a vindictive half-brother, an indigent Lady Charlotte Nott first serves as a companion and then governess to Lord Crampton’s three children.
When the earl however passes away soon after hiring her, Charlotte temporarily takes over control of the Manor’s household and estate until a new replacement can be found.
Major Danforth Grayson returns home upon receiving the news of the death of his estranged brother.
Determined to hire proficient individuals who can manage the estate and look after his nephew and nieces before retiring to a life of solitude in London, Gray's plan changes abruptly after he meets the special Miss Nott.
Determined not to let her father marrying her off to an elderly man, Lady Gemma Barton convinces her childhood friend, Rob, to marry her. Rob however soon leaves to serve in the war against Bonaparte, leaving Gemma deciphering enemy codes for the British government.
A soldier and spy serving in the Peninsular War, Burke Nicholson is haunted by guilt after losing his partner during his latest mission.
Rescued from being captured and tortured, he relocates to London where he continues his spy work with his new partner, Gemma.
However, the only problem is that Gemma is the widow of Burke’s former partner.
Can he protect her, if he failed to protect his former partner?
Left with no option but to marry a stranger after being caught in a compromising position, Lady Ashlyn Dunwood ends up pregnant after spending a single night with her new husband, who soon leaves to serve in a war.
Losing her son to an unfortunate accident four years later, Ashlyn’s grief is soon added after she learns of the death of her husband.
Desperate to pick herself up, she uses her settlement to start a school for troubled boys know as Dunwood Academy.
It’s there that she meets the impressively gorgeous duke determined to admit his rebellious half-brothers to the school.
Although Ashlyn embraces the challenge, she soon finds herself fighting a different kind of challenge—one involving the heart.
Forced to elope to Gretna Green with childhood sweetheart Desmond Bretton in order to avoid getting married off to an elderly viscount, Anna Browning and her love are intercepted before crossing the Scottish border.
Enlisted to serve in the army, Dez is devastated to learn that Anna took away her life.
Although everyone was made to believe that Anna died, her father placed her in an asylum as punishment for her defiant behavior.
Years later, after becoming the Earl of Torrington, Dez frees Anna from the madhouse after learning that she is still alive.
Will he however restore the sanity of the woman he loves? Or has he lost Anna forever?
“A widowed duchess. A colonel with no family suddenly becomes an earl. A passionate love and formidable friendship.”
Forced to marry the Duke of Gilford after one brief meeting, Dalinda Bretton manages to prevent her evil father from marrying her off to a stranger.
In a stable and comfortable life, Dalinda gives birth to two sons before her husband passes away after years of marriage.
Left alone after her young sons go to school, Dalinda visits her brother where she crosses paths with a wickedly attractive stranger.
Rescued from obscurity by the Earl of Sheffington, whose ailing son may never succeed him, Rhys Armistead, who is next in line to become Lord Sheffington, eventually inherits the earldom after the earl dies.
The King’s Cousins
Katelyn de Blays was banished to a convent after her father was executed. Years later, she is found by her brother and leaves, desperate to make a fresh start.
Taken to the court of her cousin, Edward III, Katelyn is betrothed to a powerful earl of Northumbria, where she is to be used as a political pawn.
Upon returning home, Sir Nicholas Mandeville is shocked to learn that not only is his father dead, but he was wed to his father’s widow in his absence.
Furious at becoming an earl and not having a say in picking his own wife, Nicholas swears not to be involved with the widow.
But as time goes by, he realizes that the young and courageous woman could be just the one for him.
Raised alongside his cousin, Edward III, after his father’s execution, Landon de Blays goes on to become England’s youngest knight.
Courageous in battle, he is rewarded with a title and estate by the king.
Left with nothing after her last surviving brother is killed in battle, while her ailing father also dies; Cassiana Campion has nowhere to go—until she meets Landon.
Although the two find love, fate tears them apart before they are wed.
Can Landon and Cassiana still get back together after all they have been through?
Taken away after his father commits treason, bastard Quill Cardon yearns for the day that he will restore his family’s good name and reunite with his half-siblings, Landon and Katelyn.
Having triumphed in the king’s tournament at Smithfield, on top of saving Prince Edward’s life, Quill is awarded with a title and an estate.
His deepest desire however is to be with a woman that he can never have.
Tristanna Willoughby, a lady-in-waiting, has been patiently waiting for the return of her philandering fiancé, Jarrett Marsden.
However, the one she really hopes to wed is respectable knight, Sir Quill Cardon—until fate throws Quill into the picture.
The Knights of Honor
Bound from a very young age, Merryn Mantel and Geoffrey de Montfort are separated for five years after Geoffrey goes to battle the French, with the two eventually getting married after he returns to England.
Although the newlyweds spend a night of passion together, Geoffrey mysteriously vanishes the following day, leaving Merryn lonely and disoriented.
Her only hope is that her husband will return home one day.
When Geoffrey however returns after almost seven years, he seems more like a stranger than a husband.
Where has he been all along? Why did he abandon the love of his life?
Most importantly, will Geoffrey and Merryn be able to rekindle their love?
Left indigent after the concurrent demise of her mother and grandfather, Lady Beatrice Bordel leaves for her grandfather’s oldest friend hoping that he will accommodate her.
While journeying north, she crosses paths with Sir Raynor Le Roux arrives.
Heartbroken as he returns home, he rescues a stunning woman in the woods; one who awakens feelings he never thought existed.
Claiming she is journeying to her betrothed, Raynor chivalrously offers to accompany her.
But as the chemistry between the two intensifies, Beatrice’s white lie threatens to ruin their chances of being together.
Will she finally admit the truth and give the virtuous knight a chance?
Michael, the youngest son of the Earl of Sandbourne, vows to never return to the family’s estate after his father evicts his allegedly adulterous wife to a convent. His only quest is to restore his mother’s dignity once he becomes the new earl.
Fifteen years on, while escorting Lord Geoffrey de Montfort and his family to a wedding, the now-knighted Sir Michael Devereux unintentionally falls in love with the bride without knowing her identity.
Enraged by the fact that her father married her off to a stranger before his demise, Lady Elysande Le Cler can’t help but fear for the future.
That’s until she crosses paths with a knight who steals her heart away.
Brought up as the second son of the Earl of Shadowfaire, Kenric Fairfax escapes to the north of England after an unfortunate tragedy that makes him vow to never wed.
Now a reliable knight serving Lord Michael Devereux, Kenric is requested to lead an escort party that will bring the sister to Michael’s wife sister home.
Avelyn Le Cler, a lady-in-waiting to Queen Philippa decides to visit her sister who will about to give birth to her first child.
But during the journey, she uncovers a shocking secret about Sir Kenric Fairfax—a man she is falling in love with.
Should Avelyn risk everything and reveal the truth to him?
With his dearest mother ailing, Sir Christopher “Kit” Emory decides to solicit the help of Lady Alys de Montfort, a young and famous healer he once met at the royal court.
But while journeying to her home, Kit is ambushed by a gang of robbers who rob and beat him within an inch of his life.
Luckily, he is rescued by an escort party thanks to the help of Lady Alys.
As Kit awakens with no recollection of anything, Alys commits to helping him regain his memory in appreciation of the kindness that the gentleman once showed her.
Although the chemistry between the two gradually intensifies, nothing will seemingly happen until Kit fully recovers his memory.
As the Peasants’ Rebellion intensify all over England, King Richard commands Sir Ancel de Montfort to help re-establish order in Kent and Essex.
With members of her noble family butchered, Lady Margery Ormond flees Highfield and is rescued by Sir Ancel who vows to protect her.
Having fallen for her heroic knight in shining armor, Margery is elated when the king rewards Ancel with Highfield, on top of offering her hand in marriage.
Their plans are however derailed when Thurstan Vivers, Margery’s stepbrother who survived the peasants’ attack, shockingly returns to not only claim his inheritance, but also determined Margery’s fate.
Knighted for his fearlessness on the battle field, Edward de Montfort now serves at the royal court.
When sent on a secret mission to Canterbury, King Richard, Edward hopes that his accomplishments on the assignment will earn him the freedom to retreat to a quiet and less demanding life.
Raised by her uncle after the parents died while she was still young, Lady Rosalyne Parry is a gifted artist.
Taking over Templeton Parry’s commissions due to her uncle’s sickly nature, she secretly paints, whilst allowing him to take all the plaudits, knowing that society would never accept a woman as an artist.
Upon crossing paths with Edward, who is masquerading as a peasant, the two fall in love in an act that will forever change their lives.
Dedicated royal guardsmen Sir Hal de Montfort loses all his knightly possessions after finding himself at the centre of a royal rebellion threatening the king’s power. Dispirited, he journeys back to his parents’ home in Kinwick.
Far from the expected male heir, Lady Elinor Swan is banished from Whitley by her brutal father following the demise of her mother during childbirth.
Resuced by the estate’s falconer, Elinor spends years training to be a falconer.
When she the injured Hal who was ambushed by highwaymen, the attraction between the two begins to grow as Hal recovers and regains his confidence—with the two eventually discovering what’s more important in life.
A shattered man with no feelings, Lord Tristan Therolde’s only priority is to rebuild his estate, and find his sister a husband.
As he journeys to Tristan in a bid to add to his livestock and breed horses, he meets a remarkable woman who steals his heart.
Nan de Montfort is just as good as any man when it comes to archery.
While training her cousin’s soldiers in warfare, she meets a good-looking nobleman whom she is immediately attracted to.
But can a woman who believes in love marry a man who is convinced that love is nothing more than a fantasy?
Adopted as a baby by one of the most powerful families in England, Jessimond de Montfort now joins a mummers’ troupe in a desperate bid to learn about her roots, and also find love.
When Sir Marcus de Harte returns home after spending two years in the king’s service, he is shocked to learn that his father has movedon with his life after the death of his mother
Livid, he leaves his home and finds new family in a group of actors.
At first, Jessimond and Marcus become friends before becoming lovers.
However separated by unexpected events, will the two fight for a chance to be together again?
The St. Clairs
Returning to London from his Grand Tour, Jeremy St. Clair, the Marquess of Sather, is drawn to a gorgeous woman while attending a ball.
Although he never had any plans of getting espoused, Jeremy longs to spend the rest of his life with the young woman—until tragedy forces him to leave her behind.
Now the new Duke of Everton after the demise of his father, Jeremy spends the next five years restoring the Clair family fortunes.
Lady Catherine Crawford hasn’t fancied any of the numerous marriage offers she has received.
When tragedy however strikes, she retires to their country estate where she takes cares of her father and younger sister.
When she crosses paths with Jeremy years later, will they rekindle their love and end up together? Or will Catherine’s secret tear them apart?
Lady Rachel St. Clair longs for the day that she will have the kind of love that her brother shares with his wife—unwilling to settle for anything less.
While at a house party, she crosses paths with an officer returning from war, hoping to have found love after their passionate midnight kissing lessons.
Major Evan Drake, Marquess of Merrick, doesn’t believe in love, having witnessed his father butcher his mother.
Returning from the Peninsular War with a wounded body and a shattered soul, he crosses paths with Rachel who seemingly changes his perception on love.
All that however ends when Rachel rejects him even before he proclaims his feelings for her, with his life taking a turn for the worst.
Will Evan ever learn to love again?
Weary of his carefree life, Luke St. Clair, Earl of Mayfield, yearns to find a lifetime partner just like his brother and sister.
Upon relieving himself of his mistress and lover, Luke’s path interweaves with that of a gorgeous and independent young woman.
Lady Caroline Andrews goes to Boston to visit her aunt after the loss of her sister, only to be stranded there for three years after England and America go to war.
But on finally returning to London, she finds her father has died deeply in debt.
With an inheritance from her aunt, Caroline commits her entire life to supporting herself.
But what happens when someone who vowed to never marry meets the man of her dreams?
Returning from the Napoleonic Wars, staff officer Anthony Godwin is shocked to learn that he is the new Duke of Linfield following the death of his father and brother.
Detesting the Linfield name, given how his father abandoned him when he was a child, Anthony reluctantly takes up his new role.
Raised in impoverishment, Laurel Wright shockingly learns that she and her twin brother are the illegitimate children of the departed Duke of Everton.
Desperate, she seeks help from the new Duke of Everton.
However found in a questionable position with a man that she barely knows, the two finalize on a quick loveless marriage.
Can love however take its course after passions ignite?
Eighteen-year old Hudson St. Clair is shocked to learn that he is the unwanted child of the Duke of Everton.
Although he was never claimed by his father, Hudson is welcomed with open arms by his half-brother, the new duke, who not only gives him university education, but also enlightens him about the numerous businesses run by the St. Clair family.
His grandmother, Cor, on the other hand shapes him into becoming a respectable gentleman in the society.
When she however passes away, Hudson inherits her wealth and estate—on the condition that he gets married within sixty days after the reading of her will.
Enter Lady Mia Sloane—a misfit and gifted inventor.
A child from the streets...
A couple with love in their hearts...
After her mother’s death, six-year-old Lucy is sold by her father to Driskell, a drunk who forces her and two orphans, Jem and Boy, to work the streets of London as pickpockets. When Jem is killed in a carriage accident, Lucy and Boy run from their brutish owner. Separated from Boy as they flee, Lucy must now learn how to survive on her own.
Luke and Caroline St. Clair, Earl and Countess of Mayfield, are still madly in love after several years of marriage and have a growing brood of three children whom they adore. They also own the popular Evie’s Bookstore and Tearoom. It is here Luke first encounters a small child all alone, peering into the store’s windows, hungrily eying the books on display.
Though young and seemingly innocent on first glance, he quickly realizes that she is an old soul and a street urchin who must live by her wits and learns she is an orphan who belongs to no one.
In the midst of celebrating the Christmas season with their family—and with love in their hearts for a child who needs them—can Luke and his countess convince a young, untrusting girl to become a part of their family?