~This story was featured in the award-winning anthology, Fractured Fairytales (book 1) ~

To save her childhood friend from a reptilian fate, Rana strikes a bargain with a slighted enchantress. Exhibiting more froglike qualities with each passing hour, will Rana be too late to save herself or will she finally get her Prince?

Everyone has a doppelgänger… But what happens when that look-a-like is next in line to be Queen of a tiny island nation?


Lily Lyon’s acting career is dead; her latest play closed on opening night. Broke, jobless, and willing to accept almost anything, Lily agrees to a unique opportunity offered by the mysterious (and sexy) Jasper, royal guard to Princess Genevieve of Ceresus. The job? One week in paradise pretending to be the princess and twenty thousand dollars.


However, Lily quickly discovers Her Highness’ picture perfect life is a charade. When Princess Genevieve’s body is discovered, skewered through the heart, Lily realizes she is in grave danger. But who can she trust, when everyone is a suspect?

A Perfect Plan
Releasing Fall 2018

Samantha Hastings lived a quiet, peaceful life on her family’s country estate.  With no man to order her around and no stifling society rules to follow, she considered herself blessed.  However, when her brother’s ship sinks during a short trip to France, Samantha receives a request from her sister-in-law to return to town and manage the late Earl’s finances.  Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and a pair of very familiar green eyes.


Benjamin, Lord Westwood never intended on following through with his rash promise to his best friend.  Now, with Edward’s death, Benjamin becomes the unwilling guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister, who has grown up considerably since the last time they met.  His intention to marry her off to the first available suitor is thwarted when he finds himself falling for Samantha’s unique demeanor.  He lights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience, giving him the opportunity to romance Samantha without distraction.


However, when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play, Benjamin’s perfect plan begins to quickly unravel.  Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time.

This needs to be a TV series or something! Dark, sexy, mystery, romance. Oh Lordy, Ms. Drake can write some books!
Angeli - The Romance Reviews

A victim of obligation, Gabrielle spends her days slogging away in a dead-end job, fending off the unwanted advances of her manager. At night, she spoon-feeds memories to her mother, a resident at an assisted-living facility, which specializes in dementia.

The only high-point in her life is Luciano, the grandson of another patient. When his grandmother passes away, Luciano bequeaths Gabrielle an antique music box, which plays a hauntingly familiar tune, her mother’s favorite song.

However, the music box hides a dark secret, one which could rip apart the budding relationship. Once the truth is revealed, Gabrielle must decide what she is willing to sacrifice for love.

An Imperfect Engagement
Releasing Fall 2018

Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death and severely poisoned; so far, Samantha Hastingsengagement to Lord Benjamin Westwood has been tumultuous at best.

The killer revels his venomous, revenge plot had assistance, forcing the Hastings and Westwood families to reach out for help, but can they trust every friend? Samantha develops a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding, but this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice.

The masked ball approaching and Samantha may not survive until her wedding day because - by the end of the evening - at least one person will die

Alyssa Drake is the queen of historical romance!

Nicole Strycharz - author of the Relationship Quo series and the Maybrook Trilogy
The Romance Reviews