~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 February 20, 2019

When her brother’s ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs. Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood–her brother’s best friend and her new guardian.


Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend’s death, Benjamin's intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience.


The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves or will murder ruin his perfect plan?

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.


On the run from a mysterious man who murdered her parents, Eliza passes from town to town, leaving no trace of herself. Three years of hiding in the shadows. Three years of looking over her shoulder.


A chance encounter with socialite, Sabrina Maldove, leads to an unexpected car ride and a proposal; a ten-thousand-dollar payment in exchange for auctioning herself at a charity event. Desperate and broke, Eliza agrees, finding herself thrown into a world of luxury, and into the path of Sabrina’s sexy brother, Nate. Her immediate attraction to him puzzles Eliza. Love-struck, she straddles a fine line between the life she knows and the possibility of a different future.


However, someone at the auction recognizes Eliza, and they will do anything to keep her true identity a secret. Turning to Nate for protection, Eliza and his family develop a risky plan to draw out her parents’ executioner; offering Eliza as bait to the highest bidder. If they succeed, they will catch a killer, but if they fail, Eliza will lose her life.

An Imperfect Engagement
Releasing Spring 2019

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