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Victorian romance: rakes, scoundrels, and a dead body...or two

(Wiltshire Chronicles, #0.5) - FREE

A pirate captain gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to a beautiful hostage’s proposition, to make her a ruined woman.

These events take place prior to the beginning of A Perfect Plan (Wiltshire Chronicles #1). The outcome has no bearing whatsoever on Samantha Hastings or Benjamin, Lord Westwood, but it will affect their neighbors...

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

Alyssa Drake is the queen of historical romance!

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

(Wiltshire Chronicles, #4)

Falling in love with a pirate wasn't part of her plan, especially one as ruthless as Captain Shaw.


Fleeing a deranged killer intent on murdering her family, Alana sets sail for America. Two weeks into the voyage, her ship is attacked by marauders. Abducted, and assigned to the captain’s quarters as a manservant, she carries out her duties under the guise of her late husband, Sebastian Dubois, her treachery placing her in unforeseen peril.


The final voyage of Captain Shaw was meant to do one thing, earn him enough money to retire before the Navy puts a noose around his neck. Forming an attachment to the fiery redhead pretending to be a man was not. Upon discovering her deception, he conceals her identity from his men, the decision leading to catastrophic consequences.


When Alana is falsely accused of theft, the crew demands satisfaction, and he’s left with no option but to carry out the sentence of death. For what pirate would risk his life for a woman?


Fans of Johanna Lindsey and Danelle Harmon will enjoy the thrilling blend of romance, pirates, and intrigue woven into the fourth book of the Wilshire Chronicles series.


Set sail with An Imperfect Scoundrel! Purchase now!


*Author's note - Gentle readers, this story contains some triggering content. Details listed inside the book.

An Imperfect Scoundrel

Wiltshire Chronicles: Dukes and Wallflowers

Regency romance: delicious scandals, scheming debutants, and splash of danger

Never Bet a Duke

(Wiltshire Chronicles: Dukes and Wallflowers, #1)

Every lady has want of a scandal…unless it results in murder.


To escape her stepmother’s matrimonial plans, Nora sets a risqué wager with Merritt, Duke of Roxburghe; if he can’t find her a suitable match by the year’s end, he must provide her with financial freedom. But if she loses, she must publicly destroy Tabitha Philbert’s reputation...and her own.


Rescued by Nora before the marriage trap could spring, Merritt views their agreement as an opportunity to exact revenge on Tabitha for arranging the deceitful scheme. However, after their bet is discovered, Nora’s intended fiancé—and his scheming sister, Tabitha—set out to ruin Merritt.


When her fiancé is discovered with a knife protruding from his chest, Nora is accused of murder and arrested, and not even Merritt’s powerful influence can save her from the gallows.


A captivating mixture of Tessa Dare’s witty banter and Amanda Quick’s steamy suspense that plunges the reader into a shocking historical mystery.


Buy now to find out why one should Never Bet a Duke!

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Miss Hastings' brother appointed a notorious rake to be her guardian, but she's not about to make the task an easy one!


Nothing surpasses the tales of Lord Westwood's wicked reputation, except, perhaps, the truth, which is even worse than the rumors. Now, he controls her future, and Samantha Hastings is certain he’s not concerned with bettering her situation—considering the last time she saw him, she stabbed him.


Benjamin’s intention to marry Samantha off to the first available suitor is thwarted after he falls for his headstrong charge. However, when Samantha discovers her brother’s accidental death was engineered, she flees Benjamin’s protection, exposing herself to a killer intent on revenge.


As secrets from the past surface, revealing a desperate man’s plan, Samantha is marked as the next victim, and Benjamin is running out of time to rescue her from her brother’s grim fate.


If you enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Amanda Quick and Lisa Kleypas, dive into this epic three-part spellbinding series filled with history, romance, and suspense.


Click now to chase a killer through the Victorian ballrooms of A Perfect Plan!


*Author's note - Dear readers, this story is part one of a trilogy, with a happily ever after in book 2 and a surprising conclusion in book 3.

(Wiltshire Chronicles, #2)

Planning her wedding takes a dangerous turn, when a woman realizes a member of her engagement party would rather kill her than walk down the aisle.

So far, Miss Samantha Hastings’ engagement to Benjamin, Lord Westwood, has been tumultuous at best. Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death, and severely poisoned, Samantha barely manages to escape alive.


When the killer reveals his revenge plot had assistance, the Hastings and Westwood families must band together to defend themselves against a new threat and Samantha concocts a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding. However, this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice. There is a traitor in their midst, one who has already committed murder and is willing to do so again.


The masked ball approaches and by the evening’s end at least one more person will die. Will Samantha survive until her wedding day or will her imperfect engagement become the grizzly prelude to murder?


The second book into this intriguing series drags you deeper into the mystery, surrounding the reader in a dizzying array of passion, intrigue, and the richness of the Victorian era, and reveals the violent nature of man.

Click now to capture the culprits!


*Author's note - Dear readers, this story is part two of a trilogy, with a happily ever after in this book and a surprising conclusion in book 3.

(Wiltshire Chronicles, #3)

Disowned by her mother and suffering from unrequited love, a dismayed wallflower steps out of the shadows and into the path of a vindictive killer…

Through a chance introduction, Miss Daphne Clemens finds herself thrust into a dangerous situation, sequestered on a country estate with the one man she wants, but cannot have: Mr. Thomas Reid.


Following the abrupt termination of his engagement, Thomas expected to remain a bachelor forever, but Daphne's captivating presence reopens his heart to the possibility of love... until a body is discovered just outside the estate.


Thomas realizes someone in the household is working with Mr. Franklin Morris, feeding information to a killer intent on murdering every person in the chateau… including Daphne. All evidence points to a servant, but when the girl accused of the crime is found to be innocent, Thomas fears he may be too late to save Daphne's life.

Fans of Stephanie Laurens and Julie Garwood will savor this third installment of the Wiltshire Chronicles which reveals the inner workings of a broken heart, the deviousness of jealously, and the strength of true love.

Click now to discover the traitor!

(Wiltshire Chronicles, #1)

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