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Lady Cochran's School of Decorum teaches far more than etiquette. The girls form an unusual bond when faced with the disparity of the town because of their unusual curriculum. Even though they go their separate ways with their own goals—from saving farmers by seducing the aristocrat who's threatening to change farmlands into coalmines to spying for the Crown—they always watch each others' backs. Here is Cerys Elley's duet, whose story could not be told in one book:
Cerys Elley storms a tavern in search of Simon Andrews, the Viscount Ashford, a debauched aristocrat who endangers her peaceful township in Northern Wales. She's determined to change his mind about turning his tenants' farmlands into coal mines. The farmers are dear to her--like family. They have farmed for centuries. If they are forced to toil underground, she is certain they will perish. Greed and power is what drives men of the haute ton, and the Viscount is no exception. She has a hefty purse full of coins, and plans to buy him off.
With playing cards in one hand and a doxy dangling on his knee, Ash is amused with her disapproval of his lifestyle. But he knows to keep his distance from the likes of her. In fact, he has forsworn suitable ladies of any sort because of a past tragedy. Despite this, he's intrigued with the sharp-minded, sharp-tongued miss who dickers with him as any man would. He challenges her determination to buy him off by suggesting she becomes his mistress, thinking she'll bolt in a self-righteous huff over his indecent proposal. But the tables are turned when she agrees!
A repartee ensues. He's determined to force her into admitting to her innocence; she's just as determined to indoctrinate him to a farmer's way of life. Surely with her high intellect she can play the part of a Fashionable Impure until he realizes the devastating results his mines will cause. But not only is he worldly, but he is extremely intelligent himself. Will pitting her wits against the devilishly handsome rogue be her downfall?
Conclusion in Part 2 of Surrender Duet: Lady's Surrender
Conclusion to Surrender Duet from the Wenches of Wales
Could Ash have been wrong about Cery's? She's an incredibly fast learner with that quick mind of hers. He doesn't know until that fateful night when they both play with fire and the situation gets out of hand.
Not only is Ash is back-pedaling to right his wrongs, which is difficult to do because he has never met a woman like Cerys, and she won't marry him for anything else but for love, but his past catches up with him. What can he do to convince a stubborn Welsh woman that he has changed? That he wants her for his wife? But all his efforts could be moot.
Unknown forces are lurking in the dark to break them apart, even if that means burying one or the other… or both in a cold, dark grave.
Wenches of Wales titles (must be read in order):
Rogue’s Surrender (July, 2014) Part 1 to Surrender Duet.
Lady’s Surrender (July, 2014) Conclusion to Surrender Duet.
Beast of Draegonwyth (August, 2014) Part 1 to Draegonwyth Duet.
Bride of Draegonwyth (August, 2014) Conclusion to Draegonwyth Duet.
The Final Lumiere Romance with a dramatic end coming this Summer!
Although she's supposed to woo Reginald, the Viscount Foxley, so she can steal the Carthage, she plans to save Ella by using the gadgets she devised -- her listening mechanical ears and the altered telegraph.
Wooing Reginald is the last thing on her mind, but she must make the effort since Tom's spies are watching. The twenty-five kisses Reginald owes her from their game of Truth or Dare has dwindled to fifteen.
She proposed the dare to appease her father, never realizing the kisses would affect her determination to remain aloof. Reginald is everything her father and his friends are not--honorable and kind, with a sense of chivalry she thought dead. And now he insists on helping her rescue Ella.
When she discovers her father plans to use the powers to mobilize a cyber brigade against the throne, she realizes Tom must be stopped--for good--even if that means forfeiting her own life. She works on devising the ultimate elecktropistol and on her impersonation of Morgan O'Connor--the fiercest lady pirate on the Caribbean Seas, someone even her father should fear.
Meanwhile, the pixies are fighting Alexa and the evil denizens of the Underworld. The harp is broken and the rift in earth has become irreparable. Although they must help the humans survive the assault, the events will forever affect the existence of Lumiere.
Lies & Crinoline
Book 3: Lumière Romances
To save her sister, Crystal Rader must woo Reginald, the Viscount Foxley, obtain the Carthage, an ancient stone of great powers, and give it to their evil father, Tom Mrasek. Tom locked a choking device with clockworks around the sister’s neck. Crystal has two months to get what he wants or else her sister will die.
Reginald is suspicious of her, and isn't convinced she is who she says she is. However, his dear Lady Eliot–-a woman who posed as his grandmother before her death–-believed in Crystal, so much so that she named Crystal in her will with the stipulation that Reginald marry the girl in order to obtain Lady Eliot's fortunes.
Crystal claims she had nothing to do with the will, but Lady Eliot befriended her when she most needed it, and she wants to honor her benefactor by trying her hand at courting, which Reginald finds amusing and unusual.
Both Reginald and Tom are immortals. Over the centuries, Tom has sent many a woman to seduce Reginald into giving up the ancient power, and Reginald nearly succumbed twice.
Since Crystal knows nothing about seduction, and despises her abusive father, she doesn't plan on following through--although she vows to save her sister.
But her father's spies are watching her so she must try her hand at wooing. It’s a juggling act since she also builds her listening ears disguised in her robomaids to spy on establishments her father frequents in an attempt to discover where he has imprisoned her sister.
When Reginald discovers her sister is missing, he joins her in the search. He admires her ingenuity with gadgets, and the way she uses her strengths to find her sister. She is both vulnerable and brave, a mixture he finds rare in women. However, he senses she has secrets. Her attempts to flirt with him in order to honor Lady Eliot captivates him; the mystery of her fascinates him.
Reginald's determination to find her sister endears him to her. As she gets to know him better, the lies swamp her in guilt. Chivalry shines through from his ancient training as a Knight Templar, with an honor code her father and his acquaintances lack.
She never anticipated falling for Reginald herself. Can she keep him from discovering who she is–-the daughter of a man who has been Reginald's archenemy for centuries?
With a little interference from pixies Allegro and Glissando, magic just might separate the truths from the lies and the horsehair from the crinoline.
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Book 2: Lumière Romances
Lumière Romances: Book 2
(Formerly called The Copper Tuners). Regan Delaney, a gypsy elf and a secret agent for the Crown, plans to avenge the death of her best friend. Her primary suspect is her best friend's husband, Bran Monroe, the Earl Kirkbride.
Before she can question him, she discovers him surrounded by London’s most notorious criminals. She must engage in battle to save him before she can discover the truth.
As Regan spends more time with Bran, and witnesses his kindness, she realizes his ingrained moral code does not match that of a cold-blooded killer. But truth is elusive.
Uncontrollable blackouts leave Bran with brief memories of violence--fights, blood, and death. He wakens with bloody clothing, scents of smoke and other evidence that points to a violent side to his nature of which he has no knowledge.
Even though Bran is convinced he murdered his wife during one of his mysterious blackouts, too many details don’t add up. Can Bran discover what is really going on, defeat the evil and accept the love that Regan offers?
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Book 1: Lumière Romances
Lumière Romances: Book 1
Mission… Impossible: The pixies’ mission—if Allegro and Glissando are to accept it—is to secure the future of a troubled England.
To achieve this, the Earl of Falconwood, better known as the Black Falcon, must marry Nicola Moore. Never mind the woman is a hoyden who makes the most atrocious hats decorated with machine parts, which she then dyes with her famous Clockwork Blue.
And certainly forget the earl is atoning for his brother’s death by purposely hovering on the fringes of the ton. Add to the mix Glissando’s tendency to slip to the side of the Mrasek, the ones who work to free the evil Lord Sethos.
But Maestro depends on the pixies—for better or for worse. To release the magic trapped in the Clockwork Blue dye—a magic that will safeguard England’s future—Malcolm and Nicola must not only wed, but they must also fall in love.
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