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fantasy historical romance

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A Chalice of Roses - "Miss Templar and the Holy Grail," January 2010

Yet another magical creation by Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Barbara Samuel, and I, this time about the Holy Grail, spanning the years from the medieval era to the Regency era to World War II, and finally our modern age.


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Dragon Lovers

Once again, Jo Beverley, Mary Jo Putney, Barbara Samuel and I have teamed up to create another magic-laden anthology. This time it's about dragons, from the medieval to the here-and-now, from the mystic desert air of southwest America to the land of noble samurai...and otherwhere.


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Faery Magic, an anthology reissue coming this Fall

Welcome to the world of Faery! We're not talking Tinkerbell, here. These are the Old Ones, dangerous, and full of seductive power. These novellas are set in a common faery world, built by the authors from folklore, legend, and their own imaginations. Anthology includes more stories by Mary Jo Putney, Jo Beverley, and Barbara Samuel

 

 

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Dark Enchantment

While in France to petition King Louis XIV to aid the exiled King Charles, Sir John Marstone stumbles upon a street urchin in a fight for his life. After saving the boy, he quickly realizes that he is a she--and no mere homeless waif. Indeed, she is noblewoman Catherine de la Fer, and her family is offering a reward for her safe return, a reward that would surely help in his cause. But otherworldly acts and creatures haunt them on their way to her home, and love threatens to sway him from his duty to his king. The world of the de la Fer family continues to develop in this sequel to Night Fires, and just two books in, there are hints that this series may become a complex one of dark magic and faith reminiscent of a nineteenth-century gothic.

 


book cover Night Fires

Simone de la Fer paid a high price for youthful indiscretion. Forced into a vampire's world of darkness, she uses the powers of her curse to help victims of the French Revolution. British spy Michael Corday lives a dark life of his own, though one forged from childhood scars. The two join forces to complete their respective missions, never dreaming each would be the other's salvation. This story would be noteworthy enough for its female vampire, a rarity in the romance world, but Harbaugh paints a poignant portrait of all forms of faith lost and reclaimed, and of redemption, against a richly detailed canvas of the chaos of turn-of-the-nineteenth-century France.


chick lit

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Playing With Matches*, an anthology (Asian American contemporary romance)

(Karen's personal title: The Joy Luck Club meets Bridget Jones' Diary)
Thrilled that her mother--the Blind Date Empress of Sanfrancisco--had no hand in her meeting Kyle Nakagawa, Amy Miyazaki finds herself falling hard for her new boss. Until she learns that Kyle's father was just as responsible for their first encounter as her meddlesome mother! Anthology includes more stories by Katherine Greyle, Sabeeha Johnson and Cathy Yardley


fantasy regency romance

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Elizabeth's Rake (by Emily Hendrickson) & Cupid's Mistake, 2 in 1 reissue

Miss Cassandra Hathaway is beautiful, intelligent, and innocent. Lord Blytheland is handsome, intelligent, and sophisticated. A perfect match, you think? Lord Blytheland doesn't. After a disasterous marriage in which this widower suffered with a faithless, bluestocking wife, there's nothing he'd like worse than another educated miss with an unfortunate penchant for blurting out the painful truth. As for Cassandra, there's nothing she'd like less in her life than an illogical man prone to emotional outbursts, and never mind his good looks and devastating smile.


book coverThe Devil's Bargain & The Vampire Viscount, 2 in 1 reissue

Returning home from the Peninsular war, and faced with the possible ruin of his sister and the destitution of the tenants on his estate, Richard, Lord Clairmond does the only thing he can: sell his soul to Lucifer and accomplish one little task, in exchange for wealth. How hard can it be? All he has to do is seduce and abandon Miss Eveline Seton, a lowly merchant's daughter. But it isn't as easy as he thought, especially when he falls desperately in love with her...and finds he's got more than he bargained for in this intelligent young woman.

 


book cover Miss Carlyle's Curricle*

The death of Miss Diana Carlyle's beloved uncle, the Earl of Brisbane, turns her life upside down. No longer can she while away her time roaming the estate, free to do as she pleases, confident that she'd come to no harm. Her uncle's murderer is not yet caught, and would not hesitate to kill again.

The presence of the new Earl of Brisbane did nothing to calm her fears. Who was this clever but foppish Gavin Sinclair, this man who seemed to have no past, who avoided all her questions, but whom her uncle had selected as her husband? As the murderer moves to kill again, both Diana and Gavin must come to grips with their past--and their hearts.


The Cupid Trilogy

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Cupid's Mistake

Miss Cassandra Hathaway is beautiful, intelligent, and innocent. Lord Blytheland is handsome, intelligent, and sophisticated. A perfect match, you think? Lord Blytheland doesn't. After a disasterous marriage in which this widower suffered with a faithless, bluestocking wife, there's nothing he'd like worse than another educated miss with an unfortunate penchant for blurting out the painful truth. As for Cassandra, there's nothing she'd like less in her life than an illogical man prone to emotional outbursts, and never mind his good looks and devastating smile.


book coverCupid's Darts*

Kenneth Hathaway, newly returned from the Peninsular war, can't seem to stop worshiping his fiancee, Aimee Mattingly--from afar. Very far. From as far away as her portrait in his desk drawer at army headquarters. Problem is, he can't figure out why it is everything about Aimee falls short of what he remembered before the war--except whenever he looks at her portrait…


book coverCupid's Kiss*

Grown-up Psyche Hathaway is sending her mother into fits with the way she has turned down one eligible suitor after another. Picky, picky, picky! But why should Psyche marry when she is having so much fun matchmaking her friends in the haute ton? Especially when her very best friend, Harry, comes back from his on-going quest for a visit.


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The Reluctant Cavalier*

Mr. Parsifal Wentworth, the eccentric second son of an earl, is a man of incredible strength and shyness, and would much rather cultivate his garden than go to his sister's masquerade ball. But when he discovers and puts on his many-times-great grandfather's cavalier costume, he finds to his horror that he's oddly compelled to commit deeds of derring-do. And what is he to do when the woman he loves is about to be betrothed to an outwardly virtuous but truly villainous duke? Will the Cavalier be the one to save the day, or poor Parsifal Wentworth?


book coverThe Vampire Viscount

Being a vampire is okay--you get to stay up all night, women find you irresistable, you're strong, fast, and magic is yours for the taking. But Nicholas, Viscount St. Vire finds all of that means little in the face of impending insanity and the eventual deterioration of his senses. Only the the willing embrace of a virginal young woman can reverse his condition. Who better for his wife-to-be than the impoverished Leonore Farleigh, whose abusive father sells her to St. Vire to pay off gaming debts? Leonore agrees to marry him--how else is she going to save her sister and her mother from their poverty and pain? But she soon finds she's stepped into a marriage of inconvenience… and possible death.


book coverThe Devil's Bargain

Returning home from the Peninsular war, and faced with the possible ruin of his sister and the destitution of the tenants on his estate, Richard, Lord Clairmond does the only thing he can: sell his soul to Lucifer and accomplish one little task, in exchange for wealth. How hard can it be? All he has to do is seduce and abandon Miss Eveline Seton, a lowly merchant's daughter. But it isn't as easy as he thought, especially when he falls desperately in love with her...and finds he's got more than he bargained for in this intelligent young woman.


regency romance as Kathleen Elliott

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A Special License**

The Earl of Rothwick knows exactly what to do with a scheming hussy who tries to ensnare his nephew into marriage: abscond with her himself. Surely an adroit and capable man as himself can carry her off, show her for what she really is, and then send her off to her next paramour in no time at all. Unfortunately, he absconds with the wrong young woman--Linnea Ashley, an impoverished but no-nonsense vicar's daughter. Worse, his ex-betrothed, Sophia, decides to get even with him for slighting her obvious charms--with the help of the dangerous Sir James Marlowe. How is Rothwick going to escape sure retribution? He marries Linnea, of course. But life is never as simple as that for a man as wrong-headed as Lord Rothwick.


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Georgia Canning is a most dutiful daughter, and is sure her schemes to marry off her mother to Sir Jeremy Swift will work. Then Georgia knows she can settle down into a placid and independent life of being a proper young schoolmistress ... or artist ... or was it a milliner...? Whatever it was, she certainly can ignore the attentions of the handsome young Lord Ashcombe. His warm smiles were only friendly ones, his help in navigating the deadly shores of London's high society was only from disinterested kindness, and his kisses ... he didn't really mean them that way, did he?


* These titles are currently out of print but used copies can be purchased from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
** These titles may be available from the author, please email her with inquiries. In addition, an e-book copy is currently being produced, release date unknown.