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Book: A Fateful Connection - A Short Regency by Elizabeth Bailey
A woman betrayed. Reduced to earning her bread. Bereft of hope. Clarice arrives in Bath to find her services rejected. A stranger insists on coming to her rescue. A French emigre, he recognises her loneliness, poverty and despair. Gervais finds her a post. But an introduction has a startling effect, reviving the hideous past. All is set at risk. Will the growing friendship survive? By the author [...]
 
Book: A Fragile Mask - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Cold as ice or warm as honey? A snow maiden impervious to his charm. Denzell Hawkeridge sees her from the window, beautiful and animated. When he meets mysterious Verena Chaceley, she is a polite statue. Provoked and intrigued, flirtatious Denzell sets out to prick the mask. And finds a hidden and poignant vulnerability. Anxious for her abused mother's health, terrified the perpetrator will come [...]
 
Book: Lords and Ladies - A Collection of Sweet Regency Short Stories by Margaret Manners
Lords and Ladies: A Collection of Sweet Regency Short Stories - This clean and sweet collection of stories has it all - romance, mystery, rogues, and most of all love and happily-ever-after endings. Lady Grace - Who will rescue her from an arranged marriage? Dishonourable Lord - It's her third and last season and no husband in sight except for a cad of a Lord. Dearest Helena - A letter received [...]
 
Book: Pride and Sensuality - A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story by P. O. Dixon
"Falling in love with Mr. Darcy became so easy once she had made a start." ~ A lighthearted, whimsical, entertaining, yet ever so sensual tale of Darcy and Elizabeth's pleasurable pursuits pending their nuptials. ~ With his mind agreeably engaged on the pleasures that await him once he and his dearest, loveliest Elizabeth are man and wife, Darcy's patience wanes, and he begins to wonder if he [...]
 
Book: Seventh Heaven - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
A wealthy widow. A gold-digging family. Is a clash inevitable? Septimus Berowne, poet, has no intention of succumbing to the warmth and charm of the wealthy Lady Louisa Shittlehope. Can he stop her embroiling herself in the affairs of his crazy and disreputable family? Louisa befriends his sisters. His brothers have designs on her fortune. Mistaken identity and a madcap chase ensue. Society's [...]
 
Book: An Angel's Touch - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
She is disastrously outspoken. He is a brooding recluse. Is the clash inevitable? On route to Tunbridge Wells, Verity Lambourn befriends two lost children. She berates their mentor soundly, having no idea of his true identity. Henry, Marquis of Salmesbury, is brought up short by the girl's scolding. Buried in gloom, he has neglected his children. When Verity knocks Henry flying, she realises he [...]
 
Book: Widow in Mistletoe - A Dark Regency (Brides by Chance Book 7) by Elizabeth Bailey
An overturned curricle. A vanished memory. A widow mistaken for a lost love. When Chloe takes in the injured lord, disrupting the peace of her household, she little suspects she will become his world. Everything Lance knew is gone, save the terrible accident that killed his betrothed years ago. In his tortured mind, Chloe and Clarissa are one. The struggle to separate herself from the dead woman [...]
 
Book: Just Deserts - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Both horse-mad. Equally ill-tempered. A match contrived by the devil. A stormy encounter in the park sets off a chain of consequences. Baron Chiddingly needs money for his stud. The solution: pursue the nabob's daughter. But which one? Miss Winsford, newly arrived from India, is both a vile-mannered witch and a charming, if unconventional, delight. A startling revelation at her debut ends in [...]
 
Book: Sweet Sacrifice - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
A disguised runaway falls into the hands of an unsuspecting rake. Driven to flight to escape the machinations of her relatives, Clementina is appalled to find herself in worse trouble. Who is this devilishly attractive man? What will he do with her? Intrigued by the beautiful girl he has captured, Jake takes pains to protect her reputation. But Clementina proves a handful. When her Nemesis turns [...]
 
Book: A Lady in Name - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
All familiarity overturned by a past shrouded in mystery. Bereft and grieving, Lucy Graydene confronts the author of her unorthodox origins. Instead she finds his heir. The autocratic Stefan Ankerville takes charge of Lucy's life despite her protests. Adrift in the new earl's unusual family, Lucy struggles against the venom of a half-sister she did not know existed. As the secrets of her early [...]
 
Book: Friday Dreaming - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Shattered dreams and broken promises. Caught between love and loyalty. Friday is bookish and plain, but she has secretly loved her childhood friend for years. The impossible happens when gorgeous Nick proposes, making her dreams come true. Only he isn't behaving like a man in love. Disaster strikes when Friday learns Nick was forced into offering for her to save him from an unsuitable liaison. [...]
 
Book: Marriage for Music - A Regency Romance (Brides by Chance Book 5) by Elizabeth Bailey
A fortune at stake if he does not marry now. Almost anyone will do. Intrigued by the dissolute Lord Wintringham and with nothing but drudgery in store, Lily Daubney dares to contemplate his desperate offer. Sanity prevails. But Vincent's persistence lands her in so much hot water she has no option but to marry him. Delighted with her reward of a fine pianoforte, Lily rapidly discovers the perils [...]
 
Book: Damsel to the Rescue - A Regency Adventure (Brides by Chance Book 6) by Elizabeth Bailey
A fugitive stranger and a frantic forest escape. Four years on the marriage mart have left Delia Burloyne resigned to life as a maiden aunt. Then fate takes a hand. Waylaid on the road to Weymouth, her life is turned inside out by the intrepid Giffard Gaunt. He's on the run and desperate. Plunged into a dangerous dash for freedom with a wounded man on her hands, Delia must dig deep for courage. [...]
 
Book: Hidden Flame - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
Scandal, passion and a tangled inheritance. Sheltering from a violent storm, Benedict helps a woman in distress. He is shocked to meet her again in his irascible godmother's new companion. Tied to an ill-kept and miserable mansion where quarrels abound and her employer is dying, Theda defies Benedict's suspicions and a wholly inappropriate attraction. But she does need a friend. A fateful [...]
 
Book: An Undesirable Liaison - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
A jewel. An abandoned wife. An honest woman. Florence must find employment. Escaped from one threat, she dives into another when chance throws her into dangerous proximity with the brooding Jerome. Violent attraction puts her at the brink of the abyss she fears most. Is she doomed to repeat her mother's history? Freed from a shameful past by his wife's death, Jerome falls victim to renewed [...]
 
Book: Fated Folly - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
He is powerfully male and older. She is a mischievous delight. Clare beards the ogre in his den, and is instantly smitten with Rupert's dynamic attraction. Her brother's elopement ends with Clare compromised. She must marry Rupert's cousin Ashendon, whom she detests, or Rupert himself. The promise of a radiant future evaporates as fate and Ashendon conspire against her. Can Clare overcome [...]
 
Book: The Conqueror's Dilemma - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
On the edge of social disaster. Impossibly attracted to a leader of fashion. Floundering in the unfamiliar rules of the Ton, Tiffany Felton is grateful to the sympathetic Conqueror. But her chaperon's status threatens to undermine a promising friendship. Will blows hot and cold as Tiffany's affections grow. Reluctant to endanger his position, William Westerham battles against the allure of [...]
 
Book: The Viscount Besieged - A Georgian Romance by Elizabeth Bailey
A family in jeopardy. Plots and counter-plots prevail. Who will outfox whom? Isadora's secret plan to save her family is frustrated by the arrival of the Errant Heir. With plans of his own. Determined to thwart him, she is undermined by Roborough's friendly warmth. Until she learns he is a hardened gamester. Struggling to recover a wasted inheritance, Roborough counters Isadora's attempts at [...]
 
Book: Echoes of Clara Avenue by Edward Farber
Take a stroll along an old, decaying, city neighborhood with its now-empty, silent hulks and imagine the people who lived there through the years. That is precisely what author Edward Farber does in his new collection of short stories, Echoes of Clara Avenue. In the collection are stories that appeared previously in literary magazines, an indication that these are not stories by a novice but by a [...]
 
Book: Messages - Poems and Short Stories to Live By by Gail Pallotta
Find inspiration for our hectic times in these straight-forward poems for happy and sad days. Find history, warmth and a touch of the paranormal in three stories. Getting the Goat peeks into the early 1900's when mountain life was tough. Does Mama's advice hold true today? In Stitches in Love Rose's deep love for her grandmother motivates others to share their gifts. Does Rose reap her reward? [...]
 
Book: Lord Dearborn's Destiny by Brenda Hiatt
Venus, make her fair . . . Though not a superstitious man, Lord Dearborn humors his mother by going to her fortuneteller, who informs him that he will meet his Destiny a beautiful blonde this very Season. He scoffs, until he meets Miss Rosalind Winston-Fitts, an absolute vision of blonde loveliness. Entranced, he believes the fortuneteller may have been right after all and pursues the new beauty [...]
 
Book: Expecting His Proposal - A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story by P. O. Dixon
Ranked #1 in Classic Short Stories - Ranked #1 in Historical Fiction Short Stories - A Darcy and Elizabeth Short Story which fashions many of Jane Austen's own timeless words into another engaging path to happily ever after! In this diverting Pride and Prejudice short story, what if Darcy had not wounded Elizabeth's pride by insulting her at the Meryton assembly and had danced with her instead? [...]
 
Book: Bites - Ten Tales of Vampires by Rayne Hall, Douglas Kolacki, April Grey, ...
Do you like the traditional, blood-sucking, dangerous type of vampire? Then this story collection is for you. Ten authors have created creepy, chilling, funny, thought-provoking and scary stories about dark suckers. Are vampires to be pitied for their vulnerabilities, or envied for their powers? How do we know who is a vampire? How do we know what vampires want from us? What if they are [...]
 
Book: Compromising the Marquess (The Forsters) by Wendy Soliman
England, 1814 Leah Elliot sells secrets to survive. Donning boy's clothes, she uncovers society scandals for a London gossip rag to support herself and her sister, who were left destitute after their father's death. When she meets the dashing and perhaps dangerous Hal Forster, the Marquess of Denby, she learns he may be involved in treason. The rumor is too valuable not to sell, despite her [...]
 
Book: Reading a Writer's Mind - Exploring Short Fiction - First Thought to Finished Story by Linda Acaster
"...I place this one alongside the excellent Dorothea Brande's book ['Becoming A Writer'], and Stephen King's 'On Writing', both of which have been formative in my writing..." - Stuart Aken, author of 'The Methuselah Strain'. "...Her thinking on characterisation is especially enlightening..." - PF Field (Amazon UK reviewer) Wordcount: 53,700 approx - Written by the author of over seventy [...]
 
Book: Tales of a Duchess - A Sweet Regency Romance Collection of Short Stories by Elizabeth Taylor-White
TALES OF A DUCHESS: A Sweet Regency Collection of Short Stories. Duchess in Disguise As the carriage passed through the Mayfair streets, towards St James, he was surprised to find himself wondering briefly about his child-bride. What would she look like now? He thought. Since she had not married in all these years, she must look like old cheese, or be of so sour a disposition that gentlemen had [...]
 
Book: Waning Metaphorically - Short Stories and Flash Fiction Collection by Michael Poeltl
"Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story." - F. Scott Fitzgerald - "A short story is the ultimate close-up magic trick - a couple of thousand words to take you around the universe or break your heart." - Neil Gaiman - "I start novels. But something happens to them. They break up." - Alice Munro - A multi-genre anthology of short stories from the mind of [...]
 
Book: Queen (Regency Refuge Book 3) by Heather Gray
You can't hide from the past. Queen's world was shattered, and she was banished to a foreign land. Years pass before she dares to return, but what she finds is of little comfort. Greed and dishonesty have festered and grown in her absence. Embittered and cynical, Queen trusts few people. Owen pursues a clandestine investigation and finds himself working side-by-side with a veritable ghost, an [...]
 
Book: Vampire Morsels - Short Story Collection - From the world of Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor
Seventeen short stories from the world of Amaranthine; a universe of blood and darkness where vampires don't sparkle and night is eternal. Includes: Kateesha - When Kateesha and her partner are sent to apprehend a rogue coven, things go awry and carry terrible consequences. Michael - Michael isn't interested in finding a job, so his mother finds one for him. If only she'd known she was sending [...]
 
Book: My Most Valuable Possession by Obelia Akanke
My Most Valuable possession is an updated short story originally written in 2008. I decided to write a story of what might be possible if we could see what we feel. Nicholle's plans come to a screeching halt when her treasure is destroyed. Everything she knows is wrapped in it. When David, a man she bumps into, offers to help, Nicholle hangs onto the hope that restoration can happen. I added this [...]
 
Book: Ino's Love - A Short Story by Marianne Sciucco
Sometimes the people who love us best are not family. Elderly Ino prepares a delicious Italian Christmas Eve feast for her successful CEO son, but when he's too busy to spend the holiday with his mother she shares her dinner and gifts with her home health aid. A heartwarming story about giving and forgiveness.
 
Book: Beltane - Ten Tales of Witchcraft by Rayne Hall, Jonathan Broughton, Debra Dunbar, ...
Ten witchcraft stories by ten authors, edited by Rayne Hall - If you meet a witch, will you know if they're the kind or the evil sort? If you hear about someone practising witchcraft, how do you judge if their magic is real? If rumours spread through your neighbourhood or mass hysteria sweeps through your community, will you be able to keep a clear head? If the only way to solve your problem is [...]
 
Book: The Hitman - A short Story by Peprah Boasiako
When The Hitman woke up on that beautiful summer day, he had no idea his life would take a turn for the worst, or was it the best? He was just a working man, earning a living as a construction worker. It was that day's chain of events that turned his heart ice-cold. Now living on the other side of the law, The Hitman is faced with saving a reputed state official's political career, as well as [...]
 
Book: My Lady Smuggler (A Historical Regency Romance) by Margaret Bennett
The Honorable Rosalind Wensley enlists a smuggling gang to rescue soldiers who are injured while fighting Napoleon and bring them back to England. But the rescue operation is threatened when the Earl of Melvyrn shows up, looking for a spy ring. Now she must hide her identity as the youth who works for the smugglers from the Earl's prying eyes. Melvyrn, on assignment for the War Office, [...]
 
Book: Salted Lithium - A Short Story (Red Shorts Series) by Karen Jung
Salted Lithium was inspired by a documentary I saw many years ago when I still lived in Germany. It was about a man who woke up on a train in New York and didn't know how he got there. My story is different from the documentary I saw back then, but it has these elements of 'not knowing' and 'confusion'. I thought of different settings, but kept coming back to this image of an American road movie. [...]
 


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