Recent Releases & News ~
The Regency romance, The Unwanted Heiress, is out! This is a re-release of my book, originally published as I Bid One American. It has been newly edited and some new material added, so I hope you will enjoy it!
The paranormal romance, A Fall of Silver, is out! If you thirst for Urban Fantasy and vampires, this may be just what you're looking for.
My humorous cozy mystery, Whacked!, is now out! The cover is wonderful and this is my first hardcover book, so I'm really excited about it.
The fourth book in the Archer family series, Escaping Notice, is also available!
Second Sons Inquiry Agency Series ~
The second book in the Second Sons Inquiry Agency series is now available. Check out A Rose Before Dying.
The Vital Principle, the first book in the Second Sons Inquiry Agency series of historical mysteries, is getting terrific reviews including a lovely one from Coffee Time. A complete list of buy links and more information are here.
The Archer Family Series ~
John Archer, the irrepressible rogue and senior member of the family, is saddled with two problems: a love of adventure and far too many unmarried nieces and nephews. His wife, Lady Victoria, is determined to hamper his escapades by assigning various unmarried relatives to keep him out of trouble when she’s away. Happily for John, he always finds ways to circumvent this gambit by dragging his unsuspecting nieces and nephews into an adventure while simultaneously playing matchmaker.
Unfortunately, his efforts are rarely, if ever, truly appreciated!
The first four books of the Archer series of Regency romantic mysteries are available!
Book 1: The Necklace introduces Oriana Archer, a woman determined prevent her uncle, John Archer, from causing mischief. But when Uncle John thrusts a wounded man at her and spins a tale about the lost ~ and cursed ~ family hierloom, The Peckham Necklace, even she finds it difficult not to become enmeshed in what becomes a nearly fatal adventure.
Book 2: The Unwanted Heiress (previously entitled: I Bid One American) continues the tale of the Archers when John Archer becomes the guardian to an American heiress, Charlotte Haywood. Charlotte is determined to leave dreary England and discover what lies hidden in the Egyptian sands. But she doesn't reckon with John, his nephew, Nathaniel Archer, the new Duke of Peckham, or a case of murder.
Book 3: The Bricklayer's Helper picks up the Archer's story when they discover that a girl survived a terrible fire that destroyed the family of Lady Victoria's brother many years ago. The child, Sarah, believed she was the sole survivor and hid her identity by working as a bricklayer's helper. But thirteen years later, her disguise fails and someone discovers she survived the flames. Terrified, she hires William Trenchard, an inquiry agent with Second Sons, only to learn that John Archer and Lady Victoria survived as well. However, Wiliam is suspicious of this stroke of luck and until he can solve the mystery, he's determined to keep Sarah safe from the Archers.
The Bricklayer's Helper has been nominated for best historical romance by The Romance Reviews and is getting terrific reviews, including a five "tea cups" review from Happily Ever After and 4.5 book rating from Long and Short Reviews.
For more information, buy links, and excerpt and the complete chapter 1, click here.
Book 4: Escaping Notice continues the Archer's story, this time with Helen Archer, Oriana's (The Necklace) younger sister. On a pleasure cruise with his brother, Hugh Castle, Earl of Monnow, is the only survivor when the boat sinks in a storm. When he discovers evidence of tampering in the wreckage, he believes someone attempted to murder him. So Hugh travels to London to engage an inquiry agent, only to run into Helen Archer at the inquiry agency. She has come to engage an agent to find an heirloom necklace she lost at a recent ball at Hugh's home. Together, Helen and Hugh return to Hugh's home in disguise: Hugh hopes to trap the man who attempted to kill him and Helen hopes to find the necklace.
The two of them soon discover that nothing is simple, especially where love is concerned!
Vampire Protector, a contemporary paranormal, 1st book in the Redemption Series
Unaware of her family's deepest secrets, Gwen is nonetheless haunted by the past. And her lack of memory turns deadly when she receives a frightening note. So she turns to her neighbor, John Wright for help. She soon discovers John is no ordinary man, he's her VAMPIRE PROTECTOR, sworn to watch over her family for centuries. He's determined to help her survive the ancient evil that threatens vampire and humans, alike, and discover the secret guarded by Gwen's family for over two hundred years.
And while John would die to keep Gwen alive, neither is prepared for the attraction burning through their hearts. An attraction that only poses an even deadlier question: will they survive each other?
Vampire Protector is getting terrific reviews, including a
4 star review from Romantic Times
and a wonderful review from
Vampire Protector is getting terrific reviews, including a 4 star review from Romantic Times and a wonderful review fromNocturne Romance Reads!
A Fall of Silver, a contemporary paranormal, 2nd book in the Redemption Series will be out later this year! In the meantime, I have a wonderful cover for it from a very talented cover artist.
Looking for a gift? How about a cookbook?
Last summer, I transcribed my grandmother's handwritten cookbook--filled with recipes from the Great Depression through the early 1960's. There are close to 200 recipes, including dozens of cakes, pies, and cookies. It may be just the thing to give as a gift, or buy it for yourself to make something special when you're hosting a party. Or just need something to cheer yourself up. It's called The Rowley Cookbook--just click on the title or the book cover if you need a gift for someone who has everything!
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Check out the Janes of Romance website, it's absolutely gorgeous. I'll have a few book covers and an author page hosted there, and I'm really looking forward to seeing them expand. They cater to the sweeter side of romance, which has always been where my heart lies.