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December, 2018
A Book of Alpennia

This book is in the process of being written. I've created this entry so I can reference it in blog posts. The "publication date" is a place-holder and does not have any actual reality at this point.

February, 2018

In The Mystic Marriage, Vicomtesse Jeanne de Cherdillac tells another character, ‘I have loved—truly loved—only four women. One of them is dead. One never found the courage to say either yes or no. You were the third.’ When I wrote those words, I knew relatively little about those first two women, but I had the first inkling that Jeanne might have some interesting stories to tell. This is not the story of either that first or second love, but of the time between them when grief and regret had not yet been replaced by archness and a cultivated sophistication. 

September, 2017

A visitor from the other world seeks to entrap Elin, the Lady of Madrunion, into helping her, but it is her lover Morvyth who is snared. How can she prevail as champion against an Otherworldly opponant with only the skills of a mortal woman?

Cover image - Mother of Souls
November, 2016

All her life, Serafina Talarico has searched in vain for a place where she and her mystical talents belong. She never found it in Rome—the city of her birth—where her family’s Ethiopian origins marked them as immigrants. After traveling halfway across Europe to study with Alpennia's Royal Thaumaturgist, her hopes of finding a home among Margerit Sovitre’s circle of scholars are dashed, for Serafina can perceive, but not evoke, the mystical forces of the Mysteries of the Saints and even Margerit can't awaken her talents.

Alpennia 1-3 Bundle cover
November, 2016

The first three volumes of the epic fantasy romance series in one eBook bundle!

Daughter of Mystery
Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit fortunes—nor a bodyguard, ruthlessly efficient swordswoman Barbara. At first Margerit protests the need for Barbara’s services, but soon she cannot imagine sending Barbara away.

Cover for The Mazarinette and the Musketeer
January, 2016

In the turbulent France of 1678, Hortense Mancini, Duchesse Mazarine takes on the disguise of a King’s Musketeer to pursue her love affair with Anne Lennard, Countess of Sussex. She crosses paths with a true Musketeer, and with Aphra Behn, English playwright and spy, both seeking to retrieve letters between the kings of France and England that could prove ruinous. Every disguise and plan is threatened by the arrival of a young woman who seeks to gain fame by besting a Musketeer in a duel—and now she has a chance to challenge two of them!

Through the Hourglass  cover
November, 2015

In Renaissance Italy, stories were told of the deep friendship and love between the Sienese poet Laudomia Forteguerri and Duchess Margaret of Parma, bastard daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor. This story pushes past the history books to imagine how their lives intertwined, and dares to imagine a happy ending.

The Mystic Marriage cover
April, 2015

Antuniet Chazillen lost everything the night her brother was executed. In exile, she swore that treason would not be the final chapter of the Chazillen legacy in Alpennia’s history. A long-hidden book of alchemical secrets provides the first hope of success, but her return to the capital is haunted by an enemy who wants those secrets for himself.

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February, 2015

When Elin rode out and heard the seagulls crying, it set her on the greatest adventure of her life.

A free story in both text and audio formats. Follow the Podcastle.com link to access.

Daughter of Mystery cover
January, 2014

Margerit Sovitre did not expect to inherit Baron Saveze’s fortunes—even less his bodyguard, a ruthlessly efficient swordswoman known only as Barbara. Wealth suddenly makes Margerit a highly eligible heiress and buys her the enmity of the new Baron. He had expected to inherit all, and now eyes her fortune with open envy.

Barbara proudly served as the old Baron’s duelist but she had expected his death to make her a free woman. Bitterness turns to determination when she finds herself the only force that stands between Margerit and the new Baron’s greed.

Three Nights at the Opera cover image
January, 2014

(From Daughter of Mystery)

…for a brief time, intrigued and flattered by the interest and starved for the human touch that she was denied in the ordinary way, Barbara had let things go further than had been wise. Her cheeks still burned at remembering that glorious imprudence.

This is the story of that glorious imprudence.

Cover of Sword and Sorceress 22
November, 2007

The Marchalt of Wilentelu has sent Ashóli as an emmissary to the Kaltaoven villages in his domain. But one village hides a dark secret and will go to extremes to protect it.

historical