Kate Rothwell, who also publishes as Summer Devon, writes a lot of fiction.
Twenty-four of her stories have been published; several are here on Smashwords. She’s written novels or novellas for Kensington, Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Total-e-Bound Publishing, Carina, Loose Id, Liquid Silver, an All Romance Ebooks anthology, Booksforabuck and herself.
Though her favorite subgenre is late Victorian historicals, especially with a New York City setting, she also writes contemporaries, paranormals and fantasy. The one consistent factor: the stories are all character-driven romance.
She’s won numerous awards such as the Passionate Plume (she finalled a few times and won this year with co-writer Bonnie Dee), finalled in the Eppies, won a RIO award, the Golden Rose, the ecataromance Reviewer's Choice award, and she was a Romantic Times Readers' Choice finalist.
Her books have been translated into Dutch, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
Kate spends too much time on the internet. You can find her at twitter, Facebook, her own blog (http://katerothwell.blogspot.com) and if she’s really avoiding work, she’s exploring sites like tvtropes.org or Lee Jackson’s historical blog.
Where to find Kate Rothwell online
Where to buy in print
Protecting Miss Samuels
A Victorian-set novella.
He was supposed to guard her and ended up loving her.
Kitty Samuels has to do more than hide from her father's workers. She has to accept the ugly truth about the mill he's run. Only with the help of a stranger will she be able to escape her past and face the future.
Acting as her family’s assassin, Anna corners O'Riley, her prey, but is shocked to discover the farmer who protects him is like her: a creature bred to kill. Anna’s drawn to Isak, who sees her struggle with her dual nature. She begs him for help. Isak agrees-- if she’ll spare O’Riley’s life. Their lessons awaken his own desires--and soon O'Riley is drawn by their passion and the danger they face.
Grant is furious: some guy has been taking dips in his pool.
Ned has been visiting neighbors' pools to jump-start his creativity. When one homeowner flips out, Ned's apologetic--and intrigued.
When they run into each other again, Ned is definitely interested. He has to convince Grant he’s not trying to ruin his life and career, and that the attraction of opposites can be very, very good.
A novella about a superhero.
Caleb is an ordinary guy...except for his bizarre ability to adapt to any situation. Really. Anything goes. Fire and water are no problem for him.
Someone is shoving innocents into dangerous situations and Caleb is forced to act again and again. It's up to him to stop the person who's trying to draw him out and he thinks it might be his very attractive neighbor.
Goodbye Phillip (an m/m novella)
Phillip flew the coop, and now Stefan must cope on his own and he has a new baby. When members of the baby's biological family show up for a party, he fears the worst--they'll want her back.
Greg doesn't want a long-term romance and he is certainly not interested in babies. He paid his dues with his big family. But there is something about Stefan that might make him change his mind
Her Mad Baron
(2.00 from 1 review)
Nathaniel, the new Baron Felston, awakes from a fever to discover he's a prisoner on his own estate. Drugged and barricaded in a small room, he can't outwit his mysterious jailer.
Housebreaker Florrie Cadero gets more than she bargained for when she climbs into a building and finds the handsome, and possibly mad, prisoner. Originally published as The Mad Baron by Summer Devon
The Powder of Sin
The two gentlemen in Rosalie's drawing room are after the same prize, a strange powder she inherited from her rakehell cousin. She must keep the world safe from the aphrodisiac and enrolls the help of Gideon Reed, one of the strangers, and a former detective. Gideon must work with Rosalie to safely dispose of the powder without falling prey to the dangerous effects of pure chemistry.
The Earl, a Girl, and a Promise
A woman crashes into his arms, and Paul, the Earl of Latterly, discovers real passion at last. Her identity, the sister of the true earl he seeks, means he must abandon hope of future encounters. Their eccentric families and their complicated pasts add to the frustrating mix. And as Paul fulfills his promise to reveal the true heir, he and Emma must learn to work together without falling in love.
Love Between the Lines
Danger won't deter this intrepid reporter--even when life and love are on the line.
Sir Gideon Langham wants the best for his newspaper. Hiring daring lady reporter Lizzie Drury seems like a smart decision--until he finds himself attracted to her.
Lizzie falls for her new boss. Worse, she discovers digging up dirt can unearth danger. Now someone is after Gideon's reputation--and Lizzie's life.
Someone To Cherish
1884 NYC. Callie's father left her with nothing except an inquisitive mind not even her grandmother’s puritanical upbringing could quash. Life seems to improve when she lands a trial job in a “special” library.
Detective Cutter leads a police raid that leaves Callie in disgrace. He offers her work. She brings temptation--and perhaps other dangers--into his life.
previously titled The Ratcatcher
Seducing Miss Dunaway (a Victorian Romance)
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
Twelve years ago, a stranger's kiss helped Miss Dunaway reach her heart's desire -- by allowing her to escape the path to marriage. Now the gentleman has reappeared and his presence reminds her of pleasures she left behind. The well-regarded matron of the foundlings' home all of her adult life, Miss Dunaway is ready for more. After years as a saint, she longs to be a woman again.
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- The Peasant Queen
on May 08, 2012
on Sep. 05, 2012
The story pulled me in and I stayed up way too late reading. The villain was particularly intriguing.