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Verity, a tale of desperate love, dark intrigue, ship wreckers, smugglers and the enigmatic Lord Draken Hazelmere. Verity Beresford, darling of Regency London, is forced by Lord Hazelmere to travel to the Devonshire coast to nurse an uncle. Strange, evil events occur upon her arrival. Is Draken the culprit? If so, he will hang. Can Verity save him? A slightly sensual Regency Romance.

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About Rob Shelsky

Rob Shelsky is an avid and eclectic writer, and averages about 4,000 words a day. He has several novels to his credit and two anthologies, with two romances out now, a Regency romance, Verity, along with the sequel, Faith, and soon to come, a time-travel romance.

Rob has written science fiction articles for such magazines as The Internet Review of Science Fiction, numerous articles for AlienSkin Magazine, Neometropolis, Midnight Street (UK), Doorways, and other publications. Rob has had short stories published with Jim Baen’s Universe, Aberrant Dreams, AlienSkin, Gateway SF, Fifth Dimension, Continuum SF, Sonar4, Uncial Press, Planetary Stories, Pulp Spirit Magazine, Sex & Murder, and many more. He has a novella coming out in early 2010 with Aberrant Dreams Magazine’s first hardcover edition anthology, The Awakening. Rob’s novella, Avenger Of The People, will appear there alongside the works of such sci-fi greats as Alastair Reynolds, Ian Watson, Jana Oliver, Robert Madle, and just so many others. There is even an introduction by Jack McDevitt.

Rob has a short story, Green Waters, now out with Sonar4’s Phase Shift anthology, and a paranormal story, Light On The Moor, coming out with Smashwords and

Now, Rob Shelsky is not only a writer, but a contributing editor for travel articles, as well as being a reviewer for Novelspot. He is also a resident science fiction columnist for AlienSkin Magazine.

Although widely traveled and continuing to travel, Rob now lives in North Carolina. He enjoys contemplating ideas for new stories while watching the sunsets over the mountains and sipping a glass of red wine, preferably a decent Merlot.

Oh and check out this site for my Smashword books:

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Review by: cherry coleman on July 02, 2011 :
this deserve a a-plus
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)

Review by: Jana Stevens on Oct. 29, 2010 :
R. Shelsky's, Verity, is a wonderful Regency Romance, but also serves as a good Historical Romance, as well. Shelsky has a talent for doing research, apparently, because this novel is lovingly painted in with those little details that make it all seem so real. From an out-of-date Spencer jacket, Verity is forced to use, to a jolting trip by coach to Devon, it all seems so real. Even the food, as described certainly seems appropriate to the period.

Verity is an intriguing book, with real characters who leap out at you, a plot that will most certainly hold your attention, and dialogue that seems just perfect for the period. This is a true Regency, folks, with a touch of sensuality. I loved Verity. You will, too.

If you lean to romances with a real plot, characters who will command your attention, and a heroine who is strong-willed and independent, despite the times (perhaps because of them), you'll enjoy Verity by R. R. Shelsky. But it, you can't go wrong with this one. This deserves and gets a full five stars from me!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: George Kempland on Oct. 29, 2010 :
Verity by author R. Shelsky is a heck of a book. If you like good, period, historical romances, this one being of the Regency Romance variety, you'll really love Verity. It has everything, handsome lords, fun sidekick of a maid, supsense, ship wreckers, smugglers, and thieves, not to mention a very bad penny in the village who shall be nameless here. (Find out for yourself). The sexual tension between Verity and Draken is marvelous, but also her relationships with her uncle and maid are great, too. What's more, her interactions with some very "Mrs. Danvers" type housekeepers and a nasty field hand named "Job," are marvelous, too.

Set for the most part in Devon, England, this is a well-crafted, well-designed Regency Romance tale. And although there is some sex (after the wedding), it is tastefully done, and uses no explicit terms, but still creates some great imagery.

I think Verity by R. Shelsky is a winner. Grab a box of chocolates, a glass of brandy, and sit by a fire on a rainy evening and read Verity. You definitely won't be disappointed.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Rose Renee Shelly on Oct. 29, 2010 :
Verity, a great Regency and suspense tale by author R. R. Shelsky! This well-written novel grabbed me from the start, when Verity, the heroine is awakened in the middle of the night by a handsome stranger pounding on her London townhouse door. From there, she is swept along by this enigmatic man, and along with her maid, Henrietta ("Hen) must leave her comfortable London life to take care of an ill uncle in "darkest Devonshire." I don't want to give too much away, but let's just say that there are dark forces at work in Devon, as well. Smugglers, shipwreckers, and is Draken and her sick uncle involved in all this? When Verity starts to fall in love with Draken Hazelmere, that dark lord, things only seem to go from bad to worse. Somehow, Verity must sort out the answers, for if she does not, the man she loves may hang, perhaps along with her uncle. And poor Verity just may not survive it all.

R.R. Shelsky has done a superb job of creating a period feel, with his dialogue (some characters have marvelous local accents, such as "Hen," and is great at descriptions. I also liked that although not overdone, there is a definite sensuality, but true to Regency style, nothing happens for real until the wedding night.

If you enjoy a good Regency with well thought out characters, a fast moving plot, intrigue, and suspense, along with love and all that tension, of course, you'll love Verity. A true Regency Romance classic if ever there was one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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