Interview with Suzy Stewart Dubot

If you were interviewing an author, what would be your first question?
Well, it certainly wouldn't be the standard 'Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?' I'd go for something outlandish like 'Did you ever cheat in English class?' or 'do you often look up the meanings of words?' I might ask how organised or chaotic they are when setting out an outline for their stories...
So, are you a responsible writer who plans a story outline?
A writer is only half responsible for what he writes. I promise you.
Once I have given my characters their names, they begin to take over. Their personalities emerge and have very little to do with what I had originally planned for them. The hardened hero often takes on a schoolboy vulnerability and my heroines have the colour of their hair changing several times before the end of the tale. Not one of your modern hair colour products either, because the majority of my people are ensconced in the Regency period with only the occasional time shift, if you're lucky.
How did you begin?
It was a very bad Regency paperback that convinced me that I could do better.
Why so late in life?
I admit that any urge I had to write earlier was stifled by the mystery of dialogue. How did an author create credible dialogue? Fool that I was, I never attempted it until that modern 'penny dreadful' pushed me to try. I know now. The answer is quite simple for me - I take dictation. My characters say what they like and often do as they like. I sometimes find them kissing or moving on to more serious acts, and there is little I can do without stepping away, without taking my fingers off the keyboard. I wonder if they knew we were reading about them, they might be a little more discreet but somehow I doubt that, in a moment of passion, they would give a damn!
Has a dull life fuelled your fiction?
My writings are not the fantasies of a drudge. I am an American who spent her younger years travelling back and forth between the US and Britain because of divorced parents. The irony is that I have ended up living most of my life in France.
How that happened is another story.
I am a vegetarian and an active supporter of animal rights. It is difficult to know if I have influenced my three daughters or if it is they who have influenced me. My life still has many unexpected twists to it, for which I am grateful most of the time.
To sum up, I must just say that as an author I have had the amazing good fortune of crossing paths/ words/ lines/ stories with some pretty impressive writers. Contact with them has been an eye-opening experience that I would not have missed for anything because, not only have they encouraged me, but they have shown me that writers the world around are just ordinary folk like me. They all have characters and plots in their heads waiting to get out.
What do you tell people who ask what you do for a living?
I answer without hesitation that I am a secretary who takes dictation!
Just joking.
I AM A WRITER!
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I have actually made an acknowledgement in two of my paperbacks that I wouldn't be where I am today without Smashwords. Every writer needs readers and Smashwords gave them to me at the very beginning and I shall always be grateful. Thank you Smashwords!
What do your fans mean to you?
Any artist needs fans to exist. They are the people who approve of what you do and who encourage you to continue.
What are you working on next?
I have two works in progress. I sometimes step back from one and pick up the thread on the other. I find it gives me a fresh running start each time. The main novel is called 'A Hint of a Ghost' which mixes my Regency genre with modern. My ghost is from the Regency period and he has amnesia. The other is about an American family in London for the sabbatical year that their history professor father has taken. The Victorian house they have rented is literally linked to the past.
Who are your favorite authors?
Through different periods of my life the genre that I have favoured has changed. Just a few and not in order of preference: Anne McCaffrey, Frederic Forsyth, Anne Perry, Isaac Asimov, Michael Crichton, Mary Balogh, Len Deighton, Nichola Cornick, Paul Gallico, Isaac Bashevis Singer and many others.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Believe it or not, I don't need inspiration. Daylight is enough for me to want to get up and take advantage of the time that is left to me...
Describe your desk
My desk is a mess. I have 3 computers of different sizes on it ready to use for the different progammes they have. I have half a dozen dictionaries (English and French) and a couple of thesauruses. There are bottles of nail varnish, glasses & their cases, cups of tea, pens and pencils and papers of every sort, including grocery receipts. You wouldn't want my desk but I feel secure in my chaos.
Published 2013-11-03.
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Books by This Author

Appearances
Pre-release—available August 27, 2018. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,490. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lillian is a thirty-year-old spinster who has recently lost her father. Totally alone, she wonders the direction her life will take with the lack of income posing a problem. Her friend suggests she find a ‘good man’ and marry him. Jonas Coker, a widower with two children, has shown interest, but Lillian finds him unattractive. Will it be possible for her to overlook his physical appearance?
Well Dweller
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: British English. Published: July 23, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Urban
(5.00)
There’s a troll living in my well…A troll? How many people can claim to have a water well, but more than that, a troll living in it?
The Bells Below
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,160. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(4.00)
England 1815 Circumstances are such that Lady Minton needs a housekeeper for Minton Mansion and Eleanor Hadley needs a job — one which provides board and lodgings. Eleanor finds she has exchanged church bells for service bells in an aristocratic mansion. Her future looks bleak until a chance meeting in a lending library sparks an ember of hope. Dare a spinster dream?
The Inheritance
Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
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The old Victorian house was empty now, but Audrey hadn’t found the ‘surprise’ Aunty Nessie had told her was hidden in it. As she strolls from room to room, she feels hopeful something will lead her to that special gift from her aunt.
The Birthday Party
Price: Free! Words: 1,000. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Urban
(4.50)
A housewife tries to do her best for her child's birthday party. A mother on her own is no match for a dozen kids...
Halloween Hullabaloo
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
When nine historical characters come together on the 31st of October, it's with the view to having some fun with the living. Wreaking havoc in the Rosebery Community Centre promises to be entertaining! This short story involves real people in British, French and Italian history who have been dead for centuries. Time to enjoy themselves in the Halloween Hullabaloo.
Romance Trilogy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 53,420. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Three romance novellas in one book! The first is a Regency romance, the second is a time-travel mystery with romance in the making, while the third is a contemporary romance between two unlikely people. All stand-alone tales. Easy reading to fill in your spare time, so grab a copy while it is still on sale.
Fictional Pain
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
We have all experienced pain in one form or another. It can be sharp or dull, enduring or brief, but once it has gone, we can only remember that we didn’t like it. We are unable to relive the feel of it.
Prim & Proper-T : A Victorian Time Travel Tale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,030. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
An American family has rented a Victorian house in London, England, for a year. Thanks to the detailed list supplied by the Prim & Proper-T Real Estate Agency, they know every article of furniture, piece of linen and miscellany, right down to the smallest teaspoon, found in the house. One item is, however, missing from the list, because one rarely finds the word ‘phenomenon’ on an inventory…
The Games People Play
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,180. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00)
A stroll in the forest with a friend and a dog turns into a lot more. The British police force is called in to unravel twenty years of unconnected murders. But then, are they really unconnected?
La Concierge
Price: Free! Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Ah! La Concierge. That part of Paris which goes hand in hand with water running in the gutters, policemen in their round kepi caps directing traffic, and citizens carrying their baguette under an arm. The concierge is now a threatened species...
Interference Disability
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
There are all types of handicaps which are entitiled to a disability allowance. Shysters, however, don't hesitate to apply, always hopeful of getting something for nothing. Shirley Cole would like to work but she has an unusual disability. So near to retirement, she is nevertheles forced to apply for help. Will she get it?
Confused Memories
Price: Free! Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00)
'Are you sure that's what happened? That's not the way I remember it...' Memories are selective, aren't they?
Buried Treasure
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
(4.00)
The hobby of using a metal detector to find buried metal objects of value can be expensive and time comsuming. Two young men have been tempted to invest in a tool that has had good reviews on an internet site. Now the problem is, where to begin using it without complaints about the holes they dig?
Fortune Cookies
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
(5.00)
Who hasn't wanted to believe in the little messages found in fortune cookies? When they say 'your luck is about to get better,' or 'you'll have a job promotion,' it is hard not to believe when they're positive improvements. An English couple go to a Chinese restaurant and wonder about their cookies...
The Visit
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00)
An unexpected visit doesn't mean it was appreciated. This is a story based on a real milk jug which was given as a wedding present in 1909. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, Irene.
17+
Price: Free! Words: 1,080. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.67)
There is a reason films are rated. Certain films are not recommended for anyone under 17.
Graffiti
Price: Free! Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.33)
Once established in Britain, the Romans set about making bricks for buildings. Antonius works in just such a place, which can be grueling because of the heat of the furnace. He resents his boss taking afternoons off when he should be working...
Manderley
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
Passing one's dream house every day allows the imagination to run riot. When that house is put up for sale, it suddenly becomes real, accessible. I wanted it, but first I had to win the lottery...
Lazlo Williams ~Master Locksmith~
Price: Free! Words: 8,820. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Lazlo Williams is a master locksmith who has inherited his old master's business and property. Unfortunately for him, the Elders of the town suspect he has also inherited something belonging to them. He is caught up in an unpleasant plot to get the object back when he has no idea where it is. An 18th century mystery which even Lazlo has difficulty in elucidating...
A Winter's Tale
Price: Free! Words: 1,190. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00)
Wading through deep snow, a fifteen-year-old girl hopes to make it home before dark. She sees a light in the distance and knows she'll be safe...
The Night Watch
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A series of atrocious murders have the country up in arms. The killer strikes women in the slums at the dead of night, cutting their throats before they can cry out. A committee of tradesmen, fearing for their very livelihoods, set up a night watch to patrol the streets where the bodies have been found...
Unique
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
An adolescent is rejected by his fellow students because of his strangeness. As an only child, he feels lonely and isolated. Is life worth living?
Birds of a Feather
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(3.00)
Only another collectioner will understand that impulse we have to assemble similar objects, of different degrees of rarity, into a display. It can become an obsession. I know.
A Fun-loving Guy
Price: Free! Words: 1,280. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Urban
(4.00)
What does a guy have to do to have fun? R.J. is still looking and in the meantime, he's getting an impressive collection of wheels...
What Price Freedom?
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(5.00)
Germaine has the power to alter her surroundings. She is almost unaware of the changes...
In the Eyes of the Beholder
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00)
This is the third vignette in the non-fiction series of my childhood, nearly 60 years ago, in London, England. After my parents divorced, there was, apparently, very little money for my mother and us three children. Today, I'm not so sure about the money, because my mother managed to save enough to buy a house...
Broad Hinton's Christmas Pantomime
Price: Free! Words: 790. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Every year, Broad Hinton villagers put on a Christmas pantomine for the amusment of all. This year's panto has been 'The Vampire and the Dentist.' Tony, who plays the vampire, can't understand why everyone laughs...
Pond Jumping
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Inspirational
Fifty had been the turning point in Jim’s life. Over the hill and into a steep decline. A sister comes to the rescue, but only for a short time, leaving him on the brink of a precipice. What next?
The Bumpy Road
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(5.00)
This short story touches on the subject of bullying. No child should have to endure mistreatment from anyone.
Fair Play or Foul?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
The Harvest Festival is a communal highlight each year in Waverley, USA. There are competitions in every category including the best pumpkin pie. When Mrs. MacFarlane arrives in town, the Women's Guild fears the worst...
Square Peg in a Round Hole
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
(4.50)
In 1956, at eight-years of age, I left a small town in Ohio for the capital of Great Britain. My mother was taking me and my two brothers back to her hometown—the city of London. What I didn't know was that my mother had no intention of ever returning to America...
Sail Away
Price: Free! Words: 2,940. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
(4.00)
This true story is sister to 'Square Peg in a Round Hole.' Travelling to London, England in 1956 was an eye-opening experience for a little girl from Lima, Ohio. This true short story relates her perspective over a five day period while travelling on the RMS Queen Elizabeth with her mother and two younger brothers. The tale finishes with an ending you might not expect!
Door Chorus
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00)
A woman particularly enjoys choosing a colour. What is the hidden pleasure behind painting a door?
Fool That I Am...
Price: Free! Words: 920. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.75)
A cry of distress in the night cannot be ignored. The sense of déjà vu is a warning, but it is not enough to overcome the ingrained need to help...
Oh, for a Little Silence!
Price: Free! Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The voice in my head is supposed to be in English, and yet it sometimes forgets and speaks some kind of alien gibberish to me. That pisses me off!
Go and Return - Goth and Rune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
She travelled at night involuntarily—and this without leaving her bed...
Fiction on Command, Volume II
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,750. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Snuggle up with this collection of 25 short stories and novellas — romance, fantasy, humor and horror! A Roman treasure may be what Kelly needs to heal while wheels that no longer roll hide something sinister. Only the gnomes know what has happened in Dorrie's garden to allow her to win an award. This collection has something for everyone!
Th─ôsaurus
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,940. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
At twenty-two, Kelly is a much sought-after international performer. She has made it to the top with help from Fiona, her manager and encouragement from her boyfriend, Justin. When Justin betrays her, she shatters - only to pick up the pieces and to begin again. An unexpected discovery from 2000 years ago, helps her to mend.
Once Upon a Time...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,390. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
With rents so prohibitive in London, Diana has taken on a large Victorian house in London’s Hampstead district to share with five other people. Along the way, the house inherits a wounded, stray dog whom they decide to name, Scruffy. To Diana’s surprise, Scruffy takes an unconditional liking to a stranger, and Diana soon finds herself sharing a lot more than a house and a dog…
Knit One
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Tales of Two Cities Press is based on the two cities where I have spent most of my life — London and Paris. The association of the two cities brought to mind that Dickensian tale of the French revolution. Hence, you will find my own interpretation in the following short story. Madame Defarge leads a relentless combat against French aristocrats and then takes pleasure in seeing them die...
Only the Gnomes Know
Price: Free! Words: 1,440. Language: British English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Urban
(4.75)
The quaint English village of Hampton prides itself on the upkeep of its old-fashioned cottages. The annual 'Appealing Garden' competition has the whole village participating with wonderful results. Dorrie's garden isn't quite what she planned.
How Does Your Garden Grow?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(5.00)
The centre, known as 'The Gardens,' grows all manner of strange plants. An end-of-year school trip to the centre is made by a class of teenagers who come away not sure of what they have just seen.
Shelter from the Storm
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
An Irish indentured servant, Abigail Flynn has managed to escape her lecherous American patron, thanks to his wife. Alone, traveling west on a buckboard wagon, Abigail is caught in a violent storm. As she shelters beneath the wagon, she doubts that things could get much worse — but they do.
The Cost of Sharp Edges
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Ivy sees things in a blur. Will her medicine help give her the sharp edges she needs? This story was first published in a collection of short stories by Top Writers Block.
Sharp Edges
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Top Writers Block has written a collection of short stories full of sharp edges and cutting wit. Knives cut deep, but so do words. Enjoy this collection of fiction full of fun, fantasy, mystery, and horror. Eight stories include authors Cleve Sylcox, Barnaby Wilde, Suzy Stewart Dubot, Tracey Howard, Melissa A. Szydlek, and Elizabeth Rowan Keith.
Theme Park
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,320. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Six exciting worlds of adventure, mystery, drama, suspense, and horror await you. Climb aboard as Top Writers Block takes you on a ride celebrating the talent of independent authors. Come explore these unique worlds. Delight in classic writing styles, whimsical humor, and cold corridors of spine-tingling mayhem. This collection is sure to delight. Enter our Theme Park. You are Welcome Here.
The Second Time Around
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: British English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
No one notices Peggy anymore. An incident at a supermarket is all it takes to get her to change her life radically.
Blue Haze
Price: Free! Words: 2,140. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(3.00)
A true animal lover will come to the aid of any animal in distress. Mr. Franklin tells how it began by him taking in a stray dog. As soon as others get wind of his soft heart, all manner of animals soon join him, and they're not what you would think...
Worlds Apart
Price: Free! Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(5.00)
This short, stand-alone tale is also the precursor to the first novel in the Sandar Saga - Topaz. It tells how scheming, and yet enterprising, business men implant five different civilisations on a small planet somewhere in the Milky Way. How were they able to afford such an undertaking and what were the civilisations chosen?
Keeping Your Head...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,970. Language: British English. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Terror is rife in the city’s streets. Fourteen-year-old Flora has been given refuge in a slum cellar, along with her mother and older sister, but it is only a matter of time before they are found. To survive, they are forced to separate, and Flora wonders if they will ever meet again.
Topaz : The Sandar Saga 1
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,320. Language: British English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The planet Sandar is home to Topaz, a fairy tale fantasy world lost in a universe of portals and sophisticated technology. It is only one of five colonies established centuries before for interplanetary entertainment. The day the Queen of Topaz refuses to take her potion, she sets into motion a domino effect that will slowly change all of Sandar.
DataDater
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,270. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome, Fiction » Romance » General
(5.00)
You have to kiss a lot of frogs to find a prince! This story tells how, in 1966, Barbra tries to find her prince in an unorthodox method for the times.
Fiction on Command
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,930. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Not got time to sit down and read a novel? This book is packed with 23 different length stories to suit your free time. Fantasy, romance, and humour with a dash of horror will have you wanting to read on. Some of the tales take place in the USA while others are based in England. If you enjoy these works of fiction written on a theme, why not read the author's novels and novellas?
Time is of the Essence & Johnny's So Long at the Fair
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
How are ribbons entangled in a 19th century romance or a children's nursery song? What if an inheritance depends on marrying? Can one love his wife while flirting with another? These two short stories should make you smile.
The Man on the Corner
Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.60)
Corners are often the turning point in people's lives. These two short stories are based on the theme 'The Man on the Corner.' One takes place in London, England, the other in a small town in Ohio, USA.
Gold Leaf Lover
Price: Free! Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
Jody is an artist who paints, while Arielle is a sculptress. What starts out as an artistic field trip to Europe ends with romance in the air. But aren't holiday romances notoriously whirlwind? The young women are getting more than their money's worth! A romance which also highlights five great cities in Europe while touching on works of art by the Masters.
More Than a Couple of Camels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,320. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
The year is 1818 and Miss Baxter is a twenty-six-year old spinster in London, England. For some unfathomable reason, she seems to attract the wrong type of man through no fault of her own. Her trip to the museum is about to set her on an unexpected course when she enters one of its rooms by mistake. A short, fast-paced tale of how love triumphs.
Garnets
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,520. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00)
A time travel mystery is wrapped around Garnets. But then, is it really time travelling? The young woman who has experienced the night-time changes since being a child is finally brave enough to venture forth and to look beyond... (Approx. 23,520 words)
Tangling with Tania
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,890. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Tania has been a little peeved when her new neighbour's cardboard rubbish has blown into her yard. Owen has just come through a rough divorce and doesn't care for Tania's critical tone the first time they meet. 'Tangling with Tania' tells what Owen gets when he messes with Tania - an amusing tale of revenge and where it leads. (Approx. 8,890 words)
The Winchmore Hill Tales series
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,710. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of 3 modern, amusing short stories based on life around the village green in North London, England. All involve chance meetings and they might just be true...! #1 The Barber of Winchmore Hill #2 The Winchmore Hill Laundromat Lady #3 The Winchmore Hill Dog Trainer (Approx. 10,700 words)
Perfectly Plain
Price: Free! Words: 980. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.50)
Miranda is plain. She knows it and lives without any great expectations from life - until George Mellow, Earl of Witlock, asks for her hand in marriage. Suddenly, as Countess Witlock, anything is possible.
The Builders Report
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,280. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00)
A 'cold-hearted' publicist with her own advertising agency, Cleo is going to get more than an office added to her house! As she searches for a reputable builder, love is about to knock her to the ground and begin its own rebuilding... (Approx. 17,290 words)
The Insignificance of Being a Spy...
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,560. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.67)
Marcus Beaumont, spy for his majesty's government, has to appear insignificant. His life depends upon it. In Britain's struggle against the tyrant Napoleon, his missions find him involved in murder, lust and even love. - Originally appeared under the title of 'Oh! What a tangled web we weave...'(NaNoWriMo work in progress)
Un Lit, Seuil des Temps!
Price: Free! Words: 9,620. Language: French. Published: February 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Rose est au courant pour des voyages dans le temps. Elle a des centaines de livres sur le sujet à sa portée parce qu’elle est bibliothécaire. Néanmoins, elle ne s’attend pas à rencontrer un vrai voyageur dans le temps, surtout lorsqu’il arrive dans son lit !
Hope in Winter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,940. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Disfigured veteran from the Napoleonic Wars, Duncan MacGregor is luckier than most ex-soldiers. He works as an estate manager for an absentee owner — except, owner and family aren’t going to be absentee any longer. Christmas is coming and so are they! What will it take to thaw a cold heart? A 19th century English Christmas romance.
Never Love Another...
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,280. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(4.50)
REGENCY ROMANCE short story - A baron's son is not a prize to be wasted on a farmer's daughter. Felix and Louise have loved one another from childhood but their families have no intention of allowing them to marry. What happens when the son returns from war a broken man, no longer a prize?
Involving Innocence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
REGENCY ROMANCE - Nathaniel Bourne wants to marry into the aristocracy, the higher the better. He has made a fortune large enough to 'buy' Lady Innocence Manners but can it buy love? This is not recommended to anyone under 18 as some intimate scenes are described.
The Repentant Viscount
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,570. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.50)
REGENCY ROMANCE -Timothy Cardan, 6th Viscount Asterley, a veritable bookworm, has been tempted to act out of character and now he is repenting... This is a story which touches on the sensitive subject of whether a violated person can forgive (or not) the perpetrator, if he truly repents. Not recommended for anyone under 18 as there is a description of the sexual act.
The Viscount's Midsummer Mistress
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,830. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(5.00)
Circumstances have made Gideon Drummond, Viscount Osborne, a solitaire. Never would he have imagined that the eleven-year-old girl who presents him with his winner's cup will, years later, become his Midsummer Mistress!
The Baron & the Clockmaker's Daughter
Price: Free! Words: 72,270. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(3.00)
Jealousy is a nasty sentiment when it gnaws away at you. Quentin Wolfe is rich and not bad looking but he lacks imagination. One drunken kiss will set him on a tortuous path to win the clockmaker's daughter for himself. This is a story telling how two people, both deprived of affection, come together.
Constance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,350. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A charitable heart may lead to a passionate one... The war against Napoleon has left wounded ex-soldiers littering the streets throughout England. Unable to work, they beg. In memory of her young military brother, Constance Trubridge, a wealthy twenty-eight-year old spinster, sets out on a mission to help the defenseless men. Little does she suspect her own defenses are about to be breached.