Karla Darcy lives with her husband, several tame geckos and an occasional friendly snake on the Treasure Coast on the east side of Florida. She has always felt she lived in the Regency period in a past life. Her early writings were musical comedies and humor columns so it was an easy transition to the romantic and humorous style of Regencies. Lovely dresses, masked balls and witty conversations, which contained saucy double entendres, were the perfect cup of tea for this author.
Karla discovered years ago that you don't have to be a bitch to write a Regency but it helps. Tone is everything in the era of witty repartee. Dialogue has to have that snap that makes Regency conversations sparkle.
When Judith Hallowell decides to visit her father in America, she agrees to find out if her Godmother's grandson is still loyal to England. She is stunned when Nathanael appears as a pompous dandy with powdered hair and peacock clothing. She can't understand how she can have feelings for someone so shallow and yearns to find someone like the mysterious Palatine. Who does she really love.
Marry her cousin Woodie? Bella would sooner run away. On her escape to London she saves the Earl of Wyndham who hires her as a governess to his son. Even knowing she is lying about her identity, he invites her into his home and heart. Will Bella's controlling guardian find her and force her into a disastrous marriage when her heart belongs to the man she rescued?
Can an feisty American heiress find love and happiness married to an English lord she has never seen? Cara disguises herself as a dowdy governess to observe her new husband. He’s arrogant and annoying but so very handsome and alluring. She’s courting danger and seduction with this disguise. To avoid discovery all she need do is remain quietly in the background. What an impossible task!
Paxton Rutherford, Duke of Ruhaven, takes on the guardianship of Sir Leslie Lathrup, a young boy whose father has died in India. Five years later Pax is appalled to discover his young ward is really a girl and she is sufficiently compromised that only marriage will save both of their reputations. Can Leslie overcome his fury at her deception and win the love of her guardian?
If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love book #3 in the Sweet Deception series. Jena Christie had been kidnapped by a group of drunken gentlemen, married and deserted on her wedding night. Convinced his new bride couldn't hold her own among the ton, Lord Havenhurst proposed a wager that Jena dared not refuse. Neither had planned on a wild card called LOVE!
Blaine Meriweather's estate is in financial shambles. How will she care for her brother and sister? Out of options, she becomes the astonishing actress La Solitaire! Imagine the scandal if anyone discovers her identity! Blaine’s wild success saves her family. Except she hadn't counted on Lord Farrington, who is determined to make La Solitaire his mistress. Disaster! Blaine fell in love.
If you love Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Virtuous Ward! This is book #5 in the Sweet Deception Regency series that brings you the adventures of the gentlemen of the ton who are members of Sweet’s Racing Club and the women they love. Lord Maxwell Kampford has kept his ward in seclusion but now must sponsor her in society in order to marry her off.
If you love Regencies with humor, wit, and fun, Downton Abbey and Jane Austen you’ll love The Five Kisses! This Christmas NOVELLA is in the Sweet Deception Regency series and there's lots more books to come. The question in The Five Kisses is: can the daughter of a professor with a very small estate interest the heir to an Earl in not just love but marriage?