Marilyn Clay


Marilyn Clay is a multi-published author and respected historian of the Regency period in English history. For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international newsletter composed of well-researched articles penned by published Regency authors, useful to writers, historians and people interested in all aspects of the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. Kensington Books has published six of Marilyn Clay’s historical novels all set during the English Regency, all of which have been translated to foreign languages and are now available on the web as e-books. Marilyn Clay’s most recent novels have been set in Colonial America. Deceptions: A Colonial Jamestown Novel was released in hardcover in July 2010 from Thomson/Gale, who also released Dangerous Secrets: A Jamestown Novel in June 2012. Betsy Ross: Accidental Spy and Stalking A Killer were recently published by Mayfair Mysteries. Many of Marilyn Clay's non-fiction titles are also available from Smashwords. For additional information about author Marilyn Clay, visit:

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He Didn't Go Alone: When I Found Out The Man In My Life Was Also The Man In Her Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,610. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
HE DIDN’T GO ALONE is a novella, based on a true story by acclaimed author Marilyn Clay. On the day Jeanne Gifford’s husband of less than a year kisses her goodbye at the door as he leaves for an overnight business trip, Jeanne is struck with the odd feeling that this time, he isn’t going alone. Can Jeanne catch her cheating husband or must she simply ignore the lout's cheating ways?
Stalking A Killer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,190. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Aspiring PI Amanda Mason is stunned when her first case is to clear her aging father of a murder charge. Because Amanda’s ready cash is dwindling fast, she agrees to her Dad’s new boat mechanic's offer to help her solve the mystery, but since the handsome man has only been around two days and she knows nothing about him, Amanda prays she’s not making a deal with the devil . . . or the killer.
The Letter
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 120,080. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
In 1617 Jamestown Virginia a daring deception leads to dangerous passion in this riveting blend of romance, intrigue, and adventure. Desperate to escape a marriage arranged by her aristocratic London guardians and to wed her childhood sweetheart, beautiful but innocent Catherine Parke secretly boards a ship bound for the New World.
A Pretty Puzzle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Regency
A PRETTY PUZZLE is a Regency romance novel. Chelsea Grant had been the prettiest—and most penniless—young lady at Miss Farringdon’s Academy. Telling spoiled heiress Alayna Marchmont about a family scandal was a schoolgirl’s naive mistake. Now, Alayna has blackmailed Chelsea into an outrageous scheme…spend a dull month in the country with Alayna’s elderly aunt while pretending to be Alayna!
Miss Eliza's Gentleman Caller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,820. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
MISS ELIZA’S GENTLEMAN CALLER is a Regency romance novel set in London just after Waterloo. Young and innocent, Miss Eliza Foxburn is genuinely alarmed to discover that her widower father, Sir Richard, is courting a young lady whose father is in trade! Worse yet, the chit is only nineteen, just one year older than Eliza! The tendre is making her father look like an old fool, at least to Eliza.
Felicity's Folly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,400. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
When beautiful but independent Felicity Rhoades turns her late husband's manor home into a country boarding house, she is unprepared for the unusual assortment of guests who show up, especially the one who arrives declaring he was chased by a headless horseman! Does the handsome earl have windmills in his head, or has he truly gone around the bend? This paranormal Regency is loads of fun!
The Uppity Earl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,340. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
An American girl, born in London, returns to England to escape the tyranny of a cruel step-father; and do her utmost to reform the harsh child labor laws of her birth country. The Earl of Penwyck, and member of Parliament, is the very sort of influential gentleman Miss Darby wishes to present her impassioned plea. Yet, she has never met a more self-righteous, infuriatingly uppity man! What to do?
The Unsuitable Suitor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » General
When Miss Miranda Fraser discovers her family home is now owned by the most notorious rakehell in Regency England, she vows to travel to London to set things to rights, but Miranda doesn't count on just how handsome and charming the most notorious rakehell in Regency England can be!
Betsy Ross: Accidental Spy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,280. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
In Philadelphia 1776, Betsy Ross wonders what really happened the night of the munitions warehouse explosion that killed her husband John Ross. Was it an accident or was the warehouse fire intentionally set? Was someone attempting to steal the Patriot weapons and gunpowder stored there? When the authorities refuse to investigate the crime, Betsy vows to uncover the truth.
History of the Water Closet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » History » History of things
A history of the development of the water closet, or toilet, in England; beginning with what was used as a privy in the monasteries and ending with the sewer system clean-up in 19th century London. Also included are descriptions of the various types of chamber pots and toilet furniture that came into use and the gadgets and mechanical devices invented prior to the toilet as we know it today.
Bewitching Lord Winterton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical
Sweet Regency paranormal. Magic in great-grandmother’s wedding gown means golden haired Lilibet must use it to win her impoverished family a rich husband. But when handsome war-hero Lord Winterton comes calling, Neala opens the door and Winterton instantly wants her for his bride! But Neala refuses the nobleman's proposal and will marry him only when he's bewitched by love and not by magic.

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Smashwords book reviews by Marilyn Clay

  • Written Wisdom: Quotation-Inspired Essays (A Best of SlingWords Collection) on Dec. 04, 2011
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    In a witty, conversational style WRITTEN WIDSOM will inspire readers of all ages; with quotes that apply to a wide variety of life situations and experiences. To be read and enjoyed again and again.
  • Cats In Clover on April 07, 2015

    A cleverly written and very amusing tale about a couple renovating a farmhouse who decide to adopt a cat. George, being a normal cat, immediately anoints himself King of the Household and sets out to win the affections of the human male, who doesn’t even believe cats have a personality. If you are a cat lover, or have ever tried to “own” a cat, George’s funny antics will have you nodding your head and very often laughing out loud. So what happens when another cat appears on the doorstep to challenge George’s supremacy? Will His Royal Highness lose his throne or has he simply found yet another subject to rule? I really enjoyed this cute, funny story and highly recommend it!
  • Cats & Crayons on April 11, 2017

    This is another clever story in the life of Holly and Ben and their adorable family of furry friends, who are slowly taking over the house. Reading the 'Cat' stories by Lea Tassie always makes me want to be part of the family or at least a close neighbor, like Maggie who has her own growing family of kitties. Such fun! I never want it to end and do hope this author will write another adventure featuring all the cats!