Marina Oliver

Biography

Most writers can't help themselves! It's a compulsion. Getting published, though, is something really special, and having been so fortunate myself I now try to help aspiring writers by handing on tips it took me years to work out. I've published over 60 titles, including four in the How To Books' Successful Writing Series, and Writing Historical Fiction for Studymates.

I have judged short story competitions, been a final judge for the Harry Bowling Prize and was an adviser to the 3rd edition of Twentieth Century Romance and Historical Writers 1994. If you want to find out more about your favourite authors, consult this book. I once wrote an article on writing romantic fiction for the BBC's web page, for Valentine's day.

I have given talks and workshops for the Arts Council and at most of the major Writing Conferences, and helped establish the Romantic Novelists' Association's annual conference. I was Chairman of the RNA 1991-3, ran their New Writers' Scheme and edited their newsletter. I am now a Vice-President.

As well as writing I have edited books for Transita, featuring women 'of a certain age', and for Choc Lit where gorgeous heros are the norm.

I was asked to write A Century of Achievement, a 290 page history of my old school, Queen Mary's High School, Walsall, and commissioned to write a book on Castles and Corvedale to accompany a new circular walk in the area.

Most of my Regencies written under the pseudonym Sally James are now published in ebook format as well as many others of my out of print novels which my husband is putting into ebook format. Our daughter Debbie is helping with designing the covers. For details of all my books and my many pseudonyms see my website.

Smashwords Interview

When did you start to write?
From about the age of four or five I wanted to be a writer. I was always making up stories for myself. Initially I wrote articles and short stories, then I ventured with my first novel, which I was lucky enough to have accepted by the first publisher I sent it to.
What sort of novels do you write?
All sorts! I could not bear to have to stick with one type. I began with historicals set during the English Civil War and Restoration, moved to Regencies, then romantic suspense, and mysteries. I also wrote twentieth century family sagas, and historicals set at other times. I have even tried what I call a futuristic political satire, Oh Baby! At first I used different pseudonyms for the different types, but now I am publishing all my back list as Ebooks I put them under my real name, apart from some Regencies through Regency Reads under the name of Sally James.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Marina Oliver online

Where to buy in print

Series

Regencies
The Irish Bride
Price: $4.99 USD.
An Earl from India
Price: $4.99 USD.
3 Regency Lords
Price: $6.99 USD.
Louise
Price: $4.99 USD.
Apple Blossom Bride
Price: $4.99 USD.
Count Rupert's Captive
Price: $5.99 USD.
17th Century
Her Captive Cavalier
Price: $2.99 USD.
A Civil Conflict
Price: $3.99 USD.
Cavalier Courtship
Price: $3.99 USD.
Highland Destiny
Price: $3.99 USD.
Runaway Hill
Price: $2.99 USD.
18th & 19th Century
The Blazing Glen
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wild Catriona
Price: $3.99 USD.
To A Far Country
Price: $3.99 USD.
Rebel Heart
Price: Free!
Highwayman's Hazard
Price: $3.99 USD.
Romantic Suspense
Crine with romance in various settings and times
The Garden Prize
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Knot Garden
Price: $3.99 USD.
Theft of Love
Price: Free!
Veiled Destiny
Price: $3.99 USD.
Romantic Suspense
Theft of Love
Price: Free!
The Garden Prize
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Knot Garden
Price: $3.99 USD.
Veiled Destiny
Price: $3.99 USD.
Highland Tales
The Blazing Glen
Price: $2.99 USD.
Wild Catriona
Price: $3.99 USD.
To A Far Country
Price: $3.99 USD.
20th Century Sagas
The Cobweb Cage
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Glowing Hours
Price: $4.99 USD.
The Golden Road
Price: $4.99 USD.
A Stratford Jewel
Price: $4.99 USD.
Can Dreams Come True?
Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Dallington Hall 1720-2020
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 18th Century
(3.00 from 1 review)
A Short history of Dallington Hall in Northamptonshire, England, from 1720 to 2020 - its owners, residents and the village.
Lord Patrick's Heir
Series: Regencies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,240. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency
When the Earl of Aylesford is killed in a riding accident, they have to wait for his child to be born. If it's a boy he will inherit. If not the title goes to Lord Patrick's brother Martin, but he is in America and has not been heard of for some time. The next heir is cousin Etienne. Then Martin's wife and son appear, saying Martin is dead.
Count Rupert's Captive
Series: Regencies. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,230. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Their carriage is attacked while on the way to Vienna, and Belle, the only survivor, is taken to the Count's castle. He employs her as companion to his niece, then, by a mixture of threats and promises, asks her to go with him to Vienna where the Congress is meeting, and help him persuade the politicians to return the Tyrol to Austria.
Apple Blossom Bride
Series: Regencies. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,770. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Eve longs to escape from her rigidly disciplinarian father, and experience life away from her small Herefordshire village. Her brother James longs to join the army fighting Napoleon. Eve is fascinated by cider-making, and despite her father's disapproval, makes it with the help of a local farmer. When Justin, the Earl of Newark, discovers her in boys' clothes high up an apple tree he is intrigued.
Sibylla and the Privateer
Series: 17th Century. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,720. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Sibylla loves Randolph, but he means to betray her brother Gerard, plotting to restore Charles II. He abducts her, but Josselin, a French Privateer captures their boat. Can Sibylla save Gerard?
Louise
Series: Regencies. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,640. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(5.00 from 1 review)
Persuaded by her grandfather to supervise the coming out of Matilda, his great-niece, Louise reluctantly goes to London to take part in the season for the first time since her soldier husband was killed three years before. Matilda is difficult, but Louise enjoys meeting old and new friends and the balls. But finding a husband for Matilda proved more difficult than anticipated.
3 Regency Lords
Series: Regencies. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 187,980. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Regency
(4.00 from 1 review)
Three Regency Lords – one cannot court Elizabeth while his ward is infatuated with her young brother; one, missing after Waterloo, leaves a devastated fiancée and a cousin with his importunate family; the third, exiled for years, dead in India and impersonated by his bastard half-brother hoping to gain his fortune and an heiress bride. Will they obtain their just rewards?
An Earl from India
Series: Regencies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,280. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
A new Regency. How can a disgraced Earl make the most of his return from exile, especially when he is impersonating his half-brother, the real Earl? Silas expects to find a flourishing estate and marry an heiress, but Fanny, the heiress he meets on the homeward-bound ship, dislikes him. Then he meets his family, cousins Lucien and Amanda. and Aunt Charlotte, and finds his inheritance worthless.
The Irish Bride
Series: Regencies, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,630. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
New Regency from Marina Oliver. Brigid has no money, but her unknown family appear to come to her rescue.
Lucky for Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,830. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Can one find love again? Julie's husband was killed in a car smash three years ago.She is bullied into taking a cruise by her sister Susan, who works in the gift shop on the ship. Robert, who lost his fiancée just before their wedding, has other things on his mind as he tries to solve the mystery of thefts from passengers. Then Steven, a figure from the past, takes a hand.
Manhattan Magic
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.00 from 1 review)
A short novella by Marina Oliver. Coming out of the shower in her borrowed apartment, Rezia is confronted by a very angry - but very blond and attractive - young man. She expected her photographic commission in New York to be exciting - but not this exciting! Klaus turns out to live next door and has mistaken Rezia for the apartment's owner. But their quickly developing relationship is threatened.
Fires in the Forest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,050. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Nicola takes a holiday job in the New Forest, coaching teenage Sarah in French. She is horrified to meet Robert, Sarah's half-brother, with whom she had a serious confrontation about the wrong messages attached to floral gifts. She cannot understand Robert's antagonism towards Sarah's boyfriend, and wonders what his relationship to the glamorous Jane is. Was "Fires in the Forest" by Brdget Thorn.
Hospital Heartbreaker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,060. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Fleur's nickname is Nurse Flirt, given her by a jealous rival because of her friendly relations with patients. When one of these patients contrives to kiss her, she expects official retribution, but it never comes. She thinks this is because she is moving to a big London hospital a few days later. Then she meets the amorous patient, surgeon Russell Delaney, and rumours once more fly.
Island Quest
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,230. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When her young half-brother goes missing on the island of Majorca, leaving behind his precious drums, Ros Farleigh goes there in an effort to find him. She is distracted by, and suspicious of, the arrogant Spanish guitarist Lorenzo, who appears to know more than he tells her. Previously published under the pseudonym Bridget Thorn.
A Question of Love
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,020. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Pippa takes a job in Minorca, to prove to her protective family and persistent boyfriend Frank that she can stand on her own feet. The man she is working for is a former film star who is planning to write his memoirs, much to the fury of his last wife and his nephew Juan. Previously published under the pseudonym Bridget Thorn.
Gavotte
Series: 17th Century, Book 15. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,480. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Isabella does not want to marry, having been jilted by a faithless lover. She thinks her lovely young sister Clare should marry to restore the family fortunes, reduced by Civil War and exile. Being in London for the coronation of Charles II provides opportunities to meet eligible men, such as the wealthy Jason Marlowe. Clare, though, has other ideas and draws Isabella into danger.
Lord Hugo's Wedding
Series: 17th Century, Book 14. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,780. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
The wedding plans of the Earl of Winton and Sophie du Plessis are disrupted when Sophie and her parents have to return home to the south of France where her grandmother is dying. Then odd problems arise and they must fight to find one another and solve these difficulties.
Lord Hugo's Bride
Series: 17th Century, Book 13. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,640. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hugo, Earl of Winton, decides it is time to marry and provide an heir, but Phillipa, his chosen bride, loves another man. Then he meets the delightful Sophie and his plans are overturned.
Highwayman's Hazard
Series: 18th & 19th Century, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Mr Middlewick, a wealthy merchant, longs for his daughter Clarinda to marry well. When he receives an offer from the elderly Lord Tarbuck she is horrified, and persuades her heiress friend Sarah, daughter of a baron, who lives with her Aunt nearby, to accompany her to the refuge of her grandmother in Harrogate. They fall into the hands of the strange highwayman and are forced to help him.
Restoration Affair
Series: 17th Century, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
At the Court of Charles II the lovely Callias attracts much attention. Neglected by her husband John Cobden, who wants only her money, she feels free to love Sir Richard Weston. His own betrothal to Anne has been broken, but she and John contrive to separate the lovers.
Player's Wench
Series: 17th Century, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,080. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Mr Atwell, a prosperous City merchant, is angry when his middle daughter, Honour, shows a preference for Robert Reade, and longs to visit the new Theatre. He plans to marry her to a suitably Puritan husband. Honour goes with her father's apprentice to Drury Lane, and is delighted with the play, but disaster brings Gervase Dunstone into her life and alters it for ever.
Charms of a Witch
Series: 17th Century, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,780. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Women suspected of witchcraft have always been persecuted, but in the 1640s this turned into a frenzy. Matthew Hopkins, the self-styled Witchfinder General, found many victims in Essex. Lucy, caring at first for her grandmother, and then, after her death, living peacefully in her cottage, is caught up in the fever, and not even the protection of the Squire can help her.
Rebel Heart
Series: 18th & 19th Century, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 40,180. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Elinor does not know if her brother Kit has perished during the Jacobite rebellion, or is a fugitive. She is torn between his allegiance to the exiled King James and her betrothed, Francis, who serves in George I's army. Then a stranger appears who insists on carrying her off to France, to Kit, but first they have to evade their enemies.
The Baron's Bride
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,920. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
In England during the reign of Henry III marriages are business arrangements. Eva is told she is to wed Sir Piers de Granfort when she is in love with her cousin Gilbert, who is young and poor, and determines to escape this fate. Her efforts are all foiled, but does Sir Piers really want her, or is he in love with a beautiful widow?
Masquerade for the King
Series: 17th Century, Book 9. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,130. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Sanchia becomes involved in the affairs of King Charles' II's supporters
Campaign for a Bride
Series: 17th Century, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,800. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Barbara deplores the marriage, but is caught up in the battle of Worcester.
Mating the Llama
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Lucy, widow of a young pop star, moves to an idyllic country cottage to start a new life. Drowning her sorrows when she is let down by the staid Edward, the latest man in her life, she is unprepared for having Rosa, a llama, invade her kitchen. Is this a mirage? Soon, though, she is drawn into helping Rosa's owner, the charismatic Cas Finlay, who needs to find Rosa a mate.
Strife Beyond Tamar
Series: 17th Century, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,430. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Cornwall and its people are involved in the Civil War. Royalists in Cornwall are determined to keep the Roundheads out of the county.
Runaway Hill
Series: 17th Century, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,030. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Civil War sieges and the battle of Roundway Down. Roundhead troops occupy Reading, but are utterly vanquished at Roundway Down.
Highland Destiny
Series: 17th Century, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,710. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Civil war and conflict betweem the clans in Scotland. Competition to marry an ophaned Highland girl chieftain and control her clan.
Cavalier Courtship
Series: 17th Century, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The hunted Cavalier and the Puritan maiden. A Puritan child aids a fugitive Cavalier after the Battle of Worcester
A Civil Conflict
Series: 17th Century, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,680. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
The English Civil War that divides families and friends. Lysbeth is torn between Royalist, Roundhead, and the charismatic Sir James.
Veiled Destiny
Series: Romantic Suspense, Book 4 · Romantic Suspense. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,790. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Contemporary romance in the Chilterns. Sophie is in danger from real threats, not accidents, but who can she trust? Marina Oliver has published over fifty novels and several non-fiction books. Many of her historical novels, twentieth-century sagas, contemporary romances and crime books are now available as e-books.
The Knot Garden
Series: Romantic Suspense, Book 3 · Romantic Suspense. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,310. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Running a garden centre after her father is injured demands all Tansy's courage. Marina Oliver has published over fifty novels and several non-fiction books. Many of her historical novels, twentieth-century sagas, contemporary romances and crime books are now available as e-books.
Virginian Lover
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,480. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Bella, exiled to Jamestown, Virginia, in the seventeenth century, seeks to escape from her abusive husband. Marina Oliver has published over fifty novels and several non-fiction books. Many of her historical novels, twentieth-century sagas, contemporary romances and crime books are now available as e-books. Previously published as "Forbiddeen Love" under the pseudonym Donna Hunt.
Courtesan of the Saints
Series: 17th Century, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 49,400. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Spies and counter-spies plot during the years of the Parliament of the Saints in the mid-1650s. Marina Oliver has published over fifty novels and several non-fiction books. Many of her historical novels, twentieth-century sagas, contemporary romances and crime books are now available as e-books.
To A Far Country
Series: Highland Tales, Book 3 · 18th & 19th Century, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,290. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Evicted from their Highland croft, Jamie and Flora Lennox, with their baby daughter and other families of the township, go to Nova Scotia to start a new life. The leaving of the glen is heart-rending, and soon more disasters strike, on the voyage and as they move westwards to find suitable land. Can they survive in this new, raw country? Will they find happiness in their new lives?
Can Dreams Come True?
Series: 20th Century Sagas, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,620. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
In this fifth Midlands saga Kate, scholarship girl, meets Robert who offers to take her flying. Kate's heroine is Amy Johnson, and she is ecstatic. Then various calamities make life difficult. Expelled, with no job, Alf killed and Hattie unstable, Kate struggles to support them, but more problems arise. Will Kate's dream of flying ever come true?
Wild Catriona
Series: Highland Tales, Book 2 · 18th & 19th Century, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,940. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Catriona's passion is for fabrics and printing. With father lost at sea, her mother losing the will to live, her Uncle wanting her to marry the bigoted newcomer, and her cousin wanting her as his mistress, she must flee to her Dutch relatives. Needing money after hers is stolen, she persuades Rory Napier to employ her to supervise the block printing of linen at his Glasgow factory.
Royal Courtship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,470. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Bella is terrified when Henry VIII pays her attentions, looking for a sixth wife to give him sons. Her brother imagines himself Regent for a boy king, her Spanish cousin Pedro thinks of advantages for Spain with a half-Spanish Queen on the throne. She flees from Court, and handsome Comte de Nerac offers to help her. Will he betray her to Henry's vengeance and the men the King has sent after her?
Once Bitten
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,030. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Judy goes to dog-sit for sister Fay while she and Paul are away. She unexpectedly finds Justin, Paul's cousin, also there. Then her ex-fiancé Mark arrives, angry she has rejected him. And the luscious Sadie moves in next door. Busy trying to establish her business selling greetings cards, preparing for a local craft fair, descended on by her parents, Judy frets at these distractions.
Chance-met Stranger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Janie is desperate when her removal company let her down at the last minute. Luckily the men dealing with her neighbour's move are willing to help. The handsome Manuel asks her out for dinner, and then becomes involved in her feckless sister's latest disaster. To make things even worse, Brian, the step-nephew of her godmother produces a will leaving the cottage to him. Previously A Dangerous Love.
The Blazing Glen
Series: Highland Tales, Book 1 · 18th & 19th Century, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Janet Mackay dislikes Englishmen, especially the Marquess of Sutherland who will evict them to make way for sheep. So when Alastair Fenton arrives, she is far from friendly. After the eviction grandmother Mary dies. Janet will go to Canada to join her brother, who fled after the '45, but on the way to Glasgow disaster strikes. Janet accepts Alastair's help, rejecting Murdo who wants to marry her.
The Garden Prize
Series: Romantic Suspense, Book 2 · Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,200. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Melanie longs to win the Garden Prize for her dead father's garden. She will run the guest house for a year, and the garden can be judged on the three weeks the village gardens open. Her former boss offers her a partnership and marriage, her sister wants to sell the house quickly, vandals attack her garden. A guest Paul Hunt is helpful, but mysterious. Can she trust him? Was Love's Sweet Secrets.
Her Captive Cavalier
Series: 17th Century, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,570. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Determined not to allow a band of roaming Cavaliers into her home, Caro threatens their leader with a pistol. When he ignores her challenge she shuts her eyes and fires. Compelled to nurse him when her shot grazes his head, she realises she must protect him from his enemies. But that is not enough. His enemies become hers, and to escape them she has to trust herself to his protection.
Theft of Love
Series: Romantic Suspense, Book 1 · Romantic Suspense. Price: Free! Words: 25,130. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Linda's new boyfriend Pete enjoyed looking at stately homes. She was horrified, when they went to The Old Grange, where a big reenactment weekend was taking place, to find he was planning to steal some of the antiques and expected her to help him. Furiously angry, she found help from a knight in armour, and together they determined to foil the crooks. Previously Her Stolen Heart by Bridget Thorn.
A Stratford Jewel
Series: 20th Century Sagas, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,510. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Rosa and her sister Celia long to become professional actresses, and do appear in the Shakespeare Festival Plays. When the Stratford-on-Avon theatre burns down their hopes seem dashed. Max, an American architect, is interested in the competition to design the new theatre, while Rosa's brother Jack, home from the war, becomes more and more strange, and damages their haulage business.
The Golden Road
Series: 20th Century Sagas, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,400. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
When her stepfather dies, Josie and her mother Dora have to face being poor. Her stepbrother Leo, owner of a jewellery factory, gives Josie a job. He introduces her to Motor Rallying, but when Josie is accused of theft she leaves. Unable to find a job, rejected by her aunt Phoebe, Josie and Dora are forced to live in a slum. Her dream of competing the Monte Carlo Rally seems hopeless.
The Glowing Hours
Series: 20th Century Sagas, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,920. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Three girls, escaping from difficult homes, meet because of their love of dancing. Nell, Gwyneth and Kitty join chorus lines in 1920s Music Halls, and dance all over the English Midlands. Then they have the chance of appearing at Paris's Folies Bergère, but malign fate intervenes before they can go. And there is Andrew, Kitty's cousin, Timothy, languid aristocrat, and Paul, charismatic doctor.
The Cobweb Cage
Series: 20th Century Sagas, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,710. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Marigold is devoted to her family, and determined to make life easier for them. She meets Richard, wealthy and charming, and despite their differences in background, they fall in love and marry. Then comes the Great War, and Richard, a qualified pilot, joins the army. He is missing, Marigold's family is struck by tragedy, and she has to make an agonising decision in order to help them.

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