Pearl Darling


Pearl Darling is a lifelong Romance reader and caffeine addict. In between watching NCIS, avoiding gardening, and drinking lots of Earl Grey, she writes romantic suspense fiction and wonders when she will next go on holiday.

She has published six books, all in the Brambridge Novels series. Her next book is a Brambridge Novella called ‘Wondrous Web’, and will be free when it is published to anyone that signs up her newsletter at

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I've got a new Brambridge Novella in the works - Wondrous Web, which will follow the adventures of Renard and Chantelle. The novella will be free as soon as it is published to anyone who signs up for my newsletter at
Who are your favorite authors?
Woah! I have a long list of them across several genres. I love the classics from Regency Romance; Amanda Quick, Julia Quinn and Stephanie Laurens - but also I love sci-fi such as Terry Pratchett, Robin Hobb, and Margaret Atwood. Then there's the action section, Lee Child, Clive Cussler, Colin Forbes, and Robert Ludlum. But finally I really, really like murder mysteries by Sara Paretsky, and Kathy Reichs and I like romantic murder mysteries even more, such as JD Robb. So...just a few favorite authors!
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Where to find Pearl Darling online


The Brambridge Novels
The Brambridge Novels are a series of romantic suspense books that each feature a potent combination of passion and mystery set within the dazzling regency period. Each of the titles can be read as a standalone, but for those that follow the entire series, each book will provide new information about the mysterious thread that ties the central figures of the Brambridge Novels together. And which hero and heroine will be the last to fall to love’s seductive touch? Follow the series to its inevitable conclusion to find out.
Burning Bright
Price: $2.99 USD.
Dangerous Diana
Price: $2.99 USD.
Reckless Rules
Price: $3.99 USD.
Maddening Minx
Price: $3.99 USD.
Final Flirtation
Price: $4.99 USD.


Wondrous Web
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,550. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
French lady’s maid Miss Chantelle Delacourt is undercover for one of the first cases for the Colangle Investigation Agency. Could it be a mission to catch a thief or a murderer, or even serious evidence of fraud? No. It’s a case of a missing cat. Surprisingly simple, except that the case brings Chantelle into contact with a man she needs to avoid, and another man that sets her senses on fire.
Final Flirtation
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,060. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Miss Rosa Fanthorpe knew that she was a catch. Not as a simpering, more-ringletted-hair-than-brains debutante, but more in the way that a thirty thousand pound fortune can bring. However despite being determined to marry a husband of her choice, deciding on Lord Freddie Lassiter doesn’t go according to plan. He seems uncannily popular with the ladies, and some of his actions are most peculiar.
Maddening Minx
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,010. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Charged by Lord Granwich to shadow Mr. Khaffar, the recipient of information from the traitor Pedro Moreno, secretive Edward Fiske is not surprised when Mr. Khaffar comes after him with deadly intent; he has, after all, been the man’s accountant for the last year. But Edward certainly does not expect be rescued by the courtesan Celine, nor returned to the place where his heart originally froze...
Reckless Rules
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,690. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Lady Victoria Colchester has always lived life by the rules – the rules of her deceased husband. But none are of any use when she is besieged by the deliciously heated advances of Bill Standish, a jumped up blacksmith who persists in calling her his little cream doughnut. Only Bill’s campaign is derailed when Victoria turns the tables and unwittingly stokes the fires of passion between them…
Dangerous Diana
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,300. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Melissa Sumner only wanted to be an apothecary. Instead, a mysterious entity called the Viper menaces her for money and the intimidating Earl Hades Harding, a man who she danced with just once at her only ton outing, imprisons her in his house. As Hades’ potent proximity unsettles Melissa, she knows that she must escape his house, and in so doing offer Hades what every man has wanted from her…
Burning Bright
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,740. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Despite directing her village pupils in Romeo and Juliet, Harriet Beauregard is very much aware that life is dull, and love as expounded by Shakespeare does not exist. But then the man who she has thought about every day for five years returns. Only Lord James Stanton doesn’t treat Harriet like a princess, and he seems more interested in finding out who is stopping him inheriting his estate…
Somewhat Scandalous
Series: The Brambridge Novels, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,570. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
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Launched onto the ton as Lord Henry Anglethorpe’s sister’s companion, Agatha Beauregard is determined to make use of her new freedom by letting loose her scientific tendencies. Exasperated, Henry stubbornly pursues her from one scandalous event to another. But before he can pounce, it becomes explosively clear to him that her affections are engaged elsewhere, and she is not all she claims to be…