Beverley Oakley

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Beverley Oakley is an Australian author who grew up in the African mountain kingdom of Lesotho, married a Norwegian bush pilot she met in Botswana’s Okavango Delta, and started writing historical romances to amuse herself in the 12 countries she’s lived as a ‘trailing spouse’ (in between working as an airborne geophysical survey operator, a teacher of English as a Second Language, and writing for her former newspaper).

Her Scandalous Miss Brightwell series was nominated Best Historical Romance by the Australian Romance Readers Association. She is also the author of the popular Daughters of Sin series, a Regency-era ‘Dynasty-style’ family saga laced with intrigue.

Under her real name Beverley Eikli, she writes Africa-set romantic suspense and psychological historical romances. The Reluctant Bride won Choc-Lit’s Search for an Australian Star competition and her Regency tale of redemption The Maid of Milan was shortlisted in the Top Ten Reads of 2014 at the UK Festival of Romance.

Beverley lives north of Melbourne (overlooking a fabulous Gothic lunatic asylum) with the same gorgeous Norwegian husband, two daughters and a rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback.

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Her Valentine's Secret
Pre-release—available June 14, 2019. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,830. Language: English. Published by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
An emigree in London in the aftermath of the French Revolution, beautiful Lisette is torn between her heart’s desire and her desire for justice.
Wicked Wager
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,720. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2019 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Can innocence survive the machinations of a malevolent society beauty and a charismatic rake? Two weeks before her nuptials to her cold, harsh cousin, virtuous Celeste Rosington finds herself in the arms of notorious libertine, Lord Peregrine. Little does she know she's the unwitting pawn in a wicked wager between a ruthless society beauty and the delicious, dissolute viscount.
Wicked Wager
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,580. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2019 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Can innocence survive the machinations of a malevolent society beauty and a charismatic rake? Two weeks before her nuptials to her cold, harsh cousin, virtuous Celeste Rosington finds herself in the arms of notorious libertine, Lord Peregrine. Little does she know she's the unwitting pawn in a wicked wager between a ruthless society beauty and the delicious, dissolute viscount.
Fair Cyprians of London
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 162,390. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Revenge is sweet until it breaks your heart. Three heartfelt, sizzling Victorian romances, each with an uplifting, redemptive ending that'll please even the cynics.
Keeping Faith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,300. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2018 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A destitute chambermaid becomes the toast of London after she’s groomed to exact the ultimate revenge from a sensitive young painter. But what value are riches and adulation when she’s lost her heart to the man she must destroy?
Keeping Faith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,250. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2018 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A destitute chambermaid becomes the toast of London after she’s groomed to exact the ultimate revenge from a sensitive young painter. But what value are riches and adulation when she’s lost her heart to the man she must destroy?
Forsaking Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,370. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Romance » Historical
When Felix, Lord Durham, discovers the woman he loved is one of London's most sought-after courtesans, he sets off on a journey of discovery. As he begins to unlock the past, he realises not everything was as it seemed.
Saving Grace
Price: Free! Words: 15,430. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Grace Fortune trusts no one after she was betrayed by the man she once loved. Now, she's the most popular 'Cyprian' at Madame Chambon's high-class London brothel, consort of princes and society's 'Upper Ten Thousand'. As Faith prepares for her next job as the special initiation ‘gift’ procured by a mother in fashionable Mayfair for her son’s twenty-first birthday, Faith prepares for her revenge.
Lady Unveiled: The Cuckold's Conspiracy
Series: Daughters of Sin, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,300. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Four very different sisters compete for love during an exciting London season: a celebrated actress with a heart of gold, a shy yet daring wallflower, and the artistic, illegitimate daughter of a nobleman. Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their sister, the ton's reigning beauty, each must play their part to bring a dangerous traitor to justice.
Beyond Rubies
Series: Daughters of Sin, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
London's most celebrated actress, Miss Kitty La Bijou, has almost achieved her heart's desire. Mistress to handsome Lord Nash and the unacknowledged illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington, she has fame, beauty and the man of her dreams. But the respectability she craves eludes her. When confronted with the ultimate opportunity to be accepted by society, can she give up love?
The Mysterious Governess
Series: Daughters of Sin, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,930. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Two beautiful sisters – one an illegitimate governess, the other a celebrated debutante – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.
Dangerous Gentlemen
Series: Daughters of Sin, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,980. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
She was the wallflower beneath his notice…until a terrible mistake has one dangerous, delicious rake believing she's the "fair Cyprian" ordered for his pleasure.
Daughters of Sin Box Set: Her Gilded Prison, Dangerous Gentlemen, The Mysterious Governess
Series: Daughters of Sin. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 210,910. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Regency-era 'Dynasty'. Two nobly born debutantes and their illegitimate sisters compete for love while bringing to justice a handsome, dangerous traitor.
Daughters of Sin Box Set
Series: Daughters of Sin. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 388,960. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Two nobly-born debutantes and their illegitimate half sisters compete for love amidst a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their eldest sister, vain and ambitious Lady Araminta Partington, the ton's reigning beauty. Will the girls succeed in bringing to justice a handsome, dangerous villain during a hectic Regency London season or will Araminta yet again win the day?
Her Gilded Prison
Series: Daughters of Sin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 67,040. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2015 by Beverley Oakley. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Lady Sybil expects Stephen, her husband's heir, to marry her beautiful eldest daughter, Araminta. But when Sybil and Stephen meet, a forbidden passion erupts between the two in this steamy Regency romance.

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Daughters of Sin
Two nobly-born debutantes and their illegitimate half sisters compete for love while trying to bring to justice a handsome, dangerous villain during a hectic Regency London season. Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by the eldest sister - vain and ambitious Lady Araminta Partington, the ton's reigning beauty - each sister must play her part to bring a dangerous traitor to justice while finding a man deserving of her love and special talents.

Books

Forsaking Hope
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Honour? Or her heart's desire? Two years ago, Felix Lord Durham believed that Hope, the vicar's beautiful daughter, had chosen to live in Germany as a governess rather than accept the marriage proposal he'd hinted at. Why else would she have failed to appear for their final secret assignation? Why else would Felix be given snippets about her new life on the Continent from various sources?

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Smashwords book reviews by Beverley Oakley

  • Wolf Sirens Forbidden: Discover the Legend (Wolf Sirens #1) on Aug. 21, 2012

    When Lila reluctantly gets caught up with a group of unusual teenagers in her new town she discovers all is not as it seems. The 'in' group who are encouraging her to join their ranks have a hidden agenda and Lila is both drawn to them at the same time as her instincts are warning her off. I loved this story with its skilful blending of wanting to be accepted at the same time as wanting to be true to oneself. There's a deep emotional connection between Lila and those who've earned her loyalty and a satisfying, well-rounded conflict when Lila's divided loyalties pit her against other-worldly elements that threaten everything she holds dear. Wolf Sirens features a cast of well drawn, memorable characters - including a very unusual (no spoilers here so you have to read it to see what I mean!) and very compelling hero - and I think many of us would see elements of our teenage selves in the multi-faceted Lila. The end is nail-biting and I can't wait to read the sequel.
  • Practicing Pagan on Feb. 16, 2013

    I loved the characters in this story and the skilful way the author brings Ro, the heroine, to life in such a deeply empathetic way. Ro is a misfit in her rural Australian town with her abilities to see the dead. When she moves to Sydney and finds herself among kindred spirits, she discovers real friendship at the same time as she is caught up in a deep, compelling mystery. The conflicting loyalties she faces makes this a real page-turner. I'm a recent convert to the Young Adult genre and this is one I'd recommend to both teenagers and adults alike. A deeply engrossing story about witchcraft, friendship and a perilous decision to be made overlaid with a wonderful romance.