Carole Mortimer

Biography

Carole Mortimer is a USA Today Bestselling author, the recipient of a 2014 Romantic Times Pioneer of Romance Award, and in 2012 she was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II for her ‘outstanding service to literature’. To date she has written almost 200 novels, in contemporary and Regency romance.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I began writing in 1978 - at the age of ten! Just joking. But I was very young when I wrote my first romance novel for Harlequin, one of the youngest authors they have ever had, they reliably inform me.
I had sent my first first manuscript to them two years previously, and received the expected rejection letter - the story was too short, and not quite what they wanted. So, I read and read every romance book I could get my hands on over the next eighteen months, decided which series I wanted to write for, and two years after that first try I submitted another manuscript - and it was accepted. I haven't looked back since, still feel that same sense of happy elation every time one of my books is accepted for publishing, and will shortly be writing my 200th book!
What's the story behind your latest book?
I am beginning a new adventure of my own with my latest book, Christmas Alpha--my very own Indie series called ALPHA, as well as continuing to write for Harlequin's Presents and Historical Regency series.
The introductory novella to the ALPHA series, Christmas Alpha, is now available for pre-order, as is the first full length novel in the series, Dark Alpha, and there will be a full-length novel or novella available in the ALPHA series every two months in 2015.
These novels are contemporary romance with an added dash of suspense. Stories of arrogant Alpha men, used to taking what they want when they want it, and the women who won't be taken - unless it's on their own terms.
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Books

Wicked Captive (Regency Sinners 5)
Series: Regency Sinners. Pre-release—available February 14, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Lord Jericho Black, Marquis of Wessex, is the reluctant guardian of Lady Jocelyn Forbes, a young lady who has grown into a confident and sphisticated beauty.Jericho is given the task of discovering if Jocey is guilty or innocent of treason.When one of his closest friends is killed, and another injured, Jericho has no choice but to make Jocey his captive. To seduce the truth from her, if necessary.
Bryn (Dragon Hearts 3)
Series: Dragon Hearts. Pre-release—available December 22, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Tegan can't deny her sexual attraction to the ultra-sexy but overbearing Bryn when he accompanies her to New York to protect her from a creepy ex-boyfriend.She also knows Bryn is hiding something.She just has no idea what that something is. Bryn is a fifteen-hundred-year-old dragon shifter,who needs to find his mate so he doesn't turn feral. He hadn't expected her to be a sexy but stubborn human
Wicked Deception (Regency Sinners 4)
Series: Regency Sinners. Pre-release—available November 22, 2017. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,680. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Maximilian Smythe, the Earl of Carlton arrives in Cornwall under the guise of investigating the smuggling along the county's rocky coastline. In reality he is there to ascertain whether his young and beautiful widowed stepmother, Lady Heather Smythe, is a traitor to the English Crown. Old passions flare into life as turbulent and dangerous as the sea crashes in the cove beneath Treganon House.
Deryk (Dragon Hearts 2)
Series: Dragon Hearts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,490. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Having searched for centuries for his fated mate, Deryk finally finds her in Russia, of all places. A member of the Mikhailov family, human servants of the Romanov family, Izzi has known all her life that dragons exist. She never expected, or wanted, to be the fated mate of one of them. But when dragon hunters endanger Deryk Pendragon's life, Izzi discovers she'll do anything to save him.
Wicked Scandal (Regency Sinners 3)
Series: Regency Sinners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,560. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Lord Sebastian Trentham, Marquis of Deveril, known as Devil to his friends, is tasked with discovering whether or not Miss Alys Newcomb is a spy for Napoleon. Alys is dismayed when she learns her brother Teddy has invited the Marquis of Deveral to join him at their country home for a weeklong shoot. The last time Alys saw the marquis she discovered him standing over the dead body of her father.
Nathaniel (Dragon Hearts 1)
Series: Dragon Hearts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,990. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
What is the secret of the castle Chloe has discovered in the mountains of North Wales? More to the point, what's the mystery surrounding the men who live there? A journalist, Chloe isn't willing to let this mystery go, and decides to investigate for herself. The moment she meets Nathaniel, and gazes into his mesmerizing green eyes, she realizes she should have run while she still could.
Wicked Surrender (Regency Sinners 2)
Series: Regency Sinners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,510. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Dante St Just, the Duke of Huntley, has been charged with the responsibility of discovering whether the widow, Lady Isabella Aston, has been and still is a spy for Napoleon. The two knew each other seven years ago, and it did not end well. Bella is surprised when Dante St Just visits her. She is alarmed, when later that evening, he carries her off in his carriage.
Seducing Ethan (Knight Security 6)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,050. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
After being on the run for three years, Talia's father has disappeared. The only person she can think of who might help her find him is Ethan Knight. But Ethan has his own demons to fight, he doesn't need to have the temptation of Talia around while he does it. Will Talia be able to persuade him into helping her? Can Ethan resist her?
Wicked Torment (Regency Sinners 1)
Series: Regency Sinners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,590. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
A widow and no great beauty, Lady Beatrix Hanwell is mystified when the handsome and scandalous Duke of Wolferton shows a marked interest in bedding her. She is also tempted beyond her control, but fears what secrets this seduction might uncover. How will Beatrix react when she learns Wolf's interest in her has an ulterior motive?
Enticing Ian (Knight Security 5)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,690. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Evie's brother, Adam, tells her he's in debt at the casino owned by Gregori Markovic, the head of rthe Russian Bratva in London. When Adam disappears just days after talking to Evie, she goes to the casino herself to speak to the powerful Russian. Instead she's confronted by Ian Knight, a man she was once intimately involved with, but who is now employed by Markovic.Will Ian help her find Adam?
Tamed by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 9)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,550. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
When Lord Daniel Somersby, Earl of Latham, arrives at his country estate after the London Season he finds a brawl taking place in his stable yard. After separating the two young men he decides to try to "tame" Jo Turner, the more unruly of the two. Unbeknown to him Jo is actually a young lady running away from an unwanted marriage. Will Daniel tame her or will she capture his heart instead?
Tempting Zander (Knight Security 4)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,030. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When singer/superstar Kate Stewart's life is threatened by an ex-boyfriend, Zander Buchanan is brought in as head of her security. The sexual attraction between them is instant. But it's an attraction that, much as Kate tempts him, Zander knows he has to fight against if he's going to protect her. Kate's ex isn't about to give up. Will Zander succeed in keeping her safe?
Seduced by a Marquis (Regency Unlaced 8)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,470. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Bullied by her brother, Bella longs to escape his tyranny. Only one thing holds her back, her younger sister Esther. The Marquis of Trent, a man jaded and cynical in regard to Society, is not a man to be a victim of her brother's machinations. Instead the marquis insists on marrying Bella, even though he distrusts her. When someone tries to kill them, the only people they can trust is each other.
Capturing Caleb (Knight Security 3)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,510. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Caleb Knight's nephew was kidnapped three months ago,he wasn't alone,his Spanish nanny was with him.They have Daniel now, but Magdalena is still missing. Caleb is determined to bring her home.Lena doesn't know who to trust,and despite her attraction to him,she daren't believe the powerful Russian,Dmitri Volkov, when he claims that's not who he really is,and he's come to save her.
Pleasured by a Duke (Regency Unlaced 7)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Having rid himself of one ward Sebastian Falkner, the Duke of Stowmont, finds himsef guardian to a seven year old boy. A young boy accompanied to London by his stepsister, the plain and outspoken Horatia Chelford. Thrown together by circumstances, the two soon become involved in a sensual realationship which blinds them to everything else. Including the man following and threatening Tia's future.
Challenging Gabriel (Knight Security 2)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,270. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
There's only one man Angel can turn to for help when her son is kidnapped. Gabriel Knight, CEO of Knight Security. But she and Gabriel met years ago, and their relationship did not end well. Gabriel has absolutely no reason to want to help her. Can the two of them forget the past, and the attraction they still feel for each other, and work together to save Angel's son, before it's too late
Captured by a Gentleman (Regency Unlaced 6)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,540. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Marriage to an adulterous wife has left widower Ranulf Montgomery immune to the wiles of women. He has no time or sympathy for Miss Darcy Ambridge, when she is found hiding in his carriage and claims to be escaping a man's lecherous intentions. As desire rages between the two of them, they are beset by a series of 'accidents'. Ranulf needs to find who is responsible before one of them is killed.
Desired by a Lord (Regency Unlaced 5)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,990. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Desired by a Lord is the story of a case of mistaken identity, hidden secrets, and desire that rages out of control every time the hero and heroine are alone together. All of which threatens to throw the two of them into a maelstrom of scandal. Can two people, who seem to be such opposites, find more in common than their desire for each other, and save Emily from her blackmailer?
Defying Asher (Knight Security 1)
Series: Knight Security. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,240. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Asher had never expected to see Lissa Forsythe again, or for her to be in need of his protection. He had never forgotten the night they spent together a year ago. Or the way Lissa walked out the following morning without explanation. As the people Lissa loves start to die,Asher knows he has no choice but to offer his protection. But who will protect him from the desire he still feels for Lissa?
Resisting Alexandre (Knight Security 0.5)
Series: Knight Security. Price: Free! Words: 33,710. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Billionaire, Prince Alexandre of Androcco, wants Anastazia Carmichael. A royal prince who is denied nothing, he’s now determined to have her. Stazzi doesn’t quite know what to make of the attention of this man, known for his exploits in the bedroom as much as he is for his overwhelming good looks. But someone doesn't want these two to be together, enough that one of them may have to die.
Pursued by the Viscount (Regency Unlaced 4)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,050. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Historical » Regency
Lady Rachel Shaw thought she had suffered enough unhappiness, but now it seems she has to deal with a cruel blackmailer. Left with no other choice, she seeks the help of Lucien Brooke, Viscount Brooketon. A man who does not have a good opinion of her. Lucien recognizes within minutes of speaking with Rachel that he has misjudged her. He also realizes he desires her. In his arms. In his bed.
Taken by the Earl (Regency Unlaced 3)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,940. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Mrs Felicity Randall's changes her plans for a quiet summer after she overhears a conversation plotting the murder of the new Earl of Winterbourne. Procuring an invitation to attend the house party of the notorious Lady Eccles, where the murder is to take place, is not a problem. Persuading Sin Montgomery to believe Fliss is another matter entirely, when he is only interested in bedding her!
Savage Alpha (Alpha 8)
Series: ALPHA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,310. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a fan's interest turns to obsession, Lily has no choice but to ask her brothers, owners of Knight Security, for help. They send that help in the form of Jonas Grayfeather, part Native American, complete pain in her ass. Jonas seems just as determined to disapprove of her. But the sexual attraction between the two of them is off the charts. Will they both stay alive long enough to enjoy it?
Claimed by the Marquis (Regency Unlaced 2)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,570. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lady Sally Derwent knows that Nicholas Sefton, Marquis of Oxbridge, is the missing piece from her collection of erotica. Not the man himself but the sketches she wishes to make of him. Nude. Lady Sally Derwent’s request to sketch him naked, is an amusement Nicholas cannot resist. But someone close to them wishes Lady Sally Derwent dead. Will this fiery couple realize the danger in time?
Rogue Alpha (Alpha 7)
Series: ALPHA. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,250. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Diana is convinced someone broke into her Paris apartment, and someone is now following her. The only person she feels she can turn to for help is Seth Armstrong, the man who rescued her after she was kidnapped and a ransom demanded for her safe return. Seth wants to help Diana but he's not sure she isn't just suffering an emotional breakdown after what happened to her eight months ago.
The Duke's Mistress (Regency Unlaced 1)
Series: Regency Unlaced. Price: Free! Words: 38,070. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
A young widow, Lady Dorothea Fitzroy is bored with her life, and desires a lover. Julian Remington, the Duke of Blackmoor, has no desire for a mistresss in his bed or his home. The desire between this unlikely pair blazes out of their control, becomes insatiable. But a woman from Blackmoor's past has no intention of allowing him a moment's happiness, and sees Thea as an ideal way to hurt him.
Renegade Alpha (ALPHA 5)
Series: ALPHA. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,430. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Lijah Smith was known as The Renegade during his years in the army, and he still believes rules were made for other people, not him. He’s also hard and ruthless, and when Callie Morgan comes to him for help he becomes the deadly assassin that he was trained to be. Two people who share a fierce attraction, both with secrets to hide, will they be able to find Callie's father before it's too late?
Midnight Alpha (Alpha 4)
Series: ALPHA. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Gaia Miller's sister dies under mysterious cirumstances she goes looking for answers to that death at the nightclub Utopia, owned and run by Gregori Markovic, the powerful Russian at the head of London's criminal underworld. He's also, she quickly discovers, charismatic and sinfully handsome, clouding Gaia's judgement as she falls deeper and deeper under his sensual spell.
Shadow Alpha (Alpha 3)
Series: ALPHA. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,080. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The books in the Alpha series are sizzling contemporary romance with an added dash of danger, and feature dark and compelling Alpha men, who are used to taking what they want when they want it, and the strong and determined women who have no intention of being II, unless it's on their own terms.
Dark Alpha (ALPHA 2)
Series: ALPHA, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,230. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lucien Wynter wants Nicky McKenzie from the first moment he sets eyes on her. And what he wants he usually gets. Nicky has other ideas. Nicky takes one look at Lucien Wynter and knows that he's trouble, the very last man she should ever be attracted to. But much as she fights the attraction she can't seem to stay away. When Lucien's violent past catches up with him it could destroy them both.
Christmas Alpha (ALPHA 1)
Series: ALPHA, Book 1. Price: Free! Language: English. Published: November 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Finn Devlin has a stalker ex-girlfriend, and the last thing he needs is to be stranded in a remote house in a blizzard, four days before Christmas, with the beautiful Eva Shaw. A woman he only has to look at to know that he wants. Underneath him. On top of him. Anyway he can get her. While someone outside watches. And waits...

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