Mariel Grey


From the moment she could put pen to paper, Mariel Grey knew she wanted to be a writer. Like all good adventures however, it didn’t happen overnight; it was after several decades of working in litigation that the desire to create dramatic worlds and characters became too great to ignore. Her first foray into historical romance, Surrender of Trust, explored the grime and glamour of regency horse racing, following the determined but impoverished Lucy Goodwin and upright Lord Chalifour. Her second novel, A Gentleman’s Surrender, released January 2016, introduced the innocent Lady Monique and tortured Mr. Stanton, both struggling to find love in a world filled with deceit.

Though entirely at home in the ballrooms and street alleys of London past, Mariel Grey is currently working on a contemporary story set in Florida, a landscape dear to the author’s heart. When she isn’t conjuring words on her computer screen, Grey can be found on the water fishing, snorkeling, and enjoying the incredible natural beauty of her home.

Mariel has a wonderful husband (the hero of her own romantic story) as well as a mischievous cat (who seems happy to play the role of villain). In addition to being a dutiful wife and animal wrangler, Mariel is a member of the American Romance Writers Association, and the Ancient City Romance Authors chapter.

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Historical romances set in the extended Regency period exploring the glamour of the London Season and the gritty world of deceit linked with thoroughbred racing.

Surrender of Trust

Price: $2.99 USD.

A Gentleman's Surrender

Price: $2.99 USD.


A Gentleman's Surrender
Series: Surrender. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Lady Monique Cathdon is determined to marry for love. After all, what’s the point of having a heart if one refuses to follow it? James Stanton is not what her mother would call marriage material, though something about him sends her heart thumping. Stakes are high and ladies of the ton make poor gamblers. Especially when James Stanton won't let anything deter his revenge or righting past wrongs.
Surrender of Trust
Series: Surrender. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 72,990. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Lucy Goodwin is threatened by despair and destruction when an accident leaves her in charge of her family’s breeding business. Do the right thing and watch their dreams crumble, or save their livelihood at a cost too great to bear. Lord Chalifour is set on eliminating cheating in horse racing. Trouble arises when he’s forced to deal with his partner’s sister, who is alarmingly out of her depth.

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  • Liz Fielding's Little Book of Writing Romance on Jan. 05, 2014

    Liz Fielding manages to distill the A,B, C's of good writing craft into easy to digest chunks. Her book makes it easier for new writers to grasp complex subjects in a way similar to what Debra Dixon did in her book, "Goal, Motivation and Conflict " She gives many concrete examples to demonstrate her points and sometimes rewrites these examples to show the difference. Liz does a good job of summarizing her discussions in bullet points at the end of a subject. She's right when she said it's the book she wish she had starting out. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to write romance.