Sydney Jane Baily

Biography

Sydney J. Baily writes historical romances, including the Defiant Hearts series set in America in the late 1800s, as well as contemporary women's fiction. She believes in happily-ever-after stories for an already challenging world.
Born and raised in California, she has traveled the world, spending an inordinate amount of time in the U.K. where her extended family resides, eating fish and chips, drinking shandys, and snacking on Maltesers.

After obtaining degrees in English literature and in history, besides writing novels, she has spent time as a copyeditor, cat snuggler, website designer, production editor, mother of two, and faithful friend to her dog, among other endeavors literary and not. Sydney currently lives in New England with her family--human, canine, and feline.

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Books

Defiant Hearts Boxed Set I: Prequel, Book 1, and Book 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 222,000. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
Defiant Hearts Boxed Set includes 3 books. Experience Victorian-era America, passionate romance, and perilous intrigue in this collection that stretches from dazzling, old world Boston to the wilder San Francisco and the Barbary Coast. Ballrooms, barrooms, and bedrooms abound! An Intriguing Proposition (Prequel, novella). An Improper Situation (Book 1). An Irresistible Temptation (Book 2).
An Inescapable Attraction (Defiant Hearts Book 3)
Series: Defiant Hearts, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,220. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Willful Eliza Prentice has always been a handful of trouble, and she's also the only woman Thaddeus Sanborn ever loved. Right up until she got engaged to his best friend and shattered his heart. Now they're both on the run from the same murderous gambler. In an all or nothing high-stakes adventure, sizzling with passion, peril is only a hoofbeat behind them in An Inescapable Attraction.
An Intriguing Proposition (Defiant Hearts Prequel)
Series: Defiant Hearts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,830. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Novella length. Take a fast-paced carriage ride through Victorian Boston. Facing insidious blackmail, terrible debt, and a fake engagement, all in one week, Elise fights to save her home from foreclosure and her beloved brother from ruinous disgrace. Years ago, Michael made a terrible mistake, losing her. He must earn her trust once more and convince Elise to accept his own intriguing proposition.
An Inconceivable Deception (Defiant Hearts Book 4)
Series: Defiant Hearts, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,630. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
She has loved and lost, or has she? With her marital status a mystery, Rose Malloy slips into quiet solitude. William Woodsom is determined to coax back the lighthearted beauty who had dazzled Boston’s elite. He captures her fragile heart until the past resurfaces, bringing intrigue and murder. Can Rose prevent further heartache – or will her future be destroyed by an Inconceivable Deception?
An Impassioned Redemption (Defiant Hearts Novella)
Series: Defiant Hearts. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,850. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Take one sinfully handsome riverboat gambler, add a smart and stunning madam, and stir them up with murderous foul play and sizzling romance. Jameson plays to win, and he intends to win the heart of Josephine, in An Impassioned Redemption.
Presenting Lady Gus (A Georgian-Era Romance)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,300. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Regency
Her suitors keep dying! Augusta Brenville needs a wealthy husband to save her beloved estate, a seemingly impossible task when her suitors die before she can marry them. Until a seasoned captain arrives, a tad uncivilized for her liking but alive and willing. Can Rolf thwart an assassin with a penchant for poison, fire, and arrows, keeping himself and Augusta alive until their wedding day?
The Black Knight's Reward
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,250. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Guilty of heresy and alleged sorcery, Merry is sentenced to burn. Luke serves his king with one goal—to inherit his family’s estate. By rescuing a witch and stealing her away from the powerful Church, he puts his future in jeopardy! Vowing to protect her, Luke wants to offer her more than his sword arm. As her dark past returns, can she trust a man torn between royal duty and personal desire?
An Irresistible Temptation (Defiant Hearts Book 2)
Series: Defiant Hearts, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,180. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
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In An Irresistible Temptation, gifted pianist Sophie Malloy is running from heartbreak when she meets Riley Dalcourt, a handsome cowboy. Sparks fly. Unfortunately, he's very much engaged and has his lfe planned out. When Sophie flees for San Francisco to follow her dreams, Riley has to choose -- either the woman he has promised to marry or the woman who tempts him with a life full of passion.
An Improper Situation (Defiant Hearts Book 1)
Series: Defiant Hearts, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,840. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
Boston lawyer Reed Malloy has a mission: deliver two orphaned children to their cousin. He's not prepared for Charlotte’s irresistibility or flat-out refusal to raise her kin. When she forsakes all that’s familiar and enters Reed’s world of Boston high society, concealed malice abounds. Passions ablaze, facing sinister forces and scorned women, can Reed and Charlotte escape an Improper Situation?

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