Thursday, 5 January 2012

Masquerade

A while ago, Lisa Worrall, Patricia Logan and I decided to write three stories based around a Masquerade Ball set in the home of the Downe family. I set mine in Regency times. I always wanted to write a Barbara Cartland novel with the dashing, masterful hero, and the virginal heroine... make that hero. Set in the Victorian era,  Patti's story is an exciting face-paced tale of an American blockade runner and a beautiful, young submissive man. Lisa's story is a contemporary tale, which will have you sobbing into your lace hankies. So here are the blurbs for the three tales. 


To be published by Silver Publishing on 4th February 2012 .


The Layered Mask
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Threatened by his father with disinheritance, Lord Edwin Nash arrives in London for one season to find a wife. While there, Nash discovers he is the lamb, the sacrifice of the society matrons, to be shackled to one of the girls by the end of the season.


During a masquerade ball, Nash hides from the ladies vying for his attention. He is discovered by Lord Thomas Downe, the Duke of Lynwood. Nash is horrified when Thomas calmly tells him that he knows the secret that Nash had hidden for years and that he sees through the mask that Edwin presents to the rest of the world.

What will happen when the time comes for Edwin to return home with a suitable bride?




The Slave's Mask
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Infamous American blackguard and blockade runner, Captain Anthony Charles, has made a fortune in gold, running contraband between England and the Confederate States at the height of the Civil War in 1863. Anthony knows good brandy and fine cigars and his English clients appreciate him for it, but the captain also craves young submissive men. When he wins a young prostitute at an auction, Francois becomes his slave for seven days.


Francois has turned to prostitution to survive, but he is more than a whore. While most men who enjoy his favors treat him cruelly, he is stunned by this temporary owner's kindness. Being a slave to this blue-eyed Master is no difficult task. Both men find that love may not be as elusive as they thought. Will the separation of oceans and time test their love or bring pain beyond bearing?





Behind the Mask
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The Downe's Valentine's Day Masquerade Ball has been an annual event for over a hundred years and where, four years ago, Gabe met Mike.

It's been over six months since Mike's death and Mike thinks that Gabe is ready to move on. How does Gabe know this? He receives a letter and a ticket to the ball, from Mike. Gabe isn't sure he'll ever be ready to move on, but in deference to Mike's memory, he attends the ball.

What Gabe doesn't know, is that his best friend, Tom, the one constant in his life since college, has also received a letter from Mike. Will Gabe be able to move forward and remember a long forgotten love, or will his world come crumbling down around his ears, again?


2 comments:

  1. Three of my favorite authors and three amazing stories that I can't wait to read!!!

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  2. You won't be disappointed, Sharon. Thanks for reading and thank you for posting, my Brit... :)

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