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The Wicked North
Book 1 – Hearts Touched by Fire

Bound by duty and honor to wear the Union blue, a Southern-born West Point officer fights his own desires and the need to protect the woman he abandoned, he disobeys his orders to find her, as the Army of the Potomac marches toward her family’s home near Richmond.

She has the guts and willpower to protect her home from the hated Yankee aggressors, but when that traitor to the South appears at her door, she’s torn between wanting to shoot him and to be held in his arms again. Can she forgive him for their past indiscretion or does she turn him in to be executed, a traitor to both sides?

In the summer of 1862, her family’s plantation becomes the personal battle ground between them as deceit, betrayal and passion ignite the flames of love and hate that burn brighter than the roar of the guns and rivers of blood surrounding them.

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The Wicked Bargain

(Regency)

Haunted by a past as a sex slave, nobleman Ethan Warth returns to England as a male courtesan for rich matrons and runs a brothel for wealthy lords. Arabella Covington appears on his door, trained in the medical arts but unable to practice because of her gender. He hires her to care for his ladies but her inquisitive nature and beauty make him desire to teach her the world of seduction.

Ethan, however, never counted on falling in love…

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Her Eternal Rogue
(Regency with paranormal influence)

Alexander Barrington flees his tyrannical uncle for the open seas where he becomes a ruthless pirate who turns vampire.

Captured and sentence to hang, a fate he must avoid to keep his vampire self hidden, a reprieve comes if he rescues Lady Lavinia Sinclair from the French pirates and returns her to her fiancé in England.

In this Vampire Diaries meets Pirates of the Caribbean, Alexander falls for the woman who makes him feel human and alive, but can he really have her without exposing what he is – a thief, the undead? The damned? Refusing to taint her innocence any further, he erases her memory of him and vanquishes into the night but can he really exist without her?

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GinaDanna_Love&Vengeance_2500pxLove & Vengeance
The Gladiators series, Book I (Dark Ancient Rome)

Rome 108 A.D., under the Emperor Trajan, is the center of the civilized world. It is a time of sophistication and decadence, a brutal world to their conquered.

Marcus, a Roman citizen sentenced to die as a gladiator, accused by his wife and brother for a crime he did not commit. Yet death eludes him and he rises to become champion of the sands. The title he does not want. He seeks revenge but his victories in the Colosseum bestow monetary rewards he can use to save a beautiful slave, Gustina, from certain death by the beasts. She gives him a taste of love in a world full of lies, betrayal and murder.

But his overwhelming desire for vengeance, for blood and the kill, brings a higher price tag – can he satisfy the demon inside him and face the truth? A truth that will kill the woman he loves?

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GinaDanna_Great&UnfortunateDesires_2500pxAGreat & Unfortunate Desires (Dark English Victorian)

Operating as a British spy, Tristan St.James, the new Marquis of Wrenworth, barely escapes Afghanistan with his life in the spring of 1869. He plans to seek vengeance against the traitor who exposed him and for the agent he’s forced to kill. Returning to England, as a lord, he must marry. Haunted by guilt from the horrors of war, he avoids love at all costs, but finds himself drawn to the only woman who is disinterested in him.

Lady Evelyn Hurstine has waited over two years for the return of her love, a man who left for war in the East. But during that time, she suffered a brutal assault, resulting in a child and fear of any man touching her except for the man she once knew. The pursuit by the marquis scares her but her excuses against his proposal dwindle.

Their marriage strengthens into love until she discovers her husband isn’t the safety she believed but the one who killed the man she once loved. Caught in a world of intrigue and mayhem, Tristan must prove his love to her before the traitor destroys them both.

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The Gladiators series, Book II (Ancient Rome, prequel to Love & Vengeance)

100 CE under the rule of Emperor Trajan, Ganius is a Celt brought delivered to Rome to die in the Colosseum by a gladiator’s sword, a sentence for his killing Roman soldiers in his village. Their rule had proven to harsh but to fight meant the death of his brother in a cruel way that made him attack. But he fought back on the sands of the Colosseum, gaining the crowd’s appeal for life. Now bought as a gladiator, his goal is simple – become champion, gain his freedom and return home to kill the Roman soldiers.

Aurelia is a proper Roman lady under the guardianship of her brother Caius. Betrothed to marry a Roman general, a man older than her, one she hasn’t seen in years, she’ll do anything to gain her freedom. She witnesses Ganius’ defeat of his sentence and convinces her brother to buy him for his own school of gladiators. Caius denies her nothing, except for the dissolution of her betrothal.

Ganius soon finds himself attracted to Aurelia – a woman he should detest because she is Roman. Yet her attention makes him realize she is the key to his freedom. The problem is can he use her to get free but leave her at the hands of her incestuous brother? Is she willing to forget her upbringing to be free herself?

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This Love of Mine

(Regency)

Kidnapped on a trip to London, Lady Eleanor Whitmore awakes in the hold of a ship with no memory of her past or of her perfect marriage to Lord James Haddington III, Earl of Windhaven. All she knows is that a fierce and stunningly handsome pirate is yelling about women being bad luck on a voyage. Adrift at sea in both body and mind, she finds herself falling in love with the pirate captain, whose flashing eyes and muscular frame leave her breathless.

 

Lord James resisted the shackles by marriage until he met Eleanor. Her beauty and charms captured his heart, and now that she’s disappeared, he vows he will find her or die trying. His search becomes a chase to the New World, a trip that could destroy him as Eleanor’s bonds with a pirate captain tighten. Can James provoke her memory and win her love, or will the pirate steal her heart forever…

 

 

 

Unconditional Surrender
Book 2 – Hearts Touched by Fire

Confederate Major Charles Silvers has had enough war. After two years of fighting, his view of a glorious Southern victory over the North has lost its luster and been replaced by a burning desire to return home to Virginia and life as it used to be, before the war. When he meets Sarah Lawrence during the siege on Vicksburg, Mississippi, he is convinced the blond-haired beauty could fill the void in his life—but what he does not know is that this Southern belle isn’t what she appears to be…

Tortured by memories of the night in 1860 when masked bushwackers torched her Mississippi home and killed her father, Sarah escaped the South. Now she’s back and seeking revenge. As one of the best spies in the Union Army, she’s in a unique position to get her wish. For her, a Confederate Major, even a devastatingly handsome one, is just the tool to obtain the information the Union needs—even at the cost of her heart. 

 

 

Rags & Hope
Book 3 – Hearts Touched by Fire

There was one thing about the War of Rebellion they could both understand: At least on the battlefield, the enemy is clear.

Thanks to his father’s political machinations, grieving widower Colonel Pierce Duval wants nothing more than to leave his family home in New York and return to his Union command in Tennessee. A chance and harrowing encounter with a true-blue Southern belle stirs emotions in him he thought long buried. When her safety is at stake, how can he not help her? 

Cerisa Fontaine ran away from her wealthy Louisiana home, hoping to form a new life where no one would know her family’s awful secret. But her controversial marriage and southern drawl make her a pariah in New York. Her situation becomes downright perilous when her husband is killed in battle and Cerisa is left alone and penniless, forced to seek employment at the only establishment that will accept her: a brothel. When the handsome colonel offers her a way out, she’s compelled to accept despite his Yankee roots.

Each for self-serving reasons of their own, Pierce and Cerisa embark on a journey south to Tennessee, posing as a married couple. But even as their secrets stand between them, their passion wages its own war against their better judgment. All too soon, they must make a life altering choice: remain loyal to their cause, or give in to their heart’s desire.

 

 

The Better Angels
Book 4 – Hearts Touched by Fire

Francois Fontaine has a life of leisure, managing the family’s Louisiana plantation in 1863. Everything changes when the woman he loves marries another man. Heartbroken, he flees east, joining the army in an attempt to forget. But in Virginia, wounded and captured, he quickly discovers that an injured Confederate soldier faces a bleak future.

Pro-abolitionist Dr. Ada Lorrance wants to help in the cause against Southern slavery, but the army medical department will not take a women doctor, yet they need nurses so she bites her lip and joins as one, soon to discover that when the surgeons are overwhelmed, she is left to doctor the prisoners. She finds herself attracted to a rebel, a man who stands for everything she despises, making her hope he rots, but her heart falls for him.

Thrown together by war, Francois and Ada find themselves battling over their beliefs and fighting against the growing affections that is fragile enough to pull them apart. 

 

A Merry Wicked Christmas
(Regency) 

Lady Marina Lockhart’s dreams of her upcoming Season debut are squashed by her father’s news of an arranged marriage. An unexpected invitation to attend a Christmas house party with her cousin carries the improbable hope of meeting a gentleman who will save her.

After a disastrous engagement, Phineas Carrollton, the Marquis of Huntington, buries himself in the affairs of running his country estate but agrees to host his sister’s Christmas house party. When he meets the lovely Lady Marina, his dismal mood is swept away by a passion he believed was dead inside him.

A sudden snowstorm strands Phineas and Marina at a hidden cottage but her hopes of marriage vanish when he weaves a story concealing their time together. Her heart shatters for she has fallen for the dashing Marquis. She obeys her father’s summons to return to London for the wedding, holding in her heart the cherished memory of Phineas, a flame for the bleak years of marriage she faces. Unable to deny that Marina has ignited his heart, Phineas refuses to believe that she loves anyone but him. His headlong rush to London to stop the wedding will be only the beginning of his challenge.

 

 

To Dance With A Lord
(Regency)

Gerard Jennings had done his duty for God and Country and returned to England to assume a title he had never wanted nor deserved. Sweat and blood were not all he left behind in war-torn France, he’d also left his heart with the woman he’d loved and lost. Forced into a society that no longer fits the man he’s become, the new Marquis of Linnwood drifts through a sea of debutantes to fulfill the family obligation of finding a wife. None attract his attention until he meets the one who tugs at his reluctant heart – Lady Charlotte.

A runaway pup, a damsel in distress, Lady Charlotte is rescued by Lord Linnwood only to have her reputation ripped to shreds by petty gossip. Her fiancé withdraws his proposal, leaving Charlotte forever ruined. The dashing Marquis again comes to her aid by making her his wife.

Though deeply in love with her husband, Charlotte can’t bridge the distance between them and spends night after night alone. His haunted past shadows their lives and she must find a way to not only dispel his ghosts but ease his grieving heart. Will it be enough to also save his tortured soul? 

 

 

 

 

*****In the works*****

Love & Damnation

The Gladiators series

(Ancient Rome)

Lucius Flavius, heir of a wealthy Roman family, has the perfect life, betrothed to the most beautiful lady of the city, and lover to the most erotic slave he’s ever seen. To stop him from destroying the family name over this strumpet, his father sends his son to the family’s holdings in the northern provinces to rethink his decisions – a trip that will cost Lucius his freedom when attacked by villains on the road.

Arianna is more Celtic fighter than Roman lady. Yanked from life as she knows it when the Romans capture her village north of Rome and enslave her, her venom at anything Roman climbs to hatred until she finds among the other slaves, a somber yet stunning Roman man, way too attractive for her to ignore.

The two form an alliance to pool their resources and escape. But enemies of his father find Lucius and in their quest for revenge, promise freedom to Arianna if she helps them. Will her hatred of Romans with her desire for freedom drive her to turn in the man she’s come to love or risk everything in escaping with him to Rome to survive or die by Roman hands?