Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Anne Boleyn

Fan or Foe?
You can never get enough of 
Anne Boleyn and her relationship with Henry VIII

Command of the King 
A new dimension to the story of 
Anne Boleyn as she captivates Henry,
King of England

Anne Boleyn arrives at the Tudor court as 
Henry VIII enters the most complex phase in a man’s life —
his middle age crisis.

Aware the king is unhappy and vulnerable, the courtly nobles exploit his flaws and frailties setting off an unstoppable chain of events. 
Anne Boleyn becomes the King’s obsession and nothing will turn Henry from achieving his ultimate goal.  Anne’s command of the King turns from a playful flirtation into a deadly game of politics.

Anne Boleyn ~ Command of the King

by Christine Elaine Black
copyright 2016

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Book Blurbs

The Conclusion - Part 2 in the story of Lia and Darius. (Recommended after reading Part 1)

Darius is held captive by a foreign queen and waits for a chance to escape a fate that may hold his execution. Lia flees from Commander Gaius and his unexpected anger at the birth of Darius' child. Without a way to discover if Darius is alive or dead, Lia accepts the help of a Roman Governor who claims to know her husband's family. Is the love between Lia and Darius strong enough to withstand the ultimate test? Find out in The Only Good Roman Returns.

This is Book 2 in the saga of Lia and Darius.
Be ready to fall in love!

A naive young woman is caught up in the schemes of a charming Roman soldier and his egotistical commander.

Lia has an excellent education but will it be her downfall or her salvation?

When the Roman army comes crashing into the mansion where she tutors the Governor's children her world changes from secure and predictable, to dangerous and uncertain. 

Can the powerful, smooth-talking Commander convince her to risk her fate with a handsome soldier who walks an unsteady line between his superior's demands and his heart's desire?

Read Book 1 in the saga of Lia and Darius.
Be ready to fall in love! 

Fiction ~ Romance ~ Historical ~ Ancient Rome ~ Epic Saga

A Rose for Lancaster

A York woman and a Lancaster man are forced into a marriage contract to please King Henry VII.

Blanche Langley is swept into King Henry VII's ambitious maneuvers to secure the throne. Tensions flare as a plot to overthrow the king is discovered.

As the York forces gather to make one last effort to win the throne, will Blanche betray her king and her husband, Giles Beaufort?

Historical ~ Romance ~ Fiction

Rebellious and strong-willed, Kalliassa flees a political betrothal arranged by her brother, the emperor of Rome. She runs to the one man capable of preventing the match - her brother's sworn enemy. Unwittingly, she throws her fortunes into the hands of a man pledged to destroy Roman rule.

Taurus, proud Governor of Panua,  would do anything to provoke the emperor, even ruin an imperial sister. But Kallie is like no woman he's ever met and she tests his strength of will and his solemn vow to end the reign of her family, forever.
Can true love overcome lust, lies and deceit?

Carissa Valeria distrusts the handsome soldier who rescues her reckless son from plunging to an early death. Recalling the man's heartless treatment of her from years ago, she itches to even the score, but her son hails the rescuer as a hero. When he becomes her neighbor, her son's friendship with the soldier threatens to uncover old secrets and place her family and her heart in danger.

Exiled to the countryside by the Roman emperor, Maximus Octavius is confounded by the brittle countenance of the woman he's willing to befriend. She's afraid, and he's determined to find out why. But helping Carissa and her son means confronting the guilt of his long-forgotten past and stirring the silenced passion in his heart.

Can Maximus win Carissa before fear and revenge tear them apart forever?

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Release Day for RING ME LATER


A second chance at romance turns deadly.

Jack Barron is a reclusive, billionaire, hotelier who never got over his first love. Lisa Carpenter moved to London to escape him and his obsession with money.
 After five years, Lisa returns to Los Angeles to work in public relations at a medical center. She’s certain their paths won’t cross but they do…almost immediately. Forced into working together, because of a multi-million dollar grant, she must keep her wits about her. 
Jack wants to redeem himself.
Lisa wants respect. 
He’s advancing; she’s retreating.

As her heart warms to him, she becomes embroiled in a web of deceit that ensures someone will gain billions. Lisa is being stalked. There is arson at Jack's Arizona resort spa. A wealthy Broadway producer is trying to buy the spa. And the paparazzi are having a field day with Jack's return to the social scene. 
With nowhere to hide, they must trust in each other. Could all roads lead back to London? 


Jack stood behind his desk, replacing the phone handset. His head snapped up. Shock, anger, and something she couldn’t define washed over his features. Ms. Crofton had been super quick with her emergency alert. Good for her. But Lisa had been faster.

She stopped in the middle of the room, her heart pounding. Jack’s features seemed to blur. You can’t faint now. She blinked hard, and refocused. He still looked pissed off. Without the scowl he would be as handsome as ever. Chestnut hair fell across his creased forehead, and his golden brown eyes widened, then narrowed.

            “Mr. Barron.” Lisa strode toward the huge mahogany desk, her hand outstretched. They’d made love on that desk. A wave of heat filled her as an avalanche of memories flashed by like the stock market tickertape. “I do appreciate you agreeing to see me. I won’t need much of your time—”

            “I didn’t,” he said.

            Lisa met his gaze. “Didn’t what?” she asked, feigning innocence, while holding the leather portfolio in a death grip. A tick in one side of his jaw jumped. She was certain he’d mashed down on his molars.

“Agree to see you. I could have security throw you out.” His voice was deep, almost a growl. Then he bounded from behind the desk like a wild animal, and stopped short only a foot from her.

She begged her knees not to crumple. “Oh, dear. An honest mistake.”

            “Yeah, right.” He flicked his eyebrows skyward. “What do you want?”

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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

New Release

A Woman of Love by Marlow Kelly

When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.
A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves.
Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.
Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?



Lady Annabel Peters sat in the open-top carriage and realized she had left it too late. She should have escaped yesterday.

“Really, Annabel, I don’t want you to give your left eye. All I’m asking is that you go in there and do what comes naturally.” Lord Elliott Peters, her husband of two months, sat opposite her, smoothing his waistcoat against his flat, toned abdomen. A lock of blond hair fell across his brow, accentuating his startling blue eyes. He claimed all he had to do was crook his finger, and besotted society women swooned, but she couldn’t imagine it. His grotesque personality obliterated any physical beauty he possessed.

The warm summer breeze touched her face. She inhaled the scent of grass and honeysuckle. Frogs sang somewhere in the distance, and crickets chirped, a sure sign it was going to be a warm night. She looked out at the passing Berkshire countryside, and wondered how anything this ugly could happen on such a perfect summer evening.

“It is not natural for a married woman to bed a man who is not her husband.” She struggled to breathe; a vise tightened around her chest.

“You must be joking. Women do it all the time. That’s how they entertain themselves. You didn’t believe we would be faithful to each other for the rest of our lives, did you? What a ridiculous notion.”

The thought of copulating with Elliott was horrific enough. Now he wanted her to sleep with his friends, too. Bile rose in her throat at the idea of having to endure another man like her husband. He was totally amoral, and thought nothing of sleeping with a friend’s wife. He undoubtedly took pleasure in it. He never controlled his lust. If he saw a woman he wanted, he took her by any means possible.

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Series Name: Honour, Love, and Courage Series 

Theme(s): Scarred Hero/Heroine 

SubGenre(s): Victorian

Imprint: Tea 
Length: Rosette 

Rating: Spicy (PG13) 

Keywords: Romance, Victorian, England, scarred hero 

Author Bio

After being thrown out of England for refusing to drink tea, Marlow Kelly made her way to Canada where she found love, a home and a pug named Max. She also discovered her love of storytelling. Encouraged by her husband, children and let’s not forget Max, she started putting her ideas to paper. Her need to write about strong women in crisis drives her stories and her curiosity regarding the lives and loves of historical figures are the inspiration for her characters. You can visit Marlow at www.marlowkelly.com.


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Wednesday, 11 February 2015

New Release

When Sinclair Darling, the Earl of Chilton, is suddenly tricked into marrying, he’s beyond furious, even though the girl is known as the Incomparable Queen of the ton because of her beauty. Taken aback by his new wife's spoiled behavior and seeming coldhearted selfishness, Sin desperately tries to hide that he's not the unwilling husband she thinks him to be — he has admired her from afar for years.
In the eyes of polite society, Lady Charmaine de Vere has it all—beauty, wit, and now marriage to the heir of one of the wealthiest dukedoms in England. But behind the shiny exterior a dark secret lurks, a secret she would do anything to save her sister from--even sacrifice her one chance for marital bliss.

“I’m not angry,” he repeated hoarsely. “Only disappointed.”
“Disappointed?” She stared at him in confusion. “Why are you disappointed with me?”
“Because you are not what I thought you were.”
His strange admission made her frown. “What was I supposed to be, then? As beautiful on the inside as I am on the outside?”
He had at least the decency to blush.
“Something like that.”
She wanted to laugh hysterically. When had her life become this twisted? As ever, it was her bloody looks creating the problem. First Lord Nester, possessively estranging her from everyone else. And now her husband who didn’t want her, as she didn’t live up to his high expectations.
“I’m sorry,” she choked, tears filling her eyes.
He made a painful grimace. “Don’t be. It’s not your fault.”
“Then why do you keep telling me it is?”
“Why? Because you were the one who made this marriage happen, not I. You were the one telling me you didn’t even care if it was me you married. Of course I think it’s your fault. If I’d had any choice I would never have married a woman claiming she doesn’t care if I am the one who is her husband.”
His jaw twitched harder and harder for every harsh word he spoke, until his whole face was hard as stone and just as cold. All his earlier embarrassment was long gone, and she knew she had to get away from him before she started to cry.
Because every word he said was true.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Pre-Order Your Copy

Releasing January 27th, LADY OF THE KNIGHT, the second in the ROMANTIC KNIGHTS TRILOGY, is up for pre-order now for only 99 cents! Upon release the price will increase to $2.99, so take advantage of this limited time offer. If you love romance and the adventures inherent in space travel, this is the series for you. Book One, LEAP INTO THE KNIGHT, is also on sale for 99 cents!

Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.
But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.
Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.
But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.
When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.
Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?

Excerpt ~
“I thought you said you were here to buy slaves?” The man spoke crisply, with a high nasally voice. He was not exactly the type of man Darius had imagined the slave trader would be. Zavca Moore stood about five-foot-four, was nearly completely bald, and wore thin, gold-rimmed glasses. Still, something in the glint of his cold steel-blue eyes and tightly drawn mouth told the story of a man used to being ruthless. He now ran his eyes over Maggie, quirking an eyebrow.
“I am not a slave. I—” Maggie flinched as Orion raised his hand to hit her. Darius grabbed his wrist in midair with a loud snap. He glared at Orion, setting his teeth. He glanced around and relaxed the muscles in his face and shoulders, releasing his grip.
“Not in front of our host, Gorga,” he told Orion imperiously, turning to give Zavca a smile. Noting he was still staring at Maggie, Darius explained. “Oh, she—well let’s just say…” He took Zavca by the elbow and steered him away to speak confidentially. “…she’s a little tiresome. Beautiful, yes,” he said looking back at her, “but tiresome. Gorga can’t seem to tame her tongue no matter what he does. And believe me, he’s done his best.” Darius chuckled. “I was wondering if you might consider taking her in trade. I’ll pay good money for the rest, I assure you. I want to get her off my hands and find myself some new beauties, if you know what I mean.” He elbowed Zavca, playing up his spoiled rich man’s role to the hilt.
“Yes, well, I believe I could get a fair price for her. And Mic here hasn’t met a slave he couldn’t subdue somehow or other, right Mic?” The Neanderthal beside him showed a toothless grin, rubbing his hugely muscled arms forebodingly. Maggie shivered. “Take her to my room. I’ll be in shortly.”

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Friday, 16 January 2015

Double Magick

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Release date - Jan 30/15

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