As a final bit of celebration Only Scandal Will Do‘s release, I wanted to introduce you to all of the House of Pleasure books. It is a five book series, set in Georgian England in the early 1760s, just as George III is taking the throne. It’s a time of wild and wicked ways, when sword fighting was a way of life, and duels prevailed as the measure of a man’s honor.
One of the things that binds the series together are the interactions of the Marquess of Dalbury and his friends and relatives, but also the setting of several scenes in each book in the House of Pleasure, the exclusive and notorious brothel where the marquess first encounters Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam. The cast of characters intertwine throughout the books, although they can each be read as stand alone novels.
Let me introduce you to each one, with a little surprise at the end.
Only Scandal Will Do
He has the woman of his dreams, but can he find a way to win her heart?
Kidnapped, displayed on the auction block of a notorious brothel, and sold to the highest bidder, Lady Katherine Fitzwilliam is furious and vows to fight her way out. Unfortunately, the rogue who bought her is way too charming and attractive to make that easy. He seduces Kat almost to the point of ruin, but she manages to escape him, although thoughts of him tend to linger long after she’s free.
Duncan, Marquess of Dalbury succumbs to temptation one night and purchases a fiery beauty whose very looks fill him with hot desire. When she insists she’s a lady, he scoffs, but is surprised when she flees before he can claim his pleasure. When he discovers she’s sister to a peer, Duncan is horrified to have compromised her. He offers marriage to scotch the scandal and gain an heir. However, the dazzling charms of the red-haired beauty, coupled with her astonishing skill with a sword, ensnares his heart and soul. If only Katarina didn’t hate him with a fury hotter than three hells…
Can he manage to turn her anger against him into a passion for him? Or will they be doomed to live together, but forever apart?
Now available on Amazon and other e-retailers.
Only Marriage Will Do
Only Marriage Will Do is the story of what happens to Lady Juliet Ferrers after her brother, the Marquess of Dalbury, leaves town. On her own for several hours before she’s scheduled to stay with a friend, Lady Juliet manages to embroil herself with not one but two engaging gentlemen, with the result that she cannot tell which one she is actually married to!
Available for pre-sale tomorrow on Amazon.
Only A Mistress Will Do
Destitute and without friends, Violet Carlton is forced to seek employment at the House of Pleasure in London. She steels herself for her first customer and is shocked when the man rescues her instead of ravishing her. A grateful Violet cannot help but admire the handsome Viscount Trevor. But she must curb her desire for the dashing nobleman she can never have because he is already betrothed to another . . .
Tristan had gone to the House of Pleasure for a last bit of fun before he became a faithful married man. But when he recognizes the woman in his bed, he becomes determined to save her instead. Now, his heart wars with his head as he falls for the vulnerable courtesan. Unable to break his betrothal without a scandal, Tris resolves to find Violet proper employment or a husband of her own. Still, his arms ache for Violet, urging him to abandon propriety and sacrifice everything to be with the woman he loves. . .
Available on Amazon and other e-retailers.
Only Seduction Will Do
“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?”
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer. Now she is with child—and without recourse. Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.
When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans. Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.
Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . .
Available on Amazon and other e-retailers.
Only Pleasure Will Do
Only Pleasure Will Do is the final book of the House of Pleasure series. It is the story of Amorina Vestry, the madam of the brothel, who is not exactly what she seems to be. When she is kidnapped, Sir Reginald Matthews, the Bow Street Runner who is cousin to Lady Katarina and her brother, the Earl of Manning, is engaged to find her and together when he does, they embark on a dangerous and dark journey filled with treachery, scandal, and passion.
This final book of the series will release in late August, the third House of Pleasure book to be released independently this summer. I’m finishing the edits for it now and by the first of August it will be up for pre-sale. It is an original work, never before published, so I hope by summer’s end, you’ll have caught up on the series and be ready for the final installment of the series.
And now for the fun part: The Giveaway
For stopping by and helping me celebrate this fabulous Release Day, I’ll be giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card as well as e-copies of Only Scandal Will Do and Only Marriage Will Do to one lucky commenter on this post.
Thank you to everyone who’s been by today to help me celebrate!