God Help Ye, Merry Gentleman, a Holiday Novelette with Other Stories from the Family and Friends of Toad Abersham and Sally Grenford, can only be downloaded here.
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Lord Abersham and Lady Sarah are the best of friends and too young for affairs of the heart—but they are growing up fast. After nine months touring the Continent with his parents, Toad Abersham will soon be sent away to finish his education, and Sally Grenford has years to wait before she is old enough to be presented at Court and married to the man she’s loved since the cradle.
Sally has only four weeks filled with mistletoe and holiday outings to convince Toad to see her as a woman, in her first long dress, impeded by the sudden distance he is placing between them. But she has never let Toad’s reticence stop her from dragging him into mischief before.
Toad battles rising lustful feelings for his best friend, an innocent whom he would not hurt for the world. However, still captivated by his newly acquired skills as a rake-about-town, he is not remotely prepared to be married. But since he has never been able to say no to Sally, Toad is led to indiscretions he would never commit with another young lady.
For her part, Sally is delighted Toad can be so easily led.
Shipmate, Book Three of the Sailing Home Series is always free, and can also be downloaded from your favorite online retailers.
The heavy hands and sharp tongues of Bella Smithson's family have left her almost too timid to converse with a gentleman, much less conduct a husband hunt. Unfortunately, her overbearing aunt and managing cousin are determined to help her escape her black-hearted father and brothers.
Thanks to the Prince of Wales, retiring shipping magnate Myron Clewes has an ever-growing fortune, a fresh-minted peerage, a brand-new flagship, and an impossible set of requirements for a bride. Not least, she must be willing to leave England and everything she knows, possibly for good, in less than two months' time.
Bella's Happy-Ever-After in Royal Regard
had its origins in a Happier-Than-She-Expected with her first husband, Baron Holsworthy, who gave her the confidence to steady her sea legs, take her life by the helm, and command her own voice, empowering a shy, young girl and unlikely adventurer to grow into one of King George IV's trusted advisors.
Lord Coventon’s Concubines, a short story set in the world of the Masala Rajah Series, is free exclusively at www.MariAnneChristie.com.
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When Lord Coventon returns to the Masala Rajah Gentleman's Retreat, his marriage a shambles and dreams of reuniting with Kali Matai naught but ancient fantasy, Madame Mayuri Falodiya has a plan to take his mind off his troubles—Nayana Patel, in need of a protector, but unsure how to entice this taciturn nobleman.
Deena Karan has always had a soft spot for Lord Coventon, for years ago, after a vicious attack cut short her brief career as a tawaif, he helped her recover and establish a successful bakery to earn her living. Still, she vows to help her friend, Nayana, win his attentions, for she knows he could never look past her scarred face.
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Download the first chapter of Blind Tribute. You can order the whole book here, or find it at your favorite online retailers.
Blind Tribute SAMPLE
As America marches toward the Civil War, Harry Wentworth, gentleman of distinction and journalist of renown, finds his calls for peaceful resolution have fallen on deaf—nay, hostile
—ears. As such, he must finally resolve his own moral quandary: comment on the war from his influential—and safe—position in Northern Society, or make a news story and a target of himself South of the Mason-Dixon Line, in a city haunted by a life he has long since left behind?
The day-to-day struggle against countervailing forces, his personal and professional tragedies on both sides of the conflict, and the elegant and emotive writings that define him, all serve to illuminate the trials of this newsman's crusade, irreparably altering his mind, his body, his spirit, and his purpose as an honorable man. Blind Tribute
exposes the shifting stones of the moral high ground as Harry's family and friendships, North and South, are shattered by his acts of conscience.
Download the first few chapters of Royal Regard, Book One of the Sailing Home Series. You can order the whole book here, or find it at your favorite online retailers.
Royal Regard SAMPLE
When Bella Holsworthy returns to England after fifteen years roaming the globe with her husband, an elderly diplomat, she quickly finds herself in a place more perilous than any in her travels—the Court of King George IV. As the newly elevated Earl and Countess settle into an unfamiliar life in London, this shy, not-so-young lady faces wicked agendas, society's censure, and the realities of a woman soon to be alone in England.
Unaccustomed to the ways of the beau monde
, she is disarmed and deceived by a dissolute duke and a noble French emigré
with a silver tongue. Hindered by the meddling of her dying husband, not to mention the King himself, Bella must decide whether to choose one of her fascinating new suitors or the quiet country life she has searched the world to find.
Download the first few chapters of ‘Tis Her Season, Book Two of the Sailing Home Series. You can order the whole book here, or find it at your favorite online retailers.
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Charlotte Amberly would rather eat a lump of coal for Christmas dinner than marry the Marquess of Firthley, so when her parents cancel her London Season in favor of a rush to the altar, the feisty debutante takes husband-hunting into her own hands.
Alexander Marloughe, reluctant heir to a marquessate, would rather not spend his holiday dashing through the snow after a flibbertigibbet just out of the schoolroom, but no woman before Charlotte has ever led him such a merry chase.
Download the first few chapters of La Deesse Noire: The Black Goddess, the first book in the Masala Rajah Series, or find it at your favorite online retailers.
La Deesse Noire: The Black Goddess SAMPLE
Sired by a British peer, born of a paramour to Indian royalty, Kali Matai has been destined from birth to enthrall England's most powerful noblemen—though she hadn't counted on becoming their pawn. Finding herself under the control of ruthless men, who will not be moved by her legendary allure, she has no choice but to use her beauty toward their malicious and clandestine ends.
When those she holds most dear are placed in peril by backroom political dealings, she enlists some of the most formidable lords in England to thwart her enemies. But even with the help of the prominent gentlemen she has captivated, securing Kali's freedom, her family, and the man she loves, will require her protectors stop at nothing to fulfill her desires.
Download the first two sections of Saqil pa Q’equ’mal: Light in Darkness: Poetry of the Mayan Underworld, or find it at Amazon (print only).
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The Mayan myths of the Popol Vuh
are at once sensual and ruthless, none more so than the trials of Xibalba. In the oral and written traditions of this indigenous people, the road to the ancient underworld is well-marked, its fearsome tests legend. In a series of thirteen poems, a modern woman takes this time-honored journey through good and evil and what lies between, finding strength and refuge, union and reunion, and new purpose in primeval pleasures.
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