It may take me longer to reply as I am heading into deadline mode for the next two months with writing STEALING THE ROGUE’S HEART, Rookery Rogues book 4.
Please know that I read all notes from readers and am grateful for your questions and comments! I appreciate your patience as I work heartily on my next book for you
Teddy is probably my nerdiest hero to date, with his love for logic, law, and routine. He’s afraid of heights, black pudding, spiders, the outdoors, and being refused by his lady love, but he’ll face all his fears to keep Claire safe and break her family’s curse. (If you love nerdy heroes, check out my novel, Secrets in Scarlet too!)
Claire has been dubbed the Mad Daughter by the ton, and still mourns for the mother she lost to the fringes of lunacy. Her deepest fear is that she will be locked away in her own mind, a danger to Teddy. She should stay away, yet she just can’t.
Check out my Pinterest board to see what inspired this novella!
And for more information on the Ticehurst asylum where Lady Brauning was imprisoned, check out this blog post I did here.
The Haunting at Castle Keyvnor series is here! Four books with three novellas each, all interconnected. Characters, settings, and even supernatural elements will reappear in different books. For instance, in my novella The Mad Countessin Mystified, you’ll find mention of Ava Stone’s Jack and Cassy (Vexed), Renee Bernard’s Elethea Fairfax and her coven (Mystified too!), Michelle Willingham’s Jane and Devon (Bedeviled), Claudia Dain’s Hal Mort (Spellbound) and Kate Pearce’s Violet and Letty (Bedeviled). So to get the full experience, you’ll want to read all four books! You can start anywhere in the series and still be able to follow along.
Purchase your copy of Mystified:
In regards to the Matter of the un-entailed Estate of the late-Jonathan Hambly, 10th Earl of Banfield, be advised that your attendance is urgently required at the reading of his lordship’s Last Will & Testament, to take place on November 1st of this year at Castle Keyvnor in Bocka Morrow, Cornwall.
Mr. Timothy Hunt, Esq.
When the late-Earl of Banfield’s distant relations descend upon Bocka Morrow, they’ll find gypsies, witches, pixies, smugglers, and one very haunted castle. And if they’re lucky, they might just fall in love while they’re there.
MYSTIFIED, The Haunting of Castle Keyvnor includes:
Renee Bernard’s The Sweetest Curse
Jerrica Knight-Catania’s Possessed by a Stranger
Erica Monroe’s The Mad Countess
Theodore Lockwood, Earl of Ashbrooke, has been in love with his best friend, Lady Claire Deering, for as long as he can remember. Claire too harbors a secret desire for him—but a witch cursed her family with madness, and she’s terrified she’ll only hurt him if they act on their feelings. When a will reading at a mysterious castle in Cornwall brings them both together, they’ll work to break her family’s curse…and find true love.
What are early readers saying about The Mad Countess?
“I was transfixed – reading from beginning to end. I didn’t put it down until the end. Erica Monroe does an excellent job transporting the reader from Cornwall to the very haunted walls of one very dark, dank castle. This is a slight departure from Ms. Monroe’s other stories. But she does a phenomenal job with all of the paranormal facets of the story – as with everything else. She is an excellent writer.”
“The hero and heroine are brave, very much in love, and tug at your heartstrings. Each of the strong secondary characters fits a niche in the story and fills the role beautifully. There are twists and surprises in this well-written story. Read and enjoy this one. You’d have to be mad not to (couldn’t resist).”
“Monroe shines...[she] is a wizard at creating convincing characters, I love her heroes, and Teddy might be my favourite so far…THE MAD COUNTESS is full of unexpected plot twits, and the romance is almost too gorgeous for words.”