It’s release day for THE DETERMINED DUCHESS, book 2 in my Gothic Brides series! I had a lot of fun writing this novella, which features a duke unsure of his place in the world, and a scientifically-minded heroine who is learning to deal with new emotions while conducting strange experiments to bring back her guardian to life. Felicity is not a neurotypical heroine, and it was an absolute joy to get to show how she reacts to the possibility of romance with the boy from her childhood that she always viewed as a necessary annoyance. 😉
Death is just the beginning in this dark, chilling Gothic Regency Romance…
After the death of her beloved guardian, Miss Felicity Fields is left adrift, her future uncertain. Grief-stricken, she launches a plan to use her knowledge of alchemy to build a Philosopher’s Stone, and bring back to life the woman who was like a mother to her. The last thing this blunt bluestocking needs is the return of Nicholas Harding, the Duke of Wycliffe and rightful owner of her home on the wild coast of Cornwall. He stirs an unexpected passion within her, and Felicity has had enough change in her life.
When they were children, Nicholas never understood his aunt’s brilliant but unemotional ward, or her many strange scientific studies. He ought to take her back to London, so she can make a proper society match–except he can’t stop thinking about her. But with the line between life and death blurred by Felicity’s macabre experiments, can he convince her that she’s no longer alone, and her proper place is by his side?
Previously released in CHARMED AT CHRISTMAS
The Gothic Brides series: edgy, atmospheric Gothic Regency Romance, exploring the dark, twisted corners of England–these books are not for the faint of heart. The Gothic Brides battle tortured past and face dangerous, suspenseful circumstances on their road to a hard-won happily ever after. Each book stands on its own.