Coming Soon from Nicola
September 29, 2015
The Last Chance Christmas Ball
An anthology of 8 stories from Kensington Books and the Word Wenches: Jo Beverley, Joanna Bourne, Nicola Cornick, Cara Elliott, Anne Gracie, Susan King, Mary Jo Putney and Patricia Rice
As a young bride, Lady Holbourne held her first ball at Christmas. Now she’s a dowager in her seventies and “Lady Holly’s” annual Christmas Ball has become a beloved tradition. And since Lady Holly is an inveterate match-maker, some irreverently call it Lady Holly’s “last chance Christmas ball.”
This year, in the Christmas of 1815, Lady Holly’s guests include a dashing rake, a wounded soldier, an unhappy young bride, an unexpected old flame, an impoverished spinster and a number of other guests looking to find love and happiness this Christmas…
We invite you to put on your dancing slippers, break out a glass of mulled wine and come with us to Lady Holly’s Last Chance Christmas ball.
November 5, 2015
House of Shadows
On the eve of her death Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen, gives her faithful cavalier William Craven an ancient pearl with magical properties to keep safe for her rightful heir. Craven will build a magnificent house and estate to Elizabeth’s memory and at the centre of it will be the pearl…
Notorious Regency courtesan Lavinia Flyte comes to Ashdown Park with her protector, Lord Evershot, who is intent on discovering the Winter Queen’s treasures. Evershot’s search will unleash all the power and the danger that has lain dormant for a hundred and fifty years…
Holly Ansell is astonished when a chance acquaintance bequeaths to her a battered mirror that is reputed to have once belonged to Elizabeth Stuart, the Winter Queen. Following clues left by her brother, who has disappeared, Holly goes to Ashdown Park and discovers the diary of a Regency courtesan and with it a mystery that spans four centuries. Where is the fabled pearl that Elizabeth gave to William Craven? What happened to Lavinia Flyte? And who is the Winter Queen’s rightful heir?