I’m absolutely delighted to announce the February 2021 release of Art of Deception, a Quills edition that contains two Victorian romances Enticing Benedict Cole and Playing the Duke’s Mistress. Quills have a special place in my heart. When I first saw them on bookshop shelves I lusted after them. They set my heart racing with thoughts of publishing with the famous Harlequin Mills and Boon (now part of Harper Collins). Quills are a kind of collector’s edition. The duet reprints are published by Harlequin Australia in a larger (B) size format with beautiful artistic covers, and Art of Deception is no exception. Since one of the heroines is an aspiring painter, it is even more exciting to see the painting on the cover. Art of Deception includes:

Enticing Benedict Cole
An artist, a lady, a secret passion…
When Benedict Cole shuns her request for painting lessons, Lady ‘Cameo’ Catherine Mary St Clair takes matters into her own hands. She arrives at Benedict’s studio, only to be mistaken for a model! It’s an opportunity she just can’t turn down…Benedict knows better than to let intimacy interfere with his work, yet he can’t quell his fascination for the mysterious Cameo. And after one daring night together, everything changes. Will Cameo still be his muse when Benedict discovers who she really is?

Playing The Duke’s Mistress
‘Every actress wants to marry a duke!’ Every actress, it seems, apart from leading lady Miss Calista Fairmont. And for Darius Carlyle, the Duke of Albury, that poses a challenge he can’t resist. So, to prove to his hapless cousin that all actresses are title-hunters, Darius will persuade Calista to assent to his marriage proposal!
Calista wants nothing to do with Darius, but when she discovers the compassionate man behind the arrogant duke she also uncovers an attraction that addles her senses. Before long she’s considering her own proposal – to become his mistress!

I hope you love this beautiful Quills edition as much as I do! Wishing you romantic reading,


Available now in paperback and e-book from Mills & Boom, Australia and all good bookstores.