It's always an anxious time, submitting a new book to a publisher and waiting to hear if it's acceptable, and so I'm both relieved and delighted to announce that my fourth successive Regency romance has been accepted for publication by Robert Hale.
Abigail Carstairs, at eighteen, is the sole heir to the late Duke of Penrith's vast estate. She has been closely protected since the death of her parents and seldom seen in public so, upon the occasion of her first society ball, it is to be expected that she will be the centre of attention. Abbey had been impatiently anticipating the occasion and would have greated enjoyed the experience, had she not been aware that someone was attempting to kill her.
Meeting the infamous and intriguing Sebastian Denver at the ball, her cousin reminds Abbey that his lordship has a reputation not only as a rake but as a detective of some distinction, too. Abbey realises that Sebastian could be just the person she requires to help her out of her difficulties but how can she, an unmarried girl who has yet to be presented, possibly approach such a person, especially when she
had rather rudely declined his invitation to dance at the ball where they met?
Abbey soon discovers that desperation has a tendency to overcome convention and decides upon the direct approach. Shrouded in a concealing cloak, with only her maid for company, she calls at Sebastian's house ...
Look out for The Carstairs Conspiracy which will be published by Robert Hale later this year.