The Highwayman of Tanglewood

Faris gasped as a gloved hand of a sudden covered her mouth from behind Be still The Highwayman of Tanglewood owns ya now Faris smiled as he whispered Do not struggle Ill not harm ya lass Come away with me sweet Faris the highwayman whispered What say ye br br I say who are you highwayman Faris breathed All romantic thoughts of knights riding to win the fair lady were driven from her mind A rogue s manner was vastly more delightful br br Aye But that ye should know sweet Faris the highwayman whispered br br I know you not sir Faris said in a whisper Surely I would remember such a shape of a man br br Indeed would ya lass he asked br br I would sir she answered br br Tis well ya know who I am fair Faris he whispered kissing her neck again I am the Highwayman of Tanglewood br br A chambermaid in the house of Tremeshton Faris Shayhan well knew torment despair and trepidation To Faris it seemed the future stretched long and desolate before her bleak and as dark as a lonesome midnight path Still the moon oft casts hopeful luminosity to light ones way So it was that Lady Maranda Rockrimmon cast hope upon Farisset Faris upon a different path a path of happiness serenity and love br br Faris abandoned the tainted air of Tremeshton in favor of the amethyst sunsets of Loch Loland Castle and her new mistress Lady Rockrimmon Further it was on the very night of her emancipation that Faris first met the man of her dreams the man of every woman s dreams the rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood br br Dressed in black and astride his mighty steed the brave heroic and dashing rogue Highwayman of Tanglewood stole Faris s heart as easily as he stole her kiss Yet the Highwayman of Tanglewood was encircled in mystery mystery as thick and as secretive as time itself Could Faris truly own the heart of a man so entirely enveloped in twilight shadows and dangerous secrets

A Crimson Frost

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The Visions of Ransom Lake

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Dusty Britches

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Shackles of Honor

Cassidy Shea s life was nothing if not serene Loving parents and a doting brother provided happiness and innocent hope as life s experience Yes life was blissful at Cassidy s beloved home Terrill Still for all Terrill s beauty and tranquility ever there was something intangible and evasive lurking in the shadows And though Cassidy wasted little worry on it still she sensed its existence looming as a menacing fate bent on ruin And when a dark stranger appeared Cassidy could no longer ignore the ominous whispers of the secrets surrounding her Mason Carlisle an angry unpredictable man materialized with Cassidy s black fate at his heels Thus thrust into a world completely unknown to her Cassidy found herself trapped wandering in a labyrinth of mystery and concealments Serenity was vanquished and with it her dreams Yet were the secrets so cautiously kept from Cassidy were they indeed the cloth the very flax from which her dreams were spun from which eternal bliss would be woven

The Heavenly Surrender

Genieva Bankmans had willfully agreed to the arrangement She had given her word and she would not dishonor it But when she saw for the first time the man whose advertisement she had answered she was desperately intimidated The handsome and commanding Brevan McLean was not what she had expected He was not the sort of man she had reconciled herself to marrying br br This man this stranger whose name Genieva now bore was strong willed quick tempered and expectant of much from his new wife Brevan McLean did not deny he had married her for very practical reasons only He merely wanted any woman whose hard work would provide him assistance with the brutal demands of farm life br br But Genieva would learn there were far darker things grave secrets held unspoken by Brevan McLean concerning his family and his land Genieva Bankmans McLean was to find herself in the midst of treachery violence and villainy with her estranged husband deeply entangled in it

Weathered Too Young

p Lark Lawrence was alone In all the world there was no one who cared for her Still there were worse things than independence and Lark had grown quite capable of providing for herself Nevertheless as winter loomed she suddenly found herself with no means by which to afford food and shelter destitute br br Yet Tom Evans was a kind and compassionate man When Lark Lawrence appeared on his porch without pause he hired her to keep house and cook for himself and his cantankerous elder brother Slater And although Tom had befriended Lark first it would be Slater Evans handsome brooding and twelve years Lark s senior who would unknowingly abduct her heart br br Still Lark s true age which she concealed at first meeting the Evans brothers was not the only truth she had kept from Slater and Tom Evans Darker secrets lay imprisoned deep within her heart and her past However it is that secrets are made to be found out and Lark s secrets revealed would soon couple with the arrival of a woman from Slater s past to forever shatter her dreams of winning his love or so it seemed Would truth and passion mingle to capture Lark the love she d never dared to hope for p

The Whispered Kiss

With the sea at its side the beautiful township of Bostchelan was home to many including the lovely Coquette de Bellamont her three sisters and her beloved father In Bostchelan Coquette knew happiness and as much contentment as a young woman whose heart had been broken years before could know Thus Coquette dwelt in gladness until the day her father returned from his travels with an astonishing tale to tell Antoine de Bellamont returned from his travels by way of Roanan bearing a tale of such great adventure to hardly be believed Further at the center of Antoine s story loomed a man the dark Lord of Roanan Known for his cruel nature heartlessness and tendency to violence the Lord of Roanan had accused Antoine de Bellamont of wrongdoing and demanded recompense Antoine had promised recompense would be paid with the hand of his youngest daughter in marriage Thus Coquette found herself lost thrust onto a dark journey of her own This journey would find her carried away to Roanan Manor delivered into the hands of the dark and mysterious Lord of Roanan who dominated it

The Pirate Ruse

Abducted Forcibly taken from her home in New Orleans Cristabel Albay found herself a prisoner aboard an enemy ship and soon thereafter transferred into the vile hands of blood thirsty pirates War waged between the newly liberated United States and King George Still Cristabel would soon discover that British sailors were the very least of her worries for the pirate captain Bully Booth owned no loyalty no sympathy for those he captured Yet hope was not entirely lost for where there was found one crew of pirates there was ever found another Though Cristabel Albay would never have dreamed that she may find fortune in being captured by one pirate captain only to be taken by another she did Bully Booth took no man alive let no woman live long But the pirate Navarrone was known for his clemency Thus Cristabel s hope in knowing her life s continuance was restored Nonetheless as Cristabel s heart began to yearn for the affections of her handsome beguiling captor she wondered if Captain Navarrone had only saved her life to execute her poor heart

The Touch of Sage

Following the death of her parents Sage Willows had lovingly nurtured her younger sisters through childhood She loved her sisters She d seen each one married and was glad to see them settled and happy Furthermore she held no resentment at never having found a good man of her own to settle down with Yet regret is different than resentment and far more haunting br br Still Sage found as much joy as was allowed a lonely young woman in being proprietress of Willows Boardinghouse and in the companionship of the four beloved widow women boarding there Until that is the devilishly handsome Rebel Lee Mitchell appeared It seemed Reb Mitchel instantly and forever vanquished Sage s feigned contentment br br Dark mysterious and secretly wounded Reb Mitchell utterly captured Sage s lonely heart Nevertheless to Sage Williows the powerfully attractive cowboy admired and coveted by every female in his path seemed entirely unobtainable How could a weathered boardinghouse proprietress resigned to spinsterhood ever hope to hold the attention of such a man And knowing she couldn t would Sage Willows simply sink deeper into the bleak loneliness she d secreted for so long