Reading Order: 1
Night Fire, the first of the Night Trilogy, was first published in early 1989. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned it up a bit and Avon Books has given it a wonderful new cover.
Areille leslie is a sixteen-year-old girl forced to wed Paisley Cochrane, a sadistic old man who abuses her. When he dies, she believes herself free. But she's not.
Burke Drummond, Earl of Ravensworth - a young man she'd worshipped three years before - is home from the wars, and he wants her. When he catches her, he's in for an appalling surprise.
I hope Burke and Arielle are two people who will touch you as deeply as they touched me. They face problems and obstacles never spoken of in Regency times.
If you haven't yet read Night Fire, do give it a try.
Reading Order: 2
Night Shadow, the second book in the Night Trilogy, originally came out in the summer of 1989. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned it up and wrapped it in a very nice new cover.
Knight Winthrop, Viscount Castlerosse, first appeared in Night Fire. He is the quintessential Regency bachelor who plans to marry and impregnate his wife just before he croaks, and thus his heir will be raised without the vagaries of his sire.
Yes, Knight is a very happy camper, what with him being the center of the universe. Then the unthinkable happens,. A woman shows up on his doorstep claiming to be the widow of his murdered cousin, Tristan Winthrop. As if that isn't bad enough, with her are his cousin's three children. If that still isn't enough, they are destitute and have nowhere to go. To top it all off, Ugly Arnold is hard on her heels.
What is Knight supposed to do now? Why, he takes them in and bids his former life goodbye. You'll laugh until your belly aches at the antics of Laura Beth, Sam, and Theo. You'll enjoy how the very clever, creative Lord Castlerosse deals with this new species. But how will he deal with his cousin's widow Lily?
Reading Order: 3
Night Storm is the third in the Night Trilogy, first published in early 1990. I haven't rewritten it, just cleaned up its innards and dressed it in a lovely new cover.
You first met Alec Carrick, Baron Sherard, in Night Fire. He returns full force in Night Storm - and believe me, this man's got force in spades.
He decides he wants to merge with a shipyard in Baltimore, Maryland, and knows he won't have a problem brining the owner around to his way of thinking. Unfortunately, this is where the owner's daughter, Genny Paxton, comes in and presents herself to Baron Sherard as "Eugene" Paxton. Alec, a man of great insight, knows exactly what lies beneath those britches. He gets Genny's goat more times than she can count.
This is a story filled with wit, humor, and outrageous circumstances. There are lots of twists and more spins than a roulette wheel. But that's not the end of it -- there's five-year-old Hallie, Alec's daughter, a charmer who will take hold of your heart and never let go.