Monday, 21 July 2014

**My Lord Deceived - Book Six of the Star Elite Series - Out Now**

Having spent most of the last few years trying to rid the country from smuggling gangs and French spies, Jonathan Arbinger returns home to take a well earned rest. While he is there, he is determined to try to further his cause with the delectable Kat, the woman who has held his heart since he was nine years old. 

He is shocked and horrified when it becomes apparent that a smuggling gang is operating right on his very own doorstep. As one of the Star Elite’s finest men, and lord over the parish of Bentney on Sea, Jonathan has to embark on a new mission to try to uncover the truth behind who is involved in the smuggling. He doesn’t want to believe that Kat is involved, but doesn’t believe her for one second when she denies any knowledge of the illegal cargo that is being smuggled ashore and when strange events begin to unfold around her he is faced with a complex web of mysteries that threaten everything he holds dear. 

Will his life-long dream to make her his wife be possible when he uncovers the true identities of the smugglers? Or will the lies that stand between them force them apart forever?

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

** The Lady Is Innocent is now available **

I am delighted to be able to announce that my latest book: The Lady Is Innocent is now available at all good retailers.

When Florrie is caught with a bloodied knife in her hand at her cousin’s wedding, her entire world is thrown into chaos and a web of mystery begins to unravel numerous dark secrets that leaves her shaken to the very core. She is horrified when nobody believes her innocence, and soon finds herself under very investigation from the Star Elite, especially from one man they had nick-named Pie. 

Patrick ‘Pie’ Masters should have been enjoying a brief respite from protecting England’s borders from spy smugglers. Instead he is drawn to Jamie’s beautiful cousin, who has secrets that could bring about her downfall. She doesn’t fit the criteria of a cold-bloodied murderess, but Pie has learned not to be fooled by a beautiful face, and Florrie is most certainly the most stunningly beautiful woman he has ever seen. However he becomes increasingly convinced that this woman is innocent, and it has nothing to do with the warm tenderness she brings about in him. When attempts on her life become more determined, Pie knows that he has to fight to protect her, but first he has to face his own demons in order to consider a future with her. If it really comes down to it, can he really give up the Star Elite to have a life with her? 

Pie and Florrie are soon caught up in a life or death race to uncover the truth behind Tabatha’s sinister activities, while trying to uncover the identity of the man who wants her dead. Their quest for answers uncovers more sinister secrets than either of them anticipated but can they uncover the truth before the murderer strikes again, this time with Florrie as his victim? Or will Pie end up facing the ultimate of battles that could bring the end to his own life? 

Book 5 of the Star Elite series joins all of the Star Elite, their family and children, as they celebrate the nuptials of Cecily and Jamie, and Portia and Archie. But will they be prepared for one more surprise before they resume their fight to protect king and country? Or will Operation Florrie bring about total disaster? 

Book 6, Jonathan and Catherine’s story will be released on 5th July 2014. 

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

The Lady Is Innocent

I am delighted to be able to announce that book 5 of the Star Elite series will be released on 10th June 2014.

Wednesday, 21 May 2014


I am excited to be able to announce the long awaited release of the 4th book in the Star Elite series: Lord Melvedere's Ghost. It will be available in all formats from Friday 23rd May 2014. The 5th book in the series, The Lady Is Innocent will be released on 10th June 2014.

Further details on both books can be found here, as well as on my website,

Happy Reading xx

Lord Melvedere's Ghost

Cecily had no doubt that Lord Melvedere's offer for her hand in marriage had more to do with his investigations for the Star Elite, rather than sincere affection. Nevertheless, she desperately needed help from someone, and Jamie Calverton, Lord Melvedere, was the only man she could turn to. Jamie is far from the ideal knight in shining armour, but with French guards determined to capture her, and her parsimonious father suspected of treason, Cecily has no alternative but to place her trust in this handsome stranger, and go wherever he takes her.

Melvedere Manor is a huge, rambling old mansion on the Cumbrian border. Quite clearly Jamie's home, Cecily is just as confused by the endless corridors with matching doors,as she is with Jamie himself, and the feelings he stirs within her so very easily. 

She should be safe, and free, to rest, recuperate, and decide on her future. Instead, she is faced with a shocking new adventure that makes her question everything about the world around her. Do ghosts really exist? Or is there something far more sinister going on at Melvedere Manor?

Book Four of the Star Elite series continues the journey of the brave men of the Star Elite. Follow Hugo, Simon, Jamie, Archie, Pie, Rupert, Jonathan, Stephen and Harper as they strive to keep England's borders safe from French invasion, and their women out of danger.

Book Five of the Star Elite series, The Lady Is Innocent, is released on 10th June 2014. 
Happy Reading xx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Trolls, Reviews and Petitions

For anyone who has been published, whether by a publisher or self-publishing, many long hours of hard work are spent perfecting your creation before releasing it to the general public. As someone who has a wide variety of reviews, I appreciate open and honest comments on my work and read all feedback with interest. I may not agree with some of it, and in parts, some has been written in clear ignorance however, I strongly oppose trolls.

Unfortunately, I have recently just been targeted on by trolls for the second time who have issued a review that is nothing short of a deliberate attempt to sabotage a book that was previously selling well. I can only assume that it is another author out to jeopardise the opposition, and can only hope that Karma does the same to them at some point. However, without proof, there is nobody to address and this leaves the door wide open to trolls from all walks of life who can be as malicious as they please with no risk of come-back for their behaviour.

Amazon have proven less than fair in dealing with reviews that are questionable and more often than not refuse to remove reviews that are vague, even when the reviewer says they never bothered to read it, or even critique the book to identify what was wrong. This, as far as Amazon are concerned, is perfectly acceptable, along with the reviewer remaining anonymous.

Jane Browning?? Really? I can only assume the troll was in a rush because their imagination is dire if this is the best name they can come up with. Strange that this has never happened on any other site where my books are selling well. Just

Even if you haven't been targeted on Amazon yet, please support all authors who publish on Amazon and add your name to this petition. The more people that sign will hopefully push Amazon into taking notice and stop cyber bullying of authors in this way.

Who knows, the next time it could be you........

Tuesday, 4 February 2014


I am excited to be able to confirm that Archie and Portia's story, Book 3 of the Star Elite Series IS AVAILABLE NOW!

His Lady Spy is now available on Kindle, Kobo and will be coming soon in paperback. Enjoy!

Facing marriage to a man just as staid and boring as her life, Portia Tinsdale wants just one adventure before settling down with a man twice her age, but when she witnesses a brutal murder her life is turned upside down in ways she had never imagined.

He is certainly no knight in shining armour, but Archie is forced to step in and to prevent this intriguing young lady from becoming the killer’s next victim. Unfortunately, he doesn’t count on the dogged determination of this rather curious young lady who stirs his soul and makes him want things that have no place in the Star Elite. He doesn’t know which is worse, Portia’s wilful recklessness, her stubborn refusal to listen to reason, her penchant for landing herself in the worst kind of trouble, or his unwavering desire that could bring about her downfall.
Determined to keep her safe, from the murderer and himself, he has no choice but to find ingenious ways of keeping her busy, far away from the dangers of spy smuggling and French invaders. Even if that means that he has to stage a fake kidnapping to keep her out of harms’ way. But as the dangers become increasingly real, the desperate need to protect her at all costs makes Archie realise that this is one kidnapee he may never want to release.

Meet Harriett, Francesca, Portia, Cecily, Florence, Catherine, Prudence, Arrabella and Theodora, nine ladies who face an adventure of a lifetime as they battle smugglers, spies, murder and mystery in their quest to tame the rugged, battle-hardened warriors from the Star Elite, a brand new series from the bestselling author of the Cavendish Mysteries. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Archie's Battleflat Adventures - Brand New Children's Series of Mysteries

Archie Balfour is just like every other little boy living in rural England in 1780. His days are spent working long hours in the village corn mill, dreaming of the brief occasions when he is allowed out to play with his best friend, Edward. 

Unfortunately for Archie, his world is about to be turned upside down. Looking forward to an afternoon playing with his best friend, instead he finds himself witnessing the brutal murder of Mr Harriman, a solitary and rather mysterious villager. Chased home by the murderer, Archie is faced with two options, he can either sit at home and wait for the murderer to strike again – only this time with him as the victim, or he can set about uncovering the identity of the killer, and gather the evidence he needs to convince his father, the village constable, to arrest the murderer and send him to jail. 

First though, he has to face his own fears and a battle of his conscience before he finally persuades his friend, Edward to accompany him on the adventure of a lifetime. 

Dead bodies, mystery and adventure abound in this wonderfully exciting new series of adventures as Archie, Edward and their associates find themselves facing murderers, ghosts, thieves and each other in their quest for the truth. 

Check out The Ghost of Battleflat Manor, coming soon ........