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Welcome to my website. I write under two names and am the author of more than 13 romances. My Beverley Eikli romantic adventures feature bush pilot heroes navigating dangerous terrain in Colonial Africa (Lesotho and Botswana), while my Beverley Oakley novels are of courtesans and debutantes navigating an often perilous social system in Georgian, Regency and Victorian England. There’s always lots of intrigue, espionage and sibling rivalry thrown into the mix, too.

Ideally, I would choose one time period – and setting – and stick to it. But I can’t. My roots are in Lesotho, Africa; I grew up in Australia, developed a passion for eighteenth and nineteenth century history while working in the UK in my twenties, and then I married a Norwegian pilot I met while I was managing a safari lodge in Botswana and have spent a great deal of time in beautiful Scandinavia, though I’m now based in Melbourne.

Please have a look around my website where you’ll find information about past and future books. Click on any cover to find excerpts, insights and order links. If you’d like to get in touch you can use the contact form or sign-up to receive my newsletter. I publish it sporadically but there’ll always be a giveaway, advance reader news and some snippets of what’s happening on the Home Front. You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

Thanks for visiting and happy reading!


The Mysterious Governess

The Mysterious Governess ~ BOOK 3

May 31 release – The Mysterious Governess

Daughters of Sin series ~ Book 3

When Dangerous Gentlemen defied my expectations by doing so well, first in the UK and now in the US, I hurried to finish Book 3, The Mysterious Governess. Yes, many readers wanted to see Araminta get her comeuppance (which she does, though not as one might expect).

Now, Beyond Rubies, Book 4 in the series, is available for pre-order. Don’t you love the rich, sensuous reds of her dress and in the background.  Just click on the cover to read more about it.beyond-rubies-web

In the meantime, here’s a bit about The Mysterious Governess.

Two beautiful sisters – one illegitimate, the other nobly born – compete for love amidst the scandal and intrigue of a Regency London Season.

Lissa Hazlett lives life in the shadows. The beautiful, illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington earns her living as an overworked governess while her vain and spoiled half sister, Araminta, enjoys London’s social whirl as its most feted debutante.

Book 2

Dangerous Gentlemen is the book that precedes The Mysterious Governess.

When Lissa’s rare talent as a portraitist brings her unexpectedly into the bosom of society – and into the midst of a scandal involving Araminta and suspected English traitor Lord Debenham – she finds an unlikely ally: charming and besotted Ralph Tunley, Lord Debenham’s underpaid, enterprising secretary.

Ralph can’t afford to leave the employ of the villainous viscount much less keep a wife but he can help Lissa cleverly navigate a perilous web of lies that will ensure everyone gets what they deserve.

Read Chapter One here or

Pre-Order The Mysterious Governess now. Releases May 31. Buy ButtonAmazon UK Buy Button iBooks Buy Button  Kobo buy Button Barnes and Noble Buy Button


Rakes and ROguesNews Update

Fantastic value!

Looking to get your teeth into a new series of Steamy Regency romances?

For only 99c, you can sample six first-in-series novellas, including my award-winning Rake’s Honour, which was shortlisted Favourite Historical Romance by the Australian Romance Readers Association.

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