NEWS FROM BEVERLEY
Thank you for stopping by. I write under two names and am the author of 15 historical romances laced with mystery and suspense.
Later this year, Diamond Mountain will be released, a sweeping Africa-set romantic adventure featuring a bush pilot navigating dangerous terrain, diamonds and medicine murder. The story owes much to the experiences of my father, who was a District Commissioner in the remote mountain region of Mokhotlong, in land-locked Lesotho during the 1950s and 60s.
For wicked historicals dripping with intrigue, mystery and suspense, my Beverley Oakley novels feature debutantes, widows and the occasional courtesan navigating an often perilous social system in Georgian, Regency and Victorian England.
Thanks for visiting and happy reading!
The Great Blog Tour
I’m not in the midst of my blog tour where you can read excerpts, author and character Q&As and historical blog posts. One random commenter who drops in to any of the stops will win a $10 Amazon gift card. Just click here.
A duchess disguised as a lady’s maid; a gentleman parading as a highwayman.
She’s on the run from a murderer, he’s in pursuit of one…
In a remote Norfolk manor, Phoebe, Lady Cavanaugh is wrongfully accused by her servants of her brutal husband’s murder.
There’s little sympathy in the district for the duchess who’s taken a lover and made clear she despised her husband. The local magistrate has also vowed revenge since Lady Cavanaugh rebuffed his advances.
When Phoebe is discovered in the forest wearing only a chemise stained with the blood of her murdered husband, she persuades the noble ‘highwayman’ who rescues her that she is Lady Cavanaugh’s maidservant.
Hugh Redding has his own reasons for hunting down the man who would have Phoebe tried and hanged for murder. He plans to turn ‘the maidservant with aspirations above her station’ into the ‘lady’ who might testify against the very villain who would see Phoebe dead.
But despite the fierce attraction between Phoebe and the ‘highwayman’, Phoebe is not in a position to admit she’s the ‘murderous duchess’ hunted across the land.
Seizing an opportunity to strike at the social and financial standing of the man who has profited by her distress, Phoebe is drawn into a dangerous intrigue.
But when daring plan goes horribly wrong, she fears Hugh will lack the sympathy or understanding of her unusual predicament to even want to save her a second time.
You can buy The Duchess and the Highwayman from all retailers here.
And you can read some excerpts here.
Latest news and offers!
Do you love a mystery with your romance? What about intrigue?
From July 19 to August 27, my publisher, Harlequin Escape, is reducing the price of Wicked Wager to only 99c.
I loved writing this Georgian-set romantic mystery with the following premise:
A dissolute rake accepts a wager to ruin the reputation of the virtuous society beauty he believes destroyed his sister’s marital ambitions. But who is out to destroy whom?
Why not read what Romantic Historical Reviews says about it?
You can download it for only 99c here.
Next release: Devil’s Run (Scandalous Miss Brightwell series)
A rigged horserace and a marriage offer riding on the outcome. When Miss Eliza Montrose unexpectedly becomes legal owner of the horse tipped to win the East Anglia Cup, her future is finally in her hands – but at what cost?
George Bramley, nephew to the Earl of Quamby, will wager anything. Even his future bride.
Miss Eliza Montrose will accept any wager to be reunited with the child she was forced to relinquish after an indiscretion — even if it means marrying a man she does not love.
But with her heart suddenly engaged by handsome, charming Rufus Patmore who has just bought a horse from her betrothed George Bramley in whose household her son lives as a pauper child, the outcome of the wager is suddenly fraught with peril.
**This is book 3 in the Scandalous Miss Brightwells series, though it can be read as a stand-alone.
Book 1: Rake’s Honour
Book 2: Rogue’s Kiss
Book 3: Devil’s Run
What readers are saying about other books in the series:
“Fun, suspense and a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. Loved it.” ~ Amazon Reader about Rake’s Honour
“A sweet story full of misunderstandings and humor.” ~ Amazon Reader about Rogue’s Kiss
You can get Devil’s Run at all retailers here.