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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!

Beverley

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Latest news!

Rone Award 2017

I’m delighted to announce that A Very Wicked Christmas is a finalist in the Rone Awards 2017. These three novellas feature Christmas in a variety of formats – all set during the Regency. Below is an excerpt from mine.

This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works and fantastic value at only 99c!

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New release

I’m excited to tell you that The Duchess and the Highwayman releases on Tuesday. Unfortunately I booked my release promo for July 13 so it’ll be a quiet month in the lead-up, but here’s a bit about it.

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.

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Special offer

Daughters of Sin first three books

Daughters of Sin first three books

First three books in the Daughters of Sin series – only 99c for a short time.

Here’s a great opportunity to try out the first full-length novels in this ‘Dynasty’-style Regency-set series filled with intrigue, espionage and romance.

Here’s a bit about it:

Four very different sisters compete for love during an exciting London season: a celebrated actress with a heart of gold, a shy yet daring wallflower, and the artistic, illegitimate daughter of a nobleman. Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their sister, the

Four very different sisters compete for love during an exciting London season: a celebrated actress with a heart of gold, a shy yet daring wallflower, and the artistic, illegitimate daughter of a nobleman. Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their sister, the

Four very different sisters compete for love during an exciting London season: a celebrated actress with a heart of gold, a shy yet daring wallflower, and the artistic, illegitimate daughter of a nobleman. Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their sister, the ton’s reigning beauty, each must play their part to bring a dangerous traitor to justice while finding a man deserving of their love and special talents.

You can read an extract here.

And you can buy it (at a 40% saving on the individual titles) at all retailers here.

 

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Next release: Devil’s Run (Scandalous Miss Brightwell series)

Miss Eliza Montrose will do anything to be reunited with her son — even if it means marrying a man she does not love.

When Eliza discovers that the boy she was forced to give up after an indiscretion is now a foster child living in the household of the earl of Quamby, she accepts the marriage offer of Lord Quamby’s odious nephew, George Bramley.
But when true love unexpectedly intervenes, Eliza must choose between her love for her child and her love for handsome, dashing Sylvester, a kind and honourable man who wants to make her his wife.

However a little meddling from the once-hostile Fanny and Antoinette — her unexpected new friends — helps Eliza make a surprising decision that might just secure her happiness.

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All books in the Scandalous Miss Brightwell series can be read as stand-alones as the meddling Brightwell siblings exercise their matchmaking talents with results that aren’t always as planned.

Devil’s Run follows Rogue’s Kiss which follows Rake’s Honour.

You can get Devil’s Run at all retailers here.

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A Fabulous 5 Star Review for Fool for Love

trrtoppicks “Overall, a charming collection of stories which would serve well as an introduction to the writing of any of the three authors. 5 stars.” ~The Romance Reviews

Click on the icon above for the full review.

In Fool for Love I’ve collaborated with fabulous best-selling Heather Boyd and Donna Cummings to bring you A whole line-up of Wicked Rogues and Handsome Aristocrats.

Fool for Love

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Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon Canada | Amazon Australia | Apple iBooks

Read an excerpt from Her Valentine’s Secret contained in Fool for Love here.

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