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Welcome to my website. I write under two names and am the author of more than 15 historical romances laced with mystery and suspense.

My Beverley Oakley novels feature courtesans and debutantes navigating an often perilous social system in Georgian, Regency and Victorian England. These are passionate romances with lashings of intrigue, espionage, sex and sibling rivalry thrown into the mix. There’s also a dash of humour.

My Beverley Eikli romantic adventures feature bush pilot heroes navigating dangerous terrain in Colonial Africa (Lesotho and Botswana), as well as psychological historicals.

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!


New Release

I’m excited to tell you that Beyond Rubies, Book 4 in my Daughters of Sin series, has just released. (Do bear in mind, though, that it’s a bridging book between Book 3 and 5 and must be read in sequence.)

The series revolves around the scandals and intrigue that embroil five sisters – two nobly born, three illegitimate – as they compete for love during a London season full of surprises.


Here’s a bit about it.

Fame. Fortune. And finally a marriage proposal from a handsome viscount!

Book 4 of the Daughters of Sin series introduces Miss Kitty La Bijou, celebrated London actress, mistress to handsome Lord Nash and the unacknowledged illegitimate daughter of Viscount Partington.

Having escaped her humble beginnings, Kitty has found fame, fortune and love, but the respectability she craves eludes her. When she stumbles across Araminta, her nobly born half-sister, on the verge of giving birth just seven months after marrying dangerous Viscount Debenham, Kitty realises respectability is no guarantee of character or happiness.

But helping Araminta has unwittingly embroiled Kitty in a scandalous deception involving a ruthless brothel madam, a priceless ruby necklace and the future heir to a dazzling fortune.

And when Kitty finally receives an offer of marriage she must choose. Respectability or love?

Read more about the Daughters of Sin series, here. | Amazon UK | B&N | iTunes | Kobo

AVWC_MeanttoBehaveNext Release


Release Date: 18 OCTOBER 2016

Pre-order for only 99c


Amazon US | Amazon UK | iTunes | Kobo | Nook | Print

Have Yourself A Very Wicked Christmas!

Six of today’s most popular regency romance authors come together to deliver a holiday anthology full of passion, promise, and scandalous dalliance.

In Heather Boyd’s The Christmas Affair, a lonely shopkeeper offers shelter to a beautiful, not so innocent miss to overcome the bitter memories of Christmases past, but could such a wicked connection ever lead to a happily-ever-after? A dashing spy with marriage on his mind seeks to rekindle the spark by any means possible with the woman who claimed his heart in Love at First Dance by Barbara Monajem. A scandalous widow rescues the man of her dreams – but his secrets could destroy their love in Nicola Davidson‘s Joy to the Earl. A masquerade ball was no place to be reckless with your innocence, and yet one scorching look at the masked highwayman urges Miss Partridge to do just that in Mistletoe and the Marquess by Wendy Vella. In Lord Misrule by Donna Cummings, a young widow chooses a handsome rogue to be her first lover, but his regrets from a past Christmas may end their affair before it even commences. A blue-stocking becomes a courtesan to escape a murderer in The Glittering Prize, an intrigue-filled romance by Beverley Oakley about finding love where it’s least expected.

Digital ISBN: 9871925239195

Print ISBN:     9871925239201


This is an all-new collection of stand-alone complete works.

Fantastic value!

Rakes and Rogues is still storming the charts on Amazon. And it’s a best-seller at Kobo.

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.

Rake’s Honour is the first book in my Beautiful, Brazen Brightwell series, and is followed by Rogue’s Kiss.

You can order Rake’s and Rogues here: Amazon | iBooks | KoboB&N

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