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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 essentially cloak-and-dagger Regency romps with lashings of mystery, intrigue, espionage, sex and sibling rivalry thrown into the mix.

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!


Next Release

I’m excited to tell you that Beyond Rubies, Book 4 in my Daughters of Sin series, is nearly ready for release.

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!

Kitty La Bijou, London’s celebrated actress, is on the cusp of achieving her greatest ambition when Lady Debenham, her secret half-sister, involves Kitty in a deception that plunges her into a world of treachery and deceit.

Gifted an exquisite ruby necklace by her noble lover, Kitty unwittingly becomes the target of a ring of dubious operators in London’s underworld, headed by villainous viscount, Lord Debenham.

Salvation comes in the guise of two men: dashing Lord Nash who offers Kitty the respectability she craves.

And brave and noble Lord Silverton – the man she loves – who doesn’t.

Read more about the Daughters of Sin series, here.

Pre-order at | Amazon UK

Rakes and ROguesNewest Release

Fantastic value!

Rakes and Rogues is still storming the charts on Amazon.

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


 Enter for a Chance to Win a Kindle Fire

Love sensual, spicy, steamy historical romance? Then you won’t want to miss this Sale andGiveaway! 36 Authors are offering ebooks on sale for $0.99 August 14-20. Just go here  to fill your library with Heart, History and Heat and enter for a chance to win a Kindle Fire and 6 Classic Sizzling Historical Romances. If you want to try out my Daughters of Sin cloak-and-dagger Regency Romp, you can start with Book 1, Her Gilded Prison, which is part of this fabulous sale.

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