The Devil’s Luck
Pirates don’t ask for permission.
The widow Hannah Collingwood isn’t supposed to be on this ship.
The Devil’s Luck? Impossible. That would make these men …
And Captain Edmund Blackburn doesn’t take passengers.
The Quartermaster, Benjamin Till, doesn’t take orders from mortified women.
Neither takes ‘No’ for an answer.
Hannah doesn’t know how much more she can take from the two men.
And then the secrets begin to come out.
The Devil’s Luck is a dark, filthy journey through the Golden Age of Piracy, where unrepentant knaves rip bodices, ruin reputations, and take total control. For mature readers only.
The Decline and Fall of Rowland Graves
“What sort of person does these things?”
Young Doctor Rowland Graves has plans:
Begin his professorship at Oxford.
Marry his beloved Elinor Barlow.
Begin the life he’s earned.
But someone has other plans for Rowland.
Plans to destroy everything he loves. Everything he’s worked for.
He knows who they are.
And he is capable of terrible things.
They don’t know him at all.
The Decline and Fall of Rowland Graves is a traditional Gothic horror, a romantic tragedy befitting the Villain You Love to Hate from the pages of The Devil’s Luck. This macabre, sensual tale can be read as a stand-alone story, or in any order with the other Skull & Crossbone Romances, but beware: here there are no heroes. No Happily Ever Afters. Only darkness. For mature readers only.
The Maid and the Cook
“I’m no man’s ‘pretty girl,’ and you know it.”
Brigit O’Creagh knows her way around knives.
She doesn’t know her way around men.
Especially not pirates.
And now there’s this cook.
He’s not laughing. Not sneering, like all the others.
He’s making her blush.
She’s making him think about taking a risk.
The Maid and the Cook is a lusty romp below the decks of The Devil’s Luck, and can be read as a stand-alone story. Climb aboard for dirty pirates, peg legs, and any number of unsanitary ways to behave in a galley. For mature readers only.
The hangman has no mercy.
He lives on the fringes where the people want him: where the stain of death can’t sully their happy homes.
His duty is the law, but the law can’t give him what he wants.
Others tried to bribe him. Others tried to beg.
And if Emmat Bird can’t find some way to stop the executioner, her brother will swing from his gallows.
Just like all the others.
Emmat tries to fool the hangman.
Emmat tries to fight the hangman.
Emmat makes a bargain.
She could run in the night, but the hangman knows her secret.
The hooded man knows who she is and what she’s done.
He can make things much, much worse.
Gallows Pole is a dark and filthy stand-alone novella set in the Skull & Crossbone universe, where dangerous men cross paths with determined women. Intense themes shade the pages in a tale only for readers who like their bad boys Very Very Bad.