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About Sahara Kelly
Sahara Kelly was born and raised in England, enjoying all the benefits of living less than twenty miles from Jane Austen's home in Chawton, Hampshire. So it's no surprise her first love was reading and her second - writing. It wasn't long before that first book appeared and when it was accepted, Sahara knew she'd found her heart's delight.
Of course, life intervened, and nearly twenty years of marriage and motherhood passed before she got back to the business of words and stories. The digital revolution had begun and now there was a new wrinkle for writers... eBooks. Genres flew from her keyboard and at present there are over sixty novels out there with her name on them someplace.
Some time ago, Sahara joined the ranks of her peers who were stepping away from traditional ePublishers and into the fresh sunlight of self-publishing. She has rediscovered her bliss, finding freedom to write the stories she wants, the way she wants. She does her own cover art, and it has now been more than a decade since the release of her first three independently published novellas - contemporary romances touched by the Victorian ambience of Steampunk! Since then, many more stories have followed and her Risqué Regencies have become best-sellers, entertaining readers who enjoy British historical romances set in that time period. Please follow Sahara here at Amazon to keep up to date with the excitement yet to come!
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Mr John Ashgate, Ballinger Bastard, is an educator, through and through. He loves watching his students learn, as much as he enjoys watching them grow into intelligent young men. Being settled in remote Wayhill Castle gives him the added privacy of the countryside and a welcome respite from the judgement of Society on his birth.
Mrs Caroline Wellsmere, the lovely new Wayhill governess, has a few secrets of her own. A widow for several years, she’s also found solace at the castle, along with young ladies who are both challenging and delightful. The latter description could also be applied to her counterpart, the attractive tutor, who sparks an immediate response in places she’d thought long dead.
Their relationship grows apace, but when an unexpected incident disrupts the tranquillity of the countryside, the two of them have no choice but to seek help, lest young lives meet the worst of fates. Joining old friends in London is a good start, but there are tricky paths to walk before all are safe.
It’s a dangerous undertaking for Caro and John, even though together they’re a force to be reckoned with. But no matter the outcome, one thing is clear. When you truly love someone, no obstacle is insurmountable...
Take a young woman caught in a scandal, a city readying for battle, a murder, and an impossible choice. Mix well and you have Richard Ridlington’s current situation.
It’s 1815—so he has a lot of company in town, including the Duke of Wellington, vast numbers of the military, and his current employer, the Earl of Perrenporth. Richard is his aide-de-camp, an important role at this time and in this place. But Fate is breathing down his neck and he finds himself in the worst kind of mess, with only one way out.
Cressida Branscombe’s situation is not dissimilar; there’s only one way to save her family’s reputation, and she finds the alternative unthinkable. Reluctantly, with no other options left, she agrees to become the wife of a man she’s never met.
The newlywed couple, who have known each other all of four hours or so, set sail for England, determined to sort out their future as best they can, given the circumstances.
What they find in the gloriously wild countryside of North Devon is something quite out of the ordinary, especially when secrets from the past reveal a grave injustice. Richard and Cressy will have to face a ghostly mystery, eccentric household staff, and their growing desire for one another—all without forgetting to walk the dog.
And in that moment, she knew.
He was the one.
Hecate Ridlington, Doireann Vale, late August 1816
The last Ridlington sibling is ready to strike out on her own. With her trusty companions Dal and Beelzebub, she finds herself called to a small estate not too far from her brother Richard’s, in Devon. It takes some repair work, but when done, she’s content to settle down to a quiet life and avoid the terrible weather beating across the country.
Until she takes a walk near the forest and hears a faint cry for help…
The man she rescues turns out to have more connections to Hecate than she could imagine, and together they embark on a voyage of discovery into his memories and her past. Given her strange talents and unfortunate history, she’s hesitant to risk her heart, but sometimes there is no choice. She will have to make a decision that might require the ultimate sacrifice – but where love has bloomed, miraculous things can happen. Hecate’s heart has been in hiding for far too long…
(This is a stand-alone novel, but does include characters from the first five books in the series. Your reading experience might be enriched by a knowledge of those folks.)
“Then I hope you’ll allow me to assist you in achieving that goal, Ma’am.”
Kitty Ridlington in conversation with Max Seton-Mowbray, a musicale, London 1815.
She’s fascinating and unattached, but is she ready for the kind of attention Max Seton-Mowbray would like to lavish on her? A shocking wager might have the desired result, but Fate intervenes with the unexpected, and everything changes.
Kitty and Max embark on an adventure that neither could have anticipated, but both embrace without hesitation. It will lead from London to the countryside, and force them both to reconsider their goals. And they’ll discover the sparks they strike off each other might be igniting an all-consuming kind of fire…
Wealthy widow Mistress Julia Willoughby isn’t entranced by the idea of being a dissolute rake’s financial salvation, however she has her own reasons for needing a husband. Passion isn’t one of them…but life, learns Julia, is full of surprises…
The circumstances of Mr Fitzallan Wilde’s birth are less than acceptable, but fortune has blessed him in a number of ways. Possessed of a gift for numbers and a handsome smile that attracts a lot of female attention, Fitz has found his niche in the household of his friend and sponsor, Lady Agnes Barlow. It might not be the top tier of the Ton, but he’s content with matters as they are.
However, he has guarded his heart, knowing his history will prevent him from any kind of acceptable marriage. What he cannot know is that this Season will take him down a new path, one where he’ll have to play the role of Good Samaritan to an innocent victim—and end up with a lot more than he ever expected.
It might be time for him to learn that being a Ballinger Bastard and a rascal is a good thing after all...
She plans a Winter Ball, recruiting both Charlotte Fielding and her new “companion”, one Miss Mary Jones, as assistants for the grand event. Inspector Burke and Devon Harbury are not thrilled with this development, but see no alternative but to agree.
Even with the presence of Baron Gerolf von Landau, a renowned professor of the mind, James isn’t pleased to see the women walking into Harbury Hall. If he knew what Lady Alwynne had planned, he'd be even more unsettled. It’s unlikely any of them would even believe what the Baron has in mind…
It is highly recommended that this series be read in order, to fully comprehend the story arc.
(Warning: Content may disturb some readers)
Dr. Merrill Ringwood is creating one such nightmare – a new substance that could literally blow the world away in an instant… Harbury is shaken, as is Del, by the constant subterranean rumblings of Ringwood’s experiments. But an unexpected guest brings an even greater shock and the result will change Del’s world forever.
Being a butler was turning out to be quite a bit more complicated than he’d anticipated...
Paul DeVoreaux, the Inchworthy hunting box, near Pineneedle Drift, December 1814
They’re not butler or housekeeper; in fact, they’re not servants at all. Yet that is the pretense they must observe if their real identities and their whereabouts are to remain a secret.
For Paul DeVoreaux and Harriet Selkirk, fleeing London and the Ton is the best and safest idea at this particular time in their lives. A small hunting box in December is an even better one. Or so they think.
Thrust into the roles for which they are ill-prepared, Paul becomes a surprisingly effective butler, and Harriet assumes the role of housekeeper to the best of her ability. The arriving house party seems to find nothing amiss, and the seasonal revelries begin.
Unfortunately, the guests are nothing if not frisky, and Paul and Harriet find themselves forced into yet another masquerade.
But this one isn’t quite as simple as donning a lace cap, or answering the front door…
A Ridlington Christmas Novella – A stand-alone holiday romance featuring characters introduced in the “Six Pearls of Baron Ridlington” series by Sahara Kelly. Please check the Amazon page devoted to these books for more details.
Lady Prudence Eldridge has come to Chillendale Village with her cousin, and really didn’t expect to find astounding passion flat on his back at her feet. She’s ready, willing and intrigued by this kind man who is so much more than he might appear. His clothes mark him as a gentleman – when he removes them he’s anything but!
There are Christmas Fêtes for the children and a Mistletoe Ball for the adults. There will be carols sung, there will be naked frolicking in the snow, and there will be surprise romances. There will most likely be a Christmas pudding or two for good measure. Reid and Prudence may have found each other, but keeping each other may be a bit more of a Christmas challenge…
Simon Ridlington enjoys the position of Vicar in Ridlington’s ancient church, St. Simon’s. It’s full of scandalous legends, wobbly pews—and woodworm. With a dwindling congregation and rising expenses, the last thing he needs is an accounting audit. Even worse? It is to be conducted by Lady Ellsmere. In her youth she was Tabitha Worsley, the one girl who was Simon’s weakness. Fate, he assumes, is having a good laugh at his expense.
Tabby never forgot the tall young neighbor who taught her about desire in a sunlit field. Her life since then has taken her down a variety of interesting and often dangerous roads, but now she has returned to Ridlington—and Simon. Is that fire of passion still simmering? It takes a broken arm, a pretend engagement, a secret hiding place and an unexpected threat to get this couple over their differences. Perhaps it’s time for St. Simon to lend a…toe?
(There are references to Book One and many overlapping character appearances, although this may be read as a stand alone story.)