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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...
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.)
“I have pins in my reticule…” Ivy looked thoughtful.
Lady Maud chuckled. “Nothing so drastic, darlings, but I do appreciate the creativity.” She paused. “Especially the violin bow. I rather like that. Messy, but effective.”
Lady Maud Sydenham, on the matter of an unwelcome guest, to Miss Lydia Davenport and Miss Ivy Siddington, The Wednesday Club, London, Spring 1818
Ivy Siddington adores her Wednesday Club friends, along with Miss Prudence Hartsmere-Drake, niece of the Duke of Maidenbrooke. Chaperoning Prudence is a delight, but the Duke...well, he’s the kind of problem that keeps a girl awake at night when she’s not dreaming of a hero just like him.
A boorish lackwit, a moment of madness – and the consequent scandal results in a massive upheaval in Ivy’s life. Scarcely able to comprehend it, she finds herself in the middle of an adventure she could never have imagined, and an attraction that quietly grows into passion.
There will be a garden, a madman, and a fountain, not to mention a daring moment of crisis and a cruelly murdered bonnet. But love will triumph, and Ivy’s heart will bloom at last – along with her flowers.
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…
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.
“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…
Sir Philip Ashton is first and foremost a scientist, and loves nothing more than to bury himself in his country home, working out theories and living a quiet life. He has managed to ignore his sister’s attempts to match him with a potential wife, but finally surrenders to her invitation to lecture on mesmerism, a subject that he finds of interest.
His position as speaker is not one he relishes, but from the moment his gaze meets a pair of green eyes staring back at him from the front row, his world turns upside down. For Abby, the man on the dais has caught her attention and one thought shatters her composure. Could he be the one who will capture the rest of her?
Running away into the New Forest, in the depths of winter, isn’t the wisest course of action. But for Miss Hannah Derby, it’s her only escape. She doesn’t want to be part of anyone’s inheritance, let alone a man she’s never met.
Charles Fontaine has never heard of the Penvale traditions or bequests, until he learns he’s inherited all of them. He’s tempted to run away as well, but Madam Fate won’t let that happen. She drives him into the New Forest, where he encounters a blizzard, sheep, the best ale he’s ever tasted—and one Hannah Derby. The destiny they’re both trying to avoid will bring them together to face danger, and breathtaking passion…all part of becoming the Fifth Wife.
“I do not want a husband. Especially not one of my own.” Amelia DeVere, London, 1817
When a jewel worth a fortune is ripped from Amelia DeVere’s neck, it’s time to contact Bow Street for help. Handsome highlander Ian McPherson, Bow Street Runner, isn’t best pleased to be spending his time chasing down a necklace for a spoiled society beauty. But it’s his job.
Banished from London, Amelia travels north, and is glad to find Ian there as well, on the trail of her ruby. Joining forces seems like a good idea until they cross the border into Scotland and their relationship gets complicated…
They will survive fires, sore muscles, mothers and villains, only to find more troubles awaiting them. Amelia must learn that to be loved by a Scot is worth more than any jewel. And Ian will have to persuade her that she’s worth loving…
“Excellent. We’ll be able to dig simultaneously.” Mowbray grinned back. “Who knows what we’ll find?”
“Some prehistoric monster, d’you think?” She turned to walk beside him, heading for the front door.
“Should that occur, please don’t bring it here Miss Davenport,” commented Woodleigh as he held the door open for them. “His Grace would insist putting it into the library and the maids have only just finished in there.”
Mr Linfield and Miss Davenport on departing the Maiden Shore estate to seek fossils, Summer 1819
Lydia Davenport, a devout member of the Wednesday Club, is feeling rather left out, since she has no handsome husband warming her bed for her, unlike her friends Judith, Rose and Ivy. Ever impulsive, she decides to take advantage of their summer holiday at Maiden Shore on the south coast of England and declares her intent to take a lover. The one tiny problem? She has no idea who the lucky man will be.
Mowbray Linfield is thrilled to spend the summer with his friends at Maiden Shore. It is a beautiful home where the shackles of convention can drift away and be replaced by fun and frolics on the beach. He finds his interest in fossils matched by Lydia’s fascination with them and his opinion of her is confirmed—she is unique.
Will Lydia find her lover? Maybe, but along the way there will be bare bottoms, wet bottoms and pinched bottoms, fossils, ale and scandalous swims. There will be storms, danger and desire, along with friendship and, as always, laughter. All of which will go toward proving that finding a lover is one thing—falling in love is quite another.
Lord Linfield to Miss Glynde-Beauchamp, The Derby Ball, London, February 1818
Miss Rose Glynde-Beauchamp is both charming and intelligent, but not quite in the highest tier of London’s most eligible young ladies. Her mama, however, is determined to see Rose married well, whether she likes it or not, and that means the threat of Almack’s rather than the fun of the Wednesday Club. For an unusually gifted young lady like Rose, it’s a potential nightmare hanging over her head.
Enter Lord Miles Linfield, whose mama is also on a similar marriage-rampage. Commiserating with Rose, Miles hatches a convenient plan that will save them both from endless maternal nagging.
They discover a shared interest in music, which takes them down an unexpected path to a few surprises. They must solve a theft, get soaked to the skin, deal with a very unusual ménage, wear outrageous clothing and rescue a wayward copyright from greedy hands. Rose has to let go of some erroneous notions, and Miles must try and control some of his.
Was Shakespeare right? Is music truly the food of love? That may well depend on just how hungry one is when the right melody comes along…
Sir Ragnor Withersby to Miss Judith Fairhurst, in a cupboard, the British Museum, London 1817
A skill at cards is not usually part of a young lady’s repertoire. An astounding skill at piquet? Unheard of. Yet here’s Miss Judith Fairhurst, a natural at the game, facing renowned expert Sir Ragnor Withersby across the table—and thoroughly defeating him.
Their first hand arouses his interest, their first kiss arouses a lot more, and elegant man-about-town Sir Ragnor is about to find out what it’s like to tumble headfirst off a dangerous cliff into unknown waters. There will be gambling, of course. Potential scandals, cheats and revelations will abound. There will be new friends, sculptures, a strange decanter of brandy and a very nice bottom. Perhaps Fate has set their feet on a path to pleasure, but not all their steps will be smooth. Some games must be very carefully played…