Saturday, June 21, 2014

Over 1000 people add Cleopatra's Secret to their Goodreads "To Read" list



Thank you to all the kind souls on Goodreads who added Cleopatra's Secret: Keepers of the Light to their "To Read" list and helped push the book to over 1000 people who want to read Cleo.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Clockwork Countess Free For One Day Only Monday October 21st

In keeping with the Halloween spirit (no pun intended), Clockwork Countess will be absolutely free to download to you Kindle on Amazon all day tomorrow.  Here's the teaser:


Clockwork Countess is a sexy steampunk twist on the Frankenstein tale.


A scandalous secret....


A forbidden tower....


A passion unleashed.... 

When Rowan returns to her mother's ancestral home, Heartwycke Park, the unnerving tick of clocks is her first clue in unraveling the dark secret hidden in the forbidden tower.  If she can only uncover the mystery which shrouds the gothic manor, perhaps she can also unlock the heart of the brooding Roderick Heartwycke, a man who fascinates her, even as he struggles to keep her at bay––he claims for her own safety. 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Dragonwyck: Gothic Novel Extraordinaire



What is it about the gothic novel that so excites us?  That draws us in past the mist-shrouded moors, through imposing iron gates into candlelit corridors where unwitting young maidens and magnetic, tortured lords cast their spell?  From the halls of Rebecca’s Manderley to the cemetery crypts of Dark Shadows, for those of us gripped by the mystery and romance of these stories, we just can't get enough. 

Hence, this Halloween season, yes, it's an entire season for me, I'm giving into the voluptuous enjoyment of Anya Seton's Dragonwyck.   Vague murmurings of this book reached my ears in the past.  I knew it fell somehow under the gothic heading, but had never paid it much mind until my interest turned to the Gilded Age and the fabulous estates of the Hudson River Valley, an area that has always been rich in the lore of Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow and the poems penned by Edgar Allen Poe during his stay at the Yaddo, Saratoga's famously haunted artist colony. 

Yes, this book has a naive golden-haired heroine who is greatly abused by the haughty inhabitants of Dragonwyck. 
Yes, it has a dark and brooding hero, or is he the villain?  So excited to find out! 
Yes, there is a big imposing mansion replete with ghosts, ancient curses and unnerving servants. 

I have only just begun to immerse myself in Seton's wonderfully atmospheric novel, but I anticipate curling up by the fire this evening with my Kindle and forgetting all about the mundane issues of the day in the twists and turns of Dragonwyck's shadowy halls....

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Clockwork Countess Now On Sale!

My erotic steampunk novella, Clockwork Countess, is now on sale at Amazon for only 99 cents.  Because the writing style is so different from Cleopatra's Secret and Moonlight on Diamonds, I've penned this one under the name Delphine. 



Clockwork Countess is a sexy steampunk twist on the Frankenstein tale.

A scandalous secret....

A forbidden tower....

A passion unleashed.... 

When Rowan returns to her mother's ancestral home, Heartwycke Park, the unnerving tick of clocks is her first clue in unraveling the dark secret hidden in the forbidden tower.  If she can only uncover the mystery which shrouds the gothic manor, perhaps she can also unlock the heart of the brooding Roderick Heartwycke, a man who fascinates her, even as he struggles to keep her at bay––he claims for her own safety. 


I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Final cover for Clockwork Countess is in

I'm very excited to report that I have the final cover for my upcoming gothic steampunk novella Clockwork Countess.  Thanks Tom Padovan of Saratoga Digital for another beauty!