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I've releasing my first solo indie book Frail on December 22nd. It's a sensual, romantic drama set in the 1860s. I’m thrilled about this project because it is a departure from comic writing. Please read the first three chapters to find out if the book is for you! You can pre-order at Amazon.

Having seen too much war, Colonel Theo Mallory only wants to live a quiet, simple life tending to his gardens in the Welsh mountains. When he learns that London banker John Gillingham, in whom his former soldiers have invested their monies, has been committing fraud, Theo quietly tips Scotland Yard. Then he retreats to the peace of his gardens, putting the ugly business behind him. His tranquil existence is interrupted when the banker’s distraught daughter, Helena, arrives at his neighbor’s doorstep.

After her father takes his life rather than face arrest, Helena, the once fast, bright-burning star of London society, falls into disgrace. Only her Welsh cousins offer her shelter. But will she find healing with her new family and in the lush gardens of their enigmatic neighbor Theo Mallory? Or will she uncover a secret that will shatter the last of her frail hope?

Grace Burrowes, Emily Greenwood, and I are putting our heads together to write a companion to Dukes in Disguise. You guessed it: Duchesses in Disguise! I’ll let you know more specifics as they become available.

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How To Impress A Marquess - Wicked Little Secrets series book III

Take One Marquess. Proper, put-upon, dependable, but concealing a sensitive artist’s soul.
Add One Bohemian lady. Creative, boisterous, unruly, but secretly yearning for a steadfast love, home, and family.
Stir In a sensational serialized story that has society ravenous for each installment.
Combine With ambitious guests at an ill-fated house-party hosted by a treacherous dowager possessing a poison tongue.
Shake until a stuffy marquess and rebellious lady make a shocking discovery: the contents of their hearts are just alike.
Take A Sip. You’ll laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll never want this moving Victorian love story to end.

“Ives’ latest endlessly engaging Victorian-set historical is a droll delight, and the witty banter Ives devises for her heroine and hero perfectly complements the abundance of sexy chemistry this made-for-each-other couple shares.”--Booklist

“This is a jolly good read with plenty of conflict and banter.”--Publishers Weekly

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Wicked, My Love - Wicked Little Secrets series book II

A smooth-talking rogue and a dowdy financial genius make a perfectly wicked combination

Handsome, silver-tongued politician Lord Randall doesn't get along with his bank partner, the financially brilliant but hopelessly frumpish Isabella St. Vincent. Ever since she was his childhood nemesis, he's tried-and failed-to get the better of her. When both Randall's political career and their mutual bank interests are threatened by scandal, he has to admit he needs Isabella's help. They set off on a madcap scheme to set matters right. With her wits and his charm, what could possibly go wrong? Only a volatile mutual attraction that's catching them completely off guard...

"Ives' sprightly repartee adds to the merriment, yet the poignancy that lies beneath will touch readers' hearts. Ives delivers on every level."--RT Book Reviews, 4 1/2 Stars, Top Pick! - 2015 RT's Reviewers' Choice Awards Nominees - Historical Love & Laughter Category

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Learn more about the Victorian Wicked Little Secrets series and my other books.