Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Beverley Oakley and her new book, “Lady Unveiled ~ The Cuckold Conspiracy
(Final in the Daughters of Sin Series, Book 5)”! For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.
Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card for ONE lucky winner!! A second winner will win a boxed set of the first 3 books of the Daughters of Sin series!! Yep – that’s right!! There will be TWO lucky winners!! Also, come back daily to interact with Beverely and to increase your chances of winning!
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Lady Unveiled ~ The Cuckold Conspiracy
(Final in the Daughters of Sin Series – Book 5)
by Beverley Oakley
GENRE: Historical Romantic Suspense (Regency)
Four very different sisters compete for love during an exciting London season: a celebrated actress with a heart of gold, a shy yet daring wallflower, and the artistic, illegitimate daughter of a nobleman.
Caught up in a high-stakes game of intrigue and deceit orchestrated by their sister, the ton's reigning beauty, each must play their part to bring a dangerous traitor to justice while finding a man deserving of their love and special talents.
The gentlemen of the ton are about to discover a woman made just for them.
If you enjoy Delilah Marvelle and Liz Carlyle, you'll love Daughters of Sin, a series that combines sensuous Regency romance with lashings of mystery and intrigue.
When Lissa had first taken up residence under Lord Beecham’s roof after her previous disastrous situation as governess to the social climbing Lamonts, she’d thought a new life of excitement awaited her. Ralph and she would soon be united as husband and wife, their reward for the success of their noble quest to protect the sovereignty of their country. Now she realized that as a mere governess, and a woman, she was once again relegated to dull, dusty domesticity, and more a prisoner than she’d ever been if her task were only to monitor Lord Beecham’s exploits.
She was about to undress when she heard a noise at the window. Instantly she flew across the room to push up the sash and her heart swelled with joy to see the moonlight shining upon the boyish smile of her beloved Ralph angled up at her from where he stood upon the pavement.
Signaling him to wait, she ran to fetch paper and quickly scribbled him a note that she wanted to go down and see him but when he received it, he shook his head, his face raised, his expression concerned. Ralph sometimes made impromptu visits to blow kisses and so remind her of his devotion but clearly it was too dangerous to call out.
Ignoring him, Lissa slipped out of the house and when she was finally in his arms, her cheek pressed against his after he’d kissed her with great feeling, she whispered, “I’m so glad to see you, Ralph. I’ve never felt more in need of your bolstering company for truth to tell, I really am not possessed of the good character needed to bear with my insufferable charge much less her exacting employer and his ghastly female friend.” She twined her arms about his neck and sighed, “But I know I have to.”
“You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to, dearest girl,” Ralph said with a look of the greatest consternation as he set her away from him. “You are brave and the most courageous female I have ever met and you entered into this plan because I couldn’t support you as I would wish, but also in the hope we could be together. But if that is taking longer than either of us can bear—and believe me, I can hardly get through each day without seeing you while my thoughts are of you, constantly—then we will find another way, even if it means we must live in straitened circumstances until I receive the advance I know is forthcoming.”
Lissa hugged him tighter. Her heart felt suddenly too big for her chest, and Lissa was not one who was prone to overwhelming feelings. Except where Ralph was concerned. “You know I would not risk the promotion we know will soon be yours and that indeed to give into my foolish weakness might compromise—”
“Hush, we are both clever and enterprising and for that reason I am certain that whatever path we choose will compromise nothing.” He traced her cheek with his forefinger. In the moonlight his boyish features had never looked more manly or heroic. “Now, go back upstairs because I do worry about you. Lady Julia is too busy to come looking for you, perhaps, but Miss Martindale might.”
Lissa broke away and nodded, sadly. “I fear I am of little use here, though one snippet that may be of interest is that Lord Beecham mentioned the Princess Caroline’s name in the same breath as Debenham’s, though it may be nothing. However, I learned of the terrible situation my sister is in and I wish I could unburden my heart, Ralph, but I’ll save it for another night. Suffice to say that poor Kitty has got herself into a scandalous situation. She might have been legally married to Lord Nash if not for her foolish, impulsive ways, but now she’s compromised herself, forced into becoming a rich man’s mistress to survive. There’s more. Worse. I’ll save it for later but suffice to say that she must be the most wretched, unhappy girl alive.”
Beverley was seventeen when she bundled up her first 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. Rejection followed swiftly. Drowning one’s heroine on the last page, she was informed, was not in line with the expectations of romance readers.
So Beverley became a journalist.
After a whirlwind romance with a handsome Norwegian bush pilot she met in Botswana, Beverley discovered her “Happy Ever After”, saved her heroine from drowning in her next manuscript and had her first Regency romance published in 2009.
Since then, she’s written more than fifteen sizzling historical romances laced with mystery, intrigue and suspense under the name Beverley Oakley.
She also writes psychological historicals, and Colonial-Africa-set romantic suspense, as Beverley Eikli.
With an inspiring view of a Gothic nineteenth-century insane asylum across the road, Beverley lives north of Melbourne with her gorgeous husband, two lovely daughters and rambunctious Rhodesian Ridgeback, Mombo, named after the Okavango Delta safari lodge where she and her husband met.
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