Welcome to the Drawing Room

Hello! I assume you are here desiring an audience with Lord Heartless? He is out at the moment but I anticipate his return at any time. Until then, find a comfortable chair, settle in, and enjoy a spot of tea. Browse through the available reading material, learn what you can of the heartless duke, and decide if you really want to meet him. Please leave your calling card in the form of a comment.

It was lovely to see you! Please stop by again.

***Please BEWARE*** If you have yet to read Heartless, certain aspects of the story may be inadvertently spoiled for you here. Please take care while exploring.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Marriage of Convenience

If you are reading this, no doubt you are familiar with my Regency novel, Heartless. If you have not read it, I encourage you to do so. Indeed, what kind of author would I be if I didn't urge you to read my books? ;o) 

Heartless tells the story of the Duke of Derringer, a man Society has dubbed Lord Heartless. He lives a life of his own choosing, caring little for Society or anyone's good opinion. Reckless, suicidal, cynical, abusive, and rude, Derringer finds little pleasure in life. 

Enter Leandra Harcourt. 

Leandra Merrily Harcourt, the illegitimate daughter of an earl, despised and abandoned by her family, meets Derringer for the first time at an inn. Summing him up during the one meal they share, she takes a chance and agrees to marry him. 

Heartless is a "marriage of convenience" story with an ugly twist. Someone wants Derringer dead and Leandra, in marrying him, puts her life in danger. But that's not the ugly part. Oh no.

Derringer is the ugly part.

Saturday, June 19, 2010


Welcome to the blog dedicated to Lord Heartless and all things Derringer. Here, we will explore what makes the heartless duke tick, what makes him so appealing, and why one just can't help but love him. In the process, we'll meet his wife, his family, and his friends. Things may be revealed that are not in the book and some twists may be spoiled for those who have yet to read it. Care will be taken but please beware.

Stay tuned for glimpses into the personal lives of Derringer's intimates, detailed bios of leading characters, and the inspiration behind such a seemingly heartless character. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day!