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The Scandalous Lyon
Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made… unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON’S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives… and loves.
An introductory novella to the upcoming Never Series, The Scandalous Lyon is out now!
Love can be found in the strangest of places…
Lord Jason Glazebrook has no plans to settle down. He will not inherit for several years, and worse, he is at odds with his brother, Charles, Duke of Shewsbury, who believes him capable of a dangerous, dishonorable act.
To escape the tension at home, Jason spends many hours at his club, the Lyon’s Den in Whitehall. When the unscrupulous matchmaker, Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon introduces him to a debutante, Miss Beverly Crabtree, Jason considers the beautiful young lady perfect for a dalliance, and invites her to ride with him in Hyde Park.
When he discovers Beverly is a gently reared girl, he is determined not to see her again. But he cannot forget her and allows Dove-Lyon to draw him back into her net.
Despite his brother’s warning, Jason refuses to relinquish the lovely Miss Crabtree’s company. He senses she is in trouble and wants to help. And much more. He has never met a woman he wanted for his own…until he met Beverly.
But so much stands in their way.
It is only a matter of time before shame and disgrace befall the Crabtree family. While her worried mother seeks a wealthy suitor for her, Beverly tries to deny her feelings for Jason. The noble Shewsburys will never accept her as his wife.
Jason’s plan may be a possible way out of her troubles. With few options left to her, and the lure of spending days in his company, Beverly is determined to take the chance.
Their journey into the countryside to mend a family rift might bring closure, or it could go horribly wrong.
Miss Beverly Crabtree is desperate for a match. Her mother contracts with the infamous female owner of the Lyon Gambling Den who operates a rather unorthodox matchmaking service. It is there that Beverly meets Lord Justin Glazebrook, brother to the Duke of Shewsbury. Given his scandalous past, Lord Justin does not consider himself fit for marriage. However, there is something in Beverly’s gaze that captivates him and makes him want to get to know her. With lies, scandal and the possible ruin of Beverly’s family, it will take a great deal of resolve for the two to find their way to a future filled with love and happiness.
“The Scandalous Lyon” serves up an intriguing premise of couples discovering love in an infamous gambling den! Part of The Lyon Den: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, this story stands individually. Beverly and Lord Justin are both young, but determined to forge a path forward. While the start of the story is predictable with the barrier of secrets between them, Beverly soon confesses all, taking the story in a new direction. Beverly and Justin are engaging characters. Although the young couple faces a number of obstacles, nothing seems insurmountable, as the assistance of more powerful relatives is employed. Even so, readers will enjoy whiling the afternoon away with this light, satisfying regency romance with its creative twist on matchmaking!
“This is a page-turner and a wonderful distraction from our daily lives.”
“After reading the first book in this new connected world of the Lyon’s Den I was excited to see who would be the next “victim” of the mysterious matchmaker, Mrs. Bessie Dove-Lyon. She ran the underground gaming house, The Lyon’s Den that catered to those looking for games of an unusual sort, and those willing to pay a good sum to marry well.
I enjoyed every word of his intriguing story and adored Jason and Beverly. An unlikely match meeting the way they did, but their journey kept me entranced because I could not wait to see what happened! I highly recommend!!”
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The USA TODAY Best Selling Gothic Regency Series
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(With Maggi’s Story BETH)
Beth Harrismith first appears as a thirteen-year-old in Governess to the Duke’s Heir, Book Four of Dangerous Lords.
She is now eighteen and in London for her first Season. But her plans to dance the night away at a Mayfair ball go horribly awry.
Her brother-in-law, Andrew, Duke of Harrow has warned her to beware of rakes with golden tongues, but he could not foresee what lies in wait for Beth when she finds herself alone in a Gothic mansion and at the mercy of a dangerous rake.
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This novella is featured in the USA Today Bestselling Midnight Hour All Hallow’s Brides Collection of Poe inspired stories, winner of the 2020 RONE AWARD. Have you met Beth in GOVERNESS TO THE DUKE’S HEIR – Dangerous Lords Book 4?
Beth Harrismith’s Season is disrupted when her sister, Jenny and brother-in-law, Andrew, the Duke of Harrow are called back to his Oxfordshire estate.
The lady who becomes Beth’s chaperone at a ball is unknown to her, and when Mrs. Grayshott and her daughter disappear from the ballroom and leave Beth alone, a letter is delivered. It brings worrying news which sends Beth on a flight into a Gothic nightmare.
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“Beautiful sentimental romance, with a dark and intriguing angle. Great read, very enjoyable, recommended.”
InD’tale magazine review Beth: A Regency Romance Novella Maggi Andersen Beth Harrismith lives with her sister Jenny and her family. When Jenny is called away to a family emergency, she tells Beth to go to the planned ball without her and Mrs. Grayshott would accompany her instead. Beth is sad to go without Jenny but reluctantly leaves anyway. Beth participates in all the activities under Mrs. Grayshott’s watchful eyes and even meets Marcus Nyeland. After one dance, Beth is instantly attracted to Marcus but decides she must dance with other men. When Beth dances with Lord Ramsey, she receives a missive that Jenny is hurt. Beth must go to Jenny and Lord Ramsey offers to take Beth to her. Beth realizes though, that Ramsey has nefarious plans for her instead. This suspenseful regency novella is packed with fun characters and has a slightly Gothic feel! A charming and appealing read! Roslynn Erns InD’tale Magazine.
Seduced By The Pirate
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When a hardened pirate meets a proper English rose…
A bitter man, pirate Jack Shadow Stirling cares for little but his ship and his crew. But disaster strikes the Golden Orion; driven leagues off course in a storm, his men begin dropping like flies from typhus.
Forced to anchor in a bay on the West Africa coast to see to his men and mend damage to the hull, Jack and three of his crew go in search of fresh water and meat to shore up their dwindling supplies.
What he finds surprises him – an English lady, whom he likens to a rare orchid, is treating the sick from a nearby village, while her botanist brother, Alexander Bromley, searches for specimens.
Startled by pirates invading her small camp, Lydia Bromley snatches up her pistol and aims it at the tall, dark-haired, handsome devil who leads them. Unfazed, he grins at her and warns her that should she shoot him with a muff pistol, she would fail to kill him. But he would be annoyed.
Thus begins Lydia’s journey, discovering the love and romance she’d thought denied her… with a pirate!
“Fun and adventure that’s a real page-turner. Swashbuckling, Pirates and Battles, with a romantic, passion-filled storyline.
“Perfect for those rainy days when you just need a good book. I really enjoyed this, so good with a great couple who deserved each other. Very well written, it races along at a really great pace and never lacks for enjoyment or entertainment. One I would recommend to all pirate lovers”.
“Maggi always writes the best of stories, this book has charm and lust in Jack the Pirate is so real as is Lydia. When I fancy the Pirate means this is great read, I enjoyed it”
“Ms. Andersen has crafted a wonderful tale of passion and action on the high seas. This short novel packs a punch, with a lively prose style, a swiftly moving plot and characters both believable and intriguing…”
“I love to read something where the good guy isn’t all that he should be, slightly tainted and doesn’t measure up, while the bad guy impressively steps up to the plate and wows me…Author Andersen kept me on the edge of my chair.”
The Heir’s Proposal
A 20th Century wartime Historical Romance!
Deep down inside herself, Addie knew what she desired from life. She must find the courage to take it.
Seven Oaks, Kent, England, 1911.
Lady Adelaide Sherringham has lived at Langley all her life. Her father, the earl is ill, and when he dies, the next male in line, a distant relative and the companion of her childhood, Bryce Chedworth, will inherit the vast Langley estate. Addie knows Bryce will be good for Langley. He loves it as much as she does. It is a balm for the deep ache she feels for what is soon to come. The tragic loss of her beloved father and her cherished home.
But war is looming, and Addy knows it will bring great change to England. She cannot conceive of the direction life will then take her.
Her father urges her to marry Bryce, but Addie refuses. It is the most noble thing she can do, and the one thing she must deny her father.
Before Bryce leaves England, he plans to marry Addie and leave her safe at Langley. But Addie turns him down. She has another suitor and it’s not merely jealousy that troubles Bryce. Monty Corvair has a past. He is not the right man for Addie. And worse, Bryce and Monty are to undertake a dangerous mission behind enemy lines. What if only one of them makes it back? And it’s not Bryce.
This excellent novella really brings to life the reality and changes of war. Maggi Andersen writes beautifully and engages the reader with charming characters and a colorful plot. Award winning historical author, AnneMarie Brear.
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When dangerous lords and head-strong ladies come together, Regency magic happens…
Welcome to the Dangerous Lords where mystery and passion await. All of the richness and bold tales of Regency England come alive in this three-book collection.
The Baron’s Betrothal – A love that has been denied finally comes to fruition… if the groom isn’t killed first. Amazon
Seducing the Earl – A spy, a murder, and an unmarried lady collide in this fantastic tale. Amazon
The Viscount’s Widowed Lady – When a widow must fight for herself… and the man she loves Amazon
THE BARON’S BETROTHAL
Dangerous Lords Book #1
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London 1816. Guy Fortescue comes to England to claim his inheritance, Rosecroft Hall, abandoned over thirty years ago when his father fled to France after killing a man in a duel. But England proves to be a dangerous place – someone wants Guy dead.
As Guy seeks to discover who lies behind the attacks on his life, he arranges a faux betrothal with Miss Horatia Cavendish.
Unfortunately, things don’t go according to plan. An aspiring poet, Hetty proves to have a mind of her own but in spite of that, Guy finds her far too alluring.
Headstrong and lovely, Hetty agrees to the betrothal because it allows her to go to London where she can attend literary societies with her aunt. While her affection for Guy grows deeper, she must not forget the betrothal isn’t real. Guy will choose a bride from the beau monde – it will not be a colonel’s daughter from Digswell.
But Hetty is soon drawn into Guy’s life, more and more, and not entirely against her will. He is handsome and brave, and the attraction between them is undeniable. Soon, she can no longer resist her desire for him and the fact that someone is out to kill him only feeds her innate protectiveness of the man she is betrothed to. As attempts are made on Guy’s life, Hetty and his sister, Genevieve, work together to keep him alive, and a love that has been denied finally comes to fruition in the exciting conclusion.
Publisher’s Note: This book was previously released in the UK under the title A Dangerous Deception, but new content has been added and the story edited to produce a quality, new tale. Enjoy!
“I didn’t want to put the book down until I was completely finished. In my opinion, Guy and Hetty will provide you with a very well researched, fast-moving, romance novel. I can easily recommend this lovely story to all my friends who enjoy mysteries and romance.”
“A very exciting story that takes our characters, and us into a world they know nothing about. Lots of action and very romantic. Then this story goes into many twists and turns that will keep you reading all night. Don’t miss it.”
“It’s so nice to read writing of this quality and a story of this caliber. If you’re a fan of this author, your in for a real treat “
“The love & promises in their eyes was all one needed to know theirs was a true love match. A sweet love story with adventures & happiness ever after.“
“I loved this book! Very well written with a little of everything. Mystery, adventure, chemistry, and romance. A great page turner.
“Guy and Hetty are a perfect pair. They aren’t perfect but are perfect for each other. She’s compulsive, he straight laced. They compliment each other and balance each other out”.
The Baxendale Sisters
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The popular 5 Book Regency Series now available in a box set.
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Five sisters find love during their London season. A guaranteed happily ever after.
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Lady Honor’s Debt
Lady Faith Takes a Leap
Lady Hope and the Duke of Darkness
The Seduction of Lady Charity
The Scandalous Lady Mercy
Lady Honor’s Debt
“I really enjoyed this novel. It was fun, thrilling, and romantic! A wonderful story filled with fantastic characters that you can’t help but fall in love with!”
Lady Faith Takes a Leap
“I enjoyed the story and characters, it was well written, and flowed wonderfully. I liked the little bumps and surprises that popped up along the way. A wonderful story!”
Lady Hope and the Duke of Darkness
“I do wish to thank Miss Anderson for giving us the gift of her talent.”
The Seduction of Lady Charity
“Ms. Andersen has created a wonderfully intriguing cast of characters. THE SEDUCTION OF LADY CHARITY can stand alone but readers might find themselves returning to the first book of the series just to see what they might have missed from Ms Andersen’s original stories.”
The Scandalous Lady Mercy
“Andersen writes an adventurous regency book that one wishes to keep reading, even after the story is done. This novel is part of a series but a fantastic standalone work.”
“I have read, enjoyed and reviewed each of the 5 Regency Romance novels in this boxed set about 5 sisters who are, as the saying goes, as different as chalk and cheese, each with an interesting, strong personality.
I am one of Ms Andersen’s fans and look forward to reading more of her romances that sweep me into a past with dashing beaux and belles.”
The Marquess Meets His Match
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A sexy Georgian Romance as only bestselling author Maggi Andersen can deliver!
A country-bred girl, Kate Bancroft always intended to marry for love, like her parents. She wanted a husband who adored her, who would be her knight in shining armor. But her plans don’t go as she had hoped – suddenly, she finds herself married to a marquess, and her new husband an aloof stranger determined to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself.
It is the unfortunate truth that she and Lord St. Malin have been forced by circumstances to marry, and Kate is painfully aware that she is not the woman he would have chosen given a choice.
Robert makes it plain that marriage is merely for the procreation of an heir, and once that is achieved, he intends to continue in London living the life he enjoyed before he met her. Kate suspects Robert plans to tuck her away in the country, while he pursues his own interests, and she becomes determined not to let him have it all his own way.
A quiet battle ensues. Kate is left to wander the echoing corridors of St. Malin House, when she isn’t thrown into the midst of the mocking and clever Haute Ton. She’s not at all sure she likes them, as they live by their own rules, which seem rather shocking.
She’s not at all sure she likes her new husband either, except for his brilliant blue eyes, the panther-like way he walks, and the smoldering expression in his eyes when he looks at her. He is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither can she resist his searing touch.
Robert appears quite willing to do his duty, but Kate demands love and affection, and nothing less will do.
Can people from two worlds, and two ideals, find their happily ever after?
(Originally published as The Reluctant Marquess but extensively rewritten and edited)
“What a wonderful book. A veritable delight to read and had me totally entranced by the characters,
The broody and stern Robert, the confused but determined Kate, the enigmatic and teasing Southmore,
all playing perfect parts to bring fun and tension to this story.”
“I laughed, cried, huffed mainly at Robert, wow I wanted to shake that man. A thrilling and addictive book that I read in one sitting, finding it very hard to put down, and a definite 5 stars, I wish I could give it more.”
This is the first book that I have read by Maggi Andersen, and I found it to be captivating from the start! Our Hero and Heroine, Robert and Kate, will capture your heart!
I loved Kate’s determination, her kindness, and her compassion. Robert was leery of falling in love…will he ever surrender his heart to the sweet and lovely Kate? Maggi Andersen weaves a beautiful tale of the power of love to transform and to heal.
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Praise for Maggi Andersen
RT BOOK REVIEWS: The author deserves high praise for her ability to capture the reader’s attention and engage one in both the mystery and the romance of this delightful story!” -Margaret Faria InD’Tale Magazine. (Nominated for the RONE Award – Now refreshed and republished as THE MYSTERY AT FALCONBRIDGE HALL)
RT BOOK REVIEWS This is an adventure not to be missed. The excitement mounts as danger appears around every corner. The devastation of the French Revolution is a backdrop to the well-executed plot. Love is in the air for three couples, but will they survive to realize their dreams? Republished as HOSTAGE TO LOVE.
“The author weaves suspense, suspicions, and intrigue throughout with historical merit. The Georgian Award is hereby granted to Maggi Andersen for HOSTAGE TO LOVE..”