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Upon a Midnight Dreary: A Halloween Anthology

Have you downloaded your copy? I'm so ready for you to meet Francis and Ariadne in my contribution, THE DAUNTLESS BOY.

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Francis Gold is haunted by a persistent, wailing specter who smells of rosewater, so he leads a secluded life in a house that’s more like his own mausoleum. When his loyal, lone manservant begs him to hire a maid, Francis reluctantly agrees with one condition: she should never venture above the ground floor.


The inquisitive new maid doesn’t heed his instructions.


One night, she finds Francis sleepwalking above-stairs and he gains an enchanting, truculent ally. If he is resolute enough, he may find solace and love after years of agitated, self-imposed isolation.


But there’s still the matter of that sweet-smelling specter: local rumor says she’s a murdered maid, and one of the Gold patriarchs did it…

 

About

Whitney is a bit of a wanderer and something of a bluestocking. She’s been telling stories since childhood, when she would rewrite the endings of her favorite books and movies (or add “deleted scenes” to them). When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys cooking, dancing, and going for long walks with no specific destination in mind.


Her Other Self writes Historical Paranormal Romance as Camille Duplessis. (Be sure to check back soon for more on Camille's ventures! But for now, you can follow them on their Facebook page.)

 

What Reviewers Say...

 

Whitney has never let us down yet, the story just gets better as it goes along. Intriguing storyline, excellent characters and addictive reading.

Novellas

The Dauntless Boy

A GOTHIC, GEORGIAN ROMANCE (FIRST PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2021)

Francis Gold is haunted by a persistent, wailing specter who smells of rosewater, so he leads a secluded life in a house that’s more like his own mausoleum.


When his loyal, lone manservant asks him to hire a maid, Francis reluctantly agrees with one condition: she should never venture above the ground floor.


The inquisitive new maid doesn’t heed his instructions.


One night, she finds Francis sleepwalking above-stairs and he gains an enchanting, truculent ally. If he is resolute enough, he may find solace and love after years of agitated, self-imposed isolation.


But there’s still the matter of that sweet-smelling specter: local rumor says she’s a murdered maid, and one of the Gold patriarchs did it…

The Lyon's Den in Winter

PART OF THE LYON'S DEN CONNECTED WORLD (FIRST PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2020)

Via the publisher:


"Meet Viola Black, a cross-dressing playwright with a flair for the dramatic. But even life imitating art can't prepare her for the trouble she finds herself in. An age old feud, an abduction, and unexpected fiancée prove more thrilling than any tale she's written.

From RONE nominated author, Whitney Blake, read the latest installment in the THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves."

A Strange Christmas Game

A GOTHIC, REGENCY ROMANCE (FIRST PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2020)

Mr. Charles Mason, valet to the Duke of Welburn, never dreams that his estranged father's death will lead him to the woman he loves.

He'll have to make sense of an empty house, a family secret, and a cowardly uncle... but that's no trouble for a man who has made his living by his wits.

Or is it?

*A standalone that ties into Duke of Misfortune!

 

Dukes of Destiny

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Duke of Havoc

A pragmatic governess goes toe to toe with a rakish military tactician.

Duke of Havoc was a 2019 RONE award nominee.

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Duke of Sorrow

A disfigured duke and a mysterious woman discover that love is where you least expect to find it.

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Duke of Disgrace

A secretary doesn’t count on falling in love with her employer and raising the ire of his unfaithful lady wife.

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Duke of Misfortune

A younger son with a secret identity suddenly inherits a title, but he's desperately in need of an heiress.

*If you liked Duke of Misfortune, be sure to read Charles' story, A Strange Christmas Game (included in the 2020 anthology O Night Divine).

 

What's Next?

THE GAME OF SKILL TRILOGY

Did you want to know more about the Black family? You're in luck! Set after The Lyon's Den in Winter.

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Ghost of the Devil’s Glen

Will Viola ever become the doctor’s wife, or is fate poised to rip her from Duncan as quickly as it brought them together?

Charmer of the Country Glen

Malcolm isn’t even sure if he can love again. Still, it seems to be in the cards for the unrepentant sharp if he’s only brave enough to take a chance on it.

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Rogue of the Desolate Glen

Claire is being tracked by her dastardly fiancé. Jax has to help before she, and his heart with her, are lost.

 

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