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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.



What Reviewers Are Saying

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

I loved these two flawed characters, and the slow unfolding of their journey in this clean, but not staid, story. Their fears, pride, confusion, and humility are so real, believable and relatable that you can't help but cheer them on.

This was such a good book to read that I was sorry when it came to an end. I enjoyed every chapter.


Dukes of Destiny

A Regency Romance series that can be read in any order... shadowed, satirical, sweet. Comedies of manners with a Romantic (Austen, but also in the sense of Shelley!) twist.


Duke of Havoc

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

Duke of Havoc was a 2019 RONE award nominee.

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.

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).




The Lyon's Den in Winter

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

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.

*A standalone that ties into Duke of Misfortune!


The Dauntless Boy

Coming October 2021!


Games of Skill

A romantic, witty trilogy about the clever Black family.

Set after events in The Lyon's Den in Winter.


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? [Summer 2021]


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.

[Autumn 2021]


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.

[Winter 2022]



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