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Sense & Sensuality: Caroline's After Dark Georgian Romance (The Gravesmeres Book 3)

Alicia Quigley

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"This story has the romance & silly societal contretemps of a Georgette Heyer romance with the spice of good curry. The humour left me smiling and the romance was delicious." ~ Reader review

Oh, why don't you have 10 stars!!! Loved these wonderfully captivating characters... Gresham was a man among men and Carolyn was spool cool. I will read this l lovely tale again. ~Reader review

At long last, readers’ wishes are granted! Sense & Sensuality: Caroline’s After Dark Georgian Romance is here!

Everyone’s favorite, ever-practical Caroline, Countess of Eskmaine returns in full force in this After Dark novel. A challenge from her sister-in-law Allegra, Duchess of Gravesmere, puts Caroline on the dance floor with the next man who asks her to dance. The irrepressible rake, Tristan, Baron Gresham is recently returned from Venice, bored with the life of a libertine. Attending a ball, he decides to ask Lady Eskmaine for a dance. Determined to teach Allegra that she is capable of handling her own affairs, Caroline accepts Lord Gresham’s invitation.

The moment their hands touch, the attraction is undeniable. Neither knows, however, what the other is seeking. Caroline, tired of being the paragon of common sense in the family, wants to let go and live a little. The return of her old adversary, now obviously interested in her, may be just what she needs. Tristan, on the other hand, wishes to leave behind his rakish lifestyle and become a proper English gentleman. Beautiful, intelligent and dependable Caroline fills his thoughts as the one woman with whom he’d like to build that life.

What happens when the immovable, sensible Caroline meets the irresistible, sensual Tristan? Will he ignite passion’s fires within her, giving her the release she needs? Will she bring him the contentment and love he so deeply desires? And just what is Lady Manning up to this time?

Find out in Alicia Quigley’s latest, Sense & Sensuality: Caroline’s After Dark Georgian Romance!

The Highlander's Yuletide Love

Alicia Quigley

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”Good people in a believable tale. Very true to the Recency wit and twists of fate. Happily, I read this close to Christmas and it has set the theme for me to create a happy holiday in my little castle for my husband and children.” ~ Reader review of The Yuletide Countess

The Highlander’s Yuletide Love is the sweet and sexy sequel to The Yuletide Countess, revisiting favorite characters from that novella, years later after little Lady Sophia is all grown up. She is far more interested in her painting than the events of the Season in London and finds a confidante in Isobel, who also put off marriage to pursue her passion. A chance encounter with an old friend of Francis’, Colonel Ranulf Stirling, may be the start of something altogether not in Sophy’s plans, though.

For his part, Ranulf would rather be alone. He has no desire to take over the family estate after his older brother’s death. He takes refuge in his solitude, but finds it cold comfort. Once an accomplished pianoforte player, a minor injury during the war robbed him of the ability to play so even his music is denied him.

Sparks fly when the two meet. Can love fill Ranulf’s life with joy again? Will Sophy still be able to follow her dreams if she follows her heart? Only time will tell in The Highlander’s Yuletide Love.

A Most Unusual Situation: A Traditional Version Georgian Romance (The Gravesmeres Book 1)

Alicia Quigley

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“This is a breezy period romance, with all the right ingredients for those of us who are fans of Georgette Heyer and her ilk. It's humorous and smart, a quick and fun read.” ~ Reader review

“Exciting, well developed characters, carefully detailed backgrounds and scenery, exacting dialogue and a plot that twists and turns it's way to a most satisfying ending makes this book one you won't want to put down until you finish it!” ~ Reader review


It's 18th century London, where an Earl loses a vast sum of money to his good friend, a Duke. To settle the debt, the Earl suggests that he marry his fourteen year old daughter to the Duke’s twenty-one year old son. The marriage takes place the next morning. She is terrified, and he is furious. Calling her an ugly dowd, he leaves immediately after the ceremony on the Grand Tour and does not return for four years. When he returns, two adults who have barely met, and don’t even recognize each other must build a marriage. Can these two strong and determined personalities learn to overcome the resentments of the past, and convert the misunderstandings of the present into a passionate love affair on which they can build a life?

If you love a sweet romance with no sex, this version is definitely for you! If you like sex with your romance, please buy "A Duchess Enraged", the "After Dark" (sexy) version of the same story.

The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, not to return for four years. You can read the details on my blog, http://www.aheyerlove.com/blog/. Because I like ladies with ships on their heads (see my blog also), I placed the costumes a few decades later in the 18th century, but attitudes towards marriage and the Grand Tour changed relatively little in that time.

Lady Morgan's Revenge: Letitia's Naughty Regency Novella

Alicia Quigley

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“…Phillip resorts to a disguise to meet her. Letty, who longs for some fun after seven years of a bad marriage, embarks on a steamy affair with him, not knowing his true identity. When it is revealed, the only way Phillip can regain her love, is to offer her the opportunity to have her revenge. There is a quite a bit of sex in this story, but the hero and heroine's love for each other is clear!” ~ Reader review

“Another good After Dark Story I have read them all.” ~ Reader review


This version of the story is a “modified” version of An Indecent Charade. You spoke, we listened: you said that AIC was too long and that Letty’s interfering male relatives bogged down the story. We agree! We want to present you with Lady Morgan’s Revenge: Letitia’s Naughty Novella, in which the bumbling idiot relatives have been removed, the hot sex scenes kept (one even extended!) and the inclusion of a very hot scene that was left on the cutting-room floor.

Please note: If you already purchased An Indecent Proposal and would like to know how Letty gets her revenge, please email me at aheyerlove@gmail.com and I'll happily send you a free copy!

If you want the Traditional, no sex version, please buy An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance.

After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life.

Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, finds himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title. Letty and Phillip embark upon an affair that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth?

More importantly, will Letty’s revenge for Phillip’s deception satisfy her and open her heart to happily ever after?

Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topping author of The Yuletide Countess and The Secret Bluestocking.

Lady, Lover, Smuggler, Spy (The Arlingby's Book 3)

Alicia Quigley

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“If you enjoyed A Collector's Item and The Contraband Courtship, the first two books Quigley's Alingbys series, you will love Lady, Lover, Smuggler, Spy. If you haven't read them, you'll enjoy this as a stand alone story and read the Volumes 1 and 2 as well! Like the first two books, it contains a great, emotionally compelling romance, some intrigue, and the author's trademark hot, yet not pornographic sex scenes, which actually tell us something about their hero and heroine's evolving relationship." ~ Reader review

"If you enjoy regency and historical romance with a healthy dose of mystery, you'll love A Collector's Item. This story is both refined and deliciously steamy, and you'll be hastily drawn into Rowena's world.” ~ Reader review of A Collector's Item

"Their love story is funny, romantic, and very sexy in Alicia Quigley’s hot but tasteful way, as they struggle with the smugglers and their pre-conceived notions about each other. A very fun read – highly recommended!" ~ Reader review of The Contraband Courtship


Mrs. Valerie Carlton is the widow of a soldier who died in the Peninsular Wars. Disowned by her family for “marrying down,” she survives working as a governess. When the elder son of the family makes unwelcome advances, Valerie leaves, seeking refuge with a close friend until she can find another position.

Sir Tarquin Arlingby, a wealthy, handsome bachelor on his way home, is staying at the same inn as Valerie and witnesses her being robbed before she can board the coach. He goes to Valerie’s aid and is instantly attracted to her. As her friend’s home is near his estate, he offers to drive her there.

An unfortunate accident forces the pair to spend a night in a village inn. Over dinner, Valerie talks about her experiences during the Spanish campaign against Napoleon and the sense of mission that she felt following the drum, which she misses in her current life. Sir Tarquin, who is secretly spying for the Crown by masquerading as a smuggler to pass information in and out of France, is intrigued by her bravery and his attraction increases. Valerie is also drawn to the handsome baronet.

Tarquin needs a French-speaking woman to pose as a smuggler during a mission to the “City of Smugglers” in Gravelines. When he discovers that Valerie speaks French like a native, he successfully recruits her for the job.

Will the pair survive their dangerous mission? Will they finally acknowledge the depth of their feelings for each other?

Find out in Lady, Lover, Smuggler, Spy, a Regency romance with intrigue, humor and just the right amount of moderately explicit sex for those readers who enjoy sensuality with their romances.

The Secret Bluestocking: Isobel's Traditional Regency Romance

Alicia Quigley

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“The writing of this debut novel is gratifyingly good and is remarkably well attuned to the era. Brilliant, in fact. Very appealing. We're given a perfect sense of the time but there's no unwieldy, stilted dialogue that can sometimes make me say huh?! Editing also passes the test. My compliments to the author.” ~ Reader review

“At last a more recent regency author who knows how to write, understands the genre and tells a good, clean story. The book was very enjoyable and I'm looking forward to reading another of Alicia Quigley's contribution to the genre. Lovers of bodice rippers, this is not for you; this is for those of us who love Austen, Heyer and Buck. Enjoy!” ~ Reader review


Written as an homage to Georgette Heyer, this is the first novel written by Alicia Quigley. After years of being filed away, we're happy to present it for your enjoyment. Please note, this is a Traditional Regency Romance; the "spice" (sex) level is very low, a G-rated movie, if you will.

What would you do if you were intelligent, independent, wealthy and had an interest in archaeology? If you're the Honorable Miss Isobel Paley, you do as you please, but you would keep it as your most guarded secret.

Isobel's story is set in a time of social change, after Mary Wollstonecraft published her famous "A Vindication on the Rights of Woman," positing (correctly, of course!) that women were not inferior to men. Even so, Society hadn't yet changed to the degree that a free-thinking woman of means could be open about her "unseemly" interests.

Isobel happily pursues her intellectual passions without a care for marriage. She's perfectly capable of tending to her own life as a trendsetter in fashion during the Season and an archaeologist in Scotland during the summer. Marriage, she believes, is only the surrender of her legal identity, independence and fortune to the whims of a man.

Then an accident outside her country estate brings Major Lord Francis Wheaton into her life and her home. Lord Francis, recently back from the Peninsular Wars, must convalesce at Isobel's manor, being too injured to travel.

What follows is the tale of two strong-willed individuals, both harboring secrets of their own, and their undeniable attraction to one another. Will Isobel succeed in keeping her secret? Will Lord Francis find what he needs? And just who is the mysterious Marcus Paley?

The Yuletide Countess: Harriet's Traditional Regency Romance

Alicia Quigley

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”Good people in a believable tale. Very true to the Recency wit and twists of fate. Happily, I read this close to Christmas and it has set the theme for me to create a happy holiday in my little castle for my husband and children.” ~ Reader review

“A great read. Want to read more of Alicia Quigley!!! A very sweet and wonderful story. This book kept me up wanting to know what happens.” ~ Reader review


Harriet Walcott, companion of Miss Isobel Paley (from The Secret Bluestocking), is the perfect example of a spinster: past the usual age of marriage and content to spend her days with her needlework and her painting, without a hope for love. Her fondness for her family, along with her ability to find joy in everything, endears her to most who know her.

On her annual sojourn with Isobel to Ballydendargan, Scotland, Harriet finds more than the peace and quiet of the countryside. She meets Miss Catherine Dalburn, governess to Lord Glencairn’s two children as well as the children themselves. The two women form a friendship and Harriet grows fond of the children.

While Isobel pursues her “secret bluestocking” interests and Lord Francis Wheaton arrives in Ballydendargan to continue his pursuit of Isobel’s heart, Harriet finally meets Lord Glencairn. A dashingly handsome man in his later years with twinkling blue eyes and beautiful white hair, he and Harriet become fast friends, united in their desire to see Isobel and Lord Francis finally admit their feelings for each other and marry.

Fate has a surprise in store for Harriet, who has long thought herself “on the shelf.” Are her feelings for Lord Glencairn more than friendship? Can he possibly feel the same for her, especially since he all but disappeared from polite society after his wife’s death ten years before?

The Yuletide Countess is a “co-quel” or “side-car” to The Secret Bluestocking/A Lady of Passion, in that the much of it happens in parallel with the other books. However, the point of view is strictly Harriet’s.

A Duchess Enraged: An After Dark Version Georgian Romance (The Gravesmeres Book 2)

Alicia Quigley

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”Excellent is a mild word for this book. This book keeps you so enthralled, you won't be able to put it down. It may be a bad thing for your sleep, but you can sleep anytime, read this book you will just love it as I did.” ~ Reader review

“Thank you Alica! I enjoy this book so much that I couldn't put it down. For me to enjoy a story it just has to capture my imagination, like this one did. An excellent read!” ~ Reader review


It's 18th century London, where an Earl loses a vast sum of money to his good friend, a Duke. To settle the debt, the Earl suggests that he marry his fourteen year old daughter to the Duke’s twenty-one year old son. The marriage takes place the next morning. She is terrified, and he is furious. Calling her an ugly dowd, he leaves immediately after the ceremony on the Grand Tour and does not return for four years. When he returns, two adults who have barely met, and don’t even recognize each other must build a marriage. Can these two strong and determined personalities learn to overcome the resentments of the past, and convert the misunderstandings of the present into a passionate love affair on which they can build a life?

If you love a sexy romance this version is definitely for you! I guarantee, you'll never look at a library in quite the same way again. If you like sweet romance with NO sex, please buy "A Most Unusual Situation", the "Traditional" (sweet, no sex) version of the same story.
The novel is based on actual history, that of the Earl of March and Lady Sarah Cadogan. The historical details can be found in my blog at AHeyerLove.com. The Earl of Cadogan did marry his daughter, Lady Sarah Cadogan, to the Duke of Richmond’s son, the Earl of March, sight unseen as a way of settling an enormous gambling debt he owed the Duke. They were married the day after the agreement was made, and the infuriated Earl of March departed on his Grand Tour immediately thereafter, not to return for four years. You can read the details on my blog, http://www.aheyerlove.com/blog/. Because I like ladies with ships on their heads (see my blog also), I placed the costumes a few decades later in the 18th century, but attitudes towards marriage and the Grand Tour changed relatively little in that time.

An Indecent Charade: Letitia's After Dark Regency Romance

Alicia Quigley

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”The dialog is good, the characters are well drawn and the story moves along at a jaunty pace." ~ Reader review

“A great read. Want to read more of Alicia Quigley!!! A very sweet and wonderful story. This book kept me up wanting to know what happens.” ~ Reader review


Will passion revive her long-suffering heart or will she be doomed to a loveless arranged marriage?

This is the After Dark, steamy, sexy version of Letitia's story. If you want the Traditional, no sex version, please see "An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance."

After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life.

Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, finds himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title.

However, her well-meaning cousin demands that she remarry as soon as is proper; indeed, he feels it to be her duty as a woman and to her family. To that end, he moves to arrange her marriage to the Bishop of Mainwaring, someone for whom Letty has no feelings whatsoever.

Letty and Phillip embark upon an affair that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth?

Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topping author of The Yuletide Countess and The Secret Bluestocking.

An Honest Deception: Letitia's Traditional Regency Romance

Alicia Quigley

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"I was delightfully surprised that there were clean versions (no sex) versus not clean (with sex) of a same story. They and their counterpart were listed at the back. If only everyone could do this or offer it. This story is for all ages and is a good romp." ~ Reader review

”This author paints very clear pictures of her characters which I enjoy. I reread this novel quite a bit because I like it so much.” ~ Reader review

“This traditional sweet romance will delight readers who enjoy the story of a woman reclaiming her life, and well as finding the love of it.” ~ Reader review


This is the Traditional, no sex version of Letitia's story.

After the death of her wastrel husband, Alfred, Lady Letitia Morgan wants nothing more than to settle into the peaceful life of a widow. Her limited finances are enough to provide Letty and her two children that simple life.

However, her well-meaning cousin demands that she remarry as soon as is proper; indeed, he feels it to be her duty as a woman and to her family. To that end, he moves to arrange her marriage to the Bishop of Mainwaring, someone for whom Letty has no feelings whatsoever.

In the meantime, Phillip Masham, Marquess of Eynsford and long-time friend of Francis, Lord Exencour, has found himself very much interested in Letty. Unfortunately for him, Letty’s opinion of men of the ton was quite soured by the late Baron Morgan. Not one to give up, the creative Marquess becomes Mr. Phillip Markham, a solicitor in the Inner Temple, in hopes that Letty will get to know him for who his is, beyond his title.

The two form a friendship that may deepen into love, but will it survive the truth?

Find out in the latest by Alicia Quigley, chart-topping author of The Yuletide Countess and The Secret Bluestocking.