Would her past be allowed to rob them both of their future? 


Book Two in "The Conquered" Series!

"Conquered by the Commander"

 

"The Conquered" Seroes"  Book One: "Conquered by the Captain"

The Unsettling of Golden Rive...


 "Being Obedient"

The quiet little town of Golden River, California, has been a man’s haven since the beginning of the Gold Rush. And that’s the problem. Other than Faith Bartlett, an older widow who lives outside town, there are no women there.

But all that’s about to change the moment saucy Obedience Bartlett and two younger mail-order brides step off the stage.

 Keeping three mischievous ladies safe from a town full of men who have not had their arms around a woman in years? Tobias Madison is the man saddled with the responsibility. The adventures begin.

And the settled little town of Golden River is about to become quite ‘unsettled.’

 Lillianna Collingwood is beautiful and graceful, but she is every bit as hot-headed as her hair is red. When she decides to marry Earl, the commander of the Arabella, she is completely unaware that his name is not really “Earl” at all. He is Lord Darby, the son of the Earl of Darbyshire. Elated, at first, she soon realizes she now has to learn to act the part of a lady. Having grown up in a convent orphanage from the time she was five, she’d learned to be wild. She excelled at cheating in cards and considered stealth as one of her best virtues. A lady? She’s not sure she can do it.
 

But Darby has a reason he hasn’t told her who he is. She’s entirely too concerned with titles, money, and things. He’s not only determined to teach her those things are not as important as character, but he’s also determined to teach her that her hot-headed behavior is not acceptable.
 

Lily tries, but she isn’t prepared when the past seems to come back to haunt her. Her past, her nightmares—everything seems to be against her when she arrives. Even Darby’s own mother refuses to accept her into the family, making her feel an outcast. Darby remains her rock, her anchor, but Lily is unable to make herself confide in him about the terrors that plague her night after night.
 

And Darby fears he is losing her. Can he save her before it’s too late?
 

Publisher's Disclaimer: This book contains some graphic and disciplinary scenes. If these are offensive to you, please do not buy or read this book.

 


An hour later, Lily realized she had yet to fret about the mill since the game started. Darby sat across from her, regarding his cards with a guarded expression. She gave him an innocent look before asking if he wanted any more cards. “Two,” he grumbled. “Did you notice, dear wife, that when you deal, the odds always appear to favor you? Cheaters pay a heavy price, Lillianna. You would do best to remember that when you hand me those next two cards.”

He watched carefully, scowling as she flicked two cards his way, but it was impossible to see from where in the deck she took them.

“Did you notice, my Lord,” she said, mimicking his exact tone, “how cranky and suspicious you become when you are losing at cards? Or is it the lack of clothes you’re currently wearing which is irritating you? I can give you back a piece of your clothing if you like.” A mischievous grin lit her eyes. “Perhaps your cummerbund will warm you a bit.”

Relaxing in her corset and shift, she still had her stockings and shoes on, whereas poor, unlucky Darby was down to his last vestige of dignity. Narrowing his eyes at her, he picked up his two cards and the briefest of smiles touched his lips before vanishing. She pretended not to notice as she regarded her own hand.

“Are you sure you wish to see this hand through to the end, my Lord?” Lily made a production of frowning at her own hand. “I have taken up enough of your time today. I’ll just pick up these cards and set the furniture back in place. You mother would be extremely displeased to know you sat upon her favorite chair wearing little more than the day you were born.”

His voice was a growl. “Lillianna?  You can return to your seat and finish this hand, or I will bare your arse, bend you over the arm of this damn chair and spank it bright red.”

Lily took her seat reluctantly, frowning at him. “It’s the cold leather on your bare legs making you cross, isn’t it, my Lord? Try not to stick to the seat, sir. Your mother will no doubt notice any sticky residue. And…” She looked up, with a sly smile. “As you have nothing else to raise the bid, perhaps I should fold.”

A smug expression crept into Darby’s eyes. “It’s too late for you to fold, Lillianna. It looks like your corset now belongs to me. I have three of a kind.”
            “Impressive, my Lord, but…” She flipped over two cards bearing the same face. Then she slowly, one at a time, revealed two more cards, the only remaining members of the deck matching the first two. “I have two pairs.”

“Four of a kind?” He stood up, his legs leaving damp imprints in his wake before he leaned over the table to glare at her. “You little cheat.” 

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Arabella St. John faces a new life, in a new land, as she boards the merchant ship from England to America. Her father has arranged for her marriage in New Orleans, to her dismay. The ship is massive.


 She has no desire to be there. Everything and everyone she loves is in England. The chief-mate seems friendly enough, but then she meets Captain Gregory Smythe, who neither needs nor wants women aboard his ship. And he’s quite vocal about it.  

It’s ‘hate at first sight.’

Gregory is unhappy at the thought of having to be responsible for, not one, but two ladies on ship, especially after finding out two merchant ships off the coast of the Carolinas have been recently sunk by Privateers.


On top of that, females aboard a vessel with an all-male crew are trouble; everyone knows that.  And when food goes missing, and a stowaway is found hidden in his very own cabin, he realizes trouble follows Arabella wherever she goes. And when the only two women booked for passage realize they are destined to marry the same man, it all seems to come apart.


 And that is just the beginning of their troubles!


​Disclaimer: This book contains discipline of adult females and is a bit spicy. If this is not to your liking, please do not buy.

 

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 When she awakened, the room was bright. She must have been asleep for only a few seconds. Lying on her belly, she raised her head and  scanned the room. She didn't see Nick for a moment until she looked back toward her left. Then, suddenly, turning toward the door, she sawhis brown, wavy head on the coverlet. One large hand reached out and rested on her upper thigh, and she tingled inside. She attempted to  turn over in bed and face the window, surprised when the hand moved upward and rested on her bottom, the other on her waist. She  glanced back over her shoulder. If he was awake, he didn't show it. She wiggled to try to scoot across the bed away from him, and suddenly  found herself pushed onto her belly, with his hands holding her down. His grasp on her bottom was firm, and she winced, but she was surprised when he spoke.

"What do you think you're doing?" His voice held amusement.

"Trying to get away from you."

The hand on her bottom squeezed, and she gasped. "I don't suppose you'd consider releasing me."

"Not a chance. The reason I had my hands on you was so I'd know if you tried to get up."

When she glanced back over her shoulder, he was grinning.

"Nick Wellington. Take your hands off me."

"No."

"What if I said please?"

"Go back to sleep. I'm not taking my hands off you, and I'm not ready to get up."

"You're hurting me."

He looked down at the hand resting on her bottom and back at her. He raised his hand, but instead of letting her go, he gave her a sharp swat and lowered it


again. He rested his head on his arm, closing his eyes. "I'll let you up the next time I awaken."

Katie shook her head. "I swear, Nick. Everything everyone says about you is true."

"I know. Too bad, isn't it?"

Excerpt from: Conquered by the Ghost

Pippa Greathouse

"Sit," he said.

​   "While you still can."

 

 At the same time, fall in love with the characters of Double-Takes, as they fall in love with each other in the midst of danger...  


 


 

 Pippa​  

   Greathouse  

He was putting her into the car when she felt a hand on her arm, restraining her. She turned, looking up. An extremely hard swat landed on her bottom, and she whirled back, gasping. His face was inches away, and the stern expression was back.

“Samantha, I warned you. Didn’t I? In you go.”

Backing away from him, she slid inside, and he reached across her to fasten her belt. She leaned back, looking away from him as he closed the door.

They had pulled on to the highway, before he spoke again. “Do you think that was undeserved?”

She didn’t speak.

“I’m waiting.”

She took a deep breath, but when she spoke, it was barely a whisper. “No.”

“Just so you know, if we’d been at home instead of the middle of a store, I’d have put you over my knee.”

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Chloe Cates has spent the last year of her life falling deeper in love each day with a man she knows perished with the Charlotte, when it was sunk off the coast of the Carolinas. Try as she might, she cannot get him out of her mind; his voice, his face, as well as his bravery and courage, are with her continuously. 

That man has been back in England, for a year now, and he has thought of her and written of her in the journal he keeps locked in the lower drawer of his desk. His vision of her has not dimmed; it grows stronger with each passing day. He has come home to England, to find his family having his funeral, and decided he would stay the person he became that day—the Ghost. 

Ghost realizes, however, that he can no longer stay in the shadows when he overhears a plot to kidnap and kill darling little Chloe. And, suddenly, there is no choice. 

He must kidnap her, himself.
 

Publisher's Note: This historical romance contains graphic action scenes, as well as power exchange as Ghost attempts to protect his Chloe. If this is offensive to you, please do not read it.

 

 

"Katie's Maverick"

 “This is my house; these are my rules. Understand me?”

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 When she finally became quiet, he set her down in the bed, and thinking she was asleep, 

moved to the door and closed it. Standing outside for a moment, he pulled the key from 

his pocket and locked the door. He'd be back soon enough with her supper.



Suddenly, a swear of half- irritation, half-anguish came from the inside of the room, and
he stopped, scowling. A thump just inside the door caused him to jump, then another. He
realized, after five seconds, that she was throwing things.


A lamp? Some of the figurines that had adorned the dresser and the highboy?

He thought of the things that used to be in the room; it had once been his stepmother's, and there were

hosts of things in there to throw.


The sounds of things breaking went on until he took the key and unlocked the door, deciding to go back inside and
spank her again.

 

​Pippa Greathouse​

 He threw back his head, howling with laughter. 

"Obedience? Couldn't your parents have named you a little more appropriately?"

 ​He gave her a sudden grin.

“There are times I think I was adopted. My father is the perfect gentleman. Geoff, not quite as much. Me? I don’t think you could say that about me at all." 

​"Conquered by the Ghost"


​"He must kidnap her in order to save her..."

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Katie Adams felt as if her whole world has shattered when she receives news that Nick Wellington’s engagement has been broken off. Engagement? How could he have asked someone else to marry him—someone she’d never even met?  She’s mad. She’s upset. She’s frustrated. And her roommate, Lizzie, his younger sister, hasn’t even told her about this? 

Katie’s waited her whole life for Nick. And he’s always said he was doing the same for her. How could he do this? When he shows up to pick both her and Lizzie up to bring them back to Strasburg in time for Christmas, she swears she won’t go. No way is she going to spend four days in a carriage staring at the man who has betrayed her. 

What she doesn’t know is Nick’s side of the story. But she’s about to find out.

And he’s determined she’ll listen to it. And to him.
 

Publisher's Note: A sweet romance with old-fashioned disciplinary scenes. If this is offensive to you, please do not read it.

Excerpt from "Conquered by the Commander"

 ​*And just to let you know... Lizzie's story is progressing nicely! It won't be long!

 Pippa​  

   Greathouse  

A sneak peek at "Double-Takes"

Can he possibly save her from suspicion? And more important-Can he save her life?

Excerpt from Katie's Maverick...

Evesdrop on a conversation of Samantha and Adam as he explains his idea of true love...

 ​ Upcoming events!

Samantha Hillis, a widow of three years, has just begun to put her life back together when a shooter on the parking lot of the mall destroys dozens of cars one afternoon and causes multiple injuries.  Sam is pulled into the arms of Adam, a handsome Lieutenant of the Highway Patrol for safety, and she feels for the first time in years what it’s like to be held in a man’s arms. And it’s wonderful.

But Adam  is strict, with his own set of rules, intended to keep her safe.

A series of double-takes and other events happen, making her doubt her own judgement...

She’s been drawn into a web of suspicion... 

Now the object of a murder investigation... Chased by a stalker... Her own home has been broken into and ransacked...  

​The only one she can depend on now is Adam. 


​Coming  August 3rd!


Publisher's Note: This romantic suspense story contains graphic scenes, power exchange and steamy romance. If any of this offends you, please do not read it.

  Book One in: The Unsettling of Golden River

​"Being Obedient"

 "Double-takes"

Mystery with a twist that sizzles!