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Alyssa Drake Novels

Steamy Romance with a Twist

Victorian romance: rakes, scoundrels, and a dead body...or two

(Book 0.5) - FREE

A pirate captain gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to a beautiful hostage’s proposition, to make her a ruined woman.

These events take place prior to the beginning of A Perfect Plan (Wiltshire Chronicles #1). The outcome has no bearing whatsoever on Samantha Hastings or Benjamin, Lord Westwood, but it will affect their neighbors...

This needs to be a TV series or something! Dark, sexy, mystery, romance. Oh Lordy, Ms. Drake can write some books!

Angeli - The Romance Reviews

Alyssa Drake is the queen of historical romance!

Nicole Strycharz - author of the Relationship Quo series and the Maybrook Trilogy






(Book 1)

An opinionated tomboy must navigate the dangers of society, unaware her brother’s killer is lurking in her midst.

When her brother’s ship sinks off the coast of France, Miss Samantha Hastings surrenders her quiet, country life to manage his affairs.

Suddenly thrust into society, Samantha faces an unfamiliar world and the unnerving green eyes of Lord Westwood–her brother’s best friend and her new guardian.

Benjamin, Lord Westwood, never intended on following through with his rash promise to act as guardian to Edward’s bratty little sister. Upon learning of his best friend’s death, Benjamin's intention was to marry her off to the first acceptable suitor. When he finds himself falling for Samantha instead, Benjamin alights upon the perfect plan; a marriage of convenience.

The plan, however, quickly unravels when they discover Edward’s disappearance was due to foul play. Now, Samantha is in more danger than either of them realized and Benjamin is running out of time. Can he save the woman he loves or will murder ruin his perfect plan?

If you enjoy the mystery and intrigue of Amanda Quick and Lisa Kleypas, dive into this spellbinding series filled with history, romance, and suspense. Wiltshire is waiting.

Click now to catch a killer! WARNING: This book ends on a cliffhanger.

Books should be read in order (A Perfect Plan, An Imperfect Engagement, A Perfect Deception)






(Book 2)

Planning her wedding takes a dangerous turn, when a woman realizes a member of her engagement party would rather kill her than walk down the aisle.

So far, Miss Samantha Hastings’ engagement to Benjamin, Lord Westwood, has been tumultuous at best. Kidnapped by the man who murdered her father, nearly beaten to death, and severely poisoned, Samantha barely manages to escape alive.

When the killer reveals his revenge plot had assistance, the Hastings and Westwood families must band together to defend themselves against a new threat and Samantha concocts a risky plan to draw the accomplice out of hiding. However, this scheme may cost her more than she is willing to sacrifice. There is a traitor in their midst, one who has already committed murder and is willing to do so again.

The masked ball approaches and by the evening’s end at least one more person will die. Will Samantha survive until her wedding day or will her imperfect engagement become the grizzly prelude to murder?

The second book into this intriguing series drags you deeper into the mystery, surrounding the reader in a dizzying array of passion, intrigue, and the richness of the Victorian era, and reveals the violent nature of man.

Click now to capture the culprits!

WARNING: Although this book contains a happily ever after for Samantha and Benjamin, it, too, ends with cliffhanger.






(Book 3)

Disowned by her mother and suffering from unrequited love, a dismayed wallflower steps out of the shadows and into the path of a vindictive killer…

Through a chance introduction, Miss Daphne Clemens finds herself thrust into a dangerous situation, sequestered on a country estate with the one man she wants, but cannot have: Mr. Thomas Reid.

Following the abrupt termination of his engagement, Thomas expected to remain a bachelor forever, but Daphne's captivating presence reopens his heart to the possibility of love... until a body is discovered just outside the estate.

Thomas realizes someone in the household is working with Mr. Franklin Morris, feeding information to a killer intent on murdering every person in the chateau… including Daphne. All evidence points to a servant, but when the girl accused of the crime is found to be innocent, Thomas fears he may be too late to save Daphne's life.

Fans of Stephanie Laurens and Julie Garwood will savor this third installment of the Wiltshire Chronicles which reveals the inner workings of a broken heart, the deviousness of jealously, and the strength of true love.

Click now to discover the traitor!






(Book 4) - March 21, 2023

Falling in love with a pirate captain wasn't part of the plan.

Fleeing a deranged killer, Alana sets sail to America, but her ship is attacked by pirates and set aflame.

Abducted and assigned to the captain’s quarters as a manservant, she carries out her duties under the guise of her late husband, Sebastian, her treachery placing her in unforeseen peril.

To protect her, Captain Shaw conceals Alana's true identity from his men. However, when she’s accused of theft, the crew demands satisfaction, and no pirate would risk his life for a woman…

Fans of Johanna Lindsey and Danelle Harmon will enjoy the thrilling blend of romance, pirates, and intrigue woven into the fourth book of the Wilshire Chronicles series.

Set sail with An Imperfect Scoundrel! Purchase now!

*Author's note - Gentle readers, this story contains some triggering content. Details listed inside the book.

Never Bet a Duke

September 19, 2023

Every lady has want of a scandal…unless it results in murder.

To escape her father's matrimonial plans, Dinah sets a wager with Levi, Duke of Roxburghe, for a sum large enough to win her financial freedom, but he has no intention of losing.

After their bet is discovered, Dinah’s fiancé—and his scheming sister—set out to ruin Levi, coercing Dinah into making a decision that destroys any possibility of future happiness.

When her fiancé’s body is found with a knife protruding from his back, Dinah is accused of the crime, and not even Levi's powerful influence can save her from the gallows.

A captivating mixture of Tessa Dare’s witty banter and Amanda Quick’s steamy suspense that catapults the reader into a shocking historical mystery.

Buy now to find out why one should Never Bet a Duke!