While checking out one of the books AT Drake linked to over at Mobileread, I discovered that Jennifer Ashley is self publishing her historical mysteries backlist written as Ashley Gardner. I haven’t read any of them, but they sounds interesting, plus they only cost between 0.99 and 2.99. ( Book 5-7 costs 2.99, but I am not posting those blurbs, since I figure this post gets long enough).
The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #1) ( Novel length. 0.99 atAmazon, Smashwords and BN):
London, 1816 Cavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, his career ignominiously over. He stumbles onto the case of a kidnapping, the accused a prominent MP. Lacey’s search for the girl leads to the discovery of murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld. At the same time, Lacey must face the everyday troubles of his own life.
A Regimental Murder (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #2)Novel length. 1.99 at Amazon,Smashwords and
London 1816 After rescuing a lovely woman from an attempted robbery, Captain Lacey discovers that she’s the widow of a colonel who had been accused of murdering an English officer during the recent war. Lydia declares that her husband was innocent and that she knows the true culprits’ identities. Intrigued, Lacey begins to investigate, and soon finds himself mired in scandals past and present.
The Glass House (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries #3)Novel length. 1.99 at Amazon, Smashwordsand BN( Also 2.99 at BN. Hmm..)):
On a January night in 1817, former cavalry officer Captain Gabriel Lacey is summoned to the banks of the Thames to identify a body. When Lacey looks down at the pretty young woman, cut down too soon, he vows to find her murderer. His search takes him from the seamy streets of the East End, to gatherings of the London ton in Mayfair, to the chambers of respectable Middle Temple barristers.
In 1817, Captain Lacey takes a post as a secretary at the Sudbury School in Berkshire. He soon finds that the headmaster expects him to discover the source of disturbing pranks that have kept the school in an uproar. The problems intensify when a stableman turns up dead in a lock of the nearby canal. A Romany is arrested for the murder, and Lacey is the only person who believes him innocent.
I have no idea what is going on with the prices. Either she is lowering the price to 1.99, or raising it to 2.99 My advice is to purchase them from Smashwords.
That’s the historical mysteries. Jennifer Ashley is also self publishing a couple of paranormal romances, both part of her Shifters Unbound series.
Bodyguard (Shifters Unbound #2.5) ( Novel, 0.99 at Amazon[/URL],Smashwords, BN)
Elizabeth Chapman is saved from an armed robber by a giant Kodiak bear who shifts into a large, well-muscled, and fully naked human male. Ronan, the Bear Shifter, takes her to Shiftertown for safety, but will only let Elizabeth leave if he becomes her 24/7 bodyguard. The trouble is, the sassy human Elizabeth is triggering Ronan’s long-buried need to find himself a mate.
Shifter Made ( Prequel Short story, 0.99 at Amazon, Smashwords, BN)
Alanna, sister to a Fae prince, returns to medieval Ireland to coerce a Shifter to craft an incredible sword. Niall O’Connell, wildcat Shifter and master sword maker, hates all Fae, but Alanna’s heartbreaking story and beauty are difficult to resist. Together, she and Niall forge a sword that changes Shifter history, at the same time forging an unbreakable bond between their hearts.