Jamaila Brinkley spent ten years writing dry technical documents for governments before retiring to use all of her pent-up creativity to write far more interesting things and raise her family. She lives in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland, in a house that is perpetually in a state of renovation, with her husband and twin toddlers.
You can find her talking about romance, writing, parenting, and cooking on her website, http://www.jamailabrinkley.com, and posting pictures of her lunch on Twitter as @jamaila.
Captain Jack Boone would like nothing better than to get back to plundering the seas, legally or otherwise. But suddenly, he’s a viscount, and his friends and family are insisting he needs a wife. When he’s asked to consult on a magical problem, he finds the perfect solution to his own issue: a convenient bride.
Katherine Ashe wants only to help her sister, who’s caught in an unpleasant predicament. When marriage to Jack Boone seems to be the only solution, she takes the opportunity to have her own household, escaping her overbearing aunt’s house once and for all and helping her sister in the bargain.
But before their convenient marriage can settle in, there’s a flight to Scotland to arrange; a budding sorceress to soothe—and oh, yes—a baby.
Jack and Kate are surrounded by chaos. Can they come through it to find an unexpected love?
Duncan Lowell’s explosive magic is fueled by an equally explosive temper. He’s stayed away from the earldom he rules from afar to escape memories of his vicious father. But when he must return, other memories surface, too – of his childhood friend and conspirator, Fiona: the future Witch of Kilgoran.
Fiona Fanshawe has dedicated her life to the people of Kilgoran. After tragedy marred her family, she’s vowed to stay aloof, serve the village, and never marry. When Duncan arrives, demanding that she retrieve the Stone that caused her family so much pain, she’s forced to re-evaluate all of her choices.
Duncan’s demons make him fear hurting those he loves; Fiona’s make her terrified of getting hurt. Now, the witch and the earl will have to decide whether they will be more dangerous together – or apart.
Thomas Dalton, Earl of Westfield, is the heir to a duke and a talented wizard. But he’s always hidden in his library, too shy to emerge into society from the shadow of his larger-than-life friends and family. When he’s asked to investigate a crime, he seizes the chance to prove that he’s as cunning and brave as anybody. But he’s quickly out of his depth in London’s underground; especially when he’s confronted with the prettiest thief he’s ever seen.
Em Stackpole lives an in-between life; she grew up on the streets, but preys on the Ton by using her skills at illusion to fit in among them at elegant Mayfair events. When Lord Westfield asks for her help finding a missing jewel, she strikes a bargain: she’ll help him learn to think like a criminal if he’ll teach her the magic she needs to get off the streets for good.
Falling in love was never part of the deal. But as Em and Thomas navigate magic, Mayfair, and Thomas’ charmingly interfering family, she’ll discover secrets she never knew she had, and the wizard and the thief will have to decide if they can ever be more than just partners-in-crime.