I enjoy combining romance with my two passions: Italy and history. I lived in Rome and Umbria, Italy, for ten years - and enjoy setting romances in this vibrant country. I also have a love for the Anglo-Saxon, Viking and Medieval periods of English history.
I currently live in New Zealand and, when I'm not writing, work as a language tutor, cooking teacher and web content writer.
A king's daughter, the son of his sworn enemy - and a reckoning...
A breath-taking historical romance set in Anglo-Saxon England. Centered around the legendary Sutton Hoo burial ground in Suffolk, England, where a king was buried in a treasure-filled longship nearly 1400 years ago; Dark Under the Cover of Night follows the last year of King Raedwald of the East Angles' life. Raedwald is the king believed to be buried in the Sutton Hoo longship.
The story begins in 624 A.D. Raedwyn, King Raedwald's fiery daughter, has just been married to a man old enough to be her father. It is a political alliance and on her wedding night, Raedwyn realizes with disappointment that theirs will be a loveless marriage.
However, fate has other plans for Raedwyn the Fair.
Outlaws ambush her new husband's party on their journey back to his long ship and Raedwyn finds herself captive of a bitter, vengeful warrior - Ceolwulf the Exiled. Ceolwulf has a score to settle with King Raedwald and Raedwyn is his bargaining tool.
Caelin, Ceolwulf's enigmatic son, follows his father on his quest for revenge. Fiercely loyal to her own father, Raedwyn isn't prepared for her wild attraction to Caelin - or for its consequences.
Their passion is forbidden. If Raedwyn and Caelin give in to it, they risk tearing a kingdom apart...