Marilyn Kelly
Sexy stories with a twist of scandal

New Releases

Banished to Paradise 
in the Sizzling Florida Heat anthology


     

A debauched aristocrat, Nicholas Simms is thrust into pioneer life in tropical Florida as a punishment for exceptionally decadent behavior. He has only two desires to pass the time - whiskey and willing women. The lovely, intelligent, flirtatious Miss Devereaux makes him question his aversion to marriage, until he learns of her history of deception. 

Josephine Devereaux’s family fled to America to avoid the guillotine, and at six and twenty, her time to shine has past. Anxious to save her younger sisters from a loveless life, Josephine concocts a daring plan to draw men to their remote village. Handsome Mr. Simms looks good at first glance, but his dark side is quickly exposed.

Let the exile begin…


Contemporary Women's Fiction

All the Boys I Ever Kissed


Lana Patterson wants a husband, but she's striking out online and with blind dates. Her sister suggests she look to her past to find her future, and Lana starts contacting old boyfriends. She's been practically housebound since her husband died, so she starts local, in Washington DC.

Captain CPR is Chippendale firefighter hot, but other than his incredible body and compatible sense of humor, Lana doesn't find him the ideal bedmate or potential husband. Pierce Abrams runs into burning buildings for a living, and she wants a husband who will be there to walk her daughter down the aisle.

Lana grew up as a Foreign Service child and is now a travel writer. Her sister and daughter insist she hit the road, so Argentina and England are her next stops. The first boy she ever kissed is athletic, adventurous, intelligent, wealthy, and the most amazing Latin lover. Unfortunately, Sergio Salazar has a closet full of girlfriends that he claims he's willing to give up. Lana has her doubts.

Her high school boyfriend has more potential, since his current girlfriend is on the wane. Duncan Claymore is a baron with a castle, and oh so tempting, even introducing Lana and family to the Duchess of Cambridge. It would be a fantasy life, but his conniving sister threatens to derail their renewed love affair.

Three amazing men are all having adventures of their own. Which one will capture Lana's heart? The reader gets to choose!

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The Wanton Widows series:
Three passionate stories set in early Victorian England and Scotland


Sounds of Love


Widowed baroness Cathryn Sibley craves financial security, scholarly recognition and passionate love equal to that of Fanny Hill. To marry Julian Ahlquist, the forceful earl who promises to fill all her needs, she must break a marriage contract to a distant baron who promises only grief. But when the baron reveals her one major sin and spoils her chances for love, Cathryn must forgive herself before she seeks exoneration from Julian.
In the meantime, a light-fingered duke sets his sights on her and she hasn't the power to refuse him.

Julian has his own past to shed—he's been in love with his father's beautiful mistress for twenty years. Cathryn soothes his old wounds and frees him to love again, but he discovers her secret in a distressing manner. A matchmaking novelist shows him the error of his ways and he humbles himself to secure Cathryn's freedom.

Puzzles of Passion 


Violet Pickering is a young English widow escaping the influence of her abusive mother, a dowager baroness who hates Americans. Violet's clever word puzzles are only part of her salvation.


Rune Darnell is an American magazine publisher spreading his wings with the trip abroad. How will his intellectual family react when he falls in love with the vivacious Englishwoman?


A scandalous night in Vauxhall with Julian and Cathryn bind Violet and Rune, but can they overcome family objections and their own tangled pasts to solve the puzzle of their forbidden passion?
   





Scandal of Art 
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Forbidden sweethearts reunited after seven years,

but each has scandalous secrets.

 

Serena Selby’s rare artistic talent has been nurtured by her aristocratic family, and she agrees to marry a nobleman who will further her ambitions. Will she be forced to repeat her sacrifice?
After seven years of a grueling apprenticeship to her talented husband in Venice, she becomes a master artist. Now a virgin widow, she heads home to the lake country in England to rekindle her loving friendship with Galen, whom she remembers as the ideal man.


Galen Lockwood has loved Serena all his life, but he is a commoner and keeps his emotions tightly under control. Fighting for Serena could derail his dreams, but losing her again would be devastating.

Brilliant and gifted with the voice of an angel, Galen recovered from Serena’s arranged marriage by pouring himself into his engineering work, expanding his singing to include opera, and frequenting his favorite brothel in Edinburgh. Wealthy and successful, he has decided he needs the proper wife to help him gain a baronetcy. A widowed countess would be ideal, especially as the lure of Serena is irresistible, but her scandalous secret of having painted nudes could derail his carefully planned ascension into society. Can he forgive her former life and fulfill all his dreams?

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