Enjoy excerpts from all of historical romance author Jessie Clever’s Regency romance novels, historical fiction, women’s fiction, and contemporary romance books.
London March 1833 The day began much as any other day. With murder, of course. From The Adventures of Miss Melanie Merkett, Private Inquisitor Penelope Paiget was skilled at a great many things. Hiding dead bodies was not one of them. She had returned to Wickshire Place at half six that morning as was her… more
London March 1833 Lady Emily Black liked presents. It wasn’t that she always expected to receive presents nor did she expect everyone to bring her presents when calling on her. It was just comforting to think about presents and what might be forthcoming. Like the anticipation on a rainy day. There were so many possibilities… more
London March 1833 Richard Black, the Duke of Lofton, died peacefully in his bed. It was a Tuesday, as unremarkable as any other Tuesday, and he had gone to bed as he had any other Tuesday for the whole of his eighty-three years. It was only as dawn broke through the curtains that his wife,… more
April 1826 London “You are not at all concerned your wife will find out?” Alec stood in the bedchamber of one of London’s most refined and most adventurous widows and casually replaced the stopper in the decanter of brandy. He set it carefully down on the gold-plated tray that seemed rather ostentatious even to him. … more
When She Knows Franconia Notch Series Book One “But fraud for a defense contractor is serious. You don’t want to defend your reputation as a provider to our armed forces?” It took him a minute to realize that clicking noise was her following him over the pavement. He spun around, his arms coming up once… more
Enjoy an excerpt from the book that started it all… Son of a Duke April 1815 Eleanora stood for a moment by the refreshment table as she gathered her thoughts about her once more. It was not everyday that she inadvertently mingled with duchesses and earls in quite such proximity in the middle of a… more
When She Falls: Franconia Notch Trilogy Book Two “I kissed you, Ms. Baxter. You needn’t stand there biting off your tongue in shame.” He grabbed another paper towel, ran it along the back of his neck. “I just wanted to see if the woman I married was still inside of this cool, matronly woman who… more