The Tudor Court: Glittering, Enchanting ... Deadly

Tudor Rose

A single step can lead to celebrity or death ...

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In the Tudor age, ambition, power and charismatic allure are essential and Catherine Howard has plenty of all three. Not to mention her loyal best friend, Kitty Tylney, to help cover her tracks. Kitty, the abandoned youngest daughter of minor aristocracy, owes everything to Cat—where she is, what she is, even who she is. Friend, flirt, and self-proclaimed Queen of Misrule, Cat reigns supreme in a loyal court of girls under the none-too-watchful eye of the Dowager Duchess of Norfolk.

When Cat worms her way into the heart of Henry VIII and becomes Queen of England, Kitty is thrown into the intoxicating Tudor Court. It’s a world of glittering jewels and elegant costumes, of gossip and deception. As the Queen’s right-hand-woman, Kitty goes from the girl nobody noticed to being caught between two men—the object of her affection and the object of her desire.

But the atmosphere of the court turns from dazzling to deadly, and Kitty is forced to learn the difference between trust and loyalty, love and lust, secrets and treason. And to accept the consequences when some lessons are learned too late.

A Junior Library Guild Selection, an Amazon Book of the Month selection

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Praise for Gilt

“A substantive, sobering historical read, with just a few heaving bodices.”

   ~Kirkus Reviews

“…royally riveting for the reader.”


“A more literary version of Gossip Girl overlaid onto 16th-century England . . . In modern times, Cat would most likely be a cheerleader; the king, captain of the football team. But the royal backdrop with historical underpinnings makes a far more interesting story.”

   ~The Los Angeles Times

“Longshore takes readers into the dangerous and enchanting circle of Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII . . . this book’s look into courtly intrigue will delight teen readers.” Four stars

   ~Romantic Times

“This is an enjoyable novel to recommend to girls interested in history, love, and betrayal.”


“I found my new favorite series . . . see for yourself why I couldn’t put the book down.”


Anne Boleyn is the odd girl out. Newly arrived to the court of King Henry VIII, everything about her seems wrong, from her clothes to her manners to her witty but sharp tongue. So when the dashing poet Thomas Wyatt offers to coach her on how to shine at court—and to convince the whole court they’re lovers—she accepts. Before long, Anne’s popularity has soared, and even the charismatic and irresistible king takes notice. More than popularity, Anne wants a voice—but she also wants love. What began as a game becomes high stakes as Anne finds herself forced to make an impossible choice between her heart’s desire and the chance to make history.

Finalist for the Northern California Book Awards

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Praise for Tarnish

“The raw emotions and unflinching honesty of a young girl caught in a whirlwind of history shine through, keeping readers engaged to the end.”


“Swoon overload . . . Funny, witty and entertaining, Tarnish is a must-read for anyone wanting to add invigorating drama and sensual romance to their bookshelf.”

“Great for readers of romance, royal fiction and history, or those looking for a summer read that makes them think a bit, too.” starred review

   ~Shelf Awareness

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Mary Howard has always lived in the shadow of her powerful family. But when she’s married off to Henry Fitzroy, King Henry VIII’s illegitimate son, she rockets into the Tudor court’s inner circle. Mary and “Fitz” join a tight clique of rebels who test the boundaries of court’s strict rules with their games, dares, and flirtations. The more Mary gets to know Fitz, the harder she falls for him, but is forbidden from seeing him alone. The rules of court were made to be pushed…but pushing them too far means certain death. Is true love worth dying for?

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Praise for Brazen

“[Brazen is] crisp and elegantly written while delivering a powerful emotional punch…I adored this book.”  ~Robin LaFevers, New York Times bestselling author of His Fair Assassin trilogy