Release Day: The Misfit

And release day for The Misfit is finally here! This is book 5 in my Twelve Letters series and a spin-off from the main storyline. My new novella is currently in the 20% off pre-release/new release sale at JMS Books until April 7th.

All four previous novellas, Twelve Letters, Queer Relations, Coming of Age and Gentlemen’s Agreement have centred around my established ensemble cast of Regency gentlemen. My three couples, Jo Everett and Daniel Walters, Captain Ben Harding and Doctor Edward Stephens, and Nathan Brooks and The Honourable Percy Havilland have fallen in love and overcome obstacles over the course of the series.

So it felt like a bit of a risk to introduce a new couple in The Misfit! Musician Luc Gerrard was a supporting character in Gentlemen’s Agreement, accidentally embroiled in a Napoleonic plot leaving him to be rescued by my group. I just had to write his story of how he pieces together his life after this unfortunate episode and reconnects with his friend and former lover, actor Harry Kent.

At the start of 1816, Luc Gerrard is summoned home to rural Essex from his sanctuary in the West Indies due to a dangerous downturn in his mother’s health. When she recovers, Luc is determined to pick up his musical employment in London’s theatres, concert halls and ballrooms.

He receives support and even friendship from a surprising source, the circle of gentlemen who spirited him away from certain arrest due to his connection with his former lover and Napoleonic plotter, James Beaufort.

Luc juggles his pride and finances while attempting to gain an orchestral position at Drury Lane Theatre for the upcoming spring Season. Bittersweet memories are revived when he inevitably meets his longtime companion and sometime lover, Harry Kent. However, charming, easy-going casual Harry seems changed by Luc’s absence.

Can Luc re-establish his interrupted career with a little help from his new friends? And might he and Harry find a lasting connection?



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