About The Author

Louise Clark

Louise Clark is the author of both contemporary and historical romance novels, and holds BA in History from Queens University.

Louise enjoys hearing from readers. Contact her through her website:

www.louiseclarkauthor.com

Books

Hearts of Rebellion Series

Pretender's Games

To be pardoned for the crime of joining the Jacobite Rebellion, James MacLonan must marry a woman who supports the Hanoverian dynasty.

Theadora Tilton fits the bill perfectly. But in every other way, Thea is his enemy.

Thea has her own reasons for agreeing to the quick marriage to James, but none included his sudden decision to move her to his clan home in the Scottish Highlands.

Then the notorious leader of the Jacobite Rebellion returns and James disappears. Now Thea must rally the strangers around her if she hopes to reclaim the man who first stole her heart.

REVIEWS
"A thoroughly entertaining and sensual romance." ~RT Book Reviews

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Lover's Knot

Sir Philip Hampton seems to be exactly what he claims: a loyal Royalist newly returned from exile in France.

But Alysa Leighton must be without doubt, for in 1659 England, Civil War has set Royalist against Roundhead, and those who support the king, like Alysa's family, are always in peril.

If Philip proves a Roundhead spy, everyone Alysa loves is in grave danger. But the more Alysa learns of Philip, the more she likes him.

Soon a marriage proposal is in the air and Alysa realizes she is in love. But is Philip friend or foe?

REVIEWS
"A blend of romance, conspiracy, and hidden identities... with just the right mix of action and seduction." ~Susan Tanner, author of Winds Across Texas

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Dangerous Desires

Indebted to Nicholas Prescott, Earl of Wroxton, for her very survival, young Stephanie de la Riviére is miserable, homesick and determined to do whatever it takes—from selling the family jewels to masquerading as a highwayman—to again see her beloved father, an aristocrat caught up in the dangerous French Revolution.

Nicholas is determined to prevent the exasperated Stephanie from putting herself in harm's way. But keeping the beautiful brunette out of outrageous scenarios isn't why Nicholas remains awake at night. It's his own desire to match his ward's fiery spirit to his burning passion that won't let him rest.

REVIEWS
"...an action packed journey with an exciting pair of lovers... all the history without losing focus on the romance." ~Romantic Times

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9 Lives Cozy Mystery Series

The Cat Came Back

Stormy the Cat, rescued by journalist Quinn Armstrong, is not what he seems.

Young mother Christy Jamieson just learned her husband, Frank, embezzled his trust fund, sold their Vancouver mansion, and ran off with a socialite. Worse, Frank's trustees are telling Christy to let them handle it. But they aren't doing anything, and Frank's enemies are coming after her and her daughter.

Desperate to find Frank and fend off his enemies, Christy asks Quinn for help. His price: the dirt on Frank. But the closer Christy and Quinn get to the dangerous truth, the more convinced they become that only the one who knows where Frank is at, is Stormy the Cat.

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The Cat's Paw

Christy Jamieson has just confronted the person who murdered her husband Frank, when Frank's wealthy Aunt Ellen arrives unexpectedly, suitcase in-hand. Ellen's home has become a crime scene and she intends to stay with Christy. No one is happy, but the most furious member of the Jamieson household is Stormy the Cat.

Wanting the woman out of her hair, Christy investigates with journalist-friend Quinn, only to discover the body on Aunt Ellen's terrace was the woman who alibied the person complicit in Frank's murder.

But the deeper Christy and Quinn dig into the connection between the dead woman and Aunt Ellen, the clearer it becomes that the only one who can unravel the truth is Stormy the Cat.

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Cat Got Your Tongue

When the rock concert Christy and Quinn are enjoying ends in a murder, the sleuthing couple are pulled into the case.

Hot on the trail of a primary suspect, they discover the band's manager has also been found dead. Are the two murders connected, or are there two killers?

Unfortunately, the only eye-witness—Stormy the Cat—is holding his tongue.

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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

When prominent Canadian politician, Fred Jarvis, dies mysteriously, Detective Patterson solicits the help of Christy Jamieson to investigate the family and friends of the deceased. The police suspect a politically motivated murder but Christy soon finds reason to disagree.

Now working at odds with the police, Christy must rely on Stormy the Cat to discover the truth or risk seeing the man she loves convicted unjustly of murder.

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Cat Among The Fishes

The long-promised Jamieson-Armstrong family camping trip takes a pause with news of murder at the local fish farm where the vacationing families recently visited. Even worse, it looks like their campsite neighbor's brother-in-law, Adam, is the prime suspect in the fish farm Manager's murder.

Ignoring protests from family, Christy and Sledge, along with Stormy the cat, start asking questions at the mayor's office and quickly learn of political opposition to the fish farm and form a list of distinguished suspects.

But when a second murder occurs, Adam is further implicated. Believing something is very fishy at the farm, Sledge, Christy, and Stormy continue their probe. But someone doesn't want the truth exposed. Now, the sleuthing team must solve the murder before they become next week's fish food.

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Cat in the Limelight

Christy Jameison's reputation is at stake when the Dean of a local college is murdered at a fundraising gala she is attending, along with the wealthiest and most influential people from the community.

The press has a field day when it's discovered the Dean was formerly a renowend television and movie producer. As reporters speculate over who and why the Dean was killed, they delve into past histories—including Christy's.

With her reputation on the line, the investigation becomes personal as Christy investigates the Dean's past and discovers more questions and an even longer list of suspects. While Christy is willing to do whatever it takes to solve the crime, it's the cat in the limelight who possesses the clue.

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Fleece the Cat

Pam Muir claims the late Frank Jamieson is the father of her child and wants money from the family trust. But Frank, the cat, denies the allegations. Christy believes the woman is on the hustle, planning to fleece the Jamiesons with a tall tale and phony documents.

Then, on the day Pam is supposed to supply her proof, she is killed, murdered on her way to the meeting. To protect the family trust and Frank’s reputation, Christy investigates, and it isn’t long before she discovers Pam’s sordid past and a long history of duping men.

With secrets abounding, one of those men is angry enough to kill. Now, Christy must protect the family Trust, Franks’s reputation, and her own life.

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The 9 Lives Cozy Mystery Boxset, Books 1- 3

Join Stormy the Cat Along With Christie Jamieson and Quinn Armstrong on Their First Three Mysteries in Vancouver, British Columbia

BOOK 1: The Cat Came Back - Young mother Christy Jamieson just learned her husband, Frank, embezzled his trust fund, sold their Vancouver mansion, and ran off with a socialite. Worse, Frank's trustees are telling Christy to let them handle it. But they aren't doing anything, and Frank's enemies are coming after her and her daughter. Desperate to find Frank and fend off his enemies, Christy asks Quinn for help. His price: the dirt on Frank. But the closer Christy and Quinn get to the dangerous truth, the more convinced they become that only the one who knows where Frank is at, is Stormy the Cat.

BOOK 2: The Cat's Paw - Christy Jamieson has just confronted the person who murdered her husband Frank, when Frank's wealthy Aunt Ellen arrives unexpectedly, suitcase in-hand. Ellen's home has become a crime scene and she intends to stay with Christy. No one is happy, but the most furious member of the Jamieson household is Stormy the Cat. Wanting the woman out of her hair, Christy investigates with journalist-friend Quinn, only to discover the body on Aunt Ellen's terrace was the woman who alibied the person complicit in Frank's murder. But the deeper Christy and Quinn dig into the connection between the dead woman and Aunt Ellen, the clearer it becomes that the only one who can unravel the truth is Stormy the Cat.

BOOK 3: Cat Got Your Tongue - When the rock concert Christy and Quinn are enjoying ends in a murder, the sleuthing couple are pulled into the case. Hot on the trail of a primary suspect, they discover the band's manager has also been found dead. Are the two murders connected, or are there two killers? Unfortunately, the only eye-witness--Stormy the Cat--is holding his tongue.

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Forward in Time Series

Make Time For Love

-- 2012, Massachusetts, Boston Area --

Career focused and success driven, Faith Hamilton isn’t ready for love when she meets Cody Simpson, the chief software developer at the company where she works. He’s everything she doesn’t want in a man—analytical, focused on science, inflexible. Or so she thinks until she takes a chance on a date with him. His kisses melt her reservations but her heart remains frozen, trapped by the need to keep a secret: Her eccentric 18th century time-traveling ancestor, Andrew Byrne, who has a habit of dropping in without notice.

Cody Simpson thinks Faith is the most beautiful woman he's ever seen. She's also the most annoying. He despises her hard-driving corporate-ladder-climbing mindset and ignores her while immersing himself in his development projects and neglecting his basic duties. Then fate intervenes. Andrew Byrne, Faith’s out-of-town relative who has never used a computer and wears clothes that look remarkably like ones from the mid-eighteenth century, is hired as Cody's new assistant.

When Andrew announces his intent to permanently stay with Faith in the 21st century, she needs Cody’s help to transform him from an eighteenth-century landowner to a modern-day computer geek. Faith is the reason Andrew can move through time, a secret she guards for her own safety. But with Andrew bumbling through the basics of 21st century life and a budding romance with Cody, Faith must choose between guarding her secrets and trusting Cody enough to make time for love.

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Discover Time For Love

--Montana Badlands, 2020--

Professional paleontologist, Liz Hamilton, is seeking the academic find of a lifetime and separation from her family's strange secret. What she's not seeking is a car wreck and being rescued by a dino-bone pirate.

Mike Edwards makes money finding dino-bones and selling them to the highest bidder. When a torrential rainstorm hits the Montana prairie he rescues the attractive Liz Hamilton and the two weather the storm in his truck.

The next morning, the unlikely duo discover the remains of a rare creature in a washout. The creature straddles the border between private and federal land, requiring them both to work together on the discovery despite Liz's contempt for Mike's motives.

A journey to the future convinces Liz the find is significant for her career. What she doesn’t know is how to handle Mike's profiteering or the emotional bond and deepening attraction between them.

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