Author of Historical Romance
“It’s not what you think.”
When Claudia Brudenell and her estranged husband are unexpectedly reunited in a Parisian brothel, there is considerable explaining to be done on both sides. The truth is not what either of them thought.
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His Lady of Castlemora - June 2013
After a year of marriage, Isabelle Graham, is widowed and childless. Cast out by her husband’s kin she returns in disgrace to her father, minus her dowry as well. Essentially she has become a liability. If she can’t find another husband the alternative is the cloister. Meanwhile, Lord Ban wishes to marry and produce an heir so that his line won’t die out, but, being a dispossessed Saxon thane, his prospects of attracting a suitable bride seem slim. When Isabelle is suggested as a possibility he is strongly tempted. However, there is a question mark over her ability to have children and Ban needs to be certain before he commits himself openly. His suggestion of a secret betrothal is agreed by Isabelle’s father who wants her off his hands. However, Isabelle is less enthusiastic about the arrangement. Then there is Murdo, the ruthless leader of Castlemora’s mercenary force, who desires Isabelle for himself...
What the critics say:
Nobody does Vikings as well as Fulford. This marks the start of a new Viking trilogy for her: Victorious Vikings. Book one is an engagaging, thrilling and action packed adventure about a hero chased by inner demons and the feisty heroine willing to fight for his love. Readers will love the clash of temperaments and the quest for justice
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Winner of the RWA Golden Quill
Novella Contest 2013
Christmas at Oakhurst Manor in Snowbound Wedding Wishes
What the critics say:
“Following the criteria that each of these charming novellas must be set during a snowbound holiday, this trio of authors offers up delectable stories capturing the atmosphere of the English countryside, village celebrations, house parties and most of all romance. Each author has a personal spin on the theme, making each story as wonderful, uplifting and romantic as the next. What a treat for readers.
A second chance at love inspires Fulford to celebrate "Christmas at Oakhurst Manor" where circumstances bring a couple together after 10 years to find their old flame is still very much burning.”
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Joanna Fulford’s current projects, set in the Viking era. These stories are connected to the previous Viking books but are set in Norway a few years earlier. Handsome heroes, feisty heroines, adventure and political skulduggery are all ingredients in this exciting new saga. The first Defiant in the Viking’s Bed is published October 2013 with the second, Surrender to the Viking, coming June 2014.
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Defiant in the Viking’s Bed - October 2013
Past experience has taught Astrid to be wary of men. However, Leif Egilsson is hard to ignore, particularly when she is indebted to him for saving her and her mistress from the clutches of the scheming and ruthless Prince Hakke. Leif makes no secret of his desire for Astrid, or of his wish to make her his mistress, an offer she refuses. However, when her ambitious uncle announces his intention to marry her to the prince’s cousin, she sees no way out of the situation-until Leif repeats his offer. This time she agrees to his proposition. Meanwhile, Hakke plans to settle old scores and sets a trap for Leif using the unwitting Astrid as bait. Leif is captured and enslaved. Believing her complicit in the plot he vows to have revenge. When he eventually escapes and carries her off she discovers just how dangerous his anger can be. She also discovers the nature of the revenge he means to have…
“Linked by the “snowbound for the holidays” theme, these delightful Regency-set novellas treat readers to three very different but equally engaging romances, all overflowing with warmth and an abundance of English holiday tradition. A snowstorm brings together a widowed, gently-bred alewife and a major returning from the war with unexpected results in Allen’s touching “An Earl Beneath the Mistletoe”; a young officer comes back to England to learn he has inherited a fortune and finds a mystery and the love of his life in Lucy Ashford’s charming “Twelfth Night Proposal”; and a couple separated for a decade rekindle their love at a holiday family gathering in Joanna Fulford’s heartwarming reunion story, “Christmas at Oakhurst Manor.” VERDICT The spirit of the holidays shines through brilliantly, and the snow plays its part in this captivating, re-warding anthology that would be a worthy addition to historical romance collections.
Meanwhile, as events in Defiant in the Vikings Bed were unfolding, Finn and his men are pursued by Steingrim and his thugs, but manage to lose them in fog. They reach Alfheimer where they are made welcome by friends. There Finn sees Lara, the beautiful but shrewish daughter of his host. Under the influence of drink, Finn boasts that he can tame any woman no matter how difficult. Her father says if he’s willing to take on Lara he can have her and a large dowry to boot. Finn says he’ll do it. Her father takes him at his word and they shake hands on the bargain. When he sobers up Finn realises what he’s done but can’t go back on his word. Besides, the dowry is handsome, Lara is attractive and he can’t resist a challenge. However, he determines that while he’ll try to treat her fairly, he’ll always be sure to have the upper hand and never trust her too far. They are married, much against her wishes. He and his men must leave after the wedding. Lara is relieved, expecting to be left behind till the trouble is over, but Finn insists she’ll go with him. He means to keep an eye on her. When Lara refuses he has her forcibly delivered aboard his ship. She is furious and tells him roundly. Finn appears impervious and leaves her tied up until the ship sails…
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Surrender To The Viking - June 2014