About the author

Beverley Oakley

<p>Beverley Oakley was seventeen when she bundled up her first her 500+ page romance and sent it to a publisher. Unfortunately&nbsp;drowning her heroine on the last page was apparently not in line with the expectations of romance readers so Beverley became&nbsp;a journalist.</p><p></p><p>Twenty-six years later Beverley was delighted to receive her first publishing contract from Robert Hale (UK) for a romance in which she ensured her&nbsp;heroine was <em>saved</em> from drowning in&nbsp;the icy North Sea.</p><p></p><p>Since 2009&nbsp;Beverley has written more than thirteen&nbsp;historical romances, mostly set in England during the early nineteenth century. Mystery, intrigue and adventure spill from their pages and if she can pull off a thrilling race to save someone&rsquo;s honour &ndash; or a worthy damsel from the noose &ndash; it&rsquo;s time to celebrate with a good single malt Scotch.</p><p></p><p>Beverley lives with her husband, two daughters and a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy the size of a pony opposite a picturesque nineteenth century lunatic asylum. She also writes Africa-set adventure-filled romances tarring&nbsp;handsome bush pilot heroes, and historical romances with less steam and more sexual tension, as Beverley Eikli.</p>