The Demon's Mistress

The Demon's Mistress was a RITA finalist.

The Demon's Mistress was first published on 1st Mar 2001 by Signet in the anthology In Praise of Younger Men [0451203801].
It is also available as part of "3 guys called George" in the omnibus edition Three Heroes by NAL, 1st Jun 2004 [9780451212009].
It became available as a stand-alone e-novella, 23rd Jul 2011.
An audio edition was published on 23rd Aug 2022 by Tantor Media [9781666138023] for download only.

Read an excerpt of this story here.
Read my article, In Praise of Younger Men, that inspired this anthology.

More info is available here:

Lord Vandeimen returns home from Waterloo to ruined estates, his family all dead. His attempts to recreate something of his heritage leave him deep in debt, and he is ready to commit suicide when a woman bursts into his room with an extraordinary proposal. Mrs. Maria Celestin, widow of a wealthy foreign merchant, will pay him a small fortune to pretend to be her betrothed husband for six weeks.

Van cannot refuse, but he is wary of this outrageous good fortune. He is also intent on getting into the widow's bed. He doesn't expect to be dragged back into life, and into love, or into a battle to win the woman who bought him.

"Darkly erotic." -- Publishers Weekly
"Poignant..." -- Romantic Times

It is set in Jo Beverley's Rogues' World in the Regency period.

Where to buy The Demon's Mistress e-novella:
    Amazon US     Amazon Canada     Amazon UK     Amazon Australia     Penguin US

Where to buy Three Heroes omnibus edition:
    Three Heroes

Where to buy In Praise of Younger Men print anthology:
    Amazon US

The audio edition is available on your favorite download service; from Amazon above; and also here:
    Tantor Media

Note: only "pre-owned" copies of the print anthology are now available...   The audio book is download only.