Love, Lust and Peril
Sary's Adventure Series
by Sharon Shipley
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 08 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 31 Aug 2021
The Complete Boxed Set
While battling a brutal town and one obsessed man, Sary must change into a ruthless, determined gold miner/outlaw in 1890s California. Upon the untimely death of her husband, Sary is forced into her brother's charge. Neither is pleased with this arrangement. He's an impotent, sadistic dreamer with ideas of striking gold, using his sister as his mule.
Sary finds herself in a surreal nightmare living under a tarp, panning for gold, and looked on lustfully by the debauched in the closest town. A brutal attack by Delacorte's son, her brother's accidental death, the discovery of a gold vein as big as Texas, and surviving winter all come together to make Sary a thing of legend and witchery. She is now hunted as fair game, barely escaping with her life.
Ultimately, Sary returns exacting revenge in an ultimate showdown with a little help from the man she loves.
Sary 's Diamonds
Sarabande Swinford has lost her fortune, swindled by an expert con man from whom she gained in return only a handful of worthless paper and a questionable—and partial—treasure map. Taking ship to Cape Town with her lover Tommy and her son Jude, she pursues more of the map as well as its promised treasure, but encounters potential death in many forms.
She is separated from her family by plague-fearing mobs, and so goes alone in search of the diamonds the con man suggested the map would give her. Lost, she wanders across Africa's vast, merciless Great Karroo Desert, accompanied by two men—one a stone-cold killer, the other an enigmatic, charismatic adventurer (but can she trust him?)—and must fight not only for her honor but for her very life.
Sary and the Maharajah's Emeralds
Imprisoned by a fanatical, corrupt maharajah in the torrid climes of 1910 India, Sarabande Swinford battles the maharajah's lust and another man's passions, all while desperately trying to regain her memory. She has forgotten her perilous adventures in both love and fortunes, but her intrepid spirit remains as she encounters jealousy in the harem, man- and woman-eating crocodiles, and venomous snakes, all in her attempts at escape.
Her defender in every potentially fatal situation is, surprisingly, the rajah, brother to the maharajah. Rami is all the maharajah is not: handsome and muscular, graceful, intelligent, and compassionate, a fitting challenge to Sary's spirited nature, a man well educated and well traveled in the world. But the real question is whether he can overcome his brother's hold on power and survive while rescuing Sary.