Mary Lancaster lives in Scotland with her husband, three mostly grown-up kids and a small, crazy dog.

Her first literary love was historical fiction, a genre which she relishes mixing up with romance and adventure in her own writing. Her most recent books are light, fun Regency romances written for Dragonblade Publishing: The Imperial Season series set at the Congress of Vienna; and the popular Blackhaven Brides series, which is set in a fashionable English spa town frequented by the great and the bad of Regency society.

The Wicked Baron (Blackhaven Brides Book 1)

The Wicked Baron (Blackhaven Brides Book 1)

The Wicked Baron is the first in the Blackhaven Brides series, set in a newly fashionable spa town on the beautiful Cumbrian coast, where the great and the bad of visiting Regency society turn local life upside down.Orphan Gillie Muir makes ends meet by holding genteel card parties for friends and v...

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The Wicked Lady (Blackhaven Brides Book 2)

The Wicked Lady (Blackhaven Brides Book 2)

The scandalous widow…and the curate?Newly widowed, wicked Kate Crowmore is in trouble. Scandal has broken over her head and someone is trying to kill her. When she seeks refuge in Blackhaven, she doesn’t expect a clergyman to be the solution to both these problems!Tristram Grant is not just any ...

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The Wicked Rebel (Blackhaven Brides Book 3)

The Wicked Rebel (Blackhaven Brides Book 3)

BOOK THREE IN THE BESTSELLING BLACKHAVEN BRIDES SERIES - ALSO IN KINDLE UNLIMITED!*****At eight-and-twenty, Lady Arabella Niven is gentle, sickly, and firmly on the shelf. Having disobliged her father by refusing her last chance of marriage, she has been sent in disgrace to Blackhaven with two domin...

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The Wicked Husband (Blackhaven Brides Book 4)

The Wicked Husband (Blackhaven Brides Book 4)

Welcome to Book 4 in the bestselling BLACKHAVEN BRIDES series!Notorious young rakehell, Lord Daxton, wakes up in Blackhaven with a monumental hangover – and a wife. Willa Blake, his old childhood friend and poor relation of his sworn enemy, has her own reasons for eloping with him to Gretna Green ...

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The Wicked Marquis (Blackhaven Brides Book 5)

The Wicked Marquis (Blackhaven Brides Book 5)

Get Book Five in the exciting and sensual BLACKHAVEN BRIDES series! Or read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!The lady meets her match - and he's hopelessly ineligible. Poverty stricken marquis, Lord Tamar, is regarded in Blackhaven as an amiable eccentric and a gifted painter, rather than as a wicked ma...

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The Wicked Governess (Blackhaven Brides Book 6)

The Wicked Governess (Blackhaven Brides Book 6)

Read Book Six in the bestselling Blackhaven Brides series... a lonely governess, a mute pupil, and secrets abound in this captivating tale. Purchase the novel or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!Can the governess teach a damaged hero? Caroline Grey is devastated when she is dismissed from her post as g...

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The Wicked Spy (Blackhaven Brides Book 7)

The Wicked Spy (Blackhaven Brides Book 7)

Can her enemy melt her cold heart? Lady Anna Gaunt comes to Blackhaven on a government commission - to free a French prisoner of war, thought to be Napoleon’s spymaster, Colonel Delon, and learn his secrets. But Anna has to find him first, for the enterprising prisoner has freed himself and clearl...

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The Wicked Gypsy (Blackhaven Brides Book 8)

The Wicked Gypsy (Blackhaven Brides Book 8)

An old Blackhaven tragedy merges with a new quarrel... When Gervaise, the Earl of Braithwaite, first sees beautiful gypsy Dawn, he is struck by her likeness to his political enemy, Julius Gardyn. In his cups, he grasps the opportunity for a little vengeance and sweeps her off to his ancestral castle...

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Vienna Woods (The Imperial Season Book 2)

Vienna Woods (The Imperial Season Book 2)

Intrigue, suspicion, and true love at the Congress of Vienna. Esther Lisle, daughter of a general turned diplomat, wakes up in the Vienna Woods to find her royal betrothed dead and an agent of the dreaded Austrian secret police asking her awkward questions. In trying to protect her father and her co...

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Vienna Dawn (The Imperial Season Book 3)

Vienna Dawn (The Imperial Season Book 3)

En route to Vienna, where the great powers of Europe are making peace and elaborate entertainments, spirited Russian countess, Dunya Savarina, is rescued from ruin by Captain Richard Trelawny, a wounded British officer who has given up on life and happiness. Resourcefully, Dunya secures Trelawny’s...

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The Wicked Wife (Blackhaven Brides Book 9)

The Wicked Wife (Blackhaven Brides Book 9)

Can a wife hide behind a mask? Lady Frances married her Scottish earl for love. Now one year and one child later, she feels bored, trapped and lonely, convinced Lord Torridon only married her for convenience. When she can stand it no longer, she flees his stately Highland home for the Edinburgh town...

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The Deserted Heart: Unmarriageable Series

The Deserted Heart: Unmarriageable Series

Welcome to a brand-new series from the #1 bestselling author of the Blackhaven Brides series. Introducing Book One in the Unmarriagable Series!Unmarriageable? Or simply unusual? There can only be one reason for the proud Duke of Alvan’s proposed visit to Audley Park. He means to offer for Lord Ove...

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The Sinister Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 2)

The Sinister Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 2)

A sinister baron besieged by bad luck and bad tidings... can love save him?Read Book 2 in Mary Lancaster's latest hit series, The Unmarriageable Series!Abducted by the sinister baron… When she first encounters the forbidden and fascinating Lord Verne at the Hart Inn, Lady Cecily foolishly imagines...

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The Vulgar Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 3)

The Vulgar Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 3)

Get Book Three in the bestselling The Unmarriageable Series - read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!When convention clashes with love… Eager to outshine her older sisters, Henrietta Maybury is disappointed to discover the first man to make her heart race is the scion of a banking family, and therefore...

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The Wicked Waif (Blackhaven Brides Book 11)

The Wicked Waif (Blackhaven Brides Book 11)

Welcome to Blackhaven, where the great and the bad of visiting Regency society STILL turns local life upside down!Book 11 "The Wicked Waif" in the Blackhaven Brides Series is now available. Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited!Where there is love, there is life…When Tillie is pulled from the stormy...

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The Wicked Heir (Blackhaven Brides Book 12)

The Wicked Heir (Blackhaven Brides Book 12)

False engagement – or true love?Book 12 in the Blackhaven Brides series is now available! Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited.From the age of thirteen, Jess has been brought up by her irascible and reclusive guardian, Lord Viscral. Sheltered but spirited, Jess finally rebels when his lordship deci...

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The Wicked Captain (Blackhaven Brides – Book 13)
The Secret Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 6)

The Secret Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 6)

Betrayal, temptation and an impossible love.

The final book in the Unmarriageable series…Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited!

Some suspect that Lily Villin is the true heart of the Hart Inn, a lucky house where love always seems to blossom, whatever the obstacles. But Lily has another secret. She is in love with an enigmatic nobleman, and no luck in the world can make such a marriage possible.

Randolph, Lord Torbridge, is a man of many secrets, in pursuit of a well-born traitor. But his visits to the Hart have increasingly less to do with his vital work than with the innkeeper’s beautiful daughter – until he discovers her gift for mimicry and enrolls her in a dangerous masquerade to unmask the enemy.

Being with her brings temptations he struggles to resist, for he will not ruin her and he cannot marry so far beneath his rank.

For once, it is not Lily’s talents but his own which are needed for this love to blossom – along with a little luck and ingenuity.

The Unmarriageable Series
The Deserted Heart
The Sinister Heart
The Vulgar Heart
The Broken Heart
The Weary Heart
The Secret Heart

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Pursued by the Rake (Season of Scandal Book 1)

Pursued by the Rake (Season of Scandal Book 1)

Welcome to the new series Season of Scandal by USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Lancaster!

Four innocent young ladies-in-waiting to the Princess of Wales spend the night sheltering from a wild party in her residence – only to discover in the morning that Her Highness was never there. And the news is already out.

The ladies flee the scene to fight as best they can for their lost reputations. And to confront the man who tricked them.

Pursued by the Rake (Book 1)

If her reputation is false, is his?

Hazel is ruined. With no money, no near family, and the stagecoach to her old governess’s home vanishing into the distance, she is forced to accept the help of the one man she never wished to set eyes on again.

To Hazel, the handsome and respected diplomat Sir Joseph Sayle is an infamous rake who took advantage of the princess she served. She hates his arrogance as much as his inexplicable effect on her senses. Under normal circumstances she would never have dreamed of setting foot in his curricle, least of all when he was, by his own admission, “not entirely sober” after a night’s carousing.

However, the journey in his relaxed company is unexpectedly fun, and when they reach their destination and are threatened by a parcel of eccentric children with a pistol, he enters the adventure with enthusiasm.

It seems Sir Joe is much more than the man Hazel thought him. Amusing, kind, and passionate, he and his elegant pursuit provide exciting distractions to her woes.

But flirting with him is a dangerous game, and by the time they face the trickster responsible for her ruin, her heart is already lost.

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Season of Scandal
Book 1 - Pursued by the Rake
Book 2 - Abandoned to the Prodigal
Book 3 - Married to the Rogue
Book 4 - Unmasked by her Lover

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Abandoned to the Prodigal (Season of Scandal Book 2)

Abandoned to the Prodigal (Season of Scandal Book 2)

Ruined and abandoned by her betrothed, Lady Juliet has no choice but to take the stagecoach home to her family in Yorkshire. Fortunately, she is protected on the journey by a handsome and amusing self-styled “wastrel”.

Daniel Stewart - together with his enormous, unruly mongrel dog - is reluctantly answering a summons to his grandfather’s deathbed. But instead of the prodigal’s traditional fatted calf, he is presented with the miserly baron’s temper and a parcel of resentful relatives. Juliet faces recrimination and isolation in her own home.

It isn’t surprising that Dan and Juliet seek solace in secret meetings to cheer each other up. Neither expects to fall in love.

But is the unconventional Dan the solution to Juliet’s problems? Or just an added complication? For her powerful father seeks to rehabilitate her reputation through marriage, either to her faithless ex-betrothed or to the man who caused her ruin in the first place.

Season of Scandal
Book 1 - Pursued by the Rake
Book 2 - Abandoned to the Prodigal
Book 3 - Married to the Rogue
Book 4 - Unmasked by her Lover

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Vienna Waltz (The Imperial Season Book 1)

Vienna Waltz (The Imperial Season Book 1)

"Mary Lancaster is flawless...." ~ USA Today bestselling author Kathryn Le Veque, author of "THE WOLFE"A fabulous new Regency author makes her debut....In 1814, with Napoleon finally defeated, the great and the good of Europe descend on Vienna to plan a lasting peace – and to dance. Ejected from h...

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The Wicked Sister (Blackhaven Brides Book 14)

The Wicked Sister (Blackhaven Brides Book 14)

The debutante meets the radical…The 14th and final book in the Blackhaven Brides series is now available! Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!Lady Maria returns to Braithwaite Castle from her first London season with a scandal about to break over her head. A sweet-natured girl, she loathes confron...

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The Broken Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 4)

The Broken Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 4)

Danger, loyalty and loving the enemy…Book 4 in The Unmarriageable Series is now available! Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited!Shunned by society and even by her own family after the treachery of her late husband, Isabelle de Renarde has long given up any thought of love or remarriage. But despera...

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The Weary Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 5)

The Weary Heart (The Unmarriageable Series Book 5)

Pride versus passionBook 5 in the Unmarriagable Series is now available! Read for FREE with Kindle unlimited!Sir Marcus Dain lives for adventure. Most other things, including his large estates and his inevitable marriage, he considers wearily to be matters of duty rather than pleasure. Until he enco...

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Fed to the Lyon: The Lyon’s Den Connected World

Fed to the Lyon: The Lyon’s Den Connected World

Enter the world of the most notorious gambling den in London, where matches are made... unusually. Welcome to the world of THE LYON'S DEN: The Black Widow of Whitehall Connected World, where the underground of Regency London thrives... and loves.

A high-stakes game…but who is playing?

On the day the Princess of Wales goes into exile, Diana loses both her court place and her betrothed. Devastated, she staggers home in the small hours of the morning, alone, drunk—and ruined in the eyes of Society.

In desperation, her mother takes her to the infamous matchmaker, the Black Widow of Whitehall. Abandoned and alone at the scandalous Lyon’s Den gaming house, Diana is disguised as a boy and there encounters her prospective groom, a wealthy Scottish nobleman, Lord Garvie.

She is appalled!

However, Mrs. Dove-Lyon plays a deep game, and nothing is quite as it seems at the Lyon’s Den, where Diana finds unexpected adventure, passion, heartache, and the true love she always dreamed of.

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Married to the Rogue (Season of Scandal Book 3)

Married to the Rogue (Season of Scandal Book 3)

Deborah needs a husband to protect her from the scandal breaking over her head; Christopher Halland, a radical and ambitious member of parliament, needs a wife to get at his fortune and Gosmere Hall. It is the perfect marriage of convenience. Or is it?

She should have been warned off by the fury in his eyes on their first encounter when he almost rode over her. And by the whispered rumors of his women and loose living. Instead, she thrives as the lady of Gosmere Hall and her calm soothes her volatile husband throughout quarrels with his grandfather, and even when his black-sheep cousin, accused of murder, turns up wounded in the cellar.

However, falling in love was not part of their agreement – at least not with each other - and they have to overcome many misunderstandings before happiness is within their reach.

Only then, her scandal rears its ugly head once more, and the arrival of the reptilian Lord Barden threatens to ruin everything, and even take Deborah’s life.

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Season of Scandal
Book 1 - Pursued by the Rake
Book 2 - Abandoned to the Prodigal
Book 3 - Married to the Rogue
Book 4 - Unmasked by her Lover

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How to Fool a Duke

How to Fool a Duke

Welcome to book 1 in a new series “The Husband Dilemma” by USA Today Bestselling Authors Mary Lancaster and Violetta Rand!

Young women in need of second chances find sympathy and assistance with the enigmatic Lady Whitmore in her seaside castle and village. The ultimate goal, to find husbands for these rejected ladies of the ton.
Yet, not every young woman is motivated by the same emotions, for some of these ladies possess rakish hearts that can only be tamed by true love.

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Her voice is pure, her motives wicked.

Lady Sarah Merrington will never forget being spurned by the duke she was supposed to marry. After all, that is the very reason she finds herself as a personal guest to the enigmatic Lady Whitmore in her village on the coast, a place of sanctuary where a lady might learn new accomplishments and, perhaps, the necessary skills to charm the elites of society. And Sarah is determined to reinvent herself so she can seek satisfaction, if not a bit of feminine revenge against the Duke of Vexen.

Leonard Blackmore, the Duke of Vexen, is invited to host a charitable event in a place he's never heard of before and by a lady he's never met. Pleased by the opportunity, he accepts the invitation only to find his gracious hostess, Lady Whitmore, is not only a fellow patron to the arts but provides second chances to young ladies who simply need a helping hand. Unexpectedly, the duke meets a beautiful woman who sings like an angel. He swears he's seen her before but can't quite remember where or when. It doesn't matter, for she's captured his deep interest, and he always gets what he wants.

Sarah can't believe her duke has arrived, giving her the chance to fulfill her dream for revenge. But the more she's around him, the more she admires and likes him. And it's only a matter of time before he realizes who she is.

Will Sarah take advantage of the perfect opportunity to fool her duke, or will she forgive and forget in order to give love a second chance?

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The Husband Dilemma
How to Fool a Duke
How to Snare a Viscount
How to Trick an Earl

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Unmasked by her Lover (Season of Scandal Book 4)

Unmasked by her Lover (Season of Scandal Book 4)

Lady Meg’s parents decide that the best solution to the scandal breaking over her head, is to marry her to her old childhood friend, Harry. Meg will not allow it. Instead, she persuades Harry to take her secretly to her twin sister’s house in Kent to ride out the storm.

Captain Lord Harry de Vere, a brave and dashing veteran of the Peninsular war, has never forgotten the enchanting playmate who once won his heart and rejected him. He is happy to enter one more adventure with her, though he has no intention of falling in love with her again.

But this is Meg, and inevitably their simple plan is quickly complicated. Her sister Martha is mysteriously missing. Her brother-in-law. Lord Calvert, talks her into masquerading as Martha – which might have been more amusing had she not once been Martha’s rival for Calvert’s heart and hand.

But Lord Barden, the architect of the scandal that was supposed to ruin four innocent young women, is expected for Martha’s masked ball. Meg and Harry prepare to bring him down once and for all – and invite the other three ladies and their new husbands to assist.

Will Barden finally get his just desserts? And will Meg’s feelings finally be unmasked by the man she never wanted to love?

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Season of Scandal
Book 1 - Pursued by the Rake
Book 2 - Abandoned to the Prodigal
Book 3 - Married to the Rogue
Book 4 - Unmasked by her Lover

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Mysterious Lover (Crime & Passion Book 1)

Mysterious Lover (Crime & Passion Book 1)

London, 1851

In the shadow of the Great Exhibition, poverty and crime stalk the meaner backstreets of the city. But sin is not confined to the underworld. One couple passes seamlessly between the neighboring worlds of privilege and privation, solving crimes and enabling love to bloom.

Mysterious Lover, Book 1

An unforgettable night at the opera…

When she accompanies her family to Covent Garden, Lady Grizelda Niven does not expect to be discovered in a nearby back street, clutching a dagger over the dead body of her maid. However, she is even more surprised when the police arrest not her but the devastatingly handsome young man who found her. Clearly, it behoves her to have him released and to enlist his alliance in discovering who truly killed Nancy.

Dragan Tizsa, a Hungarian refugee doctor, revolutionary, and soldier, lives constantly with the anguish of loss. The death of one more acquaintance makes little difference to him, except that it brings the vital and eccentric Griz into his life. He is a man who likes puzzles, and the mystery that is Griz soon assumes as much importance as that of the murder.

As they work together to unravel the layers of Nancy’s life and discover why she died, friendship and attraction blossom, much to her family’s unease. From the danger of London’s underworld, to the glittering salons of her married sister, Griz and Dragan look out for each other. But is she right to believe in her new friend when the evidence begins to tell against him?

And as she comes face to face with the killer at last, is love and happiness forever beyond her reach?

Crime & Passion
Mysterious Lover
Letters to a Lover
Dangerous Lover

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Letters to a Lover (Crime & Passion Book 2)

Letters to a Lover (Crime & Passion Book 2)

Welcome to Book 2 in the bestselling Crime & passion series by USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Lancaster.

When Azalea, the beautiful Viscountess Trench, receives a note threatening to expose her adulterous love letters unless she pays up, she faces even greater anxieties than most blackmail victims. Not only is her marriage a little too frail to withstand such revelations at this moment, but she can’t actually remember the adultery, let alone writing the letters.

In fact, there seems to be a great deal she can’t remember, which puts her at considerable disadvantage when facing down a blackmailer. In desperation, she turns to her sister Grizelda, recently returned from her honeymoon, to track down the culprit before her beloved husband finds out.

But Eric, Lord Trench, has grown tired of waiting patiently for his wife to come back to him. When he finds her in a bizarre assignation, he sees red, and demands that she gives him her trust and her love. If it is not already too late.

For worse dangers than scandal stalk Azalea and they will need to work fast if they are to save their marriage – and Azalea’s very life.

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Crime & Passion
Mysterious Lover
Letters to a Lover
Dangerous Lover

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Dangerous Lover (Crime & Passion Book 3)

Dangerous Lover (Crime & Passion Book 3)

Alexandra Battle is desperate enough to accept a new post as governess to the illegitimate daughter of Sir Nicholas Swan, without having met either of them. Fortunately, Evelina turns out to be delightful as well as challenging, though her father, from their first encounter in the dead of night, remains a disturbingly attractive mystery.

Why does a wealthy, well-born baronet choose to live in an old, dusty house in an unfashionable area of London? What is he hiding there that clanks in the night? And who is the dying lady he brought home with him from Italy? Even more worryingly, why does he have such an effect on the prudent Alexandra’s senses?

When Evelina vanishes one day, the search threatens to expose secrets they would both rather hide, not least Alexandra’s growing feelings for her distraught employer. Alexandra asks for the help of her friends, Lady Grizelda and Dragan Tizsa, who never leave a puzzle unsolved.

But will the solution provide hope for Alexandra and Nicholas? Or will it tear her from him forever?

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Crime & Passion
Mysterious Lover
Letters to a Lover
Dangerous Lover

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