The Sea May Burn
The Sea May Burn is a Jane Eyre retelling set in the Lively St. Lemeston universe. Book 1 in my Rye Bay f/f Gothic duology, I hope to put it out sometime this year. You can sign up to receive a new release alert here!
Goldengrove’s towers and twisted chimneys rose at the very edge of the peaceful Weald, a stone’s throw from the poisonous marshes and merciless waters of Rye Bay. Young Mary Palethorp had been running wild there, ever since her mother grew too ill to leave her room.
I was the perfect choice to give Mary a good English education: thoroughly respectable and far too plain to tempt her lonely father, Sir Kit, to indiscretion.
I knew better than to trust my new employer with the truth about my past. But knowing better couldn’t stop me from yearning for impossible things: to be Mary’s mother, Sir Kit’s companion, Goldengrove’s mistress.
All that belonged to poor Lady Palethorp. Most of all, I burned to finally catch a glimpse of her.
Surely she could tell me who cut the strings on the guitar I found in the music room, why all the doors in the house were locked after dark, and whose footsteps I heard in the night…
Up next is Falsely, Madly, Deeply, about Ash Cohen’s little brother Rafe from True Pretenses.
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