Publication Order of Malloren Books
|My Lady Notorious aka Lady Notorious||(1993)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Tempting Fortune||(1995)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Something Wicked||(1997)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Secrets of the Night||(1999)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Devilish||(2000)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Winter Fire||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Most Unsuitable Man||(2005)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Lady's Secret||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Secret Wedding||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Secret Duke||(2010)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|An Unlikely Countess||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Scandalous Countess||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Seduction in Silk||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Mary Joseph Dunn also known as Jo Beverley was born in Lancashire England in the year 1947. At 11 years, Mary was sent to an all-girls boarding school, the Layton Hill Convent, located in Black pool. At 16 years, she wrote her very first romance novel, which had a medieval setting and was completed in installments in exercise books. At Keele University in Staffordshire, Mary Jo studied American Studies and History. After graduating from Keele University, Mary quickly secured a job as a youth employment officer. She worked as a youth employment officer until the year 1976.
In the year 1976, Mary moved to Canada, where her husband had been invited to participate in a post-graduate research at the University of Dalhouse in Halfax. Once she discovered that her professional qualification was not useful in the Canadian market, Mary decided to develop an early interest in writing. Many of the rogue characters who were to later on appear in her books were created in an early manuscript which was entitled A Regency Rape. At this specific point, Mary did not have a fixed awareness of the extremely narrower literary boundaries that were drawn by traditional regency romantic novels, thus she in turn created a hybrid.
The precursor to the Regency novel had a cast, which was exceedingly unique. While respecting the intensity and scope of the genre, Mary went ahead to create exceedingly unique characters. At this point Beverly was yet to be published, since she had devoted her time and energy to take care of her kids. Additionally, she had also decided to participate in woman centered childbirth movement. Participating in this movement, inspired her to write about child birth in her novels and also portray them as accurately as possible.
The pivotal point in her career as an author came when she attended a talk by Janet Adams, The State of Romance that was held at the Beaconsfield Library in the year 1984. In the same year, Mary’s family moved to Ottawa where she becae a founding member of ORWA Ottawa Romance Writers Association. In the year 1988, Mary who was also a member of science fiction just as she was for romance became a finalist in L. Ron Hubbard writers contest. In the same year, Beverly sold her very first novel. While looking for success in science fiction genre, Beverly introduced speculative writing to her books, though some of this type of writing also appeared in most of her romance books and novellas.
In the year 2012, Beverly survived a fight with cancer and in the last four years, she did not have any of the cancer cells in her system. Unfortunately, the cancer came back and this time it spread more quickly. On 23 May this year, Mary met her unfortunate death. Beverly died in Yorkshire, England in a care home, which was once used as a convent. Her friend, Charlie and her husband were all at her side when she died.
Many of her works have been translated into several languages and have also won her many awards such as the RITA’s awards, two career achievements by the Romantic times, A Golden Leaf Award and a Reader’s Choice Award. Currently, Beverly is the only Canadian romance author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America.
My Lady Notorious
My Lady Notorious is the first installment in the Malloren series. In this book, we are introduced to on Lady Chastity. Lady Chastity takes on the role of a highway robber and kidnaps its kidnaps a coach together with its aristocratic occupant so as to rescue her widowed sister and her baby nephew from her crazy father. However, Cyn Malloren does not stay under captivity for a long time. A soldier who is recovering from a life threatening disease, Cyn open heartedly offers to help the young Charles and his widowed sister escape from their pursuers. A handsome reward is advertised to the general public, it becomes extremely hard for them to move about freely. So as to throw their pursuers off track, Cyn puts on female clothing. Dressed as a lady, Cyn is able to escape detection from the people who were chasing them.
The sexual tension between the two main characters is exceedingly explosive. As the story continues, Cyn falls deeper and deeper in love as he tries to reveal the truth about Chastity’s family secrets and reputation. Chastity understands that her reputation makes her unsuitable candidate for marriage with Malloren. Thus, she holds on to her secrets. With that said, this book was originally published in the year 1993. This is the first book in a book series of five which talks about the Malloren family and its dictorial order. Additionally, in this book we are also introduced to the head of the alloren family, Rothgar, who is an extremely charismatic man. He is extremely bold and from time to time, he can be seen dipping in the sniff. The book eventually comes to an end as the scenes are played out in front of the royal family are full of arrogance, drama and manipulation. This is a truly great opening to a series.
Tempting fortune is a story about the Malloren family. The story begins as Portia arrives in London together with her brother to ask for forgiveness from their family friend. Her brother is from losing the family estate while playing cards. At this point and tie, they are desperately trying to get a loan from Marquees of Walgrave, so that they can be able to cover a debt. Unfortunately, they later come on to discover that Earl was not in town and now Portia must deal with the determination of her extremely bored half-brother to resolve the issue. However, it does not take long, before the people who he owes money, threaten to take Portia and auction her at a brothel. Fortunately enough, Bryght Malloren becomes intrigued with Portia, ever since the first day that she had threatened to shoot him. He finds a way to rescue Portia from her kidnappers. He also sets about to try and help Portia try and resolve her problems while at the same time persuade her to marry him. Tempting Fortune is undoubtedly a great read.Book Series In Order » Characters » Malloren