My Novels

The Il-khan’s Wife (2002)


Tabriz, Persia, AD1290

A mission for Pope Nicholas IV precipitates Venetian nobleman Giovanni di Montecervino into adventure sand romance at the Mongol court.

Arghun, great-great-grandson of Genghis Khan, is dying. But some would hasten his death for political reasons, while others would sacrifice his wife Nadia for personal ones.

Beautiful and talented, but victim of a barbaric Mongol marriage law, Nadia desires only to protect her son Hassan until he reaches manhood. Torn between her duty as a wife and a love that defies the hatred of an age, she must discover the identity of her secret enemy before it is too late.

But must Giovanni compromise his own faith to save the Muslim woman he loves.

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The Tiger and the Cauldron (2004)


Persia, AD 1295

Fifteen-year-old Hassan returns to his native land in search of adventure, but emotionally unprepared for a chance encounter that will cahange his life.

Saved from a degrading forced marriage, sixteen-year-old Princess Doquz is bent on revenge for her humiliation. With the rebel commander, Ahmed Sabbah, she declares war on the Mongol Il-khanate.

But Doquz is reluctant to play the religious card that will help her brother Ghazan to the throne of Persia, until  a reunion with Hassan, her childhood companion, forces her to reappraise her objectives and her sexuality.

From Tabriz to the Valley of the Assassins, deep in the Alburz Mountains, Hassan and Doquz pursue their quest, unaware of secrets that can destroy them both … and Sabbah must break a solemn oath to save them.

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The Dark Side of the Fylfot (2010)


Saxony, 1348

Gretl is a child when the Great Mortality strikes Brunswick and not all her grandfather Sano’s learning can protect the family from tragedy.

And when Gretl becomes a victim of the bitter and lustful Akhtar, Sano must confront the past and his own guilt to heal her hurt.

The Black Death returns. Gretl and Lou, her father, are determined to discover the cause and find a cure. To do that, they must confront ignorance, superstition and religious dogma. Not only that: casting his still-malevolent gaze on the family is Akhtar, intent on pursuing his mad, perverted ambitions.
But who is Akhtar, and what is the origin of the strange power he wields over people? Will Gretl learn too late that all magic is in the mind?

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