The Illicit Love of a Courtesan (Book 1) (Marlow Intrigues)

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"Pure, unadulterated romance." Best Chick Lit.com. THE ILLICIT LOVE OF A COURTESAN is a No.1 bestselling Historical Romance, and Kindle top 25 bestselling novel.  In the eyes of the ton, Ellen Harding lives a charmed life - she is the beautiful, exquisitely adorned mistress of Lord Gainsborough. But on the inside, behind her glamorous facade, she is empty - a vessel - deaf to the voice of morality and blind to shame. Unable to escape the gilded cage she has been trapped within. Kind, gentle Edward Marlow could prove to be her salvation...With one look he gives her hope. With one touch he sets her senses alight. Lose yourself in the passionate intensity of this stunning debut from exciting new talent Jane Lark.

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I am constantly overwhelmed by the reception of this, my debut novel, by readers. Thank you for all your support, I know my love of history pulls through in the pages, and I love transporting you there with me. I research through letters and memoirs of the time to help me really get into the heart of fictional characters. It was absolutely wonderful to see THE ILLICIT LOVE OF A COURTESAN race to number twenty-two in the Kindle chart in February 2014 and take the position of No.1 bestselling Historical Romance. The series follows the Marlow family. Book two, I affectionately call, Robert's story, officially it's The Passionate Love of a Rake.

About the Author:

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,'The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author. 

She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis.

When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write. 

Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others' imaginations at last.

You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane's favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was 'Katherine' a story crafted from reality. 

Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots.

'Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it's wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.'

Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.

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