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A Gentleman and a Scholar
The Longleigh Chronicles # 9

Justinian Longleigh, youngest son of the Duke and Duchess of Bellevue, has achieved his dream of becoming the youngest don at Oxford University. That the professors are not allowed to marry bothers him not at all. He desires to live the life of the mind, not of the flesh. However when he rescues a young woman from a laboratory fire, he feels responsible for her life.
Elizabeth Barton has been living disguised as a student at the all-male institution for years learning all manner of things, but none useful for a young woman. Having just blown up her second laboratory, the chancellor will no longer turn a blind eye and orders her to leave and never return. She has nowhere to go. Justin knows the exact person to help her, his mother, Lady Flora. As soon as they meet, Flora knows this is the woman for her son if only he will give up academia for wedded bliss. She will do all in her power to see them married.

Release date: July 1, 2024.

A Gentleman and a Scholar
Coming soon, the grand conclusion of the Sinners Saga!
The Last of the Sinners
Rex Billodeaux has his life exactly where he wants it. He has returned to New Orleans with a lucrative contract to play quarterback for the Sinners in tandem with his brother Dean who plans to retire soon. Super Bowl prospects look good, and so does Dre Ames, a young woman he has known since the age of seventeen but overlooked before, possibly because she has a son that she gave birth to as a teen.

Overcoming his reservations, he is about to propose when the death of the team's owner throws the Sinners into turmoil. His trophy wife, who inherits the team, hates football and the New Orleans society which has snubbed her. She plans to sell the team out of state and will only reconsider if Rex agrees to do her every bidding and break up with Dre. He takes one for the team and signs her agreement. Will he be able to save the Sinners and return to Dre? That is the question.

Release Date: July 15, 2024.

The Last of the Sinners
The Earl's Ugly Mistress
Lady Flora adores matchmaking, the more challenging the better. So, why not pair the newly blinded Earl of Edgemont with tart-tongued Lucia Stilwell, a homely spinster who will allow no pity for his condition, exactly what he needs. When the clever Lucia shows him a few tricks to deal with his blindness, Edgemont asks her to stay at his estate and teach him more. She accepts regardless of the scandal it might cause. All goes well until the earl appears to be regaining his sight. Loving him, Lucia must flee before he sees her face. Will he follow or let her go?

The Earl's Ugly Mistress
Edie's Sinner
Tyson Ramsey, handsome, arrogant, and king of the campus because of his prowess on the football team, has earned the title of the Golden Ram. Though he is rude to Edie Billodeaux, student reporter, in an interview, she can't help but feel a tiny bit of attraction. However, only long-legged beauties ride on his motorcycle, not short brunettes like her.

Still, Edie is shocked when rumors of his drug use turn out to be true. He is kicked off his college team leaving him with no future in the game. Determined not to see talent wasted, she hounds him into entering rehab. What she doesn't foresee is her father, a legendary quarterback, taking Ty under his wing to prepare him for the NFL Draft. So much proximity, so much temptation to get involved with a man determined to turn his life around.

Edie's Sinner
Of Turtles and Doves
Craving turtle soup, Jason Longleigh runs into a dainty but determined American miss who begs him not to eat turtle. He is so smitten with her big, hazel eyes that he foolishly spends the rest of his allowance to buy a pair of Galapagos tortoises for Miranda Clary. Her father is delighted, believing his daughter has snagged a rich lord, not the lowly third son of the Duke of Bellevue.

Jason soon realizes he must transport the critters to the family estate, having no where else to put them. Miranda, her father and brother go along to meet the duke and duchess and his sister, sharp-tongued Pandora. Sparks fly between Pandora, an abolitionist, and Daniel Clary when she learns he owns a single slave and Miranda a hundred as her dowry. Mr. Clary is no longer in favor of a match when he finds Jason is penniless. When the couple disappears in the night, all fear an elopement and rush after the pair impeded by voodoo spells and their flight to America where more trials await, not only for Jason and Miranda but also for Daniel and Pandora.

Of Turtles and Doves
The Bad Boy Sinner
Mack Billodeaux, troublesome wide receiver seriously injured in his third season of pro football, fails to cooperate with his rehab until he is assigned the perfect trainer. Susan Sarge Kozac, a no-nonsense army veteran, lost a foot in combat. Sarge does not respond to his good looks, money, or attempts at flirtation, but whips him into shape to play again. When he learns she grew up in grew up in poverty and lost her fiancé as well as her military career, he comes to respect her strength and courage. The only things she lacks are joy and love in her life. He can offer her both — if she will take a chance on a bad boy.

The Bad Boy Sinner
Lion in the Heather
Lady Euphemia Longleigh has been very taken with all things Scottish. Little does she know but she is about to embark on her own Highland adventure. She is abducted by the Last Laird of Laughlin, Leonidas McLaughlin. Drugged by an elderly relative who believes their men will always be poor unless a McLaughlin weds a Longleigh bride, he scoops Phemie up and takes her across the border. By the time this man of science comes to his senses, the damage has been done. Phemie is in love with him--but her father is hot on their trail determined to make her a widow.

Lion in the Heather
The Aussie Sinner
Lorena Billodeaux has spent two years in Australia training for the next Olympics in beach volleyball. She catches the eye of Australian Rules Football player, Jock Brown, for two reasons. He wants to give American football a go and her famous quarterback father could help with that. But he also believes Lori is the perfect woman for him and sets out to court her in fine style. His teammates aren't happy about his plan to leave and do all they can to ruin his romance, including revealing to Lori that he only wants an introduction to her dad to get on the Sinners' team. She believes them and leaves for the States the next day. What else can he do but follow her home and try to win her back even if it means giving up a multi-million-dollar contract.

The Aussie Sinner
The Greatest Prize
Jilted by Joshua Longleigh, the man she was supposed to marry since The Incident in her twelfth year, Kate Morely sets out to prove she can win the greatest male prize of the Season before Josh captures the hand of Lady Camilla, the nonpareil of Almack's. Unfortunately, that would be Harold Brumley whose only interest is making and taking snuff. She must use her wits to convince Harold she is fascinated by his hobby and succeeds, making Joshua jealous. She rouses the ire of Camilla who seeks to remove Kate from the competition in a plot that might very well prove fatal.

The Greatest Prize
The Double Dilemma
The Duchess of Bellevue's twin daughters insist they must marry twins presenting a difficult dilemma for the matchmaking Lady Flora. Her son, James, provides a solution having encountered a mysterious pair who live in a secluded castle. Devotees of gothic novels, the twins are thrilled and ready to take on the adventure of meeting the men of their dreams. Another lively and humorous Longleigh Chronicle.

The Double Dilemma
Daughter of the Rainbow
Shy but lovely Lady Iris Longleigh cares little about her upcoming debut into society. She has no interest in husband hunting and wishes only to spend her time painting at Bellevue Hall. Her mother, the ever-scheming duchess, Lady Flora, has other plans. She engages a young man of the nobility, Lord Valls, to paint her daughter's portrait to promote her eligibility. The two artists are made for each other. However, Lord Valls has a secret he cannot reveal that prevents their marriage. After displaying a scandalous painting of Iris, Valls is offered a choice by the duke--marry his daughter or die!
Daughter of the Rainbow
The Perfect Daughter
Lady Thalia Longleigh knows she is considered perfection personified. Unfortunately, the only man who intrigues her is the scar-faced Earl of Danelagh. He finds perfection oh so boring, or that is what he claims. Thalia’s brother warned him never to allow his imperious sister to get the upper hand, though Danelagh is immensely attracted to her and in need of a bride. With the help of her mother, Thalia seeks to capture the Earl’s attention—literally. Breaking all the rules of propriety to seduce him unleashes Thalia’s sensuality and breaks Danelagh’s icy exterior. But once she masters him, Thalia decides she might value another year of freedom from marriage—preferably in decadent Italy. Can Danelagh save her from her own recklessness and convince her of his love?
The Perfect Daughter
Dream for a Sinner
Trinity Billodeaux considers himself the least of the men in his famous football family. He doesn't have their looks, strength, or confidence. In fact, he is a computer geek endlessly working on the creation of a video game he can't seem to finish. Yet, he hopes to attract the notice of super model, Josee Riley, his dream girl. Josee is a childhood friend. Helping out at the Billodeaux family charity, Camp Love Letter, she begins to see Trin in a different light after he performs several heroic acts. He denies he has done anything special. But perhaps, he can be her hero, too.
Dream for a Sinner
The Heart of a Sinner
A tiny premature infant is delivered into the caring hands of NICU nurse, Annie Billodeaux. His father, Matthew Keaton, is the newly hired running back for the New Orleans Sinners football team. His mother is deceased, victim of a stray bullet fired in a gang war. Matt blames himself for having brought his wife to the city. Annie’s heart goes out to little Daniel and his suffering father. As she teaches Matt the ins and outs of the NICU and the handling of his child, her affection for both grows into a love she cannot confess so soon to the grief-stricken man. Matt feels the pull of Annie’s tenderness, but won’t act on his feelings out of respect for his wife’s recent death. When Daniel is able to go home, how can Matt keep Annie in his life until the right time comes for him to voice his love for the Angel of the NICU?
Heart of a Sinner

Lady Flora's Rescue
When little Lady Flora first lays eyes on the Duke of Bellevue's half-Shawnee son brought back from the wilds of America, she isn't the least afraid. To her, Bear Hug , renamed Pearce Longleigh, represents adventure and freedom. Ten years pass before they meet again. Flora's belief that she has met her match is squelched when Pearce offers to return to Ohio Territory with her father to claim land for speculation. She invites herself along not knowing that he plans to rejoin his mother's people. When Flora is taken captive by the Shawnee, will Pearce see she is returned to her own native land? Love must go to war with Freedom.

Lady Flora's Rescue

Putty in Her Hands. Julia Rossi, owner of Regal Restorations and master plasterer, comes across another project worthy of her attention while working on a plantation home in Chapelle, Louisiana. The Bayou Queen hotel, once a splendid site, sits in ruins. Julia vows to restore it. Unfortunately, Remington Broussard has just purchased the site for demolition to build condos. It’s a standoff against his shotgun and her hammer and pry bar. Who will win? Learn more!

Putty in Her Hands

A Place Apart. After surviving torture in Afghanistan, Jacob Day returns home to Maine to find he can no longer endure the company of friends and family. He takes up residence on a deserted island and earns a humble living as a lobster fisherman. His seclusion is destroyed by Diana Mayfield, a socialite who has ruined her reputation and also seeks to escape the public eye. When Diana buys Jake's island for her own refuge, sparks fly.Learn more!

A Place Apart

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blessings and curses
Under the influence of a love potion, Hartz’s reserved, sophisticated assistant conceives a passion for Celine’s brother, the Cajun entertainer named Crazy Pierre. Read more.
Blessings and Curses
Billionaire Jonathan Hartz arrives in Louisiana seeking a place for his new business but finding Celine Landry. Will they be kept apart or will he win his lady? Even if it means becoming Cajun. Read more.
A Taste of Bayou Water
a wild red ROSE
Renee Niles Bouchard Hayes is between husbands and very bored. So why not take a wild road trip with rodeo bullfighter, Clinton O. Beck? Another of The Roses romances. Read more.
Wild Red Rose
Newly retired bull rider, Bodey Landrum, is ready to settle down, but not just with any buckle bunny. He wants ethereal and religious artist, Eve Burns, a woman he thinks of as his convent rose. Do opposites really attract? Read more.
The Convent Rose
A TRASHY affair
Jane Marshall goes toe to toe about littering with Crazy Merlin Tauzin, a war hero with adjustment problems. Surprisingly, they find themselves on the same side when it comes to the bad garbage pickup service and saving Jane's job as environmental project manager. Read more.
A Trashy Affair
Always yellow roses
Hatred flares between two families and only a miracle will prevent another tragedy. Can Noreen and Rusty end the feud? Only time will tell. Read more.
Always Yellow Roses
Civil War Southern belle Addy Courville haunts her ancestral home. When she notes other souls from her era being reincarnated, she decides to possess Sarah Beth Niles and seek her beloved Rory. But Sarah Beth proves stronger than expected in this romantic ghost story. Read more.

A Will of Her Own
Companion story to A Trashy Affair, is now available. Learn more and order a copy!

An Ashy Affair
A WILL OF HER OWN Debuted on April 15, 2016. Buy a paperback or Kindle ebook on Amazon. Women's fiction with a happy ending by Lynn Shurr. Learn more about A Will of Her Own! A Will of Her Own
The second book in the Sinner's Legacy series is now available for sale on Amazon. Official release date: September 9, 2015. Learn more about She's a Sinner!
Son of a Sinner
The first book in the Sinner's Legacy series debuted on March 13th and is available for sale on Amazon.
Son of a Sinner
A pregnant young woman shows up at the Billodeaux ranch looking for Teddy, the handicapped adopted son of the family. Turns out Ella Sue Smalls is his half-sister looking for a place to stay until her baby is born. Ella has arrived at an awkward time for her brother; Teddy had just reconnected with a former cheerleader he had a crush on in high school. But, will the scheming Ella Sue come between them and ruin their chance at love?
Never a Sinner
Xochi's tragic past catches up with Joe Billodeaux's adopted Mexican daughter. Even Xo's ability to read auras can't help her. Two Sinners and two admirers come to her rescue in this latest Sinners novel.
Sister of a Sinner

Lynn's mystery/romance, Courir de Mardi Gras, released on February 15, 2015. Mardi Gras Madness came back into print in January, and Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball followed in March!

Courir de Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Madness  Queen of the Mardi Gras Ball

All of the Sinners books are now back in print, available on the Kindle and in softcover. Enjoy reading the whole series from beginning to end.

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