New Sale, New Name and New Genre

I’m very pleased to tell you all that I’m going to be writing a series of Regency set mysteries for Kensington Publishing!

Here’s the announcement 🙂

A series of Regency mysteries set in the village of Kurland St. Mary from Kate Pearce, writing as Catherine Lloyd. A shy spinster and a bed-ridden hero from the Napoleonic Wars must work together to prove that a murder has been committed in their small peaceful village and then solve the case. In a three book deal by Deidre Knight of The Knight Agency to John Scognamiglio at Kensington Publishing.

I know it doesn’t tell you much, but the first book involves our feisty heroine, Miss Lucy Harrington, the Rector’s oldest daughter and Major Robert Kurland, late of the 10th Hussars, and heroically wounded at Waterloo. Major Kurland is stuck in bed with very limited mobility and it is Miss Harrington who has to do a lot of the sleuthing in the quiet little village attached to the manor house. Think of it as Rear Window meets a young Miss Marple, and you’ll get the idea.

But don’t worry if you still prefer romances to mystery. I won’t stop writing as Kate Pearce, complete with all the naughty bits!

Please welcome R.G. Alexander writing as Rachel Grace with Geared For Pleasure!

Please welcome a dear friend of mine in all her many incarnations. 🙂 R.G. Alexander writing as Rachel Grace.


The world of Theorrey runs like a well-oiled machine.

The elements are in balance, passion is tamed and the young queen
is the heartbeat of it all. But in these two all-new stories of
elemental steam, nothing is ever as it seems…

Earthly Desires
Demeter “Dare” Senedal is the Queen’s Chalice-her protector and closest companion. So when the queen goes missing,
Dare rushes to locate her, even though the search leads her straight into trouble.

A gentleman who trades in secrets and sin, Bodhan revels in carnal delights, but when a naked and bound woman appears on his shore, he finds his hunger to possess at odds with his need to protect. As Bodhan shares his knowledge of pleasure, Dare must decide if she can trust him, both with her mission and her heart.

Fiery Temptations
Seraphina always lands on her feet. After all, she is a Felidae-more feline than human-and an excellent thief.
There has never been a job Phina wouldn’t take or a man who could tame her…until she meets Cyrus Arendal.

As the Queen’s Sword, Cyrus should have known better than to fall victim to a beautiful bandit.
Now, to find and retrieve the moonfire dagger, he’ll need to convince Phina not to judge a man by his station,
but rather by how completely he can satisfy her desires.

For more ways to win, visit the Countdown to Geared for Pleasure Party/Scavenger Hunt at The Smutketeers blog

Here are some buy links if you like steampunk as much as I do. 🙂

Barnes and Noble:

I can’t wait to read this one. 🙂
Kate x