Bertrice Williams was born on December 9, 1937 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA, the daughter of Doris S. and David R. Williams, both broadcasters. She studied at Attended Western College for Women and Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School. On October 5, 1963, she married George Sumner Small, a photographer and designer with a History Major at Princeton. They had a son Thomas David. She has lived on eastern Long Island for over 30 years, and she loves it! Her greatest passions are her family; Finnegan and Sylvester, the family cats; Nicki, the elderly cockatiel who whistles the NY Mets charge call; her garden; her work, and just life in general.
In this sweeping new series of Renaissance Italy, Bertrice Small does it again with all the passion and historical splendor that has captured the imagination of her legion of fans.... After her two elder sisters become the scandals of Florence, Lucianna Pietro d’Angelo is in the difficult posi...
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small continues her glorious historical-romance series featuring four sisters in Renaissance Florence who have anything but marriage on their minds…. Giovanni Pietro d’Angelos selected his oldest daughter’s husband, and the marriage proved to be a...
Florentine silk merchant Giovanni Pietro d’Angelo and his wife want nothing more than to marry their daughters to wealthy men of distinction. But when their son’s dangerous indiscretion implicates him in a tragic accident, it is their eldest daughter who must pay the price. Blackmailed by the p...
Bertrice Small's breathless Border Chronicles continues as a mysterious nobleman and his bartered new bride untangle a plot of illicit seduction, daring betrayal, and deadly royal intrigue... Called the handsomest man in the Borders, Angus Ferguson, earl of Duin, lives a quiet life avoiding the ...
The Pleasures - 6
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small once more brings her readers back to Egret Pointe and the ladies who love to play in The Channel. But this time instead of one story, one naughty heroine, you'll meet five naughty heroines in five separate novellas that go from red hot to sweet to in...
Aware of the covetous interest in his land, the laird of Brae Aisir announces that any man who can outrun, outride, and outfight his headstrong granddaughter "Mad Maggie" will have her as a wife-along with her inheritance. His proposition causes more chaos than resolution, especially when King Jame...
The Pleasures - 5
Some think librarians are stuffy, narrow-minded prudes-but that's not true of Kathryn St. John. She runs Egret Point's library and is very involved in her community, even down to keeping them up with the latest trends. One major trend she turned the local ladies on to is the interactive network The...
World of Hetar - 6
A hundred years have passed since the Faerie woman Lara last saved the world of Hetar from the darkness. Her youth and her beauty remain as always. The passing years, however, have taken many of her friends and kin. Her influence has waned. Those who remember her heroism in times of peril are few. ...
Lady Cicely Bowen, daughter of the Earl of Leighton, is sent away by her father when her jealous stepmother threatens her safety. Soon the exiled Cicely becomes best friends with Lady Joan Beaufort, the king's cousin-and when Joan is married to King James I of Scotland she chooses Cicely as one of ...
World of Hetar - 5
Mourn me but briefly. Then find your destiny, Lara, my love, my life. Now let me go. With those words, the spirit of Magnus Hauk, Dominus of Terah, leaves his body--and thus the fate of a nation rests upon the faerie woman Lara's shoulders. While Lara's son Prince Taj is well loved by t...
A tale of a young woman and the rugged laird who holds her heart captive.... It's 1461, and the winds of war rage across England, uprooting Henry VI's court -- including Alix Givet, the daughter of Queen Margaret's physician. Alix's plight becomes bleaker still when a Northumbrian baron gains her ...
The Pleasures - 4
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small explores the deepest recesses of the imagination where one woman's sexual fantasies lie in wait? Widowed with five children, stay at home mom Annie Miller has been just getting by--and growing restless because of it. Thinking Annie just needs a va...
World of Hetar - 4
A Past Awakened Magic coursing through his blood, Dillon, son of Lara, Domina of Hetar, follows his mystical path to Hetar's brightest star. Belmair is a forgotten world. And, it turns out, his people's lost heritage. Summoned to marry the king's daughter and inherit the throne, Dillon discovers...
The Border Chronicles, continues with this tale of a woman rescued, a man enraptured, and a love unanticipated by fate.... Duncan Armstrong, laird of Duffdour, has sworn not to wed unless it is to a lass he truly loves. But when he needs a favor from King James, Duncan never expects what he's fo...
The Pleasures - 3
New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small returns with a novel about a woman whose life takes a sudden -- and seductive -- turn.... Ashley Kimbrough has everything a woman could want: a successful business, close friends, and a satisfying sex life in the Channel -- a secret women-only netwo...
World of Hetar - 3
Lara, Domina of Terah, has mysteriously disappeared while visiting the New Outlands. The Dominus is frantic to find his beloved wife, but when no trace of her can be discovered, Magnus Hauk turns to two strong allies--Prince Kaliq of the Shadows and his mother-in-law, Ilona, the most powerful of th...
Orphaned by England's War of the Roses, betrayed by her half sister, Elizabeth of York, Adair Radcliffe is taken captive during a border raid and sold into servitude to Conal Bruce, the laird of Cleit. The laird seeks a housekeeper and bedmate--but instead he finds that beneath the girl's dirty, di...
The Pleasures - 2
Replacing a social life with a career, bestselling romance novelist Emily Shann has gotten by on a vivid imagination, hiding a shocking secret that not even her publisher suspects--until she's asked to write something that's hotter, sexier, more explicit, and true to life. Emily has nowhere to turn...
World of Hetar - 2
My dear readers, Five years have now passed since the Winter War between the Outlands and Hetar. But Gaius Prospero has not given up his scheme to become emperor, and unexpected tragedy causes Lara to once again heed the pull of her destiny. Finding herself across the sea in a secret new world ...
The "reigning queen of romance, New York Times bestselling author Bertrice Small concludes her acclaimed saga of Rosamund Bolton and her daughters with this tale of passion, intrigue, and seduction set against the glorious backdrop of King Henry's court.... Elizabeth Meredith, the youngest daugh...
World of Hetar - 1
Welcome, dear reader, to the world of Hetar. A land of Forest Lords, of Shadow Princes and Coastal Kings. A place that is both civilized and savage. Where the social classes know their place, but where anyone can, under the right conditions, advance to the highest pinnacle. This is a place where pl...
Bertrice Small takes us back to the sensuality, drama, and intrigue of King Henry's sixteenth-century court to tell the story of Philippa Meredith--the daughter of one of her most beloved characters... The eldest child of Rosamund Bolton and heiress to the Friarsgate manor, Philippa Meredith is ...
The Pleasures - 1
Nora Buckley's worst nightmare has just come true. After years of being a devoted, dutiful housewife, she's found out her husband is leaving her for a younger woman. Her only comfort comes from her friends--the women of Ansley Court, who meet every Monday morning for coffee and gossip. Seeing Nora'...
Meet the daughters of King Arthur's descendant, Merin Pendragon. They have an appetite for adventure and a gift for driving men wild with desire. Marrying them off may seem an easy task, but it's only going to prove that when it comes to these girls, trouble follows in threes. Join New York Times b...
Princess Zuleika of Dariyabar has no intention of marrying her ruthless cousin, even if she has to give herself to the enemy, the barbarian AmirKhan, to be free of him. AmirKhan is both intrigued and amused by this outspoken, beautiful creature who seems so willing to be his. Certainly, the idea of...
Rosamund Bolton is determined finally to live her own life. She has claimed her inheritance, rejected her latest suitor-- and decided to travel to the court of her dear friend, Queen Margaret of Scotland. It is against this lavish and unpredictable backdrop that she will meet the man who will forev...
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With their unbridled romance, unforgettable characters, and lush sensuality, Bertrice Small's bestsellers have captivated readers again and again. Now she concludes her thrilling Skye's Legacy series with the story of three cousins, all great-great granddaughters of the fabled Skye O'Malley. Spirit...
Rosamund Bolton is the heiress to the manor of Friarsgate on the wild Cumbrian border between England and Scotland. More than a splendid inheritance, Friarsgate will chart the fate of the orphaned beauty widowed at a precious young age. It will take her from the treacherous custody of a devious unc...
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With his father dead and his mother in France, Patrick Leslie, Duke of Glenkirk, discovers the obligations of the estate and its people are now his alone. But during a day of hunting, a chance meeting ensures that he will not be alone much longer, for to obtain the deserted castle and lands adjoini...
In this lush new novel, Bertrice Small has created a moving story of consuming passion and undeniable love set against the noble splendor of Georgian England. . . . As the daughter of the richest man in England, Allegra Morgan attracts a number of fortune hunters willing to overlook her flawed p...
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On her mother's advice, Lady Autumn Leslie leaves war-torn England for France in the hope of making a suitable match. The wealthy and handsome Marquis d'Auriville is all she could wish for in a husband, but when Autumn is widowed only a few years after they are wed, she believes she will never give...
A tale of stunning passion, reckless danger, and the fierce will of a remarkable woman who can wield a sword as powerfully as any man -- and who dares to fight for her most uninhibited desires... Spirited, iron-willed Rhonwyn is the bastard child of the Prince of Wales, raised more boy than girl, ...
Nearly a spinster at twenty, Fortune Lindley is leaving Scotland to return to her birthplace at Maguire's Ford, a vast Ulster estate that she will inherit only if she marries an Irish Protestant. To that end, Fortune has agreed to consider a match with the Protestant aristocrat William Devers, a ma...
Dagon, Prince of Aramis, has been betrayed by his twin brother, and sold into slavery. He vowed to escape his tortured life, and seek revenge...until he was brought to Kava. Now Dagon is under the rapturous spell of the women who rule this kingdom and its queen, the irresistible Kelida, whose wicke...
Determined to elope with a peer whose name has been blackened by his murderous brother, Lady India Lindley boards a ship bound for Italy with her intended. But when the vessel is taken captive by Ottoman pirates, the independent beauty becomes a slave to Caynan Reis, ruler of the Barbary state of E...
Eleanore of Ashlin had promised her life to God--until fate intervened. With her brother's untimely death, Eleanore becomes the heiress of an estate vital to England's defenses. Now she is ordered by royal command to wed one of the king's knights rather than take her final vows. With a resistant he...
Set against the rich tropical beauty of a Caribbean island and the splendor of 18th century England, DECEIVED gives us another spellbinding tale of intrigue, suspense, and a love that was destined to last forever... When Valerian Hawkesworth, Duke of Farminster, insists on claiming the heiress p...
Bertrice Small brings history to life through indomitable women who live with wit, intelligence, and courage and who love with fierce delight. Now she sweeps us to a time and place of fiery power struggles, where one woman holds the key to a country's future--and to her own consuming passion. When ...
Jasmine had been forced into marriage twice. Rebelling at King James' decree that she wed Jemmie Leslie, fifth earl of Glenkirk, she fled to France with her children. But her youngest, the illegitimate offspring of Jasmine's hot-blooded lover, Prince Henry Stuart, is the king's only grandson. Now t...
SHE WAS CALLED BELLE FROM HELL.... As fierce and indomitable as any man, Isabelle of Langston rules the family lands with an iron hand after her father's death. But the brazen beauty meets her match in Hugh Fauconier, bold knight and rightful Saxon heir to Langston Keep. By the king's hand, he i...
A fiery Celtic beauty, Regan is abducted to exotic lands and delivered to Karim al Malina, master of the erotic arts, who will mold her into a Love Slave fit for a Moorish king. Under Karim's tutelage, Regan--now called Zaynab, "the beautiful one"--is swept into uncharted reaches of ecstasy. But th...
Wyndham Saga - 2
Lovely Nyssa Wyndham, fair and proud as her mother, Blaze, is lady-in-waiting to Henry VIII's fourth wife.... Scandalizing all of England, Henry has his marriage annulled, for the Queen cannot meet the bawdy desires of the insatiable king. Henry seeks a spirited, lusty new wife--and eyes the bea...
A NOBLEWOMAN IN EARLY BRITAIN, A SLAVE IN EXOTIC BYZANTIUM, SHE WOULD ALWAYS BE A MAGNIFICENT CREATURE OF LOVE AND DESTINY...Britain AD453, Beautiful, headstrong, and defiant, Cailin Drusus possesses the strength and pride of her Celtic-born mother, though she has been reared amid her Roman father'...
From the palaces of pashas in seventeenth-century India to the scandalous court of James Stuart of England, one woman struggles against fate to find true love... Princess Yasaman has been blessed with rapturous beauty, fierce intelligence, and an innocent sensuality that captivates two formida...
Set in 1060 Wales, this details the adventures of a Welsh lass of high degree who will suffer various physical humiliations and have two husbands, one of whom changes shape when occasion demands. Quite beautiful Wynne has refused offers of marriage in order to remain at her castle to manage things ...
THEY CAST THEIR DESTINIES TO THE WINDS OF DESIRE.... The year is 1483. Beautiful Lady Arabella Grey, young cousin of England's King Richard III, glories in her betrothal to Sir Jasper Keane, protector of Greyfaire Keep, her ancestral home on the treacherous Scottish border. But as she speaks ...
VALENTINA HAD BEEN ADMIRED, MARRIED, WIDOWED, YET HAD NEVER KNOWN LOVE.... ...Not even at the illustrious Court of Queen Elizabeth, where her innocent, violet-eyed beauty fired the hearts of England's most gallant gentry, especially the roguish Earl of Kempe and the irrepressible Lord Padraic Bu...
Embarking on a dangerous secret mission for Queen Elizabeth, beautiful, indomitable Skye O'Malley and her noble husband Adam de Marisco must leave behind their lovely, 15-year-old daughter Velvet. They have no fears for the safety of their youngest child, having entrusted her to her uncle's care. B...
Wyndham Saga - 1
Blaze Wyndham. The ravishing beauty who came to the lavish and lustful court of Henry VIII to become the mistress and confidante of the most powerful man in England. Although he demanded her surrender with all the awesome power of his position, the King could not have her love. And when he commande...
It was a time of savagery, splendor and undying love! From the golden pleasure domes of Constantinople to the barbaric pomp of Malcolm of Scotland's court, this is the magical tale of ravishingly beautiful Mairin of Aelfleah, called Enchantress by the three men who loved her: Basil, prince of B...
HE IS SKYE O'MALLEY'S HANDSOME YOUNG BROTHER...SHE'S A BEAUTIFUL STARNGER Conn O'Malley is an Irish rogue no woman can resist. Known as the handsomest man at court, he has been seducing and abandoning wenches and royal ladies alike, until he meets the loveliest enchantress his roving eye has eve...
She's raven-haired and green-eyed ...hot-blooded and sexy... clever and intelligent... EVERYONE ADORES SKYE O'MALLEY Her husband, Niall, now presumed dead ...Her beloved children, for whom she will sell herself in marriage... Her dear friends in Algiers, who will risk everything to help, her ...
BELOVED OF THE GODS. BELOVED OF MEN. Her deep gray eyes, silky raven hair, magnificent body, and astonishing beauty rival the qualities of her legendary ancestor Cleopatra, and indeed, at her birth, her stars proclaim she will be lucky--and very accomplished--in the arts of love and war. The ...
Miranda -- Strong-willed. Impetuous. Brilliant. Beautiful. Unconquered -- when she's forced to marry a stranger to keep her home -- even though it's clear he's the only man for her... Unconquered -- when a savage Crimean slave breeder sees her golden beauty as the perfect match for his prize stud.....
There has never been a woman like Skye O'Malley With ebony hair, blue eyes, silken skin, and a luscious body, she is a hot-tempered vixen made for love. Courageous and wise, mistress of a mighty fleet, shrewd overseer of vast wealth, and both friend and foe to Queen Elizabeth, Skye is a woman of...
Her mahogany hair and violet eyes captivated young Prince Murad the moment he saw her in a convent garden, and their love flowered like the peach blossoms surrounding them. But Orkhan, Grand Turk of an Empire, claimed Adora for his bride, tearing her from her young love as she wept bitter tears. ...
Cyra Hafisa - 2
THE EPIC CONSUMMATION OF A GRAND AND GLORIOUS LOVE! IN AN AGE OF CHIVALRY AND SAVAGERY... A story of unbounded love that sweeps from the snowy Scottish Highlands to the exotic pleasure domes of Constantinople to sultry, intrigue-ridden Naples...the tale of Catriona, Countess of Glenkirk and F...
Cyra Hafisa - 1
Abducted from a life of privilege, she was sold into slavery in a distant land. For Lady Janet Leslie, there would be no escaping the harem of the wealthy and powerful Sultan Selim. But from the moment the handsome ruler spied his breathtaking "Cyra," he was captivated--enflamed by the fiery desire...