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Under investigation by the Foreign Office, Sebastian Danvers, Lord Somerton, is exiled to the country, where he learns his beautiful neighbor, Catherine Ashcroft, has been watching over his estate. Soon, he must face his worst nightmare–protecting Catherine from his sworn enemy? Can he? Or, will he lose his love in this war between England and France?


“Devlyn’s seamless writing will entice readers and keep them eager for the next installment.” ~ PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY, STARRED review

“Devlyn delivers an emotional, powerful read.” ~ RT BOOK REVIEWS, 4 Stars

“Devlyn’s edgy and sexy series is gaining momentum, and historical-romantic suspense fans, particularly those who enjoy Brenda Joyce, will delight in this.” ~ BOOKLIST

“Love the characters, lots of mystery, murderers, spies and lots of romance! Checkmate, My Lord is an edge of your seat, exciting read!” ~ FRESH FICTION

“Devlyn delivers an emotionally gut-wrenching tale of danger and romance.” ~ GOODREADS


Tracey Devlyn writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine’s happy ending). She’s a co-founder of Romance University, a group blog dedicated to readers and writers of romance, and Lady Jane’s Salon-Naperville, Chicagoland’s exciting new reading salon devoted to romantic fiction. An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters.

For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website.