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    Lisa Marie Wilkinson

ISBN: 9781933836546

Fire at Midnight

by: Lisa Marie Wilkinson

Gold IPPY Award – Romance

Winner of the Fiction and Literature Romance category of the National Best Books 2009 Awards

Winner of the Gold Medal in the Romance category of the 2010 IPPY Awards

It is 1703, and Rachael Penrose is confined to Bedlam Insane Asylum in London after discovering her uncle Victor plans to kill her brother in order to inherit the family fortune. Victor leads a gang of criminals and uses French privateer/smuggler Sébastien Falconer as the scapegoat for his crimes. When Victor spreads the lie that Rachael informed the authorities of Falconer’s smuggling activities, Falconer vows revenge on the girl.

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Lisa Marie Wilkinson began her writing career as a lyricist, working in collaboration with composer Marti Schwartz. The two received a number of awards for songwriting, including finalist status in the prestigious American Song Festival international competition. Lisa Marie also acted as a music critic for Los Angeles based magazine, The Music Connection, and wrote reviews and articles for other music industry publications, including Songwriter Magazine.

Always a voracious reader of all types of fiction, Lisa Marie devoted her spare time to working on the idea that became her first completed novel, Fire At Midnight, a historical romance published by Medallion Press in 2009.

Lisa Marie's fiction has been honored with awards from over 60 writing contests, including the Maryland Writer's Association Novel Contest, the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest, and the Daphne du Maurier award for unpublished writers. Lisa Marie has also served as a judge in a number of contests, including the RWA Golden Heart.

A native of Ohio, Lisa Marie grew up in California and now lives in Tennessee, where the people are friendly and the scenery is beautiful.

Awards and Nominations Grand Prize Winner for Fire At Midnight in the 2007 Maryland Writers Association Novel Contest.
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It is 1703, and Rachael Penrose is confined to Bedlam Insane Asylum in London after discovering her uncle Victor plans to kill her brother in order to inherit the family fortune. Victor leads a gang of criminals and uses French privateer/smuggler Sébastien Falconer as the scapegoat for his crimes. When Victor spreads the lie that Rachael informed the authorities of Falconer’s smuggling activities, Falconer vows revenge on the girl.

A dangerously ill Rachael finally escapes from Bedlam, only to find shelter in Sébastien’s carriage, and ends up in his care. It is a twist of fate that will alter both their lives forever.

Believing she is in danger from Sébastien, Rachael meets up with his estranged twin brother, Jacques, a customs officer intent on bringing his brother, the famous privateer, to justice. But the real criminal is still at large, and she and her brother are still in danger. Will she discover the truth and save both their lives . . . and her heart?

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ISBN: 9781933836546
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2008
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“Lisa Marie Wilkinson weaves deep emotion, tenderness, and sensuality into a rich historical tapestry in this sweeping romance of adventure and intrigue.”

~ Christine Wells, author of The Dangerous Duke

“A stunning historical debut by Lisa Marie Wilkinson, Fire At Midnight is a fast-paced read filled with mystery, intrigue, and passionate characters who will captivate readers until the last page.”

~ Stacey Kane, Author of Gunslinger’s Untamed Bride

“. . . a well researched and entertaining historical filled with unforeseen twists and turns . . .”

~ Robin Lee, Romance Reviews Today (March 2009)

“Full of twists and turns, it will definitely keep you turning the pages . . .”

~Debbie Meredith, NovelSpot