Ashes of Pride

Scandalous Scions

Book 10
Stories Rule Press
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Married in haste, to the wrong man…


Blanche wed Lieutenant Colonel Seymour in search of a hero to replace the French military father she never knew, only to find herself stranded in Northumberland, in a penniless marriage, with no recourse.


Blanche’s cousin, Neil Williams, now a decorated Major, returns from the colonies to rejoin the Fifth Northumberland Fusiliers. Her husband, as Neil’s superior officer, makes Neil’s life intolerable, as well as her own. Blanche learns that the truly courageous are defined by their actions and that Seymour is not one of them, for what he does to Neil defies imagination…


This book is the tenth book in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.


This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:

0.5 Rose of Ebony

1.0 Soul of Sin

2.0 Valor of Love

3.0 Marriage of Lies

4.0 Mask of Nobility

5.0 Law of Attraction

6.0 Veil of Honor

7.0 Season of Denial

8.0 Rules of Engagement

9.0 Degree of Solitude

10.0 Ashes of Pride

11.0 Risk of Ruin

…and more to come!


A Sexy Historical Romance

___


Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:

If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.

She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.

Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.

Thanks once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey, for giving us another great story and for giving me back my love of historical romances.

I love historical romances and this one filled all my likes, from a dashing, wonderful hero, a beautiful strong heroine, a love story to sigh over, side characters that are interesting, and funny, and move the story along.

I don't often give books five stars, but I really enjoyed the mystery that puzzled all of the characters in this story.

A wonderful story set in the Victorian era of such strict social conventions and yet the main characters are shimmering with latent sexual tension. What a fabulous juxtaposition!

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About the author

Tracy Cooper-Posey is a #1 Best Selling Author. She writes romantic suspense, historical, paranormal and science fiction romance. She has published over 100 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favorite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year. Tracy won the award in 2012, and a SFR Galaxy Award in 2016 for “Most Intriguing Philosophical/Social Science Questions in Galaxybuilding” She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian Canadian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.

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Stories Rule Press
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<h2>Now she belongs to another, he realizes too late that he wants her.</h2><p>Lady Annalies is the daughter of the Earl of Innesford, but rejects society.&nbsp; Instead, she embraces the Bohemian art world, and lives in secret with her patron and lover, Tobias.&nbsp; The only person who knows the truth is her cousin, Peter, who furiously resents the burden of knowing how she courts disaster for the entire family.<br><br>When sales of her paintings diminish, putting her in financial straits, Annalies turns to Peter for help, as he has always helped her in the past.&nbsp; Peter grasps the chance to involve himself in her life, to head off the catastrophe she flirts with every day.&nbsp; The entanglements increase when he realizes it is not merely the risk of ruin which draws him to her.<br><br>This book is the eleventh in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.<br><br>This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:<br><em>0.5 Rose of Ebony<br>1.0 Soul of Sin<br>2.0 Valor of Love<br>3.0 Marriage of Lies<br>4.0 Mask of Nobility<br>5.0 Law of Attraction<br>6.0 Veil of Honor<br>7.0 Season of Denial<br>8.0 Rules of Engagement<br>9.0 Degree of Solitude<br>10.0 Ashes of Pride<br>11.0 Risk of Ruin</em><br><br>…and more to come!<br><br>A Sexy Historical Romance<br>___<br><br><strong>Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:</strong><br><br><em>If you haven't started this series, start right now and you will fall in love with this very unconventional family during a time when rules, etiquette and unwritten rules had to be followed or the lack of them would bring scandal and ruin to an entire family.<br><br>I love these books. Tracy creates these characters so well and with such care. I really recommend reading this series.<br><br>I am overwhelmed by how much I have enjoyed this series so far. It was not superficial fluff as I thought it might be when I began. Cooper-Posey books have touched on so many universal themes.<br><br>Her characters are admirable people who love their family and are capable of deep romantic love as well.<br><br>I just love this series and the books just keep getting better and better. This series takes us on a romp through historical times, which I love.<br><br>If you haven't read this magnificent series you must do so now; you will love each story, be moved by each of them, fall in love with the heroines and heroes, you will cheer for them and just as loudly boo the villains.<br><br>Love this series and have bought them all.<br><br>This entire series is filled with so much love for each other and family, that there is no way you cannot be emotionally drawn into each story.</em><br>
He is less than a commoner and should be beneath her notice.

Lady Lillian Innesford, oldest daughter of the Williams family, withdrew from society seven years ago.  A governess now, she carries a secret that has drained all life from her.

Jasper Thomsett, new butler to the Williams family, is the first and only person to realize the nature of Lilly’s troubles.  Retired with the highest honours after the Crimea War, he seeks a quiet life, but Lilly’s secret will rip their world apart.

Valor of Love is the second book in the Scandalous Scions, which brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for Valor of Love:

I have to admit crying like a baby through some passages of the book, they are so well-written that you can feel the character’s emotions.

I won't ruin the story but even if you feel historical romances aren't your thing trust me this will change your mind. I'm glad I took the chance and read it.

Wow! I was so moved by their story that I cried happy tears!! I'm so totally in love with these characters!

The characters stepped out of the books' fictional realm into my life from the very first page and they stayed with me as I had to go about my daily commitments...I know I'll be thinking of them long after the last page has been read.

This wonderful, suspenseful and romantic tale will make you believe that anything is possible. The family rallies around and helps put things right for them both. This is a must read if you like historical romance with some wonderful heat!!!

At long last, we hear the individual stories behind Lady Lilly and Thompsett, Lord Marblethorpe's butler. Cooper-Posey has dropped little hints that both hid behind a painful and mysterious past, but for her to give the reader BOTH stories in the same book - was just wonderful.

He’s royalty.  She’s a commoner.  Their association has no future.

Bronwen Davies is not only disinterested in marrying well, she has turned her back upon society, to live as freely as she can in the wilds of Northallerton, where she lives with her cousin Lilly and Lilly’s husband, Jasper.

Jasper’s half-brother, the Archeduke Edvard Christoffer of Silkeborg, arrives at Northallerton without warning, asking for temporary sanctuary from the pressures of his public life.  There, he finds Bronwen, a most distracting diversion.  Only, Bronwen’s unexpected opinions and forthright manner prove to be far more seductive than a simple distraction should be…

Mask of Nobility is the fourth book in the Scandalous Scions series, which brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
9.0 Degree of Solitude
10.0 Ashes of Pride
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for Mask of Nobility:

Once again I fell under Tracy Cooper-Posey’s spell with this story.

Reading this book gave me another very late night since I couldn’t stop reading it. I really should know better than to start one of Tracy’s books at night.

Tracy Cooper-Posey continues to both amaze and please me with her historical romances. Her books have raised the bar for what I enjoy in this genre.

A story where love conquers through the highs and lows of one's life and family is there to hold you up, is a story worth reading.

Tracy Cooper-Posey has a talent for making the characters so real, in a succinct way, that draws the reader's empathy while moving the action and adventure along at an exciting pace.

I grew up just outside Northallerton so I could picture the black faced sheep and the dales where this beautiful love story began. Tracy has done her homework!

There were a lot of laughs and even some tears. It seems you experience every emotion in the pages of her books.

I love it when a romance is more than just a romance that's why I adored reading the story of free spirited, unconventional Bronwen.

I loved the wit and humor throughout the book.

Her husband will divorce her for adultery, no matter the cost or the ruin it will deliver.

Knowing their love was doomed, Jenny accepted the the Duke of Burscough’s pragmatic and loveless proposal of marriage to force Jack, Baron of Guestwick and heir to the Marquess of Laceby, to marry as his family wished.

Now Burscough is determined to divorce Jenny in an outrageously scandalous and public manner, while the newspapers paw over her secrets and speculate about her morals and values, as well as those of the family who raised her.

It is no longer simply a matter of whether Jack and Jenny can ever be happy together.  Now, the great family itself is under attack.  Can it survive the public disgrace?

Law of Attraction is the fifth book in the Scandalous Scions series, which brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
9.0 Degree of Solitude
10.0 Ashes of Pride
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for Law of Attraction:

Could not put it down. The author's attention to period detail is wonderful. You really do not have to "suspend reality" when you read her historical novels.

I was mystified right up until the end. That is truly an amazing feat for an author to do for me.

The Scandalous Scions series just keeps getting better and better with each book of the series.

Jack refused to ever marry as long as Jenny was alive even though she was married to someone else. Can you get any more tragically romantic than that?

Cooper-Posey has a gift for writing unpredictable plots.

I loved the story and couldn’t put it down. A villain should never get away with treachery! Thanks, Tracy!

The ending surprised me! No spoilers here but this is one of the best volumes yet.

Strongly written, it's so compelling that I found myself reading until the wee hours. I literally couldn't put it down!

This installment of the Great Family series was engaging on a new level of viscerally-induced reactions.

I love how the author writes, she has a way of pulling you right into the story, you pray for a good outcome and marvel about the ingenious way they find a solution in the end. More please!

Talk about being on the edge of your seat! The Great Family always takes care of its own but boy was I ever unsure!
Bridget’s downfall at the hands of a duke forces Will to save her.

Lady Bridget is determined to marry well, to a man not of the great family.

When the Duke of Taplow takes advantage of her, William Wardell, heir to the Marquiss of Farleigh and great family member, is forced to marry her himself to save her reputation…which also happens to remove the family pressure upon him to wed and get himself an heir.

The agreement only brings more strife into their lives for they are both stubborn, willful and most definitely not the marrying kind…

Veil of Honor is the sixth book in the spin-off series following the historical romances of Scandalous Sirens.  Scandalous Scions brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:

If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.

She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.

Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.

Thanks once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey, for giving us another great story and for giving me back my love of historical romances.

I love historical romances and this one filled all my likes, from a dashing, wonderful hero, a beautiful strong heroine, a love story to sigh over, side characters that are interesting, and funny, and move the story along.

I don't often give books five stars, but I really enjoyed the mystery that puzzled all of the characters in this story.

I found the entire extended family intriguing because they, the women in particular, are very aware and careful of what society will think, yet they often have made choices that are deemed semi- scandalous.

A wonderful story set in the Victorian era of such strict social conventions and yet the main characters are shimmering with latent sexual tension. What a fabulous juxtaposition!
<h2>Now she belongs to another, he realizes too late that he wants her.</h2><p>Lady Annalies is the daughter of the Earl of Innesford, but rejects society.&nbsp; Instead, she embraces the Bohemian art world, and lives in secret with her patron and lover, Tobias.&nbsp; The only person who knows the truth is her cousin, Peter, who furiously resents the burden of knowing how she courts disaster for the entire family.<br><br>When sales of her paintings diminish, putting her in financial straits, Annalies turns to Peter for help, as he has always helped her in the past.&nbsp; Peter grasps the chance to involve himself in her life, to head off the catastrophe she flirts with every day.&nbsp; The entanglements increase when he realizes it is not merely the risk of ruin which draws him to her.<br><br>This book is the eleventh in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.<br><br>This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:<br><em>0.5 Rose of Ebony<br>1.0 Soul of Sin<br>2.0 Valor of Love<br>3.0 Marriage of Lies<br>4.0 Mask of Nobility<br>5.0 Law of Attraction<br>6.0 Veil of Honor<br>7.0 Season of Denial<br>8.0 Rules of Engagement<br>9.0 Degree of Solitude<br>10.0 Ashes of Pride<br>11.0 Risk of Ruin</em><br><br>…and more to come!<br><br>A Sexy Historical Romance<br>___<br><br><strong>Praise for the Scandalous Scions series:</strong><br><br><em>If you haven't started this series, start right now and you will fall in love with this very unconventional family during a time when rules, etiquette and unwritten rules had to be followed or the lack of them would bring scandal and ruin to an entire family.<br><br>I love these books. Tracy creates these characters so well and with such care. I really recommend reading this series.<br><br>I am overwhelmed by how much I have enjoyed this series so far. It was not superficial fluff as I thought it might be when I began. Cooper-Posey books have touched on so many universal themes.<br><br>Her characters are admirable people who love their family and are capable of deep romantic love as well.<br><br>I just love this series and the books just keep getting better and better. This series takes us on a romp through historical times, which I love.<br><br>If you haven't read this magnificent series you must do so now; you will love each story, be moved by each of them, fall in love with the heroines and heroes, you will cheer for them and just as loudly boo the villains.<br><br>Love this series and have bought them all.<br><br>This entire series is filled with so much love for each other and family, that there is no way you cannot be emotionally drawn into each story.</em><br>
A scandal that threatens both their livesRhys Davies is the bastard son of an English lord who refused to acknowledge him.  He has made his own way and as one of the best attorneys in London, he is absorbed in his work and content.  When he fails to retain a distinguished client because of his unmarried state, he sets out to search for a wife to enhance his professional reputation.

Annalies of Saxe-Weiden is a landless princess. Her father’s principality was overthrown by its people. Now Annalies must find a way to live among the elite of London’s society, but her strange family life, her foreign up-bringing and the secrets she keeps make her an oddity among the ton.

Anna is the last person Rhys would consider marrying.  Not only is she royalty and cousin to Queen Victoria, she is a most disagreeable woman who reads books and quotes Shakespeare better than he.  The physical attraction they feel is a nuisance that swiftly entangles them in a scandal that threatens both their lives….

Reader Advisory:  This book contains frequent sex scenes and sexual language.

Perilous Princess is part of the Scandalous Sirens series
Book 1:  Forbidden
Book 2:  Dangerous Beauty
Book 3:  Perilous Princess

A Sexy Historical Romance
_____

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I read the book in very short order, and found it hard to put down. Of course, many of Tracy’s stories affect me affect me that way.

The series of events in this book had me enthralled. I loved how these two characters interacted.

No matter what genre – Tracy pulls you into the story, you feel a rapport with the characters and remember to fasten your seat belt for the ride!

.I LOVED IT !!  Yes I am biased, but that is because I have never been disappointed.

I highly recommend it for the love story that unfolds. This is a must read for all lovers of historical books.

The characters grab you right at the start of the book (especially if you have read the previous books in the series) and they keep your attention right until the last page.

Good plot and storyline with twists and turns and sugar and spice to stir and hold the attention of the most censorious reader.

The main reason I ever began reading Cooper-Posey's work was her adventurous historical fiction - and she's back at it, in high style, with Perilous Princess.
He is less than a commoner and should be beneath her notice.

Lady Lillian Innesford, oldest daughter of the Williams family, withdrew from society seven years ago.  A governess now, she carries a secret that has drained all life from her.

Jasper Thomsett, new butler to the Williams family, is the first and only person to realize the nature of Lilly’s troubles.  Retired with the highest honours after the Crimea War, he seeks a quiet life, but Lilly’s secret will rip their world apart.

Valor of Love is the second book in the Scandalous Scions, which brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for Valor of Love:

I have to admit crying like a baby through some passages of the book, they are so well-written that you can feel the character’s emotions.

I won't ruin the story but even if you feel historical romances aren't your thing trust me this will change your mind. I'm glad I took the chance and read it.

Wow! I was so moved by their story that I cried happy tears!! I'm so totally in love with these characters!

The characters stepped out of the books' fictional realm into my life from the very first page and they stayed with me as I had to go about my daily commitments...I know I'll be thinking of them long after the last page has been read.

This wonderful, suspenseful and romantic tale will make you believe that anything is possible. The family rallies around and helps put things right for them both. This is a must read if you like historical romance with some wonderful heat!!!

At long last, we hear the individual stories behind Lady Lilly and Thompsett, Lord Marblethorpe's butler. Cooper-Posey has dropped little hints that both hid behind a painful and mysterious past, but for her to give the reader BOTH stories in the same book - was just wonderful.
Two broken hearts.

Lady Natasha Innesford, four years a widow, still cannot stir herself to live.  Her life died with Seth.

Lord Raymond Marblethorpe, oldest son of Lady Elisa Farleigh, has loved the mysterious Susanna forever, but she can never be his.

Can they learn to let go of the past and love again?

Soul of Sin is the first book in the spin-off series following the historical romances of Scandalous Sirens.  Scandalous Scions brings together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.

Reader Advisory:  This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.

This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
…and more to come!

A Sexy Historical Romance
___

Praise for Soul of Sin:

I do not know how this woman does it! I absolutely loved this book.

What a wonderful story! The mystery that began in Rose of Ebony is solved in the romance of Natasha and Raymond. These are terrific characters. It's easy to believe that they could walk out of the pages and into your living room.

Thanks once again, Tracy Cooper-Posey for giving us another great story and for giving me back my love of historical romances.

I was waiting for the continuing story of Lord Raymond and when I read this book I knew the wait was worth it.

This was an awesome book and answered the question, "Who is Susanna?".

I love historical romances and this one filled all my likes, from a dashing, wonderful hero, a beautiful strong heroine, a love story to sigh over, side characters that are interesting, and funny, and move the story along, and in this one a mystery that is solved.

This story was so beautiful and I can't wait for the next in this wonderful new series.

When the mystery of Susanna is unexpectedly solved...it's a moment of crackling tension.

I don't often give books five stars, but I really enjoyed the mystery that puzzled all of the characters in this story.

Tracy Cooper-Posey did it again in my book. I fell in love with "Soul of Sin". After reading "Rose of Ebony" I couldn't stop asking who is Susanna that I couldn't wait for "Soul of Sin".

I never would have guessed who "Susanna" was!
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Tracy Cooper-Posey is a #1 Best Selling Author.  She writes romantic suspense, historical, paranormal and science fiction romance.  She has published over 90 novels since 1999, been nominated for five CAPAs including Favourite Author, and won the Emma Darcy Award.

She turned to indie publishing in 2011. Her indie titles have been nominated four times for Book Of The Year. Tracy won the award in 2012, and a SFR Galaxy Award in 2016 for “Most Intriguing Philosophical/Social Science Questions in Galaxybuilding”  She has been a national magazine editor and for a decade she taught romance writing at MacEwan University.

She is addicted to Irish Breakfast tea and chocolate, sometimes taken together. In her spare time she enjoys history, Sherlock Holmes, science fiction and ignoring her treadmill. An Australian Canadian, she lives in Edmonton, Canada with her husband, a former professional wrestler, where she moved in 1996 after meeting him on-line.
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