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November 2012


A few sources I used in my research:


Janet Todd:  Daughters of Ireland: The Rebellious Kingsborough Sisters and the Making of a Modern Nation

Thomas Pakenham:  The Year of Liberty

Oliver Knox:  Rebels and Informers

Thomas Bartlett:  The 1798 Rebellion: An Illustrated History

Theobald Wolfe Tone: Memoirs

Nancy J. Curtain: The United Irishmen: Popular Politics in Ulster and Dublin, 1791-1798

Brian Fitzgerald, ed: The Correspondence of Emily, Duchess of Leinster

Stella Tillyard: Aristocrats and Citizen Lord: Edward Fitzgerald, 1763-1798

Desmond Guiness: Georgian Dublin

APW Malcomson: The Pursuit of the Heiress: Arranged Marriage in Ireland, 1750-1820

Kevin Whelan: Fellowship of Freedom: The United Irish and 1798

Terence Folley: Eyewitness to 1798

Mrs. Thomas Concannon: Women of ‘98

RB McDowell: Ireland in the Age of Imperalism and Revolution: 1760-1801

Valerie Pakenham: The Big House in Ireland

JM Barry: Pitchcap and Triangle: The Cork Militia in the Wexford Rising

John Beatty: Protestant Women’s Narratives of the Ireland of 1798

Mary McNeill: The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken: A Belfast Panorama

James Smyth: Dublin’s Political Underground in the 1790s



Coming in 2012--escape to Victorian London with a new series! 

Book 2:

Two Sinful Secrets

(December 2012)




Book 1: 

One Naughty Night(June 2012)


Praise for
Countess of Scandal

“Laurel McKee’s prose is lyrical, her pacing is flawless, and her talent for evoking a rich, sweeping historical atmosphere is second to none” –USA Today Bestseller Julianne MacLean

 “An exciting, suspenseful and very passionate story.  Loved it and very much look forward to the next in this series.  Interesting history lesson and a good backdrop for a first-class love story”—Romance Reviews Magazine

 “Ms. McKee’s style of writing is stellar, streaming with lovely prose, vivid descriptions, breathtaking love scenes, and action-packed tension.  Every word sings with unyielding intensity” –Romance Junkies

“McKee sets the stage for a romantic adventure that captures the spirit of Ireland and a pair of star-crossed lovers to perfection” –RT Book Reviews - 4 Stars

 “Countess of Scandal combines a passionate romance with a nail-biting plot.  The author’s research shines through to make the era come alive, as well as her characters.  An exciting tale out of the common mold” –Romance Reviews Today

 “This book has rarely used and well-drawn setting, good characters, and so much more working in its favor.  I absolutely loved reading this one!” –All About Romance

 “McKee’s intriguingly nuanced characters and deliciously subtle sense of humor provide the ideal counterpoint to the perfectly executed historical setting that gives Countess of Scandal its refreshingly different literary flavor” –Booklist


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Picture of Laurel at RWA '09!