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Maggi Andersen wrote her first book for publication after gaining a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. She lives with her husband, a retired lawyer in an historic country town near Sydney, Australia. She wrote her first adventure story at 8 years old. Her novels are still adventure stories, but also seductive romances. Georgette Heyer and Victoria Holt among others, inspired her Regencies and she also writes contemporary romantic suspense, darker, Victorian mysteries and young adult novels.

Maggi supports the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to animals) and animals often feature in her books, IFAW and Youth off the Streets.

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Maggi Andersen Hi Elaine, A Wicked Lady was a short story set in the Victorian era, which was free on my publisher's website. I don't seem to have kept a copy of it…moreHi Elaine, A Wicked Lady was a short story set in the Victorian era, which was free on my publisher's website. I don't seem to have kept a copy of it I'm afraid. I'm not with that publisher any more. If I come across it, I'll certainly put it up. (less)
Maggi Andersen Write anything, even if it's rubbish. You can't edit a blank page.
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THE RELUCTANT MARQUESS (Romance)
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Description: A country-bred girl, Charity Barlow always intended to marry for love like her parents. She suddenly finds herself married to a marquess, her new husband an aloof stranger determined to keep his thoughts and feelings to himself. She and Lord Robert have been forced by circumstances to marry, and she feels sure she is not the woman he would have chosen given a choice. He makes it plain that marriage is merely for the procreation of an heir, and once that is achieved, he intends to continue in London living the life he enjoyed before he met her. Charity may then retire to the country. While Lord Robert pursues his own interests, Charity is left to wander the echoing corridors of St. Malin House, when she isn’t thrown into the midst of the mocking and clever Haute Ton. She’s not at all sure she likes them, as they live by their own rules, which seem rather shocking. She’s not at all sure she likes her new husband either, except for his blue, blue eyes, the panther-like way he walks, and the hot expression in his eyes when he looks at her, which sends her pulses racing. He is a rake and does not deserve her love, but neither does she wish to live alone. Lord Robert appears quite willing to do his duty, but Charity demands love and affection, nothing less will do. Will he ever love her?
SURRENDER TO DESTINY (Romance)
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Description: While making a movie about Giovanna Russo’s life in Victorian London, Astrid Leclair and Dylan Shaw steam up the screen with their passionate scenes. Two men desire the beautiful artist’s model, Giovanna Russo. One intends to make her his mistress and the other wants her dead. This is a re-issue of Painted Lady.

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Thomas Thanks for the friendship. It's nice to meet you! Have a great weekend. :)


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Hello Maggi,

It's such a pleasure to have you as a friend here at Goodreads! Thank you and best wishes.

Warmest regards,
CJ


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Maggi Andersen Amy wrote: "Hi Maggi! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!"

You're welcome, Amy. Enjoy the weekend.


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Amy Armstrong Hi Maggi! Thanks so much for accepting my friend request. Hope you have a wonderful day!


Penelope Marzec Thanks for your friendship. :^)


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Maggi Andersen Ginger wrote: "I'm trying to rectify my problem. I have TWO pages. Please come join me at "Ginger" instead of "mizging" and be my friend as I'm going to delete this one soon."

There's an awful lot of Gingers!


Ginger Simpson I'm trying to rectify my problem. I have TWO pages. Please come join me at "Ginger" instead of "mizging" and be my friend as I'm going to delete this one soon.


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Maggi Andersen Thanks Tara,

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Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

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message 5: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Hi Anne! Nice to find you here. Cold in our part of the world, isn't it.

~Maggi


message 4: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Yes thanks, I am having a lazy weekend reading and watching old movies. Under a Silent Moon isn't so much a romance as a murder mystery. If you like mysteries set in the Regency period I would also recommend C S Harris, What Angels Fear and When Gods die. I'm reading Eloisa James at the moment, I love her Georgian romances.
Cheers,
Maggi


NorthernLightsGirl Hi from Alaska,

How did you like Under a Silent Moon? It sounds wonderful! I will add it to my TBR. I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

NorthernLightsGirl


message 2: by Maggi

Maggi Andersen Hi from Australia,
I see you enjoy reading historical romances, so do I. I'm reading a great one right now, Under a Silent Moon, a Regency intrigue by Tracy Grant. As a writer myself I'm really enjoying the quality of the writing and research.
Cheers,
Maggi


NorthernLightsGirl Hi Maggi,

Thanks for the frinds invite.

NorthernLightsGirl


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