Ailish’s dance background and love of history and spicy stories are what inspired this heady mix of contemporary romance and ballet set in a castle. Readers of her historical fiction will recognise the castle and stone circle that feature in these books.
A Dancer’s Journey will be available in paperback, Kindle and on Kindle Unlimited. The Kindle versions are available to pre-order now.
There are no cliffhanger endings in this series; each book completes a story, but then there is more. So much more.
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TENDU: Dancing in the Castle (release date: 20th October 2023)
Scotland’s all misty lochs and magical forests and perfect boyfriends, right?
When dance student Amalphia Treadwell embarks on a secret relationship with her charismatic new teacher, she has no idea of the danger that lurks in his school in Scotland.
She’s soon dealing with her boyfriend’s obsessive ex, the strange research taking place at the castle school and her own ever-evolving relationship issues.
Amalphia works hard to be the best dancer she can be, but as tension builds within the old walls of the castle, she begins to wonder if she will ever escape the dank dark of the dungeon…
Dark, witty, sexy and fun, Tendu is a compelling and seductive story of love, dance and obsession. Get your copy today.
Tendu contains graphic sex scenes, violence, trauma and adult language.
CABRIOLE: Dancing in the City (release date: 24th November 2023)
How hard can a career on the stage be, anyway?
After a traumatic year at the castle, Amalphia Treadwell travels back to London to start her professional life, putting dark and difficult things firmly behind her. Or so she believes.
As she tries different approaches to work, in search of her true vocation, Amalphia encounters new pain and a deeper dark than that of the dungeon.
She wrestles with the complicated nature of her own heart and suspects that ‘happily ever after’ is something she can never hope to achieve.
As dark and witty as its predecessor, the second installment of Amalphia’s journey is a sensual story of love, dance and self-discovery.
Cabriole contains graphic sex scenes, trauma and adult language.
FOUETTÉ: Dancing with the Past (release date: 22nd December 2023)
Amalphia Treadwell is living her happily ever after.
She’s happy in her life, and her home, and her relationships, and is very excited about the plan she’s just made with her best friend Justin. Turbulence and turmoil are distant memories, and blue skies and sunshine lie ahead.
Then a child who shouldn’t exist walks up the steps towards her and, as she looks into his eyes, she knows that nothing will ever be the same again.
Beginning six years after the end of the previous book in the series, the third and final part of Amalphia’s journey is a steamy tale of love, dance, obsession and forgiveness.
Fouetté contains graphic sex scenes, adult language and a small amount of violence.
Posts on the inspiration behind A Dancer’s Journey
- Working Girl: a WordPress Prompt Goes Dark
- Pointe Work and a Red Leotard
- Chosen Sisters: Friendship and Dance
- A Snaggled, Barbourous Place
- Diabolical and Deranged: Writing and Blood
- There’s also this strange little post about what the characters of A Dancer’s Journey get up to when Ailish is away from the keyboard.