Welcome to the Joanna Maitland page. I have been reading — and writing! — stories for as long as I can remember and I love to share favourite books. I may write (mostly) romantic novels, but I read all sorts of fiction besides romance — lots of crime, thrillers, fantasy and science fiction, time-slip, historicals. I’m hoping that readers at Libertà will point me to new genres and authors I’ve been missing.
Joanna’s Independent Self-Publishing
My latest venture into self-publishing is another out-of-print Regency novella — Star Crossed at Twilight — originally published under the title Delight and Desire back in 2010. It’s set in my native Scotland, but this is a Romeo and Juliet story. That’s why I always wanted to have “star crossed” in the title. So, now that I can choose my own titles, I’ve opted for STAR CROSSED AT TWILIGHT and a new cover (shown below) featuring the tower of the real ruined Scottish castle that plays such a big part in the lovers’ encounters. It is available now for download for only 99p/99¢.
A Fairytale Castle? With a REAL Fairy?
Major Robert Anstruther is bored. His wounds are healing at last, so he rides out to a favourite retreat, the ruins of Caerlaverock Castle. He loves its fairytale atmosphere, especially in the twilight, though he’s never seen any fairies there.
A revised version of the ebook novella originally published in 2010
by Harlequin Mills & Boon Ltd under the title Delight and Desire
My very first self-published story was a much revised and expanded edition of an out-of-print novella – His Silken Seduction. It is available for download for only £1.99/$2.99.
Wounded. Abandoned. In the enemy’s bed.
He’s Wellington’s spy, trying to survive in war-torn France.
He has a choice – duty, or desire.
She’s his beautiful silk weaver. Day after day, her hands caress his battered flesh. Her touch is driving him wild.
But she’s the enemy. She must not discover who he is.
Surely she will betray him?
Will he dare to trust her
with his life, his mission, and his heart?
A revised and much expanded edition of the ebook novella
originally published by Harlequin S.A. in 2009
And Joanna is branching out with a new title…
Lady in Lace, a Regency Timeslip — Coming Soon
Joanna’s Free Short Story!
To celebrate Burns Night 2016 — I am a Scot, after all — I posted a tongue-in-cheek take-off of Tam O’Shanter with my blog. The story is still available here on the website, as a free read. You can even print it, if you like!