Impassioned Redemption Is Out!

An Impassioned Redemption by Sydney Jane Bailyby Sydney Jane BailyHave not posted since Spock’s death. Not because I have been in a Star Trek fan funk, though there was that. Mostly, I have been distracted by my impending divorce from a stranger. Hey, how is that for a new book title? Divorce from a Stranger.

ugly mutant turtle
Yup, that about sums up my soon-to-be-ex.

Actually, however, my soon-to-be-ex didn’t start becoming a stranger until he announced he wanted to divorce in December. He began morphing like a 59-year-old mutant turtle (minus the ninja part), but still was sort of recognizable while around the house. Sure, he had his teeth capped and started streaking his brown hair with blond. But it was after he moved out and realized I was no longer useful to him (cooking, laundry, other fringe benefits) that he started acting as if we hadn’t known each other for 24 years. Very strange.

And, as I said, it has been a major distraction to the creative part of my brain. So with much delay, I am super pleased to announce that An Impassioned Redemption is now up at Amazon, and will be available elsewhere if I can get my butt into gear. Part of an historical romance anthology last year, called Lost in a Kiss, that boxed set is no longer for sale. I think I am the last of the authors to get my individual novella published, but I am also the only one divorcing a mutant turtle . . . I mean, a husband.


Self-made woman, Jo Holland answers to no one. She runs a successful saloon and bordello, keeping off the streets women with few opportunities in life. Unlike her girls, she neither needs nor wants any man. That is, until she meets the wickedly attractive and intriguing Jameson Carter.

From atop his gambling riverboat, Jameson rules what he sees, and he has his sights set on one delectable lady. His odds of winning Jo are suddenly stacked against him, when a series of unexplained events puts more than his heart in danger. They threaten his life and that of the woman he wants to make his own.

This standalone novella is an offshoot (also called a “bulge,” which is not the most attractive word), featuring two secondary characters from An Inescapable Attraction, Book 3 of the popular Defiant Hearts series.

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