Deborah Simmons


"Simmons guarantees the reader a page-turner..."
- Romantic Times

"Deborah Simmons is a very fine writer with a smooth and engaging style…" - All About Romance.

"Deborah Simmons is a wonderful storyteller and brings historical romance to life." - A Romance Review

"Deborah Simmons is an author I read automatically. Why? Because she gets it right. I can always count on her for a good tale, a wonderful hero, a feisty heroine, and a love story where it truly is love that makes the difference."
- All About Romance

"Deborah Simmons never fails to please her fans."
- Romance Reviews Today

"A dash of mystery, a smidgen of humor, a full serving of romance..." - Romantic Times

Digital Editions Released

For those who are missing some older books or would prefer a digital copy, Harlequin has released at least seven out-of-print titles as e-books. Those issued in the new format include: The Devil Earl, Maiden Bride, Tempting Kate, Knights of Christmas, The de Burgh Bride, The Last Rogue, and Robber Bride. Additional titles continue to be formatted, so keep checking at, Amazon, and other online retailers.

Series Titles

The de Burghs:
Taming The Wolf
The de Burgh Bride
Robber Bride
"The Unexpected Guest"
My Lord de Burgh
My Lady de Burgh
Reynold de Burgh: The Dark Knight
The Last de Burgh

The de Lacis:
The Devil's Lady
Maiden Bride

Regency Quartet:
The Vicar's Daughter
The Devil Earl
Tempting Kate
The Last Rogue

The Marchants:
The Dark Viscount
The Gentleman's Quest

Graphic Novels

Deborah Simmons' books have been published as graphic novels in Japan. For those interested in searching for these illustrated editions (in Japanese only) some of the ISBNs are as follows:
Taming the Wolf: ISBN4-87287-438-2 & 87287-439-0
The Companion: ISBN978-4-596-97189-0
The de Burgh Bride: ISBN4-87287-576-1 & 87287-577-x
Robber Bride: ISBN4-87287-660-1 & 87287-661-x
The Devil Earl: ISBN4-87287-648-2 & 87287-647-4
The Devil's Lady: ISBN4-7767-1020-x & 7767-1021-8
The Unexpected Guest: ISBN4-7767-1078-1

Graphic Novel of The de Burgh Bride

Elsewhere on the Web

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The Last de Burgh ISBN #978-0-373-30659-6


Deborah Simmons' iconic series about a family of medieval knights ends with The Last de Burgh. Nicholas, the youngest of the brothers, vows to aid a fallen knight's sibling. But soon he is thrust into a mystery involving arcane relics, hidden messages, and the powerful Knights Templar. Most startling of all is his overwhelming attraction to Emery Montbard, who is not what he expected. But Nicholas harbors a secret, too, and faces a foe even the de Burghs cannot best.

"Beautifully written... Deborah Simmons is a master of combining intrigue with history." - Cataromance

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A Man of Many Talents
A Man of Many Talents

Originally published by The Berkley Publishing Group, a Man of Many Talents is now available in e-book form.

After Christian Reade, Viscount Moreland, debunks a famous haunted house, his services as a so-called ghost router are much in demand. Bemused, he refuses all requests until he receives a summons from the intriguing Miss Parkinson of Sibel Hall. There, he finds more mysteries than he bargained for, including how to woo his prickly hostess.

"Deborah Simmons presents a charming Regency "Ghostbusters" with a little mystery twist and a sweet confection of a love story." - Romantic Times

“Readers looking for a light, funny, and smart story can find it here.” – All About Romance

A Heart's Masquerade
A Heart's Masquerade

Published by Avon in 1989, Deborah Simmons' first novel is now available as an ebook in various formats. Revised and updated by the author, this early work is a tale of romance and adventure on the high seas.

Genteel Catherine Amberly flees her childhood home for adventure on the high seas, but the threats she thought left behind follow her into the heat of the tropics. And soon she faces a more potent danger in the form of Ransom Duprey. The privateer captain has his own enemies and suspicions about the beautiful young woman who seems to know him better than he does himself.

"This is a fun-filled adventure with pirates, villains, lords and ladies, suspense, romance, and much more." - Bookbug

"Heart's Masquerade is a delightful first novel." - Romantic Times

A Lady of Distinction IBSN #978-0-9858125-2-2

When Morgan Beauchamp delivers a shipment of artifacts to Egyptologist Lady Juliet Cavendish, strange happenings afflict the household. There are rumors that he has unleashed an ancient curse and roused the mummy's wrath. But Lady Juliet is more concerned about the explorer's ability to unleash her own dormant passions, rousing her from her staid existence to long for a life of adventure far from her father's study.

A RITA Finalist originally published by The Berkley Publishing Group.

"A bit of THE MUMMY and a lot of Indiana Jones merge in this entertaining nonstop read." - Romantic Times

“A Lady of Distinction has a large element of suspense to hold your interest throughout the story, a more sensual tone…humor and wit to spare, and adventure to keep you reading for hours.” – Romance Reviews Today.


Glory and the Rake
Glory and the Rake

Glory Sutton is determined to revive Queen's Well, the spa that has been owned by her family for hundreds of years. But someone doesn't want the once-popular watering hole to reopen. Could it be the Duke of Westfield? Glory finds the nobleman's sudden interest in her business unnerving. Yet she must work with him to solve the myriad mysteries swirling around the age-old waters, including a certain legend about love. . .

"This historical romance has danger, intrigue and a thrilling mystery." - Romantic Times

"Glory and the Rake entertains in true Regency style while giving the reader a special tidbit that involves "The Queen's Gift" – captivating reading." - Long and Short Reviews

The Gentleman's Quest
The Gentleman's Quest

Kit Marchant retreats from the world into his medieval manor house until the arrival of an enigmatic young woman forces him into action - and adventure. Soon the two are on a frantic quest to find an arcane volume, while avoiding unknown pursuers.

"Deborah Simmons pens a tale filled with danger and intrigue, and don't forget the romance, in The Gentleman's Quest." - CataRomance

"Fast-paced action, dark secrets and an interesting couple make this a quick, light roller coaster ride of a read." - Romantic Times

Selected Works

"The Devil Earl is a wonderfully written romance, complete with passion, love, mystery and a terrific cast of characters." - Romantic Times
"The Vicar's Daughter is a fun-loving adventure that is absolutely wondeful! - Affaire de Coeur