My stories focus on the heroines' lives and how they struggle through a few years (apart from the Earl’s Daughter).
How they discover love and fight against the rules in a period where women had little to say. The stories are about survival following the tragedies and obstacles life threw at them.
I cannot promise a happy ending at the end of each book, but I will do my best to have a happy ending at the end of a series.
These are not Sweet and Clean but they are not Erotica either. Just somewhere in the middle depending on each story.
The Earl's Daughter
She has a heart of gold… but poor instincts. When an attempt to save her family sparks disaster, only her wits can set her free.
Ireland, 1459. Alys of Lochlainn craves her father’s attention. Neglected since her mother’s death eleven years ago, the seventeen-year-old heiress is most displeased when an English earl and his son arrive to recruit allies for war. Determined to prevent her only remaining parent from dying on the battlefield, she concocts a desperate scheme to drive the foreign nobles from their land.
Attempting to scare them off with poison, Alys unintentionally almost kills the handsome young Englishman. But after an unscrupulous commoner’s blackmail forces her to nurse the dutiful man back to health, she’s alarmed when she finds herself falling for her brave patient.
Can Alys choose between her family’s safety and her heart’s calling?
The Earl's Daughter is the dramatic prequel to the Lochlainn medieval romance novels. If you like historical fiction with a touch of love story, fast-paced twists and turns, and breathtaking mystery, then you’ll adore Dana Arpquest’s suspenseful series starter.
Buy The Earl's Daughter to shape fate through misfortune today!
The Duke's Lover
He's the most powerful man in the Kingdom. She's a stubborn heiress. They weren’t supposed to fall in love. What could possibly go wrong?
When Alys of Lochlainn arrives in England, she’s yearning for marriage, but she’s not prepared for the one her father and the Duke of Hampton have arranged. She doesn’t want to marry the future King; she wants freedom. However, when the Duke of Hampton steals a kiss from her, she falls for him and, despite herself, gets entangled in a grand scheme.
How will Alys overcome her enemies’ conspiracy? Can she survive when the entire Kingdom seems to be against her?
The DUKE’S LOVER is a romantic tale, packed with emotion. It’s a story where history intertwines with fiction, love with war, and life with death.
If you love engaging characters, a strong heroine and courtly love over bloody battles, then you’ll relish THE DUKE’S LOVER. Buy your copy of THE DUKE’S LOVER today and immerse yourself in the enchanting and passionate world of Alys of Lochlainn.
A broken heart. A Revenge in Motion. An Unexpected Visit.
After the death of her protector, Alys survives for the love of her children. However, infuriated to hear that the King of England is tracking her old friends like wild game, she flees to France to get the help of King Louis. King Uther and his wife have gone too far! It is now time to give England a new King.
Enemies are lurking everywhere, and the King of France is not keen on letting Alys become involved. Now she is more determined than ever to continue the work of Hampton, even if she has to finish the work alone.
As she returns to England, she seduces her way back into power and at court. That is without accounting for the fact that her weaknesses would become her main obstacle.
Now Alys must choose where her loyalty lies.
Will she remain loyal to Hampton, or will she follow her instincts to gain more power?
Royal Lover is the third instalment in the Lochlainn Series. A Medieval romance, based on the Wars of the Roses, that follows the life of Alys of Lochlainn through the years, through love and hate, through passion and wars, through loyalty and treason.
If you love fast-paced, light entertainment, and vibrant characters, you will love Royal Lover, a clean Medieval Fiction.
Read Royal Lover now to run alongside Alys as she unleashes an act of revenge that might turn against her.
The Road To Versailles
They killed her parents. They took her lands. She is in disgrace and now she wants her life back.
France 1772, and Evangeline de Valbelle’s family is in disgrace and finds refuge in Paris. Beginning a new life of misery, Evangeline swears to avenge her father’s death. Whatever it takes. But she has a younger brother she must care for and when he is taken from her, her entire world collapses.
Evangeline doesn’t stay down for long. Fuelled with hatred for the new King and his wife, she plans to marry and make her way to the Court of Versailles.
But who would want to marry a woman in disgrace? Count von Fersen might just be the man she needs…
Read THE ROAD TO VERSAILLES now and discover the captivating world of Evangeline and Count von Fersen.
If you love historical fiction mixed with romance, a strong heroine and light entertainment, then you’ll love the books by Dana Arpquest.
The story is a work of fiction, inspired by the love story between Count Axel von Fersen and Marie-Antoinette which takes place in Versailles and Paris in the 18th century just before the French Revolution.