Historical Fiction

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.


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The Duke's Lover

When she arrives in the middle of a political uproar, she’ll change the course of history for an entire kingdom…


Alys of Lochlainn longs to be free to marry whoever she wants. Unwillingly caught up in the fearsome Duke of Hampton’s plans, she’s furious after he betroths her to the man he plots to install as the King of England. But as the men prepare for battle and the wedding preparations move forward, the fiery Irish heiress’s world upends when the scheming duke steals an impulsive kiss.


Quickly falling for the formidable lord, Alys recklessly becomes his mistress, anulling the upcoming nuptials. But when her status rises as the powerful man’s beloved, she will do everything she can to protect him now that he holds her heart…


Will Alys survive the dangerous climb to the top of a monarchy?


The Duke's Lover is the emotionally charged second book in the Lochlainn medieval historical series, with a brand-new ending. If you like strong women, pulse-pounding royal intrigue, and love found amidst turmoil, then you’ll adore Dana Arpquest’s feisty tale of romance and war.


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Left on her own at the mercy of a cruelly infatuated ruler, can one woman shape her own destiny?


Alys of Lochlainn’s heart is broken. Learning her beloved has been killed in battle, she’s determined to reclaim her spirit and carry on no matter what for the sake of her children. But when the conniving King of England seizes control of her life, grief turns to rage as she vows lasting revenge.


Believing she has no choice but to play the arrogant monarch’s high-stakes game, Alys walks a fine line of flirting convincingly and avoiding the despised ruler’s bed as she fights for her freedom. But as her friends and allies come under attack, she’ll have to choose between remaining true to her dead lover… and doing whatever it takes to claw back power.


Can this fiery noblewoman save everything she loves from a dangerous fate?


Royal Lover is the tension-filled third book in the Lochlainn medieval historical series, updated with a new HEA ending. If you like resourceful heroines, passionately vibrant characters, and nail-biting drama, then you’ll adore Dana Arpquest’s stunning conclusion.


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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.