BRIGHTON BEAUTY is a Regency romance novel set near the city of Chester, England. Chelsea hadn’t planned to be a deceiver! She had been the prettiest—and most penniless—young lady at Miss Farringdon’s Academy in Brighton. Befriending spoiled heiress Alayna Marchmont and telling her about a family scandal was a schoolgirl’s naïve mistake. Now, Alayna has blackmailed Chelsea into agreeing to an outrageous scheme…to spend a dull month in the country with Alayna’s elderly aunt pretending to be Alayna! Both girls are blonde and a similar size, and Aunt Millicent is nearly blind!The plan might have worked but for the arrival of Aunt Millicent’s nephew, Lord Rathbone, who unexpectedly comes to England to claim his bride, Miss Marchmont, sight unseen. Rathbone is not disappointed with his “fiancée.”As for Chelsea, she’s developing a powerful tender for the handsome, albeit misled, nobleman. This affair of the heart could lead to disaster, unless a resourceful Brighton Beauty can find a way to stop a foolish masquerade without losing a handsome lord’s love.Praise for Marilyn Clay’s BRIGHTON BEAUTY: “The pressure never lets up on this hero and heroine!” – Regency author, Melissa Frederick.“Ms. Clay writing and characterization are excellent!”– Bestselling historical author, Patricia Rice."A clever tale, both heartwarming and funny" - Emma Roundtree, author.MARILYN CLAY is a multi-published author and respected historian of the Regency period in English history. For sixteen years, she published The Regency Plume Newsletter, an international bi-monthly newsletter chock full of well-researched articles useful to writers, historians and people interested in the 18th and early 19th centuries in English history. Visit The Regency Plume website online.MARILYN CLAY’s newest novels are romantic historical suspense stories set in the New World in the early 1600s. DECEPTIONS: A Jamestown Novel was released in hardcover in July 2010 from Five Star Gale, with a large-print edition released in December 2010. An e-version of DECEPTIONS is available from major online retailers. Catherine travels to the New World in search of her betrothed but finds that not all is as it seems in the New World colony and wonders who she can trust now?DANGEROUS SECRETS is also set in Jamestown and was published in hardcover in 2012. Four young English girls travel to the New World on a Bride Ship but are shocked to discover that someone in Jamestown wants them all dead!BETSY ROSS: ACCIDENTAL SPY, set in 1776 Philadelphia. Betsy Ross vows to uncover the killer responsible for her beloved husband John Ross' death before a ruthless, double spy can stop her. Available in print and e-book formats.STALKING A KILLER is a contemporary murder mystery set near Dallas. Amanda Mason sets out to clear her own father of a murder charge but will she, or someone she loves, die in the process? In print and e-book formats.All of Marilyn Clay's non-fiction titles, 18th & 19th Century English Women At Sea, History of the Water Closet and three books on Regency Period Furniture attained Best Seller status on Amazon. 18th & 19th Century English Women At Sea is also available in print.Read more about Marilyn Clay's novels on the Marilyn Clay Author website.