Jeannette DiLouie's Published Books... So Far...
When you need to take a break from writing:
Jeannette loves reading across genres to a ridiculous degree. So it only makes sense she can't choose just one to write in either.
As such, she's published 3 historical fiction books, 3 political thrillers, 5 fantasy fiction novels and 1 Christian novel.
What's next? Stay tuned to learn about her upcoming publications!
In December 1776, the brand-new United States is in peril. Having seized New York, the British are now driving General Washington’s war-weary army from New Jersey too.
Stuck in Princeton, Abigail Carpenter watches them take over her town and throw her brother in jail. That leaves her and her sister-in-law alone to care for five boarding officers, including an arrogant captain, an unsettling lieutenant, and an attentive sergeant she has no desire to know better.
That’s trying enough without then taking on a wounded patriot spy with nowhere else to go. Yet just like that, she finds herself involved in a world of espionage that could make or break her country. With the threat of a hangman’s noose around her neck and an unexpected friendship on her mind, Abigail has to figure out what’s truly important and what she can sacrifice if she has no other choice.
It’s 1781, and the Revolutionary War is still dragging on. The British have now moved their main efforts to Virginia, seemingly intent on burning it to the ground.
It’s land that was comparatively safe the year before, which is why Abigail Carpenter and her sister-in-law moved there. Now rendered homeless by enemy activity, they're still content with their situation until they're brought to Yorktown to stay with General Cornwallis, second in command of the entire British army in America.
Posing as a Tory, Abigail is as well-placed as a spy could be. What she’s lacking is a Continental contact. Though it might be better that way when she has a suspicious servant to avoid and one of her country’s greatest threats to smile at over the breakfast table. There’s a lot on her patriotic plate this time, and only heaven knows if she’s got the stomach for it.
Pawns rarely get too far on the chessboard.
Disillusioned with the D.C. establishment, Kayla Jeateski doesn’t bother with politics until the night that politics bother her. When a well-connected senator puts a contract out on the wrong woman, Kayla finds herself kidnapped to swing an upcoming vote. Trapped in a brutal game where her opponent has the distinct upper hand, she’s forced to start out with missing pieces and a rulebook that sets her even further back.
With the help of an unexpected knight or two, Kayla does her best to navigate each play pushed at her. It’s a lot of pressure for a disposable pawn with limited moves, especially when Washington is never a competition for the weak. Every new step has her looking for a way off the board, yet every new step takes her further into danger. And if the senator has his way, Kayla knows she’s likely looking at her final match.
Can a knight take down the whole game?
Angry at the country he fought to protect, Thomas Evans tried his hand at fighting for a different team. But it only took a few months – and a ruthless order to murder an innocent nurse – for him to remember that some games shouldn’t be played. Switching sides again, he’s now pitted against an extremely formidable opponent, his boss, Aaron Greyble.
The U.S. senator might know all the dirty tricks on Capitol Hill, but that alone doesn’t stack the board in his favor. Evans had dealt with worse far too many times to be intimidated by that. His real problem is how the pieces he’s playing with can too easily become pawns against him. With a traumatized kidnapping victim to protect, a guilt-ridden subordinate to maintain, and his family to guard at all costs, Evans knows he’s one misstep away from a particularly painful checkmate.
This game ain’t for no little boys.
With his Mafia relations and his work for a shady senator, Rod Andiluigi thought he was made for crime. He was definitely good at threatening people, breaking into offices and stealing files. So it wasn’t until his first kidnapping job that he realized how wrong he was.
Yet reformation turns out to be tricky when Rod has a long list of players who want to take him out. Scrambling to protect people who don’t trust him, he has to simultaneously dodge a ruthless hitman who’s a master at mind games, convince the FBI he’s worth backing, and avoid his old boss, who's deemed him disposable. The match-up is progressing all over the board, and the timer is ticking. But Rod knew he wasn’t at the kiddy table when he decided to play it straight. So he’s going to see the game through, even if his own teammates end up being the ones to do him in.
It’s 1814, and the War of 1812 isn't going great for America. While the new nation has every reason to fight its former motherland again, what it's greatly lacking is timing, planning and intelligence.
Stationed in Washington City at a time when very credible rumors are swirling, U.S. Army Lieutenant Ashley Slasen is trying not to panic. According to numerous sources, the British are coming for the capital. Yet local and federal leadership are disorganized or self-interested enough to be worse than useless.
That's hardly the end of Ashley's problems though. His sister is in town, and his mother will kill him if he doesn't keep her safe. In addition, he's never seen battle before and he's not sure what scares him more: getting shot. Or running away. The last thing he wants is to tarnish his parents' legacy. But will he have the courage it takes to face the enemy?
Some things in life are certain. Being human isn’t one of them.
Sabrina might not care for everything about herself, but she’s still used to being a human, an orphan and an everyday average American. However, her life changes forever the day she’s followed home by four unsmiling men in dark suits and sinister shades. A crash-course in reality reveals that she’s actually a faerie princess with a royal family in Scotland and some particularly brutal enemies hunting her down in the U.S.
Fleeing the country doesn’t solve her problems though. It only adds to them. With her new tiara to try on for size and a potential romance that seems bound to go badly before it begins, Sabrina still has to stay one wing ahead of the Human Preservation and Advancement Committee. Which seems to have made its first and foremost mission to ruin her life. Permanently.
Keep your friends close and your enemies clueless.
Life is good for Italian Queen Sabrina with her fiancé at her side, her country prospering and the HPAC so crippled as to barely be a bother, much less a threat. But like a bad horror movie monster, the Committee resurfaces, and in the most unexpected way possible. As enemy Intelligence Chief Iver explains, the human world is in danger and Sabrina is the only one who can save it.
Meeting with the charismatic spymaster, she learns about a faerie plot to eradicate the HPAC. Normally, that would be fine with her except that this winged group doesn’t care how many innocent lives it damages in the process. Working with the Committee to stop that threat, Sabrina knows she’s walking a razor’s edge. Sure, she might end up saving the world. The question is at what cost.
Martyrdom is all well and good ’til someone loses their mind.
After her last run-in with the faerie-hating HPAC, Sabrina should be content to stay underground in her brother’s kingdom. But it’s hard to appreciate freedom when Dallas is still missing, last seen being dragged away by the very organization that terrorized Sabrina too many times already. Frustrated with the fruitless efforts to find him, she puts herself out as bait in a haphazard rescue plan that quickly crashes and burns.
Placed right back on Dr. Stewart’s couch, she fights as hard as possible to stay sane. But one little faerie doesn’t stand a chance against the full force of the Committee. So Sabrina ends up falling for a brutal lie meant to make her betray everything she cares for. Her only hopes are a turncoat doctor, a fellow traumatized prisoner and a renewal of courage, all of which could get her killed.
Facing fears isn’t easy. But it sure can be rewarding.
Six months ago, Sabrina did some serious damage to the Human Preservation and Advancement Committee. Since then, she’s been busy throwing herself into the role of faerie princess, which includes some crash courses in foreign affairs. And not the fun kind either, thanks to a playboy Italian prince. It’s a good thing she isn’t interested in him considering exactly what his real intentions for her are.
Following the trail of international betrayal leads her back to some shade-sporting bigots she’d rather never see again, along with a startling discovery about her deceased parents. When the intrigues just keep coming, Sabrina has to figure out what little faeries are made of… and exactly how much power she has at her disposal when she lets herself free to fly.
Maybe she's insane. But this plan's a go anyway.
Sabrina's ready to out her race for all the right reasons, paving the way for friendly faerie-human relations. Then HPAC super-spy Melanie White re-enters the picture, working hard to get her employers back up and running at full strength... and forcing Sabrina's hand in the process. Forget any five-year plans. If faeries want to get their “we come in peace” message out successfully, they have to act now.
In order to do that, Sabrina finds herself turning to a known murderer, attempted murderer, and an all-around pain in the wing. Whether she can trust one-time HPAC Intelligence chief Brendon Iver is anyone’s guess. And the same goes for whether she can utilize him like she needs to.
She knows the risks. But the potential rewards? They’re just too valuable.
Bad circumstances… Worse choices… All forgiven.
Living in 1st-century Jerusalem, Keziah considers herself a Law-abiding Jew devoted to appearances and propriety. But when her parents announce her betrothal to an older priest who cares nothing for her, she ultimately decides to create her own rules. While that new focus serves as some kind of distraction, it eventually leads her into further trouble until she’s faced with a new order too inspiring to ignore.
Loyal to Rome but ruing his decision to join the army, Demetrius is sure he hates everything about Judea. That is until the day he meets Keziah. Drawn to her from the start, he fixates on Keziah as some sort of salvation he has to have. Yet while he desperately wants to protect her from her abusive husband, he only ends up putting her in grave danger; and himself down a path he never could have predicted.