Linda Nightingale

_MG_0004a (2)Hello, I’m Linda Nightingale. Welcome to my page. I retired  from a career as a Legal Assistant to write full-time, then accepted a position as Content Strategist with an advertising agency to write copy. I love my job! I work in my robe and slippers.

Something of a gypsy (actually nothing quite so romantic!), I was born in South Carolina, I’ve lived in England, Canada, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Atlanta and Houston.  I’ve seen a lot of this country from the windshield of a truck pulling a horse trailer. For many happy years, I bred, trained and showed the magnificent Andalusian horses. My stallion Alegre performing a rear at the Florida Renaissance Festival.

RearI have four novels and a novella published by  The Wild Rose Press, and a fifth now under consideration. Additionally, there are two novels with Double Dragon Publishing. I’ve won several writing awards, including the Georgia Romance Writers Magnolia Award and the SARA Merritt.

I have two wonderful sons, both of whom I adore.  I enjoy events with my car club, symphony, theater, reading and hosting formal dinner parties. Among my favorite things are my snazzy gray convertible and my new home in South Carolina.

Web site and Blog – I host other interesting authors and guests on my blog.  Please visit!

Drum roll! Let me tell you about my books!

I did not go into detail on Her General in Gray and The Summoning because the line is becoming too long. 🙂

The four novels and novella from The Wild Rose Press are also available as Audiobooks!

Her General in Gray is about a Northern lass who buys a house in the South Carolina Low Country only to discover that it comes complete with the handsome ghost of a Confederate General.





The Summoning I published myself as a test. The story is a witch unawares summons a powerful spirit from another dimension and the two soon find themselves threatened by a web of deceit and danger.










The dynamic cover was created by cover artist Debbie Taylor (Thanks Debbie!)


March Morgan still believes in true love, but her faith in finding her soul mate is slowly vanishing.She’s been married but never in love. So, it is a miracle to find that fantasy exists on the last page of a glossy women’s journal. Mayfair Electronics, Ltd., in black and white, offers Love for Sale. The London firm has engineered sentient androids indistinguishable from humans. She flies to England and meets the man she has been searching for her entire life. Christian requires no programming to love March at first sight. He’s handsome, cultured…absolutely perfect…and a little different from the other androids. He has an unexpected independent streak. March signs on the dotted line, buying her dream man. They return to Houston, but soon her past and his future threaten their Happily Ever After—indeed their lives.

Gambler’s Choice, which is a class in hunter/jumper horse shows, so of course is about the equestrian set.  GamblersChoice_w9208_750


Becca McQuaid came to England to find the perfect horse but instead met a darkly mysterious challenge in Austen Heath, Baron of Hampton. She’s determined to buy Austen’s stallion Gambler’s Choice. He’s determined not to sell, but the rivals are thrown together by an accident that leaves Austen with a broken leg and the threat he’ll never ride again.
Austen Heath has the title, heritage and manor house…but not the fortune. Becca is wealthy. Her charms are irresistible, but he believes she’s shopping for a Ladyship to go with her money. He has another reason to hold the sexy blonde at arms’ length—the unexplained disappearance of an old friend everyone thinks was his lover. When her body is discovered on his property, he becomes a suspect in her murder.

Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody

The greatest enemy of a vampire is boredom. Four centuries of existence have taught Lord Morgan Gabriel D’Arcy to fear nothing and no one. Humans and their weapons have little chance against his preternatural speed and arcane powers. Vampires are viral mutations of human DNA. Still, the Vampyre code requires secrecy, and he has learned to hide his nature from the world. The lure of mortality, of a life in the sun, puts Morgan again and again at the mercy of calculating human women though they fail to consider his charm and determination into the equation. However, even grooming a future bride from infancy proves to be fraught with heartbreak. And second chances are not always what they seem unless… you are Morgan. Immortality and beauty, aren’t they grand?

Gylded Wings:

Angels in slavery? Brit Montgomery cannot believe it, until she is sent on a rescue mission to another dimension and witnesses the cruel practice first hand. The angel, Gyldan, is the most beautiful being she’s ever seen. She is drawn to him but sometimes beauty disguises wicked secrets. This man who rocks her world seems more demon than angel.
Gyldan, born into slavery, has one desire—fly free. When he escapes to Earth, he faces an alternate self-realization full of dark glory…and disbelief. Gyldan is bent on experiencing his newfound powers unmindful of the harm to Brit or others.
Confused and hurt by Gyldan’s erratic evil actions, Brit turns away. While Gyldan’s journey of self-discovery pulls him further distant, Brit finds acceptance in a solitary, comfortable life of her own until she realizes the day of reckoning has come. Will Gyldan be her final ruin or has he come back to her with a gift more precious than life itself?


My two books  with Double Dragon Publishing are:  Cardinal Desires and Sinners’ Obsession:

What Reviewers have said of my work:
“Poetic and beautiful…sophisticated…rich, tasteful air of sensuality… unique take on the too familiar vampire novel…welcome change, adding uncharted territory to a popular genre in need of new ideas. Characters are brilliantly penned, every detail…painted like a beautiful picture…addictive, exciting and grips you from the very first page. Morgan and Isabeau…could be placed in the same category as some of the most famous couples in romance history – Romeo and his Juliet, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy – and their romance plays out like one of Beethoven’s famous love letters.” … Cocktails and Books

You can find me:



Web Site: – Visit and look around. There’s a free continuing vampire story.

Blog: – Lots of interesting guests & prizes




My books are available at:

Gambler’s Choice

Love For Sale

Gambler’s Choice

Morgan D’Arcy: A Vampyre Rhapsody

Gylded Wings

Her General in Gray

The Summoning

Sinner’s Obsession

Cardinal Desires


4 Responses to Linda Nightingale

  1. You rock girlfriend!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. marymarvella says:

    I hope Linda will be willing to come home at the end of May! I suspect she is enjoying England a lot!


  3. DawnSeeker says:

    Found you online and love the relationship you had with your stallion. I’ve raised four generations of horses, to date. What an amazing relationship they provide for us! I think you’ll enjoy my site, plus, please listen to the Celtic harp music of my daughter, EllaHarp — she just put up her first music video and album to be released soon :)) Dawn


  4. Cathy Gaudreau says:

    I never have time to read anymore but one of these days I am going to figure out how to get them on my tablet and go to bed with one of your books. Miss you wish I could see you in person.


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