In three Saturdays and a bit, that’s two and a half weeks for normal people, my latest novella - A Woman of Love - will be released. On 4th March to be exact.
I’m so excited that just dancing around my living room isn’t enough, to celebrate I’ve decided to do two things.
First – A Woman of Honour is now on sale for 99c. This is a limited time offer so get your copy today.
Second – Each Saturday before the release date, 4th March, I will share a different excerpt from A Woman of Love, starting today…
And so without further ado here's the first excerpt from
A Woman of Love
Lady Annabel Peters sat in the open-top carriage and realized she had left it too late. She should have escaped yesterday.
“Really, Annabel, I don’t want you to give your left eye. All I’m asking is that you go in there and do what comes naturally.” Lord Elliott Peters, her husband of two months, sat opposite her, smoothing his waistcoat against his flat, toned abdomen. A lock of blond hair fell across his brow, accentuating his startling blue eyes. He claimed all he had to do was crook his finger, and besotted society women swooned, but she couldn’t imagine it. His grotesque personality obliterated any physical beauty he possessed.
The warm summer breeze touched her face. She inhaled the scent of grass and honeysuckle. Frogs sang somewhere in the distance, and crickets chirped, a sure sign it was going to be a warm night. She looked out at the passing Berkshire countryside, and wondered how anything this ugly could happen on such a perfect summer evening.
“It is not natural for a married woman to bed a man who is not her husband.” She struggled to breathe; a vise tightened around her chest.
“You must be joking. Women do it all the time. That’s how they entertain themselves. You didn’t believe we would be faithful to each other for the rest of our lives, did you? What a ridiculous notion.”
The thought of copulating with Elliott was horrific enough. Now he wanted her to sleep with his friends, too. Bile rose in her throat at the idea of having to endure another man like her husband. He was totally amoral, and thought nothing of sleeping with a friend’s wife. He undoubtedly took pleasure in it. He never controlled his lust. If he saw a woman he wanted, he took her by any means possible.
Available 4th March from
The Wild Rose Press
When her dissolute husband insists that Lady Annabel Peters bed one of his villainous cohorts to repay a gambling debt, she is scandalized. But she is forced to agree because he controls every aspect of her life.
A physically and emotionally crippled war hero, James Drake has retreated from society. At the request of his brother, he manipulates events so he can interrogate Annabel, a woman he thinks may be part of a ring of thieves.
Neither of them count on an instant and overwhelming attraction. James may now believe Annabel but she suspects her husband plans to kill her. As one of her husband’s friends, James is not to be trusted.
Yet how can she escape a man who has the ability to control her with a gentle kiss?
2/14/2015 04:36:42 am
What a gorgeous cover! Congrats on your upcoming release.
2/14/2015 04:55:18 am
Thanks Christy. I agree Debbie Taylor and The Wild Rose Press outdid themselves with the cover.
2/14/2015 05:46:51 am
Great excerpt! I hate the husband already! Best of luck with your pre-release promotion.
2/14/2015 05:57:51 am
Thanks Jana, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by.
2/14/2015 07:40:52 am
what an excerpt :) Best of luck with the release. Eye-catching cover, too. WooHoo
2/14/2015 08:37:46 am
Thanks Barbara, I'm glad you enjoyed it.
2/14/2015 10:57:08 am
Gorgeous indeed. Congrats on the upcoming release.
2/14/2015 11:51:31 am
2/15/2015 06:57:50 am
Stunning cover and I love the excerpt! All the best!
2/15/2015 08:23:04 am
You rock, Mary. Thanks
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