Sunday, December 15, 2013

Wicked Designs- 8 sentence Sunday 12-15-13

Hey everyone!

Sorry to change the stories. If you are wanting to know what happens in my sci-fi romance Across the Stars, don't worry I'll get back to it soon!

But for the next couple of months, I want to share snippets from my upcoming release, a sexy Regency romance called Wicked Designs. the first in a new exciting series The League of Rogues.

Here goes this week's eight sentences!

               Something wasn’t right. Emily Parr allowed the elderly coachman to help her into the town coach, and the queer look he gave her made her skin crawl. Peering into the dark interior of the vehicle, she was surprised to find it empty. Uncle Albert was supposed to accompany her to social engagements and if not him, certainly a chaperone. Why then was the coach empty?
               She settled into the back seat, her hands clutching her reticule tight enough that the beadwork dug into her palms through her gloves. Perhaps her uncle was meeting with his business partner, Mr. Blankenship. She’d seen Blankenship arrive just before she’d gone upstairs to prepare for the ball. 

Blurb: For too long Miss Emily Parr has been subject to the whims of her indebted uncle and the lecherous advances of his repulsive business partner. Her plan to be done with dominating men forever is simple—find herself a kind husband who will leave her to her books.

It seems an easy enough plan, until she is unexpectedly abducted by an incorrigible duke who hides a wounded spirit behind flashing green eyes.

Godric St. Laurent, Duke of Essex, spends countless nights at the club with his four best friends, and relishes the rakish reputation society has branded him with. He has no plans to marry anytime soon—if ever. But when he kidnaps an embezzler’s niece, the difficult debutante’s blend of sweetness and sharp tongue make him desperate for the one thing he swears he never wanted: love.

Yet as they surrender to passion, danger lurks in Godric’s shadowed past, waiting for him to drop his guard—and rob him of the woman he can’t live without. 

It's available January 7th!!!!  Want to get your very own copy?

It's available for pre-order from Amazon, Barnes and Noble. For those of you who read pdfs or use other e-readers you can access the other formats from my publisher's website ebook store here at Samhain.

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  1. So I'm sitting here yelling at her not to get in that coach LOL! Very intriguing snippet and I'm totally invested in your heroine - excellent excerpt!

  2. Uh-oh. I'm worried for her. Great setup though!

  3. Oooh....intriguing snippet! Love the foreshadowing with the creepy old guy giving her chills. I'm biting my nails wondering what's about to happen!

  4. It's like the movies where you scream don't go up the stairs, down to the basement. Wonderful description of her, clothes, reticule held so tight, foreshadowing. Pass the popcorn and what happens next!

  5. This is a tense eight, I really enjoyed it and I am worrying about her safety, eek!

  6. Yes, something is very wrong. I hope it's not the lecherous business partner!