Sunday, December 29, 2013

Wicked Designs- 8 Sentence Sunday- 12-29-13

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!

Godric St. Laurent, the twelfth Duke of Essex, leaned back in his saddle watching the abduction he’d orchestrated unfold. Covering his mouth with a gloved hand, he stifled a yawn. Things were going smoothly. In fact, this entire kidnapping bordered on the point of tedious. They’d intercepted the coach ten minutes before it reached Chessley House. No one witnessed the escort of riders or the driver changing his route. Oddly enough, the young woman hadn’t shown any signs of resistance or concern from inside the coach. Wouldn’t she have made some protestations when she realized what was happening?

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. I love the premise, Lauren! Simply delightful--and intriguing. And your writing flows so well. I just pre-ordered it. :-)

  2. Ooooo like it!!! Can't wait! Shared/tweeted!!!

  3. Seems like a pretty fun story, I'm guessing I'm going to like the spunkiness of the heroine!

  4. He's so calm about it all, will be fun to see how he reacts when things start going wrong. Enjoyed the excerpt, can't wait for the book!

  5. When you're bored of orchestrating a kidnapping for the purposes of revenge/blackmail, then you're tired of life . . . poor Essex! :D

    I love the premise! And I'm so glad I won't have to wait to see Miss Parr (potentially) thank him for the kidnapping.

  6. the kidnapping sounds suspiciously too easy - wonder what is in store for him?

  7. Yep, shouldn't she be upset? Screaming? Resisting? I'm curious to know what's going on. Either she wanted to be captured or she's not in the coach. lol My oh my who is doing the kidnapping here. :)

  8. Ooo, intriguing!!! Definitely wondering why she isn't very concerned. Great snippet. :)