Sunday, January 5, 2014

Wicked Designs- 8 Sentence Sunday 1-5-13

Welcome to 8 Sentence Sunday!
Participating authors share 8 sentences from one of their books.

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.

Last week, Godric was orchestrating the abduction. This week, Emily, who has hidden in the empty bottom of a seat, has now emerged from her hiding spot. She thinks the coast is clear because she heard horses retreating.

Here goes this week's eight sentences!

Emily looked out the coach window. Nothing stood out in the darkness. Only the faint glimmer of moonlight touched the road with milky tendrils. Stars winked and flickered overhead, pale lights, distant and cold. A shudder wracked her frame, and Emily hugged herself, wanting so much to be at home. She missed her warm bed and her parents’ murmurs from down the hall. It was a comfort she’d taken for granted. But she couldn’t afford to think about them, not when she was in danger.

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. It sounds like this is going to get very interesting real soon. Very intriguing,

  2. I hope she's safe! Tense and well described scene, I am enjoying this story!

  3. I have a feeling she's not as alone as she imagines. Interesting she's not all that scared of being by herself in the forest at night - I like your character's spirit! Excellent excerpt!

  4. Her fear is palpable. Well done!

  5. 2 days!!! Woohoo! Poor Emily, I think she's going to get a rude awakening.

  6. Great description. Pulled me right into the story.

  7. Somehow I have a feeling that not ALL of the horses retreated.

  8. Seems like maybe Godric stayed back for this very case their quarry managed to hide successfully.