3 Prizes on Day 3 for Plaid to the Bone!
If you’re here for Red Pencil Thursday, my online critique group, you’re out of luck. It’s pre-empted for my 20Days/20Books Celebration for the release of Plaid to the Bone! It’s my 20th published work, so I’m pretty pumped about it. RPT will return on September 19th.
Yesterday, I gave you a teasing hook about my heroine, Cait Grant. Yes, she’s about to become Lady Bonniebroch, but she’s no meek lass. Her father and Adam Cameron have been at loggerheads for some time. This arranged marriage was supposed to make peace between the clans, but to please her father, she entered into a blood oath to kill Adam Cameron after she’s been his wife for about a month. After meeting him, she worries that the delay will make her job harder. But then, Adam surprises her in bath:
Plaid to the Bone excerpt: Adam ran his gaze over her so slowly she could almost feel the heat of it licking at her exposed skin. “In truth, I thought ye’d be dressed by now, but this suits me just as well.”
“It doesna suit me.” Cait crossed her arms over her chest, realizing the layer of bubbles was getting thinner by the moment.
He grinned at her. “If ye feel yerself misused, ye have my leave to rise from that tub and try to convince me to go away. After all, when a man goes into a betrothal on naught but faith, he deserves a chance to see if he erred in making the bargain.”
Cait glared at him. She’d been wrong to worry. When the time came, she’d have no trouble sending this man to his reward. No trouble at all.
I hope you’ll order your copy now!
I first met Deb Marlowe at a RWA National Literacy Autograph Party. Not surprisingly, we were seated next to each other! She confides that she loves history, England and men in boots. No wonder she writes Regency romances. Bless her heart, to help me celebrate my 20th published work, she’s offered to give a copy of her newest release, The Love List, to a lucky commenter. Thanks, Deb!
The Harris List of Covent Garden Ladies, that wickedly witty annual register of the city’s lightskirts, was once a London tradition. Now, as all of Europe celebrates the end of the long wars, the scheming Lord Marstoke has revived it–and transformed it into a weapon.
A List no respectable lady wishes to be on . . .
Miss Brynne Wilmott doesn’t belong on the soon-to-be-published List of London’s prostitues, but she escaped the monstrous Marstoke once, with the inadvertent aide of Nathan Russell, the Duke of Aldmere, and now the marquess has revived the List as an act of revenge–and to destroy her future and those who helped her.
The Request a certain Duke has no wish to hear . . .
The Duke of Aldmere doesn’t believe in meddling. Fate has proved that interfering in personal matters only leads to bigger trouble. He has no wish to involve himself in Brynne Wilmott’s affairs, despite her spirited beauty and damned tempting mouth. But she’s discovered that his brother is mixed up in this List business as well. Reluctantly, they agree to work together to prevent the disastrous publication.
Their quest leads them through some of London’s most dangerous haunts and it quickly becomes clear that Marstoke’s plans are more twisted and treasonous than anyone has suspected. Yet the danger and intrigue are as nothing compared to the effect than Nathan and Brynne have on each other . . .
Yesterday, Vanessa Kelly was my honored guest. She’s back today…sort of. But this time, she’s here as VK Sykes, the nom de plume used by Vanessa and her husband Randy for their USA Bestselling sports trilogy, The Philadephia Patriots.
One lucky commenter will win these 3 full-length romances about three sexy sports heroes and the women who challenge them at the game of love. You’ll love Fastball, Hardball, & Bigger than Beckham! Thanks so much, VK!
A Duke for All Seasons
And now for another one of my backlist titles as we count down to #20. A Duke for All Seasons started on my blog. I was between contracts so I started writing a chapter a month and posting it for my readers to comment on and suggest directions for the plot. However, before I was able to finish it, my agent sold a three book proposal to Kensington and another three book deal to Sourcebooks! Suddenly, I was too busy fulfilling my contracts to finish Sebastian and Arabella’s romance.
But I never forgot them (or the readers who became invested in their love story.) When I was able, I wrote the end of A Duke for All Seasons and it became my first Rock*it Read title. Click here to read an excerpt!
Today, we’re offering 3 free reads! Three randomly chosen commenters will receive Deb Marlowe’s The Love List, VK Sykes’ The Philadephia Patriots, or my A Duke for All Seasons. Be sure to leave a comment or question because that’s how you’ll enter the drawing. Each comment also enters you in the Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Paperwhite. All winners will be announced on September 16th.
Here’s a question to get us started: My website is filled with excerpts. I regularly post sample chapters of my works in progress. What do you think? Do you often read excerpts before you decide to buy a book?