I’m Taking A Poll Today!

Today is the first day of my summer vacation! YAY!!!!!!!

I will have (theoretically) much more time to spend with my followers on SoMe than usual, including my blog followers. So I wanted to know what YOU would like to see more of from me this summer. Please take a minute or two to take the poll below and let me know what you’d like to see me posting over the next three months. You can give up to three answers and I’ll try to accommodate you and post more of what you want to see. 🙂

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 05/20/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ An Unexpected Appearance

 

Only Seduction Will Do releases on June 5, 2018. Only 17 days until Release Day!

 

Welcome to my next set of snippets for Only Seduction Will Do, which will be out in early June.

In his week’s snippet I’ve jumped ahead to the night after Jack and Alethea have returned to London from Knowlton’s Keep.  Alethea had gone to bed, is in an exhausted sleep, when Jack knocks at her door.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

 

Straightening up, she swept her hair back over her shoulders, her stomach clenched. He could only be here at this time of night for one reason; pray God he would be gentle, not rough like last time. She wouldn’t cry out this time, no matter what, and maybe together they could find a way to bring pleasure to each other. Resolute, she depressed the handle and opened the door.

Her husband stood in the doorway, in the light of the candle he held, fully dressed. “May I come in?”

“Of course,” she said and swept the door open, puzzled that he had bothered to change into a new set of clothes just to come to her room. Why didn’t he come in his night shirt and banyan? Was this the normal way of it? Eithne had said nothing of how a man dressed when he came to his wife’s bed.

Only Seduction Will Do is available for pre-order at Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple.

Also, if you would like to read and review the book, please contact me. I have ARC copies!

BLURB:  

“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?” 
 
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.

When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.

Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . . .

Books in The House of Pleasure series:

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 05/13/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ The Lover’s Kiss?

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HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

Only Seduction Will Do releases on June 5, 2018. Only 24 days until Release Day!

 

Welcome to my next set of snippets for Only Seduction Will Do, which will be out in early June. So sorry I couldn’t respond last Sunday–I was driving back from Memphis (again, following my daughter’s graduation from college) and was behind the wheel again. But I’m back now with more from Seduction for you.

Jack and Alethea have entered into an arranged marriage, and while Alethea is infatuated with Jack, he is not in love with her. He agreed to marry her to save her from ruin, but has agreed to a marriage in name only. At this point, they are on their wedding trip to Knowlton’s Keep, an ancient castle belonging to Alethea’s cousin’s family.

This week’s snippet begins where the last one left off:  Jack and Alethea are rather abruptly leaving the Selham’s where they have had dinner because Jack has suddenly taken an amorous turn, although he’s not being very suave about it at all.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

He mashed his lips against hers, grinding them together.

She tensed and grunted, then relaxed into the kiss. It wasn’t what she’d dreamed of, but it was their first time; it would get better. Sliding her arms around his neck, she drew him closer to her, kissing him back with an intensity meant to show him just how she felt about him.

He thrust his tongue into her mouth.

The lover’s kiss, Eithne had told her, though it had certainly sounded pleasanter when her cousin described it.

He wiggled his tongue around in her mouth, then thrust in and out rapidly.

In all her dreams of this moment, she’d never imagined the reality would be so…disappointing—kisses were supposed to make one tingle, or so she’d always thought. She gently disengaged from him.

Letting her go, he sat up and blinked in the faint moonlight that streamed in through the carriage window and asked, “Is something wrong, my dear?”

Only Seduction Will Do is available for pre-order at Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple.

Also, if you would like to read and review the book, please contact me. I have ARC copies!

BLURB:  

“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?” 
 
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.

When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.

Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . . .

Books in The House of Pleasure series:

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

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Medieval Monday: Author’s Choice ~ 4/30/18 Betrayal by Jenna Jaxon

 

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Author’s Choice

This time around on Medieval Monday our theme is simply Author’s choice. Each author get to choose their own theme–celebration, food, betrayal–everything is on the table.

I have chosen a celebration–a wedding and more particularly a wedding night–for my snippet and today’s excerpt ends this theme.

 

 

Excerpt:

He skimmed his hand over her breast and tweaked the nipple, drawing a loud gasp.

“Thomas!” The outrage in her voice would have brought a laugh from him had his need not grown so great. But it worked on the waiting courtiers, for their whisperings increased. So now ’twas time to finish the deed.

He rose over top of her, his weight carried on his elbows, his length pressing her down. Placing his lips next to her ear, but speaking in a normal voice, he announced, “Do not fret, sweet. ’Twill hurt but a moment.”

Beneath him, Alyse gasped. “But, Thomas—”

He strained forward and bit her on the shoulder.

“Thomas!” Alyse’s shriek sounded shrilly in the darkness.

He clamped his hand over her mouth and whispered, “Shh.”

The courtiers burst forth with clapping, congratulations, and laughter. Some of the men shouted encouragement to him, and he chuckled, though did not reply.

When he slid his fingers away from her mouth, she lay still a moment then asked, “Is it over now?”

He peered down at her, though he could not see her face. “Not yet.” He sighed and began to rub his cock against her belly. Not the best to be hoped for on a wedding night, but it would have to serve.

“You may remember the night of the banquet. ’Twas not done in one stroke, I think.” She stilled beneath him, though he continued to slide against her exquisite flesh. “I need to spill my seed, both for proof on the sheets and for my own ends.” He nuzzled her neck. “As you can feel, you have set my passions aflame, wife, and though ’tis nay you say tonight, ’twill not always be so. I will stand ready whenever you say aye.”

She slipped her hands around his neck, whispered, “Thank you, Thomas,” and kissed him.

The unexpected caress, coupled with his strong thrusts, sent him over the edge. He cried out as he spilled himself, determined to the last to convince the witnesses their marriage was truly consummated. He rolled off her and lay panting, listening to the applause he damn well deserved.

Thomas lay there a moment then the curtains stirred and a light appeared. Alyse squeaked and dove beneath the sheet.

Patrick Sullivan shoved a goblet of wine into Thomas’s hand. He took it and drank deeply. When he had drained the cup, he wiped his mouth and proclaimed loudly, “Aye, marriage is thirsty work. Best leave a bottle or two of this good Bordeaux, Patrick, lest I find myself with a mighty thirst come morning.”

“Do you think two bottles will be enough then, Thomas?”

The courtiers laughed and several began to drift out of the chamber. Thank Christ.

Thomas grinned at his friend. “Leave three for good measure.” He handed him the goblet back, and the young man chuckled and withdrew, plunging him into darkness once more. He eased himself back onto the mattress and lay listening.

“Thomas?” Alyse’s quiet voice sounded loud in the mounting silence.

“Aye, my sweet?”

“What are we going to do about—”

“Shh.” He grabbed her hand and squeezed it to caution her.

They waited until the silence was complete then Thomas poked his head out of the curtains. One candle shone on the table amid bowls of roses and the three bottles of wine. He smiled at that then slid to the floor and went in search of the pitcher and washing water. After cleaning himself, he performed the same service for Alyse, taking the candle to light his way. She lay relaxed on the pillows and looked serenely at him as he washed her. No blushes rose to protest the sight of her nudity. Apparently, progress had been made.

“Thank you, Thomas.”

“There is no service I would not do for you, my lady.” He bowed low, hoping to coax a smile from her.

She sat up, shooting a hand out to capture his. “What can we do about the sheets? They have your seed, but not my blood.”

He patted her hand then strode to the mantelpiece. He searched until he found the implement he sought and brought it back to the bed.

“Open your legs, my sweet.” At her astonished look he laughed, took the small paring knife, used to trim candlewicks, in one hand and her finger with his ring upon it in the other. With a swift cut, blood welled up on the pad. Thomas smeared the dark red stain between her legs, squeezed the finger again, and added more to the sheet.

“Now we can truthfully say ’tis your blood upon the sheets and none other.”

She smiled and patted the mattress beside her. “Come to bed, husband. It has been a strange night.”

He extinguished the candle and climbed into bed. He settled himself next to her and, when she did not flinch from his touch, nestled her head upon his breast. “’Tis not over yet.”

Blurb:

The worst betrayals come from within.

After a night of passion with her betrothed, Sir Geoffrey Longford, Lady Alyse de Courcy is eagerly looking forward to her wedding. But when Geoffrey is forced to marry another, a heartbroken and possibly pregnant Alyse finds herself in her own private hell. She must either gamble with her reputation or marry someone she does not love.

A reputed connoisseur of women, Thomas, Lord Braeton, has dallied with many ladies of King Edward’s court, although he has favored none. However, as Geoffrey’s best friend, Thomas has sworn to serve and protect Alyse, an oath now sorely tested when he agrees to marry her—in name only—to guard her reputation. Yet, as they grow closer, and Thomas discovers Alyse’s sweet but spirited nature, he comes to desire a marriage in truth.

Can he overcome her memory of Geoffrey, or is Thomas doomed to burn with passion for a woman he can never possess?

Buy Links:

 

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4IKQ8G

B & N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/betrayal-jenna-jaxon/1118591851?ean=2940045674331&st=PLA&sid=NOK_DRS_NOOK+EBooks_00000000&2sid=Google_&sourceId=PLGoP75008&gclid=Cj0KCQiAkZHTBRCBARIsAMbXLhFw1jq_admU84sYoj0wegxOscJenia0p61hEc12mqj-BvpmsIWF9hcaAqwfEALw_wcB

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/403200

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 04/29/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ A Carriage Tryst

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Only Seduction Will Do releases on June 5, 2018. Only 38 days until Release Day!

 

Welcome to my next set of snippets for Only Seduction Will Do, which will be out in early June. So sorry I couldn’t respond last Sunday–I was driving back from Memphis and drove more than I thought I would. But I’ll catch up both snippets when I visit today.

Jack and Alethea have entered into an arranged marriage, and while Alethea is infatuated with Jack, he is not in love with her. He agreed to marry her to save her from ruin, but has agreed to a marriage in name only. At this point, they are on their wedding trip to Knowlton’s Keep, an ancient castle belonging to Alethea’s cousin’s family.

This week’s snippet jumps forward a bit. Jack and Alethea are rather abruptly leaving the Selham’s where they have had dinner because Jack has suddenly taken an amorous turn.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

Jack climbed into the carriage as Alethea settled herself, hope once more filling her with excitement. With the lustful looks her husband had been darting at her, and the rather obvious bulge in his breeches, their abrupt departure from the Selham’s must mean Jack had resolved his doubts about her and wanted to indulge in the intimacies of marriage. A pleasant shiver coursed down her spine and she wished with all her heart they were already home.

He waved briefly to their host, then leaned back in the seat, his gaze on her, his every muscle tense.

“Jack?” Her voice sounded hushed in the small dark space; she grasped his hand as it lay on his knee. “Are you all right, my dear?”

The next moment he seized her head and pulled her toward him so quickly their heads bumped.

“Ouch.” The sudden pain surprised the yelp out of her, then his lips crushed hers.

 

Only Seduction Will Do is available for pre-order at Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple.

Also, if you would like to read and review the book, please contact me. I have ARC copies!

BLURB:  

“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?” 
 
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.

When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.

Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . . .

Books in The House of Pleasure series:

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

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Medieval Monday: Author’s Choice ~ 4/23/18 A Knight With Grace by Laurel O’Donnell

 

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Author’s Choice

This time around on Medieval Monday our theme is simply Author’s choice. Each author get to choose their own theme–celebration, food, betrayal–everything is on the table.

I have chosen a celebration–a wedding and more particularly a wedding night–for my snippet. My excerpt is from Betrayal and can be found this week at Laurel’s blog if you’d like to keep up with my story.

This week on my blog, is an excerpt from

Laurel O’Donnell’s

A Knight With Grace

 

Excerpt:

He turned and lay down, tucking his hands beneath his head to stare at the stars through the leaves of the tree. He reached down and pulled the blanket over his legs. Regret and remorse kept him from sleep. The only thing he managed to think of was a cottage and Grace to come home to.

Blurb:

 

Lady Grace Willoughby defies her father’s orders to marry Sir William de Tracy and escapes with a friend. She has no intention of wedding a cursed man, a man ostracized from the church, a man who would only doom any future children they might have to the fires of Hell. She prays for a knight to rescue her.

Excommunicated and outcast for a horrible crime in his past, Sir William de Tracy searches for forgiveness. Marriage has never crossed his mind until Lord Willoughby commissions him to retrieve his fleeing daughter and honor the dying wish of his father by marrying Grace.

But things are not as they seem. And when an assassin tries to kill Grace, William must choose between his soul and the woman he has come to love. Can William and Grace overcome their past and find the redemption and love both are so desperately seeking?

Buy Links:

Amazon – http://a.co/1LG3mx8

 

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ 04/22/18 Only Seduction Will Do ~ Like a Fine Whiskey

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Only Seduction Will Do releases on June 5, 2018. Only 45 days until Release Day!

 

Welcome to my next set of snippets for Only Seduction Will Do, which will be out in early June.

Jack and Alethea have entered into an arranged marriage, and while Alethea is infatuated with Jack, he is not in love with her. He agreed to marry her to save her from ruin, but has agreed to a marriage in name only. At this point, they are on their wedding trip to Knowlton’s Keep, an ancient castle belonging to Alethea’s cousin’s family. The butler has just brought Alethea the day’s post. We continue from the point we left off last week.

(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)

Oh, to hold that body against hers, to feel the whipcord strength with her own hands. The thought made her heat from top to toe. Certainly, it would be soon when she could hold him to her, have him hold her in those steely arms…

Lunging with a cry of victory, Jack thrust the button-tipped foil against the wall, touched it briefly, then stood smiling and wiped the thin sheen of sweat on his sleeve. He wagged his blade back and forth, then turned, and halted as soon as he saw her standing behind him. “I didn’t hear you, my dear.” He smiled roguishly, again mopping his brow with his sleeve. His breath came in sharp puffs so he’d obviously been at it for some time. “Is luncheon ready?”

Alethea had to force herself to speak—The sight of him so disheveled, the masculine scent of sweat rising off him, acted like a fine whiskey to her senses.

 

Only Seduction Will Do is available for pre-order at Amazon, B & N, Kobo, and Apple.

Also, if you would like to read and review the book, please contact me. I have ARC copies!

BLURB:  

“Won’t you come to bed, my lord?” 
 
In a vulnerable moment, Alethea Forsythe allows herself to be seduced by a married peer.  Now she is with child—and without recourse.  Her reputation will soon be in tatters and she will be forced to wed a stranger—unless she takes matters into her own hands.

When Jack Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Manning, is summoned from the House of Pleasure on a matter of importance, he hardly expects to receive a marriage proposal. He’s long been aware of Alethea’s infatuation with him, but at twenty-three, taking on an expectant bride is not in his plans.  Yet the desperation in the lady’s lovely eyes overrides his misgivings.

Alethea would not have believed it possible for a man to be too chivalrous. But though her new husband is perfectly amicable in public, he insists they maintain separate quarters. Desperate to possess his heart and prove herself a wife in every way, she boldly reaches out to Jack. And as their unexpected connection between silken sheets is tested by jealousy and misfortune, Jack must decide where honor ends…and true passion begins . . .

Books in The House of Pleasure series:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here.  There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.

 

 

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