More from my upcoming release To Woo A Wicked Widow, due out in 10 days! So excited!
I’m very sorry for not visiting everyone last week. I’m under deadline (still am) but I had to finish what I was writing last weekend to send off to beta readers. I’m still writing like a fiend, but I will take time to visit everyone today!
I’m continuing the scene at the ball, but now skipping past Charlotte’s dance with Alan Garrett. Their dance has ended and Alan has spirited Charlotte off the dance floor to a more secluded spot: a stairwell where they can dally–with possible consequences of several kinds!
(Very creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules.)
He panted as if he had run a race saying, “Devil take it, are you trying to get us thrown out, Charlotte?”
“Me?” Her voice rose and she stopped and lowered it, “you’re the one trying to ruin my reputation, and do not call me Charlotte; I haven’t given you permission.”
“After that little interlude, I don’t need permission,” he grinned at her in the faulty light, “you can’t deny you enjoyed it.”
“I can and do deny it.” She pressed her hand to her chest, where her heart still hammered. She hadn’t enjoyed it, not really, but it had been exciting–more exciting than anything in her life for the past six years. Pray God he couldn’t see her face which must be the color of ripe cherries.
“Methinks ‘the lady doth protest too much;’ may I call upon you tomorrow?” he asked, grabbing her hand and placing his lips on the palm; the kiss burned even through the glove.
BLURB for To Woo A Wicked Widow:
The war years are behind them.
The future is before them.
And one by one, the widows of Lyttlefield Park are getting restless . . .
Lady Charlotte Cavendish is still the spirited girl who tried to elope in the name of love. That dream was thwarted by her father who trapped her into a loveless, passionless marriage. But now widowed, Charlotte is free to reenter the giddy world of the ton—and pursue her desires. For hardly your typical widow, she remains innocent to the pleasures of the flesh. Yet her life is finally her own, and she intends to keep it that way . . .
Nash, the twelfth Earl of Wrotham, is beguiled by Charlotte at first sight—and the feeling is mutual. When he receives her intriguing invitation to a house party, the marriage-minded lord plans to further their acquaintance. But even he cannot sway her aversion to matrimony, and only with great restraint does he resist her most tempting offer. For unbeknownst to Charlotte, the misadventures of the past are revisiting them both, and bedding her could cost him everything—or give him everything he ever wanted . . .
Available for pre-order at Amazon.
BOOK LAUNCH: I also have a book launch scheduled for March 31 in Williamsburg, VA . I’ll be signing books, giving out swag and refreshments at the Barnes & Noble. If you’re in the area, I hope you can come by!
NEWS ALERT! The first segment of To Woo A Wicked Widow became available yesterday on a new reading app/platform called Radish! Segments from 2K-4K will be released each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday until sometime just after the book releases (approximately April). You purchase the segments until you are finished with the novel.
If you’d like to try Radish, and read my book before its actual release, click HERE.
I still have ARC copies of To Woo A Wicked Widow, both print AND e-book if you prefer. If you’d like to review the book before its release, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’d love to share it with you!
Books in The Widows’ Club series:
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.