On Christmas Day, much to my delight, I got the first draft of the cover for my Georgian romance novel Only Scandal Will Do, due out in the new year from Lyrical Press. After it received some minor tweaking, I’ve received the finished product and been given the go-ahead to unveil! I’ve been working on Scandal since the fall of 2009, so this is a very big step in the realization of my dream of publication for the book. Take a look and tell me what you think!
Blurb for Only Scandal Will Do:
Scandal bought him the woman of his dreams; now he will pay any price to win her heart.
Lady Katarina Fitzwilliam—kidnapped, sold at auction in London’s notorious House of Pleasure—must pit her wits against the masked stranger who purchased her. Although overwhelmed by her attraction to the man, Kat returns to her senses before he causes her utter ruin, bashes him over the head and escapes.
Duncan Ferrers, Marquess of Dalbury—rake and master swordsman—is one scandal away from social ruin when he discovers his latest romp has compromised a lady. He seeks out the fiery Katarina, intending only to scotch the scandal and gain the wife he needs to carry on his family line. Instead he finds his heart ensnared by the beauty who wields a sword as well as he. Determined to marry her, Duncan uses desperate measures to convince Katarina that what began in scandal can become the marriage of her dreams.
I’m so excited to have this project moving forward! I just finished my first round of edits and hope to get the next round in a month or so. No release date set yet, but I’ll definitely let everyone know when there is one. 🙂
And a REMINDER: I’ve got Liz Crowe on the Journal tomorrow talking about soccer and her new work Caught Offside. Please come by and say Hello. 🙂