Book #2 of The Marriage Game series, THE SECRET LIFE OF MISS ANNA MARSH, is on pre-order now. Releases ~ November 7th, 2013
“Let yourself be seduced by this sexy mix of spies, smugglers, and happily ever afters.” —Sally MacKenzie
Since she was a young girl, Anna Marsh has dreamed of Sebastian, Baron Rutherford asking for her hand in marriage. But that was in another life when her brother Harry was alive, before she vowed to secretly continue the work he valiantly died for. Now as Sebastian finally courts Anna, she must thwart his advances. Were he to discover her secret, he would never deem her a suitable wife…
Sebastian has always known Anna would become his wife someday. He expects few obstacles, but when she dissuades him at every turn he soon realizes there is much more to this intriguing woman. Somehow he must prove to her that they are meant to be together. But first he must unravel the seductive mystery that is Miss Anna Marsh…
Excerpt for The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh:
Rutherford’s gaze followed her until she was out of sight. How different she was here. In London Anna would never have left a room running. She wasn’t at all what he thought she’d be. She expressed her political ideas more forcefully here, and they were well thought out. Of course, single, young ladies were not encouraged to discuss politics at all in Town. Rather than tame and predictable, she was turning out to be the most refreshing female he knew. Not to mention the most stubborn. He wasn’t quite sure how he felt about that. Strange as it seemed, his attraction to this new person was growing, quickly. He’d always loved her, but his feelings were changing, growing deeper. Maybe he was seeing her as a separate person now, and not an extension of Harry. Perhaps he was actually falling in love. There ought to be a sign of some
“Anna is one of a kind, don’t you think?” Lady Tully asked.
“Yes. I do.” Much better than the quiet, predictable woman he’d thought he’d wanted.
Lady Tully leaned forward and put her elbows on the table. “Tell me, what do you plan to do to dampen Percy’s pretensions?”
“I shall have a brief discussion with him,” Rutherford replied. And if the man didn’t take the hint, he’d plant him a facer.
“You do know”—Lady Tully’s gaze focused on the serviette she was refolding—“if you were to convince Anna to marry you, men like Percy would not be a problem.”
Rutherford stared at Anna’s aunt. She had a point. If they were betrothed, he’d have every right to protect Anna. A duty even. “I’m working on it.”
“You must decide whether you want her enough to allow Anna to be herself.” Lady Tully raised a brow. “Ah, here Anna comes now. I’ll bid you farewell until tea.”
Rutherford stood when she did. What did Lady Tully mean? Anna had always been herself. “I’ll see you then.”
Meet the Author:
Ella’s studies and other jobs have always been on the serious side. Reading historical romances, especially Regencies, were her escape. Eventually her love of historical novels led her to start writing them.
She is married to her wonderful husband of twenty-nine years. They have a son and granddaughter, Great Dane and a Chartreux. After living in the South Pacific, Central America, North Africa, England and Europe, she and her husband decided to make St. Thomas, VI home.
Ella is a member of the Romance Writers of American, The Beau Monde and Hearts Across History. She is represented by Elizabeth Pomada of Larsen-Pomada Literary Agency, and published by Kensington. Her debut novel The Seduction of Lady Phoebe, will release in September 2013
Ella is offering a copy–e-book or print–of The Secret Life of Miss Anna Marsh to one commenter who leaves a comment and their email address. (The winner’s copy will be delivered when the book releases in November.)