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I’m finally back, after three weeks away. I’ve missed showing you my snippets. And this week I’m starting off with the second book of my House of Pleasure series, Only Marriage Will Do, which should be coming out in 2015 from Kensington. These are the opening lines. The date is July, 1761 and the place is London.
The brass lion-head knocker under Amiable Dawson’s hand sent a sharp rap through the dark walnut door of Dunham House for the second time. The hot July sun hadn’t done his temper any good as he waited on the marble stoop for entrance to the Marquess of Dalbury’s townhouse. He’d been in a foul mood ever since the news of his beloved Katarina’s marriage to the marquess had reached him. Blast it to hell, he was supposed to have married the girl; at least he could make sure she was well and well taken care of by this man she had married.
At last a short, dark-haired maid opened the door, who took one look at him, gasped, and stepped back into the house. Her eyes widened and she glanced to her right, wrung her hands, and asked, “Who may I say—”
A man shouted from within, “No, I do not believe you.”
“It is true, I tell you,” a woman’s voice, raised and sharp with terror, sent a chill through Amiable.
Something’s afoot, surely. 🙂 Keep tuned in to see what. If you’re interested in the first book of the series, Only Scandal Will Do, it’s available on Amazon for just $1.99.
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