I’m changing books today to my Handful of Hearts novella Heart of Delight, which is currently up for the InD’tale Creme de la Cover award! 🙂
I thought I’d begin with the “cute meet,” at a ball but not on the ballroom floor. Hal, the Marquess of Halford, has been hiding out from all the matchmaking mama in the private balcony overlooking the ballroom when his solitude is interrupted.
Hal smiled, moved back to his spot in front of the balcony rail, and settled on the floor once more. Best steel himself to go down and do his duty by all the young ladies. When had his life become so filled with obligation?
Hal shook his head. “What have you forgott—” He twisted his head toward the doorway and froze.
The young lady who stood before him was definitely not Lady Celinda Graham. Medium height, with golden brown hair, a face fresh as cream, and perfectly bowed lips, she would have been exceptional even without the startling glass-green eyes. Dressed in an unremarkable dull brown dress, she could not be one of Lady Hamilton’s guests, although, with her beauty, she certainly should have been.
As I said earlier, the Heart of Delight cover is currently in a contest at InD’Tale. If you can, would you please vote for it? It’s currently in 2nd place with 15 votes. If you could spare a minute to vote, I’d truly appreciate it! Here’s the link to the Creme de la Cover Contest. (You do have to be logged in to InD’Tale to vote.)
Thank you all so much!
He’ll do anything to be her heart’s delight—except tell the truth.
Gabriella d’Adventure is on a mission. She has come to England as a lady’s maid in pursuit of the Duke of Rother. When she meets Horace Carpenter, valet to a marquess, she is delighted to enlist his aid in gaining her heart’s desire: a meeting with the duke. But will her growing feelings for the handsome valet interfere with her plans for the duke?
The eccentric Marquess of Halford, Hal to his friends, is tired of the demands of Society, especially his father’s decree that he marry this Season. When a breathtaking young woman intrudes on his solitude, he is captivated and introduces himself as his valet in hopes of learning more about her. Despite his fear about the true motive behind Gabriella’s quest to meet the Duke of Rother, Hal agrees to help her gain an audience with him, all the while praying his deception won’t ruin his chances of winning her love.
As I said earlier, the Heart of Delight cover is currently in a contest at InD’Tale. If you can, would you please vote for it? It’s currently in 2nd place with 15 votes. If you could spare a minute to vote, I’d truly appreciate it! Here’s the link to the Creme de la Cover Contest. You do have to be logged in to InD’Tale to vote. Thank you all so much!
Heart of Delight is available in the Her Perfect Gentleman boxed set for just .99!
Books in the Handful of Hearts series:
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.