As promised, I’m switching to a brand new short story I’ve just finished writing for Halloween called Hearts at All Hallows’ Eve. It’s set in the world of my Handful of Hearts series and it will be FREE to those who sign up for my newsletter in October! Just click here. 🙂
No cover yet, but this picture will give you an idea of what it will be like. The story should release before October 15.
Miss Cecilia Powell is attending her first masquerade on All Hallows’ Eve when she sees something just a little strange.
Gazing about the room, still hopeful she could catch someone’s eye, Cecilia glanced into one of the darker corners of the room. The black wall hangings stirred, as by a breeze, and a hooded figure emerged, as though a shadow had come to life.
A thrill of fear shot through her and she pressed her back against the unyielding marble, trying to melt into it. Goose flesh rose on her arms as the apparition continued forward. Toward her. Her breath stopped and she stood as if rooted to the floor, unable to move or speak.
The black form reached up to its head and suddenly gold glinted in the candlelight. A glittering half-mask of intricate design concealed the gentleman’s face, though it revealed black, curly hair and the strong chin and jaw of the wearer.
Cecilia gasped, unaware until then she’d been holding her breath, as realization struck that the man—for certainly it was a normal man who stood before her—wore a black domino as his costume.
BLURB for Hearts at All Hallows’ Eve:
When Miss Cecilia Powell attends her very first masquerade on All Hallows’ Eve, she’s thrilled when a mysterious reveler pays court to her. As their encounter continues, Cecilia is charmed, then smitten with this masked stranger, even though she senses something odd about him. Is he truly the man of her dreams, or will Cecilia find her dream a true nightmare?
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.