Wedding the Widow will release on July 31, 2018!
Only 16 days until Release Day!
Welcome to more of my snippets from my upcoming release, book 2 of The Widow’s Club series, Wedding the Widow, which will release in print and e-book on July 31. This has been a very busy summer!
In this week’s snippet I’m continuing from the beginning and the crowning of the Corn Maiden. Lord Brack (Jemmy to his family and friends) and Mrs. Elizabeth Easton, are attending the Harvest Festival while at a house party in Wrotham Village, Kent. The festival is about to finish with a somewhat potent ritual called the Crowning of the Corn Maiden. This week we see just how powerful that ritual is. We are still in Elizabeth’s POV as she looks at Lord Brack.
(Creative punctuation utilized to conform to WWW rules and snippet may therefore be slightly different from published version.)
He turned his head to peer down at her, his eyes dark with a desire of his own.
Slipping his arm around her shoulders, he turned them away from the sight of Michael and Nora as applause from the surrounding crowd crashed around them. He led her from the lighted circle, toward a stand of trees at the edge of the field.
Elizabeth had expected her senses would return once she no longer bore witness to the incredible raw sexual power of that kiss. Her body, however, continued to throb, then to ache with the need to feel a man’s touch once more.
Lord Brack stopped just at the tree line, well out of the light. He loosed her hands from their grip on his arm, then cupped her face, just as Michael Thorne had done to Nora, and sank his mouth onto hers.
A bolt of fire shot through her, down her arms and legs, through fingers and toes. Her core heated as though a sun burned at the center, and the ache deep inside her, begun while they watched the Harvest couple, became a demand she could not ignore.
Brack deepened the kiss, his tongue stealing warm and welcome into her mouth. She arched her neck back, opening herself fully–let him take her here and now.
“Will she say yes a second time?”
Widowed by the Battle of Waterloo, the ladies of Lyttlefield Park are reentering London society, where they’ll learn how to live—and love—again . . .Of all the widows of Lyttlefield Park, Elizabeth Easton seems least likely to remarry. Though many gentlemen would love to get to know the charming Mrs. Easton better, she is devoted to the memory of her late husband. Which is why she’s so shocked to be overtaken by passion during a harvest festival, succumbing to an unforgettable interlude with the handsome Lord Brack . . .
After enduring years of war, Jemmy, Lord Brack, plans to defer matrimony in favor of carefree pleasure. But who could resist a lifetime with Elizabeth Easton, a woman as marvelously sensual as she is sweet? Yet despite their mutual desire, she refuses to consider his proposal. With scandal looming, and their families bitterly opposed to the match, Jemmy must find a way to convince Elizabeth to risk her wary heart on him—and turn one infamous night into forever . . .
Next Sunday I’ll just have arrived back from RWA National Conference in Denver, but I plan to post (I won’t have slept at all, but I’ll post). 🙂
Books in The Widow’s Club series:
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.