Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors!
Today’s snippet is from my just placed on pre-order historical romance, Only Pleasure Will Do. This is the fifth and final book of the House of Pleasure series which will release on August 31.
Here’s the new blurb for Only Pleasure Will Do:
The pleasure is all hers…
Amorina Vestry, madam of the House of Pleasure for six long years, has wrested a living out the establishment by devising a variety of ways to give men pleasure. But behind the persona of the ruthless businesswoman, schooled in the erotic arts, lurks another woman with a secret she dares tell no one. Now, in vengeance for thwarting a dastardly plan, Amorina is kidnapped and forced to commit murder to save the one person she loves unconditionally…unless the man she secretly yearns for can rescue her before it’s too late.
When Amorina Vestry goes missing, Sir Reginald Matthews, former Runner now magistrate at Bow Street, agrees to search for the very provocative woman he met a year ago and cannot seem to forget. He manages to track her down, only to be captured by the same madman who took her. Their close proximity in a make-shift prison leads inexorably to a night of passion in which Amorina lowers her guard to reveal a shocking truth. Spurred by his growing attraction to her, Reginald is determined to free them before she commits the most heinous crime imaginable.
As Reginald races to save Amorina, he comes to fear another foe as well. He may very well save his love only to find he must give her up or risk the censure of a society that will condemn her.
Amorina Vestry has been kidnapped and held in two basement rooms for two weeks. In the middle of the night, the door at the top of the stairs–the only possible means of escape–opens. Terrified, she slips into the other room and waits for her chance to escape. Last week she hit the man who had invaded her prison with a chair and knocked him out. This week’s snippet begins where last weeks’ snippet ended.
Sobbing as relief poured through her, Amorina stood over him, part of a chair leg—the only piece of the weapon still intact—raised once more. But the figure sprawled on the ground didn’t move, and her frenzied breathing calmed. Tossing the mangled stick onto the body, she then leaped over it, and nimbly flew up the stairs to the door. Slow and silent, she grasped the handle and pulled.
It didn’t budge.
She tried to rattle the door, but it refused to move at all, as though someone had nailed it shut. Leaning her head against the stubborn wood, she swallowed tears. She was still a prisoner, although no longer alone.
And now to finish the scene :
Heart racing, she turned to peer over the rail at the still figure below. Who was he? Why was he here? And what did he have to do with her?
Keeping a cautious eye on the man, she crept down the steps. A patch of moonlight fell on the floor not far from where he lay. She could at least satisfy her curiosity about one thing. Grasping him under his armpits, Amorina lifted him and rocked back on her heels, an effective way for a woman to move dead-drunk patrons if the need arose. This man was solidly built, to be sure, but she’d moved heavier bodies.
Only Pleasure Will Do is available on Amazon for the pre-order price of $2.99. The book reverts to its regular price of $4.99 on the day after Release Day, September 1. Grab yours while you can!
A Matter of Pleasure, the prologue to Only Pleasure Will Do, is available for FREE on Amazon, Smashwords , Kobo, Barnes & Noble, and Apple.
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Warriors here. There’s some fantastic snippets to be read.