With everyone back to their own homes, I’d planned to do nothing but edit this week. However fate had some lovely surprises in store for me.
In other happenings, The Temptation of Lady Serena was reviewed by the Library Journal!!!
My publicist at Kensington also received notice that Serena will also be reviewed in the February issue of RT and by Night Owl Reviews.
My Regency Christmas Traditions article was also in The Romance Reviews new e-zine.
I was able to get editing done, and the Christmas novella for next year is almost finished.
Here is an excerpt.
Georges, Marquis Cruzy-le-Châtel, sat in the plain, but clean chamber at the inn. His hand trembled as much as the candle’s light as he read the list of names in the coded message. Rage coursed through his blood, and his stomach clenched as if a knife twisted in it. He moved his jaw to ease the ache. He’d see them all in hell, including Louis and Napoleon, before he allowed Fouché’s plan to succeed. As long as he lived, Madeleine would never whore herself for anyone. How had she, been caught up in this war deception? Her father had joined the Revolution to keep his family safe.
Georges ran his palm over his face, then held the paper to candle’s flame before tossing it into the fireplace. When the paper had shriveled to black, he stirred the ash until it blended with the rest of the cinders.
If only their fathers had allowed the planned marriage between him and Madeleine to take place, she’d be safely in England. Instead, Georges had kept track of her as best as he could. He’d even seen her a few times. She’d grown into the most beautiful woman he could have imagined. The almost silvery blond hair she’d had as child hadn’t changed. Her eyes were the blue of deeply frozen ice.
Now what you really want, pictures from my trip to St. John last Sunday.
Some of you have already seen the photo from the car ferry, but here it is for those of you who didn’t see it.
Here we are arriving in St. John.
There are several pull overs where the views are lovely.
St. John is famous for it’s wild donkeys.
Here we are at the end of the day, back at the ferry terminal.
I wish all of you a wonderful week.