I’m so happy. For weeks I’ve been trying to come up with a name for my series releasing this autumn. Today my editor approved The Marriage Game. So in celebration, I’d like everyone to post any excerpt they want. If you have buy links, feel free to post them as well. Just one excerpt per person please, and try to keep it to about 500 words.
Here is mine from my unedited, untitled WIP. My hero, Lord Wivenly, is having just a few problems with my heroine, Eugénie Villaret de Joyeuse.
“Trust you?” She would scratch his eyes out. “Why should I, when you chased me around and kiss me like I was a putain?”
He raked his hand through his hair. “I thought you were a widow.”
“We have plenty of widows here, my lord.” Eugénie curled her lip in her best sneer. He would not touch her again. “Most of them are too busy grieving for their husbands to play games with you.” She jerked her arm free. “But by all means, see how many of them want you.” Eugénie whirled on her heel to leave when he caught her by the waist, pulling her against him. “Cochon! Pig!”
“I know what a cochon is,” A slight bit of humor entered his voice, “but thank you for the translation.
“Let me go.” Where were all the servants? Surely someone could hear them.
He lowered his tone to a caress. “I’ve not finished with you yet.”
Her heart crashed against her chest as his tongue lightly touched her ear, then one hand cupped her breast. She brought her foot down on the arch of boot, then turned and slammed her knee into his groin.
Lord Wivenly doubled over gasping in pain. “What the devil did you do that for?”
“You treat me like a whore, I treat you like a canaille.” She straightened he shoulders and started to walk away, then stopped. “You may let yourself out through the back gate. Only gentlemen are allowed in the house.”
Lord Wivenly’s roar, reached her a moment before he did. She should have hit him harder.