It’s time to strut your stuff, find a new author, or a new book!
There are two weeks and three days until Desiring Lady Caro, book #4 in The Marriage Game releases. So today I invite you to post page three from chapter two of whatever you’d like. If it’s for sale, post your buy links as well. Please remember to keep it PG.
Here is mine:
It seemed uncanny how di Venier appeared at each one Caro attended, until, as he, Horatia, and Caro were leaving one evening, Huntley noticed men watching the house. What was worse, the marchese, rather than taking the hint, became more assiduous in pressing his attentions on Caro, thus hindering Huntley’s own efforts. He frequently stood with his aunt and Caro, trying to lend what support he could as she determinedly refused di Venier’s invitations time and time again.
Though di Venier accepted Caro’s latest rebuffs with a smile, the black look on the his countenance when he turned away concerned Huntley. The man was up to something, and Huntley needed to discover what it was. With any luck, the thief-taker he’d hired to investigate the marchese would send a report soon.
“You needn’t hover over me, Huntley.” Frustration was evident in Caro’s tone. “I am capable of taking care of myself.”
Resisting the urge to smile, he glanced down at her. “I am not hovering.”
“Well, it feels as if you are.” She pressed her lips together. “You’ll cause a scene if you continue to look at the Marchese di Venier as if you’d like to run him through.”
That was exactly what Huntley would like to do—skewer the man on his blade, or put a hole in him, but he’d probably have to settle for drawing his cork. All his instincts told him the marchese was a danger to Caro.
He flicked a piece of dust from his coat. “I don’t trust him.”
She rubbed her temple. “No, but what can di Venier do, after all?” Her lovely turquoise eyes met his gaze. “I shall continue declining his invitations and he will eventually go away. All men do. You do not need to feel responsible for me.”
That’s where she was mistaken. “Humph.”
Now it’s your turn!!