It’s time to strut your stuff. My next book, Desiring Lady Caro, releases in ten days, or one week and three days. So today it’s your choice. Post either the first page of chapter ten or the tenth page of chapter one. Keep it PG. Buy links are welcome.
Here is mine from chapter ten.
Several days later, Antonio arrived back at his grandfather’s palazzo under an armed escort. He was ready to murder someone. The Austrian envoy had treated him like a common criminal. He hadn’t even been allowed to bathe and change his clothing while the Austrian talked with the duke.
Finally, he was summoned to his grandfather. Going down on one knee, he took the old man’s hand. “Nonno.”
“My grandson, I am greatly disturbed by some of the stories I’ve been hearing about you lately.”
The duke’s hand settled upon Antonio’s head and he knew he was in trouble. Never in his life had Antonio heard his grandfather raise his voice, but the softer his tone, the stronger the steel.
“But, Nonno, you told me to take what is mine.”
“Sì, sì, but the emissary said you created a great scene, which you know I cannot allow. We have the dignity of centuries to uphold. And that is not all. A rumor has reached the ears of my priest. Antonio, is it true you killed a novice?”
No, he’d done many things, but not that. “Someone is lying. She was a whore, pretending to be an innocent to get more money.”
Now it’s your turn!!