I’m headed to the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans. If you’re still around, I invite you to post the first page of your latest release, Work in Progress, or a book you just finished. Feel free to post media or buy links.
Here is mine from Enticing Miss Eugénie Villaret,book # 5 in The Marriage Game which releases in August.
July 1816, St. Thomas, Danish West Indies
Miss Eugénie Villaret de Joyeuse followed Gunna, an old black slave, down a narrow back street lined with long houses in Crown Prince’s Quarter. Her maid, Marisole, stood watch as Eugénie and the woman entered the building.
“He be here, miss.”
A baby, not older than one year, sat in the corner of the room playing with a rag doll. His only clothing was a clout, which, by the strong scent of urine, needed to be changed.
She and Gunna and the boy were the only occupants of the cramped, dark room. She crouched down next to the child. “What happened to his mother?”
Naturally; why did she even bother to ask? It was cruel to separate a mother and child, but there was no law against it here.