Please welcome USA Today bestselling author Sally Mackenzie back to the blog! Sally is here today to showcase her novella, In The Spinster’s Bed! And she’ll give a copy to one of you. All you have to do is tell her you’d like a copy!
We’ll start with the beautiful cover.
Now a blurb
At Spinster House, a woman can enjoy the spoils of single life—or find the love of a lifetime…
It has been twenty years since Lord William Wattles laid eyes on Annabelle Frost. Still, he remembers everything—her ethereal beauty, her bookish intelligence, her surprisingly modern attitudes about love…and lust. But Belle’s allegedly wanton behavior led her father to send her away to save the family’s reputation. Now she resides at Spinster House in the village of Loves Bridge, where an unmarried lady can live—and in Belle’s case, support herself as a librarian—in peace…
Beautiful, passionate Belle—sworn off marriage? William can’t believe the woman he once knew could end up like this. But when the hands of fate bring him to Loves Bridge, his long-lost love might just end up back in his arms. Is their unwavering desire worth the sweeping scandal that is sure to follow them both? Absolutely.
And an excerpt.
William backed out from under the heavy oak table in the Spinster House kitchen. He’d come by after supper to see if Belle had found out where Poppy had got in. She hadn’t, so he’d insisted on having a look himself.
He glanced up to see if his head had cleared the tabletop—and caught Belle admiring his arse.
Lust exploded in his gut.
She’d been so passionate, so fearless as a girl. No hiding in the darkness or under the covers for Belle. She’d wanted to see him naked—and she hadn’t shied from his eyes either. She’d been beautiful, her skin white and smooth, her breasts and—
Zeus, I’m so hard, even these baggy breeches can’t hide my cock.
If only he still had on his waistcoat and coat, but he’d shed them along with his silly peruke and sham spectacles so he could crawl under the furniture more easily.
“Are you going to stay down there all night?”
Did Belle sound a little breathless? Perhaps she was feeling a bit lustful herself. He’d be happy—delighted—to take care of that for her.
Did she still make that odd, throaty little noise just before she came?
His cock swelled even more, and his bollocks ached.
“Well, did you find the hole?”
He’d like to find her—
No. He had to think about something else, but his randy mind was stuck in a burning quicksand of lust and sinking fast.
And then the bloody cat landed on his arse, her sharp claws digging deep.
“What the—!” He jerked upright and slammed the back of his head into the tabletop. “Fu—oww!”
He collapsed onto the floor, not sure whether to grab his head or his arse.
He decided on his head.
“Oh, oh, are—” Belle had to gasp to get some air, she was laughing so hard. “Are you all right?”
“I’ve been better.”
“I’m sure Poppy didn’t mean to hurt you. She was just jumping down from the table and your, ah… That is, your, um…”
He looked up at her.
She gestured at his hindquarters. “You were in the way.”
“So I gather.”
The blasted cat came over to stare at him before sitting down and turning her attention to her right paw. He had the distinct impression she’d known exactly where his lascivious thoughts had been headed when she’d pounced upon his posterior.
USA Today bestselling author Sally MacKenzie writes funny, hot, Regency-set books for Kensington Zebra. Her Naked Nobility series concluded (at least for the time being) with The Naked King, which was named one of ALA Booklist’s top ten romances for 2011; now she’s hard at work on a new “Duchess of Love” series. The prequel novella, “The Duchess of Love,” is a 2013 RWA RITA® finalist in the Romance Novella category. Bedding Lord Ned, the first full-length book in the series, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and also made Booklist’s top ten romance list of 2012. Surprising Lord Jack, the second book, received a starred review from Booklist. Loving Lord Ash will release March 2014. Her books have been translated into Czech, French, Indonesian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish. Sally graduated with a B.A. in English from the University of Notre Dame in the first class of women. She’s a Cornell Law School dropout, former federal regulation writer, recovering parent volunteer, mother of four grown sons (and mother-in-law to two daughters), and middle-of-the-pool Masters swimmer. A native of Washington, D. C., she still resides in suburban Maryland with her husband.