Welcome to Monday Excerpts! I’m neck deep in copy-edits and a novella I have to finish before the end of the week. So, it’s a free for all. Post any excerpt you’d want, or a blurb, and buy links if you have them.
Here is mine from Three Weeks to Wed.
Grace shut the door of her chamber behind her and leaned against it. For years Matt Worthington had been nothing more than an infatuation, but now, he was rapidly becoming so much more. It had been years since she had allowed herself to feel angry at the hand fate had dealt her. Yet, now, now she could do something just for herself. She would not leave here, leave him without knowing what it would be like to know joy with a man.
“What if someone finds out? Everything you’ve worked for will be for naught?” Her conscience popped up, just when Grace had thought it had given up.
Even with her family around, there were still times when she was so lonely she thought she’d die of it. Not being able to marry was the one thing she had never got over. “Am I to have no joy of my own? I just want one night. One night to last me the rest of my life, that’s all I’m asking.”
“So be it.” Her hands trembled and her stomach lurched. If only she wasn’t so ignorant.
“So much for your grand plans,” her conscience sneered. “You don’t have any idea how do to go about this.”
“I am sure he’ll help. How hard can it be, after all?”
“He’ll recognize you. Then where will you be?”
“He won’t. Other than that one dance, when Lady Bellamny made him ask me, I am sure he never took a second look at me. I was just one of many girls who came out that year.” He certainly did not remember her now.
“So you say. What if you get with child?”
“Would you cease! It must be fate. After all, what were the odds that we would both be here at the very same time with no one else in the inn?”
Wishing she had something nicer to wear, Grace gave up arguing with herself and washed her hands. When she had returned to the parlor, she called for wine. By the time Worthington arrived, she’d calmed her jangled nerves, and her conscience had decided to leave her to go to perdition in her own way.
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