We will start with the winner of Lauren Smith’s book, His Wicked Seduction!
I’m steadily getting the editing done on book #2 of the next series, but that won’t release until sometime in 2016. So, I thought you might be more interested in the book coming out in July, Lady Beresford’s Lover.
Vivian hesitated. “The dance floor is the other way.”
“I know.” The last few days of being in her presence, and always with others, had decided him. She was his, and this evening he would not share her. It was past time she was made to realize how he felt, how much he wanted her.
Rupert placed his lips close to her ear. “I wish to be alone with you.”
Her eyes widened in surprise. “You do?”
She was so beautiful, his heart ached with wanting. The pulse at the base of her throat throbbed, as his must be doing as well. “More than anything.”
He guided her around the edges of the rapidly filling ballroom, onto the balcony. It was blessedly empty. The music began, and he took her in his arms. For a moment she was stiff, then she relaxed and allowed him to pull her close. “You are intoxicatingly beautiful.”
Behind her mask, her lashes lowered. “I have to say, I’ve never seen a more handsome Mark Antony.”
“Nor I a more lovely Cleopatra. Stay with me.”
“But I can only dance with you twice.”
“Not tonight. That is one purpose of a masquerade. Who is to know who we are?”
“Oh, I see.” She pulled her full lower lip between her teeth. “I—I—”
Twirling her into the shadows, he brought them to a halt. With one finger, he raised her chin. “Be with me.”
He lowered his lips to hers. Touching softly, tasting, allowing her to grow used to his attentions . .
My editor has been at a conference, so I won’t have a decision as to the name for the new series before later in the week.
I’m trying to build my Facebook likes to 2000 by the end of this month. If you can help, I’d appreciate it immensely. All you have to do is go to my fan page, and click the like button at the top. http://www.facebook.com/EllaQuinnAuthor
In a couple of months I’ll be at The Romantic Times Readers Conference taking part in an historical event, Take a Walk on the Historical Side. For this I need to decide on what to put in my goody bags. Naturally, there will be books, but what else would you as readers like to see?
Hubby and I left St. Thomas last Sunday and cleared into the BVI. We’ve had a lovely week in the BVI and only one problem. One of our through hulls broke, and we had to get hauled for the night. Today the windless (the thing that lowers and raises the anchor) stopped working.
Here are some photos.
As I write this, we are sailing to Anegada, the only coral atoll in the Virgin Islands. After an early dinner, we’ll start our journey down to St. Martin.
What has your week been like?
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