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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Charming the Duke by Holly Bush (Excerpt + Giveaway)


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About the Book:
1849 . . . Matilda Sheldon, the middle daughter of the sixth Earl of Bisset, has never been interested in the fashionable society events that so preoccupy her parents and siblings. Her loving, albeit, daft family cannot understand why. But Matilda has little use for silly rules and dramas. She would rather occupy her time with a worthwhile cause such as opening The Sheldon Home for Orphans, much to the chagrin of her mother and grandmother. They are quite certain a venture of this nature will discourage suitors. Matilda is quite certain that if suitors are discouraged it is because she is clever, plain, a bit clumsy, and inevitably compared to her beautiful sisters.

The Duke of Thornsby is in tight spot. After receiving the title on the death of his father, he discovers the inheritance is to be gifted elsewhere if he does not marry before his thirtieth birthday. Unfortunately, our man-about-town is embroiled in a scandal, not of his own making, and the marriage mamas won’t let any eligible misses anywhere near him. What’s a Duke to do? Get invited to a house party hosted by the notoriously absent-minded Earl of Bisset, who just happens to be Papa to some young ladies of marriageable age!


Thornsby finds himself fascinated, not with the two Sheldon debutantes actively seeking a husband, but rather with the ‘brown wren’ he first mistakes for a servant. Matilda is counting the hours until the house party ends when the necessity of conversing with the guests will be over, and ridiculously handsome men go far away. Can a worldly Duke convince a sensible girl to accept his court? Find out in Charming the Duke.

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Review: Abducted by a Prince by Olivia Drake

Abducted by a Prince (Cinderella Sisterhood, #3)
Abducted by a Prince by Olivia Drake
Publication date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Series: Cinderella Sisterhoods
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Once upon a time, a small boy was raised by a kind grandmother figure, who told him that he was a prince. Damien Burke did not know his past, and when he was sent to Eton at the behest of an unknown benefactor, he was given a key and the promise that it will lead him to his parents and birthright. Unfortunately, it was stolen by a young Viscount Greaves, an act for which Damien vowed revenge henceforth. Years later, Damien has succeeded as the owner of a profitable gambling hell, "Demon's Den," and ready to exact his demand from Viscount Greaves - give up the key, or to have Greave's sister Lady Beatrice kidnapped.

Waiting on Wednesday #27: The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week an upcoming book I can’t wait to read is…

The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman
The Accidental Countess by Valerie Bowman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: October 28, 2014
Series: Playful Brides #2
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CAN A SCANDALOUS CHARADE

For seven long years, Lady Cassandra Monroe has waited for the man of her dreams to return from the war. Unfortunately, he happens to be engaged to her flighty cousin. What Cass wouldn’t give to take her cousin’s place! When he mistakes Cass for Patience Bunbury, a fictitious friend her cousin has invented to escape social obligations…even with her future husband, Cass thinks this is her chance. 

LEAD TO TRUE AND LASTING LOVE?

After defeating Napoleon at Waterloo, Captain Julian Swift is not quite ready to settle down and enter into his unwanted arranged marriage—especially when the real object of his affection turns out to be a beguiling beauty he meets at a party. Patience Bunbury is witty, independent, passionate…and, unbeknownst to him, the cousin of his current fiancĂ©e. When the truth about Cass comes out—and Julian discovers that their courtship is anything but accidental—will he surrender his heart to a woman who really is too good to be true?

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I enjoy Valerie Bowman's books and am close to finishing her newly released The Unexpected Duchess, the first book of her playful brides series based on a reverse Cyrano story! :)

Thanks for visiting my blog to see what book I'm waiting for this week! So...what book are you waiting for?

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Blog Tour: His Wicked Smile by Heather Hiestand (Guest Post & Giveaway)

His Wicked Smile, by Heather Hiestand
May 1, 2014
Kensington Publishing
ISBN  978-1-60183-113-2;   ASIN   B00GYLVVS4
Romantic Suspense, 87,000 words
Heat rating: hot

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4 Prizes: 1 Redcake ebook of your choice (3 winners) ; $10 Amazon giftcard. Enter via the Rafflecopter below

About the book:
Some temptations are impossible to resist, even for a bakery heir…
Ann Haldene is the most beautiful woman Gawain Redcake has ever seen. A gifted healer who soothes his battle-scarred body like never before, the widow’s touch has a powerful effect on him. It’s no wonder the rugged Redcake heir forgets his quest for a society bride during one passionate night in Ann’s arms. But once he learns she is pregnant with his child, he searches for her, intent on giving her his name, if not his heart….

Ann is shocked by Gawain’s proposal, mostly because he has not uttered a word of love. For the sake of their baby, she accepts, even knowing that Gawain dreamed of marrying to secure a title and all she has is a severed royal Indian bloodline. Now the new bride faces her greatest challenge: showing her husband that their union is more powerful than pedigree—and love is the ultimate reward….

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Virtual Book Tour: To Charm a Naughty Countess by Theresa Romain (Excerpt + Giveaways)

Buried Under Romance is pleased to host an excerpt stop for Thersa Romain's upcoming, To Charm a Naughty Countess! I read an advanced copy of this book and it is just incredible!

**Giveaway Info**
Theresa is generously gifting all five of her books to one lucky commenter!
*Season for Temptation
*Season for Surrender
*Season for Scandal
*It Takes Two to Tangle
*To Charm a Naughty Countess
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About The Book:
CAN A RECLUSIVE DUKE…
Brilliant but rumored mad, Michael Layward, the impoverished Duke of Wyverne, has no success courting heiresses until widowed Lady Stratton takes up his cause–after first refusing his suit.
WIN LONDON’S MOST POWERFUL COUNTESS?
Caroline Graves, the popular Countess of Stratton, sits alone at the pinnacle of London society and has vowed never to remarry. When Michael–her counterpart in an old scandal–returns to town after a long absence, she finds herself as enthralled with him as ever. As she guides the anxiety-ridden duke through the trials of society, Caroline realizes that she’s lost her heart . But if she gives herself to the only man she’s ever loved, she’ll lose the hard-won independence she prizes above all.

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Monday, April 28, 2014

Cloaked in Danger by Jeannie Ruesch (Review + Giveaway)


**Giveaway Info**
- Jeannie Ruesch is giving away a $20 Amazon/BN gift card. Enter via the Rafflecopter at the bottom

About The Book:
Aria Whitney has little in common with the delicate ladies of London society. Her famous father made his fortune hunting archaeological treasures, and her rustic upbringing has left her ill-prepared for a life of parties and frippery. But when Gideon Whitney goes missing, Aria must embrace the unknown—armed with only the short list of highborn men who’d backed her father’s venture, she poses as a woman looking for a husband. She doesn’t intend to find one.
Adam Willoughby, Earl of Merewood, finds London’s strangest new debutante fascinating, but when he  catches her investigating his family’s secrets, he threatens to ruin her reputation. He doesn’t intend to enjoy it so much.

When their lustful indiscretion is discovered, Adam finds that he regrets nothing. But now, as her father’s enemy draws near, Adam must convince his betrothed that she can trust him with her own secrets…before it’s too late.

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This book puts me in mind of Cat and Mouse, with Adam doing the pursuing on the matrimonial stance, and Aria being the pursuer regarding her father's disappearance. To put it simply, these two couldn't escape each other if they tried - which they did, but ultimately failed due to their intense attraction towards each other.

It was a bit surprising how fast Adam decided that he wanted/liked Aria, with rather intense behavior that served to further rouse Aria's suspicions, as well as confusing her because she had hitherto never received so much attention from a man, much less a handsome, titled lord. Their game and subsequent chase and acquiesce was very fast-paced; a bit too fast, perhaps, given their short time of interaction, but it was a fun and entertaining journey for me to read.

I liked the characters, Aria especially, for her strength and determination, and she did admirably well in forming a plan to ferret out the villain given her solitary standing. Adam was different from the average aristocrat in that he somewhat disregarded statuses and suitability, which makes him more accepting of Aria as his wife, instead of someone he is simply attracted to.

This is my first book by Jeannie Ruesch, and while it was not as I had expected in some ways, in others it quite delighted me with fun characters and a mystery plot that was not entirely too hard to figure out, hence the delight in learning when the villain's trap would be set. I will be on the lookout for this author's books in the future. 

About The Author:
Jeannie Ruesch wrote her first story at the age of the six, prompting her to give up an illustrious, hours-long ambition of becoming a Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader and declare that writing was her destiny. That journey to destiny took a few detours along the way, including a career in marketing and design.
Her first novel, a fairy-tale like historical romance, was published in 2009, but the darker side of life had always captivated her. So after a dinner conversation with friends about the best way to hide a dead body, she knew she had to find a way to incorporate suspense into her writing. (The legal outlet for her fascination.) Today, she continues writing what she loves to read - stories of history, romance and suspense. She lives in Northern California with her husband, their son and an 80 pound lapdog lab named Cooper. She can be visited at www.jeannieruesch.com or found regularly on Twitter or Facebook.
She is also the creator of the WIP Notebook, a writer's tool to help stay organized while you write, which you can find at her website.


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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Promo Blitz: To Catch a Spinster by Megan Bryce:




To Catch a Spinster - PROMO Blitz
By Megan Bryce

Historical Romance
Date Published: June 2012

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Come back to a time when manners are everything and rules are made to never be broken. Come back to a time when men are in charge and women do what they are told...
Yeah, that never happened.
Welcome to Megan Bryce's Regencyland, where ladies with backbone get what they want. Where a woman can thumb her nose at rules and care little for convention, and yet somehow, unexpectedly and most reluctantly, find love.
To Catch A Spinster
Olivia Blakesley, self-proclaimed spinster extraordinaire, is quite happy with her life. She has her studies and her duties, what need does she have of a husband? With five sisters married she knows the reality does not live up to the promise, and does not need to personally experiment with the state to know she would be ill-suited to it. However, she finds herself envious of at least one aspect of marriage. But to experience the physical side of marriage, one doesn't need a husband, all one needs is the right man...
Nathaniel Jenkins knows his duty. Marry a young girl from a respectable family and father an heir, no matter how cold the endless parade of suitable girls leaves him. But a shocking proposal from a scholarly spinster leaves him wondering if unsuitable is just what he's looking for. Can he convince his spinster that marriage is the greatest experiment of all?

Feature & Follow Friday #27: Pets

Alison Can Read Feature & Follow

Feature and Follow Friday is a meme hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read


General rules to Feature & Follow Friday:
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1. Follow the Follow My Book Blog Friday Hosts and any one else you want to follow on the list
2. Follow our Featured Bloggers (This week is Literary Escapism)
3. Follow Follow Follow as many as you can, as many as you want, or just follow a few. The whole point is to make new friends and find new blogs. Also, don't just follow, comment and say hi. Another blogger might not know you are a new follower if you don't say "HI"

4. If someone comments and says they are following you, be a dear and follow back. Spread the Love...and the followers

This Week's Question: 

 Question of the Week: Pets. Show Us or Tell Us.


This is my adorable Hello Kitty :) I've yet to name her. Lol. I like her very much because she's such an adorable pet when you need her, yet she never needs any additional money, time, or energy beyond my initial purchase at a hefty $100. ^_^ Be jealous~

I used to have a lot of fish, an interesting breed that grows spots the closer the female gets to breeding, but sadly one winter they all died. So afterwards I've not had a living pet due to circumstances. 
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Blog Tour: Fates for Apate by Sue London (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Buried Under Romance is very pleased to host both the release day launch and the blog tour for Sue London's Fates for Apate, the third in her Haberdashers series! :) This is the second excerpt stop. lol~

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Two Dukes and a Scandal (Excerpt + Guest Post + Giveaway)

Gayle Callen has kindly written a guest post on 19th century heroines, so please scroll down to read it! 

** GIVEAWAY Details**
  • Piece of custom jewelry
  • Copies of It Takes a Scandal, How to Lose a Duke in Ten Days, and Redemption of the Duke

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #26: The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week an upcoming book I can’t wait to read is…
The Earl I Adore (Prelude to a Kiss, #2)

The Earl I Adore by Erin Knightley
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publication date: January 2015
Series: Prelude to a Kiss #2


I have no blurb for you! But this will be about a music-loving heroine (who plays the oboe) and her plan to enchant the man she has loved for a long time, because her mother issued her an ultimatum to get married within a short time. 

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I've read all of Erin Knightley's books to date, novels and novellas, and enjoyed them all thoroughly. So there's no way I'm going to miss out on this book. :) Meanwhile...I'll be enjoying my ARC of her upcoming, The Baron Next Door, coming June 3rd!

Thanks for visiting my blog to see what book I'm waiting for this week! So...what book are you waiting for?

Review: Absolute Surrender by Jenn LeBlanc


Absolute Surrender by Jenn Leblanc
Publication date: April 8, 2014 | Goodreads | Amazon
Absolute Surrender
About the book:
Happiness was always too much for Lady Amelia to hope for. 

Now all she expects is to secure her future and marry Charles, Duke of Castleberry, as arranged. But Amelia has a dangerous secret that could not only destroy her in Charles's eyes and the eyes of society, but could also very well condemn her to Bedlam.

Baron Endsleigh, Amelia’s oldest friend, has other ideas. Ender has loved Amelia all his life. He knows her secrets, and they don’t frighten him. He plans to come between Amelia and Charles in any way he can to prevent the marriage and finally claim Amelia for his own. Though her father forbade the match years ago, Ender is determined to have her as his wife and nothing can stop him. Not even a duke as powerful as Castleberry. 

Blog Tour: Fates for Apate by Sue London (Excerpt & Giveaway)

Buried Under Romance is very pleased to host both the release day launch and the blog tour for Sue London's Fates for Apate, the third in her Haberdashers series! :) I really enjoyed the first two so am looking forward to this as well. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Release Day Launch: Fates for Apate by Sue London & Swag Giveaway

Buried Under Romance is very pleased to host both the release day launch and the blog tour for Sue London's Fates for Apate, the third in her Haberdashers series! :) I really enjoyed the first two so am looking forward to this as well. 
Fates for Apate Synopsis:

She was sent to the Congress of Vienna with one simple mission. Observe and report on the Prussian delegation. What she hadn't expected was someone in the delegation observing her. 
Georgiana "George"
 Lockhart grew up as a Haberdasher, one of the girls trained by Robert Bittlesworth to be both armed and dangerous. She has her first assignment through the Foreign Office and needs to distract and use a man she assumes is an opposing agent.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Pistols and Petticoats anthology: Excerpt & Fun Facts from Adrienne DeWolfe

I have the pleasure of featuring this historical western anthology, Pistols and Petticoats, today. Of a special note is a guest post from author Adrienne DeWolfe.
About The Anthology:
From bestselling authors Barbara Ankrum, Adrienne deWolfe and Sharon Ihle come three fresh novellas, featuring three firebrand ladies, each determined to make her mark while making her match.

ETHAN'S BRIDE - 27,000 word sequel to CHASE THE FIRE (Wild Western Hearts, Book 4)
Violet Bradford desperately wants a child. Believing herself barren, she answers Dr. Ethan Walker's advertisement for a mail-order bride in Colorado, knowing he only wants one thing: a mother for his young daughter. Surely the joys of motherhood can compensate for a loveless marriage. But Ethan's broken heart won't stop tugging at hers. And Ethan soon realizes he must risk his heart again or risk losing it all.

SHADY LADY - 26,000 word prequel to DEVIL IN TEXAS (Velvet Lies, Book 4)
Fiery singing sensation, Sadie Michelson, thinks falling in love is bad for business—until William "Cass" Cassidy, a hotheaded gunslinger, sets his sights on wooing her. But when a Texas Ranger arrives in Dodge City to extradite Cass for a crime of passion, Sadie must use all her wits and wiles to lure the law from her man's trail. And that means risking everything—including Cass's love.

BAREBACK BRIDE - 25,000 word sequel to THE BRIDE WORE SPURS (The Inconvenient Bride Series, Book 1)
Expert horsewoman, Shannon Winterhawke runs away from home to join the Buffalo Bill Wild West extravaganza. Shannon is hired on the spot, but the show's head horseman, Seth Edwards, simply sees another flighty gal looking for a cowboy fling before settling down with some unsuspecting fool. But all bets are off as Shannon slowly sneaks into Seth's heart and lassoes him with his own rope.
Fun Facts About
SHADY LADY, A Novella
By Adrienne deWolfe
from the Anthology
PISTOLS AND PETTICOATS

BAWDY AND FEISTY
·       Cass is back! Wa-hoo! Yes, the bad boy of SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL (Book 3, Velvet Lies) is the hero of SHADY LADY. We meet “The Rebel Rutter” at age 21, when he’s reunited with his long-lost love in (where else?) a brothel.
·       After writing two good-girl heroines in a row for my Velvet Lies series, you just know I was chomping at the bit to create a wild child. If you liked Fancy from TEXAS OUTLAW (Book 1, in my Wild Texas Nights series,) you’ll LOVE Sadie.
·       With a setting like Dodge City in 1879, I just HAD to include some famous historical figures!  Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Luke Short are only a few of the “real characters” who play instrumental roles in SHADY LADY.
·       Most fun EVER:  Writing bawdy lyrics for Sadie to sing to the drunken rowdies at the infamous Long Branch Saloon.  Want a taste? (Of course you do!) Here’s a snippet:  “Little Pansy Primrose, now that she’s full-grown, will jump a randy gambler, like a dog jumps on a bone!”
·       News for Jesse Quaid Fans:  Every hero needs a sidekick, right? Three years before Jesse falls in love with Sera in SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL, he shows up as Cass’s sidekick in SHADY LADY. Or as Cass likes to tell the tale, “Together, Jesse and I branded calves, smuggled moonshine, tracked renegades, robbed stages, and dodged the most persistent wedding-bell chasers in the western territories.”

PISTOLS, PETTICOATS, AND PUBLISHERS
·       About 10 seconds after I agreed to write this novella, I thought, “OMG! What am I thinking?  I can’t write short OR fast!” But Sadie’s story just poured out of me. I finished 200 pages in 3 weeks – a record for me!
·       My publisher invited two other best-selling Western Historical Romance authors to write novellas for the anthology.  Barbara Ankrum wrote about  a mail-order bride.  Sharon Ihle wrote about a heroine who runs away from home to join Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. 
·       Both Barbara and Sharon included the word, “Bride,” in the title of their novellas.  As you might imagine, my novella, SHADY LADY, doesn’t quite fit that trend. So for grins, I started calling my novella (unofficially,) “The Bawdy Bride.”
·       I’m on a roll, folks. This is the second year in a row where my ebook publisher selected my title suggestion for an anthology. (TIN-STARS AND TROUBLEMAKERS was last year’s #1 bestseller.) 

·       Now don’t freak out:  Cass and Sadie are star-crossed lovers in SHADY LADY.  But they return again in DEVIL IN TEXAS, after Sadie gets trained as a Pinkerton Agent and Cass . . . well, Cass is a bodyguard for the corrupt Texas senator whom Sadie must bring to justice. (Oh yeah. The sparks AND the fur fly in DEVIL IN TEXAS!  Be sure to look for the return of Cass and Sadie this summer!)

“Cass, I’m busy. Can’t you see I’m writing a song?”

He recalled that Sadie turned into a fire-breathing dragon if someone dared to interrupt her creative frenzies. He cocked his head, plotting his strategy to whisk her off to the river.

His ornery lover was sitting with her spine propped up by pillows against the headboard of her unmade bed. Her glorious red-gold curls tumbled in every conceivable direction over the sagging, ebony lace of her night wrapper. A sea of yellowed papers surrounded her exquisitely long legs, bared up to the thighs. Those papers had lots of black lines, little bitty symbols, and tea-cup stains.

In fact, the whole room smelled like mint and rosehips, Sadie’s favorite brew. The teapot – and a pair of greasy, sunny-side-up eggs – sat forgotten where she’d left them: on a chipped china platter atop the traveling trunk at the foot of her bed.

“The sun is shining!” he cajoled.

“Yes, well, it’s daylight, isn’t it?” she retorted absently, her bare toes wiggling to some inner rhythm as she scribbled a few more symbols on the paper in her lap.

She’d barely glanced his way. He steeled himself against a flare of temper. He was Coyote Cass, after all. He could charm the rattle off of rattlers.

Strolling to the side of the bed, he was careful to keep his expression enthusiastic rather than provocative. There would be plenty of time for romping in the daisies and buttercups, where he planned to spread a blanket, pop a bottle of champagne, and practice all the creative ways that Sadie had taught him how to use whipped cream and berries. Maybe even honey.

“What’s that chubby, black dot with the flagpole rising out of it?” he asked, knowing full well that it was a musical symbol.

“Music.”

“What kind of music?” he persisted, undaunted by her growl.

She blew a curl off her forehead. “The usual kind.”

“A love ballad?”

Her stylus paused as those tawny Tiger eyes glared up at him. He just loved when Sadie glared. He didn’t mind arguing with the hellcat one bit. Not when her make-up sex was so divine.

“When have you ever heard me sing about love?” she snapped.

“Maybe it’s time.”

She muttered something under her breath that sounded like, “Dreamer.”

Smirking, he thought fast. The only person in the world who thrived on competition more than he did was Sadie. Calling upon a credible baritone – one that she had once described as “lyrical” - he belted out an improvised rhyme:

“With looks that drive the gals insane,
He rides them like a hurricane . . .”

His musical lampoon succeeded. Her lips twitched. Her stylus actually lowered.

“Not bad,” she conceded grudgingly. “Where did you hear that? From Wilma’s piano player?”

“Hell, no. I made it up.”

“You did not.”

“I did too!”

She hiked a challenging eyebrow. “Right here? On the spot?”

“Damn straight! Wanna hear another?”

Hooking his thumbs over his gun belt, he swaggered around the room, acting adorable.

“He rides like greased lightning atop his black steed,
The handsome young Ranger, renowned for good deeds,
To rescue the damsel, alone in her bed
From cold eggs and boredom and songs in her head.
Away to the river, he carries the lass
To woo her and feed her and kiss her bare . . . ”

“Cass!” she shrieked, her laughter ringing through the room in merry peals.

He chuckled, enjoying her earthy humor.  “I reckon Cass rhymes, too.”

"You are a pest. And pests should be spanked."

"Never argue with a lady. That's my motto."

"Is it, now?" She tossed aside her stylus and swung her naked feet to the floor. "Since when?"

"Since I was... uh... " He gulped. "Sun-up?"

He'd lost the use of his brain the moment she'd started shrugging off that scanty black waterfall of lace. Nothing but freckles adorned her alabaster flesh now.

"Maybe you've confused me with someone else, lover," she drawled.

She was prowling closer, all sizzle and sin. By the time she halted before him, his loins were hot, and his mouth was watering. Those wicked, feline eyes laughed up at him. 

"Do I look like a damsel in distress to you?"

"Uh... " Trick question, some lucid part of his brain warned. "You look like my heaven," he rallied gamely.

“Aw.  Isn’t that sweet?”  A dimple flirted with her cherry-red lips. "Who taught you how to lie so prettily? That Injun half-breed?"

"Lynx doesn't like to be called -—"


"I'm more interested in what I like," she purred. "And what I like is naked cowboys . . . "
Looking for more Cass?  

Of course you are! Check out SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL (Book 3, Velvet Lies Series) where Cass plays Bad Boy, trying to steal Sera away from his best friend, the outlaw Jesse Quaid. 

About Adrienne DeWolfe
Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 bestselling author and the recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year.
Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at http://MagicMayhemBlog.com to help her research her upcoming fantasy romance series. She also writes a blog featuring tips about the business of writing at http://WritingNovelsThatSell.com. She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques with her book coaching services.
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