Happy December, everyone! I love the holiday season and shamelessly adore Christmas music.
This season, I’m excited to announce that my first novella, A Secret Proposal, will be published on 1/1/13. Part of the Secret Brides stories, this is the tale of what happened to Amelia Templeton, Devon’s original fiancee from Secrets of a Wedding Night. I had a blast writing it and I hope you enjoy it. It will be available in e-format only but if you’re interested, please sign up for my newsletter (at the bottom of my website). I’ll be sending out instructions on how to get a copy if you don’t have an e-reader.
A SECRET PROPOSAL
After reading a scandalous pamphlet entitled SECRETS OF A WEDDING NIGHT and becoming scared half to death, Miss Amelia Templeton cried off from her fiance, the Marquis of Colton. But Amelia’s mother is set on seeing her daughter land a peer before the end of the Season. Amelia will do her duty. This time she has a list of the three oldest, most decrepit, and most titled gentlemen in the ton who are looking for a wife. She’ll marry one of them. But first she needs to conquer her fear of a wedding night. She enlists the help of the fourth man on her list. The one her mother would never allow her to see.
Mr. Thaddeus Hammond is a mere mister whose reputation is riddled with scandal. He’s also her dead brother’s closest friend. Thad has never told the story of what happened the night Amelia’s brother died, but Thad did make her a promise three years ago. He would do anything for Amelia, whenever she needed him. Amelia seeks out Thad to make good on his promise. She issues him a scandalous proposal: spend the night with her to show her the real secrets of a wedding night. Can Thad survive his own secrets and his guilt and resist the torture of making love to a woman he should never touch?
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