I am so excited to be able to offer part two for Lord Barrington’s Minx … next weekend. Aug. 22nd. I was hopeful that we could get this one out to you so you could enjoy it not long after the first book was out. There is a third book on Lady Caroline and Lord Ravens – so, since it is in process, after reading this book, maybe you have ideas for the hero or his lady…I would love to hear them.
For now, please read this blurb and have a sneak peek at the cover. I’ll give you a bigger taste next Friday…
Becoming Lady Barrington
Part II of Amelia and Barrington’s story
Here is a first taste of this book;
Lady Amelia Blackwell has married her Lord Morgan Barrington and now as Lady Barrington she must take over her role as his wife in society. It is a role she has prepared her whole life to assume. However, she must also learn how to live within his strict expectations for his wife. A role that is much more challenging for the penalties of non-compliance are equally high.
Amelia finds her lessons are quite often taught over her husband’s knee. That is also where she experiences other valuable lessons. She learns pain sometimes blends into something she had only a hint of before marriage; pain sensually meets pleasure with skillful encouragement from her husband. Can Amelia find the perfect balance that proves minding her husband is good but a measure of naughtiness also has its benefits?
Sounds like Amelia might be in for more lessons in how to be Barrington’s Lady…hmm?
So, my second book, Cowboy Welcome, has been out 4 days now (this is day four) and I am impatiently checking Blushing Books, Amazon and Goodreads.
I can take 2 solid months to write and edit a book enough to submit for possible acceptance but I don’t have the patience it takes to allow it process time.
Speaking of which, as I get better at this blog thing, facebook, twitter, pinterest, and networking for edification of my marketing side, I am learning that if I can connect with more readers or prospective readers then I can write to more of what others want to read.
Starting next week, I hope to be able to set things up and begin blogging a story, one chapter at a time. Let me know what it is that you would like to read about. I am comfortable writing from inspirational or sweet romances (Lazy Days) to spanking romances/power exchange. (Blushing Books). I have lived many places, had many career changes and have had plenty of experiences so challenge me…
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What is it about?
A year after her unexpected divorce and nine years after moving to Seattle, Shanna Parker needed a change. She accepted a position as a nurse practitioner opening a new clinic near her hometown hoping that the old adage, you can never go home, was not true because that is where she was going. Shanna secretly dreamed for years of a man who would not hesitate to make her toe the line. She stepped off the plane and ran, literally, into her dream man.
Zane Gideon was tired of the rodeo and buckle bunnies. He was at a crossroads in his life and was going home to his family’s ranch to start his new direction and that was when Shanna fell into his life. She excited him but he was a man who lived by his own standards which included being the lead in his relationships and that was not going to change.
Can Shanna handle it when the man of her dreams becomes the man of her reality? Is she brave enough to try again? Will Zane be able to settle down with one woman who comes with her own independent attitudes and ideas and constantly challenges his?
HERE IS A TASTE:
Shanna wondered too late, what she had opened herself up to with this man. She was quiet until they pulled into a favorite BBQ chain. One thing she did miss was good barbecue. And cowboys.
Shanna took a healthy breath as they approached the door to the popular smoke house restaurant. It was a comfort smell that she loved. She reached for the door handle and felt a warm rough hand instead of the metal of the handle.
“You are going to have to change your mindset, Shanna, because I can tell you right off that if you don’t let a man open your door then you will have a fight on your hands. You find yourself going out with a man who does not expect to open your doors then you drop him like a hot potato, ‘cause he is not for you.”
It took a few seconds for Shanna to release the door and it was obvious to Zane she wanted to say something, most likely argue the point but she didn’t. He admired that in her. She sat down before either the waiter seating them or Zane could hold her chair and she noticed the tight line of Zane’s mouth when he came around the table to sit across from her. Again she said nothing.
When the waiter left them with menus and the daily special to decide their meal choices, Shanna tried to ignore Zane by concentrating intently on the menu. She knew she might have irritated him and she was trying to come up with a reasonable response if he brought it up. Her reasonable answer was she had been gone a long time.
Zane set down his menu and took a long drink of his iced tea before saying anything. And when he did, he reached over to touch Shanna’s hand lightly to draw her eyes to his.
“It doesn’t hurt to let a man do simple courtesy things for you, sunshine.”
“Not everyone is like your ex.”
“I know that too.”
“And when a man wants to do something nice for you, around here, it is rude not to let him.”
“Well, I do remember. I just don’t want to be left vulnerable. You know, taken advantage of and if I let men do nice things for me, they could think something more was going on, like I am appreciative of more than their chivalry.”
“Well, don’t put me in that category with those wannabe men and don’t steal the privilege of allowing me to be a gentleman with you. I don’t take kindly to that, just so you know.”
She shook her head. “I won’t.”