Work-In-Progress Snippet

Saturday, January 28, 2012



Thanks for taking a moment to read an excerpt from my work-in-progress!Alexandra wanted to exclaim her absolute wish to be left alone by any and all gentlemen who were not Lord Carrington, but constrained by better manners, she struggled against a powerful reluctance to again produce her dance card.  At last, she managed to pull it from her reticule.  A scorching rejection of Lord Allyne's request hovered on her tongue, but she sealed her lips against the fervent wish to let it free and made a sincere effort to reward his admiring looks with a pleasant countenance.  Judging by his wilting smile, she had not answered his expectations.
My second Regency is mainly in the hero’s point-of-view.  Lord Rupert is the rakish son of the Marquess of Lansdowne.  His covert escapades to ferret out a ring of aristocratic criminals requires that he disappear into the British countryside for a short time under a false identity.  Here he meets Alexandra Dancy, a country miss whose family hides its aristocratic origins because they must guard a dark secret.  How can the two overcome the prejudices and hidden identities that divide them?  Sorry, you will just have to wait and read it to learn the answer.

Work-In-Progress Wednesday Snippet

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thanks for taking a moment to read this week's post.***Rupert reached his rooms and locked the door behind him.  In frustration, he tore off his shirt and blew out the lamp.  He reached his window in hardly two steps and threw it open. With his hands he grasped the casing on both sides and leaned forward into the fresh air.  The gentle, caressing currents seemed to carry Alexandra’s fresh scent to him as he remembered the way the loose tendrils of her hair had teased every nerve along his neck.  In his mind he re-conjured the sensation of his lips against hers until the ache and longing threatened madness. 

My second Regency is mainly in the hero’s point-of-view.  Lord Rupert is the rakish son of the Marquess of Lansdowne.  His covert escapades to ferret out a ring of aristocratic criminals requires that he disappear into the British countryside for a short time under a false identity.  Here he meets Alexandra Dancy, a country miss whose family hides its aristocratic origins because they must guard a dark secret.  How can the two overcome the prejudices and hidden identities that divide them?  Sorry, you will just have to wait and read it to learn the answer.

WORK-In-Progress Snippet

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Okay, I know.  This post usually appears on Wednesdays, and lately I'm not getting it up until Saturdays.  Maybe I need to give it another little rhyming title like Weekend Work-In-Progress Snippet.  Hmmm.  And I really ought to do posts on some other topics. It is just that I am so busy.  Thank you all my friends who read my posts.  I hope you all have a great weekend.

***He grasped the trinket and lifted it upward so as to study its intricate engravings.  With his nail he pried the two halves open, revealing a miniature drawing of a manor house.  Most females stowed tokens or portraits of a beloved inside a locket.  Curious that this caricature of a great manor house had been awarded that distinction.

Rupert gently snapped the charm shut and laid it with reverence in the middle of her fair chest.  As he pulled the coat back up high, his eyes were drawn to the alluring features of her heart-shaped face.  Her lips had warmed to a healthier hue now, almost pink.  He felt his pulse rise at the tantalizing thought of kissing her.  As if hearing his thoughts, she moved ever so slightly, drew in a breath, and opened her brilliant green eyes.  Both shock and relief swept through him, but her great teasing lashes closed again.