Weekend Work-In-Progress Post

Saturday, February 25, 2012

At present I am halfway through my second revision and am ironing out the storyline.  Could anything be more fun than writing novels and creating word and story paintings? I have done a lot of things in my life, and this is definitely one of the most enjoyable. I love to write! Thank you for dropping in on this week’s WIP snippet.
“You must take me for a simpleton, Miss Dancy. There is no such thing as a woman who feels only friendship for Carrington. How cruel is unrequited love, is it not?” Allyne said as he leveled his coup d’etat, then stepped forward and took hold of her shoulders before she could retreat, his pained, begging eyes gazing down at her. “Tell me if I would have any chance were our circumstances different.”

Friday, February 17, 2012

Thanks for taking a minute to read an excerpt from my work-in-progress.  Have a great day.
A beautiful woman was sending him an invitation every red-blooded man understood, and having already been deprived too many days of a woman’s touch, he felt a twinge of desire to accept, a tantalizing inclination that faded with astonishing haste.  Rupert wondered why the offer of such sweet nectar did not at once set him to orchestrating his conquest of the bold temptress, especially out here in a virtual wilderness away from opportunity.  Maybe getting dirt under his nails was cleaning up his morals.  Or perhaps a little distance between him and too much opportunity was giving him some perspective. 
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.

Wednesday Work-In-Progress Snippet

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thanks for taking a minute to read an excerpt from my work-in-progress.  Have a great day.
Rupert had to admit it felt good to throw his title at the condescending butler and put him in his place.  The man’s sudden improvement of manners gave him more than a little satisfaction.  Without further discussion, Rupert found himself led post haste to an extravagantly appointed drawing room, where he immediately proceeded to memorize every detail of the assorted pictures and personal effects.  One portrait, however, made the need to remember anything else at once unnecessary.  As Alexandra had already revealed about a similar picture that hung in the her family's drawing room in Whitchurch, the man in the portrait was her father.
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.

Book Signing tomorrow at the South Towne Barnes and Noble Authorpalooza!

Friday, February 3, 2012

I will be signing copies of my Regency romance, Lydia, tomorrow between 1 and 4 at the South Towne Barnes and Noble in Sandy. I hope some of you will be able to drop in and say 'hi."