Here in merry old England, it's July, it's the height of summer and, unusually, we're melting in 30 degrees of heat - so of course that means it's time to talk about Christmas! :D (Well, I like to be different *g*)
Actually this blog post isn't to tell you that there are only 149 days, 4 hours, 2 minutes and 41 seconds left until Christmas ;0) but that my latest release Christmas at Rakehell Manor is now available.
If you've visited here before, you might have read about my writing process on Christmas at Rakehell Manor. Rakehell - its working title - started out as a novella but very soon developed into a novel. It turned out that hero Hugo and heroine Prue demanded a much more detailed story than I'd planned :D I hope readers will enjoy their romance as much as I enjoyed writing it.
It seemed crazy to wait until nearer to Christmas to share Hugo and Prue with you all so if you're sunbathing on a beach or by a pool, why not enjoy some very early Christmas cheer with Christmas at Rakehell Manor?
I don't want to venture into spoiler territory so I'll say no more except to reveal the beautiful cover (designed by Sheyna Watkins)....*drum roll* Ta Dah!!...
...and the blurb...
A house of sin...shrouded in mystery and steeped in ever more scandalous gossip, where debauchery and wild parties are rumoured to take place.
A notorious rake...whose wicked reputation sends neighbours swooning over their tea cups. Can he really be as bad as he seems?
A lonely paid companion...whose prim and practical exterior hides a lush sensuality waiting to be awakened.
Prudence Eylesbarrow is resigned to dreary spinsterhood and to never finding love. All she wants is one Christmas where she’s not at someone’s beck and call. But when Prue finds herself snow-bound at the infamous Rakehell Manor, her curiosity with Hugo, Marquess of Warwick – mysterious, handsome, world-weary, cynical – tempts her to reveal passions she never knew she possessed. Even so Prue is under no illusions. It was fool’s game to think a penniless nobody could tame the master of Rakehell, for that way lay heartache and social ruin. Or has the time come for the power of passion, the promise of love and the magic of Christmas to unite two people from very different worlds?
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Oh and the paperback edition of Christmas at Rakehell Manor will be coming soon :)