Sunday Snippet #3 Guarding the Spoils


Hey there. It’s been weeks since I’ve offered up samples from my work. Deadlines must be met. But I’m back sharing snippets from my new and very shiny upcoming release, Guarding the Spoils. This seven sentence is from the introduction. My hero, Oliver Randall, is attempting to indulge in a bit of light reading but his brother Leopold has other ideas.

WHEN OLIVER RANDALL had been very young, he’d believed heaven could only be found in the thirty-feet-square library of Romsey Abbey. At seventeen and wrenched from his studies, he’d been assured he’d never see that library again and the long, lonely years after proved that heaven would be denied him. At eight and twenty, and thanks to his younger brother Tobias’s daring rescue two weeks prior, he’d thought he would be granted his reward. Yet once he’d stood within Romsey library’s hushed confines, filled with books of every sort and description, he’d acknowledged that this place was merely a stepping stone on the path to adventure.

“Have you taken leave of your senses?”

Oliver set the polished wood stepladder against the uppermost shelf edge and scaled the heights of literature, prose, and radical thought in search of entertainment. “They are all still there as far as I can tell, Leopold.”

And that’s my first official Weekend Writing Warrior’s post. I had intended to sign up last week but I got a bit distracted by family. By the time I remembered the list was closed. I hope you visit the WeWriWa website to check out the other wonderful work by the authors listed there.

Guarding the Spoils … the date is set.

The adventure he never expected.

It is with great relief and not a little anxiety that I can happily announce the release date for Guarding the Spoils, Book 3 in the Wild Randalls series will be April 30.

The blurb:


Elizabeth Turner once loved Oliver Randall, but was blind to his desire to travel without the encumbrance of a wife weighing him down. When she learned the truth, Beth settled for the security of a loveless marriage. Now a widow with a son to support, desperation has driven her into service at Romsey Abbey and directly into the path of the man she’d loved and lost.

Oliver has no intentions of letting his dream of travel slip away again even for a pretty face from his past. Since his return to the abbey, he’s planned a grand tour to the continent down even while examining the astonishing emotional changes a decade apart from his brothers has wrought. The last thing Oliver wanted was stronger ties to the people living at Romsey. But then fate offers him both an affair and an unexpected friendship. Is it curiosity alone that stirs him or the beginning of an expected adventure?

Guarding the Spoils is available for pre-order from Kobo now.

To read an excerpt go to the book page >>.

The print edition (below) is gorgeous and will be available on or around the release date. I hope you’re looking forward to the release as much as I am.