I’m back. Did you miss me? It’s been ages since I’ve had time to participate and I’ve missed WeWriWa peep and their stories too. Weekend Writing Warriors share 8 sentences of their writing, published or unpublished each week on their blog or website. Since I have a new regency historical romance release just out, I’m sharing an excerpt from that story — Hunting the Hero…
Constantine extricated himself from Solange’s clinging grasp, ignoring her huff and pout as he handed her his wine glass and excused himself to get a second, longer look at the dark-haired girl.
The hallway was empty, and as he looked down the hall trying to decide where she might have disappeared to, he cursed his foolishness for chasing after a light-skirt who’d made no effort to attract his attention.
As he took a few steps away from the pianoforte’s tapping, he detected voices speaking urgently not too far away. Mrs. Cohen’s voice he clearly heard coming from a nearby room, followed by a quieter response from someone else. A door stood ajar and he eased closer to it.
As he neared the doorway, Mrs. Cohen burst out angrily, “What do you mean you’re not needed? Tonight is always our busiest night.”
Constantine peeked through the gap, noting the dark-haired girl was indeed tiny when compared with the madam of the bawdy house.
Be sure to check out the other fantastic writers participating in WeWriWa this weekend.
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Hunting the Hero OUT TODAY
Meredith wants no part of her long-ago identity as Rosemary Randall. She’s created a more exciting life as a courtesan. She’ll never let herself be tied down to the Earl of Grayling, but something deep inside her yearns to stay. Should she trust the man she’s coming to love with the secrets of her past, or flee to save them both from heartbreak?