New Release Spotlight: The Bridal Contract by Sandra Sookoo

I am very pleased to spotlight Sandra Sookoo’s latest regency romance release. The Bridal Contract published September 16 and is the third book in the Darrington Family Series.  Out now in digital and print editions.


TheBridalContract_FinalV1_300pxTHE BRIDAL CONTRACT

When a bridal contract is struck, either parental outrage will void the arrangement or the love of a child will sweeten the deal.

Oliver Darrington—Viscount Tralsburg—wants nothing more than to hide out at the family property in Brighton until he can secure a sea-worthy ship and return to adventuring the world. However, being handed his former mistress’ child isn’t part of that plan. Neither is the sudden longing for his pretty Italian neighbor.

Eloisa Hawthorne is in dire straits. Her older brother has gambled away her sister’s hand to a horrible man. In order to save her sister’s virtue and her future, Eloisa needs a fast fortune—or someone who can immediately cover the debt. When her handsome neighbor offers a temporary engagement contract, she accepts with alacrity. Too bad she fell in love with his dark-haired offspring. How scandalous!

When the two attend his mother’s London dinner party, Oliver wishes the union wasn’t merely a lark. Eloisa fears for the adorable child’s upbringing in heathen locales, but what can she do? The contract is only for a month, and love was never an option. Something must be done to throw over convention before the moment is lost and matters of the heart are sacrificed.

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About Sandra

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Sandra Sookoo is a bestselling author who firmly believes every person deserves acceptance and a happy ending. Most days you can find her creating scandal and mischief in the Regency-era, serendipity and happenstance in Victorian America or snarky humor in the contemporary world. Reading romance is a lot like eating fine chocolates—you can’t just have one. Good thing books don’t have calories!

When she’s not wearing out computer keyboards, Sandra spends time with her real life Prince Charming in central Indiana where she’s been known to goof off and make moments count because the key to life is laughter. A Disney fan since the age of ten, when her soul gets bogged down and her imagination flags, a trip to Walt Disney World is in order. Nothing fuels her dreams more than the land of eternal happy endings, hope and love stories.

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In Her Image – Part 6

In Her Image is a work in progress, a regency mystery I’ve been writing on and off and sharing during Weekend Writing Warrior posts. Unfortunately, I’ve not been able to keep up enough reciprocal visits through the hop but I’d like to continue the story to share what happens next in longer posts.

The story so far: Lord Wade is investigating the death of a young woman. Her body is found in Grosvenor square with no identification and no immediate explanation of how she died.

If you’re new to the story, you can read the beginning here and then follow on with the excerpt below.

“What happened here,” a soft feminine voice murmured at his side.

Damon startled at the sound and spun to face a veiled newcomer he’d not noticed approaching. Her height placed her a little below his chin. Bundled in a dark cloak and hood, she was dressed richly for this time of the morning. However, no matter how he tried, he could make out little of her features. The sun rose behind her, obscuring everything else. But that was neither here nor there. His heartbeat sped a little. This woman may have come to claim the body. If she had a connection to the girl Damon would have his answers this day. “What do you think happened?”

Not a sound followed his impatient question. The woman kept her attention on the girl on the ground to the exclusion of all else. After years among the tons finest and often emotional feminine circles in his own family, he was a little surprised by this woman’s calm in the face of such a tragedy.

After a time, the woman turned away. “You’ll need to find her mistress.”

“Do you know her?” He grabbed for the woman’s arm and found it slender and strong beneath the cloak. It was then he noticed the woman was followed by a large servant, a burly fellow who’d easily pound a man into the ground for slighting his charge. When the man bared his teeth, Damon decided prudence was the better path and let the woman go. “Please. Anything you can tell me will help find her killer.”