WeWriWa #28 No Ordinary Lady

Hey people. I’m sharing excerpts for my upcoming release, No Ordinary Lady, as part of the WeWriWa blog hop. I’m almost done with revisions. If you are a regular reader of my work, you might remember the character Scarsdale from previous Distinguished Rogues books. He’s a bit of a scoundrel when it comes to women, however, he might have turned over a new leaf. At the end of Yours Until Dawn he claimed he was going home. However, Scarsdale has never gone directly anywhere in his life. He’s dragging his feet as usual and upsetting his valet. Enjoy!

WeWriWa #28 Excerpt…

“Turn in here,” Daniel Dawkin, Lord Scarsdale, called to his coachman as they reached a familiar crossroad.
“We could still go on,” his valet, Sunday Paul, murmured, looking hopefully toward the long, empty road ahead. “There’s plenty of daylight left.”
“No. We spend the night here,” Daniel said firmly.
“But home is only two hours away,” Sunday argued.
“Your ma will still be there tomorrow,” Daniel promised, patting the fellow’s knee. Daniel’s valet was more friend than servant and he was eager to reach home and his doting mother. Sunday was bouncing in his seat with impatience.
Daniel was less eager, although this journey home had been entirely his idea. “Cheer up. It’s just one more night.”

And a little more of the scene…

“You keep saying that every time we stop. Lady Scarsdale will be none too pleased by these delays of yours,” Sunday warned.
“Well my mother wouldn’t have known I was even coming home if you hadn’t written to warn them to expect us,” Daniel shot back. “I told you I’d take care of the matter of informing them.”
“By writing the night before we arrive?”
“My mother didn’t need weeks to prepare her litany of complaints for my arrival,” Daniel replied, his humor for Sunday’s grumbles evaporating. “I’m sure she has made an even longer list since I saw her last year in London now.”
“It’s been five years since you’ve been home to the estate. Maybe she’ll be happy to see you finally return,” Sunday suggested with a hopeful expression, because he must know that would be impossible for Daniel’s mama.


Thanks so much for reading my excerpt. Next week I’ll continue with more of this upcoming release but don’t forget to visit the other authors taking part in WeWriWa, click the image below.

WeWriwa #28

WeWriWa #28
No Ordinary Lady
Distinguished Rogues #20

She’s nothing but a common thief…and her next target is the Earl of Scarsdale’s heart.

Orphaned as a child and left in her uncle’s care, Marian Trill has known only a life of crime. Criss-crossing the countryside, she aids her uncle and his small troupe of thieves in conning well-to-do travelers…until one handsome mark catches her eye. Marian has no business betraying her only family for this gentleman’s safety…just as she has no business following Danny all the way to his country estate to return a valuable ring he left behind.

Daniel, Earl of Scarsdale, is returning home after years of avoiding the inevitable—marrying his neighbor’s daughter. He’d hoped to wed for love, but having failed at that venture, it’s time he took his duties seriously, even if it means settling for a woman more to his mother’s liking than his own. He didn’t count on the beguiling thief he met on the road following him home—nor on his scheming granny inviting her to stay as her companion.

No Ordinary Lady is a steamy regency romance novel.

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WeWriWa Wicked with Him

Greetings! I’m going to be sharing excerpts from my Scandalous Brides series books for WeWriWa (Weekend Writing Warriors) starting with Wicked with Him. I haven’t done this in a while but I hope you enjoy this short teaser excerpts. Regency fans, this is a fun blog hop where other authors post excerpts of their work each weekend. It’s not all regency romance but its always interesting! Hope you check them out as well.

Todays excerpt is from the beginning of Wicked with Him, book 1 of the Scandalous Brides series, in which my hero and heroine first meet in secret at the fringes of a ballroom.

WeWriWa Wicked with HimRoman Crawford felt a tug on the back of his coat and turned his attention from the ballroom to see who had snuck up behind him unannounced.

“Don’t turn to look at me,” a woman whispered urgently.

He tried not to roll his eyes. Past lovers could be so tedious sometimes when they hoped to regain his attention. But he didn’t recognize this particular woman’s voice, so no doubt it was a lady long forgotten and of the belief that he would enliven her evening if offered a chance to get under her skirts again. She was in for a rude realization. He had loved and lost, and had no time for any game but his own. “Why shouldn’t I look? Clearly you seek my attention.”


Scandals rarely take place in the center of the ballroom, but on the fringes anything is possible.

From the moment George Sweet stole his intended, Roman Crawford has pursued every possible manner of revenge against the nasty scrub. Though he does have his limits. Debauching Sweet’s sister, a veritable paragon of vestal goodness, is beyond the pale—yet that is exactly what the lady herself requests. Roman isn’t willing or able to refuse when Amity Sweet quite literally begs him to participate in her ruin. But instead of a shy, virtuous flower, Roman finds himself in the arms of a wickedly passionate beauty…who disappears from Town immediately after their tryst.

If public humiliation is the only way Amity can escape an arranged marriage to one of her vicious brother’s cronies, then it will be on her terms. She enlists the aid of George’s greatest enemy, who she’s certain will be happy to see her brother brought low by her corruption. But Amity is no fool. She also chose Roman because of his reputation in the bedroom. She expects to find pleasure in her ruin. She does not, however, expect to find Roman Crawford nigh unforgettable. 

When the pair meet again, their wicked attraction is stronger still, but Amity despairs of falling for a man pining for another, while Roman knows any offer for her hand may further alienate Amity from her family. Neither are aware that their worries may be for naught. That their combined fate—and destiny—may already be sealed.

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