Release day for Guarding the Spoils

It’s here. It’s here. Release day for Guarding the Spoils has finally arrived. After months of planning, writing, editing and coaxing it along its ready to take its first steps into the world. Many thanks to my editor Anne Victory for her support and encouragement. I hope you all find Oliver as smexy as she did.

Guarding the Spoils

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 intention 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 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 unexpected adventure?

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APPLE iBOOKS : Aus  |  US  |  UK  | Canada

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ALL ROMANCE EBOOKS  | KOBO | SMASHWORDS

I’m off to nervously pace and hope people are buying and loving the book.

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Sunday Snippet 5 Guarding the Spoils

Guarding the SpoilsHi ho, hi ho its time for another Sunday Snippet for WeWriWa. Have you had a great week? Me, I’ve been super busy. Time is flying around here as I’m hard at work on yet another novel in the Wild Randalls Series. Book 4 Hunting the Hero is the last one and I’m anxious to wrap it up well.

My snippet this week is from the upcoming release, Guarding the Spoils. The next section follows on directly from last week where Oliver was trying to get a bit of light reading done but his brother is rudely interrrupting him just for the sake of eating.


He was plotting his biggest escapade yet—a grand tour of the known world. A world far away from this library.

He plucked three volumes from the shelves at random—Greek, Italian, and French—and descended to the main floor. Just enough light reading to last him until morning. Unlike others in his family, he enjoyed reading at all hours of the day and night. He devoured books as quickly as his younger brother demolished a well-roasted leg of lamb at dinner. The years without such precious volumes were a gaping pit of boredom he needed to fill.
“Everyone is waiting on you to go into dinner.”


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Sunday Snippet #4 Guarding the Spoils

Guarding the Spoils

Hey! Welcome back to my website for another WeWriWa post. Thanks for sharing part of your weekend with me.

I’m continuing on from last week with my next release, Guarding the Spoils (due out April 30 btw). Was that too subtle a hint? Sorry. Just getting a little bit excited about the release.. Ooh look pretty cover on the right!


“Damn it, Oliver. Come down at once before you break your neck,” his elder brother demanded.

Oliver ran his fingers over the spines of the books closest. So many bright minds had been granted the freedom to live and experience the world as they saw fit while he had been condemned to the never-ending repetition of days and years with only the wonders of nature’s transitions outside his window to provide any sort of adventure. “Given the circumstances I’ve endured at the duke’s hands these past years, I do not find your reference to my sanity particularly amusing. I’ll come down when I’m ready and not a moment before.”

Oliver had only recently returned to the family fold, to the Romsey Estate and the sweet freedom of personal liberty. Leopold did not understand that Oliver looked for adventure at every opportunity now, even if it was merely helping himself to a second corner of toast and strawberry jam at breakfast or exploring a new point of view.


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Sunday Snippet #3 Guarding the Spoils

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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.