Interview With Charlotte Copper, Author of Heart Shifter

22 Sep

 Heart Shifter, a paranormal romance by Charlotte CopperI’m delighted to welcome Charlotte Copper for an interview and a look at hernew  paranormal romance, Heart Shifter.

Hi, Charlotte, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about Heart Shifter.

Hi Babette, thank you so much for allowing me to visit your blog. Here’s the blurb:

Mitch Mingan has chosen to remain a bachelor; he doesn’t want anyone else to suffer his destiny. But when his cousin Ken dies leaving behind twin boys, it is up to Mitch to ensure his nephews are ready for what lies ahead. Inviting Ken’s widow Sarah and the boys up for the summer seems like a perfect start.

For Sarah, a summer up north is the perfect opportunity for her sons to get to know their father’s family. It’s also a chance for Sarah to learn the truth behind why her husband left his childhood home at such an early age. What she doesn’t count on is falling for their handsome host. She also doesn’t count on finding out the family legacy: Mingan means wolf!

What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?

I’ve been holding onto a piece about an angel and a witch, working title White Aura. I didn’t want to submit it until Heart Shifter was up and running, so it’s just with my editor now. Whether it will make it for this year or not, I don’t know.

What are your writing goals for this year?

I’ve got a novella that I’ve been working on. I’m stuck on how to finish, so I’m hoping Santa will bring me a great ending for it.

How do you balance writing and everyday life?

I don’t. I have far too much on my plate, and unfortunately I squeeze in writing where I can. My daughter will be heading to university in September 2015 and then I figure I will have TONS of free time to write.

What is your favorite memory from childhood?

I’ve never been a fan of squash and turnip, but my uncle always made one or the other at Christmas.  One year, my mother said “if you don’t eat it, you’ll go without dinner”. I said “fine” and went to the living room where my grandfather was just preparing to come to dinner. He asked why I wasn’t at the table and I told him. He said “oh don’t worry, I’m not going to eat it either.”  Needless to say, my mother was not impressed.

Where is your favorite place in the world?

Although I’ve never been, I really, really want to go to Greece.

What is your favorite food to cook or eat?

I’m a junk food addict. I could eat hamburgers and pizza all the time, but my death-row meal would be a steak, baked potato & mushrooms.

What do you like to read?

I like to read paranormal romance, urban fantasy (especially the YA stuff like Hunger Games & Divergent), and horror (latest being Jack Kilborn)

Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now?

The only time I listen to music is in the car, and even then I’ll often turn the radio off. I consider myself a very good multi-tasker, but not when it comes to listening to music and writing.

Who first introduced you to the love of reading?

I can remember catching the bus with my grandmother at birthdays and special occasions, and we go to this Christian bookstore where she would buy me books in the Felicia Cartwright series. (Or at least I think that was the name.)

What don’t most people know about you but you would like to share?

I have no depth perception (something to do with the fact that I don’t really look out of both eyes at once).  As a result, I always back into parking spots because that way I can’t get trapped into a spot that I can’t back out of.

These are few of my favorite things:

  1. Coca-cola
  2. Chocolate
  3. Action movies

And now Charlotte has two questions for our readers: I commented above about a Christian series that I think was Felicia Cartwright…does anyone else remember that series (assuming I have the name right)?  And if you weren’t into that, what do you remember being your first series? I remember Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie were popular when I was young.

Excerpt:

Sarah stood to leave. “Mitch, can I ask you a personal question?”

“Shoot,” he replied.

“Have you ever been married?”

“No. I’m what you would call a lone wolf, I guess.”

She shivered as a breeze blew off the bay, across her wet, naked back. “May I ask why?”

He appeared thoughtful as he sipped the cabernet. “My life is too…complicated. A woman would have to put up with a lot around me. I don’t think it would be fair and I’m not sure I’m worth it.”

Nothing since she arrived at the camp caused her to think negatively of Mitch. She could not begin to guess what drove the wedge between the two cousins. The man who invited her up here, played with her sons, cooked a great steak, and was very easy on the eyes, appeared to have a lot to offer. Any woman would be lucky to find such a man to spend her life with. Even one night.

Forbidden territory, Sarah. But she couldn’t help herself. Quickly she got out of the hot tub. She wrapped a towel around her torso and picked her wine glass off the deck.

She opened the door and then stopped, turning around.

“You know, Mitch, I don’t think you give yourself enough credit,” she said before she continued into the cottage.

You can buy Heart Shifter at:

The Wild Rose Press

Amazon.com

Charlotte Copper, author of Heart Shifter, a paranormal romance,Bio: Charlotte Copper lives in Stouffville, Ontario – that is in Canada, eh – with her husband, daughter, and two part-time step-daughters. When she isn’t working at her full-time job or driving her daughter around for volleyball, Charlotte likes to craft, read, go to the movies, and, of course, write. Charlotte admittedly tries to juggle far too many balls at once while working on a series of (mostly paranormal) romance stories. Charlotte hopes to have all of the stories published some day because, as a romance writer, she believes in happy endings!

You can find Charlotte at:

Email:  charlottecopper.author@gmail.com

Website: http://charlottecopperauthor.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/charlotte.copper.52

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CharlotteCopper

 

 

Interview With T.J. Kline, Author of The Cowboy and the Angel

26 Aug

The Cowboy and the Angel, a contemporary western romance by T.J. KlineI’m delighted to welcome T.J. Kline for an interview and a look at her contemporary western romance, The Cowboy and the Angel.

Hi, T.J., so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about The Cowboy and the Angel. 

The Cowboy and the Angel is the second book in the Rodeo series. This one focuses on Derek Chandler (from Rodeo Queen) and Angela MacCallister, a reporter doing an expose on the treatment of rodeo stock. They are both out to discredit the other but the sparks that fly between them ignite more than ire.

Blurb:

Reporter Angela McCallister needs the scoop of her career in order to save her father from the bad decisions that have depleted their savings. When the opportunity to spend a week at the Findley Brothers ranch arises, she sees a chance to get a behind-the-scenes scoop on rodeo. That certainly doesn’t include kissing the devastatingly handsome and charming cowboy Derek Chandler, who insists on calling her “Angel.”

Derek has a rodeo to run and a chip on his shoulder. He has no time for the fiery woman who is clearly hiding something. But for some reason he can’t keep his hands off of her. Their connection is instant and explosive, but Angela’s secrets could threaten his family, and Derek needs to prove that he’s not the irresponsible kid brother anymore.

When the rodeo dust has settled, will the Cowboy and his Angel allow themselves to give in to the attraction that threatens to consume them both?

What inspired this story?

The entire Rodeo series is inspired by my own experiences and involvement with the sport of rodeo, horse training and cowboys. I spent so much of my youth at rodeos and riding that I wanted everyone to share that same experience.

What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year?

The Cowboy and the Angel just released on Aug. 5th and the third book in the series, Learning the Ropes, will be available Sept. 30th. I just finished a novella in the series which will tentatively be out in February 2015. Right now, I’m beginning a new contemporary romance series with the same small-town, western feel.

What are your writing goals for this year?

Every January, I sit down and write out my goals for the year. This year, my goal was to have 4 complete novels written and edited, ready for sale. Right now, I just finished number 4 and I’m planning on writing at least another 2 before the year is out.

How do you come up with ideas?

I get asked this a lot and I never have an answer that helps people understand. It’s not some mystical, magical process. I don’t think it is for any writer. Like everything else, I believe the more you write, the more your brain is wired to invent new plot lines and stories. Characters pop up when you least expect it, but your mind is constantly moving, creating and devising new ideas to write about, so it becomes easier. They aren’t all winners but there are always some worth pursuing and you learn to cultivate those.

Can you share with us “the call” story?

I have a slightly different “call” than most people who are picked up by a publishing house. I have been writing for a long time but never focused on it until I decided to take part in NaNoWriMo in 2012. I penned Rodeo Queen and saw that Avon was taking NaNo submissions and would let you skip the slush pile. I polished my manuscript and sent it in, never giving it another thought and not telling anyone. In fact, so much time went by, I nearly forgot about the submission. In April of 2013, I had an email from an editor at Avon telling me she would like to discuss the manuscript with me. After speaking with her, I signed the contract and the rest is history. (And, yes, I still do NaNo each November. What can I say? I’m a superstitious sort of cowgirl.)

What do you enjoy most about writing?

Tough question because there is so much I enjoy about writing…I think it’s the ability to create a world of my own making, both good and bad. In real life, there are so many circumstances that are completely out of our control but when I’m writing, I control it all. I get to decide the reaction of each character and what will happen next. I guess it’s sort of like playing God with imaginary people (or like a Sims game) but in my world, hope and love always win.

Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, character, or…?

I start with plotting and characters. I usually have the ideal main characters in mind for the story and develop them as I go. I do plot skeletal points of the story around the characters but I know the main points I need to hit from the beginning. Research is something I do as I’m plotting and, later, as I write because I don’t want to waste time researching something that might be pulled from the plot entirely. That said, I do have a historical western I wrote years ago that required A LOT of research, both before and during. It’s time consuming and you can easily get sidetracked. I’m in awe of historical writers who turn out books quickly when there is so much research involved.

What is the best thing about being an author?

Getting to work in my pajamas and drink coffee all day, every day. J Actually, there is nothing better than the feeling I get when someone reviews my book (or reads it and emails me) and I can tell they “got it.” Some people don’t and that’s okay. But when someone else does…it’s like a new mom being told her baby is beautiful. You can’t help but beam rainbows and light all day.

What one thing would you change about your writing career?

I’m an impatient person. I want it all and I want it now. The one thing I’d change is to be further in my career faster – a best selling author NOW. But, the realist in me knows that it’s worth the wait and the work so I continue to strive toward that goal, knowing that consistency always pays off.

Do you have a favorite time of day for writing?

I usually get up before everyone else in the house, have a cup of coffee and write first thing in the morning for an hour and then again mid-morning through early afternoon. It’s quiet in the house and I can focus on my characters and the story completely until everyone gets home. Evenings are practically impossible for me to find time to write unless I’ve sent everyone off to bed and stay up late (but I do that too).

What is your favorite scene from this story and why?

There is one scene where Derek is showing Angela around the ranch and they stop to have lunch at a small lake on the property. It really shows Derek’s playful, flirtatious side and Angela beginning to thaw her icy shell she shows everyone. It was a fun scene to write and really heightened the chemistry between the characters.

How do you balance writing and everyday life?

Our house is a busy, chaotic mess. I have three teens (two boys who play football for different teams and a daughter getting ready to head off to college). I usually meet myself at the door coming and going and our schedule is constantly in a state of flux so I have to be extremely greedy about my writing time and fight the things that would distract me (Facebook, phone calls, non-urgent emails).

I also reward myself with things I like to do for meeting deadlines (visits with friends, a night on the town, a new outfit.) One of the things I learned was to set a word goal for each day and make it something I could actually do consistently. I keep a daily tally and usually go far about the daily goal.

Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now?

I listen to music at times. It can help me get into the mood of the story. However, I also love to sing and more often than not, I find myself singing instead of writing. That’s when I’ll usually change up my playlist or add new songs I don’t know. Right now, I have my playlist on Spotify if you want to take a peek: Rodeo Playlist

Who first introduced you to the love of reading?

My mother and my grandmother were avid romance readers. I started reading very early, not long after I began to talk, and tried to read my mother’s romance novels (or at least pretend I was reading them). My grandmother had an entire closet filled with shelves of romance novels.

What don’t most people know about you but you would like to share?

That my husband was my high school crush. We dated a little back then but he was the only guy I ever dated to break up with me. We stayed good friends throughout but I always had a crush on him (he was HOT!) After high school, we kept in touch and later decided to try dating again. It was a matter of always having the right person but now it was the right time.

These are few of my favorite things:

  1. My family (ALL of big family)
  2. My fur-babies (All three dogs, three cats and two horses)
  3. Coffee with whipped cream (YUM!)

And now T.J. has a question for you all: What is the one thing you’ve always wondered about cowboys or rodeo (or horses) that you never knew who to ask?

Don’t forget to check out T.J.’s Rafflecopter giveaway.

Excerpt:

Here’s a sneak peek of Derek teaching Angela to saddle a horse:

Angela took a deep breath and reached for what looked like a torture device. She cupped her palm around the metal piece the way he did and put it against the horse’s lips. The stubborn animal stood there, unmoving, ignoring her attempt entirely.

“Come on,” she muttered, pushing the metal bar against the animal’s mouth just a bit harder. Still nothing.

She glanced over her shoulder at him and saw he was trying to hide a smile. “Try putting your thumb in the corner of her mouth, right here.” He slipped his thumb into the corner of the horse’s mouth and she immediately opened her mouth. “See?”

“Ew.” Angela wrinkled her nose. “You said not to get my fingers in her mouth, that she’d think they were a carrot,” she pointed out, grimacing as she pushed her thumb into the wet corner of the horse’s mouth.

The animal immediately started chewing on the metal bar. “Pull it up over her ears now.” Under his watchful eyes, she lifted the bridle over the horse’s ears carefully. “They don’t have teeth right there, so you’re safe. You did it.”

Angela stepped back and admired her accomplishment. “I did, didn’t I?” She patted the animal’s neck. “We might become friends after all.”

The horse tucked her head against Angela’s stomach. She was almost touched by the sweet, trusting gesture and reached to pet the horse’s neck. The animal flipped her head, knocking Angela backward off her feet. Strong arms circled her, caught her, and lifted her back onto her feet even as Derek’s chest vibrated against her back with his deep laughter. Embarrassment flooded her face, coloring her cheeks as she realized his arms were pressing against her breasts. So far, the only good coming from this lesson was how often his hands were ending up on her.

“Are you all right?” Derek felt her tremble and the laughter died in his throat. This wasn’t the way he’d hoped this would go. This lesson was quickly turning into a disaster. “Angela?” He turned her to face him, his hands on her hips.

“I’m fine,” she said as she looked up at him. Laughter bubbled from her throat and he decided in an instant that he loved her laugh. She tossed back her head and let the humor of the moment overtake her. “Either you’re a horrible teacher or I’m the world’s worst stu—oh!” She squealed as Honey flipped her nose into Angela’s lower back, throwing her into his arms again.

He caught her against him, his arms encircling her, but this time the mirth died in his throat as their bodies pressed together. He felt his desire ignite like a wildfire, his jeans suddenly becoming incredibly uncomfortable. With her breasts pressed against his chest, her soft curves molding against him, and the silken skin of her shoulders under his fingers, he inhaled deeply, enjoying the sweet scent of her. None of the women he’d held had ever tormented his senses and scattered his logic like this one.

“Maybe that’s enough ground work for one day.” His fingers slid over the satin skin of her upper arm.

Derek forced himself to step away from her, hating that the movement was almost as painful as if he was tearing a limb from his body.

This is bad.

Derek knew better than to allow himself to fall for any woman as dangerous to his family as this one. He needed to keep his mind focused on the task at hand, which meant showing her that her theory about animal abuse was unfounded and escorting her from the ranch as quickly as possible. He took a deep breath. The churning desire made it difficult to keep his hands off of her. He shoved them into his pockets, shifting awkwardly.

“Let’s get you into the saddle and we’ll work on the basics in the corral before I take you out.”

You can buy T.J. Kline’s books at:

AvonRomance.com

Rodeo Queen at Amazon.com

The Cowboy and the Angel at Amazon.com

Rodeo Queen, a contemporary western romance by T.J. Kline

 

T.J. Kline, Author of The Cowboy and the Angel, a contemporary western romance

Bio: T.J. Kline was bitten by the horse bug early and began training horses at fourteen as well as competing in rodeos and winning several rodeo queen competitions but has always known writing was her first love. She also writes under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her spare time, she can be found spending as much time as possible, laughing hysterically, with her husband, teens and their menagerie of pets in Northern California.

You can find T.J. at:

Facebook | Website/Blog | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

 

 

Interview With Christy Effinger, Author of Say Nothing of What You See

25 Aug

Say Nothing of What You See. a New Adult paranormal romance by Christy EffingerI’m delighted to welcome Christy Effinger for an interview and a look at her New Adult paranormal romance, Say Nothing of What You See.

Hi,Christy, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about Say Nothing of What You See. What inspired this story? 

I’ve long been interested in cults, communes, and other fringe groups. The follower mentality perplexes me. Why will some people do whatever they’re told, even to the point of mistreating others? The fascinating thing about humans is that we can rationalize anything.

Say Nothing began as an exploration into power, control, and jealousy—but also love, which is stronger than the other three. Stronger than anything, really.

Blurb:

When her aunt steps off a grain elevator into the emptiness of a prairie evening, Mira Piper loses her one protector. Chloe, her flighty mother, impulsively drags her daughter to Bramblewood, an isolated spiritualist retreat in northern Michigan, run by the enigmatic Dr. Virgil Simon.

Chloe plans to train as a medium but it’s Mira who discovers she can communicate with the dead. When her mother abandons her, Mira discovers a darker aspect to Bramblewood: the seemingly kind doctor has a sinister side and a strange control over his students.

Then one winter’s day Troy Farrington arrives, to fulfill his mother’s dying wish and deliver her letter to the doctor. But calamity strikes and he finds himself a captive, tended by a sympathetic Mira. Haunted by her dead aunt and desperate to escape Bramblewood, Mira makes a devil’s deal with Dr. Simon. But fulfillment comes with a steep cost…betrayal.

Can you share with us “the call” story? 

It’s not glamorous, but it’s one of those moments I will never forget. I had gone to Lowe’s to get a shower curtain rod and just happened to check my phone in the parking lot before running inside. There was an e-mail from an editor at The Wild Rose Press with a publication offer. I read that e-mail about five times, mostly in disbelief. Then I went in and bought the shower curtain rod.

What do you enjoy most about writing? 

I love the duality of writing. It’s a process of creation, yes, but it’s also a process of discovery. I used to think that writing was about control, but now I understand that it’s about letting go. You have to let your characters be authentic to who they truly are 

Do you have a favorite time of day for writing? 

I wrote Say Nothing a few years ago, while my husband was in graduate school. We both worked fulltime during the day, and then at night I would write while he went to class or did homework. Now that I’m home with my baby daughter, I try to write in short bursts whenever possible. Morning is my favorite time to work.

What is your favorite food to cook or eat? 

Anything Italian. Pasta is my comfort food.

What do you like to read? 

I think of myself as an equal opportunity reader. I love all kinds of books, from literary classics to commercial fiction. I also enjoy reading narrative nonfiction and poetry.

Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now?

Back when I wrote Say Nothing, I often listened to music while I worked. These days I cherish the quiet moments when my baby is asleep and I can write in peace. Funny how things change! But music is still a big part of my life, and it definitely inspires my writing. I listen to a lot of chill-out electronic music like The xx, Moby, and Little People.

These are few of my favorite things:

1. Pre-Raphaelite art (check out my Pre-Raphaelite board on Pinterest!)

2. Owls

3. Red wine

Now Christy has a question for you: What makes you want to read a book? (Author, blurb, book cover, Amazon ratings, friend’s recommendation, Goodreads review, etc.)

Don’t forget to stop by Christy’s Rafflecopter giveaway HERE.

Excerpt:

“You are absolutely stunning, Mira.”

I stole another glance in the mirror. The material was a rich, shimmery gold that fell from my shoulders in folds of liquid light. It looked like something a Greek goddess might wear. Oh, how I wished the girls from Amberville High School could see me in this dress!

“When you came here,” said Dr. Simon, “I had a vision of you like this. I looked at the girl before me, but I saw the woman you are now.”

“Thank you,” I murmured, gesturing toward the piles of clothes on my bed. “You’ve been so generous. I know you’ve spent a good deal of money on me—”

“Money means nothing,” he interrupted abruptly. “I have more than I could ever spend, more than I know what to do with. Don’t consider the cost.”

His tone was brusque, and I wondered if I had offended him.

But the next moment Dr. Simon smiled. “I think of you as my charity case. You were like a doll thrown out in the garbage. I simply rescued you from the trash, cleaned you up, and dressed you in something decent. But the beauty was present all along.” He touched my cheek. “Here.” Then he touched my forehead. “Here.” Then he touched my chest. “And here.”

I knew he was referring to my heart, but even so, his hand on my chest made my face warm with discomfort.

“You blush so easily,” he laughed. “You’ll never be able hide anything, Mira, with such a transparent face.”

“That’s all right,” I said, taking a small step back. “I don’t have anything to hide.”

Say Nothing of What You See will be available to purchase August 29, 2014:

The Wild Rose Press
& Available Now for Preorder at Amazon.com

Christy Effinger, Author of Say Nothing of What You See. a New Adult paranormal romanceBio:  Christy Effinger’s poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in various print and online publications. She lives near Indianapolis.

You can find Christy at:

Website: http://christyeffinger.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/christyeffinger

Tumblr: http://christyeffinger.tumblr.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/christyeffinger

Goodreads: http://goodreads.com/christyeffinger

Google+: http://google.com/+christyeffinger

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/christyeffinger

 

 

Interview With Alanna Lucas, Author of Face to Face

18 Aug

Face to Face, a Regency romance by Alanna LucasI’m delighted to welcome Alanna Lucas for an interview and a look at her new Regency romance, Face to Face.

Hi, Alanna, so glad to have you here today. Tell us a little about Face to Face. What inspired this story? :

Boroughs Publishing Group hosted the ‘What’s in a Name’ contest. The guideline was to take the title of a song that inspired you and adopt it as the title of your story. Face to Face by Siouxsie and the Banshees was the inspiration for my novella.

Blurb:

A masquerade, a chance meeting, and a kidnapping: Little did Miss Penelope Ashurst realize that breaking the rules would result in the adventure—and love—of a lifetime.

Miss Penelope Ashurst wanted one night to shed the strict rules and proper decorum of Regency society.  While attending a forbidden masquerade, she meets the man of her dreams.  It is love at first sight.  His secret identity only adds to the excitement of the evening.  Before she discovers who the mystery lord is, a ruthless man who is only interested in her dowry kidnaps her.

When Ranulph, The Earl of Monfort, first spies the goddess in a golden mask, something inside comes to life and stirs a deep longing.  The weight of responsibility that had been bearing down on him his whole life dissipates.   But before he can profess his love to his goddess, she disappears.

In a race against time, Ranulph searches for Penelope.  However, their ordeal does not end once Penelope is rescued.  While trying to evade the kidnappers, Penelope and Ranulph find their lives in jeopardy.  But as they escape one danger, others lurk to destroy their newfound love.  Can their love conquer all, even death?

What are you working on now? Do you have any releases scheduled for this year? 

When We Dance will be released in September. It tells the story of the hero’s brother from Face to Face. The third novella in this series, which I am currently writing, is a Christmas love story, which will be released in November.

Where do you start when writing? Research, plotting, character, or…? 

I love to research, so that is the first step for me. I am a panster who is learning to be a plotter. The transition is an interesting one and I have learned a lot about my writing process. I now make charts and use index cards to organize my thoughts.

Do you have a favorite time of day for writing? 

I tend to be more productive in the afternoon and evening, once I have gotten the everyday life stuff out of the way.

What is your favorite memory from childhood? 

One of my favorite memories from childhood is dancing in the kitchen with my Grammy to the Happy Days theme song J

Where is your favorite place in the world? 

I love to travel to Europe. I have family in Holland, Germany, Austria, and Italy. It is always great fun to visit them.

What is your favorite food to cook or eat? 

My husband is the cook in my family. One of my favorite dishes that he prepares is pasta with seafood, tomatoes, and basil.

What do you like to read?

I read historical romances and history books. Right now I am rereading (for the umpteenth time) A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss. It is one of my favorites.

Do you listen to music while you write? What are you listening to now? 

When I write, I listen to classical music. Beethoven is my absolute favorite composer.

These are few of my favorite things:

1. Snuggling with my kids

2. Driving

3. Traveling

And now, Alanna has a question for you: What costume would you wear to a Regency masquerade?

Excerpt:

Her body quivered when the damp air penetrated through her coat and costume. Crossing her arms across her body, she exhaled with frustration. “Where is she?”

No sooner had the words brushed past her lips then an apparition came rushing through the fog. “Ohhh…,” she was just about to scream when the figure draped in white emerged. It wasn’t until Penelope saw the tall staff that she recognized her friend. “Where have you been?” She hissed at Judy. “I was just about to give up.”

“I had to wait for the house to quiet.” Judy took Penelope’s arm and tugged her into the thickening haze. Once clear of the house, walking toward their destination, Judy explained, “I think my brother may suspect what we are about this evening. We have to make sure we stay clear of him. He is dressed like a pirate.”

“A pirate?”

Judy nodded her head. “Eye patch and all. He looks ridiculous.” Her high-pitched giggle caught the attention of a pair of young gentlemen on the opposite side of the street.

Penelope eyed Judy with alarm. “Shh. Do you want to be recognized?” Without further conversation, they scurried along toward their destination.

The thrill of adventure shot through Penelope at the realization of what they were about to do.

You can buy Face to Face at:

Amazon.com

Burroughs Publishing Group

Barnes & Noble

Alanna Lucas, Author of Face to Face, a Regency romanceBio: Alanna Lucas is a historical romance author, who loves writing historical romance just as much as she loves reading them. When not daydreaming of her next hero, Alanna can be found reading, spending time with family, or plotting her next travel destination.

You can find Alanna at:

alannalucas.com

https://www.facebook.com/alannalucas27

https://twitter.com/alannalucas27

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4446010.Alanna_Lucas

 

 

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