Tag: Excerpt

Meet the Hero: Captain Xavier Grey

Dukes of War #2: The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress When Captain Xavier Grey finds himself snowbound with a sultry bluestocking intent on seduction, he does what any honorable soldier would do: He tries to make her think of him as “just a friend.” Unfortunately, the absence of servants means the gruff ex-soldier is forced to act…

Meet the Heroine: Miss Jane Downing

Dukes of War #2: The Captain’s Bluestocking Mistress In this scene, Jane discovers that her friends have inadvertently invited the object of her most wanton desires—a dashing, mysterious, ex-soldier who doesn’t even know her name—to join them in their private opera box at the Theatre Royal… [ StoreInfo show=icon0null0tcbm0goodreads0 ][ StoreInfo show=icon0null0tcbm0amazon0 ][ StoreInfo show=icon0null0tcbm0apple0…

Meet the Heroine: Miss Grace Halton

Dukes of War #1: The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower Miss Grace Halton crossed her goose-pimpled arms over her ruched bodice, mindless of the thick moulding digging into the small of her back or the clumps of wax sticking to her silk slippers. Her gaze darted about the ballroom. Elegant couples began a lively country-dance. Grace hugged herself…

Meet the Hero: Lord Oliver York

Dukes of War #1: The Earl’s Defiant Wallflower Oliver York, Earl of Carlisle, marched into the ballroom. He clearly wouldn’t be curing his best friend tonight. Perhaps the one most in need of wine, women, and dancing was Oliver himself. Except the ratafia was warm, the wine bitter, the music off-pace. The debutantes were only attracted to his ignominiously gained…

Meet the Heroine: Lady Amelia Pembroke

Accounts. Right. Focusing, Lord Benedict Sheffield dipped his pen into the standish and began totaling the first row of sums. He made it through the first few pages before his butler appeared in the doorway. Benedict frowned. No one called upon him during working hours without prior arrangement. “Yes, Coombs?” “I’m afraid there’s a Lady…

Meet the Hero: Lord Benedict Sheffield

Amelia tilted her head toward the door. “Are we ready?” Lord Sheffield stared at her, incredulous. “Ready? I haven’t a clue where we’re going!” “Haven’t you?” she teased. “But it’s Wednesday!” “Almack’s?” His mouth opened and shut without making a sound. “But its rooms are only open during the Season, which hasn’t even begun yet—”…

Erica Ridley