Hi, all. I just wanted to pop in and let you know, next to my new novel, Vesta’s Clockwork Companions, releasing (about which you can see more here), my previous historical/gaslamp romance novel HOUSE OF DARK ENVY is on sale at Amazon and Barnes and Noble too) today only.
The synopsis is as follows :
Surely lightning can’t strike twice!
1888: When Sarahjane attends Lady Morville’s costume party, she never expects to learn her old beau Felix Gryffith is under the illustrious woman’s patronage and stands on the cusp of making a world-changing discovery. Felix, whose lies disgraced her in the eyes of the London elite by labeling her a flirt.
Felix’s love for Sarahjane has never wavered, despite the scandal that forced them apart. He’s desperate to tell her the truth, if he can convince her to listen.
Fate lurked in the shadows that night, years ago. Has it returned to grant Sarahjane and Felix their wishes, or terrorize them?
Sarahjane slipped into the garden, grabbing onto a wrought iron lattice to steady herself. Her laughter rang through the air. She swung herself around the lattice, and stopped before him, resting her delicate hand on (Felix’s) chest.
Her touch warmed him.
Sarahjane lowered her eyes. “Do it for me, Felix. I’ll give you a kiss, if you do.”
Felix swallowed back surprise and longing, glanced around the garden. Everyone was still inside. He ran a hand down her arm. “I’d love to kiss you,” he said. “But not after. I don’t want to hurt you.”
He feared it might be possible. His worry darkened as if storm clouds filled him. “I might.”
Sarahjane laced her arms around his neck. “Now, then. But don’t disappoint me.”
Was she going to kiss him?
She licked her lips.
Young desire warred with his reason.
“Your father will kill us if he finds out.”
“No he won’t. He knows I love you.”
She loved him.
Sarahjane stood on her toes and leaned closer, brushing her lips against his. Lightning tingled from her lips, into his heart.
Did someone intrude on them? Felix dismissed all but Sarahjane.
He vibrated almost as he had the day the lightning struck him, but this, this was pleasant, in comparison.
She broke the kiss, batted her lashes. “I do love you, you know. Now. Show me?”
He guided Sarahjane a few strides away from the trellis. Then he returned to it and wrapped his fingers around the warm, iron bar.
“Felix!” His older brother stepped into view behind her. “Oh,” he said. “Pardon me for interrupting.”
Sarahjane snapped around.
“What do you want, Jackson?” Felix asked.
Review: From Night Owl Reviews:
“I found the story between the pages to be a great read. I cannot help but like the history lessons in some of the story lines. I had no clue how the story or mystery was going to end. Overall there are great twists and turns … I would actually love to read more from this author.” ~ Twitch
You can find HOUSE OF DARK ENVY discounted at:
Thanks for looking! I hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂