historical romance/gaslamp romance #sale #Kobo #BarnesandNoble #Kindle

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 :

House of Dark Envy by Juli D. Revezzo, Gothic romance, historical romance, gaslamp romance, Kobo, Kindle, discount, limited timeSurely 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?

Excerpt:

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.”

“You won’t.”

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:

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and of course Itunes, and Barnes and Noble.

Thanks for looking! I hope you’ll enjoy it. 🙂

Weekend Writing Warriors #1: WATCHMAKER’S HEART

(This is an old post circa May, 2016) Entering a new snippet blog hop, this week.  This week’s excerpt for Weekend Writing Warriors is from my novel Watchmaker’s Heart. A little glimpse at Cora’s first hint of the (possible) new man in our heroine Phoebe’s life.

Available on Amazon.

 

 

Watchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romance
“Mortimer,” Cora muttered.

Phoebe nodded.

“So, to top everything, you’ve already memorized his first name and what he does for a living?” Cora said.

“Yes. He thinks the goddess [ed note: Phoebe’s diffuser] will work,” she said. “Even suggested I give it to—”

She glanced to Cora’s chaperone, strolling ahead, and clamped her mouth shut.

“Who?” Cora demanded.

Phoebe gulped. “I forget.”

Cora’s light eyes lit with mirth. “You do not! Tell me everything!”

She waved a hand, batting the conversation away. “No one important.”

“Important or exotic enough to make you uncomfortable.”

 

 

Who did Mortimer suggest and why does it make Phoebe uncomfortable? You’ll have to read WATCHMAKER’S HEART to find out! 🙂

Genre: Historical Romance with Steampunk elements.

Synopsis:

 

 London, 1898: For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

Here’s the Goodreads link should you wish to add the book to your TBR list. http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29408286-watchmaker-s-heart

 

Thanks for reading! To see more of the authors participating in the hop, visit the Weekend Warriors Snippet Sunday list .

Good reads and small update.

And for a little light housekeeping… Watchmaker's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Steampunk romanceWatchmaker’s Heart is up on Good Reads! If you’d like to add it to your TBR lists, go here.

London, 1898: For Miss Phoebe Lockswell, fashionable London tea parties and balls aren’t her style. Instead, she prefers to tinker tirelessly with a clockwork diffuser she’s built from scratch. If only she can get the invention to work on command, she might earn her way out of an arranged marriage to a repugnant member of the House of Commons.

London watchmaker Mortimer Kidd was brought up hard in the arms of an infamous London gang. Despite the respectability he strives for now, the gang leader is blackmailing him. When Mortimer sees Phoebe’s diffuser, he thinks he’s found a way to buy himself out of trouble. The brash Phoebe manages to steal his heart, however, before he can purloin her invention.

Will Mortimer’s unsavory past catch up to him before he convinces Phoebe of his devotion? Worse, once Phoebe learns the truth, will she ever trust him again?

If you’re waiting for the paperback it’s coming. *rubs hands gleefully* It shouldn’t be long now! 🙂

Weekend news and reviews

Druid Warrior's Heart by Juli D. Revezzo, Celtic mythology, Medieval romanceWow, is it Saturday already? This week has flown by and I’ve spent it…writing. (What else, oh. Well, letting my back rest [ouch!] and knitting, but that’s a different post). I’ve  already got my first 10,000 words in for the year. Been working very hard on the sequel to Druid Warrior’s Heart, while awaiting revisions for another, (and letting Mourning Dove Locket’s revisions percolate). In the meantime, I found some nice reviews for Keeper of the Grove and Druid Warrior’s Heart so I thought I’d share them. 🙂

 

This one came in earlier in the month.  The reviewer said, of DWH: “Her work is masterfully woven and absolutely delightful.”

She also had this to say about Keeper of the Grove:

I couldn’t put this book down. If you like breathtaking, spellbinding, intrigue, compelling characters. This is your book and you will be looking forward to many more as I am. ” Debi Allen, Amazon

Shucks! Thank you, Debi! That’s so sweet. 🙂

And of Druid Warrior’s Heart this came in from Tony.
“Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns…This could also make another great true/false historical romance movie, or mini TV series.”

Wow. Wouldn’t that be great? (Hey, a gal can dream)

And last but not least, this one came in yesterday for Druid Warrior’s Heart at Tome Tender. Thank you, Dii!

A great start to the year. Thank you all! I’ve been reading a couple good books, myself: this Victorian Romance By Suzanne G. Rogers and this vampire novel, and this fantasy romance novel by Jolene Dawe. Oh, yeah. And the new Moorcock novel, when I’m not doing all that other stuff. (I don’t read much, do I? ;)) Meanwhile, I’m going back to er… work. 🙂 Have a great weekend!