His Desire, Book 2 of the Montclair Chronicles was released this week by Siren BookStrand. His Desire and His Obsession, Book 1 of the Montclair Chronicles are #1 and #2 in the Top 10 of BookStrand’s Mainstream Top Sellers today. Buy or read an excerpt of His Desire (on sale for $3.59 thru June 6th) and His Obsession at http://www.bookstrand.com/node/834699.
William Montclair, the only child and heir of the Earl of Ashford, is determined to find a wife who will bear the children he needs and accept what he has to offer—marriage without love. Georgiana Janson fell in love with William Montclair during the war but she can’t accept what Will offers—love without marriage. When her circumstances change, Georgi must decide what she wants in her life. Too late, Will discovers what he needs most in his. He mounts a campaign to court and win the love of his life.
London March, 1815 Will’s Plan
“You cannot be serious about your intentions unless there is something you are hiding, something so horrific you will not tell me.”
His father, who usually sipped his brandy, savoring its rich flavor, drank deeply and exhaled.
“Are you a lover of men?”
The brandy burned as it spewed out his nose and sprayed his spotless cravat. He gasped for air, then choked, laboring to catch his breath.
It was several moments before he could speak. “No, Father, I can assure you that I am not. You yourself have chastised me for my exploits as a young man.” Some of the Ashford Hall staff and the village women had been very open to his attentions, indeed, had even seduced him. But his father had held him responsible and punished him accordingly.
“No offense intended, but your mother and I had noticed your lack of attention to the young ladies since your return. Before you left for the Peninsula, you were a favorite of the ton. The matrons practically threw their daughters at you. Since your return, you are seldom at home and never at the ton parties.”
Thank God his father was not the meddling sort. He could not say the same for his mother who gloried in gossip and intrigue with her friends from her school days in Paris. For that very reason, he had decided to approach his father in the one place in the house his mother refused to enter. By tradition and mutual consent, his father smoked only in the pool room where he and his influential friends and acquaintances were free to gather, smoke, and determine the fate of the world.“I am aware of that, sir. Rest assured that you will see me out at every opportunity. I do not plan to take an inordinate amount of time to make my selection. This is a case of if it is to be done then let it be done quickly.”
In His Desire, Robbie and Emmy (young Emmy was kidnapped and sold into slavery in a harem in the pirate Republic of Bou Regreg in His Obsession ) are determined that their son will not ruin his life by marrying without love. Tariq (the former harem master) is as loyal as ever to Emmy and Will but maybe a bit distracted. The villains, and there are several, are really the nasty sort. Check out both at http://www.bookstrand.com/node/834699 or click the book cover. Tomorrow, Rita Bay