It's less than a week until WANTON WIDOWS is released, so I thought you might like to read how the stories start.
"What a Widow Wants"
The young Dowager Lady Caroline Newberry, like all the debutants at Lord and Lady Massey’s ball, was dressed in her best finery and on the hunt for a man. Not just any man. A specific type of man. He didn’t need wealth or power or to be in need of a wife.
He did need to be available, well-made and good in bed.
"The Widow's Wedding Night"
Arabella Linfield looked out the window of the carriage as it swayed to a halt in front of the Grosvenor Square mansion of Jerome, Earl Linfield.
The Earl opened the door and jumped onto the footpath, then turned to assist Arabella. “Welcome to your new home, my dear.” His handsome face was lit by a broad grin and framed by his curly brown hair.
She smiled up at him. “I can’t wait to be alone with you at last.” They had been married for eight short hours. She wanted him.
"Wooing the Wealthy Widow"
The Viscountess Helena Tremoyne sat at her table eating a late breakfast and reading the morning broadsheets. Her butler interrupted her, his voice betraying what his face did not. “A Sir Hercules Standfast wishes to speak with you on an important personal matter.”
She sighed and refolded The Gazette. “Another fortune-hunter, Sims?” she asked the grey-haired man.
“Quite likely, your ladyship. Shall I send him away?”
“No. I will see him and, if he looks presentable, initiate the usual selection process.”
More excerpts soon, when I talk with Noelle Clark, Georgie Tyler, Amy Rose Bennett and AusRomToday on their blogs, in the coming weeks.