Check out the beautiful cover for my new book, SWEET SURRENDER. This is novel #34 for me, and I’m so delighted to see how gorgeous it looks.
My hero and heroine are Jackson Scott and Grace Bennett, and the story takes place on an estate—Milton Abbey—in rural England in 1814. This is the first historical romance I’ve written in nearly two years, since the release of my fun book,NICHOLAS.
Jackson fled home at age eighteen, and he’s spent the prior decade living in Egypt. But his older brother, the earl of Milton, has died, and Jackson has been named guardian to the man’s young son who is now the earl. So family responsibilities have lured him back, even though he swore he’d never return. He doesn’t want to babysit his nephew or deal with his overbearing mother or scheming sister-in-law. He plans to put the boy in a good boarding school, find some competent accountants to manage the boy’s estates, then return to Egypt as quickly as possible.
But Fate has always thrown wrenches into his best-laid plans.
Shortly after he arrives at Milton Abbey, he’s thrust into the path of Grace Bennett. She comes to the estate with her ward, young Michael Scott. She tells a fantastical tale about Jackson’s deceased brother. She claims the man secretly married Michael’s mother who was a pretty and kind commoner. She claims that he wed and sired Michael—his legitimate and first-born son—in the year before he married his aristocratic bride and sired the boy who everyone has already declared to be earl.
Is she telling the truth? Is she a confidence artist? How can Jackson find out?
If her story is true, it will create an enormous morass that Jackson will have to unravel. He will be enmeshed in his family’s drama and trapped in England forever—all because of Grace Bennett and her wild tale. It doesn’t help matters that she’s very pretty, very sexy, and he’s attracted to her against his will.
This is another of my fun and fast-paced love stories. It’s jam-packed with numerous memorable characters and plenty of plot twists and turns. There’s drama, laughter, big emotion, and—of course—two very wonderful, very heart-wrenching romances that will keep readers turning pages to the very end. So don’t start it at bedtime, thinking you’ll fall asleep after reading a few chapters! After you finish the first page, you’ll stay up all night, racing to the conclusion.
I am publishing this book myself, both as an e-book and a print book. It will not be available in stores, but will be available through Amazon starting in December, 2012.
You can read the first chapter on my web page. Also, I’m giving away ten autographed copies to ten lucky winners. The contest runs until November, 30th, with the drawing on December 1st, 2012, so enter today to win a copy of this fun book!