By Samantha Grace
I have a confession to make. I dropped the ball. You see, about a month ago the lovely and talented Olivia Kelly tagged me for The Next Big Thing blog hop. I’m pretty sure there was a time limit on it and a requirement that I keep it going by tagging other authors. Yes, well, about that… It didn’t happen.
I do have a fun project I’m working on, though. And I only have 30,000 more words to write to finish my first draft. I’ve been super excited to tell people about my new series in the works, so today I thought I’d give everyone a sneak peek at what’s on the horizon for Samantha Grace. (Yes, Samantha has reverted to referring to herself in third person, because it makes her giggle.)
The new books will be part of the Rival Rogues series, and here’s a basic overview:
Sometimes your enemies are too close. Ever since Anthony Keaton, the Earl of Ellis, and Baron Sebastian Thorne were boys at Eton, they have been engaged in a battle of one-upmanship. Their rivalry began with a boyish boast and contest and has grown into a lifetime of challenges from which neither one seems capable of turning away.
Whether it is a bet on who can devour the most meat pies in a minute to which man can make the sternest dowager flush with pleasure, everything is likely to become a contest. And every betting gentleman at Brooks knows it, including two bored noblemen who stir-up trouble for entertainment. When the rival rogues’ attentions turn toward courting the same young woman, their rivalry ceases to be a game, however. One gentleman will take desperate measures to win her heart, and the other will face the aftermath of losing the lady and the challenge of learning to love again.
Several people have asked me if these new books will include characters from the Beau Monde Bachelors, and I’m happy to say you’ll see some of your favorite characters popping up again.
But before these new rogues make an appearance, there is one more Beau Monde Bachelor to meet, Luke Forest, Duke of Foxhaven. (Or as my BFF calls him Luke Duke. LOL) I can’t wait to introduce you to the duke and his ladylove, Lady Vivian Worth. She is by far one of my favorite heroines to date. Look for LADY VIVIAN DEFIES A DUKE coming May 2013.
THE NAKED TRUTH
Lady Vivian Worth knows perfectly well how to behave like a lady. But observing proper manners when no one is around to impress is just silly. Why shouldn’t she strip down to her chemise for a swim? When her betrothed arrives to finally meet her, Vivi will act every inch the lady—demure, polite, compliant. Everything her brother has promised the man. But until then, she’s going to enjoy her freedom…
A REVEALING DISCOVERY
Luke Forest, the newly named Duke of Foxhaven, wants nothing to do with his inheritance—or the bride who comes with it. He wants adventure and excitement, like the enchanting water nymph he’s just stumbled across. When he discovers the skinny-dipping minx is his intended, he reconsiders his plan to find Lady Vivian another husband. Because the idea of this vivacious woman in the arms of another man might be enough to drive him insane—or to the altar.
What book or books are you most excited to read this coming year? (You don't get extra points for saying mine, or maybe you do. JK)