One High-born but Reluctant Bride: Book Hooks! #MFRWauthor #MFRWhooks

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This week’s Book Hook is from the first chapter of my steamy Victorian novellette, How To Woo… A Reluctant Bride, written under my Lyndi Lamont pseudonym. Book Hooks! is sponsored by Marketing For Romance Writers, a fabulous group of romance authors.

How To Woo... A Reluctant BrideA marriage contract, nothing more…until darkly handsome Evan Channing and demure Lydia Blatchford meet. Yet the rules are simple for an arrangement such as theirs. There should be no misunderstanding, no illusions of anything more.

Lydia Blatchford wants the kind of love and romance she reads in books. Fortunately, she didn’t specify which book. And her darkly handsome groom has just the right one: the Kama Sutra.


How was she going to make it through dinner seated next to him?

Lydia glanced across the room at Evan Arthur Channing, scion of a fabulously wealthy merchant family. Her fiancé, soon to be her husband.

They had met but once, when her brother brought Mr. Channing home to discuss the financial arrangements with her mother. One high-born bride with entrée into polite society in exchange for an unspecified amount of cash to shore up the family coffers. At least he was dressed respectably. In fact, the black evening suit fit him so perfectly, she was sure he’d been to see her brother’s tailor. And no doubt paid Harry’s bill as well since her brother was also resplendent in a new suit.

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Can you imagine being in Lydia’s predicament, sold into an arranged marriage to save the family home? Fortunately, I could or there would have been no story! Let me know what you think in a comment below, and don’t forget to enter this month’s Rafflecopter for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card & 2015 Mouse Pad Calendar. Use the linky list to hop to more MFRW Book Hooks!

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Too Many Women… Book Hooks! #MFRWauthor #MFRWhooks

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Lady Elinor's Escape coverHere’s a snippet from my Regency romance, Lady Elinor’s Escape, in the hero’s point of view for this week’s Book Hooks! a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers.

There were too many women in Stephen Chaplin’s life. He had just gotten rid of one, and the last thing he needed was another.

He set his mug of coffee on the breakfast table and closed his eyes. Not again.

Though he tried to ignore the agitated female who had just burst through the doorway to the Horse and Cart Inn as if the hounds of hell were after her, he could not help overhearing her conversation. She was in trouble. He’d wager his last shilling on it.


Lady Elinor Ashworth always longed for adventure, but when she runs away from her abusive aunt, she finds more than she bargained for. Elinor fears her aunt who is irrational and dangerous, threatening Elinor and anyone she associates with. When she encounters an inquisitive gentleman, she accepts his help, but fearing for his safety, hides her identity by pretending to be a seamstress. She resists his every attempt to draw her out, all the while fighting her attraction to him.

There are too many women in barrister Stephen Chaplin’s life, but he has never been able to turn his back on a damsel in distress. The younger son of a baronet is a ‘rescuer’ of troubled females, an unusual vocation fueled guilt over his failure to save the woman he loved from her brutal husband. He cannot help falling in love with his secretive seamstress, but to his dismay, the truth of her background reveals Stephen as the ineligible party.

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