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Here’s a classic time-travel Regency for a classic holiday season!
Author: Susanne Marie Knight
Genre: Time-Travel Regency
TANGLED WEB: Her identity switched against her will, Alaina Sawyer wakes up in the year 1818 as the Countess of Saybrooke. Can she convince the man of her dreams--her new “husband”--that she is cut from an altogether different cloth than his unfaithful wife Alicia?
WISHFUL THINKING: Richard Cransworth, the Earl of Saybrooke, must come to grips with his wife’s sudden descent into virtue. Is her new behavior wishful thinking on his part, or can it possibly be that she is now his, and his alone?
Alaina is pretending to be Lord Saybrooke’s wife, Alicia. He finds her behavior at the dinner table puzzling, so he has a private meeting with her to discover what is going on.
This battle of wits invigorated her. It was quite a challenge to manufacture answers in response to Lord Saybrooke’s questions. Of course, it was easy to make a false step, but so what? Until Alaina did, she would let her imagination run rampant.
Besides, her replies fueled the man’s anger; she enjoyed that, she enjoyed that very much.
With both elbows, Lord Saybrooke leaned on the mantle and observed her from his superior height. “Perhaps the strangest piece of the puzzle is you addressing me differently. I have known you many years, m’dear. You have never used my first name.”
For once, Alaina was stumped. She had called him “Richard,” following his mother’s lead. Wasn’t that his name? What else could her double have called him?
Then, very clearly, Alicia’s words came back to her: “Saybrooke” she had said.
Slowly approaching the fireplace as if it was the lion’s den, Alaina looked up into his face. How good-looking he was. Such a hard and lean jaw-line, smooth and square. His hooded eyes had brows that threatened to meet at the slightest sign of displeasure.
“Well, I decided I would get your attention if I called you ‘Richard.’“
Those brows moved together as she prophesied. “And why did you want my attention?” he asked dangerously.
She fidgeted with the folds in her dress. If only he would look at her with less disgust.
Avoiding his probing eyes, she struggled to come up with a reason. “I hadn’t seen you in a long time. I wondered... if... if....”
Her voice trailed off. Her imagination finally failed her.
“You wondered if you could still make my life miserable.” He supplied the rest of the words. “Indeed, you can be assured on that count. As you have surmised, you retain that particular talent, m’dear.”
The Earl of Saybrooke made a small bow and quickly left the room, allowing the solid mahogany door to slam, giving evidence to the violence of his feelings. The echo was the only sound in the grand State Dining Room to keep Alaina company.
Susanne Marie KnightRead outside the box: award-winning Romance Writing With A Twist!
12:00 AM | Labels: alpha werewolves, giveaway, new release, Paige Tyler, paranormal romance, paranormal romantic suspense, romantic suspense, Special Wolf Alpha Team Series, SWAT Series, werewolves
It’s release day for the next book in my Special Wolf Alpha Team (SWAT) Series, WOLF UNLEASHED!
If you’ve read the other books in the Series, you’ve already met hunky werewolf Alex Trevino. Well, he’s found The One for him in beautiful dog lover, veterinarian Lacey Barton. Thing is, Lacey doesn't trust guys very much. In her experience, men don't hang around and the woman always ends up getting hurt.
But Alex is different. Okay, understatement there. He is a werewolf, after all. :)
SHE BRINGS OUT THE WOLF IN HIM...
Lacey Barton can't deny her crazy attraction to Alex Trevino, but that doesn't mean she has time for the gorgeous SWAT officer. She's hell-bent on discovering who's behind the brutal dogfights sending countless mauled animals to her veterinarian office. The trail leads Lacey to a ring of vicious drug dealers and suddenly she's in way over her head-right smack in the middle of a SWAT stakeout.
With Lacey in danger, Alex's wolf side is unleashed. But when she witnesses Alex shift, she's even more terrified... Now it's up to Alex to crack the case-and earn back Lacey's trust and, ultimately, her heart.
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To celebrate the release of WOLF UNLEASHED, I’m giving away signed paperback copies of the first four books in the SWAT Series—HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF, WOLF TROUBLE, IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES, and TO LOVE A WOLF—as well as an adorable Squishable Werewolf!
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And don't forget to stop by the Release Party on Facebook tonight from 7 - 9 PM EST with special guests, cover model Julian Christian, author Katie Ruggle! Don't forget to invite your friends! See you there!
Hunky Heroes, Kick-butt Heroines