The story that wasn’t planned… That is what Spellbound by My Charmer was for me. Book 5 was always supposed to be Stolen by My Knave (Jack and Elizabeth’s story). Then in Seduction of My Rake, Zane appeared as one of Bradford’s best friends. He was snarky and charming, and most assuredly happy to remain single. In Surrendering to My Spy a lot of questions were answered about Edward’s death and the fiancee he’d left behind. Callista had a lot recover from and way too much sadness mixed with anger. Who better to bring together than two cynical people who lost their belief in love and happily-ever-afters?
Those still waiting for Jack’s story don’t worry. It’s been written and moved up to be book 6. You won’t have long to wait for it. It’s going to be part of the Regency Ever After boxset that releases on March 7, 2017.
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Release Day: February 14, 2017
Zane Rossington, the Marquess of Seabrook is disillusioned and bored. He doesn’t believe in love and lives his life the way he pleases. All of it changes when he finds a mysterious woman roaming around his conservatory at his annual Regency themed charity masquerade ball.
Lady Callista Lyon, the Countess of Marin had one desire–revenge. In the act of finally achieving her goal she is swept over a terrace and somehow finds herself in the conservatory at Seabrook Manor. Uncertain if she succeeded in her revenge, but determined to finally move on, she does her best to adapt to her new life.
In the midst of chaos and uncertainty, can Zane and Callista discover something in each other they both believed lost to them?
He pushed open a door and headed toward the conservatory. There he could find the measure of peace he’d been hoping to gain. It wasn’t lost on him that during last year’s fundraiser he’d done much the same thing. The difference was he’d found Regina there. It had amused him to flirt with her and make Bradford jealous—their relationship too new, and trust rare at the time. Somehow, they managed to work it all out and married in a rush soon after.
The orange blossoms permeated the air. The smell comforted him. Relaxation filled him and for the first time that evening he felt at ease. This was his favorite part of his estate. It was comforting to be amongst the foliage and look into the night sky through the glass ceiling. The best of everything was found in the conservatory. Every type of plant he could logistically obtain he did—from tropical plants to the simple English rose. There was comfort, fresh air, and a bit of protection from the elements. He could sit in there for hours and not realize it. Unfortunately, he wasn’t afforded the opportunity to indulge in that pastime much.
He moved around the room, not paying attention to anything in particular. The quiet encircled him and created the calm he needed. Zane closed his eyes and took a deep breath.
When he opened them, he was shocked silent. A woman stumbled toward him. Her ice blue gown was torn on one side and her matching mask dangled from her right wrist. What must have been an elegant coiffure was now a mess of tangled mahogany curls. She lifted her head and met his gaze. Zane was stunned by her pale green eyes. Her beauty was unmistakable, but he wasn’t an ass. The woman was clearly hurt and in need of aide. She limped as she struggled to walk and held her one shoulder stiffly—it was stained red from what appeared to be a small gash. It must not have been too deep… The bleeding seemed to have stopped.
“Pardon me,” she started to say. Her body swayed and Zane reached out and caught her. “I’m not usually so gauche as to fall at a man’s feet.”
Zane’s lips tilted upward. “Madame, I doubt you’d have to stoop to such measures.” She was breathtaking. She stepped out of his arms and he wanted to pull her back. The need to protect her was strong.
She smiled, but it didn’t reach her eyes. There was something there that broke his heart. So much sadness reflected out of them. “My lord, I assure you I do not.”
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