Win an ARC of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED!
Posted by Anna Campbell Jul 10 2012, 12:02 am
by Anna Campbell
Oh, I’m excited!
No, Sven hasn’t misplaced his loincloth like he did six months ago. And Paolo isn’t flirting with me – he’s been sulking since I put a frog in his bed a couple of weeks ago. Clearly he’s one of those moody young men who can’t take a joke.
It’s even more exciting than hijinks in the lair.
I HAVE ARCS!!!
Those kind folk at Grand Central Press have sent me a box of Advance Reader Copies of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED (Book 1 of the “Sons of Sins” series) and I’ve kept one by for the Bandita Buddies. So if you’d like a sneak peak of my September 25th release (North America, Australia and New Zealand), just leave me a comment today.
To whet your appetite for my gothic Beauty and the Beast story, here’s an excerpt:
Devon Coast, November 1826
Sidonie reached the debris-strewn end of the beach and reined Kismet to a quivering stop. She turned in the saddle to watch Merrick’s thundering approach. The big bay reared to a halt behind her. Merrick’s easy control over the highly strung horse shivered awareness through her. Those skillful hands that calmed a restless horse would soon touch her body.
As he leaned to pat the horse’s satiny neck, he glanced up at her. A light in his silvery eyes indicated he divined the tenor of her thoughts. Of course he did.
“Feeling better?” That slight twist of his lips cut straight to her heart.
She blinked. Her heart? No, no, no. Her heart wasn’t involved. She veered close enough to disaster bartering her body.
He saw her perturbation. “What’s wrong?”
She bit her lip and chose dangerous honesty. “I keep forgetting you mean to destroy me.”
If she hadn’t watched so carefully, she might have missed the troubled frown that darkened his eyes. It struck her that, if Merrick could read her, she was learning to read him. This encroaching intimacy leached resistance, but she didn’t know how to fight it.
“Nothing quite so drastic, surely,” he said mildly. “This gothic setting plays with your imagination.”
The gelding edged closer until Merrick’s leg bumped hers. He reached to curl his hand behind her neck, tangling his fingers in the strands of hair loosened in her reckless gallop. Heat tightened her skin.
Nervousness crashed through her like a landslide. That cursed promise to allow him access was a mistake, but it was too late to renege.
“Merrick…” She stiffened without drawing away.
She narrowed her eyes. “Jonas, then. Let me go.”
Holding her with gentle implacability, he loomed nearer. His answer was a whisper upon her tingling lips. “Oh, no, Sidonie. Never ask me to let you go. Not yet. Not before we’ve discovered paradise.”
“Stop it.” Her heart thumped so hard, she thought it must burst.
“I would if I could.”
She tensed against his grip. “Balderdash. You’re just playing with me.”
“Most definitely, tesoro. But your dilemma is your own fault. You’re so irresistible and I find myself unable to…resist.”
“Command your willpower, Mr. Merrick. Defeat this weakness.”
“I try, dear lady. I try.”
“I’ll bite you,” she said savagely, although she didn’t move.
“I’ll bite you too before I’m done.” His gaze sharpened upon her lips, making her heart hammer a panicked warning. “Eat you like a ripe peach, all juice and sweetness. And lick my lips afterward.”
She knew enough to recognize he meant sin. More than kissing, that was certain. For a rogue like him, kissing must be small beer indeed. “You’re…you’re frightening me, Mr. Merrick.”
Although fear was only part of what she felt. License had never lured her. She’d never imagined she’d give her body to a man. But something about Merrick charged her blood with inchoate longing, despite what she knew of him and what he intended for her.
“Seize your courage, Miss Forsythe.” He mocked her formality. Even she felt idiotic calling him Mr. Merrick when he was about to kiss her. Ruthlessness hardened his jaw. “No more preliminary skirmishes, Sidonie. Let’s start the games. To the victor the spoils.”
I hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of Sidonie and Jonas’s turbulent romance. You can read the blurb on my website here: http://annacampbell.info/rogue.html. There’s also another chance to win one of THREE ARCs of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED in my current website contest so why don’t you swing by there and try your luck? Here’s the link: http://annacampbell.info/contest.html
So that’s your September reading covered. What else are you looking forward to reading in the next few months? There are always great releases over the summer and I know my TBR pile is going to be groaning under the strain of all the new stuff! Leave me a comment and you go in the draw to win a signed ARC of SEVEN NIGHTS IN A ROGUE’S BED. Good luck!
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