Hello folks, did you have a good weekend?
It suddenly hit me yesterday that it is now only 2 weeks until my next book, Artistic Sights, Heavenly Delights, is released!
He paid her to paint his portrait but he really wanted to steal her heart.
Hermione is an independent, single mother who has caught the eye of Philip Haughtington, society high-flyer and well known heart breaker.
He wants to seduce her and she is determined to resist but how long will she be able to hold out against his looks, charm and firm, commanding hand?
Now some of you who’ve known me for a while may well recognise the title of this story and yes, it has been released before BUT it has been extensively added to and scenes have been chopped and changed and now you get the full story of Hermione and Philip instead of just a glimpse into their life.
Here’s a little pre-release snippet to get you excited for the Artistic Sights, Heavenly Delights release!
The last time Hermione had walked down such a grand hall was when she’d visited a stately home on a school trip. She felt like she was in a museum and the setting just emphasized how different her circumstances were. She didn’t usually consider herself poor. Yes, she had to work hard to look after herself and her daughter, but they always had food to eat and bills got paid. But compared to the affluence of Philip’s home she was a pauper.
She had been wrestling with Philip’s offer all night and had on a couple of occasions fantasised about things going further, a relationship developing and all that would come with that. She had really convinced herself that it could work, they weren’t so different after all. Those dreams showed themselves as what they were as Hermione walked through the chandelier-hung halls to a neglected room that was bigger than her whole flat.
“Will this be okay?” he asked. “It’s not the most comfortable of rooms but the windows are huge.”
“Yeah, this will work,” she said. “I may need some artificial light because there is not much of the real stuff outside right now.” A gust of wind forced the rain against the window with a heavy clatter to emphasise her point. “I’m not quite sure where you should stand or sit, I could do with you in a similar position to that on the log the other day…so I can do some work on your body.”
A flash of rough bark against skin and his hand on her arse coursed through her mind and heated her cheeks.
“Hmm, that’ll be good,” he replied with a smirk. “If I lean up on the back of this sofa here, that’s pretty similar, right?”
Hermione nodded. “I can do you from the waist up there at least.”
“Damn, I was hoping you’d work from the waist down.”
“Would you stop that,” Hermione barked. “I just want to get on with this painting, all right?”
“Okay.” He stared at the floor “I’m sorry. I don’t want to upset you.”
“Well, just sit there and behave then,” she snapped, harder than she meant to really but she was flustered and vulnerable. If he made a move on her she would not be able to resist.
Look out for more snippets between now and the 28th April and be ready for wonder of Wednesdays, the much anticipated Silver Flash!