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Encore by Amanda Marie

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When I wrote Scandalous Endeavors I had no intention of writing anymore books in Amelia’s world. I even told my family and friends that I was moving on to a new idea. Scandalous Endeavors released on December 12, 2014. Within a week it became clear that people wanted another book. I aim to be a crowd pleaser, so I started working on Scandalous Arrangement almost right away. I plan to have Lady Sarah’s story ready for my publisher this spring. Here is an excerpt from my rough draft.

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“I do not believe that you have any honor and am not fool enough to believe this to be an innocent dance. You want something from me.” She peered up at him.

He grinned. “Perhaps I do.”

“You are wasting your time sir.”

“Unless, of course, this is simply a dance.”

“You just stated that you wanted something from me.” Sarah balled her hand in the fabric of her skirt. If she were less of a lady, she would smack him for toying with her.

“No, I said perhaps I wanted something. That means I could very well want nothing.” He arched one dark, brow and a chestnut lock of hair flopped onto his forehead.

Bloody hell the man was attractive. Sarah stared into his shamrock eyes. “Enough with the games. Tell me what you want with me, Lord Luvington.”

“Tonight?”

“Yes, tonight.” Sarah bit out through clenched teeth.

“Tonight I want to hold you.” He grinned.

Sarah blushed at the implication and turned her head to look out into the crowd. She had enough of talking to him. Clearly he did not plan to tell her anything of importance.

He pulled her closer and leaned in close. “Tomorrow I want to get to know you better.” He whispered.

Her breath caught and she fought the urge to slap him. The waltz ended and he released her. Before she could form a thought, he walked off and left her standing there alone.

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I hope you enjoyed reading the excerpt as much as I am enjoying writing Scandalous Arrangement. **GIVEAWAY: Enter for your chance to win an e-copy of Scandalous Endeavors in eBook by leaving a comment below. Contest ends 1/25 at 11:59PM EST.**

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Lady Amelia has only known the comfort of life in mid-eighteenth century English aristocracy. But when first her mother and then her father die, she finds herself alone, grief stricken and….. not of age. Her appointed guardian, an American uncle, has ordered her travel to his plantation where she must remain for at least two years when she will come of age.

With the help of Lady Grace and Lady Sarah, Lady Amelia gets her uncle to agree to give her four weeks to settle her affairs and unbeknownst to him…find an English lord to marry so she can remain in her beloved England. Despite her mourning period she endeavors to trap one of London’s eligible bachelors in matrimony.

Lord Goldstone, Lady Grace’s nephew is devilishly handsome, but a Scottish Duke and so entirely unacceptable as a possible husband. After all Scotland is not her beloved London and environs. He also has a nasty habit of showing up at all the wrong moments and thwarting her carefully laid plans to ensnare a suitable husband. Sparks fly as the pair find themselves at odds with each other and drawn to each other at the same time. Can they find a way to stop arguing long enough to explore their growing passion? Is it strong enough to make Lady Amelia give up her English home after all? Or will Lady Amelia find a suitable English lord and avoid social exile in America? Time is running out.

 

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Author Bio:

author poicAmanda Marie dreams of days gone by when life moved at a slower pace. She enjoys taking pen to paper and exploring historical time periods through her imagination and the written word. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling, photography, and spending time with her family.

Amanda Marie lives along the Lake Huron shore line in northern Michigan with her husband and two kids. She holds a Master of Liberal Arts Degree with a concentration in literature and has a long standing love affair with sugary junk food.

 

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11 thoughts on “Encore by Amanda Marie

  1. Amanda, first, congratulations on your first work doing so well in the Preditors year-end poll 🙂 !! Hope your winter hasn’t been too harsh by the lake – brrrrr! [My gma has a spot in Port Sanilac on Lake Huron & she always talks about the chunks of ice floating around – ugh!] I must admit – I’m a modern girl… mainly for the amenities. Indoor plumbing? Air conditioning? I am soooooo there! I always admire writers like you that can write historical romances, because I think I’d probably slip up somewhere [like leaving a bottle of water on the Downton Abbey fireplace mantle] and mention something that wouldn’t be time appropriate. Isn’t it weird to think that in another 100 years a writer will be talking about what* we* consider technological advances, to be part of *their* historical romances???

    • Port Sanilac is very near to me! About an hour’s drive. It is cold here by the lake and I am familiar with that ice your grandma spoke of. One of my favorite parts of writing historical romance is the research. It can be grueling at times, but also very satisfying. I like to imagine what life was like and while I could not live without my microwave and bottled water, I still long for the simpler days of the past. Writing about it allows me to vacation there  It is strange to think that we will eventually be historic ourselves. I do wonder what people will write about us when the time comes. Their research ought to be a bit easier…we document everything…Lol. Thanks for stopping bye today!

  2. Thanks so much for hanging out with us today, Amanda!

  3. Reblogged this on Musings by Mandy and commented:
    Come on over and visit me at literary Langniappe!

  4. I love historical romance and this one sounds right up my alley. I live in Florida so instead of a lake I’m near the ocean. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Laurellasky, I visited Florida back in September. It was beautiful! I took my kids to Disney and then we stopped at Daytona Beach on the way home. I envy that you are warm right now! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂

  5. Thank you for the taste. Sounds intriguing.

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  6. Hi Mary Preston! Thank you for stopping bye and commenting 🙂 I am glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

  7. Scandalous Endeavors is a great read! I am looking forward to the sequel!

  8. hi, Tammy! Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I hope to have the sequel out this summer.

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