BOOK & AUTHOR INFO:
Deception in Emeralds (Book Four: Ransomed Jewels Series) by award-winning and best-selling author Laura Landon.
Publication date: March 14th, 2017
Genre: Historical Romance/Mystery and Suspense
ABOUT DECEPTION IN EMERALDS:
BARNABY LINSCOTT, under orders from the Crown, must apprehend or kill one of England’s most elusive villains. The means to accomplish his mission are anything but clear, but his mind is resolved. The man has already murdered three government agents, and Barnaby vows he will not be the fourth, though he has little to lose. That is, until he meets the partner assigned to carry out his deadly mission.
LADY MILLICENT CHANDLER has lost everything. Her beautiful Cliffside Manor has been burned, her parents, her brother Thomas, and her sister Polly all murdered. When her trusted servants bring her their suspicions that her handsome neighbor is directly involved, she knows exactly what she’ll do. She will accept his proposal of marriage. And take her revenge.
DECEPTION IN EMERALDS EXCERPT
He turned her, then wrapped his arms around her and nestled her against him.
She buried her face against his chest and wrapped her arms around his waist.
He held her for several moments, then placed a finger beneath her chin and tilted her head upward. Their gazes locked, and he lowered his head and kissed her.
The meeting of their lips caused a storm of emotion inside his body. The passion that surged through him was overpowering. Almost uncontrollable.
Their lips met. She opened her mouth to him, and their tongues touched with welcome familiarity.
Barnaby’s heart raced in his chest, thundering as if it might shatter. He shifted his hold on her, running his hands up and down her spine, then wrapped his arm around her waist and brought her thinly clad body close to him.
The feel of her belly, hips, and thighs against him was nearly his undoing. He kissed her long and hard. Then, with a harsh sigh, he lifted his mouth from hers and ended the kiss.
Her legs buckled, and he pulled her close to support her. Her breathing came in delicate, uneven gasps, and he held her until she calmed. Her body trembled, and he ran his palms over her flesh until she settled.
“You need to return to your room,” he whispered, hesitant to release her. He wanted to keep her in his arms. Against his body.
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Laura Landon enjoyed ten years as a high school teacher and nine years making sundaes and malts in her very own ice cream shop, but once she penned her first novel, she closed up shop to spend every free minute writing. Now she enjoys creating her very own heroes and heroines, and making sure they find their happily ever after.
A vital member of her rural community, Laura directed the town’s Quasquicentennial, organized funding for an exercise center for the town, and serves on the hospital board.
Laura lives in the Midwest, surrounded by her family and friends. She has written nearly two dozen Victorian historicals, thirteen of which have been published by Prairie Muse Publishing and are selling worldwide in English, one in Japanese, and several in German. Two are Scottish historicals.
In October 2012, Laura experienced an amazing day when Amazon’s Montlake Romance published not one but three of her newest novels. Two of these have been optioned for publication in Russia and Turkey. Several are also available in German. By 2015 Montlake had published six of Laura’s Victorian historicals.
Always beautifully set and with a mysterious twist or bit of suspense, Laura’s books average over a million and a half pages a month read by her loyal readers.
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