I don’t know about you, but this has been a very long week! I’m not a big fan of the back to school week which is what that was for us. My teenage son is back in school, back to Sea Cadets and has started his first job and the drama . . . oh, the drama. According to him, his Dad and I won’t help him at all, he is too old to have to follow our rules anymore, and he is the only person to ever work so hard and have NO free time to have fun. He’s missing everything! And . . . and . . . As you can tell, I’m not that sympathetic to his cause. He put himself into his situation, and now, he has to face the consequences of his decisions. Ah, the life of a teenager on the cusp of adulthood.
Needless to say, this family is looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully, it will be a little less drama filled. I will be making up a big batch of my marinara sauce for freezing, along with some goodies for the freezer that I will be taking to my Dad for our visit in October. It is coming up fast! It is hard to believe how quickly the summer has gone, and that my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, has been out for two months. I better get busy and try and sell it. I feel like I’m fumbling around trying to get this book sold. I truly have no idea what I’m doing. This marketing thing is a huge learning curve for me.
Speaking of my novel, Signs of Love and Deliverance, I promised an excerpt for today! Since I didn’t have a featured character this week, I thought I would repost an excerpt from several weeks ago. This excerpt features the heroine and hero of the novel, two of my favorite characters. Oh, let’s face it, all my characters are my favorites. In this scene, Damon and Madeline are introduced again prior to their heading off to the Malany’s Ball. The attraction is mutual and is the beginning of their sweet romance.
Madeline smiled at Damon, hiding her irritation that Brandon felt she needed a guard. “Good evening, Captain Spencer. I do believe we have met a few years ago,” she greeted, offering her gloved hand. Although Damon was quite handsome, she couldn’t help but stare at his eyes. They were the color of amber and very intense, as if he could see right through her to her darkest secrets. His American accent had a soft drawl to it that gave his baritone voice a smooth quality that was pleasure to the senses. His hair was dark brown and clubbed at the back of his neck. She was tempted to put her hands through it to see if it felt as rich as it looked. She felt a flutter in her stomach and she had to take a deep breath to steady herself.
“Yes, I believe we have, Lady Madeline. It will be my pleasure to escort you this evening,” he replied, lifting her outstretched hand to his lips for a brief kiss. The last time he had met her, she had only begun blossoming into her own. She had turned into a lovely woman, he noted. “And please, call me Damon. No need for formalities.
“Damon, honestly, you don’t have to escort me this evening. I am sure Nicholas will be able to manage,” she suggested, pulling her hand out of his light grasp. She didn’t want this man watching her all night. Damon made her feel self-conscious and uncertain of herself, a very new experience for her. To her consternation, the man left her flustered and unsettled. Not to mention that Damon’s presence might ruin her plans of approaching one of the Farringtons, and that wouldn’t do at all.
“I am sure he could manage. Nevertheless, I will be attending,” Damon stated, ending any further argument she may have had.
I hope you enjoyed that little taste of Damon and Madeline’s budding romance. Damon is commanding and oh so yummy, and Madeline is feisty, sweet, and spirited. I can’t help but love these two characters. If this excerpt caught your interest, head on over to Amazon and pick up your copy of Signs of Love and Deliverance. If you aren’t ready to commit, you can always download a sample of the novel which includes the first two chapters and into chapter three. The link for the kindle version is below. The paperback version is also available if you rather, but at the moment that is on a separate amazon link. However, you can put the name of the novel on the amazon’s search box and it should come up. If you want, you can follow me on facebook (link below) to stay up-to-date with all my posts.
That’s it from me for today. Swing by on Monday to see which character I’m going to feature next. Here’s a hint: It’s one of my favorites! Until then have a great weekend and keep on reading!