Tuesday, August 19, 2008

This 'n That

That's about how my life is these days. It's close to back-to-school time, which means lots of stuff going on at home, at church, at work. My vacation (what vacation?) is over.

Last week, I took my oldest off to Colorado so she could start graduate school. Yesterday was her first day of orientation. She called and said everything was going great. And, she's the only female out of 16 new first year math grad students.

At the end of this week, we will be moving my son back into the dorms for his sophomore year at the U. Is he excited? Who knows! He's a boy. He misses his sister, so I'm guessing he will be glad to get back to school to keep himself occupied. I, at least, know he loves his schedule for this semester. He has told me that much.

With school starting up, we get back to having Youth Group at church. I still have to get around to planning out the high points of the year and deciding on meeting themes. Saturday is our annual family pool party. The kids will have a good time, but I'm always looking for parental help which is scarce. *sigh*

And, in the midst of all of this, my next release appears on Tuesday. Here's the scoop. . .

He doesn’t need a wife. She doesn’t want a husband. Destiny’s not listening.

Book 2 in the Gypsy Legacy Series

As children, Brand Waring, heir to the Duke of Warringham, and his brother were kidnapped and sold to a plantation in the West Indies. Now Brand is back to wreak vengeance on those responsible for his brother’s subsequent death. The last thing he wants, or needs, is to be distracted by an instant attraction to a flighty Society belle.

Felicia Collings has found it easy to refuse every marriage proposal, thanks to a ring left to her by her gypsy great-grandmother. Reportedly it will lead her to the man whom she is destined to marry. To her relief, the ring has been blessedly silent on this issue. Until Brand recognizes it, and sparks fly.

In spite of himself, Brand finds himself drawn to the beauty, and to the wounded soul reflected in her eyes. At his gentle hands, Felicia begins to learn what it means to be cherished and loved.

Then the past rears its head to threaten their fragile happiness. As Brand begins to doubt whether vengeance is as sweet as a lifetime with Felicia, he finds himself racing to save them both from not one cold-blooded killer—but two.

Read an excerpt

GIVEAWAY: In honor of the release of The Duke, I'm giving away two copies of the first book, The Marquis, in two separate events. To find out how you can get in on the action, check out the Contest page on my Website.

Heaven begins with an HEA


Linda Mooney said...

GORgeous cover, Denise. :D Who is your publisher?

Denise Patrick said...

Thanks, Linda. Samhain has wonderful covers.


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