I’m so excited to return to RomCon to share my latest release, Unraveling Secrets! This is my fourth book and is set in Victorian London. My first three books are set in medieval England, so this is a change for me. This is the beginning of a new trilogy and I’m enjoying writing about this time period.
Abigail Bradford is a unique lady for her time as her hobby is investing. She was forced to learn to carefully manage her family’s very limited income after her father’s death. The good news is that she found she had a flare for it. It has become her passion and she shares it with everyone who will listen, much to her stepmother’s dismay. Stephen, Viscount Ashbury, dabbles in electromagnetism. His interest in this particular science came as a result of a professor (one of his mentors) had a passion for the possibilities he believed it had.
Writing started as a hobby for me, but definitely turned into a passion. While it is incredibly challenging, there is nothing I love to do more. How about you? What hobby or passion do you have? What do you do that makes you happy?
Here’s a little more about Unraveling Secrets:
Stephen Nolton, Viscount Ashbury, stumbles upon Abigail in the dirty streets of London's East End. Able to read auras of good and evil after an electromagnetic experiment went terribly wrong, Stephen hovers on society's edge, keeping secret his unique skill and personal mission. Despite his fascination with the lady and her unique golden aura, he intends to keep his distance.
Desperate to protect her family, Abigail turns to the one man she believes can aid her. In Stephen's arms, she finds so much more than she hoped. Stephen tries to resist his desire for the independent beauty, afraid she'll unravel his secrets. But when he discovers the murderer is linked to his own past, he must decide how much he's willing to risk for love.
The dim glow cast by the carriage lamp created an intimacy he would’ve preferred to avoid. After the events of the evening, a part deep inside him strained to be closer to her, to absorb her golden light and soothe his darkness. The temptation of her surrounded him until he could hardly breathe. Her face was hidden in shadows but he didn’t have to see her expression to feel her displeasure. Perhaps that would help him keep his distance.
“My apologies for interrupting your evening of drinking and brawling, but two days have passed since I’ve heard anything from you.”
“When I have something to tell you, I’ll contact you. Following me serves no purpose.”
She huffed in response. “Are you telling me you still don’t know of Simmons’ whereabouts?”
Stephen’s frustration pushed him to the edge of his seat. “I’m sure you remember me mentioning other problems that have arisen which occupy my time. Perhaps you could consider for a moment that the world does not revolve around you.”
She sat forward as well until her face was mere inches from his, not backing down. He tried his best to ignore the fact that her reaction was exactly what he’d hoped for. That she’d push him beyond the bounds of gentlemanly behavior, and he’d be left with no choice but to touch her.
“My family’s safety is at stake. I have difficulty believing anything you’re doing in some disreputable pub could be more pressing.”
Her gaze dropped to his lips, and the fragile restraint he had on his desire for her snapped. Before he could think twice, he took her mouth with his.
She tasted so sweet, as though she’d just drunk a golden elixir blended specifically to
entice him. Her lips curved to fit his. They were soft and supple, and he lifted his hand to caress her cheek. Her skin was just as smooth and silky as he’d remembered.
She responded to his kiss tentatively at first, as though uncertain what she should do.
He’d caught her by surprise, of that he had no doubt.
He waited, expecting her to shove him back and put him in his place. Instead she tilted her head and deepened the kiss. Desire speared through him, almost painful in its intensity. It had been so long since he’d felt like this, since he’d been with a woman who stirred him so.
Her hand touched the back of his neck, curving around the sensitive skin at his nape, her gloved fingers running through his hair. Her touch was pure magic, at once soothing him and making him yearn for more.
He opted for more, plundering, parting his lips to taste her more fully. She stilled at his sudden invasion then opened her lips to return the favor. Her ardor added to his own until his head swam with her sweetness.
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