We are so excited to welcome historical romance author Gina Conkle to the blog today! Gina’s latest title, The Lady Meets Her Match, comes out April 7th and is the second in her Midnight Meetings series, which retells fairytales in the Georgian era
To celebrate her release, we are pleased to share an exclusive bonus scene. This particular scene features, Juliette, the “fairy godmother” from The Lady Meets Her Match and gives us a glimpse of her mysterious past…
Secrets sold at midnight could only be half true. Juliette pushed her way into the White Horse tavern, hoping to hear no lies. Patrons hunched over rough-hewn tables, hefting pewter tankards. Few coins clinked in her money bag as she walked, the humble noise a sign of how far she’d fallen.
“Miss Sauveterre.” A man spoke from a corner table, his face hidden in the dark.
She set the pouch on the table. “What is the price of truth these days? Five guineas? Ten?”
“What? I can’t get anymore.” She cried and a few heads turned her way.
A masculine hand gestured to an empty chair. “Will you join me?”
She squinted at the shadow. “You’re not Avo Thade.”
The stranger scooted closer, his wooden chair scraping the floor. Candlelight shined on a red silk waistcoat clasped with brass buttons.
Her breath hissed. “You.”
White teeth smiled from a black-whiskered jaw. “Most people call me Tremaine.”
To find out more about Juliette and how she works her magic on Claire, check out The Lady Meets Her Match!
The Lady Meets Her Match
Author: Gina Conkle
Series: Midnight Meetings
Pubdate: April 7th, 2015
Finding her is only half the battle
Cyrus Ryland didn’t become England’s wealthiest bachelor by being a pushover, but the mysterious beauty he discovers sneaking around his study during a grand ball enflames his curiosity. They share one dance, but when the clock chimes midnight, she’s nowhere to be found. So Cyrus vows to scour all of London to uncover who she is.
Claire Mayhew is risking it all by forging Ryland’s signature. But the maddening man won’t lease properties to an unmarried woman. He stands in the way of Claire’s dream: running her own business. The midtown property fits her plans perfectly—a place to live as an independent woman of commerce. When she sneaks into his study and forges his signature, she never expects to be attracted to the stodgy bachelor. But if he finds out who she is, all of her dreams could go up in smoke…
Gina Conkle, a history nerd to the core, loves castles and museums. Her motto is “the older and moldier, the better.” When not enjoying relics, she lives in the present, dabbling in organic gardening at her home in San Diego, California. She lives with Brian, her husband and favorite alpha male, and their two boys. Visit her at www.ginaconkle.com.
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Giveaway ends 6th April 11.59pm. Winner will be chosen and contacted via email on the 7th April.
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