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March 18th, 2014
Are We There Yet?

Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

~ Grab your current read

~ Open to a random page

~ Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

~ BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

~ Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teaser this week is from Mistress of Merrivale, a historical romance, which is due out on 25 March.

Teaser One:

A raucous feminine screech pierced the air and tea sloshed from the spout. Jocelyn sighed inwardly, forcing her smile to remain intact while she set the china pot down.

Teaser Two:

“Are we there yet?” Elizabeth Townsend’s querulous voice pierced her thoughts—an oft repeated question, that had grated Jocelyn’s nerves raw.

They’d taken the journey in small stages over many days, but even so, by the time they reached the outskirts of Dartmoor, Jocelyn wanted to strangle her mother.

Mistress of Merrivale

A marriage of convenience…full of inconvenient secrets.

Jocelyn Townsend’s life as a courtesan bears no resemblance to the life she envisioned in girlish dreams. But it allows her and her eccentric mother to live in relative security—until her protector marries and no longer requires her services.

Desperate to find a new benefactor, one kind enough to accept her mother’s increasingly mad flights of fancy, Jocelyn is nearly overwhelmed with uncertainty when a lifeline comes from an unexpected source.

Leo Sherbourne’s requirements for a wife are few. She must mother his young daughter, run his household, and warm his bed. All in a calm, dignified manner with a full measure of common sense. After his late wife’s histrionics and infidelity, he craves a simpler, quieter life.

As they embark on their arrangement, Leo and Jocelyn discover an attraction that heats their bedroom and a mutual admiration that warms their days. But it isn’t long before gossip regarding the fate of Leo’s first wife, and his frequent, unexplained absences, make Jocelyn wonder if the secrets of Merrivale Manor are rooted in murder…

Warning: Contains mysterious incidents, a mad mother who screeches without provocation, scheming relatives, and a captivating husband who blows scorching hot and suspiciously cold. All is not as it seems…and isn’t that delicious?

Purchase Mistress of Merrivale

What are you reading this week?

14 comments to “Are We There Yet?”

  1. Great teasers. I’ve not read many books like this but it sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for stopping by. :)

  3. This sounds awesome. I love these stories. Here is my TT

  4. Thanks :)

  5. Hahahaha…I feel like strangling the kids sometimes when they ask they same question.
    Great teasers.

    Here’s mine

  6. LOL – I’ve been known to voice this myself after traveling.

  7. Sounds like a great plot. I’ll watch for your book’s release.
    My Teaser is from MILLSTONE.

  8. Thanks, Sandra.

  9. What a teaser!! Happy reading!

    Here is my teaser post

  10. Thanks.

  11. “Are we there yet?” will always be asked. Love the cover.

  12. I really like the cover too. Very sexy.

  13. Two good teasers, Shelley. Mine: Night Broken by Patricia Briggs.

  14. Thanks, Heather.