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Friday, December 13, 2013

Love By Deception

"Hey, Elizabeth, I thought today was Fashionist Friday."

"It is, but Elaine wanted to host Debra Elizabeth too. If you want Fashionista Friday, just scroll on down."

"I'm going to. I love clothes."

"I'll go too, but first let's look at this post."

"Okay, I'm with you."

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BLURB:

 

Content with her life as a lady's maid, Isabel Knott learns the father she never knew has left her a fortune. The news comes with one restriction—she can never reveal his name. Isabel falls in love with Colby Tisbury, but with her nonexistent pedigree his father, Lord Tisbury, will never accept her as his daughter-in-law.

Colby Tisbury must marry, and soon. If he doesn’t find a bride before the end of the Season, his father will supply one. Then Colby meets sassy Isabel Knott, and everything changes—but can he go against his father’s wishes and marry a girl utterly lacking in family and connections? Isabel is forced to make an impossible choice - reveal her secret identity and bring shame to her true father or lose Colby forever.

EXCERPT:


Bath, England

1798

 

“Push harder,” the midwife said. “You’re doing fine. The child is almost here.”

 
The young woman fell back against the pillows, sweat plastering her hair to her head. “I cannot.”

 
Her friend wiped her forehead with a cool cloth. “Yes, you can. When the next pain comes, push with all your might. Can you do that?”

 
“Yes,” she whispered. As another pain wracked her body, she screamed in agony and pushed the child into the world.

 
The midwife caught the baby and began to wipe it clean. “A daughter. You have a fine daughter.”

 
The young woman sighed in relief. “Please, let me hold her.”

 
The midwife wrapped the child in a clean blanket and handed the infant to her mother.

 
The young woman stared at the tiny face. She had a full head of dark hair and a good set of lungs that she didn’t mind using. “Hush now, little one. No need to fret,” she cooed as the child quieted.

 
Mary smiled at her friend. “You did it.”

 
“Oh, Mary, isn’t she the most beautiful child?”

 
Mary squeezed her hand. “Indeed she is.”

 
Tears welled in the young woman’s eyes and spilled down her cheeks. “Whatever am I going to do?”

 
Mary had no solution to her friend’s dilemma. “I don’t know.”






AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 

Debra Elizabeth is the romance pen name for fantasy author Debra L Martin. Together with her co-author and brother, they enjoy writing epic fantasy. They have published 4 books to date, THE SILVER CROSS, ASSASSIN'S CURSE, THE QUEST FOR NOBILITY AND THE CRYSTAL FACADE. They are currently working on WITCH'S CURSE, Book 2 in the Witchstone Prophecies.

 

LOVE BY DECEPTION is Book 2 in the Age of Innocence series. Book 1 is LOVE BY SECRETS. She is currently working on Book 3, DARE TO LOVE A SPY.

 

Debra also blogs at Two Ends of the Pen where she writes about everything writing as well as hosting author interviews and posting book reviews.

 

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Hey, readers, Elizabeth forgot to tell you about Debra's contest. She's giving away digital copies of Love By Secrets and Love by Deception to two random commenters, so you'd follow her tour and comment often. You can find her schedule at http://www.goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/11/book-blast-love-by-deception-by-debra.html


 

2 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Debra L Martin said...

Thank you so much for hosting my latest romance! Even it is Fashionista Friday!!