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Friday, November 28, 2014

Tasty Genre Samples

Authors often write across genres. Today's meme offers a chance to highlight our works beyond romance.

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Charmaine Gordon said...

Home for the Holidays
A Holiday Short Story
by Charmaine Gordon

Home for the Holidays CVR
Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited! or on Amazon-just 99 pennies for this poignant funny short story.

I’m honored to reach out to my readers with this holiday story. One reason is I’ve been able to tie up loose endings that began with Reconstructing Charlie, one of my first books with Vanilla Heart Publishing. Twin sisters were left behind; a secret needed to be revealed and so here it is.

Love and best wishes, not just in this holiday season but always.
Thank you for your support.

Charmaine Gordon

Charlie and Jimmy Costigan’s eight year old twin sisters, Celia and Carey, were abandoned in a private religious school in Utah years ago. Ten years later, they reach out to the kind aunt and uncle who raised their older sister and brother. An escape plan is made and their truly wicked mother is forced to face what she did by throwing away her children in order to gain her own freedom.

Rosemary Morris said...

False Pretences A Traditional Regency Novel
Rosemary Morris

Still outraged about the marriage that had been arranged for her with such high-handedness, Annabelle joined her bosom friend.
“What did Miss Chalfont want?” Fanny demanded.
Annabelle flung herself onto the sofa. “To tell me my guardian has arranged my marriage.”
Fanny perched on the edge of the sofa without pausing to smooth her white muslin gown to prevent it from creasing. The omission indicated intense excitement, since Fanny never neglected her appearance. “Wonderful,” Fanny breathed.
“Don’t be such a goose. If your brother ordered you to marry a man you had never met, would you obey him?”
“No, I don’t think so, but I would give almost anything to escape from this dungeon.”
“A remarkably comfortable dungeon,” Annabelle murmured, her sense of humour coming to the fore.
“Why are you laughing, and who is your prospective bridegroom?”
“I am laughing because you are so dramatic, and to answer your other question, Monsieur le Baron de Beauchamp, is a Frenchman, many years my senior,” she explained, indignation in every syllable.
“Not de Beauchamp?” Fanny gasped. “I cannot believe anyone in their right mind would expect you to marry that rakehell.”
Although Annabelle was not sure of the exact meaning of the word, she knew it was a term for a dishonourable man. Rakehell! She was expected to marry a baron with a shocking reputation. Her cheeks burned with indignation.
“It is said Monsieur le Baron kisses the maids and ogles all the unmarried girls.” Fanny pressed her hands to her cheeks. “It is even said that he is the father of more than one unfortunate babe born out of wedlock.”
Annabelle quivered with wrath at the thought of being expected to marry a man with such wicked ways. “Fanny, are you sure about this?”
Her friend nodded vehemently. “Everyone knows it.”

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