Saturday, November 8, 2014

Weekend Writing Warriors: To Save A Lady #1

Excited to be joining the Weekend Writing Warrior (http://www.wewriwa.com/) this weekend. This week's snippet is from my new release is from Book One of my French Quarter Brides series, To Save a Lady. 

Set up: From Chapter 1, this is a snippet from when Captain Jesse Cross is approached by a mysterious masked woman at midnight in the French Quarter of New Orleans, 1814

The seductive scent of flowers and musk intoxicated him. Like her face, her body was hidden. It was all shadows and secrets beneath the cloak except for the flirty mask with its twinkling gems, but his imagination pictured her as a beautiful woman. Nude, of course.
“I am your liaison.” Her sensual voice was a mere whisper carried in the wind.   
"Liaison?" The implication was so intimate that it aroused him.


Blurb:
A DARING MASQUERADE
A move from Paris to New Orleans brings disaster to Elise Plaisance’s predictable life as a lady’s maid. The son of her grief-stricken mistress disappears, and Elise is drawn into a dangerous web of espionage and deceit as the threat of war divides the city.
A CAPTAIN BEWITCHED
Captain Jesse Cross doesn’t fancy himself as a lovelorn soldier desperate for a woman until a mysterious French spy captivates his imagination. Their romance is a frail illusion, born in the darkness of a moonlit courtyard and never meant to last forever.
A FUTURE IMPERILED
The enemy strikes. Both on the battlefield and in the Quarter. Torn between loyalty and love, Elise must risk everything to rescue her mistress’s son before all is lost. Jesse knows he has to stop her even if it means sacrificing his honor as well as his life to save a lady.

You can click on the French Quarter Brides tab on this blog to read an excerpt from Chapter 1.  
Amazon link  http://amzn.to/1tz2HIq

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Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by and your comments make my day! 

24 comments:

alexisduranblog.com said...

Very intriguing. I love the sensual imagery. The blurb sounds fantastic! Welcome to WWW.

Eleri Stone said...

New Orleans set historical spy story? *Click* Love this line especially> "It was all shadows and secrets beneath the cloak..."

Patricia Preston said...

Alexis: Thanks so much for stopping by and I'm glad you liked the blurb.

Patricia Preston said...

Eleri: Glad you like the New Orleans setting. It is one of my favorite places!

Charmaine Gordon said...

New Orleans, a state of mind so I found many years ago. Wonderful snippet, Patricia. Welome to WEWRIWA.

Veronica Scott said...

Wonderful to see you on the Weekend Writing Warriors, my friend! Enjoyed the snippet, all mysterious and sensual and New Orleans besides! Great 8!

Patricia Preston said...

Charmaine: Thanks for stopping by!

Patricia Preston said...

Veronica: Glad to see you! Hope all is going well with you now!

christinaochs said...

Loving all of the seductive imagery. Liaison indeed! Oh, and that cover is gorgeous!

Patricia Preston said...

Christina: Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you the compliment on the cover!

Daryl Devore said...

Fabulous snippet and welcome.

Teresa Cypher said...

Welcome to wewriwa! We're glad to have you.

Your writing is incredibly fluid. It feels effortless to read it. :-)

The covers are gorgeous, by the way. :-)

Gem Sivad said...

Lovely imagery. I'm off to check it out at Amazon. :)

Elaine Cantrell said...

Very seductive! I enjoyed the excerpt.

Patricia Bradley said...

Great blurb...just a hint of what's to come! Love this story.

Patricia Preston said...

Thanks, Daryl! Glad you stopped by.

Patricia Preston said...

Teresa: Thank you for such a wonderful compliment both on the writing and the covers. The covers I really like and one of the reasons I did this series was so I could have some covers that I really liked. :)

Patricia Preston said...

Gem: It's been a long time but you still have your cowgirl pic, which I remember from Six Sentence Sunday. Cool! Thanks for stopping by!

Patricia Preston said...

Elaine: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.

Patricia Preston said...

Hey Pat B, Glad you stopped by and thanks for your support of this epic story and journey of mine!! :)

caitlinsternwrites said...

To paraphrase Princess Bride... I don't think that word means what he thinks it means.

Frank C. Etier said...

Pinned, Tweeted, & G+'d.
I spent 30+ years in Baton Rouge. We visited NOLA often. Great setting!

Patricia Preston said...

Caitlin: LOL!! Not the way he took it.

Patricia Preston said...

Frank: I love NOLA!