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.
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.
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