I’m so happy that Thomasine stopped by today to give us a little peek into her new book. I don’t know about you but after getting a look I’m so ready to find out more!
The Sole Survivor Series
by Thomasine Rappold
Cursed with prophetic visions and desperate to atone for a death she could have prevented, Gianna York swears she will never again ignore the chance to save a life. When she is hired by Landen Elmsworth to serve as companion to his sister, Gia repeatedly sees the image of her employer’s lifeless corpse floating in Misty Lake. As subsequent visions reveal more details, Gia soon realizes her best chance to save this difficult man is by becoming his wife.
At first, Landen Elmsworth believes the fetching Miss York might be right for a meaningless dalliance, but he grossly underestimates her capacity for cunning and soon finds himself bound until death to a woman he may never be able to trust. Yet in the dark of their bedroom they discover an undeniable passion–and a capacity to forge their own destiny . . .
Thank you for inviting me to share an excerpt of The Lady Who Saw Too Much. I hope readers enjoy the prelude to Gia and Landen’s first kiss and will check out their story!
– Thomasine Rappold
She crawled out from beneath the bed. She brushed the dust balls from her hair, off her sleeves, anything to avoid looking at him. Her heart hammered. She forced herself to face him, then wished she hadn’t. He sat on the edge of the bed, a thin sheet wrapped around his waist. He was magnificent. Moonlight cast him in shadows and light. Her breath caught in her throat. Firm shoulders, muscular arms. A silken layer of dark hair graced his broad chest, trailing in a fine line to his taut stomach and beyond.
She could barely breathe, let alone speak. “I can explain.”
“I am listening.”
“I was…looking for something.”
He patted the space next to him on the bed and smiled. “You’ve found it.”
She gaped, shaking her head. “You misunderstand.”
Securing the sheet around his waist, he stood, moving toward her. “Enlighten me.”
The scent of his skin filled her senses, heating her blood and her flesh and her bones.
“Are you a thief?”
She took a step back. “No.”
He moved closer. His tousled hair pronounced a wildness about him, giving weight to the carnal look in his eyes. She couldn’t help wondering how many women had seen him this way, but she knew, without a doubt, she would never forget that she had.
He stopped, reaching toward her. She couldn’t move as his hand touched her hair. Twirling a lock around his finger, he grazed her temple, her ear. He leaned closer, and she closed her eyes, melting in the wisp of warm breath in her ear.
She shook her head slowly, her voice barely a whisper. “No.”
“What, then, are you doing in my room?” His lips skimmed her neck with each word. “Why are you here?”
To save your life, she wanted to say. But when she opened her eyes and gazed into his face, she discovered she wanted something else more.
So she kissed him instead.
A three-time RWA Golden Heart nominee, Thomasine Rappold writes historical romance and historical romance with paranormal elements. She lives with her husband in a small town in upstate New York that inspired her current series. When she’s not spinning tales of passion and angst, she enjoys spending time with her family, fishing on one of the nearby lakes, and basking on the beach in Cape Cod. Thomasine is a member of Romance Writers of America and the Capital Region Romance Writers. Readers can find her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.
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