Thursday, December 9, 2010

Ready For an Indecent Offer??

I love this cover!!!!! His hand, her corset, his chin nestled in the crook of her neck, his glancing down her body.........
Oh good lord, does anyone have a fan??
Lets enjoy a little taste of Cerise Deland's Miss Darling's Indecent Offer.
copyright 2010
She held tightly to his hand all the way home to Durham Manor. A short ride of ten minutes, the journey seemed to take ten years. But snuggled against Jack’s chest, Emma listened to his heart beat and the pace resounded with her own yearning. To make love to him, to be loved by him for just one night seemed so impossible days ago that she had feared to make this last request in her offer. But he had agreed and now he seemed as eager as she.

Do not delude yourself, Emma. Men love rarely. That was her mother’s warning.

Emma fought back the dour words, so daunting to her fortitude. But you do not wish for love from him. Only the deflowering.

She squirmed in her seat. Be honest, Emma, don’t you want more?

“You are sad. Why?” Jack lifted her chin. “If you have second thoughts on this, I can—”

“No!” She tried in vain to smile at him. “I was thinking of people who have nothing to do with us.”

Jack’s silver eyes seemed to look straight through her. “Who?”

“My mother.”

“She has to do with you. So tell me.”

“She has a jaded view of men. Thinks none worthy of her. Thinks few can honor a woman’s affections.”

“Do you believe her?”

Emma examined his earnest features, so intent on her. “I always thought her a little…extreme.”

“Parents often appear that way.”

“They do. After a while, it becomes imperative to rid yourself of their notions.”

He hooted. “How true. I’ll tell you about my father sometime. His notions are notoriously odd.”

“I have heard.”

“Really? I wonder that they did not deter you from approaching me,” he said with distaste for the subject.

“They were, I am ashamed to say, the very reasons that I did,” she admitted, felt her cheeks flush with color and turned her face toward the coachman who pulled open the door and let down the steps. “I think of you differently now.”

He cupped her face with one hand and led her to look at him. “Do you, darling? How encouraging,” he whispered as he bent and kissed her slowly, his mouth blessing hers time and time again and creating a craving for more. “Come,” he said breathlessly as the barouche rolled to a stop and he broke away. Quickly, he stepped out, offered his hand and led her up the broad stone steps.

Cerise, congratulations on the success of this series!!



  1. It is such a sexy cover. Thanks for sharing the great excerpt with us, Tessie.

    Congrats Cerise!

  2. I loved the excerpt and the cover, both are very intriguing. Congratulations Cerise on your many successes.
    XXOO Kat

  3. Oh I do agree, it's a lovely cover. Thanks for sharing with us.

    in Germany

  4. I love this and the cover is just too fabulous for words! Major congrats!

  5. Thanks to all of you. I loved this book. This man. This woman.
    Yep, I know. Good thing for the author to do.
    BUT in this case, she has a real problem that rocked my boat. A problem unique to the era and the place.
    This morning, this book is on Kindle and already selling like crazy. (heart beating rapidly here at home....)
    The first 2 in the series did so damn well, in the top 10--sometimes the top 5 on 3 different best-seller lists.
    It is a Regency. So what can you predict, CD?
    Yes, well.
    Thanks to all of you who have come to read about it here...and everywhere!


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