Merry Christmas! I have yet another fabulous guest today. She writes for Blushing Books and her stories are engaging, wicked, delicious and I would say a bit old world. She has an incredible new book releasing on December 21st and gives us a taste of one of her characters. Welcome Vanessa!
Back by popular demand! Vanessa Brooks brings you book four of her popular risqué Georgian romances.
Once again, we meet old friends and new! The naughty ladies of the spanked wives society manage to get themselves embroiled in yet another tangled mess.
Primrose Latimer has a fiancé to be proud of, a gentleman destined to become Lord Trewithe of Pencullen House in Cornwall but a case of mistaken identity scuppers her chances of ever becoming his Lady wife. Her hopes and aspirations dashed, she is determined that the man who has ruined her, a Cornish smuggler, shall pay dearly for her losses.
However, fate and Jago Poldrunne have other plans for Primrose, as swirling sea mists and smugglers abound!
If fast paced, romantic, humorous romps, featuring strong, handsome commanding gentlemen are not your thing – then please do not purchase this seductive, 18th century romance!
Interview with Jago Poldrunne:
“Hello you’re Jago Poldrunne aren’t you? It’s very nice to meet you.” Bloody hell, this man is gorgeous – furiously fanning face!
‘An’ who might you be?’
“Vanessa Brooks, It is very nice to meet you.”
‘What d’you want wench?’
“I’d like to interview you. I would be very grateful if you could spare me the time to answer a few questions.”
‘Did Primrose put you up to this? Are you married to an Excise man? What exactly is it that you want to know?’
“I have no connection with any Excise men neither does my husband I do assure you and Primrose has had d nothing to do with this visit but I’m curious, what would you have done if she had been involved?”
‘Did no one tell you that curiosity killed the cat missy -Carry on with these deeply personal questions and you might wish you hadn’t found out the answer? Are we clear Mistress Brooks?’
“Um, yes, okay. Have you time to just tell me a little something about yourself please sir?”
‘Aye, well I’m a Cornish man, born and bred and proud of it. I’m the local Squire. My father t’were Squire of Poldrunne before me, he died a couple of years back. I am glad he didn’t live to see the ruin Cornwall has suffered since the tin mines closed. The people of Cornwall relied too heavily upon tin mining, all was well for an age and our children ate their fill and had warm clothes upon their back. Then came cheaper tin imports from abroad and our mines began to close. This caused terrible hardship and starvation, no one seemed to care that the people of Cornwall were dying. Local men turned back to the sea. Some returned to a life of fishing while others turned to smuggling but the important thing was our people could live and filled their bellies once again. O’course there was other means to feed a family. Evil men took to wrecking, luring ships onto the rocks in order to steal the cargo then sell it on.’
“I take it that you don’t hold with wrecking?”
‘No, I most certainly do not! My but you’re an impertinent wench! You are married you say, Mistress brooks?’
“Yes I am, why?”
‘Tis clear to me that you need taking in hand, your husband needs to teach you some manners wench. I’ll speak with him; assure him that this should do the trick.’
“Err…I have just remembered that I have an errand to run I have to go. Thanks for taking the time to talk with me, goodbye Mr… I mean, Squire Poldrunne!”
‘Here wait a moment wench, here you give that to your husband, tell him ’tis a gift from Squire Poldrunne!’
“That’s terribly kind but no thanks I…”
‘Take it. Mayhap I should demonstrate its purpose?’
“Um, no need, thanks for the, er-hem, gift. I have to rush off now, bye-ee!”
What exactly is my husband meant to do with a piece of old tar rope?
Why not read, The Smugglers Bride and find out the answer! There is a gift for every reviewer of this book, a free copy of my full length book – Lightning Switch – A time travel novel. Offer open until 31st March 2018.
Thank you so much Vanessa. The book sounds incredible! I’ll be back at the end of the week with another tasty treat. In the mean time, enjoy the week!