- The Seduction of Lord Stone: The Dashing Widows Book 1.
For this reckless widow, love is the most dangerous game of all.
Caroline, Lady Beaumont, arrives in London seeking excitement after ten dreary years of marriage and an even drearier year of mourning. That means conquering society, dancing like there’s no tomorrow, and taking a lover to provide passion without promises. Promises, in this dashing widow’s dictionary, equal prison. So what is an adventurous lady to do when she loses her heart to a notorious rake who, for the first time in his life, wants forever?
Devilish Silas Nash, Viscount Stone is in love at last—with a beautiful, headstrong widow bent on playing the field. Worse, she’s enlisted his help to set her up with his disreputable best friend. No red-blooded man takes such a challenge lying down, and Silas schemes to seduce his darling into his arms, warm, willing and besotted. But will his passionate plots come undone against a woman determined to act the mistress, but never the wife?
Over to Anna...
Hi Love Cats! Hi in particular to my hostess today, the fabulous Sharon Archer! Thank you for having me as your guest today to talk about my new digital novella The Seduction of Lord Stone: The Dashing Widows Book 1.
I know a lot of authors put together soundtracks for their books, with inspirational songs to get them into the writing mood. I don’t do that, although I do like to work with instrumental music playing – words put me off my game.
But every so often a song pops up that acts as a theme for a character and I can’t get it out of my head.
To give you an example, in Midnight’s Wild Passion (Avon 2011), the song that fitted the action was Muse’s Undisclosed Desires. If you’ve read that book, you’ll know that both the hero and heroine are living a lie in many ways. Only when they fall in love and give in to their “undisclosed desires” can they get their happy ending.
The song fitting the story thing happened again recently while I was writing my new digital novella, The Seduction of Lord Stone. This is the first in my Dashing Widows series and it’s out 1st September from all good e-tailers at the bargain price of 99 cents.
Except, in TSOLS’s case, it was two songs.
So here in musical terms is a description of what my hero and heroine need to resolve before they can walk off into the sunset together.
Beautiful, wayward, reckless Caroline, Lady Beaumont, in London for the season after a very dull year of mourning for a husband she didn’t love:
All I Wanna Do Is Have Some Fun – Sheryl Crow
Dashing, rakish, clever Silas Nash, Viscount Stone (yeah, he might find himself seduced somewhere in this story – hate to include spoilers!), patiently conducting a subtle courtship of his skittish beloved:
When I Fall in Love, It Will Be Forever – Nat King Cole
Whatever the case for my bewildered hero and heroine, the writer had some fun with this story, anyway. Silas is one of those heroes who just seems to get more and more entangled in disasters as he pursues Caroline, while she keeps dancing one step ahead of him.
It was mean to laugh at his dilemmas – but I DID!
Until, of course, he turns the tables on Caroline and catches her. Which is when I can promise you that Silas and Caroline BOTH have some fun! And yanno, there might just be some falling in love forever going on there too. So the two songs end up playing in perfect harmony!
Let’s talk favourite songs. Do you have one? Does it have any particular associations for you? I’ve got a download of The Seduction of Lord Stone (international) for one lucky commenter.
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