Hello lovers of romance!
My friend Juliet Chastain, fresh off the release of For the Love of a Gypsy Lass, has come back to tell us about her new release The Gypsy and the Widow! And there's nothing wrong with more sexy Gypsies! Read on for more details on this steamy new book!
The Gypsy and the Widow by Juliet Chastain
A 99¢ Quicky
Preorder from: Breathless Press! It will be available from Breathless Press! Amazon, etc. on June 22
Will widowed Joanna Daniels choose a life of privilege with a wealthy lord or will she follow her heart and run away with the Gypsy laborer she loves?
Joanna Daniels is a widow who wants a father for her son. Tem Lovell is a widower hoping to find a mother for his children. They are perfect for each other except for one thing: she's a destitute English gentlewoman who is being courted by a wealthy lord, while Tem is a Gypsy laborer who lives hand-to-mouth.
As the ardor she shares with Tem grows stronger, Joanna is forced to decide between the security the cold and controlling lord can provide and the uncertainty of the open road coupled with the passionate love Tem feels for her—that is, if Tem is willing to take an English gentlewoman as his bride.
Here's an excerpt:
He lifted her as though she weighed no more than a small child and she twined her arms about his neck. He looked down at her and he moved as though to kiss her—oh God, how she wanted him to do so. But he pulled back, shaking his head slightly and the moment passed. He carried her to the door of her house, which he opened with one hand and brought her inside.
The door closed behind them, and Joanna reached up and brought his head down so his lips met her own.
Tem felt his blood heat as their lips touched. He had dreamed of this, but always believed it could be nothing but a dream. Could it be that she wanted him as he wanted her—or was she a wanton as his fellows had suggested?
He pulled his head back and studied her face. His very heart and soul cried out for her as much as his body, but he would not be a plaything, a casual amusement for a Gadji. He placed her gently on a sofa and knelt beside her as she reclined against the pillows. Her amber eyes and black lashes stood out against her milky pallor and some of her deep golden hair had escaped its tie and curled against her neck.
She reached out and took his hand. A flush crept into her cheeks. "Do you not want to kiss me?" He thought her voice shook slightly.
He could not keep himself from bringing her hand to his cheek for an instant, although he knew he should not. "I do not make love with every woman who wishes it, not even when I myself wish it. "
"Do you wish to make love to me?"
"With all my heart I do, but there is no future for us and I care far more for you already than I should."
She ran her fingers softly, tantalizingly, through his hair. "And I feel the same for you. I—I think of you so often. I so often have dreamed that you would touch me or kiss me. I long for it." She lowered her eyes as the flush on her cheeks turned darker and spread across her face, her neck. "We would harm no one."
He frowned and released her hand. "No one except ourselves, if indeed you feel as I do. I am already pained that I shall have to leave in a few days when our work is done here, perhaps sooner if Sir Edward does not pay as agreed. If you and I do what we wish to do, the pain of parting will be worse."
"I don't care," she cried. "I would willingly suffer later if that is the price I must pay."
Her lower lip trembled, and she bit it as though to still it. He could resist no longer, and he brought his lips hard against hers, his arms tight around her. He felt as though the floodgates controlling his pent-up desire for Joanna opened, and he drowned in his passion for her. He wanted nothing but to kiss her, to caress her, to love her in every way a man can love a woman.
The Gypsy and the Widow can be pre ordered from Breathless Press! It will be available June 22. For more about me: JulietChastain.com. You can also find me on Twitter@julietchastain, and on Facebook: www.facebook.com/JulietChastain
Can't wait for the release of The Gypsy and the Widow? You can read other short 99¢ books in the Gypsy Lovers series: A Proper Lady's Gypsy Lover and For Love of a Gypsy Lass are available now at BreathlessPress, Amazon, etc.