1 December 2012

Sweet Saturday Sample

For this week's Sweet Saturday Sample I am offering you another short sample from my current Regency Christmas Romance, Vidal's Honor


When plunged into a world of spies, agents and espionage during the Peninsula wars, Honor, Lady Beaumont, flees for her life when the French capture her husband at Salamanca, and relies on his batman to arrange her safe passage back to England.

Viscount Charles Vidal is ordered by Robert Dumas, the First Lord of the Admiralty, to travel to Spain and escort the only woman he’s ever loved, Lord Devlin Beaumont’s widow back home before the French discover her whereabouts.

Their journey is fraught by danger, least of all knowing whether they are surrounded by friends or foe. Will they survive long enough to explore the possibility of a future together or will whispers of treason be enough to see Honor dispatched to Tyburn first?
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       “Are you aware we’re being followed?”
“Impossible!” The denial exploded into the night air.
“Shh. I believe it is a fact.” Vidal grabbed Juan’s arm and hauled him into the shadows. “Mrs. Beaumont told me this afternoon she’s been aware of it for several days now, but was not certain enough to mention it before.”
“And she decided to confide in you today, why?”
“She didn’t, it obvious she’s been worried about something for a while but put it down to the loss of her husband and her concerns for the future.” He hadn’t but had no intention of revealing more information on anything than he had to.
“And you believe her?”
“Not at first, but I spent more time this afternoon watching our backs, and believe she may be right.”
The air filled with Spanish curses.
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Patricia Kiyono said...

It's a good thing Vidal is alert. What a gentleman!

Jenna said...

He seems to be on top of the situation, thank goodness. Nice sample.

Marsha Ward said...

Whew! Not good! I'm glad there are two men looking out for Lady Beaumont's interests. It seems she needs all the help she can get!

Lindsay said...

It's good the Vidal is keeping an eye on not only her but everything around them

Carrie-Anne said...

She's lucky she has these guys to look out for her!

SherryGLoag said...

;-) Thanks for coming by Patty.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Jenna, glad you like this one.

SherryGLoag said...

Marsha, thanks for your comment and company.

SherryGLoag said...

:-) Lindsay, Thanks.

SherryGLoag said...

Carrie-Anne, ou're so right. Thanks for coming by.