Trapped By Duty And The Demands Of His Cruel,unyielding Father Lord Gabriel Sinclair, The Dark And Moody Earl Of Wakefield, Is Being Forced To Find A Bride But Gabriel Plans An Exquisite Revenge On His Cold Hearted Parent Wedding The Sultry, Low Born Yankee Wench Who Tried To Steal His Watch Ragged And Beautiful Cassie McClellan Is Desperate To Escape Her Life Of Poverty And, Therefore, Willingly Accepts The Handsome, Arrogant Aristocrat S Offer Of Marriage In Name Only But Neither Is Prepared For The Awakening Passions That Will Bind Their Fragile, Damaged Hearts Or The Blistering, Sensual Need That Comples Them Both To Surrender Body And Soul.
Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations being a writer was never one of them When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer That soon changed happened a lot during those pre teen years when she decided archaeology was in her future Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before Growing up in Joliet, Illinois, Samantha James had many childhood aspirations being a writer was never one of them When she was ten, she was certain she was destined to be an astronomer That soon changed happened a lot during those pre teen years when she decided archaeology was in her future Detective work was her next goal, thanks to the Trixie Belden mysteries she was reading, and before long, nursing beckoned courtesy of the Cherry Ames series In college, she set her sights on teaching history, then briefly entertained the notion of becoming a flight attendant, only to discover she did not like to fly Having been raised in a family of avid readers, she was rarely without a book in hand Her tastes were rather eclectic She got hooked on the Doc Savage series and Edgar Rice Burroughs after her older brother finished them, in her teen years, moved on to Agatha Christie, Daphne DuMaurier, and Phyllis A Whitney In the meantime, the right guy came along They met on a semi blind date at an office Christmas party She was told he wanted to go out with her, and he was told she wanted to go out with him Six months later, the U.S Army shipped him off to Germany and she wrote faithfully at least three times a week she often jokes this was the start of her writing career Marriage followed, as well as three daughters Samantha left the detective work to her husband and turned her attention to raising their girls When her youngest was six months old, two things happened 1 she read Moonstruck Madness by Laurie McBain and scrambled to find every historical romance she could lay her hands on 2 her older brother revealed he was writing and submitting his short stories to big name magazines As he put it, I ve been rejected by the best of em The seed was planted Rejection was a dreaded word, but Samantha figured, Well, if he can take it, so can I That summer, she wrote not one book, but three longhand, in a notebook, during naptime Bedtime Any time she could The burning desire to write was a long time in coming she was nearing thirty by then but she discovered that once she set pen to paper, she couldn t stop Those three manuscripts did get the dreaded rejection letter they re still languishing somewhere in her attic , but she finally hit pay dirt with her fourth Samantha s brother promptly proposed collaborating on a fantasy together alas, still unwritten Nowadays, she s firmly convinced she s the queen of rejected titles for her books She s only managed to retain two original titles thus far, but writing is indeed a dream come trueTo date, her books have been published in numerous foreign countries her daughters number one choice for show and tell were always the foreign editions of Mom s books Known for her heartfelt, emotionally charged three hanky reads , her books have been nominated for numerous awards, and have consistently hit the bestseller lists Maybe someday she ll do that fantasy romance collaboration with her brother For now, she s having a great time spinning dramatic, passionate tales of old
- 400 pages
- Gabriels Bride
- Samantha James
- 23 January 2019 Samantha James