Coming this May…the next installment in the Harrow’s Finest Five series! In TwoScandals Are Better than One, our couple–Lucinda (Luci) and Edward)–face no seemingly unsurmountable external obstacles (other than needing to rescue her father from kidnappers) to being a couple. Instead, we join them on their journey as they fall in love, and they:
- Overcome their internal misbeliefs to each become a fully realized person
- Learn their previously-believed weaknesses are actually strengths
- Discover the games her brothers played with Luci as a child were really lessons in fighting and survival (and sharpshooting)
And now for the really fun part: the cover reveal! And the back cover copy/blurb to go with it.
A gentleman on an illicit lark
Edward, the upstanding Viscount Meriden, is desperate for one reckless adventure. After years of holding his crumbling family together, he finally indulges in one night of abandon at a debauched house party, where he meets a masked mystery woman. He longs to uncover all her secrets. But when he realizes she’s an old friend on a dangerous mission, he insists on becoming her protector.
A lady on a dangerous quest
Miss Lucinda Wagner is the only woman in a family of men rumored to be spies. When her father goes missing, she infiltrates a treacherous world to find him. No one suspects her double life until her childhood friend Edward discovers her secret. Now “Steady Eddie” insists upon watching over her. To gain his silence, she allows him to join her search.
A journey into the belly of the beast
As Luci and Edward delve deeper into the criminal underworld, their lives turn upside down. Danger lurks around every corner. Threats assail them from all sides. The only safe harbor in the city is in each other’s arms. Until the sparks between them threaten to ignite their long-denied passion.
Next week, I’ll have some more news about the series including a special sale, and when, where, and how to get Two Scandals Are Better than One!
What a pretty cover that is, Nancy! I love that magenta against the black. Very compelling! And the book sounds good, too. 🙂 Congratulations on your upcoming release!
Thanks! I knew I wanted the black dress. Getting to magenta to complement it took some time, though.
I love the cover!
The good news is, I’ve posted in some FB groups for feedback, and everyone knows at a glance that it’s HR and most can read the title in thumbnail. I think it’s the most genre-appropriate one thus far.
So exciting! 40 to 45 percent of your series is basically done and will be out there soon! I’m so proud of you!
Oh, I hadn’t thought in terms of percentages. The next one is written but not yet revised, and the fifth (of seven) is in discovery phase, so that does put it in the 40+% range! By the end of September, with the current finished one revised and the next one through the first draft stage, I will be getting to the home stretch. Woot!