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Hello Readers!

I’m here today to offer you a taste of How to be a Proper Lady by Katharine Ashe! Read on to enjoy an exclusive excerpt! This book releases on June 26th and if you’d like to learn more about today’s guest author, you can visit her website at www.KatharineAshe.com.

Exclusive Excerpt:

Dragging sore feet, Viola moved along the darkened corridor through the vast mansion, wishing she’d brought a lamp or candle, then happy she hadn’t. She was so weary and wretched, she must look like she’d been through a squall. And to be so wretched after her sister had thrown her a fabulous party made her more wretched yet.

Halfway along the corridor she met a pair of matrons, gray head-to gray head, still gossiping madly. She bade them goodnight, they waved, never ceasing their whispered chatter, and she slogged along on blistered toes and heels.

Five minutes of slogging later it occurred to her that she was once again lost. This time quite literally. Amber circles from sconces lit the corridor at long intervals. She recognized nothing, not the side table nor the painting on the wall; she had never been in this corridor of the earl’s house. Voices came from a distance. The ubiquitous footmen seemed to have eschewed their ubiquity.

She halted and turned around. Jin was walking toward her. Her heart did an awful leap against her rib cage.

“What is the chance that I get myself lost and you appear out of nowhere to take me back where I belong?” she whispered very unsteadily.

“No chance.” He came right to her, as close as he had on the terrace the last time he spoke to her, and at the library door when he did not. “I was looking for you.”

“Me?” She could not bridle her tongue; it was apparently firmly attached to her heart.

“Are you certain you weren’t looking for Lady Fiona, rather?”

“Quite certain.” His crystal eyes covered her all at once, it seemed, her face and hair, shoulders and the place where her quick breaths pressed her breasts against her bodice. She wanted him to look at her like this, but he had looked at her this way before and then rejected her.

“She wants you,” she uttered, trying to push him away with words.

“I don’t want her.” He grasped her arms, not gently, and bent over her mouth. “I want you.” Then, finally, he kissed her again.

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Blurb:

HOW TO BE A PROPER LADY

The rules of being a proper lady

1) Never take steps greater than six inches apart
2) Never look boldly at a gentleman
3) And never, ever kiss a man who is not your fiancé…
But beautiful, bold Viola Carlyle doesn’t care about the rules. And she desperately wants to kiss the notoriously tempting Captain Jin Seton, the man who brought her kicking and fighting back to English society. Kidnapped as a child, now she longs to return to that life of freedom where she was able to live—and love—as she wished.

Having hunted Viola for two years, Jin Seton has finally found his good luck—for by finding Viola his oldest, deepest debt will at last be paid. And although he has vowed not to let her win his heart, this very improper lady might finally be the one who tames him.

How to be a Proper Lady – Katharine Ashe

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Oops! I’m late for the bloghop and I apologize. I’ve been immersed in the third installment of the SINS Novel Series, tentatively titled JUSTIFIED. I don’t want to share an excerpt just yet but I do have one from my soon to released GUARDIAN!

Claire found herself moving toward him, her fingers trembled with the need to touch them, to trace their outline and burn them into her memory. She wanted to sculpt them and for a fleeting moment thought of asking him to pose for her.

He wouldn’t do it. She knew he was far too serious to indulge her. Serious yet concerned, with just a small hint of humor showing in his eyes on the rarest of occasions.

They were both adults, she reminded herself. Consenting adults. She had felt his attraction toward her and since she was unable to restrain her own emotions from being displayed, she would no longer deny herself.

GUARDIAN will be released at www.LiquidSilverBooks.com in the coming months. In the meantime, I will continue to immerse myself in the lives of Ian Nightwalker, Leah Wolfe and Joaquin Wildhorse.

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