Paying the Viking's Price

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

To Marry A Matchmaker

My hardbacks arrived yesterday and this is possibly my favourite cover ever! It works for me at any rate.

This is the book that is up for grabs on the Authors for Japan auction. There are 150 other lots so I have to hope someone will bid for this (and the critique).

The blurb reads:
The Matchmaker's Wager
Lady Henirietta Thorndike hides her lonely heart behind playing Cupid -- some might accuse her of interfering, but she prefers to think of it as improving other people's lives!
But Robert Montemorcy knows it has to stop -- his ward has just fled from a compromising situation in Lodnon, and the last thing she needs is to be embroiled in Henri's complusive matchmaking! He bets Henri that she won't be able to resist meddling...only to lose his own heart into the bargain!

From the front page teaser:
'I can stop any time I want,' Henrietta replied, her face taking on a muntinous expression as she crossed her arms over her full bosom, highlighting rather than detracting from her curves.
'Prove it.'
'What are you suggesting Mr Montemorcy?' Her carefully arranged curls shook with anger.  'I enjoy helping. People need me.'
At last. She'd walked straight into his trap. 'I am suggesting a wager to demonstrated that you are  addicted to arranging others' love-lives and you have no sense of discipline in these matters. He watched her bridle at the words. He wondered if she knew how desirable she appeared when she was angry. Desirable but very much off-limits...

The first line -- as I happen to like it: Precise planning produced perfection.

It comes out as a paperback in July.

4 comments:

Jennifer Shirk said...

Oooh, loved the teaser!
And yes, the cover is LOVELY. Congrats!

Michelle Styles said...

I need to get the excerpt up! It was a fun one to write and my fingers are tightly crossed...

Carol Townend said...

That is a lovely cover, Michelle! Congratulations. Give us the exceprt SOON...

Rula Sinara said...

Beautiful cover and love the blurb! Congrats, Michelle!