To celebrate a new cover for my book SABINE, I am offering a Kindle Countdown Deal on both NOTHING TO REGRET and SABINE, for two days from March 5 to March 7. (Only available on e-books and on Amazon US and Amazon UK, I'm afraid.) If you haven't already purchased the books, here's the opportunity to buy them for just 99c / 99p each.
An excerpt from NOTHING TO REGRET:
I don’t know at what time I was disturbed. Maybe it was the click of the door handle that woke me, or the shaft of light from the landing, that grew as the door slowly opened. I
opened my eyes, and there, in silhouette, was the unmistakeable sight of Charles, naked as I had seen him once before. He didn’t enter the room—just stood silently looking towards the bed.
I didn’t raise my head, but simply looked at him. I wasn’t sure if he could see my face because of the shadow. He began to speak softly.
“You’re welcome to join us, Beatrice. Sabine and I would like you to come to us if you wish.”
I lay as still as a statue, hardly daring to breathe. Part of me wanted to explore the opportunity that was being offered. But the other part of me was scared and nervous, fearful of making a mistake. I said nothing and after a brief moment, Charles turned and closed the door, shutting out the light.
I lay awake for some time after that, despite my tiredness, my heart pounding and my breath uneven. Was I being foolish and suburban? Here was an opportunity to jump into a sophisticated and exciting scenario—an opportunity that might not present itself again. I came abroad with the express purpose of becoming a woman of the world, eager to plunge into a whole new and exciting way of life, to give me experiences that would drive my much-desired career as a writer. Yet something held me back. Perhaps I should get to know these two people better before taking such a step. My body was eager to plunge into the unknown, but my mind was more cautious.
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I hope you like my new-look cover for SABINE. Here it is.
An excerpt from SABINE:
He looked up at me, removing his spectacles, with which he had been reading some documents, and placing them on the desk in front of him. Resting back in the chair he studied me for a few seconds, before speaking.
“So, you are Sabine. My men were right when they described you as beautiful. But then I would expect Alexis to want only the best.”
While he talked, he watched me intently, and I stared back, just as intently. I remained silent, so he continued talking.
“You have spirit, I see. Are you not afraid of me?” He spoke excellent French, with a Russian accent.
“Should I be afraid of you?”
He laughed quietly.
“Under different circumstances, you would be the kind of woman who I would like in my bed. I can’t bear women who wail and cry at every little misfortune. I find them most tiresome.”
I didn’t wait for permission to speak. “Why am I here? What do you want of me? Are you expecting a ransom for me?”
He put his head back and laughed. “How much do you think you are worth, as a ransom?” I didn’t reply, so he continued talking. “100,000 Francs, maybe? Or perhaps more than that? If I were to take you back to Russia, I’m sure I could find someone who would pay such a large amount of money for you. However, that’s not why you are here.”
“Well then, why am I here? It’s obviously to do with Alexis. Is it connected with him being attacked at the Casino, and the fire at the hotel?”
He didn’t reply, but merely issued some instructions in Russian to the two men, before turning back to me.
“You must be bored, down there in the cellar. I’ve told the men to get hold of some reading material for you. I assume you enjoy romances—all women like to fantasise. Or do you prefer something a little more…enticing…perhaps?” His eyes glinted, and I knew what he was inferring. I felt my cheeks go warm, and I was angry with myself for losing my bravado somewhat. He just laughed.
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