by Victoria Alexander
Publisher: Zebra (Kensington)
Published: February 11, 2011
Courtesy of Kensington Books, I have pasted this first page snippet for your reading pleasure:
“. . . and I would therefore be most delighted to publish your great-grandmother’s memoirs.” Benjamin Cadwallender’s voice rang in Lady Julia Winterset’s small parlor as if he were offering eternal salvation and choirs of celestial angels would appear at any moment to accompany his words.
She raised a brow. Eternal salvation was not what she sought from Cadwallender and Sons, Publishers but rather rescue of a more down-to-earth nature. Financial salvation as it were. “I must confess I am surprised, Mr. Cadwallender, that you would make such an offer on the basis of what little I allowed you to read. No more than a chapter if I recall.”
“Yet what a chapter it was.” He chuckled. “If the rest is even a fraction as interesting as what I have already read, The Perfect Mistress, the Memoirs of Lady Hermione Middlebury, shall be a rousing success.”
Julia considered him. “Do you really think so?”
“Oh, I do indeed.” He nodded vigorously. “I have mentioned this project, in a most discreet manner, mind you, to a few trusted colleagues and they concur. Do not underestimate the appetite of the public for works of this nature, especially if they are factual.”
“By ‘this nature’ do you mean scandalous?” . . .
It’s Cyber Monday! And nothing can get a book-shopping reader moving like a limited time offer or a one day sale with a bargain price. I mean . . . I cannot be the only one who moves like a cheetah chasing prey in pursuit of a great buy, right? Well, in case other book bargain hunters exist, I am blogging a special price bulletin to spread the word about a great deal for you and me.
On Monday, November 28, 2011, THE PERFECT MISTRESS (Zebra January 2011) is featured as the Daily Find at the Barnes and Noble NOOK BOOKSTORE for $1.99! And it’s on sale for the Kindle too!
And there’s more good news!
For readers of this blog, throughout the United States and Canada, you can enter a random drawing for a free physical book of HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS (Kensington September 2011) just by leaving a comment (one comment only. If you comment on my Publishers Marketplace page, please do not comment here). The comment form will require an email address but this will not be published.
I will announce the winner on a future blog post. So, you stay tuned and check back often! I just may have more special price posts coming in the future.