I am so excited today, because I finally finally have page proofs of No Good Duke Goes Unpunished in hand! Page proofs are a particular milestone, because they're the first time I actually see what the book will look like when it's all bound and beautiful. And boy is this book beautiful!
It also gives me a chance to share the first page of the book with you -- well, sort of. As with all of my Scoundrels' books, Temple's story begins with his fall -- the moment when he lost everything and became Temple. In his case, the moment when he became The Killer Duke.
For Temple, it happened in late November 1819, on the morning of his father's wedding to the woman who was to have been Temple's fourth stepmother. That's all I'll share of the story today...but I had to offer this pretty pretty picture, and the back cover copy of the book, below!
A Rogue Ruined...
He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London's corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he's dreamed of...absolution.
A Lady Returned...
Mara planned never to return to the world from which she'd run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple's exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows...that he is no killer.
A Scandal Revealed...
It's a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady--and her past--are more than they appear. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor...and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.
NO GOOD DUKE GOES UNPUNISHED The Third Rule of Scoundrels Coming November 26, 2013