Thursday, March 27, 2014

Becoming Lady Amherst Stay Home Blog Tour Day Three

I'm doing the stay-cation version of a blog tour for the release of my new Regency Spanking Romance, Becoming Lady Amherst.

This book is written in first person, from Sarah's point of view. That can make it difficult to portray the hero, Lord Jeffrey Amherst. In this short excerpt, Jeffrey shows his romantic side. This scene takes place on their wedding afternoon/night.

“Shall we go upstairs, Lady Amherst?” His husky voice sent a jolt through my body. All I could do was nod.

He scooped me into his strong arms. I clung to his neck with my face buried in his shoulder. He took the stairs two at a time, kicked open the door to a bedchamber, then kicked it closed behind us with a resounding boom. Despite the momentum of our entry, once we were alone, his actions slowed. He set me upon my feet as though I were a delicate treasure.

A large bed—my husband's bed—dominated the room. It was made up with crisp fresh linens plus a mountain of pillows. Heavy drapes, tied back at the corners, gave the whole scene a very intimate, masculine feel.

I gulped and licked my parched lips. I had never been alone with a man in his bedchamber. What decent young lady would? Yet, I was now expected to share a marriage bed with my spouse.

My heart pounded. My tummy churned. “I-I do not know what to do,” I whispered.

“I would be most surprised if you did.” Jeffrey cupped my chin in his hand. “It is a gentleman’s honor to teach his wife about the pleasures of the marriage bed. It is his duty to ensure his wife’s needs are met and she finds pleasure in the intimacies married couples share.”

Becoming Lady Amherst Blurb:  

When Miss Sarah McLean causes a scandal in Boston, her father takes her to London in search of a husband.

At her first party, Sarah insults Lord Amherst who takes her over his knee to spank some manners into her. When this spanking comes to light, Sarah's father offers him a choice: Marry Sarah or send her back to America where she has no prospects for a husband.

Intrigued by the spirited Yankee Girl, Lord Amherst proposes.

Despite the circumstances of their marriage, Sarah and Jeffrey form a bond and appear headed for a bright future.

That is, until Sarah pretends to be someone she's not.

Becoming Lady Amherst Buy Links: 


Amazon UK 

Barnes and Noble


  1. I don't like to complain of anyone's writing - but it was so darn good I'm almost finished and I wanted to read on my trip! LOL, I new I should have waited but it was just so darn good I couldn't stop reading once I started.

  2. Congratulations on the release Celeste! Loved this snippet, such a gentleman :)


  3. Thanks Roz! He's a sexy gentleman, that's for sure.


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