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Saturday, November 10, 2012

~Sweet Saturday Sample~ Heartless

Hello again, readers! Welcome to another Sweet Saturday Sample in which you will get to read another excerpt from one of my bits of writing.

Today I've selected a few opening paragraphs from Heartless, my newest release. Enjoy! 

The third Duke of Derringer slammed his fist on the solicitor’s desk. An inkwell, a pen, a tea cup and Mr. Grimsby jumped. 

The black-haired, black-eyed duke gave him a searching look. Did the little man jest? If so, he was less intelligent than Derringer had thought. But Mr. Grimsby looked more terrified than amused so he decided that the bespectacled gentleman was not lying. 


“Just so, your grace. I can only apologize that we did not find this until recently,” he added with a nervous swallow. His large Adam’s apple bobbed and Derringer found himself distracted. The man was not blessed with any amount of good looks, the duke thought. He pushed his thoughts back to his present problem. 

The Duke of Derringer had just been informed that he could not have his inheritance unless he married by a certain date. He’d always had whatever money he wanted, been given free rein with his finances. Then, after the death of the senior member of the solicitor’s office, a clause to the late duke’s will was discovered. 

Now Derringer sat across from this spindly-legged little man awaiting the date of his life sentence. 

“How long do I have?” Derringer snapped.

I hope you enjoyed this little peek into the opening of this novel. It is now available in Amazon's Kindle Store. ♥ 

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Sandy Nachlinger said...

Poor Derringer. But depending on the size of his inheritance, he shouldn't have much trouble finding a willing bride!

Jaimey Grant said...

In the part just after this, he learns he only has a week to find a bride. You'd think he'd still have no trouble but his reputation leaves a lot to be desired. ;O)

Thanx for stopping by! ♥

Patricia Kiyono said...

I can't wait to see how he discovers the perfect mate and finds out how much he needed her all along.

Lindsay said...

29Love the tension at the end

Sherry Gloag said...

Less than a day, I'd guess! Great sample.

Jenna said...

I love an inheritance with a stipulation! Can't wait to see how he goes about wooing a bride on a timetable. :) Nice sample!

Jaimey Grant said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by!


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