|ROSE BRIDE: out now in paperback|
I'm thrilled to announce that my Tudor romance, ROSE BRIDE, third book in the popular Lust in the Tudor Court series, is out today in a gorgeous paperback edition.
It's been a long journey emotionally from contract to full publication of all three books in this series, but in actual time quite short: only just over a year. So my head is still spinning. I'm very grateful to my lovely editor Lucy Foley - good luck with your own book! - and my copy-editor Eleanor Leese - fantastic to finally meet you! - and the whole team at Hodder & Stoughton for getting my Lust in the Tudor Court series off the ground.
And the book itself is gorgeous as a physical object, rather like my Tudor heroes in this series. Stroke it and see!
She is a fallen woman, an object of men's lust ...
Margerie Croft yielded up her virginity before her wedding, and then fled from her eager suitor - knowing that she could not marry a man she did not love. Now she is viewed as soiled goods, fit for only for the role of courtier's plaything.
He sees something in her that others don't...
Virgil Elton is King Henry VIII's physician, working on a tonic to restore his sovereign's flagging libido. But first it must be tested. Who better, then, than the wanton Margerie Croft? But as he gets to know her Virgil discovers someone as intelligent and passionate as she is beautiful - someone who has been gravely misunderstood.
For her part, Margerie finds Virgil irresistible - with or without the help of his special medicine. But she knows she could never make Virgil a respectable wife. And yet, despite herself, Margerie can't help but wonder...
Can they find the formula for a lasting love?