Christmas Eve, the Diamond Saloon is empty of its people, and Pearl la Monte has a hankering to retire early. A pounding at the Diamond’s door rids her of such a fool notion, and her irritation rises when she sees its the prissy, polite-like Garrett at the door.
Ethan Garrett has a powerful need to gain succor from the Diamond. When Pearl opens the door, he don’t stop to think on how his ire at her has disappeared, or how he just wants to spend some time in her company.
But when a blizzard storms in, when it traps them alone, maybe they’ll find their irritation for each other disguises something more…
The ROUGH DIAMOND tour might be over (boo!) but you can still win! The contests on each stop run for a week after the original stop was posted, and so there’s still time to enter. Also, the Grand Prize# is still up for grabs! Comment on ANY of the stops, leave your email address, and you’ll go in the running to WIN a USD$20.00 Amazon.com Gift Card! Each stop also gives you the chance to win any Decadent Publishing ebook from my back list, a signed ROUGH DIAMOND postcard and ROUGH DIAMOND magnet! Sounds pretty spesh, right?
The Grand Prize will be announced on this blog next Saturday, 3rd November. So get commenting, peeps!
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Today is the third stop on the tour and I’m over at Catriana’s Muse. Mosey on over to learn all about A Welsh Boy Done Good.
But wait! There’s totally more! There are prizes on offer, peeps, as well as a Grand Prize at the end of the tour. Go on over to Catriana’s Muse for the deets.
Make sure you visit every day this week for the next stop in the tour and your chance to win.
In honour of this awesomeness, here’s six sentences from ROUGH DIAMOND. Thanks, as always, to the peeps behind this wonderful initiative, and to all the lovely people who comment on my sentences 😀
The man who wanted to buy her saloon occupied a table all to himself, watching the roulette wheel as he toyed with the whiskey before him. Though the table regularly sat four, none had joined him, and it looked as if none would. He seemed to suffer no injury from their disinterest, merely continuing to observe the roulette wheel, the lamp set upon his table lighting a foolish grin on his face.
Leaning on the balcony’s wooden balustrade, Alice watched him. For over half an hour, Llewellyn had sat at his table and played with his whiskey, raising it to his lips every so often but not drinking a drop. Instead, his avid gaze took in the activity surrounding him, and his eyes sharpened every now and then as if he were noting something in that empty head of his.
Owner of the Diamond Saloon and Theater, Alice Reynolds is astounded when a fancy Englishman offers to buy her saloon. She won’t be selling her saloon to anyone, let alone a man with a pretty, empty-headed grin…but then, she reckons that grin just might be a lie, and a man of intelligence and cunning resides beneath.
Rupert Llewellyn has another purpose for offering to buy the pretty widow’s saloon—the coal buried deep in land she owns. However, he never banked on her knowing eyes making him weak at the knees, or how his deception would burn upon his soul.
Each determined to outwit the other, they tantalize and tease until passion explodes. But can their desire bridge the lies told and trust broken?