Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Today's Special - - Sabrina Jeffries' The Danger of Desire Excerpt and Giveaway


The third book in Sabrina Jeffries' The Sinful Suitors series releases on November 22nd and I am counting the days! The first two books, The Art of Sinning and The Study of Seduction (read my review) were keepers for me and have me eagerly anticipating Warren's story in the upcoming The Danger of Desire. To celebrate her new book, Sabrina Jeffries is sharing an excerpt of The Danger of Desire and giving away an autographed copy to one lucky Dish reader. (details at the end of this post)


The Danger of Desire
By Sabrina Jeffries
The Sinful Suitors - Book 3
Publisher: Pocket Books
Release Date: November 22, 2016




To root out the card cheat responsible for her brother's death, Miss Delia Trevor spends her evenings dancing her way through high society balls, and her late nights disguised as a young man gambling her way through London's gaming hells. Then one night, handsome Warren Corry, the Marquess of Knightford, a notorious member of St. George's Club, recognizes her. When he threatens to reveal her secret, she's determined to keep him from ruining her plans, even if it means playing a cat-and-mouse game with the enigmatic rakehell.

Warren knows the danger of her game, and he refuses to watch her lose everything while gaining justice for her late brother. But when she starts to delve beneath his carefully crafted fa‡├žade, can he keep her at arm's length while still protecting her? Or will their hot desires explode into a love that transcends the secrets of their pasts?




The Danger of Desire
Excerpt


Luncheon was nearly finished, and Warren had done what he’d come to do. So after a few more moments of polite conversation, during which Delia glared at him rather fetchingly, he told them he regretted that he had more calls to make.
When he rose to leave, Delia stood, too. “I’ll see his lordship out.”
“Why, thank you, dear girl,” her aunt said. “I’m sure he would get lost otherwise.”
Ignoring her aunt’s tart remark, Delia led him from the room. As soon as they were in the hall and out of earshot, she muttered, “That was a dirty trick.”
“You mean, like the dirty trick you played last night by dumping a bottle of wine into my lap? You ruined a perfectly good shirt, you know.”
“Is that why you’re tormenting me today? I can pay you for the shirt.”
“I don’t doubt you can. Given the rumors I heard at Dickson’s, you must have acquired a tidy sum by now. You ought to quit before you’re caught.” He shot her a quelling glance.
Judging from her scowl, she wasn’t the least bit quelled. “Is that a threat? If I don’t quit, you’ll tell my aunt?”
“Don’t tempt me.”
She glanced about, saw no one near, and tugged him into the parlor they were passing. “What do I have to do to ensure that you allow me to continue my activities? I’m sure I have something you want.”
He raked his gaze down her fetching form. “Oh, you have plenty I want, but nothing I can have.”
Though she colored at the innuendo, she met his gaze evenly. “That’s not true.” There was a hint of desperation in her tone. “I know you probably don’t find me that pretty, but you did seem to enjoy our kisses in the garden and . . . well . . . I would be willing . . . that is . . .”
God help him. “I do hope you’re not implying what I think you are,” he clipped out.
Her cheeks shone scarlet now. “I’m just pointing out that if you wanted to, as you put it, ‘satisfy’ your desires ‘without marrying’—”
“I would go to a bloody brothel.” Anger roared up in him that she would even consider selling herself to keep him quiet. Or think him the sort to gleefully accept such an offer. “You may not believe this, but I am a respectable gentleman. I do not blackmail young women into giving me their virtue. Good day, Miss Trevor.”
When he turned for the door, she caught his arm. “It wouldn’t be like that. I’d offer myself freely.”
He glared down at her. “Would you, indeed?” She clearly actually believed that nonsense. Either that, or their dalliance in the garden had filled her head with moonbeams. Time to shatter that delusion.

Giving her no warning, he pushed her against the wall behind the open door and crushed her lips under his. This time he took her mouth with merciless disregard for her stunned response. And when, to his mingled shock and delight, she let him, he went a step further . . . 

Do you enjoy books where the heroine infiltrates male-only establishments in disguise?

I'm looking forward to the release of The Danger of Desire. What upcoming books are you looking forward to?

Have you started reading Sabrina Jeffries' Sinful Suitors series yet?

One randomly chosen person leaving a comment will receive an autographed print copy of The Danger of Desire
US/Canada addresses only.
Deadline to enter giveaway is 11:00 PM (EST), November 20, 2016.

36 comments:

  1. I've not read this series yet but I've always enjoyed her stories. Grace Burrowes and Sue-Ellen Welfonder have some new ones that I'm looking forward to reading!

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  2. I enjoy novels where the heroine is in disguise in male-only establishments. I am looking forward to many novels by wonderful authors. I have not as yet read the Sinful Suitors series.

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  3. I would enjoy this series very much. Heroines who are brazen are appealing. new books give me great enjoyment.

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    1. I have a feeling Delia is going to give Warren a real run for his money!

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  4. I haven't read this series yet. Thanks for the excerpt.

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  5. I have started reading the Sinful Suitors series, and look forward to this book, though I confess I don't usually like women disguised as men. It has to be really well done to convince me. I'm looking forward to Lisa Kleypas' upcoming book featuring Sebastian and Evie's child.

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    1. I already have February 21st circled in red on my 2017 calendar!

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    2. I hope you find it convincing, Rose!

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  6. I haven't read this series yet but her Hellions series is one of my favorites!

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    1. So glad you enjoy my Hellions! They were great fun to write.

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  7. Even though I haven't started this series, I love Sabrina Jeffries' work. And, yes. I love when the heroine does what she must to take care of herself. So often she has no say in her life and if she needs to occasionally dress like a man, so be it.

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  8. Oh yes I have read the first 2 books in this series and so looking forward to Tuesday's release of book 3 I love Sabrina's books and how all of her books and series connect people from previous stories get their own books and you continue to read a book to read about everyone you fell in love with from the beginning of her books Sabrina's books make you laugh cry I feel as if you no all the characters personally as if their family

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    1. Thanks so much, Leigh! I'm glad you enjoy the books.

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  9. I have not started this series yet, they are in my TBR pile. I'm looking forward to the new Kate Noble book as well to join her other 2 books in a series in my TBR pile :-)

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  10. I've not started this particular series yet.

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  11. I haven't started this series yet, but loved The Hellions and the Duke's Men! Looking forward to reading this!

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  12. I've read two of her books in this series, "The Study of Seduction" and "The Art of Sinning". I love these titles and also the title of her new book. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  13. She's a new author to me thanks for the chance

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  14. I haven't read this new series of Sabrina's yet - I very much enjoyed her Hellions of Hallstead Hall series, so will be looking for this new series. I'm looking forward to read Mary Balogh's new series.

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  15. It depends on the story but I've always enjoyed Sabrina's books.

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  16. I usually do enjoy the female undercover as a male (or chicks in pants - as some people call them) books. The reactions of the women when they realize how different men act when it's just the guys is usually entertaining.

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  17. I enjoy reading books where women pose as men and manage to carry it off. It gives them a bit more freedom, as long as they don't get caught.
    I Haven't yet started this series. As usual I will wait to have all the books before starting a series binge read.
    I am looking forward to Linda Broday's next book in her Men Of Legend series.

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  18. I love Sabrina Jeffries books
    I'm so looking forward to read this book

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  19. I love it when the women infiltrate the men's clubs and establishments through disguises. The Sinful Suitors are in my TBR pile right now but I loved the Hellions and the School for Heiresses series. I'm so looking forward to Devil In Spring by Lisa Kleypas, next year can't get here soon enough!

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  20. I love Sabrina's books. Haven't started this yet but Look forward to reading it! I also enjoy books where the heroine is strong and shocks society.

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  21. I absolutely love Sabrina's books. I haven't started this series yet but it's up there on my reading list.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  22. I absolutely love Sabrina's books. I haven't started this series yet but it's up there on my reading list.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. I enjoy reading about women who pose as men for a purpose. I am looking forward to reading all the books in this series. I loved the Hellions of Hallstead Hall books. In fact, I haven't read any book of Sabrina's that I haven't loved.

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  24. Sabrina is one of my must-read authors. I think I've read everything she's ever written. I have read this series and I'm impatiently waiting for this book to release. I have it pre-ordered...can't wait!

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  25. I haven't had the chance to start this series yet although I quite enjoy Sabrina Jeffries' books. It's always fun to read about heroines who sneaks into the gentlemen's clubs and gambling dens. I have so many books I'm looking forward to like Julie Anne Long's Wild at Whiskey Creek and Jill Shalvis' Accidentally On Purpose.

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