Monday, January 25, 2016

Introducing - His Scandalous Kiss

You can't imagine how difficult it has been for me not to post about this book after I saw the amazing cover the Avon art department had created for me with the help of artist James Griffin. But, it was added by online retailers when The Earl's Complete Surrender was approaching release, and I didn't want to take focus away from that book.
So...Finally, I present to you my next release, His Scandalous Kiss, which will go on sale on July 26th 2016.

Isn't it stunning? I just love the red dress and the night-time setting. Yes, the night-time setting is so very appropriate for this book since much of this book takes place after ten in the evening. Why? Well, it's a Phantom of the Opera inspired romance starring a wounded hero (Richard Heartly, whom you may recall from Lady Sarah's Sinful Desire), a heroine who sings like an angel, and a secret cave below Thorncliff's foundations. There's adventure, a creepy villain, the threat of scandal, a duel (but of course!), and a conflict so great that it will take serious insight, understanding and forgiveness for the hero and heroine to overcome.


Thorncliff Manor is the perfect setting for a masquerade ball . . . where the heart’s secret desires are about to be uncovered in this scintillating Regency romance from Sophie Barnes
Richard Heartly has exiled himself from society since the war, plotting his revenge for a terrible betrayal. A masked ball at Thorncliff Manor is intended to be a brief diversion. Instead, he encounters a fascinating young woman as entranced by the music as he is. He can’t reveal his identity to Lady Mary. But her siren song keeps drawing him back, and their clandestine meetings could be hazardous to his plan—and to her virtue . . .
Avoiding an unwanted marriage was easy when Lady Mary was ignored by the ton. Thanks to her dazzling appearance at the masquerade, she’s a wallflower no longer. Eligible suitors abound, yet the only man she wants is the brooding, seductive companion who keeps his face hidden. A man who tempts her to disclose her own shocking secret, one that could divide them forever . . .


  1. Wow! I love the cover. The red is just stunning. Cannot wait to read the book.

  2. Thank you, Connie. I think Avon did a fantastic job on this - so thrilled!!!

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