Saturday, December 19, 2009

A Christmas Gift for You: Free Short Story

After I finished my second book this year, I couldn't just take a rest and go Christmas shopping or anything sane like that. My head was buzzing and my fingers itched to type. Yet I'm nothing like ready to start another book.

The solution? A short story. A Gift for a Princess has a Christmas theme. It also introduces the heroine of my forthcoming book, The Wild Marquis, as a minor character.

Susanna Burley adores Mr. Simon Wynford, but he's courting her cousin and never notices her. Until one night she attends a public masquerade ball. Not at all the sort of thing a respectable companion ought to do...

I hope you enjoy Susanna and Simon's tale. Please be warned. It's not appropriate reading for children.