Miss Isabelle's Craving is the second of the Search Duology.
It was written to round out the stories. There is, of course, a younger sister, but given she married well and young, I never wrote Louisa's story. I'm not sure I will either...
So for you pleasure, here is Miss Isabelle's Craving.
Nighttimes were the absolute worst, as the dreams of him became more intense. The first had surprised her, though each night the yearnings grew harder to ignore. Even now, the first dream played through her head.
“Major?” she whispered into the wind.
He parted the foliage of the gardens, the fragrance of many flowers filling the air, and when he smiled at her, the knot in her belly tightened. “Isabelle, come with me.”
Miss Isabelle's Craving
Two sisters, one driving desire for passion.
After her sister’s successful marriage, Isabelle Forster is sure she’ll only ever be an old maid aunt. That is until she meets Langdon Deveraux. He’s tall, he’s dashing, and he excites her enough to take a walk on the wild side. But with only a month to explore Shanghai before her sister and brother-in-law have decreed they must return to England, time is short.
Langdon wants Isabelle from the first moment they meet, but with the news that she’s leaving shortly, he’s propelled into action after she makes an advance that leaves him reeling. Marriage is the only answer, but he’s got other pressing issues: hunting down the opium importers and pressure from his superior to see if the Forster sisters are involved.
Between the opium problem and issues with running Forster Shipping, Isabelle is learning to accept her sexuality and changed circumstances. It’s going to make the first weeks of marriage full of adventure and danger.
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There's this amazing feeling once a series of books is finally released in full.
It's a kind of mix between excitement and being down in the dumps... mainly because with the story told, it's time to say goodbye to these characters who've inhabited your mind for a period of time.
Right now, I'm in the space of saying goodbye to not one but two series (more on that later on in the year though!)
I started Miss Elspeth back in 2015 while I was trying to get my head back into writing ... After hubs accident, I needed time to get my mojo back.
Try something differnt I thought. Let me tell youi I have so much respect for Historical authors. While with Science Fiction, when I'm writing something I tend to focus on a couple of major concepts, beef them up and learn everything possible then use them to their best advantage. With Historical, there is so much more. The clothing, the mannerisms and speech patterns. The geography and social mores.
I wrote Isabelle because I always planned to - it was after all a Duology, but also because while she was there in the background of Elspeth, she had a really strong presence in my mind.
I knew where the book would take place. I knew a little about the hero, but the rest? She was determined to make me work for all of it!
But anyway, Isabelle's story is now written and the great thing is, not only is it available in EBook but also print.
Please take a moment to check it out. For the next few days, you can grab the e-version for 99 cents!
To see more, visit Isabelle and Langdon's page on my website!
Celebration time because the official Miss Isabelle's Craving cover is now LIVE!!
Week three already and we're chugging along with all new snippets!
In 2019 I want to bring you a smattering of my mix of titles, so this week I thought I'd highlight my historical, Miss Elspeth's Desire (and for those wondering, yes there will be a second book featuring Isabelle's story!)
“I came to see if you’d be interested in attending a small soirée. Lady Lytton is hopeful that you would and sent me to enquire about the possibility.”
Elspeth watched him, just as she had every other time he’d called. He was comfortable in the social setting, expansive even. He smiled easily and wore civilian clothes as if they were his usual garb.
“We were just planning on discussing the invitations at hand."