Thursday, August 9, 2018

Fortune's Hostage

Please join me in congratulating Kelly Clayton, writing as Julia Hardy, on the publication of her first historical romantic suspense novel, Fortune's Hostage! I had the privilege of assisting Kelly with a developmental edit and a copyedit, and I designed the cover! Here's the book description:

England, 1813

Greed, deception and lust...

Miss Eloise Camarthon is in the midst of her first London Season, which has been delayed by several years due to the untimely death of her parents. No ordinary debutante, she wants to live her life on her own terms, as promised by her uncle, the Duke of Westbury, who is also her guardian. But Eloise is wealthy in her own right and a target for those with her fortune in their sights.

Benedict Warrington, the Earl of Rothsea, has come to London in search of answers to a family tragedy. His investigation takes him to Westbury's country seat, where he meets the beguiling Eloise, and a dangerous chain of events is set in motion.

Who can you trust when something is worth killing for?

Circumstances force an ultimatum, which threatens to change the course of Eloise's future. Will she be sought only for her fortune, or for herself? And which would be worse? Benedict is on the trail of a vicious murderer but finds more than he bargained for as the deaths mount up. Can he protect Eloise, or will Benedict be the killer's next victim?

Fortune's Hostage is available now in ebook format on Amazon and Amazon UK, and the print edition will be released soon. Add it to your shelves on Goodreads, visit Kelly's website for the scoop on her upcoming releases and writing and publishing tips, and check out her feature on ITV!

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