Jul 13, 2017
#MFRWauthor Alina K. Field brings The Bastard's Iberian Bride on #Thursday13
Award winning #MFRWauthor Alina K. Field earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and German literature, but her true passion is the much happier world of romance fiction. Though her roots are in the Midwestern U.S., after six very, very, very cold years in Chicago, she moved to Southern California and hasn’t looked back. She shares a midcentury home with her husband, her spunky, blonde, rescued terrier, and the blue-eyed cat who conned his way in for dinner one day and decided the food was too good to leave.
The Bastard's Iberian Bride
Genre - Historical
Daughter of spies
For a chance at true freedom, Paulette Heardwyn needs the fortune left her by her inscrutable father. But she doesn’t know what it is, where it is, or how to find it, and the only man with answers, the Earl of Shaldon, takes his secrets to the grave. Worse, the dead earl tries to force her marriage to his bastard son—and leaves her prey to a traitor seeking the same treasure she’s after.
Soldier, Steward, Bastard
Bink Gibson is ready to throw off his quiet life as steward to his old commander and head for India and the chance of prosperity. But before he can leave he’s summoned to the deathbed of the Earl of Shaldon, a meddling spymaster, a complete stranger…and his father.
And the Earl has set a trap Bink will never be able to resist.
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13 sentences from The Bastard's Iberian Bride:
1. The warmth in his voice promised nothing but trouble, and the last thing she needed was a meddling man poking around in her business.
2. His head filled with memories, his thoughts sailing out of the closed stuffy room into a shepherd's hut.
3. He watched her glide out, erect and proud and radiating passion. By God, she was a fine woman.
4. He lit candles until the room was bright enough for him to see the tiniest of beauty marks on one of her cheeks, and then crossed the room and opened a window, letting in a breeze that rippled through the flames, the light dancing over her skin.
5. She felt the ripple of muscle in his shoulders and slid her hands higher, fingering the hair at his neck.
6. Bink shoved the candle at the housekeeper and jumped the small space, seizing the man's collar and tossing him into a worktable with a loud oof.
7. He was truly a kind man, with a good sense of humor. And a good kisser. They could do more of that before he sailed for India.
8. "Do you suppose, Paulette, I would go off and leave a child of mine?"
9. All spies were liars, and whether she'd inherited her parents' skills, he couldn't tell, not yet.
10. Hand shaking, she fingered her knife and pulled her bonnet lower.
11. Her skin prickled, her nerves jigging like the barroom full of boys in their cups at the inn where they'd stopped for food late the last night.
12. A shadow moved in the portico and a dark figure loomed and terror slammed her.
13. "It's your money, Paulette. All yours."
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