Enjoy excerpts from all of historical romance author Jessie Clever’s Regency romance novels, historical fiction, women’s fiction, and contemporary romance books.
At the end of A Countess Most Daring, we learned of the death of Richard Black, the Duke of Lofton. Or did we? London August 1815 He had grown so accustomed to the sound of gunfire that he did not hear the shot that was meant to kill him. This would have worried Richard Black,… more
This week we hear from our heroine, Irene Bell. In case you missed last week’s excerpt, you can find it here. Friday, 25 May 1900 These are real trees. They grow in the ground and sway in the air. They don’t grow out of cobblestone and sway in the smog. They chose to grow here.… more
Shake Down Your Ashes, releasing June 24, 2014, is wildly different from my other work. It is told in the first person from two different perspectives. To give you an idea of what the story is like, I will share two excerpts on the blog. This week, we start with the perspective of the hero,… more
April 1815 Naples, Italy Thatcher writhed on the grimy, hard, cold stone floor of their prison cell with what he thought were believable contortions. It had been hours since they had been brought to their tiny prison, and it looked as if the Italians would take their own merry time in getting around to doing… more
London, England November 1792 “But where do babies come from, Lady Jane?” Jane blinked at Nathan, letting the question settle in the room as Alec happily murmured encouragement to his letter block tower as it teetered precariously on the floor of the nursery. She knelt there, the folds of her evening gown a stark black… more
Miss Nora and Nathan already? Here’s a little something from them in For Love of the Earl: Book Two of the Spy Series. Unbeknownst to our hero and heroine in the port of Dover Also at the same moment Nathan grabbed the back of his wife’s coat before she could move out… more
The English Channel April 1815 Sarah shoved her elbow into him, pushing him farther against the wall. So Alec shoved back, sending his wife off the bunk and onto the grimy, disgusting floor of their prison on the ship bound for France. Alec closed his eyes and prayed to every god he knew for patience.… more