Thanks for sharing in the reveal for my upcoming Rookery Rogues novella, Beauty and the Rake. Set in Whitechapel, London in 1832, Beauty and the Rake slots in-between books 2 and 3 of the series. (Chronologically, the events fall after Book 3.)
Cover designed by Kristine Wyllys
Heroine: Abigail Vautille, secondary character from Secrets in Scarlet
Hero: Michael Strickland, secondary character from Secrets in Scarlet
Abigail Vautille grew up in the heart of the London rookeries, toiling as a factory worker until one tragic night leaves her disfigured and unable to weave. Faced with starvation or prostitution, she strikes a deal with the man who owns her father’s gambling debts—if he excuses the debt, for one week, she’ll give him her body, but not her heart.
Inspector Michael Strickland of the Metropolitan Police has always led a charmed existence. An unrepentant rake, he buries his problems under a cocksure exterior. Abigail reminds him that everything can change in an instant. As he gets to know her, he begins to see one week with her won’t be enough. He sees the beauty within her, not the beast she believes herself to be.
Yet Abigail’s scars are more than skin deep. With the end of their agreement so close, can Michael convince Abigail she’s exactly what he wants?
Beauty and the Rake will be available Winter 2015.
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Erica Monroe is a USA Today Bestselling Author of emotional, suspenseful romance. Her debut novel, A Dangerous Invitation, was nominated in the published historical category for the prestigious 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Romantic Suspense. When not writing, she is a chronic TV watcher, sci-fi junkie, lover of pit bulls, and shoe fashionista. She lives in the suburbs of North Carolina with her husband, two dogs, and a cat.