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Thursday, March 31, 2016Posted by Punya at 1:00 PM
Today, I'm hosting a promo on Heather Hiestand's latest in her historical romance series The Redcakes, Trifling Favors, as a part of the ongoing excerpt tour. Hope you enjoy the exclusive excerpt accompanying this post!
Heather Hiestand will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour
(The Redcakes #7)
Greggory Redcake's plate is full. Widowed young and left with two small children, the manager of the Kensington location of the illustrious tea shop is besieged on all sides between the bakery and family matters. If only his remarkably efficient shop assistant, Betsy Popham, could manage his home life, too! But Greggory can't linger on thoughts of Betsy's fetching smile when a dead body is discovered in the bakery…
Betsy has no time for romance, not even with the delectable Mr. Redcake, whose kisses are all too unforgettable. Haunted by a specter from her family's past, Betsy is terrified that the man blackmailing her has turned to deadly violence. Yet the only way to save her position--and possibly her life--is to accept Greggory's help as their delicious attraction sweetens into the tantalizing promise of true love…
An Exclusive Excerpt from Trifling Favors:
He was struck with a sudden impulse to go back into the dark tearoom and check the man’s pulse, make sure he was dead. But how could he not be, with a wound in his neck like that? How long had he been downstairs while they were upstairs making plans for the shop? Where had the killer been, and why here? Why kill a stranger in a tearoom?
“We need to telephone the police.” His voice came out raspy.
“What if the killer is still inside here, with us?”
He hadn’t thought of that. Automatically, his thoughts went to weapons, but he had nothing, not even a knife. “Was the window open?”
She swallowed hard, lifting her face up to his. Only inches away, he saw her eyes had leaked tears at some point. They glistened, making the gold in her amber brown eyes sparkle.
“You’re so lovely,” he whispered, angling his mouth toward hers instinctively.
She pulled away. “Mr. Redcake!”
He blinked. His head swam. “So sorry, Miss Popham. My impulses went astray. The window?”
She twisted her hands together, all outward sign of his competent assistant manager gone. But, brave girl, she spoke calmly enough. “The curtain was open. I don’t know about the window. But I don’t think we should go back in there.”
He wanted to apologize, but why was he worrying about almost kissing her when there was a dead body a few feet away? Focus, man! “As the owner, I have the right to secure my building.” He squared his shoulders. “I’ve got to do it.”
She nodded solemnly. “I’ll be right behind you, sir.”
Giveaway:a Rafflecopter giveaway
Heather Hiestand was born in Illinois, but her family migrated west before she started school. Since then she has claimed Washington State as home, except for a few years in California. She wrote her first story at age seven and went on to major in creative writing at the University of Washington.
Her first published fiction was a mystery short story, but since then it has been all about the many flavors of romance. Heather’s first published romance short story was set in the Victorian period, and she continues to return, fascinated by the rapid changes of the nineteenth century. The author of many novels, novellas, and short stories, she has achieved best-seller status at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
With her husband and son, she makes her home in a small town and supposedly works out of her tiny office, though she mostly writes in her easy chair in the living room. Heather loves to hear from readers! Her email is email@example.com.
(Note: I received this excerpt tour+giveaway info from Goddess Fish Promotions. ~Punya)
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