Kissing, We Love Kissing!
By Leigh Talbert Moore
Romance is a huge part of my new book Rouge.
Yes, it’s an exciting story of loyalty and how main character Hale will do anything to get her and Teeny (the little orphan she rescued) away from their theater-home (which is a front for prostitution).
But I love stories. So when Beau shows up looking all hot, naturally Hale falls for him. She tries to resist, but it’s no good. He saves her life, and after that, she’s a goner.
Beau’s just as surprised as she is, but he’s impulsive and doesn’t hesitate.
So here’s a short excerpt of Hale attempting to fight her feelings. I hope you like it!
With his thumb, Beau wiped my tear away, then without a word, he leaned forward and kissed me gently. I reached forward to catch the front of his shirt, the fabric rough against my fingertips.
He lifted his head and looked into my eyes. “I hate to see you sad,” he whispered.
“There’s not much to do about it.” I tried to laugh, but it wasn’t convincing.
“I never expected to meet someone like you. And then when I did, I never dreamed you’d consider me worth your time.”
“I shouldn’t consider you,” I said, longing pulsing through me with every heartbeat. “But
I guess I can’t help it.”
Thanks for having me here today, and happy reading!
Freddie Lovel, Hale's wealthy Parisian suitor, seems to be the easy solution. If only his touch could arouse her interest like Beau's, the penniless stagehand who captures her heart.
Denying her fears, Hale is poised to choose love until an evil lurking in their cabaret-home launches a chain of events that could cost her everything.
(Mature YA/light historical/theater romance)
Signed print copies of Rouge for US readers, e-book copies for International readers.