At 110,000 words, Mistress by Morning is a full-length Regency-styled historical romance full of emotion, humor and sexy romps.
Recently widowed and increasingly poor, Thea’s been reduced to sharing her rented room with rodents and arguing over every morsel (the mice usually win). When a friend suggests an alliance of the most intimate sort, Thea’s reluctantly intrigued. Might a man in want of a mistress lift her skirts more than once a month? And with more enthusiasm than her late husband ever showed? But given her lackluster marriage, Thea doubts her ability to satisfy, much less entice, an experienced man.
Lord Tremayne has a problem. He stammers like a fool—at least that’s what he learned from his father’s constant criticism and punishing hand. Daniel now hides his troubles, speaking as little as possible and getting by with only a few close friends. But his well-fought privacy is all for naught when he goes looking for a new mistress and finds a delightful young woman who makes him, of all people, want to spout poetry. He thought he had a problem before? Avoiding meaningless dinner prattle was nothing compared to the challenge of winning the heart of his new lady lust.
**This sexy romance is peppered with salty slang from the Regency period. Bon appétit!**
Coming Fall 2019
The Regency hero stutters and avoids talking rather than risk embarrassment.
Mistress by Morning began as my first erotic Regency romance with Ellora’s Cave. Published in 2007 and at only 20,000 words, I never felt as though the two characters were truly given the story they deserved in that version titled Impure Longings. Once I had the rights back, I kept the chapter of their meeting and first evening together and scrapped the rest, crafting an entirely new story, start-to-finish, that I’m delighted with. So are Thea and Daniel. 🙂
I hope you are too. Larissa