Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley. She lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. To learn more about Lila and her books, visit www.LilaDiPasqua.com
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A MIDNIGHT DANCE—a Cinderella story that is as steamy and exciting as it is romantic. (FIERY TALES SERIES, Berkley Sensation, Historical Romance)
Devastatingly handsome and rich, Jules de Moutier, firstborn son of the Marquis de Blainville, was an officer in the King’s Navy and the center of attention at any noble gathering. His life was good, his future enviable, until a terrible twist of fate robbed him of his father, his family’s fortune and honor. As a result of his father’s conviction and execution for treason, the Moutier family is no longer in favor with the King. Stripped of their nobility, tossed out of the Navy and disgraced before his peers, Jules has lost everything he’s ever identified with. He’ll stop at nothing to uncover the person who framed his father, reclaim what’s rightfully his and exact revenge. It’s taken him years, but he’s now finally in a position to walk away from the privateering he took up out of necessity—intent on using his newly captured silver treasure to help him reclaim his former life and clear his family’s name. All is going according to plan, until he crosses paths with a certain blond and beautiful desperate thief.
He doesn’t know that Sabine Laurent had a tendre for him when she was fifteen. Nor is he aware that she’s not really a prostitute. He does, however, know that the full grown woman before him is beautiful and beguiling, even in her modest garb. He can’t wait to sample her charms. Before all is said and done, Sabine Laurent will have stolen his silver . . . and his heart.
The Love Letter:
I’ve never met a woman like you. I doubt I ever will. I know no other who would have had the courage to enter a camp full of men and attempt what you did.
There is no one else I’d rather match wits and wiles with. There’s no one else I’d rather have drive me mad—with the clash of anger and untamable desire you incite. Yet, I wouldn’t trade a moment of our time together. You alone managed to slip behind my defenses. You alone drew the bitterness out of my life.
There are many things I love about you. You are beautiful, bright, brave and loyal. I adore your stories. I love it how you melt at my touch. And how your lovely pale-colored hair is the color of moonbeams and starlight in the night’s silvery light. I even love those eccentric misfits you call your family, because they are a part of you.
I look forward to many midnight dances with you. I consider myself the richest man in the world as long as I have my silver-eyed beauty by my side
Jules de Moutier
Check out Jules and Sabine's love story in A MIDNIGHT DANCE:
Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince...and make him pay.
That was before the loss of her sister and her family's fall from grace--a disaster Sabine blames on the Moutier family. Now, with her father's death, she's inherited his sizable debt and the responsibility of caring for his spoiled long-time mistress and her two wastrel daughters. But with the help of Sabine's eccentric friends--the balance of her father's acting troupe--she plans to get very close to her old infatuation, seduce the rake--and make away with a fortune.
Resisting Jules's skillful mouth and tantalizing touch is not as easy as Sabine supposed. And soon she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince...
Inspired by the tale of Rapunzel, Lila DiPasqua offers a new steamy, emotionally charged historical romance in the acclaimed Fiery Tales Series . . . Rescuing this beauty from the ‘tower’ is only the beginning . . .
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