My debut spotlight guest tonight is Jane Lark who has popped along to the blog to tell us a little bit about her historical fiction novel Illicit Love which has just been published by Sapphire Star Publishing.
under the reign of a cruel keeper, Ellen Harding longs to be free.
Under his oppression, her soul and conscience have died while her body
lives on, fulfilling his dissolute desires. She is empty––a vessel––deaf
to the voice of morality and blind to shame.
When her eyes are
drawn to a beautiful man for no other reason than his looks, she
imagines what it would be like to escape her chains for a night by
giving her body to him.
But Edward Marlow is kind and gentle when
he touches her, and her subconscious whispers, this man could be her
salvation. Yet how can he help her when she has secrets which prevent
Edward is restless, lonely, and a little angry with
his lot in life—it is his only excuse for being drawn to another man’s
mistress. The woman’s dark hair and pale eyes are striking, and he
cannot take his gaze off her while she watches him over the top of a fan
with an illicit intent in her eyes.
Once he’s known her, he
cannot forget her, and once he’s seen the evidence of her supposed
benefactor’s brutality, he wants to help her. But how can he when she
will not run any more than she will speak of her past?
desperate Ellen finally relents and shocks Edward from his sleep, he
doesn’t hesitate, he helps her flee .He just doesn’t know he’s running
headlong into the secrets of her past.
In the words of Harriette Wilson, the real 19th Century courtesan, who inspired this love
story, ‘and then - and then - and then…’
I’m discussing Harriette Wilson’s memoirs on my blog, if you would like to discover her story.
Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional love stories.
began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of
adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing
When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write a book.
Jane is writing a Regency series for Sapphire Star Publishing and she
is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at
Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of
Personnel and Development, and uses her knowledge of people to bring her
characters to life.
‘Basically I love history and I’m a
sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s
wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction, and my
understanding of people helps me write the really intense relationships I
enjoy developing. I like writing characters who will capture your
attention from the moment you open my book.’
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