Six Sunday #22: In the Widow’s Bed

Welcome back for annother excerpt from In the Widow’s Bed, my regency cougar romance. In this scene, Phoebe is meeting her secret lover for the first time. It’s dark and she cannot see him. Enjoy.

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A spill of light brightened the chamber briefly, and she caught sight of a tall form entering her room. The floorboards groaned as he came closer, fabric slithered in the dark, and then the foot of the bed dipped.

“Enchantée, ma belle.”

A Frenchman? Phoebe wracked her brain for his identity. There had been none on Warminster’s list that she could remember and she inched up the bed.

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9 Responses to Six Sunday #22: In the Widow’s Bed

  1. Kylie Scott May 20, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Ooh, nice. Wonder who he is? Lovely description, Heather.

  2. Ryan Derham May 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    Of course she wants to know who he is, but she’s probably not gonna turn on the light. Great six, Heather!

  3. gzidar May 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    And she inched up the bed… !!?! That’s where you’re leaving it? Damn you six sentences… a very engaging six.

  4. Wildcat's Wife May 20, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    This is lovely. I like the “spill of light” and how you used the atmosphere to show how she saw the character. And, a little bit of mystery too! I liked this.

  5. Carly Fall May 21, 2012 at 1:29 am #

    How interesting…what will she do with the Frenchman in her room? SSS strikes again! Enjoy your Sunday! 🙂

  6. Lorraine Paton May 21, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    She asked for this, so I hope she doesn’t back out now! I have a feeling her mysterious visitor is someone she knows… I wonder why he is pretending to be French? Intriguing six!

  7. Sue May 21, 2012 at 4:33 am #

    Maybe his name wasn’t on the list…

  8. Elin Gregory May 21, 2012 at 5:31 am #

    Hmm, actually a Frenchman or playing a role to spare them both embarrassment by day? Either way, great fun!

  9. veronicascott May 21, 2012 at 9:13 am #

    Not what I was expecting either so I’m right there with her LOL. Certainly makes me want to keep reading – great six!


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