You guys, I’m so happy to share a release week with my good friend Moriah Densley. She’s an incredibly talented author who writes sumptuous, sensuous historical romance and very fun paranormal romance.
Today her historical romance King of Threadneedle Street is being re-released. I’ve read this book twice, but I’m going to buy myself a new copy and read it again over Christmas. I think when you read the excerpt below, you will too!
First, here’s the book.
He owns three shipping companies, a diamond mine, and his own castle.
He knows Portuguese, Hindi, Mandarin and Morse code.
His assets net thirteen million.
Everyone thinks Andrew Tilmore, Lord Preston, the financial prodigy dubbed “The King of Threadneedle Street,” has it all, but he wants the one prize money can’t buy: his childhood sweetheart.
Alysia Villier can’t say if it’s worse having Andrew’s father in control of her inheritance or Andrew in control of her heart. He’s ruined her for any other man, but she simply can’t give in to him. She knows he’s destined for great things — marrying a courtesan’s daughter would jeopardize everything he stands for.
Keeping Alysia out of trouble and away from eager suitors becomes a cross-continental quest for Andrew, and he won’t be stopped by his old-fashioned family or the disapproval of the ton. After all, he’s a man with the power to play newspapers and investors like pawns, tumble world markets and incite riots… but can he win the biggest gamble of his life?
I absolutely looove this excerpt. Here’s what Moriah says about it: “Making Alysia a semi-famous painter was a joy. I took art lessons the year I wrote this manuscript, which helped me write from the perspective of an artist who sees light, color, and shape as possibilities instead of facts. There’s a scene wherein Alysia claims not to be affected by ‘heroic nudity’ in art, and Andrew calls her bluff. You’d better believe that was fun to write!”