Golden Leaf Spotlight on Historical: Miranda Neville

The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than a month away! To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists each day until the conference.

The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One.  Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference held October 18-19, 2013.

Spotlight on Historical: “The Importance of Being Wicked,” by Miranda Neville (Avon)

IMPORTANCE OF BEING WICKED

This evening had revealed an inconvenient truth. She, Caro Townsend, a virtuous if not reputable widow, desperately wanted to go to bed with the Duke of Castleton.

She wanted to feel desire. She welcomed the heat in her veins, the flutter in her chest, the streaks of excitement passing through her body, making her feel young and hopeful and so alive. A liaison for pleasure and amusement was just what she needed. But with the right kind of man, a man of the world. Not a stuffy, overly formal nobleman who wanted to marry her cousin.

For Castleton was the kind of man one married. And even if he didn’t wed Anne, Caro was the last woman he’d consider. He was devoted to family tradition, and the Dukes of Castleton always married money.

Good luck to Miranda and all our Golden Leaf finalists!

And it’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information.

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