Golden Leaf Spotlight on Best First Book: Jess Russell

New Jersey Romance Writer’s annual “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is this Friday and Saturday! Today wraps up our Golden Leaf Spotlights. We hope you’ve enjoying reading a little sample from each of the finalists. We’ll learn the winners in each category this Friday, October 16th, during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony. Be sure to come back here following the conference to see a list of the winners.

Spotlight on Best First Book: “The Dressmaker’s Duke,” by Jess Russell (The Wild Rose Press)

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The Duke of Roydan dramatically raised one eyebrow. He, no doubt, used that considerable weapon to silence his numerous minions. Well, she would not be so cowed.

“Have you nothing else to compensate me?” he asked, as if he were mentioning the weather.

Olivia’s whirring mind stopped dead. Ah…now we have it. Her vision narrowed. The bloody cheek of the man.

“Surely you have something you can barter with, Mrs. Weston?” he continued, paying not the slightest attention to her most lethal stare.

 Two could play this game. “I am a dressmaker, Your Grace. I make and sell dresses. That is the full extent of my commerce.” (Work is copyright of the author; may not be reused without permission.)

Good luck to Jess and all our 2015 Golden Leaf finalists!



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