SNAKES IN THE GARDEN
Releases July 26th.
This is the novella that Victoria Roberts wrote with her teenage daughter. Have you reserved your copy yet?
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“Who the hell are ye?”
“I believe we’ve already had this conversation, and I don’t have time for your interrogation, monsieur. I’m meeting someone and must be on my way.”
“Who? The Italian ye were flirting with in the great hall? I’m fairly certain that was the same man from the garden, was it nae?” When he continued to follow her, she stopped and cast a look of death at him. “I doona know what game ye and your brother are playing, but ʼtis a dangerous one that is nae going to end well for either one of ye.”
“And if you keep meddling in matters that are not your concern, I have a feeling this is not going to end well for you,” she said with heavy sarcasm.
“Are ye threatening me?” He stood to his full height, and then he bestowed the same look he gave all his enemies before sending them to meet their maker. When she flinched, he masked a smile. At least the woman was smart.
“Excusez moi, monsieur. If you’re under the impression that we’re friends, or even acquaintances, because you’d escorted me once to my brother, you’re wrong.”
He lifted a brow. “Ye cut that man as if ye’ve done it before. Where did ye learn to fight like that?”
“May I be excused, or is there something else that you needed?” Estella asked the question as if she were a wee lassie awaiting approval from her sire.
“ʼTis nae as if ye’re willing to answer any of my questions.” When he waved with a dismissive gesture, she spun on her heel. He watched her walk away with her bouncing red tresses, and for some reason, he couldn’t resist calling after her. “Court can be a verra dangerous place, lass.”
“Then perhaps you shouldn’t be wandering around without an escort, Monsieur Grant.”
Marcus chuckled. He had no idea what the bonny enchantress was up to, but it couldn’t be good. God only knew how much time he had left at court before his laird would be called before the king. Until then, he had every intention of uncovering Mistress Beaumont’s secrets…every last one of them.
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