Jenna Petersen has posted new information about her latest book that is due out October 27, 2009. It's entitled What the Duke Desires and is Book 1 in her new series, The Billingham Bastards. A summary (repasted below) and excerpt are provided and from that the book seems very promising!!
I hadn't heard of Petersen before stumbling onto her book Her Notorious Viscount (which I reviewed in a past blog entry and gave four stars to), but she has now been added to my watch-for authors list and I'm really looking forward to seeing what she comes out with in the future.
SUMMARY FOR What the Duke Desires (from Petersen's website)
Simon Crathorne has never felt quite "right" in his own life. Even with his own friends, he never fit. But now his father is dead and he has inherited the Dukedom, and all the responsibility that goes with it. And since his father was always known as a highly moral, upstanding man, Simon has big shoes to fill.
Lillian Mayhew doesn't buy the late Duke's exalted reputation one bit. A lifetime of hearing her father talk about the man's sins and seeing the torment her family endured at his hands has made her bitter and a final secret she discovered as her father lay dying has turned her bitterness to a drive to destroy the good name of the man she feels wronged her. No matter the price.
But when Simon and Lillian meet, sparks fly and passion erupts, leaving Lillian with an ugly choice. Can she abandon her quest for revenge, just as she is on the cusp of fulfilling her duty? Or will she betray a man whose past turns out to be a murky sea of lies and betrayals netiher one could have ever anticipated? A man whose kiss could change her life forever.