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A Second Chance for Love
Writing as S.M. Laviolette
Smart & Sexy Historical Romance

Happy Monday and Hello November!

I hope everyone had a happy Halloween yesterday. We’ve never once had trick-or-treaters (do kids even still do that?!) in the fifteen years we’ve lived here. For the first few years I was prepared with bags of candy and lots of Halloween decorations. Now I skip the decorations, turn off all the lights, and Mr. Spencer and I share the candy while watching scary movies.

That’s actually a lie …

I dont’ actually watch scary movies. I usually keep a blanket over my head and ask repeatedly, “What’s happening now?” (I’m not kidding)

Anyhow, I’m VERY pleased to share the final “recovering” of my series THE SEDUCERS.

For whatever reason, I recovered these books out of order, so the last cover is for MELISSA AND THE VICAR, which is really book 1 in the trilogy.

I am in love with this cover!

I think the red-orange (roarange?) color perfectly fits the spirit of this steamy, racy story of redemption and second chances. Melissa is a world-weary brothel owner who falls in love with a country clergyman. This smart and sexy historical romance has lots of humor and tons of steam. And yes, there is some of my signature angst to keep you turning pages.

I’ve included the blurb below the image and also a link to Amazon, which has exclusive rights to the ebook version of MELISSA AND THE VICAR.

Melissa Griffin is quite literally sick and tired. She’s the owner of one of London’s most exclusive brothels, but her failing health is telling her she can’t continue to keep working at her current pace. A relaxing stay in the country is exactly what she needs. Falling for the small town’s gorgeous young vicar—a virgin, no less—was never part of her plan. Their love is scandalous, forbidden…and everything Melissa never knew she wanted. Denying her feelings is unthinkable. Avoiding devastation when her past inevitably drives them apart? Impossible.

Magnus Stanwyck never resented his vow of celibacy…until meeting Melissa. As beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, the mysterious woman captures his heart in a way he never could’ve anticipated. No matter what stands between them, no matter the cost, he’ll do whatever it takes to possess her—heart, body, and soul.

By day, they’re opposites who were never supposed to be together. By night, their passion threatens to overtake them. When all is said and done, can Melissa and Magnus overcome the obstacles (and enemies) that stand between them? Or will fate deny them their happily ever after?

MELISSA AND THE VICAR is a steamy, full-length romance novel with elements of taboo love, marriage of convenience, and opposites attract. If you love older woman and younger men stories with lots of sizzle and heat you’ll adore Melissa and Magnus’s love story.

This is book 1 in THE SEDUCERS series, a Regency romance trilogy that explores life on the wild side!

This book contains adult themes and is for adult readers who are not easily offended or shocked.

Apparently ‘Tis the Season to be adding new books for pre-order, because I’ve gone and added ANOTHER book …

In fact, I’ve got an entirely new series coming up and it’s called THE BELLAMY SISTERS. Here’s the blurb for PHOEBE Book 1: 

PHOEBE book 1 in THE BELLAMY SISTERS is a sensual, sexy, and heartwarming love story about the girl next door and the powerful, wealthy stranger who changes her world forever.

Meet the Bellamy sisters, five young women who will do anything to save their siblings and keep the wolf from the door.

Lady Phoebe Bellamy will do anything to save her family from ruin—even marry the devil himself…

The Bellamy family has only four months before they’ll lose the very roof over their heads. While Phoebe’s older sisters venture out into the world to earn the necessary funds, Phoebe herself—plain, levelheaded, and responsible—stays home to care for her younger siblings and parents. But then she meets Viscount Needham, a fabulously wealthy, brand new peer, and everything changes.

When Phoebe learns that her father is determined to marry one of his daughters to Needham, she knows it’s time to act. She certainly can’t imagine saddling any of her beloved sisters with the brutally handsome upstart. So, she does the unthinkable and proposes to Viscount Needham herself…

Paul Needham attended the best schools, belongs to all the proper clubs, and can buy and sell half the House of Lords and still have money to spare. And yet the ton still treats him with disdain. Marrying one of their own is the fastest way to legitimize his place in society. But that doesn’t mean that he has to like his bride. He certainly won’t ever love her. Their marriage will be nothing but a mutually beneficial business arrangement.

Except it doesn’t feel like a simple transaction when Phoebe is in his arms…

They are complete opposites with nothing in common. Class differences and prejudices divide them. Is love enough to bridge their two worlds—or are they destined for heartbreak?

PHOEBE is the wickedly witty and sensually steamy first book of a five-book historical romance series. Each story in THE BELLAMY SISTERS stands alone.

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2 Responses

  1. I’ve just finished His Countess and I’m now dying for Jackson to have his own story! I was so disappointed not to get a full description of the threesome in the epilogue. Please tell me Jackson’s story is in the works.

    1. Thank you! I do have a story for Jackson in the pipe, but there are 2 that will be published before it. I like the idea of a bonus epilogue with an extended scene featuring the three of them–great idea!