For this week's Snippet Sunday, I'm posting an excerpt from my November release, HER WICKED CAPTAIN, the first book in The River Rogues series.
The worldly hero, Capt. Rory Campbell, a riverboat gambler, has orchestrated a dance in the backwoods settlement of Posey Hollow, and has invited the local fortune-telling heroine, Dell Samuels, as his special guest.
Rory tugged at his cravat. “I’m delighted you changed your mind about coming.”
“I didn’t. I’m here with my family and a patron. I’m doing a card-reading later, otherwise I wouldn’t have.”
“Then the good fortune is all mine for sharing the pleasure of your company.” His hand cupped her elbow gently, guiding her a step closer to him to avoid a young couple headed to the dance floor. She tingled beneath his touch. “Your patron is a lucky man…or woman. I’d like nothing more than to see you in action.”
Heat fanned up her neck at his words spoken in a low teasing voice.