Wednesday, May 3, 2017


Second Chance Marquess
by Jessica Jefferson


GENRE: Historical Romance



When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?

Second Chance Marquess by Jessica Jefferson
From Dragonblade Publishing

She’d fought the urge to wince at the way he spit her married name, but refused to allow his tone to intimidate her. He’d always worn his power like a veneer, smooth and attractive to the outside, but only a hair’s breadth thick. She knew best how to stand up to a man like the Marquess of Chesterton, just as she always had.
His irises darkened from the bright blue of a midsummer sky to the threatening depths of an ocean. “You’re being ridiculous, Mrs. Turner, and I think we both know there isn’t any time to waste on nonsensical propositions.”
I was being completely serious. I’m going with you.”
Well, you can’t,” he answered matter-of-factly.
Why? Is your carriage too small for a passenger? Not accommodating for women?”
Nothing of the sort!” he defended. “Like everything else in my life, the size of my carriage is most enviable and certainly large enough for any task. In fact, my carriage has been noted to be quite accommodating for female passengers.”
She felt her cheeks burn hot with the suggestive remark. “Then why not?” she said, feigning nonchalance.
He paused, as if trying to conjure up a reasonable excuse.
Well?” she pressed.
Because you’re a woman and it wouldn’t be proper to ride alone with you.”
I’m not some delicate young girl about to make her debut,” she balked. “You just told me you were quite used to escorting ladies in your carriage. Why should I be any different?” Her purity was hardly an issue, considering she had none.

He’d already seen to that years ago. 
Plenty of women have been in my carriage, but not one of them was a lady. And certainly never a vicar’s wife.”
Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete.  When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property.

Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

It is my pleasure!

Mistflower Reviewer said...

Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Brown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Kim Pickett said...

Congratulations on your tour. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like an interesting book that I'll enjoy reading - thanks for sharing!

Jessica Jefferson said...

Thanks so much for hosting. It's great to see so many readers taking an interest in this book!

Good luck to everyone!

Jessica Jefferson said...

Thanks for that! It was so much fun to write!

Jessica Jefferson said...

Thank you and good luck!

Jessica Jefferson said...

I do hope you enjoy it. It was just a great experience writing it - I loved Willie and George!

Jessica Jefferson said...

Thanks and best of luck in the drawing!

Joseph Wallace said...

Looks like a fun read. I hope that I win. Thanks for the giveaway. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Donna Reynolds said...

Beautiful cover!

Mary Preston said...

My kind of read.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thank you for everyone who stopped by! Happy reading! Good Luck!

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the excerpt, thank you!