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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Excerpt Tour for SECOND CHANCE MARQUESS by Jessica Jefferson, an historical romance avail...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Excerpt Tour for SECOND CHANCE MARQUESS by Jessica Jefferson, an historical romance available now from Dragonblade Publishing.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found at the bottom of the post.

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
Excerpt 12
“I’ll give you a boost,” he said, reaching for her.
“Absolutely not!” She wrapped her arms around her body as if to shield herself from further touches. “I’ll manage just fine by myself, thank you.”
“You’re too weak. Let me help you.” He offered her a hand.
She looked around for an alternative, anything at all, rather than have him lift her. The idea of his hands around her waist was both utterly terrifying and entirely too seductive. Fortunately, his valet case had come out from under the bench during the accident and was just the right height for her to use as a stool. With the additional support, she managed to pull herself out of the space where the window had once been.
What she hadn’t counted on, was the opening for the window being slightly smaller than her bottom. She tried to wriggle through, but it was nearly impossible given her weakened state and wet skirts.
“Let me help you,” she heard him say from under her. Suddenly, she was aware of the view she’d inadvertently provided for the man standing directly under her skirts.
“Absolutely not,” she warned, wrenching her body back and forth through the hole.
“There’s no way you’ll make it out without a little assistance.” His tone was far too confident for her liking.
“I’ve come this far, I’m sure I can manage the rest on my own.” Her dress felt as if it weighed more than she did, the weight pulling on her causing her arms to tremble from the effort.
“You’re being stubborn, Willie. Just like always. Don’t forget, I know full well what’s under those skirts and I know you’ll never get your bottom through that hole without a bit of help from me.”
If she wasn’t already stuck, she would have slid back down and walloped him.
“And from my vantage point, it looks like nothing’s changed much since the last time I admired the view from this particular angle.”
That did it. “If you touch me George, so help me…”
Then she felt him. George’s hands were firmly planted on her bottom. He gave her one firm push and she popped through the window like a cork from a champagne bottle. Once completely free, she looked down through the hole and glared at him.
“Just like I remembered,” he said cheerfully, grinning from ear-to-ear.
“I hope you’re happy with yourself,” she scolded. He should have been, having just robbed her of both her pride and modesty.
“Not really,” he answered, still wearing that ridiculous, yet terribly appealing, smile. “If I’d been thinking clearly, I would have let you dangle for a few minutes more so I could appreciate the view a bit longer.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.         


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

  2. Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway :)

  3. What is the best book that you read in 2016? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. This book is "my cup of tea", looking forward to reading it!


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