Wednesday Words – Courtesy of Tessa Dare and a Duke

mobile phone and books Today’s words come from Tessa Dare and her new release, ROMANCING THE DUKE. This book is utterly delicious, each word, sentence, paragraph, and page to be savored like a seven-course formal dinner. Only Ransom, the Duke isn’t formal at all. And his nemesis, the resourceful Izzy Goodnight is full of imagination and romance, just what the injured hero needs.

The heroine’s observation on the weather:

It started to rain. Fat, heavy drops of summer rain–the kind that always struck her as vaguely lewd and debauched. Little potbellied drunkards, those summer raindrops, chortling on their way to earth and crashing open with glee.

And on sunsets:

“The sun is setting just beyond the tower. But ‘setting’ is the wrong word for this. Too peaceful. This sun is struggling. Going down like a bloodied fighter in the jaws of a great, stony beast.”

The heroine was describing the sight to the Duke, who is blind. And here’s Ransom’s take on that whole romance thing…

Bloody hell. Where did women come up with these rules? Did they keep them in a book somewhere? Sometimes he wondered if women were all lawyers, with an extensive code of Romantic Law that they kept stubbornly hidden from men.

Izzy had just demanded a do-over on her first kiss, delivered by the Duke. I’m not saying any more. Go read the book!

Who else has words to share today?


About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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7 Responses to Wednesday Words – Courtesy of Tessa Dare and a Duke

  1. patricia says:

    that’s great! hi i’m a newbie. check out my blog? – i follow back! kisses x

  2. Janet says:

    Ooh, lovely lines – thanks for the book info, must put that on my To Be Read list 🙂

  3. Great lines today, Silver! This sounds like an interesting book. Ya know, I’ve always thought about picking up a Tessa Dare, I just haven’t done it yet. Maybe this’ll be my first. =o)

    No words to give you in return today. I couldn’t give you anything from yesterday without leaving spoilers. It’s all first drafty anyway.

    • Silver James says:

      I really enjoyed it and wondered why I hadn’t read her before. I’ll give the next in the series a try as well, or perhaps her back list when I’m next in the mood. I have two historical westerns coming from the library in the next day or so, which will be my historical fix for awhile.

      And yay for first drafty things. You’ll share when you’re ready! I’m shaking my pompoms for you to hit your 44K word goal. (y)*

      *FB keystrokes to make the thumbs up icon which I really wish WordPress had!

  4. Liza says:

    Just read it last week thanks to Julie Leto. I love Tessa Dare’s book, but this one is hands down my favorite ever!

    • Silver James says:

      I’m definitely going to check out the next book in the series when it releases! And yay for Tessa being in the library. My book budget is maxed out at the moment. 😦

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