Unlike most of the heroes in Romanceland, Daniel, the hero of Degree of Solitude, is a scarred “monster” that hides away in the wilds of Wales.
When I explained his general appearance to Dar Albert, the cover artist who designs nearly all my covers, I knew it would be a challenge to make him both hideous and sympathetic at the same time. Her solution was brilliant. She didn’t show his face at all.
This fits in perfectly with the story, too, for Daniel spends most of his time avoiding everyone, including Catrin, the heroine.
Check out the except, which you will find here, and you’ll understand what I mean.
The man she once loved is now a monster she doesn’t know.
Catrin and Daniel love each other, but Daniel refused to further their relationship for fear of curtailing Catrin’s intellectual and personal freedom, and dooming her to a life of domestic servitude as his wife. Yet their lives remain entangled.
When Daniel is shot in the face during a family rescue in Algeria, he brutally severs the ties between them and removes himself to a remote village in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Catrin travels to Wales in a last bid to resolve their differences, but the terrifying man she finds there is not the Daniel she once knew…
This book is the ninth book in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.
Reader Advisory: This story contains frank sex scenes and sexual language.
This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
9.0 Degree of Solitude
…and more to come!
Degree of Solitude is now available for preorder everywhere but Amazon (which will be added later). As usual, if you pre-order directly from me, you get the book a week early. Also, while on pre-order, the price is 50% of the full retail.
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