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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

SPOTLIGHT! Josette by Kathleen Bittner Roth

I'm so pleased to present my good friend, and History Undressed's regular 1st Tuesday blogger, Kathleen Bittner Roth's new release! Josette is out now!

JOSETTE

When Hearts Dare
Book Three

Across the oceans, between worlds old and new—two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads. 
Josette LeBlanc left behind her poverty-stricken life in a Louisiana bayou after marrying the wealthiest man in New Orleans. Now a widow living in luxury, Josette should have it all. Nothing could be further from the truth. Polite society's scorn has forced her into a lonely existence. When a wayward niece overwhelms Josette, she grudgingly turns to someone she once adored—the man she believes to be the girl's father.
Wealthy shipping magnate Cameron Andrews possesses everything a man could want, but tragedy shrouded his heart in darkness. He has every intention of escaping a life more suffocating than the sultry heat of the French Quarter. Fate, however, has something else in mind when a precocious young girl storms into his life claiming to be his daughter. Not only is the girl a Cajun raised in the bayou backwaters, she is also the granddaughter of a wicked voodoo priestess.
Like a rose bush filled with prickly thorns, an unwanted attraction blossoms between Josette and Cameron. While denying the passion that sparks between them, their verbal sparring heats their blood as nothing ever has, but treacherous forces are at work. Soon, Josette and Cameron are caught in a tangled web of passion and betrayal that could cost Cameron his life.

Author: Kathleen Bittner Roth
Release date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Kensington Publishing ™

A SHORT EXCERPT...


“Monsieur Andrews, welcome to my home.”
At the smoky, velvet sound, Cameron swung around. Every function in his body—heart, breath, blood—ceased to function.
She was lovely. 
More than lovely.
Tendrils of raven hair framed a face so exquisite, it disarmed him. Her mouth, a soft, dewy pink, as though she’d pressed rose petals to her lips, parted. And those eyes, as dark as Creole coffee, intelligent and assessing, roamed over him and then back to take hold of his. But it was her complexion, as flawless as a newborn’s, and with a soft glow to it that mesmerized him, that made him want to step closer and stroke her skin.

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5 comments:

Ashley York said...

Love this story! Can't wait for it to come out. Congratulations on the whole amazing series, Kathleen.

Heather Ashby said...

Congratulations, Kathleen on the release of this awesome book!!! I loved this story taking place in one of my favorite cities, N'awlins - and I love the bayou scenes too! Mon Dieu, this is a fabulous read. See you at the party tonight. Write on!!!

Kathleen Bittner Roth said...

Thank you, ladies! I hope you love the story as much as I loved writing it! Oh, the research was fabulous fun.

Tara Kingston said...

Congratulations on the release of JOSETTE! I love this series, and this story is my favorite! You've made the setting come to life...it's like being in New Orleans in another age. Wonderful!

Kathleen Bittner Roth said...

Thanks, Tara! I think I enjoyed the research in this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. I have to admit, because I researched the yummy regional food and had my characters eating a lot of it, I was constantly hungry!