The Rogue Returns by Leigh LaValle
Official release date January 13, 2014
Lady Helen Gladstone has siblings to protect and creditors at her door. There’s only one way to stave off disaster—to find the fabled fortune that her deceased brother buried years ago. Her experience with her lying father and gambling brother has left her able to spot a scoundrel at ten paces. Unfortunately, the scoundrel she encounters is a lot closer than that…and he’s planning to make off with her treasure.
…IS A LADY WITH NOTHING TO LOSE
After years of exile, Roane Grantham is eager to begin a new life without the law on his heels. First, he needs gold—his gold, buried one drunken night long ago. But he doesn’t count on a petite, bold-as-brass blonde laying claim to his hoard.
Forming an uneasy alliance, Helen and Roane adventure through the high peaks of England, battling treasure hunters, violent storms, and dangerous terrain. But can they escape the growing passion that lays claim to their hearts?
I am really excited for this story to release, in part because I love the characters (silver-tongued rogue meets savvy London lady) and I love the plot (Western action/adventure meets Regency romance). And in part because I feel like I’ve been working on THE ROGUE RETURNS foreeeever.
Indeed, the writing of this book has been interrupted by not just one but TWO pregnancies. I am currently 5 months pregnant, and chasing a toddler, AND wrangling a kindergartener.
The beauty of self-publishing is that I can fit my work schedule around my life. The downfall of self-publishing is that I can fit my work schedule around my life. I know lots of you can sympathize! But we women are resilient and, in the end, after all the hard work, I am REALLY proud of this book.
Look for more information in the next few weeks. Read an excerpt.