Whoo hooo! I see that A LOVER'S KISS, aka Drury's story, is now available for pre-order at Amazon.
Sir Douglas Drury, baronet and barrister, first appeared in my book KISS ME QUICK. Here's a sample, from the scene where the heroine of KISS ME QUICK first meets him at a ball:
"My pleasure, my lady," Sir Douglas said in a deep voice nearly as attractive as the viscount's. His tone was polite, but he barely smiled as he ran a measuring gaze over her.
She finally recognized what quality he possessed: arrogance, far more than Lord Adderly, or any other man she had ever met. Yet that was hardly an attractive trait, so why did she and all these other women find him so? She stood puzzling, until Sir Douglas raised a questioning brow. "Something wrong with my cravat, my lady?"
"No, not at all. I beg your pardon."
"Just so long as my valet's efforts haven't been in vain," he replied, and then his lips lifted into a very small smile.
The effect of even that slight change to his countenance was astonishing. It was like drawing near a warm fire on a cold day, and just as suddenly, his effect upon women was absolutely understandable.
I'll be posting a longer excerpt from A LOVER'S KISS on my website shortly. I'll be sure to announce it here when I do.