Sunday, March 31, 2013

Spring Blog hop

My name is Georgiana Louis.
I write sweet and sexy romance. Either contemporary or Historical- Regency.
My favourite thing about Spring is the pure relief from the cold weather. The cold mornings and cold nights but the beautiful sunny days. Of course, down in Australia Spring is September, October and November.My hearts desire for this Spring would be a holiday- preferably somewhere lovely and hot. Spain, Hawaii... I'm not picky ;-)

I have a new release coming out in a few weeks. My first Regency story in a series about four friends. Inspired by all of those connected books I have read and LOVED, by Julia Quinn, Eloisa James, Sabrina Jeffries and Stephanie Laurens.
Here is a short excerpt and please feel free to follow my blog if you like the sound of the story- I post excerpts constantly as I enjoy reading them the most.

My prize for the blog is a copy of my e-book The Reluctant Duke when it releases it April. Also a quick dry nail polish- a must for all girls!

If you would like to go into the draw to win please leave a comment regarding my excerpt, the colour of nail polish you want and an email address. I will contact the winner a day after the hop finishes. I may pick two people- so keep those comments original! :)

Happy reading:
Annabelle smiled at that, although the smile did not quite reach her eyes.
“I need someone with, well...”
“Money,” he sighed, finishing her sentence for her.
“Yes, unfortunately.” Annabelle sighed just as heavily and leaned back against the railing beside him.
Colin looked up, confused. She had just admitted to something no other woman would openly admit to, but yet sounded so sad about the fact.
“Why unfortunately?” He tried to keep his tone light. This may be one of the only times he got to hear her real opinion. He knew that as soon as she found out who he really was she would doctor her opinions accordingly.
“Well, I very much would like to marry for love, my parents have a wonderful marriage and I have always hoped for a similar thing myself. My parents want to give myself, and my brother and sister a better chance at marrying well but they only have money for one Season. As I’m the oldest I need to marry someone who can help my family. If I marry a penniless wastrel my sister will never get to have a Season and my baby brother will never go to Eton.” She sounded teary again and Colin fought the urge to wrap his arms around her.
He laughed to try and break the tension.
“Well just make sure you fall in love with someone who can support your family.”
Annabelle looked awestruck for a moment and then her wide, full mouth broke into a huge grin.
“I’ll try.” She said and then laughed. She laughed loudly and with her whole body.
A grin unconsciously stretched across Colin’s face now, he’d never heard a lady laugh like that.
Annabelle clapped one hand over her mouth to stifle the sound and the other to her trim belly trying to hold in her laughter.
“I shouldn’t be too loud, people will come over to find out what we’re talking about and ruin our conversation.” She joked, looking back at the ball room full of people.
That pulled Colin out of his idleness. He needed to know how she felt about titles before someone stupidly told her who he was. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

New contract!

I am so pleased to announce that I received a contract yesterday for

'Ellie's Gentleman' which is a short sweet, Regency Christmas romance.

The publisher who has picked it up is Steam-e-reads- A new Australian e-book publisher.

Very excited and grateful for the chance to join this publisher as they are starting up.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Reluctant Duke Excerpt

Annabelle had not enjoyed her days off from the ton circuit. She had spent them eating pastries, and now wondered if she would fit into the expensive wardrobe her mother had paid for. She had also spent the week trying not to think about a certain Duke that invaded her thoughts even whilst she slept.
She dressed carefully for the opera. She had never been to the opera before and would most likely never get to again. Especially not in a Ducal box which she would be sharing with Victoria and her older brother John tonight.
 “Annabelle, the Duke’s carriage has arrived.” Her mother’s voice rang shrilly through the house. Her mother was more nervous than Annabelle was, if that was possible. She still could not believe that Annabelle had made a friend in a Duke’s daughter when she was more accustomed to talking to farmers and friends of the vicarage.
“I’ll be down in a moment,” Annabelle called out, smoothing her dress down her slim waist and noting the roundness of her full breasts that her opera dress did nothing to disguise.
“Good night mother,” Annabelle kissed her mother on the cheek, grabbed her cloak and headed off into the night with Victoria and her John.
“Good evening to you Miss Collins,” John nodded his head slightly as the carriage did not allow him to stand and make his bow.
“Good evening Mister Dunford. Hello Victoria.” Annabelle breathed, almost unable to get past the anxiety in her stomach she grabbed for her friends hands.
“Oh Victoria, what if I do something wrong? What am I meant to do at the opera? I have never been and I’m so nervous. Please tell me everything.”
Victoria and John both laughed loudly making Annabelle blush crimson.
“You do not do anything other than be yourself. Walk in, watch the opera and walk out.” Victoria smiled confidently and Annabelle felt her stomach drop nervously again.
“But will I have to talk to anyone? Will people be able to see me?” Annabelle stammered again.
This time only John laughed, but Victoria smiled.
“Of course people can see you. That is half the fun of the opera. Being able to see what everyone else is wearing and doing but not having to talk to them.”