Miss Lucinda Parnell is out of money. A dismal failure at the Marriage Mart, she’d just as soon leave Society far behind. Desperate to earn funds to retire with her grandmother to the country, Lucy disguises herself as a man to gamble in London’s hells. But the Earl of Dartford, an Untouchable she never imagined speaking to let alone spending time with, is onto her in a trice. When he insists on acting as her protector, Lucy fears her chance to remain an independent woman is destined to go up in flames.
After losing his entire family, Andrew Wentworth, Earl of Dartford built a wall to keep attachments at bay. He believed he could keep Miss Parnell safe without compromising his defenses, but she’s exciting and irresistible. Their deepening relationship makes him even more determined to push her away. Nothing will stop him from trying to avoid reliving the anguish of loss. Love is the one risk he doesn’t have the heart to dare.
Please welcome the lovely Darcy Burke to Brooke Blogs! She is here to answer a few quick questions. Thank you so much for stopping by, Darcy!
Where is your favorite place to write?
It depends. I write at my desk a lot, but when I need to really focus and crank out a lot of words, I’ll find a cozy place like my bed or the love seat in my room.
Do you have a writing schedule or do you write when inspiration strikes?
I have a schedule, but sometimes life messes that up a bit! There are definitely days when I feel more inspired/in a groove and can write more. There are also days where I just have to sit my butt in the chair and write!
Do you have any fun writing quirks?
I asked my husband this question, and he thinks it’s weird that I sometimes write in bed. As far as fun quirks, I’m not sure I have any. I do think the comfier the clothing, the more successful my day will be, lol.
What would you do if you were not an author?
I used to be a project manager and I loved that job!
What are you working on right now?
I’m finishing up an offshoot to my contemporary Ribbon Ridge series. SO GOOD is the first book in the Love on the Vine sub series (did I just make up a new phrase?) and will be out later this summer. Once I finish this up, I’ll be on to the next book in The Untouchables. The Duke of Deception features Aquilla Knox and the Earl of Sutton. That will be out this fall. I’m so excited about the rest of 2016!
About the Author
Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily-ever-after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations.
A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids-who each seem to have inherited the writing gene in some form-and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. Her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge.