Thursday, May 18, 2017

Second Chance Marquess Blog Tour! (+$25 Amazon GC Giveaway!)

Title: Second Chance Marquess
Author: Jessica Jefferson
Series: Second Chance #1
Pages: 162
Date Published: 2015
Publisher: Dragonblade Publishing
Format: Kindle
Genre: Historical Romance
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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When Wilhemina Turner’s younger sister runs off with a young Lothario, she has no choice but to turn to the notorious rake who broke his promise and her heart, for assistance. George Bartlett, the Marquess of Chesterton, hasn’t forgotten the woman who hurt him so many years ago, but can’t deny her request, knowing that his brother’s reputation, and fortune, is at risk. A series of misfortunes leave the straight-laced widow and committed bachelor stranded, sharing both close quarters and old secrets. But when morning comes, will this unlikely pair find a second chance at love?
~Try an Excerpt!~
He frowned. “They didn’t bring my bag, just Kittie’s trunk.”

“Oh?” He tried not to sound overly chipper.

Willie pulled out a pink colored gown – overwrought with frills and lace. “I’m afraid we’re built quite differently. I’m afraid this won’t do at all.”

He tried to remember Miss Marks’ figure. She was shorter than Willie, and a bit thinner if he was remembering correctly. “I’m sure you can make it work.” 

Willie dug through deeper and pulled out a blue dress. “I suppose I’ll have to, won’t I?”

“You don’t.”

She stopped what she was doing. “Don’t what?”

“Don’t have to. No one is making you put on clothes.”

Willie walked toward the dressing screen at the corner of the room. “You’re incorrigible, George.”

“It’s what women love about me,” he called back playfully.

He watched her silhouette through the screen. Her graceful shadow moved purposefully, unaware of the entertainment it provided. She reached up, the shadowed figure elongating, putting her curves in full display. She tossed the chemise over and instantaneously, he felt himself harden at the knowledge that she was completely nude behind that screen. It was maddening knowing the only thing separating himself from her was a thin paper barrier and a throbbing pain in his thigh rendering him incapable of walking.

George watched her shadow as she shimmied herself into the new gown, grinning like a fool as she struggled to pull the gown down over her hips and arrange it just so across her breasts.

A series of hushed expletives escaped from behind the curtain. Hardly the words one would expect to hear from such a wholesome widow.

“Is something the matter?” he asked casually.

She stepped out where he could see her. The hemline was a bit shorter than what was fashionable, which was to be expected given the height difference between the two, but it was the way the dress caught on her hips and clung to her bosom that left him speechless.

“It’s a bit snug,” she remarked, her voice timid.

Snug was an understatement. It was downright lewd as it pertained to her bosom. Perhaps finding the trunks wasn’t all bad after all.

 “I’ve seen worse,” he lied.
~Meet Jessica!~ 
Jessica Jefferson makes her home in Almost-Chicago with her husband, two young daughters, French bulldog Lulu, and English bulldog Pete. When she's not busy trying to find middle-ground between being a modern career woman and Suzy-Homemaker, she loves to watch "Real Housewives of [insert city here]" and performing unnecessary improvements to her home and property. 

Jessica writes Regency-era historical romance with a modern twist where she invites her readers to fall in love with romance again. 

Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. I love this cover and this is the kind of romance novel I love reading!!!

  3. Congrats on the book tour. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. The synopsis tells me I will enjoy this.

  5. LOVE the excerpt, Congrats on the book tour & Thanks for the chance to win :)

  6. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.