The Wicked Prince is the long-awaited story of Alessandro Barrali, the rebellious twin brother of Sarcaccia's crown prince, Vittorio. If you read Slow Tango With a Prince, you likely remember Alessandro.
To whet your appetite, here's a brief excerpt of a scene between Alessandro and Francesca "Frannie" Lawrence, a woman who just might be Alessandro's match:
Alessandro’s kiss was like a blast of sunshine after a long bout of bone-chilling cold. Soft and comforting, yet all-encompassing. She opened to him, and he angled his head to deepen their connection, warming her to her core with the most tender, romantic kiss she’d ever experienced.
He pulled back, but kept his hands tangled in her hair, holding her forehead to his.
“Frannie.” His whisper was dark, a stark contrast to the gentleness of his touch. His chest rose and fell, once, twice…and his breath went ragged on the second exhale. “Oh, Frannie, what are you doing to me?”
It was a chastisement and a warning.
She didn’t care; the risk had already been taken.
“Shh.” This time, when her lips touched his, he didn’t hold back.
The Wicked Prince is set for release on August 2. Want your copy as soon as possible? The ebook can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, iBooks, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo.
Print editions will be available on both Amazon and Barnes & Noble on or soon after August 2, and an audiobook edition is also planned. Sign up for my newsletter to be notified when new editions are on sale.
I can't wait to share the rest of The Wicked Prince with you. Alessandro's story was flat-out fun to write!