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The lady and her feather It is the first novel in the Ruth A. Published by Dragonblade, this title is available on Kindle Unlimited and sold for 99 cents. Grab a cup and enjoy excerpts from it. Be sure to enter the giveaway before grabbing your copy!

The lady and her feather

date of publication: November 16, 2021


Her mind kept telling her to stop loving him, but her heart couldn’t let him go.

Welcome to the first book in the wonderful new series, Sumer women by the sea From USA Today bestselling author Ruth A. Casey!

Famous writer Lady Alicia Hartley has lost her inspiration after a poor review. She blames author JC Melrose. A chance encounter with the handsome and intelligent Justin Caulfield makes her heart race and it seems that her muse is back. Is he her savior or her worst nightmare?

He did not see the turbulent ocean. He was too busy dealing with a different storm.

Newly retired Captain Justin Caulfield confronts his demons. As the talented author J.C. Melrose, his stories honor the men who died at the hands of one man. His only focus is to avenge their death, that is, until he meets Mrs. Alicia and falls in love with her.

The authors take on a writing challenge based on a story of stolen gold gleaned from newspaper headlines to determine the best writer. While researching the story, Lady Alicia was captured by the leader of the thieves. Can Mrs. Alicia turn this mystery into an award-winning story? Can Justin save his real life heroine?

Can they both overcome their own challenges for eternal happiness?


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Read excerpts

Alicia reached into her net, removed the folded letter, and handed it to Mrs. Bainbridge.

“Mr. Caulfield and I agreed to publish my next book in February, but we weren’t done with the contract. When I got to his office, I saw the review. I was disappointed, of course, but when he suggested I not publish my story until the summer, I was upset.”

Mrs. Bainbridge raised the floppy glass which had been attached to a ribbon hanging from the front of her bosom and read the letter while Alicia opened her carrying case and took out a parcel.

“This is great news.” She handed the letter to Alicia.

William Lane is the biggest publisher in London if not in England. I had shown him my books before I went to Mr. Caulfield, and he said that perhaps a smaller store would be better suited to my business and suggested Caulfield to Publish. Isaac Caulfield is a good guy, but he is tightly in control of all aspects of my business. I’ve told him several times that I want to participate. He pats my head, tells me not to worry about anything, and sends me on my way. My stories are selling well. I planned to ask us to change the contract. I will pay the production costs. He can do the distribution and I will give him a commission based on sales. William Lane would never consider me now, not after reading the review.”

Alicia stared at her friend, not blinking. She was at a loss as Mrs. Bainbridge helped her out with her problems.

“What makes you imagine Mr. Lin would be different? Be careful what you wish for. A bigger company might have more restrictions. Now, stay away from you. And I enjoyed your story. The comment was one person’s opinion.”

“You’re right,” said Alicia, defending her purse and book bundle.

“Would it be easier to leave books in your luggage? The streets are freezing in this weather.”

“I’m going for a short distance and would prefer not to open my luggage in the library. I’ll manage.”

A quick embrace from Mrs. Bainbridge and she was ready to take on the weather.

She left school and didn’t go far before cursing herself for having gone at all. The street turned to mud and ice and the wind didn’t stop. Carrying the bag and book set proved to be a more difficult feat than I first imagined.

She crossed the corridor and ran north of Wickham to the library in front of her. A piece of cloth stood in front of the building in the area that was not muddy. She maneuvered her way around the wagon to avoid the large puddles in front and behind it.

When she got to the door her feet started slipping on a piece of ice. She was manipulating the parcel in an attempt to keep it from getting stuck in the mud. She kept the books but with the next step slipped her foot from under them. Her hands were so full that she had no way to stop her falling.

A strong hand grabbed her elbow.

He murmured in her ear, “I got you.”

She caught her balance and looked into her gray eyes that were strikingly familiar, but she had no idea why.

About the author

RUTH A. CASIE is USA TODAY’s bestselling author of contemporary historical and romantic action-adventures with just enough action to keep you turning the pages. Her stories feature strong women and men who deserve it, endear flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of unfinished cross projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), a customer liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and a VP at an international bank where she was a product/marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she does now- romance writing. Hope her stories become your favorite adventure.

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