Monday, April 24, 2017


Second Chance Marquess
by Jessica Jefferson


GENRE: Historical Romance

Jessica will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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?

Chapter 1

Mrs. Wilhelmina Turner stood in the entryway of the Marquess of Chesterton’s London townhouse, soaking wet and mad as hell.
“I don’t really care if his lordship is sleeping. You gather him up and bring him down here to face me straight away or else I’ll go up there and retrieve him myself!”
The butler took a step back, holding his hands up to defend himself against potential assault. “Madame, if you could please keep your voice down—”
She took a step forward and stared up at the man, hands upon her hips. “I will do no such thing. Not until I find out what he’s done with my sister.”
The day before, her half-sister, Kitty, had gone out for her usual afternoon walk, but didn’t make it home for dinner. Her tardiness was habitual—the girl was a bit of henwit and often lost track of time. But when she hadn’t made it back by nightfall, Wilhelmina started to worry.
And when she hadn’t returned by morning, Wilhelmina had all but lost her mind.
Who could blame her? A na├»ve girl of ten and eight didn’t stand a chance against the sordid world that was London after dark. Any number of awful things could befall a young lady—robbery, molestation, abduction.
But after learning the ugly truth of what had actually happened to her dear sister only an hour ago, she couldn’t help but think Kitty would have been better off taking her chances on the streets of the East End then succumbing to the most unfortunate fate orchestrated by the man currently residing at this fashionable Mayfair address.
She heard a rough cough and turned toward the stairs where a man was descending, barefooted and wearing nothing but an open banyan and a pair of buckskins.

Jessica Jackson, Author

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.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Lisa Brown said...

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

Jessica Jefferson said...

Thank you for hosting today!

Caroline Clemmons said...

Jessica, thanks for sharing with readers. I enjoy Regency stories and this one sounds like a good read.

Edgar Gerik said...

Great excerpt

DanieX said...

Beautiful cover! I can't wait to read this book.

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. The cover is lovely.

Dianne Casey said...

I enjoyed the description of the book and I really like reading about the Regency period. Looking forward to reading. Great cover.

Victoria Alexander said...

Beautiful cover & I enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

Bea LaRocca said...

Congrats on the new book and the tour. The cover is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing an excerpt!


I enjoyed the excerpt thank you.