Tracey Devlyn received her Bachelor's degree in Management from Aurora University while working full-time. Her days are filled solving complex employee relation issues as a Human Resources Manager for a local environmental agency, and her evenings and weekends are filled solving complex relations between her heroine and hero.
Even though she labels herself a historical romance junkie, she's begun to venture into the worlds of contemporary, paranormal, mystery, western and thriller romances.
And Tracey's very glad she stepped outside her "historical" box!
She lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her handsome and very supportive husband, Tim, where they've made many happy endings together.
HIS SECRET DESIRE
Release: July 25, 2007
The Wild Rose Press
Regency Short Story
Lily Weston struggles to save her family's racing stable while her brother's gambling submerges them further into debt. She's confident their prized stallion will win a substantial purse at a prestigious race in two months, however, the machinations of her handsome neighbor hurtles Lily into a web a deceit. After watching her dear mother endure years of abuse from her father, Lily has no desire to marry. When she finds out her brother lost their home - and her - in a foolhardy game of chance to their new neighbor, Julian, Lord St. Vincent, she's livid...and tempted.
Julian's attempts at wooing Lily gently have gone unnoticed. When Lily's brother's bungling efforts to save their indebted racing stable goes awry, Julian finds himself in a unique position to help his beautiful neighbor and...grasp his secret desire.
Beads of sweat trickled down the valley between Lily's breasts, the early morning heat a prelude to a sweltering August day. She continued her firm, long strokes along Alaric's back, causing his muscles to ripple beneath her hands. His eyelids drooped in sleepy contentment.
"How does that feel, my love?" she murmured near his ear. "By the time I'm through with you the pain shall be a distant memory."
"Does this tempting guarantee extend to your neighbors?"
Lily sighed at the unwelcome intrusion from behind her. The last thing she needed was for Lord-of-a-Thousand-Questions to plague her this morning. She enjoyed the comfortable silence of the stables during the early morning hours. Her brother, Bennett's, recent escapades forced Lily to release several servants, which meant their duties fell to her to do.
Two more months, Lily reminded herself. Once Alaric won the St. Leger race, she'd be able to hire her servants back and pay off the rest of Bennett's debts. Two months wasn't so long. She could do it. Her resolve renewed, Lily blew an ebony curl away from her light gray eyes. She patted Alaric's long, sleek neck and whispered her apologies before turning around to acknowledge the most beautiful, yet irritating, man she'd ever met.
"Good morning, Lord St. Vincent."
I hope you'll take a moment to Meet Lily and Julian when it's released on July 25, 2007 through The Wild Rose Press. They were fascinating characters to write about. Enjoy!