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Monday, May 15

Book Blast: Second Chance Marquess by Jessica Jefferson

Now available from Dragonblade Publishing, Inc. is the historical romance Second Chance Marquess, book one in the Second Chance Series, by author Jessica Jefferson.

What's the book about?

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?

Where can you purchase the book?


Here's a sneak peak:

She noticed her gown hanging on the wall. It was soiled, but would have to do. “Is there anyone who can help me dress?”

“I doubt that. With the sudden influx of guests, the staff are running around just trying to keep everyone fed and the fires lit.” He inclined his head toward her. “I apologize. It would appear that I’m a harbinger of utter disappointment.”

An inkling of something appalling began to take shape. “How did I get undressed then?”

George abruptly looked down to examine his boots.

Immediately, she knew. Willie pulled the blanket even tighter against her body, her hands trembling. “You did this!” Suddenly, the dark, wool blanket she was clinging to made her feel little better than if she were holding up a wet piece of white muslin. “I couldn’t very well leave you in your wet clothes, now could I? You’d certainly catch a fever then if you haven’t already.”

“But what about your clothes?” She pointed her finger accusingly at his fully dressed form.

“I was wearing about as much as you are now.” He gestured toward a gray blanket tossed in the corner of the room. “I decided to put on my wet clothes in order to find some food for us. I didn’t want to frighten the locals by waltzing around this establishment in nothing but the wardrobe God provided.”

Wilhelmina bit her tongue. George in his naked form would hardly be frightening to anyone. Now that he’d mentioned it, she could tell that his clothes were still quite damp, clinging to the muscles of his arms and legs. She quickly averted her eyes, hoping he hadn’t noticed her ogling. “Could you at least give me a few moments of privacy so that I might change into my gown? I’d feel much better about having this conversation if I weren’t so…exposed.”

He tested the fabric of the gown between two fingers. “It’s still soaked through.” “My chemise?” She nodded toward the thin muslin garment hanging next to her black gown.

He fingered the waist of the garment. “I think that could do.” George took it down and tossed it over to her.

She reached out and caught it, simultaneously dropping the blanket and exposing her upper body to him. As soon as she realized her error she clutched the chemise to her bare chest. “You did that on purpose!”

George rocked back on his heels. “Always thinking the worst of me, aren’t you?”


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

Visit other blogs during the book tour for more chances in winning the prize.

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

  2. Thank you for hosting! Best of luck to all the commenters in the drawing.

  3. This sounds like a fascinating book. Loved the excerpt.

  4. This sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing the teaser!!

  5. What is a good book that you have read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  6. Loved the sneak peek thank you.


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