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First Glimpse - Jayne Fresina's Slowly Fell

Historical Historical Romance Jayne Fresina MF Mystery New Release Romance Victorian

Slowly Fell A Tale of Love and Thumbscrews Copyright © 2018 by Jayne Fresina   Prologue 1806   "Do you believe in witches?" Moved not by her small fingers, which had briefly rested against it, but kissed by a wending draft from somewhere within the house, the door standing ajar before her creaked gently, exhaling a quizzical moan. She heard her aunt's voice inside the room. "Witches, Silas? No, I most certainly do not. I know that sailors are sometimes betaken by flights of fancy and superstition, especially when they've been at sea for months, the grog has run out,...

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First Glimpse - Jayne Fresina's The Mutinous Contemplations of Gemma Groot

Historical Historical Romance Jayne Fresina MF Mystery/Suspense New Release Romance Victorian

The Mutinous Contemplations of Gemma Groot An Unlikely Romance Copyright © 2017 by Jayne Fresina     Introduction Revelation Meat   One of the things I remember most about her, is that her nails were always well-tended, the fingertips blushing pink as the spring buds on her quince trees. Only later did I conclude that this effect was the natural result of meticulous scrubbing, necessary in the disposal of evidence. Venetia Warboys, by most accounts, a mild-mannered, generous, church-going woman, attractive but of modest deportment, had reached her thirty-fifth year with little out of the ordinary happening in her life....

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First Chapter - The Peculiar Folly of Long Legged Meg by Jayne Fresina

Georgian Romance Historical Historical Romance Jayne Fresina MF New Release Romance

Chapter One 1760   "Don't believe a word of it," said the spit-boy, his jaw thrust forward defiantly. "Yon lass is ever makin' up yarns. She's a liar, that's what she is. She's got a tongue as long as 'er legs and just as swift at getting out o' trouble." The subject of his scorn remained serene, holding a candle in both hands, the flame tall and unwavering until she spoke again, resuming her story as if he never spoke. "But they found the dead man's bones fifty years later, when the hidden door were discovered by accident." Now her...

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First Glimpse - Jayne Fresina's Damon Undone

Historical Jayne Fresina MF Romance The Deverells Victorian

Damon Undone The Deverells, Book Five © 2017 by Jayne Fresina     Prologue 1836   "Trust nobody. Remember, there is no soul on earth who has your best interests at heart more than you." Remembering his father's stern advice, Damon Deverell, at just ten years of age, proudly kept his small chin up and his lips pressed tight, speaking to nobody, as the mail coach trundled slowly along the bumpy coast road, carrying him off to boarding school for the first time. With a wide, dry-eyed gaze, he peered out through the grimy window and quickly sought the little...

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First Chapter -- Pumpymuckles by Jayne Fresina

Historical Jayne Fresina New Adult New Release Paranormal The Deverells

Pumpymuckles       Copyright © 2016 by Jayne Fresina   Chapter One Ever Before   First the light, like a dying heartbeat, began to waver and dim. From that moment onward, everything that was normal and comforting transformed, from a once cheerfully glowing wick to a blob of fragile soot that curled inside the last tired lick of flame and finally expired, leaving a thin grey sigh. Then she felt the space thinning, smelled the burning, saw the air squeezing in on itself. And suddenly she stood in a tunnel, facing into the dark, her bones trembling with the...

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