Virtual Tour and Giveaway – JOSETTE by Kathleen Bittner Roth

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When Hearts Dare #3
Kathleen Bittner Roth
Releasing Sept 29th, 2015
Kensington: Zebra
“Monsieur Andrews, welcome to my home.”
At the smoky, velvet sound, Cameron swung around. Every function in his body–heart, breath, blood ceased to function.
She was lovely. More than lovely.
Tendrils of raven hair framed a face so exquisite, it disarmed him. Her mouth, a soft, dewy pink, parted. And those eyes, as dark as Creole coffee, intelligent and assessing, roamed over him and then back to take hold of his. He needed to step closer, to stroke her skin. To possess her. But would his wealth and worldly experience be a match for the free-spirited Cajun-born widow?
Across the oceans, between worlds old and new–two lost souls find themselves at a crossroads.
“An exciting new voice in historical romance.” –Anna Campbell, awardwinning author of What a Duke Dares

            Gone was the dirty, disheveled boy with a worn cap pulled over his head. Long, black hair, as shiny as a crow’s wing hung about the face of a beautiful young girl heading straight into womanhood. They stood staring at each other while Cameron collected his thoughts.

And she smirked.

“What did you say your name was?”

Soft laughter rolled out of her. “Alexia, dear Papa. Alexia Thibodeaux. From Bayou St. Laurent.”

Her sweet, silken voice sounded too old, too wise for a young girl. She stepped forward, bold as you please. “You remember my maman, don’t you? Solange?”

“I . . . I can’t say as I do. How old are you?”

“Near thirteen, Papa.” She tilted her head. “My maman was Solange Thibodeaux. Oh, wait. She was Sally to you.”

Well, he had her there. Even in his misdirected youth, he had known better than to have anything to do with a woman out of the bayou. The idea that they could be even remotely connected was absurd.

Non? Then you must remember my uncles, René and Bastien? They near beat you to death for lovin’ my maman in Madame Olympée’s whorehouse.”

Dear God! The young woman who’d squired him into manhood was this girl’s mother? He’d forgotten about her, hadn’t a clue at the time that she might be a French Cajun. She’d told him she was an orphan from the Quarter. “It can’t be . . . you can’t be. You’re lying. I wouldn’t trust anyone related to René or Bastien to give me the correct time of day. Who put you up to this, your mother?”

“I never knew my maman, Papa. She died when I was born.” She sauntered forward. “Do you like my eyes, Papa? Family been tellin’ me all my life dat I look just like my papa. I wanted to believe I was more like Maman, but now I see dey was right.”

What the hell was he supposed to do now? “I was only seventeen when that fight took place at Madame Olympée’s. I was shipped off to England immediately afterward. There’s obviously some mistake.”

“There be no mistake.” Her eyes hardened. “Maybe you only be seventeen at the time, but you done slid dat big snake of yours right up inside my maman and let loose a powerful poison.”

She took another step closer and shoved her chin in the air, her eyes flashing crude determination. “And dat poison you let loose turned out to be me, Papa. Now, wach’ya tink?”

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Born in Minnesota, Kathleen Bittner Roth has lived all over the U.S.: Idaho, Washington, California, Texas and New York. Currently, she resides in Budapest, Hungary, often called the Paris of the East. Kathleen has won countless awards for her writing, including finaling in RWA’s prestigious Golden Heart contest. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, including the Hearts Through
History chapter and has been a contributing editor for an online romance magazine as well as writing and producing successful seminars and meditation CDs.
You can learn more about Kathleen and her books at

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