Excerpt/Promo & Giveaway: Diary of a Accidental Wallflower by Jennifer McQuiston

Diary of an Accidental Wallflower
Seduction Diaries # 1
By: Jennifer McQuiston
Releasing February 24th, 2015
Avon

Blurb

Pretty and popular, Miss Clare Westmore knows exactly what (or rather, who) she wants: the next Duke of Harrington. But when she twists her ankle on the eve of the Season’s most touted event, Clare is left standing in the wallflower line watching her best friend dance away with her duke.

Dr. Daniel Merial is tempted to deliver more than a diagnosis to London’s most unlikely wallflower, but he doesn’t have time for distractions, even one so delectable. Besides, she’s clearly got her sights on more promising prey. So why can’t he stop thinking about her?

All Clare wants to do is return to the dance floor. But as her former friends try to knock her permanently out of place, she realizes with horror she is falling for her doctor instead her duke. When her ankle finally heals and she faces her old life again, will she throw herself back into the game?

Or will her time in the wallflower line have given her a glimpse of who she was really meant to be?



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Excerpt

May 2, 1848
Dear Diary,
If a man’s worth is measured in pounds, a woman’s is measured in dance steps.
And if those dance steps are with a future duke, surely they are worth all the more.
Mr. Alban, the future Duke of Harrington, asked me to dance again last night, the third time since the start of the Season. My friends are abuzz with what he might ask next, and I must confess, I hope it is something more significant than a dance. I know the Season has just begun, but surely a proposal cannot be far from his mind?
When I feel the sting of jealousy from the less fortunate girls lining the walls, I remind myself some casualties are inevitable if I am to dance all the way to a ducal mansion. Any girl who feels tempted to accept the first offer that comes their way would do well to comfort themselves on the arm of a mere marquess.
Miss Clare Westmore
The Future Duchess of Harrington
  



Author Info

A veterinarian and infectious disease researcher by training, Jennifer McQuiston has always preferred reading romance to scientific textbooks. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband, their two girls, and an odd assortment of pets, including the pony she promised her children if mommy ever got a book deal. Jennifer can be reached via her website at www.jenmcquiston.com or followed on Twitter @jenmcqwrites


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Comments

  1. How magnanimous of Clare to wish the other wallflowers well and to settle for a marquess if need be. Ha! She has no idea that she will end up one of those wallflowers...and might even have to settle for less than a marquess. Hmm. This excerpt makes the story even more intriguing. Thanks for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  2. I have never read her, but her stories so so good.

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  3. Oh yes. I enjoyed this one. Such great characters :) Can't wait for the next.

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