Release day: Closer to Sin
Today is the official release of Closer to Sin by Elizabeth Squire (ebook, Escape Publishing). Here’s the blurb:
Liliane Desailly travels to Napoleonic France after receiving a plea for help from her French cousin. She learns she is the key to fulfilling her grandfather’s legacy, but to do so she must masquerade as a spy and courier secrets on behalf of the British Admiralty.
Sinclair Charlcroft is the British Admiralty’s last hope. Napoleon’s Grande Armée is poised to invade Britain, an English spy is missing and a traitor has infiltrated the Admiralty’s intelligence network.
Pursued by Napoleon’s agents, Liliane and Sinclair cannot reveal their true identities until they unlock the secrets of the legacy—and only then can they unlock the secrets in their hearts.
Elizabeth dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
Do you have a favourite historical romance trope? I have many … reformed rakes, Agents of the Crown, forced proximity, secret identity… So what happens when you take all of those tropes and roll them into one historical romance set in 1805 Napoleonic France and Georgian England? Closer To Sin, introduces the rakish Sinclair Charlcroft, the Marquis of Esselton, who is charged with infiltrating Napoleon’s France to locate a close friend and missing British agent. What seems like a simple mission is derailed when he is forced to join forces with the beautiful but headstrong French agent, Liliane Beaumont. For Liliane, masquerading as a French agent was the last thing she expected when she answered a call from her French cousin to resolve a matter of family honour. But more than that, nothing has prepared her for the enigmatic Monsieur St Clair, the man who answers to the name of Sin and is exactly the type of man she has been warned against all her life. While neither relish their forced proximity, their mission is not all they expect it to be and with the odds against them they turn to each other—but the secrets they are concealing are only just beginning to unravel. Closer to Sin is my debut novel and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.