Enjoy this snippet from my 1.99 Christmas romance, "The Faberge Secret."
ENJOY THIS EXCERPT:
"All right." She unlocked the door with her key and led him inside. She made sure to lock the door after them. "The museum is closed for the week because of the holidays."
Dimitri nodded and walked around the wide, spacious main room. Elise was proud of her exhibits. She had a colonial kitchen, an old flag of Vermont, a tobacco exhibit, a bedroom, and several period costumes. The museum also contained displays of postcards, books about colonial New England, and a few souvenir gifts for sale.
"Did you do this yourself?" he asked.
She smiled. "I did. I received a grant from the University of Vermont, so I'm affiliated with them, but this is all mine."
"You should be proud of your work. I want to take you to the Imperial Romanov museum in St. Petersburg. I know you'll appreciate it."
She was thrilled to know he wanted to show her his world. "I look forward to it. We have to go through the back to get to the stairs to my apartment."
Dimitri followed her through a door that led to the back. The room contained various boxes and several artifacts. The scent of leather hung in the air. They went through a second door and reached a hallway. Elise climbed the steps and unlocked the door to her apartment. Dimitri followed her.
"It's small, but I'm happy with it. The living room has a view of Main Street, the kitchen's to the rear, and my bedroom's down the hall. The bathroom is in here." Elise pointed to the first door in the hallway.
Dimitri walked to the bay windows and peered out. Elise stepped up beside him. The street lamps had come on. Passersby shuffled down the road.
"Main Street doesn't really quiet down until nine. People are still out doing their Christmas shopping," Elise said.
"I will have to go shopping for you tomorrow."
She smiled her pleasure, delighted he wanted to get her a Christmas gift. During moments like this, she believed Dimitri really wanted her -- and not just because she had his egg. "I like Bath and Body, I'm a sucker for movie tickets, and I won't turn down my birthstone."
He placed his overnight bag in a chair next to the window. "And that would be?"
"A pearl. I was born in June."
Amusement flickered in his eyes. "I was born on November seventh."
She smiled. "I just might have to get you a belated present since we're... dating."
"Well, I like to collect calendars from different places, wearing scarves, and I wouldn't
mind having an e-reader," Dimitri said.
"I'll keep that mind. Do you want the couch or the bed?"
"Ah, I'm not quite ready for that."
"Then the couch it is."
"I'll call for take-out. Do you like Italian?" He eased into a smile. "That's fine."