Guest Blog: Emma Lai

I’m excited because the third book in the Mates of the Guardians series, His Capture, Her Rescue releases tomorrow from The Wild Rose Press.

His Capture Her RescueMasquerading as an American, Eallair, a Guardian Steward from another world, is searching Victorian England for the kidnapped mate of a fellow Guardian. When he meets Miss Harriet Cartwright, he knows her for the spirited, intelligent mate he has longed to find.

Since the death of their parents, Harriet has used her intelligence and sharp tongue to guard her sister from fortune hunters, but now that Prudence is close to choosing a husband, Harriet can consider her own future—one hopefully filled with adventure. When she meets Eallair, an American rancher who likes to travel and isn’t put off by her outspokenness, she is intrigued.

But before Harriet and Eallair can explore their attraction, she and her sister are kidnapped. While Eallair scours the countryside for them, Harriet discovers Eallair’s off-world origins. Now she must decide: just how much adventure does she want in her future?


Harriet squinted at the unknown man towering over her. The sun behind him deepened the shadows of an angular face. Hollows carved the area beneath prominent cheeks, and a sharp jawline led to a pointed chin. Where some men might have chosen to sport a beard to relieve the harshness, he did not. His lips were rather full and his nose a tad crooked, as if broken and never properly reset. Focusing on each individual feature, he was rather unattractive, but coupled with strange tawny eyes and golden hair, he was arresting, an American mountain lion among English lapdogs.

Her heart leaped though she told it he was probably seeking permission to speak with her sister. She sighed. After all, it was the usual reason strange men approached her.

He bowed. “Miss Cartwright, might I have the pleasure of your company for a stroll in the gardens?”

Her pulse raced at his accent—an American mountain lion in truth. If he was looking for an introduction to Prudence, surely he wouldn’t want to stroll in the gardens?

Her eyes narrowed. But, why would he be interested in her? Every other man of her acquaintance considered her difficult to manage at best, a termagant at worst. Perhaps he was another American in need of an heiress? She sniffed. She hated fortune hunters.

“Sir, you are unknown to me.” Sudden silence descended, even the birds ceased singing, but she refused to apologize for the bite of disdain in her voice. What do I care what a stranger thinks?


Readers can find out more about the series and me at the following places:






I’ll be giving away a copy of His Capture, Her Rescue to a commenter from today and at the end of the month will draw the winner of a $10 gift card to All Romance eBooks from all the people who have left comments on my Fool for Love blog spots at as well as those who visit me at any of my guest spots for His Capture, Her Rescue release (see my blog for the full list of places I’m at.)

5 Responses to "Guest Blog: Emma Lai"

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  1. Shadow

    April 11, 2012 at 2:05 am

    This sounds so good! Ill definitely be adding it to my wishlist. Your characters sound so intriguing. I cant wait to get to know them! Beautiful cover, by the way! Thanks for sharing! Wishing you all the best! 🙂

  2. Tina B

    April 11, 2012 at 5:56 am

    I agree with Shadow, I am very intrigued. I love Harriet’s description of Eallair’s looks.
    Congrats on your new release, Emma!
    How many books do you think will be in this series?
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    trb0917 at

  3. Maria D.

    April 11, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Love the cover for His Capture Her Rescue! I was not aware of this series but I’m adding it to my list, this sounds like a very intriguing series. I wish you many sales for the books and thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Ali

    April 11, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    This sounds so interesting… Ooh, luckily this was available for kindle on Amazon… I just bought and downloaded, hehe

  5. bn100

    April 15, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Very nice excerpt. The book sounds good.