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I’m thrilled today to return with excerpts from my first historical romance! HER WICKED SIN (Sins of Salem #1) releases September 9 from Entangled Publishing’s Scandalous line of historical romance, or you can pre-order it now using the links below.

Last week the heroine, Lydia, found the hero fallen from his horse. As a physician, she feels duty bound to help him. Trusting his injuries prevent him from being a threat to her, she brings him to her nearby home to free him from the cold while she assesses his wounds. 


She seemed nowhere as flustered as he as she extracted his shirt from his breeches, but the very act of this woman undressing him sent desire coursing astray. Though new to her acquaintance, he found her innately appealing. Never before had he been so taken with a woman, even as he’d entertained a long parade of those pushed to claim access to his fortune through the transaction of marriage.

None had been like Lydia.

When her hands fell to his bare abdomen, the air crackled like the fire upon the hearth. Even she seemed startled as she drew breath and froze, save for her eyes seeking his, but she quickly pushed aside her hesitation and worked her soft ministrations against his skin. Her innocence only increased her appeal, though she was no untried girl. She was a widow who had surely known the pleasures of the marital bed.

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Her Wicked Sin | blurb

SALEM, MA 1692

On a moonless night, he rides into the winter forest on his beast as black as midnight….

Dashing stranger, Henry Dunham, comes to Salem on a mysterious errand, but is thrown from his horse in the dead of night and rescued by the local Puritan midwife, Lydia Colson.

Haunted by her past, Lydia is running from her own dark secrets, avoiding intrusive questions by pretending her dead husband is simply…away. But when she and Henry are caught in a compromising situation, one punishable by Puritan law, he saves her from scandal by claiming to be her errant spouse…and claiming her bed.

Forced to fake a marriage, Lydia and Henry find their passion overwhelming and their vows a little too real. As their lies become truths, a witch hunt closes in on Lydia, threatening not only their burgeoning love, but her life.

  • Title: HER WICKED SIN (Sins of Salem #1)
  • Author: Sarah Ballance
  • Genre: Historical Romance
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Release: September 9, 2013
  • ISBN 13: 9781622662494

HER WICKED SIN is available from: Entangled Publishing, AmazonBarnes & Noble, iTunes, and KoboClick here to add to Goodreads or here for reviews.