London rakehell, Gerard Windham, Viscount Knowles, tired of his debauched life, escapes to the countryside and his cousin’s family for the Christmas season in the hope of avoiding another night in his cups. But during the festivities, he cannot resist the temptation of a wager—that he can seduce any woman in the room. His friends pounce on the chance of easy money and select a dour old maid, much to Gerard’s dismay. Things take a turn for the worse when Gerard learns she is none other than….
Country spinster, Elizabeth Bedford, lives a dull life with her father, but when the charming Viscount Knowles turns his attention on her, she decides to take her own gamble.
This is a work of SHORT FICTION.
An award-winning writer, Anna D. Allen lives in Michigan with too many books and not enough dogs. Her short story, “Ten Gallons a Whore,” appeared in Writers of the Future, and she is a member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Mrs. Hewitt’s Barbeque: Seven Eclectic Tales of Food, Humor, and Love, and Lake People and Other Speculative Tales, as well as the novel, Charles Waverly and the Deadly African Safari.
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Published April 28, 2012
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