14 March 2022

A Stolen Heart | Excerpt + Giveaway


A Victorian twist on Robin Hood.

The Earl of Rochelle, Nikolas Whitworth, is handsome, charming. And a traitor.

He can outwit and outcon any Englishman—and any Englishwoman. When his debts are called in a savior appears, the criminal mastermind known only as the Tailor.

Nikolas is bought and sold, his future no longer his. But when a beguiling thief picks his pocket, Rosalyn Devereaux steals more than his coin. Orphaned as a child, Rosalyn trusts no one. She picks the pockets of lords and ladies alike, donating her spoils to the poor. The Tailor notices her skills and demands Rosalyn enlist in his cause.

With every moment beside Rosalyn, Nikolas changes from a life of lies to a man with a conviction. She occupies his every thought but can Nikolas outcon the Tailor and secure Rosalyn’s heart before the Tailor steals his love?

Publisher: Carpe Vitam Press
Release Date: January 29, 2022



Ada blinked and broke their gaze. Nikolas still remembered when she was born. After all, Ada was his cousin. But more than her birth, Nikolas remembered the death of her parents. Henry Whitworth arrived with the sad news and a baby in his arms. Nikolas’ mother glared at the wailing child, her history of stillborns sparking an unquenchable jealousy. His father rocked the poor orphan while Nikolas stood in the center of the living room, frozen in his loyalty. If he doted on the poor baby, he would earn his mother’s wrath but if he kept his distance, his father would not reach for him. He would be destined to live forever on the periphery, beyond his father’s touch.

Excerpted from A Stolen Heart by Clarissa Kae, Copyright © 2022 by Clarissa Kae. Published by Carpe Vitam Press.


Clarissa Kae is a preeminent voice whose professional career began as a freelance editor in 2007. She's the former president of her local California Writers Club after spending several years as the Critique Director.

Since her first novel, she's explored different writing genres and created a loyal group of fans who eagerly await her upcoming release. With numerous awards to her name, Clarissa continues to honor the role of storyteller.

Aside from the writing community, she and her daughters founded Kind Girls Make Strong Women to help undervalued nonprofit organizations—from reuniting children with families to giving Junior Olympic athletes their shot at success.

She lives in the agricultural belly of California with her family and farm of horses, chickens, dogs and kittens aplenty.


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  1. Maid Marian is my favorite Robin Hood character because she is rebellious and sassy.

  2. The excerpt is interesting and gives some perspective on how his family history affected Nikolas.

  3. I love Maid Marion, She's a strong female lead.

  4. I love the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this is a must read for me. Thank you for posting about this book