I would like to welcome author Vicky Dreiling here on our blog today! Her newest release is How to Seduce a Scoundrel (look for my review of it later today), is the second book after How to Marry a Duke.
Well, I’d love to attend a ball. I’ve actually participated in Regency dances at the RWA Regency chapter The Beau Monde soiree. I wasn’t a very good dancer, but I had loads of fun. I’d want to see if the balls were as much fun as we portray them in Regency historical romances.
Three social "rules" in Regency England you don't think you can follow and be glad to break and why.
#1 is the prescribed time for paying a call – twenty minutes! Just think of the beaux anxiously watching the clock in fear they’ll commit a faux pas! It’s akin to speed dating LOL!
#2 is the strict rule never to be alone with a gentleman. Now if I got to be a young miss when I time-traveled back to Regency England, I’d find a way to break that rule. What if the Regency man of your dreams kisses like a horse? Egad, you’ve got to test them out before you marry them!
#3 is yet another strict rule that a young man and woman could not correspond without the permission of her papa or guardian. Why, that’s like saying I couldn’t text or email my beloved. I’d never abide by that silly rule. After all, I could bribe a footman to mail my letters!
Five songs in the How to Seduce a Scoundrel soundtrack. (I assume you want to know the meaning behind the songs? [Yes!])
1. Everybody Loves a Clown by Gary Lewis and the Playboys. I chose this song because Hawk is a charmer, but there’s more than wit behind the mask he wears.
2. Dark Waltz by Haley Westenra. I chose this song for Hawk’s waltz with Julianne early in the book.
3. My First Kiss by 3OH!3 and Ke$ha. This is for their first kiss. It’s hot!
4. Better Man by Pearl Jam is the theme song of the book.
5. Kisses and Cake is for the closing credits.
Thanks for inviting me to your blog. May the Magic Romance Fairies be with you!
How to Seduce a Scoundrel
(blurb taken from the Hachette website)
Miss Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother's best friend-for whom she's long nursed a secret tendre-agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz. But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for Marc Darcett, Earl of Hawkfield, to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any self-respecting, recently discarded young miss with a wicked sense of humor would do. She secretly pens a lady's guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal sheet in London.How to Seduce a Scoundrel is already out in stores. I'll be posting my review later today, but in the meantime...
Every honorable rake knows that friends' sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julienne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can't resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of kissing her senseless. He's always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
Thanks to Brianne and Hachette, I have 2 copies to give away.