Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Guest post! Vicky Dreiling "What a Reckless Rogue Needs" #Giveaway!!

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Available March 25th 2014
Will the Rogue's Perfect Plan...

Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago.

Lead to the Perfect Seduction?

Regardless of the ton's whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won't settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her—until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more.

The Mature Heroine

            How long have you been reading historical romance? I started in the early nineties, and like most of you, I got hooked after one book (Judith McNaught’s ALMOST HEAVEN). In almost all of the historical romances I read, the heroine was often much younger than the hero. In some books, there was almost a paternal aspect to many of the heroes, but the heroine managed to tame her supposedly wiser man.
            Since then, I think the trend has changed with heroines becoming increasingly more mature. This is true of my new series The Sinful Scoundrels. In both the first installment, What a Wicked Earl Wants, and the second one, What a Reckless Rogue Needs, the heroines are definitely older (twenty-eight and thirty one respectively). Both heroines find themselves grappling with the changes in their lives.
            In particular, I found that Angeline’s maturity provided an opportunity to explore how women of the Regency period dealt with society’s censure of those women who did not conform to expectations of making a match at a young age. Indeed, Angeline discovers that her decision to put off marriage results in negative consequences, some of which tear at her heart as her mistakes create guilt for her and her family members.

            In What a Reckless Rogue Needs, Colin also has to come to grips with how his raking in London has affected his family. As in real life, Colin and Angeline must deal with resentments and failures in order to find their happily ever after.

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Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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Vicky is generously giving away 2 ARCs of Reckless Rogue today. (US & CA).To enter just comment and leave a name/knickname and the winner will be announced on Sunday. Giveaway ends Saturday at midnight. 


  1. I love Regency romance too, and this book looks really good! I've been on a big historical kick lately, although I'm so happy not to be living in those times.

    1. Sarah, I bought my first Regency historical in the 90s. I've been hooked ever since!

  2. I do like the mature heroine. Doesn't have to be in her 50s but definitely at least in her 20s... :)

    1. May, my heroines tend to be in their late 20s or early thirties now. I find that there's more complexity to explore with someone who has had some life experience.

  3. I hope I win! The book really does sound lovely! ~ Laura F.

  4. I am counting the days!! I was telling my mum about it last night and she's excited to get her hands on it too!!

  5. There is nothing better for an escape or break from "reality" than a historical romance novel. And if you can pair it with a good cup of tea even better.

  6. I am a huge Historical Romance fan! Would love to read your books as well! Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. I have your other books and would love to add this my collection hint lol. It sounds like it is going to be a great read fingers crossed

  8. I have read several books by you and love them. I am waiting for this book for sure. It sounds like this will be a great romance, but also showing growth in them both. I look so forward to getting this and reading it. I haven't read a book of yours this year and I'm ready for my fix!

  9. Vicky - I am so looking forward to 3-25 and "What A Reckless Rogue Needs". I truly love your books and get lost in each one. Regency is my favorite genre to read.

  10. Hi LIsa and Vicky!

    Lisa -
    What a great interview with Vicky and I learned so much about her that I didn't know before even though I've been reading her books since her first one was released.

    Vicky -
    Being a more "mature" woman myself (okay so I'm really old) I think I may have a different prospective of what meaning being mature really is. I don't think it's a matter of just age but also perspective on life.

    Because of that I think we all strive for the same things Angeline wants which is a "true love" and one that remains true whether it's a loving relationship with understanding and acceptance of our faults and with love and forgiveness in our marriage or relationship.

    I love your stories because they always include not just the wonderful times in life when you finally meet your "perfect for you" mate but also make me stop and think back over all the years of our marriage and the ups-and-down times we all have and I rejoice one again realizing that the two most important things are not only love but also acceptance of who your loved one really is and not necessarily how they present themselves to the rest of the world. My husband may seem "gruff" on the outside but in truth he's the most compassionate person I've ever know and always helping out others who need support and understanding.

    After all without the "down" times in our lives and relationships as well as the struggles all of us must go through we wouldn't appreciate as much the love of that special person in our live.

  11. Judith McNaught was one of my early favorites as well. My very first romance though was Roberta Gellis' Roselynde. I used to sneak that out of my mother's room. I love your books too Vicky and look forward to 'What a Reckless Rogue Needs'.

  12. Nice blurb

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  13. Hi, Vicky : )

    Best wishes for "The Sinful Scoundrels"!

    Regencies were the books that fueled my imagination as a young romance reader, and many years later, they remain highly enjoyable! The heroes are appealing, but I realized some time ago that it’s the heroines I most enjoy in Regencies. I discovered that I identify with them on numerous levels, and that makes me wish even harder for their HEA.

    Let's give a round of cheers for the heroine "in full bloom"!!!

  14. I've been waiting for this book in a long time! It felt like forever but it has only been one year since the release of the book 1 in the series. I can't wait to read this book when it is release.

  15. I'm looking forward to reading this book. I really like that I'm seeing so many more older heroines, especially in historical romances. Not everyone can be 18-20. LOL

    Marcy Shuler

    1. I forgot to add this: bmndshuler(at)hotmail(dot)com

  16. I love Vicky's books!


  17. I can't wait for this book to hit the shelves. I've enjoyed everything of Vicky's I've read in the past and this one should be a winner!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  18. Hi Vicky! I am so looking forward to reading this! And we have discussed how much I love the cover! Sharlene