Tuesday, July 5, 2011

How to Seduce A Scoundrel Tour & Giveaway



I meant to get this book reviewed before tour date, but between work and the holidays, time got away from me.  My apologies!!

ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

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?
FIVE FUN FACTS!

1. The Rules and He’s Just Not That into You inspired Vicky to write HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL.

2. Vicky writes to music and created a playlist for HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL. Readers can listen to the songs on her website. The theme song for the book is Better Man (Pearl Jam).

3. Lady Julianne, the spunky heroine of HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL, finds inspiration in Anne Boleyn, who was said to be only moderately attractive but managed to charm everyone at court with her wit and vivacity.

4. A giant statue of Napoleon at Apsley House, the Duke of Wellington’s residence, was the inspiration for the hideous statue of Apollo in the opening scene.

5. One scene involving a decanter of wine and a thumping door is based on something that Vicky overheard. She plans to include a spoiler on her website that details the hilarious incident.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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. She holds degrees in English literature and marketing. A native Texan, she shares her home with her daughter and a spoiled mini-lop rabbit that lives in a slightly gnawed cardboard cottage.




GIVEAWAY
Thanks to Hatchette Books, I have three copies to giveaway!

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BONUS ENTRIES
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USA & Canada Only.  No PO boxes. Winners have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.  Prize shipped direct from sponsor. Contest ends on July 19th.



62 comments:

  1. this book is right up my alley i love romance novels
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  2. Thanks for the giveaway! Please count me in!

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  5. I would love to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I love the sound of this book and would love a copy of it for my very own.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway. I really enjoyed Vicky's debut.

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  11. I love stories of rakes who have met their match and spunky heroines, so I can't wait to read How to Seduce a Scoundrel.

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  12. I would love to see how Julianne gets her man.
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  14. I've enjoyed the last Vicky book I read - I'd love to read this one too
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  17. After reading your review, I would love to read this book. Julianne sounds like a very inventive character. Thanks!
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  18. I read her previous release How to Marry a Duke and loved it, so I can't wait to read this one! Please count me in.

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  21. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I have my fingers crossed for this! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  28. I really enjoyed the first book in this series. I am looking forward to reading Hawk and Julianne's story.
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  29. I loved How to Marry a Duke and can't wait to read How to Seduce a Scoundrel. Thanks for the opportunity to enter giveaway.

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  30. Don't know what I did right unless when I changed the password again that let me post on google. Takes a long time to comment on these. I need a nerve pill. lol
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  48. I have been reading historical romances for about 32 years, when I picked up Barbara Cartland's "The Pretty Horse-Breakers" because it had a horse on the cover (I was 13). This novel sounds like a fun read that I would really enjoy.

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  49. To read a book for the first time is to make an acquaintance with a new friend; to read it for a second time is to meet an old one. ~Chinese Saying

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