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SEASON FOR SIN
A NEW SERIES CAME ABOUT
the Sinful Scoundrels...
The Earl of Bellingham is nothing
is not a creature of habit: money, meals, and mistresses must be strictly
managed if a man is to have a moment's peace. It's a system that works
splendidly for him--until now. With his oldest and dearest friends succumbing,
one by one, to wedded bliss, Bell is now restless and a trifle lonely. Enter
the Sinful Scoundrels--Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, and Harry
Norcliffe, Viscount Evermore--who drag him back into society and draw his
rakish eye to the ton's new beautiful young widow. Bell isn't after a wife, but
a challenge. And Laura Davenport should fit the bill quite nicely...
I thought readers might find the
behind-the-scenes development of a new series interesting. In my particular
case, I got quite a surprise in December 2011. I had just finished all the
editing and proofing of my third book HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE when my agent called
with great news. My publisher wanted to sign me up for a new series. I had just
one little question for my agent.
“Don’t they need a synopsis or a
description of the books?”
Apparently not. Well, that was
cool. Then I got a little break while the contract negotiations commenced.
After that got done, I got another offer. Would I be willing to write an
e-novella to introduce the characters for upcoming series THE SINFUL
SCOUNDRELS? You betcha!
I admit I had a barrel of monkeys
writing my first e-novella A SEASON FOR SIN. If you happened to read HOW TO
RAVISH A RAKE, you might recall a certain earl named Bellingham. I never
planned him at all. He just showed up on the page of Ravish. Even my editor sat
up and noticed because Bell, as his friends call him, has such presence.
In A SEASON FOR SIN, Bell reaches
a crossroads. His two closest friends have fallen into the parson’s mousetrap
(Regency speak for marriage), his mistress abandoned him, and now he’s feeling
a tad isolated. One night he goes looking for a mistress, but instead, he ends
up fishing two guys out of the Thames River. Those two guys, Harry and Colin,
befriend Bell. Their adventures in London take on a twist, when rumors that a
beautiful new widow has come to town. Harry and Colin are sure that she’s
perfect for Bell. There’s just one little problem. She’s a very proper widow
and a vicar’s daughter. Of course, I couldn’t resist throwing two opposites
A SEASON FOR SIN is a prelude to
the new series, so when you read the e-novella, you’ll see that it ends on a
hook. Why is there no Happily Ever After? Because the story continues with WHAT
A WICKED EARL WANTS, and that’s where Bell and Laura find their happily ever
after next spring. P.S. There’s a preview of the first chapter in the back of
the novella. J
Triple Rita®-finalist Vick
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”.A native
Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.
In all of my books, I write about friendship, because it’s vital to me as I’m sure it is to all of you. I’d love to hear about your special friendships in the comments section. There will be a drawing for a copy of one of my full length books, reader’s choice.