Friday, April 6, 2012

Tour: How to Ravish a Rake by Vicky Dreiling (Feature/Giveaway)

Today I would like to welcome you to Vicky Dreiling's blog tour for her latest historical romance release, How to Ravish a Rake! 

Paperback, 337 pages
Published March 27th 2012 by Forever
ISBN 0446565407
Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can't, she'll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security-if little else. What she doesn't count on is the inappropriate-and irresistible-attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will "The Devil" Darcett . . .
When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton's shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn't simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he's mended his wicked ways . . .
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Read an excerpt from How to Ravish a Rake!

10 Fun Facts About Vicky:

Vicky Dreiling1. Vicky started a diary when she was ten and kept one for the next decade. 
2. Her high school diaries showed no signs of literary talent, but she apparently had a great tan and many surfer boyfriends.
3. She went to university with Barbara Walter’s producer. He tried to teach her how to lift weights. She has a grainy photo to prove it.
4. In her twenties, Vicky worked as a certified aerobics instructor. Her corporate lunchtime class nicknamed her “Sergeant.”
5. She bought her first romance novel by accident, and she’s been hooked ever since.
6. As an unpublished writer, Vicky won $450, the overall grand prize in a contest, with 5 pages of HOW TO MARRY A DUKE.
7. On her first trip to Paris, Vicky stayed at the Hilton Paris. Alas, she did not see the famous ‘celebutante.’ 
8. Her favorite Parisian haunt is the Musee d’Orsay where the Impressionist Paintings are housed.
9. She has been to the Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany where the Beatles played gigs before becoming famous. 
10. Owing to a sad lack of the direction gene, Vicky has gotten lost in many famous places including the Louvre, Hyde Park, and Warwick Castle.

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Forever Romance and Hachette Books is giving away How to Ravish a Rake to three luck readers who reside in the US. (No P.O. Boxes, please.) To enter, just leave a meaningful comment on this post and then fill out the Raffle Copter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

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  1. I absolutely loved the first two books in the 'How To' series and can't wait to read How To Ravish A Rake.' Thnaks for the giveaway!

  2. Now I really want to know what romance novel it was that she bought by accident! I can't even remember the first one I read. It may have been the Night Huntress series by Jeaniene Frost:) Or not. I have no idea.

  3. I really enjoyed reading the first two books in this series and would love to read this one. I think it's really neat that Vicky started a diary when she was ten years old and kept it up for a decade. I've tried doing the diary/journal thing and I get so bored by my own entries that I usually quit after a week or two...
    and also like Vicky...I get lost a
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love the line about her diary showing no talent - isn't that how it always goes? Talent can show up when IT decides to. Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Best of luck to all who entered. Heather, thanks for letting me know you enjoyed my first two books How to Marry a Duke & How to Seduce a Scoundrel.

    Jenny, the romance novel was ALMOST HEAVEN by Judith McNaught! I started with the best!

    Maria, I've had this compulsion to write since I was a child. Many, though not all, writers have had the need to write since they were kids. I can't explain it, but words have always fascinated me.

    Victoria, I kept all of my diaries. Most of them were so silly. Entries like, "Chis said hi in the hall!!!!!" LOL. That was the highlight of my day in high school.

  6. I can't wait to get my hands on Vicky's newest book. Sounds great!

    Thank for taking part in this blog giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  7. I loved the first two books in this series and can't wait to read this one. Knowing Vicky, it's sure to be amazing.

    Joanne B

  8. Like Vicky, I have been known to get lost in places I shouldn't. Luckily, mine have all been in the US and not landed me in jail. My mother-in-law got lost and wound up on the grounds of the Russian embassy. I hesitate to say where she would have wound up.

    I love wallflowers who are plucked from obscurity and found by truly deservings reminiscent of the Wallflower series by Quinn.

    I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

  9. haha lack of direction gene :) that's awesome

  10. I can't wait to read this book. I love the books where the hero & heroine get caught in a compromising position and have to marry. They generally have a lot of humor in them. And I love a wallflower & rake match!

  11. This book looks great! The cover looks amazing :)

  12. Thanks for an awesome post and giveaway! I just got Vicky's first two books and I can't wait to read them :)

    LOL... I can relate to the "lost gene". When I first started driving, I had to budget at least an hour to get anywhere I hadn't been before b/c I knew I'd get lost. Thank goodness that we now live in the GPS age :)

  13. This looks like a great read. I would love the chance to read it.

  14. Definetely looks like an enjoyable read. Loved the fun facts.

  15. i would really love this book it is on my gotta have list my email is

  16. Here's another fact a bout Vicky - she's got a lovely sense of humor.

  17. I love the premise of the rake and the wallflower, I can't wait to read How to Ravish a Rake. Sounds like fun.

  18. I am impressed that you had the perseverance to continue writing in a diary for 10 years. I liked to buy them but very rarely remembered to write in them!

  19. Can't wait to read "How to Ravish a Rake." I really enjoyed Vicky's debut.

  20. I have been following the tour and would really love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. "10. Owing to a sad lack of the direction gene, Vicky has gotten lost in many famous places including the Louvre, Hyde Park, and Warwick Castle."

    This made me laugh, because I'm the SAME WAY (only, I don't travel much, so I get lost in places no one has ever heard of) :P

  22. 5 pages and you won $450, guess that tells you are in the right profession huh.
    I wonder what romance you bought by accident?

  23. Sometimes accidents are the best made mistakes! Wonder what the name of that book was?

  24. Can't wait to read How to Ravish a Rake! Thanks for the giveaway!


  25. I'm so jealous...I'd love to see the Reeperbahn. I'm a huge Beatles fan! Awesome fun facts; thanks for sharing them with us.

    The book and the series sound incredible. Thank you for the great giveaway opportunity!

  26. I would love to start this series and I am dying to read one of Vicki's books. Thank you so much for the chance!



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