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Aug 26, 2011




My HOTTIE 
by Vicky Dreiling

It’s no secret that I love HAWT guys. After all I’m the instigator of #mancandymondays on Twitter. But the love of my life is Henry Cavill. I first glimpsed this hunk of burning love on The Tudors. I fell irrevocably in lust with that man. He is the model for the hero Tristan in my first book HOW TO MARRY A DUKE. Seriously, here’s the description from the book:

Though he did not smile there was a natural curve to his full lips. His was not the pretty face of a dandy, however. Oh, no, not at all. His thick brows, angular cheekbones, and square jaw were all male. Little wonder women reportedly swooned at his perfection. No, not quite perfect, she thought, detecting a faint shadow along his jaw and above his full upper lip. His valet probably had to shave him twice a day. Her skin prickled at this evidence of the duke’s masculinity.

I ogled this photo of Henry Cavill as I wrote that scene.



Here are some other to-die-for pics of Henry:


I love a man in historical dress


Sigh….


Henryonfloor
Check out the position of his hand!

Henry’s tongue kiss


My Favorite Drool-Worthy Henry Photo


Next on the agenda – my favorite recipe:  Chilis-to-Go? OK, maybe not.  So I love Mexican food, especially enchiladas. Here is my recipe for Chicken Enchiladas – the lazy Vicky way.
  1. Buy one of those roasted chickens at the supermarket. Debone & chop up the chicken.
  2. Cheese –Cheddar or combo of Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese –
  3. 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
  4. Chopped onions
  5. Optional: chopped jalapeno
  6. Corn tortillas (Heat in microwave or sauté briefly in oil & pat dry with paper towels)
  Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Saute the onions. Add the soup, part of the cheese, chicken and optional jalapenos.  Put chopped chicken in each tortilla, wrap each one and place it in a 9X13 pan.  Pour sauce over the filled tortillas and dump a bunch of cheese over the top.
Bake for 30 minutes. Yum!


Now about my books.  I write Regency-set historical romances that contain spoofs of modern dating practices.  

HOW TO MARRY A DUKE

Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. No love is necessary—nor desired. But how to choose amid a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London’s infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she’s not the most captivating woman he’s ever met . . . 

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she’s determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife—she’ll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke’s affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan’s desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker’s number one rule: never fall in love with the groom.



HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL

SCOUNDRELS, RAKES, AND ROGUES BEWARE . . . 
Lady 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 the Earl of Hawkfield to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any recently discarded, wickedly witty young miss would do. She secretly pens a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends’ sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julianne 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 her kisses. He’s always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?
ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR


Thanks so much for inviting me to blog and major congratulations on your fabulous Blog anniversary. Cheers!

Bio:
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.” Vicky is a native Texan and enjoys Mexican food, Hotties, and long lunches with friends.



*~* GIVEAWAY *~* 
5 copies of 
HOW TO MARRY A DUKE 
 
and
5 copies of 
HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL 
- US & Canada ONLY.


 To Win: Tell Us, Whats been your favorite historical romance?




*** Giveaway ends tomorrow night 8-27 at midnight, winner named here

Don't forget to check out the
above, for all the giveaways, and ways to enter
to win prizes all week and all month


36 Hottie Follwers Thoughts:

Robin K August 26, 2011 at 12:11 PM  

My favorite is the Outlander series :)

robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

Jess Macallan August 26, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

Choosing only one is hard, but I'd have to go with The Flame and the Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. She was the first historical romance author I read. Love her! And I love #mancandymondays. :)

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Danielle West August 26, 2011 at 12:35 PM  

I loved HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL! I love medieval historicals, highlanders, and I like certain regency historicals if I like the voice and premise.

This Is What I Read August 26, 2011 at 12:38 PM  

Cassie Edwards When Passion Calls

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romancebookworm August 26, 2011 at 1:03 PM  

I have a huge historical romance reader and could never pick just one book. If i had to name the first favorite that popped in my mind though I would day Julia Quinn's The Duke and I. It lead to a fantastic series about the Bridgerton's and expanded my horizons.

pnutsmom00@yahoo.com

Victoria August 26, 2011 at 1:07 PM  

IF YOU DARE by Kresley Cole. I loved that book and the series too :).

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

Shannyn @frugalbeautiful.com August 26, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

I found this blog post mentioned on Twitter and was intrigued. I have a few romance books that were given to me (I adore the cover art of these books!) but haven't dipped my toes in the water...perhaps reading these books would be a good start?

The only guilty pleasure romance books I've gotten into have been the Sookie Stackhouse series..and that's more vampire romance than historical!

Michelle Bledsoe August 26, 2011 at 1:21 PM  

Don't enter me in this contest as I won your books a few weeks ago in another contest. I have to say I love your inspiration for Tristan. Purrfect!!!.
Anyway my favorite historicals are by Amanda Quick and Julia Quinn and you of course. I love how the three of you make the heroines strong and sexy. Thanks for the very, very nice pictures.
koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

Vicky Dreiling August 26, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

Hey, Michelle. Congrats on winning my books in a different contest - that's cool. I hope everyone is enjoying Henry as much as I do. Excuse me, while I wipe the drool off my chin LOL!

Some really nice reads are mentioned here.

Robin K - I also loved Outlander. What a great book!

Jess, I read all of Kathleen Woodwiss's books multiple times. I loved Shanna the best. :-)

Danielle, thanks so much for the shout-out about How to Seduce a Scoundrel. It was a lot of fun to write.

To This is what I read: I've never read Cassie Edwards before. Sounds like she's one of your favs.

Victoria, I'll have to put Kresley Cole on TBR list - after the current deadline -eeek LOL!

Shannyn, I bought my 1st romance accidentally. I didn't realize it was a romance until I started reading it. This was Judith McNaught's Almost Heaven. I was hooked from that moment on. Give it a whirl & see what you think.

RomanceBookWorm, I loved JQ's THE DUKE AND I, too. I met her at a local book signing recently. She's as warm and friendly as her books.

Jen B. August 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

This one is a tough one because it kind of depends on my mood. But, the first thing that popped into my mind is Sabrina Jeffries Hellions of Halstead Hall series. They never fail to make me laugh and I just can't put them down! Thanks for the giveaway. I don't have either book yet and I think they sound fab. Plus, great covers. That's always a plus!
jepebATverizonDOTnet

Na August 26, 2011 at 3:27 PM  

One of my favourite historical romance is a classic, Ashes in the Wind by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. It wasn't my first romance, but it was one of my earliest romance reads and it really stuck with me. I like stories that are passionate, adventurous and emotional.

Cambonified[at]yahoo[dot]com

Deborah R August 26, 2011 at 3:54 PM  

I loved How To Seduce a Scoundrel! I have read it twice and loaned a copy to my sister to read!!
Would love to win How to Marry a Duke!

debr97 at yahoo dot com

Kasumi August 26, 2011 at 3:57 PM  

Good lucky!
It isn't an international one, so I'm out :(

I love the sinopsis BTW ;)

MichelleKCanada August 26, 2011 at 4:15 PM  

Ahhh pick one? Couldn't. But I can say that although the Outlander series is not just "romance" it is my favourite LOL

I love every historical romance by Julie Garwood. The Wedding, Ransom and Honor's Spendour were my all time favourites.

I just finished How to Marry a Duke recently (love the post had an inspirational picture) and I would love to now read How to Seduce a Scoundrel. *fingers are crossed*

MichelleKCanada @AnotherLookBook
another_look_book_reviews at hotmail dot ca

Vicky Dreiling August 26, 2011 at 5:20 PM  

Jen B, Sabrina Jeffries is very popular. Thanks for your kind words about my covers. My publisher does a wonderful job with covers.

Na, I see you're a Kathleen Woodwiss fan as well.

Deborah, I'm so glad you enjoyed HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL - twice! Wow, that really made my day. I hope your sister enjoys it as well. And yes, you definitely need to read HOW TO MARRY A DUKE. Hawk & Julianne appear as minor characters in that book. BTW, there's a Behind the Scenes feature on the Fun Stuff page of my website for Scoundrel. It has spoilers and I only recommend it to readers who have finished the book. I think you'll find it interesting.

Kasumi, I'm sorry I can't do international mailing. :(

MichelleKCanada, I'm gald you enjoyed HTMAD.

Thanks to everyone who has stopped by so far. Isn't JoJo's blog wonderful? Definitely one to follow!

Andrea August 26, 2011 at 6:28 PM  

I read many different genres and authors. I've read Sabrina Jefferies, Jane Feather and I know I've read one of your books.

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Barbara E. August 26, 2011 at 7:00 PM  

I've read so many wonderful historical romances over the years. I'd say a recent one was A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James.

Barbed1951 at aol dot com

Martha Lawson August 26, 2011 at 9:18 PM  

Any historical by Amanda Quick is great! I would love to be entered to win.

old follower on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

ruby95660 August 26, 2011 at 11:19 PM  

I don't think I could ever pick just One! But I absolutely loved the Outlander series!
I've already recieved a copy of How To Seduce A Scoundrel and I can't wait to start reading it. Next on my TBR list. But I'd also love to read How To Marry A Duke. Great giveaway!!

ruby95660[at]yahoo[dot]com

Amy August 27, 2011 at 2:09 AM  

I have a lot of favorite historical romances. I love books by Julia Quinn, Lisa Kleypas, and Pamela Clare.

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Zee August 27, 2011 at 3:30 AM  

I enjoy Philippa Gregory's work, especially The Other Boleyn Girl. ~Zee

FirePagesEditor (at) yahoo (dot) com

A Simple Love of Reading August 27, 2011 at 8:53 AM  

That's a toughie, but I think I'm going to have to go with Shannon Drake's Graham series! :)

Thank you for the giveaway!

Carol L. August 27, 2011 at 9:15 AM  

I loved How To Marry A Duke. Next in the list is How To Seduce A Scoundrel. Isn't Henry too Much ? Love him. And he's a perfect fit for Tristan. :)
I have so many favorites but I'' go with Jamie and Claire in Outlander.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies August 27, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

I would have to say "The Other Boylen Girl.

romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

kissablesweet1 August 27, 2011 at 12:22 PM  

I'd have to say what got me started with historical romance was Bertrice Small. The Sky O'Malley series. I am just as much a history junkie as the historical romance junkie. I love the combination of learning about history while the romance blazes on. I can't wait to read your books Vicki!!!

macladie25 AT yahoo dot com

Tore August 27, 2011 at 12:43 PM  

I don't really have a favorite romantic historial series. I haven't read enough historical books. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read these books. Tore923@aol.com

Cathie August 27, 2011 at 1:26 PM  

Wow, one??? I can't do that. I've read so many. I love when the authors teach the reader about what it was like in that time period because it's juicy and educational.
lovemybabysquid@yahoo.com

BLHmistress August 27, 2011 at 5:47 PM  

I could name several, favorite first ever historical romance I would say Janielle Taylor's Grey Eagle series or Madeline Baker. more recently I would say Donna' Grant's highlander series- though its mixed with some paranormal too.

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Julie August 27, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

Mmm, hard choice! One of my earliest favorites was Lynn Kurland's A Dance Through Time. Recently I've been devouring Elizabeth Hoyt's books!

Rose May August 27, 2011 at 8:13 PM  

I can't just have one!

My favorite series is the Love by Numbers series written by Sarah MacLean.
Other classic favorites include Bewitching by Jill Barnett and Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase!!!

And, finally, newer favorites include Midnight's Wild Passion and Captive of Sin by Anna Campbell who not only writes scrumptiously but is one of the nicest authors I know!

Email: romanticrosemay@yahoo.com

Johanna R Jochum August 27, 2011 at 8:41 PM  

I am a historical romance junkie and it is hard to just choose one. It is actually impossible to list only one so I'll list my top five:

Teresa Medeiros~Once A Angel
Teresa Medeiros~ Heather and Velvet
Eloisa James~ Pleasure For Pleasure
Johanna Lindsey~The Magic of You
Rebecca Paisley~Rainbows and Rapture

Thanks for sharing with us today!

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Chrisbails August 29, 2011 at 10:35 AM  

I am a historical romance junkie also. I love both of your books and i agree, henry cavil is prefect as tristan. Don't enter me in the contest because i already have both of your books. My fav series are the Bridgerton series, sookie stackhouse series, and the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton. I love series of books and can't wait for the next book of this series to come out.
christinebails@yahoo.com

JoAnna August 29, 2011 at 8:46 PM  

I haven't really read many historical romance. I have several in my TBR pile. I'll get there eventually.

JoAnna August 30, 2011 at 6:58 PM  

Forgot my email:
beckerjo at verizon dot net

Lisa Richards/alterlisa August 31, 2011 at 2:31 AM  

I too loved The Tudors and once I realized they were from Phillipa Gregory's books, they quickly became my favorite historical romances.

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Maria (pronounced Mariah) September 13, 2011 at 3:48 PM  

How about favorite series...KMM Highlander series!

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