Aug 26, 2011
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:
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.
- Buy one of those roasted chickens at the supermarket. Debone & chop up the chicken.
- Cheese –Cheddar or combo of Cheddar & Monterey Jack Cheese –
- 2 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
- Chopped onions
- Optional: chopped jalapeno
- Corn tortillas (Heat in microwave or sauté briefly in oil & pat dry with paper towels)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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