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Monday, February 6, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Vicky Dreiling and Giveaway

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. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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Shy Amy Hardwick is determined to overcome her wallflower reputation, but the last man she wishes to dance with is the worst rake in London: Will ‘the devil’ Darcett. Her encounter with him goes awry when Will attempts to lead her into temptation …..

My Dear Miss Hardwick,

May I call you Amy? I realize you are miffed at me after we took a little scenic tour at the ball last night, but I do beg your pardon. May I plead a poor sense of direction? Truly, I’d no idea you would have such an aversion to music rooms. Perhaps it was the lack of candlelight that disturbed you. Are you afraid of the dark, Amy?

By the by, I had meant to send you a bouquet of roses from my mother’s hot house, but unfortunately my mischievous nephew Peter watered them, but not in the way you might imagine. He’s rather like a dog, but perhaps I should say no more on that topic.

Since Valentine’s Day is just round the corner, I rather hope my gift of sweetmeats will turn you up sweet. We did share a rather exciting dance last night. I look forward to another….

Yours truly,
William Darcett

Check out William and Amy's love story in HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE-Coming in April!


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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Vicky will be giving away an ARC copy of How To Ravish a Rake to 1 lucky person (US and Canada ONLY). Make sure to leave a comment and to fill out the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win 

Don't forget to head over to Not Another Romance Blog to check out Amy's letter to William.

**Don't forget to enter the Big Grand Prize Giveaway. Enter here.**

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  1. Another day, another beautifuly written letter.. :)
    sure makes me wish someone wrote me a love letter. *sigh* ; )
    Thanks Vicky!
    I'd love to read this book :)

  2. Oh, my! *sigh* such a sweet letter :)
    Thanks Vicky, can't wait to read this book! I'm half in love with William already :D

  3. This book sounds like it would be hysterical. I mean, writing an apology letter, telling about "my mischievous nephew Peter watering the roses." Can't wait to read How To Ravish a Rake. I've read the first two books in the series and loved them.


  4. book sounds good, & if, the letter is any indication, with fun humor too boot. thanks for the chance to win a copy

  5. OH!!! I've had book lust for this author and I'm so excited that I was able to finally get How to Marry a Duke.

    Congrats on the upcoming release and I'm dying to read more from this author :)

    Happy Monday!

  6. Love the cover Vicky! This story sounds like an excellent read!!!

  7. Vicky, you were my choice for debut author of the year. I loved your first 2 books.
    castings at mindspring dot com

  8. I love your books Vicky and I can't wait for this one! Sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing with us loved the post!


  9. This one sounds like a wonderful story. Can't wait to read it.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  10. Oh!!! I can't wait to read this... I love nothing more then a rake falling in love :P

  11. I love it when a wallflower gets her HEA!
    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  12. So looking forward to Will and Amy's story! Thanks for the lovely letter to tease us :)

  13. What a great post! Vicky, you have a good sense of humor. I'll bet it shows up quite a bit in RAVISH. I can't wait to read the book. I collect ARCs. I'm drooling. :-)

    Meljprincess AT aol DOT com

  14. Hi everyone,

    I'm glad you all enjoyed the letter. Will is sooo bad & charming, too LOL. I had a ton of fun writing HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE. Best of luck to all of you in the contest! Also, keep an eye out for my blog tour in early March. I'll post exact dates & places on my website - yes, there will be more chances to win RAVISH coming up.


  15. Beautiful cover! I like the teasing and mystery of the letter. I can't wait to read this. Good luck on your release, Vicky!

  16. Best wishes on the book. Thanks for the letter.

  17. I cannot wait to read this book! I loved the other 2!

  18. Congrats on the upcoming release, Vicky. I really enjoyed your debut.

  19. Vicky I love regency England also.
    Theresa N

  20. Very interesting letter, I'm not sure how Amy would react to that one. I'm looking forward to reading How to Ravish a Rake. I always love a rake, and seeing him be meet his match.

  21. Loved the letter. I don't think the problem is that Amy is afraid of the dark. I don't think she has a prayer of resisting that one though. This rake seems determined.

  22. Scenic tour, love it! He sounds dangerous...and like tons of fun!

  23. Sounds like a good one. Best wishes on the release of the novel.

  24. I am stuck on the reference to sweetmeats making her sweet. It just hit me funny! I love this letter. Thanks for the post.

  25. Too funny about his brother "watering" the roses LOL! Thanks for participating!

  26. I loved the letter, he definitely seems like he would be a lot of fun.

  27. William gets bonus points for realizing his did a wrong and acknowledging it. More points for his INTENT to send flowers. He is who he is and I hope Amy gives him a chance. These letters are so sweet and fun.

  28. Vicky -
    I can't wait to find out how Will will convince Amy that he’s has mended his wicked ways! You always manage to come with a underlying plot that I can't resist.

    Kudos to whoever designed the cover of How to Ravish a Rake! PS: I love the necklace and was wondering if it was created just for the cover!

  29. I love the hidden humor in his letter. It's on my TRL as all your books are must reads for me. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  30. I am dying to read one of you books Vicky I remember your last blog tour. I should have picked one up then! Thanks for the chance!