Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.
Darcy Burke is the USA Today bestselling author of historical and contemporary romance. Her latest book, THE FORBIDDEN DUKE, is the first book in her new Regency series, The Untouchables. Her next book, YOU’RE STILL THE ONE, book six in her contemporary Ribbon Ridge series is out April 5.
I love secrets, especially in romance novels. My favorite trope of all time is probably secret identity, which I guess means I like superhero movies too (some, not all)! So it seems like a no-brainer that my first historical series is called Secrets and Scandals. That series includes six books, and they all have a secret of some kind, and yes, the very first one, HER WICKED WAYS, includes a secret identity. The hero, a country gentleman who runs an orphanage, moonlights as a highwayman to save the orphanage from ruin. One of the greatest historical romance secrets of all time is the identity of Julia Quinn’s Lady Whistledown in her Bridgerton series. Stupid me read that series out of order so I found out her identity without any of the build-up. I have to say that it was still a delightful reveal. Anyone watching or reading OUTLANDER? Sooooo many massively awesome secrets there. I love me a gut-wrenching reveal!
Sometimes the secrets in books (as in life) are not that romantic. In NEVER LOVE A SCOUNDREL, the first book in my Secrets and Scandals series, the heroine has a secret that shames her. She has a reputation as a gossip and a busybody, but there’s a reason that she behaves this way and it’s horrible. When she finally confronts the situation, she learns of an even deeper secret that has driven what’s been done to her. Secrets, I think, are hidden in the layers of our memories and experiences, whether we mean to keep them or not.
What’s your favorite book secret? One random commenter on today’s post will win an eBook copy of SECRETS AND SCANDALS VOLUME ONE, which includes the first three books in the series!
Boxed set of the first three books in the six-book Secrets & Scandals series.Her Wicked Ways (Book One)To save his orphanage from collapse, Montgomery "Fox" Foxcroft leads a double life as a highwayman. Banished debutante Lady Miranda Sinclair is his salvation—until she rejects him. Out of options and falling for the heiress, Fox must risk what principles he has left and take advantage of her wicked ways—even if it ruins them both.His Wicked Heart (Book Two)Jasper Sinclair, Earl of Saxton, made a bargain with his devil of a father to marry a proper deb. Instead, he becomes entangled with a sometimes actress, Olivia West, determined to improve her situation. Destitute and desperate, she agrees to one night with Jasper, hatching a scheme to take his money and keep her virtue. However, Jasper uncovers her deception and vows to claim what he’s owed.To Seduce a Scoundrel (Book Three)When debutante Lady Philippa finds herself in a potentially compromising situation, she’s “rescued” by England’s most notorious scoundrel, Lord Ambrose Sevrin. Despite his scandalous past, Ambrose vows to preserve Philippa’s reputation, but instead launches them both on a path to public and personal ruin.
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