Friday, May 23, 2014

Guest Post with Author Vivienne Lorret and Giveaway

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.

My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.

I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at

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Describe your writing process—what does your writing day look like?

It’s pretty simple—no dark rituals or human sacrifices needed. Well, at least, not on a good day.

My writing day starts with a large mug of chai. Before I sit down, I have a scene or two in mind. I begin writing. In order to keep my butt in the chair, I have everything I might need at the ready: a notebook, a stack of Post-its, sharpened pencils, my favorite pens, and a detailed calendar of events for this series. Above my laptop, a slew of hand-written motivational notes remind me to stay focused. And sometimes they actually work. =)

It's all fun and games … until someone falls in love.

Oliver Goswick, Viscount Rathburn, needs money—and soon. With time ticking away and his inheritance held hostage until he's properly wed, Rathburn's slim options point to a single solution: a faux engagement. In need of the perfect bride, he knows of only one candidate: his best friend's wallflower sister. The plan seems flawless, except for one problem … He can't help falling in love with her.

Poised, polished Emma Danvers knows nothing good can come of Rathburn's scheme. Spending the next two months engaged in a mock courtship is not what she'd imagined for her final season. Yet, charmed by his roguish ways and the inexplicable hammering he causes in her heart, she accepts his challenge.

For Emma, keeping the secret seemed easy when it was just a game … But as Rathburn begins to see past her reserved exterior to the passionate woman within, the risk of losing her heart becomes all too real.

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She's got nothing left to lose …

With her fiancĂ© suddenly engaged to another and her reputation in tatters, Merribeth Wakefield needs a bold plan to reclaim her life. She must be brave. Confident. She must … kiss a rake? The suggestion is ludicrous! Yet when Merribeth finds herself alone with the dark and brooding Lord Knightswold, suddenly the plan doesn't seem so farfetched. So she does something she never thought she'd do—she kisses him.

But he has everything to gain …

The Marquess of Knightswold—Bane to most—has no use for the affections of women. Well, none lasting longer than a single night. A plot for revenge weighs heavy on his mind, leaving no room for romance. But then a shy, witty miss borrows a kiss from him in a darkened room, and everything he thought he knew about innocent debutantes vanishes along with her.

When a twist of fate brings Merribeth within Bane's grasp, he'll have to resist her charms—or risk losing everything—for the sake of his heart.

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Check out what's up for grabs.
Up For Grabs:
  • 2 eBook copies of Daring Miss Danvers and Winning Miss Wakefield

To Enter: 
  • Please leave a comment or question for Vivienne.
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Good Luck! 

Special thanks to Vivienne Lorret & Tasty Books for sponsoring this tour-wide giveaway.
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  1. Just what I authors writing books in my favorite genre! Thanks for the chance to read your work.

  2. Love finding new authors and their books!! This one looks really great.