Monthly Archives: March 2015

This is the famous forensic wig, whose pattern is still used today

I really enjoyed writing today’s Risky Regencies post: historical romance plot bunnies I came across while researching, from Humphrey Ravenscroft, wig inventor, to an incredible theatrical naval spectacle involving an 8000 cubic foot tank of water (I WANT A ROMANCE ABOUT THIS SO BAD), to an investment plan whose shares pay out more when other investors die!

New contest: Victoria Dahl's "Too Hot to Handle" and Lauren Dane's "The Best Kind of Trouble"

ETA: This contest is now closed. Ada won the books!

Hi all! This month’s giveaway is a sexy feminist contemporary two-fer. I’ve got a signed copy of Victoria Dahl’s Too Hot to Handle and a Dahl Looking for Trouble button that says “You’re a nice girl who likes to have dirty sex, aren’t you?”, plus Lauren Dane’s (unsigned) The Best Kind of Trouble.

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Pictured: Spokesmodel T-Rex with prizes, ready for a Girls’ Night Out in Jackson Hole. T-Rex and pink champagne not included in giveaway. 😉
Background image credit: Dhtrible via Wikimedia Commons.

Too Hot to Handle is the second book in Victoria’s Jackson Hole series:

This good girl’s finally going bad…

TooHotToHandleTinyMerry Kade has always been the good girl. The best friend. The one who patiently waits for the guy to notice her. Well, no more. Merry has just scored her dream job, and it’s time for her life to change. As the new curator of a museum in Wyoming, she’ll supervise some—okay, a lot of—restoration work. Luckily she’s found the perfect contractor for the job, and even better, he lives right next door.

Shane Harcourt can’t believe that someone wants to turn a beat-up ghost town into a museum attraction. After all, the last thing he needs is the site of his dream ranch turning into a tourist trap. He’ll work on the project, if only to hasten its failure…until the beautiful, quirky woman in charge starts to change his mind.

For the first time ever, Merry has a gorgeous stud hot on her heels. But can she trust this strong, silent man, even if he is a force of nature in bed? When Shane’s ulterior motives come out, he’ll need to prove to Merry that a love like theirs may be too hot to handle, but it’s impossible to resist.

I absolutely loved Merry. She was nerdy and dorky and shy, with a sense of fun and enthusiasm and kindness and intellectual curiosity, and I wanted to be her friend. (My Goodreads review: “I laughed so hard through this whole book, and then the ending snuck up and made me cry.”) Read this book!

The Best Kind of Trouble is the first book in Lauren’s Hurley Boys series:

She has complete control…and he’s determined to take it away

thebestkindoftrouble-250x375A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley…

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more…even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!

The rules:

1. Comment on this post to enter.
2. The winner will be chosen at random using random.org.
3. US and Canada only.
4. Open for entries through April 9th, 2015.
5. I got this book signed at a conference. Victoria isn’t involved in the giveaway (and neither is Lauren).

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Good luck!