Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Aloha to Delilah Marvelle and NIGHT OF PLEASURE


On Monday night, hubby and I attended a cozy concert at Ram's Head Live in Annapolis with Jake Shimabukuro - the Hawaiian born ukulele virtuoso. He played wide range of music on the ukulele, demonstrating that music transcends age, instrument, and genre.

Delilah Marvelle enjoys music while writing. She joins us today with her playlist for her latest release, NIGHT OF PLEASURE, Book 4 in the School of Gallantry.

Night of Pleasure Playlist

*Primadonna Girl by Marina and the Diamonds
*Love Don't Die by The Fray
*Just Give Me A Reason by Pink & Nate Ruess
*Memories Are Made of This by Dean Martin
*Roar by Katy Perry
*Please Don't Go by Mike Posner

Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer's Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance 'Forever and a Day' one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year. When she isn't writing, she's digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that never made it into college textbooks. You can visit her at her website at

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An arranged marriage is daunting, but not as daunting as seducing a spouse whose passions you do not understand...

Derek Charles Holbrook, Viscount Banfield, knew his fate since he was seventeen when his father announced his union to the beautiful but mysterious American girl by the name of Miss Grey.

To protect the troubled estate, Derek submits to his father's wishes, not realizing he's about to entangle himself in a hell of a lot more than marriage.

Miss Clementine Henrietta Grey may be worth millions, but not a single coin has ever bought her a smidge of happiness. When she marries the charasmatic and dashing Viscount Banfield,
whose only strife in life appears to be the uneven seams in his coat, she finds that siring the heir he wants requires far more than her heart is prepared to give.

Unable to seduce his overly-serious and reluctant wife, Derek realizes his dreams of creating a loving family has turned into a nightmare. But with the unexpected assistance of a retired
courtesan and her outrageous school, Derek and Clementine discover that passion is a language spoken not just from the body, but from the mind, heart and soul.

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Delilah is giving away a $5 Amazon gift card.  To enter the giveaway,
1.  Let's chat about music - what would be on your play list?   

2.  Comments are open through Saturday, March 29, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, March 30.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City 



  1. I would have soft rock on mine, and some of the 60's music.

  2. Hi Diane! Even though I was born in the 70's, I grew up on 60's music because my dad played it all the time. I loooove listening to the 60's!!

  3. Aloha, Delilah! I have been listening to Hawaiian music in the hope the Aloha Spirit would coax Spring to visit, and maybe even stay here in Maryland. We bought Jake Shimabukuro's CD so ukulele rules at my house!

  4. I have a thing about the music from the sixties, I just love listening to it on youtube. Takes me back to the simple life and some great memories. High school dances on Saturdays were so much fun with the 60's.

  5. I love a variety a music from classical to pop rock to country or opera.

  6. I can't imagine writing a novel while listening to music. I think I would be distracted. Still, Delilah picked great music!


  7. I love a lot of different music, so it depends on the mood - but it would probably be a mix of alternative rock, reggae, classic rock and celtic music.

  8. I like many different types of music, from pop to classical to soft rock.

    Marcy Shuler

  9. My playlist varies, depending on what I am doing. If it is housework, it has to be a bouncy beat and something I can sing along with but if I am reading or needs to be instrumental and might be smooth jazz such as Boney James or contemporary classical such as The Piano Guys. Looks like another fun read by Delilah, good luck on the release!

  10. I love the oldies....also italian music and the song Happy! That's what on my playlist.

  11. I like surprises./ So I would turn on the radio.

  12. Hi Kim!

    I just had to stop by since I just finished reading Night of Pleasure and wanted to say that once again Delilah has delighted intrigued and will keep you reading until you finish reading the very last page!

    PS: It may drive my husband crazy but I love country music!

  13. Thanks for hosting Delilah!

  14. I love country music and the oldies. One of my favorite songs is Old Time Rock 'n Roll by Bob Seger - it always make me dance no matter what I'm doing. And George Jone's song He Stopped Loving Her Today always makes me cry. Guess they wouldn't be on my playlist - I'd never get anything done between dancing and crying!

  15. a little bit of everything

  16. I like a variety - something soft & mellow when I'm reading, but something with a great beat when I'm working - like Adele & Pink

  17. I'd have lots of songs from musicals, 80's rock, and a lot of easy listening type music.

  18. Some country music, lots of 80's music, some current pop music, and some 60's music.

  19. My playlist would include:
    Spiderwebs by No Doubt
    Hanging on the Telephone by Blondie
    London Calling by The Clash
    I guess I am not in the mood to be on the phone

  20. Unwritten by Natasha bedingfield.
    Just the Way I Am by Skye Sweetnam.
    Dark Horse by Katy Perry.
    Royal by Lorde.
    King of Anything by Sara Bareilles.

    I'm a pop girl :-)

    P.S. Marina and the Diamonds are great. Oh No! Is a fave of mine.

  21. Popular music... Top 10...

  22. My music playlist varies, I've got Adele, Taylor Swift, Pink, Backstreet Boys and Justin Timberlake just to name a few. I've also got musicals like Wicked and Phantom of the Opera.

  23. Mine is loaded with country music from Lady Antebellum, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Carrie Underwood and Tim McGraw.