In late 2010, I was challenged by the question: “What is it that you’ve always wanted to do, but never allowed yourself to do because of fear?”
This could have been me ... but it actually the first line from Terri Wolffe's bio:
The resounding answer for me was: “I’ve always wanted to write an historical romance novel!”
Pouncing on that flash of inspiration, I set out to try my hand at writing my very first historical, erotic romance. Admittedly, I had to ignore the little people in my head who cried out rather loudly, “What will people think? What will people say? What if you fail and fall flat on your face?”
Three months later, Desperate Desires was born. However, I’ll be the first to admit that the only reason I was able to complete it, was because the storyline had been in the back of my head for close to 20 years."
Terri refers to DESPERATE DESIRES as a "sweet and spicy" novella. In fact, you have a choice of excerpts - sweet or spicy. The book blurb is both:
The cunningly audacious Lady Lucinda Davenport is by no means a conventional woman. Smart and fiercely determined, she’s more comfortable adding numbers than she’ll ever be socializing with highfalutin members of the ton. When desperate straits force her into action to save her home and lands, she finds herself faced with only one option. Summoning every ounce of her courage, she sets in motion a wild and raunchy scheme that would set the ton on fire if they ever caught wind of her actions.
Lucien Brandford, fourth Duke of Carlsborough, is a dangerous man. Wealthy beyond imagination and handsome to a fault, the Duke is sought after by nearly every woman of the ton. Single, widowed, or married, ladies vie for his attention with cutthroat precision. But the Duke has no tolerance for the machinations of his title and fortune-hungry peers. He seeks his pleasure from women who require no commitment ....
And what do the reviewers say? Mary Gramlich, who introduced me to Terri, posted on her blog,
This book is about discovering who you are deep down inside where you keep your thoughts private and your desires to yourself. When Lucien and Lucinda get together they realize that there are not enough nights to quench their need for one another. Their story while not conventional is extremely enjoyable.
|Pride and Prejudice - A Sweet Romance|
So let's giveaway a e-copy of DESPERATE DESIRES! To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about what type of romance you like to read - sweet? spicy? or a little of both?
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, May 14, 10 pm in Hawaii. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, May 15.
Kim in Hawaii
|Casanova - A Spicy Romance|
Back to Terri's original question, “What is it that you’ve always wanted to do, but never allowed yourself to do because of fear?” I wanted to blog, but I feared the "negative Nellys" from the bigger romance blogs crashing my party. Yet Mary and other friends supported me ... and viola, here I am with a great group of readers!