Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Aloha to Sally Orr and WHEN A RAKE FALLS


I’m Sally Orr, the author of the new historical Regency-era romance, WHEN A RAKE FALLS. This is book 2 in The Rake’s Handbook series. Thank you so much to SOS Aloha for hosting me today. I’m excited to introduce you to WHEN A RAKE FALLS.

In order to for you to get to know my hero and heroine, Miss Eve Mountfloy and Lord Boyce Parker, a little better, I’ve conducted a mini interview to give you a little taste of WHEN A RAKE FALLS.


Best wishes,

Sally Orr

What would your partner say was the last thing the two of you argued about?

Boyce: Her father.
Eve: My Dad. The two of them do not get on.

What percentage of the housework would your partner say they do?

Boyce: The maids do all of it.
Eve: I no longer cook and clean.

What is your partner’s favorite food?

Boyce: She loves soup that has lots of cheese in it. I don’t know why, but she does.
Eve: A mixed fruit pudding with a little added brandy.

He’s racing to win back his reputation

Having hired a balloon to get him to Paris in a daring race, Lord Boyce Parker is simultaneously exhilarated and unnerved by the wonders and dangers of flight, and most of all by the beautiful, stubborn, intelligent lady operating the balloon.

She’s curious about the science of love

Eve Mountfloy is in the process of conducting weather experiments when she finds herself spirited away to France by a notorious rake. She’s only slightly dismayed—the rake seems to respect her work—but she is frequently distracted by his windblown physical magnificence and buoyant spirits.

What happens when they descend from the clouds?

As risky as aeronautics may be, once their feet touch the ground, Eve and Boyce learn the real danger of a very different type of falling…


Praise for The Rake’s Handbook:

“Orr debuts with a charming romp. The witty repartee and naughty innuendos set the perfect pitch for the entertaining romance. Though there are serious themes and carefully researched historical details, it’s the banter and sensuality that are sure to enchant readers.” --RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide (Book 1)


When a Rake Falls (Book 2)


Sally Orr worked for thirty years in medical research, specializing in the discovery of gene function. After joining an English history message board, she posted many, many examples of absolute tomfoolery. As a result, a cyber-friend challenged her to write a novel. Since she is a hopeless Anglophile, it's not surprising that her first book is a Regency romance. Sally lives with her husband in San Diego, surrounded by too many nerdy books and not enough old English cars.

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  1. I think a sense of honor is most important. With that, all the other important qualities will follow.

  2. A gentleman should have morals, even if he follows a code all his own, he knows what is right and wrong.

  3. I like a gentleman who loves animals.

  4. Those are all great qualities. In the book, the hero is challenged to a race. The five winners will be chose for those men whose journeys best represent the traits of a gentleman: intelligence, courage, sportsmanship, wit (humor), and service to a lady. Boyce expects to win more than one challenge. In the end, he sorta does. :) Thanks for stopping ladies.

  5. For me it would be to be loyal.......Hi Sally!

    1. Hi Danielle! Loyalty is an important one in my book too. :)

  6. Not only honor, but a sense of responsibility and of course loyalty and understanding

  7. One is hard but I am saying a sense of humor - those who have none make life miserable for everyone.

    1. I totally agree. Thankfully I married a man who has a very droll and witty sense of humor. Thanks for stopping by catslady.

  8. honor (loyalty, love, respect, etc...)


  9. Honor, loyalty, respectful, loving, dependable, and kind. Sorry, but I couldn't just think of one since most of them have already been used.