It's our pleasure today to welcome Beverley Kendall back to The Romance Dish! We first met Bev as the creative force behind the successful website, The Season and then as a talented author of historical romance. Bev is with us today to talk about historical heroes and about her new e-novella, ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND SEDUCTION. Welcome back, Bev!
For Miss Elizabeth Smith, sharing her first kiss with the charming Lord Derek Creswell is nothing short of a dream come true...that is, until she is spotted by one of the most influential gossips of the ton. With scandal nipping at her heels, to avoid total social ruin, Elizabeth must present a fiancé by the end of the Season. But when the viscount proves reluctant, Elizabeth is forced to employ a seduction of a different sort...
With his seduction he is determined to ruin her
Viscount Derek Creswell believes Elizabeth set out to trap him into marriage. After all, her sister attempted the very same thing with his brother six years before. Now the delectable Miss Smith expects a betrothal and a ring, while Derek finds her ruination infinitely more appealing...
But as Derek sets out to seduce only her body, Elizabeth is intent on claiming his jaded heart.
The Ten Ways Historical Heroes Most Differ from Contemporary Heroes
I love a great hero. I like a hero with a bit of an edge. Even better if he’s ostensibly cold because then you know the heroine is going to thaw him well and good.
Although I started my romance reading life devouring contemporaries, historical romance heroes have a special appeal. Perhaps it’s because they do not have to be politically correct. Or perhaps it’s because despite their gender and societal advantage, they all manage to treat the heroines as their equal.
Who can resist a man born in a time when women and children are considered property but who treats the like the treasures that they are? A man who isn’t expected to abide by such terms as fidelity, but gladly does for the woman he loves?
I can’t. And that’s why I write about them.
But here are five ways historical heroes differ from their contemporary counterparts:
1. The London Season made wife hunting like shooting fish in a barrel.
2. They have titles.
3. Having another man dress them is considered normal.
4. They still manage to be uber-masculine while not holding down a job or having a notable career.
5. They can manage ‘tight’ breeches with aplomb.
So what is it about a historical hero that appeals to you? Comment and enter to win a digital copy of my new novella, ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE & SEDUCTION—I’m giving away 3 copies. You can choose from mobi (Kindle) or ePub format.
Also, one winner will receive an entry for my grand prize drawing to win an iPad 2.
I’d like to thank the fabulous ladies on The Romance Dish for having me on their blog. PJ it was great seeing you in NYC. Looking forward to seeing you all in GA in October.
Thanks for being our guest today, Bev! Find out more about Beverley and her books at her website, on Facebook and Twitter. You can also check out The Season Blog here and follow them on Twitter.
ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND SEDUCTION can be purchased at The Season for $0.99 or for $1.49 at Barnes and Noble here and at Amazon here .