The SEXY Disney Heroes

Ok, I know the tagline for my site talks about men in breeches being ultra IMPORTANT but aren’t we forgetting the appeal of, well, let’s say… men in nearly nothing at all? Or, better yet, sexy Disney princes in nearly nothing at all? 😀

Prepare yourselves because you are going to come back from this changed. Get ready to meet the real MEN behind the cute Disney facade…

http://pinewooddesign.co.uk/2008/04/21/the-disney-heroes-remarkable-art-from-david-kawena-on-deviantart/

Published in: on November 17, 2010 at 3:40 PM  Comments (1)  
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Christina Dodd’s new HR

I can’t believe I’ve only just heard of this author! She’s been writing all kinds of different genre romances for a very long time and has made her comeback in HR, yay! Her last book, In Bed with the Duke was a massive hit and now she’s got another one coming out! Her new book has a cover to die for and a premise that I can’t wait to read the end of!


Lovely Victoria Cardiff is very prim, very strict, very sure that England is the only civilized place in the world.

She’s about to find out she’s right.

Only Victoria knows the truth about dashing, dissolute, dangerous Saber Lawrence—that he is a renegade prince plotting to seize control of his country. To ensure her silence, Saber kidnaps Victoria and carries her away to his castle deep in the woods. There they hide the truth about their past: a glittering ball, angry words, a passionate kiss. He vows to vanquish her reserve … but soon finds an English governess is not so easily seduced …

Between persuasion and passion, they realize that only together can they defeat the enemies determined to destroy them. But will Saber discover too late that a woman’s heart is a treasure more priceless than any kingdom?

Due out April 5th, 2011

Excerpt and more information:

http://www.christinadodd.com/excerpt.php?excerptid=52

Anna Campbell’s new book!

Love, love, love Anna Campbell books! Her new one, Midnight’s Wild Passion (due in April 2011), sounds brilliant! In a new interview, Anna revealed the blurb for her new book as well as one of her inspirations…

London’s most notorious seducer, Nicholas Challoner lives solely for revenge…

The dashing, licentious Marquess of Ranelaw can never forgive Godfrey Demarest for ruining his sister—now the time has come to repay the villain in the same coin. But one formidably intriguing impediment stands in the way of Nicholas’s vengeance: Miss Antonia Smith, companion to his foe’s unsuspecting daughter.

Having herself been deceived and disgraced by a rogue—banished by her privileged family as a result and forced to live a lie—Antonia vows to protect her charge from the same cruel fate. She recognizes Ranelaw for the shameless blackguard he is, and will devote every ounce of her intelligence and resolve to thwarting him.

Yet Antonia has always had a fatal weakness for rakes…

Mmm, I love me a rake! Anna says that this is the closet she has come to writing a classic Regency romancecan’t waittt!

One of inspirations was this song-Undisclosed Desires by Muse. Love this song! Check it out!

To read the full interview, click on this link:

http://blog.macleanspace.com/index.html

Kathryn Caskie’s Seven Deadly Sins Series

I love book series, especially ones that are joined together by one family (Mary Balogh’s Bedwyns, anyone?) because it gives you a chance to stay longer with characters after some of them have lived their happily ever after. There’s something comforting about visiting the same characters and the same world that you once read about.

Well, today I thought I would spotlight Kathryn Caskie’s series as it is based on a very intriguing premise-7 brothers and sisters, known as the Sinclairs, who each embody one of the seven deadly sins. I know, genius right?

The seven Sinclair brothers and sisters live for scandal and delight in disgrace . . . until their father decrees that they must reform.  Propriety has never come easily, but now they have no choice. Marry in haste…Or regret in poverty!

The first two books are out now and the third is coming out November 30th.

Book One: Greed

The Sinclairs of Scotland are known throughout society as The Seven Deadly Sins. Cast out by their father and denied their inheritance unless they mend their wild ways, they travel to London to seek respectability. No member of the clan is more scandalous than Sterling Sinclair, the Marquess of Blackburn. The ladies of the ton are powerless to withstand his rakish charms…until Miss Isobel Carington comes along.

Ten thousand pounds if she marries Sinclair!

Isobel is horrified to learn that’s the amount wagered at White’s Club— and now all of London is eagerly betting on her future! She’s already publicly spurned the Marquess, a man she hardly knows, but she’s sure he is up to something as he launches a bold campaign of seduction anyway. But soon she is surprised to learn there is much more to this man than reckless adventure and bad behavior… and, against her will, she begins to relish the thrill of sinning with this stranger…

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.kathryncaskie.com/books/stranger.php

Book Two: Envy

Lady Ivy Sinclair can’t live without funds much longer, so she vows to land a sensible, serious husband her father will accept. But just when the gentleman is about to pop the question, another woman snatches away his attentions. Furious, Ivy hatches a plan—make him jealous by hiring a handsome man to impersonate a marquess—a marquess who happens to be madly in love with her.

The moment Ivy boldly kisses Dominic Sheridan—to test his fitness for the task at hand—she’s sure he’s perfect. What Ivy doesn’t know is that the blue-eyed rake isn’t acting at all, but intent on seducing her into committing the most wicked of sins.

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.kathryncaskie.com/books/wicked.php

 

 

 

Book Three: Sloth

Lady Siusan Sinclair, unaccustomed to lifting a finger, suddenly becomes a rather famous working teacher for high-born young misses. The dashing new Duke of Exeter, unaccustomed to anyone naysaying him, suddenly finds he quite enjoys his daily clashes of wit with his ward’s outrageous teacher. Then suddenly, everyone is back to their proper place in Society, but no one is thinking very proper thoughts.

Excerpt and more info:

http://www.kathryncaskie.com/coming.php

DUE OUT NOVEMBER 30TH

Taking a break…

It’s that time of year again, my addicts! My exams are coming up so my posts won’t be so frequent. I apologize for any inconvenience and promise to get back to blogging asap!

Published in: on November 14, 2010 at 6:27 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Regency House Party-Must watch for HR lovers!

I can’t believe this show exists! Imagine a reality dating show where 10 singles dress up and try to find love in a regency themed house party! Loads of fun and lots of things to learn! If you love Jane Austen, this is a must see.

Below is part 1 of 36. To see the rest, click on the video to get to Youtube.

Prelude to a Scandal by Delilah Marvelle

Setting: 1829

Summary:

Marriage is NOT the end of desire.

THE BATTLE BETWEEN LADY AND RAKE IS ABOUT TO BEGIN…

Lady Justine is willing to trade her good name, her reputation and her place in London’s gossip-hungry ton, to secure her father’s release from prison.  But when the notorious Duke of Bradford counters her offer with a proposal of marriage, the stakes grow higher still.  For while the smoldering lord is famous for his conquests, the man is oblivious to both her devotion and her charms.  And Justine is soon afraid she has wagered all for naught…

Click cover for more info

*This is Book One in the Scandal series*

Review:

OMG, I have been waiting for this book since forever! I knew it would be good, but I never expected it to be THIS good! Delilah has outdone herself with this one!

Seriously, from the moment I started it, I was hooked. The sexual tension is spot on, the chemistry is there, the dialogue is funny, the romance is simply heart wrenching and all in all this is a first-rate romance!

The Duke of Bradford has a secret obsession and this is the cause of the conflict of the novel. Bradford is an awesome hero! Even though he has to deal with a lot, he’s always there for our heroine, and my god, is he sexy! He’s exactly the tall, dark, brooding hero you want to read about!

Justine, the heroine, is the light to Bradford’s dark. She’s so unlike the typical women of the time and the perfect match for Bradford-I LOVE how she enters his house with a pistol to demand to see him. Her upbringing was unusual and this definitely shows through. She’s strong and determined and the perfect one to help Bradford with his obsession.

Justine’s father is making a case against the law that bans sodomy in England. This was interesting to read about. I must have mentioned it so many times already but for me, no historical romance is complete without adding historical facts and context. Delilah doesn’t disappoint here and I found it interesting to read about this topic.

The story has it’s dark elements but it also funny and fast-paced. Delilah has a very sexy sense of humor which I thoroughly enjoyed! 😉  I found it very hard to put this one down as the plot was continually pulling me into the story. The sexual tension was wired so tight, it was almost at breaking point and it was totally yummy and kept me hooked!

The series is tied together with a little red book known as How to Avoid the Scandal and the way it is used in this novel was hilarious. I love how every chapter starts with a tongue-in-cheek paragraph of advice from the book which turns out to be broken hehe. I can’t wait to read how it the book will be used in the next two books! 😀 (Strike that, I can’t wait to read the next two books, period!) It’s nearly impossible to find something wrong with this book because it was just so well-crafted! The characters were fleshed out, the chemistry was there, the plot was always intriguing.

So, a strong, sexy hero to die for, a heroine we’ll all like to be, oodles of sexual tension, lots of humor and a plot you just cannot get away from! What does this mean? A perfect historical romance!

Sensuality Level: Steamy (Explicit love scenes)

Final Verdict: Fantastic! Buy it, just buy it!

Rating: 5 stars out of of 5

This would never have happened in Regency England: Unwanted Introductions

I’m sure it’s happened to every young lady at one point or another–You’re standing at the counter waiting to buy food or you’re at the bus stop waiting for the bus when that guy who’s been eying you for the past 5 mins decides to speak up and introduce himself to you when you REALLY don’t want his attentions. In fact, you had just been enjoying a very *cough* delicious fantasy in which a tall, dark Richard Armitage look-alike comes walking by and stops to come over to you.

But, instead, you have the socially awkward kid who’s only just started talking to girls or (even worse) the Brad Pitt wannabe who thinks he’s the hottest kid around and every girl should just swoon if and when he decides to talk to you.

Errrr…. NO.

Please, you want to say, can’t you see I’m not interested in you? If I was, do you think I would just be sitting here staring off into space, instead of eying you up out of the corner of my eye?

But instead of indulging in that yummy daydream, you’re forced to give it up to be polite as he very unsubtly points out his interest in you and tries (one would hope unsuccessfully) to get your phone number.

But of course. In this day and age, it is perfectly acceptable for man to go up to a woman (or vice versa) and strike up a conversation. Unluckily for us, this wasn’t always the case. Those ladies in the early 19th century had it good when it came to unwanted attention from the opposite sex. IT NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED.

If a lady was standing outside a shop or walking down the street and a gentleman passed her and was interested, he could indicate his interest by a signal (usually a tip of the hat or a nod) and then it was up to THE LADY to decide whether she wanted him to introduce himself to her. if she did, she would present him with a return signal (a smile or  a nod) and he would have permission to proceed. If she didn’t want his attentions and wanted to return to her daydream involving that gorgeous Darcy look-a-like, she could simply turn her head away, and the gentleman in question would have no choice but to back off and find some other more willing lady. This was one of the unspoken etiquette rules of that period and I must say, I’m rather envious of those ladies!

Yet another reason to love those good ole days!

Anticipation-Eloisa James’s new book!

I love, love, love it when new covers are revealed and new books are about to be released from much beloved authors. One case in point, the amazing Eloisa James’ new release which is based on my personal favourite fairytale Beauty and the Beast! 😀

Check out that gorgeous cover (cannot wait for the stepback!) and enjoy the enticing blurb:

Piers Yelverton, Earl of Marchant, lives in a castle in Wales where, it is rumored, his bad temper flays everyone he crosses. He’s a Beast. Miss Linnet Thynne is one of the most exquisite young ladies ever to grace London’s ballrooms. She’s a Beauty. But wait—there’s more! Piers is a doctor: brilliant, lame, and impossible to get along with. There’s a version of him on Fox TV, named after a habitation. Linnet has been involved in a scandalous flirtation with a prince, and everyone in the ton thinks she’s carrying a royal child: she needs a husband.

Linnet estimates it will take two weeks—at the outside—to bring the earl to his knees. Piers knows that he will never fall in love, and definitely never marry.

*Sqeeee* All you House fans better listen up-You’re gonna love this book!

Eloisa’s new book is the second in her Happily Ever Afters series after A Kiss At Midnight and is due out February 2011.

Halloween Dress Up!

Hey guys!

Just wanted to take a breather and fill you in on my awesomeee weekend! Two nights out with my pals and a chance to dress up for Halloween!

Friday I was out clubbing to celebrate a friend’s birthday, then Saturday went to a Dephali celebration (got dressed up in a saree and everything!) and then changed outfits for a Halloween party.

Picking an outfit was interesting cause I hadn’t planned on dressing up to begin with. In the end, I went for something that was most similar to an early 20th century posh party ensemble. Being a vintage addict, I adored wearing something that had old-fashioned elegance combined with modern sexuality 😉

Then, I got a bit naughty (heehee) and took this:

So, what did you guys dress up for Halloween as?

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