Monday, February 6, 2012

Sealed With a Kiss: Vicky Dreiling + Giveaway

Vicky Dreiling

Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile. Frequent business trips to the UK allowed her to indulge her passion for all things Regency England. Bath, Stonehenge, and Spencer House are among her favorite places. She is, however, truly sorry for accidentally setting off a security alarm in Windsor Castle. That unfortunate incident led her British colleagues to nickname her “Trouble.” When she’s not writing, Vicky enjoys reading, films, concerts, and most of all, long lunches with friends. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

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The Love Letter:

Dear Mr. Darcett,

​I will not give you leave to address me so intimately. For your information, I do not believe for an instant that you have a poor sense of direction.  After all, you raked your way across the Continent for many years.   As for your reference to your nephew, I am appalled, though hardly surprised, at your singular lack of gentility.  You are, after all, known as the devil ….

Oh, dear, is this another letter from Mr. Darcett?  (rips it open).  
​(Amy unfolds the letter and reads it.) I cannot believe he is apologizing and so eloquently as well.  Oh, goodness, he sent a dozen roses, too. Drat it all. I should know better than to fall for his wiles. But he is so witty, and he did admire my gown. And when he gazed at me last night while we were dancing, my knees were weak. Oh, gracious, have I lost my mind. The man was probably mentally undressing me. He has no scruples whatsoever, but his latest letter of apology does sound sincere.  And the little Valentine is so sweet…

(Starts letter again)
Dear Mr. Darcett:
​I thank you very much for your second letter of apology for last night’s debacle.  The roses from your mother’s hot house are beautiful (and rest assured there is no disgusting odor lingering on them). I admit to having enjoyed our dance last night, but it was wrong of you to attempt to take me into that dark, deserted music room. However, I will forgive you this one time. I hope that this is a sign you are reforming your wicked ways.
​For the record, it is inappropriate for you to address me in a familiar manner as you are well aware. We are likely to meet again since we have mutual friends, so I trust that you will abide by the proprieties in the future. (Privately thinks that would be a miracle.) My best wishes for your future happiness.
Amy Hardwick



Check out William and Amy's love story in: 
Coming April 2012

Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .

When Will is caught in a tryst with the ton’s shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . .

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Vicky is giving away an ARC (advance reading copy) of HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE, to 1 lucky commenter (US & Canada Only) So make sure you leave a comment on this post AND fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!

And don't forget to head over to Ramblings From This Chick blog, check out William's letter to Amy, and comment/enter that giveaway as well! 

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  1. Lovely letter again :) (It is Will's letter to Amy so I will check back later to see if its been switched to Amy's to Will)

  2. I love the love letter!! especially the part about the roses LOL

  3. Lol,my goof. Trying this one last time, lol

  4. Awesome! Love the letter! Thanks for sharing! can't wait for this book. I love em all!


  5. Thanks for the letter and giveaway.

  6. She is so cute and formal. I like how she calls him out. :) I think that I am really going to like her.

  7. I love the way the letter gives you a little peek into the story!
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  8. Just to clarify: Will's letter is on Ramblings from this Chick's blog (see above for the link). The letter here is in response to Will's letter. If you haven't read the first one, hop over to see what Will said. Thanks everyone!

  9. Can't wait to see what happens when they do meet again. Congrats on the upcoming release, Vicky. I really enjoyed your debut.

  10. Thanks so much for the wonderful letters! I loved how she had to rewrite her previously scathing one :)

    looking forward to this book!

    Happy Monday!

  11. Hi Vicky. I had to go check to see how many of your books I have and I have 2 of them. Loved them and can't wait to add this one to the collection! lvsgund at

  12. Loved both letters, that was hilarious. I'm looking forward to reading How to Ravish a Rake, I can't wait to see how Amy brings this rake to his knees.

  13. It sounds like trouble for Amy with the double letters and roses... can't wait to read their story!

  14. book sounds delightful, enjoyed the notes with that touch of humor :)

  15. Thanks, everyone. I had a blast writing Will's and Amy's story. Cheers!

  16. Love these letters. I agree with Amy though, I don't think there's a chance that Will will avoid any inappropriate behaviors. It is hard to make a rake behave, unless he wants to.
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  17. I think Amy is a little over head, thinking she can change the rake. I hope she can let go of social rules and just enjoy the man. He did send her roses after all =)

  18. I love these letters! But, why didn't she address them to Mr. Devil? ;) Thanks for the giveaway.

  19. I love these letters. The part about the roses was funny after reading the other letter. can't wait to read this book.


  20. Loved those letters! Glad she wasn't to quick to send the first one!
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  21. LOL, the lamb leading the wolf to slaughter! Love this letter! Thank you for participating in this giveaway!

  22. The letters are a fun idea!

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  23. I loved the letter and its multiple drafts. It's kind of funny that even while aware of who he is, and his skills, she still falls for them anyway.

  24. Amy's personality shines in this letter. She doesn't let an opportunity to lovingly nag him slip by. It's a cute letter.

  25. Loved it. :)The second was the best and funny how quickly she changed her mind. lol It's on my TRL . I've loved all your books so far Maggie.
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  26. I think Vicky is a talented writer! Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome book!




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