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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guest Blog ~ Vivienne Westlake ~ Lady Northman's Wicked Surrender

Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender

Top 10 Things I Love About My Hero, Simon from 
Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender

10. He's very patient. ("Eight years was a hell of a long time for foreplay.")
9. He is loyal to those he loves.
8. He is creative with a cravat.
7. He has a teasing sense of humor.
6. He's good with his hands. (Mmmmm)
5. He takes charge in the bedroom.
4. His chiseled features.
3. He knows how to savor a woman's body.
2. His smoldering blue-grey eyes.
1. There's no one better at seducing Rowena.

Simon has waited eight years to claim the one woman he desires above all others. Though Rowena betrayed him, he is now ready to try again. When he discovers her staying in his sister's house in the room next to his, he cannot help but take advantage...

Blurb ~

A midnight encounter between two estranged lovers rekindles a passion beyond their wildest dreams...

Rowena, Countess of Northam, is surprised to find her former suitor has returned from India and is on his way to the very house where she is staying. When he appears in her room late at night, she can only believe it is a dream. Her fantasy soon becomes reality when Simon makes every effort to seduce her.

Despite his six year absence, and the fact that Rowena married his best friend, Simon is determined to have her back now that she is a widow. It soon becomes clear that while her body craves his affections, she doesn't trust him enough to give her heart. Can Simon forget her past betrayal and convince her to surrender to the greatest love they’ve ever known?

Excerpt (Explicit) ~

An hour later, Rowena was in bed, although peaceful rest proved elusive. She patted her pillow and turned on her side for the hundredth time. How many days would it take Simon to arrive? Would she manage to get through her visit without having to see him at all? And, if she did see him, what would she say? Could she ask him the question that had burned for so many years in her heart? Why did you abandon me?

She still couldn’t fathom the answer. He’d promised to write to her when he’d gone off to the War in Spain. She thought he intended to propose upon his return, but instead he’d never contacted her at all. His best friend, Paul, convinced her that Simon was a rake, never the type to settle down. That she was one of many conquests. She’d been devastated. Their two months of courtship had been nothing more than an amusement to him. By the time he’d returned to England over a year and a half later, she’d agreed to marry Paul.

Now he was coming back, threatening to turn her entire world upside down again. Could she survive it a second time?

Sighing, she shifted and turned her body to the opposite side. It had been so long since she’d seen him at the wedding. Only a few weeks afterward, he’d taken another post in India. Rowena wondered how he looked now. Did he still wear his sideburns short and neatly trimmed? Was he as tall as she remembered?

With a loud sigh, she turned on her back and stared at the ceiling, invisible in the pitch-dark room. Barely a sliver of light shown through the curtains at the window. There was nothing to distract her from her thoughts. As much as she dreaded seeing him, she couldn’t help her curiosity. A part of her wanted to see his face, to stand beside his tall, muscular frame and—and—What? Yell at him? Strike his cheek? Kiss him? She wanted to…

Sleep. Rowena’s eyelids were heavy and she couldn’t keep them open any longer. Exhaustion overpowered her thoughts, and she fell into a deep sleep, filled with vivid dreams.

Warmth spread over her, across her chest, down her arms and thighs. Despite the chill in the air, Rowena twisted in the blankets, her body flushed all over. Her mind lost in the dream.

She was lying down in her chemise and a tall, broad shouldered man was coming towards her intently. He climbed into the bed and lightly gripped her sides. Little trickles of electricity spread through her skin.

When his fingers spread wide and stroked her from her belly all the way up to her breasts, she forgot to breathe. He palmed them firmly and she wondered what it would be like to have him touch her without the fabric in between.

The man’s touch was bold, hungry and she arched into it, her body curving like a bowstring. Tension spread down to her thighs and she longed for him to push them apart. He leaned down in the darkness and she gripped his hair, pulling him toward her. Their mouths fused and a heady rush went through her as his tongue laved hers, filling her even as he demanded complete control.

He pinned her arms to her sides and she melted under him, pliant and willing. Something about the way he stroked his tongue over hers, the low sound he made, stirred a memory inside her.

Rowena looked into the eyes of the man leaning over her and in the darkness, recognized them. Simon. In her dream, he was as she remembered. Intense blue-gray eyes, a strong jaw and a taut muscular chest that she’d always longed to touch.

Before she could speak, he pinched her nipple and rolled it between his fingers. “Ah!” A sharp twinge of pain gave way to exquisite pleasure, which snaked its way down to pool at the juncture of her thighs. He took his time, teasing and pinching, the rough pads of his fingertips grazing her skin in a delicious fashion. Her lower belly clenched under the onslaught.

With ragged breaths, she watched as he freed her breast to suckle it. Though she was now free to move her arms again, she stayed still. The chilly night air spread over her puckered nipple when he lifted his head. She shivered in response.

Lady Northam's Wicked Surrender is available at 

Thank you, Dawn, for letting me stop by and chat!

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What is your favorite book or movie that features a lost love/reunion theme? Answer below for a chance to win a cute Jane Austen notepad (it even comes with a dance card in the front flap). Remember to leave your email address, contest winner will be chosen on November 17th. 
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  1. Oh my favorite might have to be The Notebook, I guess in this case I can say both book and movie. That Noah is a hottie *g*


  2. What a hot excerpt, Vivienne! Loved it. Simon sounds dreamy. *Sigh*

  3. Eva, I have to rent the Notebook one of these days. I never got to see it, but I heard it was good.

    KE, thanks for popping by. Simon is a yummy character and I love that he's loyal and has strong determination. He can be firm or commanding, but he is also willing to learn from mistakes and re-evaluate when necessary.

  4. There are lots of reunited loves stories in historicals that I have loved. One that jumps to my mind is in Eloisa James WHEN THE DUKE RETURNS. The hero and heroine married when she was very young, then he left the country. When he returned, he was planning to get an annulment but of course things change.
    Your book sounds great. Congrats on the release!
    June M.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  5. June, that sounds like a good read. I will have to check it out as I like stories where the hero and heroine marry young and then get reunited later on.

  6. oh mine is Dear John. I love that movie


  7. Oh, The Notebook. Still my favorite of all time LOL

    I love crying.

    carrieannryanwrites @ gmail . com

  8. Thanks, Jennifer and Carrie Ann for stopping by!