Wednesday, December 5, 2012

December Joyathon: Interview with Vicky Dreiling + Giveaway (US/CA)

Vicky Dreiling was one of the first authors we hosted here at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance and it's always a pleasure to have her hang out with us. Her books are fun, sexy and hilarious and we can't wait for Spring 2013 where we get to reunite with Bell who first appeared in HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE.


Meet Vicky:
Triple Rita®-finalist Vick 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”. A native Texan, she holds degrees in English literature and marketing.

Connect with Vicky: Author Site | Facebook | Twitter

Jamie and Kati: Hi Vicky! Welcome back to Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance and thanks for celebrating our December Joyathon with us again :)

J&K: Who is Vicky Dreiling during the holidays? (author, gift giver, last minute shopper, baker)
Vicky Dreiling: I’m an internet shopper. No malls for moi. I specialize in Gift Cards.

My publisher requested a holiday book for next year. Sounds like fun to me!J&K: If you’ve written a holiday themed/titled book, what is it about? If you have not, would you write a holiday themed/titled book in the future?

J&K: What was the best present you ever got?
VD: You’ll laugh. In the 90s, I was thrilled to get my own Reebok step. I was an aerobics instructor and practiced new routines at home. The members called me “Sergeant.” Hey, I wanted them to get their money’s worth of exercise. In 2005, I gifted myself with a pair of Bose Noise Cancellation earphones. I flew domestically & internationally 70% of the time back then.

J&K:Which 5 authors (dead or alive) would you invite for a holiday feast?
VD: I would invite Julia Child to cook the feast, Oscar Wilde for his amusing observations, F. Scott Fitzgerald because he wrote THE GREAT GATSBY, A.S. Byatt because I loved POSSESSION, and Tracy Chevalier because GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING is brilliant.

J&K: What’s your favorite thing about the holiday season?
VD: Playing Guitar Hero with my family. I belt out a mean Bon Jovi tune: It’s My Life… LOL.

J&K: What’s on your New Years resolution list?
VD: I resolve not to be resolute.

J&K: What holiday movie is more likely to be playing in your house: Elf, A Christmas Story, or Diehard?
VD: Are you kidding? The Best Christmas movie ever is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. We watch it every year.
photo credit: wikipedia

Quick questions:
Real tree or fake tree? Fake. I’m allergic to the real thing.
Specific gifts or gift cards? Gift cards.
Fruit cake or gingerbread? Homemade sugar cookies.
Just enough decorations or “every tree lighted, blow up snowglobe, snow man in the yard” decorations? I light up the tree & then I don’t take it down until Easter LOL.
Re-Gifting: Tacky or Is there a sneaky way to do it? My local RWA chapter has a White Elephant Gift Exchange every year. Last year, I got a Beaver hat. Super tacky!
Snowmen or snow angels? Are you kidding? I live in Texas!
Author’s choice: What is your favorite holiday themed romance?


Genre: Historical
Length: 400 pages
Publisher: Forever (April 1,2012)

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 . ..
Where To Buy: Amazon(pb) | Kindle | B&N(pb) | Nook | Powell's
Book Extras: Read an Excerpt
Other Books in Series(click for excerpts):
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In celebration of the season, Vicky is giving away a signed copy of HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE to one(1) lucky reader. Open to US/CA. Here's how to enter:
  • Leave a comment answering Vicky's question: What is your favorite holiday themed romance?
  • Fill out the rafflecopter form. You must leave a comment. All other entries are optional.
***Don't forget to keep up with the rest of our December Joyathon authors. Lots of giveaways. Also, enter your name in for the grand prize.***

A huge thank you to Vicky for celebrating with us and for donating the giveaway books.

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