Today I'm really happy to be the next stop in Taming the Forbidden Earl Blog Tour! Taming Her Forbidden Earl launches Scandalous, Entangled's brand new imprint and Catherine Hemmerling, the author, stops by today with a really interesting guest post about wicked men and why we can't resist them! So, let's welcome Catherine and don't forget to check at the end of the post for the giveaway details :)
What's that certain quality that makes rogues so irresistible?
I think the biggest thing that makes rogues so irresistible, is the sense of doing something forbidden, dangerous. They are typically wildly handsome or compelling, the best flirts, the most likely to try and steal a kiss. All of this makes them exciting and intriguing. Debutantes are told kissing is wrong, being alone with a man is wrong, even too much eye contact is scandalous. Dancing more than two dances with the same man was tantamount to announcing an engagement. Therefore, receiving a stolen kiss, an inappropriate wink, or overlong touch to the fingertips evokes new and scintillating feelings and emotions. It can convince an innocent girl that what she feels is special. And, of course, if she feels special about the rogue, the rogue must feel special about her.
Additionally, strong and intelligent heroines will feel some sense of challenge with a rogue. Can he be tamed? Can he be brought to his knees? And wouldn't that be an amazing thing to accomplish?
Whereas the hero is just wondering how far he can go with the sweet young thing without ending up married.
It's this dichotomy of intents that make a story about a rogue and an independent woman so exciting? Who will win? I think the best stories have them both winning, although not necessarily in the ways they may expect.
About the Author
About the Book
Title: Taming Her Forbidden Earl
Author: Catherine Hemmerling
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 250 pages
Release Date: December 2012
Buy it at: Amazon, B&N
Everyone knows William Bredon, the earl of Pembroke, has a reputation as a captivating rogue, determined to never marry until his duty to produce an heir requires it. So when he invites Lady Hannah Rochester to dance, Hannah vows to keep her distance. But the undeniably gorgeous William, with his dark humor and seductive gaze, draws her in nonetheless.
Of course, Lady Hannah is not completely what she seems, either. A member of the dowager Lady Lancaster’s Garden Society, she secretly spends her days solving mysteries and uncovering intrigues, and when she brings William into the fold, a sinister plot develops that brings the two closer together. William’s protective nature ensures he remains by Hannah’s side, but he will not surrender his anti-marriage stance.
Can intrigue, passion, and maybe even a little bit of scandal reform the most notorious of rakes?
Entangled Publishing has generously offered an e-copy of Taming Her Forbidden Earl to one lucky winner. (Open Internationally.)
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