Today we’ve very happy to welcome Author Nicola Cornick on Book Lovers Inc. One Wicked Sin the 2nd book in The Scandalous Women of the Ton series will hit the shelves on October 26th. Let’s give a warm welcome to Nicola who tell us more about her wicked heroine. 😉 Stay tuned and you can win the whole trilogy!
Thank you very much for inviting me to visit Book Lovers, Inc! It’s great to be here! I am very excited this month because my book Whisper of Scandal is currently on the shelves and book 2 in my Scandalous Women of the Ton series, One Wicked Sin, will be released next week!
The heroine of One Wicked Sin is Lottie Palliser. Lottie is the ultimate bad girl. Never mind one wicked sin, Lottie indulges in quite a number of them! She loves spending a fortune on clothes and shoes, she loves eating the entire box of chocolates, she loves handsome young men… Lottie is very much into excess. And then her life is turned upside down and she loses everything and is forced to reappraise what is important to her and why she behaves as she does.
I love writing bad girl heroines and watching them change and grow as the story develops. I like watching them reform – but not too much! Sometimes it’s difficult to create a heroine like that and for readers to like her or sympathise with her. But we all have good reasons for behaving the way that we do, most of us have something a little bit wicked in us, and for me it’s important to explore that and to show why my characters may often behave in a way that is less than perfect.
In One Wicked Sin Lottie is matched with a kindred spirit, Ethan Ryder, an Irish renegade and a man for whom the phrase dangerous rake was invented. Both Lottie and Ethan have a long way to go to reach their very own happy ending but I was rooting for them to get there and I hope readers will be too.
To celebrate the release of my Scandalous Women of the Ton
trilogy I’d like to give away a set of the three books, Whisper of Scandal
, One Wicked Sin
and Mistress by Midnight
to one commenter.
My question – if you could indulge in just one wicked little sin what would it be?
About the Author:
Nicola Cornick studied history at London University and Ruskin College, Oxford, earning a distinction in her Masters degree with a dissertation on heroes and hero myths. She has a “dual life” as a writer of historical romance for Harlequin HQN Books and a historian working for the National Trust. A double nominee for both the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romance Prize and the Romance Writers of America RITA award, Nicola has been described by Publisher’s Weekly as “a rising star of the Regency genre.” Her most recent book, Unmasked, is available now from Harlequin Mills & Boon.
About the book:
Lottie Palliser was once the toast of the Ton but now is notorious for being divorced—and penniless. Shunned by society and disowned by her family, the destitute beauty is forced to become a courtesan in a Covent Garden bawdy house. Refusing to oblige her customers, Lottie is about to be turned out onto the streets when a dangerous rake saves her with a scandalous offer…
Ethan Ryder is the illegitimate son of an Irish Duke and a circus performer. He rose through the ranks as one of Napoleon’s most dashing cavalry officers—until his capture landed him in England as prisoner of war. Now on parole, Ethan is planning his most audacious coup yet. But he needs to create a spectacular diversion. And having infamous Lottie as his mistress will lull everyone into thinking he’s busily bedding her instead of plotting deadly treason. Both Lottie and Ethan believe that their cool heads and selfish hearts will give them the upper hand in their ruthlessly passionate union. Yet their unexpected bond will scandalize even them.
Nicola has generously offered a complete set of the trilogy to 1 lucky commenter!
Here is what you’ll get:
– Whisper of Scandal – One Wicked Sin – Mistress of Midnight
All you have to do is answer Nicola’s question or leave a meaningful comment about the post.
Please leave us a way to contact you
(email in blogger profile or twitter name- no way to contact you – no entry).
This giveaway is International!
Giveaway ends on Saturday, October 30th and we will announce the winner on Sunday.