You ever wanted to conquer your own Prince Charming? Today Lila DiPasqua will give you 8 easy rules to follow that should help you reach your goal. *wink* Answer her question at the end you can win your own little fairy tale.
Like most, I grew up reading fairy tales. They were the first romances I ever read!
My Fiery Tales series (Berkley Sensation) is about…well, you guessed it….fairy tales. Retellings of three classic fairy tales in each book, to be exact. Yes, you get three sinfully seductive rakes inside each novel—–both in AWAKENED BY A KISS and my newest release, THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED!
These books are sexy. These books are fun. And these books are tantalizing, with a healthy dose seduction. *winks* I just love seeing a seasoned, carnally talented rake fall madly in love!
Now as a young girl, I dreamed of finding my own Prince Charming. And I did. My heroines, you see, are no different. They managed to capture the hearts of their very own Prince Charmings, and live happily ever after.
So how did these ladies land these gorgeous men? Being the caring and considerate heroines they are, they have asked me to compile a list of dos and don’ts for other ladies out there looking to seduce their own Prince Charming.
1. Don’t be too quick to judge a rake.
You should give a rake chance—and perhaps a good ogling—especially when he’s standing before you in nothing but a bath linen, all muscle and sinew, declaring that he’s been infatuated with you for a long time. Aimee thought Adam was nothing more than a libertine. She was oh so wrong! (The Marquis’ New Clothes from THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED)
2. Do feel him up, like you’re petting a horse.
This will keep your rake unbalanced and unsure as to why he’s at the receiving end of the peculiar touching. It’s sure to spike his interest and leave a lasting impression—not to mention lead to more touching of the carnal variety from said rake . . .ahem. (Aimee in The Marquis’ New Clothes from THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED)
3. Do write bold, scandalous letters to your intended Prince Charming asking him to explain sex, orgasm and seduction.
It will leave him burning and keen. He’ll be thinking about you well after he has written his reply. If fact, he just won’t be able to get you out of his mind. (Emilie from The Lovely Ducking in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED).
– Well you have fleas!!
4. Do bring along an erotic volume full of drawings depicting your wish list of sexual positions you would like to partake in, and show them to your rake.
This has a double benefit. Not only will it drive him wild. But it will offer him a guideline. And, ladies, we all know how much men (historical or otherwise) appreciate a playbook. *smiles* (Emilie from The Lovely Ducking in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED)
5. Do demonstrate your gratitude when your rake has the upper hand and doesn’t use coercion to force you to be his mistress.
You know he could have easily demanded sex in return for the diamonds, but he didn’t. Damn him! WARNING: This will make you see him in a whole different light, and make you want him more. And the results are sublime . . . (Princess Gabrielle, from The Princess and the Diamonds in THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED).
6. Do believe that love can reform a rake.
A man torn between duty and love can do the right thing. (Anne in Little Red Writing from AWAKENED BY A KISS)
7. Do wear your lucky boots!
Or anything else that brings you good fortune when you’re on a mission to seduce the most wickedly handsome—and utterly stubborn—man in the realm. (Elisabeth in Bewitching in Boots from AWAKENED BY A KISS).
8. Do kiss your sleeping beauty (Sleeping Beau) awake.
He’ll never forget that luscious kiss, your night of raw ecstasy, or you! You’ll be amazed at the intense connection two people can make in what was supposed to be nothing more than an anonymous sexual encounter. (Catherine in Sleeping Beau from AWAKENED BY A KISS).
My ladies in AWAKENED BY A KISS and THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED hope that you will find this list useful.
Dare to step into the world of fairy tales? Be prepared to be scandalized!
Once upon a wicked time. . . I hope you enjoy these fun, sensual stories.
Oh, and watch for my first full-length Fiery Tale—A MIDNIGHT DANCE—out August, 2011!! A sexy retelling of Cinderella, as it’s never been done before!
A MIDNIGHT DANCE
Inspired by the tale of Cinderella, Lila DiPasqua weaves a steamy historical romance that offers a glass slipper, a dangerous deception, and an impoverished beauty determined to find her handsome prince…and make him pay.
Matching wits and wiles with a man of Jules de Moutier’s seductive skill is not as easy as Sabine Laurent supposed. Soon, she must decide whether her desire for vengeance is greater than her desire for her one and only prince…
About the Author:
Lila DiPasqua writes wicked & witty historical romance for Penguin/Berkley. She lives with her real-life hero husband and three children and is a firm believer in the happily-ever-after. She loves history and enjoys traveling. She has been to four continents so far. Her novels, AWAKENED BY A KISS, and THE PRINCESS IN HIS BED are featured in Doubleday as well as Rhapsody Book Clubs. To learn more about Lila and her books, visit www.LilaDiPasqua.com
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Let’s talk about Prince Charming and reforming a rake! Just for fun–what actor/celebrity/character in a book would you like to reform into your very own perfect Prince Charming?
Not that he’d need much work, but I’m picking Bradley Cooper because he’d look good in breeches. And probably out of them as well. *winks*
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