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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

GUEST POST and GIVEAWAY: Author Lydia Dare

Today on My Overstuffed Bookshelf, we have the wonderful author Lydia Dare here to share with us about her book A Certain Wolfish Charm. I have read and reviewed the book already found here, and it was a wonderful read by an amazing author! Let's get started!

Welcome to Regency England – well, my Regency England which is inhabited by werewolves , witches and other creatures. Ahem, I should have said Lycans, not werewolves. Simon, the Duke of Blackmoor does get cranky when one uses the “w” word. It’s a bit derogatory, after all. And it’s best not to irritate His Grace.
Without further ado - I probably should introduce you to Simon, the hero of A Certain Wolfish Charm. He is the oldest of three Lycan brothers, the alpha of his pack, and the current Duke of Blackmoor. Rich and sexy, he spends most of his time in London enjoying the clubs, gaming hells and lightskirts.  Well, he does until the moon is nearly full. Then he retires to his family seat in Hampshire where he waits for the one night a month when he sprouts a tail, pointy ears, a snout, and can become one with nature.  His life is a routine controlled by the fullness of the moon.  Until one particular month when his routine goes awry by the sudden appearance of a woman,  one who just happens to  call more loudly to him than the moon ever has.
For years Simon has had his hands full, keeping his youngest brother, Benjamin, in check. Ben is kind and gregarious, but regrettably has found himself in more than one scrape of his own making. At the beginning of Tall, Dark and Wolfish (in stores May 2010), Ben has a problem and it’s not one he wants to discuss with either of his brothers. After an unfortunate incident, he is no longer able to transform under the power of the moon and he’s never been quite so frightened. After learning about a healing witch who lives north of the border in Scotland, Ben decides to seek out the old hag in hopes that she can return him to his former wolfish self. Little does he know that Scottish witches come in all shapes and sizes, even with fiery hair and curves any smart Lycan would want to take a bite out of.
William, the silver-tongued, middle brother is a rogue of the first order. He has an eye for the ladies and they have one for him. Will has been in love with the girl next door his whole life. But after losing her and realizing he couldn’t have her, he decided to have everything else in a skirt.  Or out of a skirt, as the case may be.  However when a wild Lycan tries to woo his lovely Prisca, Will instantly realizes that if any Lycan is going to have her, it will be him even if he has to move heaven and earth to win her back.  Will is forced to vow chastity in exchange for Prisca’s vow that she’ll take great care around the Lycan in gentleman’s clothes.  Only his vow of chastity does not pertain to her. She is fair game.  And one heck of a fun game it is, which you can read about in The Wolf Next Door (in stores June 2010)!.
Regency England has gone to the wolves. And I hope you enjoy the world I’ve created as much as I do.

He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full…
The rules of society can be beastly—especially when you’re a werewolf and it’s that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn’t help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is…
A woman whose charm is stronger that the moon…
When Lily’s beloved nephew’s behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy’s cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon’s idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.
They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other’s darkest secrets…
About the Author
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. They are working together on their next paranormal historical trilogy as Lydia Dare, which will be released by Sourcebooks Casablanca in Spring 2011! For more information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com/

Thanks to Sourcebooks, I have 2 copies of A Certain Wolfish Charm to giveaway! Yes, that means 2 winners! This contest will run until 4/25/2010 with the winner announced on 4/26/2010.


1.  You must live in the USA or Canada only. 
2. No P.O. Boxes.
3. Be A follower of my blog.
4.  Just comment on this post with your name and email addy to enter!



Blogger Kris said...

I'm not entering but I wanted to stop by and say that I LOVEEEEEEEE the series! I'm so glad I had them all on hand for review....

*screeching fangirl voice: I love you Lydia!*

Ok that's out of my system LOL!

April 20, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Virginia C said...

Two talented and creative ladies have joined forces as "Lydia Dare"! Much to our good fortune, they are offering a charming new paranormal romance series beginning with "A Certain Wolfish Charm"! I have visited their website, seen glimpses of the next two books in the series, and drooled over all the covers. Wicked good!

Please enter my name in the drawing. US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber.

gcwhiskas at aol dot com

April 20, 2010 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger throuthehaze said...

I would love to read this! I am a follower :)
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

April 20, 2010 at 9:13 AM  
Blogger elaing8 said...

great post.
I can't wait to read this book.please count me in for the giveaway
I am a follower

April 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
OpenID ChnkyMnkystrikes said...

I cant wait to read the book even if i dont win the contest...my name is justine gauckler and my email is justinesboy@msn.com

April 20, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger CrystalGB said...

Sounds great. I would love to read this book.
I am a follower.

April 20, 2010 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger julstew said...

I have read great things about this book and look forward to reading it.

julstew at gmail dot com

April 20, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
Blogger Lydia Dare said...

Hey, everyone! Sorry for getting a late start today. I've got some people stranded in Europe from the volcano in Iceland and I've been a little busier than normal. ;)

First I want to thank Amy for inviting us to talk about our wolfish men today. I'll try to be responsive as the day goes on.

Kris ~ Thank you so much for that squeal! You made my day.

Virginia ~ Thank you for saying such nice things! (There isn't a blurb up for the 4th in the series; but the cover is there.)

Throuthehaze ~ I hope you enjoy the book. :)

Elaing8 & CrystalGB ~ Thanks and good luck!

Justine ~ I can't wait for you to read the book either! I hope you enjoy it. :)

Julstew ~ Yay! I'm glad you've heard good things other places. That makes my day. :)

April 20, 2010 at 10:57 AM  
Blogger cait045 said...

I can't wait to read this series, it sounds like I would really enjoy it. I had no idea that Lydia Dare was two authors. Thats pretty cool.

Im a follower

April 20, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger Lydia Dare said...

Cait ~ I hope you do like the series. (And I love the name. Our heroine in The Taming of the Wolf, due out in November, is named Cait.)

April 20, 2010 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Amy J - Book Addict said...

Thank you so much for stopping by Lydia Dare! I really enjoyed this book, and I am really looking forward to reading more of your books! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

April 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM  
Blogger angie said...

I would love to be entered for a chance to read this! I am a follower.
email bangersis(at)msn(dot)com

April 20, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger Sandy Jay said...

I'd love to win this book. Please enter me in the drawing. I'm a follower of this blog and live in the US.

forwhlz at gmail dot com

April 20, 2010 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Martha Lawson said...

Please enter me for this one! It looks awesome. I just put you down on the to buy list just in case I don't win!! Got to have this book!!!!

I follow on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

April 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM  
Blogger misskallie2000 said...

Great review.. I have added to my wish list. I love books like this one. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.


I follow via google friend connect

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

April 20, 2010 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Bookie said...

I recently added this to my wish list on Amazon. I love the mix of paranormal and historical in books.

dawnpnr at aol dot com

April 20, 2010 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger dor said...

What a great book to curl up with.
I follow.....dor

Doreen r
dorcontest at gmail dot com

April 21, 2010 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Froggy said...

Oh I have been dying to read this! I have heard awesome things about it! Please enter me!


April 21, 2010 at 12:36 PM  
Blogger linz said...

Sounds like a great book. Great contest.


April 21, 2010 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

I'm a follower. Thanks!

krae991 at yahoo dot com

April 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Linda Henderson said...

Sounds like a very interesting read. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.

I am a follower.

seriousreader at live dot com

April 21, 2010 at 6:55 PM  
Blogger jellybelly82158 said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me.

I am a follower

jellybelly82158 at gmail dot com

April 21, 2010 at 7:05 PM  
Blogger Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

I'd love to enter the contest!! I've read so many great reviews of this one!! Thanks!

inthehammockblog (at) gmail (d0t) com

April 22, 2010 at 4:32 PM  
Blogger pixie13 said...

Sounds great! (and the cover is gorgeous!) Count me in , please. Thanks! I'm a follower


April 24, 2010 at 12:22 AM  

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