July 13th, 2011

Happy belated book birthday to Vicky Dreiling

I'm guest-blogging today at Babes in Bookland, talking about action (and my flight or fight response to writing it).

But over here, I want to celebrate that Vicky Dreiling's fabulous second novel
How to Seduce a Scoundrel is #39 this week on the Bookscan Romance bestseller list!  Because I was away at the Romance Writers of America National Conference when this came out on July 1st, I missed having a happy release day blog for Vicky.  I'm making up for lost time!

Vicky's first novel, How to Marry a Duke has been one of the most talked-about debuts of the year.  Just check out these fabulous quotes:

"What a terrific romp of a read!  Vicky is a bright new voice in romance."
Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author of NINE RULES TO BREAK WHEN ROMANCING A RAKE

"An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!" —New York Times bestselling author Madeline Hunter

"Dreiling's delightful debut combines the rituals of Regency courtship with TV's The Bachelor....  Dreiling is definitely a newcomer to watch." —Romantic Times

“Vicky Dreiling has set a high standard for hopefully many more books to come! She has woven a fabulous and fascinating Regency Romance focused on the tensions and trepidations surrounding making a good marriage, both in terms of love and traditional aspirations for wealth and title.… This novel is a treat to enjoy and now I can hardly wait to read how the wild hawk gets tethered in the second book.” —Fresh Fiction

Vicky Dreiling’s debut novel recreates a familiar tale, and molds it into a witty, nourishing romp of a romance – one impossible to put down. How To Marry A Duke is the perfect blend of historical romance and chick lit. Dreiling’s imagery, vernacular and landscape paint a tasty portrait of love and its many splendors….Dreiling mesmerizes as she brings an era to life. She fills the pages with laughter, sensuality and charm. How to Marry a Duke is an irresistible ride readers will return to again and again.” —Examiner.com

"In her lively debut novel, Vicky Dreiling has penned a fresh, engaging take on Regency matchmaking that brims with clever wit and repartee. I found myself smiling and laughing out loud on numerous occasions. Here's hoping for more of this promising new author's historical romances!" -Nicole Jordan, New York Times best-selling author

"Vicky Dreiling delivers a tale chock full of warmth, wit and tenderness. She's sure to please readers everywhere!" -Samantha James, New York Times bestselling author

"A delicious read! Better than chocolate! Sexy, fresh and witty, Vicky Dreiling is an author to watch!" -Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

Her new novel is similarly and deservedly lighting up the sky.  Go, Vicky, and happy belated book birthday!