Thursday, May 26, 2016

Sneak Peek: The Trouble with Misbehaving (#historical #romance @VictoriaHanlen )

[Goodness, but this sounds like one feisty heroine! And don't miss the giveaway at the end of the post ~ Lisabet ]


Love, betrayal and redemption

Calista ‘CC’ Collins is used to being the talk of the town. With her scandalous past she’s learnt the hard way that a woman needs to be strong to get what she wants in a man’s world. And what she wants is the infamous Captain Beauford Tollier—roguish son of an earl, notorious blockade-runner and all-round knave of the seas.

However, Captain Beau is not one to be cajoled—he is done with the dangerous sea life and ready to follow the life of the straight and narrow. But with many powerful forces circling around him, Beau doesn’t stand a chance…


Since you burned my letters we still have much to discuss.”

He squared his shoulders. “I think not. Our brief association is at an end. I do not wish to be a part of your mad games. After the night before last—”

After the night before last?”

It seems best to allow you your distance.”

He heard a quick intake of breath and a rustle of silk. Her voice seemed to rise in pitch, “Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone what you almost did with crazy ol’ Miss Collins. But then you have lots of secrets, do you not, Captain Tollier? What’s one more?”

I don’t know what you mean, nor do I care.” He started walking again.

Looking at all these…lovely portraits, I can see why people whisper you’re the family’s cuckoo.”

Lurching around, he clenched his fists in an effort to control his temper. Not only did the insult shock, it cut into one of his earliest, deepest insecurities. He lowered his voice to a dangerous calm. “You are fortunate to be a woman, madam. Were you a man, such an insult might force me to call you out.”

She stood and gave him a look so sultry it almost begged him to teach her lessons of a different sort.

Ah yes, call me out. And what should I call you?”

He turned to leave, hoping to prevent saying or doing something he’d regret. Before he’d taken two steps, C.C. said in a voice full of authority, “Mr. Wainwright. Perhaps Captain Scott? Or would it be Cornelius Dolan?”

The hairs on his neck stood straight out.

About the Author

Award winning, historical romance author, VICTORIA HANLEN, has worked at a wide range of jobs, from fashion, to corporate business, to treading the boards of stage and professional opera. A lifelong writer, she once put her skills to use in PR and advertising. But her favorite form of writing is happily-ever-afters spiced with a dash of wit and a page-turning mystery. Victoria and her husband live in rural New England surrounded by a host of wildlife.
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Unknown said...

Sounds like a great read, hope I'll have a chance to read it soon!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Dario Z. I hope you enjoy it!
A shameless plug here...CarinaUK is getting behind this book blast and offering both my books on Amazon for 99¢ this Memorial Day Weekend.
All the best,
:) Victoria

Victoria Hanlen said...

Thank you for hosting the book blast for The Trouble With Misbehaving! Your blog looks lovely!
:) Victoria

Lisabet Sarai said...

I also adore this cover, Victoria! I'm delighted to have you here at Beyond Romance. Loved all your excerpts. It was really difficult to choose.

Good luck with the blast.

Juana said...

I liked both the book excerpt, and the beautiful book cover.

Kathleen O said...

This is a lovely cover.. Any cover that is done in purple draws my attention. It's my fav colour

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

Colleen C. said...

I love historicals... thanks for sharing!

pansypetal said...

Oooooo! This sounds so much fun. On my list to read. Thank you. aka Becky

Unknown said...

Thank you, Lisabet. I like the cover too. Oh, that I could wear a dress like that one! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you, Juana. CC and Beau were fun to write. And the artists did a splendid job with the cover. I wish I knew where I could get that dress.
:) Victoria

Unknown said...

Yes, I agree. Purple is very regal. The artist who made the cover had a very good eye for color and chose the perfect tone.

Unknown said...

Thank you, Nikolina. And thank you for coming to my book blast!

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Unknown said...

I love historicals too. I enjoy getting lost in the world of the past. They are very like fairy tales but with more spice. :)

Unknown said...

Thank you, Becky, and thank you for coming to my book blast. I hope you enjoy CC and Beau! :)

Mary Preston said...

Love the cover too.

H.B. said...

This sounds like such a fun historical read =)

Sue A. said...

Loved the excerpt! I love stories where both leads have equally strong personalities.

Angela Daffern said...

Sounds like a fun read!

Unknown said...

I love reading about strong women! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

I love reading about strong women! Thank you for sharing!

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