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Naughty, Naughty—A Trip Back in Time
Thanks to the Naughty Author Chicks for inviting me here today to celebrate the release of The Spurned Viscountess. I’ve been doing a little blog hopping recently to help support some of my fellow Carina Press authors. MJ Frederick, who has written an awesome Western historical called Sunrise Over Texas, did a post about time travel. I’ve totally stolen her idea/topic and hijacked it for my own purposes. Thanks, MJ!
Imagine you could jump on a bus, pay your fare and go on a journey to whichever decade took your fancy. Think of the potential destinations, the naughty possibilities.
Stop in the Swinging Sixties: Visit Woodstock or attend a Beatles concert. Experience free love—thanks to the introduction of the contraception pill. We could laugh at Bewitched or I Dream of Jeannie, or watch the new show called Star Trek. We could hang with hippies, wear mini skirts and bikinis.
Or maybe the Fifties: Rock and roll, baby. You could get your thrills on Blueberry Hill or swoon over pelvis-thrusting Elvis.
Hop off the bus in the 1920s: Prohibition and drinking goes underground in speak easies. Gangsters rule and jazz is king. Check out those cars and watch out for that stock market crash. Deck yourself out in flapper clothes and pearls and Charleston the night away.
Victorian stop ahead: On the face of it, this stop might not appear naughty but there’s all that repressed sexuality and the steamy underbelly. They might hide the legs of their chairs but if you want a good spanking maybe this is the stop for you.
Regency stop: Attend a ball or dance at Almack’s Assembly rooms. Take the waters in Bath (I’m not sure why you’d want to because they taste nasty!) or ride along Rotten Row. Snag yourself a titled lover at an anonymous costume ball or dally in the maze with a rake.
Georgian stop: Dress like a lady in hoops and go without underwear. Try the new beverages of tea and coffee with their wonderful health properties. Powder your hair and apply patches. Whisper and flirt behind your fan with that sexy rogue. Titter at those weird looking Macaronis!
1720 England stop: Visit Castle St. Clare. Listen to the ghosts haunting the castle and spot the smuggler lights on the beach. Watch out for the witches and witchcraft. Attend a dinner party and wander the gardens searching for herbs. Woo that stubborn man to your way of thinking.
Contest: Which stop would you like to get off the bus and why? A place I haven’t mentioned or one of the above? Which naughty activity would you try first? Everyone who comments on this post will go into a draw to win a download of The Spurned Viscountess, Shelley’s new release.
Shelley Munro lives in New Zealand and enjoys both writing and reading historical romance. She’s always on the lookout for a good gothic historical and when she can’t find any, she writes her own. Plans are underway for her next…. She writes for Carina Press, Ellora’s Cave and Samhain Publishing. Her newest release is The Spurned Viscountess, which is available from Carina Press. You can visit Shelley and learn more about her books at http://www.shelleymunro.com
Here’s the blurb for The Spurned Viscountess
She must marry him.
Cursed with the sight and rumors of witchcraft, Rosalind’s only chance at an ordinary life is marriage to Lucien, Viscount Hastings. She doesn’t expect love, only security and children of her own. Determined to go through with the wedding, she allows nothing she encounters at the gloomy Castle St. Clare to dissuade her.
He wants nothing to do with her.
Recently returned from the Continent, Lucien has no time for the English mouse his family has arranged for him to marry, not when he’s plotting to avenge the murder of his beloved Francesca. He has no intention of bedding Rosalind, not even to sire an heir.
Dark secrets will bind them.
Though spurned by her bridegroom, Rosalind turns to him for protection when she is plagued by a series of mysterious accidents and haunted by terrifying visions. Forced to keep Rosalind close, and tempted into passionate kisses, Lucien soon finds himself in grave danger of falling in love with his own wife…
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