Guest Author: Alexandra Hawkins & Giveaway!

I love featuring historical romance authors, so I’m really happy that Alexandra Hawkins is on the blog today.  Alexandra is a USA Today bestselling author, whose Lords of Vice books have received much justified acclaim.  Here’s what RT Book Reviews had to say about the series:

“Those sexy Lords of Vice return as another member is caught in a maze of love and danger. Hawkins’ talent for perfectly merging gothic elements into a sexually charged romance are showcased along with the marvelous cast of characters taking readers on a thrill ride.”

Alexandra writes smart, sophisticated and very sexy books, so it’s always an occasion to cheer when she has a new one coming out.  And she does this week, with the release of All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess, which hits the shelves tomorrow.  Hooray! Here’s what RT Books Reviews had to say about this latest book in the Lords of Vice series:

“Desire in disguise was never so sweet or passionate, and Hawkins hooks readers and draws them in all the way to the perfect ending.”

Beautiful cover, isn’t it?  And here’s the blurb:

Simon Jefferes, the Marquess of Sainthill, has done the unthinkable—he’s fallen in love. The so-called “Saint” has spent his life gambling, dallying with women, and satisfying his every whim. And he fully intended to continue his wicked ways, until he met the mysterious, exotic, and irresistible Madame Venna—the one woman he can’t have…and the only one he’s ever wanted for more than an evening.

The proprietress of the Golden Pearl, one of London’s most exclusive brothels, Madame Venna takes pride in the lush, decadent club she’s created. With a half-mask to conceal her identity, she’s careful to safeguard something even more valuable—her heart. But Saint is determined to tear down the walls she’s built around herself, and to finally expose the truth—that Madame Venna is a woman very much in love…with him.

Sounds scrumptious, doesn’t it?  I love a little mystery with my romance!  Check out Alexandra’s website for all the details and to read an excerpt from All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess.  And don’t forget to view her beautiful book trailer!

For my readers, Alexandra is graciously giving away a copy of All Afternoon with a Scandalous Marquess.  Let’s talk about heroes–specifically, rakes.  Do you love the historical bad boy?  Are you willing to forgive him all his rakish ways, especially if he falls hard for his lady?  Or do you prefer a hero who’s always been a knight in shining armor?

And don’t forget that there’s still one more day to join A Hero’s Blog Hop, a really fun hop featured over 100 bloggers and authors.  You can start with my part of the hop right here.