Please welcome Casablanca Author Christy English! Her regency romance HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE is in stores this month—a regency take on The Taming of the Shrew…
What is my new Regency Romance, HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE about? Tall, dark, unruly men and the women who stand up to them. One woman in particular, Caroline Montague.
When my Regency hero Anthony Carrington comes home from the wars with Napoleon, he knows that he will marry his commanding officer’s daughter. What he doesn’t know is that she throws knives, rides astride her warhorse Hercules wearing breeches, and can outshoot any man with a bow and arrow. Not exactly the kind of bride he might find if he went hunting on the Marriage Mart.
In this version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, Anthony does his best to tame Caroline from the moment they meet. And Caroline, of course, will not be tamed. Though they discover they both have a taste for passion, and a passion for each other, it takes them the length of the novel to actually start talking to each other, to realize that they need to communicate more than just in bed.
Though Anthony is no slouch in bed…
In HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE, I tried to find a way for two headstrong, willful, stubborn people to live together as equals with a lot of sparring, fencing, and arrow-shooting along the way.
I am thrilled to be Sourcebooks Casablanca’s latest newbie. You have all made me feel welcome and at home, happy to spin tales of love and seduction and Shakespeare. I can’t thank you enough.
But readers, I have to ask: What’s your favorite kind of man? Tall, dark and brooding? Do you like to the kind of man you have to tame, or do you prefer to be tamed yourself? Leave a comment below with your answer and we’ll enter you to win a copy of HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE. Maybe you’ll come to fall in love with Anthony and Caroline the way I have…
Just as Christy said, answer her question in the comment and you’ll be entered to win one of two copies of How to Tame a Willful Wife. US and Canada only, please leave an email address so we can easily reach you. Winners will be chose on Tuesday, November 17. Thanks again to Christy for stopping by!
HOW TO TAME A WILLFUL WIFE BY CHRISTYE ENGLISH – IN STORES NOVEMBER 2012
How to Tame A Willful Wife:
1. Forbid her from riding astride
2. Hide her dueling sword
3. Burn all her breeches and buy her silk drawers
4. Frisk her for hidden daggers
5. Don't get distracted while frisking her for hidden daggers...
Anthony Carrington, Earl of Ravensbrook, expects a biddable bride. A man of fiery passion tempted by the rigors of war into steely self-control, he demands obedience from his troops and his future wife. Regardless of how fetching she looks in breeches.
Promised to the Earl of Plump Pockets by her impoverished father, Caroline Montague is no simpering miss. She rides a war stallion named Hercules, fights with a blade, and can best most men with both bow and rifle. She finds Anthony autocratic, domineering, and...ridiculously handsome.
It's a duel of wit and wills in this charming retelling of The Taming of the Shrew. But the question is...who's taming whom?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
After years of acting in Shakespeare’s plays, CHRISTY ENGLISH is excited to bring the Bard to Regency England. When she isn’t acting, roller skating, or chasing the Muse, Christy writes historical novels from her home in North Carolina. Please visit her at www.ChristyEnglish.com.