Hi, everyone! It's Samantha. I’m so excited to be with my fellow Casablanca Authors celebrating the upcoming release of my newest regency historical romance novel One Rogue Too Many. It is the first book in my new series called Rival Rogues. Release day is Jan 7th! Available for preorder now.
Here’s a quick summary of the story:
From the betting book at Brooks’s Gentleman’s Club: Wager: £2,000 that Lord Ellis will throw the first punch when he discovers Lord Thorne is wooing a certain duke’s sister.
All bets are off when the game is love
Lady Gabrielle is thrilled when she learns Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis, wants to ask for her hand in marriage. She’s not so pleased when he then leaves the country and four months pass without a word. Clearly, the scoundrel has changed his mind and is too cowardly to tell her. There’s nothing to do but go back on the marriage mart…
When Anthony returns to Town and finds his ultimate rival has set sights on Gabby, his continual battle of one-upmanship with Sebastian Thorne ceases to be a game. Anthony is determined to win back the woman who holds his heart—but he’s not expecting Gabby herself to up the stakes…
Poor Lady Gabrielle is in quite the bind. How does one choose between a golden Adonis and a tall, dark, and devilishly handsome scoundrel?
I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with the classic love triangle story. I usually have a hands-down favorite hero to pair up with the heroine, but my heart aches for the jilted one. Why does anyone have to lose at love? Fortunately, even the broken-hearted rival rogue is given another chance for romance in my series, because everyone needs a happy-ending. (In Bed with a Rogue is the second book in the Rival Rogues series. Look for it September 2, 2014)
Just for fun, I've created a little quiz to help anyone choose the perfect rogue. Complete the sentences with the answer that best fits you, keep track of your choices, and then check the results at the end of the quiz. Are you ready?
How to Choose the Perfect Rogue
If I were Scarlett O'Hara, I would choose…
a. Rhett Butler
b. Ashley Wilkes
Elena Gilbert's (The Vampire Diaries) true love is…
When it comes to Pirates of the Caribbean, I would like to spend more time with…
a. Jack Sparrow
b. Will Turner
c. The parrot
The Casablanca quote I find most appealing is...
a. Rick Blaine: I'm on their blacklist - their roll of honor!
b. Victor Laszlo: You might as well question why we breathe. If we stop breathing, we'll die. If we stop fighting our enemies, the world will die.
c. Captain Renault: I like to think you killed a man. It's the Romantic in me.
If I were Sookie Stackhouse's best friend from True Blood, I would…
a. Tell her to pick the Viking (Eric)
b. Tell her to settle down with Alcide and raise a pack of kids together
c. Update my last will and testament
On the TV show Lost, Kate's perfect match was…
b. Dr. Jack
c. One of The Others
My perfect man…
a. Isn’t easily discouraged
b. Would risk his life just to be with me
c. Nobody's perfect
Time to score your quiz
If you chose mostly…
As – You like the bad boy with witty one-liners and a smile that makes you weak in the knees. His confidence gets your pulse racing. And when he allows you a glimpse of the good heart he keeps hidden from others, you’re a goner. Dark haired, brown-eyed Sebastian, Baron Thorne, would be your choice.
Bs – You have a fondness for the quiet type. Still waters run deep. You like the challenge of getting your man to drop his defenses and letting you see the real deal, because when he finally lets you in, you know you’re special. Trust doesn’t come easily to a man who has been betrayed, but true love eases the way. Golden haired, blue-eyed Anthony Keaton, Earl of Ellis, is your pick.
Cs – Girl! You are quirky. I love it! Your perfect rogue gets your sense of humor.
Tell me which hero you chose for a chance to win one of two copies of One Rogue Too Many. (US and Canada only)
To connect with Samantha…
Don’t let regency romance author Samantha Grace’s sweet smile fool you. She has a wicked sense of humor, and she’s not above embarrassing her characters for a good laugh. Part-time hospice social worker, moonlighting author, and pilates nut, she enjoys a happy and hectic life with her real life hero and two kids in the Midwest.