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Guest Blog by Lydia Dare - Combining Regency with Paranormal—why it works!

Please welcome Lydia Dare to The Qwillery. The Wolf Who Loved Me, the most recent of Lydia's novels, was published on April 3, 2012.


Combining Regency with Paranormal—why it works!

When we first started talking about this series, it seemed really easy to write Regency gentlemen as Lycans, mainly because they share a lot of characteristics already. Regency gentlemen are, by their very nature, larger than life, domineering, handsome as can be, and they are a bit growly, simply because they often get what they want and it gives them a sense of entitlement, not to mention a attitude when things don’t go their way. Lycans are very much the same in our minds.

Being a Lycan in those early books (A Certain Wolfish Charm, Tall, Dark and Wolfish, The Wolf Next Door, and The Taming of the Wolf) was simply a deterrent to bringing the hero and heroine together. In Wolfish Charm, Simon wouldn’t reveal who he was to Lily because he felt like he could never be worthy of her if she knew what he was. In Tall, Dark and Wolfish, Ben’s lady love knew what he was, but she was also a witch, so that made their relationship easier, but even he wouldn’t be around her during a full moon since he wasn’t sure he could control himself. In The Wolf Next Door, we’re still keeping the hero and heroine apart using their Lycan traits. And Dash in The Taming of the Wolf had so many issues with being a Lycan that their love affair seemed doomed. It worked as a stall tactic, the fact that they weren’t human. It was one more reason to delay the happily-ever-after.

That’s why Lycans in the Regency work well. Regency men and Lycans have so much in common. However, in these new books, it’s not nearly as much of a deterrent to their love affair as their Regency standing is. In The Wolf Who Loved Me, Weston Hadley is a penniless son of a peer who hasn’t a shilling to his name. He also has a penchant for causing trouble. Madeline Hayburn is the daughter of a duke with a sense of entitlement. She knows she’s meant to marry a peer, a man she doesn’t love. But fate has a way of intervening when Madeline catches Wes shifting into wolf form on the night of the full moon. At that point, he has no choice but to marry her so she’ll be forced to keep his secret.

These next three books about the Hadley brothers still have the touch of the paranormal, but what keeps the hero and heroine apart is more often class, rather than Lycan traits.

What’s your favorite paranormal creature to read about in books? And do you see a parallel between what they are in “real life” and what their paranormality forces them to be?


About The Wolf Who Loved Me

The Wolf Who Loved Me
Sourcebooks, April 3, 2012
Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages

Guest Blog by Lydia Dare - Combining Regency with Paranormal—why it works!
Regency England Has Gone to the Wolves! 

Lady Madeline Hayburn Has Money Problems...
Specifically, she has so much of it that she's dogged by fortune hunters, including her bewilderingly attractive, penniless neighbor, with his wild nature and uncouth manners...

Weston Hadley Has An Identity Crisis...
Specifically, he's just turned into a wolf while Madeline was watching. Now it's up to the regal lady to tame the wild beast... if she can...


About Lydia Dare

Guest Blog by Lydia Dare - Combining Regency with Paranormal—why it works!
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Ava Stone, who have written two paranormal historical romance series. Both Tammy and Ava are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they are working on the next book in their new paranormal historical series as Lydia Dare, Wolfishly Yours, set to release in November 2012. For more information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com/.

Lydia's Links:

Website
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The Giveaway

THE RULES

What:  Two commenters will each win a copy of The Wolf Who Loved Me from Sourcebooks! US/Canada Only.

How:  Leave a comment answering the Lydia's question:


What’s your favorite paranormal creature to read about in books? And do you see a parallel between what they are in “real life” and what their paranormality forces them to be?

Please remember - if you don't answer the question your entry will not be counted.

You may receive additional entries by:

1)   Being a Follower of The Qwillery.

2)   Mentioning the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter and/or your blog/website. Even if you mention the giveaway on Twitter and Facebook, you will get only one additional entry. You get only one additional entry even if you mention the giveaway on Facebook and/or Twitter multiple times. Please note that the blog or website must be your own blog or website; not a website that belongs to someone else or a site where giveaways, contests, etc. are posted.

There are a total of 3 entries you may receive: Comment (1 entry), Follower (+1 entry), Facebook and/or Twitter and/or and personal blog/website mention (+ 1 entry). This is subject to change again in the future for future giveaways.

Please leave links for Facebook, Twitter, or blog/website mentions. You MUST leave a way to contact you.

Who and When:  The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59pm US Eastern Time on Monday, April 16, 2012. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules are subject to change.*

The View From Monday - April 9, 2012

Happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. This week at The Qwillery:

Monday - Guest Blog by Lydia Dare. The Wolf Who Loved Me, Lydia's most recent novel, was published on April 3, 2012.

Tuesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Jeff Salyards. Scourge of the Betrayer (Bloodsounder's Arc 1) will be published in May.

Wednesday - 2012 Debut Author Challenge Interview with Suzanne Johnson. Royal Street (Sentinel's of New Orleans 1) will be published tomorrow.

Thursday -  2012 Debut Author Challenge Guest Blog by Anne E. Johnson. Green Light Delivery will be published in June.

Friday - Authors After Dark Author Spotlight with Allison Pang. A Sliver of Shadow (Abby Sinclair 2) was published in February.


April 10, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Angels of Vengeance
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John Birmingham SF/Th - Without Warning 3
2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America (h2tp)
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Albert Brooks SF/Humor
Tiassa (h2tp)
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Steven Brust F - Vlad Taltos 13
Blue Magic
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A.M. Dellamonica F - Indigo Springs 2
Immobility
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Brian Evenson SF
Ison of the Isles
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Carolyn Ives Gilman F - Isles of the Forsaken 2
Unholy Night
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Seth Grahame-Smith F/AH/H
Wicked City
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Alaya Johnson HF - Zephyr Hollis 2
Royal Street (d)
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Suzanne Johnson UF - Sentinels of New Orleans 1
Glamour in Glass
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Mary Robinette Kowal F - Shades of Milk and Honey 2
Assassin's Code
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Jonathan Maberry S/H/Th - Joe Ledger 4
ENMA the Immortal
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Fumi Nakamura HF
Anno Dracula: The Bloody Red Baron
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Kim Newman H - Anno Dracula 2
Inferno
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Stan Nicholls F - Orcs: Bad Blood 3
Angelique's Descent (ri)
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Lara Parker F- Dark Shadows
The Salem Branch (ri)
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Lara Parker F- Dark Shadows
Lost Everything
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Brian Francis Slattery SF
Westlake Soul
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Rio Youers F



April 12, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
A Princess of Mars (ri)
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Edgar Rice Burroughs SF



April 15, 2012
TITLEAUTHORSERIES
Maps of Utopia: H. G. Wells, Modernity and the End of Culture
The View From Monday - April 9, 2012
Simon J. James Literary Criticism



d - Debut
h2tp - Hardcover to Trade Paerback
ri - reissue

AH - Alternate History
F - Fantasy
H - Horror
HF - Historical Fantasy
S - Supernatural
SF - Science Fiction
Th - Thriller
Guest Blog by Lydia Dare - Combining Regency with Paranormal—why it works!The View From Monday - April 9, 2012

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