Sunday, September 14, 2014



Virtual Book Tour
Once More My Darling Rogue
Lorraine Heath

Born to the street but raised within the aristocracy, Drake Darling can't escape his sordid beginnings. Not when Lady Ophelia Lyttleton snubs him at every turn, a constant reminder he's not truly one of them. But after rescuing her from a mysterious drowning, he realizes she doesn't remember who she is. With plans to bring her to heel, he insists she's his housekeeper—never expecting to fall for the charming beauty. While Ophelia might not recall her life before Drake, she has little doubt she belongs with him. The desire she feels for her dark, brooding employer can't be denied, regardless of consequences. So when Ophelia's memory returns, she is devastated by the depth of his betrayal. Now Drake must risk everything to prove she can trust this rogue with her heart once more.

Thank you Lorraine for stopping by today and giving us insight into her inspiration for this book.

Who would you be if you didn’t know who you were?
This question intrigues me. With a bachelor’s degree in psychology, I know that our past influences many aspects of our personality and our life: our fears, aspirations, dreams, determination, hopes, beliefs...the list goes on. Often we can’t point to specific incidents that shaped us. We are usually an accumulation of events and experiences. I was brought up in Texas, surrounded by those who loved the great state. My mother was British and her love for her homeland was ever present in my life. I write about Texas and cowboys, London and lords with equal fervor and affection. When I first met Lady Ophelia Lyttleton in WHEN THE DUKE WAS WICKED, I thought she seemed a bit snootie. I write by the seat of my pants. I go where the story and characters take me. While it might seem counter-intuitive, I often don’t know a great deal about my characters until I am actually writing their story. When I began working on the scenes with her and Drake for ONCE MORE, MY DARLING ROGUE, I realized that she all fa├žade. She had taken such great care to erect and fortify a false front that I knew the only way we would ever meet the real Ophelia was if she were no longer aware that she even possessed a veneer. So I turned to one of my favorite movies, OVERBOARD, for inspiration. This romantic comedy is really quite insightful when we look past the antics of Kirk Russell striving to get even with Goldie Hawn. And Goldie Hawn’s transformation from a spoiled rich girl to a loving wife and mother is inspired. I adore this movie. Therefore, I thought it best to toss Ophelia into the Thames and have Drake rescue her. When he discovers she has no memory, he decides a little payback is in order. He tells her that she is his servant. With no history, with nothing to shape her other than the present, she becomes a very different woman, a woman he falls madly in love with. But he knows that if, when, her memory returns, she will never forgive him for his deception. What I enjoyed was having a character with no past to influence her, no pre- conceived notions regarding her behavior. She revealed her core self. But when her memories return, the question becomes: Who do you want to be now that you know who you were and who you truly are? That all sounds so heavy for today, though, doesn’t it? So here is a question for you: Who would you be if you could be any character in a novel?




LORRAINE HEATH always dreamed of being a writer. After graduating from the University of Texas, she wrote training manuals and computer code, but something was always missing. After reading a romance novel, she not only became hooked on the genre, but quickly realized what her writing lacked: rebels, scoundrels, and rogues. She’s been writing about them ever since. Her work has been recognized with numerous industry awards, including RWA’s RITA® and a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Her novels have appeared on the USA Today and New York Times best-seller lists.

Link to Follow Tour:
http://www.tastybooktours.com/2014/08/once-more-my-darling-rogue-
scandalous.html 

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19099623-once-more-my- darling-rogue?from_search=true

Buy Links
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Darling-Rogue-Scandalous-Gentlemen- James-ebook/dp/B00H1UHLTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1407263432&sr=8- 1&keywords=once+more+my+darling+rogue 

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iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/once-more-my-darling-rogue/id771705715? mt=11. 

Author Links
Website: http://www.lorraineheath.com/ 

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lorraine_Heath 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/104926.Lorraine_Heath 



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3 comments:

  1. When I'm reading a romance, especially one with some adventure or a little intrigue, I pretend I am the heroine. I like to live the fantasy on the printed page. Because I'm a female, I can relate to the heroine better than the hero. :-) And pretending I'm the heroine really takes me away from the here and now. I've lived a rather plain lifestyle, so I like to imagine wearing the wonderful historical gowns and going to a ball and being kissed by a dark-eyed stranger who meets me on the terrace of a fancy country manor. That's the character I'd like to be in a book...the heroine. jdh2690@gmail.com

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  2. I do the exact same thing...I am always the heroine when I read too!!

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