One disastrous night…
At twenty-one, Sebastian Goddard, heir to the duke of Roxbury, desperately sought diversion from a life smothered by peerage and position. His quest led him to one night of reckless passion, resulting in betrayal by his oldest friend Frederica Wells, and the discovery of his father’s darkest secret. Reeling from the devastation, he embarked on a ten-year debauch that well earned him the nickname–”Lord of Sin.”
One delicious bargain…
Now Sebastian has returned to find his late father’s estate in ruins and Freddie more seductive than ever. He’s determined to drive her from Goddard Castle to pay her back for her deception and to protect his own dark secret. But Freddie makes him an offer he can’t resist…she’ll be his mistress for a month if he’ll consent to sell her the crumbling castle afterward.
Everything he could desire…
The Lord of Sin plans to shock and scandalize Freddie—to tease her every desire and leave her wanting. But his fiery-willed lover soon teaches him the past may not be what it seemed, the present more tempting than he could have imagined, and the future filled with more promise than he dared dream. For thirty-one nights is not nearly enough when you’ve been given a license to do any wicked thing…
Thanks so much to Fatin and the Novel Thoughts ladies for having me back! This is my fourth time, so I feel like I’m sitting on that couch up there. Please pass the wine! I’m celebrating the release of my second Margaret Rowe book, Any Wicked Thing today. (When I’m not Margaret, I’m Maggie Robinson. Both of me write hot historical romance, but Margaret is a little more incendiary. For excerpts of all my books, please visit my websites www.margaretrowe.net and www.maggierobinson.net)
AWT has a deliciously wicked hero, Sebastian Goddard, Duke of Roxbury, who shares a history with heroine Frederica Wells. They grew up together as friends, fighting, fishing, fencing and…fooling around. But after a devastating night and a decade of separation, neither one of them knows the other very well anymore. Sebastian has indulged himself in all manner of exotic erotic pursuits while Freddie has stayed home writing books. She may be the medieval scholar, but Sebastian manages to teach her a few new things along the way to their happily ever after.
In one scene, Sebastian instructs Freddie on the seven deadly sins according to Pope Gregory: superbia, avarita, luxuria, invidia, gula, ira and acedia. For those of you who don’t know Latin (like me), that’s pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, anger and sloth/apathy. I thought we might confess today which bad sin is our best. (Sebastian’s is lust, of course.) For me, it’s a toss-up between sloth and gluttony—I will do almost any wicked thing I can not to clean my house or cook, which makes gluttony very inconvenient. Thank goodness for take-out. One commenter will get a copy of Any Wicked Thing!
Margaret Rowe/Maggie Robinson is a former teacher, library clerk and mother of four who woke up in the middle of the night, absolutely compelled to create the perfect man and use as many adverbs as possible doing so. A transplanted New Yorker, she lives with her not-quite perfect husband in Maine, where the cold winters are ideal for staying inside and writing hot historical romances.
Many thanks to Margaret for joining us today!
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