Talented historical romance author Anna Campbell has been a dear friend of mine for over 10 years. Yes, I knew her way back when. 🙂 Today marks another huge milestone — the release of her 10th novel, A Scoundrel by Moonlight! Congratulations, Anna!
Anything can happen in the moonlight…
Justice. That’s all Nell Trim wants – for her sister and for the countless other young women the Marquess of Leath has ruined with his wildly seductive ways. Now she has a bold plan to take him down… as long as she can resist the scoundrel’s temptations herself.
From the moment Nell meets James Fairbrother, the air positively sizzles. Yet for all his size and power, there’s something amazingly tender in his touch. Could he really be such a depraved rogue? The only way to find out is to beat the devil at his own game… one tempting kiss at a time.
A Scoundrel by Moonlight is out now!
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Doesn’t that sound faaabulous? Details on how you could win your very own print copy of Scoundrel in a moment, but first…here’s Anna with her Top 5 literary scoundrels.
My Top 5 Scoundrels!
Hiya Vanessa! Thank you so much for having me as your guest today! And for doing the giveaway. I’m so excited that today marks the release of my 10th book, A SCOUNDREL BY MOONLIGHT (Sons of Sin 4, Grand Central Forever).
Ah, scoundrels! Don’t we love them?
Well, at least in the pages of a romance where rampant scoundrelcy is likely to end up in true love and a happily ever after.
Vanessa challenged me to list my top 5 Scoundrels, so here goes:
1. Mr. Edward Rochester from JANE EYRE by Charlotte Bronte. He’s a wounded lion when we meet him but he’s kicked up his heels in his time and paid the price. And he’s definitely a scoundrel in the way he deals with Jane (we love him anyway).
2. Jasper, Lord Damerel, in VENETIA by Georgette Heyer. Damerel has devoted his life to being a scoundrel and he’s so touchingly aware that his colourful past makes him unworthy of the heroine Venetia. We, however, know better! One of the best Heyers. If you haven’t read it, rush to get it. There’s an audio version read by Richard Armitage – be still, my beating heart.
3. Sebastian Ballister, Marquess of Dain, in LORD OF SCOUNDRELS by Loretta Chase. Is he a scoundrel? The clue’s in the title! Does he find redemption when he falls in love? What do you think? This book regularly tops the polls as the best romance ever written so if you haven’t got it, why not?
4. George Gordon, Lord Byron. Unlike my other scoundrels, he really existed – and provided the model for thousands of fictional scoundrels ever since. Byron’s short and wildly eventful life reads like a scandalous novel and he’s a fascinating mixture of the bad and the good, usually sinning, occasionally sinned against. But the man who wrote, “She walks in beauty, like the night” has to have something going for him!
5. James Fairbrother, Marquess of Leath in A SCOUNDREL BY MOONLIGHT. Actually the story turns on how much of a scoundrel Leath is. The heroine Nell Trim originally thinks he’s a rotter to the core, but as she gets to know him, that conviction gets shakier and shakier. So what percentage of Leath is scoundrel and what percentage is hero? You’ll have to read my latest book to find out!
So, for your chance to win a print copy of A Scoundrel by Moonlight, tell me, who’s your favorite scoundrel? Have you read any of these books? Are the heroes among your favourite scoundrels?
Anna, congratulations again on your 10th book! I reckon Leath is 100% hero. 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me on your special day!
*The contest is open to international entrants. A winner will be chosen and announced here on April 30, US time.