Reader Survey Giveaway


I’m trying to plan my schedule for next year and I want to know which books readers are most looking forward to and also which online stores you prefer to buy from.

As incentive for those that complete the survey, I’m doing a drawing for a $10 Amazon gift card. No purchase is necessary, but you must complete the survey and provide your email at the end.

About the drawing:
No purchase necessary. This drawing is void where prohibited. I will choose a winner around Dec. 13th/14th. If the winner does not respond to my email notice within three days, an alternate winner will be selected. The winner will also be announced on my facebook fan page:

I will consider international entries, but I can only read/access the Amazon stores in languages I am familiar with. Therefore, I will limit this to: Amazon US, UK, Canada, Australia/NZ, Germany, Spain, Mexico, or Italy. I have never used the foreign stores apart from Amazon UK, so please bear with me if technical issues arise. If for some reason I am unable to access the Amazon store in your preferred country, I will provide an alternate prize.

One Day Sale – Stuff Your Kindle/Nook/iPhone



On MAY 20, STUFF YOUR… Kindle / Kobo / Android / Nook / iPhone!

Some author friends and I got together for a one day summer sale. You’ll find all kinds of ROMANCES: contemporary, paranormal, historical, sci- fi, military, and new adult. My book, The Lady’s Wicked Proposition, will be on sale today and tomorrow, but many of these are only on sale for one day! So stuff your ereader before it’s too late!

Other historicals available:

The Kissing Bough by Madelynne Ellis and The Farmer Takes a Wife by Genevieve Turner










MORE Freebies – Governess Romance

This week, I have a few freebies to tell you about. First, I have collaborated with nine other historical romance authors to bring you a fun sampler of GOVERNESS themed romances. We have Regency, Victorian, and American romances included. Most are steamy, but there are a couple of sweeter ones in the mix.

Here is the cover and blurb. Also check the bottom of the page for more freebies!

Beautiful redhead women with book

Governess Romance: 10 Historical Romance Excerpts

Love lies just beyond the schoolroom…

Ten governesses find love in unexpected ways. From sweet to sizzling, there is a tale for every mood. These excerpts are perfect to read over a cup of coffee, on the train, or even before bed. You’ll fall head over heels for these historical tales of strong women who step beyond the limits of class and society to find the men of their dreams.

Escape to the romance of Regency and Victorian England and post-colonial America. Discover a new beloved author! Written by several New York Times, USA Today and Amazon bestselling authors, Governess Romance is sure to delight. With ten great samples to choose from, you’re sure to find a new favorite!

***This book contains excerpts only***

Governess Romance contains scenes from the following previously published books.

An Unexpected Encounter – Deb Marlowe
Conduct Unbecoming a Gentleman – Wareeze Woodson
Dark Surrender – Erica Ridley
Deeply in You – Sharon Page
Miss Merry’s Christmas – Callie Hutton
Miss Tibbles’ Folly – April Kihlstrom
Moonlight and Memories – Patricia Rice
One Wicked Weekend – Charlotte Russell
Tempting the Governess – Vivienne Westlake
What a Lady Demands – Ashlyn Macnamara

All excerpts reprinted with permission.


Apple iBooks:
Amazon Kindle:
B&N Nook:
Google Play:
All Romance:


After you’ve read Governess Romance, see if you can master this cross-word puzzle!

Governess Romance Crossword Puzzle (html link) (PDF link)

Governess Romance Jigsaw Puzzle

Word Search Puzzles

Governess Romance Word Search 1 (Book Titles, Author Names)

Governess Romance Word Search 2 (Characters, Places, Things)

Hope you enjoy these goodies!

Free – Hidden Identities Booklet



Nineteen New York Times, USA Today, internationally bestselling, and award-winning historical romance authors bring you scenes from their books, all of which feature a much-loved theme: characters with hidden identities.

Discover a new beloved author! Each excerpt is the perfect length to read over a cup of coffee or before falling asleep at night. Escape to Regency London, Renaissance Paris, the Highlands of Scotland, Stuart and Victorian England, turn-of-the-century New York, the Old West, and more! Among these samples from nineteen historical romance novels, you’re bound to find a new favorite!

Includes an excerpt from A Marquess for Christmas.

Other participating authors:

Jo Beverley, Terry Irene Blain, Gina Danna, Lila DiPasqua, Bronwen Evans, Susan Gee Heino, Sharon Ihle, Madeline Hunter, Anthea Lawson, Denise Patrick, Erica Ridley, Victoria Roberts, Jacquie Rogers, Lauren Royal, Joanna Shupe, Michele Stegman, R.L. Syme, and Regan Walker









All Romance eBooks:

Vivienne’s Fan Group

Agents Provocateurs meme

After hearing a few author friends talk about the importance of fan clubs, street teams, and just getting more interactive with your readers, I decided to create a private fan club for readers!

If you’d like to:

  • Find about new releases before they are posted
  • See snippets and teasers from the Wicked Liaisons (formerly Rekindled Passions) series and other books
  • Learn about the behind the scenes aspects of my writing
  • See the covers before they are posted to my blog and goodreads

Come and join Vivienne’s Agents Provocateurs!

*Note, the group is held on facebook, so you must have a facebook account to participate. If you’d just like to receive general news updates, please sign up for my newsletter.


Love Is… Cover Reveal

Today is the official cover reveal for the Love Is… anthology! My short story, The Lady’s Wicked Proposition, is featured in the Historical Romance section. Proceeds from the anthology will benefit Reach out and Read, a charity that works with doctors and medical professionals to distribute books to young children.

Love Is… releases on August 5, 2014.

Antho_LoveIs_400pxOver 40 authors have written stories specifically for this charity anthology. We have stories from many different genres (contemporary, paranormal, sci-fi and fantasy, erotic romance, etc).

Note: Anyone who comments on each of the blogs (listed here, at will be entered to win a copy of the anthology when it’s released. And one commenter here at my blog will ALSO be entered. Scroll to the bottom to check out the next blog participating.

Here is a list of historical romances included in the Love Is… anthology:

Sabrina Darby, A Mistress by Design

Bonnie Dee, Eyes of a Soldier

Jennifer Haymore, A Highlander’s Seduction

Kate Pearce, A Right and Proper Apology

Vivienne Westlake, The Lady’s Wicked Proposition

Here is the cover, blurb and a snippet from my story, The Lady’s Wicked Proposition, which is a short story featuring the characters from the Wicked Liaisons series. It is the book that bridges Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender and The Rake’s Wicked Seduction.

Love is…Yielding to Desire

A late night game of cards turns into something far more intriguing when Edwina Merriweather confesses a secret to one of the most charming and debauched men in London. Contrary to popular opinion, Dina is not in town to find a husband. Instead, she’s resolved to find a rake.

Francis Chevalier is fascinated by the drunken spinster offering up her virginity like a piece of cake. Torn between the need to have her and the desire to protect her from her own stupidity, he politely declines.

Undeterred, Dina returns with a proposition so daring even Chevalier cannot refuse.


“Do you plan to spend it all in a grand fashion?” His wide smile set her heart to racing, and she felt a distinct heat that had nothing to do with the alcohol.

“No. There is more money than I could spend, though if I continue to play cards with YOU every week, I should surely lose most of it.”

As he passed her the last card, his fingers brushed hers. What would it be like to feel those fingers everywhere? The idea conjured provocative images of him stroking her bare skin. Could he be the one? Chevalier was unattached, in no need of a fortune, and his reputation promised delicious amusements of the most illicit kind.

“Tell me, what did you come to find?” he asked.

Giddy from the champagne, the thrill of his attention sent her flying. Of course, she should stop before she revealed too much, but Dina felt too free, too easy with Chevalier. Once she’d said it, maybe she’d have the courage to carry it through.

“I have come to find a rake.”

To see the next cover reveal for the Love Is… anthology, please check out Jessica Stone’s blog. Remember to comment on all participating blogs to increase your chances of winning a free copy!

Disclaimer: Must be 18+ to enter. The odds of winning depend upon the number of participants. Contest void where prohibited by law. It is the participant’s responsibility to check the blog to see if their name is announced as a winner. If the recipient does not claim their prize within a limited time, the prize will be awarded to a new participant. We are not responsible for lost email.

Scandalous Summer Nights Boxed Set


Scandalous Summer Nights 3-D box set @ 800-72 dpi low res
I am happy to announce that I will be part of the Scandalous Summer Nights Boxed Set with 6 other awesome authors! A new and expanded version of Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender will appear in the set, which releases June 30th. We will have a special intro price of 99 cents for 7 novellas.

We are also planning a big facebook party with lots of historical authors. I’ll post more details once I have them.

For the time being, the expanded edition of Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender will be exclusive to the boxed set, but I do plan to update the print edition this summer.

If you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, please click here to find out about new releases and updates. I’ll be sending out my first newsletter soon.

I Love Historical Romance FB Group

Happy Spring, everyone!

I just wanted to let you know about a fun facebook group that Sabrina Darby and I started earlier this year. It’s a discussion focused group (we restrict promotional posts). New authors visit every week and there are almost 300 members so far. We invite authors and book bloggers to co-host chats on Thursdays at 11am Pacific Time.

We’ve had authors Beverly Jenkins, Kate McKinley, Ella Quinn, Jeannie Lin, Tamara Hughes, Katherine Ashe, Gina Conkle and blogger Mary Chen from Buried Under Romance host chats with us.

Come and join us!

New, shiny!

Today my website has had a total makeover, thanks to my friend, Crystal Jordan. I love the clean, simple look she gave and now you’ll see that my individual book pages are much neater and better organized. You’ll also find that my main Books page has new info on my upcoming releases.

I am in the midst of revamping Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender and I’m doing edits on The Lady’s Wicked Proposition, which is a short story that will be out in the summer. It’s a stand-alone prequel to The Rake’s Wicked Seduction, which is a longer novella that will be out this year.

Please note that the Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender series has a new title: WICKED LIAISONS. Once I finish revising Lady Northam, I’ll be posting the new ebook online. If you purchased the original, you should get a notification from the retailer when the new version is posted.

There are a couple other projects I’m juggling and I’ll let you know more about those once I’m closer to release.

Happy Holidays!

I wish you all a happy and healthy holiday season!!

I hope you are enjoying this time with friends and loved ones. I’ve been pretty quiet this year, mostly due to personal things going on which have interfered with my writing schedule. I apologize for the delay!

I will have new releases out in 2014. In the meantime, if you are looking for other authors of steamy & erotic Regency romance, here are a few recommendations:

Suzanna Medeiros –
Kate McKinley –
Kate Pearce –
Sabrina Darby –
Madelynne Ellis –
Emma Wildes –

If you are looking for non-erotic historicals, try:

Tessa Dare –
Zoe Archer –

Other News:

I am scheduled to attend Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans (May 2014). I hope to sign books at the convention, but I am currently on the wait-list (so many people signed up for the convention this year that all of the author slots filled up right away).

Holiday contest:

Tell me your favorite Christmas carol or song and you will receive a signed copy of Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender and a hand-made holiday card. (Open to residents of the US and Canada). Contest Ends December 16th.