No sooner met but they looked;
No sooner looked but they loved;
No sooner loved but they sighed;
No sooner signed but they asked one another the reason;
No sooner knew the reason but they sought the remedy;
And in these degrees have they made a pair of stairs to marriage…
~William Shakespeare, As You Like It
Beyond the corsets and costumes, the castles and large manor homes, historical romances bring to life a vibrant world of men and women bound by strict societal norms, yet irresistibly drawn together by a passion neither can control. They try to deny it, but every glance, every touch, every verbal sparring brings them closer together.
It’s why we love Katherine and Petruccio, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, Emma and Mr. Knightly, Scarlett and Rhett, and even Cleopatra and Marc Antony.
Vivienne’s favorite romances involve this chemistry between a world-wise hero and a quick witted lady. Dialogue is her favorite element to read and write in romance and a strong focus in her historical novels.
Rekindled Passions Series -
Lady Northam’s Wicked Surrender - A midnight encounter between two estranged lovers rekindles a passion beyond their wildest dreams…
Other titles to be released: The Captain’s Wicked Caress (book 2), The Lord’s Wicked Advances (book 3), The Wicked Earl Takes His Wife (prequel)
A Marquess for Christmas
A Marquess for Christmas – When Violet Laurens is accosted on the road by thieves an unlikely hero comes to her rescue. The Marquess of Kittrick loves boxing, gambling, drinking and women. He has no intention of marrying anyone, even a beautiful widow with fire in her eyes. But when he is injured and forgets everything but her, will he still return to his wayward ways or will he decide to stay with Violet forever?
Coming in 2013…
Tempted by the Governess
The Captain’s Wicked Caress