May 15, 2014

Vivienne Lorret Guest Post!

Daring Miss Danvers

Wallflower Weddings #1

Vivienne Lorret

It's all fun and games . . . until someone falls in love.

Oliver Goswick, Viscount Rathburn, needs money—and soon. With time ticking away and his inheritance held hostage until he's properly wed, Rathburn's slim options point to a single solution: a faux engagement. In need of the perfect bride, he knows of only one candidate: his best friend's wallflower sister. The plan seems flawless, except for one problem . . . He can't help falling in love with her.

Poised, polished Emma Danvers knows nothing good can come of Rathburn's scheme. Spending the next two months engaged in a mock courtship is not what she'd imagined for her final season. Yet, charmed by his roguish ways and the inexplicable hammering he causes in her heart, she accepts his challenge.

For Emma, keeping the secret seemed easy when it was just a game . . . But as Rathburn begins to see past her reserved exterior to the passionate woman within, the risk of losing her heart becomes all too real.


Now a word from Vivienne!!!

How do you keep from getting attached to characters?

You mean…there’s a way not to get attached to them? Oops. ;)

My characters have birthdays, friends, hopes and fears. Writing a series, I think it’s even harder not to get attached. I’ve had all these people living in my head for months, stepping in and out of scenes from one book to the next. The Post-it world I originally created has morphed into 3-inch binder proportions. If I had the skill set, I would build a model of Danbury Lane and maybe even a little Haversham’s. So, how do I keep from getting attached to characters? Um… I’ll have to get back to you on that.

About Vivienne:

I fell in love with fairy tales and the romance behind happily ever after at a very young age. Like a lot of you, I tweaked the fables bit by bit in my imagination until they suited me perfectly. By the time I was eleven, a teacher encouraged me to start writing.

Throughout the years that followed, my teachers remained my most fervent supporters, giving me the tools I needed to continue my journey as a writer.

My husband and I have two teenage boys, who are heroes in their own right. For now, we live in a small Midwestern town near Lake Michigan…until a time in the future when a new adventure calls us to other shores.
I am currently working on my next novel, but I always enjoy hearing from my readers. Feel free to email me at 

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