Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Booty Tuesday -- Suzanne Enoch's A Beginner's Guide to Rakes

Carrying home booty
As you know, I returned from the RWA National Conference last August with Booty!
I haz signed books.
I haz New Books, from writers I admire.  
Did I mention they are signed?

One of these books can be yours.
This week is your chance to win A Beginner's Guide to Rakes by Suzanne Enoch.

Enoch is one of the bright stars in the Romance sky.  This is a lovely traditional Regency

Lisa Kleypas says, "It's time to fall in love with Suzanne Enoch, who can always be counted on to deliver a story so vivid and romantic you never want it to end.  With her fascinating characters, lyrical prose and whip-smart dialogue, Enoch has created a novel to be cherished.  A Beginner's Guide to Rakes is perfection on the page."

From the book:

He meant to remind her that she'd enjoyed him in Vienna just as much as he'd enjoyed her.  Instead all he could conjure was the image of her beneath him, her midnight hair wild about her face and her green eyes sharp with excitement and passion.

"How is that for proof?" he said over his shoulder, his voice low and rough.  "I'm going to get something to eat before my next so-called class begins."

He was halfway through the door when she shot him

I always like a book where the heroine shoots the hero.

To be eligible to win A Beginner's Guide to Rakes, write and post a poem in the comment thread of this post. 

Use one of the following words from the cover:

Suzanne, beginner, guide, rake, scandal, bride, lover, player, beware, perfection, page, seduction, risque, business, London, abuzz, return, alluring, widow, Diane, Oliver, gentleman, gaming, club, fortune, family, mansion.

Your poem can be a 
(traditional or non-traditional)
Rhymed couplet
blank verse
or any other rhyme or poetry form you fancy.  I am not particular.

I'll pick one lucky commenter (US only, sorry) from the comment trail on Friday.


  1. Women are warned about dating a rake
    since his endearments of love
    may be entirely fake.

    Still it's hard to turn down a date with a rake
    especially when he offers a day on the lake.

  2. He's practiced in seduction,
    a lover.
    But will he learn to love her?

  3. Anonymous5:22 PM

    It's risque business loving a rake.
    And Diane knows the risk she'll take.
    But Oliver's seductive glance
    Tells her that it's worth the chance.

  4. Beginner's Guide to Rakes

    Lower your rake
    your hands
    lightly, then firmly,
    the smooth shaft.
    Angle it for
    Draw it toward you
    in curves and sweeps.
    Take your tine.

  5. I think my entry was really too late to qualify. You see, I spent the day in Cornwall ...

  6. Hi Janet --

    love it!!

  7. And the winner of Suzanne Enoch's A Beginner's Guide to Rakes is Kim.

    Kim, will you contact me at the email at the top of the right-hand column and I will send the beginner's Guide off to you. Yes!!

    Sorry to be late posting the winner, but I was having trouble getting working e-mail access.

  8. Thank you.