to seduce an earlGuest Blog by Lori Brighton, author of To Seduce an Earl

What is a rake? Well, if you’re a gardener it’s a tool used to gather things like grass and leaves. But to the romance reader, a rake is something far, far more interesting.

According to Wikipedia, “A rake, short for rakehell, is a historic term applied to a man who is habituated to immoral conduct, frequently a heartless womanizer.”

Immoral conduct?! Sign me up! For most romance readers, the rake is the ultimate hero, but of course only if he’s changed by the love of the perfect woman. Pick up a romance book, any romance, and most likely you’ll find a rake as the hero. A man who sleeps around with anyone; a man so gorgeous and charming, he can have any woman he wants, and often does. That’s right… they were manwhores and they were the inspiration for my newest historical romance with Amazon Montlake,  To Seduce an Earl.

I know what you’re thinking… my book sounds like every other romance out there. Well, not exactly. Sure, I could have written a book about the typical rake, but I decided to take it one step further and turn the rake into an actual prostitute. The heroes in my newest trilogy actually work in a brothel that caters to women.

Although it sort of started out as a joke, mocking your typical bed-jumping rake, I wanted to bring an element of reality to the situation and make this an emotional experience. You can imagine my relief when I received this review from the website, The Season, “Brighton perfectly captures the detachment sex workers develop to cope with their lives (yes, my day job as a social worker recognized this right away).”

The fact that a social worker appreciated the emotional depth I tried hard to convey, was quite the relief. So, if you have any interest in paid companions (and who doesn’t), or would just like an emotional read, I’m giving away two signed copies of To Seduce an Earl. Just leave a comment and a way to get into contact with you!

Buy: To Seduce an Earl (The Seduction Series)

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1 Regibald Inkling January 11, 2013 at 7:39 AM

No Lori, that is not like many of the romance novels out there. I look forward to turning the pages in it. It sounds like it will keep my mind turning, which keeps my hands turning pages. Please continue your success.

I have more.
Regibald Inkling

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2 sherri January 11, 2013 at 3:11 PM

I really enjoyed several of Brighton’s books!! They keep me reading and it feels like I am right there! <3 Them.

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3 Gabrielle Zastrow January 11, 2013 at 4:29 PM

OMG!!! A signed copy of a book by you??!!! That would be amazing!!!!!! You’re so cool.

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4 beichy lopez January 11, 2013 at 5:10 PM

I love your books. Can’t wait to read it

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5 Ana Cooke January 11, 2013 at 7:16 PM

You are an amazing writer nothing more to say

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6 Diane Sallans January 11, 2013 at 9:00 PM

I love to find a story told from a different viewpoint and this certainly sound unique.
sallans d at yahoo dot com

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7 Lola Donnelley January 11, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I love to read your romance stories. They brighten my day!

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8 Mary Preston January 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

I would love to read TO SEDUCE AN EARL thank you. I do love a rake.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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9 Martha Lawson January 13, 2013 at 8:44 PM

I would love to be entered to win this one, it sounds extremely good! I’ve actually read a couple of books where the rakes were male prostitutes and enjoyed them immensely. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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10 Diane D - Florida January 14, 2013 at 9:08 AM

“To Seduce an Earl”, sounds like a very compelling, intriguing, and exciting read. I’ve read a couple of other books by other authors that are about with male prostitutes, but those guys were willing. :-)

I’d love to read this, and find out how Alex overcomes all that he’s had to endure throughout his life, and finally get his “happy ever after” :-(

Thank you for this opportunity to win Lori’s book.

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11 Keira March 18, 2013 at 7:45 PM

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