Our second guest in the Aussie Author Showcase is a lady I’ve known for a long time, a dedicated writer Suzi Love Logowho finally realised her dream of publication recently. If you like rugged rakes and lascivious ladies, Suzi Love might just have something for you!

Welcome Suzi. Tell us about your book, the Viscount’s Pleasure House

The Viscount’s Pleasure House was lots of fun for me to write because I love reading about the nitty gritty side of London around the late Regency and early Victorian eras. Despite urgings from royalty and the government, many Londoners refused to adopt a more straight-laced morality, as the majority still made their living through rough trade –  thieving or prostitution. Brothels prospered on every corner in several districts, as the majority of peers were reluctant to give up their decadent lifestyle even to please those in power.  

TBook Blurb

Lady Chrissie Wellsby and her two country friends research dozens of rogues before selecting the notorious Viscount Hawkesbury, owner of London’s most exclusive and expensive brothel, to educate them in erotic seduction. The ladies abandon respectability and coerce Justin Tremayne into letting them visit The Pleasure House and to teaching them the sensual tricks mistresses and prostitutes use to entertain men. 

Though Justin believes three naive ladies will see the debauched romps in his themed rooms, cover their eyes and ears, and run back to their sheltered lives, he underestimates the desperation of abandoned women who imagine a wider knowledge of sex will keep the men in their lives at home, in their own beds. But despite watching several of their friends, men and women, perform raunchy acts at his brothel, the ladies insist on participating in the last of Justin’s infamous Sultan’s galas, held in numerous silk tents and outdoor bathing areas on his estate. 

Justin concedes to Chrissie’s demands only to gain information about his long-lost mother and sisters, but the world-weary viscount falls head over heels in love with his emotionally bruised pupil. He yearns for a wife, children, and an uncomplicated wife, but can he convinced Chrissie to take a chance and marry again? Because Justin never wants to leave her bed.

Excerpt

Justin, Viscount Hawkesbury, stepped closer and in reaction the black-clad lady moved back. As if remembering her reasons for coming, she shook her head and moved that same pace forward. Not as close as before, yet near enough to appear fearless.

He sighed, and rubbed a fist across his aching eyes. “I’m fatigued, out of sorts, and my friends and I have business to conduct. Either join in, or leave.”

He waved towards the door, hoping she’d walk out and leave him in peace, but also hoping, ridiculously, that she’d unveil, undress, and stay. Because something about this particular woman was different. Something about her stirred his first true sexual interest in many months.

He smiled a little. “I’d still like to see a little more of you. I can’t even see the color of your hair.” He pointed towards her groin. “Top or bottom. Here, let me unbutton you,” he said, his fingers set to work on her top button, brushing the soft skin of her nape as he did so.

She flinched and held tight to the gaping neck of her dress with clenched fists. “Please. Listen to me. I’m not seeking employment.”

“Ah, then you’re simply a bitch in heat like all the others. Wanting a lusty tale to recount to your upper-class friends over tea and cake. Perhaps compare notes on Viscount Hawkesbury’s infamous prowess.”

Her quick series of breaths hissed and sizzled like water spitting on hot coals. He heard the girls tut-tutting nearby, but taunting, teasing, and arousing the lioness who’d dared brave his den so late at night had proved too delicious a temptation to resist. Only one more jest at her expense and then he’d summon the butler and a couple of strong footmen, and bid her farewell.

He turned, slowly and deliberately, and spoke to his two friends. “Gentlemen, which of you is capable of keeping your prick upright long enough to provide such a lusty lady with the thrill she so clearly came to my house seeking?”

 The Viscount’s Pleasure House buy links –

Amazon  –  iTunesBookworld AustraliaAll Romance –  Books On Board

Keep an eye out for the Giveaway at the end of the post

Diva Couch Questions

Name your celebrity free pass

No question here – Keanu Reeves, of course! Sigh.

Name your fantasy menage combination

Keanu Reeves, Keanu’s clone, and Moi!

(I’ve seen Suzi’s screen saver. She really DOES love Keanu)

 If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy for yourself?

A round the world ticket with stops in at least 30 countries.  And I’d probably grab my passport and buy the ticket at the airport.

Imagine you had a time machine—oh let’s just call it a Tardis. What time period would you travel to and why? 

I’d love to visit the Regency era and have a wild liaison with a rich and handsome rake. Taunt him, tease him, tie him to my bed, and when he’s slightly tamed, marry him.

Best writing advice ever received

Keep writing! No matter what happens on your journey to becoming an author, believe in yourself and just keep writing.

Thanks Suzi! Now it’s time for the

GIVEAWAY

 Simply comment on this post and you’ll go into the draw to win an e copy of The Viscount’s Pleasure House!

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