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Giveaway: To Seduce an Earl by Lori Brighton


November 28, 2012

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I self-published To Seduce an Earl over a year ago. It wasn’t my first historical romance, but it was something totally different for me. Not only is it about male prostitutes during the Victorian era, but I’d always relied heavily on a suspenseful plot, in other words a lot of external conflict. This book was more about the emotion and the internal struggle.

And believe me I worried about finding that balance between harsh realism and romance. I wanted my hero, Alex, to be your typical charming rake, but I also didn’t want to downplay the seriousness of his situation. Not that I’m speaking from personal experience, but I think it’s safe to say that working in a brothel isn’t all rainbows and unicorns. The book was met with mixed reviews. People seemed to either feel for Alex or not. But after one particular review, that just happened to be from The Season, I was greatly relieved to realize I’d done what I set out to do:

“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 Season

Getting a thumbs up from a social worker definitely put my mind at ease. Last spring Amazon’s romance publishing branch Montlake took notice of the book and ended up buying the rights to a three book series. To Seduce an Earl was relaunched last week and to celebrate I’m giving away 3 signed print copies. Just leave a comment! And if you’re interested, you can read the blurb below!

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For years, Alex Weston has plied his trade at Lavender Hills, an all-male brothel catering to London’s most fashionable women. His beauty and sexual prowess are legendary, yet his charmed life masks an ugly truth. Alex is a prisoner in a gilded cage, blackmailed into service and desiring only freedom—until the night she walks through his door…

Grace Brisbane is desperate. Her dying mother needs medicine she cannot afford, and her dissolute stepbrother is gambling away what little money remains. Her only hope of saving her family is to marry the Earl of Rodrick, her brother’s wealthy best friend. There’s just one problem: Rodrick has no interest in virgins. To win him, Grace must learn the secrets of seduction. Secrets Alex knows all too well…

It should be a simple business transaction. And yet with a single kiss, Grace ignites a passion unlike any Alex has ever known…and unlike any she could ever imagine. They are not free to love—but their hearts will accept nothing less.

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45 Comments

  1. I discovered Lori’s books last year and love them! I would love a signed copy of To Seduce An Earl.

  2. I LOVE romance books! …especially historical romance. This sounds like a great read and one that I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  3. I’m a Romance Junkie, what can I say!!

  4. I LOVE romance books! …especially historical romance. This sounds like a great read and one that I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!!

  5. Good morning, everyone! I have a statement that is always true: “The most important thing to a writer is its reader.”
    Have a happy Wednesday!!
    Luv ya Beverley!!

    –DREW
    agrigaliunas (at) yahoo (dot)com

  6. That statement is so true Drew! Lori’s book sounds fantastic. I haven’t read any books with a male prostitute before, no less in the Victorian era. Can’t wait to read this one.
    Congrats on the relaunch and thanks for the giveaway.

  7. This looks so interesting. Especially with such a great recommendation!

  8. To Seduce an Earl sounds like such a great story. I love the premise and it sounds like a true romance. Thanks for the giveaway of a signed copy. I can’t wait to read this. It sounds so different than anything I’ve read lately and that is a good thing.

  9. I would love win a copy.

  10. Yay! Congrats Lori. This book sounds right up my alley for sure. I love historicals where genders are put in different situations. Can’t wait to read it.
    Have a happy wednesday.

  11. This book sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve never read a historical with a male working in a brothel. Definitely wondering about the angle on this one.

  12. Sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the giveaway. I love historical romances.

  13. This looks like an amazing read! I would love the opportunity to be a winner.

  14. Sounds like a great book with an interesting storyline! :) Would love to read it!

  15. It would be a first for me reading about a male prostitute in a historical romance novel. The cover looks amazing and the book sounds delightful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. This book sounds very intriguing

  17. This book sounds wonderful! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

  18. The characters in this book sound so intriguing. A romance historical with a definite different slant.
    Would love to read this. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

  19. love the sound of this book….thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  20. Wow, sounds AMAZING!

  21. Thanks for the giveaway! I would love to read this story.

  22. Congrats, Lori! Your book, TO SEDUCE AN EARL, has an interesting premise and sounds really good.

  23. This looks like a really good read with an unusual premise.

  24. I haven’t read any of her books but I really like the premise because it’s something different and I love variety!

  25. I haven’t read any of Lori’s books, but this one sounds like a great place to start.

  26. Thanks for the giveaway.

  27. I love Lori’s books and would love to read this one.

  28. Congrats on the re-launch!

  29. I remember when this book first came out and being intrigued by the twist in the plot/roles. We often forget that people in these positions are real people with feelings, hopes, fears and desires. Their stories and reasons for choosing that way of life are different, but the soul destroying effects tend to be the same.

    Congratulations on the rerelease and the three book contract.

  30. Lori, you are a new to me author (love finding them!!), I am definitely putting this one on the wish list and checking it out. It sounds like a wonderfully different book. I can’t wait to read it.

  31. Lori Brighton is a new author to me. The book sounds interesting. Thank you for the chance to win.

  32. Looks like a good book! I’ve never read the author before, but I’m willing to give it a try. :D

  33. I have only read two books about male prostitutes, one by Robin Schone and another by Judith James. It will be interesting to read and compare. Definitely a trope that is underused. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  34. Congratulations on your success! It looks like an interesting and unique story.

  35. What a unique premise. I look forward to reading it Lori. Congrats on the relaunch and better yet for us readers because of it. :)
    Carol L

  36. I read this book a year ago and I enjoyed it. It gave a different perspective to the usual stories we have had. And yes, i would love a signed copy, please!

  37. Hi Lori

    I first “met” you when I read your wonderful Wild books and I love Wild Heart, Wild Desire and Wild Passion! I’m so excited that You released To Seduce An Earl in November and can’t wait to read it and all your future books in The Seduction Series!

    Congratulations on the new series! I love your characters and anyone who hasn’t read your books should know that the Wild books are still available!

  38. I love Lori’s book. To Seduced an Earl looks like it would be a wonderful read…I’d love to win a copy! Thanks for the promotion!

  39. I was given one of your books and was hooked.

  40. Male prostitutes, I don’t see that very often. Way to think outside the box! Congrats on your release, I hope it does very well for you.

  41. Wow,, sounds great , romance is my favorite genre. Thanks for the chane to win a copy.

  42. this premise sounds very different – I’m curious to read this.

  43. I can’t wait to buy her books she is the first author in a long time that has me buys a book shelf to get hard copies to match the ones i have read on the kindle app.

  44. Love finding authors that are new to me! Thank you for the post.

  45. This sounds like an exciting read, and just my cup of tea. I’d love to win this and read it in it’s entirety. :-)

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