Tammy half of Lydia Dare | Secret Keepers? Do You Have One?
April 12, 2012
"Those penniless Hadley brothers."
Weston, Grayson and Archer have heard
themselves described as such their entire lives. The comment usually occurs
along with a slur about their recent behavior in society. You see, the Hadley
brothers not only have pockets to let, they also like to stir up trouble at
every opportunity. These gentlemen like to gamble, they enjoy a good brawl
(often with one another) and they don't believe in following society's rules.
Not at all.
We first met Weston Hadley and his brothers in THE TAMING OF THE WOLF.
They just happen to be Dashiel Thorpe's younger, unclaimed, half-brothers,
though society isn't aware of the connection. If they are aware, no one brings
it up. It's simply too outlandish. The very thought that such a lofty lord would
have siblings without a shilling to their names would shock the stockings right
off the Duchess of Hythe. Dash's father had an affair with Dash's mother which
is how Dash came to be, and then the viscount went on to marry and produce these
three blights on society.
In THE TAMING OF THE
WOLF, Caitrin, Lord Eynsford's witchy wife, sets about the process of
uniting the three brothers with her husband Dashiel, and invites Archer Hadley
to visit them to discuss some land he has been trying to sell to weight the
family's coffers. One thing becomes immediately clear – these young
gentlemen are in serious need of an alpha, and Dashiel is more than ready and
capable of filling the role. The first thing Dash does is hire a governess for
them all to teach them how to behave in polite society. Can you imagine what
it's like to herd cats? That's much like the role this governess plays in their
It's unfortunate for Lady Madeline Hayburn that she stumbles across Weston
Hadley on the night of the full moon. She walks up on him just as he shifts
into wolf form. So, now this Hadley gentleman isn't just poor and a
trouble-maker, he's also a Lycan. A wolf in gentleman's clothing. Only he's not
wearing any clothing at all when he chases Madeline into the dark woods, knocks
her to the ground and shifts back to human form. At that point, he's one hundred
percent man. One hundred percent naked man.
The only choice at this point is to haul the woman off to Gretna Green to marry
her, so that she'll be forced to keep his secrets. Have you ever done anything
outlandish so someone will keep a secret of yours? Two commenters will win THE
WOLF WHO LOVED ME (US / Canada mailing addresses only, please)
Regency England Has Gone to the Wolves!
Lady Madeline Hayburn Has Money Problems...
Specifically, she has so much of it that she's dogged by fortune hunters,
including her bewilderingly attractive, penniless neighbor, with his wild nature
and uncouth manners...
Weston Hadley Has An Identity Crisis...
Specifically, he's just turned into a wolf while Madeline was watching. Now it's
up to the regal lady to tame the wild beast... if she can...
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
LYDIA DARE is the
writing team of Tammy Falkner and Ava Stone, who have written two paranormal
historical romance series. Both Tammy and Ava are active members of the Heart of
Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. Together they
are working on the next book in their new paranormal historical series as Lydia
Dare, Wolfishly Yours, set to release in November 2012. For more
information, please visit http://www.lydiadare.com/.
46 comments posted.
Re: Tammy half of Lydia Dare | Secret Keepers? Do You Have One?
I cant think of anything in particular that I have done so someone would keep a secret of mine but that could just mean that I have either blocked the memory or have forgotten about it since I don't have the best of memories sometimes.
(Chelsea Knestrick 1:59am April 12, 2012)
I have a friend who actually paid for her friend's Vegas trip so she would keep
something a secret...it was a pretty big secret.
(Hyunjin Jeon 3:45am April 12, 2012)
None of my friends could keep a secret anyway so there was nothing I could do to keep them quiet. I figured it would come out anyway so why try. This sounds like a great book.
(Kathleen Yohanna 3:51am April 12, 2012)
There are wolves and then there are wolves.
To be trustworthy is to be an invaluable friend, no need to be paid.
(Marjorie Carmony 6:42am April 12, 2012)
I think it would be hard to top that one. My friends are the only ones that really know my secrets and friendship keeps them secret.
(Pam Howell 7:22am April 12, 2012)
No, I have never paid in any way to keep a secret. I would never tell anyone a secret that was that bad.
(Debbie Penny 7:24am April 12, 2012)
I haven't done anything to maintain a secret, but I often regretted sharing a secret.
(Robin McKay 7:51am April 12, 2012)
The only one I would share a secret with is my husband... I've learned never to tell one of my daughters because she will call her sister right away. HA
(Bonnie Capuano 8:43am April 12, 2012)
LOL no I have never had the opportunity or need to marry to shut someone up! I really don't have any secrets that would destroy me. I do have some I would prefer others not know about, and those I only tell my partner! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of this book. It sounds GREAT!
(Angie Lilly 9:29am April 12, 2012)
There is no such thing as keeping secrets in my family! No a
single one of us can keep a secret. My mother is the oldest
of 13 children and I am the oldest 50 grandchildren (and a few
great-grandchldren) and not a single person in my family can
"hold water". It makes for some fun family gatherings though.
(Tanja Haack 9:55am April 12, 2012)
I don't remember being asked to keep a secret, but I would do it.
(Wilma Frana 10:15am April 12, 2012)
Nope... I lived with a nosy brother and sister when I was a kid so no secrets whatsoever. And now, my daughter goes through all my things....
(May Pau 10:32am April 12, 2012)
I know my sister would keep any secret of mine--and me hers--but I can't think of any huge or outlandish secrets that we've shared.
(G S Moch 10:35am April 12, 2012)
i really love to have this. i know my sister would keep my sister for me and so would i.
(Denise Smith 11:30am April 12, 2012)
If you don't have secrets, you don't need to worry who will
keep them for you. But I love my sisters and know that they
would. And I'd do the same for them. thanks for the contest.
(Mary Hay 11:36am April 12, 2012)
I'm too open and like to talk too much to keep a secret about myself or for someone else.
(Sue Farrell 11:46am April 12, 2012)
I have a secret chocolate stash!
(Lisa Elwood 12:01pm April 12, 2012)
I think I need to get out more! Lol. I don't think I've done anything that merits
being kept a secret!
(Jane Limback 12:10pm April 12, 2012)
I'm usually an open book. I remember one time my grandmother sent my cousin and me to the store and we spent the change. We thought we would be stealth and not tell grandma. That really didn't work out well for us. We both got "switched". There is a psychological aspect to "switching". We had to get our own switch and it had to be green enough to not break. Since that very day, I have been a really honest person. I guess grandma knew what she was doing. We got into more trouble for keeping the secret than we did for taking the money. :)
(Sandy Fielder 12:31pm April 12, 2012)
Not much on secrets... but I can keep quiet when it is needed.
(Colleen Conklin 1:19pm April 12, 2012)
I can keep a secret someone tells me, but have found the only way to keep a secret really secret is to tell NO ONE. You can not even hint that you have something that you don't want anyone to know.
(Jane Mccarthy 1:20pm April 12, 2012)
No. I'm pretty good with keeping secrets even my own. I'm careful about whose secrets to keep and which ones to stay away from.
(Na S 1:42pm April 12, 2012)
The only secrets I keep are the ones involving gifts to
others :D I wouldn't expect to pay or get paid for keeping
secrets for a friend or family member as that is what
friendship and family loyalty are all about.
The best quote I ever heard about secrets was "A secret is
only a secret if no-one knows it".
(Ilona Fenton 2:31pm April 12, 2012)
I can't think of anything that I have done that I would go to extremes to get someone to keep. If it is something you don't want others to know then maybe it shouldn't be done.
(Wendy Hulbert 2:32pm April 12, 2012)
Book sounds very interesting. Going on my list of to be read.
(Alisa Jenkins 3:14pm April 12, 2012)
No, I've never done anything like that.
(Kathleen Conner 3:33pm April 12, 2012)
I'm not one for keeping secrets. Book sounds good,thank for giving me a chance to win it.
(Linda Hall 3:52pm April 12, 2012)
I don't have anything that I can think of. Boy, am I boring. I need to change that!
Good luck and happy writing!
(Tracie Travis 4:26pm April 12, 2012)
I don't like to have secrets. I wouldn't trust anyone to keep them anyway. I'm pretty open about my life. I would be too paranoid that someone would spill the beans.
(Stacie Deramo 4:36pm April 12, 2012)
I don't tell many secrets that I would really care about getting out because when I was a kid I remember people getting me to tell them things and then they would tell the rest of the class. Luckily I have not done much that I feel I need to keep secret and any secrets I have that I need to share I have some people I can trust and confide in that won't try to make me do something to keep it secret.
(Chelsea Knestrick 5:03pm April 12, 2012)
No, I've never done anything to warrant keeping a secret to trust someone with. This book sounds like a great read that I need!
(Linda Luinstra 5:10pm April 12, 2012)
I've never had a major secret, and I'm pretty good at keeping
other people's secrets (especially if they specifically ask me
to). I think all secrets will eventually come out.
(Diane Sallans 5:28pm April 12, 2012)
would love to read your books
(Cindy Vinzant 5:37pm April 12, 2012)
I keep my secrets close to my heart! Been burned one too many times.
This book looks lovely!
(Erin Koiso 5:47pm April 12, 2012)
I don't tell anything I want kept secret, but I'm good at keeping other people's secrets. Weston Hadley has one...he turns into a wolf! This book sounds too good.
(Rich Cook 6:02pm April 12, 2012)
Secrets can wear you out if there's too many and you keep running into people who would change their mind if they only knew. I'm used to keeping secrets as a member of the healthcare field. In fact, people tell me things they've never told anyone before since my ears are ready to listen especially if they want to unload an earfull. This story sounds juicy and I like hearing about tagteams and anthologies, too.
(Alyson Widen 7:07pm April 12, 2012)
I have never done anything outlandish that I can think of to get anyone to keep a secret, however, I think that everyone, at some point in their lives, have asked someone to keep something secret for them, for some reason, that they needed to share, and have begged them not to tell a soul about it. They knew the other party wouldn't tell anyone else, and that's why they asked them not to repeat it. That's what I've done in the past, and it wasn't an outlandish act by asking. Perhaps what I asked them to keep secret was a little outlandish, but I certainly couldn't put down what it was about in my comment. All I can say is it wasn't illegal, immoral, or fattening. ;-) The book that you wrote struck a chord with me. It immediately reminded me of someone I know, and I would love to read it!! Congratulations on what I'm sure is going to be another hit for you!!
(Peggy Roberson 8:15pm April 12, 2012)
The only person I will ever tell anything I want kept secret to is my mom. Thanks for the chance to win!
(Natasha Donohoo 9:04pm April 12, 2012)
While I've kept secrets for others, I've never asked anyone to keep a secret.
(Mary Chin 9:57pm April 12, 2012)
I have never paid a person to keep a secret, but other people have paid for having one to begin with, just not money.
(Elizabeth Rodriguez 10:14pm April 12, 2012)
The only person I share important secrets with is my husband (and best friend!) - saves on the worry!
(Janie McGaugh 11:29pm April 12, 2012)
I have never had a secret that I was unable or unwilling to share.
(Lindsey Ekland 2:09am April 13, 2012)
I don't have any great secrets so never have worried about hiding them.
(Maureen Emmons 10:38am April 13, 2012)
Sound like a fun book to read. I could never ask my friends to keep a secret. Someone would spill the beans. Would love to read this.
(Diane Castiglione 12:11pm April 13, 2012)
I don't have any secrets but if I did I would never share them with anyone.
(Ann Thaxton 12:39pm April 13, 2012)
I used to share secrets with my sister, but now she is gone, I keep them to myself. I would adore to have this book! Sounds funny and dangerous all at once! Thank you for this opportunity!
(Mary Holden 5:43pm April 14, 2012)
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