Blog Tour: Lydia Dare

Lydia Dare Guest Blog, author of A Certain Wolfish Charm

I grew up reading Regency era romance, and somewhere along the line I lost track of the number of times I read something about the hero’s wolfish grin. That wolfish grin is as much a staple as the Regency-era rake himself. So I decided to take it a step further and make that wolfish grin a real wolfish grin. And, honestly, who better than an actual werewolf to have one of those?

It seemed like the natural progression.

After all, those Regency bucks were sort of like a pack of wolves in their own way. Sans any real occupations, they hung around each other, looking for one sort of enjoyment or another. They belonged to any number of gentlemen’s clubs. They raced their flashy phaetons. They pummeled each other at Gentleman Jackson’s. In their own way, struggling to be noticed, struggling to be a pack alpha.

So the idea was born.

Take a couple of those Hessian-wearing, wolfish-grinning rakes and turn them into true wolves in gentlemen’s clothing – men who seem, on the surface, to simply be the charismatic Regency rogues debutants should be wary of, but just beneath the surface they’re more dangerous than any chaperone could ever imagine.
Truly, I couldn’t be happier with the outcome. From this whim of merging the Regency rake with werewolves, I have created a set of heroes who are playful at times, wildly passionate at others, but always loyal beyond measure. The first three books in my series focus on the Westfield brothers.

The alpha of the pack - Simon, the Duke of Blackmoor, is up first in A Certain Wolfish Charm. Simon has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem in hopes that society will oust him completely from its realm or accept him as he is, wolfish traits and all. And he succeeds in hiding just enough of himself that he never truly can be happy, until he meets Lily Rutledge, who just happens to call more loudly to him than the moon.

Simon’s youngest, trouble-prone brother Benjamin is next in Tall, Dark, and Wolfish. Benjamin is absolutely appalled to find that, following an overzealous incident with a whore, he can no longer shift into wolf form. He sets out to find a healer who can help him return to his beastly self. But finds the fiery Elspeth Campbell, instead.

And finally, William, the silver-tongued middle brother, finishes out the series in The Wolf Next Door. Will has actually revealed himself to his lady love in wolf form and she dearly loves him when he has a tail and long teeth. But she can’t stand to be in the same room with him when he’s a man. And one heck of a man, he is. He wants nothing more than for the lovely Prisca Hawthorne to give him a scratch between the ears, but it takes a rogue werewolf vying for her attention to make him see how much he couldn’t stand losing her.
The alpha-rake makes for a very natural transformation into the beastly world of Lycans and their lady loves. Letting the rake actually take on the properties of the wolf that resides within all men made them even more fun to write.


He gets crankier and crankier as the moon gets full…

The rules of society can be beastly—especially when you’re a werewolf and it’s that irritating time of the month. Simon Westfield, the Duke of Blackmoor, is rich, powerful, and sinfully handsome, and has spent his entire life creating scandal and mayhem. It doesn’t help his wolfish temper at all that Miss Lily Rutledge seems not the least bit afraid of him, and in fact, may be as untamable as he is…

A woman whose charm is stronger that the moon…

When Lily’s beloved nephew’s behavior becomes inexplicably wild, she turns to Simon, the boy’s cousin and guardian, for help. But Simon’s idea of assistance is far different than hers, and Lily finds herself ensconced in his house and engaged to the rogue.

They both may have bitten off more than they can chew when each begins to discover the other’s darkest secrets…

About the Author
Lydia Dare is the writing team of Tammy Falkner and Jodie Pearson. Both Tammy and Jodie are active members of the Heart of Carolina Romance Writers and live near Raleigh, North Carolina. They are working together on their next paranormal historical trilogy as Lydia Dare, which will be released by Sourcebooks Casablanca in Spring 2010! For more information, please visit

Want to win a copy of A Certain Wolfish Charm? I have two copies to giveaway! USA and Canada only, no PO Boxes. Leave a comment about your favorite wolf with charm or a question for Lydia perhaps. Make sure to leave you email too! Ends 4/17.

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  1. Well, I can't really think of a favorite wolf right now! The book sounds seriously awesome.. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy..

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  2. Aloha Tammy *waving
    Aloha Jodie *waving*

    Please do share with us how you both like working in a partnership.

    Since I just read Silver Borne by Patricia Briggs I can get Adam out of my mind. I am a HUGE fan of shifters and would love to win a copy of A Certain Wolfish Charm. Just this morning I read a great review on another blog!=)

    I cant wait.
    My email is:
    ck.twilight (at)gmail(dot)com or you can find in my profile.


  3. First, I want to say "Thanks" to Monica for inviting us here today. And what a beautiful blog you have!

    Martha - I can't wait for you to get your hands on a copy either. ;) I hope you enjoy it when you do.

    ck.twilighter - I would say we love being partners 95% of the time. After all, nothing's ever perfect all the time, right? But in all honesty - Tammy and I are friends and were friends before we decided to embark on this endeavor together. For most authors the journey is a solitary one. You have your agent and your editor - but those relationships are different; and for the most part, in a lot of ways you're alone. For us - we have someone else we can share the highs with and someone we can cry with when things haven't gone as planned, someone who knows exactly what you're going through. We are in this together and that is very comforting 95% of the time. :)

  4. Without a doubt, my favorite is Will. Love the silver-tongue. Please enter me to win a free book.

  5. I got stuck laughing at "He wants nothing more than for the lovely Prisca Hawthorne to give him a scratch between the ears" and decided William was my guy!

    So looking forward to reading these books!

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  7. My favorite wolf is Samuel Cornick from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.

    My question for Lydia; How does writing a book with another person work? Do you switch off between chapters or does one write the beginning and another the end? Another way? I imagine writing as a team must be fun I’m just confused about how the process works.

    Forgot email in original post ;)

    TheFictionEnthusiast [AT] Live [DOT] Com

  8. I've not read about too many werewolves before. Probably only the ones in the Twilight series and the Harry Potter series. LOL. Oh, and a few members of a critique group have written wolves into their romance, but theirs were always in modern day. So I love the idea of transplanting them into the Regency (my favorite era). I love a true rake, a true rebel against society, so I think the Duke of Blackmoor is the most intriguing to me at the moment.

  9. My favorite wolf at the moment would be... wow, I am drawing a blank. I can only think of female shifters. Except for Jacob from Twilight, but that is too easy. How about the hottie from Underworld! Yup, that is my choice :)

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  10. Gail - It was silver-tongued that got you, huh? I hope you enjoy Will's book then. :)

    Heather - Another vote for Will! He'll be so happy about that.

    Mama Bookworm - It can probably be done a lot of different ways. The way Tammy and I do it - is one of us starts at the very beginning and then we trade back and forth until we're done. When we get pages from the other, we edit them and then add our part. So, we kind of revise all the way along.

    We don't plot. We are complete pantsers. So whenever we get pages from each other, it's always a surprise. "So that's what she's doing." Or "OMG! What am I supposed to do now?" But all in all it's been fun for us.

    Catherine - So you're putting your vote in for Simon, huh? (My poor Benjamin will be crushed.)

    Robin - Ah, the Lycan from Underworld. Good choice.

  11. Thanks to Taylor Lautner, I have a new found appreciation for wolves and werewolves alike. Looks like a great read at any rate!


  12. I love paranormal romance and historical fiction so I'm thrilled to have the chance to have the two wrapped up in one novel. And the best yet---4 books in 8 months. I love you ladies. I hate to have to wait a year between books. My question- if you two ladies were a book- What would your blurb be?

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  13. One of the first werewolf stories that I ever read was by Christine Warren, called Wolf At The Door. It gave us Sullivan Quinn, a sexy wolf with an Irish accent, and I just loved him. Still have this book on my favorite's bookshelf.


  14. Can't wait for William's book. I love him and Prissy. :) Only two months so not too long.

    It'll be interesting to see what's up with Benjamin in Scotland.

    No need to enter me, already have a copy.

  15. My favorite wolf is probably Blu from Her Vampire Husband.

    lilazncutie1215 @

  16. My favourite is Samuel from the Mercy Thompson series, has been right from the beginning. Lupin from Harry Potter also ranks up there, but for different reasons.

    Please enter me!

    icewoman96 at gmail dot com

  17. Hey Ladies,
    I've got waay too many fave wolves to list but the Red Rock wolves by Moira Rogers are a particular fave of mine.


  18. Fredamans - Taylor is a cutie, isn't he? (We are talking about wolves, will I get yelled at if I admit to being Team Edward?)

    Lisa - Oh good heavens! You're going to make me have to think. :) For me (Jodie) - maybe "Nice 97% of the time, but the other 3 %...? Watch out!"

    Cathy - I do so love an Irish accent. And a wolf too? Wow. :)

    Beth - Another Will vote! Apparently, he made an impression. I can just imagine the swagger in his step increasing after this blog.

    Jeanette - I'll have to check that one out.

    Stephanie - Oh, I so love Lupin. What a tortured soul.

    s7anna - Great answer!

  19. I have so many wolf favs. At the moment I'll go with Sam from the Shiver. He is really adorable.

    dawnpnr at aol dot com

  20. Hi, Lydia.

    What is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  21. Bookie - Great answer!

    Booklover0226 - I think that's really hard to answer. And it might depend on which Lydia you're asking. As for me (Jodie) I can tell you that I have never been influenced to buy a book because of a book trailer. That said - if you have a well done one - I can't see that it can hurt. Has a book trailer ever influenced you? Maybe I'm stuck in the 19th Century.

  22. I can't wait to read this book.
    My favorite wolf with charm would be Jeremy Danvers from Kelley Armstrong books.


  23. My favorite wolf is Akela from The Jungle Book.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

  24. I have would have to say Adam in Patricia Briggs's Mercy Thompsons books. Or it could be Clay and Elena in Kelly Armstrong's books

  25. My fave wolf with charm is Lachlain MacRieve from the Immortals After Darks series by Kresley Cole
    throuthehaze at gmail dot com

  26. I have not read this type of book as of yet. Sounds wonderful and I really like the cover. Please enter me also.
    Sue B

  27. ahhh..I have to say William..he sounds like he would make any girl swoon....


  28. This book sounds really awesome. I haven't read enough of the paranormal genre to have a favorite charming wolf - the only characters so far is of course Jacob of the Twilight series. But, he's awesome, so it's ok :)

  29. This book sounds awesome. I think all of the books sound great, but the one with William sound especially interesting - having a woman prefer him in the wolf form. That is different. I would love to enter this contest and I am a new follower!

  30. Wulk is my fav

    also ronda thompson got me into wolves


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