Pleasure Me With Vicky Dreiling

>Back on New Years Eve, I spotlighted Vicky Dreiling’s book cover, which I found absolutely delish, and I wanted to pick it up and read it right away. So I can’t tell you how delighted I am that she agreed to be my special guest today just to keep all of you company here on the blog. Please welcome Vicky for today’s Pleasure Me With Romance guest post.

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Thank you so much Monica for inviting me to your blog and congratulations on your upcoming release PLEASURE ME!

As a debut author, I find everything exciting. From the first glimpse of my cover for my historical romance HOW TO MARRY A DUKE to the day on January 3, 2011 when the book officially hit the shelves, I’ve been twirling in my desk chair. 

Interestingly, I didn’t quite know what to expect for the launch, but I figured it would likely be an ordinary day where I did laundry, cooked, and tried very hard to ignore the dust bunnies.  But in this cyber world we now live in, authors are no longer alone on their debut days.  The well wishes from friends, colleagues, and Twitter buddies made me feel as if it were my birthday. 

But the fun didn’t stop with the debut day. Many friends and family members visited me at my first book signing at a local independent and romance friendly bookseller. And one day, my mom joined me while I signed copies at chain bookstores in my area. 

Speaking of my mom, I do have to relate a funny story.  Mom bought several copies of my book to give away to co-workers, but of course she kept one for herself.  A couple of days after the book signing, mom called to tell me that she really liked my book – except for “the naughty bits.”  I tried not to crack up, but I did. HOW TO MARRY A DUKE is my mother’s first romance, and well, Mom is a tad prudish.  You should have seen her reaction at my house one day when she caught me watching True Blood.  I swear she wanted to send me to my room.

England’s most eligible bachelor has finally met his match.

“Brims with clever wit and repartee.” Nicole Jordan.

“Dreiling’s Regency romance debut is, in a word, enchanting.” Booklist Starred Review

“TV’s The Bachelor has nothing on Vicky Dreiling’s Tristan, Duke of Shelbourne, who shows us How To Marry a Duke.
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The best part of all, the part I didn’t expect, started happening even before the official launch of my first novel.  I started getting emails, Tweets, and Facebook messages from readers letting me know how much they enjoyed reading my book.  Because I’m new and not exactly a household name, I was stunned and a little misty-eyed to get these wonderful messages.  I also felt as if I ought to apologize when more than a few told me they stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to finish reading HOW TO MARRY A DUKE.

I have to say I’m impressed with how fast romance readers read!  But now that I think about it, I’ve found myself speeding through many a historical romance because I’ve just got to see the hero and heroine find their happily ever after. 

I did feel a bit intimidated when readers contacted me and said they couldn’t wait for the second book HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL.  A few even requested I write faster. Aaack! The reason I felt pressured is because I happened to be working on the revisions for “Scoundrel” when I got these messages.   But the revisions are done now, and I’m still twirling in my chair. I didn’t know how it would feel to be a published author, but now I can truthfully say it’s absolutely fabulous. May the Magic Romance Fairies be with all of you!

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About the Author
Vicky Dreiling is a confirmed historical romance junkie and Anglophile.  She lives in Texas with her family.
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About Monica Burns

A bestselling author of erotic romance, Monica Burns penned her first short romance story at the age of nine when she selected the pseudonym she uses today. From the days when she hid her stories from her sisters to her first completed full-length manuscript, she always believed in her dream despite rejections and setbacks. A workaholic wife and mother, Monica believes it’s possible for the good guy to win if they work hard enough.

50 thoughts on “Pleasure Me With Vicky Dreiling

  1. >Hi Monica and Vicky,
    I'm thrilled to have won your debut book on one of the blogs during your blog tour. Waiting for it to come. Congrats on your successful debut Vicky.My dream job would be to have a book store/cafe done in an old time setting. 🙂
    Carol L

  2. >Ooh, both your books have such wonderful covers!

    I haven't found my dream job yet but I haven't given up hope. 🙂 Perhaps as the assistant who oils up the male models for the cover shoots? 😉


  3. >Hi Vicky,
    What a gorgeous cover on How to Marry A Duke! I laughed out loud when I read how your mom liked all but the "naughty bits." I thought hmmm…she had you didn't she? I'm also a Truebie and anxiously await season 4. My mom doesn't like watching (or reading) stuff like this either! 😉

    What is my dream job? Well, I've been thinking I'd like to be an Adjudicator for CIS (previously known as INS). My TRUE dream job? Being independently wealthy (so I could read all day long) and be a book reviewer, romance of course!
    Nancy E
    Wisconsin USA
    everitnm at hotmail dot com

  4. >Hi Vicky!

    Congrats on your debut! I too love the cover and I have heard so many good things about your book so I had to run out and get me a copy! It is next on my tbr pile!

    Best wishes!

    Chris Mead from Missouri
    christin.mead at att dot net

  5. >Vicky,

    Wonderful post. Congratulations on your debut. I'm looking forward to reading your book.

    My mom is not a reader, but she is more than a "tad" prudish — therefore, I make sure I have my trusty paperback book "cover" in place whenever I am around her.

    When I was young, my dream job was to be shortstop for the Houston Astros. Since I'm a secretary, my true dream job would be: to be the secretary to a book publisher or an author.

    2much2reid {at} comcast {dot} net / Texas

  6. >Thank you, Monica, and everyone who stopped by to share your dream jobs. I had a lot of fun and hope you did, too. Cheers!

  7. >Hi Vicky! Thank you so much for pinch hitting today. Your post is an awesome one!! I'm thrilled so many readers have come out to chat with you!

    And you KNOW I just LOVe, LOVE your cover!!

  8. >Hi Vicki- Congratulations on your book release! I love the cover:)

    I do have a dream job which would be to be the owner of an independent publishing company…don't know if I will ever do it or not but I would love to give it a try. I think that I would love being able to give new authors a chance at being published.

    US Resident



  10. >I don't have a specific dream job but I would love a job that allowed me to travel everywhere since I would love to visit other countries and cultures.


  11. >Danielle G, I'm so glad you loved HTMAD & I see you also want to work w/books. Yay!

    Stephanie, best of luck on your teacher goal. I think it would be so rewarding. I imagine all of us remember those teachers who helped us find joy in reading.

    Laura H, I love your ambition to be a cover model so you can pose with hot guys! But your other goal to be a sportscaster & interview yummy athletes sounds like a winning combo to me. Can I have that with fries? 🙂

    Artemis, thanks for the congrats. I like your beach bar idea. Can you include hunky cabana boys with those drinks?

    Linda, thanks so much for your friendship and support. Summer will be here before we know it, along with HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL. I'm really excited and hope readers will like it.

    Jordan, I'd love to read romance all day. As for being an editor, why not give it a whirl? I used to travel to NYC for business 6 to 7 times a year and really grew to love NY.

    Booklover0226 – I see you're desserts are popular with your coworkers. Maybe you should enter one of those Food Network competitions!

  12. >No, I don't have a dream job; it pays the bills!

    My dream job is to be a dessert baker. I love to make desserts and have folks eat them; they love me at work!

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  13. >My dream job would be reading romances or watching tv all day and getting paid for it. I got my degree to be a publisher or editor, but I don't want to move to New York, so opportunities are thin on the ground here in Arizona.

    jbrink83 at hotmail dot com

  14. >Wonderful blog, Vicky! I think your mom and mom should get together! LOL I love How To Marry A Duke. I can't wait for Hawk's story.

    qladyhawke @ gmail dot com


  15. >Congratulations on your first published novel!

    My dream job would be to own a small neighborhood beach bar. One on the warm, sunny beach that offers a small menu of items. *sigh* A girl can dream!

    cindersmaria @ yahoo DOT com
    South Carolina

  16. >Crack me up! The "naughty bits"! The naughtier the "bits" the better the book as far as I'm concerned! I can hear my mom saying the same thing. I guess that's why she reads "inspirational" romance.

    Thanks to this cover, as well as several others, my dream job is to be a cover model for historical romances. To be in these "positions" with hot men…..hmmm… can't think of anything better! 🙂

    Oh, and if that didn't work out, I've always wanted to be a sportscaster. Again, hot guys but some may be naked with this job! 😀


  17. >My dream job is being a teacher and that is what I am working towards now. I want to be able to share my enthusiasm about reading.

    smccar1 at hotmail dot com


  18. >I would like to work with books. Not sure exactly if I just want to sell them or if I want to work behind the scenes. I just know books make me happy.
    Congrats on the sucessful debut Vicky. I loved it and I can't wait for the next book. Please don't enter me to win a copy. I already won one on another blog.

  19. >Pat,

    Wife, mom, and grandmother – I can't think of a more rewarding job – lucky you! Thanks for the congrats on my debut novel.


  20. >Laura T, thanks for ordering HOW TO MARRY A DUKE and for putting HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL on your wish list. Scoundrel will be out this summer, and while I won't give any spoilers, let's just say Hawk & Julianne have quite an adventure. You may see some familiar characters, too. 😉

  21. >Hello, Vicky,

    Congratulations on your debut!

    As to your question, yes, I do have a dream "job" and I've had fifty years to enjoy it. Through those years, I have been a wife, mother of four & grandmother of ten. I look forward to many more years in this dream job!!

  22. >Vanetta – thank you! Yes, working in a bookstore would be fabulous! I'd probably spend my entire salary on books, though – LOL.

    Jessica, I don't think working in PR for a baseball team is dorky at all. Sounds like a home run to me. 🙂

  23. >My dream job is a little dorky, I would love to work in PR for my favorite baseball team 😉

    Congrats on your success and thanks for the chance!

    Narniamum at gmail dot com

  24. >Hi Vicky,

    Congratulations on such a successful debut!

    I have ordered How to Marry a Duke–and it should be delivered within the next week or so. I can't wait!

    I also have How to Seduce a Scoundrel on my Wish List so I can order it as soon as it becomes available.



  25. >Louisa, it's so great to see you here. As for that dream job of being published, I know you'll make it. One thing that sustained me was a magnet I bought & put on my fridge with a quote from Winston Churchill: Never, Never, Never Give Up.

    Terenn98 – I'm so sorry about the accident. 🙁 Sometimes life can be so hard. I'm not too crazy about the word disabled, either. In one way or the other, most of us are challenged in some form. I can't imagine how difficult those surgeries must have been. Please keep in touch and let me know how you're doing. Big hugs and thanks so much for the congratulations.

    Kelly M, I love the idea of the coffee/cafe shop. That sounds heavenly. Maybe in spring and fall, you could have outdoor tables like in Paris (yes, I've been there – it's beautiful). And I see you'd like to be a paid reader, too! Where can we apply for this great job? Monster Dot Com LOL? Thanks for the compliments on the cover. My publisher does fantastic covers. Really, I've been so happy at Grand Central & love my editor.

    Thanks everyone!

  26. >I laughed at your mother scolding you for "the naughty bits"–but we really like those parts. 😉

    I really love books and enjoy cat cafes, so I'd love to open a bookstore/library that housed cats…you can read and get some pettin's in. 🙂 Maybe I'll have separate sections for different types of pets…hmm.

    julieguan AT gmail DOT com

  27. >Hi, this book sounds wonderful! I hope to read it on day soon, winning it would be the best!

    My dream job would be owning/working in my own bookstore where I could have authors stop by and do lots of contest for fans to get signed items.

  28. >Anon, I love that your dream job is to teach adults to read and write. It would be incredibly rewarding.

    June M, get paid to read? Where can I apply for this Dream Job? Your post reminds me of when I went back to college after my kids got a bit older. I was getting degrees in English & Marketing. The former was a lot more work. I loved reading great literature, but one semester I took 4 lit classes. My profs referred to "close reading," but I dubbed that the semester of Drive By Reading. 🙂

  29. >Hi Vicky!!!! Congrats on your book!! Can't wait to read..

    My dream job: Would love to own a coffee/cafe shop. With big comfy chairs so people could come in and read all day.. Maybe even sell book in there too.. That would be the best!! Or be a professional reader. Yeah, that would be good to. To get paid to read!! I like that one too!!

    Thanks for a chance to win.
    Kelly M
    I am in Oregon…(and it is sunny right now 😀 )

    Love the cover's too

  30. >What a great interview.As I have already read How To Marry a Duke and would highly recommend it to everyone.It was delightful.I am anxiously waiting "How to Seduce a Scoundrel".This is an author to watch out for.I did have a dream job.I was a nurse for 21years until I had an accident at work and had to have a two disk Spinal infusion.Oh what fun that was as it was my second back surgery.So,unfortunatly I am now disabled,I so hate that word.But enough about me.Vicky,congrats on your debut book and your second,will be just as successful,I think.

  31. >Hi Vicky!

    Congrats on your debut, sweetie! Can't wait to read it and the next one too! You got some GORGEOUS covers! And I am not surprised in the least that people love your book! You have worked long and hard to make this dream come true and you deserve it!

    My dream job (definitely NOT the job where I currently work) is to be exactly where you are – to be a published historical romance author. I've only had two real dreams in my life – to be an opera singer and to be a published historical romance author. I achieved one and I really want to achieve the other SOON!


  32. >My dream job would be to get paid to read the books that I love! That would be great.

    Your book sounds great and I would love to read it. Have a great day!

    June in KY

  33. >Hello Vicky, It is nice that you are having a contest. Dream job? I have to really think on that….I want to work at a job that I can help people as in teaching adults to learn to read and write (GED).I also love to do genealogy and wish I can find the right position to help others in this area. Thanks for asking. You have a nice day.

  34. >Karen H, good luck in the contest. (P.S. I'm doing a give away on my blog today in honor of The Beatles -my blog is part of my website.) How wonderful to be retired & get to read & watch movies all day. Tons of folks are envying you right now!

    Cidtyer – You're smart to forbid your mom to read your short story – and btw, congrats on that sale! Hey, I like Lead Do Nothing. I think if I'd lived in the 16th century, I could have applied for Court Jester. Snort!

    Cindy L – My mom said she couldn't believe I knew such things. LOL. And I think being a mom is the most special job in the world. How wonderful that you can be near family as well – I bet they're thrilled!

    Robin K – I'm impressed w/your ambition to be a video game animator. My son would be even more impressed. He loves video games. Last night I reminded him about the long ago days I used to play Mario Brothers with him. He laughed coz I always fell out of the trees & couldn't make the next level. LOL.

  35. >As a designer I am ok right now. My dream job would be animator for video games. It will never happen, cause I am not moving to CA or closing my shop. But alas… to play video games all day in a fantasy world……

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com
    MN, USA

  36. >LOL Vicky! I love hearing about a family members reaction to the "naughty" scenes!
    As far as my dream job…I worked for Cartoon Network and the major sports teams in Atlanta. Leaving that job was the hardest decision I ever had to make! I actually got paid to do something that was fun. But with the arrival of my son, we thought it would be better to raise him back home surrounded by family.


    New York

  37. >OMG I know how that feels with your mom! I sold a short story last year and the anthology came out in December. I'd quietly told my mom and close friends about it – but I forbid my mother reading it. I think she would would freak out!

    My dream job… Hmm. Is the position of Lead Do Nothing still available? No? Well fine. I'd like to be paid to review books. I love Book Addicts, and I wish it was a paying gig because I would happily report to work. I would be the worst workaholic evah!

  38. >Hi Vicky,

    Congratulations on your successful debut release. I don't have a copy yet…(maybe I'll get lucky here!) (insert big grin) But it does sound like a really good book.

    My dream job? I have it…I'm retired with nothing to do except post on author blogs, read books, watch my favorite TV programs and films from Netflix! Whew, what a tiring day! LOL

    kkhaas at bellsouth dot net
    NC, USA

  39. >Hi, everyone and thanks for stopping by! Virginia, I loved "mostly Mom approved."

    Kris B & Danielle – thanks for commenting!

    LindaLou, it's great you enjoy accounting – there will always be a need for it!

    Theresa, I bet that would be fun to be a buyer at Macys!

    Andrea, thanks so much for your kind words about HTMAD! I was a stay at home mom for many years and think it's one of the most rewarding jobs ever.

    GeishasMom73 – I'd love to have my own bookshop as well. Wouldn't it be wonderful to spend all day recommending books?

    Barbara – That's cool you won an ARC of HTMAD from the Twitter contest. Two editors from my publisher came up with the idea for that contest while on the train into work. 🙂 I thought it was a really fun idea!

    Mona, I have a feeling that bookstores are going to become in-person social hang-outs with author readings, more discussion groups, etc.

    Julie, my greatest fantasy is to be rich, so I hear ya!

  40. >Yay! Another new to me author! The book looks great, love the cover. 🙂 Another to add to my TBR pile. Happy sigh! 🙂

    I don't know if I have a dream job, does dreaming of being independently wealthy count? 😉 However, I love reading, learning, and researching so I'm back in school for my teaching certification hoping to pass that love on to others. 🙂

    julieboo817 at gmail dot com

  41. >I won an ARC of HOW TO MARRY A DUKE from a Twitter contest (from the publisher) and enjoyed it very much. Can't wait for the second one to come out!

    Luckily, I figured out my dream job and was able to hold it for several years (before moving overseas because of my husband's job). I have a Master's in Library Science and worked as a professional researcher for a variety of companies — I loved the fact that I never knew what I would be working on any given day…it all depended on what the staff or clients needed to find out. I hope the next time we live back in the US I'll be able to go back to it!

    Please don't enter me for the book contest — I've already got a copy!

    BabsVick AT gmail DOT com

  42. >Congratulations on your big release! It's great that you have such a supportive mom.

    I would love to have my own little book shop. I know indie bookstores aren't thriving right now but this is my dream job.

    GeishasMom73 on twitter
    user1123 AT comcast DOT net

  43. >Good morning, Vicky! I read and really enjoyed HTMAD! Congrats on its success. And while I love the cover, I must say that I think the cover for HTSAS is even more gorgeous! Can't wait for the book. *g*

    I am a stay-at-home mom, which is most definitely my dream job. 🙂

    dadaw1321 AT numail DOT org

  44. >Good Morning Vicky and Monica,

    That's such a wonderful story, I really enjoyed that.

    Congratulations on getting your very first book published! That must have been suck an awesome feeling.

    Ya know, I think my dream job would be to open a rat sanctuary on a farm where I could save other animals as well. I've rescued and re-homed many small animals, but sometimes I wish I had the room to keep all of them and take care of them myself.
    nevada, USA

  45. >The book sounds wonderful!! My dream job would be working as a buy for Macys!!
    Theresa N

  46. >Good morning, Monica & Vicki! Congratulations, Vicki, on the successful publishing of your 1st book! I'm glad it's mostly Mom-approved… <<>> I've thought before about what I'd rather be doing… and came to the conclusion that I probably was doing what I want to do. I enjoy accounting and, my now part-time job in accounting allows me to play with my dogs in different acitivies and go to the local theme parks when we want. I cannot complain.
    Please do enter me in your drawing.
    Linda T.
    Florida, USA

  47. >Squee! Another to add to the list. Vicky congrats!! Monica thank you for showing us new authors to fall in love with. Sounds so exciting!

    Dhester23 AT yahoo DOT com

  48. >good morning vicky and monica!
    your books sounds lovely! and your first one that has to be exciting!
    I do not have a dream job for the most part I love the job I have! and I am not one for change alot but I would if I had to!

    kris b Indiana

    krysti33 @ frontier dot com

  49. >Hi, Vicky! Congratulations on your lovely debut–mostly "Mom Approved" : )

    I would love to be employed in a position which allowed me to promote literacy and put books in the hands of everyone who wants to read. We live in a PC and internet fueled world, but there are still many people in the United States struggling with literacy. That's why print books, newspapers, magazines and etc. are so vitally important. Not everyone is PC literate or has access to a computer or internet. Not everyone uses a cell phone, much less owns a multi-tasking "omni" cell phone! I started off in life as a bookworm, and the more complicated life became, the less time I had to read. The last few years, I have turned to books for comfort and to return to my roots. I think it is especially important for girls and women to have healthy self-esteem. Improving their reading skills opens up the world, and brings them all kinds of new opportunities.

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com