Jen: Today’s our last official guest before the Historical Romance Retreat begins. Sabrina York, welcome back to Romancing the Book. Will you share a short bio with us?
Sabrina: Her Royal Hotness, Sabrina York, is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of hot, humorous stories for smart and sexy readers. Her titles range from sweet & snarky to scorching romance. Visit her webpage at www.sabrinayork.com to check out her books, excerpts and contests. Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bj8tKb.
Jen: Tell us a little about your newest release.
Sabrina: I just re-released my Noble Passions Regency series. I am so thrilled, because I LOVE these books. I’ve taken traditional Regency and added my own snarky twist. These stories are fast and funny readers but beware, they are scorching hot! Not for the faint of heart!
Dark Fancy by Sabrina York
Book 1 in the steamy Regency Noble Passions Series
When Lady Helena Simpson flees an unwanted marriage to a revolting lord, she finds refuge with James, a charming, handsome man unlike any she’s ever known. Helena concocts the perfect solution to her problem. She asks—begs—James to ruin her. Surely her betrothed will repudiate her if she is no longer pure. And if all her efforts fail and she still ends up married to a horrid man until the end of her days, she will at least once have known true passion.
But James is not all he seems. He is, in fact, a wicked lord with a dark fancy. When Helena awakens his desire, he becomes determined to take everything she has to offer and more. No matter the cost.
2014 NTRWA Carolyn Reader Choice Award Winner
This book was originally published in 2013 and has been re-edited, re-covered and re-published.
Check out all the stories in the Noble Passions Series:
PRAISE FOR DARK FANCY:
4-STARS.You Gotta Read
“An entertaining read that will sweep readers away.” Amazon Reviewer
“Dark Fancy was a great historical…probably the best ones I have ever read! She wrote it with humor and steam…lots and lots of steam!! What a great story!” Amazon Reviewer
“Massively hot!” Amazon Reviewer
EXCERPT of Dark Fancy
James stared at Eloise, brave, proud, innocent Eloise. He could relate to the passion in her plea. He had a sudden desire to be released from a betrothal himself. He fiddled with the corner of his napkin. “There is always the chance your betrothed won’t care if you’re ruined.” Some men did not.
Her lashes fluttered. When they rose again, there was a look in her eye that sent lust coursing down his spine. It settled in his cock. “If I’m to be married to a bilious flounder of a man for the rest of my life, I should like to know passion just once. Just once, James.”
“J-just once?” His voice cracked.
Her smile blossomed. “Perhaps more than once.”
He had to laugh, although this was clearly no laughing matter. “My dear. I would be happy to oblige.”
“Excellent!” She clapped her hands with glee.
Unfortunate, that, because it made her look, once again, like a little girl. But then she picked up her cup and ran her pink tongue around the rim, lapping at the wayward drops. He reached for the second bottle.
She held out her cup for a refill. “You will need to show me what to do.”
He almost forgot to stop pouring. Hell yes. He’d love to show her what to do. He’d love to instruct her—in elaborate detail—what, precisely, to do. Something snarled in his belly. His palm itched.
He forced down that decadent desire. Chained the beast.
For God’s sake. She was an innocent, a virgin. If he opened with that card, not only would she truly be ruined, she would probably hie off to the nearest nunnery and spend the remainder of her life in seclusion.
Oh, he would bed her. He would despoil and beguile her, but only in the very gentlest of fashions.
But his fantasies, the darkling imagery of what he would truly like to do, simmered.
“Are you…” He cleared his throat. “Are you ready for your bath?”
“Heavens, yes.” Once again, she clapped her hands.
The childlike gesture was off-putting since, at the moment, he was thinking of sinking his cock into her body and swallowing her moans with his mouth. But he liked her enthusiasm. It also made him desire—very deeply—to tie those hands to the bedposts. So she couldn’t clap them.
Why that thought made him salivate, he didn’t know.
Ah hell. Of course he knew.
Despite the lust snarling through him, he managed a modicum of chivalry, although it was perfunctory at best. “I’ll fashion a curtain.”
Her next words nearly unmanned him. “You don’t need to.”
“I b-beg your pardon?”
“You don’t need to bother with a curtain.” For a shy and demure innocent, she had something of a brazen streak. “I mean, if we’re going to…you know…”
“Yes. If we’re going to make love, you will see me naked anyway.” A frown crossed her brow. “Won’t you?”
He chuckled. “Most certainly.”
“I thought so. But people are not very forthcoming when one asks about such things.”
“Really?” That had not been his experience in the slightest. Then again, she was a girl. The world sought to save and protect innocence. Until it ravaged it.
He did not know why he trembled as he poured the heavy buckets into the tub. He was a man of the world. Jaded and used to much more decadent fare than initiating virgins to the delights of the flesh. He should hardly be nervous about the prospect of having her.
Then again, maybe it wasn’t nerves. Maybe it was just pure, seething desire.
He had planned to seduce her—expected it to take hours of sweet whispers and furtive caresses. Never in his wildest dreams could he have anticipated this—that she would gaze at him across the dinner table and politely ask him to ruin her.
She was, altogether, a different kind of woman. Unlike any lover or mistress or professional girl he’d ever been with. And the prospect delighted him.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/sabrina.york.14/videos/vb.100003210310547/1016673911782943/?type=2&theater to see Sabrina’s trailer for the Noble Passions series.
Jen: Describe an ideal date.
Sabrina: It would be anything, as long as it is with a man who makes me laugh. I prefer dates where we can interact rather than watching a film or something! Of course, as a woman who’s been with the same man for-ever, I don’t date much!
Jen: Favorite flavor of ice cream?
Sabrina: I like ice cream with STUFF in it (Caramel, nuts, fudge, brownies). Is that so wrong?
Jen: Favorite place to vacation?
Sabrina: It used to be Vegas, but after a recent trip to Scotland to research my highlander novels, I am hooked. I want to go back there and I would like to travel more in Europe!
Jen: Favorite sport to watch? to participate in?
Sabrina: Um…is it wrong to say none??? Not my thing!
Jen: Favorite piece of jewelry?
Sabrina: A tiara for sure! I give one away with each release!!!
Jen: What is your phobia?
Sabrina: I have a Masters in Public Administration and worked in local government before my writing took odd. My deepest darkest fear is having to go back to the cubicle forest.
Jen: How far from where you grew up do you live?
Sabrina: Now, that is a tough question! I was born in Germany and have lived all over the world as the daughter of a soldier. I lived in California for a long while and now I live in the Seattle area so I can be close to family.
Jen: What is the perfect temperature?
Sabrina: I like it COLD!!! Probably why I LOVE living in the Pacific Northwest!
Jen: Which reality show would you want to be on?
Sabrina: OMG reality shows are my guilty pleasure! I don’t know if I would want to be ON one, but if I did, it would be one of the ones that have food. I cannot for the life of me understand why anyone would go on a reality show where they don’t feed you. I LOVE the concept of Better Late Than Never, where a bunch of old TV stars travel the world exploring things. That would be dreamy in my humble opinion. Someone paying me to travel? I’d be on that like a duck on a Junebug!
Jen: Print or ebook?
Sabrina: I’m a total sniffer!
Jen: What book family would you want to be a part of?
Sabrina: Oh the Weyths of Perth, no doubt. I would LOVE to see what those naughty brothers get up to in the future! (or the past, if you will, because they’re in my Noble Passions Regency series)
Jen: Morning person or a night owl?
Sabrina: I’m NOT a morning person. That’s for sure!
Jen: What’s next for you?
Sabrina: The first book in my Stripped Down Cowboys series, Stud for Hire, just released! I am very excited about that. The next two books in the series are Cowboy To Command and Spurred On! But I always have lots of releases coming out. Watch for the re-issue of my contemporary Wired Series, new stories in my Regency Noble Passions and of course my hot highlander coming soon from James Patterson’s BookShots!