Blog Tour & Guest Post: A Little Bit Wicked

A Little Bit Wicked (Forbidden Love #1) by Robyn DeHart
Genre: Historical Romance
Length: 229 pages
Release Date: December 2012
ISBN: 978-1-62266-816-8
Imprint: Scandalous

Book One in the Forbidden Love Series

Marcus Kincaid has returned to England after a ten-year absence. His older brother died during that time, making Marcus the Earl of Ashford. Not only that, his younger sister is embroiled in a potential scandal that could ruin her chance at marriage. His aunt has already called in reinforcements—The Paragon.

Vivian March is known simply as The Paragon. She moves through every circle within Society, smoothing out scandals and stopping gossip in its tracks. Everyone in London knows that if she aligns herself with you, Society will forgive you your sins. What they don’t know is that she uses their secrets to cover her own jaded past.

But with every kiss and every touch that Marcus thrusts upon her, Vivian comes to believe life is infinitely more fun when you can be just a little bit wicked…
In honor of this most awesome release, we invited author Robyn DeHart (who you guys should know we've been a fan of since we launched Book Soulmates) to take the floor and tell us more about her latest hero and heroine.  Robyn, take it away...
"Normally I wait and reveal this on my website, it’s my "Beneath the Covers" feature. But when my dear friends at Book Soulmates asked that I share it here, I couldn’t say no.  So without further ado, I give you the behind the scenes look at the characters from "A Little Bit Wicked".

The idea for the book started with the heroine. I got a flash of an idea: My name is Vivian March and I am The Paragon. I was intrigued at the thought of a woman who was like a “cleaner” in the Victorian era, someone who cleans up scandals. I always like to look for a picture that “feels” like the character to me. I found this one of Minnie Driver that really captured how I saw Vivian. She even has that hint of a smile, like the Mona Lisa, like she has a secret. Vivian has a secret she’s built her entire adult life around.

Coming up with a hero that would challenge Vivian was so fun. And once I let him loose on the page, he just took over. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed writing a character as much as I did Marcus Kincaid. I knew he was younger than Vivian and I wanted someone that had a younger look to him. I liked image of Jake Gyllenhaal.

So how about it, readers, do you like it when authors share their inspiration for a character or do you prefer to imagine them in your mind?"

Personally, I usually leave the images of book characters to my imagination because rarely is there an actor that I think perfectly and exactly personifies a book character.  I will say, though, that Robyn's choices aren't too shabby ;) I likey Jake and his "how YOU doin'?" smile!

Thank you Robyn for hanging out with us today and *psst* keep scrolling because we're not done!

Thanks to the lovely ladies over at Entangled Publishing, we are giving away:

(1) e-Book copy of "A Little Bit Wicked"
Open: Jan 16-Jan 23

Official Contest Information:
  • To enter, please fill out the form below.
  • Entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Contest open internationally.
  • The winner will be announced on a blog post at the conclusion of the contest.
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Good luck!


  1. I love Robyn DeHart's books!! Can't wait to read this series!! BTW Jake Gyllenhaal.... YUM!!

  2. Hi Robyn! I love reading the inspiration behind an author's story and characters. It's like another layer of information on the story that helps bring the story to life in my mind as I read. And really, can you get much better than Jake G.? ;)

    Thank you for the giveaway! ;)

  3. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Thanks for the post and giveaway.
    I normally don't imagine what the characters look like. I like when the author shows us their inspiration. I love Minnie Driver.

  4. I can't wait to read this, and of course if Jake Gyllenhaal is the inspiration for the hero then I know I'll like him!

  5. Hi Robyn! I enjoy reading about an author's inspiration. You made great choices. I love Minnie Driver and Jake Gyllenhaal!


  6. I love Robyn DeHart's books & am really lookig forward to this series!

    cayenne-9t1 AT hotmail DOT com

  7. Congratulations to Robyn and her new series!

    Big fan of your books and especially loved her Ladies' Amateur Sleuth Society series. ^_^

  8. This book is actually on my to read list! Love adding new romance authors to my list. :)

  9. Thanks for the insight Robyn, Can't wait to read the series....Thank you for the opportunity to win "A Little Bit Wicked". :)

  10. Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I can definitely see Jake getting wicked!

    Thanks so much!

  12. A LITTLE BIT WICKED looks amazing. Yes please!!

  13. It looks like a story I would enjoy.

  14. Hi

    This looks like a wonderful story. I love the premise.

    Thanks for the chance

  15. Great review!!! It sounds fantastic. I really like this author, so this one is going on my TBR list! Especially since I haven't read anything from her in a while.

  16. Awesome writer. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway.


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