Guest Author & Giveaway: Sarah MacLean featuring Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord

Tuesday, November 9

I read a lot of historical romance, most of them are good, some are just mediocre, and a few...a small few are absolutely outstanding.  Sarah MacLean's novel, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake was an absolutely outstanding historical romance! It blew me away, and was so much more than I expected...that doesn't happen very often.  I laughed, I cried, and fell in love with both the hero and heroine.  I knew when I finished reading it earlier this year that it would make my tops list at the end of the year...it was just that good. In fact it may be my favorite historical romance this entire year.  Which is why I've eagerly been anticipating Sarah MacLean's newest historical romance Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord.

I'm so excited because Sarah is my guest today to share some of her brilliance with us and to celebrate the release of Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord by giving us a Lord landing checklist ....of sorts  :) Read and enjoy!


My most recent book, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord, is a companion to my first adult romance, Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake. The hero, Lord Nicholas St. John is the younger twin brother to Gabriel, the Marquess of Ralston and the Rake in question in Nine Rules . . .. When Nick is named one of London’s Lords to Land, he does what any man worth his salt would do—he flees the city and lands himself in Yorkshire, where he meets a woman he can’t resist.

So what makes someone a good choice for a Lord to Land?  There are certainly more than ten things . . . but for now, I’ll give you:

Ten Things That Make A Lord Landable
  1. Brains – Handsomeness is fine, but intelligence doesn’t fade.  Take Nick, for example: he speaks several languages and is an expert in antiquities. There’s something about a man who knows his way around history that makes him eminently landable.
  2. Wicked scar – His mysterious past makes him that much more attractive.  And that scar makes him that much more irresistible.
  3. Wicked smile – It offsets the scar with it’s promise of humor . . . and more.
  4. Great sense of humor – If you can’t laugh with each other, than what’s the point? Marriage is for life. And laughter should be a part of it.
  5. Way with kids – Around little ones, he turns into a gentle giant, quick to teach them how to sit a horse . . . or tie a cravat.
  6. Way with animals – He’s the first to save a turtle from catastrophe.
  7. Protective instinct – If you need him, he’s there.  Big and strong and willing to do whatever it takes to keep you safe.
  8. Skillful hands – He knows just how to touch you to make you lose all capacity for rational thought. 
  9. Loyal friends – You can tell a man by the company he keeps. And if that company is handsome, intelligent and fun, all the better. 
  10. Ability to love beyond reason – You’ll make mistakes with him.  But he’ll forgive you. Because he loves every inch of you.  And you can’t help but return the favor.

"Lord Nicholas is a paragon of manhood. And his eyes, Dear Reader! So blue!”
Pearls & Pelisses, June 1823

Since being named on of London’s "Lords to Land" by a popular ladies’ magazine, Nicholas St. John has been relentlessly pursued by every matrimony-minded female in the ton. So when an opportunity to escape fashionable society presents itself, he eagerly jumps—only to land in the path of the most determined, damnably delicious woman he’s ever met! The daughter of a titled wastrel,

Lady Isabel Townsend has too many secrets and too little money. Though used to taking care of herself quite handily, her father’s recent passing has left Isabel at sea and in need of outside help to protect her young brother’s birthright. The sinfully handsome, eminently eligible Lord Nicholas could be the very salvation she seeks.

But the lady must be wary and not do anything reckless…like falling madly, passionately in love.

Read an excerpt, & and an exclusive excerpt especially for Musings readers

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Thank you Sarah for being my guest today! Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord was released on November 1st so you should be able to find it wherever you like to buy your books. Now the wait begins for Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke's Heart...which sadly for me, won't be out until May 2011, so I have to chant patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue, patience is a virtue in my head as often as necessary :).  If you'd like to learn more about author Sarah MacLean and the books she writes you can find her at her website www.macleanspace.com, Twitter and Facebook

To celebrate the release of her newest historical romance, Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord,  Sarah has offered to giveaway a signed copy of Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake to one very lucky Musings follower. Here's how you can enter to win....

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory: What would your qualifications be to make a Lord landable...you don't need ten, but  you do need at least one not already on Sarah's list (good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • If you have a blog, or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries. You can blog about it with a link to this post, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) . Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment 
Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to US addresses only
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on November 13th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
  • Winner(s) will be using Random.org
  • The winner(s) will have THREE days from the date they are posted to provide a mailing address. If you do not contact me within three days a replacement winner will be selected. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • The book(s) will be mailed directly from the publisher or author and no substitutions are allowed
  • Winners will be subject to one copy per household, which means that if you win the same title in two or more contests, that you will only receive one copy of the title in the mail
  • Seductive Musings is not responsible for prizes that are not honored, distributed in a timely manner, lost, stolen, or damaged during transit 
  • All giveaways are subject to change/cancellation without prior written notice
Good Luck!

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14 Comments:

JenM November 9, 2010 at 12:46 AM  

In addition to a great sense of humor, he has to have the ability to laugh at himself. Self-importance is not an attractive trait in a man.

GFC follower
jen(at)delux(dot)com

Barbara E. November 9, 2010 at 1:01 AM  

A qualifications that would make a Lord landable - Chemistry - that spark of attraction that makes you unable to keep your hands off of him.

Barbed1951(at)aol(dot)com
GFC follower

Alexa November 9, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

He has to have that rough/tough guy attitude. Yes deep down he loves you but sometimes he acts as if he doesn't. It's then fun to know that you know your man and that you know no matter what he shows to his friends that he loves you.

Thanks for the great giveaway!
apk1princess@live.com

alba November 9, 2010 at 4:08 AM  

Hi Ladies , I am Not ENTERING (Canadian).
Loved the Interview the book sound Awesome Adding it to my TBB list.
Rule #10 Absolute Must along with #8.
Have a good one.
Ann,

librarypat November 9, 2010 at 9:51 AM  

I am a GFC Follower - librarypat.

He must be honorable. He knows what the right thing to do is and will do it no matter what the cost to himself. This is especially true when those he cares for are involved.

Loved the 10 Things List. This series is fun and has great characters.

librarypat AT comcast DOT net

Tore November 9, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

He must be romantic and love with all his heart. There definitely needs to be chemistry between you and him and he needs to be protective of his loved one. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Sarah MacLean November 9, 2010 at 1:34 PM  

Ooooh! These are good ones, ladies!

@Jen - I love the ability to laugh at himself...that's totally true!

@Barbara - Chemistry is a great addition...who wants to land a lord who is resistable?!

@Alexa - I agree..the tough guy is a big one. I love it when they're in the middle of something completely unrelated to you, and then they catch your eye across the room, and you just know they love you. Yum!

@alba - You and I are on the same page, girl!

@librarypat - Absolutely! My husband thinks Nick is the best of all my heroes because "he has such integrity." That always makes me smile...because my husband appreciates integrity as much as we ladies do!

@Tore - All great ones! Now, if only we could find a legion of men who have all of these characteristics!

gamistress66 November 9, 2010 at 11:38 PM  

nice smile w/ a twinkle in his eye showing a sense of humor, believes in the importance of family, willing to give hugs and cuddles when ever needed (as well as kises, ;) etc), pateint and accepting of my quirks (and maybe one or two his own ;), just not too many) and maybe most important, my dog has to like & approve of him. :)

congrats on the latest hit. looking forward to the next one.

Sheree November 10, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

Being agile physically is important. Then he'd be a good dancer and be physically be able to do all that protecting and playing with the children.

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Danielle Gorman November 10, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

I want a guy to take charge. Not someone who just sits there and expects everything to be done for him. I also want him to be intelligent. I would like to be able to hold a conversation with him. Oh, and I want him to not take himself so seriously. I want him to laugh and have fun but be serious when he needs to be.

iqb99@yahoo.com
GFC follower

Asylumgirl November 10, 2010 at 11:30 PM  

I would say that his family has to be loveable or at least likeable. Who wants crappy in-laws. lol

Deidre
deidre_durance at hotmail dot com
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Pam S (pams00),  November 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Great post ty for sharing :)! Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord looks like a wonderful historical read. Love the premise to it.

What would your qualifications be to make a Lord landable...


My 10 :):

1) Thoughtful

2) Possesses a great sense of humor

3) Must love Pets

4) Likes indepence in a woman

5) Killer eyes and smile

6) Compassionate

7) Ability to Forgive

8) Some cooking skills

9) Willingness to Pitch in with chores

10) Confident

Pam S
gfc follower
pams00 @ aol.com

Pam S (pams00),  November 11, 2010 at 8:19 PM  

Great post ty for sharing :)! Ten Ways to Be Adored When Landing a Lord looks like a wonderful historical read. Love the premise to it.

What would your qualifications be to make a Lord landable...


My 10 :):

1) Thoughtful

2) Possesses a great sense of humor

3) Must love Pets

4) Likes indepence in a woman

5) Killer eyes and smile

6) Compassionate

7) Ability to Forgive

8) Some cooking skills

9) Willingness to Pitch in with chores

10) Confident

Pam S
gfc follower
pams00 @ aol.com

Maureen November 13, 2010 at 6:52 AM  

He would have to be a wicked dancer too.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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