Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The Rake and The Recluse: Part 3

She's back! Jenn Leblanc is here with another fabulous post to celebrate the release of TRATR Part 3. Now, have we all recovered from getting it on in Victorican carriages because this week it's all about getting it on in closets. Well, lets get down to business.

Jamie!! It has been a whole two weeks and I’ve missed you SO! Where were we? AH, we talked sex, more specifically we talked about sex in carriages. That was pretty special. I loved the comments, choosing positions, offering others...if you didn’t read it you should check it out!

OK, so today we will talk about closets. There are all types of closets in Victorian England. Those that hold clothes, those that hold linens, those that hold weapons, those that hold...water.

Well. Closets by nature are cramped, so when selecting a closet for your...activities be sure to consider the environment. I wouldn’t recommend a weapon closet for example, you might get injured. On that note, the water closet is probably an equally unfortunate choice. They weren’t nearly as cozy as they are today.

The wardrobe is very small in general, and with all the clothing hanging it would be quite cramped. I suppose in a pinch it would do, but it wouldn’t be my first choice by any means, not to mention the rumpling of all the clean clothes. The ladies maids and valets would be put out. Never put out a servant because they can make your life miserable in the most subtle of ways.

So there’s the linen closet, now this could get interesting because there is quite a bit of shelving in a linen closet, I would hope you chose a larger household in which to cavort, set your sights high! The linen closet of a larger household will, of course, be larger. The shelves will make for great handhold depending on how creative and acrobatic you tend to be, and the linens (not ALL of them mind you, remember the servants!) will come in handy for creating a bit of a makeshift bed.

I think we have a winner.

So to recap, we have the Town Carriage, with position number 5 (on the floor, seated against the VERY secure door), and the linen closet.

There are a great range of positions in the linen closet, I’m sure you’re imagination will carry you away, all those shelves and broad shoulders and...acrobatics.

Have I forgotten a closet? What do you think, is the linen closet the right choice for this particular jaunt?

Remember the tour is to celebrate the release of TRATR REDUX so here are the deets!

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A woman out of time.
A man stifled by propriety.
A nemesis determined to take her away.
A brother to the rescue.

How will a powerful Duke deal with a woman who doesn't know her place? How will a woman used to the 21st century survive in time where she is considered property?

Francine Larrabee woke up on the wrong side of the century. She was fairly certain she went to sleep in her own comfy bed, but she doesn’t quite seem to be there now. Only adding to her problems is that she has no voice, is constantly being glowered at by a large, stunning man who is obsessed with propriety, and she is apparently betrothed to another horrid little man, determined to ruin her, and any other girls that get in his way.
How does she find herself in the past, when she couldn’t even find herself in her present? How does a self sufficient businesswoman survive in a time when women were still considered property for the whole of their lives and what is she going to do with this man who draws her to him so fiercely.

Where to get the books:


FREEDOM : Part one brings Francine to the world of the Duke of Roxleigh, clashing worlds in first installment of the completely revised novel, with all new material.

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Available now from these ebook retailers:

TAKEN : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Three
Part THREE brings Francine and Gideon closer than they ever imagined possible, until the unimaginable tears them apart. What will Gideon do if he loses her, this time, forever?

Available now from these ebook retailers:

Barnes and Noble
All Romance eBooks

RUINATION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Four
Part FOUR is full of revelations, celebrations, protestations and one surprise that will have you holding your breath for the final chapters. What has Perry done?

Coming January 31, 2012

SUBMISSION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Five
Perry leaves Roxleigh House without a backward glance only to be tossed headlong into one of the most difficult trials of his life. How will he protect the very thing he is dedicated to pursuing? How will a man dedicated to the pursuit of pleasure survive a woman who refuses to relent, when he knows he cannot have her.

Coming February 14, 2012

RETRIBUTION : The Rake And The Recluse : Part Six
Perry must find the woman who has managed to capture his heart, then he must find a way to keep her. Someone else is on the hunt, someone from her past who doesn’t appreciate that she still lives and breaths.

Coming February 28, 2012

NOW it’s your turn, remember to answer the question! And thank you for stopping by, one lucky commenter will win a full copy of the six-part serial novel as it is released. You will ALSO be entered in the grand prize #WICKEDblog tour, which will be given away on March 1, 2012. Do not forget to include your email address in your comment or you can’t be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Rules can be found HERE. A full list of all the posts in the tour can be found HERE.

Well, there you have it. The linen closet seems like the perfect choice but I will say that I have a very large closet in my bedroom. So do you agree? You have until Friday for a chance to win a copy of TRATR.  


  1. I would include the pantry. You could have a recreation of the famous scene in 9 1/2 weeks. LOL

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    1. Stacie! The pantry, that's a great recommendation. I agree.


  2. I agree Jenn, if it has to be a closet, I think the linen closet would be the best bet.

    The pantry would be interesting too but you'd have to wait until all the servants were in bed, so no spontaneity.

    1. My response won't stick! I think a midnight rendezvous would be fantastic! Hee hee.


  3. While reading this I thought of the pantry too. But for me my mind went to the toy closet. My houses have always had one in the childrens room/family room or play room.
    I have to say playing in the toy closet sounds really fun.
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    1. Ha!! That sounds like fun! I'm reading this book, and the uh..toy closet is a bit different. So of course that's the first thing I thought about. ;)


  4. Another fabulous post! Thank you for making it!
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