Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The Rake and The Recluse: Part 4 Ruination

It's that time again! Jenn LeBlanc is back with Part 4 of her WICKed Blog Tour. I hope you've been enjoying learning all sorts of fun things to do in carriages and closet because I have. Today she tells us what makes her tick and why she's into men in tight pants. 
I also hope you've been following Jenn around and commenting on her blog tour because there is a Kindle Fire up for grabs! So, enough with the chit chat.

Jamie love!!! I am swooning from writing about James West TRAINS for Ramblings From This Chick’s guest post today. I believe I may have discovered where all my kink came from . I had no idea. My birthday is Sunday if anyone wants to get me THE WILD WILD WEST (TV show) on DVD feel free. I need to see it again. 

But, again, I digress, as I am wont to do.

So we have talked carriages and closets here, yes? Where else can we arrange for an illicit rendezvous?

So I am still starstruck by my googling of James West. Have you seen his pants? I’m just saying, Robert Conrad makes me swoon. uh...Robert Conrad as the original James West makes me swoon. Will Smith did not work as a replacment, he did not wear the super tight pants, he was no James West. Simple.

This got me thinking about how the shows I watched as a kid shaped who I am today, because a beautiful man in tight pants who loves cool gadgets and women? What else did I watch? Fantasy Island. Well that one is obvious as I love to make stuff up, and I’m a HUGE daydream believer.

I did not like Charlie’s Angels, so I guess that leaves out the lesbian suspense. (perfectly fine for someone else! Just not me) I never watched the evening soaps like Dallas and Dynasty.

What else. Wild Wild West, Fantasy Island, OH! Mork and Mindy. Loved Mork and Mindy, so I have a quirky sense of humor, which also comes from The Muppet Show. But what I really learned from the Muppet Show is 30 second story telling. Little snippets of a greater story. BOOM. You’re in you’re out it’s meaningful and wonderful. 

I really have gone off on a tangent here.

I suppose that’s to be expected when my brain has spent the week staring at pictures of pervy Perry. (pardon)

So tell me. What shows do you remember from YOUR childhood? What shaped the way you think about things? Up for grabs is the complete serial novel. If you already have it, I’ll send you some swag, and my swag is pretty awesome. Just sayin’.


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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:

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 to be entered to win the full six-part serial novel as it is released, and thank you for stopping by. You will ALSO be entered in the grand prize #WICKEDblog tour, which will be given away on March 1, 2012. Don”t 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.

Giveaway will run until Thursday the 2nd at midnight and I will post the winner on Friday!


  1. I loved the Muppets (still do). I did like Charlie's Angels and Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, Wonder Woman, The Hulk.......Ooooh! Jenn you've opened Pandora's box now.

    My faves though were reruns of The Monkees and Get Smart that used to be on Saturday mornings. I have no idea what that says about me! LOL

  2. Get SMART!! I used to play that with my friend. I was always Agent 99 of course :) And the Six Million Dollar Man...loved the sound effects, LOL! And Wonder Woman!! Oh yes, those are all good choices Beebs!!

  3. I loved The Muppet Show! I watched Dynasty and Dallas with my parents. They were huge fans. My favorites though were Fantasy Island and Gilligan's Island. I guess I like secluded places.
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  4. Fraggle Rock was my all time fav toon. Little creatures that lived underground. Whats not to love.