Katherine Givens Guest Post

The Heroes of In Her Dreams


     What is a historical romance without a brooding duke or a dashing rake? Nothing. Plain and simple. It is the dashing, intelligent, and handsome heroes that make or break a romance. We need a hero who makes us swoon, even if he is just fictional. Someone we wished actually existed so we could claim him for ourselves. Someone who made us crave to live in the Victorian era amongst the lords and ladies of the ton, live with the rigid rituals and rules of etiquette, and to deal with those blasted corsets!

I’m not going to be egotistical here and claim the heroes of my debut novella do just that (even if I think they are *laughs*), but I like to believe they are swoon-worthy. Their heroine counterparts certainly do. Both care deeply for their ladies. Both are gentlemen of the highest order willing to sacrifice anything for the one they love. Both are heroes in every sense of the word.

But who are the heroes of In Her Dreams? Who are the men amongst this tangled web of mixed up suitors and betrothals? The first is the prim and proper Duke of Manchester. Abiding be the rules of London’s society like he would the Ten Commandments, he is a gentleman in every sense of the word. He seems indifferent at first, but beneath lies a heart of gold. He respects the one he loves, treasuring her like he would the Hope Diamond. Although his affections are displayed in private, the touch of a hand or a longing glance across a crowded ballroom hints at his adoration for his lady love.

The second hero of In Her Dreams is, well, a bit of a surprise. He is every woman’s dream, for he is dazzling, sexy, and funny. When he loves, he loves completely and wholeheartedly. There is no holding back, for his lonely soul needs a companion. A lover. And, boy, his kisses and bed sport will not disappoint. Who is this second hero? What is his name and identity? You’ll just have to read to find out.


In Her Dreams by Katherine GivensAvailable: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Historical Romance

Publisher: Escape

A flirty, fun, mix-and-match romance about two sisters who are betrothed to the wrong men…

Evangeline Vernon is a woman on the verge of spinsterhood — until the prim and proper Duke of Manchester steps in. Her family is pleased with the match, but the duke is not the passionate man Evangeline craves. Her heart belongs to an alluring, golden-haired gentleman, perfect in every way…except one: he doesn’t exist.

Angela Vernon is everything a proper, well-brought-up woman should be. She knows her place and understands society’s expectations — which include not being jealous of her sister and not coveting her sister’s suitor. But how can she bear the heartache of watching the only man she loves marry not only her sister, but a woman who doesn’t see past his exterior to the man he is beneath?


Katherine GivensAbout: 

In Her Dreams is Katherine’s debut novella, which is published with Harlequin Australia’s imprint Escape Publishing. She is working on a number of other projects and always has ideas flooding her head. In her spare time, Katherine loves to read about history, craft jewellery, and play with her ornery kitten named Bucky. To learn more about Katherine and her writing, please visit the following sites. She loves to hear from readers.

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