Monday, May 15, 2017

Reckless Need by Scarlett Scott Interview & Giveaway

Reckless Need
by Scarlett Scott


GENRE: Historical Romance



A staid duke

Heath, the Duke of Devonshire, has been living a passionless life of penance after losing the woman he loved. Determined to do his duty, he’s in search of an innocent bride with a sterling reputation. A bride who’s nothing at all like Tia, Lady Stokey.

A bold lady

The Duke of Devonshire may be handsome, but he’s as boring as a bowl of porridge. Or so Tia thinks until he carries her to her chamber and undoes half her buttons while kissing her senseless.

A decadent desire

The moment he scoops the delectable Tia into his arms, Heath wants her in his bed, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her there. When they unleash the scandal of the century, they must face consequences that are deeper and far more dangerous to their hearts than either of them imagined. Will they find love, or was the reckless need between them doomed from the start?


Excerpt One:

If there was one thing in the world that Tia, Lady Stokey, adored, it was parties. Give her a good fête, an army of new dresses, an entertaining assortment of guests and she was a happy woman.

Under ordinary circumstances, that was.

Grumbling to herself, she trekked through the maze at the Marquis of Thornton’s hunting estate, Penworth, in search of her wayward charge. A mere hour after their arrival for a country house party, Tia had discovered Miss Whitney missing from her bedchamber.

“In need of a nap, my bottom,” Tia grumbled, stalking around a corner. If only the hedges weren’t so frightfully high and she so irritatingly diminutive in height. But of course, that would have rather nullified the purpose of a maze, she supposed.

The young Miss Whitney had declared the need for a respite after their travel through the countryside, and Tia had acquiesced. But suspicion had brought her round to collect the girl early, where she’d discovered only a note telling her that her charge had decided to take a restoring turn about the gardens instead.

“Restoring indeed,” Tia scoffed, her ire growing with each step. She had a dreadful feeling that her charge was going to prove much more than a handful. After all, she recognized herself in the girl, and it was one of the reasons why she’d agreed to help introduce her to society.

The sound of gravel shifting interrupted her cantankerous musings. She stopped, holding her breath to listen. It sounded as if Miss Whitney was perhaps just around the next bend, behind the thick hedges obscuring Tia’s vision. Smiling in triumph, she grabbed her skirts and hurried around the turn in the maze.

“Ah ha,” she called out in delight. “I’ve found you now, you little minx.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Award-winning author Scarlett Scott writes historical and contemporary romance with heat, heart, and happily ever afters. Since publishing her first book in 2010, she has become a wife, mother to adorable identical twins and one TV-loving dog, and a killer karaoke singer. Well, maybe not the last part, but that’s what she’d like to think.

A self-professed literary junkie and nerd, she loves reading anything but especially romance novels, poetry, and Middle English verse. When she’s not reading, writing, wrangling toddlers, or camping, you can catch up with her on her website Hearing from readers never fails to make her day.


Where are you from?
I’m from southeastern Pennsylvania, born and raised. Basically, whenever I want someone to know where I’m from, I tell them I live in Amish country!

Tell us your latest news?
I just released Book Four in the Heart’s Temptation series, Sweet Scandal, which I’m super excited about! I’m also working hard on re-releasing some of my backlist that I’ve regained rights to from a former publisher. And, I’m writing Book Five as well.

When and why did you begin writing?
I started writing stories in first grade, and I never stopped. The stories just got longer as I got older!  I was really drawn to creating my own worlds and stories, and that hasn’t changed for me, all these years and books later.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think I truly considered myself a writer when I finished writing my first book. Of course, it was atrocious and it will remain buried in a box in my basement forever, but that first book made me take myself seriously.

What inspired you to write your first book?
I’m a huge Civil War nerd and one of my favorite romance novels to this day is And One Wore Gray by Heather Graham. So of course my first book was inspired by these two loves. I wanted to blend my love of history with romance in a smart and engaging way.

What would you like my readers to know?

I’d like them to know that I love talking to readers! If you like history, romance novels, sexy men with beards, karaoke, food, or pretty much anything that is fun or delicious, you and I will get along just great! Stop by my Facebook, Instagram, or blog ( and say hi!

Scarlett’s complete book list and information about upcoming releases can be found on her website,

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Scarlett Scott will be awarding a Kindle or paperback copy of Books 1 & 2 in this series to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.