5 Fun Facts About Night Of Pleasure by Delilah Marvelle
1.) This book is a shout out to how awkward and overly passionate first love can be. Believe it or not…I’m talking about myself. I married my husband at 19 and to this day, I remember how INSANE I was when it came to my husband. Poor guy, lol. I was overly needy, jealous and stupid to the point of driving us both insane. I had to learn how to be comfortable with who I was as a person and he had to learn to show me more of himself. Twenty years later, we figured it out, lol. And that is what relationships are all about. You either grow together or grow apart. And this is what this book embraces. Learning how to be yourself while growing closer to the person you love.
2.) There is a scene in the book where the hero’s brother shows off his arm with a certain word burned into his skin (‘Mentula’ which is a Latin word for ‘Penis’). I knew a guy back in college who had his girlfriend burn a similar word into his arm. It’s where I got the idea from. It still cracks me up just thinking about it. I knew I had to write it into a book.
3.) The hero and heroine are both under the age of 26, which makes them the youngest couple I’ve ever written about. I thought the only way to capture first love was to bring them as close to the age of first love as possible (which also would have been historically accurate seeing how young many people married back in the day).
4.) As a young kid I went through a period of time when I was obsessed with all things Western. I always sand and loved the song “Oh my darling, Clementine” and told myself I’d find a character to fit that song. And guess what? I did. She is the heroine of this book. (Even though this book is NOT a Western but a late Regency/Victorian, lol).
5.) My very first crush was on a boy named Derek. Which is why I decided to use the name.
Delilah Marvelle is the winner of the Reviewer’s Choice for Best Sensual Historical Romance of the Year and had Booklist name her historical romance ‘Forever and a Day’ one of the TOP 10 Romances of the year. When she isn’t writing, she’s digging through inappropriate research books that include anything in history having to do with courtesans, brothels, sexual contraptions that were never properly used and other fascinating forms of dirty history that never made it into college textbooks.
An arranged marriage is daunting, but not as daunting as seducing a spouse whose passions you do not understand…
Derek Charles Holbrook, Viscount Banfield, knew his fate since he was seventeen when his father announced his union to the beautiful but mysterious American girl by the name of Miss Grey. To protect the troubled estate, Derek submits to his father’s wishes, not realizing he’s about to entangle himself in a hell of a lot more than marriage.
Miss Clementine Henrietta Grey may be worth millions, but not a single coin has ever bought her a smidge of happiness. When she marries the charasmatic and dashing Viscount Banfield, whose only strife in life appears to be the uneven seams in his coat, she finds that siring the heir he wants requires far more than her heart is prepared to give.
Unable to seduce his overly-serious and reluctant wife, Derek realizes his dreams of creating a loving family has turned into a nightmare. But with the unexpected assistance of a retired courtesan and her outrageous school, Derek and Clementine discover that passion is a language spoken not just from the body, but from the mind, heart and soul.
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