Vicky Dreiling  
Vicky Dreiling


February 24, 2015


Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.


Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.

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What a Devilish Duke Desires

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March 25, 2014


Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, has no desire to wed, this season or any other. So when his father demands he give up his wild ways and take a wife, Colin refuses. But his father raises the stakes and threatens to sell the ancestral home if Colin doesn't comply. Now Colin has no choice but to find a wife. Unfortunately, the only woman he wants is the one whose heart he broke years ago.


Regardless of the ton's whispers, Lady Angeline Brenham won't settle for anything less than true love. After rejecting more than her share of suitable suitors, spinsterhood looms before her-until the devilishly handsome Colin reappears in her life with a proposition. Angeline vows to keep her feet on the ground and her heart in check. That is, until one searing kiss melts her resolve and reignites a burning desire for more . . .

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What a Reckless Rogue Needs

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May 2013


Andrew Carrington, Earl of Bellingham, believes in being a gentleman, whether it's fishing a soggy stranger out of the Thames or assisting a fetching lady into his bed. If the stranger becomes a friend and the lady a mistress, all the better. He certainly welcomes the opportunity to help Laura Davenport, a dazzling young widow with a rebellious stepson. Her gratitude, he hopes, will take an amorous form. But from the moment he sets foot in her drawing room, he gets far more than he bargained for ...


It was a moment of desperation. On the brink of losing her stepson, Laura turned to the notorious Lord Bellingham for help. Suddenly she, a vicar's daughter, is in the precarious position of resisting his tantalizing advances. How Bell earned his wicked reputation is clear; the surprise is how much more there is to him than the gossip sheets could possibly reveal. Now every moment with this dangerously desirable man puts Laura's good name at risk-and promises pleasure unlike any she has ever known ...

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What a Wicked Earl Wants

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"Dreiling's first book in the Sinful Scoundrels series is wonderful."
RT Book Reviews 4 1/2 Top Pick

"I have been in love with Bellingham since we met him in Vicky’s “How To” Series."
— Kelly of Books-n-Kisses

"4 1/2 stars! TOP PICK! Dreiling's first book in the Sinful Scoundrel's series is wonderful! Rife with the Regancy's penchant for gossip, scandal and matchmaking, WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS is a delightful romance featuring a rakish hero, an innocent widow, corrupt villans and a secondary cast of characters who add dimension, wit and tenderness to the plot. Readers will find this a real pleasure to savor."
RT Book Reviews

"Overall, a great read from Vicky Dreiling. Plus, a fantastic start for her new series. I can't wait for more. Honestly, I love Vicky's book because they are completely fun to read."

"Full of emotion and heart, with a dash of sexy and fun."
— Francesca, Under the Covers Blog

"I loved every minute of this book. The story just rather bounced along on its way to the Happily Ever After. You have to love Bell’s friends, Colin and Harry. Their upcoming stories are sure to be worth the wait."
— Kellianne, Ramblings from this Chick

"I loved every minute of this book. The story just rather bounced along on its way to the Happily Ever After. You have to love Bell’s friends, Colin and Harry. Their upcoming stories are sure to be worth the wait."
— Kathie from Beyond the Squee

"If you are a fan of Vicky’s already you will really enjoy What a Wicked Earl Wants. But never fear if you are new to Vicky, What a Wicked Earl Wants can easily be read as a stand alone, but I would suggest grabbing the “How To” Trilogy so you can see where our sweet stubbornness Bells started from."
— Kelly, Books-n-Kisses

"I have always enjoyed reading Vicky Dreiling's romance novels, but What a Wicked Earl Wants jumps into a whole new category."
— Susan, Susies blog (Vicky here: I highly recommend the entire interview. Susan is a professor and wrote a very thoughtful review. See it here:

"I really liked Laura and Andrew. The chemistry between them is wonderful and the dialogue is playful and fun."
— Martha, Martha's Bookshelf

"Together these two embark on the impossible...a true friendhsip...ok with smoldering kisses and secret desire."
— Shauni,

"A delectable tale, WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS, the first book in author Vicky Dreiling’s SINFUL SCOUNDREL, is a witty, sensual historical romance that will keep readers eagerly turning the pages to see what happens next."
— Dottie, Romance Junkies

"Overall, a delicious start to a sexy, witty new series!"
— Rogues Under the Covers

"A wonderful historical romance! What a Wicked Earl Wants was a great read, thoroughly enjoyable."
— Imagine a World

" I don't know how she does it, but Vicky Dreiling never ceases to write a historical romance that I fall head over heels for."
— Reading with Style

"Charmingly entertaining."
— The Ornery Librarian Book Reviews

"The story is engaging and the love that grows is sweet and full… I look forward to more books in this series."
— Lisa Wolff,

"WHAT A WICKED EARL WANTS is romantic, sexy, and entertaining. I can’t wait for Bell’s friends Colin and Harry’s stories."
— The Book Girl


An e-novella
September 4, 2012

Introducing the Sinful Scoundrels...

The Earl of Bellingham is nothing is not a creature of habit: money, meals, and mistresses must be strictly managed if a man is to have a moment's peace. It's a system that works splendidly for him--until now. With his oldest and dearest friends succumbing, one by one, to wedded bliss, Bell is now restless and a trifle lonely. Enter the Sinful Scoundrels--Colin Brockhurst, Earl of Ravenshire, and Harry Norcliffe, Viscount Evermore--who drag him back into society and draw his rakish eye to the ton's new beautiful young widow. Bell isn't after a wife, but a challenge. And Laura Davenport should fit the bill quite nicely...

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A Season For Sin

"A Master of the Genre."
Library Journal

“A SEASON FOR SIN is a short but sweet glimpse into Vicky Dreiling's new series. Filled with intrigue and seduction, readers are sure to enjoy this treat and the prospects of what's to come.”
— Fresh Fiction

“This short will lead you straight to the bookstore for the next round.”
— The Season

“I enjoyed this novella from Vicky Dreiling. It has her signature wit that will have your sides hurting from the laughing ab workout. I'm so glad she decided to give the mysterious Earl of Bellingham his own book because he immediately intrigued me the first time he appeared in How To Ravish A Rake.”
— Romancing Rakes For the Love of Romance

"A Season for Sin is a perfect Prequel to What a Wicked Earl Wants and I am eagerly awaiting the full story of happily ever after of these two characters that are witty, passionate and charming."
— Bookworm2Bookworm

“This served as a great introduction into these characters, and I came away wanting to read more about Bell’s story.”
— Xoxo Star

“A Season for Sin sets up the plot of the first book, What A Wicked Earl Wants, nicely. After reading this short story, I'm very excited to see what's next."
 — Imagine a World

"It will leave you wanting more. More Dreiling, more Bell and more scoundrels."
Under the Covers

"A delectable teaser, A SEASON FOR SIN, a novella introducing talented author Vicky Dreiling’s new SINFUL SCOUNDRELS series, is absolutely delicious."
Romance Junkies


April 1, 2012


Amy Hardwick has one last Season to shake off her wallflower image and make a love match. If she can’t, she’ll set aside her dreams of romance and return home to a suitor who can provide security—if little else. What she doesn’t count on is the inappropriate—and irresistible—attention lavished on her in a darkened library by rake extraordinaire Will “The Devil” Darcett . . .


When Will is caught in a tryst with the tons shyest miss, he knows he must offer for her hand. Yet Amy is not the shrinking violet she seems to be. Passion lies beneath her prim exterior and Will is eager to release it. But winning Amy isn’t simply a matter of seduction; first, Will must convince her that he’s mended his wicked ways . . . | | Barnes & Noble
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How to Ravish a Rake

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"A fun read, HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE, the third book in gifted author Vicky Drieiling’s HOW TO series, is a fast-paced historical romance filled with humor and passion. A definite keeper that readers will want to read more than once."
— Dottie, Romance Junkies Rating: 5

"Vicky Dreiling is fast becoming an absolute must buy for Regency fans. Her voice in writing is crisp, clean and delightfully refreshing. Her characters are lovable; even when they are bad and flawed they are good."
Affaire de Coeur

"Vicky Dreiling has quickly taken over the #1 spot on my list of favorite historical romance authors. She pairs smart and fun dialogue with well developed characters and premises unique to the historical romance genre."
The Fiction Enthusiast

"The rapport between Amy and Will is light, witty and bewitching. Watching Will fall in love with Amy was utterly delightful and easily made this my favorite book of the series."
Ribbon of Romance

"Dreiling creates very human protagonists, an engaging storyline with unique elements, a believable HEA... and she does all of that while avoiding common pitfalls of the genre."
The Historical Romance Critic

"This is a charming story with likeable characters and an interesting conflict. I enjoyed the blossoming courage and strengths in Amy that Will helps to bring out and the hidden tenderness in Will that Amy recognizes."
Martha's Bookshelf

"Vicky Dreiling is one of my favorite Historical Fiction romance writers. I read the first two books in the How To series and this is the third. You don’t have to read the first two to enjoy this one but you should anyway."

"Witty, sassy, and captivating to the very end! Five stars...I absolutely loved this novel!"
A Novel Affair

"I love this book--okay I don’t just love this book, but it’s one I want to read again and again. The characters of Amy and Will are just fun, exciting and speaks to those of us who are not perfect, but wish to be loved for ourselves anyway."

"Ms. Dreiling knows how to weave wit,with a serious story. I have read all three of the “Courtship Capers” and can honestly say each one gets better,and I didn’t think they could get any better than “How To Many a Duke,” but I was wrong."
My Book Addiction Reviews

"I don't want to ruin the book by giving away any other information, but I will say this... I loved it!!!!"
Sarah's Blog of Fun

"One of the things I love about Vicky’s books is that you fall in love with the characters right away. They grab you and pull you in and don’t let go. I was so disappointed when the story ended, I didn’t want to put the book away. I needed more! For me, this is the sign of an amazing book and one I know I will re-read over and over again."
Stitch, Read, Cook

"To be nominated for a RITA once, is quite the honor ...twice, is crazy amazing...but three times in one year? That should tell you that if you are not reading this author alreay, then you should be because if you aren't, you are really missing out!!"
Seductive Musings

"I love a good regency historical romance and one of my new favorite authors in the genre is, Vicky Dreiling."
Cocktails and Books

"HOW TO RAVISH A RAKE is a delightful Regency historical novel replete with witty banter, a great hero and heroine, fabulous sexual tension and sensual scenes, and laugh out loud recurring secondary characters. Everything a reader could want in a Regency historical romance!"
— Debora Hosey, TRRC

"Dreiling secures her reputation as a writer of charming, matchmaking romances with engaging characters. Fans of marriage-of-convenience love stories have a treat."
— Kathe Robin, RT Book Reviews

"Vicky Dreiling provides a fun regency romance due to her charming cast of characters. The storyline is fast-paced as the protagonists wage a gender war in which each wants to unconditionally surrender but pride keeps them apart."
— Harriet Klausner, Genre Go Round Reviews


July 1, 2011


Lady Julianne Gatewick is in a pickle. It started when her brother’s best friend—for whom she’s long nursed a secret tendre—agreed to act as her guardian for the Season, only to seduce her with a risqué waltz.

But when the music stopped and the expectant ton waited for the Earl of Hawkfield to claim her as his own, he made his disinterest clear. Rather than succumb to humiliation, Julianne does what any recently discarded, wickedly witty young miss would do. She secretly pens a lady’s guide to enticing unrepentant rakes . . . and it becomes the hottest scandal in London.

Every honorable rake knows that friends’ sisters are forbidden. But suddenly Julianne has a spark of mischief in her eyes that Hawk can’t resist. Try as he might to push her away, he spends his days listening for her laughter and his nights dreaming of her kisses. He’s always avoided innocents and their marriage-minded mothers, but has the man least likely to wed finally met his match?

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How to Seduce a Scoundrel

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"Regency matchmaking, rakes, rogues, innocence and scandal: oh what fun! Dreiling knows how to combine these ingredients into a delightfully delicious, wickedly witty slice of reading pleasure."
RT Book Reviews

"Delightful and delicious, this sensual romance will leave readers smiling."
—Christie Ridgway, BookPage

"This book was an emotional roller coaster ride that I never wanted to get off of."
—5 Stars Romancing Rakes

"There once was an Earl of Hawkfield
Who used humor and wit as a shield
He tried to keep up his guard
But fell in love with his ward
And in the end, they did yield."
—5 Stars Romancing Rakes

"Vicky Dreiling is fast becoming a favorite author of mine. I also really enjoyed her first story, How to Marry a Duke. Her writing style is, in a word--fun! "
—4 1/2 Stars Happily Forever After

"Vicky Dreiling has done an excellent job telling a character driven story, but has kept it light-hearted enough to make it fun."
The Romance Reader

"A book has to be dammed good to keep me up all night ...Romance World, watch out! Vicky Dreiling has arrived and she aims to stay.

"This was an enchanting story of glorious balls and horrendous poetry readings. The reader can't help but fall for Hawk's charm and humor."
Fresh Fiction

"This was an enchanting tale that had me grinning from ear to ear. The chemistry between Marc and Julianne was flammable and only needed a spark to set it off."
Seduced by a Book

"Vicky Dreiling has written a very enchanting story in How to Seduce a Scoundrel. This historical romance is sure to please any reader who is a fan of the genre.
The Romance Review

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading HOW TO SEDUCE A SCOUNDREL. The plot was fast-paced, the characters were well rounded, and I found myself halfway through the book before I realized I had read so much. Trust me, BUY THIS BOOK, you will not regret it!
Renee's Reads

"Lovely is an understated word for this book."
The Reading Reviewer

"Wickedly fun read!"
Single Title Reviews

"How to Seduce a Scoundrel is entertaining, sexy and fun."
Red Hot Reviews

"How to Seduce a Scoundrel made me laugh, kept me up extra late, and kept me interested the whole time. I highly recommend this book."
— 4 1/2 Stars Book Addict

"This book is one you don`t want to miss!'
— 4 1/2 Stars A Great Book is the Cheapest Vacation



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Tristan, the Duke of Shelbourne is a man with a mission: find a wife he can tolerate as long as they both shall live. No love is necessary—nor desired. But how to choose amid a dizzying array of wealthy-yet-witless candidates? Hire London’s infamously prim and proper matchmaker. Then pretend she’s not the most captivating woman he’s ever met . . .

Helping a devilish Duke create a contest to pick his perfect mate is the kind of challenge Tessa Mansfield relishes. Her methods may be scandalous, but she’s determined to find the notorious bachelor more than a wife—she’ll bring him true love. Yet when Tessa watches the women vie for the Duke’s affections, she longs to win his heart herself. And after a stolen kiss confirms Tristan’s desire, Tessa knows she has broken a matchmaker’s number one rule: never fall in love with the groom. | | Barnes & Noble
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How to Marry a Duke

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"Dreiling’s Regency romance debut is, in a word, enchanting ... How can Tristan honorably back away from his public courtship? And how can Tessa’s reputation in high society survive? Dreiling not only solves the dilemma; she also makes readers care about the delightful couple through their witty repartee and her expert storytelling."
—Booklist Starred Review

“For a first book, Vicky Dreiling has set a high standard for hopefully many more books to come! She has woven a fabulous and fascinating Regency Romance … you will just want to read on into the night to find out how things will transpire for this perfect, yet unlikely couple.”
—Fresh Fiction

“HOW TO MARRY A DUKE is a fantastic debut. The book is fun, light, and full of romance.”
—The Season for Romance – Rating 9 Top Pick

“Brims with clever wit and repartee.”
—Nicole Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

"An enchanting debut, full of humor and heart!"
—Madeline Hunter, New York Times bestselling author

“Vicky Dreiling delivers a tale chock full of warmth, wit and tenderness. She’s sure to please readers everywhere!”
--Samantha James, New York Times bestselling author

"A terrific romp of a read!...Vicky is a bright new voice in romance."
—Sarah MacLean, New York Times bestselling author

"A delicious read! Better than chocolate! Sexy, fresh and witty, Vicky Dreiling is an author to watch!”
—Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author

"Dreiling's delightful debut combines the rituals of Regency courtship with TV's The Bachelor....  Dreiling is definitely a newcomer to watch."
RT Book Reviews

"TV's The Bachelor has nothing on Vicky Dreiling's Tristan, Duke of Shelbourne, who shows us How To Marry a Duke.
RT K.I.S.S. Award (Knights in Shining Silver)

"Vicky Dreiling provides a charming romance as she runs the ducal games in accordance with acceptable Regency aristocratic behavior. The cast is solid as they bring humor, shenanigans, and deportment, but the tale belongs to the duke and his matchmaker as he knows who he wants as his duchess."
— Harriet Klausner, The Romantic Post