Friday Feature: Sally Orr

Posted by on April 22, 2016 in Friday Feature, Regency romance | 11 comments



When George Drexel used his vast experience with women to write and publish The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide, little did he realize the havoc it would cause. Now years later, the rumor of a second edition has London’s naughtiest widows pounding on his door, begging to be included. But George has given up his roguish ways and wants nothing more than to be left alone with his architectural pursuits…until beautiful Meta Russell tempts him from his work and leaves him contemplating an altogether different sort of plan.

The handbook may be years out of print, but it still has the power to ruin lives. Desperate to save her sister-whose inclusion has left her jilted-Meta tracks down the rake responsible, only to find a man who steals her breath and leaves her reeling. Banding together to put things to rights, George and Meta find themselves drawn inexorably together…but can Meta truly trust her heart to a man who wrote the book on being a rake?




Quick Questions: 

1)                  What type of hero do you like to write? 

Smart ones. Even the beta hero of WHEN A RAKE FALLS is smart. He may sing when he’s happy, but he’s not stupid.

2)                  Did you have any interesting experiences when you were researching your book, or getting it published?

Yes, I read a book on the life of Sir Marc Brunel, and the happy ever after was inspired by real life events in his life. I cannot reveal sowhat that is, because it would spoil the ending. 😉

3)                  What’s next for Sally Orr?

A QUESTION FOR THE EARL, a story about a grumpy, sea captain who must act as a bodyguard for a very spoiled lady. 


The Excerpt:

“You see, the secret to pleasuring a woman requires many traits unique to engineers.” His wholly wicked smile appeared on a pleased countenance. “There are steps to consider for maximum satisfaction. It’s like building a bridge: first you must find the right site. In this case”—he locked the door—“the site needs to be secured.”


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To win* an ebook (Amazon or B&N) of Sally Orr’s To Catch a Rake, please answer the question in the comment section below.

Sally shared the must have, one trait found in all her heroes. What’s the one trait you need in heroes you love to read?

Please respond in the comment section below and you’ll be entered to win an e-copy of Sally’s latest romance novel.

*random winner will be drawn from the comments below 4/23/16 at noon ET.


  1. While intelligence is very important in my hero, he also has to have (at least some) compassion for others. I do not want to read about a self-centered jerk. 🙂

  2. Strength of character. As in, I need my heroes to fight for what they believe in, no matter how unpopular his beliefs may be. I believe compassion and honor comes from strength of character.

  3. Intelligence is important… but so is loyalty… Intelligence is useless if the guy cheats on you…

  4. A lot of things are important but I want my hero to allow the heroine to feel beautiful. I love when he makes her see how he true sees her…beautiful inside and out. The things that make her embarrassed are endearing to him, the comfort that she gives and most of all her intelligence.

  5. While being smart is very important, a sense of humor and and integrity are also very important to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. He must be tough, loyal, intelligent, and brave!

  7. Empathy – I love it when they understand what the heroine is thinking and feeling.

  8. Love of animals and of course loyalty.

  9. loyal

  10. You’re welcome, Linda!

  11. And the winner is… Linda Townsend! Be on the lookout for an email from Sally Orr.


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