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My Heroine of Romance - by Vivienne Lorret

by Caroline Perny

As we celebrate Avon’s 75th anniversary, Avon authors are sharing their heroines of Romance – the iconic authors who influenced them to become the writers they are today. This month, Vivienne Lorret, author of When a Marquess Loves a Woman, joins us to talk about her Heroine of Romance:

Jude Deveraux hooked me on romance. I was in high school when I discovered her book, The Black Lyon, and found myself immersed in another time. I was glued to every page, word for word, line for line, needing to know what would happen next and yet wanting to linger inside the world she created so badly that I hoped it would never end. All her books are like that for me. Her powerful but wounded heroes and the strong, feisty heroines that they love have burrowed deep into my soul. She kindled that spark within me that first wished to transform ink and paper into a time travel device. She inspired me to imagine that, one day, I could write a romance, too. Because of that, and so much more, she is a genuine heroine of romance.


About Vivienne Lorret:

USA Today bestselling author, Vivienne Lorret loves romance novels, her pink laptop, her husband, and her two sons (not necessarily in that order…but there are days). Transforming copious amounts of tea into words, she is an Avon Impulse author of works including Tempting Mr. Weatherstone, The Wallflower Wedding series, The Rakes of Fallow Hall series, The Duke’s Christmas Wish, and the Season’s Original series.