Delilah S. Dawson Guest Post & Giveaway: Criminy’s letter to Tish


Delilah S. Dawson’s forthcoming novel Wicked as They Come (pre-order for March 27 release) brings the sexy while merging steampunk and paranormal romance. We’ve got a heroine, Tish Everett, transported to a surreal world where a charming (and fanged!) proprietor of a magical traveling circus has been waiting for her. As part of our month-long Character Love Letters series, we have his letter to her.

Wicked as They Come by Delilah S. DawsonDear Woman I Will One Day Ravage Every Which Way,

If you’re reading this, then you’ve found my locket. The good news is that you have a soul mate, and I’m him, which makes you a very lucky lass.

My name is Criminy Stain, and I’m the proprietor of a traveling clockwork caravan that you’re sure to love, especially since my wagon is the biggest. We transverse Sangland on a train, stopping far outside of each town’s walls to entertain the dullards therein with magic, a clockwork menagerie, and death defying acts of skill. I’m a magician of no mean talents myself, which is how this book came to find you.

The bad news, at least if you’re a Pinkie, is that I’m a Bludman, albeit a very civilized one. I’m over a hundred years old and well-able to control my hunger for blood, although when I meet you, I hope you’ll be luscious enough to tempt me. But don’t let any differences we might have alarm you. I’ve been looking for you for a long time, and I trust the spell that’s drawing us together. Whatever you are when we find each other, I know we’ll have the thing we need most: love. Hopefully we’ll also have passion, as I very much look forward to making you squeal.

So here’s what to do. Open the locket, making sure the liquid within touches your skin. Say the words engraved inside as you look at my devilishly handsome picture. Do those three things and the spell will be cast. We’ll soon be together, and I’ll teach you how to conjure a butterfly. Right after I roger you.

With hope,
Criminy Stain


We have one copy of Delilah S. Dawson’s Wicked as They Come for a lucky VBC reader. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Contest open to U.S. addresses only, and ends on Feb. 29.

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13 Responses to “Delilah S. Dawson Guest Post & Giveaway: Criminy’s letter to Tish”

  1. Rain Maiden Jen says:

    This books sounds so good. Thanks for the post,I’m adding this to my wish list.

  2. Tonya says:

    Ooohhh, I want a locket like that!

  3. SharonS says:

    I want to see his big wagon! 😉

  4. Liz Semkiu says:

    What a love note! Looking forward to the book and putting on my TBR list.

  5. cindy vinzant says:

    I look forward to the book

  6. Karen Edwards says:

    This looks absolutely fabulous. I’m putting this on my wish list!

  7. Damaris Sanchez says:

    Wow…love his introduction. Can’t wait to read it.

  8. Ashley Applebee says:

    Love it!! I wish I could find a locket like that!! Too yummy!!
    Ashley A

  9. Cate says:

    Oooh! Don’t need the locket. You got me with the love letter! this book
    Sounds hot!

  10. This book sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win it! 🙂

  11. Tracey D says:

    I saw an ad for this book and RT Reviews and it caught my attention. After reading about it, I’m adding it to my must have list.

  12. erinf1 says:

    Thanks for the awesome letter and giveaway! I’ve had book lust for this title ever since the fantastic cover was revealed a few months ago. I loved the last line “We’ll soon be together, and I’ll teach you how to conjure a butterfly. Right after I roger you.”.

    Thanks again!

  13. Penny says:

    Look like a great night of reading. thanks for the chance

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