Dec 23 2012 2:00pm

Author Valerie Bowman’s “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” Regency Parody!

Secrets of a Runaway Bride by Valerie BowmanAuthor Valerie Bowman not only writes great books—Secrets of a Wedding Night has already been released, and watch for her Secrets of a Runaway Bride out in March, 2013)—but she is a regular H&H contributor and, it turns out, a fabulous parody-er! 

We're pleased to run a special version of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland” she wrote for She Loves Hot Reads. Thanks, Valerie!

To the tune of “Walking In a Winter Wonderland”…

Dukes are hot; earls are to–oo.
Viscounts make me want to dro-ool.
If he wears a cra-vat, he’s super hot.
Oh, Re-gen-cy, his-tor-i-cal romance.

Make a be-et in White’s bo-ok.
Run off and kiss, inside a no-ok.
A romance novel for me, must be a Re-gen-cy.
Oh, Re-gen-cy, his-tor-i-cal romance.

(In the meadow…)
In the novel, there may be a wedding.
Someone could run off to Gretna Green.
Maybe toss in a virgin widow.
And all the fun tropes in between.

Dance cards and…reti-cu-les.
Someone may just fight a duel.
Full of corsets and tea; our beloved Prin-ny.
Oh, Re-gen-cy, his-tor-i-cal romance.

Don’t forget about the war-rs.
And the ma-ny social more-es.
A country house par-ty.
Makes me squeal with glee.
Oh, Re-gen-cy, his-tor-i-cal romance.

(In the meadow…)
What the heck is a pianoforte?
And how come they take so many baths?
Why is hot chocolate so thrilling?
And why are all the heroes good at maths?

Arch a brow, crook a finger.
Steal a kiss and let it linger.
Scandals and misdeeds; see ‘em on SheLovesHotReads.
Oh, Re-gen-cy, his-tor-i-cal romance!

Originally featured on She Loves Hot Reads


Valerie Bowman writes Regency-set historical romance novels with a focus on sharp dialogue, engaging storylines, and heroines who take matters into their own hands! Publishers Weekly calls Secrets of a Wedding Night, an “enchanting, engaging debut that will have readers seeking future installments” and Romantic Times Book Reviews says, “This fast-paced, charming debut, sparkling with witty dialogue and engaging characters, marks Bowman for stardom.” And Booklistgave it a starred review!You can find Valerie on the web at and on Facebook and Twitter.

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