Guest Post & Giveaway: Top 5 with Susanne Lord

Badass Book Reviews Welcomes:

Susanne Lord

Today on Badass Book Reviews, we’re thrilled to have Susanne Lord stop by to celebrate her new release, In Search of Scandal. Susanne shares with us some of her favorite quotes from the book to give readers a sneak peek!


9781492623502In Search of Scandal by Susanne Lord
Book #1 in London Explorers

Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date: December 1st, 2015

Synopsis from Goodreads: A DARING EXPLORER

All of London is abuzz with the tale of Will Repton. The lone survivor of a massacre in Tibet has returned to England a hero, but the traumatized explorer has no time for glory. Another dangerous expedition awaits. Nothing will deter him from his quest, and no one will unearth his secret—until Will meets Charlotte Baker.


Vivacious Charlotte Baker also has a mission—to find a man whose bold spirit matches her own. When she meets Will Repton, she immediately recognizes him as her soul mate, and she’s naively willing to turn her back on the rules of propriety to ensnare him. Will is torn between his fascination with Charlotte and his vow to finish his quest. He knows what it is to risk life and limb—but what if his most perilous adventure doesn’t lie across an ocean, but within his own lost heart?


Top 5 Favorite Quotes from In Search of Scandal

Susanne Lord

  1. ‘It was ludicrous. Men like him did not marry.’ Upon Will being mistaken by the butler as one of Charlotte’s suitors. I had to put voice to Will’s theme early on in the book, because in the end, Will very much becomes a man that does)
  2. “Then you see what you wish to see.” Will’s heated response to Charlotte’s protest that his travel journals are of educational value. I especially like this line as Will cuts right to the heart of Charlotte’s biggest flaw, and this is Charlotte’s theme throughout the book.
  3. “There’s nothing like the discovery of a hidden world… and you find yourself all alone in nature, in a world so vast—even God can’t find you.” In trying to persuade an investor of the excitement and adventure of exploration, Will can’t help but reveal the dark side of his recent expedition to Asia.
  4. “None of his teeth touch each other. It’s like a tooth graveyard.” Charlotte’s maid, Patty, expressing her dislike of one of Charlotte’s orthodontically-challenged suitors. I love the relationship between feisty Patty and Charlotte, which is full of love and a fierce loyalty.
  5. “Oh, honestly! It is not as if I have asked you to wear a pink pinafore and skip through Hyde Park with a hoop and stick.” Charlotte’s response to Will’s long deliberation of her “marriage requirement” that he bid her ‘good morning’ and ‘good night’ every day, with a kiss.

There you have them! Susanne Lord’s favorite quotes from the first installment of her new London Explorers series. We hope you’ve enjoyed this glimpse of Charlotte and Will!


About The Author


Susanne Lord is a writer of Victorian-era romance and author of the London Explorer series published by Sourcebooks.

Originally from Okinawa, off-base and on, she now makes her home in Chicago where she is an active member of Chicago North RWA. When not writing, attending theater or reading, she enjoys hiking the English countryside and visiting historic homes and gardens.

IN SEARCH OF SCANDAL is Susanne’s debut novel.


Find Susanne Lord on the web:
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Series Reading Order:
1. In Search of Scandal
2. Discovery of Desire (Expected Publication: September 6th, 2015)


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Comments 9

  • I love historical romance, particularly Regency and Scottish. I don’t really have a specific favorite book. Some of my favorite authors, though, are Grace Burrowes, Monica McCarty, Shana Galen, and Elizabeth Hoyt.

    • Oh, yeah. I do love those highlanders! Have you read Maya Banks? Her McCabe trilogy was wonderful! Grace Burrowes and Shana Galen are two of my favorites, as well. I’ll have to check out the others you mentioned. Thank you for the recommendations, Janie! 🙂

  • I am an avid reader of historicals there’s so many authors I’d like to recommend unfortunately I can only list a few… Gayle Callen, Erica Ridley, Madeline Martin, Meara Platt, Catherine Kean, Theresa Romain, Valerie Bowman, Tessa Dare, Vanessa Kelly, Victoria Roberts, Eliza Knight and so many others. Thanks for the chance and happy holidays

    • I also love Gayle Callen and Victoria Roberts! Theresa Romain has been on my to be read list forever; I really need read one of her books. I’ve only read one Tessa Dare and it was just OK for me. But I’ve heard her Spindle Cove series is very good, so I want to try that one. Thanks for the recommendations, Natasha! Happy Holidays to you, too! 🙂

  • I love historical romances! I read them almost exclusively. Right now I’m reading only Christmas themed romances but after the holidays I can’t wait to read the new Lisa Kleypas, Cold-Hearted Rake. I also have some Elizabeth Hoyt to catch up on and am eagerly awaiting the new Spindle Cove novella by Tessa Dare and the new Bridgerton book by Julia Quinn. So many books, so little time.

  • I’m definitely NOT a fan of hysterical romances. But my Southern Belle daughter in law it. I enter contests to win books for her which in turn makes my son’s like infinitely easier.
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  • Occassionally I read a historical.