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Apr 17, 2024

Dear Readers,

We interrupt your regularly scheduled Wednesday with some exciting news! Barnes & Noble is having a Pre-order Sale today, tomorrow and Friday! It’s the perfect time to pre-order your copy of THE TROUBLE WITH INVENTING A VISCOUNT.

This limited-time sale is for Premium and Rewards members. Just use code PREORDER25 at checkout and receive 25% off all pre-orders, and Premium members get an additional 10% off! The savings are huge!

Barnes & Noble’s Pre-order Sale (4/17 through 4/19) applies to other Avon titles as well, so be sure to check out all the books on your wish list!

If you belong to a romance book club, this is the perfect time to order multiple copies. And if you happen to be looking at your book club schedule for September and are wondering which amazing Avon title to read… well, I could offer a suggestion. Oh, look!  THE TROUBLE WITH INVENTING A VISCOUNT just happens to come out on September 24th.  What a coincidence!  😉

Warm wishes and happy reading,












Barnes & Noble Pre-order link:


Sale Alert!

Apr 11, 2024

Great news! IT HAD TO BE A DUKE is a Kindle Daily Deal! Make your ereader (or someone else’s) happy by grabbing a copy today!
Warm wishes and happy reading,
Viv ❤️
#KindleDailyDeal #AvonBooks












The Trouble with Inventing a Viscount

Jan 24, 2024

It has been an exciting week in Lorretlandia. Not only have I seen the sexy cover mock-ups for THE TROUBLE WITH INVENTING A VISCOUNT (book 2 in the Liars’ Club series), but I just received the copyedits as well! So exciting! And, did I happen to mention, there are pre-order links already popping up? Squee!!! 🥳 











The Trouble with Inventing a Viscount will be on sale this September. Cover reveal coming soon!
Pre-order link:


Warm wishes and happy reading,


Merry Christmas

Dec 24, 2023

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you peace, joy and love, now and always.





Nov 26, 2023

Seasons greetings!

It’s snowing here, in my corner of the world. The flakes are dissolving as soon as they land, but it’s my guess that Mother Nature is giving us a head’s-up.

“Winter is right around the corner,” she’s telling us in her melodic sing-song.

“But what about the snow on Halloween?” I ask, thinking about my measly 20 trick-or-treaters and all the leftover Hershey’s with Almonds at the back of the snack cabinet.

She flits her fingers in the air with nonchalance. “Oh, that was just an answer to a challenge. Father Time didn’t think I could or would. But I showed him, didn’t I?”

I nod, but my attention drifts back to the snack cabinet. The tall, dark and delicious Hershey bar gives me a nod and a slow grin…

“And besides,” MN continues, “I practically gave you a week of summer afterward. Sometimes a woman just has to answer a challenge with a bit of flair, wouldn’t you agree? Much like your heroine in your new release.”

My attention snaps back to her as I surreptitiously crinkle the wrapper in my hand and thumb melted milk chocolate from the corner of my mouth. “Exactly. When Verity Hartley tells her snooty neighbor that she’s engaged to a duke, she’s only picking up the gauntlet laid at her feet. She never imagines that the duke in question will ever hear about one, tiny–insignificant, really–little lie.”

“Oh, but he does, indeed. And I just love what he does about it,” MN cackles.

I blush. “Thank you. I hope the readers feel the same.”

“Well, with winter right around the corner, it’s the perfect time for everyone to grab a copy of IT HAD TO BE A DUKE and snuggle into a warm, cozy chair.”

“Now that you put it that way, I guess it is the perfect time for everyone to grab a copy of IT HAD TO BE A DUKE. It’s available this Tuesday, November 28th, wherever books are sold.”

“Splendid!” she claps in a burst of snow flurries. “Well, best be off. I plan to challenge Father Time into slowing things down until the end of the year. But it would be just like him to speed things up, wouldn’t it?”

“Then, perhaps, you shouldn’t–”

“Be sure to offer your readers the links to IT HAD TO BE A DUKE. Toodle loo, dear.” And suddenly she’s gone.

I’m left staring out the window, my chocolate scented breath fogging up the glass. And, since I know that it’s never a good idea to disappoint Mother Nature, I’ve added the links for IT HAD TO BE A DUKE below.

I’m wishing everyone a fun, safe and joyful holiday season!

Warm wishes and happy reading,

USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret launches a new series with a sparkling romance about a spinster, a duke, and a fake engagement that blurs the lines between enemies and lovers…

Verity Hartley always tells the truth. Well, mostly. However, when her snooty neighbor returns to their small hamlet to brag about having a grand Season, a plethora of ballgowns, and so many suitors that she cannot possibly decide which one to marry, Verity tells a lie. She claims to be betrothed. To a duke. Who happens to be her family’s sworn enemy. But what are the odds that he would ever learn of this one, little, harmless falsehood?

Magnus Warring, the Duke of Longhurst, is on the precipice of marrying an heiress to save his estate from financial ruin. At least, he was. Until he hears an unbelievable rumor that he is already betrothed. To the daughter of a liar, cheat, and swindler! Needing to protect his reputation, he hunts down the culprit. And when he finds the untamed beguiler, she has the audacity to ask him to lie for her. To pretend to be her fiancé!

One week, that’s all Verity needs. Then Magnus could return to his life. But nothing is ever that simple. Sometimes it doesn’t take that long to fall in love, even with the enemy.

Isbn: 9780063143128

One more thing…
If you would like a bookmark for IT HAD TO BE A DUKE, please feel free to visit my “Contact” page and send me your request, along with your mailing address.

Happy holidays!


Oct 18, 2023

I have some news!
1. This is the LAST DAY to purchase a ticket for Buns & Roses Tea for Literacy. I hope to see you this weekend in Richardson, Texas!
2. The silent auction is OPEN for bids! One of the items (#210) is your chance to name a pet in my next book and your name will also be mentioned in the acknowledgements of that book.
3. Last, but not least, ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A DUKE is on sale today and tomorrow for only $1.99!

Some news!

Oct 3, 2023

Happy October!

I just love this time of year! Autumn is my favorite season. Who doesn’t love a world bursting into orange, red and gold? The air almost tastes like cinnamon and clove, inviting evenings on the porch with a mug of mulled cider. Even though Northern Indiana is experiencing a little heatwave at the moment, my sweaters and I know that crisp fall weather is just around the corner. And, let me tell you, we are ready!

I have news! Later this month, I’ll be hosting a table at the Buns & Roses Romance Tea for Literacy. There are still spots available to attend the tea, and the proceeds benefit the Richardson Adult Literacy Center, which helps so many people realize their dreams. I hope to see you there!

But if you are unable to attend the tea, there will also be a book signing, as well as a silent auction. In the past, we’ve had wonderful prizes up for grabs – from a week in Scottish cottage to gift baskets filled with books and wine. Be sure to click on the link above to see what goodies we have in store for you this year!

More news!

I have a new book coming out next month! IT HAD TO BE A DUKE is the first in the new Liar’s Club series. This Regency Era romp will hit shelves, e-readers, and cellphones (for the audiobook) on November 28th!

I’ll be sending another newsletter as the time nears. But, in the meantime, I’m overjoyed to report that the critics and readers are raving about this book!
Publishers Weekly, Starred review!!

*Lorret (Never Seduce a Duke) launches the Liar’s Club series with a scintillating fake fiancé romance in Regency England. Verity Hartley is a spinster “teetering on the abyss of six and twenty.” For the most part, she’s accepted her fate, but when her obnoxious neighbor gloats about having numerous suitors vying for her hand, Verity blurts out a lie to shut her up; she says she’s engaged to Magnus Warring, the fifth Duke of Longhurst. He’s the most impressive man she can think of on the spot, and though their families are old enemies, she believes her deceit to be harmless. Magnus, for his part, is in London, desperately trying to marry an heiress to bolster the dukedom’s flagging coffers. After his potential betrothal is jeopardized when whispers of Verity’s lie spread to London, he heads to the country to confront her—but instead ends up begrudgingly agreeing to participate in her deception for a week. As the unlikely pair fake an engagement, their witty verbal sparring gives way to intense chemistry that they try and fail to resist. (“I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t curse every time you’ve finished kissing me.” “Me? You’re the one who started it this time.”) But given the complicated history between their families and Magnus’s need to marry for money, does their romance stand a chance? With big emotions, sensual love scenes, and endearing protagonists, this is sure to win hearts.

And from Library Journal:

Lorret (Never Seduce a Duke) begins a new series with this sprightly and fun fake-engagement tale that quickly deepens into a bit of a Cinderella/caper/family story. Verity Hartley is on the verge of becoming a spinster, the seemingly least beautiful and vibrant member of her notorious family. Pushed to the limit by a spiteful acquaintance, Verity manufactures an engagement to a duke. Too bad she picks Magnus Warring, the Duke of Longhurst, who loathes her family and is in the middle of a tricky engagement of his own to an heiress. To get them both out of the mess Verity has made, Magnus suggests a quick real engagement and an even quicker cry off. Once engaged, and much to their surprise, they discover each other and deepen their relationship. It is a lovely tumble and manages to be funny and serious at once. As the plot picks up and Verity and Magnus become enmeshed in decades-old secrets and plans, Lorret adds in more characters to set up the series. VERDICT Fans of Tessa Dare and Grace Burrowes will be happy to find Lorret. This is a strong start to a series that should be in all collections.

I can’t wait to share this book with you! And, if you are able to attend, I look forward to seeing you at Buns & Roses!

Warm wishes and happy reading,

IT HAD TO BE A DUKE is available for pre-order now:


Jul 24, 2023


July is the best time for a big giveaway, don’t you think? And because the 24th is the best day in July 😁 I’m giving away 24 signed copies of NEVER SEDUCE A DUKE!
To enter, just click on the link below.
The 24 different winners will be chosen at random on 7/31/23.

Sending happy summertime wishes your way!

Warm wishes and happy reading,