Aug 03

Laugh with the Characters from HIS WICKED DREAM

Victorian Romance, Western Romance, Paranormal Romance

Readers comment that my Romances are funny,which I consider a huge compliment. I’m not sure how I achieve humor so consistently in book after book, except to say that I have a knack for inventing smart-alecks, who excel at one-liners.

In His Wicked Dream (on sale for 99 cents,) I created an ensemble cast of wise-cracking secondary characters to keep my award-winning hero and his heroine on their toes. You meet Collie, the orphaned thief; Sera, the hero’s match-making sister; and Aunt Claudia, the 75-year-old spinster, who smokes a pipe and carries a shotgun. Throw these characters together and…  Well, hilarity erupts.

To brighten your day, I’ve assembled some humorous, mini excerpts from His Wicked Dream. I hope these snippets make you smile!

Victorian Romance, Western Romance, Paranormal RomanceMichael (hero) and Eden (heroine):

“This isn’t a church social,” Michael growled. “Do you have any idea what your father’s going to do when he finds out you’ve been holed up in a stable with a man? A bad man?”

“You’re not so bad.” She cast him a sideways look. “Apart from your manners.”

Aunt Claudia and Eden:

“I’m gonna march down the street and see what’s so jo-fired important that Michael’s been holed up in his office like a bear.”

“But Auntie, do you really think a shotgun’s necessary?”

“Obviously, you ain’t never hunted bear.”

Eden and Collie, the Orphaned Thief:

“M-my cat.” Eden managed weakly, noticing how the boy’s blade pointed expertly in her direction. “What are you going to do?”

“Eat it.”

“But she’s my pet!”

“Looks like it’s time to get a dog.”

Eden and 10-year-old Jamie:

“Jamie, honey,” Eden coaxed in a tone that would have made castor oil bearable. “I thought we were friends. Don’t you want me to heal your bunnies? The way I healed your toad?”

“Heck, no. That dried up old plant you gave Georgie turned him into a girl!”

“A… girl?” Eden sounded bemused.

“That’s right! He laid eggs!”

Eden and Michael:

She glared at him. “After removing my picnic basket from the auction and fueling a virtual prairie fire of gossip at my expense, I think I’d be well within my rights to leave you standing in the dust.”

“Hmm.” Michael smirked. “I suggest we drive, then.”

Eden and Michael’s matchmaking sister, Sera:

“A Kentucky gentleman—like my dear brother Michael—would know how to kiss a lady. But I don’t have to tell you that, do I, Eden?”

Eden cast her friend an exasperated look. “Don’t you have anything better to do besides torment me?”

Sera beamed. “I can’t think of a thing.”

Eden and Michael:

Michael tried to look stern as he crossed to Eden’s bed. “You’re supposed to ingest your medicine on an empty stomach, Eden.”

“Have I told you you’re a tyrant?”


“Has it sunk in yet?”

Aunt Claudia (with her shotgun) at the Kissing Booth:

“Hey! Hey!” the 75-year-old spinster bellowed in a voice three times her size. “I saw them moths fly outta yer wallet. Git yer scrawny arse over here, Abner Buckbee. Kissin’ me’ll cost you a buck. Fer three bucks, you can go home without my buckshot in yer britches!”

Book Description

His Wicked Dream

By Adrienne deWolfe

Victorian Romance, Western Romance, American RomanceHaunted by scandal, Eden Mallory is determined to start over in a new town. But she won’t soon forget the sexy, rugged doctor who rescued her from an outlaw, then rode off into the storm.

After losing his kid-brother to consumption, Dr. Michael Jones is obsessed with saving lives. He has no room for love or a wife. But the nights are lonely, and Eden haunts his dreams.

But when Eden becomes his backdoor neighbor, she turns his world upside-down with her unconventional healing skills and sweet temptation.

Then outlaws return, and Michael is forced to confront his past to save the most precious life of all.


  1. Nancy Morse

    Thanks for the laughs, Adrienne. I’ll admit I’m not good at humor in my books, so I love to find it in others.

  2. Adrienne deWolfe

    Thank you for the kudos, Nancy. Writing funny characters keeps me sane. I honestly don’t know how some authors can live in the head of an angst-ridden hero for all the months it takes to write a novel. Good luck with your new release! Hugs!

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