Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tell Me About it Tuesday Welcomes Kate Deveaux!

This week on Tell Me About it Tuesday I am welcoming fellow TEB author, Kate Deveaux! She's got a steamy new read to share with everyone!

About Kate:

Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Kate currently resides with her husband in Arizona.


This time around I changed up the interview questions! YAY! I'm so glad Kate indulged me!



Q. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

So far I haven’t, although I can get stuck sometimes in a story along the way. I’m mostly a plotter. I’m continually running over my plots in my head like a movie playing on a big screen — that’s usually how I work out plot problems and keep the whole thing moving forward.

Q. What comes first, the plot or characters?
Both! Usually I get a fleeting flash of inspiration for a plot. An ‘ah ha’ moment when I think an idea, setting, or character would make a great story. I keep a notebook full of my story ideas, I’m always jotting things down.

Q. Tell us something about your newest release that is NOT in the blurb.
Well, I attended a proper English boarding school, which was my inspiration for ‘Academy of Love.’ But I can assure you there is nothing proper about what goes on between Lawrence and Cassianna at the academy.

 Q. Are you working on anything at the present you would like to tell us about?
I’m working on an exciting erotic romance ‘Bimini Bound’ set on a luxury yacht in the Bahamas, with an older woman/younger man, mistaken identity, and themes of voyeurism, ménage, and exotic locales. Very fun!

Q. What are you reading now?
Let’s see what in my Kindle: I’m reading Kendra Elliot’s ‘Buried,’ ‘Blink of the Eye’ by Kiera Ramsey, “The Stranger’ by Kyra Davis and Ella Laurance’s ‘Art of Pleasure.’       



Druuuuuummmrolllll please. Tell us all about that book!

 

 Blurb:


Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.  

Excerpt:



She had not seen Lawrence in almost twelve years, but there he was before her. His rugged, handsome good looks unchanged. His muscled body evident with his shirtsleeves rolled up, she could see those strong forearms and his adept hands. Oh, what he could do with those hands. She was unable to take her gaze from his. Words would not form in her mouth as she stared at him.

Lawrence stepped forward, extending his hand to Mr.Stevens. “I am pleased to meet you. I’m Lawrence Taylor,” his voice deep and confident, “chairman of the board of trustees for the academy.”

Cassianna’s jaw dropped, but she quickly closed it, struggling to regain her professionalism. She hoped she appeared cool on the outside, inside her mind was racing even faster than her pulsing heart.
She tried to center her thoughts; averting her gaze from

Lawrence’s. She struggled with her composure and found her voice. “The Stevens are here for a tour of the school and were just admiring the Equestrian Center,” she said in Penny's direction. She feared that making eye contact with Lawrence would have her completely unglued. “And Penny is keen to join the riding team,” Cassianna stuttered, nodding to the young girl.

“Is that so?” Lawrence smiled encouragingly at Penny. “I’m a bit of a horse man myself.”

That’s an understatement, Cassianna thought, given the hours he’d spent coaching her years ago. And not just in the ring. Lawrence had been a talented and devoted lover, but now was not the time to think about that. She couldn’t help but notice that devastatingly charming grin that hadn’t changed, the way one corner of his mouth raised slightly higher than the other. She knew every nook and cranny of that mouth. A hot flush rushed between her thighs as her eyes lingered on him, remembering just how strong her attraction to him was all those years ago. 



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More Kate:

Other Kate Deveaux new and upcoming releases:





 Vi Martin, a successful multi-millionaire businesswoman, is in for a surprise when the domestic agency sends her a new butler for her swanky Miami retreat. Drop dead gorgeous Clarkson Dale is the consummate professional butler until he meets his new employer. Strictly professional by day but all bets are off at night when they explore their fantasies. The sparks fly and their attraction is undeniable when they break all the rules when Michel, Vi’s gorgeous young french trained chef joins Clarkson and Vi in exploring her deeper sexual tastes. Also published as part of the erotic anthology At Your Service. Total E-Bound Official Release Date: July 5 2013







 

The last thing Jody needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days… but that’s exactly what happens when the recently divorced, single mom and her three best friends board a Caribbean cruise and she falls for the dashing celebrity guest, Taggart Keith. Their attraction sizzles at sea, but life is anything but smooth sailing when they return to land. Jody is shocked to find out that Taggart doesn’t practice what he preaches — he hasn’t left his past behind at all. The best selling author and self-help guru is used to getting what he wants but Jody isn’t so sure she can take a chance on love again. Will it be full steam ahead for the small town girl and the jet-setting bachelor?  Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: December 1 2013






3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me as your guest, it was fun stopping by to chat with you!
    Best,
    Kate

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  2. Love your story themes, Kate. I have my own fond memories of Bimini, so I'll be watching out for that story when you release it. Best of luck with book sales!

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  3. Thanks Gemma, Bimini Bound is quite a fun tale. Check out my Pinterest Board for a preview of it and other titles in the works.
    http://pinterest.com/katedeveaux/

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