Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Author Wednesdays Victoria Vane!!!!

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It's Author Wednesday time again, and this week Victoria Vane is here. Yay Victoria!!!!! Welcome to For Whom The Books Toll. We're talking about the Top 10 Quotes from the Devil DeVere Series. These quotes are awesome. If you haven't read any of these books, you're in for a real treat! I hope everyone enjoys the quotes.

           TEN FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES by Victoria Vane                                                    

  - Devil in the Making (FREE Download!)     Devilish Vignette #1
Ludovic scowled. “Sin, it seems you were unduly attached to the creature. You must break this damnable habit of falling in love with every female you bed.”
“DeVere’s right,” said Charles Fox.
“Neither of you can understand,” Simon replied sullenly, “for you have yet to experience the grand passion, the all consuming power of love.”
Sin, listen to me closely,” Ludovic said. “You must accept that sometimes a fuck, no matter how rapturous, is only a fuck. No more. No less.” 

        - The Trouble with Sin       Devlish Vignette #2
"Where are my clothes, Sin?" Ned demanded, his arms crossed over his broad chest and his gaze a mere slit.
"Clothes?" Simon repeated blankly.
"Yes. Clothes. I seem to be devoid of any."
Simon smirked. "However did you lose them?"
"I'm not in a humor for humor," Ned replied. "Must I drag your arse from the bed?"
"It would be a wasted effort, for you'll find I have no clothes either." Simon chuckled. He raised the sheet that only partially covered the four bodies. "Indeed, none of us seem to have any clothes." 

  A Wild Night’s Bride     Book 1 The Devil DeVere Series
    "Ah, Ned!" Ludovic cried in a voice slurred from drink. "I wondered where you'd gone. You've returned with a companion?"
     "Only because the lady expressed a wish to make your acquaintance."
     Ludovic gave Ned a sardonic arch of his brow. "How extraordinary. Did she, indeed?" He abandoned the nearby breast to appraise Phoebe. "Charming."
     She realized she had passed muster when he waved away the woman between his legs and flashed her a bedazzling smile. "What is your name, my pet?"
     "Kitty," she replied.
     DeVere threw back his head with a guffaw. "Kitty? How delightfully apropos!" His erstwhile companions forgotten, he patted a muscular thigh. "Come then, Kitty, my sweet, little puss. Sit on your master's lap, and I'll stroke you 'till you purr."

                Also from A Wild Night's Bride
Ned looked to DeVere. “You are the master of mayhem. Any brilliant ideas?”
“If we want him to leave the gate, we must provide proper motivation.” DeVere answered.
“Such as?” Phoebe prompted.
“Let us keep to the basics, my pet. Men are primarily moved by either their stomachs or their cocks. If we cannot tempt the one, it must be the other.”
Ned glared. “What are you suggesting?”
“Our little chambermaid can take the blighter off by offering him a hand job.”
“The hell she will!” Ned barked before Phoebe could answer for herself. “Think of something else!”
“Come now, Ned. She’ll be well compensated for her trouble. He chuckled, “Hell, for a thousand, I might be tempted to do it myself.” 

                      The Virgin Huntress  Book 2 The Devil DeVere Series
“Aye!” said Polly. “Keep it up and ye’ll only make a fool of yerself and spoil any chance for a suitable young man.”
“But I love him, Polly!”
“Pshaw! The frog in the well knows nothing of the great ocean.”               
Vesta scrunched her face. “Must you always speak in riddles?”
“Ye’ve been mollycoddled, missy, and can know nothing how the world works.”
“But I do know love, Polly! I loved Captain Hew from the moment I saw him and I just know I can make him love me too!”
“Humph!” Polly scoffed. “And the ass dreams of thistles too!”

         Also from  The Virgin Huntress
Ludovic interjected, “And where ever an ass falls; there he will never fall again.”
“I indeed marvel at that, Vic.” 
“That I have remained unwed?” 
“No, that you are still an ass.” Hew grinned, adding, “although yet an unmated ass.” 
“And that is precisely the state I intend to maintain. A man who lives alone is a god unto himself.” 
“And a devil unto others.”

                    Also from  The Virgin Huntress
“Why would you do such a thing?”
DeVere looked annoyed. “Why must everyone always ask “why”? I do because it suits me to do. I do not adhere to the world view that one must always have a reason for everything.

               Also from  The Virgin Huntress
“Do you wish to tell me what it is that sent you to my door, Vesta?”
“Must I have a reason?” she said. “You are my godfather, after all.”
He chuckled long and hard. “No my dear, reasons are only for those beings with inferior understanding.”

                      – The Devil You Know   Book 3 The Devil DeVere Series

“Should you later grow chilly, dear lady, you need only whisper the word, and I shall command every hearth in this monstrosity be lit. I would rather set my entire house aflame than cover such a magnificent…” His gaze raked over Diana’s bosom with an appreciative gleam. “… gown.” 

The Devil's Match  Book 4 The Devil DeVere Series
"You know I have never believed in monogamy."
"Yes," she said tightly. "You have made that clear on many occasions. Love requires a desire to sacrifice, Ludovic. To give up purely self-indulgent pleasure in return for something deeper and more meaningful."
"Have you ever loved before, Diana?" he asked, deftly turning the tables.
The question caught her off guard. "No," she said softly, but then her armor came up. "I once thought perhaps I could have, but I never really had the chance to find out."
"Is that what truly eats at you?" he asked. "Incessantly and relentlessly plagues you? Refuses to ever give you any peace?" He dug deeper. "The lost opportunity? Never knowing for certain whether you have the capacity for it or not?" He twisted the knife.
"Yes! Damn you!" she cried, feeling the brunt of his counterstrike full force.
"Damn me, indeed," he murmured, "for I suffer the same."

Also from this fabulous series.

   BLURB:       Book 4.5   The Devil DeVere Series
In her last month of pregnancy, Diana, Viscountess DeVere, has barely settled into her new life, and role as "the devil" DeVere's wife, when her increasingly restlesss husband receives an urgent summons to London. When Diana inadvertently discovers a message he received from a known courtesan with whom he was formerly linked, she fears her marriage is over before it has begun. 

Jewel of the East  Book 5  The Devil DeVere Series (coming soon)

She wondered now if after nearly five years of reining supreme, her star had begun to fade. No, it was unthinkable! It was also impossible, for she had taken careful measures to ensure no man would ever become bored with her. Just as a concubine only had one night to couch with with the sultan, Salime had adopted a policy of never accepting the same gentleman twice. In doing this, Salime promised her clients an experience never to be forgotten… nor to be repeated. And no other woman in all of England could equal her skills in the erotic arts… save perhaps one— the only one Salime had ever entrusted with the Eastern secrets to a man’s ultimate pleasure.
Until now, given the exorbitant rates Mrs. Hayes demanded for her company, Salime had always benefitted from preferential treatment. But the madam was gone, having bowed out after a legendary career. The bawd had passed the baton to Kitty Matthews, the number two courtesan of King’s Place, a fact that had always rubbed the other woman raw. As spiteful and vicious as her namesake, Kitty made no secret of her resentment of the one she called ‘the heathen whore’.
Salime had paid her little heed, however, for life in the brothel was really little different from petty jealousies she had known in the Imperial Harem, a place where rivalry for favor was a way of life, but with Mrs. Hayes retirement, change had come, and none of it to Salime’s benefit. Kitty had begun by demanding a higher percentage from Salime, raising “the procuress’ poundage” from five shillings per guinea to ten. It was unfair in the extreme, but going into private keeping as a gentleman’s mistress was not an option for Salime for her secret would quickly become revealed and her reputation lost. No, Salime had little choice but to remain at King’s Place where at least she had the benefit of her ever-present Mustafa to defend her person, even if he could do nothing to protect her livelihood. To that end, sadly, she had only herself.
“Come Mustafa,” she ordered her eunuch. “I have need of answers.” Something was not right. She knew it in her bones. Snatching up a veil to conceal her face, Salime departed her private rooms in search of a footman.
“Lord Winthrop, he has not arrived?” she accosted the wooden-faced servant who attended the opulent reception rooms. “He was to see me this evening, but has yet failed to appear in my chambers. Has he taken to cards or other entertainments?”
“He is not at cards,” the servant replied, his eyes failing to meet her gaze and then shifting away from her face altogether, to focus over her left shoulder. It was not an outright lie, perhaps, nevertheless, he concealed something.
A Devil Named DeVere is a full length compilation of three previously published novellas (The Devil You Know, The Devil's Match, A Devil's Touch) that all feature Ludovic "the Devil" DeVere. To better serve as a standalone title, this volume has also been re-edited with the addition of select scenes from A Wild Night's Bride and The Virgin Huntress. 

Here's the list of The Devil DeVere series and suggested reading order:

A Wild Night's Bride  (Ned and Phoebe's story- romantic romp)
The Virgin Huntress  (Hew and Vesta's Story- romantic romp)
The Devil You Know (Diana and DeVere part I- erotic romance with elements of mystery)
The Devil's Match (Diana and DeVere part II - erotic romance)
A Devil's Touch (Diana and DeVere vignette - erotic romance)
Jewel of the East (Simon and Salime- erotic romance) coming soon

Devil in the Making (early Devere- comedic romp)
The Trouble with Sin (early Simon- comedic romp)
Ned's Folly#3 (coming soon)

The Desert was Never Hotter!
Pride and passion vie for supremacy between a haughty young heiress and a savage son of the Sahara in this fresh new telling of E.M. Hull's romance classic.

A haughty young heiress for whom the world is a playground... A savage son of the Sahara who knows no law but his own...

"There will be inquiries." I choked out. "I am not such a nonentity that nothing will be done when I am missed. You will pay dearly for what you have done."
"Pay?" His amused look sent a cold feeling of dread through me. "I have already paid... in gold that matches your hair, my gazelle. Besides," he continued, "the French have no jurisdiction over me. There is no law here above my own."
My trepidation was growing by the minute. "Why have you done this? Why have you brought me here?"
"Why?" He repeated with a slow and heated appraisal that made me acutely, almost painfully, conscious of my sex. "Bon Dieu! Are you not woman enough to know?"

When pride and passion vie for supremacy, blistering desert days are nothing compared to sizzling Sahara nights...

Author Bio:
Victoria Vane is a multiple award-winning romance novelist and history junkie. A lover of deeply romantic stories Victoria Vane combines  multiple elements to craft novels and novellas for a mature reading audience. Her collective works of fiction range from wild comedic historical romps to emotionally compelling contemporary erotic romance. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog. Look for Victoria’s sexy new contemporary cowboy series coming from Sourcebooks in 2014.

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Don't forget to get your free copy of Devil In The Making!!!! Also Victoria is giving one lucky commenter who posts a funny quote from their favorite book their choice of any e-book from her back list. Please make sure to leave an email addy so you can be contacted if you win. Winner will be chosen the morning of Tuesday November 12.

Thank you so much for being here today Victoria. I really enjoyed reading the quotes and having them bring back so many memories of each book.

I hope you will join me next week when I'll be interviewing Cris Anson!


  1. Thank you so very much for having me Julianne! It was a lot of fun to share some of the laughter and naughtiness of the Devil Devere!

    1. My pleasure, Victoria! The quotes brought back a lot of memories.

  2. Oh wow, look at all these fabulous quotes! :)