Thursday, February 26, 2015
Interview, Excerpt and Giveaway: Platinum Pleasures by Kate Deveaux
Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.
Thanks so much for having me stop by to chat. It’s my pleasure to share some details of my writing life as well as my latest releases. I’m Kate Deveaux and I write toe-curling romance. Most often my books are categorized as contemporary erotic romance.
Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
I have two recent releases, PLATINUM PLEASURES and BRIDE UNDONE. Both are unconventional romances that challenge the boundaries of both love and passion. I’m very excited to share news with you of my upcoming release, due out July 3rd. A VIXEN IN VENICE. Not only is it set in one my most favorite places on earth, Venice, but also it’s a red-hot romance about an art thief on the run with the heroine’s heart. Art, intrigue and passion comingle to make this Vixen take the ultimate risk.
Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?
I don’t write per se about actual events or people, but more a combination of events, places and personalities mixed with pure fiction.
Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?
Often the themes in my books are about trust and letting go. Trust is a key element in any characters development, whether in erotic romance or not. Trusting themselves, knowing themselves, that is what makes a character evolve and in turn able to trust others. Also, I often love for my characters to do things uncharacteristic, push the envelope so to speak. That makes for riveting storyline and in the case of erotic romance, a very racy read.
When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I play tennis and I love — and I mean love — to cook and entertain. As well, arm chair traveling is my guilty pleasure, dreaming of all the places I’d love to visit and putting them on my travel “to do” list.
Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?
I’d love to be able to write a good thriller. I admire the authors that craft spine tingling thrillers that are original in their plot lines.
Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?
I think I am always going to be a romance writer, and a hot romance writer at that. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of writing about the dynamics of relationships and the endless ways those stories can be told.
What is in your to read pile?
Anything by Opal Carew, Jasmine Haynes, Tracy Garvis-Graves, Meagn Hart, Lily Harlem and Lucy Felthouse and many, many others J
Thanks so much for having me as your guest.
Genre: contemporary erotic romance
Publisher: Totally Bound
Date of Publication: June 1, 2014
Number of pages: 100
Word Count: 25,815
One night…one fantasy for hire…one sizzling case of mistaken identity.
Ainsley Simmons can hardly believe she’s ordered a fantasy lover online — a man to fulfill her deepest sexual desires for the entire evening. She’s in for a surprise when sexy young Mr. R shows up at her door in a classic case of mistaken identity.
Ainsley has the night of her life being pleasured by the much younger and demanding multi-millionaire — until she discovers he’s not her fantasy lover after all.
He’s even better than that.
“I worked up an appetite,” Mr R said after he’d polished off the wide array of canapés she had set out for them. She’d watched with amusement as he’d devoured everything. Even the extra frozen flatbread pizza she’d pulled out and quickly microwaved when he’d cleaned his plate. Now he was on to the caviar. He must have been starving after fucking her like she longed to be fucked.
It was so much fun being someone else, the mysterious Mrs M, having anonymous sex while knowing her lover was there just for her enjoyment. For her sheer ecstasy. And what a turn on when he’d tied her legs together with his tie. Things she’d never dreamed of doing with any of the men she’d dated, and certainly not Charles. Hiring this man to fulfil her fantasies had allowed her to reach new, orgasmic heights. Ones she’d merely imagined were possible before tonight. Ones her girlfriends had bragged about, but she’d only ever offered a polite nod, not wanting to reveal that she’d never reached the mind and body experience they seemed to deem a regular occurrence.
Thank goodness for Tara and that business card. This was a whole new world for her with this Mr R. And she sure hoped there was more where that came from, as long as her credit card held out. She was a beginner, but so willing to learn at the hands of this young hottie who made her body melt with just a stroke of his fingers—or his impressive cock.
Looking at the clock, she saw it was past midnight. Probably the cut off time for how late her Mr R was supposed to stay, but there was no way she was going to say boo about him leaving. Besides, he seemed to be genuinely enjoying himself, even if he were paid to do this. No one could fake that kind of ardour, could they?
He caught her gaze as he noted the time on the clock, but he didn’t say anything as she passed him the caviar, nested in a bowl of crushed ice. It was his second serving. She was surprised he even liked the caviar, men his age seldom did. Not that she had much experience with younger men, and not that she wouldn’t like to—especially if they were all as surprising, demanding and capable in the sack as this one. But then of course, she knew he must have acquired these refined tastes in his line of work. Pleasuring rich older women. Maybe even younger women—there was no age barrier on wealth, was there?
Not that she was wealthy any more, Charles had seen to that. Her saving grace was her home, the penthouse her mother had left her, the one she hoped to save from Charles’ clutches. Hopefully she could count on her experience in the commercial interior design world to land her a job, and fast. But all those worries could wait, if just for one night. Tonight she was just Mrs M...wild, wanton and savouring what were possibly her last few thousand dollars on her dream Valentine.
Straightening her posture, she sipped her champagne and sat slightly angled across from him on the settee. No point in him seeing her little stomach roll that refused to go away and looked worse when she was seated. She leaned towards him, a trick she’d learned from Tara for making the body appear thinner and the neck firmer. She swore it took years off.
“Aren’t you hungry?” her delectable playmate inquired. He grinned and handed her a toast point piled with caviar, along with the egg and onion condiments he had carefully adorned on it.
“Famished,” she said, playing the game, opening her mouth wide.
He moved towards her and popped the morsel into her waiting mouth. “You have a beautiful mouth.” His thumb lingered on her bottom lip for a moment as he ran his other hand suggestively along her thigh. His touch thrilled her through the thin silk of her robe. “I’d like to see just what you can do with it.”
Delighted by his attentions and feeling the intoxication of both Mr R and the bottle of champagne they’d just polished off, she teased his thumb on her bottom lip. With the tip of her tongue, she flicked at it suggestively, watching his eyes turn hungry as he pushed his thumb between her lips.
Looked like he wasn’t going home anytime soon.
About the Author:
Kate Deveaux is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love! She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Originally from England, now resides in the U.S. with her husband.
When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!
Author website: http://www.katedeveaux.com
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