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Expected Publication Date : June 2013


Whether by nature or by nurture, Salime was not given to open displays of emotion, yet she had watched his soulful eyes as she recounted the tale of Rabee and Baktash and clearly saw that he was moved. Here was truly a man among men, one with a sensitive spirit and a poet’s soul, a man of deep passion, a type of man she had never before encountered. And her heart had bled. Not only for the tragic lovers…but for him.
Until this night, Salime had thought herself in love with Lord DeVere. He had been her rescuer, her salvation in her time of greatest need. When others surely would have used her and left her for dead, he had showed her the greatest kindness and generosity. He was handsome, rich, and powerful, yet privately gentle and fiercely loyal to those he cared for.
He was a man to admire and Salime had worshipped him as a god. She had danced for him, smoked with him, had tended him in the hammam and they had been almost as intimate as lovers. She trusted him implicitly, yet he had always maintained a certain distance, an impenetrable reserve. His eyes had never spoken silently to her soul.
Salime had shared the secrets of her body with perhaps a hundred different men, but not one of them, until now, had ever evinced any desire to know the secrets of her heart. Yet, in the space of the few hours she had spent alone with Simon, something…no everything… had irrevocably changed. They had progressed from complete strangers to achieving a brief connection of souls that had made her pulse race and her heart quiver. It had endured only the span of a few heartbeats, nevertheless it had penetrated to her very bones.
She felt as if she’d awakened from a deep slumber…the slumber of a loveless lifetime. She now realized she was a flesh and blood woman who needed, not an idol to worship, but a mortal man to love. And now that she knew this, Salime would settle for nothing less.

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For devotees of the amazing The Devil DeVere series, A DEVIL’S TOUCH is free on Amazon UK and Amazon US for this weekend only!

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The Devil Devere #4.5

Setting: Medford Abbey, Kent- 1784

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.

(A Devil’s Touch is an erotic romance vignette that can stand alone as a complete story, but also serves to bridge Book #4 The Devils Match, and my forthcoming Book#5 Jewel of the East (Salime and Simon’s story)


God help me. Will I ever get enough of this man?’
– Diana

Well, if the man in question just happens to be the sublime Ludovic DeVere, the answer is most definitely NO!

A Devil’s Touch, the latest addition to the fantastic Devil DeVere series, is a tantalisingly wicked treat that shouldn’t be missed. Even within the constraints of this short vignette, there is so much richness and depth to the story. I loved this glimpse into Ludovic and Diana’s marriage and sharing every moment with them:

Diana’s insecurities and fears…

now she worried he had already wearied of domesticity, or worse, if he was simply bored…with her. Maybe he had come to regret married life? The more she thought about it, the more distressed she became.

Ludovic’s frustrations…

It had been precisely eight days and six hours since he’d touched her, and he was already as edgy as a convict awaiting the noose. He still had seventy-six more days of celibacy to bear and felt so full of his own unspent essence that he thought he would burst.

The need for trust…

“It seems,” he stated, dark and ominous, “that what we really have are unresolved issues of trust between us. I have sworn my devotion, my fidelity. We will end this right now. There is no room in this relationship for jealousy and suspicion.”

Their overwhelming love for each other…

…Diana feared her heart would burst from her love for him.

“I need you, Diana. You are my light, my sustenance. You are everything to me.”

And the joys of parenthood…

He came closer to examine the tiny creature’s features,, only to have them contort and let out a blood–curdling screech.
“My God! What’s wrong with it?” he demanded.

Certain aspects of Diana and Ludovic’s sizzling hot love scene would normally be a big turn off for me but I put my faith in Ms Vane and she didn’t fail me. This scene is so beautifully written and I fully appreciate why it was essential for both the story and the characters.

I’m pleased to see that, although he may have given up his hedonistic ways, Ludovic is still the master at manipulating people…

“I have every confidence in you, my dear. Simon means a great deal to me. Should you accept this proposition, I would be exceedingly pleased. Moreover, I would provide you most generous compensation.”

Now I can’t wait to see the results of his meddling in Simon and Salime’s story, Jewel of the East!

Lushly erotic and deeply romantic, this is storytelling at its best by a mistress of her craft.

How I imagine Ludovic ~

How I imagine Diana ~



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Warning: This vignette contains elements of an erotic nature and may not be to everyone’s taste.

My sincere thanks to Victoria Vane for providing me with a copy of this vignette in return for an honest review.

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Some fantastic news for fans of Victoria Vane’s The Devil DeVere series!

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Check out the sneak peek of the fantastic illustrated version of  DEVIL IN THE MAKING!  This isn’t a romance but it’s a rollicking Georgian romp and a great introduction to the characters in Victorian Vane’s fabulous The Devil DeVere series. If you haven’t read this series, this is an excellent place to start. 


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