Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Guest post with Kate Deveaux 'Why she write Erotica" plus a review for Academy of Love.

About Academy of Love:

Are you ready for this boarding school?
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.

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Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: August 1 2013

Kate Deveaux
Contemporary and Erotic Romance Author

ABOUT KATE: 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. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona.  When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!


What’s Kate up to next?
Kate is busy completing several books for release 2014, each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets, and heroes who make your heart skip a beat.

“What are you doing here at the Academy?”
Lawrence demanded from the doorway, his gaze
intense and the tension in him showing through
his taut neck muscles.
“Me! What am I doing here?” she stammered. “I
think I should be asking you the same thing.”
“I work here,” Lawrence flashed back, his eyes
flecked with gold and full of fire.
“I work here too!”
The lines in his brow furrowed. “Since when?”
His voice rising, as he stood up even taller, filling
the doorway with his strength.
“Since four hours ago when I arrived at this
school. And don’t you yell at me!” Cassianna
gulped for air, as she sputtered angrily, “I should
be yelling at you, you’re the one that ran off and left me.”
“I’m the one that ran off?” He clenched the muscles in his neck while sparks
flashed in his eyes. “I waited for you and you never came back.” As Cassianna spoke the angry
words, she noticed his posture softened slightly, his shoulders easing, but his
muscular chest contracted with each heavy breath, betraying his mood.
He moved towards her in one quick stride.
He was inches from her. Cassianna could feel the heat between them.
His heavy breathing was the only sound in the room. She inhaled the musky
scent of him, oh how she had loved that scent. She was melting with want, she
wanted to kiss those lips and feel his strong hands on her.
His eyes were locked on hers and he let out a deep breath, his voice lowered as
he leaned forward, grasping her hand in his.
“Cassie...,” his tone softened, his eyes soft as seawater as he looked at her.
Her hand trembled in his.
She looked up into his eyes.
He seemed lost for words as his face studied hers.
He leaned towards her and she couldn’t will her body to move even if she
wanted to.

Why Erotic?

Great question and one that I get asked quite often. So ‘Why Erotic’?
Of all the genres I could choose as a writer, why this one? Now, of course, I could be cute and reply, “Why not?” which is exactly what I am thinking when I am asked by someone who hasn’t but much thought into the question. But there are those truly thoughtful and inquisitive people who wonder because they are genuinely curious why I picked the genre I did. And for them, I have to give their question serious thought and a serious answer.

Firstly, I can’t really imagine not writing erotic romance.  It’s not like I wake up in the morning and think, Oh, I can’t wait to write a blowjob scene. No, it’s not like that at all. I am first and foremost a writer. I love to write just to write, but more than that, I am a romance writer. I love the rich stories of how lives intermingle, the relationship dynamics that weave their way into ordinary lives and become quite extraordinary stories. As a romance writer, much of what goes on in the courting (an old fashioned word that still applies to the wooing of one to another) is in it’s very essence, erotic. The blatant attraction of one to another is similar to the way birds flirt with each other in their traditional mating rituals.  They attract, pursue, resist. Then do it all again. It’s all in the dance, so to speak. Of course humans are much more complicated, but the underlying themes of attraction remain the same. And what a shame it would be not to details these glorious dances between the hero and the heroine in my writing.

I really can’t imagine writing a love scene without the erotic elements included. They are seductive and revealing to the characters. As in real life, the hero and heroine are forever changed by each intimate encounter. As the tension escalates between them, the attraction sizzles, and the erotic pitch forces them to the next level of their relationship, whether it is committed or casual. They will never be the same again. And this is what draws me to erotic.

It’s true. It’s real and it’s an integral part of writing a romance. So that’s folks, why I write erotic. And of course, because I love doing it!

4.5 Stars Review
I received the book from the touring host for an honest review.

Lawrence Taylor and Cassiana Baxter had a long history that had driven them apart twelve years ago, now they meet again and it seems they are heading in the same direction. Deceit and lies trailing them everywhere they go.
With potent chemistry, these two had to sort out their differences, sort out the lies that kept them apart, beginning anew. In itself difficult to deal with, but now twelve years later, they had more knowledge, better understanding, and we hope they will not make the same mistakes as before. Then there are the meltdowns.
I mean sheet-wise **wink**
A delightful story that will keep your nose in the book until the end. Fast pace, it delivers a well written plot that will keep you wondering if the two will finally work through the rough edges, declaring their love and find the restoration at the end.
In between, the sex scenes were scorching hot that kept you glued to the pages. The characters are well developed and believable making it an entertaining story to read over a peaceful weekend.

Giveaway - $50 card for tour and 
5 ebooks of Academy of Love 

Link to tour - http://wp.me/p3SVfE-fe
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1 comment:

  1. This was a great read, thanks for the opportunity.