Welcome, Kate! Great to meet you and to have you visit as a part of your ongoing tour - let's get started with the questions...
1. What do you wish men understood about women?
Women need to talk. That’s it in a nutshell, plain and simple. By talking we learn, and that’s the key to how a woman reveals her deeper self and trusts a man. But men also need to know women like sex just as much as men do. And we can do it all night long!!! J
2. Do you only work on one book at a time?
I wish! Gone are the days when I could write one book at a time, now I usually have a few on the go, plus working on edits for books under contract and jotting down details for new book ideas a I have them. Every once in a while I might get a week or two to work on just one book and it’s heaven, really it is.
3. Who is your favorite fictional couple?
My favorite fictional couple. I love Joan Wilder (played by Kathleen Turner) and Jack Colter (played by Michael Douglas) from Romancing the Stone. I know it’s an oldie and probably dating me in the 80’s but first of all Joan Wilder’s character was a romance writer (who doesn’t love that?) and I think the whole story line of Romancing the Stone was the quintessential romance.
4. Do you have a favorite quote that sums up how you feel about life?
“There’s light at the end of the tunnel and it’s not a train.”
5. Do you set daily writing goals? Word count? Number of chapters? Do you get a chance to write every day?
I used to set daily writing goals but as I often am juggling a few writing tasks at once in a day I am happy if I write 5 pages or more a day on any given book. Some days are better. Some or worse.
6. What do you like better, Twitter or Facebook? Why?
I like Twitter better I think, the exchange of information is much faster and easier to share.
7. What are you working on now?
I’m working on HOT AS HADES, a scorcher of an erotic romance set in the Arizona desert in the middle of summer when a “bad boy” meets his new neighbor — an uptight career woman in desperate need of some very good “bad.”
SAIL AWAY WITH ME and these recipes bring a whole new meaning to “I’ll have what she’s having!”
1/2 oz white crème de cacao 1/2 oz amaretto almond liquor 1/2 oz triple sec 1/2 oz vodka 1 oz light cream
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.
Screaming Orgasm recipe:
1 oz vodka 1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream 1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
Pour first vodka, then Bailey's, then Kahlua into a cocktail glass over crushed ice. Stir.
SAIL AWAY WITH ME
Sizzling shipboard romance —Jody throws caution to the wind as she lets go
of her inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent week of pleasure. Passions
surge, lovers tangle and two lives will never be the same again.
Blog Tour Media Kit for Sail Away with Me
By Kate Deveaux
Book Promotions by Literary Nook
Title: SAIL AWAY WITH ME
Author: KATE DEVEAUX
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Erotic Elements: yes
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2013
Word Count/Length: 230 pages
THESE TWO REALLY KNOW HOW TO ROCK THE BOAT...
“Sizzling shipboard romance —Jody throws caution to the wind as she lets go of her inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent week of pleasure. Passions surge, lovers tangle and two lives will never be the same again.”
Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody throws caution to the wind for once in her life and gives into a week of sensational pleasures. Taggart helps her discover her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time.
Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: December 1 2013
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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18721156-sail-away-with-me
“Hey there, Jody,” he called out.
“Oh, hi….Taggart,” she said with surprise, pretending she hadn’t seen him.
“We really have to stop meeting like this.” He smiled and walked towards her down the narrow hall dotted with luggage.
She laughed nervously at the cliché that was proving all too true if she was to keep her sanity. “I guess so. Well, this is my room.” She fidgeted with her keycard as he came up beside her.
“Mine’s just down the hall.” Taggart pointed behind him, but he just stood there, his tall frame close to her. She looked up at him, overly aware of the scent of sandalwood, one of her favorites. Very masculine.
“Mmm...coincidence,” she said, the hallway becoming smaller by the minute when he flashed that boyish smile, with one corner of his mouth raised. Cocky, but undeniably sexy at the same time.
Unable to break the gaze, she tried to insert the keycard into the lock, not paying attention to what she was doing. The card grazed the slot and she forced her eyes away from his.
“I guess you didn’t find your friends after all?” he inquired, leaning casually against the wall, as she slid the keycard all the way in the lock.
Caught red handed at her own lie, she smiled down at her shoes. “No, I didn’t.”
“So you can have that drink with me after all,” he stated flatly, placing his hand over hers as she held the key in the lock.
Her heart pounded in her chest. She couldn’t move a muscle. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she said.
He frowned but left his hand on hers. “Because?”
Because? Her mind raced. She couldn’t tell him it was because she was afraid. Afraid how her body trembled when he was near, how her cheeks burned and her sex thrummed.
“I’ll wait,” he said with a devilish grin eyeing the keycard still in the lock.
“I really don’t think it’s a good idea, is all.”
“You already said that,” he said straight faced, but she could see the playful look in his eyes. As he removed his hand, he continued to lean easily on the doorframe, his face close to hers as if he had all the time in the world to wait for her to be ready. He was close enough she could see the barely visible laugh lines when he smiled and the slight five o clock shadow on his chiseled jaw.
“Look Taggart,” she said, just saying his name made her heart beat faster. “I’m not ready for…” her heart beat rapidly thinking about just what she wasn’t ready for… to be intimate with a man.
“Ready for what?” he teased. A flush of desire rushed through her. He was playing with her, flirting with her.
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.
Author website: http://www.katedeveaux.com
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