Thursday, January 23, 2014

An interview with the devil about The Jewel of the East! Victoria Vane Character Interview and Giveaway!

We have a special guest with us today. He may be called a rake by some, and a wastrel by others, but most commonly a devil...the Devil DeVere. And here he is!

Lexi: *silence* Umm...yes, questions. I have some questions, somewhere, and wine. Would you care for some DeVere? 

DeVere smiles. "Brandy is my poison of choice but port is a close second. I'd happily accept either."

Lexi: You can sit back and relax for we won't grill you today, let me pour you a glass. 

DeVere slumps back in his chair, indolent yet supremely self-possessed. 

Lexi: Your scoundrel days are over now that you have found Diana, but your close friend Simon has no one. He's returned from the dead, but seems to carry some deep scars. Do you think he'll ever able to overcome what happened to him?

DeVere shakes his head. "There is no question that Sin is a changed man and not in a good way. He was once a carefree rogue but now seems weighted down by the cares of the world. I can't imagine what he must have gone through imprisoned as he was for six years. I can only hope that time and succor will heal his emotional wounds."

Lexi: You have put Simon up in one of your homes, but he is not alone. Who could forget Salime, the Jewel of the East, an interesting woman with secrets and talents. Over the time you have known her, did you ever guess at what those secrets may be? 

"Yes, I have known Salime for a number of years. It is I who brought her to England from her former home in Constantinople where she spent her early years training in the erotic arts." His lips curve slightly. "Having widely travelled in the eastern world, I am also no stranger to the secrets of erotic love."

Lexi: Is it getting hot in here? *fanning face* Though you never sampled Salime's talents you must believe she will be able to break through to Simon. Are you hoping for a return of the old Simon? Or perhaps something more for him?

"Salime and I were never lovers in the traditional sense, however she served me frequently in the hammam. Thus, I know well the magic of her hands, of her touch. It is my dearest hope that she will affect Simon's cure." 

Lexi: Speaking of something more, Diana has shown you that it is
possible to love and only want one woman. That a life can be fulfilled if there is one to share it with. You may be the devil named DeVere, but surely you must believe love can heal all wounds?

"I have …er…known …many women, perhaps hundreds.  Some were beautiful, exotic, and even mysterious, but I have loved only Diana. She is indeed the only woman in my life present and future. Beyond that I durst not elaborate. My legendary reputation is already in shreds." He grimaces. "I suppose I am now consigned to that most contemptible category of creature called 'reformed rakes'." 

Lexi: Powerful stuff coming from you. So I can honestly say I hope we get to see more of you. Don't lift that eyebrow at me, I wasn't going to ask you to take off your shirt. *muttering* any more.  Thank you for taking the time to visit with us about your friend Simon. We are eagerly waiting to see if he finds healing at love's hands.

(Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012)
(a full length compilation of the three Diana and DeVere stories)

Also by Victoria Vane


Victoria Vane is an award-winning author of smart and sexy romance. Her collective works of fiction range from historical to contemporary settings and include everything from wild comedic romps to emotionally compelling erotic romance. Her biggest writing influences are Georgette Heyer, Robin Schone, and Sylvia Day. Victoria is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog. Look for her sexy new contemporary cowboy series coming from Sourcebooks in 2014.

Twitter: @authorvictoriav

Victoria is offering up one e-copy of Jewel of The East to a lucky commenter! To enter leave a comment for Victoria. Do you like when secondary characters get their own story told? Giveaway will be open until 1-31-14. Good luck!


  1. I do enjoy books about secondary characters. I feel their stories are richer.
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  2. I love to get secondary character's stories. :-)

  3. Yes, every interesting character deserves their own story :)

  4. I do enjoy books giving secondary characters their own story! Thank you!


  5. I love to get secondary character's stories. :-)


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