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Three Upcoming Revamped Stories for the Holiday Season

The holidays are fast approaching and I’m currently revamping three back titles that should be released in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

I thought I’d share the covers with you here and I’ll let you know when each one is added to the book sites-

 

 

 

 

Naughty or Nice

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Baby it's cold outside

 

 

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Introducing the Book Fairy Godmother Mentorship Program

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In January 2018, I’ll be launching a new coaching/mentoring/critiquing event called the Book Fairy Godmother Mentorship Program. It’s a six month program that will run through the end of June.

Here’s what it will include-

A one hour one on one introductory planning meeting via Skype.

During this time I’ll get to know more about you and the book you’re planning to write. We’ll talk about setting up a writing schedule for you, iron out any initial problems and set in motion your plan to get your story written and completed.

Every week we’ll have a thirty minute meeting via Skype during which time we’ll have our progress report. We’ll talk about what’s working and what’s not and discuss your challenges and how I can help keep you on track.

Every month I’ll send you a checklist of things you’ll need to do and go through each step with you. As the months progress I’ll also go over what you should have done from the previous month’s checklist so we can keep tabs on your progress and should you be falling behind, how we can get you caught up.

We’ll gauge how things are going and if anything needs to be changed or tweaked.

Once your story is completed I’ll give you a full critique (I’ll also critique your synopsis too). This will be the usual in depth critique which will focus on all aspects of the story telling process, plot, characters, dialogue, POV etc. You’ll get feedback on what’s working and what needs improvement.

During the six month program you can e-mail me as often as you want and ask questions about any problems you’re having whether it be regarding your story or staying motivated.

As an added bonus you can pick two of my writing how to e-books and two writing classes of your choice.

There will also be a second bonus where you’ll be given access to my upcoming novel blueprint or freelance writing blueprint masterclass (your choice depending on if you’re working on fiction or non-fiction) that will be launched in March 2018.

As I want to give writers in this program lots of attention I’m limiting the debut launch of this program to the first five people who want to take part.

If you’d like to learn more about this program or have any questions you can contact me at vanessadevereaux@gmail.com

 

 

Just in Time for Halloween-Fly by Night

I am JaneFive years ago I was honored to have a short story included in Just Vamps an anthology published by Evernight Publishing.  As the names suggests, all the stories were about vampires.

I just got rights back to this story and in time for Halloween, I’ve revamped it (yes please excuse the pun), and added another chapter.

I’ve kept the title, Fly by Night and it’s a sexy tale set during the Regency featuring innocent Isabella and the man of the night, James who offers her so much more than a evening of erotic delight.

It’s available at Amazon and costs just 99 cents. Hope you’ll enjoy it.

 

Two Re-Released Titles

confession of loveart innatureI’m getting rights back to many of my stories and slowly revamping and re-releasing them.

Here are two that I released this week. One is book three in the Perfect Pairings series and the other one is a former Romance on the Go title, Confession of Love. Both have  have been re-edited,  given new covers and both are on sale for 99 cents. Both are available through KDP Select at Amazon which means if you have Kindle Unlimited you can read them for free.

Hope you enjoy these two stories.

 

 

Stories I’m Working On….

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this site…and a while since I’ve released a new story. I’ve been busy with teaching writing workshops and also launching my own writing coaching and mentoring business (if you’d like to know more about that head over to http://www.susanpalmquist.com). I’ve been trying to keep up with re-releasing back titles…three coming in October and I’m also writing a TV pilot. So with all that going on you can imagine I’ve not had much time (or energy) to write new Vanessa Devereaux stories but I promise I will and very soon.

I might not have new stories this year but I will in 2018. I have an idea for a new erotica/erotic romance series set in the Old West which I’m excited about.Rose-petal with notebook.

I’m also planning to revamp this site and have some giveaways over the holidays. So please stay with me and I’d love to hear what sort of stories you’d like to see me tackle in 2018. Do you like erotica, historical erotica or are you a die hard bear shifter fan?

 

Filthy Rich and Sexy-Playing by the Rules

 

Book two in my new Filthy Rich and Sexy series is now available at Amazon.

This one focuses on a CEO who invents things and this time around it’s a board game that features role playing.

 

 

 

 

 

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Filthy Rich and Sexy

Vanessa Devereaux

 

My latest release is book one in my new series Filthy Rich and Sexy.

They’ll be super short stories (around 5,000 words), focusing on rich and sexy men and the women they love.

The first story first appeared in Keyboards and Kink that was published by Evernight.

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt-

CEO Ian Corbett’s always had a thing for one of his employees but he knows the rules because he wrote them.

No dating or messing around with anyone in the company.

However, when he sees she’s been using a company computer and on company time to run an online sex chat business, he knows he has just cause to fire her.

Now as ex-employee he’ll be free to ask her out. All he has to do is ask her to come see in his office so he can break the news to her or can he. Will she get the upper hand and will he have to change the rules?

Excerpt-

Jenny sat down and threw the box containing the nuked hotdog on her desk. She’d seen the employee handbook. She knew the rules. No using company time or equipment for outside pursuits.

Now she was going to lose both her jobs. Maybe she could sweet talk him into looking the other way.

She ran her hands through her hair. She hadn’t seen him…well, not face-to-face, since he’d interviewed her last year. She almost hadn’t gotten the job because she’d been so tongue-tied. Not that she was a nervous interviewee but she hadn’t expected him to be so gorgeous. Six feet plus, broad shoulders, dark hair with a bit of a wave to it. During her entire interview she’d had an image of running her fingers through it as he kissed her. And those eyes. He’d looked straight at her every time he’d asked her a question. Dark green with touches of hazel. Mesmerizing and they’d held her spellbound.

She jumped when her phone rang.

Who knew she was here working late besides the janitor and…

She picked it up.

“Hello.”

“Ms. Rasley?”

She swallowed twice in quick succession.

It’s him.

“Yes.”

“Did you get my note? Obviously you did because you’re back at your desk.”

“Yes, and yes, I was just about to head up to your office.”

“Good, I’ll be waiting.”

Jenny looked at her plant, the mug housing her pens, and the award for employee of the month. Maybe she should take them with her because she’d be fired and he might not let her come back to her desk. No, surely he’d let her get her things. She turned off the computer. Sexy Beast would have to find some other girl to chat to tonight. She stood and grabbed her raincoat and put it on before slinging her purse over her shoulder.

She nodded to the janitor again as she tiptoed over the wet floor to reach the elevator.

Her stomach churned as she watched the floors flash by. Jobs were hard to come by these days, and who was to say if she’d find another one she liked as much as this one. She’d do anything to keep it. She’d made up her mind that whatever he asked her to do to make up for this failure to follow the rules she’d do rather than be fired.

Jenny stepped out of the elevator.

That was it.

Sexual favors. No man could resist them.

Wade-Big Sky Lawmen Book 2

My latest release is book 2 in my Big Sky Lawmen series.

I recently got back rights to Last First Kiss and thought a revamped version would be a perfect fit for this series. So it’s now called Wade and is available at Amazon through their KDP Select program so if you have Kindle Unlimited it will be a free read.

 

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt-

Wade Linley never thought he’d live to see the day when he’d receive a frantic call from Emily Richardson asking him to drive out to the Mountain View B and B because she was about to be arrested for first degree murder. However, the evidence is overwhelming. Now she’s on her way to jail and has only one request—for Wade to phone call her granddaughter, Sophie, and ask her to come home. Wade knows having her back in town means nothing but trouble for his heart.

 

Sophie can’t believe it’s Wade’s voice on the other end of the line and that her grandmother has been arrested for murder. Going home is a must but things would be a lot easier if Wade wasn’t there. After all, she did break his heart eight years ago. Together, can these once childhood sweethearts clear Emily’s name and put their differences aside while rediscovering their love for one another?

 

Excerpt-

Sophie leaned closer to the mirror and swirled some lip gloss over her lips before smacking them together. She stepped back, taking a comb and running it through her hair. It looked a mess from sitting in that cramped seat for so long. She rummaged through her bag and found an elastic band. She quickly pulled her hair back and secured it into a ponytail. Sophie picked up her bag from the countertop, made a mad dash for the door, and headed for the baggage claim where she hoped Wade would be waiting to drive her to Glacier Valley.

Her heart beat faster with each step she took anticipating what he’d look like. What they’d say and also what they’d talk about on the journey home. A group of older women obscured her view of the baggage claim area, but as they parted ways she could a glimpse of a man holding his cowboy hat in both hands while leaning against a wall in the car rental area. He was standing in profile, but she knew it was Wade. She’d recognize that fine looking bone structure anywhere. Time hadn’t changed or taken it away. She stopped walking, wondering if she could actually face him again.

However, she had to for her grandmother. And after all, he’d driven all this way to collect her.

She took a deep breath, willing her feet to start moving again. The closer she got, the more her heart picked up speed. It pounded in her ears, almost deafening her. He turned her way but hadn’t noticed her quite yet because he seemed to be looking at the carousel that had just started up.

Yes, he was a mature grown man now. His shoulders were wider, and he’d bulked up in a good way. He’d suddenly caught sight of her and mouthed her name.

Sophie’s heart missed a beat as she ran at top speed toward him, and he ran toward her.

When they met she put her hand out to shake his, thinking that was the safest thing to do. However, when he failed to accept it, and instead pulled her in close, she knew she was in love with him all over again. She wondered if he felt the same way, too.

Would that be stupid of us or romantic?

“Sophie, it’s so great to see you. You look really good.” They pulled away.

“You do, too.”

Now that they’d got past the hugging stage she thought about giving him a kiss on the cheek for old times, but he made the first move and kissed her lips instead.

She closed her eyes. How long had it been since they’d kissed? Seemed like eternity. Sophie thought it would be just a quick peck. She wasn’t expecting anything more, but Wade’s lips lingered on hers.

Sophie had always loved the way he kissed. No other guy, including her ex-husband, had kissed quite like Wade. He was the first boy she’d ever kissed, and it had been the summer of her sixteenth birthday. Yes, they’d kissed before, play sort of ones, quick ones where their lips smacked together for a few seconds. But on that birthday things had gotten more serious, and the kiss had been longer; mouths had opened, and eager tongues had slipped beyond their lips. When they’d finally pulled away Wade had said something she still remembered to this very day.

“You’re going to be my only girlfriend, and I’ll be your only boyfriend, so we won’t have any other first kisses, which officially makes that our last first kiss.”

 

 

Cowbear Haven-Book One

 

 

cold_stream_ebook_coverYou all know I love writing about both cowboys and bear shifters. Sometimes I have a tough time deciding who to make the hero of a new story…a sexy cowboy or a hunky bear.  It’s that dilemma that gave me the idea for this new series…why not write about a cowboy who just so happens to me a bear shifter too.

Cowbear Haven was born and I’ve just released the first book called Sweet Seduction.

Once again, I’ve decided to publish it through KDP Select so Amazon is the place you’ll find it for at least the next three months. Added plus is if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber you get to read it for free.

Here’s an excerpt and the synopsis and I hope you enjoy reading this story as much as I did writing it….

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Joely’s set her heart on going to art school and has been working to pay for her tuition. However, her boss has been keeping a secret and now she has to find somewhere to hide out.

What better place than Cowbear Haven where no human dares to go? It just so happens that they’re in dire need of a cook. Not that she’s ever been one, but fake it till you make it.

Trey’s relieved that he’s finally found a new cook, that is until she arrives and he realizes he’s got two big problems on his hand. She’s young and pretty and she’s clearly no more of a cook than he is.

He’s got a don’t mess around with the staff policy but can this cowbear keep his mind and hands off the new cook or is does he have to accept that Joely’s his destiny and mate?

Come along with Joely and Trey to Cowbear Haven, a ranch where bears can heal and work and sometimes fall in love.

 

Excerpt-

“What needs doing?” she asked.

“How about make the toast and get the bacon out of the fridge,” said Trey.

He watched as she ran about, put a load of bread into the five toasters, and then got the boxes of bacon out and handed them to Mikey. The cold air from the fridge had made her nipples hard and the t-shirt was transparent. He didn’t know how the guys would react when they saw her. He knew how he was reacting.

“I think you should put an apron on,” Trey told her.

He looked straight at her boobs and couldn’t seem to focus any place else. Trey grabbed the apron and handed it to her. “We don’t want you getting that t-shirt messed up,” Trey quickly added.

I also don’t want other werebears ogling those breasts and nipples.

She grinned at him as she tied it around her waist. He guessed he wasn’t that great at lying.

“I’ll go tell the guys to get seated and breakfast will be served shortly,” Trey said.

He wanted to calm everyone down before a riot broke out and he also needed to get out of the kitchen. His temperature was rising and it had nothing to do with the oven and burners being turned on at full blast.

She made him hot and horny and normally that wouldn’t be a bad thing but she worked for him and Cowbear Haven, and this was downright inappropriate.

“Is breakfast nearly ready because we have fences to repair in the outer pasture,” David called to him.

“It’s on its way,” Trey assured him.

“So she hadn’t quit,” Ian asked. He sat down beside Trey. Ian was second in command and in charge when Trey was gone from the Haven.

“No, she’d just overslept.”

“She seems very young to be head cook.”

“She’s packed lots of experience into her short life.”

“You smell something burning?” Ian asked, putting his nose into the air.

The piercing sound of the smoke alarm sounded throughout the lower level of the house.

“I better go check on the kitchen,” Trey said, standing.

“And the cook too,” Ian said, winking at him.

Perfect Pairings Book One

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Some of you might have already read the books in my Perfect Paring series. It’s been five years since the first story was published (Take a Chance On Me). I recently got rights back to the book and decided to reboot the series, tweak the name…it’s now Perfect Pairings, and add more content.

Another thing I decided to do was enroll the book in Amazon’s KDP select program which means it will be on sale exclusively there for the next three months but don’t worry if you don’t have a Kindle because you can download an app and read it on your computer too.

Here’s the synopsis and an excerpt and I hope you enjoy this rebooted tale of Sadie and her matchmaking company.

What do you do when you’ve been sentenced to fifty years of hard labor in the Department of Love and it’s your job to match couples who might never met? Plus, you can’t use any of your witching skills?

If you’re Sadie Sutton you open a matchmaking agency called Perfect Pairings…

Sadie’s been a bad witch and now has to pair two people who thought romance and love wasn’t in their destinies.

Meet physical therapist, Rachel and returning soldier, Mitchell. Both have something from the past haunting them but Sadie knows it’s something that can draw them together and make them fall in love.

Will she be right or will her first attempt at matchmaking go horribly wrong and will she resort to a little witchcraft?

 

Excerpt-

Disciplinary Hearing 21: Witches’ Realm Board v. Sadie Sutton

Sadie put her knitting down and instead decided to channel her nervousness on the simple art of tapping her fingers on her lap. By nature, she wasn’t a worry-wort, but being summoned to a hearing of this nature meant only one thing: trouble ahead.

She couldn’t blame anyone besides herself. Who would have thought having a little fun would result in her being ordered to appear before The Board? The hearing had gotten underway ten minutes ago and things did not look good for Sadie.

“And how much was the total cost of the damage to her neighbor’s car?” asked the chairwoman, Margery.

Sadie slid down on her chair. She knew the answer to that: a hell of a lot. Mercedes Benzes aren’t cheap things to fix.

“Twenty-five thousand dollars. There was also damage to the front lawn and part of his house when he drove the car into his living room,” Becca said, flicking through her notes.

Now that last part had been his own damn fault. He should have hit the brakes as soon as he’d felt himself careening into the front yard.

“And Mr. Mooney. Did he suffer any injuries?” Margery asked.

Becca turned back to the first page of her notebook. Sadie glanced down at her fingers, this time pretending to check her nails. Sadie knew what was coming next, and for that reason couldn’t bring herself to look Margery in the eye.

“He broke his nose. He needed ten stitches in his forehead, and is still recovering from a broken leg.”

Sadie slyly looked up for just a minute to see if she could read any emotion on the chairwoman’s face. She was a cool character and Sadie knew it would be tough figuring out which way Margery would vote.

Margery pulled her glasses down to the tip of her nose and glared over their rims. Sadie tried not to look her directly in the eye, but Margery, being older by 175 years, had more power and Sadie couldn’t resist.

The older witch beckoned her over to the chair directly in front of the table that seated the five head elders.

I could run but what would be the point? I wouldn’t make it to the door without them out hexing me. Time to face the music.