USATODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Eva Devon, was raised on literary fiction, but quite accidentally and thankfully, she was introduced to romance one Christmas by Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory novella, The Present. A romance addict was born. She devoured every single Lindsey novel within a few months and moved on to contemporary and paranormal with gusto. Now, she loves to write her own roguish dukes, alpha males and the heroines who tame them. She loves to hear from her readers. So please pen her a note! firstname.lastname@example.org
ER: Welcome to Embracing Romance, Eva. To start us off, what is the first thing you would like us to know about you?
Eva: I love to travel! I used to travel a lot, but now I use my books to take me wherever and WHENEVER I want.
ER: You are a USA Today bestselling author. Congratulations on that. What was your first reaction when you found out?
Eva: Thank you!!! Oh wow! I was completely over the moon and stunned. It’s the sort of thing that every unpublished and then published author dreams about. There may have been screaming. Just a bit.
ER: You have said that you were raised on literary fiction. How did you discover romance?
Eva: My mom of all things! She didn’t read romance at all. She picked up Johanna Lindsey’s The Present for me for Christmas. The cover was very plain and I don’t think she realized what she was buying. She must have been in a rush because romance was supported in our house. I loved to read and I sat down Christmas night to start it. I devoured it and was at Barnes and Noble secretly buying books 3 times a week!
ER: What two things would surprise us the most about you?
Eva: I’m all about the fantasy! While I think research is important, I throw whatever doesn’t fit my dream world out. For instance, I ignore the whole slogging jug after jug of water up for a bath or the fact that men used the chamberpot in the dining room behind a screen! I give these things a miss in my books.
ER: Are you a plotter, a panster, or something in-between? Can you tell us a little about your writing day?
Eva: Something in-between. My stories always start with a line or scene in my head. That’s it. However, as I go, I start envisioning future scenes. However, I do get stumped which is the panster part of me.
ER: Your first books were published under Maire Claremont, but recently you’ve begun to publish under Eva Devon. Why the change?
Eva: Well, I LOVED writing my Maire Claremont books. I was even offered to write another two by Penguin! The simple truth is that while the Mad Passion books were very loved and given great reviews, they weren’t as commercially successful as I needed them to be. Writing is my job since I’m at homes with my son. So, I decided to dust off a Regency I had written before the Maire Claremont books, Once Upon A Duke. It had been turned down by twenty plus agents. The book has 40 reviews on Amazon and has an average of 4 stars. I’m so happy that people love my funny side and those stories enable me to work from home! And I also can stay in a fun, light world all the time.
ER: What’s next for Eva Devon, and would you be willing to share a little about your works in progress or an upcoming book?
Eva: I’ve got a lot going on. I just released the first part in a brand new contemporary serial called Dirty Beautiful Rich. It’s a bit angsty and features an exceptionally rich, tortured Irish hero and a heroine who’s run out of luck. My next historical releases Feb 12th! Wish Upon a Duke is the 3rd book in The Dukes’ Club series and features the fabulously naughty Imogen Cavendish and the very proper Duke of Blackburn. They were so much fun to write!
Thank you for having me!
Question for readers: Are you all about a oh so proper duke or a naughty rogue? Why?
A job offer from the sexiest man Julie Doyle has ever met has totally changed her world and opened her eyes to desire. But can she stay professional with the sexy Irish billionaire or will she lose it all and give into the way his amber eyes seem to make her body burn with hunger.
Damian Fitzgerald wants Julie Doyle in his bed. It’s that simple. A job offer, a huge advance, and anything else she might desire are prices he’s willing to pay but something about the vulnerable young woman speaks to something he long thought dead, his heart. But Damian prides himself on self control and he knows that out of all the things she might ask for, his heart is the one thing she will never have.
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ONCE UPON A DUKE
What a Widow Wants:
Everything is going swimmingly for Kathryn Darrell. She’s got an annuity of a hundred thousand a year, her lecherous-heart breaking husband has had the good graces to pop off, and best of all, she has her freedom– Something she has every intention of reveling in to the fullest. And who better to revel with than Ryder Blake, the infamous Duke of Darkwell?
A Duke’s Desire:
Ryder Blake, Duke of Darkwell, known as the Duke of Debauchery, is certain he will never love again. His heart lies buried with his wife and he has vowed to never give more than his body to a woman. But when Kathryn shows up on his doorstep, quite literally, demanding he show her the ways of London, he finds that his heart longs to love once again.
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WISH UPON A DUKE
Coming February 12, 2015