Devil's Kiss with Zoe Archer
Zoe Archer and I first met back in 2006 when we were both debut authors with Dorchester. Since then we’ve both gone on to write for other publishers, but we’ve always kept in touch. I love her smart prose and think you will too.
Zoe describes her work as filled with “high adventure. Exotic settings. Thrilling action. Sexy men in waistcoats and tall boots. Kick-ass women who carried rifles and knew how to use them. Diabolical inventions made of brass, wood and leather. And a bit of magic, just to keep things really interesting.”
Her newest release, Devil’s Kiss earned a 4 1/2 Stars and Top Pick from RT Book Reviews!
1762. James Sherbourne, Earl of Whitney, is a gambling man. Not for the money. But for the thrill, the danger—and the company: Whit has become one of the infamous Hellraisers, losing himself in the chase for adventure and pleasure with his four closest friends.
Which is how Whit finds himself in a gypsy encampment, betting against a lovely Romani girl. Zora Grey’s smoky voice and sharp tongue entrance Whit nearly as much as her clever hands—watching them handle cards inspires thoughts of another kind…
Zora can’t explain her attraction to the careless blue-eyed Whit. She also can’t stop him and his Hellraisers from a fiendish curse: the power to grant their own hearts’ desires, to chase their pleasures from the merely debauched to the truly diabolical. And if Zora can’t save Whit, she still has to escape him…
“Romantic and wonderfully original…Archer’s nimbly written characters inhabit a world that’s at once both elegant and earthy—a most excellent feat.”—Shana Abé
Zoe is offering a copy of Devil’s Kiss to one lucky commenter in the US/Canada, so be sure to leave her a question.
Like Zoe, I’m always looking for ways to add a pinch of magic to my stories. In Maidensong, my heroine’s brother Ketil is mentally challenged, but he also has an unusual gift. Ketil has prescient dreams. So when Rika is forced to travel to faraway Miklagard, Ketil is not surprised. He’s already seen the “great city where the sun burns so hot.”
Remember today is Touch of a Rogue‘s release day!
My hero Jacob Preston has a paranormal gift as well. When he touches metal, he receives visions about the object and its past owners. This special ability really helps in his investigations, but it’s a serious detriment at a dinner party.
Silverware is so very chatty.
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