Devil's Kiss with Zoe Archer

Zoe ArcherZoe 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.


Read an excerpt!

This hour, I’ll also be choosing another reader to receive an ebook of my Maidensong for winner’s choice of Kindle or Nook.

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.”


Touch of a Rogue

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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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18 thoughts on “Devil’s Kiss with Zoe Archer

  1. Sharon says:

    Magic and paranormal elements seem to be everywhere. I haven’t gone there yet in any of my stories, but I have some ideas.

  2. Glittergirl says:

    I just picked up your Blades of the Rose Series a few weeks ago. I haven’t started them yet, I’m still reading Cole’s Lothaire…yum. I was introduced to your books by Zina at Seawitch Reviews from the Bookshelf this last month. What a blog celebration she threw for her husband’s retirement from the Navy! Your books sound so good. It would be fun to start this series off by winning one :-). Now I have two of my favorite blogger/authors recommending you!

  3. Cate S says:

    Love to read this and will go onto my TBR stack… hope I’m not seriously injured when it topples over.. Zoe’s another wonderful interview!

  4. CrystalGB says:

    Hi Zoe. Your book sounds good. I love the cover.

  5. Carol L says:

    Zoe, I’ve read about and loved the excerpts I’ve read. It’s already on my TRL.Thanks for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  6. Aretha says:

    Hi Zoe love your interesting concept so much;). Really2 wish you can open this competition for international readers :)

  7. Sharyn Lewis says:

    Oh, I love stories with a touch of the paranormal, especially the Historical ones.

  8. May Pau says:

    This is an interesting concept! Sounds like a terrific book!

  9. StacieD says:

    I love magical elements in stories. I think it adds a sense that anything can happen. Not only can magic make a normally weak person powerful but it can also make them a target. I love those unexpecte elements.

  10. catslady says:

    I’ve not read any of your books but this one has me totally intrigued. I enjoy variety and this does seem to have a wonderfully different premise. Love your cover too! Do you write in various genres? This seems mixed which I really like.

  11. Tina B says:

    I enjoyed the post. The book sounds really good. Since it states that there are 4 friends, does that mean that the series will have at least 4 books? I noticed on your website that the 2nd one comes out in May. I love Gypsies. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Zoë Archer says:

      Hi Tina,

      Though five men comprise the Hellraisers, there are only three books in the series. That’s right–some of the Hellraisers will fall!

  12. I have heard a lot of great things about Zoe’s books and I definitely have a few on my TBR pile.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Diane P. Diamond says:

    I’ve read this book and really enjoyed it. I do love a Regency romance with a different spin to it.

  14. Betty Hamilton says:

    Your book sounds very interesting. Historical romance with a different ‘spin’. I am looking forward to reading it. (sure hope I win!)

  15. Andrea says:

    The book sounds good but what really sold me was the girl in the Romani encampment. The first I Romani I remember reading about were Cam and Merripen in the Hathaway series by Lisa Kleypas. I was fascinated by their lifestyle for weeks. I would love to read about them from a woman’s perspective. Why did you choose to make Zoe Romani?

    1. Andrea says:

      Oops, I meant Zora not Zoe.

      1. Zoë Archer says:

        Hi Andrea,

        I wanted Zora to live outside of ordinary British society and have a unique perspective on Whit and his Hellraiser friends. I also thought it would be interesting to have a Romani woman who told fortunes but didn’t actually believe in magic or the ability to see the future. I hope you enjoy her and Whit’s lively interplay!

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