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Thursday, January 16, 2014

The Genesis of a Book - Sail Away with Me by Kate Deveaux

Thanks for having me as your guest Jane, I’m delighted to be here and share a little bit of what inspired me to write SAIL AWAY WITH ME.

As a romance author, the setting is one of the very first things that inspires me to start a new book. In the case of Sail Away With Me, a cruise ship seemed the perfect setting for a romance. A man and a woman — strangers to each other when they step on board ship. Several Pina Coladas later and a good dose on that hot Caribbean sun and I had the inspiration for a sizzling erotic romance.

The waft of coconut, the glint of he hero’s tanned muscled chest in the moonlight as our heroine dives in to the Lido Pool after hours…with only her panties and bra…soon to be removed. Well, who wouldn’t be inspired to write just what these two get up to onboard ship? Add in her well meaning friends rooting for our heroine to ‘live a little after her divorce’ and a drop dead sexy hero who falls hard for the demure charms of our heroine…it’s a week of pure pleasure with each day of the cruise more tantalizing than the next.


About Sail Away With Me:

Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody takes a chance — for once in her life— and gives into a week of sensational pleasure.  Taggart helps her discover her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time.

Red Sage Publishing Official Release Date: December 1 2013


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SAIL AWAY WITH ME and these recipes bring a whole new meaning to “I’ll have what she’s having!”
Orgasm recipe:

1/2 oz white crème de cacao
1/2 oz amaretto almond liquor
1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz light cream
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.

Screaming Orgasm recipe:

1 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur

Pour first vodka, then Bailey's, then Kahlua into a cocktail glass over crushed ice. Stir.



ABOUT KATE: KATE DEVEAUX is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since! 
A former wedding planner, Kate has always been "in love" with love!  She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona.  When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even "love" in that game too!


Anonymous said...

From Jane Leopold Quinn

What a great story, Kate. A simple premise of love on a cruise and you have a lot of women with stars in their eyes and a wish for the same thing. ;-)

I have to comment as Anonymous since Blogger is having problems.

Kaye Spencer said...

Kaye Spencer here:

Kate, what a great tagline: This boat rocks!

Although I've never been on a cruise, I've often thought the setting has so many romance novel possibilities. Yours sounds yummy.

Kate Deveaux said...

Thanks Kaye for stopping by. Oh, you really should try a cruise although I can't guarantee a sexy Taggart on board but you never know :) ! You'll definitely never look at the Lido pool the same way after the skinny dipping scene.

Kate Deveaux said...

Thanks Jane for having me as your guest. Much appreciated, love following your blog and all the interesting authors you feature.