Vi Martin, a successful multi-millionaire businesswoman, is in for a surprise when the domestic agency sends her a new butler for her swanky Miami retreat. Drop dead gorgeous Clarkson Dale is the consummate professional butler until he meets his new employer. Strictly professional by day but all bets are off at night when they explore their fantasies. The sparks fly and their attraction is undeniable when they break all the rules when Michel, Vi’s gorgeous young French-trained chef joins Clarkson and Vi in exploring her deeper sexual tastes. www.katedeveaux.com (Total E-Bound Publishing, Pre-Order June 2013)
Umm, well let’s see. I’m a Virgo, surprise surprise, very organized. I once lived in a little village along the Amalfi Coast and I love Russian history.
Tell us a little about your book?
“The Butler Did It’ is a twist on a Downton Abbey/ Upstairs Downstairs with a contemporary setting and a red hot butler, Clarkson Dale, and his sexy self assured boss, Vivienne Martin. Vi likes to break the rules and it turns out so does Clarkson when work turns to play.
How much emotion does it take from you to write?
An amazing amount, to be in the mind of the characters is all encompassing. But it’s fun!
What is your favorite part of the book?
I love the scene in the dining room…..and later in the bathtub….
You can only pick 3 words for your main characters…what would they be? *to describe your main characters*
Vivienne Martin sensual, strong willed and adventuresome
Clarkson Dale refined, seductive and self assured
Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??
Michel was probably the hardest to write, he’s the Chef. He’s young and more on the outskirts of the story until he becomes a very important element in fulfilling Vi’s fantasies. Ménage scenes are always tricky, a lot to keep track of with three in a sex scene instead of two. Nothing’s worse than a character sitting there twiddling their thumbs while the other two go at it! Lol
How many books are you shooting for in this series??
Oh, I can’t wait to write a few more…definitely three or four, maybe more.
What are you currently working on?
‘Bimini Bound,’ an erotic romance. Mistaken identity and voyeurism bring a super sexy younger man and a curvaceous older woman together on board a luxury yacht in the Bahamas.
Do you have anything due to release soon?
After “Butler Did It,’ I have a sizzling erotic romance coming out August 1st, Academy of Love. Lovers reunited and all that good stuff, set at a prim and proper girl’s boarding school.
What's one thing that you enjoy about writing?
There are so many things, but I think I love just getting down on paper whatever story line, characters, etc. pop into my mind.
Since we're cover hussies....what was your first impression of your cover?
Loved it. Very sexy.
What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
I read both, but confess since I got my Kindle, I do read a lot of ebooks.
Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
Okay.... personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there... Hahah...
If you thought you were safe... Nah... Forgot it... Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!
What is on your night stand/dresser?
Stack of paperbacks, photo of hubbie and me, and lip balm.
What are you listening to you right now?
Il Divo. Went to the concert, loved it.
What are you reading right now?
Art of Pleasure, by Ella Laurence, Whiskey Beach, Nora Roberts. Just finished Tory Richard’s Instant Attraction. Very Good!
What is your favorite season? Holiday?
Fall used to be my favorite season when I lived further north, but now that I live in the desert I like summer. I like it hot! It’s so peaceful in the desert in the summer, it’s something I look forward to all year long.
And what has been your best b-day present ever??
A surprise weekend getaway to a Spa with some of my girlfriends about ten years ago.
Hard and Quick Time! Don't think... Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks... I will be right back...
You know you do... Quickie time... Think fast....
Are you a quickie kind girl? Sometimes
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Dark
Whipped or Melted? Whipped
Straight up or with a twist - sex? Twist
What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him? Gin Martini, lemon twist.
Spank or Flogger? Spank.
Junk or Health Food? Health
Ties or Chains? Ties
Leather or Lace? Lace
Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind? Both, why not?
Control or Be Controlled? I have to chose? I’ll like variety, so both, please!
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip cream.
Vampire or Werewolf? Neither
Twitter and/or Facebook? Both
Pinterest or not? Yes!
About Kate Deveaux
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!
In addition to red hot romance, Kate’s fictional stories explore the dynamics of why relationships do or don’t work, the choices people make, family dramas and the unexpected events that set everyday life on its head. She is currently busy completing two erotic romance novels and one contemporary romance novel for release in 2013 — each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat.
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 full-time 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 and she is a graduate of the University of Alberta in Canada. 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!
To learn more about Ms. Kate fairy tales... Please go to her website... here!