Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Author Spotlight - Monique DeVere

The author spotlight is smoking today with a hot new romance by Monique DeVere!


Monique and I have known each other for years and were briefly part of the same critique group. She has traditionally published and is making her debut as an indie author with More Than Friends.

 
Monique grew up on a plantation on the beautiful island of Barbados, where her childhood was all about exploring and letting her imagination run wild. She spent her teen years in the UK where she still lives with her amazing hero husband, four beautiful children, and two incredible grandkids.

She wrote her first novel at age fifteen but had her heart set on becoming a doctor until she discovered that raising her kids was far more desirable. Since writing had always been her favourite pastime, she naturally turned to writing as her preferred job and has had short stories published and read on radio.

Sure that medicine is her second calling, she still has a desire to heal, and has gained degrees in Homeopathy and Herbalism and currently has her eye on a Holistic Nutrition degree course.

However, her first love will always be writing. She loves to create fun, emotional romances and movie scripts. Her stories come in three categories: sweet, sensual, and sizzling Rom-Coms.

Monique loves to hear from her readers. You can contact her by visiting her website: www.moniquedevere.co.uk or blog: http://moniquedevere.blogspot.co.uk to learn more about her and check out her other books.

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She just broke the Best Friends’ Code of Honour!

What do you do when your best friend’s fella dumps her?

You get drunk, catch a cab to his place, offer to bop him on the nose, then... sleep with him?

Lily Harper should have taken her secret attraction to Justin Knight into consideration before rushing to his swanky apartment. Now she’s caught in a dilemma. Lose her best friend, or the out-of-this-world sexy guy who could be The One.

Justin fell for Lily almost from the moment he met her, but she was with someone else and he'd  just started seeing her best friend. Now Lily is available, and so is he, only, he isn’t having much luck making her see that sometimes when loyalties collide, a girl has to choose love!

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Excerpt:

“The fact of the matter is—” he nuzzled her ear “—I’m going to kiss you and every guy in this place is going to go wild with envy because I’m the lucky sod who gets to do it.”

Lily sucked in a breath, missed a step. He was making love to her, disguised as a dance. People were beginning to take an interest.  He’d made her a spectacle.

“Justin, people are watching.”

“Sweetheart, that’s nothing new, they’ve been riveted from the moment you first walked in the room.”

“Are you sweet talking me?”

He pulled back, his gaze darkening.  “Only if it’s working.” While his hand caressed her back where the dressed dipped, he stroked his other thumb against her palm.

Goose bumps raised her flesh. Oh, it was working. That and the off-the-wall chemistry between them. Every part of her craved his touch.

He turned her, dipped his head, and took the kiss he’d warned her he was going to take. It was as if everything stood still, the room, the hum of conversation, the mellow music, Lily’s heart—everything.

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26 comments:

Dawn Brown said...

This a wonderful story! Good luck Monique!!

April Vine said...

Hey Chicki and Monique :)

I've already read More Than Friends and loved it! Looking forward to ALL your other books, Monique! :)

Good luck!
Hugs
April

Monique DeVere said...

Thank you, Dawn :)

Monique DeVere said...

Thanks, April,

So happy to see that you enjoyed More Than Friends! :D

Hugs x

Celeste Jones said...

Congrats Monique! Great book and good for you for plunging into self-pubbing. xoxo

Rhonda D said...

Wow! This sounds like an amazing read. I can't wait to see if it costs her her best friend.

teresa said...

What a sizzling scene, Monique! Crossing the line between friendship to lovers has to be such a risky step. I can't wait to see how it goes! Good luck!

Tere

Kenny said...

Very intreasting Justin and lily are very naughty. I want to read more think I'll have to get myself a copy. Good luck sis.x kenny

Monique DeVere said...

Thank you, Celeste,

I'm so happy I finally took the step!


Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...

Hi, Rhonda,

Thank you! If you find out, and you like the story, I'd love a review ;)


Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...

Hey, Tere!

Yes, the friends to lovers theme is one of my favs. One of my sons had a female best friend ever since they were in high school, and while there was a certain chemistry between them, they never took the step to something more for fear of ruining their friendship if things didn't work out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...

Kenny!! My bestest BIL!

So sweet of you to stop by. Love you lots. Kiss-kiss xox

Phoenix C Brown said...

Nice! I'm intrigued by the dynamics of their relationship already. Will definitely check this one out on amazon. Good luck with your future endeavors!!!

Regina Duke said...

Sounds great! Whew! Is it warm in here...? Lovely interview!

Monique DeVere said...

Thank you for the kind wishes, Phoenix!

And thanks so much for stopping by, reading and commenting.


Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...

LOL, Regina,

Thanks for the visit!


Hugs x

jenniferlaurens said...

A fun story!

Monique DeVere said...

Thank you so much for commenting, Jennifer!


Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...

In case you guys didn't see the tweets, or my FB page, I'm giving away a copy of More Than Friends to one random commenter! :D

J.D. Faver said...

Awesome excerpt. It's always a treat to discover an author I haven't read before. What a treat.
*hugs*
~J.D.

Monique DeVere said...

J.D, thanks.

Nice cover!


Hugs x

Monique DeVere said...
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Ednah Walters said...

Woohoo, congrats, Monique. I love the cover and the colors you used are eye-grabbing. The excerpt too. Good luck.

Amy Armstrong said...

Congratulations, Monique! Looks and sounds awesome.

Monique DeVere said...

Ednah & Amy,

Lovely to see you here!


Hugs x

Dorcas Graham said...

This looks to be a fun read, Monique! I look forward to delving into it! I wish you the best!