A racy, rollicking Georgian Romance Series by Victoria Vane
The cast (in order of appearance)
|Viscount Ludovic ”the Devil” DeVere||Devious and machinating rakehell, brother to Hew, godfather to Vesta|
|Sir Edward Chambers||Respectable and celibate widower with a powerful right hook, father to Vesta, best friend to DeVere|
|Phoebe Scott “alias Kitty Willis”||Struggling actress with a past, in need of a protector|
|Lady Vesta Chambers||18-year-old daughter of Sir Edward, spoiled, passionate, willful|
|Captain Hewett DeVere||War hero younger brother to the viscount, his opposite in every way|
|Baroness Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley||Godmother to Vesta, beautiful but embittered widow with several closely guarded secrets|
Book I A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE
What happens when a struggling actress and a grieving widower come together in a night of unbridled debauchery orchestratedby a bored and machinating rake?
She’s a lonely lady down on her luck : Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling Covent Garden actress with a bruised heart and a closely guarded secret.
He’s steadfast and eminently respectable: Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his intimates, is guilt-ridden over his beloved wife’s death and avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life … of celibacy.
A Devil in disguise.. Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is determined to return his best friend, Ned, to the land of the living. His meddling machinations result in a night of mind blowing passion after which “dull dog Ned” awakes to find himself in the King of England’s bed!
A WILD NIGHT’S BRIDE, a sexy, rollicking Georgian romp! LINK TO EXCERPT: http://authorvictoriavane.com/a-wild-nights-bride/a-wild-nights-bride-excerpt/
Book II THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS
Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants, but when the object of her passion has eyes for another, it’s time to take matters in hand!
Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants…and what she wants is Captain Hewett DeVere…Coddled and pampered, since her mother’s death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a young bride of his own. With her world turned upside down, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town, where she is smitten the moment she lays eyes on a certain captain of the Seventeenth Light Dragoons.
But when the object of her passion has eyes for another… Captain Hewett DeVere, younger brother and heir to Viscount Ludovic ”The Devil” DeVere, has returned from the American war scarred, disillusioned, and looking forward to settling down to a quiet and respectable life. But when the handsome and straight-laced captain turns his eyes toward the widowed Diana, Vesta is prepared to take devilish measures to prove just how wrong he is.
And the Devil DeVere looks after his own…Recruiting the aid of her godfather, Vesta vows to prove to Hew once and for all that she is no longer a little girl, but a woman with the passion of …a huntress. Link to excerpt: http://authorvictoriavane.com/the-virgin-huntress/the-virgin-huntress-excerpt/
Book III THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
Who can find a virtuous woman… Beautiful, respectable, and dutiful, Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley has long resigned herself to her twelve-year loveless and childless marriage to a feckless husband…until his gambling pushes them to the brink of financial ruin.
Sometimes the devil is in disguise…as a gentleman… Viscount Ludovic, “The Devil DeVere”, is a man accustomed to taking what he wants according to his whim and heedless of the cost…until he encounters a woman who won’t be had at any price.
When dealing with the devil, it’s easy to be burned… When Diana discovers a secret that shatters the carefully built façade concealing her private pain, she seeks aid and comfort from the most unlikely place…the devil’s arms. But will a single night of heavenly passion damn them both forever?Link to excerpt (mature content): http://authorvictoriavane.com/the-devil-you-know/the-devil-you-know-excerpt-mature-content-warning/
BOOK IV THE DEVIL’S MATCH
Once burned twice shy…but when old flames come together…passion reignites
When burned once … Arriving in London as her goddaughter’s chaperone, Baroness Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley wants to avoid her erstwhile lover at all costs. Once nearly consumed by passion, four years has reduced the former inferno to bitterness and ashes.
By an old flame… A world-weary master of seduction, Ludovic ”The Devil” DeVere is bored with his chosen life of debauchery. When Diana’s charge disappears, she is forced to seek help from the devil’s lair, and their mutual desire reignites with undeniable ferocity.
Fire is best fought with fire… While DeVere is hell-bent to have her back for keeps, Diana is equally determined to bring him to his knees…by acquiring some sensual secrets of her own. Link to excerpt: http://authorvictoriavane.com/the-devils-match/the-devils-match-excerpt-mature-content-warning/