A Wild Night's Bride by Victoria Vane

**Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012** When The Devil Plays Cupid ... There Could Be Hell To Pay..

A wild night's bride

**Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012**
When The Devil Plays Cupid ... There Could Be Hell To Pay..
She needs a protector... Once seduced by whispered promises of a faithless lover, Phoebe Scott is determined to make a name on the Covent Garden stage, but after three years of bit parts, she realizes she'll never achieve her goals on her own merits. Finally acknowledging her success is dependent on a powerful patron, Phoebe determines to seek out a protector at London's most notorious brothel.

He's avowed to celibacy... Sir Edward "Ned" Chambers has been lost and lonely since his wife's death in childbirth. Burdened with blame, he has sworn to a life of celibacy, but after three years, he is inwardly edgy, irritable, and increasingly discontent.

Desperate times call for devilish measures... Viscount Ludovic "The Devil" DeVere, a rake of the first order, is hell-bent to return his best friend Ned to the land of the living. Perceiving the cause behind his best friend's unhappiness--as well as the obvious cure--DeVere takes matters in hand. DeVere's meddling machinations result in an outrageous wager that could lead Ned to a new love... or land them all in the Tower. Hijinks and passion abound in this sexy, rollicking Georgian romp.

"The "Devil DeVere" series is a variation on the rake's progress, or the rake's reformation, except that is doesn't start with said rake as the main character--a device that is amazingly clever on Vane's part and allows her to circle in on DeVere without revealing too much at the outset. In the first two books DeVere is the puppet master, rearranging his friends' lives. But in the background, readers catch hints that there's more to him than the debauched reprobate they see. By the time we find out his story, we're invested. The series is erotic and sexy, and sometimes you want to shake the characters until their teeth rattle, but it is absolutely marvelous. This one should be read with bonbons. And a fan!" - Marlene Harris for Library Journal

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Historical

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / Erotica

Language: English

Keywords: romantic comedy, erotic historical romance

Word Count: 34,000

Sales info:

First published in 2012, this over the top romantic comedy is the first book in a bestselling, award-winning erotic historical romance series and has been a consistent seller for over five years.

Sample text:




The scene was a shambles. Articles of clothing littered the trees, and male and female bodies slumped everywhere in a drug-like stupor of satiation.

 "Where do you think to find him?" she asked.

 "Look no further." Ned inclined his head toward the dais with a glower. "Don't say I didn't warn you."

 For surrounded by women and sprawled like a god, or more aptly, a satyr, on the queen's throne, naked as Adam with a floral wreath on his head and phallic scepter in hand, was Ludovic, Viscount DeVere. It was as if he were Bacchus incarnate with the entire night tailored for his own sensual gratification.


 "You really wish to go through with this?" Ned asked in an undertone. "He'll only use you and cast you aside."

 "What does it matter? As long as I get what I need, we shall call it an equal trade. For needs must—"

 "When the devil drives?" Ned flicked a bilious look from Phoebe to DeVere. "If that is what you wish, far be it for me to deny a lady." Ned made a mocking obeisance to the would-be demigod. "My lord DeVere."

 "Ah, Ned!" Ludovic cried in a voice slurred from drink. "You've returned with a companion?"

 "The lady expressed a wish to make your acquaintance."

 Ludovic gave Ned a sardonic arch of his brow. "How extraordinary." He flashed her a bedazzling smile. "What is your name, my pet?"

 "Kitty," she replied.

 DeVere threw back his head with a guffaw. "Kitty? How delightfully apropos!" He patted a muscular thigh. "Come then, Kitty, my sweet, little puss. Sit on your master's lap, and I'll stroke you 'till you purr."

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Already translated. Translated by Maria Regina de Almeida Barbuto
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