Devil pulled the auction card from the envelope and read, "One blowjob in a private room. Condom mandatory. Touching only on my part."
The last person Devil expects to see in a BDSM club is the best friend of his buddy's new wife, Jessica Blaine -- the all-American, apple-pie woman he wants so badly it's her face he's seen during every orgasm for the last nine months.
Is she playing? Exploring? Tough. She's on his turf now, she's put herself up for auction, and by God she's his for the night.
Jess is scared spitless. She's going to suck off the man who may have killed Aung, the college student she mentors and who vanished three weeks earlier. When the wrong man, a masked stranger, wins the auction, she has no choice but to proceed. Horrified when she not only responds to the masked stranger, but climaxes, Jess flees.
Devil lets her go fully intending to reel her in. His way.
Reviews for Deviant Devil
Rho of The Romance Reviews has this to say:
DEVIANT DEVIL is an action-packed erotic romantic suspense that had me on the edge of my seat while at the same time keeping extra hot under the collar! This was an intense ride from start to finish. From word one, I was swept up into the world of the Hades Squad. Devil was absolutely delicious with his strong alpha tendencies that surrounded his very vulnerable heart. Jess wasn't going to let anyone walk over her, including Devil.
I flew through the pages. The big reveal was shocking and was not what I was expected, so it kept me on the edge of my seat.
With tons of action, a suspenseful pot and plenty of steamy heat between the hero and heroine, DEVIANT DEVIL was my first Jianne Carlo book, but it won't be my last. I can't wait for book four, and I simply must go back and read book one and two of the Hades Squad series!
Jianne Carlo's an Iron Chef America and Law and Order addict who loves to cook, eat, and read. She wishes a body could burn a ton of calories being sedentary and eating. Don't you? If only...
Married for 34 years to an amazing man who still astounds her every single day, she's also the proud mama of three fantastic sons, all of whom are now of legal age. Now if only they'd stop changing majors in college.
Growing up on the Caribbean island of Trinidad where the population is representative of almost every race and nation on the planet, multiculturalism oozes from her pores.
Alpha males, strong heroines, exotic locations, and cultural differences are her forte.
She's travelling the world through her books. From Manacled, which is set in Monaco, to D is for Desire (set in Trinidad at Carnival time), to White Wolf in rural Washington, to A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree, set outside of Denali National Park in Alaska, to Dark Chocolate Side of the Moon in Sleeping Dog, Texas, and then to Norway in 1028 AD.
Her writing career began in 2008. Since then she's been fortunate enough to have fifteen books published. Right now there are six manuscripts in progress.
One of the most rewarding aspects of writing is hearing from readers, and nothing makes her day more than an email from someone who's read one of her books. She loves to hear what tickles someone's fancy. So far, she's heard from readers from almost every continent on the planet. Almost...
The Bear and The Bride
The Dragon Slayer
Manacled in Monaco
Notorious in Nice
Carnal in Cannes
A Paratrooper in a Pear Tree
Dark Chocolate Side of The Moon
Lucky in Red
T is for Temptation
D is for Desire
An Interview with Jianne Carlo
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Jianne, thank you for talking with us at TRS BLUE! Your featured book is Deviant Devil – the cover is gorgeous! Where did you get the idea for this scorching hot tale?
JC: Isn't the cover amazing? My first Anne Cain cover. I drooled when I first saw it. I'm still not quite sure how the idea for The Hades Squad came about, but a warrior who's nicknamed, Devil, had to have a sizzling tale. The chemistry between Devil and Jess blazed through the pages.
HH: What do you like best about Jess and why will readers relate to her?
JC: I like her grit and determination. There's a little bit of Jess in every woman, I think. Who wouldn't like to be a fly on the wall in a BDSM club? Who hasn't wondered about spanking and bondage? Jess has a soft heart and a will of iron. When Jess' mentee goes missing, she sets aside her fear of getting involved with Devil and goes all out to find the college student.
HH: What do you like best about Devil and why will readers love him?
JC: Devil's charming and ornery and wicked. He's a gruff warrior who guards his vulnerable heart, but he can't resist claiming Jess, even if he's not good enough for her.
HH: What do you think today's reader is looking for in erotic romance and how do you pull it off so well?
JC: I'm an avid reader and I know what I look for in a book – great characters, a whole lot of lovin', hot action, and a great ending. A good book makes me think about it after I've finished, and invites me back to re-read it over and over. And thank you for saying that I pull it off well.
HH: What else do you have in the works?
JC: Right now I'm finishing the edits for Book #4 in the Hades Squad series, Demon Seed. I'm also working on Michelin Murder To Go, a romantic mystery about a chef, a police detective, and the chef's sleazy ex-partner who falls dead in the chef's restaurant. I'm also working on White Wolf Woman, a prequel to White Wolf. This is Joe and Susie's tale and it's set in Tallahassee during their college days. Go Seminoles!
HH: How do you view the future of ebooks?
JC: It seems obvious that eBooks are the way of the future. It's better for the planet too. Right now, I'm donating most of my books to the library – the only ones I'm keeping are irreplaceable emotionally – like my father's Complete Works of Shakespeare. It's a hard cover with onion-skin pages, and has his notes in the margins. Dad and I both shared a love of the bard.
HH: How much of your day is devoted to your writing career?
JC: Not enough unfortunately. My day job is demanding. I write from 4 – 6:30 in the morning and revise at night with half an eye on the dh's football or hockey game. Just enough to say -- great goal!
HH: What's your favorite way to interact with readers?
JC: I love meeting readers online or at conferences or in person. One of my favorite encounters is this -- the dh and I have a favorite local Italian restaurant that we frequent. We became acquainted with the maitre'd and the owners, and discovered that the owner's wife loves my books. I don't know who was more thrilled her or me. :)
HH: What is your favorite Halloween type/themed story? Why?
JC: For me, The Shining never fails to make my skin crawl. I can only watch it with all the lights on -- and when it gets really scary, I hit the mute button. I'm a real suck, I know. No one could ever outdo Jack Nicholson in that role or Shelly Duval. That tricycle going around and around those long hallways... I'm shivering just thinking about it.
HH: What do you most enjoy about Autumn?
Here in South Florida, we don't get much in the way of Autumn. The trees don't change, there's no riot of colors, but the humidity dips, and once in a while, we get to wear our sweaters. When we lived in Canada, I loved traipsing through the woods and kicking fallen leaves, watching the sunset colors of the trees, and breathing in the fresh scent of pine.