Blurb for A Vixen in Venice:
The newest addition to the Totally Five Star series
He’s an art thief on the run—with her heart.
Look closer, into Totally Five Star Venice, where art curator Monique LeBres has just walked through the doors of the newly opened, swanky luxury hotel to assist with their art collection. Alessandro Bonnard, the world-renowned art connoisseur and collector, has been sent incognito to supervise Monique and oversee her acquisitions for the hotel.
Concealing his true identity, Alessandro is intrigued by the art-loving vixen with an appetite for kinky sex. He pursues Monique, charming her at every turn, taking her to places she’s never been—both in and out of the bedroom.
Monique falls hard for the man who has utterly captured her heart, only to find out he isn’t who she thought he was.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of anal sex, public sex, voyeurism and soft BDSM.
Excerpt from A Vixen in Venice:
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The cobblestones proved an unsuitable terrain for both her suitcases and the four-inch heels Monique had unwisely chosen to wear for her arrival at her brand new job. She dragged her luggage behind her, jet lag combined with frustration mounting for Monique Le Bres as she traversed the maze of canals, making her way impatiently through the narrow passageways of Venice. The vaporetto driver had said that her hotel was just a short walk away when she’d departed at her stop on the Grand Canal. But now, deep in the thicket of Venice’s many twists and turns, Monique would be damned if she could tell where she was.
After glancing down at the small map she clutched in one hand, Monique looked back up at the tiny storefronts crammed along the waterway, trying her best not to be overrun by the barrage of tourists filling the tight corridors that ran between buildings and the canal’s murky edge. Searching for landmarks and any discernable signage, she bumped her way between tourists who were busy ogling the unusual architecture that, at that moment, proved more of an impediment than an attractant.
Tugging at her suitcases, Monique forged on.
The last thing she wanted to do was be late for her new job.
Lurching sideways to avoid a family clutching ice cream cones and pointing enthusiastically at the sights, Monique teetered on her heels to escape bearing the brunt of their gelatos as they passed. Oblivious to the obstacle they presented to Monique, they carried on, leaving her in their wake.
The wheels on her cumbersome luggage stuck on a rogue stone at the same time her heel gave way. Tumbling downward to the uneven cobbles, Monique gasped.
Just as her bottom grazed the ground, someone reached out, swooping her back onto her feet in one swift motion.
“Mademoiselle, soyez prudent.” A deep voice urged her to be careful in French.
Monique squinted into the late-day sun at nothing short of a vision. A majestic man, early forties, with chin-length sandy blond hair, a goatee and deep-set blue eyes that were rimmed by thin metal glasses stood before her, her hand clasped in his. The man’s tailored, camel hair overcoat told her he was distinguished, as did the flash of his fancy watch, probably Swiss and very expensive from the sparkle of the crystal that caught her eye as she steadied herself.
“Stai bene, Signorina?” He asked if she was okay in a beautiful swoosh of Italian. The words slipped between his lips and seemed to pool like honey on the cool stones.
First he spoke French then Italian. It was official. Monique must be in heaven. She’d heard the stereotypes and the holiday stories of her friends vacationing in Europe, but nothing had prepared her for the man who still had her hand in his.
“Fine, yes, thank you, merci—I mean grazie,” she offered, flustered and realizing she was quite able to stand on her own. Reluctantly, she let go of his hand to reach down and remove her broken-heeled shoe. “Just tripped on a stone. Una scarpa verso il bass…dieci per andare.” She hoped her Italian wasn’t too rusty.
He just looked at her. Oh damn, it must be more rusty than I thought.
Character Interview: Monique Le Bres, heroine from A Vixen in Venice
Bio: Monique is a no holds barred vixen who has dragged herself from her Kansas trailer park roots right to the big time as Art Curator for a swanky new Venice hotel, part of the Totally Five Star series. Armed with a sharp wit, a taste for the kinky and a passion for both work and play that rivals no other, Monique meets her match when she meets Luc Umbere.
What do you think of Venice so far Monique?
I only just arrived in Venice yesterday, but I have to keep pinching myself that I’m not in Kansas anymore. I’m a bit dubious about my young supervisor Donovan Amatus, sure he’s a looker but he seems a clueless flirter too. Luckily, I’ve met a few men with wandering hands before so I am quite sure I can handle him. Now, if only Totally Five Star would have given me a real man…now that would have been fun.
What do you consider a real man, what kind of man is your ideal lover?
Good question. I’m a girl who likes a little variety. Wink wink. I like my men strong, smart, tall and with a wicked sense of humor and who are devils in the bedroom. Oh, I do wish I’d meet someone like that here in Venice. Someone like that man who saved my fall in the calle yesterday. I even had a dream about him last. And it was hot. After all work and no play makes Monique a very dull girl. J
Monique, you strike me as a woman who knows what she wants. What is your greatest weakness?
Ummm, well that would have to be my blind ambition at times. Most people see that as a plus but for me it can also be a negative. I can be so focused that I don’t see the real situation developing sometimes, especially if there is a sexy distraction. I don’t see that happening though here in Venice. No man is going to set me off my game. Of course, it’s only day two here for me at Totally Five Star. Monique chuckles mischievously.
Thank you for having me as your guest. It was delightful to chat with you, but I must run now, Donovan wants to give me a tour of the rooftop terrace. Can’t keep him waiting, I have an art empire to amass for James Conroy III.
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The series each can be stand alone and trust me they are filled with spectacular stories that will have your heart throbbing! A Vixen in Venice is another amazing panty scorching addition to the series! The novel is flawlessly written and the characters will have you falling in love with them. Monique, has uprooted everything from the stateside to follow her dream to not only Venice but Art! She has a little naughty secret that she wishes to indulge in and is feisty yet soft hearted in my opinion!
Alessandro is a sexy rich and nobody really knows who he is because his public face is usually held by his staff. However when he becomes sneaky and wants to know the real Monique is when fires start getting lit that could consume a whole Forrest! The author gives you a plot that is filled with more than just another love story! She embarked on a mysterious story that brings hot passion and a magnetic love through both parties attraction to art! The scenes are definitely panty scorching and will cause your reader to sizzle. Trust me there will be no pages left untoched by intoxiating and smoldering scenes once these two get their hands on each other! However, what happens when Monique finds out who he really is? Overall I LOVED every moment and wi definitely have to re-read this in the future, it is one of my top reads of the year. Read this exciting and excellent written novel to be entrapped into the story. Trust me you won’t regret it! I can’t wait until the next one and look forward to reading more in the series and also by this author.
About Kate Deveaux:
A die hard romantic and former wedding planner, Kate has been writing stories about romance, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, since she was in college. When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even “love” in that game too! And she found a sport she can play and still wear a dress. Born in England, Kate now lives in Arizona with her wonderful and very patient husband. Kate enjoys traveling and dreaming up new exciting stories. She’d love to hear from you.
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