JEWEL OF THE EAST by Victoria Vane (The Devil DeVere #5)
Having once lived his life only for larks, laughter, and ladies of easy virtue, Captain Simon Singleton has returned from the war with the colonies a shambles of a man. Now free from six years of captivity, he's still fettered by irrational fears that confine him to a life of seclusion.
Once the crowning jewel of the most lavish brothel in London, the exotic Salime finds her reputation and livelihood destroyed by a bitter rival. With a closely guarded secret stripped away, Salime fears no man will ever desire her again. Seeking aid from one who once saved her life, Salime accepts a proposition to repay her debt by becoming a companion to his war-scarred friend. Circumstance brings these two damaged souls together; but fate ignites a love story worthy of the Arabian Nights.
JEWEL OF THE EAST (The Devil DeVere #5)
A sharp rap soon sounded on the door. Ludovic, Viscount DeVere glanced up from his periodical to the entrance of a liveried footman. "A message for you, my lord."
The servant offered the wax-sealed missive on a silver salver. "It was delivered by a mostcourier." The footman gave a sniff of disdain.
"Indeed? What do you mean?" Ludovic asked in a bored drawl.
"'Tis a behemoth blackamoor, my lord."
"Mustafa?" Ludovic threw down his periodical and snatched up the missive. "What the devil?"
"He awaits in the kitchen. Insufferable rude creature he be. Just stands all akimbo. Refuses to speak or to depart without an answer from your lordship."
"The man cannot speak. He has no tongue. They took it when they castrated the poor devil."
The footman's eyes bulged. He involuntarily crossed his legs. Ludovic broke the seal and scanned the contents with a deepening frown. " Most honored Efendi,
It is with the greatest humility that I appeal to he who once safeguarded my life. It is with exceeding distress that I must entreat you once more, being much in need of a friend and protector. "
Victoria Vane is an award-winning romance novelist and history junkie whose works range from wildly comedic romps to emotionally compelling and intensely erotic romance. Victoria also writes historical fiction as Emery Lee and is the founder of Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction Lovers and the Romantic Historical Lovers book review blog.
Look for Victoria's sexy new contemporary cowboy series coming in summer 2014. AWARDS AND ACCOLADES: LR Café Best Author Nominee 2012, Swept Away by Romance Favorite Author nominee 2012
THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES **Library Journal Best E-Book Romance 2012, LR Café
Best Series nominee 2012**
**A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE**Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, Amazon Top 100**
**THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS** Night Owl Reviews Top Pick
**THE DEVIL YOU KNOW** The Romance Reviews Best Historical Romance nominee, Night Owl Top Pick
**THE DEVIL'S MATCH** Night Owl Reviews Top Pick, The Romance Reviews
Top Pick, LASR Reviews Book of the Month Swept Away by Romance
Best Historical Romance of 2012
**A BREACH OF PROMISE** TRS CAPA Nominee 2012, TBR Pile Book of the month,LASR Erotic Book of the Month Nominee, The Romance Studio 5 Sweetheart Nominee, Night Owl Reviews "Top Pick", Reading Romances"Pen Award"
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