Monday, September 23, 2013

Seduced by an Angel by Adrienne deWolfe

Adrienne deWolfe is a #1 Bestselling Author and a recipient of 48 writing awards, including the Best Historical Romance of the Year. She consistently delights readers with sexy, action-packed, western-style romances, including her Wild Texas Nights series and her Velvet Lies series. In addition, she is the author of the bestselling non-fiction ebook series, The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published.

Fascinated by all things mystical, Adrienne writes a weekly blog about dragons, magic, and the paranormal at to help her research her upcoming YA Epic Fantasy series.

She also writes a weekly blog with fiction writing tips and advice about the business of writing at She enjoys mentoring aspiring authors and offers professional story critiques and book coaching services.

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Velvet Lies Series
Wild Texas Nights Series
The Secrets to Getting Your Romance Novel Published (Series) 

Kentucky belle Seraphina Jones craves a dashing stranger worth kissing. When she spies her handsome, half-naked hired hand at the riverbank, she thinks her dreams of romance have come true. But this Texican is wanted for murder.

Jesse Quaid can't let Sera's sweet kisses distract him from rendezvousing with Cass, a childhood friend, to clear his name of a crime he didn't commit. But then a case of mistaken identity turns Cass into Jesse's deadliest rival for Sera's heart.

Now, Sera must find a way to end the feud before the man she loves is lost forever.

Velvet Lies:
Book 4: DEVIL IN TEXAS (Available 2014)

1) What inspired you to write this story? 
Although SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL is a Western Historical Romance, the story has a paranormal twist. I got the idea for the character of Sera, the heroine, when I went to a rural antique store, where I met a psychic.

This psychic was wandering from desk, to armoire, to fire screen, “touching” the furniture and reporting the various scenes that she psychically observed through the furniture (weddings, school classes, Christmas parties, etc.)

The psychic explained that she was learning to fine-tune her gift of “psychometry.” When she touched man-made objects, she could see their owners “through time” and peek into their lives. I thought, “Oh my gosh, I HAVE to write a story about that!”

So in SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL, outlaw Jesse Quaid (who is part Cherokee,) has a dream from Great Spirit that Sera can help clear his name of murder. Jesse can't possibly imagine how a 19-year-old preacher's daughter can help him, until he learns that Sera has visions about the future and the past.

2.) How long did it take you to write? 
SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL was 13 years in the making!

When SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE and HIS WICKED DREAM were released in paperback (1999 and 2000, respectively), Sera was a minor character – the sister of each hero. I’d always intended to write Sera's story, but you know what they say: stuff happens!

In May 2012, my ePublisher, ePublishing Works, asked me to write Sera's story in anticipation of releasing SCOUNDREL FOR HIRE and HIS WICKED DREAM for the first time as ebooks.

Sera’s love triangle is the other reason I chose to publish directly to ebook. Paperback Romance publishers are squeamish about letting authors write Love Triangles in which the heroine is torn between two strong, charismatic males – unless the author makes one of those men the villain or kills him off.

I can’t tell you how I resolved this dilemma in SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL. But I can tell you that Cass’s story, DEVIL IN TEXAS, is in the works!

3.) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
I love when a character opens his or her mouth and something funny comes out. You can’t plan humor; it happens organically. For example, here’s a snippet of Sera, talking to her “birthday present:”

"The problem with the town of Blue Thunder," Seraphina Jones confided to her new best friend, "is that it's so beastly boring."

Tempest snorted, tossing her head against Sera's tight grip on the reins. Sera imagined that the filly was nodding in agreement.

"Last month, a black bear wandered down from the mountain to run amok in the residential district. The Trumpeter ran headlines about that bear trampling clotheslines. Isn't that ridiculous? A savaged pair of bloomers might have been newsworthy. But a muddy quilt?" Sera blew a curl off her forehead. "I'm living in Prude Town!"

4.) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
Waiting up to 6 months to get paid.

5.) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be?
I’d love to have the creative vision of Walt Disney, the presence and sophistication of Katharine Hepburn, and the business success of George Lucas.

6.) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
Well . . . considering that I’ve been on the Ideal Protein diet since January, there is VERY LITTLE in my refrigerator! I think there may be a smidge of Dijon left in the mustard jar (wine’s not allowed on my diet.) My kitten, Princess Koko Kono, remains optimistic that someday, I shall open the fridge door and a whole shelf full of salmon will slide out – slathered in cheese. Koko lives for cheddar (when she’s not eating rosebuds.)

7.) What can readers expect from you in the future?
Devil in Texas (Book 4, Velvet Lies), featuring Cass, “the other man” in Sera’s love triangle with Jesse. For a sneak peek of Cass’s story, visit:

DarkWind (Book 1, Guardians of Aeld,) a YA Fantasy series. For a sneak peek featuring Raevyn, the Wind Sorceress visit:

Wizards of the Wild West (series.) To chuckle at the Wizard’s otherworldly sidekick, visit:


Adrienne deWolfe said...

Hello, Pembroke,

Thank you for hosting me on your blog today! I look forward to meeting your readers.

Warm regards,
Adrienne deWolfe

Adrienne deWolfe said...

It has been a great day for the Seduced by an Angel Blog Tour! Thanks, Pembroke, for all your help!

~ Adrienne deWolfe