Thursday, October 3, 2013

Seduced By An Angel by Adrienne deWolfe with Guest Post

Book 3, Velvet Lies
By Adrienne deWolfe

Although SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL is categorized as a Western Historical Romance, Sera’s story has a paranormal twist:  this preacher’s daughter has psychic visions, and she talks to ghosts.

I got the idea for Sera’s character when I shopped at a rural antique store, where I had a chance meeting with 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 (weddings, school classes, Christmas parties, etc.) 
I got the idea for (Sera’s)
character when I shopped
at a rural antique store,
where I had
a chance meeting
with a psychic.
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.

But Sera is terrified of her visions, which typically occur when she touches metal. The only way that she can keep her visions at bay is to cover her hands with gloves. Jesse has to help Sera learn how to accept her visions, before he can persuade her to help him clear his name.

The other part of Sera’s story that makes SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL so unusual is her Love Triangle.  Jesse and Cass are outlaws -- childhood friends – who’ve been riding together as renegades for 11 years.  When one of them pins on a marshal’s badge, their friendship falls apart. Soon, the lawman and the outlaw become deadly rivals for Sera’s heart.

I’m so excited that my ebook publisher allowed me to write the love triangle that I wanted to write in SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL. In my experience, paperback Romance publishers are squeamish about letting authors write love triangles in which the heroine is torn between two strong, charismatic males.

If a paperback Romance author gets approval to write a love triangle, then her editor requires one of those men to be exposed as a villain or to be killed off before the book ends. I rebelled against writing either of these scenarios for SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL. 

That’s when I came face-to-face with the challenge of writing a dual-hero love story:  you can’t let the sexual tension fade – or worse, leave the reader feeling disappointed in the heroine’s choice of husbands.

The trick – at least for me – was to reveal, bit by bit, that one of these men was clearly right for Sera, no matter how charming the other appeared to be.  At the same time, I wanted to make the reader root for the other man (whom I secretly adore.)

Hopefully, I’ve written a book that will make you fall in love with Jesse and Cass – and yet, will leave you feeling satisfied that Sera made the right choice. But never fear, Velvet Lies fans!  DEVIL IN TEXAS is in the works.  In this 4th book in the series, our second hero gets his chance at love.

By the way, if you like a more traditional Western Historical Romance without the paranormal twist, check out my bestselling WILD TEXAS NIGHTS series at

Upcoming novels by Adrienne deWolfe:
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Seduced by An Angel
Velvet Lies Series, Book 3 
Adrienne deWolfe

Genre: Western Historical Romance with paranormal elements (ghosts and a clairvoyant heroine)
Publisher: ePublishing Works
Date of Publication: Aug. 28, 2013
ISBN-13: 9781614174295
Number of pages:  362
Word Count: 94,592

Book Description:

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)

About the Author:

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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1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Dalene, for hosting the SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL Book Tour on your beautiful blog!

    Warm regards,
    Adrienne deWolfe