Monday, January 13, 2014

Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux (Promo / Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Book Promotions By Literary Nook, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Sail Away With Me by Author Kate Deveaux!

SAIL AWAY WITH ME and these recipes bring a whole new meaning to “I’ll have what she’s having!” 


Orgasm recipe: 
1/2 oz white crème de cacao

1/2 oz amaretto almond liquor

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 oz vodka

1 oz light cream 

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve. 

Screaming Orgasm recipe: 
1 oz vodka

1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream

1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur 

Pour first vodka, then Bailey's, then Kahlua into a cocktail glass over crushed ice. Stir. 




Book Review

Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Publication Date: December 1, 2013
Format: eBook - 230 pages / Kindle - 461 KB / Nook - 595 KB
ISBN: 1603108327
ASIN: B00H130TT6
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance 

BUY THE BOOK: Sail Away With Me 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author / publisher in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Book Promotions By Literary Nook.

Book Description:


Sizzling shipboard romance —Jody throws caution to the wind as she lets go of her inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent week of pleasure. Passions surge, lovers tangle and two lives will never be the same again.

Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody throws caution to the wind for once in her life and gives into a week of sensational pleasures. Taggart helps her discover her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time.

Book Excerpt:

“Hey there, Jody,” he called out.

“Oh, hi….Taggart,” she said with surprise, pretending she hadn’t seen him.

“We really have to stop meeting like this.” He smiled and walked towards her down the narrow hall dotted with luggage.

She laughed nervously at the cliché that was proving all too true if she was to keep her sanity. “I guess so. Well, this is my room.” She fidgeted with her keycard as he came up beside her.

“Mine’s just down the hall.” Taggart pointed behind him, but he just stood there, his tall frame close to her. She looked up at him, overly aware of the scent of sandalwood, one of her favorites. Very masculine.

“Mmm...coincidence,” she said, the hallway becoming smaller by the minute when he flashed that boyish smile, with one corner of his mouth raised. Cocky, but undeniably sexy at the same time.

Unable to break the gaze, she tried to insert the keycard into the lock, not paying attention to what she was doing. The card grazed the slot and she forced her eyes away from his.

“I guess you didn’t find your friends after all?” he inquired, leaning casually against the wall, as she slid the keycard all the way in the lock.

Caught red handed at her own lie, she smiled down at her shoes. “No, I didn’t.”

“So you can have that drink with me after all,” he stated flatly, placing his hand over hers as she held the key in the lock.

Her heart pounded in her chest. She couldn’t move a muscle. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she said.

He frowned but left his hand on hers. “Because?”

Because? Her mind raced. She couldn’t tell him it was because she was afraid. Afraid how her body trembled when he was near, how her cheeks burned and her sex thrummed.

“I’ll wait,” he said with a devilish grin eyeing the keycard still in the lock.

“I really don’t think it’s a good idea, is all.”

“You already said that,” he said straight faced, but she could see the playful look in his eyes. As he removed his hand, he continued to lean easily on the doorframe, his face close to hers as if he had all the time in the world to wait for her to be ready. He was close enough she could see the barely visible laugh lines when he smiled and the slight five o clock shadow on his chiseled jaw.

“Look Taggart,” she said, just saying his name made her heart beat faster. “I’m not ready for…” her heart beat rapidly thinking about just what she wasn’t ready for… to be intimate with a man.

“Ready for what?” he teased. A flush of desire rushed through her. He was playing with her, flirting with her.

My Book Review:

There's nothing like embarking on a little on board romance, especially when it can turn into true love ... even when you're not looking for it!

Jody Carter is a recently divorced single mother who has sworn off men. Best friends Cricket, Doreen, and Lauren convince Jody to come with them on a week long Caribbean cruise.

Taggart Keith is a well-known self-help author who takes the cruise to promote his latest book and hold celebrity guest lectures.

While boarding the cruise ship, Jody's shoe gets caught in the gangplank, and when she tries to free it, the shoe goes flying through the air and is caught by Taggart. Instant attraction leads to a fantasy week full of passion, pleasure, and fun, but when the cruise is over and it's back to reality, can Jody and Taggart's love remain?

Sail Away With Me is a sassy contemporary erotic romance that sweeps the readers off their feet. Author Kate Deveaux weaves a sexy tale of finding love in an unexpected place, that is full of romance, passion, fun, and steamy sensuous sexual love scenes.

The first half of Jody and Taggart's story takes place on the cruise ship, then the second half takes place after the cruise when they return to their own lives. I really enjoyed watching as Taggart broke down Jody's walls and found a place in her heart while they enjoyed the fantasy week of passion and pleasure on the cruise ship. The sexual chemistry between them was sizzling hot, hot, hot! But just when the fun can't get any better, reality sets in when the cruise is over and they return to their own lives. Real life intrudes on their budding relationship, they live on opposite coasts and have responsibilities that will leave them having to make a decision if their love can survive past the week's fantasy cruise that they spent together.

Author Kate Deveaux has created an entertaining story that nicely interweaves fantasy and reality within Jody and Taggart's romance. I really enjoyed how the author seamlessly intermixed the trials and tribulations of Jody and Taggart's developing relationship with the real life issues that also plagued Jody's best friends. With an engaging cast of characters; quirky dialogue and fun interactions; and a delightful storyline full of intriguing plot twists; Sail Away With Me is a sexy contemporary erotic romance that will leave the reader wanting more!


About The Author

Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Kate currently resides with her husband in Arizona.


Virtual Book Tour Contest Giveaway

Win A $50 Amazon Gift Card

5 eBook Copies of Sail Away With Me

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Virtual Book Tour Schedule

Tour Schedule:

December 16
Aspired Writer – Promo and Excerpt

December 17
Samantha Holt- Author Interview

December 18
My Devotional Thoughts – Promo and Excerpt

December 23
Kimber Leigh Writes – Review, Promo and Excerpt

December 24
Book Reviews and More by Kathy – Promo and Excerpt

December 26
Dawn’s Reading Nook – Promo and Excerpt

December 30
Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess – Review, Promo and Excerpt

December 31
Rachel Leigh Erotic Romance – Author Interview

January 2
It’s All About the Romance! – Promo and Excerpt

January 6
Swoon Worthy Books – Review

January 7
Lusty Penguin Reviews – Review

January 9
Crystal’s Many Reviewers – Review

January 10
Literary Nook – Promo and Excerpt

January 11
Salacious Reads – Promo and Excerpt

January 13
Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews – Review, Promo and Excerpt


  1. Replies
    1. Hi Gloria, thank you for stopping by my blog. I really enjoyed reading this sexy romance story too! :)

  2. Thanks Gloria and also Kathleen, so glad you enjoyed the sexy shipboard read!


    1. Hi Kate! Thank you for the opportunity to host your virtual book tour event. I look forward to reading more of your novels and hosting you on my blog. :)