Today we welcome Kate Deveaux, talking about her sexy story “Academy of Love.” And there’s a contest at the end for one lucky reader to win a copy!
Readers often ask how I got the idea for Academy of Love, an erotic romance set in an all girls’ boarding school. Well, I could just say experience and that would be 100% correct, but it’s more than that…
We all know the adage: Write what you know.
For me, boarding school life is oh so familiar (and no, I’m not going to tell you which boarding school I went to!). If I did, I am quite sure the school would be over run with women looking for drop dead sexy Lawrence. Enrollment would go way up and attendance way, way down…But I digress.
Academy of Love is the scorching tale of lovers reunited when Cassianna Baxter returns to her alma mater, Lewiston School for Girls. This time not as a student — but as deputy head mistress. The daily routine of the prim and proper boarding school is contrasted against the wild erotic passions of the long lost lovers and rules-just-begging-to-be broken uptight setting of the boarding school.
But it’s more than just the school setting that fires up Academy of Love and keeps the lovers galloping along, it’s also the majestic landscape of Hunt Country Virginia — so idyllic and pure. Unlike the passions of Cassianna and Lawrence….
The characters bring the setting and story to life. I hope we can all sympathize with the wearing-his-heart-on-his-sleeve hero Lawrence, when he is reunited with his long lost (but still buttoned-up) Cassianna. Passions flare and the misunderstandings of the past come back to haunt these lovers within the setting of boarding school life.
Secondary characters layer the story. Who among of us hasn’t met a Monique along the way? The conspiring vixen who makes Cassianna green with jealousy. And then there is Millie, darling Millie, the fairy godmother so to speak for Cassianna along with Mrs. Hetherington, the straight-laced headmistress, who is stern, but also burned by past loves. Then there is Cassianna’s ex-boyfriend, Richard, whom she was sure she’d left behind in Italy.
My things are getting very busy at this boarding school….
Lawrence watched her as she left the dance floor, he was rather getting used to watching her walking away. He didn’t mind the view, but he knew this time was different. She would be his as long as he didn’t frighten her off first. Feeling his growing need straining against his jeans, he followed her request and walked slowly away, and then to her cottage.
The moonlight streamed across her porch and lit a sliver of light across the threshold to the cottage as he stopped and took a deep steadying breath. The only thing separating him from what he wanted more than anything was her front door. Barely able to calm the pounding in his chest he took the porch steps two a time and placed his hand on the screen door. It squeaked as he opened it and then the wood door next.
“In here,” Cassianna whispered to him from the darkness, “and shut the door behind you, I don’t want anyone to see you here.”
“Oh, Cassie,” he said, seeing her silhouetted against the fireplace in the darkened living room.
He couldn’t wait to get her out of those jeans. Unable to contain his emotions another moment, he moved to her side in a split second, gathered her up in his arms, his mouth finding hers and their urgent passions meeting. He’d waited too long for this and now he was finally going to have her.
His mouth was hungry as his tongue found hers and kissed her deeply. He pressed his body hard against her; he wanted to feel all of her touching him as his lips explored her luscious mouth making his cock hard with want. His body tensed under her nimble hands as she ran them along his shoulders and across his back, as he roamed her curves, remembering every part of her body as if it were yesterday.
Breathing heavily, they both stopped and looked at each other. “I want to remember this,” he said, as he undid her scarf, throwing it carelessly over his shoulder and then turned his gaze to her shirt buttons. Slowly, one, by agonizing one, he undid each button. Her body quivered with excitement as his fingers grazed her nipples but only teasing her by passing over them as her shirt slipped off easily and he continued his caresses lower. He knelt slowly down in front of her.
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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 writes sexy romance, with heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She currently resides with her husband in Arizona.