Meet Monique

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Monique DeVere

Hi

I guess you haven’t stumbled upon this page by accident, so I imagine you’re here to find out more about me. I’d like to say I have a wildly exciting life, but I really don’t. I’m a simple girl who loves my life just the way it is. I’m deeply in love with Jesus, God is my Abba Father, and I’m proud to claim my covenant of Grace.

Are you still here?

If you haven’t made a hasty exit at the first mention of Jesus, then you just might be my target audience. Let me quickly say, I don’t write Inspirational romance in the traditional sense. My stories are way, way too spicy to ever make it past the doors of an Inspirational publisher. However, if you’ve read any of my stories you’ll know that they always have some mention of a spiritual relationship with God. My characters go to church, they are fast to forgive, and they never use obscene words—nor do I, in case you wondered ;).

The type of books I write are sweet ‘n’ spicy Romantic Comedies—defined this way: the level of feel-good sweet you’ll find in a sweet romance, but with a the level of spicy love scenes you’d find in a Harlequin Novel. Why do I write these kinds of stories? Because I love sexy, cheeky heroes, who never think twice about shocking the heroines with their direct, and sometimes suggestive, comments, and I love sassy heroines who are confident and comfortable in their skin—the kind of girl you can picture as your BFF. I love funny, sexy banter and steamy love scenes; sweet, emotional moments and hotly sexy ones too.

And without shame, I love happy-ever-after endings that make a reader sigh as she reluctantly closes the book.

frangipaniFrom an early age, I loved books, creating and telling stories. Until my Tween years, I used to write little stories and sell them to my friends for 10c. As an aside, I live in the UK now but I was born and raised—until the age of fifteen—in beautiful Barbados. I met my husband shortly after moving to the UK, and we got married when we were both nineteen. We’re still insanely happily married today! He’s the guy I base all of my heroes on. He’s the quintessential strong silent male. He’s quick, witty, smart, practical, mega-cheeky and the suggestive things he comes out with usually leaves my giggling like a blushing teen. I can’t ever imagine taking this wonderful journey through life without him by my side. He’s my lead cheerleader and support system, the father of our four children and joint-grandparent to our three granddaughters. He has wholeheartedly encouraged and supported everything I ever wanted to do. And I love him for it! He makes my life so easy :).

This is the reason I can write about falling in love so convincingly. And why I’m able to fill my books with a healthy dose of humour.

Recently, I submitted a chapter for the Harlequin #BlazeBlitz and got a revise & resubmit. I’ve since done so and I’m waiting to hear from them. Wish me God’s favour, won’t you? I have a new story coming out next year with The Wild Rose Press for their new Candy Heart Series. I can’t wait for the story to be published. It’s another Valentine’s Day story. Don’t you just love V-Day stories?

I’m worklilying on a few stories which I’m hoping to get out soon. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, Printerest: just click on the icons at the bottom of this site. I’m working to expand my newsletter and use it as my main means of connecting with my readers, so be sure to join my mailing list.

Right now I have a general Newsletter and a New Release Alert list, but I’m working to develop a Reading Club where my fans can connect with me and get readers only content, be the first to hear of my new releases, get free reads in my exclusive Newsletter serialized stories, exclusive giveaways, sneak peeks and fun swag.

If you’ve read any of my stories and wish to keep in touch, please consider joining my list. I’ll never distribute your information or spam you.

Being given the opportunity to share my love of romance has been a dream come true for me. Thank you for reading my stories! You obviously love romance as much as I do.

Thanks for stopping by and hanging out with me.Beach scene

 

LoHibiscusve & hugs,

Monique

 

 

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