A Lady's Revenge
A British agent flees her French captor’s torturous dungeon and falls in love with the decoder responsible for her imprisonment.
British agent Cora deBeau has spent the last three years seducing secrets from the most hardened of French spies while searching for her parents’ killer. When her latest assignment goes awry, she suffers at the hands of her French captor until Guy Trevelyan, the Earl of Helsford and master cryptographer, saves her during a daring rescue. Scarred and wary of men, Cora shies away from the one man who could heal her savaged heart.
After rescuing Cora from a French dungeon, Guy discovers it was one of his deciphered messages that led to her captivity. Guy strives to earn her forgiveness while outwitting their enemy. But will he find the scars on her wounded soul run too deep?
“Devlyn debuts with an intense spy thriller that hooks readers from the first page…Devlyn makes a unique mark on the genre with her powerful prose and a gripping vengeance theme.”
~ RT Book Reviews, 4 stars
“A sensuous Regency debut…Devlyn reveals the darkness of the spy game and entices readers with a talented and determined heroine.” ~ Publishers Weekly
Tracey Devlyn writes historical romantic thrillers (translation: a slightly more grievous journey toward the heroine's happy ending). An Illinois native, Tracey spends her evenings harassing her once-in-a-lifetime husband and her weekends torturing her characters. For more information on Tracey, including her Internet haunts, contest updates, and details on her upcoming novels, please visit her website: Tracey Devlyn
Get Lost in a Story Interview
Jillian: What’s the first book you remember reading?
Tracey: I discovered a love of books quite late in life. Like many kids, I read required materials in school, but nothing really resonated with me. My passion for reading romance didn’t emerge until my mid-twenties. The book that started it all? The Raven and the Rose by Virginia Henley. In my debut novel, my heroine’s codename is Raven. It’s a special nod to Ms. Henley for writing such a compelling book that eventually led me to a career that brings me tremendous joy.
Jillian: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
Tracey: Cinderella. I have much in common with the pumpkin girl.
Jillian: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Tracey: Bugs Bunny, hands down. The wabbit is one cool trickster.
Jillian: Where do you read and how often?
Tracey: Before I started writing, I read 2-4 books a week, mostly historical romance. Now, I’m lucky if I can squeeze in a book a month. Sad, isn’t it? I miss reading terribly. One day I hope to write full-time and then I’ll be able to tackle my ever-growing to be read pile. I might have slowed down my reading, but I haven’t stopped by books.
Jillian: What sound or noise do you love?
Tracey: I have two…
1)My husband’s voice (I know corny!). Sometimes, when I can’t sleep, he’ll read to me and, before I know it, morning has arrived.
2)All things natural—chirping birds, trilling frogs, whipping wind, rushing water, bugling elk, yipping coyotes…they’re all so calming. I can literally feel the stress easing from my tense muscles when I hear these sounds.
Jillian: Describe your favorite kind of hero to read/write?
Tracey: I adore a hero who has tendre for the heroine. Watching him build up enough nerve to declare his feelings, or overcome whatever obstacle is in his way, is always a page turner for me.
Jillian: Tea or Coffee? And how do you take it?
Tracey: Coffee, definitely. I’m a regular at my local Starbuck’s. They’ve dubbed my favorite drink—tall, 4-pump vanilla latte—a “Tracey special.”
Jillian: Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?
Tracey: If I need a good laugh, I’d invite Dinks and Bingham to the table. Those two lovebirds are so stubborn and avoid their feelings with each other like the plague. Their interactions could keep me entertained for hours.
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