Sephy King, the heroine from It’s In His Kiss, first told me she was a lingerie designer when she appeared in a short scene with her sister in The Love List. Actually it was more of a mumble because it turned out that the otherwise confident Seraphina King wasn’t quite ready to admit to the world that she had all these plans…
Knowing she was about to get her own standalone story, I was a little: um…okay…a lingerie designer, huh? Am I happy about this? And the answer was: you bet! After due consideration I was absolutely certain I could stand researching incredibly beautiful lingerie in exquisite materials for my next book—even if there was a serious danger of developing a desperate need to set up Dior, Prada and Agent Provocateur accounts! (It’s really quite incredible how a few scraps of material can be turned into something you suddenly start to crave).
As a result of all my research, I came across some fascinating facts that I thought I’d share with you all. For instance, did you know that:
The average woman wears six different bra sizes over her lifetime! Six? How many of us are thinking we ought to get re-fitted right now?
Italian women wear red underwear on New Year’s for good luck. After reading this it’s probably not only going to be Italian women wearing red underwear for luck on New Year!
Designer Jean Paul Gaultier, known for designing Madonna’s cone-shaped bras and corsets, popularized underwear as outerwear in the 1980s. And it seems its come full circle, because once again, we’re all wearing underwear as outerwear – or is that just me – because I work from home and it saves getting dressed 😉
International lingerie brand, Triumph, was the first brand in the world to make bras commercially available to women and was the first company to show lingerie on the catwalk. And that catwalk show wasn’t as long ago as you might think – it was London Fashion Week 2011.
And not wanting to leave the men out:
When men’s briefs were invented in 1935, a magazine ad praised the new fangled style of underwear for having “scientific suspension” and “restful buoyancy.” Wow – you’ve got to love the power of language!
King Tut was buried with 145 pairs of underwear. Are you, like me, now wondering why it wasn’t 144, or 146?
Underwear may OR may not be worn underneath a Scottish kilt. However, tradition states that a bona fide Scotsman goes commando. And I say why mess with tradition 😉
When I first “met” Sephy all she told me about herself was that she was the youngest sibling in the King family and had a daughter called Daisy. She was arty, spirited, unconventional and completely awful at asking anyone for help!
By the time I came to write her story it turned out that the plans she was so reluctant to talk about in The Love List had evolved into setting up a business that would enable her to provide for the most important person in her world – her daughter, Daisy.
Everything rides on Sephy launching Seraphic (her lingerie collection) successfully…what could possibly go wrong? And when something does…will she let herself ask her best friend, Luke Jackson, for help?
Blurb: It’s In His Kiss
Who do you turn to when things go wrong?
Your best friend. Obviously.
Sephy King’s worked flat-out to make her new lingerie business a success, only there’s a tiny snag – the marketing photos for the launch party are a disaster.
Luke Jackson will help her, won’t he? They just need to strip off, model gorgeous, sexy underwear together and take more photos! So what if the stunning body he’s been hiding makes Sephy’s eyes pop out? And when he holds her, she suddenly wishes they were in her bedroom…alone? He’s her best friend.
Then Luke asks Sephy for a return favour: to pose as his fake fiancée to get his parents temporarily off his back. It’s a risky strategy – but she’s sure she can pull it off.
Until he kisses her…
It’s In His Kiss is a standalone novel, but if your curiosity is spiked by the other Kings, Sephy’s brother, Jared King’s standalone story is Her Best Laid Plans and Sephy’s sister, Nora King’s standalone story is The Love List
About Eve Devon:
My name’s Eve Devon and I write sexy heroes, sassy heroines and happy ever afters…
I kind of secretly believe it’s not too late for me to train as a professional dancer, MMA expert, or win an Oscar. I know! This is why writing fiction is for me!
Growing up in locations like Botswana and Venezuela gave me a taste for adventure and my love for romances began when my mother shoved one into my hands in a desperate attempt to keep me quiet during TV coverage of the Wimbledon tennis finals.
When I wasn’t consuming books by the bucket-load, I could be found pretending to be a damsel in distress or running around solving mysteries and writing down my adventures. As a teenager, I wrote countless episodes of TV detective dramas so the hero and heroine would end up together every week. As an adult, I worked in a library to conveniently continue consuming books by the bucket-load, until realising I was destined to write contemporary romance and romantic suspense myself. I live in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with my very own sexy hero husband!
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