Sharing her Five Photos with me today is contemporary romance and romantic suspense author, Eve Devon.
Welcome to the blog, Eve, and thank you so much for agreeing to share your pictures with us.
Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today, Sharon. It’s lovely to get the chance to share some special photos.
Most people keep a few photos in their purse/wallet and I definitely have one of my gorgeous hubby(!), I also have this photo of a steel rose! I’d been looking for something special to celebrate getting published and as soon as I saw this in a blacksmith in Devon, I knew it was perfect. A steel rose…the perfect combination of romance and strength. I took this photo to show my parents when visiting them and slipped it into my purse for safekeeping. Now I keep it in there to remind me of the joy of getting published and buying something with my first royalties.
Me! Not because it’s a photo of me (I hate having my photo taken!) but because it’s overlooking the absolutely outstanding and beautiful glass chandelier that hangs in the main foyer of one of my favourite places. The Victoria and Albert museum is the BEST place to spend the day researching/refilling the well.
This is the courtyard of the V&A museum and I love the engraving on the roofline which says: THE FIRST EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF INDUSTRY OF ALL NATIONS: ANNO DOMINI MDCCCLI The reason it’s so important to me is that I always wanted to write about The Great Exhibition 1851. All that engineering…all that innovation…all that possibility… The preparation that must have gone into exhibiting items from all over the world, and the security that must have been needed staggers me. So when the opportunity to form a multi-author continuity popped up, I immediately had my inspiration: The Great Exhibition with a focus on securing the world’s greatest treasures.
Locks & Keys
And where better to see how treasures might be protected, than in the V& A where you see the most amazing jewels and can research the fascinating history of locking devices.
This photo was taken on one of those days that turns out to be the best fun ever! I love castles and this model of Hogwarts castle which was built for the Harry Potter films can be found at the WB Harry Potter Studio Tour. The second book in the Steel Hawk Security box set, Heart of Steel, is set in present day, but I needed inspiration for the castle I was using in our fictional country of Zarrenburg. Hogwarts, together with Neuschwanstein had just the sort of turrets I was thinking of, although my Zarrenburg Castle is a lot smaller than Hogwarts and has been repainted white for an upcoming coronation!
You can read all about it in Steel Hawk Security: A Romantic Suspense Box Set which published 8th February 2018.
Strap in for sizzling chemistry and fast-paced thrilling action, all the way from 1851 to present-day. Meet the company of alpha-honorable heroes and strong, spirited heroines in a world of high-tech security, feuding royals, and missing diamonds.
Beginning at the birthplace of great engineering and design, The Great Exhibition, London, 1851 and moving to present day, Steel Hawk has prospered for 150 years by securing some of the world’s most treasured possessions. Now a secret from the past threatens to destroy the company and a new generation must take up the fight. But with the battle only half-won, Steel Hawk is about to learn that trust has a price.
Three authors. Three full-length, standalone books of heart-pounding romantic suspense:
To Love a Thief by Jane Beckenham: It’s one thing to lose your heart. Quite another to have it stolen.
Heart of Steel by Eve Devon: Colleague, friend, lover…liar?
Dangerous Illusions by Sarah Ballance: Keep your lovers close, your enemies closer. Especially if they’re one and the same.
Eve Devon writes romantic comedy, contemporary fiction and romantic suspense with sexy heroes, sassy heroines, and happily ever afters… She lives in leafy Surrey in the UK, a book-devouring, slightly melodramatic, romance-writing sassy heroine with her very own sexy-hero husband!
You can find out more about Eve here: WEBSITE FACEBOOK TWITTER