How Would the Devil Tempt You?

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How Would the Devil Tempt You?

“You sold it, didn’t you? You sold your heart to the devil.”

Prometheus smiled, unrepentant. “A devil. A particularly lovely one named Deuma. Typically, they deal in souls, but I was able to negotiate an alternative. And technically speaking, I traded it.”

“For your power.”

He inclined his head in ascent. “For my power. Twenty years of immense power, to be precise.”

“Twenty years?”

“I was only nineteen at the time. It seemed like an eternity.” He shrugged, as careless as ever. “The stupidity of youth.”

Her breath caught. There were the beginnings of crow’s feet around his eyes, but with his white hair, if she judged from his appearance alone she could have placed his age anywhere between thirty and forty-five. “How long ago…?”

“Nineteen years, nine months and five days. So you see why the sense of urgency. I need you and your people to help me locate my missing heart and restore it to me.”

Karma’s extremities suddenly felt chilled, like ice was starting at her fingertips and spreading like a malicious frost toward her core. Visions flickered through her brain, but she needed to hear him say it. “And if we don’t? In three months…”

“My power dies out. And if I don’t have my heart back by then, so do I.”
Many a romance heroine has accused her dark, tortured hero of being a heartless wretch, but in my new paranormal romantic comedy Naughty Karma, Karma has reason to use that curse literally.  In a moment of drunken vulnerability, my roguish anti-hero Prometheus traded his heart to a devil in exchange for Phenomenal Cosmic Powers.  Now the clock on his bargain is running out and he needs Karma to help him steal his heart back. 

I’m a sucker for a good Faustian bargain (it’s always the fine print that gets you) whether it’s a blues man going down to the Crossroads to sell his soul for music or the much more common tale of a man who sells his soul for knowledge or riches.  I think we’re all susceptible to temptation and that’s what makes these stories so compelling. 

Prometheus gives up his heart (it’s just been broken, he can’t imagine he’d want it) in exchange for power.  The ability to be master of his own universe.  To make the world mold to his wishes.  For him, the lure is all about control. 

For Karma, the real definition of temptation is the prospect of freedom from her unwanted powers and safety for the people she cares about. 

Temptation is as unique as a fingerprint and I love the idea of exploring what tempts us. 
What would tempt you?  The promise of being young and beautiful forever?  The ability to heal the sick?  World peace?  Wealth and fame?  True love everlasting?  An infinite supply of books?  

How would the devil tempt you?  What is that one thing you wouldn’t be able to resist?

GIVEAWAY:
One random commenter will receive their choice of one of my ebooks.


Double crossing the devil is a dangerous business.

Karmic Consultants, Book 7

Nearly two decades ago, Prometheus sold his beating heart to a devil in exchange for epic power. That contract is about to expire—and so is he. There’s only one woman with the power to help him see his next birthday. And he’s willing to use every manipulation in his arsenal to pry that power from the ice queen’s grip.

Karma, who values order above all else, has had enough of the unscrupulous warlock’s pranks endangering her people. But when she confronts the wily trickster to demand a cease-fire, his terms throw her for a loop. The bastard wants her to save his life—and he wants her in his bed.

Clinging to her hard-won control is the only way Karma knows to keep her abilities from overwhelming her. If anyone can tempt her to embrace the chaos of her magic, it’s Prometheus.

One kiss brings her defenses crashing down. But can she trust Prometheus…or has she lost her own heart to a warlock with a hidden agenda? 

Warning: This book contains scheming, manipulation, bargains-with-the-devil, and meddling consultants. All’s fair in love and magic.
BIO: Vivi Andrews is the award-winning author of over a dozen paranormal romance novels and novellas.  A nomad at heart, she lives in Alaska when she isn’t indulging her travel addiction.  For more about Vivi and her books, please visit her website (www.viviandrews.com) or blog (Ramblings from the Road, www.viviandrews.blogspot.com).

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13 comments

  1. I’m always looking for a new series…and I love ebooks!! I couldn’t resist coffee. Lame, I know.

  2. I absolutely love this series! I am so excited to finally read Karma’s story! 🙂
    malford007 at hotmail dot com

  3. I would be tempted by the guarantee of a long, long healthy life filled with love and laughter, and enough money to enjoy it. Power? Not so much. Coffee and chocolate? Oh yeah…

    Don’t enter me in the drawing – I already have Naughty Karma on my Kindle and can’t wait to start it!

  4. The only thing(s) I could come up with that would tempt me to make a deal with the devil… the guarantee of happy, healthy, long lives of all of my immediate family. But, it would be a connundrum in that if the devil took me my family would be unhappy.

    …and Ho Hos and Diet Coke.

    Julie O
    jo1963jo at gmail dot com

    • Health and happiness is the most tempting to me too – just be sure you read the fine print to make sure there aren’t any devilish catches. (And a fellow Diet Coke addict. You’re a girl after my own heart, Julie.)

  5. with an early release of a book I want to read

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    • Or maybe the ability to manipulate time so we can read entire series whenever we want and then return to our regularly scheduled lives – I wouldn’t mind that superpower. 🙂

  6. Oh, chocolate and wine, maybe a long, happy life for my dog? Tough call!