The novel was to be a stand-alone and nothing more.

Bargain with Lucifer was the story of Lucifer Deveraux, handsome, spoiled, and willing to marry a stranger to inherit a multi-million dollar Trust only to have his scheme ironically backfire when he falls in love with his pretend wife. When he takes Julie too his Louisiana home, San Souci, all Hell breaks loose as his ex-girlfriend, Clarice, now married to his brother Michel, once again begins a campaign to win him back. The story ends with Clarice attempting to kill Luc and ending up accidentally killing herself, sending Luc back to Dallas and into psychoanalysis to determine how much of the tragedy was his fault and how much just plain bad luck.

After completing the story, I showed Bargain with Lucifer to my cousin, also a writer. She read it, and said, “I only have one question: "What happens to Michel?" Of course, I had to write a sequel to answer her question. So…Brother Devil emerged…

Brother Devil explores Michel’s psyche and his violent relationship with Luc. All his life, Michel Deveraux has been bested by his older brother Lucifer, especially where women are concerned. Frustrated and jealous, and terribly naive, he was easy prey for a vengeful ex-girlfriend who married him to punish Luc for jilting her.

When Michel finds himself a widower at the age of twenty-eight, the shock of his newly-found freedom sends him into sexual overdrive and excesses his brother would have envied, if Luc--now recognizing his own weaknesses--wasn't seeing them repeated in his younger sibling.

The women of Orleans parish may have called Luc a devil and Michel an angel but now the angel is falling fast...

...and he’s enjoying his downward spiral to the limit!



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Icy Snow Blackstone's Brother Devil will be released by Class Act Books (www.classactbooks.com) on August 15, 2010. Bargain with Lucifer was released in January, 2010. http:://www.classactbooks.com

6 comments

  1. Mary Ricksen // July 17, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

    Toni your videos are phenomenal!
    I wish you the best of luck with the release of what sounds like a fantastic book.
    Another to add to the great list of books you have already published.
    Another winner for us to read!

  2. Mary Marvella // July 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

    Icy is at it again. Will Lucifer get his due?

  3. Autumn Jordon // July 18, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

    Congrats on the series, Icy. I think it going to do well for you.

  4. Beth Trissel // July 18, 2010 at 8:37 PM  

    Toni, I wish I could make videos like you do. And write books as quickly. You are phenomenal.

  5. Judy // July 19, 2010 at 7:33 AM  

    Interesting how the stories keep coming! This one sounds like another winner!

  6. Joanne // July 20, 2010 at 4:16 PM  

    Toni,
    What can I say? You are such an amazing and prolific writer!