Devika Fernando

Biography

Almost as soon as Devika Fernando could write, she imagined stories and poems. After finishing her education in Germany and returning to her roots in Sri Lanka, she got a chance to turn her passion into her profession. Having lived in Germany and in Sri Lanka with her husband has made her experience the best (and the worst) of two totally different worlds – something that influences her writing. Her trademark is writing sweet, yet deeply emotional romance stories where the characters actually fall in love instead of merely falling in lust. What she loves most about being an author is the chance to create new worlds and send her protagonists on a journey full of ups and downs that will leave them changed. She draws inspiration from everyone and everything in life. Besides being a romance novel author, she works as a self-employed German web content writer, as a translator, and as a faithful servant to all the cats, dogs, fish and birds in her home. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or thinking about writing.

To find out more, visit the author’s website: http://www.devikafernando.com
Or get in touch via Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/devikafernandoauthor

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I'm currently working on the paranormal romance novel 'In Deep Water', Book 2 in the 4 Elements of Love Series. I'm also editing my contemporary romance novel titled "Saved in Sri Lanka" (Romance Round the World, Book 1). And I'm co-authoring the romantic suspense novel "Forbidden" with Mike Wells.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
My mother is from Sri Lanka and my father from Germany. I was born in Sri Lanka, but grew up in various parts of Germany. Having spent 19 years of my life there has made me quite 'Western / European', I'd say. But after that, I spent many years in Sri Lanka - where I live at the moment - and it has brought me more in tune to my Asian side. Trying to balance both can be as challenging as it can be fascinating, and it does show in my writing. I try to write books that somebody from India or the Philippines might enjoy just as much as somebody from Spain or England or Canada.
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Where to find Devika Fernando online


Series

Romancing the Royals
This series is dedicated to Royal Romance where a charming modern-day prince falls in love with a special woman, and where opposites attract. The novels are sweet and sensual contemporary romance, partly set in fictitious kingdoms in Europe but also in real countries. They can be read as stand-alones with a happy ending, but characters from each book will make reappearances in the other books, and there is a common thread linking all stories.

The Prince's Stubborn Bride

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Prince's Surprise Bride

Price: $3.99 USD.
Romance Round the World
This is a series of contemporary romance novels which bring people from different countries together. There will be several books, each taking place in a different country, with the setting influencing the plot. Each book can be read as a stand-alone with a happy ending and no direct connection to the other books. No cliffhangers! These books are perfect for fans of multicultural romance / interracial romance / international romance / holiday romance.

Saved in Sri Lanka

Price: $3.99 USD.

Seduced in Spain

Price: $3.99 USD.
FIRE Trilogy
If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love. When Felicia discovers her fire powers, not only her own life is at stake. (paranormal romance novels with elemental magic)

Books

Hidden Hopes (Inn Love 2 - Canada)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,080. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
The last thing famous Hollywood actor Colby Williams needs is another personal tragedy splattered all over the media. To lie low and find himself again, he stays incognito at a cozy bed & breakfast in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. But the solitude is broken by another guest: an intriguing woman who sees beyond his brooding surface and makes him feel alive again. Should he open his heart to her?
The Lady Sotheby's Curse Trilogy (Forbidden #4, 5 & 6)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 178,840. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Jayne Clark is now living an entirely new life in Oxford, England, with Robert Astor, the man she loves. As her horrific memories of Lady Eleanor Sotheby finally start to fade, a blackmail letter arrives out of the blue. Unless huge payments are made, the blackmailer will destroy Jayne and Robert's lives. Can they track down the malicious criminal before all is lost?
Tantalizing Temptations (Inn Love 1 - England)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,030. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Unhappy in a marriage based on lies and control, Samantha decides to start a new life. She leaves London with her little daughter Annie and opens her own bed & breakfast in the English countryside. Nothing could have prepared her for the suave gentleman who helps her with the B&B and captures her heart along the way. Will their love stand a chance when her tragic past comes knocking?
Forbidden Book 6: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,560. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
In the final book of the Lady Sotheby’s Curse trilogy, the grand opening of the restaurant is quickly approaching and Jayne is still desperately searching for the blackmailer. Things go from bad to worse as Jayne and Robert's relationship is threatened by the mutual suspicion. Can their love endure this test? Will they break under the pressure, or will they find the nefarious criminal and prevail?
Forbidden Book 5: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,070. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Feeling that she has no other choice, Jayne Clark trusts her instincts and takes the blackmail problem into her own hands. As she chases the criminal all over Europe, her business partner, Beatrice, becomes increasingly angry with her for not shouldering her share of the responsibility. Is Jayne really ‘losing it' under the all the stress, or—as unlikely as it seems—is she on the right track?
Forbidden, Book 4: Lady Sotheby's Curse
Series: Forbidden Romantic Suspense · Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 32,110. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Jayne Clark is now living an entirely new life in Oxford, England, with Robert Astor, the man she loves. As her horrific memories of Lady Eleanor Sotheby finally start to fade, a blackmail letter arrives out of the blue. Unless huge payments are made, the blackmailer will destroy Jayne and Robert's lives. Can they track down the malicious criminal before all is lost?
The Prince's Surprise Bride
Series: Romancing the Royals. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,850. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Jessica is accidentally involved in the kidnapping of the Crown Prince of Eirik, her life turns upside down. Not only does she start questioning everything she has taken for granted, but she also falls head over heels in love with the charming Norse royal. Prince Erik makes her an offer too good to refuse, but she's in trouble. Should she listen to her heart or her head?
The Prince's Stubborn Bride
Series: Romancing the Royals. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Princess Olivia has just lost her husband. She is all alone in a foreign kingdom in desperate need of a ruler who can make it prosper again. Prince Sebastian is the only one who can help her prevent an uprising – but he has a reputation for being a loner and a rebel. Can she trust him when it seems that everyone else has a hidden agenda?
The Prince's Special Bride
Series: Romancing the Royals. Price: Free! Words: 95,930. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Marie doesn’t believe in fairytales – but everything changes when she falls in love with Crown Prince Christian of Taragonia. When his sister invites Marie to the palace, their lives collide and leave them both fighting their forbidden attraction. Prince Christian has no place in his life for love, but Marie steals his heart. Will the unlikely couple have a chance at a happy ending?
Seduced in Spain
Series: Romance Round the World. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,600. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Nine years ago, Alejandro broke Emily's heart, but a business trip to Spain forces her to be in his company again. Old wounds are reopened and new temptations complicate things even more. When life leaves her no choice, she realizes that sometimes the heart doesn’t listen to the brain. Will Emily win the battle against her forbidden desire and Alejandro's charm, or will history repeat itself?
Felicia's Fire
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 175,760. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
This is the complete FIRE Trilogy, containing PLAYING WITH FIRE (Book 1), DANCING WITH FIRE (Book 2) and LIVING WITH FIRE (Book 3). Magical awakening, first love, and the terrifying quest to save the world: Fire witch Felicia discovers her magic abilities and finds love in ice wizard Joshua - but nothing is at it seems, and someone is bound to get burned!
Living With Fire (Book 3 of the FIRE Trilogy)
Series: FIRE Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,030. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a fire witch and an ice wizard flee to Iceland to build a new life, they never expect the one thing that could tear them apart – Kyle with his own magic. Felicia starts questioning everything they have. She is torn between the man who loves her but is her polar opposite, and the man who attracts her but means nothing but trouble. Will she give in to temptation or will she save the world?
Dancing With Fire (Book 2 of the FIRE Trilogy)
Series: FIRE Trilogy. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,650. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When a fire witch and an ice wizard flee to Iceland to build a new life, they never expect the one thing that could tear them apart – Kyle with his own magic. Felicia starts questioning everything they have. She is torn between the man who loves her but is her polar opposite, and the man who attracts her but means nothing but trouble. Will she give in to temptation or will she save the world?
Saved in Sri Lanka
Series: Romance Round the World. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,970. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Some people are destined to meet. It sure feels that way when Sri Lankan tour guide Sepalika meets Daniel. The mysterious tourist from Ireland steals his way into her heart and makes her question everything her life is built upon. Instant attraction turns to love – but does he feel the same? And what about the secret she’s hiding from him?
Forbidden, Book 3
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,870. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Book 2
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Book 1: A Novel of Love & Betrayal
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal · Forbidden Romantic Suspense. Price: Free! Words: 44,390. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Forbidden, Books 1, 2 & 3
Series: Forbidden: A Novel of Love & Betrayal. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,040. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. She meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed.
Kaleidoscope of Hopes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,340. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
High hopes mean big disappointments. Nadia has learned that lesson the hard way. Single, struggling to make ends meet, and hurt by the past, the last thing she needs is another complication. When her new boss – a handsome, secretive widower with a child – moves in next door, their worlds collide. Sweet hopes bloom, but both are burdened by tragic secrets. Should she give love a second chance?
Playing with Fire (Book 1 of the FIRE Trilogy)
Series: FIRE Trilogy. Price: Free! Words: 80,260. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?
When I See Your Face
Price: Free! Words: 49,630. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Having run away from her abusive husband, Cathy tries to pick up the broken pieces of her life, focusing on her dream to start her own cake business. Finding true love is the last thing on her mind. When she meets a man who looks exactly like the one she is struggling to forget, life throws the biggest challenge yet at her: Should she give in to his charm and care or will history repeat itself?

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Smashwords book reviews by Devika Fernando

  • Shades of the Sea and Flame: Blood Pearl (Book 1) on Feb. 25, 2017

    I am a huge fan of vampire stories. My love for them started with Anne Rice’s ‘Vampire Chronicles’ more than a decade ago, and they are still my favourite. It is through her that I crossed paths online with Carmen Dominique Taxer. I first read her in-depth blog posts about vampires and literature, and then I moved on to her own stories and books. And I have to say, I wasn’t disappointed at all. “Blood Pearl” is the start of a series that revolves around characters that are hard to pin down and put into words. And to me, therein lies their fascination. Just when thought I had figured them out, they surprised me again. And I love it when a book keeps me constantly on my toes without being too complicated or obscure to follow. The plot has many threads that are woven together, not always without knots and not always for the naked eye to see, and that has me sufficiently intrigued to move on to the sequels such as “Blood Deluge”, Book 2 of ‘Shades of the Sea and Flame’ (which has a beautiful title with a hidden meaning). While this is a novella and not a full-length novel, it captivated me and made me think long after putting the book down. There are some typical vampire elements in the story, but mixed with something that seems like the author’s own lore and magic. I am curious to know more about it. Ida strikes me as strong yet vulnerable, and the Gens is utterly fascinating, in the past as in the present. If you are looking for a refreshing, somewhat daring and nicely intellectual change from the usual vampire novels, then I can highly recommend “Blood Pearl”.