Author Override: Angel Payne and Victoria Blue

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Hmmm! Here we are again, under the covers…Angel Payne and Victoria Blue here, so incredibly happy to be back on the blog—especially because we are here to talk about a very special couple to us. We hope that you have had the chance to get acquainted with Killian Stone and Claire Montgomery, the lovers who have center stage in our current Secrets of Stone novel, NO MORE MASQUERADE.

So many people are interested in exactly how we “got together” for this special writing project. We always smile and love to tell the story, because it actually started with a theme that’s carried through the books: taking chances and believing that magic can really happen.

With the two of us, it was the magic of friendship first. We met on Facebook and became fast friends, easily seeing that we shared a similar sense of humor (snarky and dry), taste in food (sushi and Mediterranean), and most importantly, a love for gorgeous shoes! LOL! Our conversations never strayed far from our most favorite of ALL subjects: the love of awesome books. A conversation about our obsessions with drop-dead billionaire stories soon became the germ for a story that borrowed a bit from the world of billionaire bling, infused with some magic a la Cinderella. We had officially given birth to Killian Stone, who has been gaining quite a fan club lately!

Soooo…you’d like to know a few more tidbits about Killian for yourself, hmmmm? Well…we certainly think we can accommodate that request…

–If Killian had a twin brother, he would be the Canadian model Thomas Beaudoin. In short: tall, dark and mysterious, with a swimmer’s lean muscles and legs to his neck. Mmmmmm!!

–He really has a “thing” for water. In his free time, he plays on a water polo team (fiercely competitive much, Kil?) and when he visits Claire in California, he likes to surf.

–His nickname as a kid was Kil-Shot. (Again…competitive much?)

–Also has a thing for great bedding. Of course…that could be because he likes spending a lot of time there, too. He he he…

–He’s actually a very good artist…and loves leaving Claire little notes with customized doodles on them.

–The back of Claire’s neck drives him crazy…in all the good ways…

–In NO MORE MASQUERADE, you may learn about how he develops a new love for the opera…*mysterious smiles*

We hope that if you haven’t met Killian yet, you may decide to take a look at the Secrets of Stone series, featuring more of him and the love of his life, Claire Montgomery, is stories that are packed full of emotion, passion, and true love.



Behind every good man…is the love of an even better woman.
Those were just pretty words before I met Claire Montgomery. Before my fairy queen burst into my life, I didn’t recognize the bastard in my morning mirror—but her love has given me the strength to face the imposter, even embrace him. My tower in the clouds is no longer a sentence of isolation; it’s a jumping point to the stars. With Claire at my side, I’m the king I always wanted to be, the Killian Stone I always dreamed of becoming.

Which means for once, I want the mask guarding my secret to stay right where it is.

If you want the grown-up fairy tale…learn to love the dark side.
Profound sentiment. Wish I could get on board with it but the prince in pinstripes has other ideas. Life has been a dream since Killian burst into the ball offering the perfect fit—his heart and mine, not the shoes, the car or the jewelry—but the treasures have become his armor, hiding the man I yearn to know. I refuse to open his little velvet box until he opens himself, letting me see even the dark hallways of his soul…

Until he lifts all his masks for me.

Master of the masquerade…
Fate has always bowed to my bidding. I should have known it was just picking its time to exact the best revenge, to reveal the secrets that will destroy everything. Without my disguise, am I still the man Claire fell in love with…or another penniless prince vying for an unattainable dream?

Mistress of his ruin?
He always told me to be careful what I wish for. By demanding his truth, have I not only demolished the dream we had…but the man I’ve loved more than any other?



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NO PRINCE CHARMING: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads
NO MORE MASQUERADE: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads



About Victoria Blue

Victoria Blue lives in her own portion of the galaxy known as Southern California. There she finds the love and life sustaining power of one amazing sun, two unique and awe inspiring planets and three indifferent, yet comforting moons. Life is fantastic and challenging and everyday brings new adventures to be discovered. She looks forward to seeing what’s next!

About Angel Payne

Hi there. I’m Angel: book lover, hopeless romantic, pop culture geek, shoe addict, coffee-aholic, and occasional vinophile, too.

I’ve been hooked on books since I was a kid but it all got worse in my twenties, when I discovered romances—-the hotter, the better. Growing up in Southern California, with lots of surfer-type manliness surrounded me, certainly didn’t help to assuage the need for reading about delicious alpha guys and the women who adore them. When I learned I had a knack for telling these stories too, I guess you could say I was doomed, though my path toward erotic romance novelist took a few detours via a concert-reviewing gig for my college newspaper (free show tickets…backstage passes…that was sort of a no-brainer), artist interviews for a Beverly Hills dance music mag, and a very, very bad try at a Young Adult novel (don’t ask; it’s not pretty).

These days, I still live in California, and have found an amazing alpha guy of my own who was brave enough to marry me. We live on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with our beautiful daughter and a crazy dog. I have the best life ever, and never forget to thank the Big Guy Upstairs for it, either.


These lovely ladies are giving away a set of NO PRINCE CHARMING wine glasses,
a set of NO MORE MASQUERADE wine glasses,
and also a signed paperback of each book!

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Nice post

Angel Payne

Thank you so much, Timitra! Hope you like the book.

Stephanie F.

I’ve had this series on my TBR for awhile now and am eager to read. Great post and thanks for the giveaway.

Angel Payne

Thank you, Stephanie! We hope you’ll enjoy the story as much as we loved creating it.

Jenny Dauksa Schaber

Glad to see you here again. Thanks for the extra tidbits about Killian. I love a man who loves water! I recently picked up No Prince Charming and like what I’ve seen so far.

Angel Payne

Thank you for such kind words, Jenny! We are so happy that you are enjoying the book.


Congrats Ladies on the new series!! Thanks for the fun post! Definitely going to be adding this series to my want list 😉 Thanks for sharing!

Nicole Smith

Just finished book 2, and talk about a rollercoaster ride of emotions! Wow! You ladies never disappoint! Bring on book 3!

Mary Preston

Book 1 & book 2 look amazing. Great post thank you.

Gina M

No More Masquerade is just as good, if not HOTTER than No Prince Charming! What an emotional ride this book takes us on AND Ooohh I have a new appreciation for the opera 😉
Congratulations, Ladies

Lisa W

Loved this story!! Can’t wait for even more Claire & Kil… And maybe I should try the opera! 🙂


Congratulations!! I am seriously looking forward to this

Diana Doan

I love the cover! Adding it to my TBR list.

Alexandra A

So excited to read it! <3


Cant wait to read this series 😀