Today, we're doing something a little different. Daryl Devore is stopping by to talk about her fascinating new book!
Hello, Daryl! It's great to have you on MLB. :)
Hello! Thanks so much for having me!
My pleasure, of course! So, let me ask a few questions since you're here...
Can you tell us a little about your latest book? When did it come out and where can we get it?
FL.E.S.H. is my latest erotic romance. It was released
about a month ago. The title stands for Flame's Electrifying Sexy Heat. I wanted to use
'Erotic' in the title to snag readers, but my publisher pointed out that a
certain very large ebook distributer would probably bury the book in erotic
book prison, so I switched to 'Electrifying'. It can be purchased at most ebook
retailers: Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, etc., with future locations coming out as it is distributed. The links are
below under the blurb.
What inspired FL.E.S.H? My publisher emailed me
and suggested a novella (40,000 words or so) with a billionaire theme might be
a good book to release at this time. So I sat down and wrote one. Peyton is a
billionaire businessman. Flame is a pole dancer in a dive strip club. And as
the last line of the blurbs says - 'After a lusty night
with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide'. (Yes,
there is a reason the heroine has 2 names.)
How did I become an erotic romance writer? Totally by
accident. I wrote a hot romance. After going through several edits, it became a
HOT romance. Erotic romance is basically
a mainstream romance, but with more intense sex scenes.
*Sigh. Yes, I know! ;)
So, what, do you feel, sets this book apart from other books in the genre?
I'm never good at answering this kind of question. As
that answer never got me out of anything in high school, I guess since I'm a
writer, I should write something. I'd say my characters as my stories are
character driven. Fuchsia is in a situation she doesn’t want to be in, but
she's doing it for an honorable cause and dreams her future will be brighter.
Peyton, while a billionaire, never forgets his single-parent-struggling-family
background. I guess – maybe – what sets
the story apart is when creating my characters I try to stay away from
stereotypes and create characters people can relate to.
So...give us a teaser or two if you can.
(Scene set – Fuchsia has been overworking
herself and it's beginning to catch up with her...)
Fuchsia rolled over and groaned. Her head
pounded. Her stomach heaved. And what the hell was that annoying noise? She
opened one eye. The early morning light stabbed her in the eyeball. Slamming
her eyelid shut, she stretched out her right hand and groped around for her end
table. Her fingers tapped the edge and traced the rim until she touched her
phone. She slapped the screen. The noise kept blaring. She smacked it harder. The
Inhaling a deep breath and begging her stomach
to stay calm, she grabbed her cell and glared at it. Uncurling her right index
finger, she tapped her fingertip on the blue star on the screen. She hated that
Blue Star Wake Up Alarm app. She knew she needed it, but on a morning like this
it was aggravating. Placing her fingers on her left eyebrow, she pushed back
against the pain that throbbed. She was suspicious that during the night a
small person moved into her head and was attempting to push her eyeball out.
Her stomach flipped. Her head spun.
Not fair. I didn't go drinking last night. And
She shifted to a sitting position. Pain
exploded on the right side of her head. Her stomach seriously threatened to
lose its contents. She clasped her hand to her mouth and raced to the bathroom.
She gagged, but nothing happened. There was nothing in her stomach. Supper had
been too long ago. She frowned. Had she even remembered to eat supper?
Her knees buckled. The edge of the tub was cool
against her bottom, chilling her through her thin cotton sleeper shorts.
Trembles racked her body. She leaned forward, resting her elbows on her knees
and her head in her hand. She inhaled long deep breaths, trying to calm her
stomach, still her shaking, and ease some of the brain-splitting pain in her
head. Feeling like she might be able to move the foot and a half to her sink
and bathroom cabinet, Fuchsia stood and clenched the edge of the sink. Her legs
shook, but her stomach behaved. She pulled open the mirrored cabinet door and
reached for her bottle of pain killers. After fumbling with the childproof cap,
she poured the contents into her hand. Two pills. She sighed. She had two pain
pills to get her through a morning of hyper four and five-year-olds with
piercing, squeaky voices.
LOL – which book??
I've got three on the go. When I was a new writer, I read where writers had
several books going at once and I just couldn't understand how they could do
that. Now I know.
I have a medieval
fantasy and a contemporary on hold, but the book that's going to be released
next is one part of a 7 author box set. I'm so excited about this box set, the
other 6 authors are fabulous – award winning authors and #1 best sellers. I'll
give a super teaser – the opening lines of my story "Braced for Impact".
Lori gagged on the bile rising in the back of her throat. She inhaled
sharply to calm her stomach. If I'm going to die, it's not going to be with
vomit all over my uniform.
Awesome! Can't wait! And I know exactly what you mean by having several works in progress. I have about a million. LOL.
Thanks so much for stopping by to tell us about this book, Daryl!
Readers, you'll just have to pick up a copy of this exciting, contemporary erotic romance story! ;)
Here is the blurb.
When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes.
After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered
Fuchsia Quinn's dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved
forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed
neighborhood she supplements her income with a late night job at a dive bar.
Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was
under control until the night he walked into the bar.
Peyton Lang, having run from a bad neighborhood, lives
the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current
multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for
a simple drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful
redhead. What he found was he wanted her.
After a lusty night
with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide.
Amazon Universal link: http://bookgoodies.com/a/B00UY6M7VK
About the Author:
Daryl Devore lives in
an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water
aquarium full of fish and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has
flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or
snow shoe across the back acres and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence
River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth and a meteorite. She's been deep
in the ocean in a submarine, flew high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter and
used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life's an adventure and Daryl's having
fun living it.