Daryl Devore's Blog

Daryl Devore's Blog

Sunday, 5 February 2017

New book. New blog. Life doesn't get much better. What Happens in Bangkok on Romance - Sweet to Heat #8sunday

Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Where writers share an 8- 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Visit other participants on the list and read and comment on their 8sunday posts.
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Welcome to my new blog- Twitter, Bloger and I had a 3 or 4 month disagreement as to whether I'm a spammer or not. Some bad code got into my other blog and blogger said I put it there - yeah right. Anyway - I tried to set up a WordPress blog, but things didn't go well. I still have a twitch - lol.May keep trying, but for the moment - welcome to my new home. AND YES - you can tweet this blog.

From my newly released erotic romance - What Happens in Bangkok. You've met Darien. Now let's meet the heroine.
 (and yes there is a reason that the heroine has 2 versions of her name - it's not a typo.)
Erik leaned on the balcony railing and stared down at the crowd of patrons partying in her club. They were laughing, and buying over-priced and watered-down booze, just the way it was supposed to be. The strobe lights bounced off the glitter and tinsel, adding blinding sparkles to the atmosphere. Overhead, four massive disco balls turned, spitting out flashes of light, randomly illuminating either patrons or the leopard print wallpapered walls. And best of all, Bangkok was a half a world away from home, which couldn't be more perfect.

She'd made it through her second year. She hadn't expected to jump straight into an owner/managerial position, but the opening was there and she grabbed it. The learning curve had been steep at first, although she now felt like she had her feet on the floor and her head squarely on her shoulders. Life wasn't perfect, but it was good. She took a deep breath and enjoyed a sense of calmness.
To save Darien's life his brother asks, "Can you walk in high heels?"

Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.

Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.
Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2. Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3.   

First 5 star review - I loved this story. From the very beginning I was on the edge of my seat until I finished it several hours later. I couldn't put the book down. I needed to know what was going to happen to Darien and Erika next. Fast paced from the first word and with several surprises I'd highly recommend this book.

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  1. And that good life is about to be shaken up I'm thinking. Nice calm before the storm scene, Daryl!

    1. lol - yup - the calm before the storm.

  2. I'm like Nancy. Everything seems good right now, but I don't think they will stay that way. Nice snippet!

    1. It'd be really dull if it did stay that way.

  3. Another interesting snippet, with a view from Bangkok!

    1. Thank you - I just noticed my hero's name and your last name are the same - distant cousins?????? lol

  4. So much sly humour in this snippet about how things are just the way they 'should be'. Enough to be tempting fate, I think?

    1. Yes - she's definitely tempting the fates.

  5. I agree-tempting fate here. Oh my!

    1. Things are about to get interesting.

  6. Must be a fascinating career to be the owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok,
    with leopard print walls and strobe lighting (great description) - especially for a woman. It will be interesting when Darien enters the story. Great snippet. And this week the Tweet was successful!

  7. The mere fact that she is experiencing a moment of happiness tells me that something bad is about to happen.

  8. At least she has found some peace. The next wrench in the works is on its way, I bet.

  9. What a fascinating setting and unique twist to set up the characters!

  10. Peace is always a prelude to the storm. Something has to be coming along to shatter that calm!

  11. Sorry i stopped responding - got distracted by a little game called the Super Bowl.