Daryl Devore's Blog

Daryl Devore's Blog

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Erika's having just another night at the drag queen club. Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

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I am back. Was away from home for a while and I knew I won't have time to get to all of your fabulous blogs - so I took a break, but I'm back!!! :-)

Scene set - Erika owns a drag queen club. Life is never calm. Two of the diva's are fighting. She threw water on them to break up the fight.

Oh, crap. Get off me. You brute. You bitchy brute." The fighter on the bottom struggled to get free. The peacock blue eye shadow seemed to glow against his dark skin.
"And you love it." Grinning, the lighter skinned male with the corkscrew curl wig grinned pointed at the other's swollen bulge in his robe.
Erik stifled an eye roll. "You queens are so going to be the death of me."

Sandee, dressed in a Cabaret showgirl costume, leaned closer and wrapped his arm around her shoulder. "You know we love you, Erika honey. You're one of us. Just one of the gals."

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?


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. Welcome back, Daryl. At the moment, I'm wondering about Erika's gender. -- Oh, never mind. I went back and read the blurb.

    1. Being in a drag queen club with a nickname of Erik does cause gender identification issues - lol.

  2. Welcome back! Another excellent excerpt from this story, tone-perfect...

  3. Welcome back, Daryl🌷

    I loved the last line!

    1. Lol - yes, I just just see Sandee standing there saying it.

  4. You're back! This club sounds like a fun, crazy place.

  5. LOL Love how that fight quickly turned into something more exciting. Great snippet!

  6. You have a great sense of humor, Daryl. Terrific, snippet.

    1. Thank you - but it was the characters talking to me - they have a great sense of humour.

  7. It sounds like Erika's got her work cut out, keeping the peace among the divas! Great snippet. Nice to see you back.

    1. Nice to be back and reading everyone's snippets

  8. Drama! Some jobs are more challenging--but also more fabulous--than others.

    1. This is a fabulously dramatic job - lol

  9. Your plot sounds great and this snippet definitely sucks you in. Nice job!

  10. I can only imagine being in the middle of that. Something else!

  11. At least she seems to have the situation under control.