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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Let's revisit Darien and his troubles on Weekend Writing Warriors #8sunday #erotic #romance

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Scene set - A while back, we left Darien hiding behind a bar in a private club after a shooting. He manages to escape and is outside the club.

The stupidity of the whole scene welled up in him. He wasn't sure whether to laugh or what. It was Songkran, the traditional Thai New Year festival. Brilliant yellow, green, and red banners and lanterns decorated the brightly lit streets of Bangkok. People danced and laughed as they walked along the sidewalks. Darien turned his head and shivered. There, fifty feet away, hidden in a private club, was abject death and terror. And what the hell was he doing in the middle of it?


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?


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1 line review
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the chemistry between Darien and Erika was so hot that I thought my kindle would melt! 

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  1. Yes, what was he doing in the middle of it? Such a contrast between what he walked into and what he'd just experienced.

  2. Excellent contrasts, Daryl. A celebration of life and its violent destruction. Nicely done

  3. I go with Kim and Jessica; the contrast is terrific.

  4. Nice juxtaposition of celebration and carnage. A delicate and deadly balance for our hero.

  5. One of those surreal, what-am-I-doing-here moments!

  6. Nice contrast between the scene he had just left and the street outside. Keen to read what happens next.

  7. I'm with Rachel on the contrast between the scenes! Really stark. Excellent excerpt and I want him to get away to safety FAST!

  8. Nice juxtaposition of the outer celebration and inner murder.

  9. Looks like the majority agrees--excellent contrast between celebration and destruction and death.