Daryl Devore's Blog

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Could things get any worse for Darien? What Happens in Bangkok on Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

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Scene set - Darien calls his brother, Brian, for help. Brian says he'll meet him at the club up the road.

Warning - Mild language

Crossing the invisible line from upscale to seedy, relief filled Darien at the welcome sight of the massive, garish neon, Purple Peacock sign. He headed toward a shiny, black Lamborghini Aventador, parked in a dark corner. He tried to stand causally, looking like he was digging for his keys. If anyone stood too close, they'd see his hands were trembling. Definitely not good if one was supposed to be driving a super-car home.
A van screeched to a halt in the parking lot. The doors flew open. Four men dressed in black with assault rifles jumped out of the opening.
"Oh, shit!" Darien squatted behind the Aventador's fender. 

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.
5 Stars

This book got me hooked from the opening line with Darien puzzling as to why blood was seeping from his wolf tattoo. The chemistry between Darien and Erika sizzles from the first time they meet, even though she’s no idea who he is, nor the fact that he’s actually straight.

What I loved about this book was that it isn’t just about Darien and Erika. A whole cast of characters are vividly brought to life and though I didn’t like them all, particularly Gan I seriously wanted to gag whenever he appeared, they added another dimension to the story.

The action is fast paced, there are enough twists and turns in the plot to keep you guessing and the romance was hot. A great read, especially if you love stories in exotic locations.

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  1. Things were bad enough when he was nervous about driving the car, but he's really in trouble now.

  2. Run for your life, they're on to you. Without action, you've created a tension filled snippet.

  3. Bad to worse again, hope he can RUN. This is such a tense story, full of action - great excerpt!

    1. Yes, it's bad to worse. Hopefully help will arrive.

  4. Excellent snippet, Daryl. You have kept the tension at 'nail biting' all through these last few scenes. Good job.

    1. lol - but not good for your nails :-)

  5. Great tension, Daryl. This story becomes more and more interesting.

    (PS I see I'm commenting as Juliette Banks, my other writing name, and I don't know how to get back to Rachel de Vine - but you know me as both, don't you?)

    1. Yes, I know you as both. You need to log out and then log back in - having had 2 pen names I used to get caught with the wrong pen name,

    2. Thanks, Daryl. I've done it. (I think!)

  6. Yikes! Fingers crossed they're not after him!

  7. He's praying they aren't as well.

  8. Oh man, poor guy just isn't getting a break!

    1. Nope _ I had a devilish amount of fun keeping him in trouble.

  9. Four heavily armed, coordinated men? Yeah, he's in big trouble.

  10. Oh shit indeed! Great suspense!

    1. Yeah - it's the only thing he could come up with at that moment.

  11. Fantastic scene! I have got to sit down and read this tonight. Love the action and the whole set-up!

    1. LOL - you've got a release coming out in 2 days - you have better things to do. Read it when you have a moment to breathe.