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Sunday, 7 May 2017

Erik's evening isn't improving. What Happens in Bangkok on Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday #hotread

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I won't be here next week- Mother's Day - but will be back the following week.

From my hot rock star romance - book 1 of 3 - What Happens in Bangkok - last week Erik was wishing she had a date, earlier in the evening she'd broken up a fight between 2 diva's - today - let's just say her evening isn't improving.

Yes - this had to get edited to fit into 10 lines. Please ignore any editing creativity.

A shrill screech to her right made Erik turn in time to watch the contents of a drink fly over a table and land on a red, infuriated face. The owner of the face bolted up and threw herself across the table. Erik recognized both as local prostitutes. Bitch fight. Never a good thing.
Mumbling an apology as she pushed several people aside, Erik hurried to the fight.
Erik reached the neon wigged girl as Puii, the bouncer, grabbed the other. Separating them was like trying to pull Velcro apart.
As Puii picked his fighter up, hoisting her over his shoulder, an elbow smashed into Erik's chin. Crap, she'd grabbed the bigger and angrier girl.


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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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. Great snippet! It reminded me of a show I watched the other day in which a stripper had ended up with a heel sticking out of her cheek because she'd gotten into a fight with another dancer.

  2. I love the description of pulling Velcro apart! I hope Erik didn't get injured too badly. Great snippet! :)

  3. Haha, it looks like she's too much for Erik to handle!

  4. I also cracked up on the line"pulling Velcro apart". Good job and love to Mom.

  5. Note to self: Next time, leave the bigger, angrier girl to the bouncer.

    1. Or get there before the bouncer does - who obviously picked the smaller girl.

  6. Yikes! Yeah, she definitely isn't having a good time. Great descriptions that had me smiling!

  7. Uh-oh, she should have gotten there ahead of the bouncer! These snippets are all so exciting and vivid.

    1. Thank you - and yes, she should have - lol.

  8. A dramatic moment for sure! She's brave though, to jump right in to intervene. I'd have been holding back somewhere waiting for that bouncer LOL. Great snippet.

  9. I remember this scene well. Erik does take some abuse throughout the book. Maybe she needs two bouncers! Great story, Daryl!

  10. Velcro! Snort! Love your vivid descriptions. They put such sass into your story!

    1. What a fabulous thing to say - thank you :-)

  11. Uh oh. Is she over her head? Or will Puii come and haul the girl over his?

  12. Oh no! This will be painful. I LOVE your description of the "bitch fight". :-)

  13. Velcro--great simile. Good action scene. Love how she wades in to break up the fight.