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Saturday, 5 August 2017

Title Release for Third Book in Two Hearts One Love Trilogy #hotromance #rockstar #romance #daryldevore #eXbdd

Book 3 in the Two Hearts ~ One Love Trilogy has been through galleys and is at the proofer. Whew. Books go through a lot before they become books.

And one of the hoops a book has to jump through is getting a title. Some writers have the title before the book is written. I am not one of those writers.

Book 1 in the trilogy was called Book with No Name for over a year and then a fabulous author friend - Jenna Jaxon - suggested the perfect title and What Happens in Bangkok was named.

Along came book two - I come up with that title - yay me. I like having the title of the book in the book. Personal quirk - there is a moment when Erika reveals her new tattoo to Darien and written on it is - Darien's Desire. Ta da - title of book 2.

Book 3 had an issue I've never had before - too many titles. I think I had 4. Couldn't decided. So I asked for help at my super wonderful  critique group. We are more than a critique group, we help each other with all sorts of aspects of a writing life. They chose a title. I liked it. Then Jenna - yes, the same Jenna as above, emailed me and suggested a totally different title and again - it was fantastic!!!!

I can hear you yelling - So, what's the title??????????????????

Between Despair and Ecstasy

It ties back to What Happens in Bangkok (both the book, the song and the play version) and it perfectly describes Darien's conflict in the story - he is caught between despair and ecstasy.

So - again I say

to Jenna and her friends for coming up with such an awesome title.

Book 1

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 Really must read this one....,
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the chemistry between Darien and Erika was so hot that I thought my kindle would melt! I look forward to reading more from this author.

Book 2

You loved What Happens in Bangkok and want to know what happens next….

It's complicated is not only her relationship status, but the definition of Erika Bailey's life. She loves managing her drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand, but her rock star boyfriend resides in North Carolina. And to top it off, her father threatens she must stay away from Darien or lose the Pink Flamingo. Does she protect her club or her love?

Darien Scott, Grammy award winning international superstar, wants nothing more than to wake up in the arms of Erika, the woman he loves, but contractual obligations force him to exotic video shoots and an isolated movie set with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars.

With the feeding frenzy of social media trending every aspect of Darien's life—real or not—it's hard for Erika to know the truth. Will she be able to see through the lies and trust Darien? Or will evidence from damaging Internet rumors condemn their relationship? 

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5 star
I’ll admit I got weepy eyed near the end, and once again, Daryl ended the story well, but with a hanging thread. So I’m expecting another fine story in the future.

5 glorious stars

Book 3 - Dec release

Between Despair and Ecstasy
Concerned for his fiancée, Erika Bailey’s safety, rock star Darien Scott races to Bangkok to protect her, only to discover his brother is missing. Fearing the worse, he contacts his nemesis, Gan, and makes a repulsive deal that will free his brother and protect Erika’s club, The Pink Flamingo. Or so he thought. When a python and Gan are involved, things go sour, and Darien sinks into a deep depression.

Erika is disheartened by the betrayal of her parents. Her father's destruction of her club, and the humiliation of her mother’s drunken behavior have her feeling down, but those are the least of her worries. She has a wedding to plan, but won’t. Having been betrayed too often, she’s scared to trust Darien.

How can Erika prove to herself and Darien that she loves and trusts him? Simple. All she has to do is jump out of a plane.


  1. Should I start asking Jenna to create my titles as well? She does seem to have a flair for it. We are lucky to have our talented Jenna in our group.

  2. She certainly has come through for me :-)

  3. You are so welcome, Daryl! I'm thrilled that I could help not once but twice. I love coming up with titles, but I have to admit, sometimes they don't come for me either. The title of the second book of my Widow series came from someone else (haven't revealed that yet, but it's in the works). So Liza, I'd be happy to help if you need it. Sometimes being too close to a work makes it harder to see the big picture. :) Good luck with Book 3, Daryl! When's the cover reveal?

    1. You probably hit the nail on the head - we're too close to the book to "see" the title.
      No idea when cover reveal is - haven't got the info form from publisher yet.