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Thursday, 30 January 2020

This quote is relatable to everyone. In the middle of all the shouting - remember it. #yogathoughts #ThursThoughts


When people are angry or scared or - a lot of other reasons - the only way they think they can get their point across is to yell. And being yelled at is scary. But don't let that fear crush your inner voice. You are allowed to have a voice.

And P.S. - as a writer - I did notice there is a missing '.



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Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Don't want to make Princess grumpy by being in a bad mood. That pouty lip of hers is terrifying. Daryl Devore's hot romance - Desires is on Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor #hotread #billionaire #romance


Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current WIP or previously published book by possibly new to you authors.


Today, I am showcasing a snippet from Desires, my latest hot romance.


Excerpt -

He returned to his desk. The report lay sprawled on it. Almost every detail was locked into place and construction could soon begin on a new shopping complex and suburban subdivision. If only Ms. What's-Her-Name would stop being a pain in his ass.
He swirled the scotch and let the aroma fill his nose. His stomach fluttered at the scent. His mouth watered. He lifted the glass to his lips. The alcohol streamed into his mouth. His taste buds exploded with joy. Moments after he swallowed, warmth blossomed in his stomach.
With his temper soothed, he placed the glass on his desk and picked up the report. What if the rent increase didn't drive her out? He'd never resorted to violence before. Usually, money spoke louder. One of his mottos was, offer someone enough money and you can get them to tap dance on their grandmother's grave.
Why wouldn't Ms. Quinn play nice?
The chirp of his cellphone was a pleasant diversion. He checked the screen. 7 pm. Don't be late. Don't keep your Princess waiting.
He glanced at his watch. Five hours to think of some brilliant way to get out of this date. He loved Princess, but tonight's date would be mind-numbing.
He texted back. I'll be there. Wouldn't want to miss this for anything.
He dropped his cell onto the report and pressed the call button for his personal executive assistant.
"Yes, Mr. Lang?"
"Is Brent in the Fitness Club?"
"Yes, sir. Shall I call him and tell him you'll be down?"
"Yes, if you'd be so kind. I'll be there in… five… ten minutes. Oh, and call Adele. I'll need the limo this evening." He released the call button, lifted his glass, swallowed the remainder of his scotch, and shuddered as it worked its way through his throat to his stomach. Brent was his personal trainer. There were many days when he hated him for the tough workouts, but he knew he needed to train to deal with his waistline, which kept trying to expand, and the stresses of his job.
He stacked the report papers and stuffed them into his briefcase, tucked his cellphone into his inner suit jacket pocket, and crossed the room to his private men's room. He opened the closet and grabbed his gym bag. Okay. Let's go pound the punching bag, run a few miles, and shake this bitchy mood. Don't want to make Princess grumpy by being in a bad mood. That pouty lip of hers is terrifying.


Blurb and Buy Links -

When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes. Desires is Daryl Devoré’s latest hot romance.

After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn's dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late-night job at a strip club. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the club.

Peyton Lang, having run from an impoverished neighbourhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a quick drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.

After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide.

N.B. This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title FL.E.S.H. The edition has a new title, new cover and has been revised.



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Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Cameron & Rylan (A Chance Meeting Novel Book One) by Valerie Ullmer #newadult #M/M #romance



Cameron & Rylan (A Chance Meeting Novel Book One)
Valerie Ullmer

Genre:  New Adult M/M Romance

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BLURB
Cameron Hayes believed himself to be a dedicated friend and a good son but destined to be alone.  Because in his twenty-one years, he’d never fallen for anyone.  Dating never appealed to him when he would rather spend a night at home.  Despite his friend’s best intentions for Cameron to find a hookup for the night, he stayed at the bar as he nursed a beer.  And that’s when Cameron spotted him and everything he knew evaporated with one look.
Rylan Ellis wanted one night out without complications.  To forget about his overwhelming responsibilities and stress at home.  He loved to lose himself in the music and ignore everyone around him.  But when he happened a glance at the bar and spotted the tall, broad, and sexy-as-sin man, he felt drawn to him.
Soon, Cameron and Rylan learn about each other and establish their lives together.  They also have to deal with a group of well-meaning friends, loving parents, and unexpected friendships.  But most of all, a dangerous threat that could tear their lives apart.
Will a chance meeting turn into something more?
This novel contains heavy attraction at first sight and first-time gay sex between two men.  There is no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a happily ever after.

EXCERPT

“Are you okay?”
Rylan swallowed at Cameron’s concern and nodded.  “Are you sure you still want me to move in?”  The look of concern on Cameron’s face made his throat feel tight.
“I want you safe but more than that, I want you in my life.  I still want you very much to move in with me.”
“Yes to both.  I… I want that.”
Cameron’s gaze dropped to his mouth and paused for a long minute before he met Rylan’s gaze.  “Can I kiss you?”
Oh, yes, please.
Unable to force the words past his throat, he nodded instead.
Rylan not knowing what to expect, couldn’t prevent the shiver when Cameron cupped his face.  He moaned aloud when Cameron’s lips grazed over his lower one.  Cameron took his time exploring, searching and yet not deepening the kiss as he passed over Rylan’s lips with his own.
“Rylan,” Cameron breathed.
“Please.”
That one word was all it took.
“I’ve wanted nothing more.”  Cameron tilted his mouth as he pressed their lips together, causing Rylan’s entire world to tilt on its axis.
Rylan gripped Cameron’s hips tighter in his hold, pulling him closer, as Cameron slid his tongue over the seam of his lips, asking for permission to enter.  Rylan eagerly opened, savoring the taste of peppermint and black coffee as Cameron deepened the kiss and stole Rylan’s breath in the same moment.
When they broke off and dragged in deep breaths, Cameron moved his lips behind his ear before he explored Rylan’s neck.  Rylan tilted his head back, giving him access and drawing sensations from his untried body that left him throbbing.
Rylan never knew his neck and the area behind his ear would turn him into mush.  He bit his lip to prevent a moan from escaping his throat, but Cameron bit his earlobe and spoke.
“Let me hear you.”
“You’re driving me crazy.”
“Now you know how I felt the moment I spotted you on the dance floor.  For me, that’s saying something.”
Before Rylan could form a thought to reply, Cameron moved his mouth over Rylan’s and he lost himself to the sensations that shivered throughout his body.  Cameron’s growl absorbed his moan as he deepened the kiss, pulling him closer to his hard body.
Rylan’s eyes fluttered closed, unable to keep his eyes on the sexy-as-sin sight of Cameron’s flushed face.  The kiss turned into an inferno and Rylan could feel his cock swelling in his sweats and he knew if Cameron stepped closer, he would experience Rylan’s excitement first hand.
He opened for Cameron’s exploration and instead of the intense sensations of an aggressive kiss, Cameron’s slowed his movements as his tongue explored him until he was panting and all thoughts disappeared.  There were only the sensations Cameron drew from him.

ABOUT AUTHOR

Valerie writes paranormal and contemporary romances with strong alpha males and brilliant, beautiful heroines. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her wonderfully supportive husband and their funny and wise black lab. She's addicted to coffee, crime shows, and reading and writing character driven romances.

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Monday, 27 January 2020

What else has Daryl Devore written?? Plenty. #hot #romance #contemporary #medievel

I write romance. I am kind of all over the place. Erotic, hot and sweet. Contemporary, fantasy, medieval. Here are 3 that match those sub - genres. But all are either erotic or hot. In order of publication -
P.S. I designed all the covers.



Daryl Devoré pens another hot read – the medieval romance -Branwyn’s Love.

The tale of a young woman sold as a courtesan in training. Branwyn arrives in a new land to begin daily lessons in the bewildering art of bedding a man.

The noblewoman chosen to be Prince Malacke’s bride rejects him by bedding his hated rival. Malacke turns his anger towards increasing the power and wealth of Black Dorn castle. And he succeeds until his attention is captured by the face of the woman who will be his queen.

Note: This book contains elements of domination, submission, and fetishes. If these concepts disturb you, please do not purchase or read this book. Branwyn’s Love was formerly known as Black Dorn and published by New Dawning.













What's a woman to do when a voice follows her home and makes mad, passionate love to her?

Daryl Devoré’s latest is a quirky paranormal urban fantasy – Love My Fate.

Corporate businesswoman, Capricious Gray, is dragged to a sex toy convention by her best friend. After a mysterious disembodied voice helps her with her purchases, it follows her home. Passion ensues, leaving Capri torn between lust for her fantasy lover and the desperate need for reality in her life.

Thall, son of one of the Fates, harbours the irrepressible need to be with the woman he's desired from afar for years. In order to make her his, once and for all, he must help Capri get past her fears, including the fear of what he represents - a fantasy.

Can fantasy become a reality for these two lovers?

Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Capri’s Fate. The edition has a new title, new cover and has restored previously deleted scenes.

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When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes. Desires is Daryl Devoré’s latest hot romance.

After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn's dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late-night job at a strip club. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the club.

Peyton Lang, having run from an impoverished neighbourhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a quick drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.

After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide.

N.B. This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title FL.E.S.H. The edition has a new title, new cover and has been revised.

 
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Sunday, 26 January 2020

Thursday night? In East Millburg? During the playoffs? Maybe fifteen guys. Tops. Desires by Daryl Devore on Weekend Writing Warriors #contemporary #romance #WeWriWa #8Sunday



Welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors! Where writers share an 8- 10 sentence snippet of their writing on Sunday.  Visit other participants on the list and read and comment on their 8sunday posts.
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8 - 10 sentences from my latest romance - Desires.


Excerpt (teeny-tiny smidge of editing)



The din of the music in the bar dulled as she closed the door diving the bar from the back dressing room. Flame smiled at the other dancers as she made her way through a mess of makeup tables and garment racks. Being a quieter night at the club, most of the tables were empty. Four other performers tucked themselves into tight leather costumes, strapping on ridiculously high heels or applying finishing touches to their makeup.
She plopped onto her chair, stretched her right leg up, and rested her ankle on the edge of her makeup table.
"Big crowd?" Cotton Candy, the wild-haired, blonde stripper sitting at the makeup table next to her, raised an eyebrow.
Flame unbuckled the strap on her silver six-inch stiletto and let it drop to the floor. She massaged her arch, then her toes, snorted and said, "Thursday night? In East Millburg? During the playoffs? Maybe fifteen guys. Tops."





Blurb

When secrets conflict with dreams, love explodes. Desires is Daryl Devoré’s latest hot romance.

After a mistake by a surgeon’s scalpel shattered Fuchsia Quinn's dance career, she picked up the pieces of her life and moved forward. As the owner of a small, struggling dance school in a depressed neighborhood she supplements her income with a late-night job at a strip club. Haunted by the fear of humiliation, if her secret is revealed, her life was under control until the night he walked into the club.

Peyton Lang, having run from an impoverished neighbourhood, lives the lifestyle of a successful billionaire. Frustrated that his current multi-million dollar project is stalled, Peyton drops in to LEATHER-ICIOUS for a quick drink and late night entertainment. What he saw was a beautiful redhead. What he found was he wanted her.

After a lusty night with a hot pole dancer, Peyton and Fuchsia's worlds are about to collide.

N.B. This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title FL.E.S.H. The edition has a new title, new cover and has been revised.



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