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Saturday, 16 October 2021

Can a pink bra and a hot night on the side of a volcano save the relationship and their lives? Daryl Devore's crash romance - Brace for Impact #contemporary #romance #hotread



Excerpt - 

Lori gagged on the bile rising in the back of her throat. She inhaled sharply to calm her stomach. If I'm going to die, it's not going to be with vomit all over my uniform.

A distant whimper caught her ear. She lifted her head and opened her eyes. The lady in 37D rocked back and forth in her seat. Lori fought the urge to run to her. Her flight attendant training told her to stay seated. The Captain had called, "Brace for impact."

Hang on, 37D. Just a bit longer. I understand how you feel. Isolated way back here in no-man's land at the back of the plane. No one's hand to hold for comfort. Alone. Scared. Me too.

The gentleman in seat 36C stood then pulled open the overhead bin.

Lori sat up taller. "Sir! The Captain said, brace for impact. Get back in your seat. Please."

He turned his head, glancing at her. Lori blinked. She'd noticed him as she did her rounds of economy class. Sexy tousled hair. An unshaven chin. Gorgeous smile. Focus on your job. "Sir. Please. Sit. Down."

He grabbed a bag out of the bin, slammed it shut and returned to his seat.

Her heart raced as she shouted out the words she'd practiced in flight attendant school a hundred times and prayed she'd never have to use. "Head down. Brace. Brace." She hoped the sound of her voice could offer a moment's relief to the terrified passengers in economy. They were her passengers. If she could hold each of their hands, she would. "Head down. Brace. Brac—"

The plane dropped and shuddered.

Blurb and Buy Links

What could be simpler than a routine plane trip from Toronto, Canada to Caracas, Venezuela for a rookie flight attendant and a sexy R.C.M.P. officer?

 

But Fate had other intentions.

 

After leaving a disastrous marriage, Paix Allcot begins a new career as a flight attendant. The romance of travel plus the desperate need to be on any other continent other than the one her ex is on seems like a dream job. For the first time, Paix is no longer a trainee and the passengers in economy class are under her care. Especially the handsome passenger seated in 36C.

 

Guy Lapierre, undercover officer, is following a vicious human-trafficker. He has little time for relationships. Too many innocent lives are at stake. But when the plane crashes and Guy is stranded on a tropical island, he is forced to work with Paix to survive until he discovers that the man he is tracking is Paix's older brother.

 

Can a pink bra and a hot night on the side of a volcano save the relationship and their lives?

 

 

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

There were even fresh, new silk sheets on the bed. Daryl Devore's hot rockstar romance What Darien Desires is on BookHooks. #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor #hotread

 

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 Book 2 of my Rock Star Trilogy – What Darien Desires.

Scene Set – Erika stopped off in London, England for a spa day to get ready for her trip to North Carolina to see Darien. Her father arrived with an ultimatum - go back to Bangkok or he close her club. She returns to Bangkok.

Darien whipped his cell phone across the room and into a couch cushion. "Well, that went really fucking well."

A grey storm cloud hung over him as he strode to the refrigerator, jerked it open then slammed it. Nope, this needed more than beer. This needed vodka.

Anger fuelled by frustration surged through him as he ripped the cabinet door open and searched through his extensive collection of liquor, including vintage whiskies, aged wines, tequila, Sambuca, and a classic cognac. Where the hell is the… oh. He pulled the bottle out. Damn, only half full. That won't get me drunk enough. Fuck it. He poured a shot into a glass and tossed it back. The liquid burned down his throat. The burn felt good. It honoured his anger. He refilled the glass and shot it back.

With the Ciroc Vodka bottle and glass in hand, he plopped onto his couch. The cell bounced off, onto the floor. The gold-trimmed black leather case stood out on the brightly coloured area rug.

He glared at it. "And just who does he think he is, telling Erika I'm not good enough. Can't be trusted. He doesn't know me," he said to the cell. "Damn him."

He dropped the shot glass onto the coffee table and lifted the bottle to his lips. After two full gulps, he lowered the bottle. And she barely defended me. She's an adult. She shoulda just told him where to get off and come to North Carolina. But no, she runs back to Bangkok. And hell, she didn’t even tell me she was going to England. What the fuck's up with that?

He bent over and picked up his cell. "I should call him and tell him… and tell him… tell him he's an ass." He swallowed another mouthful. His gaze rested on a beautiful bouquet. He’d bought it to brighten up the place for Erika. There were even fresh, new silk sheets on the bed.

He did it for her. For Erika. He missed her. His groin protested. Okay, he missed both being with her and making love with her.

 Blurb and Buy Link

You loved What Happened 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 rumours condemn their relationship? 

Buy Link - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DZ8M1TP

 


 

 What's happening in October on Romance – Sweet to Heat

14 – Daryl’s Thoughts and Motivational Things #motivation

15 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

16 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Brace for Impact

17 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

18 – #OpenBook Blog Hop

19 – SPOTLIGHT – K.G. Fletcher - Love’s Refrain

20 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

21 – Flashette - free read

22 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

23 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Love a Billionaire

24 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

25 – #OpenBook Blog Hop

26 – SPOTLIGHT – Kaci Rose - Take Me to the River

27 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

28 – Spectacular Space #SpectacularSpace

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

30 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Capturing His Heart

31 – Happy Halloween – free Halloween read

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Monday, 11 October 2021

He lifted up a few inches and repeated the non-kiss. A Hot Excerpt from Daryl Devore's What Darien Desires on #MFRWsteam #MFRWOrg #hotread #romance


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This month I am spotlighting my rock star romance – What Darien Desires

Scene set – Darien is about to make love to Erika but not touch her.

Was she what he desired? He knew she was. He needed this woman more than he was capable of understanding. She was what he – Darien – desired. And that scared him. Could he be the man she needed and wanted? She wanted faithfulness and love. The loving her part was easy. The other was proving a challenge.

He sat before her, eyes closed, and breathed, focusing on the feelings she caused in him, the wondrous love, the pain when they were apart, the hunger that burned.

He opened his eyes, then whispered, "Open your eyes. Try and still your mind. Experience."

He shifted to sitting on his knees, leaned close, keeping his lips a breath away from hers. "I love you." Holding his position, he mentally sent the heat from his kiss to her but did not touch her. He settled back.

Eyes wide with wonder, Erika raised a hand to her mouth. Darien grinned. This just might work after all — a powerful sexual experience caused by suggestion.

He placed his hands just above the crown of her head and in a stroking motion, scooped them over her short hair to under her jaw. He repeated the movement several times, willing the love inside him to flow through the air to her. Erika's breathing shifted from deep slow breaths to shallower ones.

Darien changed the movement to down the front of her throat, over her shoulders and down her arms. On his third try, goosebumps rose on her arms. Inspired by her pleasure, he moved behind her. He placed his hands near the small of her back and moved them up, following her spine. A vision formed in his mind. He moved back but leaned forward and almost kissed the small of her back, holding the position for a few moments. He lifted up a few inches and repeated the non-kiss.

As he inched closer to the middle of her back, her breathing quickened again. When he neared the nape of her neck, she tilted her head to the left, exposing the side of her neck for his kisses. He trailed the heat up her neck to her earlobe. He pretended to playfully nip it.

"Oh..." She released a soft sigh.

Seated in front of her, he placed his open hands before her breasts, her nipples almost touching his palms. He circled his hands as if caressing the tips of her buds. They grew in firmness. Keeping minimal space between his fingers and her flesh, he trickled his fingers up and dragged his fingertips back down and around her perfect globes. He mimicked cupping them. She closed her eyes. A deep sigh escaped her lips.

He pretended to massage one breast, while making the motion of rubbing her nipple between thumb and finger. Every so often, he would switch what his hands were doing. She sat taller and arched her back. Her nipples stood firm and pink. A fine line of perspiration formed on the side of her neck and dribbled down her chest. He lowered his mouth close to her right nipple, closed his eyes and envisioned himself wrapping his lips around the perky bud and teasing it with his tongue.

"Darien. This is incredible. You're making me so hot." She reached to pull him closer. He slipped out of her grasp.

He wanted to touch her. To kiss those perfect lips. Taste her sweetness. His groin burned. His cock was fully erect. The movements to create heat in Erika had driven his temperature straight up. But this wasn't for him. He willed himself not to touch her. Not to break the spell. But he ached. It had been a while since they made love, and his body and his soul missed her touch, her taste, and her cries of delight.

 Blurb

You loved What Happened 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 rumours condemn their relationship? 

Buy Link - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DZ8M1TP

 



 What's happening in October on Romance – Sweet to Heat

13 - Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

14 – Daryl’s Thoughts and Motivational Things #motivation

15 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

16 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Brace for Impact

17 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

18 – #OpenBook Blog Hop

19 – SPOTLIGHT – K.G. Fletcher - Love’s Refrain

20 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

21 – Flashette - free read

22 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

23 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Love a Billionaire

24 – Weekend Writing Warriors #8Sunday

25 – #OpenBook Blog Hop

26 – SPOTLIGHT – Kaci Rose - Take Me to the River

27 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

28 – Spectacular Space #SpectacularSpace

29 – My Blog. My Post. My Books

30 – Backlist Saturday Spotlight – Capturing His Heart

31 – Happy Halloween – free Halloween read

 

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