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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

The plane jerked. Metal shrieked in complaint. Lori is not having a good day. From Dadryl Devore's Crash Romance - Brace For impact #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 my latest duology release – Hot and Hotter.

Scene Set – Continuation of opening scene. Lori is a rookie flight attendant. Unfortunately – her plane is about to crash.

 

Lori's professional calm shattered. The passengers under her care were going to die. She was going to die. The sensation of utter loneliness swamped her. She clenched her fists until her short nails dug into the palms of her hands. Pressure built in her ears. She tried all the tricks she knew, but the pressure wouldn't release. We're dropping too fast.

Wonder what dying is going to feel like? Will it hurt? Mom. Trembling as her mother's smiling face popped into her mind, she swallowed back a wail of grief at the thought of her mother's pain when she heard the news of the plane crash.

What's taking so long? Maybe— A ray of light shone down on the darkness of her despair. Maybe the captain was landing the plane. Captain Fraser was one of the best. He could save everyone.

The plane jerked. Metal shrieked in complaint. Fear rang loud in the screams of the passengers. Lori's pulse pounded in her chest. Her breaths came in short pants. She swiped at the sweat on her upper lip. Her stomach knotted, then boiled. It was close. The end. Whatever the end was. She squeezed her eyelids shut and whispered, "Mom. I love you."

 


Blurb and Buy Links

Some like it hot… others like it HOTTER!  Daryl Devoré has done it again, pairing two of her smoking hot romances into one smouldering book.

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. First time in her dream job, she 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. Stranded on a tropical island, he is forced to work with Paix to survive until he makes a relationship destroying discovery.

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

 

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

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?

 

Amazon – ebook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093R9NN18/

Amazon – print – coming soon

 

Books2Read – https://books2read.com/Hot-and-Hotter

Print – coming soon

 

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/hot-and-hotter/

GoodReads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57920783-hot-and-hotter?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=6DIVWf9etP&rank=1

BookSprout – ARC for Review - https://booksprout.co/arc/65332/hot-and-hotter

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/hot-and-hotter-by-daryl-devore


 

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Newly released Hot and Hotter by Daryl Devore on this month's #MFRWSteam #MFRWOrg #hotread #romance

The #MFRW Steam hop is a monthly event hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog. Focused on authors who write spicy or erotic fiction, it's a chance to connect with readers who like their romance to sizzle! Please visit these amazing authors and share or tweet their posts.

 

 

This month I am spotlighting my just released duology - Hot and Hotter

The first book in this 2 book set is my tropical island crash romance – Brace For Impact.


 

 Scene set – After surviving a plane crash on a remote tropical island and surviving other issues to get to this moment – Paix and Guy located a dilapidated hut in which to hide during a violent storm.

 

Lightning flashed illuminating the cabin. Rain splashed through the glass-less windows.

Guy turned, shoved a small table out of the way and pressed her up against the wall. Bracing her there, he slid one hand between their hips and fondled her sex. She was hot and wet. "You are so beautiful. All I could think of was you. I didn't want to die because I needed to get back to you. To discover this." He slipped two fingers inside her.

She closed her eyes as a moan rumbled in her throat.

"Open your eyes. Look at me." He stroked her, watching the bliss fill her eyes. Her hips ground against his hand.

She gripped a handful of hair and locked gazes with him. She looked feral. A wild cat, prowling to sate a hunger. "I need you. Now."

Slowing his strokes, he slipped his hand out and positioned her over his cock then carefully lowered her hips. He slid into her hungry wetness, like fine silk across smooth skin. She lapped her tongue up the side of his neck and nipped his earlobe. His gut clenched. She hissed as he shifted his hips upward. Guy pulled back. She grabbed another handful of hair, planted her mouth on his and drove her tongue between his teeth. He matched her movement with his cock. She slid up. He pulled back. She drove in. He thrust upward.

Her moans mixed with the sounds of the rain on the roof and the crashes of thunder.

Reaching up with his right hand, Guy flicked her left nipple. Twirling it between his thumb and forefinger made her grind her hips on him.

She released his mouth, tossing her head back. "I'm close. Harder."

He shifted to try to rub her clit, but their position made it awkward. "Come on, Paix." Her chest heaved against his. Each thrust up made her breasts bounce. Every movement pushed him closer to an edge he didn't want to cross. Her grip tightened on his hair, her legs squeezed against him. He felt the first wave of her orgasm. She inhaled and arched her back. He slowed his thrusts.

"No." She shook her head. "Harder."

"Can't." He puffed trying to keep in control. "No protection."

"Please, Guy. Harder. On edge. Don't care. Please." She squeezed and squirmed against him.

His restraint broke. He drove his hips upward, slamming into her. The cabin walls trembled with each thrust. "Come on, Paix. Let it all go. Now. Ah!"

Pressure built then released with a powerful shockwave, which tore through him. The building groaned and shook. His knees threatened to buckle. Wrapping an arm around her waist, he lifted her then slipped out. Cautiously moving around the unfamiliar and dark cabin, he made his way to the small bed he'd noticed during one of the flashes of lightning. He lowered her onto it then snuggled against her.

She slipped her hand back and cupped his balls. He closed his eyes and shuddered. "I need to rest." She slid a finger back and forth. His gut clenched. "Message received, but I'm beat out."

"Just letting you know that was only the first course." She giggled. "And I know it's a cliché, but I think the earth really did move. I think we had an earthquake."

"You do know we're making love on the side of a volcano."

 

 

Blurb and Buy Links

Some like it hot… others like it HOTTER!  Daryl Devoré has done it again, pairing two of her smoking hot romances into one smouldering book.

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. First time in her dream job, she 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. Stranded on a tropical island, he is forced to work with Paix to survive until he makes a relationship destroying discovery.

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

 

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

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?

 

Amazon – ebook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093R9NN18/

Amazon – print – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093RMYHZJ

 

Books2Read - https://books2read.com/Hot-and-Hotter

Print – coming soon

 

Pinterest - https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/hot-and-hotter/

GoodReads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57920783-hot-and-hotter?ac=1&from_search=true&qid=6DIVWf9etP&rank=1

BookSprout – ARC for Review - https://booksprout.co/arc/65332/hot-and-hotter

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/hot-and-hotter-by-daryl-devore

 



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Monday, 10 May 2021

Cathy & DD MacRae's - The Highlander’s Pirate Bride is the swash-buckling seventh addition to the Hardy Heroines series. #MedMonSpring21 #medieval #romance


 

Good morrow, medieval romance lovers. Welcome to Medieval Monday. #MedMonSpring21 Wander through the amazing blogs and discover new or new-to-you medieval romance authors and books. The theme is First Kiss.

Where to find the authors - Medieval Romance Lovers

Check out the Medieval Monday trailer - https://animoto.com/play/RcaEYQtMr5aXGFOLrEySwg?autostart=1

 

Today I’m sharing an excerpt from The Highlander’s Pirate Bride by Cathy & DD MacRae

  https://www.cathymacraeauthor.com

Will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or a Highlander’s arms?

Blurb:

As the pirate The Black MacNeill, Rona MacNeill has stolen more than one English ship to keep her clan from starving. With Yule only days away, will the theft of the wrong ship land her in a hangman’s noose? Or the arms of a Highlander?

 

Rona MacNeill has done everything she can to help her small, impoverished clan—except marry for money. Her luck seems to lie in stealing ships, not attracting suitors. Only days before Yule, she seeks one last ship with stores to keep her people fed over the long, harsh winter. Too bad her luck has run out.

 

Pedr MacLean is happy to be the younger (by three minutes) son of Baron MacLean. His days are filled with running the family’s shipping business and sailing the world. His heart belongs to the sea—or so he thinks, until one of his ships is stolen, and the woman responsible turns his world upside down.

 

Drawn to Rona’s strength and love of the sea, Pedr will agree to her father’s demand—information on the whereabouts of his ship in exchange for his daughter’s hand in marriage. Will Rona find herself caught between a marriage of convenience and a hangman’s noose? Or will she discover something far more compelling?

 

The Highlander’s Pirate Bride is the swash-buckling seventh addition to the Hardy Heroines series. If you like pirates, rags-to-riches, and swoon-worthy Highlanders, you’ll love Cathy & DD MacRae’s newest high-seas romance.

MedMonSprings2021

The Highlander’s Pirate Bride

By Cathy & DD MacRae

Buy link:  https://www.amzn.com/dp/B08WFJFT8D

Excerpt

 His lips brushed hers, soft, warm, inviting. A breath of anticipation separated them, hot, tantalizing, seductive. The tip of his tongue outlined her lips. A faint gasp fled Rona’s throat. Pedr deepened the kiss, then, when her world tilted firmly beyond her control, drew back. Her lips followed, pulling her up on her toes, hands splayed on his chest, fingers fouling the cloth of his tunic.

 

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Sunday, 9 May 2021

Someday ye will understand. Medieval Fantasy Romance - The Last Dragon by Daryl Devore on Weekend Writing Warriors #WeWrWa #8Sunday #medieval #fantasy #romance

 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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This week's 8-10 sentences are from my medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon

Scene set – Derry returns from finding the stranger to the small cottage where she lives with a woman known only as the Ancient. Derry has powers to heal. The Ancient is complaining about the aches in her hand.

 

Derry held the wrinkled and veined hand and closed her eyes. With her free hand, she stroked the palm and between the fingers and over the back. Her fingers tingled as they pulled the aches of age from the woman's flesh.

While she worked the other hand, the woman spoke, “What was the man like? Where did he come from? Ye did not bring him here?”

“He fell from the sky.”

“Like a fallen angel?”

“Father Jacobus said he is mortal. He felt to be of flesh and bone. His muscles were hard.” Derry's heart raced. She wrinkled her forehead.

A wee bit more

“What troubles ye?”

“When I speak of the man, or think of him, my heart pounds as if I ran across the meadow. I do not understand.” Derry released the aged hand and lay back on the grass. Filtered sunlight streamed through the branches of the large oak above her.

“Someday ye will understand.” A tiny grin crossed the woman’s lips.


 

Blurb and Buy Links

What do dragons, knights and romance have in common? Grab a copy of multi-published author Daryl Devore’s medieval fantasy romance – The Last Dragon and discover the answer.

A sorcerer craving dominance merged with a dragon, the power overwhelmed him causing him to split into three dragons. Demora ruled thought, but was lost in time. Yidithe offered protection, shining like the light of the sun. Ayrradex craved chaos, revelling in destroying souls.

Many knights died, attempting to slay the devil beast. One knight, Prince Hawkyns, did not fear death. He’d lost everything. Away on a mission when Ayrradex attacked his fathers kingdom, Penrythe, Hawkyns returned to find his noble father – feeble and defeated. His wise mother – crazed. His beautiful wife and unborn child - dead. Only a pile of ashes remained for him to bury. He knelt before his King and vowed to slay the devil-beast or be slain.

Derry was born with powers that terrified her parents. They delivered her to a nunnery to be raised in secret. Jathe, a wise sorceress, discovered the young girl and trained her to one day use the secret hidden in her soul.

Legends spoken around campfires hinted the sole way to destroy Ayrradex was when the hearts of a knight and a golden dragon became one. But after a vicious battle with Ayrradex, the golden dragon was thought to be dead.

Can Prince Hawkyns’s bravery and Derry’s powers end the reign of the devil-beast’s terror?

 

Amazon - ebook - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QPW4CVF

Amazon - print - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08QRVJ59P

 

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19 – Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

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