from a Laid-Back Author
Hello, I'm Daryl Devoré, hot romance author, and it is great to be back on Liza's blog.
One of the most stressful times for an author is getting ready for a release. I always thought the hard part was writing the book. No, finding blogs to appear on, or other promotional events and setting up the media can be time-consuming. I can see Liza sitting at her laptop rolling her eyes at that statement. She is the queen of promotion and organization.
Me – not so much. I am a very laid back person and author. Many times, I've been asked – do you have daily writing goal? Uh, no. I write when I write and I don't when I don't. Yes, that goes against the supposed norm. We, authors, are supposed to pound on our laptops 8 hrs a day – minimum.
To put it bluntly – so ain't happening. There is a world out there and if I want to write stories I need to be in the world to see what is going on.
In the spirit of being laid back – write long answers to interview questions just seems so anti-laid back, so here are 6 short and sweet answers.
1. My favourite food – Creme Caramel
2. My favourite season – summer
3. My favourite animal - cat
4. My favourite clothes – jeans and a t-shirt
5. My favourite drink – Diet Coke
6. My favourite location – beach
Two Truths and A Lie
from the Lawbreakers Box Set
Really, all I wanted to do was get on an airplane and fly home.
I checked the time on my cell for what was probably the fourteenth time in the past five minutes. I was near the point of screaming Kill me now!
I don't take boredom well.
I live life on the edge. Sounds cocky, I know. But I steal things. Valuable things from rich and powerful people. People who could hire people to hurt me. Knowing that gives a person quite an adrenalin kick.
Standing in line for twenty-five minutes waiting to get a coffee – so not the adrenalin rush I live for.
How did I end up in this coffee line of hell?
Because of a bird.
At least, I assume it was a bird. I mean what else could a plane hit up there in the sky.
Okay, let me start from the beginning. I got up, dressed and got to the airport in plenty of time to clear security. I strolled over to the coffee shop and grabbed a black coffee – no cream – no sugar – no cutesy decoration in the very expensive foam – just coffee. A person who lives on the edge happens to need a lot of caffeine during down times.
I took my drink and settled at my gate with plenty of time to sit back, relax and review last night. Mark was so sexy and such a gentleman. It had been a fabulous dinner, the part I remembered eating. When I got scared, his arms felt so comforting wrapped around me. As my cab drove away, I glanced back one more time. He stood at the curb, hands stuffed in his pockets, looking at the back of my taxi with a downcast expression. That sadness made me happy. We'd had a moment.
Moments are hard to come by in today's world. Everyone's in a rush to get somewhere. They all move about zombie-like with their faces shoved in their cell phones and usually blocking out the world with earbuds. So to have a time where two people connect and communicate in real time – face to face – is definitely what I'd call a moment.
In the middle of my happy thoughts, an announcement came — due to a technical issue we would not be boarding our plane. The plane arrived. People disembarked, but we weren't allowed on. I edged closer to the big window and held back a gasp of surprise. The pilot's window was cracked.
In due time, the ticket agent had everyone sorted and I was sitting at my new departure gate with coffee number two in hand. Departure time came and went, but no airplane arrived. According to the very harassed ticket agent, the plane never left the original airport.
Eight and a half hours later, I was sitting at my third departure gate with a dead cell phone and a sense of being caged in beginning to settle on me.
Third time's the charm, right. The plane arrived and was duly cleaned and prepped for the passengers waiting at gate twenty-seven. We boarded. We taxied to the runway then we sat. And sat. Our pilot announced we were cleared for take-off. A murmur of happiness buzzed through the passengers. But still, we sat.
There was supposed to be a surge of power as the pilot hits the gas – or powers up if you want to be technical about it. No surge of power. No roaring engines. No movement forward. A large truck passed under the wing and in a few minutes, we were moving – back toward the airport.
And that's how I got to be standing in a line that wasn't moving. Is it bad of me to have prayed that the floor would open and swallow the six people in front of me? I really needed some coffee.
Blurb and Buy Link
If you love hot, billionaire romances, then this is a must-read.
From the author of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy, multi-published, hot romance author Daryl Devoré's latest book revolves around deceit, betrayal, passion and the theft of a multi-million-dollar, rare, red diamond.
As if multiple planes crashes, a car accident, and a concussion isn’t enough, carefree Byn and straight-lace billionaire, Mark clash over Byn's need for independence and Mark's struggle with guilt pushing him in the opposite direction of love. When an art forger, an art thief and a ninety-year-old woman get involved the chance for true love for Byn and Mark fades.
All is lost until a children's game is their only hope.
Two Truths and a Lie.
There heroine and hero are both likeable, and each has secrets to keep. The first time Byn takes notice of Mark, it while she is serving drinks, planning to steal a red diamond from the homeowner. Mark had been eyeing and smiling at her all through the evening, which is odd since most rich men do not even notice the hired help. That’s right, our heroine is a talented thief, only she steals from the rich (who all have insurance) and gives to the poor. (To be exact, Byn sends the money back to the orphanage that her sister runs.)
Which prompts me to share one of the things I truly like about this author. She provides fabulous detail. Be warned, she also provides details when she writes erotic scenes at the end. Matters go a bit dicey at the end, but Daryl delivers us an HEA at the end.
Available in the LawBreakers Boxset!
Bio and Social Media Links
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré's alter ego when she's inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
Twitter - http://twitter.com/daryldevore
(or Daryl Devore)
GoodReads Author Page - http://www.goodreads.com/DarylDevore
Amazon Author Page - http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354
LinkedIn - ca.linkedin.com/pub/daryl-devore/58/b42/792/
Other Books by Daryl Devoré
Love in the Key of C
What Happens in Bangkok
Between Despair and Ecstasy
Braced For Impact
Sexy Red Hood
A Kept Woman
Books written by Daryl Devoré writing as Victoria Adams
Dancing in Circles
A Guy and A Girl