Hello and welcome to my blog for another round of Meet the Author! Today I am featuring a fantastic author who has graciously agreed to do an interview and share some fun facts about herself. Don’t you just love getting to know your favorite authors? I know I do! So, without further ado please join me in welcoming author, Daryl Devore!
Does writing energize or exhaust you?
Energizes me. When I’m on a writing roll – it’s like a word high.
Have you ever gotten reader’s block?
Lol – yes and this latest book is proof of that. I started writing it a couple of years ago and hit a wall. Wrote a book that appeared in a box set – did some other stuff – all the while in the back of my mind I wondered why I was stuck on the book. Then it hit – I had too much for one book – so write a sequel – which expanded into a third book. But muse was happy and the books came together fast.
Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
Original. I find it easier to write what my muse wants me to write.
What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?
Hello Rom-Critters. Within this writing group, I have made friends, have gotten support at low points, been cheered at successes, received awesome critiques and betas reads both loaded with helpful ideas. And it’s just a fun place to hang out and discover that yes, we writers are a very different breed.
And a shout out to Jennifer – yes, the hostess of this blog. You still haven’t gotten me Steven Spielberg’s phone number – lol.
Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
This is the first series I’ve written. I prefer stand-alone books, but have often been asked to write the story of other characters in the book. As to connections within each book – I don’t stick to one sub-genre – I’ve written erotic contemporary romance, twisted fairy tale, erotic medieval, erotic contemporary fantasy and so on.
What does literary success look like to you?
A single reader loving my book.
What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?
I rarely research before beginning a book. I didn’t even know I was going to write this book until the song came on the radio and 3 chapters were pounded out in an hour or so.
A lot of the research goes to the setting of the story. What Happens in Bangkok takes place in Bangkok, Thailand and I’ve never been there. So I looked up street names and district names etc.
If I’m looking for something a little spicier for a sex scene, I’ll go digging around to some very interesting places.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
Not really. I’ll check to see if there is a 5 star and use it as part of promotion. Everyone has the right to their opinion and harsh words can infect for a long time.
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
No, but that’s a way cool idea. Going to have to try that someday. So, I guess the answer is no – I don’t – yet!
What was your hardest scene to write?
The sex scenes are difficult. You have to figure out if the physical position you put your characters into is even possible and then do all the parts fit. And how many parts??? If it is a 2 person scene – there can’t be 5 hands. It’s difficult to keep track of hands – they’re always have moving about.
To save Darien’s life his brother asks, “Can you walk in high heels?”
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?
Buy the Book:
5 Star Review –
I loved this story. From the very beginning I was on the edge of my seat until I finished it several hours later. I couldn’t put the book down. I needed to know what was going to happen to Darien and Erika next. Fast paced from the first word and with several surprises I’d highly recommend this book.
Daryl Devore (@daryldevore) lives in an in old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks up her quiet country road, or snow shoe 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, flew 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.
Connect with Daryl:
Twitter – http://twitter.com/daryldevore
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/
Thank you for joining us today! I hope you enjoyed this round of Meet the Author and will join us again next week!