Monday, February 4th, 2008
I’m as insecure as any writer when it comes to my “babies.” Writing a book is a very personal journey. You bare your thoughts, your fantasies, pieces of your personality to a world of strangers.
Then you sit back and wait to see whether anyone sees the world like you do. Whether they find something in you imagination that captures theirs. Reviews are death on a writer’s nerves and courage.
Well, after a long wait, the first review is in for Seduced by Darkness, and the reviewer loved it! If I get skewered with the next one, at least I’ll have this one to look back on to bolster my self esteem.
Read what Romance Reader at Heart reviewer, Kay, had to say (this is just a snippet, follow the link for the full review):
“Lordy, Lordy, but it’s hot in here! I’ve just finished SEDUCED BY DARKNESS by Delilah Devlin, and I tell you, that woman writes hot!…The fact of the matter, though, is that even without the steam Delilah Devlin has an awesome story with SEDUCED BY DARKNESS. Take one vampire policewoman and an immortal intent of keeping the world safe from extraordinary evil, pit the pair against a newly awakened horror and you’ve got the gist of this story. What you haven’t got, however, is the intense plot twists, superior dialogue and so-realistic-they-jump-from-the-pages characters…SEDUCED BY DARKNESS has earned Delilah Devlin a spot on my keeper shelf!”
Friday, February 1st, 2008
I love it when I’m in the groove. When ideas seem to flash like lightning bugs in a summer night.
For the past few months, writing has been work. “Work” being a four-letter word.
I trudged through the last Avon story, forced out another paranormal for Ellora’s Cave, then had to immediately dive into a three-part single title that’s due like yesterday. Really.
Good news is I think I’ve found my groove again. Pages have been coming the past few days the way they used to–complete scenes rolling like a film reel through my head, snippets of dialogue whispered into my ear by an unseen muse. I thought he’d deserted me.
Yeah, I think mine’s male. Grumpy, sometimes unmotivated and lazy. But ssssssmokin’ when he’s “on.” He was particularly horny today. Whew! Helps when he’s in the mood. I don’t have to work so hard. I just lie there…well sit here, actually…hands poised above the keys, waiting for him to come.
Afterwards, I escape outside for a cigarette, replay the scene in my head, decide if he’s too blue for Prime Time, and then head back for more. When he’s good, I’m insatiable! I think he likes cowboys–must be the big brass belt. I know I like finding what it hides when I peel open the belt, unsnap the button and slide that zipper down.
Mmm-mm. Just wrote a two-chapter love scene. Makes me edgy when I’m done. Loved sinking fingernail-deep into the long, slow ride. Maybe I’ll open up the file again and see if he’s recovered enough to go a little longer.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2008
I’ll be hanging out today at Lifetime Channel’s blog, chatting with readers and fellow RomVet authors. RomVets is a writers group made up of romance writers who are also ex-military. So come play! You’ll be surprised at the authors who are members! Here’s the link: Romance: b(u)y the book
Monday, January 28th, 2008
If you haven’t read a Spice Brief yet, or you didn’t know if you wanted to spend the bucks on a short novella, now’s the time to sample! They are ALL on sale now for $.89 apiece, including mine, INVITE ME IN. Here’s the link to look at all the sexy titles: SPICE BRIEFS
But you really wanted to know who won yesterday’s blog contest, right? Danette’s (Danetteb@five.sytes.net) the winner! Dannette, send me a message so we can exchange information to get your prizes delivered!
So, what’s next? I do have a book to finish and a newsletter to get wrapped up, but I think I’ll be late on the letter. I swapped computers over the weekend, and have to retrieve the questions everyone generously provided for me to ask Angela Knight. I know y’all have been waiting on the next MIK installment, but hey, the new computer’s sooooo cool!
Sunday, January 27th, 2008
The Ellora’s Cave chatters are getting a chance to win prizes in a scavenger hunt at my website this morning, but I didn’t want to leave out anyone else who might need a nudge of incentive to take a look around my new digs! So here’s another chance to win!
This contest ends tonight at 10 PM CST! Send the answers directly to me at email@example.com!
1) What book is arriving in bookstores in 29 days? What was the prequel to this story?
2) What additional books will be arriving by June of this year?
3) From the “For Readers” page, which character smoldered in the corner for a couple of books?
4) Where did I move to recently and why do I love it?
5) From the excerpt of the book mentioned in question #1, what was Hell to Nicolas?
Be sure to post a comment here to say hello and what you think about the site!
The winner will get their choice of Into the Darkness, Wild, Wild Women of the West or Seduced by Darkness (although they will have to wait for me to get my author’s copies of this one!), a collection of signed coverflats for several upcoming novels, and bookmarks.
Saturday, January 26th, 2008
I’ll be hosting the Ellora’s Cave chat list all morning along with Myla Jackson and Shayla Kersten. If you’ve never given one of our list days a try, you should! We’ll be posting some of the yummiest excerpts from EC’s talented authors. Of course, we will be running scavenger hunts all morning long, so plenty of chances exist for you to win something exciting. And best of all, you have all three of us at your complete mercy!!
At 11:00 CST, we will duck out for a live hour-long chat with, you got it, more chances to win cool stuff.
Check this blog tomorrow, because there will likely be one more chance to win right here!
See you there! ~DD
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
Take a look around & enjoy! There’s more to come–a new look for my MYSPACE page and a launch contest–but one step at a time!