Archive for June, 2008
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
I’ll be playing “list mom” at EC’s chat loop all day today. If you’d like to come hang out, my fellow moms (Myla Jackson and Shayla Kersten) and I will be posting sexy excerpts from your favorite EC authors, running scavenger hunts for prizes and hosting one live chat!
If all you can manage is the live chat, plan to be at your PC around 11 AM CST. I think I’ll be sneaking in to steal the Fallen Angel’s chat room, but if I have to change locations, send me a message for the URL.
In the meantime, place your vote for your favorite actor to play Quentin, the handsome blond vamp from the My Immortal Knight series. Enter a vote, post a comment, and you’re entered to win a PRIZE. I haven’t decided what to give away yet, but you can tell me what you want in your post!
What actor would you like to see play Quentin Albermarle from Love Bites and Knight Dreams?
19 votes total
Brad Pitt (37%, 7 Votes)
Daniel Craig (26%, 5 Votes)
Leo DiCaprio (21%, 4 Votes)
Cillian Murphy (11%, 2 Votes)
James Spader (5%, 1 Votes)
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
Not the sexy post you expected from the title, huh? (I have dibs on that title BTW!!)
And it took me two days to post the pics, so sue me! I’m entitled to be grumpy today—it’s my birthday, and don’t bother asking how many candles will be on my cake (let’s just divide a century into two parts and assume the first half has some meaning to me!!!).
On a happier note, I have pictures I took of a recent excursion on Lake Hamilton with some writer friends of mine. Here’s Captain Cyndi, who invited us to stay at her house which sits at the edge of the lake.
Can you tell if Shayla’s having fun yet? She’s as grumpy as I am about having my picture taken.
“The Shade” was dutifully taking notes as we careened around the lake.
Lake Hamilton is in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Probably the greatest concentration of wealth in our poor state lies at its edges. The houses are amazing. This is the one I want to buy when one of my books gets picked up by Playgirl and is made into a series of naughty movies, all artfully done, that cross over to mainstream DVD buyers as the “smut you must have!”
Since I was the one carrying the camera, I have the power of THE CROP! Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me…
Friday, June 27th, 2008
The first story in my new Shadowlands series is out!
“Highly recommended” from RRTErotic: “…A turbulent relationship and sexy, spooky thrills await readers in SIN’S GIFT…This is a well written and engrossing tale with complex characters who have hidden depths. Enter into other realms with the highly recommended SIN’S GIFT.”
5 Hearts from The Romance Studio: “…Wow, I loved this novella. It’s fabulously exciting and a fast, exhilarating read…I love Delilah Devlin’s books and this is one of her best yet.”
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
Current progress for Texas Men
As you can see from my progress bar, it’s been slow-going since I started. I think I have that licked. The first chapter gave me fits because it had to be pacey, had to be funny and descriptive, and I had to cut some stuff I wanted to add because I thought it was so cool, but it didn’t really help. Stop. Start. Stop. Back at it now!
Starting this weekend, I’ll be participating in a Book-in-a-Week challenge that will hopefully kick my ass into high gear. Then I’m housesitting for someone later in July. I’ll be away from my telephone so no one will be able to reach me. AND I don’t plan to use her Internet connection more than once a day. I may take my AlphaSmart and type like my hair’s on fire. I have to finish this book and a novella by the end of August, so I can’t dick around!
Tomorrow I’ll post pictures of me and some of my writer buddies flying around Lake Hamilton on a pontoon boat. It’s nice hanging with writers, dreaming up new things to write about.
Hope you’ve had a chance to get your copy of Sin’s Gift. If you buy it, let me know if you’d like me to write more in that series. I’m inclined to do so, but would like to hear your desires!
Wednesday, June 25th, 2008
It seems like it’s been forever, but Sin’s Gift, the first in my new Shadowlands series, is finally releasing today!
Here’s a sexy excerpt to whet your appetites! Please remember this is unedited!
Note for Readers: You must be of legal age in your country of origin to read this excerpt.
Jake didn’t let her have any room to slam her door in his face. He skipped up the steps behind her and practically pushed her through the door. The urgency gripping his whole body had him on the verge of exploding.
She didn’t demur. Didn’t utter a single protest. She also didn’t look back at him as she headed to her bedroom. She undid her utility belt, drew her weapon from her holster and locked it in the safe under her bed. Then she stood and began to strip. First her uniform shirt, then the Kevlar vest. Her bra. She toed off her shoes and unbuttoned her pants. Only then did she glance up.
Horny as hell, the edgy anger that rippled through him was potent, explosive. He turned on his heel and stalked into her bathroom, bending to twist the faucet handle and start the shower.
No long leisurely bath. A shower, and she wouldn’t be taking it alone. He stripped, dropping his belt and clothing on the counter and stepped under the water, letting it sluice over the top of his head, hoping it would take the edge off-make him a little less dangerous.
When the curtain swung back and she stepped inside, his stomach sank. Anger flared in her gaze and her chin rose. This wasn’t going to be an easy reacquaintance on either of their parts. She was ready for a battle.
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Thursday, June 19th, 2008
My daughter asked me yesterday what I would have been if I hadn’t chosen to be a writer. Now, keep in mind that I’ve already been an Army officer, an accountant, a project manager, a teacher…what else would I want to be?
If I were younger, I might love a chance at being a war correspondent. Put me where the action is, and while I might be scared (I was scared spitless a time or two during Desert Storm!), the adrenaline rush would keep be trucking. It’s the only thing I can imagine would give me more satisfaction than what I’m doing now.
Are there any things as a writer I still want to try? Well, of course I want to make a bestseller list, but I enjoy writing exactly what I’m writing now. But I would like to try my hand at writing a screenplay. So why not go for it? I want to take a class first to learn how to put one together (and I know me–if I shell out $ for a class, I’m damned well going to finish!). So, maybe that should be my next stretch goal–by next summer enroll in a screenwriting class and finish a screenplay! I’d also like to try my hand at travel writing, so maybe I’ll look for opportunities that aren’t terribly far afield and see what it leads to!
What about you? What secret ambitions do you have?
Wednesday, June 18th, 2008
In case you haven’t already bought your copy of Alluring Tales: Awaken the Fantasy, Barnes and Noble have the book on clearance sale right now. So, you might want to hop over there now while the price is only $3.99!
Link to Clearance Sale