Archive for October, 2008
Friday, October 31st, 2008
See details about how to win at the end of this message!
Remember this? To celebrate the November 4th release of Alluring Tales: Hot Holiday Nights the Allure Authors set out to give away a book a day for the whole month of October!
You’ve taken a trip through every author’s website and enjoyed being introduced to all the wonderful and talented Allure Authors. It’s been a blast for us as well, because we got to host a friend on each of our blogs and tell readers about their stories.
Sadly, today’s the last day of our trip and your last chance to win! I’ll tell you how at the end of this message!! First, I’m going to remind you why we’re so excited!
Isn’t this cover one of the most elegant and beautiful erotica covers you’ve ever seen?
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Thursday, October 30th, 2008
Progress on Lockdown
If I don’t finish today, I’ll be damn close. The story took some strange turns today. Don’t know whether my editor will let some of it fly, because I’m skirting close to an iffy content issue in one scene. However, the scene made my heart skip a beat and my stomach drop to my toes. Anytime I do that to myself, I know it’s going to get a reaction from a reader. Whether it’s good or bad, sometimes I really don’t care, because I never want to take the safe route if I have a chance to stretch.
Once I make another run through the manuscript to correct typos and smooth the language, I’ll post a little for you to see what I’m doing. Have to admit the sex between the hero and heroine is dayum hawt! ~DD
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
Progress on Lockdown
Now that my latest is making its way to the bookstore shelves, I have to dig in again and finish what’s on my plate. Lockdown is my current priority. I want it done before NaNoWriMo starts on Saturday. I’ve cleaned up the first few chapters and have a critique partner looking it over to make sure it works, but I have to keep moving forward. I’ll be doing timed sprints with anyone and everyone I know who wants to join me just to stay motivated. I need that competitive spark sometimes.
Thanks to everyone who kept me company and posted such wonderful comments during my countdown to the release of Down in Texas. The countdown was a promotional thing, sure, but it also kept me positive, happy, and excited about the book. I write these things and sometimes wonder if anyone really enjoys them, and your notes reassured me. I have a purpose on this earth—it’s to inspire lustful thoughts about strong, sexy men.
I have one last prize to award for the countdown. It’s a signed copy of Down in Texas, with a handmade, beaded bookmark, plus any other promo items I can manage to stuff into the padded envelope…and it’s going to Margie! Margie, you have to email me with your address! My email!
Stay tuned to my blog. In the next few days, I’ll be posting some sexy excerpts from my current works in progress to get your opinions on whether I’m doing it right. And if you haven’t already bought your copy of Down in Texas, what’s holding you back? I can’t wait to hear what you have to say! *hugs* ~DD
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Down in Texas there’s a little town in Texas called Honkytonk, where the women get exactly what they want…and the men know just how to give it to them.
5 Angels and Recommended Read from Fallen Angels Reviews: “…one of the most decadent reads of the year for me…Delilah never fails to deliver on any front, and this is just another testament to an extraordinary writer…”
5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies: “…a fabulous anthology…Ms. Devlin has proved herself a capable storyteller before but with DOWN IN TEXAS she’s cemented a place on my ‘most watched authors’ list.”
Recommended Read from Joyfully Reviewed: “…HOT! HOT! HOT!…DOWN IN TEXAS is now a book in my permanent re-read pile…”
Tuesday, October 28th, 2008
Today, my book starts shipping from the online bookstores, and I’m hoping the brick & mortar stores already have them ready to stock on the shelves.
I can’t wait to hear from all of you once you’ve had a chance to read it. Let me know what you like, what I could have done better, and most importantly, what you’d like me to do with the series in the future!
In the meantime, I still have one last prize to give away, so be sure to post today! I’ll name the winner late tonight! Now that the day is here, I’m hoping my excitement will die down so I can write some serious pages. I still have Lockdown to wrap up and more of the next Dark Realm story to create. Y’all take care! *smooches* ~DD
Monday, October 27th, 2008
We’re almost there! Tomorrow, the book is out and you can order it online or hopefully find it on a bookstore shelf. And there’s still one more chance to win something special from me. So be sure to post today and tomorrow!
So, have I given you a compelling argument to seduce you into picking up my little book? I’ve introduced you to three tall, dark, and handsome cowboys who know there way around a woman’s body and her heart. I’ve tempted you with several lush excerpts so that you know the style, tone, and sensuality you will find when you sink into the pages.
So, what more do you need? I’ve shared the reviews, all glowing, for my well-told and must-read tale. Now all it takes is you, ordering the book, reading it, and letting me know what you think and whether you want more.
I rest my case.
Sunday, October 26th, 2008
Remember, you have to post to be in the running for one of the prizes!! And today, I’m playing at Ellora’s Cave. If you can’t make it to the chatter’s loop, I’ll be in a live chat room at 11:00 AM CST. Stop by and ask me anything you like. Email me for details!
All my “Texas” books take place in and around a little town called “Honkytonk.” Yes, it’s a fictitious town, but it’s a place I’m really familiar with. I lived in a small Texas town, taught school in another small Texas town, so I know what it’s like.
Honkytonk’s the kind of place where everyone knows your business. It’s hard to hide secrets, and once a man breaks his bond with another person, he’ll have to work like hell to regain his reputation. It’s the kind of town some men might move to if they desire to sink deep roots.
The heroes in Down in Texas all live on ranches outside of Honkytonk. In the next volume, Texas Men, the heroes live in or play inside the city limits.
In southwest Texas, the sun carves lines in a man or woman’s face no amount of sunscreen can protect you from. The critters can be lethal—rattlesnakes, cougars (rare these days), black bears, feral pigs (I could tell you a story or two about rednecks hunt them–but it would turn your hair white). Everything’s bigger in Texas, in case you’ve never heard, but it definitely applies to bugs. I’ve chased tarantulas, wolf spiders, six-inch centipedes and walking sticks out of the house. But scorpions have to be the freakiest—nothing kills them but a heavy shoe.
So you might wonder why a woman would like to live in a place like that? Where do you think real men live?