Archive for February, 2009
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Just a little, before I have to go into promo mode again. Now that Texas Men is out, I have to look forward to next week’s two releases. Thanks to those of you who let me know how much you enjoyed TM—you know who you are!
The weather’s been crazy here—in the upper 60’s and raining constantly. The temperature dropped last night, so there goes my hope that the pool will actually heat up enough that I can slip into my wetsuit any time soon.
My life’s been a little crazy. I’m babysitting dogs while my parents are out of town. Could at least one of them have a bladder bigger than a peanut?! Both of them are Yorkies, which I find annoying. You have to remember, I was married to a canine instructor and am used to serious dogs with big barks. I’m not accustomed to watching where I step.
The past couple of months, I was hard at work on several projects—finishing up proposals, plus editing several works that are coming out later this year. This week, I took a breath and entered hibernation mode because I’m between contracts and nothing is pushing me to start on the last little deadlined project. I can’t write without adrenaline kicking my ass.
I had a couple of hopeful messages today. One concerning a publisher I thought might be a closed door. Another from my Dark Realm editor who loved by latest offering. Thank goodness. I was really worried she’d hate my crazy view of Hell. I have some revisions to make to the manuscript, but nothing really significant. Looks like the book’s a go! Woohoo!
Oh yeah, I did have one last contest winner to announce today. The last for the Texas Men countdown. On Sunday, I’ll post the name of Michelle’s winner. The winner of my contest is…Brandy. Brandy wins a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com. I was going to offer her books, but I think she has just about everything I’ve written. She’ll make good use of the GC, I’m sure!
Friday, February 27th, 2009
Welcome to Honkytonk, the hottest town in Texas—thanks to its adventurous women, irresistible men, and sizzling sex…
From Just Erotic Romance Reviews:
Bound and Determined
“…Cody’s playful, teasing ways towards Tara ignites the chemistry between them providing readers with a sensual, erotic and romantic love scenes…Hot, hot and hot!”
“…Sarah is a spoiled, mischievous, defiant trouble maker… [Joe’s] possessiveness and his need to dominate her attract Sarah and she constantly tries to defy him to get under his skin while enjoying the repercussions. Adding Logan Ross to their sensual chemistry and you get a wicked and kinky kind of sexual battle that will raise any reader’s internal temperature to boiling point…”
“…NIGHT WATCH is an emotional and erotic story that I couldn’t put down. Ms. Devlin has definitely created three very hot stories about three intriguing females who has lassoed themselves three very hot Texas men.”
Friday, February 27th, 2009
Last Chance to win! I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely intrigued.
Juliana, newly appointed Queen of the Unblessed, has realized there is a bit more to her position than she first thought. Sure, it has its perks: a sinfully sexy husband who is also a king, growing powers and a magical life that’s never boring, but the drawbacks are considerable. To save her kingdom from war, Juliana accepts assistance from a witch. But when her reality turns upside down, she realizes she’s been betrayed.
For a brief time, Merrick knew happiness, as much happiness as the king of necessary evil could ever feel. Juliana has become the light in his darkness. Though he can never tell his wife he loves her—or risk upsetting the balance of both the mortal and immortal realms—the words are understood between them. Or so he thought. When she falls prey to a wayward spell, becoming encased in stone, he knows he’ll have to risk everything to gain the only thing he truly wants.
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Thursday, February 26th, 2009
Remember, to win you must post!
It is ill-advised to incur the wrath of a faery, but it is most foolish to do so of a faery queen…
Queen Tania of the Faeries is tired of waiting for Hugh, the Earl of Bellemare, to come back to her. A year has passed since his commitments pulled him from her side and she’s begun to suspect he never intended to return. Disheartened, the queen’s mood darkens until she finds she has no choice but to teach the earl a lesson he will never forget—that no human should dare lie to a faery queen.
Hugh’s hatred of the magical world is well known and he wishes to live out the rest of his life in the mortal realm, doing his noble duty. Too bad his heart hasn’t caught up to his head. Thoughts of a tenaciously seductive queen haunt him, even as he knows the woman only wanted him as a plaything for her bed. But it would seem he can’t run far enough, for the teasing nymph won’t back down and Hugh finds himself at the mercy of a vengeful faery.
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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009
Michelle Pillow is one of my favorites to watch. Her newest series Realm Immortal begins March 6th! For the next three days, I’ll feature one of the three books to introduce you to this talented author.
Please welcome Michelle, and pay close attention to the contest information at the bottom of this post! ~DD
Note from Michelle:
Thank you so much for having me today! I’m thrilled to announce the three book re-launch of my Realm Immortal series March 6th. I just love this series and Natalie Winters did a great job on the new covers.
I love history. I love studying the details of a time period, of fitting stories into a world that existed long ago. Many of my books have a flair of history in them, even the modern day ones. Part of history is the superstitions and mythical creatures of the time. From those, the Realm Immortal series was born. Well, that and my love of the movie, Labyrinth. But we won’t go into the whole David Bowie, eye shadow lovin’ thing right now. LOL
Merrick, dark elfin King of Valdis, had once been heir to all that was good—happiness and pleasure his domain. Now, trapped as the ruler of mischief, king of necessary evil, he stands on a precipice of choice. On one side, his estranged brother, now ruler of what should have been Merrick’s and, on the other, King Lucien of the Damned. Both would sway him. Damnation is winning.
Lady Juliana of Bellemare is from a human family, protected by the Blessed, coveted by the Damned. Betrothed to an old friend of her father’s, Juliana is resigned to living out her days close to her childhood home, longing for an adventure, never dreaming she’d get what she wished for. When her fiancé is murdered and the children of Bellemare are stolen, Juliana is sent on a quest in a strange realm where appearances are deceiving.
Merrick brings more adventure and passion than any woman could want. Can she withstand the temptations of the Unblessed king? The spell she weaves over him is more than he can resist and, desperate to be the one to rule her, Merrick offers her a choice; either come with him until he tires of her…or die.
Read an excerpt here
Michelle is offering a free download of any one of her new stories to one lucky winner. All you have to do to qualify is comment!
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
It’s finally here. Thanks for keeping me company these past days. I can’t wait to hear from all of you. I’d love to see those photos of the book on the bookshelf when you find it. Now, I’ll take a couple of days break and talk about something else before letting you know about two more releases coming in the next few days. In the meantime…
Happy Reading! ~DD
Monday, February 23rd, 2009
***I fell asleep last night and didn’t post the winner! It’s Nichole—and she wins two autographed copies of any of my pre-2009 print books, so long as I have a copy on hand! So Nichole, email me and let me know your choices!***
Here we are at the last day before the book ships. What can I tell you that you don’t already know?
You know the stories will be uber-sexy. You know the heroes are incredibly handsome, strong, and stubborn—and they include a cowboy and two deputies. The heroines run the gamut from bar owner to spoiled hellion to staid schoolteacher. All three stories are about sexual discovery and staking claims.
All three stories are set in Honkytonk once again—my fictional town that’s a hybrid of Boerne, Luchenbach, and Devine, Texas (real places). And you know that I know the people I’m writing about—how they talk and act and fight. Texas is as close to a home as I’ve ever had. I absorbed the place through my skin and still miss it every day.
So, I think I’ve done my job. Tomorrow is release day and I hope I’ve tempted you to run to the store and buy it! If not, here’s one last tease…
Logan woke, feeling chilled. Amy had left his bed. For a moment, he froze, wondering if she’d left without saying a word, and if he’d blown it.
He’d wanted to romance her. Bring her along slowly. Build her need for his touch in gradual levels until she was ready for him to begin to introduce her to the lifestyle he felt instinctively she was made for.
Instead, he’d pounded her like a high school kid who’d gotten his first taste of pussy and couldn’t control the hormones raging through him.
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