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Archive for November, 2009



Have a Free Read on me!
Monday, November 30th, 2009

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On a whim, romance author DiDi Devereaux decides to travel to remote Louisiana bayou country to take possession of a house she inherited from a reclusive relative. But before she reaches her destination, she drives her car into a ditch to avoid a large animal that leaps into her path. Rescue comes in the form of a sexy sheriff, whose gruff demeanor seems to hide a feral attraction. As DiDi settles into her new home she finds herself torn between her attraction to the sheriff and the raw, handsome bad boy whose offer to help her renovate her home is a little too convenient and tempting.

Nothing in Bayou Noir is what it seems. When strange things begin to happen, her natural curiosity leads her into danger…

DOWNLOAD NOW: Bad Moon Rising, Chapter One

Limping to the finish…
Monday, November 30th, 2009

This is the last day of the annual NaNoWriMo challenge. If you add up the progress meters on the right, you’ll see I’m just a hair over 48,000 words. Before today is over, I will reach the 50,000 word mark and then you’ll hear some screaming.

There’s gonna be a whole lot of cussin’ and Snoopy dancin’ and Tootsie-roll moves. Not pretty since this white girl for sure can’t dance.

While I have my nose to the grindstone, make sure you check out my new free read, because you will have to tell me what happens next. Can’t do it if you haven’t met Mason and Bobby yet.

Drop me a note. Give me some encouragement, because my ass and fingers are sore and I tend to whine when I’m under pressure. :wink:

Sunday Report Card
Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Quick NaNoWriMo update: I’m at 46,055 words. I’m slamming words now. It’s ugly, but I am determined to hit 50,000 tomorrow!

This afternoon from 4-8 PM CST, I’ll be hosting the Ellora’s Cave loop. I’ll be posting sexy excerpts, running scavenger hunts, awarding prizes and answering any questions you may have. Join me if you can! If you aren’t already a member of that loop, subscribe here: EC Chat loop

This past week I accomplished a lot.

I wrapped up a partial for an erotic novel and shipped it to my agent. The editor at the house I’m targeting asked for something “hawt”. I couldn’t resist calling my book “Hot Enough”. Cross your fingers for me that she likes it.

I finished chapters 2-4 of a fun erotic novella for Ellora’s Cave. Three more to go. I want to have this sucker shipped by mid-week.

That’s the update. But I want to get a plug in for my Wednesday release, Raw Silk.

A wicked, no-strings one-night stand turns unexpectedly complicated when three lonely hearts collide…

Camille sacrificed romance for success long ago. Now that the lingerie company she and her best friend built is hugely successful, she has a few regrets. Wanting to let down her hair and explore the possibilities, she agrees to meet a man at a bar for drinks only to wind up needing help when she rebuffs his sexual overtures.

Jake and Daniel are two firefighters hitting the bar for a quick drink after a long shift when they see a classy beauty fending off an overzealous boyfriend. With a flex of biceps they chase him off then settle in to seduce the lovely woman whose eyes reflect a hunger they understand all too well.

What starts as a simple, pleasurable one-night stand, quickly burns up the sheets. While Jake knows he can’t let Camille crush their relationship because of age differences, Daniel still thinks he can walk—until he gets a whiff of Camille’s best friend Lacey. Suddenly three isn’t enough.

Read an excerpt here: Raw Silk

Also, I have a new free series that just started up. You’ll want to read the chapter, because later this week, I’ll be giving you a chance to vote on what happens next!

On a whim, romance author DiDi Devereaux decides to travel to remote Louisiana bayou country to take possession of a house she inherited from a reclusive relative. But before she reaches her destination, she drives her car into a ditch to avoid a large animal that leaps into her path. Rescue comes in the form of a sexy sheriff, whose gruff demeanor seems to hide a feral attraction. As DiDi settles into her new home she finds herself torn between her attraction to the sheriff and the raw, handsome bad boy whose offer to help her renovate her home is a little too convenient and tempting.

Nothing in Bayou Noir is what it seems. When strange things begin to happen, her natural curiosity leads her into danger…

Read Chapter One

Best laid plans…
Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Quick NaNoWriMo update: I have 44,348 words under my belt for the month of November! Almost there.

I’m bummed. Today was supposed to be a grand adventure. A trip to the woods to hunt ghosts. I bought a new lightweight backpack and spent last evening rolling a rainjacket, sweatshirt and scarf into little bundles to get them all inside. Recharged my camera batteries, replaced my red-lensed flashlight batteries. Burned copies of all the documentation I’ve accumulated about the mysterious Gurdon Lights for the rest of the team members. Highlighted a map to the site. Bought a compass in case we get turned around in the woods at night…

But our psychic’s sick. Can’t go ghosthunting without her. :cry:

I had my daughter laughing on the phone this morning about all my trek-prep.

“You bought a compass? Do you even know how to read it?”

“Course I do, sweetie. I was in the Army.”

“But weren’t you the one who set a commo site up on the wrong hilltop?”

“It was a gorgeous mountain. Shaped like boobs, just like the mountain I was supposed to be on. Anyone could have made that mistake. And we had the microwave tower up in record time.”

“But the wrong damn site, mom!”

“Yeah, well we couldn’t talk to anyone, but it was gorgeous.”

“I get the compass.”

“Guess that might be a good idea, Kel. I’d hate us to go Blair Witch and get lost in the swamp with Shadow Folk trailing our butts.”

This morning her husband told her she’s getting a new digital movie camera for Christmas, so we do plan to do some filming when we reschedule our hunt. Kel told me she dreamed we went on the hunt and she was on her period and worrying about making trips into the swamp to take care of business. I reassured her that I packed tissue in my backpack because I would bring a thermos of coffee, but maybe we needed a small shovel…

Cup half full—I can spend the day writing.

Catch me at NINC today!
Friday, November 27th, 2009

I’m talking about the prep for my ghosthunting adventure tomorrow. I’d love to see you there! ~DD
NINC Blog

Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Quick NaNoWriMo update: I have 41,207 words. Today will be a strictly non-writing day. So, I really do have to make my days count as I head to the finish line.

My daughter’s family plus her in-laws are coming for the meal. I’m not cooking a thing, but I do have the housecleaning detail. Happily so. Anything I cook they’d have to chisel at with an axe, scrape off the burned spots, or add enough pepper to give it some flavor. Thank goodness someone in this house likes to cook.

I hope all you Americans have a wonderful Turkey Day. I hope you’re spending it with loved ones. I know it’s a lot of work, but happy faces around the table make for a nice memory.

And for anyone waiting on me to get something into the mail for them—all prizes went out yesterday!

The day after…
Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Quick NaNoWriMo update: I’m at 37,604. I barely got a word written with the munchkin underfoot and with my sister and her family visiting. I thought hitting 50k would be a breeze, but now I have to scramble. Gah!

An early review posted on the Samhain loop yesterday:

“UNBRIDLED by Delilah Devlin is an enthralling story of a young woman returning from college to discover her lover Rowan, is having an affair with someone else. Even more shocking to Dani, is the fact that Rowan’s lover is Justin, the man she had an unforgettable one night stand with years ago. This is another fantastically hot and sexy book. But it is also a very deep and sensitive story about their confused emotions regarding gay relationships, and ménages. UNBRIDLED by Delilah Devlin gets one of my Very Highest Recommendations!

Sandie’s warning: Be prepared for these cowboys and their lover, to give you the ride (umm, read) of your life! Bring your own toys and hunks, and don’t forget the ice. You’re gonna need it!

Guess she liked it! :lol:

I have to hit the pages hard today, and get some housekeeping done, because we will have a full house tomorrow. I’m not the one cooking. No one wants that.