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Guest Blogger: Adele Dubois
Monday, August 9th, 2010

Caught In The Act
By Adele Dubois

I grew up in a household filled with drama—and I mean that in the most literal sense. Ours was a family steeped in theatre, art, and creative writing. We were voracious readers, too, and curled up in the family room with our books in the evenings. I was one of those kids who read with a flashlight under the covers when bedtime came too early.

You might think a family of artists would be disorganized and untidy, but our house was as neat as a pin. Every night my mother would remind us to put our things away, saying, “The elves and fairies won’t clean our house for us.” That bit of training stayed with me the rest of my life.

The last time I warned my own kids, “The elves and fairies won’t clean for us,” the story concept for DO ME GOOD popped into my head. What if the elves really did help? What if they completed chores in the middle of the night? And what if they were handsome and sexy and…available?

And what if one accidentally got caught?

To my surprise, with a little research, I discovered that such immortals existed in Norse mythology. These pre-Christian celestials, called Nordic Light Elves, “came from the place between heaven and earth” under the rule of a fertility god. They were “fairer to look upon than the sun” and interacted with both gods and mortals. Their sole purpose was to work for the benefit of humankind.

Though I’m still waiting for the elves and fairies to clean my house, I thought it would be fun to offer the fantasy of capturing a handsome immortal who does chores to romance readers. I hope you enjoy DO ME GOOD.


Penny throws her hot, but worthless mooch of a boyfriend out on her front lawn with his clothes, and vows never again to be a bum magnet. Exhausted by overwork and mountainous debt, Penny pleads for divine intervention.

Gunnar, a rebellious Nordic warrior cast into servitude by an angry god to learn humility, answers. While Penny sleeps, the celestial arrives to complete her chores, but she awakens and finds him. The handsome immortal kisses her, sparking a passionate, forbidden sexual encounter.

Dark forces seeking vengeance for Gunnar’s past misdeeds mark Penny as a target. To protect his lover, Gunnar tests immortality in a death battle using a god’s magical sword. But the strength of Penny’s love and passion might be what saves them both.

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11 comments to “Guest Blogger: Adele Dubois”

  1. Tina Donahue
    · August 9th, 2010 at 12:22 pm · Link

    OMG, I just love Gunnar. What a great book you’ve written, Adele! 😀

  2. Valerie
    · August 9th, 2010 at 12:45 pm · Link

    Looks like a wonderful read!!! And that cover is HAWT!!!

    Thanks for the great post!!

    in Germany

  3. Adele Dubois
    · August 9th, 2010 at 12:58 pm · Link

    Tina–So glad you love Gunnar. He’s one of my favorite heroes. Thank you for your enthusiasm!

    Valerie–I hope you read and enjoy DO ME GOOD. Thanks for your kind words.

    I appreciate your visits!


  4. Estella
    · August 9th, 2010 at 2:37 pm · Link

    Great looking cover!

    After the elves and fairies are done at your house, could you send them my way?

  5. Sarah McNeal
    · August 9th, 2010 at 3:05 pm · Link

    Adele, I loved reading about your interesting childhood. What a wonderful concept for a story. I want an elf of my very own–kind of an all purpose kind of Gunnar guy.

  6. Adele Dubois
    · August 9th, 2010 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Estella–Would you like a blond like Gunnar? I’ll send him your way. Thanks for stopping by!

    Sarah–So glad you enjoyed the article about my upbringing. I’ll always be grateful to my parents for developing my appreciation of the arts. Thanks for visiting and posting!


  7. Miranda
    · August 9th, 2010 at 10:13 pm · Link

    Hi Adele! I agree with Sarah! “Do Me Good” sounds like a great concept! I would love to wake up to a hot warrior cleaning my house!


  8. Delilah Devlin
    · August 10th, 2010 at 8:45 am · Link

    Adele! Thanks so much for being my guest while I’m away. I’m sitting in Vancouver at the moment and needing a cup of coffee. Nice to know everything’s going well here!

  9. Adele Dubois
    · August 10th, 2010 at 8:56 am · Link

    Miranda–Gunnar is a hot warrior who will clean your house and then make passionate love to you. What could be better?

    Thank you for having me as your guest, Delilah! Thanks to all who visited for leaving such fun comments.


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  11. Carol L
    · August 11th, 2010 at 4:13 am · Link

    Good Lord Adele, I need a Fairie like that. 🙂
    I’m loving Gunnar. 😀 Can’ wait to read all about him. Great cover.
    Carol L.

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