Bestselling Author Delilah Devlin
HomeMeet Delilah
BookshelfBlogExtrasEditorial ServicesContactDelilah's Collections


Another month gone… A reminder about open contests, plus a new contest!
Thursday, April 30th, 2020

UPDATE: The winner is…flchen1!

Open Contests! Enter while you still can!

  1. Poll About Prizes & a Contest! — Win an Amazon gift card!
  2. A Reminder, a Puzzle, and Another Chance to Win! — Win an Amazon gift card!
  3. Simple Delights (Contest–3 Winners!) — Win a recent release or a short story!
  4. Angela Addams: Dream Cast for Wicked Disclosure (Contest) — Win an Amazon gift card!

Another Month Gone

Whew! Someone on Twitter said that March seemed to last months but April lasted a day. Was it the same for you? Self-isolation, truthfully, hasn’t been so hard for my family. They’ve adjusted, and even thrived.

For me, already a hermit writer, not going out in public was barely a change. The kids, at first, felt like staying home was a vacation. However, as soon as online school and AMI packets became the daily routine, the vacation aspect ended, but they’ve been troopers. My dd took advantage of having so many home to do all kinds of domestic chores and projects. The big event in April was purchasing a pair of baby goats.

The older kids helped build the pen. Everyone has pitched in feeding them and watching them when they are put out in bigger fields to eat leaves and brush. I think the kids will have many good memories of this time.

We’ve had movie nights, special meals, game nights… And while they’ve missed their friends, they have kept in contact using FaceTime, TikTok, and phone calls. As restrictions ease this summer, we plan to keep isolating, but the kids will be allowed to have a “designated” friend come enjoy the pool, only one guest at a time, and only after we make sure their parents aren’t being stupid about safety.

I have been challenged to find time to write with so many people in the house all the time. However, I did write and publish one book, so far. Here’s just a reminder about my April release, the sequel to New Orleans Nights, and the first of a new New Orleans Nights series…

One Hot Night

🔥🔥Things get complicated in a hurry between a NOLA cop freelancing as protection for visiting dignitaries and a reporter determined to get her story…🔥🔥

I hope you have all picked up a copy. It’s very sexy, filled with action and humor. You know, something I would write. 🙂

Right now, I’m chugging away at the book that will release on May 19th! Here’s hoping I get there on time!

Hot SEAL, Decoy Bride

Click on the cover to pre-order your copy!

More fun there. Also set in New Orleans, with connections to my Montana Bounty Hunters through the RIP agency, which will have its own series beginning sometime this year.

For my sanity’s sake, I’m also plowing into some other artistic pursuits. I’m taking online watercolor classes. I’m working on the #100dayproject challenge which requires that I produce some small painting or collage every day. I’m learning a lot, which is keeping me looking forward to more days spent in isolation because if I was out and about I’d never apply myself so well!


Let me know how you guys are dealing with the lockdown and how you’re preparing for the easing of restrictions for a chance to win a $5 Amazon Gift Card!

14 comments to “Another month gone… A reminder about open contests, plus a new contest!”

  1. Delaine McLafferty
    · April 30th, 2020 at 12:46 pm · Link

    We aren’t changing anything as of yet even though Idaho is starting stage 1 tomorrow. I think people will start going nuts and take advantage of their freedom which could put us in the crosshairs again. Mom is too feeble to take the chance. We are waiting until we see how this goes.

  2. Delilah
    · April 30th, 2020 at 12:55 pm · Link

    Very wise, Delaine!

  3. bn100
    · April 30th, 2020 at 2:23 pm · Link

    doing okay, will take it easy

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · April 30th, 2020 at 3:36 pm · Link

    I work from home so this isn’t much different except I’ve had to learn to use online grocery services. Don’t know yet if I like it or not but maybe it will be useful in the future. I’m looking forward to slowly opening back us because then I won’t feel stressed when I need to run out to pick up prescriptions that the pharmacy can’t mail. So much stress.

  5. Debbie Hill
    · April 30th, 2020 at 3:51 pm · Link

    My daughter is rated Extreme Health Risk so we haven’t left the house but once in a month. lol thank goodness I love to Read! She was given a note to not return to work unil. After she’s reviewed at the end of May. So it’s part fun and part boring being at home. Better boring than anything else. I’m worried about the country opening too soon I feel it’s not healthy for anyone.

  6. Mary Preston
    · April 30th, 2020 at 4:47 pm · Link

    I have no trouble being in isolation. Much the same as usual for us.

    I will continue to be very cautious as restrictions are eased.

  7. Amy
    · April 30th, 2020 at 7:28 pm · Link

    Life will remain much the same for quite a while, even when restrictions are lifted, because both my bf and I are in high risk groups. I can’t wait to visit with and HUG my adult kids and some friends in person, but only those that aren’t being stupid/careless about safety. We’ll likely make a few trips to the store rather than totally relying on delivery or curbside pickup. When my favorite restaurant opens with social distancing seating, I would love to celebrate my birthday by going out and having a nice dinner.

  8. Laura
    · April 30th, 2020 at 10:15 pm · Link

    This morning I had written out such a lovely comment and when I submitted it. It didn’t go through. That really sucks.

    I live in the country on 30 acres of land. Nothing has changed for me Since before the coronavirus started. I’m an introvert. I only leave the house if I absolutely have to anyways before all this started so this has been easy.

  9. flchen1
    · April 30th, 2020 at 11:16 pm · Link

    I’m very reluctant to make a break for freedom, as it were. I’m quite concerned that being too cavalier about resuming regular activities will simply endanger us all and undo much of the flattening that we’ve all worked so hard to ensure until now.

  10. Sue Payton
    · May 1st, 2020 at 4:27 am · Link

    I’m doing a lot of reading as usual. I’ve read and reviewed One Hot Night and can’t wait for your new book. I’ve just been working around and outside the house. We’ve already started stage one this week. We don’t go out much anyway except to get what we need. I know like other states Kentucky economy is suffering, especially now since the Kentucky Derby festivals aren’t happening and it’s going to cost Kentucky millions. I just wonder how many people in my hometown is going to have parties regardless. It sure hasn’t stopped the kids from getting in groups and messing around.

  11. Debra Guyette
    · May 1st, 2020 at 6:06 am · Link

    I have been making crochet monsters and will be able to share them. I do not plan on going to a restaurant any time soon, but I would love to see more of my family.

  12. Colleen C.
    · May 1st, 2020 at 12:22 pm · Link

    Still staying home unless we need to grab something from the store or treat ourselves to some take out.

  13. Beth
    · May 3rd, 2020 at 2:43 pm · Link

    There’s been no real difference for me. My mom is a little on the bored side since she’s more outgoing than me so she is doing more crafts to sell but we aren’t sure any of our crafts shows are even going to happen this year. All the shows through the end of July have already been canceled.

  14. Delilah
    · May 11th, 2020 at 7:44 am · Link

    The random number generator chose…#9—flchen1! Congrats, Fedora!!

Comments are closed.