Book 2 – Two Hearts One Love Trilogy
I'm happy to have Daryl Devore visiting today. I'm anxious to read Book 2 in the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy.
You loved What Happens in Bangkok and want to know what happens next….
It's complicated is not only her relationship status, but the definition of Erika Bailey's life. She loves managing her drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand, but her rock star boyfriend resides in North Carolina. And to top it off, her father threatens she must stay away from Darien or lose the Pink Flamingo. Does she protect her club or her love?
Darien Scott, Grammy award winning international superstar, wants nothing more than to wake up in the arms of Erika, the woman he loves, but contractual obligations force him to exotic video shoots and an isolated movie set with one of Hollywood's sexiest stars.
With the feeding frenzy of social media trending every aspect of Darien's life—real or not—it's hard for Erika to know the truth. Will she be able to see through the lies and trust Darien? Or will evidence from damaging Internet rumors condemn their relationship?
Excerpt 1 – G rated
"My life was fine until he showed up." Erika wiped the tears off her cheek, then tossed the tissue toward the trash can. It missed and hit the floor.
"Really? Was it?" Sandee pulled another tissue from the box and handed it to her.
Erika thought back to the days before Darien appeared at her club disguised as Apollo. She was lonely, jealous of everyone else who had a special someone in their life, and more than a bit horny. All of which she’d tried unsuccessfully to bury in her work.
She snatched the tissue from his hand. "I hate it when you ask all the right questions." She blew her nose and threw the wad of tissue at the trash can. It bounced off the end and hit the floor.
Sandee snickered. "You weren't on the basketball team, were you?"
Erika grinned and shook her head. "My, however did you guess?"
Sandee chuckled. "I was. Can't think of a better place to be than a room full of boys in shorts and big bouncing balls."
"Darien put you up to this?"
He shrugged. "Sorta. Both he and Brian asked me to have a little tête-à-tête with you. Brian's worried about Darien's drinking, and Darien's confused and hurting."
She played with her thumbnail. The truth was always hard to admit. "I might have overreacted a bit and vented it out toward Darien."
Sandee settled back on Erika's couch. "I love a good story. Start at the beginning. Oh, and include all the sexy parts. I love it when two straights do the nasty."
Other Books by Daryl Devore
What Happens in Bangkok – Book 1 of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy
To save Darien's life his brother asks, "Can you walk in high heels?"
Erika Bailey, owner/manager of a drag queen club in Bangkok, Thailand has happily settled into all aspects of her new life, except for her lack of a love life. When a new diva auditions, Erika is bewildered over her instant attraction to the blond God, Apollo.
Darien Scott is on vacation after a world tour and mistakenly figures the safest place to be is at The Black Dragon with the head of a Triad. When the club is hit, Darien is the only person to get out alive. Now he's running from the police and a Triad. Mistake number 1.
Disguised as a drag queen, he's hired by Erika, but falls hard for his new boss, then struggles with not coming clean with her. Mistake number 2.
Can he fix his mistakes and find a life filled with love or is he headed straight for mistake number 3?
Tell me about your latest release
Darien's Desire is the second book in the Two Loves One Heart Trilogy. It continues the romance of club owner, Erika Bailey and rock star, Darien Scott. This books throws more curves at them and takes them off to an erotic locale.
Are you working on a new book right now?
The final book of the series is bouncing between editor and myself at the moment- expected Dec release. After that, there is a Christmas short coming out, about a songwriter and a homeless person – obviously a Dec release. There is one book sitting on hard drive that is begging to be written, but I just can't seem to get to it. And several others are waiting.
Are you a morning or night person?
Night owl. According to my mother – even when I was a baby – night owl!
If I wasn't afraid I would _________ (What?)
If I wasn't afraid I would stand up for myself more often. I'm an introvert and a massive wuss.
Someday, I want to _________ (What?)
Touch a cloud. One of those beautiful white summery clouds.
What is the best thing you have done in your life?
Raised my daughter to be a strong independent woman (opposite of her wuss of a mother)
What are your favorite hobbies?
I am addicted to yoga. I also belly dance. And I love to garden and cook.
What are your pet peeves?
Arrogant people. They so annoy me.
Because of the anonymity of the internet, people say the meanest and quite often the stupidest things. That is so irritating.
As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A cowboy. I didn't understand about gender – I'm a girl but I wanted to be a cowboy. Not a cowgirl. A cowboy.
If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be?
My current mantra is I release my need to be perfect. It's been known to irritate others because of the typo, but that's there on purpose. Trying to be perfect is impossible and wastes a lot of valuable energy, so I have given myself permission to be imperfect and not worry about it. Remember a few questions higher I said I'm addicted to yoga. That's where I learned how to release my quest for perfection.