Please tell us about yourself.
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl Devoré’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, a large salt water aquarium full of fish, a black cat named Licorice and some house ghosts. Her daughter is grown and has flown the nest. Daryl loves to take long walks on her quiet country road or snowshoe across the back acres, and in the summer, kayak along the St. Lawrence River. She has touched a moon rock, a mammoth, and a meteorite. She’s been deep in the ocean in a submarine, flown high over Niagara Falls in a helicopter, and used the ladies room in a royal palace. Life’s an adventure and Daryl’s having fun living it.
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
Fish and chips. I could have mentioned meals in more upscale restaurants, but I’m guessing I’ve eaten more Fish and Chips than anything else. I have used the setting of a Fish and Chips restaurant in two books. It’s a relaxed atmosphere with comfort food.
Describe the perfect vacation.
I can do that in two words – the beach. I am at peace at the beach. I love to walk along the sand lost in my thoughts, splash in the water and just inhale the freshness of the salt air.
What are your hobbies?
I adore yoga and attend several classes a week. My favourites are Yin Yoga and Wall Yoga. What is Wall Yoga? Picture me hanging upside down – like a bat. Awww. So good.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I am a British Murder Mystery fan. I have complete collections Agatha Christie, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Dorothy L. Sayers and Ellis Peters. I love nothing more than to curl up on a cold winter’s day, next to our woodstove with a hot chocolate – with marshmallow of course – and a fantastic murder mystery.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
I have two pen names, who write very different heat levels, so it depends on who I am as I am researching. As Daryl Devore, hot romance writer, the websites can get rather explicit as I look for new ideas or plot twists. For this latest book, I am writing as Victoria Adams and I researched theatres in New York City, musicians, and flutes.
Please tell us about your latest book.
Genre Contemporary Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G
Can a slice of pizza and a flute erase the ravages of life and allow Giselle and Ethan to fall in love by Christmas?
Collapsing in front the biggest department store in the city on one of the busiest days of the holiday season was not how Giselle imagined her day. Cold and hungry, she trudged through her daily existence wondering if she’d ever find happiness again.
Teenagers. Ethan loved working with them and turning their raw musical talent into something beautiful and rewarding, but that didn’t fill the black void in his soul.
Like fate, the songwriters’ muse nudged Giselle and Ethan together. But can Giselle overcome her fears and can Ethan get past the darkness that surrounds him, so they can find love?
Publisher eXtasy Books
eXtasy Books http://www.extasybooks.com/ (release date – Dec 15)
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