Daryl Devore, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Dark Chocolate and Strawberries by Daryl Devore
Genre – Twisted Fairy Tale Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
What’s a naughty fairy tale like Red Riding Hood without Red, the huntsman, grandma and especially, the big bad wolf?
Esmerelda ‘Red’ Hood is summoned to her mother’s executive suite only to learn her sweet granny is headed for a romantic cruise with a gigolo. Horrified, Red races off to save her grandma before it’s too late.
On board, Red meets Andrew Woodsman and Willem Olf. One a cutie with the biggest puppy eyes and the other a dark, sophisticated predator. Her grandmother’s warning rings in Red’s ear “Never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Even with the warning, Red has trouble choosing which man could be the big bad wolf and which could be her happily ever after.
Note: This book was previously published by New Dawning Bookfair under the title Sexy Red Hood.
What’s your favorite hashtag to watch on Twitter?
#WritingCommunity. I’ve met a lot of interesting and fun authors. It’s great to discover I am not alone in the troubles of the writing life.
Describe the perfect vacation.
Anything by the beach. My motto is Sun, Sea and Sand. I could spend days just sitting staring out at the water. It is a Zen thing. I find it very grounding. My mind goes quiet and I feel at total peace. I used this concept in a book when my hero was severely depressed he sought out the beach to help him recover.
What are your hobbies?
I love to bake and cook and attached to that would be watch cooking shows, like the Great British Bakeoff. Yoga. I do as many classes as I can fit in a week. Raqs Sharqi. It is the traditional style of belly dance. And in the summer, I garden. I have large flower beds – which constantly need weeding. Also, a vegetable patch, but I see, to be feeding the local wildlife more than my family
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
Old British mysteries – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. When asked who is my favourite, I am torn between Christie and Sayers. The characters and settings pull you deep into the story.
What kinds of things do you read when you’re researching a new book?
Since some of my books are super-hot, I’ve visited some very “interesting” websites. For my next book, a medieval romance, I’ve spent a lot of time researching dragons, dragon lore, life of a peasant, royal life, medieval castles and a touch of research about fantasy.
Where to buy Dark Chocolate and Strawberries
Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07F8GFFFM
Daryl Devore Social Media
Two writers in one. Daryl Devore writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines. Victoria Adams is Daryl’s alter ego when she’s inspired to write sweet romances with little to no heat.
Daryl lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband, two black cats – Licorice and Ginny-Furr Purrkins – 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.
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354