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Read a Sweet Contemporary Romance by Daryl Devore The Gift @daryldevore #RLFblog #Contemporary #RomanceDaryl Devore, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Please tell us about The Gift.

The Gift by Daryl Devore

Genre Sweet Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Daryl Devore’s latest is a sweet whimsical romance with a touch of mystery

Darcy O’Calahann, a junior gardener from a small mid-western town, is trying to make her way in the big city. After a stranger asks a mysterious question, Darcy finds a red tulip inside her locked gardening shed.

Shamus McTavis is a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious family past. But more surprising is his resemblance to the stranger who offered her the red tulip.

Are Darcy’s eyes playing tricks on her? Is she losing her mind? Or is there really a red tulip trying to link Shamus and her together?

Note- This book was previously published under the title Red Tulip and under the author’s pen name – Victoria Adams.

Where to buy The Gift

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XNH3JDJ

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.
Website https://daryldevore.wixsite.com/mysite
Blog https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/daryldevore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Daryl-Devore-Erotic-Romance-Writer-280168402052520/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4686566.Daryl_Devore
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

 

Daryl Devore, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We support all furbabies, real life or fictional. We want to know all about your Fiction Furbaby, but first, please tell us about your book.

The Gift by Daryl Devore

Genre Sweet Contemporary Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Daryl Devore’s latest is a sweet whimsical romance with a touch of mystery

Darcy O’Calahann, a junior gardener from a small mid-western town, is trying to make her way in the big city. After a stranger asks a mysterious question, Darcy finds a red tulip inside her locked gardening shed.

Shamus McTavis is a wealthy bachelor with a mysterious family past. But more surprising is his resemblance to the stranger who offered her the red tulip.

Are Darcy’s eyes playing tricks on her? Is she losing her mind? Or is there really a red tulip trying to link Shamus and her together?

Note- This book was previously published under the title Red Tulip and under the author’s pen name – Victoria Adams.

Meet Reginald from The Gift

Full name: Reginald

Nickname:

Gender: Male

Species: Canine

Physical description: large dog, grey and white

Relationship to main character: Hero’s pet

Where this furbaby came from: Reginald was a rescue. Shamus saw him in a shelter and instantly fell in love. Shamus had no idea the energy and future size of a sheep dog.

What inspired you to create this character?

I needed a cute-meet to get the main characters together.

What does the main character think about this furbaby?

He adores Reginald. He loves the boundless energy and joy for life the dog’s exhibits.

How do other characters react to or interact with this furbaby?

Reginald charges up to aand knocks Darcy over. After the initial shock, she immeditaley falls in love with the over-sized puppy.

What does this furbaby eat?

Pretty much whatever he wants. He’s been known to chew up a leather shoe. He gobbled down a steak that was destined for the BBQ. And he’s been given more than his fair share of treats from Shamus. But his main meal is a special diet of raw meat.

What is this furbaby’s natural habitat?

The acres of open space at Shamus’s estate and long walks in Central Park.

Describe a humorous incident involving the animal character.

Darcy is quietly tending to one of the gardens, placing out new spring flowers when she is knocked over by what she thought was a small elephant. Shamus hurries over and apologizes, but Darcy is already in love with the dog and is scratching his ears. She looks up with a smile and meets the gaze of the man she is going to marry.

About Licorice and Ginny-furr

Fiction Furbaby: Meet Reginald from The Gift by Daryl Devore @darydevore @RobsRescues #RLFblog #PetsThis post is called Fiction Furbaby, but perhaps your own pet does not have fur. If you have a pet that has fins, wings, scales, or other features, please tell us about them here.

Which, if any of the pets in your writing are modeled after your own pets? In what way?

None of my pets, which over the years is about the equivalent of a zoo, none has ever made it to a book.

What do your pets do when you are writing?

The same thing they do when I am cleaning, cooking or anything else – they nap.

What’s the most unusual pet you ever had?

A blennie. It’s a kind of saltwater fish. I called it (we had no idea what gender it was) – Blenni and the Jets

Where did you find your pet?

Licorice is a black cat whose very young feral mom had her in our barn. The mom disappeared when Licorice was about 6 wks old and we rescued her. Ginny-furr was a drop off. We live in the country and city people think a domestic cat can survive when tossed out of the house. She was only a small kitten at the time and is very lucky that we accidently found her.

Note – life in the country is not idyllic for animals – especially in July heat which was when this poor little thing was tossed away.

What do you feed your pet?

According to them – I feed them all the wrong food. For two rescues, they certainly have gotten spoiled. There is always a bowl of water, a bowl of crunchies and some wet food.

Describe a toy or favorite item your pet loves.

We have probably 10 different versions of a toy mouse. Some squeak. Some look real. They are constantly being carried around the house, hidden then relocated and attacked.

Where to buy The Gift

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XNH3JDJ

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.
Website https://daryldevore.wixsite.com/mysite
Blog https://daryldevore.blogspot.com/
Twitter https://twitter.com/daryldevore
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Daryl-Devore-Erotic-Romance-Writer-280168402052520/
Pinterest https://www.pinterest.ca/daryldevore2013/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4686566.Daryl_Devore
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B004TJ1354

Shout out to Rob’s Rescues – founded by a 9-year-old animal activist

Rob’s Rescues is a non-profit organization in Georgia helping people in need care for and feed their pets. It was founded in 2014 by a then nine-year-old boy. Rob’s Rescues is dedicated to collecting pet food for people in need to reduce shelter surrenders, and to advocating for the adoption of shelter pets. Rob writes monthly articles advocating for shelter animals in the Around About Local Media magazine publications. His column was first published in 2014. He also has pet food collection sites for people in need in the community and interviews amazing people. His interviews appear online once they are published in his column.
Rob volunteers for Pet Buddies Food Pantry, the Cherokee County Animal Shelter and Cobb County Animal Control and collects pet food for these organizations and the communities they serve. He also wants to bring attention to smaller, rural shelters. Mostly he wants to get kids to be Rob’s Rangers to teach kids that they can help shelter animals. Rob has also talked to kids in a classroom setting.
Rob’s Rescues is a Non-Profit Corporation and all donations are tax deductible.
Website http://www.robsrescues.com/
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/robsrescues/
Twitter https://twitter.com/RobsRescues

 

The Gift 

About the Book

Title The Gift
Genre Woman’s Fiction Romance
Author Mary Marvella
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13
On Edna Mae’s fortieth birthday she buried her controlling father
and lost her virginity in a one night stand with a stranger she never expected to
see again. Her life is about to change in more ways than she could have imagined.
Like Cinderella, she had no real life. The world opens for her
now that she has no sick parents demanding all of her attention. Finding new friends
and a world she thought had passed her by is wonderful, but there’s more!
The Gift is story about an old fashioned woman in a modern world,
written in an old fashioned way.
Buy This Book
MM Barfield, Publisher
About the Character
Name: Edna Mae
Age: 40
Gender: female
Birthplace: Small town Georgia
Profession: Caregiver for her aged parents
Ethnicity/Species (if not human): Caucasian.
Edna Mae is a bit on the dowdy side until she has a makeover.
She has long brown hair and blue eyes and is shy because she lived like a recluse
while she tended to her sick parents’ every need,
If you could only hear
this character’s voice (but not see him/her) what characteristic would identify
him/her?
Edna Mae’s voice is soft and sounds tired and shy.
How educated is this character?
Is he/she book smart, self-taught, widely-experienced?
Edna Mar never made it to college.
Are any of his/her skills
a source of pride? Embarrassment? Which ones and why?
She feels she has no skills, since she spent her time taking
care of her parents who didn’t appreciate her.
What is your character’s
family like?
Edna Mae’s parents resented having a child late in their marriage,
a child who was plain and not talented.
Is he/she close to family?
She worked with no thanks or love, but she wanted both!
Does he/she have children?
Edna Mae is a virgin at 40.
Is your character involved
in his/her community?
Edna Mae moves into the real world as the book progresses.
How does your character
handle challenges?
She has no choice. She cared for her parents willingly, but will
have new ones she loves. She wants to learn to do everything she has missed!
About Your Writer: Questions
for your character to answer about you.
Why do you think your
writer chose to write about you?
I bugged poor Mary to write my story. She gave in and even enjoyed
my story!
What do you wish your
writer had not told others about you?
It was embarrassing for people to know that I had never even
kissed a boy or made out with one. (grin) And there was the day I learned what a
G spot was and that I had one! (giggle) She even told about my multiple orgasms.
Why do you think your
writer loves to write?
Mary has stories to tell and voices inside her head. She’s been
telling stories for so long I knew she had to tell mine. She listened to me instead
of making up a story.
What do you wish your
writer would write next?
She ought to write her Demon sisters book.
What other character from
your book do you think your writer should write a book about? Care to tell us why?
Mary needs to write about my lawyer and Raylene, my new best
friend.
Is there anything you’d
like to say to your writer?
Mary, get this book into print, please!
Author Bio
Mary has been a storyteller for as long as she can remember.
She made up stories for the other children and created the details for their
“play like” or “let’s pretend” games. Sometimes the details
were so real they scared Mary.
Mary was born in Augusta,
Georgia to two eighteen-year
olds. Her daddy, a young Mississippi man, was stationed
at Camp Gordon and fell in love with a young girl
selling flowers.
Mary graduated from Mercer University
where her mama worked in the library. Her mama started working there when Mary’s
daddy went to college to become a preacher and a teacher. Mary taught language arts
for 15 years, perfect for her BA in English. Her M.Ed in Counseling served her well
during her years as a school counselor and as a teacher later.
Now she tutors, teaches writers, and edits. Her inner English
teacher loves the editing part. Mary helped her husband photograph hundreds of weddings.
Her daughter is her cover artist now. Danielle was raised in the photography business.
She doesn’t read Mary’s books. Something about TMI.
Author Social Media
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.to/19AJ37F

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