I know April Showers brings May flowers is the proper statement but this month me and several author friends are going to shower you with fun tips to make the best of this Corona Virus Pandemic, crafts and or recipes plus there is a big giveaway at the end so read on and enter! This week my guest is Daryl Devore! Hi Daryl.
Daryl: How am I coping with the quarantine – technology. I’ve been taking streamed yoga class with the teachers from the studio where I go. If you can’t catch the class when it is live, it is posted on the site for later. So, sleeping in isn’t an excuse for missing class. It is a little strange taking class this way, but I recommend it. Check your local studio’s FaceBook page. If you’ve never tried yoga this is a perfect opportunity. The teachers at the studio I attend are doing class via FaceBook live. So, you can see them but they can’t see you and neither can anyone else. If you feel inhibited about trying yoga – no one will be watching you. You can do the parts you can and try the others with no judgement. (Which in a proper yoga studio – there is no judgement anyway.)
I have FaceTime chatted with my daughter every evening and set it up so that my parents can talk to her as well. They have 1 grandchild – my daughter – and since she lives in a different country, getting to see and talk to her is difficult in normal circumstances. FaceTime is giving both generations a way to stay connected.
I have searched out several new recipes. Depression Era Chocolate Cake was not a success. I’m not saying the recipe was wrong. It just didn’t work for me. I found a Cilantro Lime Chicken recipe that was really good. Tonight, I am trying a Cilantro Lime Shrimp recipe. Let you in on a secret. My husband dislikes cilantro. It seems to be a spice/herb that a person either hates or loves. So, my trick/secret – I told him the green stuff was parsley and he loved it. Gobbled the chicken thighs right up. Same trick I used on my daughter when she was little. Now she’s willing to try all sorts of different foods.
I’ve watched – with fascination – a lot of craft videos. I am so not crafty. So I amuse myself by watching the videos, not by attempting the crafts.
Another way I am coping – long walks. I live in the country. Social distancing is easy.
And then there is always reading -which segways right into my latest –
Title – Two Truths and a Lie
Author – Daryl Devoré
Cover designer – CeeRee Fields
Publisher – Daryl Devoré
Genre/heat – 3.5 out of 5
The legend of Robin Hood and Maid Marian with a twenty-first-century twist. If you love hot, billionaire romances, then this is a must read.
From the author of the Two Hearts One Love Trilogy, multi-published, hot romance author Daryl Devoré’s latest book revolves around deceit, betrayal, passion and the theft of a multi-million-dollar, rare, red diamond.
As if multiple planes crashes, a car accident, and a concussion isn’t enough, carefree Byn and straight-laced billionaire, Mark clash over Byn’s need for independence and Mark’s struggle with guilt pushing him in the opposite direction of love. When an art forger, an art thief and a ninety-five-year-old woman get involved the chance for true love for Byn and Mark fades.
All is lost until a children’s game is their only hope.
Excerpt – G rated
All I had to do was steal a rare, red diamond. How hard could that be?
I followed the others into the Whittle Bus, took a seat and turned to look out the window. I didn’t want a seat buddy. I didn’t want a BFF—someone to giggle and bond with. I had a job to do. I had to keep my focus.
Especially if I wanted to live.
I stared blankly out the window, not seeing the city shift to country. Music blared from the bus’s sound system. The driver turned the radio on an All 80s channel. Trying to block the music, I reviewed my evening. First, act like a meek female, not too competent or intelligent who doesn’t speak English fluently. Second, pretend to be an acceptable server and deliver drinks to thirsty, rich people. Third, steal the red diamond.
I didn’t want the gem. Hmph, who was I kidding? I’d love to own it. But, a job’s a job. I’d been commissioned to steal and deliver it to a secure box. And that’s exactly what I intended to do. I’d planned this job for several weeks, if not months. Finally, the right opportunity presented itself and here I was sitting on a bus listening to You Spin Me Round, dressed like a French maid. So unbelievably annoying. The skirt barely covered the bend in my butt. Every time I tugged at the skirt, my boobs started to pop out of the top. Not that there was a lot of boob to pop out. I seemed to be missing the greatly endowed gene. I stifled the fantasy of putting my fingers around the neck of the old pervert that demanded we wear these ridiculous outfits. And gloves. We all had to wear white gloves. Who does that?
I’m guessing the host of the party didn’t want us mere peasants touching anything, leaving our filthy germs which he might pick up and then die of some horrible flesh-eating disease. Hey, a person can dream.
But on the bright side, the gloves played right into my hand―so to speak. I didn’t have to figure out how to conceal a pair of latex gloves. I’d wear these white monstrosities, steal the red diamond and not leave a fingerprint in the whole house.
The bus slowed, passed through the open gates then drove around to the back of a large manor house. I’ll admit the house wasn’t as big as the one in Downton Abbey, but it was still impressive. A reddish-brown brick house with several floors, lots of windows and partially covered in ivy which screamed rich person lives here. The land around it extended for acres in every direction. I’d already done my research on the place. I knew every inch of the outside and inside. I had escape routes planned. Although, I had no intention of needing them. I was confident I was leaving the same way as I’d arrived—on this bus.
Two writers in one. Daryl Devoré writes hot romances with sexy heroes and strong heroines and sweet romances with little to no heat. She has several published books available on Amazon in ebook or print book and available at other book retailers via Books2Read.
Daryl (@daryldevore) lives in an old farmhouse in Ontario, Canada, with her husband and 2 cats. 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.
Now time for the giveaway! Daryl is offering Ebook Desires in the grand prize and and Ebook copy of The Gift to one lucky winner. There are two grand prizes and lots of individual ones!