I have received multiple inquiries about book three of The DeMarco Diamond Series. Well ladies. The wait is over. By the end of today, the book will be available for purchase on Amazon.com. New characters can only mean one thing: trouble!
Oh, and if you think book three is a nail bitter, book four is even better. Trust me. It’s already written and waiting to be published. You haven’t seen nothing yet!
Thank you for your continued readership.
Okay, fine. I have read my share of romance books and I have never read one where the hero was . . . how shall I put this? . . . plain. Oh, sure. There have been men who’ve had a scar here or there, but haven’t they always served to enhance his danger and sex appeal as opposed to detract from it?
Romance books are meant to be escapism. We want in our books what we may not have in our real lives. But I want to know how you feel about a guy’s looks in real life? Do you cross him off your candidate list if he’s too short, too tall, too chubby, or just too darned unattractive.
Hit me up on this site or on Twitter @cherisestclaire. Talk to me ladies!
First and foremost, thank you to everyone who supported the first book in The DeMarco Diamond Series, Wet and Ready. I have given away more than 2,000 copies during my first promotion. Due to the positive feedback I’ve received, I’ve decided to release the second book earlier than scheduled.
Check Amazon.com soon for Wild and Ready, Part 2 of The DeMarco Diamond Series. Also, if you enjoy the book, I’d love it if you posted a review on Amazon.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Download a free copy of Wet and Ready, the first story in The DeMarco Diamond Series, from September 15-September 19, only on Amazon.com. Can’t wait or missed your chance? Then just buy it, cheapskate.
And if you enjoy the story, don’t forget to post a review on Amazon!
Don’t deny it. You love stalkers. At least in your romance you do. How else can you explain a few recent best-selling books?
Twilight. Edward Cullen. Stalker.
50 Shades of Grey. Christian Grey. Stalker.
Bared to You. Gideon Cross. Stalker.
Admittedly, even in one of my own books my lead character, DeMarco Diamond, has a few stalkerish tendencies.
So now that we know we do love stalkers, the question is why? And would we tolerate these men in our daily lives . . . even with their immense wealth? I’d like to think the answer is a big ol’ hearty, HELL NO!
My guess is that we enjoy the chase. Women enjoy being pursued, protected, and wooed. These men–unaccustomed to having to work incredibly hard for the attention of women–have their world turned upside down when they meet — The One. Inside, aren’t we all hoping to be someone’s The One? It’s endearing to know someone cares for us enough to pursue us at great length.
But how much is too much? Edward liked to watch Bella while she slept. Christian wasn’t above getting a complete background check. Gideon researched the signatories on the poor woman’s lease!
Smothering and scary in real life. But hey, fiction ain’t real. So stalk on!
If you follow all those reality shows then you know that Evelyn Lozada of “Basketball Wives” fame has filed for divorce from her baller husband. She found out that apparently he’d been balling more than just her. The Huffington Post has the scoop on Evelyn story. The gist is that she found a condom in his car. Well, I guess we know how they get down. (TMI anybody?) You may have also been following the news about porn stars being required to wear condoms on set. Talk about a killjoy!
This brings me to the subject of condoms in fiction. To wrap or not to wrap? That is the question. I think fiction is the place where reality can be suspended. There are no diseases, no babies, no condoms in my stories. In real life, it’s another story. But my particular stories (under this pseudonym) isn’t the place where I want real life drama interrupting the spice.
Now, go get Wet and Ready!
My short erotica book, Wet and Ready, will be free in the near future and for a limited time. Sign up to my blog so you can receive an automatic email when it goes on sale. Can’t wait, you horny little devil? Buy it now, hell it costs less than a coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts for heaven’s sake!
Also, if you enjoy the first book in The DeMarco Diamond Series, do me a solid and write a review on Amazon.com.
Your loving sister in eroticaland.
All fiction writers strive to create memorable characters. We want you to remember how brazen, ballsy, cunning, or totally rockin’ a character is twenty years after reading the book. Romance and erotica writers want to create memorable characters too, especially heroes that make you swoon. Jake Ryan, anyone?
But here’s the thing, my all time favorite hero isn’t the gorgeous billionaire who wears expensively tailored suits, pilots a helicopter, navigates boats (here’s looking at you, Christian Grey!) My all time favorite hero is the guy who wears a dress, is a virgin, and has committed himself to God.
Ralph de Bricassart.
Hell, even his name is unsexy.
de Bricassart, the devoted priest and unlikely hero in The Thorn Birds, is my hottest hero ever. It isn’t because of anything he said, (although I love the line, “I can never have what I want!”, and we know the subtext was about possessing Meggie), but because of what he did.
He looked at Meggie. Specifically, he gave her the look. Let me set the scene: de Bricassart hadn’t seen Meggie in years. The last time he’d seen her she was just a teen, wearing dirty jeans and hanging out with her brothers. Fast forward a few years later and they’re at a fancy event at her house. de Bricassart asks about little Meggie and then, as he’s in the middle of a conversation with someone else, he looks up and sees her on the stairs. Pause. A long pause. Little Meggie has grown up. de Bricassart gives her a look that’s so incredibly hot it makes me want to, well, swoon.
That’s my favorite hero. And yours?
DeMarco Diamond is a sexy, handsome, and oh so rich businessman with a dark, murderous past. He’s reluctantly agreed to look after a good friend’s niece. Reese Worthington is a criminal running from the law and the unlawful. DeMarco will look after her all right. If only he can keep his pants on . . .
Wet and Ready is the first book in The DeMarco Diamond series.
Coming soon . . .