One of the Original Bad Girls
Posted by Selena Robins Musings
Please welcome, Denise A. Agnew as she talks being a “Bad Girl” and her wonderful Daryk World Series.
Denise is also giving away a paperback copy of one of her books for one lucky winner.
(Contest details below)
Thank you so much to Selena Robins for the chance to say hello and sneak in a mention of Daryk Warrior, the last book in my Daryk World fantasy/sci-fi series at Ellora’s Cave. I’m also celebrating being one of the original bad girls of Ellora’s Cave. What does that mean? I’ve been an author with them for ten years.
All my life I’ve created stories that almost always have a hint of darkness in them at the very least, if not a full-blown scare. Whether it is the atmosphere, the place, the characters and their motivations, or the supernatural, I love giving readers a reason to look over their shoulders. As a result, I’ve written many paranormal and romantic suspense books on top of historical and contemporary. All of them have varying heat levels, up to and including erotic romance.
Many authors and readers have asked me how I can create stories with spooky or suspenseful content. Moons ago I tried hard to “tailor” my stories into a box. Soon I learned my creativity wouldn’t flourish this way and went back to writing what blows my skirt up. My mind is happiest portraying the scary situations the hero and heroine face, and the wickedness, evil (and other dastardly personality flaws) of the antagonist(s).
It is no wonder I love Halloween, which happens to be my favorite holiday of the year. I always have a Spooktacular event each October on my blog to celebrate my love for the holiday. All month I make sure to take time out every day to feed my love for spooky movies and programs. All year-long my DVR is regularly loaded up with: The Dead Files, Ghost Hunters, Ghost Adventures, Haunted Collector…you name it I’m probably watching it. After being interested in the paranormal all my life, I finally joined a paranormal investigation group in 2010. I’m loving it!
Now that you know I want to give you a great romance novel that hopefully will give you a thrill, here’s the blurb for Daryk Warrior
Mia is having one of the worst days of her life. After surviving a shipwreck during an attempt to escape her oppressive homeland, she finds herself lost, washed ashore on a foreign beach. One misstep almost costs her everything, but she’s saved by the strong arms of a lethal Dragonian warrior.
Mia, a former Scribe, unused to men and desire, finds herself facing an all new challenge in the intensely sexual Daryk One and the undeniable feelings he ignites in her body and her heart.
Eryk is uncertain about whether he can trust Mia but is becoming increasingly convinced that the pretty Scribe is more than just a woman who knows how to fuel passion. His burning need to claim her body and protect her life are signs that she might be his mate. In a land on the brink of war, with their very survival on the line, Mia and Eryk find themselves torn between their urgent need for one another and the goals they’ve each sworn to that could so easily tear them apart.
Be sure to check my blog because all through September and October I’m having big contests where you could win books and other Ellora’s Cave swag. While you’re there, sign up for the monthly contest and download some free short stories.
Romantic Times Book Reviews calls her romantic suspense novels “top-notch,”and she’s received their coveted TOP PICK rating. Denise has written paranormal, romantic comedy, contemporary, historical, erotic romance, and romantic suspense. Archaeology and archery have crept into her work, and travels through England,Ireland,Scotland, and Wales have added to a lifetime of story ideas. As a paranormal investigator, Denise looks forward to exploring the unknown.
To learn more about Denise and her books, visit her website.
Denise is giving away a paperback from her back-list. To enter, tell her your favorite sub-genres of romance novels and why. Random draw will be held on Monday.
Selena Robins’ Review of Daryk Warrior:
Sexy, Adventurous, Fantasy and an Ultra-Hot Warrior
Denise Agnew is a master at writing Erotic Fantasy Romance. Daryk Warrior is the fourth book in the Daryk World Series and it’s just as compelling, sexy, adventurous and suspenseful as the other three books in the series.
Take one strong, powerful, alpha Daryk Warrior and a smart heroine–I immediately liked both characters right from the start of the book–and the result is a story that is filled with high sexual tension and passionate, well-written, sexy love scenes.
Characters are well drawn out, the plot is tight and as always, Denise Agnew gives you hours of fantastical reading pleasure.
The plot twists and the suspense will keep you turning the pages. You will hold your breath, as this couple face danger and struggle with their own internal conflicts.
If you haven’t read the whole series, I strongly recommend you not only read this one, but also pick up the first three books to the Daryk World Series.
About Selena Robins MusingsGenre-defying, witty, humorous, suspenseful, romantic and sexy--words used to describe Selena's novels. A chocolate guru, she loves to dance with her dog, sing into her hairbrush and write in her PJ's. In love with her family, friends, books, laughter, hockey, lively discussions and red wine (sometimes all at the same time). Selena is a dragon slayer who enjoys reading and writing sassy heroines and hot heroes (the ones your mamma warned you about, but secretly wished she'd dated a few in her life). To learn more about Selena and all her books, visit her website at: https://selenarobins.com/
Posted on September 8, 2012, in Author Interviews, Contest and tagged Denise A. Agnew, Ellora's Cave, Erotic Romance, Romantic Fantasy, Romantic Times Book Reviews, Science Fiction Romance, Top Pick. Bookmark the permalink. 21 Comments.