Welcome to Fiery Friday!
Today's guest is Darlette Clark. Darlette is a woman of many interests, and writing erotic romance is at the top of that list. Recently married, and trying to balance her writing career along with a day job isn't easy. But she manages it with the never-ending support of her loving, and dedicated husband. Already a bestselling author of romantic fiction under another pen name, Darlette resides in Eastern Canada and is always happy to hear from her readers. You can find out more about upcoming releases on her website/blog: www.darletteclarke.blogspot.ca
Darlette stopped by to answer some questions for me this week. Here's what she had to say!
What do you feel is critical to developing a novel that will glue the reader’s ebook device in their hands until the last page?
I think an author has to grab a reader’s attention from page one. You have to write characters that are likeable, and that they can relate to. I try my best to make my characters real. That’s what I like to read. I basically write stories that I would like to pick up as a reader.
Women relate to women and, more often than not, we’re left shaking our heads at men. As a woman, how do you write your male characters in their point of view and make them the hot alpha heroes us romance readers fall in love with?
While I do enjoy apha male characters, I think there’s a fine line between writing a strong man and one that’s overpowering. My guys will always treat their women with respect. I write men that I think are the ideal.
Why romance? Do you believe it exists in the real world?
I write romance because I like bring two people together. I am a true romantic. Romance and love does exist in the real world, but sometimes it takes a lot of work for it happen. Never give up on love.
If you had access to a time machine, what year would you travel to and why?
I’d pick the Victorian era. There’s something about that time that interests me.
You wake up one morning and realize you’re suddenly a kid again, but you remember everything about being an adult. What advice would you give yourself?
I’d tell myself to not be so serious. In my younger years, I had a lot of issues that I had to work through. I could have made things easier on myself if I had has the knowledge of an adult back then.
Have you ever had to step away from the computer for some much needed air during or after an erotic scene?
No. I feel detached from my writing. When I write it’s like a movie playing out in my mind.
What’s inside the drawer of your nightstand? (If you don’t have a nightstand, what would be in your drawer?)
Tylenol and a stack of good books.
Does size really matter?
Not to me. It’s what’s between the ears that counts.
Darlette's first book with Siren-BookStand, Abby's Twin Mates, was released on December 4, 2012.
After her grandmother's untimely death, Abby Morgan returns to the small Southern town that was once her home to handle the affairs that have been entrusted to her. Shortly after arriving, Abby comes into contact with the ruggedly handsome Mitch Beaumont and is seeing double after she meets Mitch's identical twin brother, Taylor.
Abby discovers that everything in Midnight Creek isn't as it seems, and after a couple of hot encounters together, Abby is drawn more than ever to the twins. They make her feel special and wanted. It's something she's never had before in her life, and with them in her bed, it leads to her craving more pleasure from them. But when her life is suddenly put into peril, she must rely on the twins to save her.
Romance, mystery, and intrigue fill the air around Abby. Nothing is as she had ever known it before. But hey, this is Midnight Creek in Midnight County after all, where convention is tossed straight outta the window.
Abby felt Mitch’s hardness pressing against her buttocks. She wanted him, and there wasn’t any denying it. She turned to face him, and their eyes locked. The chemistry between them burned, and so did Abby’s desire as she felt her clit tingle thinking about how it would feel to have Mitch fucking her right there in the kitchen.
Mitch’s kiss was demanding. His lips claimed Abby’s, and at the same time Mitch lifted her up and sat her on the countertop. Abby spread her legs, and Mitch slipped between them. Her short skirt rode high up across her hips exposing her semisheer panties, and when he unsnapped the buttons of her blouse and slipped it down over her shoulders, Abby heaved a sigh of pleasure, anticipating what was to come next.
Mitch grinned as he unhooked her bra and subsequently tossed it to the side of them. He whistled as he eyed her breasts. “You’re so perfect, Abby.” He toyed with her nipples and then took each in his mouth as he alternated between them. Abby’s nipples hardened as his tongue manipulated them, and when she felt Mitch’s hand slide inside her panties, she tossed her head back and groaned loudly. Mitch slipped a finger inside her pussy and bit down on her bottom lip. His fingers were magic, and no man had ever worked her like this before.
“Oh my,” she said, her chest heaving in and out. “That feels so good.”
“This is only the beginning, darling.” Mitch crouched down and moved in closer with his face just inches from Abby’s pussy. Abby twined her fingers in his hair and guided him to her. Mitch was so unlike any other guy she’d been involved with back in the city. Mitch wasn’t sophisticated. He didn’t dress to impress, and his manners could easily use adjusting. Yet here she was with him pleasuring her, and she wanted it so bad she could taste it as she licked her lips!
Mitch’s tongue slid across her slick folds, and when he separated them and inserted his middle finger deep inside, Abby cried out with sheer pleasure. “Oh, God. Don’t stop. Keep doing that.” She pushed Mitch’s head against her pussy and humped his face in a slow grinding motion as he licked and finger-fucked her at the same time. This was the best oral sex she’d ever had. Who knew it could be this fucking incredible?
She was too involved in the situation at hand or, rather, between her legs. And when Abby looked up and saw Taylor standing off to the side with his arms folded across his chest with a bemused expression on his face, she screamed. When had he shown up?
“Hush, now,” Taylor said. “I’m enjoying the show.” He pressed his finger to his lips to silence her.
Abby tried to move, but Mitch held her in place. He looked up and grinned. “We’re twins. We share everything. You should know that by now.”
“That’s right, and I like what I’m seeing.” Taylor was at her side, and when his hands found her breasts, Abby knew she wanted this to happen. Taylor leaned down and kissed her. She groaned as Mitch found his way back to her pussy. Taylor sucked her nipples and reached down between her legs. He thumbed her clit as Mitch finger fucked her now with two fingers. Abby felt her orgasm rise and fall as she fought to maintain control over her body and her primal sexual urges cut in.
“Put her on the table,” Taylor said. The two brothers lifted her up and carried her the short distance. Abby lay back and allowed them to strip her. Her nipples throbbed, as did her clit, and she delighted in seeing how both Taylor’s and Mitch’s jeans tented all because of her.
Mitch stood next to the table and pulled his hard cock out. He aimed it at Abby’s mouth. She wrapped her hand around it and felt him throb as her fingers curled around his shaft. “Oh, baby,” he said. “Do it just like that. Take my cock in your mouth.”
“Suck his cock,” Taylor said. Abby felt his finger toying with her cunt. She spread her legs wider to allow him access to every inch of her. “So nice and sweet.”
Abby grunted and pushed down against Taylor’s fingers. She wanted it bad. She wanted him inside her, fucking her hard, and when she saw Taylor pull open a condom wrapper with his teeth, she relaxed and sucked harder on Mitch’s cock.
Taylor teased her with his cock, rubbing it back and forth across her pussy. “Beg for it,” he said. “How bad do you want us to fuck you?”
Abby withdrew Mitch’s cock from her mouth. “I want it. I want you and Mitch to fuck me. Please, fuck me.”
“Did you hear that, Mitch?” Taylor asked.
“I sure did,” Mitch replied. “We’ll give the lady what she wants.”Want to know more about Darlette and her books? Visit her website at http://darletteclarke.blogspot.ca/!