1/23/15

Danica Avet Day 4

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First why don't you tell us a little about yourself?

Hi, I’m Danica and I’m a bookaholic. Sorry, had to do it.
I was born and raised in south Louisiana where I still reside. I adore reading and writing romance. 
I like to say I write erotic romance with a touch of Cajun spice, but really, I just love spicy stories filled with love, lust and tough heroines.  

Newest release?

My newest release is a scifi erotic romance. Caressed by Starlight: Meeting Croe is the first installment in a four-part serial following the adventures of Princess En’Daria Hanu as she 
attempts to return to her home after being kidnapped and brought to an outlaw space port. 

What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance,sex, blood and guts?

Well I can definitely promise on the romance and sex. Meeting Croe is filled with a lot of the sexy LOL As the story progresses though, there’ll be more action and drama and a whole bunch of romance. Just a little hint, by the time this serial is complete, En’Daria will have the protection of four strong males. ;)

Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?

I try not to have favorites, but most of the time my favorite characters end up being the secondary characters.  As soon as they appear in a scene, giving the story a bit of humor or drama, I immediately want to know who they are. That’s how I always end up with more books in a series. 

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

Caressed by Starlight is based on a whacked out dream I had back in April 2014. I was just drifting off to sleep when I suddenly had the idea of a woman far away from home that tries to get back and falls in love, not with just one man, but with four. There was no way I could have fit this entire story into one book without making my head explode, hence the serial. 

Has there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your stories?

 I’m inspired by a lot of different authors, but there is a group of authors who are always willing to hear my crazy ideas and give me a hand with my blurbs and plotting when I ask. Lea Barrymire is actually a critique partner and she usually talks me down when I come up with something really messed up. A.M. Griffin, Amy Ruttan and Anya Richards are also a great help, letting me talk at 
them about my ideas and blurbs. I love them girls!

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

Tell your friends about the great books you read! As a reader, I rarely read reviews unless there’s 
a book I’m really on the fence about. Most of the time, I find new books by exploring and seeing 
what my friends are reading. However, as a writer, we need reviews LOL

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

Never give up, never surrender. Rejection is a part of the process. I won’t even go into how many rejections I’ve had from agents and publishing houses, but with each rejection, I took what those industry professionals told me and learned from it by applying it to the next book. It’s a growing process, but you can’t give up at the first sign of adversity. 

Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?

I have too many favorite authors! I love Kresley Cole and Shelly Laurenston/G.A. Aiken because 
of their humor (and Kresley Cole’s really hot love scenes). I adore J.R. Ward’s world building, 
love Jenika Snow and Sam Crescent’s cast of characters…get where I’m going? There’s something 
to love about nearly every author I’ve read and am addicted to 

Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?

 The first thing I ever wrote was an autobiography I started when I was 7. It was memorable 
because I distinctly remember the sentence, “Ever since I was young, I always wanted to be in showbiz.” Mostly because I was still a kid and also because I had no idea what I was writing, no concept that an autobiography required some sort of truth to it. LOL I don’t have the story anymore unfortunately, but let’s just say my mom wasn’t surprised when I started writing.

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?

Music helps me a lot, but sometimes things just pop in my head. I don’t think I’ve ever sat and 
stared at something, or done anything that instantly made me come up with a story idea. My characters tend to start talking before they tell me their stories, so I’ll usually hear them speaking while I’m taking a shower or something silly like that. They have no sense of boundaries!

Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?

As I mentioned before, I’m an avid reader. I also have a cat and a dog, having just lost my old 
kitty who passed at 17 years old. I spend a lot of time with my family, cackling with my friends and watching Investigation Discovery because you can never learn too many ways to be a criminal. 
For research purposes of course ;)

Favorite places to travel or visit?

I love going anywhere really LOL. The one place I’d love to go back to would be England. I went there years ago, but didn’t have nearly enough time to do all the exploring I wanted at the time 

 And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and tantalize us: (Include links to were we can find your work)

“My name is Daria,” she said in that husky, low voice that stroked against his skin like fur. “I was kidnapped 
from my home.” Shadows shifted behind her eyes, but she never looked away, proving her strength in the face of his silence. “They were supposed to kill me. Instead my kidnappers tried to sell me to a pleasure house, but the owner killed them and saved himself some tolars. I ran away from him before he could put me up for auction.” Finally, emotion bled into her voice, into her face as she took a small step forward. “You’re 
Skarskordian. Your people and mine are similar in traditions and customs. I ask for your protection and aid, 
Croe’ix Shael, in getting me back to Federation territories.” Hands linking together, she regained control over her emotions. “I can pay you handsomely.”
Croe stroked his upper lip, studying her carefully. Yes, Skarskordians were similar to the Endiki, and under 
normal circumstances the two races would back each other every single time. However, Croe wasn’t a full-
blooded Skarskordian and he no longer cared about their rules and customs. He wasn’t bound by them. Yet he still felt compelled to aid Daria. He tested the name in his mind and liked the feel and sound. His cock twitched again.
It seemed like a simple enough request. Help a female get away from Odus Keri and a slave trader, get her 
back to Federation space and get paid for it. But something felt off about the situation. This wasn’t a peasant Endiki female. While he hadn’t seen the rest of her, Croe had heard enough Universal speak to know when one of the nobility used it and it dripped from every word she spoke: wealth and good breeding. She could probably pay whatever exorbitant fee he could come up with, but what he wanted couldn’t be spent.
What the purpose of her death would serve was anyone’s guess and Croe didn’t let it concern him. If he helped her, placed her under his protection, he had no fears that he would fail to keep her safe. He wasn’t the most celebrated pit fighter in the port for nothing. He’d had to fight, steal and kill when he and his mother were banished from Skarska. He could keep this female safe from all. 
Something that felt strangely like possession crept over him at the thought of Daria under his protection. His for however long the job took. 
“What will you pay me?” he asked into the thick quiet that fell between them.
Her eyes flashed with fiery hope. “One million tolars,” she said immediately.
Internally raising his eyebrows at the possibility of Daria having that much money, he shook his head. “Could 
get that selling my seed to the breeding facilities.” If he jerked off for five months straight. “That trip in one 
direction will take close to six weeks unless you have a military-grade shuttle handy. I’ll lose a lot of money not fighting for nearly three months.”
Croe knew what he wanted, he was just waiting for her to realize it. And while he knew his childhood friend and fellow scrapper, Tyn-Hy had such a vessel that could make the trip in half the time, Croe planned to make sure they took the scenic route. 
A soft tint of color crested the tops of her cheeks as her eyes sparked in frustration and a touch of 
embarrassment. “Two million tolars.”
Double. She really was desperate to go home, not that he could blame her. She was a lone female in a space port full of criminals who would take advantage or hurt her in a nanosecond. The idea was enough to make him want to slaughter everyone in Odus Keri, that possessiveness nearly wiping out all reason.
It also made his voice unnecessarily harsh when he spoke again. “I don’t want money.” Her eyes widened, 
surprise filling her entire face before a glow of hope began to take its place, a hope Croe immediately dashed in case she thought he was doing this for nothing. “I want you.”

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