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Thursday, February 28, 2013

BelindaPalooza - Day 1! Today's Giveaway is...



...a print copy of Doms of Dark Haven: Western Night...signed by all three authors...!!!

Do you have any clue how difficult it was to get all three of us to sign a copy of the book? Cherise and I live fairly close together, but Sierra...dang, that woman is hard to track down!

So here's the deal, you come here to the blog and leave me a comment, and around midnight (Pacific Time) I'll draw a random winner. Not much time to participate, so be sure to get in there with your comment!

So. I know you're wondering, how did the Doms of Dark Haven series come about? Well, it was nearly an accident. I live way north in California, and one day Loose Id authors were guesting at Coffee Time Romance. I got a message from this Cherise woman asking where in Nor Cal did I live. Well, it turned out we lived quite close (in California terms) so we did lunch at Chevy's Mexican Restaurant.

Cool, eh?

Well, Cherise and I hit it off and as we chatted, she mentioned that she's love to take a trip to San Francisco to visit the Citadel. Well...I had no clue what the Citadel was, but I blurted out, "I'll go with you."

Yeah.

So you need to know a couple things about me. I'm not into crowds. I'm not into clubs. I really don't like dark, crowded clubs with loud music. Throw in some screaming and I'm ready to bolt. (remember that fact...)

We go and I have to confess, it was fascinating. We went to the Master's Den which is a male Dom/female submissive night, and I was told I needed to at least pay lip service to the male dominants by not going in too butch (if you know how I dress, you're now laughing) so I wore a black dress and boots. Something else, I'm sure. Some sort of shawl or something cause I'm a woman of a certain age and weight...*ahem* So I tried.

And you know, it was really cool. People were really friendly, no one jumped my case over the occasional faux pas and when we left, we were both totally buzzed. So of course, someone says, "we should write about this" and the other says, "yeah, we should" and in my bipolar haze, I babbled all the way home. We took some notes, made some plans and Doms of Dark Haven began to take shape. Loose Id was interested and then Sierra came onboard to make it a cozy threesome. So the theme emerged: Three women, one night. A Victorian costume night. There was only one problem. We agreed to write in our own genres.

I write paranormal. You try integrating werewolves in with two contemporary/suspense stories. No matter how I whined, they insisted. Do you have any idea how subs can bully you around? Sheesh.

So I recalled my first reaction to the club, walking in, parting the curtain and being assailed by sounds, smells and the vibrations of music. Then the colors, the milling bodies and just the sense of being somewhere where the tension was so incredibly thick. I thought about having a werewolf walk unprepared into that setting, and Evangeline Jones took shape in my imagination. And she was so fun to play with!

So that's my version of the backstory about how DODH came to be. Of course, Cherise might tell you something different, maybe about how I jumped naked into the swinging chain bed or how I chased some poor dom around the room, crying out, "Master...please..."

But she'd be lying. Really.

Happy Tails!

Belinda

26 comments:

Eva's Flowers said...
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Eva's Flowers said...

Ohhhh, I get first comments dibs!! I have to say I've read this book quite a number of times and it just gets better and better every time I read it :)

Eva
evitap67(at)gmail(dot)com

PS I made a bad typo so I deleted and reposted.

Tiffany K said...

I love the story of how this book came to be. You had me smiling through the whole entire thing. I didn't know you had this book out at all. It will definitely be something I look into. Thank you so much for sharing!

The other person left an email so I figure I'll leave mine.
tiffanykrepps @ gmail . com

ayliss72 said...

I hope is an international GA.
I read your paranormal romance Books and I loved them.
I'm intrigued by this one too.
Cinzia

Debby said...

I love reading about the evolution of a story. Thanks for sharing.
debby236 at gmail dot com

Gitte Doherty said...

Love the Doms of Dark Haven. I remember devouring The Shadowlands series and my excitement at finding these afterwards and a couple of new Authors at the same time!!

Love how you guys met, made me smile, and the shenanigans of that night well...can only imagine LOL ;)

Love the work of all you Authors so to win a print copy for my book shelf of love would just be bloody fantastic!!

Hugs, Gitte xx

Jean Boyer said...

Loved the first book so much. It was my first of Belinda's. Had so much fun reading the different stories,

jayney said...

I'm a fan of all three authors and absolutely love the books!!! I simply can't get enough of them! I always think its great when you get several like-minded authors to do a book like this.....so now that begs the question.....where is DoDH III ???? Inquiring minds want to know! :)

Joanne said...

Thanks for sharing how this book came together. This book sounds fnatastic. Can't wait to read it. I haven't read anything by any of these authors yet but I'm going to check out their books now.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Cornelia said...

Love all three authors books.Adding to my list.
cvsimpkins@msn.com

Elise-Maria Barton said...

What an absolutely joyous anecdote: I grinned like a loon and giggled like a young girl visualising ur adventure. The Doms of Dark Haven are some of my favorite books. A signed copy to commemorate ur meeting would be an absolute keepsake.

I fully intend to continue to support all the ladies involved in bringing these fabulous stories to this genre.

ilona said...

Thank you for sharing. I haven't read this book yet. but knowing how it came about will enhance the enjoyment I'm sure :D

ilona
felinewyvern at googlemail dot ocm

Karen said...

I love this book. I've been trying to save to purchase it, but to get one signed by all three of you would be beyond awesome! Thanks for the opportunity.

Paisley said...

collaboration is an awesome!

janette said...
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janette said...


I loved this book it way my intro to all 3 ladies, needless to say I was hooked and have moved on to read books by all of them but warewolfs have always been my fav.

Anonymous said...

I am also a fan of ALL of the authors and love when you work together. Love the Doms of Dark Haven series!

Sandy
steelmagnolia55@hotmail.com

flchen1 said...

ROFL! Thanks for sharing the story behind your meets, Belinda! How neat that you and Cherise got to do some exploring together, too!

DoDH is definitely a winner!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

dragonwolfe42 said...

Thank you Belinda for sharing how you and Cherise met!! Two very wonderful writers!I fell in love with your Truckee wolves. Cannot wait for your release of Sex and Chocolate: Toxic. I so loved the old one. Can't wait to see what you did with the expanded version!! I'm so glad you and Cherise went exploring. Because it gave us two awesome reads! <3
Doms of Dark Haven and Doms of Dark Haven: Western Night are two amazing books! :) I am so happy you laddies had a fun night. lol I so would have liked to be a fly on the wall!!. lol.
P.S. I feel very honored to share a birthday with you. :)Hugs ~Teresa~

Shelley Newham said...

One of my favorites!! The 3 of you are awesome separately, together just amazing!!

Shutterbugger@verizon.net

Brooke said...

I remember staying up all night to read your books. I have fallen in love with your books.

Brooke
brooke_5_23@hotmail.com

Diana Merritt said...

I loved this book. All three story were great and it introduced me to 2 authors that I had not read before but now are on my must read list.

Anonymous said...

I have read this book. But after reading how it came about, wow. That's cool. What I would give to hang out with you ladies... Lol you all seem so lovely and full of fun. Thanks for the stories

PaulaL said...

Quoted mostly out of context, "Uppity bottoms!" (Your relating of the comment about bossy submissives reminded me of that.... )

Jamie single said...

Mine was above comment. Not sure why its annonomys

Lori said...

I love this book and you three authors!