Sunday, November 9, 2014

Beyond Fairytales Blessings Blog Hop - Nov 10th -15th

So what happens when you give too much coffee to an author, then let her talk to another crazy writer?  Wacky ideas! That's what!  But that's exactly what happened one fine fall morning.  I was minding my own business when TL Reeve, one of my bestest writing buddies in the world, went hey Dakota...I got this super idea...wanna hear, wanna hear...."   That's when I knew the little wench had been into the sause...or in this case coffee. And for those of you who know TL personally, you know how dangerous that can be.   

Anyway I said yes, and Beyond Fairytales Blessings was born.  Instead of another Christmas hop, we decided to do a Thanksgiving one - you know that holiday that always seems to get overlooked in the commercial madness of Christmas?  Blessings just seemed to fit - especially after we contacted a bunch of our other Beyond Fairytale writers and told them wanted to do a scavenger hunt that featured what their characters were thankful for.   Imagine our surprise when we ended up with ten other authors who jumped on board. 

And hence this blog hop was born.   So be sure to check all the posts out.   Now on to the show....

What are Lucero and Ivan, my characters from Don't Call Me Iron Man, thankful for? 

I had to stop and think.  My smart ass muse said it should be Nicodemus, the storyteller who appears throughout all our tales, or perhaps finding love.   But I nixed both her ideas.  I know what my sexy men are thankful for.  


Well, more than anything he's got - his money, his good looks, even his smarts - none of it seems to matter if no one is around for him to share it with.  So even at his lowest point in the story, he knows he can rely upon one consistent in his life.  His friends - and more specifically Dante, a wise-cracking piano player from Ivan's favorite place to hang out - Paddy McFee's.  He's the only man who can actually get away with calling Ivan Iron Man - with out dying. 

And Lucero?  

He was a bit harder to figure out at first.  Not only does he live in distant realm where he's hiding out from a vindictive queen, he's a bit of a loner.  He lives alone, sleeps alone, eats alone, even works alone.  He lives a solitary existence - by choice.  Of course, that all changes when an off-worlder shakes his world up.   In the end, despite the wild animal attacks, the near misses and an ancient mating ritual, Lucero knows that he's been blessed - with a second chance.  


So now you know what my heroes are thankful for, don't forget to check out the rest of the peeps and enter the grand prize contest.   After all, wouldn't you be  thankful if you won a mega bundle of Beyond Fairytales stories?   

Also don't forget, the twelve us are hosting a party on Facebook on the 17th.  We'll be announcing the winner at the end, but will have plenty of steamy covers, sizzling excerpts and some down right naughty fun as we discuss our Beyond Fairytales.

Here's the rest of the gang....


Once upon a time...there was this guy. A man who had an IQ out of this world and was arrogant enough to give the legendary Tony Stark a run for his money. He had everything he could ever want - a good job, more money than he knew what to do with, and all the sex he wanted - no strings attached. But that all changed on one fateful night...

The last thing Ivan Chugunov expected when he dropped by his favorite haunt for a few brews was to be entertained by a mysterious storyteller. But as he listened to the man's tale of a prince and an oddity that went by the name of Iron John, he found himself lost in the story...only to awaken in another realm - one with a quest - for him. Repair the purifier vital to all those who lived and retrieve a medical unit. Seemed simple enough and a small enough price to pay to return to his own time. Well, until he finds out that said 'LT-1789 unit' is actually a reclusive cybernetic man. One who will demand his own price of Ivan - three nights of unbridled sexual bliss...with Ivan at his mercy. Only then will he return to the royal clutch. Can Ivan, a man who relishes control above all else, submit to a man who may be more machine than human?