Hello and Welcome All!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing DC Stone author of Intimate Fear.
Hello DC, thank you for agreeing to this interview. For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Hi! Well, to sum it up, I’m an Internal Affairs Investigator by day, and a romance author at night. I also live in the northeastern part of the United States, and am happily married to my alpha-hunk for 11 years, and have two adorable kids who I call Beast (my daughter) and Bubba (my son). I won’t even get started on my cats, because that’s a whole other story!
How do you relax?
Read. I love to read. I discovered reading pretty late in life, and I blame this partially on the fact that none of my teachers ever introduced romance to me. *winks* Getting lost in a book is a way I love to spend time when I’m not running my kids around, investigating suspects, volunteering at school, or writing.
Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?
Oh, this is a good question. Hmmm…I would probably have to say George Washington. Not an original answer, I’m sure, but there’s something to be said about one of the first leaders of our country and what must have been going through his mind. Starting from scratch is no easy task, but I would have loved to listen in on his thoughts, his hopes, and his dreams for the future of our country.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in any way wither growing up or as an adult?
I’m sure you ask a group of romance authors and you’ll hear the majority of them answer, “Nora Roberts,” but in my case that was very much the case. I discovered her, and romance, when I was stationed overseas in the military. Her book was sitting on top of a pile at our local store and the cover just called out to me. From there on, I had writing my own romances on my agenda.
What is your favorite quote?
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
What was your favorite scene to write in Intimate Fear?
I’d say my favorite scene to write was a scene toward the end of the book where Dwayne and Brooke get into it about his feelings toward love. She calls him out on it, and his approach toward just what he feels is raw, agonizing, and utterly beautiful. It’s my favorite because it’s him, his truth, and his past. Through this scene, though his past is holding him back, he finds his future with Brooke.
The First Kiss between Dwayne & Brooke:
“Hell, Brooke, you don’t want to hear this,” he ground out. “You make jokes about it when I bring it up, practically accuse me of being a man-whore, and toss it back in my face. This is not the time to discuss it. We’re both exhausted. Just let it be.”
Her head tilted in thought, and her eyebrows scrunched together. Fuck, she’s cute. She blinked, and as if a curtain parted, clarity entered her eyes. She stepped back and stared at him with shock across her features. “You can’t be serious.”
He dropped his bag at his feet and tossed his hands in the air. “Of course, I’m not.” The words came out more sarcastic than intended.
Her frown grew and she shook her head, laughing without humor. “Oh you’ve got me good. Please, I know you better than that. You cannot shackle yourself to one woman, Dwayne. Good joke, by the way. Because you know, I am not one who takes sex so casually. You and I are so far away from what the other needs, it’s not even funny.” Her lips curled and she glanced away, dragged the brush through her hair again and walked to the bed, for all intents and purposes dismissing him. “Good one, though.”
He clenched his fists by his sides, torn between shaking the utter living shit out of her and throwing a hand through a wall. Never had a woman worked him up so much. He didn’t say a word, couldn’t. She’d said it all, and it sounded as if she had made her mind up about what kind of individual he was. He was exhausted, stressed, and worried as hell about Hailey. He shouldn’t say another damn word, shouldn’t push. He kept repeating that advice in his head but ignored the voice of reason, and his restraint snapped.
“You know me so well, right?” He took two steps across the room, yanked the brush from her hand and tossed it aside. A surprised gasp left her, but he didn’t give her a chance to say anything. “You think I’m joking with you?” He wanted to shut that pretty little minx up, was so damn pissed he couldn’t think straight.
Dwayne gathered her in his arms, snapped her body against his, and slammed his mouth down. The kiss was bruising, and more than a little possessive. He communicated things he couldn’t say, poured his attraction through the melding of their lips. He bit, sucked, and nibbled his way across her mouth until she gasped. He took advantage of her parted lips and thrust his tongue inside, wrapped it around hers, and massaged the tentative velvet.
With the contact, her taste of warm mint, her being soft and compliant in his arms, he slowed his assault, expanded his kiss. One hand tangled in her hair and he tilted her head back, impelled his exploration deeper. She began to return the kiss and he moaned. Her arms wrapped around his neck, and she pressed closer.
If you could have given your characters one piece of advice before the opening pages of the book, what would it be and why?
Talk. Communicate. Be real with one another and don’t hold back. Of course, if they had done this, then there wouldn’t be a book!
Now for the lighting round with DC Stone.
Favorite Food? Chocolate. That’s a food group right?
Favorite Drink? Coffee!
Favorite Color? Yellow
Favorite Book? Rock Chick Revenge by Kristen Ashley
Favorite Online Hangout? Facebook….unfortunately. Such a time killer!
Favorite Animal? Dolphin
Favorite Band or Musician? Too many to list, but tops are Guns and Roses, Alex Clare, Def Leopard, and Norah Jones! I know, I’m all over the place.
Favorite Vacation Destination? Cancun, Mexico
Favorite Movie or TV Show of all Time? Sons of Anarchy. I miss that show!
Last, what is next for you?
I have a few things coming up. First up is my next release, an anthology written with three other authors and an introduction by Julie Ann Walker, called Girl Code. This is out now and all proceeds go to Wounded Warriors Project. Next, I’m finishing up this dark and gritty contemporary romance called, A Piece of Me. Then, I’m writing the next book in this series, called Intimate Honor, Chris’ book.
Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to speak with me today here at Angel’s Guilty Pleasures.
Empire Blue #2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Date of Publication: 06/19/15
Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 86,150
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer
Dwayne Gonzalez has always had a thing for the beautiful Brooke Mason, but she married another man, had his child, and started her life without him. Now, years and a divorce later, he’s still on the sidelines, yet in Brooke’s and her daughter, Hailey’s life, but not in the way he wants.
A drug investigation brings Dwayne on the front step of Brooke’s life. With his attention distracted, Hailey is kidnapped and engulfed in a human trafficking ring. Dwayne marches in and toes the line between the right side of the law, and in it, pursues his heart’s desire.
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/UzHuq11-r1E
D.C. “Desi” Stone is a best-selling romance author and full-time fraud investigator. She lives in the northeast with her incredibly supporting husband, two kids, and the ever-growing family of cats.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of financial crimes and became a lead investigator for many years.
Reading has always been a passion of hers, getting lost in a good, steamy romance is one of her favorite past times. She soon after discovered her own love for writing and recreating stories and characters in her head. Her writing concentrates on romantic with specifics in paranormal, suspense, and erotica.
Now, when she isn’t trying to solve a new puzzle in the world of fraud, she is engulfed with coffee, her laptop, and all those crazy characters in her head. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Hudson Valley Romance Writers, New Jersey Romance Writers, RomVets, RWA Kiss of Death, and the Liberty State Fiction Writers. She served as the 2014 NJRW Vice President and Conference Chair. Come stop by on Facebook, Twitter, or her website and say hello!
2 – ebook copies of Intimate Fear
5 – ebook copies of Intimate Danger, book 1 in the series.