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Delilah Marvelle

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I spent my youth studying various languages, reading voraciously, and playing the pianoforte. I confess that here ends the extent of my gentle breeding. I was a naughty child who was forever torturing her parents with countless adventures that they did not deem respectable. Confined to my room on many occasions due to these misadventures, I soon discovered the quill and its amazing power. I scribed endless stories that almost invariably surrounded the topic of love, for I felt an inane need to be rescued from a family that did not understand my lust for life. In my mind, King Arthur became my true love and I waited for the day when he would come riding upon his steed and invite me to sit at his round table, not as his queen, but as his knig...more


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Delilah Marvelle I'm working on two books. Master of Pleasure and The Duke of Andelot. One will finish the School of Gallantry series. And The Duke of Andelot will…moreI'm working on two books. Master of Pleasure and The Duke of Andelot. One will finish the School of Gallantry series. And The Duke of Andelot will bridge the series to the new one.(less)
Delilah Marvelle I'm fortunate enough to be able to say that I've never suffered from writer's block. Partly because I'm so many books ahead of myself, lol. But here…moreI'm fortunate enough to be able to say that I've never suffered from writer's block. Partly because I'm so many books ahead of myself, lol. But here is a tip for those who do: make sure you're always writing, even if it's not the book you're supposed to be writing. Because writing is a catalyst and will help those wheels turn. A lot of people don't realize that my writing process is very organic. I don't plan books because the moment I know what's going to happen in a book, I'm bored with it. And I find that if I can surprise myself, I can surprise my readers. So I treat my characters like real people. You can't get to know them unless you spend a lot of time with them. That includes re-writing one scene a hundred times in order to understand how they think and would respond to a situation that is unique to them. Bottom line, you should be writing, even during a writer's block, because you don't want to miss unplanned writing moments, which I find sneaks up on me all the time. (less)
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“How much do you love me?"
She drew in a breath and let it out. "Too much."
"Too much is just enough for this man."
"And do you love me?" she whispered.
"I have always loved you. Always. You know that.”
Delilah Marvelle, Once Upon a Scandal

“Her unusual upbringing had made her worldly enough to understand that every female, no matter her genus and species, had the ability to physically coerce a male into full cooperation.

And yes, she knew just the male to coerce.”
Delilah Marvelle, Prelude to a Scandal

“Where there is a will to conquer a man, there is a way to conquer a man.”
Delilah Marvelle, Mistress of Pleasure

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Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

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Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Purple & Pink:

 
  25 votes, 19.4%

 
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message 20: by Keri

Keri Delilah, Is it true that you are going to get to continue with the Pleasure series????!!! OMG Squeee!!! There is a Santa Clause!!! :-) I am so happy!


message 19: by Lisa

Lisa Thanks for accepting!! Happy reading and writing to you! :)


message 17: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle Zosia wrote: "You definitely don’t find many heroines called Zosia!" Or a lot of people called Zosia :) FABULOUS name.


message 16: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle VampFanGirl wrote: "Delilah! How are ya?! Good luck with your challenge to read 50 books this year. Oh to have my day job be reading. Life would be such bliss. ;)"

You and me both, girl! LOL. I get paid to write, but what I'd really love to get paid for is to read! :)


message 15: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "This book is going on the keeper shelf! Very well done and I loved the little twists in it :D"

Now you're making me blush, lol. THANK YOU. Some people love it, some people hate it, but as I like to say, not everyone like dark chocolate. It's more bitter than sweet :)



VampFanGirl Delilah! How are ya?! Good luck with your challenge to read 50 books this year. Oh to have my day job be reading. Life would be such bliss. ;)


message 13: by Gemma

Gemma Delilah wrote: "Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "Henri Rocks!"

Doesn't he tho? And hey, YOU ROCK TOO! I'm so thrilled you're enjoying it! And how freakin awesome are you lining them all up to read. Don't hurt y..."



This book is going on the keeper shelf!

Very well done and I loved the little twists in it. :D


message 12: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "Henri Rocks!"

Doesn't he tho? And hey, YOU ROCK TOO! I'm so thrilled you're enjoying it! And how freakin awesome are you lining them all up to read. Don't hurt yourself now, lol :)



message 11: by Gemma

Gemma Henri Rocks!

I do love good tortured hero in a book! And Justine seems no shrinking Violet! lol! Have to get book 2 finished too so I can read book 3 when it arrives! lol!


message 10: by Delilah

Delilah Marvelle Gem H aka *Dhelirious* wrote: "Delilah, I'm only on page 52 of Prelude to a Scandaland I'm already hooked!" That is SO awesome! I hope you enjoy the rest of the pages. The ride's about to begin...bwahaha... *Keep your arms and legs inside the moving vehicle at all times* lol


Delilah Marvelle Pamela wrote: "Hey Delilah...Thanks for accepting my friendship." Thank YOU :)


message 8: by Gemma

Gemma Delilah, I'm only on page 52 of Prelude to a Scandaland I'm already hooked!


Delilah Marvelle Pamela wrote: "Hey Delilah...Thanks for accepting my friendship." Thank you Pamela for adding me! Happy New Year!


Pamela Hey Delilah...Thanks for accepting my friendship.


Delilah Marvelle Lisa wrote: "Thank you for the friendship, Delilah!" Don't know how I missed this, but THANK YOU Lisa, for accepting my friendship :)


Delilah Marvelle Lady wrote: "Thank you for accepting my friends request. Also I love the dress you are wearing in your pictures. =-)" Thank you on being my friend on Goodreads :) And thank you! I love my dress, too, lol. I bought it when I was in Scotland and been wearing it ever since. (well...not every day, lol...)


Historical Romance Books Thank you for accepting my friends request. Also I love the dress you are wearing in your pictures. =-)


message 2: by Lynn

Lynn Jordan Delilah,

I'm looking forward to your interview on http://AuthorsToolsChat on Dec. 21 at 6pm PST.

We're going to have a great time.


message 1: by Lisa

Lisa Valdez Thank you for the friendship, Delilah!


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