Hello and Welcome to Lilou's kickoff with her book Dangerous Love. Hello Lilou! So glad I could share the start of the tour with you!!
Thank you, Nikki, for inviting me to be a guest blogger on CEWTNK! I am thrilled that CEWTNK is the first stop on my 3-week, 15-stop whirlwind tour. And thank you to the fab ladies at LitConnect for setting up everything. I will be giving away prizes at each blog stop.
Dangerous Love, my debut novel, launches on 8.6.12. It is available for pre-order on Amazon and All Romance.
The publisher is Crimson Romance, a division of F+W Media. Crimson releases titles in five popular subgenres: contemporary, historical, paranormal, suspense, and spicy. One of my Crimson sisters is Berinn Rae, also featured on CEWTNK. Way to go, Berinn! Whereas Berinn writes paranormal romance, I write in the spicy subgenre.
I live in Washington, DC. It was a Monday night in March. I was at the Verizon Center watching a Washington Wizards basketball game. As it was the first quarter and the Wizards had a losing record (11 wins, 37 losses), I was not fully engaged in the game.
I absently checked my iPhone. There was an email from the editor for Crimson Romance, where I had sent my manuscript the previous Friday. Apparently, Jennifer and her team had read it over the weekend. They wanted to publish my book!
Yippee! Even though the Wizards ended up losing (again) that night by a heartbreaking two points, I had clearly won. What I really liked about Jennifer's email – besides learning that I was about to become a published author – was her definition of “spicy”:
“I’d love to have this for our 'spicy' line (what we’re calling our erotica that is super-sexy but emphasizes the romance).”
Yes! I thought. Super-sexy. I'll take it.
Set in contemporary Eastern Europe, my novel is about a Jewish American woman who falls in love with the son of a Nazi. In spite of her strong misgivings and guilt, she gets involved with him. The attraction between them is so powerful that she cannot resist.
Romantic? In Prague, he brings her to a secluded area beneath the Charles Bridge. They sat down a grassy patch. They watched the waves lap up to the pebbled shore and the city lights shimmer on the water's surface. When they both got tired, they lay down in each other's arms and stayed that way until the sun came up the following day.
Metaphoric to the theme? In an artist's loft, he ties her up with electrical cords. She was suspended. Laura reflected that in this flayed position, her body took on the shape of a swastika.
Dangerous? Here she was, locked behind bars for blowing her boyfriend...openly and in broad daylight. As this is CEWTNK, I will mention that the night plays a role. After a shattering breakup, Laura stays up all night in Berlin. The city is percolating and helps to protect her emotionally.
Fast-forward to April. The Wizards win the last six games of the season, including two games against the eventual champions, the Miami Heat. And on May 1, I sign my author's agreement with Crimson. Where were you when you received news that had the potential of putting your life on a new course? Comment below and enter to win a Dangerous Love eBook or $5 eGift Card. There will be one randomly drawn winner of each prize at this blog stop.
For more tour info, please go to http://www.liloudupont.com/p/events.html. Thank you!
Let's take a Peek at the book itself:
Book Blurb:In Prague, Laura feels that she has met her soulmate. Yet how can her soul merge with the son of a Nazi?
After being passed over for a promotion at a Chicago advertising agency, Laura cashes in her stock options, quits her job, and moves to Prague. There, she begins an erotic romance with Byron, only to discover that he is German and his father was in the Hitler Youth. As an observant Jew, Laura has deep misgivings about becoming involved with the son of a Nazi, but the attraction between them is so strong that she cannot resist.
When a woman from Byron’s past – the darkly exotic Zsa Zsa – comes between them, can the true love of Laura and Byron survive?Early Review Testimonials:
Have you read Fifty Shades of Grey? Looking for more well written erotic romance novels? Well look no further! Lilou DuPont’s new book, Dangerous Love, is just that! It is the story of two unlikely lovers, a Jewish woman and the son of a Nazi. DuPont’s adept description of the characters, the setting, and the erotic sex scenes will make this a book you won’t want to put down. This reader actually liked it better than Fifty Shades! The sex scenes were more varied, the story line more developed, and it included some mystery, a kidnapping, and, most especially, a happy ending. I assure you, it will not disappoint!" - Pamela Smart
"A real page turner! Take this book with you to your favorite café and drink some steamy latte. Who knows where it may take you!" - Rachel B.
"Enticing, exciting writing at its best! Dangerous Love is not to be missed!" - Tsaurah Litzky, author of The Motion of the Ocean
DANGEROUS LOVE Purchase Links:Amazon| Barnes and Noble | iTunes All Romance
Lilou DuPont graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Philosophy and studied Erotic Writing at The New School in New York City. She lives in Washington, DC where she enjoys a successful advertising career and a large circle of friends. Dangerous Love is her first novel. She is at work on her second book, a spy romance set in Bucharest, Romania. Vampires? No. Gypsies? Yes.
Find Lilou at:
Website: http://www.liloudupont.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilouDuPont1
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