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Monday, April 2, 2012

Inspiration and a GIVEAWAY with Daisy Dunn

Where does your inspiration come from? I get asked this question all the time and there are a few answers I give people:

1. Inspiration comes from everything around me. From my interactions with people, to a walk in the park, to people-watching in a mall. Even without a pen in my hand or a laptop close at hand, I’m constantly writing stories or scenes in my mind, and thankfully, I can’t shut it off. So if you’re ever stuck for an idea, just look around you, let your mind soar, and you’ll be amazed by the inspiration in everyday things.
2. Inspiration to write first came from an amazing author my mom told me to read. I’ll never forget when I first picked up Dark Prince, by Christine Feehan, and read my first paranormal romance. I was instantly hooked. I’d always loved romance novels, but to add an element of the unknown where anything could happen, brought romance to a whole new level for me. Vampires, werewolves, shifters…I can’t get enough of these sexy beasts!!!

3. Inspiration to continue writing comes from another amazing romance author and dear friend, Cassandra Pierce. We decided to challenge each other with our writing one day and have continued to do so. This is how it works for us: we pick a day to start (our stories are outlined ahead of time), we set a word count for the evening (we both work full-time day jobs), and then we write while keeping in touch with each other throughout the night with our various word counts. When we finish a chapter, we submit to each other to read (not edit) and if something is confusing or missing, we point it out. She inspires me to keep going when I have a bad day or just don’t feel like writing. So far, every book we’ve written in our challenges has been contracted with several publishers. You’re the best, Cassandra!!!

My first writing challenge with Cassandra was for my book EARTH’S DESIRE, ELEMENTAL MAGIC BOOK ONE, which was released on March 21st through Siren Publishing. I’m very excited about this story, and I hope you’ll check it out. Thank, Cassandra for being there for me!!Being April 3rd, we are already into our next challenge *cracks knuckles* Here we go again!! Now go out and find your inspiration and let your imagination loose in the world!!!

Earth’sDesire, Elemental Magic Book One
Male/Female/Male Menage story with lots of heat!! (Witches, Werewolves, Magic)
Earth elemental Ivy, with the powers of the forest and soil, has individually met and fallen in love with identical twin brothers and werewolves Luke and Levi. Torn between the two men, they make love to her with equal fervor, trying to win her heart over and allowing her to make the final decision of who she ultimately wants to be with.
During this time of new discovery, love, and confusion, The Hunters, a werewolf-hunting society, are closing in on them. Ivy is mistaken for a werewolf and taken to a hideout to lure her lovers to a trap. With danger lurking everywhere, she must trust the brothers equally to save her, and they, in turn, must trust two of her elemental sisters, with the powers of air and fire, to aid them in their search for Ivy, the only woman they have ever loved.
As he stood in the bush, spying on his prey, wondering how best to approach her, she surprised him. She quickly removed all of her clothing and stood naked in the forest. Mercy. He crouched down, realizing he couldn’t walk up to her at this moment, as he’d probably frighten her. He knew he should walk away and never look back. Women only added complications to his already complex life, but she drew him to her. He felt the wrench in his soul, crying out to her to accept him as a man.
Her body had been beautiful with her clothes on, but standing naked before him, she personified perfection.
She proceeded to lie on the ground, seemingly enjoying herself, when she suddenly sat up and looked around. Assuming she must have heard him, he didn’t move as he watched her intently, still in a crouched position. His keen sense of smell kicked in as her aroused, womanly fragrance wafted seductively through the air. His cock jerked. His erection felt like it wouldn’t stop growing. Pushing painfully against his jeans, he ached for her.
She settled back on the earth, took one last look around from her recumbent position, and then she slowly relaxed. Once she stopped looking around, he stood quietly back up, immediately unzipping his jeans to give his cock some much-needed space. Unable to tear his gaze away, he watched her grab her full breasts and flick her fingers over her elongated, hard nipples. She moaned with desire as Levi noticed the vines coming to life, wrapping themselves around her wrists and gently pulling her arms back above her head. His first reaction had been to run over to her, chop the plants down, and save her. However, he didn’t sense any fear from her regarding the plants, as she became one with them. The vines continued down her body, wrapping around her legs and tenderly pulling them apart.
The blades of grass continued to grow rapidly, sensuously reaching up, stroking her breasts, flicking her nipples softly, and caressing her inner thighs. Lower down her body, their long, green fingers reached higher and fondled her sensitive snatch as she wiggled against their touch. More vines joined in, snaking around her hips to her flat stomach and edging lower to her pussy.
With incredible dexterity, hundreds of grass blades worked together to open her outer lips, allowing the leaves on the vine at her stomach access to her obviously swollen clit. The vines moved into place applying subtle pressure on her mons, while the attached leaves flicked her clit with a steady rhythm.
The sexuality and need in the air was palpable. Without thought, he grabbed his erection and stroked it firmly. As he gazed at her naked, aroused form, never had he been more jealous of plants in his life. He wanted to touch her, soothe her, and open her the way they did.
He continued to rub his erection faster, harder. He imagined her pussy surrounding his cock, pulling him in deeper, wrapping her shapely legs around his waist.
Levi swore he felt the earth’s power surge through the air past him and into the beauty before him. The speed of the vines’ leaves increased their tempo, which meant her release wouldn’t be far behind. He began to pump his cock faster and tighter, the pressure built pushing him to the brink of sexual madness.

Hope you enjoy!!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Jennifer. Always a pleasure!!
Daisy has generously offered one lucky commenter a copy of Earth's Desire. You know the drill, leave a comment follow the blog, and give us your email address in case you're chosen as the lucky winner. We'll announce it on April 4th.
I'd like to thank Daisy for joining us today, and for tempting us with that very steamy excerpt. Don't forget to pick up your very own copy of Earth's Desire today!
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~


  1. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. It sounds very hot. I am a follower and email subscriber.

  2. Daisy Dunn is a new author for me but not for long. I've added Earth’s Desire, Elemental Magic to my must have list. I look forward in reading it.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  3. Hello there!
    Those are some great inspirations you have! It must be great to have so much that can inspire. I'm still searching for mine in certain things. But it's great to hear of someone else's. It's (in a sort) inspriring :)

    The book sounds like a great read. Thank you for giving us a chance to win & best of luck!


  4. Such a sexy excerpt! Can't wait to read the book! Wishing you many sales, Daisy!

  5. What a great interview, I find inspiration the same way, just by looking or talking with people.

    Loved the excerpt and it sounds like a great read.

  6. Can't wait to read the book!

  7. This is now on my tbr whishlist. Great interview.
    panthers.ravens@yahoo dot com

  8. Love Daisy's work! Great interview!
    Camile Carson

  9. I love Ms Dunn! Fresh, sassy hot books! A rising star if ever I saw one.

  10. Daisy is a new to me author. I loved the interview. That is so neat that Daisy and her friend use each other for inspiration. What a great idea!!
    I follow via:
    GFC/Mel Bourn
    email: bournmelissa at hotmail dot com


  11. This sounds great! I especially love that cover! And hot excerpt! Cant wait to read! Thanks!

  12. What a Great Interview & a very generous Giveaway of copy of "Earth's Desire". Daisy is a new Author to me & I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to be considered in this Giveaway. Thank You.

    I Follow by GFC (PaParanormalFan) & Via email (

    Take care & Have a Great Week,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)

  13. Werewolves, magic, and a love triangle you couldn't ask for more! Thanks for the excerpt and interview!


    Congratulations, Mel B. Daisy should be contacting you shortly.

    I'd like to thank everyone for stopping by to show Daisy some support. It's always a pleasure to see all of your comments. Please stop by regularily to meet new authors and join in the many giveaways to come.

    Best wishes,

  15. Hello everyone!!

    Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment...I really appreciate all your wonderful comments and sweet words. Jennifer has picked the winner, so congrats again to Mel B. I've just sent you an email. I hope you enjoy the book.

    *HUGS to you all*

    Daisy Dunn


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