Friday, December 29, 2006

The Soulmate's Curse...Coming in 2007


I hope every one likes my little cupids. There are here to usher in my new book
*The Soulmate's Curse* coming in February 2007 for the day of love from Star Dust Press.

Here is a little blurb to wet your appetites for more......
Some werewolves are bitten and cursed to become wolves. The Valentino men are cursed to become wolves without a single wound. All because of love and the destiny to find their soul mates. One Valentino man loved the wrong woman and now the whole line of men are cursed from generation to generation. To become the wolf and kill their beloved before she can ever conceive a child. They all have managed to find a way to add one more to the Valentino name. Until now Lucas Valentino is the last one left and he has felt the pull of his mate. So he ran not just to save himself but to save her. Now in a small town called Destiny nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. She has found him by accident. Sonja Stone has unwittingly walked into the path of her soul mate and his dangerous family curse. Now in the snowy mountains, they find an intense Passion and Love. They must work together to find a way to break the curse or suffer the ultimate sacrifice… Their death.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Apparition Part 3

A little annoncement..My two new manuscripts have been accepted by Star Dust Press. Look for *The Soulmates's Curse* and *When Angels Fall* in 2007. The Soulmates's Curse will be out for cupids wonderful day! Woo Hoo! There will be blurbs for both on my website of course.

And now to Apparition!!

Jared had spent the rest of the night thinking about his encounter. The party broke up around one thirty in the morning and Jared considered walking back through the park. He wanted to go back to the spot where she disappeared to see if she would be there once again. But one am in the morning in Central park, common sense eventually ruled out his curiosity. He definitely did not want to become a mugging victim or the city’s newest unknown murder. Then they both would be in the same boat, dead in the park.
Now Jared sat behind his desk at the shelter, the dawn of a new day. He watched as his friend Max wiped the tears from his eyes after Jared recounted exactly what he had seen.
“You finished?” Jared asked as Max’s laughter faded into a sigh.
“For now unless you are ready to tell me you saw the Easter bunny in the park as well.” Max’s voice was filled with mirth.
Maxwell Moore, Max for short. Anyone one else who called him otherwise would get a fist in the mouth. He and Jared had been friends since childhood and even then anyone who dared called the big man Maxwell was in for a beating. When Jared had came to him with the idea of opening the shelters and asked him for help. Max agreed without a second thought. He lived on the other side of the tracks. Unlike Jared Max had to learn the streets to survive from one day to the next. Now as he sat across from his long time friend, he thought Jared was finally cracking up.
“I’m serious Max, I saw the girl. She needs help and I have to help her.” Jared replied.
“What could she possible need help for Jared? Now if you saw her which I am skeptical to believe. She seems pretty much out of existence.” Max concluded.
“Maybe she needs help to find her killer.” Jared shot the theory out into the room and Max raised his eyebrow at his friend.
Jared sighed. “Listen Max you know I am a rational man and I don’t believe in a lot of stuff. "But this I did see. Now I need for you to get on that computer you are always on and find me a missing person’s report matching her.”
“Fine, but how am I supposed to find her between all the people that go missing in this city every year?” Max asked. “For all we know she has been in the park for years. If I believe you saw a ghost. I’m leaning towards heat stroke induced by wearing a tux and walking.”
“Her dress is one of these new styled things with the halter top.” Jared replied.
“You need a date bad buddy if you are sizing up a ghost.” Max laughed.
“Max.” Jared said in a warning tone. “Just get me some pictures to look at on the computer and we’ll go from there.”
“Gotcha.” Max said. He started to click away on the laptop on the desk. “Oh by the way those kids you sent in are downstairs.”
“Good they came in.” Jared said approvingly. He was afraid they would not have gone to the shelter. “They settle in ok?”
“Yeah, the boy is pretty protective of his sister. I got Claudia to talk with her. She is thinking rape or molestation. But she is going to take it slow with her.” Max explained. “Here I got some missing person’s files from the database going back tow years. If your ghost is not in there, then we’ll go back further.”
“Great thanks.” Jared turned the computer to him enthusiastically. Hoping the face of his ghost was on the first page. “And make sure you keep an eye on the girl and her bother. They might need a little more help than some of the others.”
“I will, but I am not leaving this office until I prove your crazy.” Max said he leaned back in the chair to put his foot up on the desk.
“You won’t have to wait long buddy because there she is.” Jared stated it smugly. He turned the computer to face Max and tapped the screen. "Here on the third page. That’s the girl I saw.”
“You’re kidding! Max was amazed that he actually found the face. “Her name is Josephine Coulter. She has been missing for a year and a half. Twenty-two and last seen in Central Park. Well pinch my tits.”
Jared laughed. “I would but you are not my type.”
“What are you going to do now Jared? and you wish you could have me buddy..all the girls love my chest."
“First I’m going back to the park tonight and see if she appears again. If she does, I’ll know I’m not crazy and work from there.” Jared told Max his plan.
“Need me to go with?” Max asked.
“Nope, but thanks.” Jared replied. He knew this was his little private mission for now.
He was on pins and needles all day and in the evening. Jared wanted to get back to the park and concentrating on anything else was a very hard thing to do. By eight o’ clock that night he was stepping out of his apartment and crossing the street into Central Park. Dressed in a pair of jeans and blue t-shirt, the weather felt ten times better than the night before in a tux. Jared walked quickly to the spot where he had last saw his ghost. When had he started to refer to her as his he thought to himself? He stood in the exact spot and looked around. The air seem still in this area and it was eerily quiet.
“Hey, um are you here?” Jared felt a little stupid talking to no one. Especially when two runners passed and looked him as if he was a banana short of a bunch.
“Come on,” he coaxed. “I won’t hurt you, just show yourself please. I’m here to help.” Jared was about to give up when a breeze passed him and whipped up the leaves on the ground. He turned and there she stood, no shoes and the same said eyes.
“Find me, help me please.” She said her voice like a whisper.
“I have, at least I think I have.” He led out a hand to her. “Are you Josephine, is that you name?”
She looked at him for a moment and then it seemed as if she was thinking. Her face brightened and to Jared it was as if the sun had came out on the darkened path.
This time instead of stepping away the ghost pleading for help stepped forward. “Yes, yes! I think I am Josephine! That is my name! Can you help me?’
Jared smiled, a smile that was both relief and happiness. “Josephine I’ll do my damn best to help you.”
Josephine smiled a radiant smile. “Help me to remember?”
“I will, I definitely will.” Jared replied. His hand was still reaching out to her and she put her hand in his. Even though there was no flesh and bone to touch Jared still felt the connection. The quest to find Josephine had begun.

Want more come back next week Luvvies!

Interview with the *Siren Of Seduction* Sabrina Luna

Dahlia: Tell us how long you have been writing Sabrina?

Sabrina: I’ve been writing since 1997, but it wasn’t until 2006 that things started to happen for me…good things! I can’t wait to see what 2007 has in store either!

Dahlia: Tell us about Crimson Ambrosia?

Sabrina:I’m so excited that CRIMSON AMBROSIA has been getting some good reviews! It’s about a male vampire who fondly recalls his male lover, a handsome gypsy lad one evening while drinking a bottle of his special wine…crimson ambrosia. The tale is about their night of dangerous passion. I really love this story! Honestly, I believe it’s one of my personal favorite writings, so far.

Dahlia:I love the title of your book Crimson Heart. What was the inspiration behind it and tell us about the plot

Sabrina: CRIMSON HEART takes place in the same vampire world that I created for CRIMSON AMBROSIA. There is a common thread, which I’d like to write more about in the near future. However, both of these stories are complete tales themselves.

CRIMSON HEART is about a young, aristocratic Russian woman and her vampire lover. It’s a bittersweet, but erotic little love story. That’s why I call it ‘dark’. If you want to know more, you’ll have to read my tale!

Dahlia: What else is coming from Sabrina Luna in 2007?

Sabrina: I have two spicy erotic romances coming at Mardi Gras Publishing. VELVET SEDUCTION and HOT PURSUIT are both contemporary stories that take place in the small Southern town of Mount Hill. Both stories were such fun for me to write and I hope readers will enjoy them too!

At Aphrodite’s Apples Press, I have two short stories and one novella slated for 2007. The first short story is ENCHANTED CHAMBER and will be in the PANTHEON anthology. It’s a magickal little erotic romance story set in 1936 Egypt. The second story is PLAYTOY FOR THE GODS and is a M/M BDSM Fantasy. It will be in one of their upcoming MASCQUERADE anthologies, which have been very successful this past year. And, finally, the novella is CHARADE. It’s a D/s Erotica Fantasy of a young woman exploring the world of domination and submission with a devilishly handsome man, who assists with her sexual ‘awakening’.

Dahlia: Where can reader go to find about more about you?

SabrinaI have a homepage, several blogs, a MySpace profile and an online newsletter.

Or my co-blog with Dark Romance Author Katrina Strauss
Yahoo online newsletter:

Dahlia: Where can readers find your book?

Sabrina: My titles can be found at Mardi Gras Publishing
Or Aphrodite’s Apples at

Dahlia: If a fan wanted to send you an email. Where could they reach you?

Sabrina: I can be reached thru my MySpace profile or

Dahlia: What is your inspiration for writing? Do you just wake up in the morning with an idea and let it flow from there?

Sabrina:I’ve always been an avid reader—a bookworm for sure, so writing or telling my own stories has always appealed to me. Some times the inspiration for a story comes really quick and I write the story from there. Other times, it’s more planned and thought out. I’m a Gemini, so I go from one method to the other in the blink of an eye. LOL! But, always, there is a method to my madness…the end result which is a good story.

Dahlia: Do you have any chats or appearances scheduled? If so tell us where we will be seeing you?

Sabrina: Next year’s looking fairly busy! Every Monday morning, I post in my blogs my weekly chat schedule. If you wanna keep up with me, that’s the best place to look. Heck, I even have to look there myself ‘cause I don’t know if I’m coming or going lately! LOL!

I’m also making plans to attend two conventions in 2007. The first one is EPICon March 8-11th in Virginia Beach VA and the other one is Dragon*Con on Labor Day weekend in Atlanta GA. Details for both will be posted soon in my blogs and on my website.

Dahlia: If some movie producer ever wanted to turn your book into a movie. Who could you see playing the roles of your characters in Hollywood in Crimson Ambrosia?

Sabrina:In CRIMSON AMBROSIA, I’d cast Antonio Banderas as Silas Elmagus, the vampire and Orlando Bloom as Ivan, the young gypsy. Honestly, I’ve had Antonio in mind for many years, since I wrote this tale a while back. However, Orlando would make an awesome Ivan, I think.

Dahlia: Before you go, is there anything you would like readers to know?

Sabrina: I’m also a member of the Romance Writers of America and my local chapter, the Carolina Romance Writers. I take my writing craft seriously and I’m working everyday to improve my storytelling abilities. I believe the old saying is true and I try to learn something new each day. Hopefully, one day, it will pay off.

That was my interview of the siren of seduction Sabrina Luna. This petite sensual fairy will wrap you in a cocoon with her words and send you to a realm where vampires roam.

Look for up and coming new writer Missy Lyons author of *Naughty or Nice* in my cyber interview seat next week. Till then..
Dahlia Rose

Friday, December 22, 2006

Apparittion.....Part 2

“Damn it!” Jared muttered to himself. Where was that damn limo? It was supposed to be there fifteen minutes ago. Jared didn’t want to have to deal with one of his father’s lectures about punctuality, but as he was late he knew he would hear it. Being the son of Dominic and Natalie Cross had it pits falls. At thirty he was one of the most eligible bachelors in NY. Living on the east side of Manhattan in a loft wasn’t so bad to say the least. But Jared did not need his father’s money to survive, he need it for his two projects to survive. He ran two shelters for teenage runaways living on the streets in the city. Instead of sleeping on corners and being forced into prostitution and drug habits. Jared gave them a warm bed, food, a roof over their heads and offered other opportunities for the forgotten of the world. So if he had to listen to his fathers lectures to ensure a handsome donation to his shelter’s he sit and button his lips.
Shit! The word was spit out of him. He decided then and there it would better to go through Central Park to get to his parents. The lived not to far from one of the many exits of the park. He’d just hop in a cab on the other side and zip to their place. Dressed in a dark tuxedo that accentuated his large frame Jared crossed the street and headed into the park. He liked this idea better anyway of walking anyway, That way if he ran into any kids looking for a safe place to sleep, he could give them a card and directions to the shelter. Jared walked in front the traffic that was almost to a complete stop, he moved quickly. He smiled knowing that in New York when the traffic is read to move, you had better be not standing in front of it.
Shadows were already beginning to form from the setting sun. The trees made a canopy of shade and Jared walked through the park unafraid. He was six two and with long brown hair falling down his back he looked more like a sexy biker that the son of a shipping baron. It was just after Labor Day and the city still had a little humidity from the summer left. In a tux it was hell on wheels and Jared could feel droplets of sweat starting to run down his back. Sitting on a bench were two teens as he passed. He could tell by the wariness in their eyes that they were homeless. Jared knew the routine sit in the park like if you are just relaxing until it was safe from cops chasing them away. The twosome would try to find a place to sleep for the night. The next day the process would begin all over again. Jared hated to see it. But in New York kids like these were looked over. His aim was to do something about it.
“Hey guys, you looking for a roof and a meal? He stopped and asked.
“Listen asshole, we don’t do shit like that. Shove off!” the boy stood up with his fist balled just in case he had to defend him and his companion.
“Whoa calm down kid. I run a shelter. You and your girlfriend could stay there.” Jared replied. His hands were up to show the kid he meant no harm.
“She is not my girlfriend, she is my sister.” The girl did not even look up. She seemed withdrawn and scared. Her body language, her silence was the classic signs of brutality.
Making a mental not about getting counseling for her, he reached in his pocket and pulled out a card. “Look, go to the “Safe Harbor Shelter. It’s off Columbus Circle. That’s my place, ask for Max and tell him I sent you.”
“This ain’t no bullshit right?” The boy asked warily.
“No you guys will be safe there and as long as you follow the rules you can stay as long as you like.” Jared assured him.
The boy took the card and helped his sister from the bench and Jared watched them walk off. He call Max later to see if they got there and to sent up someone to talk to the girl. He looked at his watch again, he was over an hour late. “Damn it!” He said to himself and walked quickly lost in his own thoughts. Jared noticed his surroundings a few minutes later. He had been walking and not paying attention to where he was going, He was sure he made a wrong turn somewhere because this was not where he needed to be. Cursing softly to himself he turned on the smaller path to head back in the direction he came from. How in the hell did he end up in one of the bike trails? The part of the park the lanes were smaller and carried more dense bushes. Out of the corner of his eye Jared swore he saw a wisp of blue. The hair on the back of his neck stood on end and he turned quickly to confront who ever was behind him. There she stood dressed in a blue with bare feet. Her black straight hair blue gently but there was no breeze, everything seemed to go still. She could be no more than nineteen, her eyes were sad and Jared felt an instant amount of concern that over rid the wariness.
He took slow careful steps towards the small woman and reached out his hand talking softly to her. “Hi, are ok? Do you need help?”
Her response was to turn and run deeper into the wooded path. “Hey!” Jared called after her and followed. She moved quickly for a woman with no shoes on. She stooped suddenly and faced him once again.
Jared skidded to a halt. “Lady why did you run? If you need help, let me take you to the police or a hospital.”
The woman in blue stared at him with the sad brown eyes. This time it was her who reached out her hand to him. Jared stepped forward to take it but she steeped back .
“Help me.” She whispered. “Find me.”
“Find you?” Jared asked. “You’re right here, I found you al…….”
Jared words stopped as he watched the woman fade from his sight, her out stretched hand was the last thing to disappear. With his mouth gaping open Jared stared at the spot where she stood a few seconds before. What the fuck! This was not possible he thought wildly. She could not just disappear! Jared looked around expecting to see her standing somewhere else, but there was nothing she was gone. Jared walked away slowly looking back over and over again to where she last stood. His mind was having trouble comprehending what he knew he had just saw and talked to a ghost.
“Jesus Christ this had been an odd day.” He muttered. He found his usual path thought Central park and got to his parents building over an hour and a half later that he was supposed to be there. He kissed his mother’s check dutifully and even managed to smiles as she winked thought his father’s lecture about him wasting his life. But his mind was somewhere else. It was on the park and what he saw. She needed help, she needed someone to find her. Find her what? Her body, her killer? Jared didn’t know but by the end of the night, he knew he was going to find out.

Interview with H. Renay Anderson

I had the pleasure of talking with author H. Renay Anderson about her new book release. She is a shy but sweet person, who's personalty comes out in her writing. This is what Renay had to say***

Kelly: Tell us how long you have been writing Renay?

Renay: I have been writing since I was a little girl. I was and I am still a very quite person. Not shy at all, but I express myself best through my writing. My first published work was released in 1996. It was a book of poetry that I self-published. The title was ‘Four Generations Deep’

Kelly: I know this is the second time your book has been released. Tell us did you add anything new to it any more spicy love scenes?

Renay: Yes Ma‘am! I have learned a lot since 2003. That is when it was released the first time. I know it is my book, but I still get chills reading about Valerie and Mitchell’s hot tub scene!

Kelly: I love the title of your book. What was the inspiration behind your book? Tell us more about it.

Renay: This part of the title 'Why Women Wear Shoes They Know Will Eventually Hurt Their Feet' came to me before one word of the book was ever typed on the keyboard. One day I was walking in a pair of shoes that had not quite been broken in yet. The shoes were too tight when I bought them, but were the latest style and all my friends had a pair. When I thought about it I knew when I bought them that the first time I wore them they would hurt my feet. Yet, I talked myself into it by thinking I would break them in by the end of the night if I wore them long enough. Sometimes women pick men for the same reasons. They want a man who is cute, popular, or financially well-off. These women over-look bad habits if he has them or his excuses for not committing. They hope to break him in someday.

The 'After Party' part of the title is just my way of saying that sometimes we spend so much time preparing for big events like social dances and parties that we miss the point of why the party is being given in the first place. We buy new dresses and shoes then end up spending the whole night uncomfortable and bored. Not until we leave to go home or we go somewhere else where we can relax and take off our shoes do we end up having a good time.

Kelly: What else is coming from H. Renay Anderson in 2007?

Renay: I am glad you asked! This has been a great year for me. In August of 2006 I had a short story published in the book ‘Chicken Soup for the African American Woman’s Soul’. The title is ‘Walking the Lessons of Life’. Next my first book ‘The After Party…’was re-released by Mardigras Publishing in November of 2006. Then I had another story accepted in the book ‘How I Met My Sweetheart’ by Amani Publishing. It will be released in February 2007. In addition I had a poem accepted for the upcoming 2007 release of ‘Gumbo for The Soul: The Recipe for Literacy in the Black Community’ Anthology #1.

Kelly: Where can readers go to find about more about you?

Renay: My personal website can be found by going to or they can just type in H. Renay Anderson in, or any search engine.

Kelly: Where can readers find your book?

Renay: Right now it being sold at and

Kelly: If a fan wanted to send you an email. Where could they reach you?

Renay: My email address is

Kelly: What is your inspiration for writing?

Renay: Life or should I say the lives of folks I love

Kelly: Do you have any chats or appearances scheduled? If so tell us where we will be seeing you?

Renay: The After Party …’ was jusr released. I am busy promoting it now and working hard to get somethings scheduled. Please visit my website for updates on my scheduled chats and appearances.

Kelly :One fan wrote your book was inspirational and it should be turned into a movie. Who could you see playing the roles of your characters in Hollywood?

Renay: Valerie is a good Mom and works really hard to take care of her sons. Yet, she is also using work as a shield to keep her from falling in love again. I can easily say that has been me at one or more times in my life. I could see Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)playing that role.

Kelly: I myself find your book inspiring. Being a single mother and dating it hit close to home. You and your children are a package. I was lucky enough to find a man who loved us all. Tell me Renay is there a personal experience behind your book?

Renay: Some parts of my book are from personal experience. The majority of it is not.
I too have been smart enough to only consider someone who thought of me and my children as a complete package.

Kelly: Before you go, is there anything you would like the readers to know?

Renay: Yes, I want the readers to know that the chapters in my book contain fictional situations, but I am telling the story based on real life and the hard lessons I and other women I know have learned. The readers will absorb the text on every page of this book and linger on the last page pining for more! I can't wait to see what happens next to Valeria and April myself!

That was my interview of the wonderful writer H. Renay Anderson. This inspiring author will have you caught into every word of her book. 2007 look out for her! She will be taking the writing world by storm.
Dahlia Rose

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

An Interview with Victor Cantrell...SWAT Cop from Love and Lights

Victor is a tough Italian Cop from NY. He won his woman back in Love and lights. We wanted to know more about the man that didn;t stop trying to change christmas for him and Rachel. These question were compiled by my friend and publicist goddess (Melinda). For the sexy Victor. Let's see what he has to say.... Dahlia

1.What got you into a career as a bomb technician?
Victor: Well I first started out as a beat cop and worked my way into the swat team. I loved taking apart bombs. It’s dangerous and I have to admit it is a rush to be able to dismantle something that is meant to destroy. Not only buildings, but lives. To take it apart before it does damage is like taking back the fear a bad guy wants to give the public.

2. Tell us readers what attracted you the most to Rachel?
Victor: Other than the body? (laugh) No seriously. When I met Rachel she was like a flame in the room. She walked by and I swear the air crackled. She has this confidence about her that makes people stand up and notice. A temper that will make you take cover when she gets started. But her heart is what makes everything irresistible. She loved me and was not afraid to say it even when I was. Rachel is the total package.

3. Tell us Victor you have been in hot situations working in the SWAT team but when it comes to Rachel she makes you sweat and be proud in admitting your feelings towards her. Why?
Victor: The situations in SWAT and Rachel are two different things. Swat is a pressure to be successful because if you don’t you die. Rachel is my bomb. When she touches me, I want to just throw her down and ravish her. When she looks into my eyes and tells me she loves me. I can see it. She never expects anything from me other than my love, honesty and trust. How could I not tell her how proud I am that she gave me another chance?

4. What is your favorite holiday and why?
Victor: Of course Christmas is my favorite holiday. It has bitter sweet memories for me. I gave up the love of my life on Christmas Eve and I got her back on this holiday as well. I promised her that Christmas would be perfect from now on. I aim to keep that promise. Always Love and Lights for my Rachel.

5. Three years ago you left Rachel what made you do that and why?
Victor (with a dark look): It was my dumb ass thinking. I had just gotten my promotion to bomb tech. I knew the job was dangerous and I wanted to protect her from the grief of losing me if anything happened. Stupid thought I know, but I loved her so much. The thought of her feeling pain at my death was too much for me to bear. Thinking about the what ifs almost made me lose the love of my life.

6. What part of your relationship with Rachel did you like the most the making up or just being able to talk to her and why?
Victor: Can I say both? (Smile). It is both actually. When we argue, the making op is hot and wild. We get all our issues out in mind blowing lovemaking. But even after that, we’ll lay there and talk. Not about anything in particular we just talk. It could be silly, or we whisper how much we love each other until we fall asleep. She does first of courseand she snores but she will never admit it :)

7. What is your favorite food to eat?
Victor: I’m Italian to the bone. My favorite Food would be a meat ball sub from Tony’s in Manhattan. But If Rachel ever asks you. Tell her I said it was her Shepard’s Pie. (Laugh). It’s really good but it doesn’t beat out Tony’s sub.

8. Do you feel that you are Rachel’s soul mate?
Victor: I can answer that with a resounding yes. I am her soul mate. We are connected in so many ways. I swear she can hear me thinking about her and she’ll call. Plus any other man that looks at her funny I’ll beat him with his own arm. And yes I do have a little bit of jealousy in me. I am not ashamed to admit it.

9. If there was one thing about Rachel that you would remember the most if you two didn’t get back together what would that be?
Victor: Her mouth, she has one of the sexiest mouths I have ever seen. It gives the most amazing kisses. She can say the sweetest loving things through those lips. And she can cuss like a sailor when she is angry (laugh).

10. Tell us about your first night with Rachel was it magical like us women want them to be?
Victor: It was the summer time, and we were on our third date. I took her on a carriage ride in central park. The smell of the horse was awful and we got out early. She leaned her face up to me and kissed my cheek and told me it was good thought anyway. We walked back out and took the train back to my place in Brooklyn. I wanted her to see where I lived. (ulterior motive) but she had the same idea. I put ton some music and had we had some wine. Before I could make a move she got of the sofa and slipped that white sundress of her shoulders and slid to the floor. With the heat of summer on her skin, it glowed and I kissed her every where that night. It was not just magical for her. I was for me as well. I guess I knew that night she would be in my hear forever. Even if I sort of broke her heart a few months later.

11. Do you believe that Rachel is a strong or weak woman for you and why?
Victor: Rae a week woman? Never. I could never use the word weak when it comes to her. She has a inner strength that I loved. And she can open her self up to love even if it hurts. It takes great strength to do that. To be open and willing to love and to take a leap of faith. She has an abundance of strength. I should have thought of that three years ago.

12. When did you realize that you loved Rachel and why not three years ago?
Victor: I always loved Rae, even when I broke up with her. I was so afraid that she would be burying in me. I know how she grieves. She would have been crushed if something happened to me. I was not thinking about the strength. I don’t think I was even thinking of her. I was thinking of my self. If I was in the shoes where I lost her. I know I would not have been able to stand it. It was a screwed up thing to do. I kicked myself ever day for three years for letting her go.

13. I understand that you went through a hard ordeal in your work life. Tell us how your injury I going now?
Victor: My leg is healing nicely. The scaring is there but not so harsh at it was. That is thanks to Rae. She uses cocoa better on my leg and she helps me with my physical therapy. I can’t say I don’t like her in the whirl pool with me. (Laugh).

14. What inspired you to surprise Rachel with those thoughtful gifts to win her heart back?
Victor: When I want something I go after it. Rae was worth every elaborate gesture. I wanted her back so badly I would have done thing to show her how much I loved her. Her mom helped me to come up with some of it as well. Come to think of it if she has asked me to pluck her stars from the sky. Damn if Nasa would not have to put me on the next shuttle up there..:)

15. Tell us what your all time Christmas fantasy would be like with Rachel if you two ever do get married?
Victor: Let me say first off that we are getting married. My plan is another grand gesture. Since I am a retired cop and I do have a few friends in NY t help me pull some strings. We are planning to get married Christmas Even under the Rockefeller Christmas tree. Sounds good doesn’t it? I can’t wait to marry her.

That was the interview with The magnetic Victor Cantrell. The hero from Love and Lights. It is fair to say that he won his woman’s heart all over again. And this man has no intention in ever letting go. Good luck and Merry Christmas.

Friday, December 15, 2006 Dahlia Rose

This is the first installment of a book I plan to write just for my blog. Each week will be a new installment of Apparition. A story of a ghostly girl who is stuck and is looking for help to find out who she is and how she can be free. In the process can a ghost find love from a man who is helping her. A man that is flesh and bones? I hope you will come back each week to find out what happens next.
************************************************************************************* Apparition
By Dahlia Rose
She walks like the whisper of the wind. Her feet never touch the ground, not is she seen by day. But still she watches as the children play in the park. Their joyful laughter peals out at they ride the carousel in Central Park. At night the massive lawns are empty. In the winter the benches are clod and lonely. But it is only at night when all is silent except the distant sirens or who will brave the park at nigh that she can be free.

As much freedom as an apparition can have. She cannot touch, connect eat, only feel and be there in that time. Such is the existence of Josephine to live this way day in and day out, year after solitary year. She cannot even remember her last name or the circumstances that brought her to where she is now. She has been stuck in limbo that long. Some see her, while running in the park or taking a stroll through the small piece of paradise in a big concrete city. They will catch a smell of her light perfume or see the wisps of her misty blue dress. If they try to follow she disappears quickly. Sometimes it is out of fear or just a game to pass the time. What else is there to do when you are in between worlds?

But then there are the ones, the ones that she can sense will help. Then she shows herself, beckoning them with a outstretched hand and a plea in her soft brown eyes. No one has ever stayed long enough to find out what she needs. What keeps her on this earthy plain? What stops a lonely apparition from moving on? They run or choose not to believe what has appeared in front of them. So she walks the hiking paths and lonely roads of Central Park. Waiting for the day someone will help her escape. Waiting for the day that this person will be brave enough to help her answer the questions, she has long forgotten.

Interview and Hoilday Contest!!

I was interviewed by the Siren of Seduction...Sabrina Luna. She is one great person and a kindred spirit. I met her for coffee last sunday and we could have sat and talked for hours. But the boyfriend had to go back to work. (A soldiers work is 24/7). Any way you can read her questions and my answers at her blogspot...( As to my own Contests.There are two going on at my websites....I am full of the holiday spirit!! Or full of spirits in general...(smile) 1.( Until 12/29 you can enter the contest. Go to the website and click on the contest link. Answer the question and email the answer to the address listed. First prize winner wins a free ebook copy of my book Love and Lights. 2nd and 3rd place wins a free ebook copy of any book offered at ( The second contest is at My yahoo group..( I love Nora Roberts books Don't you? Well for anyone who joins my group by 12/31. Will be entered to win a hard cover copy of Nora Roberts book *Angels Fall*. So go to it and good Luck!!..Smooches dahlia Rose

Hot Toddies for everyone!!

So its what nine -ten days until Christmas> Time has flown by this year. I started out on an old laptop that froze every two seconds. Writing shorts stories and now I am contracted for three books one being a full length novel and I have more on the way. Freaking A!! Could life be any better? My kids are driving me crazy with thier updated Christmas lists. LOL..I mean each day something else gets added on. So its up to me mom (i.e Santa) to pick the best things to get them. The boys want moon shoes. Tell me what are they going to do with small trampolenes built into shoes? I can see it now...Chirstmas evening before dinner. Me taking two boys to the ER where they have broken somethings jumping around on Moon shoes. Nope I think they are off the list. At least mommy will be getting a very special gift from the big man in her life...tee hee. No not that! that's just a filty thought! That will be later (smile) after the dinner and the broken body parts i shall sit and have a glass of wine and relax. and breath a sigh of relief that another holiday has passed with me being my gracefull self. I'll keep you posted and hopefully No injuries will be hand by any of the smaller members of my clan...I wish every one peace love and hot run filled toddies...notice the key element is rum. (smile) Dance on a table if the modd so inclines you to and be happy.... Smooches.Dahlia

Love and Lights

“Love and Lights” is a Christmas story like no other; Rachel is home in New York for the first time in three years at the request of her parents. She left New York after her boyfriend Victor Cantrell a cop in the New York SWAT Team broke up with her on Christmas Eve. She shows up on her parents East Manhattan building only to find that they are gone and her unexpected guest is none other than her ex Victor.
She is furious her parents left her in this position and decides to leave for home, but the small problem is that the airports are closed because New York is in the middle of a blizzard, so she has no other choice but to stay in her parent’s home with the man who broke her heart.
Victor has his own agenda, he was hurt in the line of duty and his career in the SWAT team is over, it took him nearly dying to show him that he was wrong for pushing her away. His love for her never faded in the three years they were apart, but he thought he was protecting her from hurt by breaking her heart. Now with the help of her parents he came upon a plan to win her back. Rachel decides even though she has to stay in the same apartment with Victor she does not have to even speak to him, but hearing him in pain and seeing the extent of his injury causes her to do the only thing she could and that is to help. But theses two have a tendency to get under each other’s skin and soon fire works erupt when Rachel goads him and he answers back in the only way he knows how. It is available now and

Dahlia Rose Bio

Hello to those who don’t know me I’m Kelly Ann King with the Alias of “BajanDahlia” or “Dahlia Rose”
I was born on the little island of Barbados, I grew up with the sand between my toes and the smell of fruits and the sea in my nose. My mother always said I was too intelligent for my own good and my dad, well I was daddy’s little girl until I became a teenager, then I became a rebel. I fell in love with romance and erotica at an early age, reading my aunts Loveswepts and Mills & Boons novels. Stories of dark dashing men who saves their women or love that conquers all filled my head and I began doing something I found I loved. I began to write, my friends read my little stories and some were anxious to see more, some said my head was filled with filth, but on a small island where church was a Sunday thing and most functions was built around the church what else could they think. I knew different I knew that the thought of a kiss that melts your bones and a love that could surpass time was something to look forward to. I wanted that prince on a white horse. My dreams of being a writer were put of for awhile when I became a mother at the early age of sixteen, my daughter Deanna 14 now and my biggest supporter) was never counted as a mistake in my life, Her and I braved a new world by moving to New York city. I loved her from the moment she was conceived and four kids later, (G’kar 9, Kaine 5 and Lillinah 3 none of them would ever think they were not wanted. But alas the other half of the parent unit was not to be.
My best friend whom I tell everyone is my sister was also always in my world she is my life line and when things became low she was always there to pick me up and keep me going. I have known her since she was five and I was seven. She has been there for the birth if every one of my kids. In a relationship that spans over twenty years I could not imagine my life with out her. Together we can be the goofiest of people laughing at things that adults would call childish, but keeps us young heart. Together me and Cathy can be immortal children but when either of us needs the other we are there and instant always having each other backs. So as a single mom of four of the brightest stars in my universe I began to write again but this time because of a love that found me in the strangest of ways, the internet.
He encourage me to write again from letters I sent him and because he showed me the love that I looked for was not just a fantasy but could be real in his arms. Coerced by a friend I put my profile on a love website and met my dream man, He was in Iraq at the time and my soldier took my breath away, we went from exchanging emails to him calling me from overseas every night. By the time he came home we were a year into our relationship and never even met but he knew all about me and I about him. Our first meeting he came to New York to see me, I was so nervous I almost threw up in the cab but from there we have not been apart since. He is my “Bid daddy” and without him in my life as well as my kids, and my best friend my world would be a bleak place. I want to bring the love I found to my readers through my words and show that erotica and love go hand in had, that sexuality is so much better when you find your soulmate. In love nothing is taboo, just talk listen, live and love.
My first book which has just been accepted to be published is based on him and our lives, he showed me how to dream again and to love again. So I hope you who I count as friends on the internet or otherwise will visit my page often and chat with me through emails IM or what ever means. Till we speak know that love can be found in the strangest of places and no one should never give up on true romance. My Motto is to “Live life in Love and Love the life you Live” I hope everyone could find a piece of that in life.

Step Into My Erotic Paradise "All are welcome"

Dahlia Rose,

Author, mother, lover, friend she is a rainbow of openness never to be defined. Defining her would be like trying to block a bullet. But, if you tried and happen to stumble upon her in wikipedia, you would find that she has lived nine lives and has warmed a million hearts. She has done more than most and navigated everywhere loving freely and forever changing her hair. A light to this world who uses her being to unfold secrets and keys that lay beneath destinies and blessing. She worships the moon and tattoos her dreams in books. A lioness brought here to conquer the sun with a pen…no war…love as a weapon to win. With Love as her sweater constantly warming you and I with words.

A best selling author of contemporary and paranormal romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on a Caribbean island and now currently lives in Charlotte, NC with her five kids who she affectionately nicknamed "The children of the corn” and her biggest supporter/long time love. She has a love of erotica, dark fantasy, Sci-fi and the things that go bump in the night. Books and writing are her biggest passion and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books