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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Interview and Giveaway Intimate Fear by DC Stone




Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

Hi! I’m DC, but many know and call me Desi. I live in the northeast of the United States with my two children and an incredibly supporting husband. I have two cats who think they are ruling kings, and my children often encourage their nose-up behavior. I spent eight years in the United States Air Force, working as a patrolman and criminal investigator, but now spend my days working through complex internal affair investigations. I fell in love with my first book very late in life and never dreamed I’d be able to accomplish such a feat as writing my own book. But here I am! Several times over! J

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

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.

Are you a mom?

I am. My children are 10 and 6, and I lovingly call them Bubba (my son) and Beast (my daughter), ages respectively.

If yes do you find it hard to juggle writing and parenting?

Sometimes it’s tough, yes. Especially since I also work during the day, coach soccer in the evening, and run my kids around on their many activities. And sometimes that writing must take a back seat, but I make it a point to take a journal with me so I can get every bit of writing time in there that I can. So instead of talking with other parents about the latest craze while sitting in cheer practice, I’m pushing out words. Instead of laying around in the pool at a family party, I’m on the side trying to get that deadline done. The great thing is I have supporting friends and family, so it makes it a bit easier.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

Yes. In every book you’ll see a piece of my world, whether it be a case I studied or worked, some place from where I live or have lived, characteristics of someone I know, or names of family and friends. I’ve even used a line from my sister in law in the first book of this series, that cracks her up to this day! Hint: Dwayne says it. If you can spot it, I’ll toss in a $10 Amazon gift card, just contact me through my contacts below to let me know.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

When I can get the time away from all my other responsibilities you’ll see me completing massive puzzles. Like massive! It’s either that or reading that fills my days, and I really have learned recently that I enjoy the heck out of helping my kids put together those Lego monster projects. I know, I think I have a thing for puzzles in general!

Which romance book or series (or other genre, if you don’t write romance) do you wish you had written?

Kristen Ashley’s Rock Chick series or Julie Ann Walker’s Black Knights series. Those are my go-to series to get a good read. If I’m in a slump or just want to find something engaging, that’s where I go.

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

Thrillers, with a heavy dash of romance. I’m seriously considering it as we speak (or read/write)!

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

The next book in the series is Chris’, called Intimate Honor. It’s about a military working dog handler (Chris) and his military working dog lovingly deemed “Dumb Ass,” and some problems they run into while overseas. Forced to come home after being injured, both Chris and his dog fight for their lives, and find their hearts instead.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

I do! I just finished an edgy and dark Contemporary Romance, titled Take A Chance. That will be released in early Fall 2015. I’m also well into Chris’ story, which I plan to have out toward the end of this year. And just last week I released an anthology titled Girl Code, where Julie Ann Walker did the introduction. All proceeds for that are going to Wounded Warriors Project!

What book are you reading now?

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley! See?



Intimate Fear
Empire Blue
Book Two
DC Stone

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Date of Publication: 06/19/15

ISBN: 978-1-77233-392-3
ASIN: B00ZZ7S9YW

Number of pages: 256
Word Count: 86,150

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Book Trailer:

Book Description:

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.


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Excerpt:

Worried about Hailey, exhausted to the bone, and slightly swaying, Brooke clung to Dwayne, took strength from this solid, very real protector. She would have to be dead not to notice his firm body beneath her fingertips, the hardness of his chest pressed to her breasts, and the wicked, clean scent drifting from his skin. While they were no longer hugging, but more her clinging to him, she didn’t want to turn away, couldn’t find the power to do so. How easy would it have been to end up with this man? She’d caught the looks he had given her before. But that had all been in the past, a separate life for them both.
She had become a mother, someone who dedicated her entire being to making sure her daughter was well-rounded, cared for, and knowingly loved. Not only that, but she wasn’t a young pup any longer, and from the few women she’d seen Dwayne with, his type seemed to have a list of traits all very similar: young, perky breasts, tight asses, single, and free of major responsibilities.
His hand tightened on her back and she held her breath, waiting to see if he would push her away.
Just a few more minutes, please.
She needed him, this close contact with another being. It had been so damn long.
Hailey refused to slow down to cuddle on the couch as she had once done as a young girl. Her daughter had her own life now, one currently held in peril, but Brooke had faith they would find her. They had to. Failure wasn’t an option.
Dwayne trailed his hand up her back and pressed a palm to her head, his other arm tightening around her waist. She went with the direction, pressed her face into his warm neck, and breathed. His skin emitted heat rivaling the summer’s sun. She grasped the back of his suit jacket, wishing she could be closer. He shifted their bodies, and her aggravation spun to something else. His lips brushed her temple, and moist air fanned across the side of her face. He hovered there. So close, all she had to do was turn her face and take his mouth. She knew he would let her, too.
So near to him, starved for human contact, she wanted to get lost for a while. She trailed her nose along his neck, took another deep breath, and pressed closer.
He grumbled something unintelligible, the sound coming from his chest more than his mouth. His hand at her waist laid flat on the small of her back and urged her closer still.
The situation was moving fast out of control. Tendrils unraveled, but she was helpless to stop it. This strong male held her as if she were a treasure. He had the power and ability to make her forget everything, to make all the stresses and danger go away.
His hand slipped beneath the back of her shirt and made direct contact with her skin. They both hissed and his breath pushed her hair from her face. His cruel yet sensual mouth continued to drift in a teasing caress across her temple. She turned her head, like molasses on a cold day, up and toward him. Her lips tingled in anticipation, waiting for his kiss. She brushed her mouth across the line of his jaw, a hairsbreadth from his skin.
His heart thudded against hers, a matching hammer between their bodies, telling her he was just as affected. The hand at the back of her head tightened. She trailed the caress over his cheek; his lips were right there, centimeters away.
The rest of their surroundings faded. She didn’t know if it was because of this man drawing her absolute attention, or because of her exhaustion.
She touched the side of her mouth to his and thought she’d be prepared for the rush of desire. 



About the Author:

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!







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