Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Guest Post & Giveaway with Author Julie Destry

Things that go bump in the dark...

Just over a year ago I was sitting at my computer at work daydreaming, as I’m apt to do, when I had a vision. It was of a woman on a bed waiting for a lover to arrive.
Okay, it wasn’t so much a vision as an impression since, in my head, the room was pretty much pitch-black. 

I immediately opened my NEW IDEAS file and jotted down the notes. I’d been reading a lot of erotica at the time, and was excited about the prospect of writing my own dark, sensual story about a woman who can’t live without physical contact. There were to be no names. No romance. Just an anonymous encounter in the dark that was solely about hot and dirty pleasure.
Well, things didn’t turn out precisely as planned. 

As TOUCH evolved from that one vague impression to what it is now, the premise morphed into something much different than my original vision. There are names, a slightly insecure geek, and a career woman hell-bent on protecting her identity. They laugh a lot, share awkward secrets, and there may be some romance. *grin*

But one thing stayed true through the evolution: there’s still a lot of touching in the dark (even if some of it’s a bit more like fumbling) and plenty of hot sex.
I’d suspected that setting the story in an almost completely blacked-out room would give my characters a lot of freedom to explore and experiment—and it did. Take away the awkwardness of being completely exposed, and I found out that Finn and Kass were more than willing to push their limits.

Darkness is a pretty good keeper of secrets, but it can’t erase feelings—both sensory and emotional. Just because you can’t see someone doesn’t mean you can’t connect with them. Sometimes, the dark exposes more than it hides….

Take away the light, and what sort of things might the dark tempt you to try?
Comment, and at 12:01 a.m. EST on Dec 1st, deep in the black of night, I’ll draw a name for a copy of TOUCH. Don't forget to include your email address!
Thanks for visiting!
Sometimes, the dark exposes more than it hides....

As a news anchor, Kass needs to show the world her conservative side, but underneath her public persona is a woman who longs for physical connection. When an invitation to visit a sex club arrives in her inbox, she jumps at the chance to indulge herself in an evening of hot, sweaty sex with a stranger—no strings attached. What she finds instead is a man who shows her that secret fantasies can become reality, but only if she’s willing to take a chance.

Finn's a man whose mojo has hit rock bottom. After the crash and burn of his last relationship, an anonymous sexual encounter is just what he needs. Although the goal for the night is simply to give them both pleasure, he discovers that he may be willing to give something more….

Kass is scared to risk revealing her identity to the man who just took her beyond her wildest expectations, no matter how much he tempts her.  But Finn’s determined that their scorching passion has a chance to see the light of day.
Julie writes sexy, fun contemporary erotic romance. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, or at her blog. TOUCH is available from the Turquoise Morning Press book store and other fine eRetailers later this week.


  1. This looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!!!


  2. Sounds quite interesting!


  3. can't wait to read the book and I'm pretty much up for anything and I don't need the dark.

  4. Julie, the book looks like it is a great read. It's going to be my first ebook - can't wait!

  5. Sounds like a great book.I'll try almost anything once, even in the dark.


  6. I will be first in line at your book signing :o) Can't wait to read it - gasp....even in the light of day **grin**


  7. In the dark or with the lights blazing I will try almost anything...twice ;-)

  8. If the book is as seductive and intriguing as the blog, it will be a hit. I love scenarios like this.
    Congrats on your release!

    author jade morgan @

  9. So glad to see all your hard work and the many, many drafts you've done on this book finally come to fruition! The cover is absolutely faboulous, as is the content and I'm certainly putting in my name to see if I can snag a free copy. ;-)

    lavertyfalls @

  10. This sounds wonderful. Thanks for the great post and thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Ooooooh that sounds gooooooood!! Thank you for the giveaway!


  12. Sounds cool and thanks for the giveaway. Alot of things !
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  13. Google is hating on me today, but I loved your post, Julie! Touch is definitely on my TBR list!

  14. That sounds really intriguing Julie! I want to read it.


  15. I better not be too late!

  16. tells me that Anonymous 11:02 AM is the winner! congrats! :D I'll be in touch via email.

    thanks to Lush for hosting me, and a big thanks to everyone to dropped by! like my FB page to get info about the release of TOUCH this week and future news!