Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Spotlighting Claire de Lune and Her Book Virginia's Awakening

Well Hello Again My Pretties!!!

          I know you came to meet the wonderful and talented Claire de Lune....but in case you came to enter the raffle for the first time....or the second time...let me tell you about it.

We Are Giving Away $50 Amazon Gift Card, And 4 Free Books To the People who Enter the Raffle....and follow the rules


Here's the Rule:  You are going to have to read through the blurb and both excerpts. You will have to leave 2 comments on the blog.  The question will be embedded in the Rafflecopter thingy that you click.  When you comment, you will have to answer those 2 questions, which if you have read the blurb and two excerpts, you will know the answer.  You will be entered to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  :), two of Diane Leyne's books and two of mine.  It's a sweet prize, that will require rule following, reading and thought.  If you have ANY problems, entering the raffle, please PM Caitlyn O'Leary on Facebook.

Let me get to the REALLY good Part, and introduce Claire de Lune!  Who just finished writing Virginia's Awakening.  Claire, can you tell me a bit about yourself?

      Caitlyn, thanks for letting me come all the way over the internet from England to be on your blog, *snicker*.  I spent thirty plus years teaching 11-18 years olds. Then ill-health obliged me to retire.
       Once I started to recover I missed the contact with young people and depression returned. Then my youngest son challenged me to write a novel of my own and I wrote "Initiation"  book one in the Prometheus in Chains series. Since then writing has taken over my life. 
        It's been like a roller-coaster ride and a very pleasurable one at that. When I sent off my first book to Siren I had no idea what I was setting in motion. I have made many good friends, some readers and some fellow authors. Writing has certainly changed my life.
        Claire, I know all of your fans are thankful that your son threw down that challenge!  I have a couple of questions for you.

If you had to choose to give up one, which would it be, chocolate or sex?
It would have to be chocolate, that makes you fat.
Why did you choose to write erotica?I was reading a lot of it and got interested in BDSM. It seemed to fit well in my first book, and so I took it from there. My characters tend to be older and I wanted to show that life, love, romance and sex go on well into your sixties and beyond, so it was natural to have a portrayal of their sex-lives as an integral part of who they are.
Describe your idea of the perfect first date.
A pleasant meal in a secluded setting, maybe on the beach as a picnic. Warm weather, wine and strawberries to end the meal. Next comes a bare-foot stroll and a romantic interlude.
If you’re in a relationship, describe your first date with that person.
A café in the late evening, tables outside in the warm evening air, mountains in the distance half-glimpsed in the twilight. The lights of the city beginning to come on. The smell of summer blossoms and  a long cool drink and nibbles.
Do you fall in love with the characters you write?
Sometimes, I do especially if they are based on someone I like or admire. No character is ever an exact copy of anyone at all, but Master Angus looks like Sean Connery and acts like himself.  Not all of my heroes are devilishly handsome, but I do believe that beauty comes from within.
Where do you get the ideas to develop your characters?Experience of life mainly. I start with a character, an idea of what they are like then I pout them into situations and see how they cope and react.
What series do you read and can’t wait for the next installment?To be honest I don't have much time for reading at the moment. Real life and family matters have taken most of my attention lately. I will always find time to read the next installment of Club Esoteria by Cooper Mackenzie and Sage Marlowe's Romeo and Julian or the Sub series, also the Cynster novels of Stephanie Laurens.
Do you have a favorite activity to recharge your batteries before you start a new project?
I like to embroider and I love appliqué.
Do you ever get angry at the characters you write?

Yes. Sometimes they don't do what I expect, or someone unexpected gets into the plot, then I have been known to say the odd rude word.

You can always contact Claire Here:
Twitter @ClairdLunebooks


“Come in,” Valkyrie called.
She entered the room. It wasn’t the first time she’d been in his private office, as he sometimes requested sandwiches and coffee. It was an impressive room, all red-leather Chesterfield sofas and chairs with a large oak desk. Valkyrie was seated at the desk, working at his computer, but when he saw her, he stood up.
“Virginia, do come in and close the door. What can I do for you?”
Valkyrie was a tall, well-built man. His long, blond hair lay in a thick plait over one shoulder. His face wasn’t handsome, but it was striking. The hawk-like nose and startling, deep-blue eyes under bushy, blond brows, and the long ends of his moustache with the neatly-trimmed beard made his face one that was likely to be remembered. She’d seen him in the Viking costume he wore in the club, but in a business suit, with a blue-and-white-striped shirt and a dark-blue tie, he was a sight to behold, and she felt a jolt in her womb. She said nothing.
“Won’t you sit down and tell me how I can help you? It’s Virginia, isn’t it? Or do you prefer Mrs. Daltrey?”
“Please call me Virginia, sir.” Somehow, she regained control of her limbs and took the seat he indicated. Her voice had come out low and throaty, and not the squeak she’d been afraid of. Why is he having this effect on me now? I’ve spoken to him before and I didn’t feel like this. I’d better get a grip on myself or he’s going to think I’ve lost my marbles.
I’d like to be paid in cash in future, if that’s convenient, please, sir,” she said, barely managing to get it out.
“Certainly, Virginia. Is there any particular reason for the change? None of my cheques have bounced, have they?” He smiled as he said it, and she smiled back.
“No, sir, of course not. My personal circumstances have changed, that’s all.”
“Very well then. Will starting next week do?” he asked.
“I was very much hoping it could be from tomorrow, please.”
“I will arrange it for you. Is there anything else I can do to help? I take the welfare of my staff very seriously.” His voice was so full of concern that Virginia almost lost her composure and told him everything. She managed to cling to a measure of control and stood up. She was pleased to see he did the same. His manners were impeccable.
“Thank you very much, but that’s all, really,” she said.
“Well if there is anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask me. I’m always here. I will do anything I can to help, you know.” His voice was warm and sincere. He showed her to the door and closed it behind her.

* * * *

Valkyrie leaned on the door he’d just closed. Now what was all that about? She was so upset she was almost in tears. If that damned bully of a husband has been hitting her…she had a bruise on the side of her face, too. I bet the bugger has been abusing her. Why doesn’t she just walk out and leave him? Hang on, though, they aren’t from these parts. I bet he brought her up here to get her to himself, the manipulating bastard. One of these days, he’ll go too far. She ought to leave him before he does her a permanent injury.
Valkyrie had been struck by Virginia’s quiet dignity the moment he first saw her. She wasn’t his type, and she was older than any other woman he’d dated. He’d never been serious about a woman in his life before, but he’d always made that plain to the ones he’d dated. He wasn’t looking to marry, and so far, he’d never met anyone he wanted to share more than a few evenings with. It was with great surprise that he found himself thinking about Virginia. From her employee records, he knew that she was married. From the occasional bruise and comment from Mrs. Laurens, he gathered she wasn’t happy in her marriage. He wasn’t prepared to come between man and wife, so he watched from afar, and rendered assistance whenever he could. He made sure she wasn’t aware of it, but he became increasingly fond of her. He loved the way she coped. Her back was straight, her head was held high, and no-one was to know if she wasn’t happy. He admired her courage. She was in her fifties, and no-one would suspect there was anything wrong. Obviously she spent little money on her clothes, hair, and make-up. She could be very attractive, in a mature way, if she had the right apparel. He liked to fantasise about her. She wore clean, neat, and serviceable stuff, usually a skirt and blouse with a sweater or cardigan in the colder weather. In his mind, he dressed her in clinging dresses with swirling skirts. He put her hair up, and skilfully applied make-up took years off her age. He’d love to do that for her. As usual, he told himself, She's married, hands off! Now something’s changed. She looks almost desperate. Why does she want to be paid in cash? What has happened? I have to know more.


Valkyrie lifted her in his arms, as if she weighed very little. He placed her carefully on the bed. Then he turned on the bedside light and fished condoms from the drawer. He tossed them on the bed beside her.
“Take that bloody garment off. I want to see your body.” As she complied and lifted her arms to remove the offending night-wear, she heard him say, “At last!”
He dropped his soft pants on the floor and climbed on the bed. Like some huge, predatory cat, he advanced on her on his hands and knees.
“I’ve waited so long for this, Ginny. I’ve wanted you from the first moment I saw you. Now I intend to have you, unless you tell me ‘no,’” he said gruffly.
“I’ve wanted you, too, Valkyrie. Just fuck me now, please.”
He lay on top of her. His hands framed her face, and his legs pushed hers apart. He gazed into her eyes, and then he kissed her. Dropping butterfly kisses all over her face, her eyes, her nose then down to her neck, he murmured,
“Ginny, Ginny love. I want you. I need to be inside you very soon, love. You’re beautiful and you smell so good. Kiss me, love.”
She licked the seam of his lips with the point of her tongue, and his mouth opened to allow her to slip inside. Then he seized her tongue between his teeth and tormented her by flicking it with the tip of his. Liquid fire filled her veins. Desire raced through her. She’d never felt like this is in all her time with Geoff, but then he’d never taken the trouble to arouse her, only calling her “frigid.” She responded to Valkyrie and loved the weight of his body urgently pressing her into the mattress. He released her tongue and sucked a nipple into his mouth. The pleasure was excruciating. She arched her back, wanting more. She panted and sobbed in her ecstasy, and her lover re-doubled his efforts, sucking the other nipple into his hot mouth to flick it with his tongue whilst rolling the first one between firm fingers. Virginia felt as if she’d explode. He was driving her higher and higher. The pleasure was becoming too much to bear. He released her nipples and licked a slow trail down her belly. He drew in a breath and let it out in a soft “Ahhh.” His fingers parted her folds and he licked a trail down her pussy, and then back up again, until he fastened on her clit and began to drive her demented. Her head rolled from side to side, her limbs took on a life of their own, too, and she trembled as she felt her orgasm gather. Still, he held her on the brink.
“Please, please, let me come.” Briefly, her thoughts flew to that young sub, but not for long. She heard him chuckle.
“I love to hear you beg, Ginny.” As he said it, he nipped her clit, and a wave of exquisite pleasure made her toes curl up. She screamed his name as she convulsed in his arms. He held her and petted her as the after-shocks racked her body. Then he ripped the foil wrapper, rolled the condom onto his cock, and slowly entered her. Her eyes flared as she looked at him. How is that huge dick going to fit inside me? He must have read her expression, because he smiled at her.
“I’ll go slowly, and you’ll be fine. If you feel uncomfortable, just say so, okay?” She smiled at him.
“I will.”
She felt the head of his dick push into her pussy. He was firm but gentle, and he withdrew after entering her a little way, and then he pushed home more firmly until his balls slapped against her bottom. She moaned at the sensation of fullness. Then he began to move in and out. He rested on his arms over her as he worked his cock in and out of her pussy, and he bent to apply his mouth to her nipples. She arched her back to get his mouth where she needed it, offering her breasts for his attention, and he obliged her, chuckling as she gasped and sobbed her pleasure.
“How I love to hear you sing, Ginny.”

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  1. Thank you for having me on your blog, Caitlyn. It was a pleasure to be here

  2. Geoff was Ginny's husband's name.

  3. Between the blurb and the excerpt, I'll definitely be buying this book. I love hot books that feature "real" women.

  4. I'm still chuckling over your comments on how many people entered the contest correctly versus how many tried entering. Now I'll have to try and do it correctly myself. :)

    Geoff is the name of Ginny's hubby.

  5. This sounds like a sexy read with a more mature woman and a sexy man who appreciates her. Yeah, I would definitely buy and read this book.

  6. Ginny's husbands name is Geoff, and this book is most DEFINITELY hot enough for me to buy!!! I loved the excerpt and thank Caitlyn for hosting Clare de Lune today :)

  7. Husband's name was Geoff. And yes it is hot enough to be purchased.

  8. Yes it is hot enough to purchase. Thank you the opportunity.

  9. Husband was Geoff.

    And oh boy is it hot enough!!!!

  10. Virginia's husband is Geoff. Every one of Claire de Lune's books have been hot, hot, hot! I've been waiting for this an older lead female character.

  11. Have not read any Claire de Lune books but will be doing so ASAP! Looks good!

  12. Ginny's husband is Geoff. Excerpt was hot enough to make me want more!!

  13. His name is Geoff and it is definitely hot enough!

  14. Ginny's husband is Geoff and yes, I think it's hot enough. I'm finding it's more the emotional connection between the characters for me now.

  15. Yes, judging from the excerpt it's hot enough.

  16. Ginny's husband is Geoff and the excerpt was sizzling hot so yes I would definitely buy it and recommend it!

    1. Giants husband is Geoff and I loved the excerpt,sizzling hot.