Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award - I received it!!!

I Received "The Versatile Blogger Award" !!!

Thank you to my friend and awesome writer, Lynette Sofras, author of "The Apple Tree". You should really check out her wonderful blog at
She awarded me with

“The Versatile Blogger Award.”

I feel very honored to receive this award and glow with pride today, especially since my blog is quite new. I'll do my best in the future to write blog entries worthy of those of the very talented bloggers who have been selected before me.

Here are the Versatile Blogger Award rules:
1. Thank the person who gave it to you and link back to them.
2. Share seven things about yourself.
3. Pass the award along to other, recently discovered blogs and let them know about it.

Ok - now I'll share seven things about me. And I bet that you'd like to know something interesting, not what I had for breakfast. Hmm ... let's dig around in forbidden memories and scandalous secrets ...

  1. The first thing I wrote was a quite awful fantasy comic book inspired by the movie "Willow".
  2. I have watched the BBC production of "Pride and Prejudice" about 43568 times (yes, the Colin Firth version) and felt every time that the only thing really missing was a passionate, mindblowing Mr.&Mrs.Darcy kissing scene at the end (please don't shoot me, dear Jane Austen purists ;-) ).
  3. Often I am forced to write my books while my Siamnese cat, Tinkerbell (well, my 6-year-old daughter named her - I would have preferred "Miss Marple") constantly tries to lie down directly on my right hand, demanding to be cuddled.
  4. Long ago, I won a local Merengue dance contest in the Carribean! But that was before I married a man who never dances. Not even on his own wedding - well, there were a few seconds of forced waltzing because my male relatives threatened to kill him if he wouldn't. ;-)
  5. Inside, I've always stayed about 15 years old so I still go "squeeee" while watching "The Vampire Diaries" or "True Blood". Oh, and I might like to listen to boy band music when I'm alone but of course, I'd never admit it.
  6. Besides my second life as a notorious romance writer, I work as a health professional specializing in homeopathic remedies and have two wonderful children who completely drive me crazy most of the time.
  7. When I have some spare time (wish this could be more often) and I'm online, I love to watch Youtube videos and read blogs or fan fiction. It's amazing how many talented, creative people are out there. The internet gives them a great platform to express themselves.

Here are some bloggers whose articles I particularly enjoy, and I'm awarding each of them the Versatile Blogger Award. Of course, there's no special order:

Frederick Lee Brooke:

Erika (The Fanfiction Vixen Blog):

Congrats! Giving away this award is as much fun as receiving it! <3<3<3

“The Versatile Blogger Award.”

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Creatures that go BUMP in the Night!!!

Love Halloween and mysterious, otherworldly features? Then check out the Halloween Special Event on Reading Between the Wines book Club - my guest blog is about the Fae (what else - LOL), combined with a "Bound to the Prince" giveaway with an mp3 of my book trailer song, "Bound to You" by Jezebel.

Guest Blog "Elven Lovers and Legends of the Fae" with Book Giveaway

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Book Giveaway on Proserpine Craving Books!!!

Dear readers,

this week I'm giving away three copies of "Bound to the Prince" (in any ebook format or PDF), along with mp3s of my book soundtrack song "Bound to You" by Jezebel. Enjoy, and check out Proserpine's awesome blog:

Proserpine Craving Books

Good luck!

I also have news for those of you who still prefer a "real book" to ebook versions - the print version of "Bound to the Prince" will be published soon. ;-)

Yours truly,
Deborah Court

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Between the Sheets with Elven Warriors

I admit that this headline isn't absolutely correct. Thinking of sexy, playful elven males, you might expect them to make love in all places but a bed - maybe on the forest floor among the fallen leaves, on a tree, in the warm waters of a magic pool set in a beautiful, firefly-lit cave. But between sheets? Well, maybe if those sheets were made of the finest black silk, woven by tiny fairies for their beloved Fae prince.

Now I’ve got your attention, right? At least if you're a woman. Did you see all of those pictures right inside your mind, did you perhaps imagine yourself being held by strong male arms, engaged in a kiss so sweet, so seductive that it can make a woman weep with pleasure? Immortals are good kissers, ladies. After ages of eager practice you should certainly expect them to be.

But I bet that you imagined even more than I wrote. For instance, you probably didn't just see a forest, you saw an enchanted forest, with golden leaves, fairy lights and magical creatures inhabiting those old trees. You saw the magnificent body of your elven lover, his long, braided hair covering your entangled bodies, brushing over your skin like the most exquisite silk. Or you saw the underground lake, steam rising up from the surface which reflected the beautiful structures of the stalagmite formations on the ceiling above you. And you saw those black sheets, on a huge four-poster wooden bed, richly adorned with elven symbols.

It's magic. It's telepathy. But that's exactly what turns us on when it comes to sex, ladies. Something out of the ordinary. We want to be treated like a queen, no, a goddess, cherished and desired; and taken to places so beautiful that it takes our breath away.

Let's face it - we women want it all when having an erotic fantasy. Yes, we love our romance spiced up with frequent sex scenes, and yes, besides the lovey-dovey we want to read something really kinky at times. Secretly, we yearn for a man who just takes what he wants, who's possessive and totally in control of the situation. In bed, we love being weak, but we would never, ever, betray that to the men in our lives. Our primal instincts drive us to mate with the strongest, the fiercest male in the tribe; yet the modern woman in us needs him to be helpful with the kids and household. But the true question is: Will Conan the Barbarian still look sexy to us after we tamed him and made him take the dirty laundry down to the basement?

Because of this conflict, we love to read stories that take us to magic worlds and allow us that guilty pleasure of behaving like a cave woman again, choosing the alpha male who makes us swoon with his mere presence. When you write erotic scenes, no matter if it's paranormal romance, fantasy or any other genre, you have to keep that secret nature of women in mind. Indulging in such fantasies can be nearly as good as the real thing, and we truly deserve it, after all we have to achieve in our everyday lives; our daily routine filled to the brim with work, our careers, caring for our children and beloved ones (even if they are not so very alpha most of the time).

Being a writer, it is my greatest joy to help you escape for a while - into a world beyond your wildest dreams, swept away by one of my magnificent elven warriors. I promise that your naughty little secret will be safe with me.

For who could deny a woman the innocent pleasure of reading a book?

Yours truly,
Deborah Court

This guest post was written for and first published on Bitten by Paranormal Romance Blog. Special thanks to Laurie! ;-)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Book Giveaway on Bitten by Paranormal Romance

Check out my new guest blog on Bitten by Paranormal Romance - I am also giving away 3 ebook copies of "Bound to the Prince" and 3 mp3's of the book trailer song, "Bound to You" by Jezebel.

Have a wonderful week,