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GUEST POST: Whispers of Love by Remmy Duchene #gayromance @remmyduchene

 

Inspirations

Hi Everyone,

My name is Remmy Duchene. I am the writer of mostly interracial/multicultural erotic romance. I say mostly, because I am the slave to my muse and it’s whatever that jerk tells me lol. Anyway, today I am here to talk about inspiration.

I’ve done quite a few author interviews. And almost every time, I’m asked about what my inspirations are. Mostly, inspiration for writing things. Some people talk about art and sunsets. For me, I get ideas from everywhere. A random man walking down the street, a motorcycle parked on the side of the road, a particular lyric in a song—I pick things up everywhere. For Whispers of Love, a friend of mine saw the premade cover and tagged me. She stated emphatically that I needed to write a story for this beautiful piece of art. When I saw it, the story came the second I looked at the cover. I scraped up money outside my budget and paid for the print and ebook pieces and set to writing.

I fell in love with the man on the cover. He was the muse I’d been searching for. I had been blocked—writer’s block is a horrible thing. I had a print out of the cover, on the wall in my apartment and stared at it at great lengths before I write every session.

Most often than not, we search for inspiration—I’m talking something akin to the search for the holy grail. We put so much stress on ourselves to find the perfect idea, the perfect words, the perfect model to give us what we need to get words on the screen. That is when things, for me, often times go wrong and the block persists. My best stories appear in my head when I don’t try too hard—when I am doing the things I love like listening to music, going for walks along Lake Ontario, or around downtown Toronto.

The best ideas come when my mind is open—when I don’t expect anything at all from just living. Those inspirations, when hit, are the best things ever!

Author Bio:

Remmy Duchene, born on the small island of Jamaica, now loving in Toronto Canada. When not writing, you can find Remmy working for lawyers by day, then wandering the city with a camera in her spare time.

Blurb

Hilo Adachi learned one very important lesson from his father—unconditional love is a sham that always with strings attached.

Broken and alone, he works as a bike messenger while moonlighting as a graphic designer. When he meets Matthew Ellington, the last thing Hilo is looking for his love, but how can he deny the fact that one look from Matthew’s beautiful, brown eyes leaves him yearning for things he has no right to? How could he possibly imagine he deserves a man like Matthew?

​Matthew Ellington has it all – a successful clothing line, a loving family and money. But he’s missing love and while he isn’t actively looking, he isn’t going to ignore it should love come along. The moment he lays eyes on Hilo, he knows he wants him.

But Hilo’s demons keep getting in the way.

​Matthew is a fighter, and Hilo’s demons have met their match.

Buy Link

Please look for me/follow me on the interwebs.

You can find me at my website at https://remmyduchene.wix.com/remmymantasy

Twitter: @remmyduchene

Instagram: @manluvlikeaboss

 

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GUEST POST: Remmy Duchene

Hi everyone!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m Remmy Duchene, author of Interracial Romance (sensual, erotic, sweet – depending on my mood lol).

Today, I’m here to gab about my newest release coming to Pride Publishing titled The Smell of Camellias. This story has a special place in my heart because it is the first time a reader has requested a story from me. One of my readers, who’ve been with me for years now, asked if I could write a longer piece with the Blasian (Black/Asian) mixed. Of course, I was flattered, excited, even cried a little (Says my friends – I mean, I had something in my eyes) but then I freaked out.

Why? I am notorious for starting a story and 15-20 thousand words in, scrapping it because it makes no sense to me. I didn’t want this to happen with this story and I wanted it to be something kind of similar to a Korean Drama but not really. There has never been an interracial Korean Drama of this magnitude so I was free to work with my own imagination.

Sung-go’s name was changed about eight times. No word of a lie. I had to make sure his name wasn’t similar to any of the other Korean men I’d written in the past. Though, if you research the names from the culture and watch as many dramas and listen to as much Kpop as I do, the names are remarkable similar.

I actually created Frank for another story – he was going to be a rapper who was still in the closet but somehow the personality that came through didn’t mesh well with that story so I brought him over to Camellias.

I think these two works really well together.

Different story brings out a different love in me. For The Smell of Camellias I was able to mesh my love of Korean Dramas, my adoration for culture and writing multicultural romance (With tons of spice) and toss in a little drama to make it all sizzle.

To add to that, this book comes out four days before my birthday!! But since I declared June my month (lol) and I’m sharing it with Pride Month in Toronto – I am over the moon about this release!

I’m very lucky to be able to do this.

Blurb

Broken to be whole…

After a life that had little to be desired, Frank Dunn has a sea of possibilities ahead of him. Young, good-looking with a kick-ass education and credentials from Cal Tech, Frank is ready to take on the world. When he is offered his dream job, Frank jumps on it even though he has to move to South Korea. Since he has no family except his best friend, staying put is irrelevant.

Sung-Go Hyun is the man when it comes to White Tiger Industries—a multi-billion-dollar luxury automotive giant in South Korea. From the outside, people think he has it all, but he knows his struggles and they have left him stoic. When he meets Frank Dunn, they immediately butt heads. Sung-Go is instantly attracted to the brown-eyed devil and Sung-Go hates that. But since his heart isn’t going to cooperate, Sung-Go decides to go after what he wants. Frank on the other hand wants nothing to do with Sung-Go or his bed.

Sung-Go isn’t used to such a reaction, but he will have to learn that Frank would rather burn Sung-Go’s world to the ground than submit.

Links

You can snag The Smell of Camellias from Pride at https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/the-smell-of-camellias or wherever you tend to buy your Remmy sexiness!

Website: https://remmyduchene.wix.com/remmymantasy

Twitter: @remmyduchene

Instagram: @Manluvlikeaboss

And you can find me on Facebook

*hugs*

Remmy D

About the author

Multi-published Remmy Duchene was born in St. Anns, Jamaica and moved to Canada at a young age. When not working or writing, Remmy loves dabbling in photography, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

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GUEST POST & GIVEAWAY: Koi by Remmy Duchene

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Hello everyone! I am Remmy Duchene. I’m super excited to be here today and to talk about the third and final book in my SHIVER series, entitled KOI!

The story of the SHIVERS came about because I listen to a lot of music. There is a song titled SHIVER by a Canadian pop singer name Shawn Desman. This song is one of the most beautiful lyrically and visually. I’ve watched the video over and over again and still find it enchanting and romantic. I’m not sure how a long song turned into beings that are half Zeus and Half Goddess of the Storm Winds (That one I created specifically for these stories) but at the end of the day, my new species, CIRO and OSAKI and KOI were born! Well, Osaki is a whole other story but you get my drift.

I carried my love of Mythology (in this case, Greek) and my love of men with super-powers throughout the stories. Koi is the final tale – though I am tempted to write another. He is the third born son, kind but fed up with all the evil lurking in the shadows. Though Ciro is the eldest, Koi now believes he must protect the earth, keep Ciro and Osaki out of the war because they are now in love. He feels alone and though that is not the case, Koi carries a heavy burden.

My love of mythology started in Jamaica when I started high school and they told me I had to read a book titled Men and Gods. Of course I jumped at it because I LOVE reading. The book had story about Perseus and Oedipus Rex and Andromeda, and Zeus and all the gods of Olympus and I was hooked.

There was something about the Gods, their turbulent histories and relationships that spoke to me. There was always a fight, a war, misguided love—something that sparked my interest and made me want to dig through old, dusty books and numerous website to find the different take on the story. Family drama always makes for an interesting read, or TV isn’t that what they say?

The truth is in the television shows we watch really—Like Scandal (the Gladiators is a sort of family and they fight all the damn time!), Second Chance (Father and son-bad relationship, so bad that the father had to come back from the dead to fix things), Maury, how many times have you watched that show and see a headline like “Did my sister sleep with my husband and is her kid his?” Yet it’s on television—it has been for years! –Family drama all over the place.

And Koi’s family is drama to the third degree.

These three stories, CIRO, OSAKI and KOI are infused with my adoration for Greek Myth, my love of Interracial couples (including a Blasian *giggles) and the joy I feel when I write. I really do hope you all enjoy KOI as much as you did CIRO and OSAKI. While I will miss writing them, they will always be a part of me, a part of what makes my writing what it is.

Please leave a comment below and you could win an ebook copy of CIRO.

Love and Chocolate,

Remmy D

Blurb

When a Shiver’s fed up, no one’s safe.

Koi Pyktis is the last of the Shivers and, lately, he’s been feeling as if the whole world is in love, leaving him the odd Shiver out. Though he has his eyes on Kofi’s friend, Christophe Sidler, he knows he must keep his hands off him. His father’s enemies are out there and they seem hell-bent on starting a war between the Shivers and anyone else they want.

Christophe Sidler has loved Koi Pyktis since the moment he laid eyes on the studly Greek. But he’s fresh from mourning his mother, getting his feet wet in the business world and trying desperately not to put his foot in his mouth around Koi.

However, what will Christophe feel and say when he finds out what Koi really is, and where will Christophe stand in the battle ahead?

Word count: 50,975

Buy Link

Buy link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/koi

Giveaway

Leave a comment on this blog post and a random winner will be chosen to receive an eBook copy of CIRO.

The winner will be drawn on Sunday 24th April. Good luck!

About the author

Multi-published Remmy Duchene was born in St. Anns, Jamaica and moved to Canada at a young age. When not working or writing, Remmy loves dabbling in photography, travelling and spending time with friends and family