Beacon of Sound
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Number of pages: 247
Word Count: 86,260
You can fight desire…
Marie DeLou doesn’t want to believe that her life is anything less than perfect. After all, how could it not be? She has a thriving mental health practice and a doting husband who loves her. Still, when a freight train of a man tears through her quiet existence, she has to wonder if things—and people—are not always what they seem to be.
…but there’s no stopping destiny
Prince Patrick Alvang of the Noir Dera has one job to do--to save the Beacon of Light, Marie DeLou, from the danger lurking within her walls. But between her smoking hot body and her equally fiery attitude, his task is a whole lot more difficult than he’d expected. Lucky for him, it looks like the only way to get to the finish line is to play dirty along the way…
Marie felt like throwing a party to commemorate the end of her crazy day. She had one client committed and had to stop another session early in order to get her last client to stop crying.
She changed quickly and was ready for the studio within 10 minutes of her last session. She put her new CD on and fought to get through the Brandon traffic.
Brandon, Florida had traffic at all hours of the day. It was as if the traffic Gods rejected the idea of a peaceful drive through the city.
Once she arrived at her studio, she bolted inside and locked the door. She pulled on her silky, beaded skirt and wrapped it snugly around her waist. She then tied a blue scarf to each wrist and began stretching. She turned on the stereo and let the magic begin. Marie started to relax as the sound of Anoushka Shankar’s sitar filled the small dance space.
She could feel the energy coursing through her body. The music threaded through the empty spaces in her spirit. She spun and danced to ISHQ and felt as if she was flying when “Dancing in Madness” floated out of the speakers.
She spared no expense when it came to her studio. It was a place where art came alive. Art and peace were flowing through her body when she saw someone standing outside the studio. Doctor Fallen Angel had come to pay her a visit.
Oh, this is surely the devil’s work.
She would not be decent to him. Refusing to pause the music, she released the deadbolt and let him in.
“Dr. Alvang, I want you to know that Marcel has sold you up the river. There is no way you’ll survive this.” She turned and walked to the center of the studio. She wound her hips to "Si No Puedo Verla" and waited for his response. “You will dance and not complain. You have invaded my peace and I will not give you anything until you’re broken by my music.”
Men hated to dance and she was prepared to mop the floor with the good doctor. Marcel was the only man that could keep pace.
Patrick didn’t hesitate. He walked up behind her and grabbed her by the waist. She relaxed into his hold for a split second. They danced like flames leaping to kiss the air.
It was flawless.
She became lost in the pain, pleasure, joy, and seduction of the sitar and the guitars. Patrick touched every inch of her and demanded that her body respond.
She backed away as her leg slid to his waist. He lifted Marie by the waist and positioned her closer. His palms were on the small of her back. The movement pressed their bodies close. There was no escaping.
It was as if he’d melted into her and bonded them together. The CD ended, and then, without warning, the song changed. Mark Rosas was singing "Higher" and Patrick continued dancing as if the shift in music was inconsequential.
She’d left that dance mix at home.
Why was it playing? The dubstep rhythm in the song gave him an opportunity to really show off. He lifted her into his arms again.
Patrick turned her toward one of the mirrors as he ground into her back. She wrapped her arms around his neck and felt his breath brushing against her ear. She was transfixed. Her eyes were glued to the mirror. Their bodies resembled an erotic oil painting.
Patrick pulled her in tighter and she melted into him. Their legs moved, but Marie was lost in the dance.
She heard Mark sing, “I just want to take you higher, com'n let me light your fire."
He spun her around and their eyes met. Patrick's were glowing cobalt beacons that held her gaze. His gaze remained locked on her as if mapping her every emotion. As the song came to an end, he slid her to the floor. And she came to rest in a kneeling position at his feet.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
As a child, I wanted to be a writer but was more passionate about becoming a doctor.
When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?
After writing numerous speeches, and poems for special family events, I decided that writing is my gift.
How long did it take to get your first book published?
The entire process to publish Beacon of Sound took two years. I had a habit of putting it on the shelf when life got in the way. When I finally dug in, the book was published within six months.
Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?
Currently, I am working on earning my Masters in Mental Health Counseling. My specialization focuses on supporting military families. I also juggle a full time just so I can pay the bills job.
What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
My latest book is The Book of Love Unbound. I still have quite a bit of work to do before it can be ready for editing. My goal is to have it published by the end of the year. I will also be completing the second book in The Noir Dera Series.
Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?
I am a self-published author.
How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
In a perfect world, I could finish a full novel in three months. In my world of kids, work, and school, a story can take up to six months to complete.
What can we expect from you in the future? ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?
I love writing paranormal and contemporary romance novels, but have this crazy story line running around in my head. It is about a woman who happens to be a living weapon. I will keep my readers posted.
What genre would you place your books into?
What made you decide to write that genre of book? The only way to control all the things that go bump in the night, is to right about them. Writing paranormal novels keeps me from checking the closets at night. Yes, I still check my closest.
Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?
My favorite character is Marie. She is full of fire. Marie will take a bad situation and make it worst. She is very human which gets in the way of her good judgment.
How long have you been writing and who or what inspired you to write?
I have been writing since childhood. My mother inspired me to write. She would spend the last few dollars of her paycheck to buy me books. She started my journey into the world of books.
Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?
I read every single review. It gives me an opportunity learn from my readers. I was terrified but over time, I learned to just take it all with a grain of salt.
Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I choose and change the title throughout the time I am writing. The Book of Look Unbound had three different titles before I finally picked one. The second book in The Noir Dera series is going through the same identity crisis.
Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?
I start listening to the character from the moment my work begins. What does the character want the world to know? My character Marie wanted to show the world her ability to live past her childhood trauma. Marie is bossy, loving, stubborn, and sexy. Every time I read the story, I know Marie's voice was true to my vision.
Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")
The Noir Dera series has one message. Live your truth every moment of the day. Marie spent so much time hiding from her true nature that it nearly destroyed her life.
Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?
I am a book hog. I take books in all formats. My collection is bigger on the eBook side, but I prefer paperbacks for certain series.
What is your favorite book and Why? Have you read it more than once?
My favorite book is Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The characters seem to come to life every time I read it. The journal style format was ingenious. I read it at least once a year. I also watch the movie once a year.
Your favorite singer/group is?
I am on a Hozier kick. I have to listen to the whole album at least once a day. There are numerous artists and bands I am obsessed with. Fall Out Boy, Halestorm, 2 Cellos, Maxwell, and Sia are some of the artists I cling to. I am madly in love with music.
Your favorite color is?
Blue is the only color that matters. All of the other colors just show up for the party.
Your favorite Author is?
Again, I have an enormous list of favorites. My readers will hear about upcoming work from my favorites via twitter and Facebook. Anything from Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Christina Lauren, Karen Marie Moning, R.L. Mathewson, and Suzanne Wright are automatic downloads for me. My Stephen King and Anne Rice novels are only purchased via paperback. If you were to look at my libraries, the list of authors I read could wrap around the state of Florida.
R.M. Garry lives with her three male children a.k.a the wolf pack and her husband of 12 years.
Writing allows her to maintain her sanity while juggling her world.
Her goal is to give readers a brief escape from the realities of their world.
When she isn’t writing, R.M. is reading and keeping up with her favorite authors.
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