Please make welcome to the tavern the lovely Amber Daulton! We're celebrating her upcoming new book release, Trevor's Redemption. This story will grab your attention from the first page, dear readers. I was privileged to read an advance copy, and Amber immediately swept me into the pages of her story. An excellent read! Preorder your digital copy today for only 99¢!
Grab a glass of champagne and let's hear what Amber has to say about her book..
“Listening to my Characters – The Story Behind the Story: Trevor’s Redemption”
Shea O’Bannon and Trevor Madero co-star in Trevor’s Redemption, a steamy romantic suspense novella in Amber Daulton’s Arresting Onyx series. Onyx is an underground crime organization with a foothold in several American cities, and Trevor is a reluctant, guilt-ridden enforcer among their ranks. Shea is a graphics designer with no clue about her new boyfriend’s gang affiliations, but she knows he’s hiding something from her. The return of his manipulative ex puts their relationship—and their lives—in jeopardy. When his secrets come to light, Trevor and Shea will have to find a way to work together, or kiss their love goodbye.
Hi, everyone. I’m Amber Daulton. Of all the books in the Arresting Onyx series, Trevor’s Redemption is one of my favorites, but it almost didn’t happen. As I was revising the final novel in the series, a little voice in the back of my mind kept telling me to go back and write this novella. I’d introduced Shea as a minor character in book one and developed her further as the series went on. Before long, I was having daydreams about Shea and what kind of man she would go for, but my writing schedule was already mapped out for the foreseeable future. I just didn’t have time to write her story. Well, Shea wasn’t having any of that. She kept pestering me, and soon I couldn’t sleep because I needed to write this story. Eventually, I gave up and jotted down the plot, and slept like a baby that night. I had a wonderful time bringing Shea’s romance to life, so I’m grateful I let her have her way.
As for my writing process, I use paper, pens, and colored pencils to outline each chapter, but sometimes I take the easy road and plot in a Word doc. I try to follow my notes exactly, but more often than not, my characters steer the story in another direction (Trevor did this in spades!). I spent about six weeks writing the first draft of Trevor’s Redemption, and after a few months of editing, tearing the story apart, rewriting, and more editing, I finally created a story I could be proud of.
The danger and lies are more than she can handle.
Shea O’Bannon feels like a fifth wheel around her romantically paired-off friends, but there’s too much slime in the dating pool for her to bother with it. Then she sees her two-timing ex, Trevor Madero, serenading the mostly female crowd at a live-music bar. God knows trouble follows him around, but her desire for him rushes back in anyway. After he rescues her from a handsy drunk, temptation takes over.
Determined to prove he never stepped out on Shea, Trevor slides back into her life—and her heart—with forever in mind. Even with the wall he keeps up to protect her, his secret criminal life weighs heavy on his soul and drives a wedge between them.
When the truth comes out and his enemies target them both, they’ll have to fight for their love, or kiss it goodbye.
Sneak preview from Trevor's Redemption
He rolled his stiff shoulders and pushed aside pasta bags, crackers, and vegetable cans in the cabinets. Where were the croutons? After he checked the fridge, he pulled the cracker box off the shelf. “I usually top the casserole with croutons, but this will have to do.” He dumped the square bits of wheat into a bowl to crush.
“No worries. I’m already impressed you’re not feeding me a TV dinner. A man who can cook gets top notches in my book.”
He winked at her. After he drained the water, he layered the pasta-and-vegetable mixture with the chicken in a large casserole dish, topped it with crumbs and cheese, and popped it into the oven. “Come here.” He pulled her close and kissed her warm, welcoming lips. Her sweet taste rocketed through him. She twisted her fingers into his damp hair and tugged hard enough to sting his scalp. He groaned. This was real. Normal. The skanky women who flocked to him at clubs and after his gigs no longer thrilled him. Did he have a shot for something real with Shea?
She moaned into his mouth and nibbled on his lip.
Tingles shot through his jaw. “Let me take care of you. I want to give you candles, music, the works.”
“You mean to seduce me?”
“I’ll only go as far as you’ll let me.”
A soft noncommittal noise rumbled from her mouth. He drew her hand up and kissed her knuckles. Was she weighing the pros and cons? Would she let him treasure her as she deserved? He licked the underside of her wrist.
“Oh, God.” Her breathing sharpened, her chest rising and falling faster. She clutched his biceps as he planted light kisses along her nose and brow. “Don’t stop kissing me, Trevor. I want to forget about everything, except you.”
“As you wish.”
Release Day – August 22, 2023
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Meet the Author
Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through Daulton Publishing, The Wild Rose Press, and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.
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