Please welcome Dania Voss to the StudioBlog. We’re excited to have her here today and hope you are, too. Dania has a book out with Evernight Publishing right now, so it’s a time for excitement and celebration, champagne corks popping, and those party streamers flying around all over the place. Please join us as we chat!

Studioenp: Pepsi or Coke—or something else?

Dania Voss:  Diet Dr. Pepper!

Studioenp: Oooh, ever tried that with Amaretto? Lush. Perfect on a hot summer’s night with chunks of ice. Perfect for any season, really. Which season do you like best and why?

Dania Voss: Maybe it’s because I’m in the Chicagoland area, but I’ve always been fond of fall. I love sweaters and sweater weather.

Studioenp: Yeah, partial to that here, too. That first proper autumn morning where the air is just a little bit too crisp. Wonderful. What’s your fondest childhood memory?

Dania Voss: Although I was born in Rome, Italy, I was only two years old when my parents relocated to Chicago with many relatives from my father’s side of the family. When I was thirteen, my father took me to Italy, and I was able to meet my mother’s side of the family for the first time (that I’d been able to remember). It was an amazing experience I’ll never forget.

Studioenp: How lovely! Do you have a best friend—who is it?

Dania Voss: That would be Mr. Voss, and he’s my biggest fan, too.

Studioenp: Aww. Brilliant to have a husband who is also your best friend. We’re the same. Buddies for life. Do you have any quirks?

Dania Voss: I’m irked if lights are left on in a room that no one is in. I go around the house turning off lights my husband leaves on.

Studioenp: Hmm, Em has to admit that as she’s getting older, that tends to bug her, too. Post-It notes or notebook?

Dania Voss: Yes! Post-It notes, notebooks, the memo app on my cell phone, highlighter pens, etc….

Studioenp: Oooh, highlighter pens. Em loves those and has many colours. And the memo app—great for shopping lists. What do you do to relax?

Dania Voss: Listening to music—especially 80s Hair bands—bubble baths, and treating myself with a visit to the spa—mud wraps are my favorite spa treatment.

Studioenp: Paul’s partial to that mud stuff. You know, the masks you put on your face. [Paul nudges Em and mouths something.] What? What’s the matter with telling everyone that? Erm, moving swiftly on… Perfect three-course meal?

Dania Voss: So much to choose from—all those yummy Italian dishes! If I had to settle for one it would probably be prime rib, mashed potatoes, and peas/carrots.

Studioenp: Yum! So now hunger pains have started. What type of music do you enjoy?

Dania Voss: I love Hair bands from the 80s, some heavy metal, and I have a softer side as I’ve been known to enjoy Enya from time to time.

Studioenp: Sail away, sail away, sail away… Are those the words? Yes, Enya is good. Do you dance like no one’s watching?

Dania Voss: Yes, sometimes you’ve just got to rock out!

Studioenp: Whoo hoo! Rocking out is also good. Well, it’s been marv to have you here, and we hope you visit again when your next release is out.

Dear readers, on offer today while you read the following excerpt is a delightful lemon sponge or a red velvet cake. Help yourself and enjoy!

Blurb for On the Ropes:

Tag line:  Ten years ago he let her get away. Does he have what it takes to make her his for good?

By all accounts Luke “Strike ‘em Out” Stryker lives a charmed life. He’s won 4 World Series Championship rings and is the Chicago Cobras star pitcher. He’s gorgeous, wealthy and is dating one of Hollywood’s biggest A-list actresses.

But things aren’t always as they appear.

Abbey Jayne has been nursing a broken heart since Luke Stryker betrayed her ten years ago. She’s spent the last ten years focused on her career and education, trying to get over him.

Forced to see him again at her sister’s wedding, Abbey vows to not let Luke ruin her weekend.

An accident days before the wedding has Luke re-evaluating the harsh realities of his life and future. A future that must include his one true love Abbey.

A terrible misunderstanding drove them apart ten years ago, but Luke is determined to win Abbey back by the end of the wedding weekend. He’ll do whatever it takes to convince her they belong together. Failure is not an option.

Excerpt for On the Ropes:

Abbey remembered Luke’s talented tongue. He’d spent hours using it all over her. Kissing her senseless with just the right amount of firmness. Licking her nipples relentlessly until they ached so good. And when he used his tongue between her legs, it hadn’t taken many swipes against her throbbing clit to set her off like a rocket ship.

For the next few minutes, he continued to feed them from their dessert plate. Although Abbey enjoyed the delicious treats she was being fed, she enjoyed watching Luke’s mouth as he ate even more. She imagined his mouth, lips, and tongue on her, and by the time they’d had their fill of dessert, she was hot and aching. Her panties were damp and she desperately needed relief. The kind only Luke could provide.

She was practically vibrating in her chair and her breaths reduced to quick pants. Luke licked his lips and she couldn’t wait another minute to get a taste of him. She leaned in and he met her halfway.

Abbey startled and quickly pulled away at the amplified sound of the DJ’s voice. “All right, everyone, we’re going to get the evening’s festivities underway. The photographers have set up in the corner next to the gift table for anyone who would like to have pictures taken. Jake and Cassie, come on up for your first dance as man and wife.”

Abbey shivered and tried to calm down. She looked over to Luke and saw him frowning. “Bad timing, DJ dude,” he mumbled.

She giggled at him as she joined the guests and applauded while Cassie and Jake went to the dance floor for their first dance. Luke reached over and held her hand, and they both watched, hand in hand, as the newlyweds danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” by Tony Bennett. From the way Jake was looking at Cassie—with love, lust, and contentment—it was the perfect song. Abbey teared up. Once upon a time, Luke had looked at her the same way.

She felt his warm fingers brush away a stray tear on her cheek. His simple touch made her insides sizzle. This is so unfair. He turned her head, so she faced him. “No tears, princess.”

Luke leaned in and her eyes drifted shut. She should have pulled away but didn’t have the will left in her to do that. The soft, warm brush of Luke’s lips on hers left her reeling. The world around them fell away. She’d missed Luke so much. Missed everything Luke. Abbey’s head was swimming. She wanted him, needed him so badly.

Luke licked the seam of her lips, seeking entry, and Abbey opened her mouth, happy to let him inside. The first taste of him was a sweet mix of the delicious desserts they’d just shared—chocolate, tart apples, cheesecake, and more. His big warm hands cradled her face as their tongues tangled and danced. More decadent than any dessert.

Abbey lost herself in him. Her heart raced and her skin felt hot and tight. Her breasts were swollen and heavy and her panties were soaked. Luke moaned sexily and she was ready to toss him under the table and—

“If the bridal party and parents of the bride and groom would like to come to the dance floor now, please.”

About Dania:

Born in Rome, Italy and settled in the Chicagoland area, Dania Voss became a romance junkie in her teens. After decades of voracious reading and dreaming of one day writing her own romance novel, Dania decided to stop dreaming and take a chance on herself. In November of 2017 she participated in NaNoWriMo for the first time, completing the challenge with over 75,000 written words. Those words became her first erotic romance novel On the Ropes, the prequel in her Windy City Nights series. 

When she's not dreaming up adventures for future stories, Dania and her husband can be found getting into all kinds of mischief in and around Chicago.

 

     

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