Friday, April 4, 2014

Why a Historical…Why Now?

Why would a contemporary erotic romance writer dip her toe in the historical pond? Because it’s where she started. My very first book—SO UNPUBLISHED IT’S NOT FUNNY—is a historical. Not just a historical, but an 800-page epic, rambling mess of head-hopping, passive writing and every other newbie mistake you can think of piece of, amazing disk space. I can’t even look at it without cringing.

I have a list a mile long of books that I need to get written. Books promised, asked for, or just in queue. Yet this one, which should have been at the very bottom, not even to beeen seen until 2016 if I was lucky, just wouldn’t leave me alone. It came to me so passionately and quickly, with such need to be told that I had no choice but to comply. So I began to rediscover my love of history and of historical romances.

I love history, always have, even my ideal vacation is to historical destinations. In collage I studied Costume and Art history and spent hours in the V & A in London just sitting in front of their costume exhibit, sinking it all in. Little by little, that part of me started coming to the surface. Maybe it was my trip to Ireland or maybe just a need to remember my passions.
It’s funny when I first started writing I never believed I would write a contemporary. Once I was published, I never believed I would publish a historical. Lesson again about never say never.

Will Rowena and Duncan’s 800-page book one day see the light of day…I certainly won’t say never. Fortunately, Llysa and Wolfe's story has in...

The Duke & the Virgin

In a time when women have few options for their futures, bluestocking wallflower Llysa Hamilton has aged out of the marriage mart. With offers for her hand unlikely, she enlists Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service to find the perfect man for one passionate night.

Wolfe Thane, Duke of Foxhaven, has never lacked for anything, but he’s bored with his entitled life. Winning a 1Night Stand voucher in a poker game appears to offer a perfect, commitment-free opportunity to add spice to his sex life.

Hiding behind a mask during her date with the duke offers Llysa anonymity and courage. Wolfe has never met a woman as intriguing and disingenuous.
Can true love be unmasked in just one night or will it be destined to stay on the shelf?
#1NS, #decadentpub, @dominieastwick 


  1. Ooh, I can't wait to read it!! I love your work and 1NS!
    Congrats, Dominique!

  2. Good for you! Sometimes you have to go off-plan for something different. Looks great!

  3. Funny how those things creep up on you. I'm looking forward to the read!

    1. They really do creep up on you:) I hope you enjoy it :)