Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Sexy Red Hood by Daryl Devoré

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Sexy Red Hood by Daryl Devoré

Back Cover Burb….

“Go save your Grandmother.” After learning her grandmother booked a cruise with a supposed gigolo and is squandering her inheritance, Esmeralda (Red) Hood boards Emerald Forest cruise ship to protect both.

Once there, Red slips and falls into the arms of Wilhelm Olf, a dark-eyed, continental who makes her body tingle. Stepping out of the elevator, she barges into Andrew Woodsman, a bumbling private school teacher on his first vacation cruise.

With her attention torn between the dissimilar but sexually-intriguing men and keeping watch over tequila drinking, rock wall climbing grandma, Red’s cruise is filled with fun and erotic fantasies.

Grandmother’s warning of Never trust a wolf in sheep’s clothing leaves Red confused. Later, when she wakes up in a utility closet, hands and feet bound and emerald necklace missing, Red discovers the man she suspected is not only innocent but also the one she loves.


 Sexy Red Hood by Daryl Devoré


When the elevator doors slid open, Red stepped into the hallway. Before her, stood the impressive glass and brass doors of Hood’s Chocolatier–the corporate offices of one of the country’s largest independent chocolate makers. She stepped through the doorway, and marched toward her cubicle.

Three steps from her destination, the word, “Esmeralda!” broke the silence.

Caught! She sighed, formed a smile, turned. “Yes, Mother?”

“Where have you been? I’ve called and called.”

“I noticed. Six voice mails and fourteen text messages. Nothing said urgent. You seem fine. I’m fine. So what’s the big deal?” She frowned. What could be the problem? “Oh no, is it Grandma?”

Her mother threw her hands up. “Yes!”

“What? What’s wrong with her? Is she sick? She didn’t fall and break anything, did she?”

“She’s driving me out of my mind.”

Red bit back the sentence – Oh happy day – and instead managed to say, “What’s she done now?”

“Not here. Come into my office.”

“Can I go put my coat and things—”

Hearing her mother’s sigh of frustration, Red surrendered then remembered that following her mother to her office would mean passing by the office of Stanley Parkinson, VP of Sales. She stood a little taller, pulled in her stomach and confidently strode near his office then deflated at the sight of his closed door.

Entering at the door marked R. Hood, Red had barely stepped into the office, when her mother pushed her aside, closed the door and stood before her. “Your grandmother has booked a stateroom on a cruise ship and is taking a man with her.”

Sensing So, was the wrong answer, Red let her mother vent whatever bothered her. This day could still be saved. If her mother stayed focused on the crisis-of-the-moment she might forget the weekly discussion of her love life.

“A man. Did you hear me?”

“Yes, Mother.” Red unbuttoned her coat, dropped her gloves, scarf and onto the seat next to her then settled in the brown leather chair in front of the desk. Her mother walked around and sat behind her large, hand carved, oak desk. It provided an imposing barrier between mother and daughter.

“I haven’t told you this before, but your grandmother’s going through your grandfather’s money faster than you can go through a tub of maple walnut ice cream after a breakup.”


Folding her immaculately manicured hands and placing them on her desk, Red’s mother looked up. “Your flight’s at two.”

“Excuse me?”

“I’ve booked a flight to Miami and a stateroom on The Emerald Forest.”

Red shook her head. “I can’t afford a stateroom on a junior accountant’s salary.”

“The company is paying. I had my secretary send everything to your Blackberry. Now, you have no time to talk. Go home, pack, find your passport and save your grandmother.”

Red’s voice rose an octave, “Save my grandmother? From what?”

R. Hood placed her fingers on her forehead. “Save your grandmother from spending your inheritance on some gigolo.”


FMI about Daryl Devoré & her books:

Blog – Erotic Notions – http://www.myeroticnotions.blogspot.com/

Sexy Red Hood is available at:

New Dawning International Bookfair – http://www.newdawningbookfair.com/

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Sexy-Hood-Twisted-Fairy-ebook/dp/B0055L1KJY/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329707894&sr=1-1

Smashwords – http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/66071

All Romance Ebooks – http://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-sexyredhood-562333-149.html

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4 Responses to Karen’s Killer Book Bench: Sexy Red Hood by Daryl Devoré

  1. Sounds like a lot of fun!! And love that it’s apart of the amazon prime program!

  2. Ella Quinn says:

    What a great excerpt. Very funny.

  3. Maggie O'Malley says:

    Great excerpt.

  4. Daryl Devore says:

    Thanks for the comments.

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