Ivorie's Surprise by Skye Michaels
Blurb - Golden Dolphin One
When the Devereau brothers, members of the BDSM club known as Le Club Laurel Oak–Ocala, buy a super yacht named the Golden Dolphin for the purpose of around-the-world BDSM cruises, they hire the Greek captain, Constantine Cortelis, and Alexander Dragados as chief mate. The Golden Dolphin BDSM club is to be run by Gregory Dempsey and Natasha Romanova from LeClub Beaudelaire–New Orleans.
Billionaire businessman, Drew Blessingame, has a less than pleasant personality in his dealings with his office staff. After having recently broken his engagement with socialite, Eugenia Cartwright, he decides not to cancel his cruise aboard the luxurious three-hundred foot super yacht. Drew takes one of his executive assistants, Ivorie James, with him on the cruise. Ivorie would rather go to the dentist than spend three weeks on a ship with Drew Blessingame. But a miracle happens. Drew becomes human, and Ivorie becomes smitten. When Drew’s ex-fiancé, Eugenia, realizes she made a huge tactical error in letting Drew get away, she decides to get him back at any cost – even if that means getting rid of Ivorie. Can Ivorie survive Eugenia’s machinations, and can Drew overcome his doubts about his lack of good judgment and make a commitment to Ivorie before it’s too late?
Inspiration for Ivorie’s SurpriseI wish I knew where ideas come from. If I did I would bottle it. Sometimes just paging through a magazine and admiring the beautiful couples in the perfume ads, listening to a song on the radio, or driving around a beautiful area (like the downtown historic district of Ocala) can spark an idea. Then the people are kind of in my head for a while as an idea for a story starts to take shape.
When I start a new book, I may only have a sentence or two in my mind as to what it’s about. A girl goes on a singles cruise with her girlfriend and sees the guy who stood her up on prom night. She has changed and he doesn’t recognize her (Casssandra’s Revenge – Book 4 of the Golden Dolphin Series coming out in November).When I start I have no idea where the story is going. I just start writing: Chapter One, and go from there. I may get hung up along the way and slow down, but the story just keeps coming on its own. If I’m stuck, I may talk it out with my sister or daughter and they will make suggestions. I have written eleven (and one-half – LOL) books without ever doing an outline, but everyone works differently. I may not spend the time on an outline, but I will spend it while writing. Someone else may have the whole story outlined in detail and then just write.
I like doing a series. You get to keep in touch with characters you have made a connection with. My first, the LeClub Series published by Siren Publishing, ended up to be six books set in the historic district of downtown Ocala, Florida. They all have a horse background which is my personal favorite thing. My second, the Golden Dolphin Series, is a spin off of LeClub, as one of my people in the first series purchased a 300 foot mega yacht and that is the background for the new stories. It allows me to keep in touch with my favorite characters from the first stories while broadening my canvas with new people and locations.I have to say to anyone who wants to write, just do it. Start with “Chapter One” and go. You can always go back and edit. If you don’t start, you never will. – Best of luck, Skye Michaels
Other books by Skye Michaels available on Bookstrand.com, Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com:The LeClub Series: Calleigh’ Collar, Kelly’s Challenge, Anne’s Courage, Paula’s Commitment, Madison’s Choice and Belinda’s Crown
The Golden Dolphin Series: Ivorie’s Surprise, Harper’s Submission, Violette’s Vibrato, and coming soon: Cassandra’s Revenge and Pandora’s BoxThe Horsemen Series: The Appearance of Impropriety
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/SKYEMICHAELSBOOKS for covers and first chapters