Thursday, 21 August 2014

Blog Tour: Alexxxa by DT Dyllin

Title: AleXXXa 
Author: D.T. Dyllin 
Series: Standalone 
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance 
Publisher: Tik Tok Press 
Cover artist: Lindsay Tiry 
Release Date: July 20, 2014


Love and sex, sex and love… Can you have one without the other? As a world famous porn star, Alexa James thinks she has everything all figured out. But what happens when someone who gets paid to have sex has an existential crisis? Suddenly sex isn’t enough, and love seems out of reach. Will Alexa’s career choice permanently crush her spirit? Or will she discover that real love is about more than just the physical?

About the Author

D.T. Dyllin is a Bestselling Romance Author who writes in both New Adult and Adult genres. She is a member of the RWA (Romance Writers of America) and also her local chapter, the MCRW (Music City Romance Writers).

 D.T. was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Black & Gold for life, baby!) She now lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and two spoiled GSDs.

What/Who inspires you to write the most?

Most of my inspiration comes to me from nightmares. For example, the idea for M-Day came to me from a pretty graphic dream about my ex-boyfriend and myself. Even though we haven’t been together for well over a decade, apparently my subconscious still wanted me to work out some issues. He was the type of guy who was extremely emotional abusive, and he continued to torment me well after I broke up with him. Having the nightmare about him continuing to stalk me and then turning the entire premise into the post M-Day world…very cathartic. I may not be Max, but Ricki, her ex-husband…was definitely my ex-boyfriend to me. I enjoyed writing the last scene between them, probably a little too much. That’s all I can say about that part, without giving any spoilers to those of you who haven’t read it. Clearly not all of my inspiration comes to me from nightmares, but the torture I put all of my characters through in all of my books is ripped from pieces of my own life in much the same way.

Although the more that I think about it, I suppose I could say my own personal demons are what truly inspire me to write more than anything else. I mean, those demons are what cause the nightmares. Writing is a way for me to rid myself of the insanity. Alexxxa was no different. Sure I decided to make a porn star for a heroine for a reason, but parts of Alexa’s inner angst about things are also taken from my own life. Like I said, every one of my books has pieces of me in them, but I wouldn’t know how to write any other way. I don’t think I could have written romance before I met my husband because I probably would have killed everyone off at the end of every book. No one would have ended up together and there would have been no real romance to speak of. Aaalriiight… I’m going to be sappy now and say that my Hubs inspires me to write as well. So the ingredients that inspire me to write the most are: Nightmares, inner demons, and my Hubby. I know I’m supposed to pick one thing above all the others, buuuut… I think without that combo I wouldn’t be a writer at all. 

Read Shona's review of Alexxxa here.

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