Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Guestpost: Veronica Frances on Tickling Daphne H.

Is There More To Tickling Daphne H. Than Meets The Eye? 
By Veronica Frances 

     At first blush, some people might come to the conclusion that Tickling Daphne H. is a lighthearted, fun romance. The cover perhaps gives that impression. But isn't it true what they say, that you can’t judge a book by its cover? Is there more to Tickling Daphne H.than meets the eye?

     Tickling Daphne indeed a love story and it does have some very fun and romantic moments. However, lighthearted would not be the word I would use to describe it.

     One reader recently commented that she expected Tickling Daphne H. to be primarily a light, chick lit kind of a novel, based on the fact that the book’s subject matter is tickling. Instead of finding a lighthearted ticklish tale, she found characters behaving in ways that didn't seem typical, definitely not fitting your every day romance novel.

     Tickling has many faces and comes in many flavors. It can be romantic and fun.But it can also be incredibly hot, naughty, and fraught with BDSM, as is the case with Tickling Daphne H.

     I am not one to write light, fluffy stories. I am all about creating heated situations, intense challenging characters and breaking the mold. What is socially acceptable in real life does not matter in fiction, at least not to me. It is all about unusual people, living on the edge of their fervent, steamy lives.

     Daphne is an intense and feisty character. Is it any wonder why it is so much fun to tickle her? Some people have asked me why I made her so bratty and difficult and I tell them this;if she were a bland, agreeable character, there would be no story. I feel that in fiction, the more challenges the characters face, the more there is to write about. I feel that to be especially true if the challenges that the characters face are on an emotional level.

     Daphne and Dave are two very complex characters. There is much more to discover about them as time goes on and as they both get closer and closer to each other, and the truth about their tickling obsessions.

     People want to know what to expect as they enter the mysterious realms of Daphne’s ticklish life. As the author of Tickling Daphne H., I can honestly say that the characters continuously surprised me. Even I did not always know from moment to moment what directions the characters and plot would take.

     I can tell you this much. Expect to be taken into a world where laughter and erotica are intertwined and where the characters are caught between their tickling desires and common sense. Daphne’s life is but a feather, yet it is not a light journey. It is an intense journey, where boundaries are few and desires are plentiful.

     You may be wondering what kind of emotions this thick, intense tickling novel might evoke in you. You might wonder, is tickling really the gateway to sex? Is it really?

About the Author:

     Veronica Frances is the pseudonym for a creative writer, residing in New York City. She has had a love of tickling for her entire life. She enjoys singing and writing songs. She also writes non-fiction and poetry. Her latest book is Tickling Daphne H.

About the Book:

     Tickling Daphne H. follows the ticklish journeys of Daphne, Dave, Carol and Harold, exploring how tickling deeply affects the lives of these four people.

     The story deals with the many different faces of tickling; the addictive and torturous, the pleasurable and erotic and the humorous and romantic.

     This is the very unusual love story of Daphne and Dave, two people facing their tickle-demons together. It is primarily the journey of Daphne, a 21-year-old very ticklish woman. Daphne finds herself in a world where every important person in her life has a tickling fetish, including her boyfriend Dave. She finds herself constantly surrounded by feathers and wiggling fingers, unable to escape the taunting sounds of her own laughter. She is also unable to escape her own mixed-up feelings about tickling.

     As Daphne’s relationship with Dave grows, she must learn to face her fears and deeper feelings about tickling, for the sake of their relationship and herself.

Tour Schedule

Monday, March 4 – Book Review, Chapter Reveal & Guest Blogging at Close Encounters with the Night Kind

Tuesday, March 5 – Interview at A Little Bit of R&R

Wednesday, March 6 – Guest Blogging at Wickedly Sexy Writers

Friday, March 8 – Guest Blogging at Inside BJ’s Head

Monday, March 11 – Interview at Literarily Speaking

Tuesday, March 12 – Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Wednesday, March 13 – First Chapter Reveal at Lori’s Reading Corner

Thursday, March 14 – First Chapter Reveal at Spicy Romance Connection

Friday, March 15 – Book Featured at Delphina Reads Too Much

Monday, March 18 – Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, March 19 – Guest Blogging at Bookingly Yours

Wednesday, March 20 – Book Featured at Between the Covers

Thursday, March 21 – Book Review at Offbeat Vagabond

Monday, March 25 – Book Featured at Book Marketing Buzz

Friday, March 29 – Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, April 1 – Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, April 2 – Book Review at Book Reviews and More by Kathy

Wednesday, April 3 – Guest Blogging at The Paperback Pursuer

Thursday, April 4 – Guest Blogging at Passionate Encounters

Friday, April 5 – Guest Blogging at Butterfly-o-Meter

Monday, April 8 – Book Review at Sweet n’ Sassy

Tuesday, April 9 – Interview at Blogcritics

Wednesday, April 10 – First Chapter Reveal at As the Pages Turn

Thursday, April 11 – Interview at As the Pages Turn

Friday, April 12 – Guest Blogging at Love Books! Book Reviews

Monday, April 15 - Book Feature at Beyond the Books

Tuesday, April 16 – Interview at Paperback Writer

Thursday, April 18 – Book Review at The Paperback Pursuer

Friday, April 19 – Book Review at My Reading Obsession

Friday, April 19 – Guest Blogging at Naughty Readers

Monday, April 22 – Interview at American Chronicle

Tuesday, April 23 – Guest Blogging at Socrates Book Reviews

Monday, May 6 – Book Review at Nightstand Novels

Tuesday, May 7 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth

Wednesday, May 8 – Book Featured at You Gotta Read

Thursday, May 9 – Interview at Between the Covers

Friday, May 10 – Book Review at Janna Shay’s Blog

Monday, May 13 – First Chapter Reveal at Literal Exposure

Tuesday, May 14 – Interview at Book Marketing Buzz

Wednesday, May 15 – Guest Blogging at Literarily Speaking

Thursday, May 16 – Interview at Beyond the Books

Monday, May 20 – Interview at Review From Here

Tuesday, May 21 – Book Review at Blog a Book ETC…

Thursday, May 23 – Guest Blogging at The Writer’s Life

Friday, May 24 – Book Featured at Plug Your Book

Monday, May 27 – Book Review at Sara’s Organized Chaos

Friday, May 28 – Interview at Broowaha

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