Monday, March 25, 2013

Guest Post - Danica Avet: Dean's List Scavenger Hunt

Danica Avet- Dean’s List
Dean’s List
Contemporary, EC for Men, Sorching

Ellora’s Cave Quickie

I’m On a Kick

Hey y’all, so I’m here to blog about…well, I’m not sure. I’m almost positive I’m supposed to blog about my newest release, Dean’s List which is an EC for Men Quickie, but all I can really think about is Vikings. You know, the show on the History Channel?

OMG. Yes, I said it. Oh. Em. Gee. I’m fascinated with this show. Maybe it’s because at heart, I’m nothing more than a History nerd in an Erotic Author’s boa. Or maybe it’s because I’m just a nerd period. Or it could be something more obvious. Like hairy, sweaty, muscular men with beards and swords wearing animal skins.


I know, I know. I just can’t help myself. I have a fetish. A Viking fetish. As long as it isn’t the football team (no offense to Minnesota fans), I’m there. As a History nerd, I was in a group called the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronisms). My persona was as an Anglo-Saxon maiden. I had very long hair at the time, liked wearing the gowns and stuff. Sure, I smiled with flirtatious intent at the Vikings. Who wouldn’t? Vikings are hot.

In a…fantasy sort of way. I mean, the creators of Vikings has done a marvelous job of showcasing the society, the way slaves were treated, the way they operated, the primitive behavior of the men even as they were a lot more complicated than most people think. And sexy. Did I mention how sexy I find the men in the show? Even when they’re slaughtering monks, I’m thinking, “Hello, fantasy, smexy Viking man. See this curved, Anglo-Saxon maiden over here?” Even though I know, logically, that it was no fun being a Viking’s slave or the recipient of their battle lust.

But damn, if it doesn’t work as nice fantasy material. If only I could find a guy who could grow a proper beard and long hair, who behaved like a gentleman. *frown* Wait, I feel as though I just described the cast of Duck Dynasty. Am I the only one who thinks they’re something like modern-day Vikings minus the pillaging, the polytheism and the battle readiness?

Does this post make any sense whatsoever? Probably not. My brain is in a long hall with burly men with long hair and beards who can pick a girl up with one arm, take her to his furs and…read her poetry. Bwahaha. But seriously has no one else noticed how everything about the Vikings was…long? Long hair, long beards, long halls, long boats…looong…
Dean, the hero of my newest book is nothing like a Viking. Really. He’s suave and sophisticated and likes to pillage his “women” in every way he can. *waggles her eyebrows* You’ll have to learn the rest on your own!

A quick romp in his home office with his family upstairs. A roadside quickie in his car after picking up a stranded motorist. A dominating woman who uses and abuses him in the most delicious of ways. These are just a few things that make Dean McKnight the luckiest man alive. Top it off with a successful career, a wonderful family and a hot, adventurous wife, and Dean couldn’t be happier.
With the option of having a different woman every night of the week, Dean’s list is packed with women who fulfill all his darkest fantasies. He just never knows which one will show up next.

Buy links:
Ellora’s Cavea Rafflecopter giveaway Tour long Giveaway:
$50 gift card (Amazon, B&N or ARe) and 1 copy of Dean's List

Dates: 3/18 through 3/29/2013

Rafflecopter link is at the bottom of the blog.

Super Duper Important- Scavenger Hunt Instructions:

There are 15 (fifteen) stops for this Scavenger Hunt. Each stop contains a picture/button with a letter on it. All 15 letters form a message or phrase that is associated with the book. The letters are scattered randomly to the hosts. You will need to collect all 15, unscramble them, and then enter the decoded message in the Rafflecopter for the ‘extra entries’. Good luck!

Danica Avet was born and raised in the wilds of South Louisiana (that would be somewhere around Houma) where mosquitoes are big enough to carry off small children and there are only two seasons: hot and hotter. With a BA in History, she figured there were enough fry cooks in the world and decided to try her hand at writing.

Danica is the lucky pet of a compulsively needy dog and two cats. The pitter-patter of little feet has been known to make her break out into a cold sweat.

Writing is how she gives the voices in her head a way out. When she isn’t writing, working or contemplating the complexities of the universe, she spends time gathering inspiration from her insane family, reads far more than any sane person would want to, and watches hot burly men chase an oblong ball all over a field.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Blog Stops:
Unearthly Musings3/18- Mon
The Jeep Diva3/18- Mon
Passionate Encounters3/19- Tue
Frances Stockton3/19- Tue
BadBarbsPlace3/20- Wed
For Whom The Books Toll3/20- Wed
Tattooed Book Review3/21- Thur
Lea Barrymire3/22- Fri
Erzabet's Enchantments3/23- Sat
Candlelight Book Promotions3/24- Sun
A. M. Griffin3/25- Mon
deal sharing aunt3/25- Mon
MsRomanticReads3/27- Wed
The Journey Continues3/27- Wed
AJ Jarrett3/28- Thur


  1. Enjoying the Scavenger Hunt! Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. I swear everytime I visit a different site I get more excited... first to see whats being said and second to get my letter....

    Congrats Danica!!!

  3. Sounds very steamy! Can't wait to read it!

  4. Thanks for participating in the hunt. It's pretty hawt ;)

  5. Such a creative promotion! Love it! I think I know a word in the phrase we got to decode. :D

    1. Ooh! Now everyone's going to be scrambling to unscramble it the fastest ;) Good luck, Christine!

  6. Cant wait to read this one! Thanks!

  7. I like the show Viking's too and they are pretty sexy looking. Not sure I could be a Viking lady and fight like Ragnar's woman does. Well, maybe I could if my kids were in trouble.
    I can't wait to read Dean's List.

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  8. Fun hunt, thanks for leading us to such interesting blogs. I think that Vikings are probably better for fantasy stories but their real lives look pretty harsh.

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