Total Hotness-A Writer’s Inspiration.

I’ll tell you what–there are some mighty fine male specimens walking this planet. My husband is just one of many. 🙂 And thankfully, he doesn’t mind me appreciating others that make me go mmmm.

In fact, a lot of my characters are inspired by real life hotness. Which brings me to Joe Manganiello, my eye candy of the week. A fellow who has inspired a character or two in my novels. I’ll tell you why: Muscles. Height. Ruggedness. Confidence. A man who looks like he can tear some ish up but still be delicate if asked nicely.

I love writing characters like this. Reading books that describe characters like this. And watching movies that show characters like this. Which is why I’m really looking forward to the movie Magic Mike on June 29, 2012.

According to LA Times and Huffington Post, Joe has been hinting at full frontal nudity. So I MUST watch it and evaluate for uh…artistic merit.

Oh, yeah. My girls and I have it on the calendar for a night out. There’s just too much hotness in this movie to pass up on: Channing Tatum, Mathew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer.

By the end of this movie, I should be ready to write five more books. One for each movie star.

“But Dicey, that’s a pretty shallow list. What about how a man is on the inside?”

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Later for all the inner qualities. Can’t I just be primal and appreciate physical appearances every once in a while?

Well, it’s my blog so…

*whispering to my fans* If you’ve read my novel Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul: The Narcoleptic Vampire Series Book #1, you may find it interesting to know that Joe was who I had in mind as I wrote Dario.

That is all.

An Atypical Paranormal Romance.

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times–my novels are sexy, wild, daring, and risky. I write both paranormal and women’s fiction with a preference for the bizarre. Taboo. Shocking. Atypical. So, if you’re looking for the same old books–there’s Dickens, Hemingway, and Shakespeare. That’s not me. And it’s not Dicey Grenor books.

Thankfully, there are readers looking for unique story-telling. In fact, there are now six excellent reviews posted on Amazon. Three on Smashwords (turn adult filter off). And two bloggers have dedicated a whole post to reviewing my debut novel: Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul: The Narcoleptic Vampire Series Book #1.

Mistress of the Dark Path wrote: “For those who want a typical paranormal romance, this one may not be for you.  If you want to try something new and different, then you should give Sleepy Willow’s Bonded Soul a chance.  It isn’t going to be a perfect romance, if that is what you are looking for, but it will be highly entertaining and unique.  All the characters involved have serious issues, yet you enjoy seeing how they deal with them.  Dysfunction is key in this book, but it all works to enhance the story.  I am assuming there will be a second novel, based on the ending, and have every intention of picking it up.  Dicey Grenor’s writing style is enjoyable, humorous, and entrancing.  Not a combination you can find often!”

Read her entire blog review here.

CJ Johson Writes wrote: “Dicey creates a world were vampires are apart of life; contemporary and yes, taboo, but she provides a logic for those taboos with explanations that most books or movies in this genre fail to do. Which made the book a more stunning read, because as much as it is a fictional tale, you could imagine it in some other worldly reality.”

Read her entire blog review here.

In a market saturated with paranormal/vampire novels, I am HONORED to have my book labeled unique. And taboo.

Read chapter one here. If you dare.

Taboo Fiction–Daring or Scandalous?

In case you haven’t read my previous blog posts, tweets, or FB status updates: I wrote a novel about a beautiful thirty-nine-year-old married mother of three, who has an affair with a sixteen-year-old stud. And I haven’t been struck down by lightning. Yet.

I did get this response on twitter though: “that’s called statutory rape and it’s NOT cool.”

Well, duh. Good thing it’s fiction. And Dicey writes sexy, wild, daring, risky books.

Now that we got that out of the way–I’m not advocating statutory rape. I’m not promoting infidelity. No more than James Patterson encourages murder. Or Jeff Lindsay and the producers of “Dexter” urge you to become a serial killer. Or the producers of “Arlington Road” suggest terrorism.

I merely write fiction. It’s entertainment. And the fact that I’ve not cheated on my husband with a sixteen-year-old is what makes it entertaining. To me. I can get in the mind of my character and understand why she does what she does whether I agree with it or not. I can also understand how things end up the way they do.

And if you find the synopsis interesting, then you might find my novel entertaining as well. If not, stay away from it. It’s only for those who do.

And there are those who do. I also got this tweet: “I want to read that.”

Fair enough.

Fortunately, you can live vicariously through my characters without experiencing their angst. Because my characters aren’t real, but their dilemmas are. Matter of fact, when I was editing my story, I met several people who told me they experienced some of the same things I wrote about or they knew of someone who did. I even met a man who has been the sixteen-year-old boy. It happens. Every day. To your neighbors. Teachers. Justin Beiber (allegedly). It is fiction based in reality. Without all the real life consequences.

This is the Kindle edition of my book. And the Smashwords edition. Paperbacks coming soon.

Shameful by Dicey Grenor Available Now!

It is with pleasure that I announce the release of my second novel, SHAMEFUL. I actually wrote it first, but never mind that. It’s ready now. Ready to entertain, intrigue…and piss some people off.

That’s right. In keeping with my sexy, wild, daring, risky image–I’ve published this taboo fiction about a beautiful thirty-nine-year-old married mother of three, who has an affair with a sixteen-year-old stud.

As with all my works, it is for adults who enjoy atypical stories. Who enjoy unconventional romances. Who are not looking for inspiration but for an escape from everyday life. Who are open-minded enough to put judgment aside for the sake of literary enjoyment.

Read the full synopsis on my website.

Ebook is available on Amazon.com and Smashwords.com (turn adult filter OFF). Paperbacks will be available by December 1st.

Enjoy! Then write a review and tell others about it.

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