Tuesday, August 6, 2013


The Library is excited to be part of Breathless Press's 4th Anniversary celebration. Author DD Symms is here to talk books with us.

Breathless Press will be giving away the following prizes to randomly drawn commenters during the tour (THE RAFFLECOPTER IS AT THE END OF THE POST):

Grand Prize: 1 Kindle Fire
Second Prize: $25.00 Gift Card for Breathless Press
Third Prize: $10.00 Gift Card for Breathless Press
Fourth Prize: 10 x $5.00 Gift Cards for Breathless Press (individual gift cards, 1 per person)

You can see the other stops here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/05/virtual-book-tour-breathless-press.html
Now, please give a big Library welcome to DD Symms.

What is the favorite book you remember as a child?
I don't remember the title but the story was about a colony on Mars and the kids got to skate the frozen canals and that sounded great to me in sixth grade.

What are you reading right now?
Tempted All Night by Liz Carlyle and The Appeal by John Grisham. My tastes vary!

E-Reader or print? and why?
E-readers are a close second to print. I do like flipping the pages in a book although I read on my smartphone and I can skim paragraphs much faster.

One book at a time or multiples?
I've got multiple books going at one time. Ugh and eek. It's also a fun way to jump around depending on the mood I'm in.

Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
I grab whatever I can to use as a bookmark.


Breathless Press is an e-book publisher specializing in Romance and Erotic(a) stories.

Our mission statement is simple: To provide the opportunity for readers to connect with romance authors through the purchasing of quality e-books at a low price.

Starting in the summer of 2009, Breathless Press came into existence. Since then, we have been producing top end romance and erotic stories for valued readers to enjoy.


NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Congratulations to Breathless Press on their birthday! What a terrific publisher with a wonderful vision to provide quality reading.

DD Symms doesn’t believe in finding inspiration and then beginning to write; he is adamant that one begins writing and then discovers inspiration and a place where the story will develop and thrive no matter what the personal circumstances.

He realized in his late teens he had desires to report on society as a journalist, portray society as an actor, and illustrate society through fiction.

He has four books published with Breathless Press and is a contributor to an anthology with Cleis Press.

Travel is woven through the lives of the characters, representing the changes people experience.

He lives in southern California and hikes in the mountains with his wife, wishes his dog would stop sleeping on his side of the bed, and would like to take more walks along the beaches north of Malibu.

DD Symms has seen the gritty as well as pleasant sides of life in Los Angeles and gets to frequently return to his home state of Pennsylvania and the woods. He hates being stuck in traffic and loves the cultures the many varied restaurants represent in So Cal.

Writing has been part of his professional and personal life since his college days. He sees a natural relationship between portraying characters, creating them—and living with a household of them.

DD is thankful to his editors, publisher, his family, and the readers who enjoy what he writes.

Buy the book at Amazon or All Romance eBooks


Jessie Carter is in New York City when she gets the chance of a lifetime: to design a dress in one day for the model she reveres, Veve Rouselette.

Jessie's entrepreneur boyfriend, Raymond, fears losing her to a pursuit of fruitless dreams and wants her to settle for a position in his high tech firm.

She finds herself attracted to the bisexual lover and assistant to the model's manager, Callan Delongpre, who encourages her talents. With sensual tastes and raw sexuality he shows Jessie a world she only fantasized about.

In a race against the clock, Jessie must conquer her boyfriend's challenges and a gossip columnist's mission to destroy Veve's reputation.

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  1. This book sounds like a great read! Thank you!

  2. Like you, I always have more than one book that I am reading. I think the blurb sounds really exciting.

  3. Thank you Kimberly and MomJane for your interest. The character was fun and Jessie's friends do care about her. Glad you stopped by.

  4. I tend to read multiple books at once, too...


  5. I like learning more about the author.


  6. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  7. Hi All,

    Rita, do you really want to know more about ME??? Kidding. I'm not a fashionista in any sense of the word -- you ought to see how I dress. But writing a book about a fashion designer was loads of fun.

    I'm writing the next installment, Arrival.

  8. I always enjoy learning about the people that write my favorite books. Thank you. I usually turn the page down in my books because I can never find a book mark when I need it, because I usually read more than one book at a time, but when I use a book mark it is usually just a random piece of paper. lisagk(at)yahoo