Monday, November 30, 2015

Authors Korner with Desiree Deorto

This week on Author's Korner, we have the very talented Desiree Deorto. She is well known in the writing as one of the up and coming dark fantasy authors. It wouldn't surprise me if we end up seeing one of her series on the SciFy channel one day.

Desiree, I have a few categories that I'd like you to tell your fans what your favorites are. Here we go!

Top 10 Songs
Whore by In This Moment
Again by Flyleaf
Careless Whisper by Seether
Big Bad Wolf by In This Moment
Prayer by Disturbed
I Am Machine by Three Days Grace
Fourth of July by Fall Out Boy
Dog Days Are Over by Florence and the Machine
My Curse by Killswitch Engage
Zombie by The Cranberries

Favorite Movie
Phantom Of The Opera

Favorite TV Shows
Naruto, The Wallflower (Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge), Game of Thrones, The Originals, Reign, Once Upon A Time, and am just now getting into Supernatural (thank you Netflix!)

YOUR Favorite Books
Oh lawd. Um The Giver by Louis Lowry, The Stolen Empire Series by Sherry Ficklin (all hail mother russia!), Where The Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, anything written by Stacey Marie Brown, Cameron Jace or Eloisa James.

Person that you would most want to meet and have dinner with and why?
Edgar Allen Poe, because I'd love to get a first hand glance at the twisted darkness that is his mind.

Here is how you enter the giveaway. Answer Desi's questions in the comments section and next sunday, 12/6th we'll pick one of you to win an ecopy of her latest hit, Center Ring !!

Desi, ask the fans a few questions
What is the ONE thing you hate to see in a heroine?
What is your biggest pet peeve when it comes to romance?
How dark can you handle a book?

Author Biography
Author Bio: Desiree DeOrto is a mother of four adorable little hellions. When she's not busy wiping noses, stopping toddler WWIII, cooking, or cleaning she can be found creating complex characters in believable worlds, throwing confetti, or causing general mayhem. Desiree believes in the power of words, and works hard to create an escape from reality through her stories.


Fear runs rampant, horror comes alive, and an ancient curse comes to light in the Dark Circus. 

As the star of the show, Candace is trapped between what she knows and what her mind demands her heart to see. 
She was raised knowing that when it comes to the Circus, nothing is what it seemed, but even some things were too terrifying for her to believe. 

The cards are stacked against her, and the stage is set. As time begins to run out a new show arises, one that brings evil to life. 
When she steps into the Center Ring, Candace understands that she'll never be able to turn back. The only certainty she holds is that she will die, but how is what the Tarot cards refuse to show. 

Thrust into solving the mystery of her impending death she knows that only The Fool would wait for someone else to save her. But when you don't know who she can trust, how can she hope to save herself?


The Elder Race was a story told around campfires. Aliens, monsters, mad men. Those who believed were called insane, but they were right. They came from space, the seas, and below the earth. Turns out they were waiting, patiently waiting all this time. For what, no one knew, until now. They’re coming for what they think is rightfully theirs, the half-breeds that are part human, part Elder. 

Once The Rising began, those who were different were gathered. Separated from the life they knew, those they loved, and moved into camps where they were tested and given the choice. But for Elizabeth, there was no choice at all. They meant to make super soldiers out of them. What they discovered instead was something that no one ever expected. 

Sometimes monsters aren’t the things you can’t see, but rather, they’re the weapons of your own creation. When you’re part Elder, and part human, it’s hard to see which side of you is the true hero, and which side is the monster. Everything Elizabeth thought she knew about herself and the world around her is changing, but will she be able to get through The Rising alive? Or will she become what the Government wants her to be: The ultimate weapon.


*** WARNING*** 
Rated 17+ due to language and sexual content 

The people of Shiloh, Virginia thought it was just a story. A legend to keep children from misbehaving. A challenge to prove you have courage. What they didn't know was that it was real. All of it was real. 

When Starlette McKinley moved from the sparkling lights of LA to the sleepy town of Shiloh, she didn't know that she would be the catalyst. She didn't know that the rage and energy pulsing through her would be the key to unleashing an unsurmountable power that would either be the saving of mankind, or its destruction. 

The blood will run, and the prophecy will be revealed. But will she be able to overcome the insurmountable odds? Or will she succumb to the energy within, welcoming the darkness that has become her only friend.


The legend has become reality, even if the people of Shiloh, Virginia don’t know it yet. 

Starlette McKinley had moved across the US only to find that the darkness raging inside of her wasn’t something of her own creation. It wasn’t something that could be medically treated by psychiatrists or any type of medication. The darkness was her power, and it was going to stay. 

When she accepts that the greatest threat of all lies within herself, she will have to choose: Push away all those that she loves in order to keep them safe, or keep them near and witness their deaths. 

Only through the help of The Divine will she be able to face what is to come. But at what cost? What sacrifice will The Divine demand as payment?

Desiree also wears another hat... that of graphic designer and artist. She has multiple pre-made covers up for sale on her artist page, found here. She also does custom work, and let me just tell you it is AH-mazing! She is actually in the process of doing a few covers for me now :) So check her out!

Desi will also be attending the Once Upon a Book Author Signing and Happily ever after ball 8/12-8/13 2016. For more information on this event please to click here.

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As always, until next time...


  1. First new to me author, CENTER RING sounds great!!!
    I'm not a real fan of weak heroines, they just come across all wrong to me.
    My biggest pet peeve in romance is a sicky sweet story!!!!
    When it comes to dark I'm ok with it, I read anything and everything :)

    1. You're good with me then! I give my characters hell, and any iota of happiness they get they have to work hard for :) I'm not a fan of sick sweet stories either.

    2. You're good with me then! I give my characters hell, and any iota of happiness they get they have to work hard for :) I'm not a fan of sick sweet stories either.