Lucifer - He’d been playing by other people’s rules all his life and now, poised on the brink of success, he will not let anyone stand in his way…especially not the junior-partner jerk at the office giving him and his assistant a hard time. On his way to give the creep a piece of his mind, he bumps into the infamous ‘Calamity Jones’…
Published: April 18th, 2016
Lucifer - At eighteen months out of law school, six months on the job, and four weeks before his BAR exam, Luce has arrived. He’d been playing by other people’s rules all his life and now, poised on the brink of success, he will not let anyone stand in his way…especially not the junior-partner jerk at the office giving him and his assistant a hard time. On his way to give the creep a piece of his mind, he bumps into the infamous ‘Calamity Jones’…
Calamity – is tired of enduring her boss’s unwanted sexual innuendos. When his fingers start to roam, Calam decides she’s had enough. It’s time to fight fire with fire. So she devises an ingenious, if risky plan, to get Perkins off her back, keep her Job, and strike a blow for his numerous other victims around the office…only, things don’t go exactly as planned.
All Hell Breaks ‘Luce’ – After finding the loopy ingénue jack-knifed atop the archival files, Lucifer knows something is up. Calamity knows the jig is up. So, she comes clean. Turns out, they both have the same problem…Perkins. But, sparks fly when they decide to team up to bring down the boss. The Hitch? He’s a straight arrow…She’s a loose cannon. Can they work together to achieve a common goal? Or will they both lose in the end?
My Top 10 Favorite Characters & Their Archetypes…
#10 - The Bad Boy: Joe Morelli from The Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich. I first met him in “One For the Money” and it was love at first sight. Plus, him and Steph are beyond hilarious!
#9 - The Billionaire Playboy: Gabriel Bishop from “Rock Hard” by Nalini Singh [The Rock Kiss Series] Forget Christian Grey. Enter Gabriel Bishop. He is the perfect blend of hot and sweet…and the way he is with his lady love…*sigh*
#8 - The Good Girl (not to be confused with the obnoxious Goody-Too-Shoes): “Tris” From the “Divergent” Series by Veronica Roth. Though by the end of the trilogy she is more a rebel, Tris is the embodiment of the good girl. She has that girl-next-door-feel to her, but she doesn’t wander too far into ‘Perfect Princess’ territory (Thank Gawd!).
#7 - The Tortured Soul: Zsadist from “Loved Awakened” by J.R. Ward [The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series] Oh Lordy…This dude had me up all night reading his book. Finished it in less than 24hrs!! (I finally had to let this series go, when Ward wandered into a different genre with her books, but it was fun while it lasted!)
#6 - The Alpha Female: Indigo Riviere from “Play of Passion” by Nalini Singh [The Psy-Changling Series] I wasn’t that fond of the Alpha Female archetype until I met Indigo. She is a woman in control who still knows how to be a woman!
#5 – The Redeemed Villain: Sebastian St. Vincent from “The Devil in Winter” by Lisa Kleypas [The Wallflowers Series] Sebastian is anything but a saint when he first appears in the series, but alas his wicked ways were mended by love. <Thud>
#4 – The BFF/Go-To Girl: Emma from “Emma” by Jane Austen. Though she didn’t always make the best decisions for her friends, she had the best of intentions and was a good, loyal compadre to everyone in her sphere…Knightly, Harriet, & Mrs. Weston.
#3 - The Strong-Willed Woman: Wilhelmina ‘Lily’ Lawson from “Then Came You” by Lisa Kleypas. She is herself, without apology. She has opinions and makes her own way in the world. She is NOT sitting around waiting for a man to rescue her. You Go Girll!
#2 - The Alpha Male: Mikhail Dubrinsky from Dark Prince by Christine Feehan…A vampire King, back when vampire books were just hitting their stride. (I’m kind of over them now. But Mikhail still rocks!)
#1 - The Anti-Hero: Kaleb Krychek from “Heart of Obsidian” by Nalini Singh. The ultimate anti-hero… He was raised by a serial killer…so yeah, he’s dark.
About the author:
D. Alyce Domain. Is a long-time lover of creative fiction. She learned to read with Dr. Seuss, grew up reading Sweet Valley High, James Howe, and Lois Duncan, and graduated to category romance with Harlequin and Silhouette in her teen years. Ms. Domain started out writing fan-fiction after her favorite fictional characters met with death and cancellation on network television. Inspired by the entertaining, multi-layered storylines created by so many female romance, young adult and television writers, she began to experiment with her own characters. Coupled with her own unique brand of genre-bending romantic fiction, Ms. Domain was able to create a whole new world within the pages of her books.
Ms. Domain was born and raised in Houston, Texas, the youngest daughter of Charles and Eunice Domain. She has one older sister. She earned a BS in Biochemistry and a MS in Biomedical Sciences. She worked in Patient-Based Biological Research before switching careers and opening her own fashion boutique, The Aesthetic Domain. In addition to fashion apparel and accessories, she sells her own original jewelry creations and runs the Boutique & Blog website, which is based in Houston, Texas. Ms. Domain also has avid interests in inspirational music, art/entertainment, and history.