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Blog Tour: Destiny’s Detour

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Heading off to her first year of college, Destiny is ready to take on the world. On the college dance team with her best friend, Amy, all Destiny wants is to have fun, enjoy her college years, and spend time with her older brother, David.

Troy is captain of the football team, sexy, sweet and her brother’s best friend. Practically a member of the family, Troy has always been off limits…until now.

One night together changes everything…

A childhood crush turns into more and Destiny has no choice but to grow up sooner than she planned. Will life’s unexpected detours derail her forever? Is there a happily ever after in the cards for Destiny and Troy?

Only time will tell.

Excerpt :

As we run around the track, I give into my frustration.

“Guys, you know that I love you both, but this is going to be just like high school. I am going to have to put up with bitchy girls because the star football players talk to us.” Both guys give me knowing smirks. “You assholes are doing this shit on purpose, aren’t you?”

They don’t say anything, just look at each other with a huge grin. That just irritates the shit out of me so I pick up my pace. Troy soon catches up with me.

“Please don’t be mad, Destiny.”

I sigh in defeat. Troy and David know I can’t stay mad at them. They have always been there for me when I’ve needed them and heaven help me, but they make me laugh like no one else. I am screwed. They have me right where they want me. I realize too, in this moment, they are sending a message to anyone who might be watching. Son of a bitch. They did this for more than one reason. They aren’t just doing it for kicks. They want guys to know I am off limits. I get why my brother is sending that message, but what is Troy’s motivation for it?

“Troy, you know I’m not mad. It’s just gets annoying. Do you even realize how bitchy girls are?”

He gives me a small laugh, and as Amy and David catch up to us, I notice Ryan and Chase are not far behind.

“So, how do we handle the Buffy situation?” I look over at Amy.

She ponders this for a moment, and then grins. “I say we just go ahead and knock out the bitches who say something.”

This causes all of us to laugh. Coach blows the whistle, letting us know our 30 minutes are up. Thank God. The guys stop to talk to Amy and me while Buffy continues sending dirty looks our way.

We turn to walk away and I’m not surprised when Troy yells, “Destiny, Baby! I’ll see you at home tonight.”

I stop in my tracks, look back, and shoot him a dirty look. He smirks at me. Jerk. He would say or do something stupid. He always does.

Leaning into him, I place my hand on his chest seductively. My hand slowly slides down to lightly brush his dick and as it pulsates, I say, “You know, Baby, payback’s a bitch.”

His arm slips around my waist, tucking me into him. I go up on my tiptoes to give him a kiss on the mouth before I saunter off, putting an extra shake in my hips to make him really sweat. I hear two groans for two different reasons. One comes from David, who does not like the little show I just put on. The other is Troy, who is probably suffering and trying to hide the serious semi he is sporting.



I have always loved reading and writing.  When I was in the fifth grade I became a published writer (okay so it was the school newspaper).  I spent the better part of my teen years writing stories for my friends.   Sometime between ages of 16 and 35 life happened and I stopped writing but I never stopped reading. It was only after my grandfather passed away in early 2012 that I decided to go for my dreams and write a novel and self-publish it.

I write under the pen name Mari Brown, which is just a play on my real name.  I am happily married to my own alpha/ former bad boy male, we have been together for 18 years.  We have a 17 year old daughter and two sons ages 15 and 14.  We have 3 dogs and 2 cats.  There is never a dull moment around my house.  We live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama.

In addition to writing I am also co-owner of Keepin’ It Real Book Blog, where I share my love of reading other Indie Authors.



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Where are you from? Tell us a little about yourself!

I live on the beautiful Gulf Coast of Alabama.  I live on the river and the beach is only 12 miles south of me.  I love the water and sun.  I am a flip flop kind of girl. I have been with my Alpha male since I was 19 and we have a daughter who is 17 and 2 sons ages 14 and 15.


Tell us about your book? How did it get started?

Destiny’s Detour is a modern day fairy tale type story.  It is loosely based on my real life love story.  Surprisingly I went through some of the same things Destiny does at a young age. It never flipped me out I just faced it head on.  We have been together 19 years now so I’m sure Troy and Destiny will make it as well.

What inspires and what got you started in writing?

I always enjoyed writing even as a child. Somewhere around 16, I stopped writing and didn’t pick it up again until I was 35.  My grandfather had just passed away and I thought to myself you better do it now while you can.

Where do you write? Is there something you need in order to write (music, drinks?)

I can write just about anywhere.  I usually have a Spotify playlist for inspiration going and I have to have my Sweet Tea !!!!!

How do you get your ideas for writing?

Most of my ideas come from a story being in my head and not leaving me alone and then I use real life experience to build on what is in my head.

What do you like to read?

I like books about Alpha males period.  However, I am a huge Biker MC Book kind of girl.

What would your advice to be for authors or aspiring in regards to writing?

Don’t give up.  Research research, research, the self-publishing world is so huge right now and everyone wants a piece make sure you get the right people hired to help you. I found a super cover artist, editor, and formatter after a full year of waiting and researching.

 Anything else you’d like to share?

I am currently working on my new book On the Edge Book 1 of The Knight Series.  The Knight Series is a going to be the stories of a crime family.  It is the polar opposite of the sweet Romance that Destiny’s Detour is I am very excited to be working on this series because it gets me back into what I wrote when I was younger.  I was obsessed with gangs, mafia families, basically the life of crime.

Denise Alicea
the authorDenise Alicea
This blog was created by Denise in September 2008 to blog about writing, book reviews, and technology. Slowly, but surely this blog expanded to what it has become now, a central for book reviews of all kinds interviews, contests, and of course promotional venue for authors, etc

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