Dark Bishop was a thrilling experience. Not only did I get to write with my best friend, I got to write from a male perspective. More specifically, I wrote from the perspective of Jake Bishop. Jake's one of the worst of the bad boys. And he was so FUN to write. This book is not intended for those under the age of eighteen, or for those with triggers that might be offended by adult themes.
Originally, Dark Bishop was published as a serial, five episodes of a whole. Now, with the anniversary edition, you can get the story in one cohesive book! It's exclusively on Amazon, free on prime.
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Would you like to hear from Sydney and Jake? Well, Casey and I conducted a few interviews and here's what they had to say. First, I sat down with sweet, innocent Sydney.
Me: I'm sitting here with Sydney Coder. Sydney has agreed to answer a few questions for us. I know that you're all dying to ask about Jake so let's jump right in. Welcome Sydney.
Sydney: Thank you for having me. I was told Jake is in the other room being interrogated as well.
Me: Casey would never interrogate anyone. Well, maybe a little. So Sydney, what is your perfect Sunday like?
Sydney: I work most Sunday so a day off for starters. If I had the day off, though... hmmm. I guess I would try to explore the city more. New Orleans is a beautiful city, full of life and culture. I would love to see more of it. I don't have a ton of time these days, now that Jake's become a part of my life.
Me: You said that you work most Sundays. What do like most about being a waitress? What do you hate most?
Sydney: What do I like most? I would have to say the money. You can make great money if you're personable. I honestly enjoy taking care of people, I enjoy my job. As for what I like the least, working all the time. I need the money so I don't ask for time off but it feels like I'm always working.
Me: What sorts of relationships have you had in the past? Was there someone special in your life before Jake came along?
Sydney: I've had exactly one boyfriend before and we were both too young to realize what it meant to be dating I think. He was a nice guy, don't get me wrong, but Jake is completely different. There's something special about him. I'm so happy I met him.
Me: If you were to put yourself on Match.com, what would your profile look like? This is just in case you and Jake don't work out of course. Describe yourself for us.
Sydney: Well, I guess I would say that I'm tall and thin, not too tall, but taller than most females. I like to be outdoors. I prefer to wear jeans and a t-shirt over anything fancy. I'm a country girl at heart but I have big dreams. I think it's important to share that because they would need to understand that I have goals in life that I plan on accomplishing. Nothing is going to stop me from getting to Hollywood.
Me: Describe in detail your ideal man.
Sydney: Oooh! Can I describe Jake? (I shake my head at her.) Fine but he's damn near perfect. He would have to be a gentleman. Caring. Funny. Polite. Easy on the eyes. I know that sounds bad but I would need to find him attractive. What else? Oh! He has to be smart and driven. Goals are important. Well, mine are.
Me: Thank you so much Sydney for sitting down with me and talking. Good Luck with everything you have going on. Hopefully you won't need that Match.com profile. Things with Jake seems to be going well so far.
Sydney: Things are great. Thanks so much for having me.
Casey sat down with Jake. He's a little arrogant but still loveable...
Casey: Thanks for agreeing to speak with me today, Jake.
Jake: *smooths dress jacket and smiles* You’re most welcome, Mrs. Bond. Is it okay if I call you Mrs. Bond?
Casey: As long as you don’t ask if my husband’s name is James, that’s fine.
Jake: *chuckles* Noted.
Casey: Sydney Coder is in the next room being interviewed. What is the nature of your relationship with her?
Jake: *grins* Well…the nature of our relationship is a private matter.
Casey: You don’t want to talk about Miss Coder?
Jake: Not with you.
Casey: Fair enough. Let’s touch on some basic information. Describe your perfect woman.
Jake: There are no perfect women, just as there are no perfect men. And it is in the imperfection that beauty is found. It would be boring if everyone was perfect, or the same. So the perfect woman, is every woman.
Casey: *smiles* Good answer. Do you enjoy being an attorney?
Jake: *sighs* Most days my answer would be yes. Some days it is an emphatic no. I’m sure most people feel the same way about their careers.
Casey: Describe yourself, your appearance, etcetera…as if you were listing yourself on a dating website.
Jake: Let me first say that I am not listed on any dating websites. But, my description would say that I’m six feet tall, medium, muscular build, dark hair, green eyes. Successful attorney in the great state of Louisiana. *grins* Enjoys long walks on the beach and beautiful women.
Casey: Are you sure you wouldn’t like to say anything about Sydney Coder?
Jake: *smirks* I am positive.
Casey: Thanks for joining us today, Mr. Bishop.
Jake: The pleasure is all mine.
Be prepared... Dark Bishop is recommended for readers 18 and up due to graphic content. When we say dark, we mean it. Enjoy!
I was tagged by Author Bryan Coburn in the WIP Blog Tour and it sounds like so much fun! First, you can visit Bryan's blog to check out his responses!
Now…here are the rules for the tour: Provide a link to the person who nominated you. Write a little about your WIP and give the first sentences of the first three chapters. then nominate four other writers to do the same.
My Work in Progress:
My WIP is Sin, Part 4. Sin is a serialized novel. Each part released one month after the previous one, sort of like episodes of a television show. Each part is 12,000-20,000 words and will build on the last episode!
Here are the snippets from the first Sections:
The platonic, aggravating, hot and cold relationship I had with Shane Justice didn’t evaporate when we made love. It didn’t disappear when he whispered sweet naughties in my ear. It went up in smoke when he told me that he was reconsidering the annulment. Our annulment.
Of Masseuses and Men
“That hurt so good,” Brook said as we sat in the bubbling water of the Jacuzzi. The smell of lavender and mint wafted up around us.
I couldn’t even form words. “Mmhmm.”
We sat in silence, letting the bubbles soothe away our every worry in the world. Well, not every worry, but a girl could pretend for a few minutes while in bubbly goodness. The scent of lavender was thick and the water was so freaking warm. I just wanted to stay there forever.
Dirty Kind of Clean
Shane called twenty minutes later and I was buckling myself into his car twenty minutes after that. Brooklyn had walked me out and hugged me tight. “Don’t worry. Everything will be fine. Shane has everything covered.”
I had squeezed her back, looking into the back seat at the garment bag hanging from the hook.
Why did this feel like goodbye? And why was it that every time someone said that Shane had everything covered, I felt like I was aboard the Titanic watching the arrogance outweigh common sense as warning after warning of ice bergs was issued.
Now I’d like to tag an amazing author friend to join the tour.
Have a look at her books and upcoming projects: Becca Vincenza
Blog of Casey L. Bond, Author of Young Adult and New Adult fiction.