Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Did anyone find one of these under their tree on Christmas??

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

One day left...

Tomorrow is Christmas! My boys can hardly wait. I'm just hoping they don't wake me up too early ads I know I'm going to bed late tonight.

My family have our big dinner on Christmas Eve. Not turkey or ham, but more Cuban style. We normally cook a pork shoulder marinated Cuban style (mojo seasoning), black beans, rice, Cuban bread, fried plantains, and flan.  There are a few variations each year, like I added a veggie dish, but that's the jist of the menu. Christmas day is either leftovers or whatever we decide to cook like a regular day. This tradition goes back to when my husband was going up after coming over from Cuba when he was just a young child. Since I love the food so much, I had no problem settling into the routine. Don't miss the ham, stuffing, and such at all. lol

So what kind of Christmas tradition do you have? Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Have a special meal on Christmas day or the day before? Or maybe you have a tradition you'd like to start. I'm all ears.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I'm should be back today from my pre-Christmas (and much needed) vacation. I hope you are all having a great week so far. I hope to have some New Years fun in the works for this blog so I can it announce after Christmas. So make sure you stay tuned...

Monday, December 20, 2010

Slash and Burn posting day

Even though I'm in the boondocks and hopefully not being eaten by a hungry bear (yeah, yeah, I know they are supposed to be hibernating but you never know ;) ) it's my day to post over at Slash and Burn. Stop by and check out my hot Santa pictures :P

Saturday, December 18, 2010

A Gift Worth Sharing is in a weekend poll & review

Head over to http://www.longandshortreviews.com/WC/index.htm  and vote for "A Gift Worth Sharing" in Whipped Cream Reviews' Book of the Week poll. The voting takes place Saturday and Sunday only. And of course it comes along when I'm headed out of town and not having access to internet *sigh* So here's my promo.

Also, check out the review for "A Gift Worth Sharing". It was rated 4.5 cherries!!!

So spread the word this weekend for me. ^-^

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fantasy Friday

I know I haven't done a Fantasy Friday in a while. Sorry.
I hope everyone has a great weekend. I'm off to an area with no cell reception and no wifi. Just my family, a river, fish, and woods. Let's just hope it doesn't get too cold. ^-^

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Oooh, it's that time of year again. ;)
Hot enough to melt the snow

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week and recovering from the long holiday weekend. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Today is the day to stop and give thanks for all you have. I know I have a lot to be thankful for, including all my readers/followers who are so supportive. Thank you and may you have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Slash & Blog post

Today was my day to blog over at Slash and Burn

Stop by and see who I saw last night. :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Did everyone have a good week?
Gearing up for Thanksgiving? Black Friday?
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I had this picture labeled 'wow'...
yeah, that says it all :P

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Between entertaining all weekend and the time change (why in the world do we even have daylight savings time *pfft*) I was thrown all out of wack and forgot my Tantilizing Tuesday *gasp! no hotties*

I am still tapping away for NaNo month, though I am behind in my word count. I'm hoping to find some time these next few days to really catch up, because Caesar's story is coming along nicely (IMO). He's having a lot of fun with Sterling. Or rather, should I say a lot of sex - lol.

So I have a question for all of you. Can a story have too much sex? When do you think it's too much? Where do you draw a line when you think "Alright, already. They can't possibly do it again!"

Just interested in some opinions.

And yes, I have read a story (no not telling which) when I just couldn't take it anymore.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday & Voting Day!

Happy Tuesday!
Don't forget to get out there and VOTE!!!!

Monday, November 01, 2010

NaNo has started...

It's November 1st which means National Novel Writing Month has begun. Is anyone else doing it??
I'd love to buddy up and encourage each other. My addy is:

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Have a Happy Halloween and don't eat too much candy. Those tummy aches are the worst. :P

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Almost November

I'm getting geared up for NaNo. Even doing some plotting which I rarely do for my books - yes, I'm such a pantser, but I'm determined to do this. :)

Anyway, I found some helpful tips on the blog: Paperback Writer. Since I have both readers and writers that frequent this blog, I thought I'd share.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Upcoming plans

I'm working hard on trying to get Willing Captive rewritten for submission to a publisher. Kinks R Us will need to be reworked also before I can find it a home.

But November is just days away and many of you know what that means...NaNo month! (National Novel Writing Month - http://www.nanowrimo.org/ ) I've attempted it for a few years now, but life just always got in the way one way or another. But my goal this year is to actually complete it. *Go positive thinking!* My goal is to get Caesar's story (from Fallen Angels) told (M/M with strong BDSM theme because my Fallen Angels are a kinky bunch) - crossing fingers and begging my muse to behave for just one month.

So I hope you all will check back often to see my progress and help me out when I get stuck. I'll even share tidbits from the story if you'd like throughout the month.
And since I'll be busy writing, I hope to share with you some links to other blogs and articles that I come across... starting today. ^-^

Fellow writer CJ England did a wonderful post the other day "You Might Be A Sensual Writer If..." on her blog. It made me smile because I've caught myself doing a few of these thing.
She's also got a book - "Luck Be A Lady" - that is great (I read the original release a couple of years ago). I'd recommend it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I also posted some eye candy yesterday at the Slash & Burn blog.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Saturday Snicker...

I couldn't help but laugh at this and thought I'd spread some humor.

The Love Dress

A woman stopped by, unannounced, at her son's house.

She knocked on the door then immediately walked in.

She was shocked to see her daughter-in-law lying on the couch, totally naked. Soft music was playing, and the aroma of perfume filled the room.

"What are you doing?!" she asked.

"I'm waiting for Mike to come home from work," the daughter-in- law answered.

"But you're naked!" the mother-in-law exclaimed.

"This is my love dress," the daughter-in-law explained.

"Love dress? But you're naked!"

"Mike loves me and wants me to wear this dress," she explained." It excites him to no end. Every time he sees me in this dress, he instantly becomes romantic and ravages me for hours on end. He can't get enough of me"

The mother-in-law left.

When she got home, she undressed, showered, put on her best perfume, dimmed the lights, put on a romantic CD, and lay on the couch, waiting for her husband to arrive. Finally, her husband came home. He walked in and saw her lying there so provocatively.

"What are you doing?" he asked.
"This is my love dress," she whispered sensually.
"Needs ironing," he said. "What's for dinner?
He never heard the gunshot.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend!
Unfortunately, I have to attend a funeral this weekend for an old high school friend who fought a brave battle with breast cancer.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I need a lazy day in bed. Don't you?  Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Slash & Burn posting day...

Today was my day to post over at the Slash and Burn blog. Slip over and check out the blog if you haven't lately. ^-^


Friday, October 01, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Is this a Full Service Station?? ^-^

Monday, September 27, 2010

Wow, I didn't realize it had been so long since I blogged. I'm sooooo sorry for the MIA time. I came down with a horrendous sinus infection and then a slew of other things came up, along with a death on my husband's side. I'm telling you, this roller coaster ride of life has lots of loopty-loops as of late.

Anyway, I'm working on getting on track, including luring my muse back who deserted me when things were going so well on a new Fallen Angels book. *sigh*

Don't miss my post over at the Slash & Burn blog. I talked about baseball and puppy piles. :)

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

In the mood for a bad boy? Black is nice *yum*

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I'm at a convention with husband, and though I've yet to find a hottie like this here, I figure I can share this wonderful vision I have on my computer. Off to soak in the hot tub. *g*

Monday, August 16, 2010

Slash and Burn post

Today was my day to post at the Slash and Burn blog. Stop by and let me know "How you like your men".


Friday, August 13, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Happy Friday the 13th - Mu-ha-ha!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

It's been a rainy day so I haven't had net most of the day *sigh*
But keeping busy :)
Have a great week!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Joyfully Reviewed looking for reviewers...

I don't know what it is about my scheduled Friday posts, but I don't think Blogger likes them *sigh* because they don't get posted like they should. Guess we'll see how it turns out next week.


Are you an avid romance reader? Got an opinion and want to share it? Like to talk books? Need a way to get your book budget under control?
Joyfully Reviewed is seeking new reviewers. (A great company to work for :) )
While we need reviewers of all (sub)genres, we are looking in particular for folks interested in reviewing African American, Interracial, Multicultural, Sweet and/or Inspirational romances. We could also use a few peeps interested in GLBT romances.
No experience is necessary. You will need to be able to fully express your view--looking for well thought out, detailed opinions. And uou must be willing/able to read titles in digital format. Folks open to reading new authors/publisher are a major plus.
Compensation? Reviewers receive free copies of the books they review.
If you are interested, please email Cheryl [cheryl @ joyfullyreviewed.com] (no spaces) with the Subject "JR - Reviewer" for further information.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

What are you reading Wednesday

It's been ages since I've done this. I hope everyone has been having a good summer. It's been sooooo hot here in FL. Even the weather men say that the past 2 weeks have been herindious when it comes to heat index temps. Really, if you're not doing something involving water, it's just a lot more comfy indoors. And it's a shame since we had a total of 2 weeks of spring this year, so I miss sitting out on my porch working.

Anyway...what are you reading???

I'm currently reading Kim Harrison's witch series with Rachel Morgan. I'm on book #3 - Every Which Way But Dead. Great series. I loved the pixy Jenks! He makes me laugh. And Kist...*sigh* damn, can I have one of those?? lol

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bedtime Fantasies Review

Hmmm, I guess this week is a good week for me. :) A friend of mine pointed out a review for Bedtime Fantasies that I somehow missed. *gasp*

Manic Readers gave it 4 of 5 stars!
"Bedtime Fantasies by Marty Rayne is a fun, short, steamy anthology filled to heat up your dreams and fantasies." ~ Cheryl

The full review is here: http://manicreaders.com/index.cfm?disp=reviews&bookid=7348

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A review for Never Too Late

Wow, I guess it's 'never too late' to get a review. :)
Night Owl Reviews gave Never Too Late a 4.5 stars = Top Pick -- whoo hoo!

"What a delicious blend of bondage, emotional depth and m/m-m/f sizzling sex. Ms. Rayne truly knows how to create a memorable story, with characters this reviewer loved getting to know." ~ Janalee

The full review can be found here: http://www.nightowlreviews.com/nor/Reviews/Janalee-reviews-Never-Too-Late-by-Marty-Rayne.aspx

Off ot the beach with the family...have a great day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Anyone in the mood for some guitar lessons?

Saturday, July 24, 2010


Well, a month from yesterday my boys start high school. Where has half the summer gone? Perhaps it was all the computer trouble I had that made it seem to fly by. Got a new router and a new hard drive (LOVE warranties). Let's cross our fingers that the rest is smooth sailing. *g*

Hmm, let's see what's been up. I've completed a M/M fantasy story titled Kinks R Us and submitted it to one of my editors. That 25K story ended up 43,500K after I went through the editing stage. *whew* It had a mind of its own.

My M/F space opera - Willing Captive - was rejected *sigh* :( so I've got it with a beta reader and working on some changes. I'd like to find a home for it by the end of the year.

Also, I've decided to start another Fallen Angels story. This one features Caesar from Marc & Adam's merry band. He's sent on an undercover assignment and discovers more than he bargained for...along with the a man who craves to bring Caesar to his knees.

Dragon Riders 3 has stalled. My two dragons weren't playing nice. I'm hoping to get back started on it sometime before the end of the year.

I hope everyone is having a good summer. My husband has off next week, so I really need to sit and do some posts in advance so that we can go off and enjoy ourselves with some day trips. No big summer vacation for us. We're looking into an Alaskan Cruise around Christmas time. :)

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fantasy Friday

I don't think I'd like to mess with this warrior woman. Would you?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Nice huh? *drool*
Everyone have a great week!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Hello everyone! My laptop (aka my baby) has a new hard drive and back working, not to mention having access to all my files again. :) Not to mention back on track. I'll have Kinks R Us into my editor by the weekend and then I get to decide whether to work on Dragon Riders 3 or a new Fallen Angels story. What do you think?
Have a great week!

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone is having a great and safe weekend. Unfortunately my laptop crapped out on me - hard drive died - and I'm waiting for the replacement hard drive. *sigh* So I'm having to share the 'family' computer. All my files and such on on my external hard drive, but some didn't quite take when I updated my main files last week, so I'm going to have to spend some $$ and try to get the recent stuff off my dead  hard drive, if it's possible *grrrr* So I may not be much on schedule this week until I get it all running again. Maybe I'll have time to tell you my opinion of Eclipse (went and saw it Friday night) *G* ooh, and maybe I will find the pics again that I was going to post. Until then...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

I didn't forget about Tantalizing Tuesday. However, I did take an overnight trip to the beach with my kids. I sure didn't see anything like this there. *sigh*

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Whoo Hoo! Got me a new router today and could actually upload the picture with no problems. :) Now to get all caught up this weekend. Have a good one!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

Sorry I was MIA last week. I was swamped with a previous commitment and my router is crapping out on me, so I'm having trouble uploading things. Needless to say, I'm hoping to be back on schedule this week. :) Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

In search of a beta reader...

I had hoped that I could bypass having a beta reader, but honestly, I'm finally admitting that I need some help. *sigh* I'm looking for someone who has a strong grasp on grammer (as that is a huge downfall of mine) and can help point out redundancy or if there are any plot holes.  Since I write both gay and heterosexual stories, I'd like to have one person I can use for both types, but it's not a requirement at this time. Right now I have a m/f futuristic/space story (with one menage scene) that needs some attention and outside eyes. The length is about 60K, so it's not a one-nighter read.

Anyone interested in taking the time to do some work can email me at marty@martyrayne.com and I'll get in touch with you. Just put beta reader in the subject line.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, June 07, 2010

Slash and Burn posting day

It's my day to post over at Slash and Burn again. I blogged about my thoughts on Bullet by Laurell K Hamilton and the man-love she included. :D


Friday, June 04, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Bullet by Laurell K Hamilton - my opinion

I’ve just spent the last day and half completely entranced by Laurell K Hamilton’s latest Anita Blake book, Bullet. I hadn’t even realized it was close to being released until I decided to look at the book section in Walmart yesterday. I guess that’s what I get for reading her last one late and not keeping tabs as of late.

Spoilers below! If you don’t mind them, keep reading.
Back in April, I gave my opinion on Fling. I liked it a lot and it brought me back to why I fell in love with this series. But can I say that I thought that Bullet was absolutely perfect! In my opinion anyway. *g* I thought it had the perfect balance of action, emotion, and sex. Okay, maybe I just really liked the sex parts too much in this book. But I’ll say that this is my FAVORITE book yet.
I say that – and I don’t say it very often – because of two things:

One – Richard is back! And not just back, but really stepping up to the plate, so to speak. Yes, he’s still got some issues, like still wanting to have a normal life, but he’s been in therapy and since Anita took all her anger back, well, he’s more reasonable. But it’s also great to see that he’s part of something special and that he needs to help out also, even if he doesn’t like the things he has to do. At least he has a support group. This is the Richard I’d always knew he could be. *doing happy dance and singing*
Two – The man-on-man sex! Finally, exactly what my heart has been desiring. Yes, Mrs. Hamilton has been hinting at this stuff through much of the series once she started being in all this men, especially since Asher, but give the woman a high five for bringing it on full force. Of course, it did take Asher having a hissy fit for her truly to see what she’s been unknowingly denying him and really herself and Jean Claude (she’s such a voyeur, I love it). And then to bring Richard and some H-O-T BDSM scene…whew, I was a happy, happy woman (geez, now I want to go and reread that scene). Richard is such a dominate character, that he’s soo damn sexy when he is himself. She can do this anytime in future books. *wink* But also, there was a f/f scene and a f/f/m scene together with Anita in the center. That too was different and hot for this character. Also, wonderful Micah realizes and starts showing his love for Nathaniel in more than just the bed. *yay* And yes, Anita is finally okay with it all. That makes it so much better.
Yes, Anita discovers some new powers and we see her with her own triumvirates – I’ve really missed Damian – and how they discover to combine the two. This book really centers on the legend that the Vegas clan tells about how to kill Mommie Darkest (*gasp* yes, she still alive…well in a way and causing havoc) and it involves weretigers of all colors. And yes, she has sex to bind them to her, but that again revolves around Belle’s aka Jean Claude’s bloodline. Anita is really a badass…but she also has her vulnerabilities.
In dealing with some of the action parts of the book itt is reinforced just how much Anita really loves Nathanial and that she and Micah are truly a mated pair. Also, that she doesn’t want to be a monster but will do all she can to protect those she loves. It hurts her to be The ONE to do some of the dirty work, but she also can’t seem to let others do her work either. It’s part of being dominate and a leader. The one who can keep them safe in the end.

*sigh* It was one of those books I couldn’t put down and am sad to see that I’ve finished it. Despite the repetitive facts that Mrs. Hamilton throws in here and there and long descriptions that takes two pages to read – though short ones would be nice when reintroducing characters that we haven’t seen in several books – I am eagerly awaiting the next Anita Blake book.
I think the result of this book between fans will be a toss up. Some will like it, some will hate it. Yes, much will revolve around sex, but that’s her power. That’s who she is and how she is. Others, like me will love it.

Anyone else read it yet?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fantasy Friday

A friend sent me this pic so I don't really know where it came from, however, since it's Fantasy Friday, I thought I'd share with you an awesome picture of my childhood fantasy hero. Yes, I had the Wonder Woman under-roos and a piece of yellow rope from my dad's shed. Oh, and I had a yellow headband that was shaped like her headpiece. I was unstopable. *g* But Linda Carter never looked this good. lol

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Slash and Burn posting day

Okay, I know this is going to come up as Tuesday, but really, I started this before midnight on Monday. Just having trouble with my crappy net service. I mean really, have you ever seen a satelite dish rust in less than 2 years? Our Directv dish we've had for ages and not a speck of rust. I'm sure that's causing all my outage rather than the weather because it's been beautiful here - mostly.

Anyway, I posted an excerpt of my WIP Kinks R Us which is nearly complete over at the Slash & Burn blog. *yay*
Check it out - http://slash-and-burn.blogspot.com/

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend everyone. I'm going out of town for some much needed de-stressing today.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Let's have a laugh today

Okay, some days I really feel old, but check out this video and have a great laugh!


Fantasy Friday

Have a great weekend everyone. I'm out of town today taking some much needed de-stressing time. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Weakness - Free Read

Okay, I'm hoping to bring my readers some extra little goodies this year by the way of free reads. Basically some short stories that I've written in the past and touched up; most that are too short to be submitted to a publisher or doesn't fit guidelines.

I've uploaded a story titled Weakness. It's a futuristic story I wrote ages ago for a writing assignment. I extended it from its original length and find that it's more fleshed out. There's also potential for more stories from this world I'm creating.

The catch to getting this story is that you have to be a member of my newsletter group. It's located in the files section under free reads. I've decided that it will be the only way to receive access to my free reads that are offered. To become a member, just click the Yahoo button in the sidebar or go to the group and join.

Below is a short blurb...

Aliens are real. Earth has been turned into a slave planet. Only a small band of troopers, known as the Resistance, exist to fight against the bondage the human species has been forced into.

Zan, an assassin for the Resistance, once more crosses paths with Storm, an alien and Chief of Security for the World United Council. Will this encounter be his last, succumbing to her temptation or can he resist and escape?


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tantalizing Tuesday

It's already like summer here *whew* and I thought I'd share so 'heat' with you all. :)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Slash and Burn posting day

I hope all the mothers had a good weekend. I know I did. Want to see what I did, along with some pictures? Today I blogged about it over at Slash and Burn. Stop by and check out my fun weekend.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wishing all those that are mothers (or soon to be mothers) a very happy day. It's one of the few days a year that we can kick back and let others take care of us.*wink* I know I am. :)

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Joyfully Reviewed need help

Joyfully Reviewed needs editors. Now...if not sooner.

Our reviewers are out of control. We need help keeping pace with their reviews. Experience is a plus, but not required.

This is a non-paying position that provides great experience and other possible benefits.

If you are interested, please email Cheryl: cheryl @ joyfullyreviewed.com [no spaces], Subject: Join JR Team

Feel free to forward to anyone that may be interested.

As an editor you're assigned a reviewer/reviewers and you edit their written reviews. Not hard, right? :) If you're not interested, pass this on to others who might be.

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Clash of the Titans - Movie

Since the kiddies are out of town, last night was date night with hubby. :) We went to see Clash of the Titans – 3D. First off, the original 1981 version was one of my favorite fantasy/mythical movies. Yes, I know the graphics are cheesy, but it was an action romance. *dreamy sigh* Hey, I was younger than my own kids when it came out, reality hadn’t hit me yet. But I do have to say that it was that movie that got me into Mythology. I still like reading/learning about all the gods of Olympus, which I guess is why I enjoyed the Percy Jackson book series.

Anyway, from reviews I’d read on Fandango I knew that the movie’s plot had changed. I just didn’t realize just how much. So if you haven’t seen it yet, be fore warned…it’s only loosely based on the 1981 version.

Overall, the movie was great. The action scenes were well done, the graphics awesome (much much better than the original lol), and the actor who played Perseus… well, he was drool-ishess :P You’ll also meet new characters (the Djinn and a black pegasus) and miss old ones (like the owl *pout* ) And there was less interaction of the other gods too. Also if you know anything about mythology, you’ll notice how they twisted the tales. For example, in the movie Hades was the one who controlled the Kraken, when really it was Poseidon who wielded control over the creature. Along with who the bad guy was – Hades taking over rather than Hera’s jealousy. Also, I believe the 3D effects were kind of useless. There was little difference with or without the glasses.

But I won’t give away the movie. I thought it was a really well done movie and enjoyed the showing. I also thought that the actors who played Zeus and Hades gets two-thumbs up from me.

This whole movie made me think once more of doing a book based on either Hades (change him somewhat) or maybe one of his demigod ‘kids’. Hmmm, needless to say, it got the plot bunnies working. :D
So if you want to see an action movie with some really good graphics (upgraded from the original), then take a couple of hours and check it out. IMO, anyway.

Just check out the differences in the pictures in this post.

Have a great Saturday! Kiddies are coming home today! :D