Would you tell us about your latest release?
Love to, Annie! My current release, I Don’t Date in December, is Book One in the Modern Day Fairy Tale Series. It’s a story about a strong woman who meets her match, but they both have to learn to trust what they have with each other to make it work.
Here’s the blurb:
Successful Sydney-based consultant Blaise Lee is on the cusp of securing a partnership and a coveted office with harbour views. But it comes at a price.
It means she can’t date in December. Any time she tries, work interferes and men drift away like the memory of a bad Christmas present.
When Blaise is sent on a last minute business trip to Cairns in December, she meets Jonty Lucca. Tall, dark hair, rippling muscles and a smattering of stubble, Jonty is the sort of man she’d date in a heartbeat—if it wasn’t December.
Army Captain Jonty Lucca has just secured a dream job with the Australian SAS. His itinerant army lifestyle has played havoc with his relationships before, so he’s not looking for a girlfriend before he posts out to Perth.
But when he meets Blaise he falls under the spell of L'incantesimo. The enchantment. And he’s not about to let Blaise walk out of his life, regardless of her rule about not dating in December.
What inspired you to write I Don’t Date in December?
For the last few years I’ve had a crazy December work schedule, which is completely antithetical to the Christmas spirit! I found myself feeling more frazzled than festive, which made me wonder, how successful would dating be in that context? And lo and behold, a story was born!
What is your favourite part about the writing process?
The planning. I love researching pictures to model my characters on, exploring where they will live and their occupations. It gets me excited about putting fingers to keyboard!
What sorts of heroes do you enjoy writing?
I like strong alpha heroes with a softer side—men who are successful but not aggressive about it.
Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Everywhere! I might hear a line in a song, or overhear a remark, and ‘bang!’ a book is born—that is how The Go-Between, the second book in the Modern Day Fairy Tale series came to life. Quite often I see a picture in a magazine and know ‘that’s my hero/heroine!’ Pinterest is another source of inspiration-I like saving writing prompts for future use.
Where can we find you online?
You can connect with me on Facebook (facebook.com/darcydelanyauthor), Pinterest (Darcydelanyauth) and Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15304692.Darcy_Delany).
Where can we buy I Don’t Date in December?
You can buy I Don’t Date in December on Amazon and Kindle. Happy reading!
Darcy Delany writes contemporary romance, chick lit, science fiction and historical fiction featuring strong, sassy and quirky heroines.
Darcy loves history, fabulous food and old movies. A fan of British home shows, Darcy dreams of one day restoring a Georgian mansion, if she can pay contractors to do all the hard work for her.