Today I have much pleasure in welcoming the lovely Samantha Darling to my chair. Sam, tell us a little bit about your debut release and yourself.
Revenge in Rio...Calculated revenge, unexpected passion…
Business magnate Luca Venancio is returning to Rio to pay his respects to his late brother, and to seduce his once fiancée, Daniella, back into his bed. Five years ago she left him without so much as a word, shunning him and the rich life he could offer in exchange for his younger, reckless brother. Now Luca wants revenge—seduce her and dump her, that's all he intends to do.
Blackmailed into a violent farce of a marriage, Daniella had no choice but to comply to protect Luca's life, even though it meant never being able to see him again. Years later, a twist of fate reunites them, throwing her plans of fleeing Rio out of the window and the love of her life straight back in.
Luca's flawless plan soon becomes complicated when he discovers Daniella is expecting his brother's child. It becomes even more complicated when old passions return. Can he actually go through with seducing her, bedding her, and then discarding her?
I live in Essex, not too far from London, with my very understanding husband, our identical twin boys, and two Bedlington Terriers. We're crammed into our rather cozy two-up two-down terrace and we can barely swing a cat, but hey, we love it. I work part-time as a nurse, but when I'm off duty, you will find me either chasing the toddlers around like a headless chicken, head buried in a book, or tapping away at my stories.
I have always loved to read and romance is by far my favorite genre! You can easily escape into such promising worlds, where sexy Alpha males lead the way and strong heroines often can't help but fall head over heels in love. I adore a Happy Ever After, as I'm sure we all do if we're honest, right?
Reading and writing go hand in hand, and from the day I could read, I enjoyed writing. To put pen to paper and conjure up weird and wonderful little stories was what I thrived on! English was my favorite class at school right throughout to secondary, and I will always be thankful for the teachers who gave me the opportunities to develop and be creative! If I remember rightly, one of my first stories was called The Turkey Who Could Talk…but I'll tell you more about that some other day
Thanks for offering me your chair today – it’s very comfy indeed!
So, it was release day a couple of days ago and my baby, Revenge in Rio (which Annie helped whip into shape with her brilliant editing service) went out into the big world of publication, right into the hands of readers and reviewers. How did I feel? Nervous, excited, scared, elated, everything all mixed into one, that’s for sure! Definitely a roller coaster experience. I’m overwhelmed with the response the book has received so far and the wonderful support I've had from my friends and family.
Talking of family, we are still away on holiday, so I saw in release day whilst soaking up the tropical Mauritian sun….I couldn't think of a better way. We have been staying with my in-laws which is lovely but to top things off and make release day even more special, my husband arranged for us and the boys to stay a couple of nights in the Le Meridien hotel. It really was lovely. When we arrived in the hotel room, a HUGE bouquet of flowers that my cousin and his wife had arranged to celebrate the release welcomed us and made the room smell amazing. This was an extra special token considering that they are thousands of miles away back in the UK! I also had a little virtual release party on Facebook, organised by the Lisa at Tasty Book Tours. She did a great job and I hope everyone that came enjoyed themselves and the winners of the giveaways enjoy their prizes!
Here’s a couple of snaps to share with you guys!
So, that was my fabulous first release day and I loved every second of it! Here’s to hoping for more release days in the future.
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