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Thursday, June 20, 2013

An Interview with Sarah Daltry & A 4 E-Book GIVEAWAY!


Title: Bitter Fruits

Release date: June 25, 2013

Author: Sarah Daltry

Genre: Paranormal romance

Blurb: Attending a vampire-themed masquerade party seems like a strange way to spend a night, but Nora is sick of frat parties and bars. Meeting Alec was just a bonus. Despite their immediate attraction, however, Alec is wary of involving himself with Nora, and when she pushes it, she discovers that Alec has secrets that could destroy them both. Is she willing to risk everything for a man she hardly knows? How far into darkness will he take her?

When Nora attempts to follow, however, things grow more complicated. Someone is hunting her - someone tied to a secret that goes back to the beginning of man. Soon, Nora finds herself drawn to two men, each with his own agenda. Can she save them both when one is destined to die?

Buy link: (only one link please) I don’t have links yet! Here is the book’s Facebook page. I am sure links will be going up there as soon as they exist: https://www.facebook.com/BitterFruits

Questions:

1.      How long have you been an author?

I’ve been writing since I was very young, although I have only been sharing my work since the early part of 2013. I still have a hard time calling myself an author; it sounds so real. It’s hard to believe that anything I wrote has actually been read by people who were not my roommates. J

2.      What is your favourite genre?

I write erotica and romance, but I love reading classics. I wish I had the command of vocabulary and language those writers did. I’m honestly not even sure there is much of a market for it anymore, but the classics were what helped develop my love of books so I thank them for that.

3.      If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why?

My work ranges from romantic with sex to straight up smut, so I suppose it depends what the person is looking to read. For smut, I would suggest the First Timers collections; they get right to the point. For romance, I think Bitter Fruits is a good start because The Quiver of a Kiss is historical romance that naturally doesn’t have a HEA.

4.      What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?

It’s really hard! That sounds obvious, but there is a big difference between writing for fun and finally settling down to be a writer. I’ve made the decision to make this an actual goal for me rather than a hobby and I suddenly find myself doubting every word. I also tend to worry more about things that didn’t used to matter, like promotion. I think that, as readers, we forget sometimes that there is a person who has to get those words on the page for us and that the process is not easy or quick.

5.      Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?

Well, Bitter Fruits is releasing this week, which is a big deal for me. It isn’t my first work, but it’s the first one I’ve promoted like this. It also takes a step out of the erotica genre and, although there is sex in the book, it is not the only thing about the book. The story centers around Nora, a college senior, who meets a guy at a party only to discover he is full of secrets. I’ve posted several teasers online, but the book will be out soon for people to find out more!

6.      Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.

I’m painfully shy. I love that I can do most of my promotion online, because the idea of meeting people scares me.

7.      Name your top three writing goals?

First and foremost would be to make writing my only job. Secondly, I want people to like my work. I want to reach readers. Finally, I would love for someone in the publishing industry to take note of what I am doing.

Fun Questions -

1.      If you had a warning label, what would it say?

Contents Under Pressure!

2.      If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?

I’m a nerd. I would probably want to discuss mythology with Henry from Bitter Fruits.

3.      What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?

Oh, I definitely don’t think I can share that! Suffice it to say that some of my scenes come from actual experience and we shall leave it at that. ;)

4.      Finally, can you give us your contact links?


b.    Website: http://sarahdaltry.com



e.      Other: http://sarahdaltry.tumblr.com/


 
EXCERPT:

Our lips meet again, but it is with doubt. Neither of us knows what will happen if we are to move forward, but I want to have a chance to find out. My body is still crying out for him, but now my mind is calm. I want him, but I want him when he knows that I’m ready for whatever that means. His hands touch me and his caresses are soft. We both slow our breathing and I try to let my will match his. When he pulls away, he gathers the picnic and looks at me with longing and a hunger I do not recognize. It’s not sexual, but desperate. Almost as a dying man looks in the last moments of his life.
“In three days,” he says. “I will meet you again at the church where we first met. In the meantime, I want you to look something up - and if you do not appear at the church, I’ll know that what you found changed everything.”
“Okay,” I say warily. I’ll do anything he asks, but his fear scares me. What kind of secrets can he possibly hold? There is little right now that could stop me from going to him in three days.
 
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GIVEAWAY TIME!
 
I'd like to thank Sarah for joining us. Today she has generously offered to give away four e-book copies of Touch of Venus found here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/314814 so please leave a comment with your email address' and follow this blog for a chance to win.

Sarah will announce her four winners on Monday June 24th.

Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~
http://labellebooks.blogspot.com

8 comments:

  1. Here are the buy links:

    Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_n_0?rh=n%3A283155%2Ck%3Abitter+fruits&keywords=bitter+fruits&ie=UTF8&qid=1371264801&rnid=2941120011

    Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bitter-fruits-sarah-daltry/1115597545?ean=2940016681139

    Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bitter-fruits/id657573266?mt=11

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  2. Sarah is a new author to me. I hope to meet her more often.
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  3. Thanks for the giveaway, Sarah!
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  5. You are a new author for me and your books sound like great reads. Cant wait to read your books.
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  6. Hi I am a new reader to Sarah, also. I thank you for this chance at the giveaway.
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  7. Rather than pick one person not to win, I am emailing all five posters with the link and code! :) Enjoy!

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  8. Rather than choose one person not to win, I am emailing all five with the link and code now! :) Enjoy!

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