Friday, January 30, 2015

Book Blast, Interview & Giveaway: Dating in the Dark by @TraceRbookworm

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Dating in the Dark - Sweet Delights Series #1
by Tracey Rogers
Audience: Adult - Genre: Contemporary Romance - Formats: E-book  - Publisher: Beachwalk Press - Cover by: Fantasia Frog Designs - Editor: Kelly Anderson - Pages: 150 (50K words) - ASIN: B00QYB19M2 - Date Published: Dec 15th 2014
   
blurb Can you find what you need hidden within the dark? Hiding out in his sister's bakery to recover from a recent injury isn't an ideal solution for newly unemployed meteorologist Damian Trent. Especially since he doesn't like cake. But hiding anywhere is preferable to facing the media frenzy revolving around his life. He has no intention of being seen by anyone. That is, until he hears a honey-toned voice over the phone. Public relations agent Sophie Rose has a boss who makes her working week a hellish one. He drives her to her need for sugar, so the recently opened Sweet Delights Bakery is perfect for her much needed Friday treat. But one day when she calls to place an order, she gets an unexpected surprise. Sophie's keen to dump her V-plates, though only the right man will do. Damian, with his sexy, yet familiar sounding voice, seems the ideal person for her to gain some much needed experience with. But why do they need to date in the dark? Content Warning: contains sensual sex.  
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excerpt
Damian rested his arm across his forehead and sighed, trying to blot out the ringing sound and failing. Sleep wasn’t happening. He ached from his walk after pushing it to a run. With each step he’d remembered Sophie’s voice. He had very little else to occupy his mind, so she was an easy focus. Every stride had gathered pace, and before he knew it a walk had become a jog; a jog becoming a run. And her voice was still inside his head. Stretching out on the creaky sofa bed, he winced at the movement. Irritated, he tugged the sheet down from his bare chest to lean over and grab the phone. He placed it to his ear and muttered something unintelligible. “Hi, sorry—did I wake you?” “Sophie?” Or was he asleep and dreaming? “Oh, crap. I did, didn’t I? I’m so sorry. I couldn’t sleep, so I thought… Anyway, my apologies. Pretend I never happened, and goodnight,” she said speeding over her words. “Sophie, wait!” he called out, wanting to stop her before she hung up, needing to listen to her voice for a little while longer. “I couldn’t sleep either,” he reassured her as he heard her soft breaths. He shuffled higher against his pillow and propped one hand behind his head. Why couldn’t she sleep? Because of him? And how had she gotten his number? “Really?” Her relieved sigh made him smile. If he wasn’t careful smiling could become a habit of his. “When you left your number in the box, I thought…” Left his number? He had no idea what his number was. “What did you think?” “I thought you might want me to call?” she asked hesitantly, as if she was worried about his response. She wouldn’t be worried if she could see the stirring going on beneath the sheet. Or maybe she would be? Though she seemed confident, he still detected a shyness behind her words. “And did you want to call?” “I did.” His jaw clenched at her immediate response, a muscle flickering in his cheek. Interesting. Her honesty was evoking things inside that he was starting to like. A lot. “I like hearing your voice.” Christ, what was she doing to him? “What do you look like?” he asked, without thinking about the repercussions of his question. Silence. “Does that matter?” she said quietly, the warmth in her tone dropping a degree or two. “No, no it doesn’t.” He frowned, the admission taking him by surprise. “Tell me what you’re wearing instead.” “Why?” “Because if you don’t tell me you’re wearing something hideous, I won’t be sleeping for the rest of the night either.” She laughed then, the sound not helping his libido whatsoever. “Damian.” “Yeah.” “I’m not wearing anything hideous.” He groaned then, obviously out loud because Sophie was laughing again. “I’m not wearing anything.” Oh, hell. A sudden spike of desire sliced through his veins, making him regret his impulsive words. “Then I’m now very grateful I don’t know what you look like.” “You could. Know what I look like I mean.” “You want to tell me now?” “No. I want to show you. On a…date?” Damian lifted a hand to his face, massaging his fingers above his brow, then lower to scrub over his jaw. His breath felt restricted by his tightening lungs. As much as he wanted to see her, to touch her, to have someone touch him in a way that wasn’t clinical or trying to fix him—he couldn’t do it. How could he see her, without her seeing him? playlist
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Character Name: Damian Trent

Character Bio: Born in the UK and living in London. Meteorologist and former TV weather presenter. Mother is a famous actress, father is a movie producer. Has a younger sister who owns a bakery. Insists on being interviewed in the dark.

Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality?

Some might say I can be stubborn. By some I mean my sister. Probably true. My best quality? I’m loyal to those who are loyal to me.

What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?

My upbringing was nothing like the media perceived it to be. Let’s just say my mother drew on her acting skills when there were cameras around.

What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?

I didn’t do what the media reported I did.

What are you most afraid of?

Being seen. I stepped out of the limelight and I much prefer being in the shadows.

What do you want more than anything?

To fully recover and get my career back to the way it was.

What is your relationship status?

Single. It’s likely to stay that way, but there’s something about Sophie that I’m tempted to explore. Not sure how that could be possible though.

How would you describe your sense of fashion?

Practical. It’s all about comfort while I’m recovering from my injuries.

How much of a rebel are you?

Well I wanted to cheat at these answers.

What do you considered to be your greatest achievement?

My research into weather phenomena. I want to explore it further.

What is your idea of happiness?

Now? Being left alone in the outdoors. Just me and the stars. And a certain honey-toned woman if she wanted to join me.

What is your current state of mind?

Honestly – I don’t know. I guess I’m feeling frustrated with my life at the moment, but not enough to do something about it. I might need help with that and I don’t like admitting it.

What is your most treasured possession?

My hiking boots. As soon I get the all clear I’ll be making use of them again.

What is your most marked characteristic?

Have you read the papers?

What is it that you, most dislike?

Being judged unfairly. And my sister testing out her recipes on me.

Which living person do you, most despise?

Mia.

What is your greatest regret?

Meeting Mia.

What is the quality you most like in a woman?

Honesty. Oh and a nice voice. Sophie has a sexy one.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction?

Phileas Fogg. Or Spiderman. Everyone likes Spiderman don’t they?

Which living person do you most admire?

David Attenborough. I like his thoughts on climate change.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

Again, did you see the papers? Other than the obvious, probably my parentage.

What is your motto?

Trust no one.

 
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about the author
clip_image008Usually found with a pen in my hand, or my head in a book, I’m a contemporary romance author who also thinks fangs and wings are a very attractive accessory. A devourer of books from an early age, imagination was my best discovery. I spent much of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn’t searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the world of romance was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana’s books. I’m still in that world and I refuse to leave. I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children. An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the world go around. I like nothing more than to be swept away by the words on a page. I hope I can sweep you away too.
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follow the tour
Tour Schedule - Two Week Blog Tour for Dating in the Dark, Sweet Delights Series by Tracey Rodgers from Jan 19 to Feb 5, 2015.
Jan 19
A Book Junky's Obsession - Promo
Books, Authors, Blogs - Promo & Top Ten
Sassy Southern Book Blog - Review
Jan 20
3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! - Promo
Smile Somebody Loves You - Promo & Top Ten
Coffee Books & Art - Promo, & Top Ten
Jan 21
Kimber Leigh Writes - Promo & Top Ten
Sweet Treat Reading Reviews - Promo
Jan 22
Trips Down Imagination Road - Review
The Avid Reader - Promo, Author Interview & Playlist
Jan 23
Lindsey Gray ~ Author & Reviewer - Review
The Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind - Promo & Author Interview 
Jan 26
Cover Reveals - Promo
Jan 27
Rustys Reading - Promo
Books Boys and Badass Bloggettes - Promo
Jan 28
Kelly P's Blog - Promo
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom - Promo & Top Ten
Jan 29
Cajun Book Lover - Promo
Indy Book Fairy - Promo
Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books! - Promo & Playlist
Jan 30
Deal Sharing Aunt - Promo
Eclipse Reviews - Promo, Character Interview & Playlist
Feb 2
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Promo
Feb 3
G & Co. Book Blog - Promo
Bound 2 Escape - Promo
Feb 4
Portals to New Worlds - Promo, Author Interview & Playlist
Feb 5
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews - Promo, Author Interview & Playlist
Room With Books - Promo
A Little Bit of R&R - Promo

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