Welcome to the fourth week of my summer feature, the Summer of Indie Author Features! Take advantage of this awesome event! This is a great opportunity to discover some books that may not have been on your radar before. Who knows, you could find you next favorite author or book!
This week meet Darlene Deluca! Find Darlene on:
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Be sure to enter the giveaway at the bottom of this post for a digital copy of Darlene's books, Meetings of Chance and Unexpected Legacy!!
Below is my spin on a typical Q&A. I like to mix in a few fun questions with the more typical ones. Just having fun getting to know the author behind the book! Thank you Darlene for taking the time to answer them all!
What do you do when you are not writing? Now that it’s summer, I’m hoping to spend a little time lounging poolside, sipping an iced tea and reading a good book. I do a little work in the yard, and my social life is lunch out with friends.
What book(s) are you reading right now? I’ve got two books I’m about to start: Benediction by Kent Haruf and Home Front by Kristin Hannah
Physical books or ereader? Generally, I prefer physical books, but I got a Kindle Paperwhite for Mother’s Day, and I’m starting to
build a digital library. I have to say, it’s kind of nice to download instantly without a trip to the bookstore or library or waiting for shipping time.
Coke or Pepsi? Neither. I rarely drink sodas, but when I do, it’s a Dr. Pepper. I prefer iced tea (freshly brewed and unsweetened. Tropical is my fav).
What's your favorite book as an adult? This is a tough one. I’ll try not to let movies influence me because I love Lord of the Rings and Pride and Prejudice (the mini-series with Colin Firth). Thinking of books I read over again: Plainsong by Kent Haruf, Montanta Sky by Nora Roberts, Lake News by Barbara Delinsky.
Name your top five authors: Jane Austen, Barbara Delinsky, Judith McNaught, Barbara Kingsolver, Jennifer Haigh
What's your typical Starbuck’s drink order? Simple coffee, or something more complicated? Vanilla Latte with whipped cream and a little drizzle of caramel. Yum.
Tell us what you're working on next! Planning to release the first of a small-town trilogy at the end of summer. The first book is done (except for that brilliant back blurb), and I’m working on the second. This is a series about a close-knit group of women and how they stick together and support each other through life’s ups and downs – and with the dynamics of a small-town setting where everyone knows everyone’s business.
Is there anything that you would like the readers to know about this book or you in general? Overall, my books are contemporary dramas that focus on relationships. Unexpected Legacy and Meetings of Chance also have romantic elements. The Women of Whitfield series is women’s fiction. They’re pretty clean, with no graphic sex or violence. And always with a positive ending. I won’t kill off your favorite character or leave you hanging!
Featured Book: Meetings of Chance
Synopsis: She wants her old life back . . . He wants to leave his behind. After her mother’s death, Megan Monroe is convinced her life has been tossed into a high-speed blender. Normal is long gone. While dealing with a grieving father, single-handedly running the family’s floral business and trying to re-shape her own career, she’s suddenly confronted with a troublesome new neighbor and an explosive secret from her mother’s past. She can’t tell her father, and her sister refuses to believe, so Megan presses on alone, forced to carry a secret she didn’t even want to know. Determined to uncover the truth, she finds herself turning to a man she’s not sure she can trust. Tom Blake has fled his city life to escape the publicity of a high-profile divorce. Planning to lie low, he has no intention of being drawn into someone else’s family angst. But he runs into more than he bargained for when he meets his new neighbors. In an unexpected turn of events, he finds himself thrust into the role of confidante and on the last path he wanted to travel – a path that threatens his plans for the future.
Giveaway time! Enter to win 1 digital copy of Darlene's books, Meetings of Chance and Unexpected Legacy!!! This downloaed will be available on Smashwords! Available in a variety of formats. On a mobile device? Enter here!
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DISCLOSURE : This giveaway is sponsored by the author.