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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

{Blog Tour} Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan -- with an exclusive guest post and a giveaway!

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About the Book:
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan introduces another irresistible O'Neil brother who's more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful!
Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the grand opening plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town and looking more delectable than ever. Memories of the electrifying night they shared last summer leave Élise very tempted, but she knows all too well that eventually Sean will be leaving…again.
Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. Returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means confronting the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise is still in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Remembering last summer and how good they were together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine….

About the Author:
USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. RT Book Reviews has called her 'a magician with words' and she has made numerous appearances in their 'Top Pick' slot. Sarah lives near London, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying. She loves chatting with readers by email and on Facebook and Twitter. More information can be found on her website.

I had the opportunity to ask Sarah a few questions! Here they are and her answers. I don't know about you, but I'd love to have that menu myself for a date night! ;) 

If you could have Élise prepare a romantic dinner for you and a date, what would she put on the menu?

Seared scallops with herbed oil, mixed leaves and parsnip crisps

Confit of duck leg with spring onion mash and red wine sauce,

Crème Brûlée

(I’d need to run at least ten miles the following day to compensate for all those calories!)

What are the five biggest distractions to your writing? If you chose a social media, which is your guiltiest pleasure? (E.G. Mine's pinterest and I can spend hours pinning adorable animals, jewelry, and shoes)

Number 1 would be my family – I work at home so interruptions are inevitable.

Number 2 – the internet! I have to work on a laptop with the internet disconnected otherwise all that fascinating information just calls to me. My job requires me to do research (that’s my excuse!) but if I’m not careful, one search leads to another and suddenly I’m an expert on tiger conservation or ancient Greek pots. This may make me a more interesting person, but it doesn’t get the book written.

Number 3 - chatting.  I’m a sociable person.  I love people and writing is essentially a job where your closest work colleague has a hard drive, a keyboard and no personality.  When I’m working I have to resist the temptation to pick up the phone and have a long chat with a girlfriend.  This may be good for my friendships, but it doesn’t get the book written.

Number 4 – real life. Real life is the biggest distraction for most writers. You have words to write and the laundry hamper is overflowing, your parents are coming for the weekend and someone needs to take the cat to the vet. It can be hard to ignore all the endless jobs that need doing and get the words down but you have to accept that real life is always going to be there when you’ve finished your wordcount for the day.

Number 5 – TV. I love TV Drama and movies – I tell myself watching those is part of my job (which it is to an extent), but still I have to be very careful when I start a new series. When I watched House of Cards I got nothing done until the series had ended and don’t even start me on Homeland.

You've landed in one of your books! Which is it and who is your love interest?

Right now I’d love to land in Suddenly Last Summer. I’ve been working pretty hard and I could do with a month relaxing in one of the luxurious log cabins by the lake or sitting in the Boathouse Café sipping a cool drink on the terrace and eating some of Élise’s delicious food. My love interest would be Ian Somerhalder.


Grand Prize includes a La Bonne Vie Cupcake necklace,  Sleigh Bells in the Snow (first book in the series), Suddenly Last Summer and a bookmark
Second prize is Sleigh Bells in the Snow, Suddenly Last Summer and a bookmark
Prizing provided by Harlequin
Open to US/CA only
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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.

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