Today I’m thrilled to be hosting my great friend Delilah Night on Superotica. It’s release day for Delilah – Capturing the Moment is her first novella – and I’m just about as excited as she is. It’s a book I can whole-heartedly recommend, so I hope you’ll enjoy the interview and excerpt below and THEN GO AND BUY IT!!!!!
I’m so excited to be guest posting on Tamsin’s blog! She’s one of my favorite authors, and has become a dear friend. It’s especially great to be here to talk about Capturing the Moment, today—GENERAL RELEASE DAY!—because Tamsin was one of my most dedicated beta readers. Without her, my story wouldn’t be nearly as good. I hope you enjoy the post, and don’t forget to enter my contest to win a copy of the book!
Interviewing My Main Characters: RJ
Today I’m going to do something a little different than the typical promo post—I’m going to interview my male lead, RJ, from my new novella, Capturing the Moment! Last week I interviewed my other main character, Meg, over at R.A. Padmos’s blog. (https://rapadmos.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/welcome-guest-delilah-night-and-win-free-book/
Delilah Night: What made you fall in love with Meg?
RJ : My friend Rachel introduced me to her sister, Megan. I used to be a player, but all that changed. Meg was an education major, and her eyes glowed with passion when she talked about how she wanted to help kids love learning. We were studying in the library one day, and I offered to help her find a book. We ended up making out in the stacks, and I was hooked. Her brains, her sense of humor, and our sexual connection ruined me for every other woman.
DN: Sounds intense. What happened?
RJ: It’s a long story. The short version is that we were together, we got engaged, and then we broke up. We were both to blame, and honestly, I was kind of a jerk. We’re going to need to deal with our past to have a shot at moving forward. Unfortunately, once Meg agreed to spend the day with me in Siem Reap, Cambodia, one of her first rules was that she wouldn’t talk about our past. She wouldn’t even let me apologize for the ways I fucked things up.
DN: Yes, well, you weren’t exactly invited to join Meg on her vacation in Siem Reap.
RJ: Guilty as charged. But we’d planned to go to Siem Reap on our honeymoon, so it seemed like a sign that the moment was right to make a grand gesture.
DN: I hear Meg’s older sister Rachel was instrumental in helping you plan this grand gesture.
RJ: Rachel is my best friend. She’s also a master manipulator.
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
When Rachel’s wedding invitation had arrived, RJ had assumed it was a courtesy invitation, although Rachel was hardly known for her manners. She couldn’t have actually expected him to fly to Bali for her and Paige’s wedding? Could she? RJ had known without a doubt that Meg would be there. What the hell had Rachel been thinking?
The invitation had taunted him from his kitchen table for a week. After spending his Saturday morning breakfast in a staring contest with it, he’d capitulated and picked up his phone.
“You were right,” he’d said when Rachel had answered the call.
“Of course I was. Hold on. No, Mother, I’m not trying that dress on, it’s hideous. Sorry, you were telling me I’m right?”
“I’m not over Meg.” It had been the first time he’d admitted it out loud, since burying himself in his work and an endless parade of redheads who weren’t Meg.
“Also, I hear the Pope is Catholic. Ugh, no, not that one even if you promise to never ask Paige and me for grandchildren. Look, Romeo, your professional life is all gold stars and smiley-face stickers, but your personal life is a mess. You’re not happy, so you need to either get over her or go grovel. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times.”
“I need your help, Rachel.”
“Yes, you do. I’ll call you tonight. Unless I’m in jail for setting fire to ugly wedding gowns instead of trying them on.” She’d hung up.
RJ: I have to give Rachel credit—without her help, I wouldn’t have ever gotten up the courage to try to win Meg back. Rachel passed me Meg’s flight and hotel info. Then it was up to me to show Meg that I’m not the same guy she dumped. I hope she’ll give us another chance.
DN: I guess we’ll have to read the book to see if you succeed!
You never forget your first love…
Meg and RJ were passionately in love. But that was six years and a broken engagement ago.
Meg has only one day in Siem Reap, Cambodia, before she must leave for her sister’s wedding in Bali. She fulfills her dream of taking a photograph of the sun rising behind Angkor Wat, one of the oldest temples in the world. But her joy is short-lived when she turns around to see RJ standing behind her.
RJ threw himself into work after Meg ended their relationship. He’s built a successful business, but it’s a hollow victory. He’s come to Siem Reap to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving. But first he has to convince her to spend the day with him.
Meg is as physically attracted to RJ as she ever was. Maybe the secret to finally getting over him is a one day only, no strings attached fling.
Can RJ win Meg back, or will she love him and leave him?
As of today, Capturing the Moment is on sale everywhere!
After 30 years of snowy New England winters, Delilah Night moved to steamy southeast Asia. While she doesn’t miss shoveling snow, she does miss shopping for bargains at Target.
In 2014, Delilah visited Cambodia for the first time and fell in love with Siem Reap. Many of her misadventures from that vacation (including the one with the monkey) made their way into this story.
Connect with Delilah on her blog (delilahnight.com), Twitter (https://twitter.com/Delilah_Night), or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/DelilahNight?ref=hl&ref_type=bookmark)
Contest—Win a free copy of Capturing the Moment!
Rachel is that one friend we all have who tells us the truth, even when we don’t want to hear it. Tell me about your “Rachel” (it’s okay to use pseudonyms!). Leave a comment (with email address, please) between today and Monday, May 2, 2016. I’ll contact a winner on Tuesday, May 3!