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Friday, 7 February 2014

Book Blast and Giveaway - Late Last Night by Lilian Darcy (@liliandarcy and @GoddessFish Promotions)

Today on Beyond My Writing Space I'm joined by Lilian Darcy, author of Late Last Night!!!

The Deets...

It’s May 1996 and Marietta High School English teacher Kate MacCreadie is almost at the end of her rope, torn between the demands of her work and her heavy involvement in helping her younger brother Rob and his wife Melinda take care of their five young children on the MacCreadie family ranch.

When Marietta’s fine-looking new sheriff, Harrison Pearce, pulls Kate over for her third traffic violation in as many months, they both know it’s a sign that something has to give.

Kate finds it almost a relief to be told by this calm, strong man to get her life in order, and then she just keeps on seeing him - at school after there’s been a suspicious break-in, on the evening of the prom when he’s off duty and driving his nephew and friends to the event in one of his brother’s gorgeous vintage cars.

Late that night, after prom is over, a tragedy at River Bend Park brings Kate and Harrison together yet again, and this time, in the highly charged atmosphere, Kate discovers that she never wants to let him go. But with his divorce still fresh, is Harrison ready for someone new?

 Sneak Peek inside the pages

He gave a slow smile, looked her up and down… or actually the opposite, down, then up… and reached forward, into her hair. He pulled off the sunglasses she’d pushed up there when the sun had dropped behind the mountains. Then he reached again, and showed her the glasses she’d spent ten minutes looking for after Annette and Gary Shepherd had left, back at school. They’d been on the top of her head the whole time.

Finally, he took the spare pair sitting right on the end of her nose, that she’d been unconsciously peering over as she drove, and had totally forgotten about. The six earpieces of three sets of spectacles made a tangle in his big, upturned hand.

“Ah,” she said, and took them from him. She would have been deeply embarrassed if he hadn’t been smiling at her. His smile was as calm as the rest of him. It quietly lit his face from the inside, twinkled deep in his eyes, and had a hint of wicked appreciation that might be purely her imagination.

“So I’ll hear from you tomorrow about the tail light,” he said.

He really was letting her off! “Yes. You definitely will. Thank you. Thanks so much.”

“Don’t mention it.”


“I mean seriously, don’t mention it to anyone, okay?” Definitely a twinkle in his eyes now. “Because I’m not supposed to do things like this.”

“I—I won’t.”

She climbed back into the pickup, started the engine and set off carefully, knowing he was watching her.

Don’t speed.

You can grab a copy of Late Last Night at Amazon

 The Giveaway

The author and publisher will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card, Valentine Mug and yummy candies to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US only).

Comment below to enter and remember to follow the tour for more chances to win! 

Who is Lilian Darcy?

Lilian Darcy is a five-time Rita™ Award nominee who has written over eighty romances for Harlequin, as well as several mainstream novels. She has also written for Australian theatre and television under another name, and has received two award nominations for Best Play from the Australian Writers Guild. In 1990 she was the co-recipient of an Australian Film Institute award for best TV mini-series.


Follow the tour

February 4: 

1: Red Wine and Books
2: Reviews by Crystal
3: Harlie's Books
4: Dena Garson - Real... Hot... Romance
5: Urban Girl Reader
6: Queen of All She Reads
7: Black Velvet Seductions Readers Blog
8: Straight from the Library
9: Doing Some Reading
10: Booklover Sue
11: Nana Prah

February 5:

1: Deal Sharing Aunt
2: Cathie Dunn Writes
3: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
4: Caribbean Accent Book Reviews
5: Simply Ali
6: Rose and Beps Blog
7: Long and Short Reviews
8: Becky Flade Author
9: Bookgirl Knitting

February 6: 

1: The Book Review
2: Andi's Book Reviews
3: Tory Richards
4: Linda Nightingale...Wordsmith
5: Margay Leah Justice
6: Hope. Dreams. Life... Love
7: TBQ's Book Palace
8: Welcome to My World of Dreams
9: My Odd Little World
10: Sharing Links and Wisdom

February 7: 

1: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
2: The Talent Cave Reviews
3: Sexy Adventures Passionate Tales
4: Beyond My Writing Space
5: Rookie Romance
6: Nickie's Views and Interviews
7: Shelley Munro
8: It's Raining Books 
9: Beckstar Reviews


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The Legal Bit

All characters have no existence outside the imagination of the author and have no relation to anyone baring the same name. They are not inspired by an individual known or unknown by the author and all incidents are pure invention.

The articles, excerpts, and other written work published under the pseudonym Erin Cawood are copyright protected by the author. Guest articles are published by arrangement and also copyright protected by the guest author.

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