Release day: I Don’t Date in December
Today is the official release of I Don’t Date in December by Darcy Delany (book 1, Modern Day Fairy Tale series) (ebook and POD, self-published). Here’s the blurb:
Successful Sydney-based consultant Blaise Lee is on the cusp of securing a partnership and a coveted office with harbour views. But it comes at a price.
It means she can’t date in December. Any time she tries, work interferes and men drift away like the memory of a bad Christmas present.
When Blaise is sent on a last minute business trip to Cairns in December, she meets Jonty Lucca. Tall, dark hair, rippling muscles and a smattering of stubble, Jonty is the sort of man she’d date in a heartbeat—if it wasn’t December.
Army Captain Jonty Lucca has just secured a dream job with the Australian SAS. His itinerant army lifestyle has played havoc with his relationships before, so he’s not looking for a girlfriend before he posts out to Perth.
But when he meets Blaise he falls under the spell of L’incantesimo. The enchantment. And he’s not about to let Blaise walk out of his life, regardless of her rule about not dating in December.
Darcy dropped by today to tell us a little about this book:
I loved writing this story, mainly because the characters are so vivid. Blaise is strong and witty, but despite her career success, she’s having little luck in her love life. Then when she meets Jonty, everything falls into place for her. Jonty is a seasoned military man with a soft side, and Blaise has the key to unlock it. Both of them experience a pull toward the other that encourages them to follow their hearts rather than their heads, helped along by the sultry climate of Cairns. There is something about the tropics that loosens one’s inhibitions… I am a huge fan of stories that are about the transformative power of true love, a theme I explore in my Modern Day Fairy Tale series. I Don’t Date in December is the first book in the series, and is loosely based on Cinderella. The second book, The Go Between, is a sweet contemporary romance loosely based on The Ugly Duckling. It’s scheduled for release in August/September.