Friday, 3 October 2014

Multitasking: Celebrate and Meet the Character

Okay, to say that I'm super busy and exhausted is an understatement, but never to tired to celebrate. 

It's all about life. Living it. Making fun of it. And sometimes giving it the finger. 

Meet the Character - Sarita Cerez
I was tagged by the wonderful Inge Saunders to participate in this blog hop. A little about Inge and her book:

First time author Inge Saunders fell in love with books when she started reading romance novels with her grandmother. Intrigued by the worlds books unlocked, it was inevitable she would take pen to paper.

She`s forms part of Romance writers` Organization of South Africa (ROSA) and currently has two books under contract with Decadent Publishing, Falling for Mr. Unexpected (set to be released at the end of September 2014) and Dance of Love ( due later in 2014).

The Blurb
Can Emma fall for Mr. Unexpected when she doesn’t believe in Mr. Right or even Mr. Right Now…?
Primary school teacher Emma Cupido compares the notion of “The One,” with believing in the Tooth Fairy. When the school holidays starts, she heads for her brother-in-law`s beach house in Strand, South Africa and stumbles on more than she bargained for.
Hollywood heartthrob, Damian Davidson flees LA thinking his beach house in SA would be a safe hideout from his sex scandal. He’s had his fill of manipulative women and when he mistakes Emma for a crazy fan, all hell breaks loose.

Emma and Damian get off to a rocky start but first impressions can be deceiving. Is there more to Damian than the superficial taint of Hollywood? And what happens when she agrees to a trip to LA? Will Emma become a believer in “The One” or just another Hollywood scandal?

My turn now
What is the name of your character? Is s/he fictional/historical?
Sarita Cerez (make sure to roll the r's). She's fictional, but I'd love to be able to meet her without having to be put on medications to 'stabilize' me.

 When and where is the story set?
It's a contemporary romance set a medium security prison in Washington, D.C. where illegal immigrants are detained until they are deported.

 What should we know about your character?
She is not an illegal immigrant, but has to act like one during an undercover assignment. 

What is your character's goal?
To protect the daughter of the president of South Korea who is being deported as a punishment by her father after being a naughty girl. 

Keeping her hands off of Matthew Carter, the guard she's fallen in love with.

What is screwing up your character's life (main conflict in writerly speak)?
She's undercover for the Secret Service and has to lie to Carter in order to protect her charge. It doesn't help that he thinks shes' being deported to Columbia.

What is the title?
Love Undercover
When can we expect the book to be published or when was it published?
It was released September 13th, 2014. You can get your copy here:

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For next week I've tagged:
The ever evolving Kiru Taye:
A lover of books, as a teenager Kiru Taye used to read novels under the blanket during lights-outs in boarding school. These days, with a young family to take care of, she's still sacrificing sleep for the pleasures of a good book.

During the day though, she transforms her wildly vivid imagination into sensual, atmospheric romance stories with passionate characters. 
You reach her via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Pinterest


Sassy, successful Faith Brown has earned her place in the boardroom through hard work and sheer ambition. Making family is not on her agenda when there are businesses to develop and competitors to outdo. So when a casual affair with smooth and irresistible tycoon Mark Essien leads to an unplanned pregnancy, she’s determined not to make the mistakes her mother made by living with a man just for the sake of her child.

For Mark, personal matters have no place in the boardroom. Spotting the perfect opportunity, he ruthlessly launches a takeover bid for Faith’s Investment Brokerage firm. Finding out he’ll soon be a father, he knows he can’t let the indomitable and sexy Faith go through with her plans of single parenthood. All gloves are off. He’ll seduce her by any tactic necessary if it means his child doesn’t suffer the same stigma he did as a child.


And the fabulous Debbie Christiana:

Debbie Christiana loves to read and write about things that go bump in the night, mysteries and unusual love stories.

She's been fortunate to publish three novels, Twin Flames, Forever Flames and her romantic suspense, Solstice, by Black Opal Books.

Author contact information
Twitter: @DebChristiana

The Blurb

She’d never met him before, or had she?
The last thing forty-year-old Natalia Santagario expected was to be sitting on a Manhattan barstool, ogling a man she’s never met, but swears she knows.
He didn’t know her at all, or did he?
The mysterious dark-haired woman at the end of the bar stops twenty-eight-year old Marc Tremonti in his tracks. His head says she’s a stranger, but his heart tells him otherwise.
Together they embark on an adventure that will change their lives forever.
Marc’s aunt Mariella, an expert in reincarnation, persuades them to relive their past to help explain their enigmatic attraction. As they open the doors to their past lives, they discover they have been lovers for hundreds of lives, are connected by an ancient bond, and are considered Twin Flame soul mates.But their reunion in this life is complicated by an almost ex-wife, a temporary bout of amnesia and a mischievous and meddling ghost with its own agenda. Will their strong connection find a way to bring them together? Or is this the lifetime they must go their separate ways?
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  1. Thanks for the chuckle!!! You know how to make me smile from ear to ear!!! Loved reading Love Undercover!! I'm spreading the word.

    1. Always happy to make you happy, Cathy. Thanks for the word.

  2. Thanks for the tag, Nana. You're the best! <3

  3. Love meeting Sarita Cerez ( I did roll the ''r's" *wink*) like the premise. Great post!

  4. I laughed when I read the bit about giving life the finger. I'll have to remember that the next time I'm feeling down. Thank you!

  5. Ooo that sounds fun and yes to meeting characters without needing to be medicated. lol Hope you get a bit of a rest this week Nana!


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