Thursday, October 17, 2013

Guest Post: Samantha Darling on her upcoming release: Revenge in Rio

Let's welcome Samantha Darling to the blog today. She's got her debut releasing coming this Monday!

Thanks for having me on your blog today, Lacey, it’s great to be alongside a fellow Beachwalk babe J My journey into the publishing world lead me right to Beachwalk Press and I haven’t looked back since! But rewind just a little bit and you can have a peek into my aspiring writer – to – published author journey!


  • From day dot I have always loved writing but hadn’t taken it seriously until my children were born in 2010.
  • While I was on maternity leave I opened up the laptop and flexed the fingers…. 

  • 2011 I heard about an advert for M&B New Voices competition and entered the first chapter. 

  • I didn’t win but walked away with some fantastic critiques, friends and advice. 

  • Found some great critique partners and got to work on finishing my story. 

  • Became friends with the lovely Annie Seaton and used her wonderful editing service to help brush up my rough diamond. 

  • The time had come to finally send my manuscript out into the big wide world and see any publishers enjoyed it and wanted it and me! 

  • I had a few offers but chose Beachwalk Press – for several reasons. (1. I’d heard that they were wonderful to work with. 2. Professionalism. 3. Great editing. 4. Brilliant covers. 5. Help with promoting. 6. Fair contract. 7. Friendly and approachable. The list goes on). 

  • Signed the contract and the rest is history. 

  • 21st October release date – and my baby is out in the world for readers to enjoy.
About The Book

Calculated revenge, unexpected passion…

Business magnate Luca Venancio is returning to Rio to pay his respects to his late brother, and to seduce his once fiancĂ©e, Daniella, back into his bed. Five years ago she left him without so much as a word, shunning him and the rich life he could offer in exchange for his younger, reckless brother. Now Luca wants revenge—seduce her and dump her, that's all he intends to do.

Blackmailed into a violent farce of a marriage, Daniella had no choice but to comply to protect Luca's life, even though it meant never being able to see him again. Years later, a twist of fate reunites them, throwing her plans of fleeing Rio out of the window and the love of her life straight back in.

Luca's flawless plan soon becomes complicated when he discovers Daniella is expecting his brother's child. It becomes even more complicated when old passions return. Can he actually go through with seducing her, bedding her, and then discarding her?

Author Info
I live in Essex, not too far from London, with my very understanding husband, our identical twin boys, and two Bedlington Terriers. We're crammed into our rather cozy two-up two-down terrace and we can barely swing a cat, but hey, we love it. I work part-time as a nurse, but when I'm off duty, you will find me either chasing the toddlers around like a headless chicken, head buried in a book, or tapping away at my stories.
I have always loved to read and romance is by far my favourite genre! You can easily escape into such promising worlds, where sexy Alpha males lead the way and strong heroine's often can't help but fall head over heels in love. I adore a Happy Ever After - as I'm sure we all do if we're honest, right?!

Reading and writing go hand in hand and from the day I could read, I enjoyed writing. To put pen to paper and conjure up weird and wonderful little stories was what I thrived on! English was my favourite class at school right throughout to secondary - and I will always be thankful for the teachers who gave me the opportunities to develop and be creative! If I remember rightly, one of my first stories was called 'The Turkey Who Could Talk'...but I'll tell you more about that some other day :-) 

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Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!!

Samantha Darling said...

Thank you for hosting me Lacey x