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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

#IndieSpotlight of Sara Daltry @SarahDaltry Author of Forget Me Not (Flowering #1)

Sarah Daltry

The Title of Your Work or Group: 
 Forget Me Not (Flowering, #1)

Where are you from? 
East Coast (USA)

In what genre do you write?
 Erotica and romance. This novel is erotic New Adult romance. 

In your own words, what is your book about? If you were not the author and trying to explain this awesome book you just read to a friend, what would you say about it? 
It’s about college. About the process of growing up and realizing how much of you is you and how much is other people. Lily has everything – the perfect life, the perfect boyfriend, the perfect school. Something is missing, though, and it’s when she meets Jack that she realizes her life is not even the one she wanted to live, but more of an idea of a life. 

What is your writing style? Do you follow all guides and rules? Synopsis, outline etc. or do you just sit down at the computer and type to see what happens. 
I am a total pantser. I love characters and even if I have a basic plot in mind, the characters write the story. This started as a short story about Derek and Lily and I thought this was going to be a novella about them. Then Lily took over and wanted to tell her story. And now I am writing Jack’s story, because he started talking. J

Have you ever written anything and thought; " The world has got to see this!" ? 
I have to admit I am kind of in love with Lily of the Valley, which is the companion to Forget Me Not. It comes out September 26. Jack is just my favorite character I have written. 

Do you have an editor and Cover Designer or do you do this yourself? 
I edit actually for a job, but I also use a team of editors. I design some of my covers and usually have ideas. Braxton Cole has been helping me to design them lately, but I am involved. 

Who is your favorite author. Not just someone that you read allot. I wanna know whose book you read that made you suddenly know that if you didn't do this for the rest of your life then you would never be happy. 
Hemingway. I love The Sun Also Rises. It is the most honest book I have ever read and it breaks my heart just thinking about it.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I think letting go and not worrying that people won’t “get” the characters. I worry that I am not doing them justice when someone misses the point, but really, how many people miss the point of me as a person? It’s just human nature.

Do you write your characters or do they write themselves through you? 
They do all the work. I just type!

Do you ever write yourself into the characters? 
No. Don’t get me wrong. Several of my characters have similar personality traits and they have similar experiences. I do believe in writing what you know, but I also see them as actual people with their own stories.

Is writing your full time job or are you "Keeping your day job"? So to speak.
It is not my full time job, although I want it to be.

If you could go back in time and meet one famous person or legend in history, who would it be? 
Hemingway. I want to have a drink with him and talk about writing.

There are millions of new books released every year. What in your mind makes yours stand out from all those millions in your genre? 
It’s a little different than some of the New Adult romance out there, because it’s realistic. It’s got plenty of drama, but it is the drama that everyone experiences: homesickness, breakups, new relationships, making friends, sexual awakening. I think anyone who went to college and lived away will find part of their experience in it.

In the world of Indie, marketing is very difficult, especially if you don't have the funds to pay for it. Have you found a great free way to market your work that you think other Indies will benefit from? 
I have not really found the *right* way to market. And I don’t really know what works and what doesn’t. I do everything people suggest, although I don’t feel like I am reaching as many people as I would like. I also don’t know how those I did reach found me in the first place.

18+ New Adult romance

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Lily had a crush on her brother's best friend, Derek for years - which led to their steamy night ten months ago in her bedroom. Now, Lily is going off to college and she and Derek are still going strong. However, when school starts, she realizes it's hard to maintain a relationship while also trying to live her own life. She and Derek find themselves falling apart and Lily has no idea where to turn.

Enter Jack. Everything about him is wrong for Lily and she knows it, but she can't stop herself from being attracted to him. When things implode with Derek, it's Jack who is there to pick up the pieces - and show Lily an entirely new set of experiences she didn't know she was missing.

Of course, Jack has his own problems and once Lily gets to know him better, she starts to wonder if she can handle all of Jack. When Derek reappears on the scene, Lily is forced to decide between two guys and herself. Can she find herself without losing the people who matter in the process?

See where it began in the short story, "Her Brother's Best Friend."

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Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Forget Me Not is her second full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novel, Bitter Fruits, was available shortly, but is now in the contract phase with a major publisher. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

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He moves closer and already my body is responding. He smells like cigarettes and leather, two smells I never thought were sexy until now. I want to fall into his body, to be wrapped in his arms, and I fight it. It’s wrong and it makes no sense. I have everything I could ever want. Jack is just a distraction.

“I’m not that kind of girl,” I tell him.

He steps closer still and kisses my neck. His lips are soft, which is unexpected, and it sends a shiver through me. Jack brings me in to his chest. I can feel his heart beating; it’s quickening and it matches mine. I feel his tongue sliding down along my collarbone. There is nothing like this, but I need him to stop. And yet, I never want him to stop. “I’d love to know exactly what kind of girl you are.”

Almost as if they are not my own, my hands slip between his jacket and his shirt. The heat of his skin burns me even through the fabric of his clothes. His lips continue to travel downward, but as they reach the curve of my breasts, something in me wakes up. I tear myself away from him and back up a few inches.

“I have a boyfriend,” I repeat. “I can’t do this.”

“Where is he?” Jack asks. His eyes are burning.


“Where is your boyfriend? You’ve mentioned him before, but you run into me a lot for someone who’s so in love.”