Welcome to the Blog Tour for Not Since You by Dulcie Dameron, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I’m delighted to have Dulcie on the blog today to chat about her debut novel!
NOT SINCE YOU by Dulcie Dameron
SERIES: Secrets of River Hollow #1
GENRE: Christian Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: May 31, 2022
Sins and secrets are hard to keep hidden in a small town…
When Claudia Clark was involved in a tragic accident in high school, it set her on a devastating path toward heartbreak. For the past eight years, she’s carefully guarded her heart. With her business now thriving, she doesn’t have time for any unwanted distractions. She’s learned from her mistakes. But when the biggest one of all comes face to face with her again, she starts to question the belief she’s desperately clung to for so long.
Dorian Vance can’t get over his past—or the girl that it’s wrapped up in. So when a family emergency brings him back to the small town of River Hollow, he decides it’s time to accept the truth and confront the girl he left behind. Unfortunately for him, she’s dead set on making him pay for his sins.
As sparks start flying and well-meaning townsfolk meddle in their affairs, Dorian and Claudia are forced to resurrect old ghosts that lay buried in a mire of guilt and shame. But as they find themselves in the center of a vengeful scheme, the hope and forgiveness they seek seem impossible to obtain.
Hi Dulcie! Welcome to the blog!
Dulcie: I LOVE summer! The abundance of plants, the heat, the sun, all of it.
Carrie: i wouldn’t mind summer so much if it wasn’t for the heat haha
Dulcie: Definitely dogs.
Dulcie: Can I say both? I drink both daily.
Carrie: ‘both’ is a completely acceptable answer 🙂
Dulcie: My family loves board games! Settlers of Catan is a favorite.
Carrie: yay! We do too – in fact, we are having a game with our nieces & nephews tonight.
Q: Around here I like to say that reading is my superpower. If YOU had a superpower, what would it be?
Dulcie: My superpower would be baking. My family raves about my homemade biscuits, cookies, and baked desserts.
Carrie: ooo yum! Would you like to be best friends? 😉
Q: When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head first?
Dulcie: When I walk into a bookstore I immediately head toward the Christian fiction section. No surprise there!
Carrie: me too!
Q: If I asked your characters to describe YOU as an author, what would they say?
Dulcie: I think they would say I’m a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of writer. I usually have LOTS of ideas floating around in my head and I’m scrambling to get them all done at once.
Q: Which of your main characters in Not Since You is most like you?
Dulcie: In this book, I would say that Claudia has some similarities to me. I’ve always been considered “chubby” and have always been insecure about it. Claudia struggles some with her own self-image and I can definitely relate!
Carrie: i can definitely relate to that too!
Q: Which character was the most difficult to write?
Dulcie: Prue was a difficult character to write. She stretched me in ways I didn’t know I could be stretched! I absolutely loved coming up with all her crazy sayings, though.
Carrie: ooo she sounds fun!
Q: What do you most want readers to take away from Not Since You?
Dulcie: I think the biggest thing I’d like for readers to take away from this book is that God doesn’t want you to live with the guilt and shame of your past. We’ve all messed up and done things wrong. But we also serve a God who specializes in second chances. For me, that’s what this book was about. It wasn’t just a second chance for Dorian and Claudia’s love, it was another chance for them both to be redeemed back to a fulfilling Christian life.
Thank you so much for taking time to talk with me! 🙂 Before we say goodbye for today, tell us what‘s coming up next for you.
Dulcie: I’m pleased to announce that there will be more books coming in the Secrets of River Hollow Series! Book two is already finished and there are at least three more I plan to write after that. Then, I’ll hopefully be moving onto a Rom Com series I started this past January. 😊 Thanks so much for having me and I can’t wait to connect with all of you!
(1) winner will receive a print copy of Not Since You and a $25 Amazon gift card!
Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 7, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 14, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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