Please give a warm welcome to romance author, Emmie Dark!
Hi! It’s an absolute pleasure to join you here on Reading Between the Wines. Especially as I am such a fan of both reading and wine, and my latest SuperRomance just happens to be set on rival vineyards in wine country!
I’ve been a fan of wine for my entire adult life. (I’m not talking about those ridiculous days of youthful overindulgence – the less said about those the better!)
I don’t like to use the term “wine connoisseur” because it sounds too fancy for someone who just honestly loves a delicious glass of wine and is also interested in the process that got it to my glass. I don’t have a private cellar, I don’t spend hours agonising over whether the ’08 was better or worse than the ’06. If I taste it, and I like it, I drink it. So I think “fan” is a better description.
Many of my friends are wine fans too, and I have to say that one of my favourite pastimes is gather up a posse of friends and head to a wine region for a day of wine tasting. I live in Victoria, Australia, and lucky for me there are several within an hour or two’s drive that offer a range of amazing wines and some gorgeous scenery to boot. If I’m lucky, I end the day with a bottle of wine or two (or three) to take home, a touch of sunburn on my nose, a lovely sleepy feeling, and some wonderful photos of the fun we’ve had.
One day I will have to pull together a photo album entitled “winery wanderings” or some such – it will have to be a very large one, because there are a lot of photos to include!
Do you like visiting wineries? Are you a serious wine connoisseur, or just a fan, like me? Or is wine not your thing at all? Leave a comment to go in the running to win a copy of “In His Eyes”.
“In His Eyes” blurb:
What if everything he thinks about her is wrong? Hugh Lawson and Zoe Waters have a tangled history. But she left him ten years ago and he’s put her behind him. Except she’s here again–just when Hugh’s ready to make an offer for her family’s legendary vineyard. And her version of those long ago events is enough to make him question everything he thought he knew. Hugh can’t let the past destroy his plans for the future. Which means he has to unravel the truth. But as he does, he begins to realize that he may have been as responsible for what happened as Zoe. And that going back could be the only way to move forward.
Author bio and Emmie on the web:
After years of writing press releases, employee newsletters and speeches for CEOs and politicians – none of which included any kind of kissing – Emmie Dark finally took to her laptop to write what she wanted to write. She was both amazed and delighted to discover that what came out was sexy, noble heroes who found themselves crossing paths with strong, determined heroines. And plenty of kissing. Emmie’s overnight success has taken about five years to achieve. She began fiddling around with story ideas when the urge to write fiction became overwhelming.
Emmie lives in Melbourne, Australia, and she likes red lipstick, chardonnay, sunshine, driving fast, rose-scented soap and a really good cup of tea. Like, a really good cup of tea. She’s particularly fussy about it, and has been known to pack her own teabags when she travels. Most members of her family are too scared to make her a cuppa, in case they get it wrong.
As Emmie mentioned above, she is giving away one copy of In His Eyes to one reader, open Internationally. To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering her question and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway