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Not Since You Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

 

Not Since You JustRead Blog Tour 

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Not Since You by Dulcie Dameron, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Not Since You

Title: Not Since You
Series: Secrets of River Hollow #1
Author: Dulcie Dameron
Publisher: Independently Published
Release Date: May 31, 2022
Genre: Christian Contemporary Romance

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.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dulcie Dameron 

Dulcie Dameron is a Christian wife and mother enjoying life in the Midwest with her family and dogs. She loves writing and is a member of the ACFW. Most days you'll find her walking barefoot through her garden, digging in the dirt or snuggled up with a good book- most likely romance!

CONNECT WITH DULCIE: Website | Facebook | Instagram


Welcome Dulcie! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and allowing my readers a chance to get to know you and your new book Not Since You. 

I like to start these interviews the same way, with something fun to break the ice. Can you share 5 random facts about you that we will not find in your bio? 
1.) I am NOT a morning person. Like, at all. 😊
2.) I grow and dry my own herbs like chamomile, sage, and lemon balm.
3.) Believe it or not, I grew up as the youngest of seven children.
4.) My husband and I have been married for almost fourteen years!
5.) My secret hidden talent is that I can chirp like a bird…or a dolphin. Depends on who you ask. 😊


When did you first discover you had a passion for writing?
I enjoyed writing poetry in junior high, but I probably didn’t realize my passion for writing until after I had my second child. It was then that I started blogging regularly. It wasn’t until this past September that I actually started writing fiction, though. 

Not Since You is your debut novel, congrats! Can you share what this experience of bringing your story from idea to novel has been like?
It’s been amazing! To go from having a story rattling around in your brain for a while, to actually being able to see the thing come to life in print is something I’ll never take for granted. I knew I had a story to write, but it took actually sitting down to type for it to really work itself out. I wrote the very rough draft of Not Since You in one month! Editing and re-writes took me much longer. 😊

What was it like seeing your words in print for the first time?
Indescribable. Very surreal, honestly. 

What was the most challenging part of bringing this story to life? The most rewarding?
For me, the most challenging part was knowing when and where to leak the secrets. Originally, I had let them spill too soon and knew it, so it made the entire story feel off. Finding out where to work them in was a little challenging.
The most rewarding part was probably getting my cover created. Seeing a small visual representation of my story was so exciting!

Can you tell us a little bit more about Not Since You
I like to say that if you’re looking for a story like Gilmore Girls meets Jesus, then this one is for you! I think you’ll fall in love with the smalltown of River Hollow and enjoy meeting the fun, quirky characters that live there! This story in particular is one of redemption, love, and second chances. I don’t want to give too much away before you read the book (No Spoilers!), but it follows the story of two high-school sweethearts, torn apart by a devastating accident. When they meet again years later, sparks start flying, but so do the verbal jabs! It’s a fun, sweet read that will totally give you late-summer festival vibes. 

What do you hope readers will take away from the book? 
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 again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share?

Yes! There will be at least four more books that I’m planning to release in my Secrets of River Hollow Series! I hope you’ll follow along in the lives of these characters with me!
After that, I hope to finish a Rom Com Series that I started this past January, so stay tuned for that, too! 


TOUR GIVEAWAY

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Not Since You and a $25 Amazon gift card!

Not Since You JustRead Giveaway 

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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7 Comments

  1. great interview, ladies! Thanks so much! (PS - I'm not a morning person either lol)

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  2. Great interview, Dulcie, it's great getting to know you and your book sounds like a fantastic read for me! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a terrific day!

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  3. Sounds like my kind of book.
    Marion

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  4. Thank you for sharing your interview and book details, I have enjoyed reading this post and I am looking forward to reading Not Since You

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  5. Thank you so much for hosting me! I hope you enjoyed the book!!!

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