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Author Q&A ft Michele De Winton | Hot Tide Series Book Tour | Contemporary Romantic Comedy

Hot Tide by Michele De Winton is on virtual book tour. The contemporary romantic comedy series stops at Readeropolis with an author intervi...

Hot Tide by Michele De Winton is on virtual book tour. The contemporary romantic comedy series stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. Enjoy!

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $15 Amazon GC or an e-copy of Valentine’s Vengeance (one winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What is something unique/quirky about you?

I was a dancer before I was a writer.

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

I once sailed to Tonga from New Zealand through a big storm. I had met a lovely man who had been a semi-professional sailor and he’d always planned on crewing boats around the world. I’d never even been on a yacht till I met him, and then suddenly, there I was, crew on a catamaran. We had pitched ourselves as a team, he would offer technical sailing support and I would cook. We’d even got certification for all sorts of crazy circumstances, including full fire safety training. The things you do for love!

It was all going well, the sun was out, the ocean flecked with glimmering specks of silver sequins. And then, boom. We hit bigger seas. Nothing crazy, just not the relative calm of inshore sailing. I felt terrible. Awful, but it would pass, everyone assured me. They were wrong. I got sea sick bad enough that I thought I might die (dramatic I know). Then to make matters worse the weather spiraled into darkness. We pitched and rolled while the wind roared at us outside and tore at the rigging and sails. 

When we finally got to Tonga, eight days later, I have never been more happy to see land in my life. And what land. Golden beaches, palm trees, baby sharks swimming slow circles in the clear harbor water.

The moral of the story? Make sure if you’re going to sail anywhere when you’re completely inexperienced, that you have a wonderful partner with you. That man proved over and over that he was definitely husband material on that trip!

What are some of your pet peeves?

Head hopping! I hate Point of view changes mid way through a paragraph.

Where were you born/grew up at?

I was born and grew up in Hawkes Bay in New Zealand. Close to Napier, which is the Art Deco capital of the world after an earthquake and resulting fires wiped out almost all of the cities architecture at 10.47 am on the 3rd of February 1931. Most of the rebuild happened very quickly so the city is a testament to the Art Deco design of the time.

What are you passionate about these days?

I have always loved reading and writing, so those stay my passions, but with two small boys in the mix now it has reinvigorated my passion for outdoor play, music, dance and singing.

What do you do to unwind and relax?

I am in a chamber choir and I love to sing big, fruity pieces. There is something uplifting about singing in a group when there are so many harmonies going on.

How to find time to write as a parent?

It’s a juggle. I used to write while they sleep, but now they are a bit older I write while they are at school and pre-school. And if I’m on deadline or have extra freelance work, I write in the evenings too.

Describe yourself in 5 words or less!

Colorful, eclectic, bold, loyal.

Another Shot With Summer
Hot Tide Book 1
by Michele De Winton
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy

He broke her heart like a cheap surfboard…can he win her back?

After an accident stole his surfing career, Ashton Evans has a chance to reinvent his life by photographing the leaders of the World Surfing League. The problem? Summer Roberts is his first client. Now the woman he can’t forget is spending long, hot Indonesian days in front of his lens. In a bikini. And worse, she’s steaming up his nights.

But no matter how tempting Summer is, Ashton must keep his hands to himself. For the sake of her career, Summer is pretending she’s still in a relationship with someone else. Being seen with Ashton could blow her chance at making it onto the World Surfing League leader board for good. But with their attraction as unstoppable as one of the giant ocean waves that rule their lives, will they be tumbled under by it? Or will Ashton finally get his second shot with Summer?

Get ready for a wet, hot ride.

Making Over Maya
Hot Tide Book 2

This Cinderella isn't supposed to end up with the Wolfe.

Maya Taylor is all sass and style when it comes to closing a PR deal, but when it comes to men, she has about as much witty banter as a drowning grommet. So when fashion mogul, Dominic Wolfe, enters her life, he seems to be bringing the perfect deal.

She’ll teach him all there is to know about the highly competitive side of surf sponsorship. And in return, Dominic will turn the beautiful surf-klutz into a man-magnet. Dream deal, right?

Only the lessons start getting hotter than the beach mid-summer and Dominic realizes he wants more. Much more. But the deal was their relationship wouldn’t cross the line between business and pleasure…

It's no wonder that Michele's first romance has a little sparkle of the stage tucked into its pages as she was a performer long before she got adicted to the page. Being a writer was not what she was supposed to be when she 'grew up' but then neither was a dancer. Her poor parents. They thought that when she toddled off to law school they'd bred a responsible, useful adult and instead they got a performer and word junkie. 

She now writes full time in a studio surrounded by the whisper of wind in the trees and only intermittent interruptions from her young son, husband and hunger pangs. She's based in New Zealand (land of beaches and hobbits) loves chocolate, yoga, sunshine, her boys and happy endings.

You can get in touch through facebook or twitter or through her website and blog

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Aug. 29, 2018 edition edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

  2. I like the cover, love rich guy books.

  3. Sounds like a great book! Best wishes on your tour.

  4. The cover is nice. It makes me think of summer vacation.

  5. The cover is nice. Congrats on the tour!


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