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Author Q&A ft Sofie Darling SHADOWS AND SILKS Series | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Historical Romance

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Three Lessons in Seduction/Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Name Before the Masses Tour for Three Lessons in Seduction/Tempted by the Viscount by Sofie Darling, a historical romance available now from Soul Mate Publishing. 

Sofie Darling will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner.

Shadows and Silk Series
(Three Lessons in Seduction/Tempted by the Viscount)
by Sofie Darling


GENRE:   Historical Romance



Three Lessons in Seduction blurb:

Lord Nicholas Asquith needs his wife. Too bad he broke her heart ten years ago.

Can he resist a second chance at the love he lost?

When Mariana catches the eye of the man at the center of an assassination plot, Nick puts aside their painful past and enlists her to obtain information by any means necessary, even if it means seducing the enemy agent.

Even if the thought makes his blood boil.

Only by keeping his distance from Mariana these last ten years was he able to pretend indifference to her. With every moment spent with her, he feels his tightly held control slipping...

Can she trust the spy who broke her heart?

Mariana spent the last decade forgetting Nick. Now she has the chance to best him at his own game, an opportunity she can’t resist, even as her view of him begins to shift. Increasingly, she wants nothing more than to seduce her own husband . . . 

It’s only a matter of time before mad passion ignites, a passion never convincingly extinguished. A passion that insists on surrendering to the yearning of the flesh and, quite possibly, of the heart.

Tempted by the Viscount blurb:

London, April 1825

Lord Jakob Radclyffe left his past behind in the Far East. Or so he thinks until a ruthless thief surfaces in London, threatening to ruin his daughter’s reputation. With the clock ticking, Jake needs the scandalous Lady Olivia Montfort’s connections in the art world to protect his daughter’s future.

Olivia, too, has a past she’d like to escape. By purchasing her very own Mayfair townhouse, she’ll be able to start a new life independent from all men. There’s one problem: she needs a powerful man’s name to do so. The Viscount St. Alban is the perfect name.

A bargain is struck.

What Olivia doesn’t anticipate is the temptation of the viscount. The undeniable spark of awareness that races between them subverts her vow to leave love behind. Soon, she has no choice but to rid her system of Jake by surrendering to her craving for a single scorching encounter.

But is once enough? Sometimes once only stokes the flame of desire higher and hotter. And sometimes once is all the heart needs to risk all and follow a mad passion wherever it may lead.



(from Tempted by a Viscount):

An image of tonight’s hostess came to mind. Of her surface . . . Her eyes fluttering shut, lashes dark against her pale skin, parted lips reaching up, up, up . . . And her depths . . . The quality that made him want to forget his place, his purpose, himself, and dip his head and claim those lips until they were satisfied, sated. As if a mere kiss could accomplish satisfaction and satiety between them.

A soft swish of skirts whispered behind him, and a voice sounded in his ear. “Does it disappoint? Disappointment can leave one feeling decidedly unfulfilled.”

Jake looked right, and the room fell away. There she stood, throwing that word at him again. Disappointment. The idea that he’d disappointed her had gnawed at him since yesterday. And now she was throwing another word into the mix. Unfulfilled.
While he had no desire to leave this woman disappointed, he certainly didn’t want to leave her unfulfilled. In fact, under a different set of circumstances for their acquaintance, he wouldn’t walk away from this woman until she was thoroughly . . . exhaustively . . . fulfilled, satisfied, sated . . .



Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
Anyone who likes to read steamy historical romance will enjoy Tempted by the Viscount.

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?
I liked the idea of a title that referenced the hero, the heroine, and a theme in Tempted. Jake is the Viscount St. Alban. Olivia has vowed never to have anything do with men after a disastrous first love. Yet Jake tempts her to abandon her vow. There is a line in Tempted where Olivia thinks of Jake as “both tempter and temptation, both serpent and fruit.” I wanted this idea to play out in the title.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image?
The talented Ramona Lockwood created the cover for Tempted. I really love two things about the image. First, I love the way the heroine seems to be swaying into temptation with her eyes closed, like she’s risen to her toes to give in. Second, the hero’s little smirk makes me giggle every time. When a gentleman looks at a lady like that, she’s in trouble of the most delicious sort.
Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:
I read a historical novel set in early 19th century Dejima, Japan and was fascinated by the setting. Before 1854, Japan was closed to all Western trade with the exception of the Dutch and only on the small, man-made island of Dejima located in the Bay of Nagasaki. It wasn’t long before my half-Dutch, half-English sea captain came to me, and his story began to unfold in my mind, then on paper. And Tempted by the Viscount was born!
What can we expect from you in the future?
Book three of my series, Her Midnight Sin, will release in April, 2019. It features the world-weary Captain John Nylander and feisty Lady Calpurnia Radclyffe, Dowager Viscountess St. Alban, as they vie against each other for the same Devon country estate. There will be pirates and apple brandy. :)

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?
Read lots. Write what you love. Know your worth.

Is there anything else you’d like to say?
Thank you so much for inviting me over today. I enjoyed our little chat! Xo, Sofie


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sofie spent much of her twenties raising two boys and reading every book she could get her hands on. Once she realized that she was no longer satisfied with simply reading the books she loved, that she must write them, too, she decided to finish her degree and embark on a writing career. Mr. Darling and the boys gave her their wholehearted blessing.
When she’s not writing heroes who make her swoon, she runs a marathon in a different state every year, visits crumbling medieval castles whenever she gets a chance, and enjoys a slightly codependent relationship with her beagle, Bosco.





Sofie Darling will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I appreciate you taking the time to give us a great book description and giveaway as well. Thank you so much!

  2. As you are a new-to-me author, I'm enjoying the tour and the excepts. Historical Romance is my favorite genre. Love anything set in the 19th century. How much time, if any, of Tempted by the Viscount is set in the Far East or did you just use that as a starting point for his past?

  3. Great interview, I enjoyed reading it.

  4. I enjoyed the interview and am looking forward to some great historical romance!

  5. I am really enjoying following this tour, thank you for all the great blog posts and excerpts!