Thursday, 6 November 2014

BLOG TOUR GUEST POST ~ BITTERSWEET by SUNDAY JAMES


New Adult Contemporary
Released September 2014

When a TV production company decides Dogwood, Virginia is the perfect location to shoot their new teen series Bittersweet, the town is abuzz with excitement. But twenty-one-year-old local girl Cathy Johnson has too much going on in her life to waste time being star-struck. Her mother walked out on the family when Cathy was a young girl and her brother Carl was barely out of diapers. She’s always felt a sense of responsibility to help raise him, and skipped college after graduation following her father Joe’s life-threatening heart attack. Now three years later, she works full-time in the family restaurant to help make ends meet. Life hasn’t exactly been peachy, but Cathy is OK with it. She loves her hometown, and doesn’t want some fancy TV show coming in and changing everything. To her, ‘bittersweet’ is just the word that sums up her love life after her relationship with her high school sweetheart ended in disaster. But since then she’s hardly had time to brush her hair, let alone think about romance – even the kind being played out in front of the cameras by twenty-something actors posing as teenagers.
But all that changes for Cathy when charming, intense, impossibly sexy outsider Greg Moran arrives in Dogwood along with the Bittersweet cast and crew. She and the mysterious New Yorker have undeniable chemistry, but if Cathy thought she was guarded…? Greg blows hot (very, very hot) and cold with her romantically, leaving Cathy’s head in a spin. If she’s willing to drop her emotional walls, why can’t he? What is it in Greg’s past – or present – that means he’s keeping her at arm’s length?
One thing’s for certain: Cathy and Greg are magnetically drawn to one another, but they’ll have to fight to keep their relationship from turning sour.
If it’s hard to let go of the past, falling in love can be BITTERSWEET…

Creating Greg Moran
By Sunday James


With Greg’s character, while I did toy with the idea of making him a more obvious ‘bad boy’ type, in the end he felt more natural as (an admittedly extremely sexy!) man who has simply had his heart very badly broken, and that’s what informs his behavior. But what I also love about him is that he’s almost unable to resist the pull he has toward Cathy, and when he surrenders to it, he makes sure she really knows how he feels.

Oddly enough, physically I didn’t really have another person, such as an actor or musician, in mind when I was creating Greg. He’s of Italian descent, so he has dark hair, which he wears kind of long-ish and slightly wavy, and he’s prone to pushing his hands through it. Although he’s tall and dark, I wanted him to have striking big baby blues, which are an instant winner for Cathy.



Sunday James is the pen name of author Sareeta Domingo, when writing the New Adult contemporary romance series BITTERSWEET. She lives in London and works as an editor at creative book packager Hothouse Fiction, squeezing writing into her mornings, evenings and weekends – but promises she has a life…
She loves all things American – literature, history, popular culture – so much so that she even lived and studied in California, but somehow missed out on being swept off her feet by a devastatingly handsome but mysterious actor while she was there. Luckily, writing BITTERSWEET has allowed her to live that dream.




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