Spotlight & Giveaway: Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding by Victoria Davies

Posted October 15th, 2016 by in Blog, Spotlight / 62 comments

Today it is my pleasure to Welcome author Victoria Davies to HJ!
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Hi Victoria and welcome to HJ! We’re so excited to chat with you about your new release, Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding!

 

Please summarize the book for the readers here:

right-billionaire-wrong-weddingR is for: Really fun read
I is for: Intriguing characters
G is for: Guilty pleasures
H is for: Hot men in business suits. *drool*
T is for: Thanking the wonderful readers who give this book a chance!

B is for: Billionaires galore
I is for: Icing on a wedding cake
L is for: Love and marriage
L is for: Loyal to the end
I is for: Impossible dreams
O is for: Ooolways finding your happily ever after…come on, O is hard…
N is for: Never giving up
A is for: Attempting to make big changes
I is for: Initiating hot relationships with handsome men
R is for: Researching more about weddings than I ever wanted to know
E is for: Enjoying the ride.
 

Please share the opening lines of this book:

Dear Mr. King,
It is with a heavy heart that I tender my resignation.
“Dear Mr. King?” Allison mused, chewing on the end of her pen. “Maybe I should go more informal?”

 

Please share a few Fun facts about this book…

  • I was actually a bridesmaid for the first time while writing this book.
  • I did enough research for that book that I think I’ll be ahead of the game if I ever have to plan a wedding myself.
  • Darian’s blue scarf is an element I took from the first contemporary romance I ever wrote (which was never published) 7 years ago.
  • My grandmother has been asking me to write a non-paranormal story for years so she can read it. Because this is the first contemporary novel I’ve ever published, this book is dedicated to her.
  • My favorite part of this book was looking up dozens of wedding dresses to pick one to be the model for the dress Allison tries on.

 

Was there a scene in this book that was harder to write than others?

Overall, I had a very smooth ride writing this book. But one scene I found hard to get right was when Allison goes over to Darian’s house for a thank-you-for-a-job-well-done dinner. It’s the first time they are alone together in a way that isn’t focused on work or the wedding and I struggled getting the right tone for the scene. After all, I’m sure we’ve all experienced being around our crush and feeling a little uncertain. I wanted to make sure Darian and Allison didn’t blow their first real moment together.

Excerpt:
She rang the doorbell before she could chicken out.
Silence stretched.
Should I ring it again? she wondered, staring at the closed door.
Raising her hand to the doorbell, she paused when what sounded like a crash reached her ears. Leaning closer to the door, she was ninety percent sure she could hear Darian cursing.
“Darian?” she called.
The door flew open to reveal a more frazzled version of her boss than she’d ever seen.
His perfect hair was ruffled and out of place, as if he’d been dragging his fingers through it. A streak of flour clung to one cheek and there was a decidedly crazed expression on his face.
“Dinner is defeating me.”
Allison blinked. “I brought wine.”
“Then you’re welcome here.” He opened the door wider.

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
 

What do you want people to take away from reading this book?

I want people to close the back cover at the end of the book and smile. That’s how I always know I’ve read something good is if it leaves me grinning like a loon no matter where I am. I hope people will finish the novel and feel like their time was justified investing it in Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding.

 

Thanks for blogging at HJ!

 

Giveaway: $25 Amazon gift card

 

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Book Info:

Darian King has never met a challenge he couldn’t handle. Running a billion-dollar corporation? Piece of cake. Hostile takeovers? A walk in the park. But when his little sister begs him to plan her wedding, Darian finds himself less than prepared for the task. Luckily, he knows just who to ask for help.

Allison Reed wants nothing more than to leave King Enterprises behind. Being the personal assistant to a man like Darian is a 24/7 job. Asking her to help plan a wedding is simply the icing on the stress-filled cake but to leave she needs a glowing reference and will do anything to get it. Even plan a wedding with the man of her dreams.

Stepping outside the office has unexpected consequences. Darian doesn’t believe in relationships, yet he’s starting to see Allison in a whole new light. But he doesn’t know her secret, and she fears that by the time the vows are exchanged, she won’t just be leaving her job behind but her heart as well.

Buy links: Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | Goodreads
 
 

Meet the Author:

victoria-daviesVictoria Davies’s passion for writing started young. Luckily she had a family who encouraged believing in magic and embracing imagination. From stories quickly scribbled in diaries, her love of storytelling developed. Since then her characters may have evolved and her plots may have grown decidedly more steamy but she never lost her love of the written word. Writing is not only a way to silence the wonderful voices in her head, but it also allows her to share her passions with her readers.

Currently she writes from Toronto, Canada. While she has a healthy love for the unknown, this corner of the world will always be her home.

Social media links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

 
 
 

62 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Right Billionaire, Wrong Wedding by Victoria Davies”

  1. Timitra

    It depends on the author, if they’re tried and true, on recommendations from persons I trust and blurbs.

  2. Colleen C.

    First if it is an author I have already read and enjoyed… second if the cover grabs my attention and the blurb sounds really good.

  3. Vicki

    I look at the cover, then the blurb before I decide. Although if it’s an author I read all the time I just pick it up and buy it

  4. Andrea McParland

    I like to try new authors so freebies are a good option, along with recommendationsome and reviews.

  5. lraines78

    I usually pick out books by authors I have enjoyed and those authors have recommended other books or authors too. I check out kindle deals and other emails for new authors to follow.

  6. Ami

    I don’t really have a formula — sometimes it’s simply by the familiarity of the author (I’ve read their books before) or blurb (that is when I just take the chance). Or I rely on Friends/Goodreads reviews if the author is someone whose works I never know before …

  7. Janie McGaugh

    My first choice would be a book in a series I’m already reading, followed by other books by authors I already read. After that, the blurb or the cover might catch my attention (depending on whether I’m in a physical bookstore or online), and I’ll look more closely at a book to see if I might want to buy it. In a bookstore, I’ll read several passages randomly through the book before deciding to buy. Since I can’t do that online, I’ll at least check out the beginning and read the reviews before deciding. I do listen to friends’ recommendations, too, and will sometimes be intrigued by author interviews or reviews online.

  8. Christy

    When it comes to new authors, I like reading the blurb and teasers first, and if they sound interesting, I’ll check out the reviews and excerpt.

  9. Mood Reader

    The blurb. I’m always more interested in the story, really. If it’s a favorite author, I pick up the book no matter what! I already know it will be good. Pretty covers and sales also help. 🙂

  10. Monique D

    Some unusual twist to an old trope, but most often it’s an excerpt, as is the case here. The blurb sounds rather ordinary, but the short excerpt here is brilliant. I was not thinking of getting the book but now I will!

  11. KateS

    If I love the cover I’ll pick up the book. If I’ve already read something by the author and liked, I will definitely get the book. Or if I read I review and sounds fun…

  12. bernie wallace

    This looks like an interesting book. I like the way you summarized the book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. glam009

    The blurb…. teaser and finally the review of the book but first the blurb catch my attention.

  14. moosehog83

    depends…. if its an author I love and know then yep…. if the title and cover looks good….. then if the burb looks interesting!!! so all at some point or another

  15. pamk258

    Sounds like a fun read. And did your grandmother like it? And can’t you get her to try a paranormal book?

  16. lilah

    Different things… synopsis, excerpts, reviews, n yes I hate to admit it but an attractive cover

  17. Mandy R

    Good cover and blurb are probably the first things that catch my attention. If a blurb is bad, the book goes back on the shelf.

  18. Amanda Frank

    Well the cover and the name is what will first grab my attention but if I don’t like the blurb than it’s a no go.

  19. Kathleen O

    It’s many factors, but the cover is what first catches my eye and then it has to be the back cover blurb about the book. If the story is not interesting, then it is not going to be bought.

  20. Cathy P

    I loved the blurb and want to read this one. When I am searching for a book, I notice the cover first, the author, and then the blurb on the back cover. If it’s an author I have read and enjoyed, I often look for their books as well.

  21. Nancy Luebke

    I really enjoy those books with a touch of humor in them. Sometimes the cover reaches out other times it’s the blurb. It’s not necessarily the sexy covers, but the happy ones that really grab me. The excerpt really grabbed me. Thanks for this opportunity.

  22. Amy Rickman

    I have many different ways I look for books: author’s I love, series I love, blogs I follow, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, I also pick a book to read depending on my mood, time I have available to read and sometime I pick a book or series because they have an audio version available (I do this a lot).

  23. LauraJJ

    Oh it sounds so good! I love that she wrote this for her grandmother who wanted a romance! 🙂 So sweet! I really love the stories around weddings and the rich. This looks so good I cannot wait to read~

  24. Cheryl Hastings

    It starts with the blurb, for new authors. For favorite authors, it starts with their name, then blurb.

  25. Elizabeth T.

    I tend to read books by my favorite authors, as well as recommendations from friends and book blogs.

  26. Joye

    I pick up a book by looking at its cover, see who wrote it, and read the back blurb before I decide if I want to read it or not.

  27. Jen B

    The blurb is most of it, but the cover does have an impact on if I read the blurb in the first place. Also who the author is plays a part.

  28. Maria

    I usually get drawn in by the cover and then by the description of the book – if a sample is available I try to read it to see if it’s something I would like – I also depend on word of mouth, book tours and book reviews to help me choose books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Terrill Rosado

    I really enjoy Entangled’s Indulgence imprint of books. I haven’t read a novel by Victoria Davies, but I look forward to it.

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