Saturday 19 October 2013

**Blog Tour** Lily of the Valley by Sarah Daltry





You met them in Forget Me Not. Now, hear Jack’s story.

Plagued by a dark past, Jack sees college as a way out. Desperate to escape the area where he grew up, the people who know his secrets, and his own family, he deals with his problems through alcohol and sex.

When he first sees Lily, she’s the epitome of everything he hates. Yet something about her makes Jack rethinks everything he knows and assumes about other people. Now, with the help of his best friend and lover, Jack has to decide if he wants to pursue something that he knows will only end badly.

Can Lily be one of the few people who can see Jack for who he really is – or will his darkness be too much for her to handle?





We meet Jack & Lily in Forget Me Not, and were given some insight into Jack’s disturbing past.  However nothing prepared me for Chapter one of Lily of the Valley, my heart physically hurt for Jack and I just wanted to hold him and make it all better. We know he’s hot because Lily tells us many times in book one, but somehow this first chapter made all that irrelevant, he had such a deep uncontrollable hurt that he was somehow coping with that I forget for a moment everything else I’d thought before.

And when Jack meets Lily, his social skills suck, he seems to unconsciously want to wind up this perfect little princess he sees before him, and he pidgeon holes her immediately as too perfect & beyond his reach!

“I can’t explain it, but I think I love her in that instant.  That silly, foolish girl whom I cannot get out of my head.” Jack

But once he lets her in he struggles to maintain closed, protected even and he starts to open up and become more vulnerable.

“One of the paths involves me freaking out, forcing her out of my room and out of my life forever”. “However the second path says something different”

“I need you, princess.” It’s the first time I’ve said it and meant it so much.

“I don’t’ play well with others, Lily. I thought you got that   You certainly play well with me”, she says.

I learnt so much more about Jack, understanding his relationship with Alannah and the unconventional support system they had constructed around them.

Ultimately this is a love story, with hot and I mean stick your head in the freezer to cool off, kind of hot sex scenes.  Which just goes to remind us not only how yummy Jack is but how talented he is too, if you know what I mean.

If you haven’t already, go and meet Jack & Lily, their story is much more than just a shagfest!

Admittedly Ms Daltry knows how to deliver on the sex, but she also absolutely knows how to deliver a story with characters that we grow to care about.


Sarah Daltry writes erotica and romance that ranges from sweet to steamy. She moves around a lot and has trouble committing to things. Lily of the Valley is her third full length novel, although she also has several story collections and two novellas available. Her other novels are Forget Me Not, the story that tells Lily’s version of events, and Bitter Fruits, which will be released by Escape Publishing in December. When Sarah isn’t writing, she tends to waste a lot of time checking Facebook for pictures of cats, shooting virtual zombies, and simply staring out the window.

Author’s Favorite Bad Boys:

·         Heathcliff from Wuthering Heights

·         Jake Barnes from The Sun Also Rises

·         Will from Infernal Devices

·         Lord Byron

·         The Scarecrow in Batman Begins

·         Lucifer from Supernatural

·         Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice

·         James Dean

·         Damon from Vampire Diaries

·         V from V for Vendetta




·         What inspired you to write your book?


I had written a short story about Derek and Lily and their first time called “Her Brother’s Best Friend.” It was just supposed to be a short erotic story. But it sold well, so I thought about writing more about the two of them. However, as I started writing Forget Me Not, the story would not work for me. Until I found Jack. And then the novel was over and there was just so much more to his story, so Lily of the Valley was born.

·         How did you come up with the title?


Forget Me Not and Lily of the Valley are both flowers, and the series is called Flowering. The reason is that it is about love, sexuality, and growing up – sort of blossoming into the person you will be. Forget Me Not also addresses the idea of leaving your life behind and moving on. And Lily is the main female character, so hence Lily of the Valley.

·         Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?


People are complicated, as are relationships. The things we think we want sometimes turn out not to be what we want. In addition, the people we think we understand may surprise us. We can’t assume anything about love or each other. They are too complex.

·         What books have most influenced your life most?


The Catcher in the Rye, because it was the first time I understood that other people felt like me and it also said it was okay to be different. And The Sun Also Rises, because there can be beauty in suffering.

·         If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?


Hemingway. I know he’s dead, but he knew how to write true.

·         What are your current projects?


I am writing Scandal, a contemporary romance about a teacher and an actor who find each other after they are both ruined by rumors, and I am waiting to release Bitter Fruits, a New Adult paranormal/urban fantasy romance in December through the publisher. I am also working on Immortal Star, the second book in that series.

·         What was the hardest part of writing your book?


Jack’s experiences and emotions are really closely tied to my own and it was hard to write some of his scenes.


·         If Hollywood made a movie about your life, whom would you like to see play the lead role as you?


Aubrey Plaza. She has the same type of biting sarcasm that I do.


·         If you had six months with no obligations or financial constraints, what would you do with the time?


Travel the world and write.


·         What kind of people do you dislike?


Anyone who is cruel to other people or creatures.  People who assume their own reality is the only reality. And people who don’t read.



























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