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Interviewing My Main Characters: Meg
Thank you for hosting me, R.A.!
Today I’m going to do something a little different than the typical promo post—I’m going to interview one of my two main characters from my new novella, Capturing the Moment! Next week I’ll interview my other main character, RJ, over at Tamsin Flower’s blog.
Delilah Night: In the novella, you only have one day in Siem Reap. What’s up with that?
Meg: Ugh, what a nightmare! I was supposed to have four days in Siem Reap. First my flight in San Francisco had a mechanical failure, so I had to be rebooked. Then, when I finally get to Beijing, I had another flight cancellation. I think I’m cursed. But despite all that, I’ve always wanted to go to Siem Reap in Cambodia and I was determined to make the most of the one day I had.
DN: How did you feel when RJ showed up while you were photographing sunrise at the Angkor Wat temple?
Meg: I was horrified! RJ and I have a really complicated history. The short version is that we were in love, got engaged, and then I broke off the engagement. It’s been six years since I last saw him, and I was totally unprepared to deal with him. But there he was, gorgeous as ever, asking me to spend the day with him.
DN: Why did you decide to spend the day with him, given your history?
Meg: Siem Reap wasn’t just my dream. We’d planned to go there on our honeymoon. I guess I thought I could go by myself and it would prove I was over him. The truth is that I was thinking of him the whole time. When he showed up and asked me to spend the day with him, I couldn’t refuse him, even though it was probably a bad idea. Besides, have you seen the man’s dimples when he smiles? They’re lethal!
DN: You decided to indulge in a one day affair to get him out of your system. How did that work out for you?
Meg: I think we all have that one ex we’d jump into bed with again, damn the consequences. He’s mine. A few hours with him and I couldn’t help myself. Do you know that when I transferred to my sister Rachel’s college, I developed a major crush on RJ? Finding out he liked me, too was one of the best moments of my life up to that moment.
EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK
The first time RJ had kissed Meg was in the university library. Meg, Rachel and a group of Rachel’s friends were studying together. RJ had volunteered to go into the stacks with Meg to look for a source for her research paper. When he’d bent to examine the call numbers of the books on a low shelf, Meg had allowed herself a lengthy appreciation of the way the denim stretched over his butt.
You can’t grab his ass without an invitation. Put your hand down.
Meg had tried to be subtle as she’d shifted her stance. She’d squeezed her thighs together, knowing that night wasn’t going to be the first or last time she would masturbate to the idea of him touching her.
“Here it is—” The words had died in his mouth when he’d looked at her.
Meg’s pulse had pounded in her throat. He flirts with everyone… Does he like me? Or is it just that I want him to?
Brown eyes that had always sparkled with mischief had darkened with arousal. RJ had put the book on a shelf and he’d invaded her personal space. He had been so close that Meg’s breasts would have brushed his shirt if she’d inhaled too deeply.
Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me, kiss me—
He had leaned in. Meg had closed her eyes. Her skin had been so sensitized she could’ve sworn that she’d felt every stitch of every seam of her clothes. Especially her panties. It had been as if she could feel the individual flowers printed on the cotton of the bikini briefs. RJ’s lips had been gentle, hesitant. Then Meg had wrapped her arms around his neck, pressing herself against him.
The kiss had gone from zero-to-sixty in the space between one heartbeat and the next. Gentle had become hungry. Breathing had been no longer necessary for survival—only touching and being touched. When his thigh had slid between hers, Meg had shamelessly ground against him.
Rachel’s loud voice had shattered the erotic haze. “Oh look, it’s that row with the book I need.”
They’d broken apart guiltily.
Rachel’s lips had curved in a sardonic smile. “Oh wait, I needed a book from the fourth floor. This is the third. My bad.” She had turned and strolled off, but her voice had floated back to them. “And no, Romeo, I won’t give you my sister’s number. Looks like you have pretty good odds of getting it if you ask her, though.”
Meg: Can you blame me for deciding to jump him? I thought we could have a little fling without dealing with the negative parts of our history. I was wrong.
DN: I guess we’ll have to read the book to see what happened!
You never forget your first love…
Meg and RJ were passionately in love. But that was six years and a broken engagement ago.
Meg has only one day in Siem Reap, Cambodia, before she must leave for her sister’s wedding in Bali. She fulfills her dream of taking a photograph of the sun rising behind Angkor Wat, one of the oldest temples in the world. But her joy is short-lived when she turns around to see RJ standing behind her.
RJ threw himself into work after Meg ended their relationship. He’s built a successful business, but it’s a hollow victory. He’s come to Siem Reap to win back the woman he’s never stopped loving. But first he has to convince her to spend the day with him.
Meg is as physically attracted to RJ as she ever was. Maybe the secret to finally getting over him is a one day only, no strings attached fling.
Can RJ win Meg back, or will she love him and leave him?
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After 30 years of snowy New England winters, Delilah Night moved to steamy southeast Asia. While she doesn’t miss shovelling snow, she does miss shopping for bargains at Target.
In 2014, Delilah visited Cambodia for the first time and fell in love with Siem Reap. Many of her misadventures from that vacation (including the one with the monkey) made their way into this story.
Contest—Win a free copy of Capturing the Moment!
Meg and RJ dreamed of going to Siem Reap, Cambodia, together. What travel spots are on your bucket list? Leave a comment (with email address, please) between today and Monday, April 25, 2016. I’ll contact a winner on Tuesday, April 26—which is also my general release day!