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Monday, December 18, 2017

Hanami by V.C. Buckley 💕 Book Tour & Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (Romantic Suspense)



SAKURA SHINTANI is the Dragon Clan heir-Japan's most notorious crime dynasty. But can she keep this fact a secret from the prying brats of Oniyuri Academy?
She tries to stay out of their radar while mastering her demons and keeping her murderous temper under control, but having the face of an angel only attracts everyone's attention... including the arrogant heir to Asia's most powerful tycoon, KENJIN KIYOHARA.
He senses the danger, but Sakura is too interesting to be left alone.


SEVEN FUN FACTS OF HANAMI THAT YOU OUGHT TO KNOW:

Fun Fact no.1: Did you know, that in order to write authentic Kendo scenes for her book HANAMI, author V.C. Buckley joined the IGA Kendo Club and experienced the Japanese sword-fighting art first hand? She also went as far as passing a belt/Dan-ranking exam and represented the country in an international tournament!

Fun Fact no. 2: The author, V.C. Buckley, made a pact that if her book, HANAMI will ever make it to the best sellers list, she will tattoo the dragon image that you see on the book cover onto her very own back! So we are all waiting to see if this really would happen.

Fun Fact no. 3: The word HANAMI literally means, “flower watching” in Japanese. Specifically watching the blooms of the Cherry Blossom tree, or the Sakura- as it is called in Japanese. People sit under these majestic trees and enjoy its short-lived bloom… a feat yet to be experienced by the author.

Fun Fact no. 4: Did you know, that it took approximately three years for HANAMI to finally be published? The author played around with the story so much that she produced two other versions of the story based from its original core. One version features the male lead, Kenjin Kiyohara as the Yakuza heir instead of Sakura.

Fun Fact no. 5: Did you know, that the kendo sensei mentioned in the book HANAMI, is a real person? The author based the character’s personality and features on Mr. Koji Igarashi sensei of IGA Kendo club, the very same sensei that guided the author in her adventurous kendo exploits.

Fun Fact no. 6: Did you know, that the author tazered herself for the sake of knowing how her lead character should feel like after having the same experience? The author suffered minor burns on her hip, but thankfully survived with her sanity still intact.

Fun Fact no. 7: Did you know, that the book HANAMI was handwritten from start to finish? It took the author a month to finish the very first draft, and another few days was spent turning it into digital.






He snatched her backpack and swung it around his shoulder.

“Hey!” she protested, lunging for it.

Jin stepped aside, evading her grasp. He smiled to himself, taking long strides toward his car. He could hear her feet going after him.

Mr. Fujimaru was already by the car, holding the door open. His guards stood waiting like goons by the sidewalk.

“Look,” she said, grabbing his elbow before he could duck into his car, “I don’t care if you rescued me. I am not going with you! I don’t even know you!”

Her words cut right through him.

She lunged for her bag again, but Jin threw it into the farthest corner of the back seat.

He looked at her tilting his head down, their height difference apparent. He thought about what she said.

She doesn’t know me? His forehead creased. Was he really that invisible to her? He felt like someone had just slapped him across the face. He took one long look at her before ducking into his car.

He was confused. Any girl would jump at the chance to be with him—she should have been honored and groveling at his feet for rescuing her! What was wrong with her?

He felt her slide into the seat next to him, her knees slightly touching the side of his thigh. But before he could think, she reached across him, leaning her upper body against his lap to grab her bag. Jin froze.

She straightened back up, clutching her bag to her chest. Her eyes met his with a piercing glare, and a wave of heat suddenly swept over him.

Jin looked away, landing his gaze on her reflection on the car door window. Even with an angry face, she still looked so beautiful.

Jin smiled, tilting his head to the side to get a better look. I should stop this, he told himself, but it was too late. She was too interesting to be left alone.
   




V.C. Buckley was born in an isolated government facility and shipped off to an Island in Southeast Asia where she grew up braving tropical thunderstorms and warding off evil villains. At sixteen she was discovered by an agent and jetted off all over the world. Her stories come from gritty moments of her childhood to the glitz of her travels. She now lives in Manila with her husband, two kids and an herb garden that has hijacked her balcony.


   

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