Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Virtual Book Tour and Giveway - The Gypsy's Dance by Charlie Daye

Welcome to my stop on Charlie Daye's Virtual Book Tour for The Gypsy's Dance.  Please be sure to leave a comment or question below for Charlie to let her know you were here.  You can also fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter her giveaway.  


Guest Post:  Author Centric by Charlie Daye

When I’m Not Writing (do you have any fun interests, hobbies, or things you do when you’re not writing)

I love to read. I was an English major in school and have always been drawn to a good book. I also love everything Disney, so, hubby and I have spent a lot of time at Disneyland.

Authors That Have Inspired Me 

I love Dean Koontz! I think he’s an amazing writer and have been reading his stuff since I was a kid.

My Favorite Books of all Time 

Intensity by Dean Koontz. I’ve read it like five times.

My Inspiration: The Things in Life That Inspire Me 

My inspiration comes from my surroundings. It could be an article of clothing I came across, some place I’ve been or a story I’ve heard. I also tend to use my friends for inspiration. If  I find something interesting about them whether it be one of their antics or their personality chances are you’ll find it in one of my books.

A Day in the Life of… 

My days are pretty boring. I get up, make breakfast (most mornings), clean house, do laundry, run errands if need be, play with Tinker Bell (my American Bulldog) and if hubby’s home we spend some time together. He’s a chef so he works a lot. Other than that the remainder of time is spent writing and when I get tired of writing or my brain just refuses to think anymore I pick up a book and enjoy someone else’s work for a while.

* Creating a memorable character 

Most of my books are character driven. I decide on a character first then the story unfolds. Let’s take Oralia Simone from Gypsy’ Dance. My inspiration in creating her character came from a belly dancing hip scarf that I have hanging in my closet. I thought – wouldn’t it be fun to right a story about a gypsy – and Oralia was born.

* Your dream movie cast if it became a film 

Ooh, this is a hard one because I have such a distinct image in my head of what my characters should like. Whoever played Oralia would have to have a body like Shakira! As far as Niko goes, I picture him to be so exotic that they might actually have to look over seas for his character.

* Tips for novice writers 

Writing is hard but if it’s your dream continue pushing forward. There will also be someone that doesn’t like your work or wants to put you down but don’t let it get to you because for every person that doesn’t like what you do there will be ten more who do love it. Everyone can have a dream but it’s through hard work and determination that we make those dreams come true.


The Gypsy’s Dance
The Hunter’s Series book 1
Charlie Daye

Genre: Paranormal Romance

ISBN: 978-1478278634

Number of pages: 334 approx
Word Count: 81,888

Book Description:

Oralia Simone just turned eighteen and discovered that she has been promised to someone by her parents for marriage. Not wanting to shame her family she agrees to participate in the matching celebration where she will dance for her betrothed.

Niko Raydon is a Hunter. He and his kind are what police the magical community and make sure that no one uses dark magic to harm another. Niko finds himself drawn to a small Gypsy village on the night of their annual matching celebration because of the use of dark magic.

Tobias McGrath is next in line to lead his clan of Gypsy's. He's been promised Oraila Simone - the most beautiful woman in the clan and intends to make her his no matter the cost.

When Oralia meets Niko the connection between them is instant and despite her impending marriage to Tobias she wants to be with Niko and he with her. But will their love be enough to set her free or will Tobias's use of evil magic tear them apart for good?

Short Excerpt: 

The time had finally come for the annual matching celebration. Oralia had been dreading this day for the last six months.

       It was six months ago that Oralia’s parents, Patrick and Efanie, had sat her down to inform her that they finally decided it was time she married. Having only turned eighteen two weeks prior Oralia was mortified. She had no desire to marry, much less with any of the men from her clan. It’s true there were a few that were pleasant to look at but for the most part her options were limited and it’s not like she got a choice in the matter. Her parents would make the arrangements prior to the celebration then hand her over like some gift wrapped prize to be won after the celebratory dance was completed. The wedding itself would take a place sometime within the month following the celebration.

       The entire process disgusted Oralia. She considered herself a free spirit and had no desire to settle down. She wanted to step out and see the world, to experience new things, meet new people and have the opportunity to choose for herself whom she wanted to love.

       Life at times could be so unfair.


About the Author:

Charlie Daye began writing at the tender age of thirteen. With an obsession for romance, happy endings and the supernatural she delves into your greatest fantasies and worst nightmares. She will have you laughing, crying, falling in love and getting angry. She will always give you a HEA but getting there is the journey worth taking. 

Charlie Daye was born in Lynwood, California. Her greatest passions are music and writing. Her first short story was written at the age of thirteen. At the time her entire class was asked to write a short story for Halloween as part of a homework assignment. Most of the kids in the class wrote one to two page stories... Charlie wrote eight.

The short story titled The Haunted House went on to win her district wide awards and was published locally. From there she began writing poetry as means of expression. Since then Charlie has written five full length novels, three of which are currently available for sale, and one novella. She has several other books in the works and looks forward to sharing her various worlds with you.


My Review: 

Gypsies, hunters and the battle against dark magic are just part of the lure of The Gypsy's Dance by Charlie Daye. With a likable heroine, a sexy hot hero and a completely vile villain, I was drawn into the world of The Gypsy's Dance.  Set in a contemporary small town in the mountains, Ms. Daye begins her tale with a gypsy tradition - an arranged marriage.  Incorporating  white and dark magic, magical transportation, and a sweet and spicy romance, this book has a little something for everyone.  

Oralia Simone has recently turned eighteen and is just the perfect age to join in the traditional marriage dance.  Hoping to marry for love instead of tradition, Oralia finds herself agreeing to give her parents choice of a husband a chance only to discover he's a vile person who is nothing like what he's presented himself to be.  While her parents are willing to trust her, they're caught in a dangerous situation because they've agreed to the marriage.  It's only when a hunter comes to Oralia's aid and helps her give her parents proof about her "fiance's" true nature that Oralia is given a chance to choose a different life.  Ms. Daye did a good job developing Oralia's character, simple, honest and true, she's an innocent suddenly being forced into seeing a world that isn't what she had originally planned for her life.  When given a chance to claim her freedom and make a choice based on her emotions - she'll have to make the most important decision of her life. 

A hunter by birth and training, Nick Raydon is charged with apprehending and imprisoning the person practicing dark magic in Oralia's village.  Watching the young single ladies of the village dance during the annual "matching" celebration, Nick finds himself drawn to the most beautiful woman he's ever seen.  Discovering she's been promised to a man he senses is using dark magic, Nick finds himself being concerned for the young woman's safety.  Rescuing her is a part of his job, falling in love with her wasn't a part of the plan.  Ms. Daye did a good job developing Nick's character; he's handsome, honorable and a skilled warrior.

The scenes between Oralia and Nick are fun, full of simmering passion and good dialogue.  While the romance moves really fast, sometimes a bit too fast, Ms. Daye provides us with the background of the Hunters and the magical realm they live with their families in order to be safe.  We also get to know both Nick and Oralia's families much better as the story continues and we see just how deeply both Oralia and Nick are loved.  

Will Nick and Oralia be able to stop her former fiance's use of dark magic?  And what will the future hold for Oralia and Nick as a couple?  You'll have to read The Gypsy's Dance to find out. It's a fun story and worth the time.

My Rating:  3 out of 5 Stars 

Please don't forget to leave a comment or question below to let Charlie know you were here.  You can fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter her giveaway.  

Here are the remaining stops on Charlie's Tour 

October 25 Promo
Carly Fall - Where Fantasy Meets Romance 

October 29 Guest blog
A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books

November 2 Guest blog
Louisa Bacio Love Knows No Bounds 
topic: guest blog on the erotic (or romantic) nature of dance 

November 4 Review
Books & Other Spells

November 5 review
The Romance Writer's Reads 

November 6 Interview

A Writer's Mind

November 10 Guest blog and review 
For The Love Of Film And Novels 

November 12 Guest blog
All Things Paranormal 

November 13 Promo
My Life Through a Book 

November 14 Interview
Blooding Book Reviews

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  1. thanks for a great post and congrats to Charlie on the new release!