Good evening, readers! Tonight we have a guest post from the lovely T.T. Kove, who has a brand new release I think you’re going to want to check out! See what she has to say about Sakura Kiss, and stick with us for details about the giveaway at the end.
Armas wanted to start over in a new country, with new people, something he achieved by moving to Japan. In the beginning of the book, he is severely depressed and nothing really interest him, except for one thing: the cherry blossom trees.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Japan, except the hot, Asian men, is the cherry blossom trees. They’re beautiful with their pink flowers and I could very well go to Japan simply to watch them.
I have seen one such tree here in Norway, back in my hometown. It doesn’t bloom often, but when it does it is simply striking to look at. I think this trees are quite fascinating, and that has bled into Armas in this book. Watching the cherry blossom trees calms him down and gives him just a sliver of peace for a little while.
*** THE BOOK ***
Memories of a brutal attack have left Armas afraid—of people, of intimacy, of admitting his sexuality. But shortly after arriving in Tokyo on business, he ventures out for a drink … and wakes up in the morning in a strange hotel room after a night he can only vaguely remember, though all his memories are surprisingly sweet. In a panic he flees, determined to leave the whole night behind him and get back to a life that is comfortable, familiar. His plans are ruined when his one night stand proves to be the CEO of the company that has brought him to Tokyo, and a man determined to help Armas overcome the dark in which he’s living.
Takeo drove to the studio, taking every shortcut he could think of, but when he walked inside, Armas Takala was nowhere in sight. His flamboyant secretary was there though; her bright clothes practically lighting up the studio, the few others still there paled in comparison.
He walked over to her. “Hashimoto Aya-san,” he spoke.
“Huh?” She turned around with a curious expression on her face. “Sawada-sama!” She squeaked when she saw him, then covered her mouth with her hand and bent her head slightly. “I’m sorry. Good afternoon, sir. What can I help you with?”
“You can tell me where Armas Takala is. I need to speak with him.”
“I’m sorry, sir, but sensei already went home.” She looked up at him apologetically.
“To the hotel?” That was also in the file; the company were paying for it, after all. “I’ll go there then.”
“Oh, well, he might not be there.” She worried her lower lip thoughtfully. “He asked me about sakura trees today and which place was best for seeing them up close.”
“And where would that be?” Takeo stared at her.
“Shinjuku Park and Uedo Park,” she replied. “It sounded like he was going there. To one of those, that is.”
“Alright. Thank you for your help.”
Takeo exited the building again. He sighed when he settled into his car. Should he really go to the parks? Wouldn’t that make him some sort of desperate stalker or something? But on the other hand, he really needed to see Armas, to talk to him.
But which park? He wondered. His eyes locked on the clock on the dashboard, and that decided it for him. Shinjuku Park would be closed, besides, it cost money to get into that one, while Uedo Park had no entrance fee and was open at all hours.
*** THE GIVEAWAY ***
I will be giving away one copy of Sakura Kiss to a lucky commenter. All you have to do is comment with a valid e-mail address and your preferred ebook format. The giveaway ends Sunday April 7th, and the winner will be chosen using random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.
I really like the sound of this story, and hurt/comfort is a favourite of mine. 🙂
Ooops – preferred format is epub 🙂
Seems like a very interesting story! 🙂
Count me in, please. Sakura flowers, Japan and a hurt and comfort theme. It can’t get any better than this XD
Oh man, this is one I really want to read.
My preferred format would be .mobi
This one sounds like a really great read! Please count me in.
My preferred format is .pdf.
I too love cherry blossoms and tried to plant a cherry tree in my yard, but the climate said no. Love the premise of the story. My preferred format is pdf.
It seems like nice story to read during cold evenigs. I’m intresting what dark is in this guy live. And CEO? Hm – intresting 🙂
I prefer pbf format and firstname.lastname@example.org is my @ 🙂
Sounds intriguing. Please count me in. Thank you 🙂
preferred format is *.pdf please. thank you~! 😀
dyoklako at gmail dot com
This sounds just lovely! Kindle format would be great if I win…
my email is email@example.com for the giveaway!
and preferred format is pdf, whoops.
Sounds like a great read. I love TT Cove’s work!
Kindle format please… firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all for commenting! The winner is Shayla. I have sent you an e-mail! ^_^
Lucky! Thank you so much!