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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Blog Tour/Q&A & Giveaway For GRAND SLAM By Tracie Delaney

Grand Slam

by Tracie Delaney
Winning Ace #3
Publication Date: October 11, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Serial


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A destroyed career.

A bitter break-up.
After Tally’s perfect life implodes, she moves to Greece. There she finds a country overcome with refugees fleeing the crisis in the Middle East.
She vows to help and, in the process, begins to heal herself.
Shattered by his loss, Cash commits to months of therapy, determined to win back the love of his life. His struggles, though, are far from over.
When a shocking turn of events thrusts Tally back into Cash’s life a moment of joy brings a stranger into their lives.
Who is she? What does she want?
And will Tally and Cash ever find lasting happiness?
Grand Slam has the answers readers have been waiting for. Grab your copy today.


"What is your favorite scene from "Grand Slam" and why?
It’s difficult to answer directly without giving away spoilers for those who haven’t yet read it, so I’ll keep it high level and say that it’s when Cash finally grows up. A lot happens over the course of the trilogy, and Cash had a lot of growing to do. In this book, he comes through in spectacular fashion, even though at the start he is in a very dark place. By the end, it’s a real “ahhhh” moment.

Please tell us a little about the characters in your book.
Cash Gallagher is a top tennis player who’s extremely dissatisfied with his life, even though he appears from the outside to have it all. When Tally McKenzie blows into his life in spectacular fashion, she tears apart everything he’s ever believed in. Even though she’s a journalist, and he hates the press, Tally somehow gets through. It takes him a while, but eventually he realizes she’s the missing piece that he’s been searching for. Shame he messes up regularly. Lucky for him, Tally is a hell of a girl with extensive patience who forgives him more times than he deserves because she knows that he’s salvageable. Lucky for her, she was right :-)

If you could live in any fantasy world, which one would it be?
Great question! I’d say within the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J. R. Ward. Those brothers would be fabulous protectors….and phew, are they hot! 

What is your favorite hobby when you're not writing?
I love to read, but away from booky things, I love to go walking with my dogs, Cooper and Murphy, a couple of crazy Westies. It’s great to get out in the fresh air and go for a good stomp in the country. It’s also a great way to work out plot lines (at least for me!)

What do you want people to take away from reading this book / series?
Several things, I guess. Firstly, I want them to have been entertained. Reading is, above all, about being taken away from your “real” life and transported to a fantasy world. I’d like them to see that forgiveness is a wonderful thing, and if you truly want something, you’ll persevere to the bitter end. Finally, I hope they feel satisfied with the conclusion to Cash and Tally’s story.




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Excerpt #1

“Hello, Natalia.”
The sharp pain in her chest couldn’t have been any worse if someone had cracked open her ribcage, reached inside, and torn out her heart.
“Leave me alone, Cash,” she croaked to the man she’d adored since she was fifteen.
“I can’t do that.”
She tightened her grip on the door handle, certain if she let go she’d crumple to the floor. “Don’t you think I’ve been hurt enough?” she whispered.
Cash bowed his head, and his shoulders drooped. “I don’t want to cause you any more pain.”
“Then go away.” She turned her back on him and opened the door.
“Please, Natalia. Can we go inside and talk?”
She rested her forehead against the doorframe. “No,” she said in a wavering voice. Tears pricked behind her eyes. She dug her fingernails into her palm as she swallowed past an uncomfortable lump in her throat.
“I can explain,” he said, his hand lightly touching her arm.
She spun out of his reach but kept her back to him. “I said no.” Her chin trembled, and she clenched her jaw to stop the involuntary movement. “I’m not interested in anything you have to say.”
“I know I’ve fucked up. Please, let me inside. I’ll tell you everything. About Gracie, about my mother and father. Everything. It’s what I should have done already.”
“Cash, please.” She faced him then, her voice cracking as the tears she’d desperately tried to hold back spilled down her cheeks. “Why are you doing this?”
“Oh, baby,” he said, reaching for her again.
She staggered backwards and stumbled over the step. Her ankle twisted as she tried to save herself. Cash shot out an arm and pulled her against his chest. This time, she didn’t have the energy to resist. She slumped against him as he dug around in his pocket.
He produced a crumpled tissue and wiped away her tears. “You’re freezing. Let’s go inside and get you warmed up.”
Before she could protest, he ushered her through the door and into the tiny hallway. He walked straight ahead into the kitchen like he owned the damned place and then flicked the kettle on.
“Go and get a shower. I’ll have the tea made by the time you get out.”
She wanted to tell him no, that she could make her own bloody tea, but the words wouldn’t come. She trudged into the bathroom and locked the door. She wouldn’t put it past Cash to follow her, and she craved control even as she sensed it slipping out of reach.
She’d thought Brighton would be a refuge, a place to heal, but he’d found her so easily. Once she’d showered and dressed in clean clothes, she would be able to deal with Cash. She would listen to what he had to say and then politely ask him to leave.
And then she was going home to London.


Tracie Delaney is the author of the Winning Ace trilogy. She loves nothing more than immersing herself in a good romance, although she sometimes, rather cheekily, makes her characters wait for their HEA.
When she isn’t writing or sitting around with her head stuck in a book, she can often be found watching The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones or any tennis match involving Roger Federer. Her greatest fear is running out of coffee.
Tracie studied accountancy, gaining her qualification in 2001. Her maths teacher would no doubt be stunned by this revelation considering Tracie could barely add two plus two at high school.
Tracie lives in the North West of England with her amazingly supportive husband. They both share a love of dogs, travel and wine.


1 comment:

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