We would like to welcome and thank Tracie Podger to our Summer Lovin' Event. She has been kind enough to do an interview, 2 book spotlights, and a takeove on July 11th. We are so excited to share some about Tracie and to let you get to know her summer favorites better. Welcome and enjoy!
About the Author
Tracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks.
Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her, she would love to hear from you.
Publicist, Paula Radell, can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
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Fallen Angel, Part I
Fallen Angel, Part II
Evelyn - A novella from the Fallen Angel Series
Fallen Angel, Robert
Fallen Angel, Part III
A Virtual Affair
Fallen Angel, Part I
TWINS- Where is your favorite place to go in the summer?
TRACIE- If I’m in the UK then Devon and Cornwall are wonderful places with such beautiful beaches and of course, full of Australian surfers. I have such lovely memories as a child spending days on the beach and nights around a bbq and even as an adult, I always enjoy this part of the country.
TWINS- What is your dream summer destination?
TRACIE- As I’m also a scuba diving, most holiday destinations have to include a wonderful ocean. I would love to visit Bora Bora, French Polynesia and those areas but, I guess, I’ll have to wait for that elusive lottery win first.
TRACIE- Relaxing in the sun, scuba diving and spending time to just read. I have a fairly large family and a gathering in the garden with the bbq on also has to be one of my favourites.
TWINS- Swimming or sun bathing?
TRACIE- Both. I love the ocean and there is nothing better than taking a dip to cool down after a hours of so soaking up the sun. I burn quite easy to a large tube of waterproof sunscreen is a must.
TWINS- Fishing or boating or both?
TRACIE- Boating. I never got the attraction to fishing, sorry. Seems a little bit boring to me. Unless I can take a good book with me of course.
TWINS- Beach or Lake or Pool?
TRACIE- Ah, a tricky one because I spend a lot of time at all three! Being a scuba diving instructor and living in the UK, I teach in a pool and then a local lake but always prefer the beach.
TWINS- Hiking or biking?
TRACIE- Hiking, providing it’s not too hot of course. I don’t think I could even ride a bike nowadays.
TRACIE- Both. I’ve has some great fun piling the nephews in the back of the car and pitching a tent, although I couldn’t do it for any length of time. I’ve always wanted to go to Glastonbury, a large music festival in the UK but the thought of the mud puts me off. I wouldn’t mind the glamping experience though. For me, my holiday starts when I arrive at the airport, I’m excited and love the shopping! Visiting a new country, experiencing their culture food and of course their wines is always a pleasure.
TWINS- In your opinion what is the sexiest summer wear on a man? woman?
TRACIE- I’m not the slimmest I could be and at 46 years old, I’m too old to care! I’m more than happy in a bikini and I don’t think it should matter what size you are, wear what your comfortable in. Confidence is the most sexy thing a woman can wear. For men, it has to be board shorts!
TWINS- What is your go to summer read?
TRACIE- Anything as long as it has a good story and can entertain me. With long hours to just relax and do nothing, I want a book that I will fall into, one that will keep me absorbed for hours. It can be sexy or a thriller, I don’t mind.
TWINS- Since it is summer and we love steamy reads for summer, what is your favorite steamy summer read?
TRACIE- My favourite steamy summer read - oh, hard question. I would have to say my own of course ;) There are so many great writers and I am a big supporter of indie authors. I enjoy reading books by Jasinda Wilder, who has a great new series being released. I can’t honestly say I have a favourite book. There are books I will re-read because I enjoy them so much but each month a new book grabs my attention and they are all my favourite for the time it takes to read them.
TWINS- Where do you prefer to read in the summer?
TRACIE-On the beach, around the pool, in bed. With the new e-readers now, you can sit in the blazing sun and still see the screen, so I’ll read anywhere.
TWINS- When you think summer what is the first thing to come to mind?
TRACIE- Mojitos and Pimms and scuba diving and whalesharks. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and running barefoot in the sand. To hear the sound of waves crashing against the shore is wonderful. Summer brings so many things to mind for me. I was born in July so, as a summer baby, I guess I love all things about the season.
TWINS- Have you ever had a summer fling/love?
TRACIE- Not telling, but I did write a book about it ;) A Virtual Affair will be released in 2015.
TWINS- What is the sexiest way to travel in the summer? (type of car, motorcycle, bike)
TRACIE- Car with the roof down, motorcycle, horse even! I want to hire a VW camper van and head down to Cornwall for a bit of surfing this year.