I’m hosting an interview today for the book tour for “Hot Spring”. Find out below how you can participate to win an eBook copy of Hot Spring!
1) Tell us a little about yourself.
As I like strolling about in gardens, my pen name is Daitoku Daiichi, which is inspired by the Daitokuji temple in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is one of my favorite places to visit, for its food and traditional sights. However, I am terrible at gardening, so I’d thought I’d put my creative energies to writing fiction instead.
2) Tell us about your book in five sentences or less.
‘Hot Spring’ is the early part of the adventures of Godfrey and Chucky, two highly privileged men touring the world. Godfrey is unbelievably handsome, strong and all set to restore what he believes to be mighty and sacred to its rightful place. Chucky is temporarily working for Godfrey, and smells unbelievably nice. They start off their tour in Langkawi, where the water is beautiful blue and the girls lovely tanned, and go onwards to Singapore, where the plentiful food gives a life of nearly uninterrupted leisure.
3) Where did you get the inspiration from for Hot Spring?
Well first of all, hot spring baths in Japan are very fun, and I make an effort to visit one whenever I am there. As an alternative, I sometimes do my own hot bath with bath salts in my own bathtub. I want my story to be as fun as soaking in a hot tub on a chilly day.
Spring also means beginning, and this story features Godfrey and Chucky in the early stage of their travels. They are amicable, but starting to learn about their differences. One is a pleasure-seeker, while the other has the need to blend-in.
The story also features the Gao family, and the heir Jayden Gao is a young man who is learning to grow up in a global city like Singapore. Singapore is a hot tropical island that averages 30 degrees in the day throughout the year. So it’s a ‘hot spring experience’ for Jayden, Godfrey, Chucky, and the readers.
4) Will this be a series or standalone?
This is planned as a series, and in the future Godfrey and Chucky will travel to the USA, Europe, and finally Japan. The only thing constant will be the appearance of Godfrey and Chucky, together with Mr. David White, British teacher and Mr. Wang Tai, Singapore retiree. Every story will be distinctly innovative and different, in accordance with the change in the setting and season.
5) What are you working on right now?
I am working on the second book of Godfrey and Chucky adventures, and it is set in a prestigious American university. I am also working on a non-fiction book on the Tao that combines translation with essay commentary. I am doing this all slowly, because I have to balance my job as a personal tutor.
Godfrey is young, wealthy and able-bodied. He has all the women you can imagine, and unbelievably deep pockets. But Godfrey wants more. His Great Greatness wants to rid the world of a menacing scourge, and restore what is truly superior to an elevated position. Why would anyone stop him? Who could possibly stop him?
Chucky arrives as the new assistant, and tries to perform every duty that is handed to him. What challenges for a dull servant! Look at him muddling through! With passports of exclusive privilege, the two adventurers make a splash in tropical Langkawi, where the water is blue and the girls are brown. Then they rendezvous with the locals in Singapore, where pleasures are plentiful and multicolored. Food and money are found in piles. Life in a global city should be, possibly, one of uninterrupted leisure…shouldn’t it?
Desire is a seductively red piece of jade, which resides even in our dreams.
“I am a healthy, strong and sexy male with a life, most of it sex life.” – Godfrey Mann
“I did not know how to reply, since the words were difficult to speak.” – Chucky
Author Website: http://www.godfreychucky.com/
I committed myself to writing playful and profound books for discerning readers of good taste. I hope to give to my readers delightful characters in moving scenes that will help all of us to appreciate life better.
I have lived in parts of Asia, USA and Europe, so I hope to combine these diverse experiences to craft some great literature.
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Godfrey and Chucky giveaway quiz
1. Chucky is Godfrey’s
- a. Golf buddy
- b. Temporary servant
- c. Love interest
- d. Page boy
2. What is Godfrey’s other name?
- a. Godly
- b. Goodness
- c. Gawd
- d. Godzilla
3. Where do Godfrey and Chucky stay in Singapore?
- a. A Bed and Breakfast Inn called Geylang Eggs
- b. A modern business hotel called Quickie Profits
- c. A colonial style luxury hotel called the Raffles Hotel
- d. A Chinese-themed luxury hotel called the Red Jade Palace Hotel