Tuesday, December 16, 2014

THE 12 INDIES OF CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP & #GIVEAWAY


Another fun blog hop!

I would like to share with you a story that is near and dear to my heart. It was heartwrenching to write, but oh-so-satisfying to finish because I am all about the happily ever afters.

Brave is a story about Dakota and Alissa and how they crash into each other. Both scarred, both dealing with terrible memories and hard decisions. They meet at Dakota's cabin in Aspen on the eve of a Christmas blizzard and change each others' lives.

Here is the blurb:

In the season of hope, in the season of giving…

How far would you go for your friend?

Alissa Thompson has been the good girl her whole life. Her uninterested parents don’t understand her hopes and dreams. But this Christmas when her steadfast childhood friend Charlie needs her more than ever, she can’t back down. Crossing the line means being braver than she has ever been in her life. It means changing and growing and taking a stand.

Dakota Gray was brave in the face of debilitating fear. But he lost himself in that blood soaked day and has shunned everything he once knew. Now shattered and broken, he hides out in isolation, his wounds beyond healing. His heart closed, his emotions buried, he’s a man on the edge of self-destructing. Little does he know that courage would be found in another searching for the strength to be brave.

Now snowbound in the Colorado Rockies one week before Christmas, Alissa thought this was about her journey and her friend, about setting him free. But from the moment she meets Dakota, she learns about what real bravery is all about. What real love is all about. But is the season enough, her courage enough, her love enough to heal this hero’s brave heart and in the end set herself free?



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I couldn’t forget how he’d come to my rescue, and it was only natural to be thankful for his help. He’d hefted me up an almost sheer rock face on his bare back. He’d carried me so easily against that wide chest of his. But I knew that my response wasn’t just gratitude for his heroic rescue. I wasn’t exactly innocent. I’d dated in high school and some in college, lost my virginity to a drummer I met at a roadhouse in California. It hadn’t lasted, but he was amazing in bed.

But even back then, I’d known that guy had been a boy. Dakota was a man. He was at least twenty-five or twenty-six, and if he wasn’t a doctor by now, he was still some kind of medical professional.

He was also closed down, tight as a skinflint with his money. I shouldn’t be intrigued by him, but I couldn’t seem to help it. Okay, so he was gorgeous, brooding, and built, but I was no Katherine and he was no Heathcliff, and this certainly wasn’t the moor. As I pondered my rescuer, I absent-mindedly reached down to touch the backpack, to assure myself that the precious cargo was still inside and safe.

His eyes darted to it when he came back into the room, and my possession of it clearly registered. But I certainly wasn’t going to clue him into what was inside. That was strictly my business. This was mine to do and I intended to carry it out. Alone. It was all for Charlie. Emotions from the last time we spoke tried to overwhelm me, but I couldn’t let anything sidetrack me until what I came here to do was done.

Dakota knelt down again, and when he did, the scent of him washed over me, making me breathe deep. Wow, musky and male. What a delicious combination. He set the ice on my ankle, then handed me a glass of water and some ibuprofen.

I reached out and grabbed the medication, my fingertips brushing his palm. I saw him flex his hand when he brought it back to his side.

Still on his knees, he said, “Are you all right?”

“What do you mean?”

“What happened to you out there could have ended very badly.”

I melted. Most of the time I live with people who didn’t even make eye contact with me. Who could care less what happened to me, yet this man, who didn’t want me here, was concerned about my mental state.

“I’m tougher than I look,” I said. “I was scared, but you saved me. Are you asking me if I feel safe here?”

“Do you?”

“Yes. I do. Thank you for taking care of me. If you hadn’t been  a jerk, I would have said it sooner.”

That brought a reluctant smile to his mouth. Damn, I didn’t think I could melt any more. “I realize it’s an inconvenience and I’m crashing your holiday.”

“That doesn’t matter. What are you doing here in this part of Aspen? This isn’t exactly part of the tourist haunt.”

“I don’t know. Your abominable snowman was pretty interesting.” He wasn’t amused and I shrugged. “It’s private. I’m not discussing it.”

He did that heavy, huffing breath thing again, rose and glared at me. I guess the niceties were over.

“Do you have any luggage?”

“In my car down the hill.”

More huffy breathing, but I saw he was going to get my stuff for me. I don’t think he could have refused. He muttered to himself the whole time he was putting on his coat and fitting on snow shoes.

Our gazes collided and I realized that he knew exactly what I was thinking. Could he see it in my eyes, how sexy I thought he was? Fire blazed in the gray depths. I saw longing there, not lust, but confusion, and wondered if he was attracted against his will.

I was floating, unanchored as our eyes met and held and fused. I felt as lost as he looked. I might have had sex, but I’d had no clue what passion was. No clue at all.

I’d just discovered that passion was tanned skin and gray eyes as elusive and light-tricked as smoke, and a character that wouldn’t falter, even when it was dangerous to continue. This man knew about passion, and my pounding heart responded to the way he returned my gaze. A part of me wanted him to teach me what he knew.

Who was this guy? I trembled with the need to understand, to know him intimately. Even more deeply than I had known my dearest friend and brother of my heart, Charlie.

I trembled because the intensity between us was palpable. Looking at him was almost unbearable.

“Don’t,” he whispered.

“Don’t what?” I noticed his mouth again. It was so sexy, and this time when he spoke, I couldn’t tear my eyes away.

The tortured sound of his voice made my stomach clench. The pain in his eyes deepened. “Don’t look at me like that.”

“Why?”

His voice was soft and broken. “I’m not a damn hero.”


I hope you enjoyed my excerpt. We have all sorts of fun posts and giveaways in celebration of the season. Visit these blogs to learn more:

The Schedule
Dec 12th - Zane Sachs
Dec 14th - Chess Desalls
Dec 15th - Kai Strand
Dec 16th - Zoe Dawson
Dec 17th - Amanda Porter
Dec 18th - Joy Penny
Dec 19th - Mary Waibel
Dec 20th - Cynthia Witherspoon
Dec 21st - K.K. Allen
Dec 22nd - Ann Everett
Dec 23rd - Erin Rhew and Deek Rhew

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Sunday, November 30, 2014

NEW ADULT ROMANCE BLOG HOP!


This blog hop is brought to you by Books To Go http://bookstogonow.com/blog-hops/ and I thank them for inviting me and hosting this hop!

Celebrate the Wonder of the Holiday Season! Visit all of the blogs and answer this question, What or who would you like to find under your Christmas tree this year? There's a giveaway at each stop so be sure to visit them all!

So good to have you blog hopping with me! So, bring your jingle bells and Christmas cheer with you and come hop with me, Zoe Dawson. I'm all about the HEA! That Happily Ever After!

This is what I have written in the New Adult genre and I love it very much! I have a whole slew of books planned.

NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY

A PERFECT SECRET SERIES - HOPE PARISH NOVELS


A PERFECT MESS IS CURRENTLY FREE:




The perfect girls. Three perfect secrets. One holy trinity.

 
This series is set in the fictional town of Suttentowne, Louisiana just about thirty minutes South of Lafayette, right near Cajun Country.

A Perfect Series: Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity

A Perfect Mess, Book #1 – the girl most likely to succeed, an unpredictable Outlaw, and a dangerous secret that could be the death of her.

A Perfect Mistake, Book #2 – A preacher’s daughter, a reckless Outlaw, and a secret that will change her life forever.

A Perfect Dilemma, Book #3 – The town’s poor little rich girl, a sweet-talking Outlaw, and a secret that will ruin all that she holds dear.

Check out the playlists in the column to the left.

All of the books are out, the most recent release is A Perfect Dilemma. Here's a teaser for you

 
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

TWO RELEASES! ALL HALLOWS' EROTICA AND MONSTER MAN!


 9 Erotic Paranormal and Contemporary Stories from 9 Bestselling Authors.

    Be prepared to read about vampires, werewolves, football players, and so much more.

~ Limited Time Offer ~ Only available until November 15th, 2014.

Sex on Halloween is bound to get freaky...


UNDER THE HARVEST MOON by MJ Heiser ~ Being typecast as vampire-bait has paid well, but actress Sasha deRocco feels like she's stuck in a rut--until her publicist, Paul Sims, delivers a sexy script and offers his help in a read-through that spirals out of their control.

MONSTER MAN by Zoe Dawson ~ Community relation's assistant director, Catherine "Cat" Everhart fantasizes about #66 Shane Bishop, The San Diego Wildcat's strong safety, a monster of a man, but the no fraternizing policy dictates she keep her distance. It isn't until the company's Halloween party fundraiser that their desire explodes its tight bonds.

LIFEBLOOD AND STONE by Breena Wilde ~ Amanda is a junior partner at the prestigious law firm Lifeblood and Stone. During their annual Halloween Masquerade she meets the elusive Mr. Lifeblood and the sex is to die for - literally.

UNTAMED by June Gray ~ People said he didn't exist, that the tale of the savage forest man was only dreamed up around a campfire, but when Chloe Jane rents a cabin for the weekend she discovers firsthand that the lore is very real--and that he takes what he wants.

OH, COME ALL YE FRIGHTFUL by Reina Stowe ~ At the annual Upton Swingers Club Saints and Sinners Halloween party, Tania and her husband make new friends.

SAME TIME NEXT YEAR by Madison Stone ~ Life as a secret witch is a lonely one. Except on Halloween when Savi Knox's powers - and desires - are the strongest. Will one night of passion with the man of her dreams be enough?

SWEET BEGINNINGS by Magan Vernon ~ Being locked on the rooftop during a friend's Halloween party should be Brick's worst nightmare, but since he's with Paige in a sexy costume, it's more like his biggest fantasy.

THE POSSESSION OF ROSEWOOD CIRCLE by Natasha Kingston ~ Sandra Marshall and her friends don't believe in ghosts, but when they decide to use a summoning spell on Samhain Eve they realize that some forces are all too real- and nothing can protect from their touch.

DARK ANGEL by Angela Corbett ~ Tess and Jace have wanted each other for years, but it will take a legend of seduction, and a little Samhain magic to make their fantasies finally come true.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014

A TOTALLY TRIPPED OUT BONANZA!




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Three Days with the Unholy Trinity and Sweepstakes: A Perfect Secret Series by Zoe Dawson

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

FALL INTO ROMANCE BLOG HOP!


This blog hop is brought to you by Jane Wakely www.hopswithheart.blogspot.com and I thank her for inviting me and hosting this hop!

So good to have you blog hopping with me! So, come and Fall into Romance with me, Zoe Dawson. I'm all about the HEA! That Happily Ever After!

I'm going to give you an overview of all the books that I write and a sneak peak into what is coming up.

ROMANTIC COMEDY

GOING TO THE DOGS SERIES


These books center around four women who meet in a dog park and become fast friends. All four books include scenes with their pets and how integrated and wonderful pets are in our lives. Of course, there are plenty of doggie and hero shenanigans All four books are out with Leashed FREE.l


These are wedding and honeymoon novellas to compliment each of the novel series and should be read after you have read the full-length novel. All but Captured are out. The last couple from Collared will be released on November 2, 2014.

URBAN FANTASY

THE STARBUCK CHRONICLES



NEW ADULT CONTEMPORARY MYSTERY

A PERFECT SECRET SERIES - HOPE PARISH NOVELS




This series is set in the fictional town of Suttentowne, Louisiana just about thirty minutes South of Lafayette, right near Cajun Country.

A Perfect Series: Three perfect girls, three perfect secrets, one unholy trinity

A Perfect Mess, Book #1 – the girl most likely to succeed, an unpredictable Outlaw, and a dangerous secret that could be the death of her.

A Perfect Mistake, Book #2 – A preacher’s daughter, a reckless Outlaw, and a secret that will change her life forever.

A Perfect Dilemma, Book #3 – The town’s poor little rich girl, a sweet-talking Outlaw, and a secret that will ruin all that she holds dear.

Check out the playlists in the column to the left.

All of the books are out, except A Perfect Dilemma which releases on September 22, 2014 and is up for preorder. Here's a teaser for you.


You can go to MY AUTHOR CENTRAL page to check out all my books and buy. Here's the link to  add them to your GOODREADS shelf. Thanks for stopping by my blog and falling into romance with me! Have a great fall!

I will be giving away a $5 Amazon Giftcard! Please enter below and comment on my blog about what kinds of romances you love to read. YOU MUST COMMENT ON MY BLOG TO WIN!


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Monday, July 21, 2014

Meet My Character Blog Hop

Welcome to the Meet My Character Blog Hop! First I want to thank Kyra Halland for inviting me to the blog hop. Her info is below to check out her post.

Kyra Halland Began with the Prydain books by Lloyd Alexander and the Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Leguin. She has always loved fantasy. She has also always loved a good love story. In 1990, as a new stay-at-home mom with a young baby, she finally decided to combine those two loves - like chocolate and peanut butter! - by writing the kinds of romantic fantasy novels she wanted to read. Complicated, honorable heroes; heroines who are strong, smart, and all woman; magic, romance, and adventure; and excursions into the dark corners of life and human nature mixed with a dash of offbeat humor - all of these make up Kyra Halland's worlds. She is excited to share those worlds with readers, who she hopes will enjoy her stories and characters as much as she does. Kyra Halland lives in southern Arizona. She has a very patient husband, two less-patient cats, and two young adult sons. Besides writing, she enjoys scrapbooking and anime, and she wants to be a crazy cat lady when she grows up.

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And now, an introduction to my last and third triplet from A Perfect Dilemma in my A Perfect Secret series:

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?
Braxton Outlaw may be a fictional character, but is very real in my head. He’s one of three triplets. His ancestor, Duel Outlaw, was branded a thief and a murderer and hanged for stealing a Confederate payroll and murdering the guards. The curse of his crimes has followed the family down through the years. Being outcasts has affected the whole family line including anyone who is associated with them. His love interest is River Pearl Sutton. She is the town's rich girl and descended from the town's founder, Colonel Beauregard Sutton.


2) When and where is the story set?
It’s set in present day Louisiana in the fictional town of Suttontowne that's on the ancient, mysterious and primal swamp. A place of lush ferns, colorful flowers growing in the shade of hardwood trees dripping with moss, teeming in wildlife and fraught with danger.

3) What should we know about him?
He owns his own bar/restaurant called Outlaws and is a very good chef. Very innovative. His brother Booker made it big publishing horror on the internet and helped him to buy the business. The triplets entertain there when all three of them are present. Brax plays the violin or as it’s called in the South, the fiddle, Booker the piano, and Boone the guitar. They all sing. He has a very strong bond with his mother and his two brothers. They have always had to protect each others’ backs growing up in a town that scorns them. Brax is extremely angry about two things. Not being able to pursue River Pearl Sutton because of his reputation and the disappearance of his father when the trips were six to avoid the law when he was accused of stealing.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?
Even though he’s been trying to resist River Pearl because of his reputation, she requests Brax’s help to research Duel Outlaw because he and Colonel Sutton were friends. She wants to write a speech about friendship for the annual Founder’s Day Festival that celebrates the Colonel. But during this research River Pearl stumbles on a terrible secret that forces her to either destroy her family or lose the man she loves.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?
His main goal is to resist River Pearl to keep her from being affected by his reputation, but resisting her becomes increasingly difficult the more they are together.


6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?
The series is called A Perfect Secret and the book is titled, A Perfect Dilemma. You can read about Booker Outlaw and Aubree Walker in A Perfect Mess and Boone Outlaw and Verity Fairchild in A Perfect Mistake. Links to buy are on the pages.



7) When can we expect the book to be published?
It should be out in August/September, but to ensure you don’t miss it, get notified about my upcoming releases by signing up for my newsletter. For information about all my other books, check out my website.

Be sure to check out the next three stops on the Meet My Character Blog Hop:

Candace Carrabus I've been writing stories and riding horses-frequently simultaneously-for as long as I can remember. I grew up on Long Island and spent my formative years in the saddle-just imagining. After high school, I traveled to Ness, England and studied at a British Horse Society training school. This was an all-around amazing experience. When I left, I clutched a certification to teach riding in my hot little hand, and I enjoyed instructing riders for many years. Who am I kidding? We know it is the horses who do the teaching. All we can do is try to remain open to what they have to say. Not surprisingly, my fiction and non-fiction are both frequently infused with the mystery and spirituality horses have brought to my life. My philosophy, in brief: (No, not in briefs, but that's a nice image, thank you very much.) We are all immigrants in spirit, with our minds, hearts, and souls being the final frontier. Yep, that's it. I've discovered this is what happens to all my main characters-whether by choice or accident or design-they go somewhere else. They immigrate. At first, this change may be only external-physical. Over time, their journeys lead to a place of discovery and growth that is within each individual alone. The final frontier to which we all can go.

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 Margo L. Dill is the author of Caught Between Two Curses, a YA light paranormal romance novel about the Curse of the Billy Goat on the Chicago Cubs, and Finding My Place: One Girl's Strength at Vicksburg, a historical fiction, middle-grade novel. She currently has two more books under contract--both are picture books--with High Hill Press and Guardian Angel Publishing. Publication dates of both are to be determined. Besides being a children's author, she is also a freelance editor with the business, Editor 911: Your Projects Are My Emergency! and she is part of the WOW! Women On Writing e-zine's staff as an editor, blogger, instructor, and social media manager. She is also an editor for High Hill Press and specializes in memoirs, historical fiction and children's and YA novels. Margo loves presenting workshops to writing groups and school groups. She loves to ask children the question: Would you eat rats to save your city from falling into the hands of the enemy? What would you do to save your family from a curse? Margo believes that books are meant to be used with children and teens, and she started a blog about this very subject in August 2008, where she continues to blog on a regular schedule each week. She shares mostly children's and YA books as well as memoirs or other inspirational women's literature that encourages and supports women and girls around the world. She blogs at http://margodill.com/blog/. When she is not writing or editing, Margo loves to spend time with her husband, stepson, daughter, and crazy Boxer dog, Chester. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri; and if she could eat out every day, she would! She is also a member of the St. Louis Zoo, and this is one of her family's favorite places to go!

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Lala Corriere has been passionate about all the arts since early childhood. She is a painter and a former stage performer. Early work careers blended high-end real estate sales and as President of an interior design firm. Her fifth grade teacher, Miss Macy, was the first mentor to suggest she consider a career in writing. That extension of the arts, the written word, turned into a full time passion in 2001.

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