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Monday, November 21, 2016

It's A Small World

I’m so happy to share my release day with everyone here!

Out of the Blue is the 2nd big book in the High Stakes series. (The 3rd if you include the novella, Over the Top.)

I thought it might be fun to test the ‘Small World’ theory with this book.  I don’t know about you, but I find myself in ‘small world’ situations all the time.

The most recent had to do to with someone I work with who knew someone at my daughter’s college who my daughter had already met and talked to in her chosen field (sports photography). (Sorry, I had to take a breath in the middle of that sentence too.)

Or my husband who interviewed for a job and discovered the man he was speaking with went to his church in Long Island, NY forty years ago.

My latest story... While at work a year ago, we had a guest actor on the show who is 6”6’ and built like a tank. We soon discovered that he also works as a cover model for romance novels. Not only that, but he’d graced covers of books by authors I know. Since we met, Michael Foster has been on even more covers and taken a ton of pictures with author friends of mine at several different conferences. Very small world.

In Out of the Blue, Casey Turner is looking to spice up the honeymoon that never happened because her fiancé dumped her at the last minute.

Brendan St. John is Casey’s target and once they meet the sparks fly. But Casey only wants to forget her ex and Brendan is the perfect man to help her do that.

Cut to the morning after, when the only thing left of Casey is her scent and the indent on the pillow. Brendan doesn’t even have a full name to search for her.

But remember that small world we live in? Who do you think he sees the first day on the reality show when he walks in the door and meets all the contestants at the same time? Yep. Casey. The problem is cameras are rolling 24/7 and they can’t talk about it without risking disqualification from the show. The fact is, neither one knew the other would be there. Small world.

I know how often small world scenarios hit my life, but what about you? Any fun ones you can share?

In the meantime, he’s the blurb for Out of the Blue.

Recently dumped by her fiancé, Casey Turner is going for her dream career. Rebound sex with a hot stranger was eye opening, but she wants to leave her mark on the world. She’s sure that winning the new reality show Write Your Ticket will prove that she’s got what it takes to make it in the music industry. She never expects to be the target of a killer who’ll stop at nothing to see her die, even if it’s on national television.

Brendan St. John didn’t think he’d ever see the girl who disappeared after a sizzling one-night stand, but he won’t let her distract him from winning the reality show that could change his life. Of course, it’d be easier to ignore her if he didn’t have to keep saving her from disasters. But too many accidents on the set can’t be coincidence, and when Brendan interferes, Casey isn’t the only one in danger.

Despite being pitted against each other, Casey and Brendan grow closer, and the attraction that brought them together burns hotter with every look. Ultimately, only one of them can win the show, but that doesn’t stop either from being the target of someone with a mighty grudge.

Thanks for reading this far and if I still have your eyes… Happy almost Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a lovely holiday!


Rita said...

Great Cover and blurb. Super congrats. And wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

Anne Marie Becker said...

Congratulations on the new release, Dee. It sounds fabulous!! And yes, it's a very small world out there. I was raised in a military family, and when I was in 3rd grade, we moved from Germany to Texas, and I found a friend in my new classroom who'd been in my classroom in Germany. It made the transition a little easier. ;)

jean harrington said...

Best of luck with your new release, Dee. Your blurb for it is a master class in blurb writing!

Dee J. said...

Hi Rita,
Thank you! Hope you have a great holiday!

Hi Anne Marie,
Thank you! Wow! What were the chances of THAT happening! Total small world incident! Very cool.

Hi Jean,
Thank you! Blurbs are hard, aren't they? Haha. They take me forever to write.

Elise Warner said...

Congratulations on your new release, Dee J. Marvelous way to begin the holidays.

Dee J. said...

Hi Elise,
Thank you! If nothing else, I'm certainly starting the week with a bang. Haha. :)

Marcelle Dubé said...

Congrats on the release, Dee -- interesting premise!

Dee J. said...

Hi Marcelle,
Thank you! I took a little bit of my experience from reality TV and embellished a little. Haha. :)
Thanks for dropping in!

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