Thursday, July 18, 2013

TVBT: WHEN I FIND YOU by Dixie Lee Brown, HERO PROFILE: WALKER & Giveaway

Giveaway
(Hosted by A Tasty Read)
Win a Digital Copy of WHEN I FIND YOU
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Dixie Lee Brown continues her heart-racing Trust No One series with a sexy veteran determined to protect an innocent woman on the run.
As a former Marine, Walker could find a needle in a haystack. But when he's asked by the U.S. Marshals to track down a nanny fleeing from the mafia, he's sure she'll be more trouble than she's worth. Especially after the sexy little thing clubs him and leaves him for dead. Walker's stunned by her courage—and her curves—and can't help feeling drawn to this damsel trying to dig her way out of distress. He'll find her, and when he does, it'll take more than the mafia to tear him away.
Darcy Maddox never expected to be running for her life. But when it suddenly looks like foe may become friend, Darcy's faced with a choice: Go it alone or trust a man she just met—never mind the way his touch gets her heart pounding. The choice seems simple enough until she realizes it's not just her life at stake—it's her heart.
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HERO PROFILE
 
 
(My Opinion ONLY)
 
Name:  Walker
Age:  33
Occupation:  Former Marine turned…well, some might call me a merc, but I prefer the title government contractor.
Physical Description:  Tall, fit, Caucasian, shoulder length black hair usually tied back, gray eyes.
Likes:  I like the quiet, and the company of good friends, but sometimes I have an overwhelming urge to blow things up.
Dislikes:  Scumbags and liars—and creeps who hurt women really get my dander up.
Relationship Status:  Just met the girl of my dreams and looking forward to seeing what comes next.
Typical Friday Night:  None of my nights are what you might call typical, but here’s one I could get used to pretty easy. Darcy and I throw together a simple dinner, maybe barbeque a couple steaks and open a nice bottle of wine. After dinner, if it’s cool out, we’ll start a little bonfire outside my bungalow, just big enough to warm ourselves by, but not so warm that we won’t feel like cuddling. She’ll sit on my lap, and I’ll hold her close while we talk, until her eyelids start to fall shut. Then I’ll pick her up and carry her to bed.

Drink of Choice:  Now and then I like a little Crown, straight up.
Favorite Food:  Steak—just walk it past the grill!

Favorite Song:  I Drive Your Truck by Lee Brice

Choice of Transportation:  I’m good with any form of transportation, as long as I’m the one behind the wheel. Guess you could say I have control issues.

Boxers or Briefs:  Briefs

Best Memory to Date:  Without a doubt, the first time I kissed Darcy in the kitchen at Joe’s house in Gold Beach.

Words to live by:  There’s no such thing as a former Marine.
 
 
 
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Teaser
 

She rested longer than she’d intended. A dry branch snapped somewhere close by, and she jerked to attention. Was that…? Don’t jump to conclusions. It was just a deer walking by or a squirrel dropping a pinecone from a tree. No need to panic. She drew a steadying breath.


Another crack—closer this time. Whatever it was, it moved toward her. She went still and strained to hear. Was it her imagination or had the birds and chipmunks scurried for cover as well? Frozen in place, she waited, listening. Nothing. There was no one there. She’d let her imagination get the best of her.


Then she heard his voice, deeper and gruffer than his obvious charade in the plane and in the car, and the sudden sensation he was right beside her, whispering in her ear, sent shivers up and down her spine.


“Darcy, it’s over. You could save us both a lot of trouble and show yourself. Don’t be afraid. I won’t hurt you.”


What a load of crap! Did he think she was a fool? That she’d really fall for that? She’d been stupid to trust him, but she wouldn’t buy his hometown boy routine again. A wave of anger rolled over her. The next time she trusted a man, there’d be twenty feet of snow in hell—if she lived that long.


His words pinpointed his location. He was too close for her to make a run for it, and he moved toward the trees she hid behind. Don’t make it easy. The words screamed in her mind. She looked for something to use as a weapon and found a broken branch on the ground. Not too heavy. She could handle it even with one shoulder that throbbed like crazy. The limb clutched in her hand, she rose to her feet. Closing her eyes, she concentrated on hearing his approach. She gripped the branch like a baseball bat and stood ready.


A whisper of sound against the trunk of the large fir to her left snapped her eyes open as she pivoted. The next instant, she stepped toward the sound and brought the limb around in an arc toward the man who stepped into view. Gray eyes regarded her with surprise as he brought his arm up to block her swing. He didn’t have a chance. Her blow caught him on the side of his head and dropped him where he stood.


Blood ran from a gash above his eye. Sickened by what she’d done, Darcy dropped the tree branch and backed away. She shook uncontrollably as she stared at the man slumped against the trunk of the tree. His long black hair pulled back in a ponytail and tied with a leather strip, his close-cut beard, and his army green canvas jacket were easily recognizable. It was the man from the airport—the one who stared at her.


Damn. There were two of them hunting her. She backed away, and when she could no longer see the man slouched against the tree, she whirled and ran.

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Meet Dixie
DIXIE LEE BROWN started writing romantic suspense nearly twenty years ago. Then life took a few unexpected turns, and the writing career was put on hold in favor of starting a new life and a new job. One’s passion is not easily forgotten, however. Two years ago, Dixie started writing again-a YA novel-but, before she could finish, another idea pushed to the forefront and wouldn’t go away until a full-fledged novel was completed.

That idea became All or Nothing, the first book in the Trust No One series. All or Nothing placed third in the 2011 TARA Contest (Tampa Area Romance Authors) in the romantic suspense category.

Dixie now lives in sunny Central Oregon with two small dogs and a cat for company while she writes the third book of the Trust No One series. When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, movies and trips to the beach.
 
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19 comments:

Carolyn Johnson said...

i love the pic of Jason, he is so hot

LS said...

I want to win this, I haven't read the others, does that matter? Thanks for the chance...lsscarchuk@att.net

TrishJ said...

Oh yea, this is what I am talking about. Definately going to check this author out. The excerpt was great!! Love to win a copy of this book!!

Dixie Lee Brown said...

Mm...mm...mm! Well, I for one love the "opinions" of what Walker might look like! Oh, yeah! Thanks to A Tasty Read Book Reviews for hosting me, Walker, and When I Find You today, and for the super giveaway! Good luck everyone!

Donna E said...

I've known some Marines -- and yes, "Once a Marine, ALWAYS a Marine."

I love suspense / mystery and when the hero is also sort of suspicious to the heroine's thinking -- well, there's some real tension there. :)

I would love to win this book. But, regardless, I will be looking for all books in the series.

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Dixie Lee Brown said...

LS - I think this book would be fine as a stand-alone. Of course, I'm somewhat prejudiced and think you should read All Or Nothing first!! Lol! Good luck!

Dixie Lee Brown said...

Thanks so much, Donna. I appreciate your comments. Good luck to you!

Dixie Lee Brown said...

I agree with you, Carolyn!

denise smith said...

love the picture thanks denise smith denise226@verizon.net

Dixie Lee Brown said...

Me too, Denise!

krg said...
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krg said...

I love romantic suspense and this sounds really good, I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the post and the chance to win!
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Cindy B. said...
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Cindy B. said...

Nice review. Hope to read this soon.
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TwiMom22580 said...

I read this for it's upcoming feature on my blog and it is amazing!! I love the visual for Walker!! I will be reading All or Nothing soon!!

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Kristen Ervin said...

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Ty for the giveaway.

Kristen Ervin said...

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Ty for the giveaway.

Victoria Zumbrum said...

This book sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter5 me.

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