Friday, November 15, 2013

DALLAS TROUBLE

Man and dog go together. Devotion, loyalty, love. A dog has an uncanny ability to feel what we feel. So it is with two dogs from two books. This time, instead of introducing hero and heroines, or plots, you get to meet two amazing canines who will give you some special insights into the humans they came to know…and love.

HERE COMES TROUBLE
THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY, Robin Perini, December Intrigue

My human named me Trouble. Poor man. He’s the one in trouble. For some reason he decided to walk across the country. Something about wide-open spaces and no walls. I have to admit, my human—Daniel Adams is his name—is a good one. He found me on the side of road. I was walking along, minding my own business, when some idiot in a pickup swerved and hit me.
Daniel didn’t ignore me like so many others. He rigged up a contraption and dragged me miles and miles, even though he limped half the way. He found me a doctor and didn’t leave me. It had been a long time since no one left.

I needed him that day, but he needs me, too. His soul hurts. I see it in his eyes. Sometimes he shouts in his sleep. Sometimes he cries, but he doesn’t tell anyone. Only me. He talks to me. Tells me about being locked up, about being afraid. And I listen. Maybe that’s why we found each other. I was hurt on the outside, Daniel on the inside. But he’ll get better. He has me. And I won’t leave him. Ever. Because he didn’t leave me.


DALLAS THE PUPSICLE
THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE, Angi Morgan, January Intrigue

Across the room, Dallas circled as if she was about to curl up and sleep. “I should probably walk you before you settle down.” The pup squatted instead. Too late again. He was finished being a step behind. Time to act like who he was. A Marine.

I admit, that passage above isn't my best moment in the book, but Angi thought it was funny. In my defense, I'd been holding it a long, long time and had been very patient with Jake, my new human. My name's Dallas, after the city where I was born. I was happy to be adopted, being blind in one eye made it real hard until Bree came along. I liked living with Brenda Ellen, but something happened to her. Then I met Jake, he took me in, and just…needed me. A lot.

Like Trouble's story, my human found me when I was desperate. I was half-frozen and didn't know what to do. And like Trouble's human, Jake Craig needed me big time. He talks about war and three tours somewhere. I don't know exactly what that means, but it can't be good 'cause he gets all tense and withdrawn. His hands even shake. But I stick my head under it for a good scratch and he settles down. He's really good rubbing behind my ears. I don't think he knows how much loving it took to break through all his defenses. But I did.
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IN ROBIN PERINI'S THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY, TWO THINGS HAVE BEEN STOLEN FROM RAVEN: HER MEMORIES…AND HER BABY

CIA agent Daniel Adams, once a prisoner of war, is a loner out of necessity. But rescuing an amnesiac woman left buried alive bonds them in ways neither can resist. All "Raven" knows is that her baby is in danger. All Daniel can focus on is finding the missing child—and protecting Raven every step of the way.

Her memories are lost and his are scarred from the damages of war. But as they depend on each other for survival in the rugged west Texas mountains, the pieces of their broken pasts start to come together. Now all they have is the risky hope of a future together as they confront the threat that can destroy them both.

“Perini’s tale is a twisted trip into the lives of two scarred souls who are digging into the mind of a psychopath to survive…[It’s]…a suspenseful adventure that will keep readers guessing until the end.” ~Romantic Times, 4-1/2 Stars
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TO THE REST OF THE WORLD, SABRINA WATKINS DOESN'T EXIST. BUT TO THIS COP, SHE IS VERY MUCH ALIVE IN ANGI MORGAN'S THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE.

After escaping a killer, playing dead was the only way Sabrina Watkins could get out of Amarillo alive. Now she's living in Dallas, where no one knows her true identity. Until homicide cop Jake Craig shows up. 

A half-frozen pup he finds at a crime scene brings Jake to Sabrina's doorstep. Suddenly, the former Marine is playing hero to a desperate woman on the run. Sworn to clear her name, Jake's already falling for the stunning brunette with the amethyst eyes. Can he keep her safe and turn a rescue mission into a last chance at love?

"Former Marine Jake Craig is now a homicide detective who keeps people at a distance, but there's something about the pretty woman at the local coffee shop that captures his attention. Sabrina Watkins has built t a successful business walking dogs, but she's also on the run from men who want her to take the fall for their illegal activities-after she's dead. How can she get involved with a taciturn cop who could slap the cuffs any minute? Before he knows it, Jake is busy trying to keep Sabrina alive as he worries that he's falling hard for a felon. Morgan launches the volley from the first pages so readers aren't left wondering whodunit, but they'll have to pay attention to the escalating action to keep up with the characters, who are in trouble from the get-go."  ~~Romantic Times Magazine, 4 STARS
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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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ROBIN PERINI is a RITA Finalist, award-winning and national bestselling author, devoted to giving her readers fast-paced, high-stakes adventure with a love story sure to melt their hearts. Her mission's motto: "When danger and romance collide, no heart is safe." After seven prestigious Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finals, Robin has since sold fourteen novels. 

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ENTER ANGI & ROBIN'S 'THANKS FANS contest': register at Rafflecopter through November 30th for a copy of THE CRADLE CONSPIRACY & THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE. Speaking of giveaways…WE EACH HAVE A BOOK TODAY for a Blog Commenter. LEAVE A BLOG COMMENT to be entered.
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DO YOU HAVE ANY CRAZY PET STORIES YOU'LL SHARE? 

22 comments:

  1. Oh look at those dog pics... so cute!

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  2. Love the way you are sharing the story through the dogs eyes. Already fallen in love with Dallas and Trouble and I haven't even read the books yet....smile.

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    1. Awesome.
      We love these two characters, too!
      Thanks Brenda!
      ~Angi

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    2. Glad to hear it, Brenda. We love them, too!

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  3. My son's dog, who is almost 2 years old on Christmas Day and a husky. He is something else. When Bolt was a tiny puppy or littler than he is now, he would eat socks!! Boy, my family & I have seen how they get out of him. Not nicely either. Bolt chewed a hole in our sofa, which is being replaced in February (we were waiting until his chewing stage stopped). My goal is to get him trained since he is so very hyper. I need to get him on video on what he does.

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    1. I LOVE THE NAME BOLT !!!! (and the movie)
      The videos are wonderful memories. {{hugs}} on those socks.

      Here's a cute video of DALLAS --her howling makes it into THE MARINE'S LAST DEFENSE: https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=nhpUfNH2Fvw

      ~Angi

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    2. Thanks for stopping by, Melissa. What a great story. My Romeo really chewed so crazy things as well. But not socks. How funny. Do get a video, you'll treasure it!

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  4. Both these pups look adorable. And I like the idea of them being 'imortalized' in the books. :)
    I think I've only had two dogs in my lifetime -- a cocker spaniel when I was a child, and then a German Shepard cross when my children were small. Neither was able to stay with us for very long -- a bit over a year maybe. BUT, my granddaughter has had several -- some belonging to her family, one that was her & her boyfriends (he kept when they broke up), and two that have been rescue dogs -- the first, she had to give to another family as she didn't have room at the apt and he needed outdoor, playing space; and now Gertrude, a bloodhound, who she just loves. Granddaughter also has 3 cats!

    donna(dot)durnell(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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    1. Your granddaughter sounds liked an extraordinary person, Donna. I had a springer spaniel when I was a child. Two actually. One named Topper and one named Butch. Poor Butch was a little nutty--ever since my dad had to pull a fishhook out of his mouth. Didn't like men after that.

      My parents tell me I used to lay on Topper when I was about three and read him books. I think they were upside down ;-) - I'd memorized the stories. Dogs can be such a blessing. I've never had cats. But cat people love their kitties, too!

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  5. A Bloodhound and 3 Cats?
    Wow...what a combination.
    I love that your granddaughter rescues her dogs. Thanks for stopping by Donna.
    ~Angi

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  6. Both these books sound really good! I have 2 9 yr. old "puppies" (they won't answer if you call them dogs!) They think the couch is for them only. My 17 yr.old granddaughter recently moved back in with us, and the puppies can't stand her laying or sitting on the couch. One day, after being let outside, my granddaughter and biggest dog ran a race to the living room to see who'd get to the couch first! Hilarious!!!

    mlawson17@hotmail.com

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    1. Martha, that is a great story. Mine were puppies even after living 12 long great years!
      ~Angi

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    2. What a great story. How funny! Thanks for the chuckle.

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  7. Love the story concepts and the dog's POV. They are really charming characters. Great job can't wait to read them.

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    1. Thanks Nese !

      I wish I could have written some of the scenes in the book from Dallas' POV. It would have been easier. LOL
      ~Angi

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  8. Laura AKA Loves 2 Read RomanceNovember 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I love the sound of these dogs! What a great way to introduce us to the hero. I will be keeping my eyes out for these books. I have a dog and two cats myself. In fact last week we got the youngest cat spayed and front declawed. She tries to be friends with the other cat and dog but they really try to ignore her. But she will win them over in time.

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    1. I know she will Laura !
      I have a friend who thought their kitten was going to attack their cat for months...but they're besties now.

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  9. I am without pets right now, so no crazy stories.

    We did have a child bring their pony to Kinder which upset the chickens & turkeys. The chickens didn't lay for a week & we had to scour the neighbourhood for hours to find the turkeys.

    I was wrong. I do have a story.

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    1. And that was a very fun one !
      LOL, well except for the chickens.
      ~Angi

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  10. CONGRATULATIONS
    Neese & Donna D
    Random.org selected your names as the winners of the book giveaway today.

    Donna, we have your email. Nese, please contact Angi@AngiMorgan.com

    THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR STOPPING BY !!

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