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A Conversation & Contest With Jill Shalvis

My dear friend Jill Shalvis and I both have novella releases this month. We got together to talk about the books and the couples in them. You can check it out here and over on Jill’s blog HERE.

Before we get started, I thought it might be good for you to see inspiration photos we each used for our heroes. Here’s Jill’s for her hero Sawyer in MERRY CHRISTMAS, BABY:

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She’s so subtle. Here’s my inspiration for Ward in RUNNING HOT:

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Now onto the chat…
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New Release In New Series!

t’s release day for RUNNING HOT!!!! One CIA hero, one MI6 heroine and one bad guy in Fiji. Add in a $1.99 price tag and, really, you should buy 100 copies. Right?

Well, if the price tag doesn’t entice you, how about the cover? Or the fact this is the kickoff novella for a new romantic suspense series? No serial killers or women being attacked – none. This is alpha dudes fighting bad guys and falling for smart women. How can you say no? [Note: I know you CAN but...]

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Camped out at a resort bar in Fiji, CIA operative Ward Bennett may look like he’s on vacation but he’s really deep undercover, hunting a dictator on the run. Ward may be on the job, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for the sexy female bartender. That is, until she drugs him.

When Tasha Gregory discovers the hottie on the barstool isn’t who he pretends to be, her MI6 training kicks into gear, and she has no choice but to take him out. Problem is, Ward’s not an easy man to put down for long. More than once, his interference almost blows her surveillance operation—and her ability to keep her heart to herself.

As the situation heats up, these two must decide whether they can trust one another—and quick. Working together might just make everyone safer, but getting close enough for comfort … might just get them killed.

Some links. You know, just in case you’re in the mood to buy:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
iBooks

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’ve had a busy but very good year and have a lot of reasons to be grateful. So, today I’ll celebrate Thanksgiving with a few of my favorite people and send good thoughts to those I won’t see and miss. To all of you out there who celebrate: have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! And stop by my Facebook Page tomorrow for a giveaway :)

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New Cover

On Friday I’ll post a giveaway on my Facebook page. Today I’m posting a new cover. This is for CHAIN OF COMMAND – retired marine special ops guys who open a gun range and personal security business outside of San Diego and the one woman accidentally stands in their way. The book comes out March 2015 and is the first of two connected books. Take a peek:

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New Cover!

I forgot to show off a new cover!!! This is for FALLING HARD, the second single title (3rd book because the first is a novella), in the Bad Boys Undercover series from Avon. I think we can agree he looks kind of badass. Here’s the back cover copy:

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After a grueling assignment with the black ops force known as the Alliance, Weston Brown is craving downtime. Instead, he’s pulled into his deadliest operation, in the one place he never wanted to see again. No-nonsense and so damn hot, Lexi Turner lied to get him to her mountain clinic in Pakistan. But the threat is terrifyingly real.

Lexi has been asking too many questions, drawing the wrong kind of attention. As soon as she lays eyes on West, she can tell he’s quiet—yet tough—and has a rescue complex which will come in handy for going up against the world’s most ruthless gunrunners.

Cut off from the rest of the Alliance, Lexi and West navigate the brutal terrain and a primal sexual attraction. Sticking around has never been West’s way, but now he’ll use every resource to keep Lexi by his side, safe from a killer who leaves no loose ends behind.

You can pre-order from many places, including Amazon or B&N or iBooks (click on the store names).

Release Day!

It is release day! A workaholic successful businessman/lawyer. A younger but not naive graduate student. She happens to be his friend’s baby sister. He happens to be her long-time crush. Add in a touch of suspense (teeny bit), a cast of characters where almost everyone has a criminal past, including the former CIA agents and you get ONLY, my newest erotic romance.

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He’s a man who fixes difficult situations. She’s the one thing he can’t handle—and the one thing he can’t resist…

Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he’s still reeling from his ex-wife’s decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast’s love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.

Kyra Royer knows all about Bast’s reputation—and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He’s known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she’s off-limits, so she’ll have to get creative to make him hers.

As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman’s considerable charms. But when Bast’s job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive—even if it means getting closer than he ever intended….

Library Journal gave it a starred review and said: “This entertaining cast of whip-smart, sardonic former felons will keep readers turning the pages for the sex and the snark alike.”

RT Book Reviews said: “Dimon turns genre expectations upside down in this blisteringly hot erotic suspense sequel.”

Clearly you need to try this, right? If you agree you can buy it in print or digital. You can try these to find a copy:
Amazon
B&N
iBooks

New Cover!

My upcoming romantic suspense series Bad Boys Undercover is about a team – the Alliance – put together from the CIA and MI6. It will be available in late January in print and digital with the first single title called PLAYING DIRTY. But before that there is a novella that kicks off the whole series, and it will be out December 16th. In RUNNING HOT a female MI6 agent and a male CIA agent get in each other’s way on their respective assignments…and then the Alliance is born.

Here’s the cover for the novella, RUNNING HOT. Maybe it’s just me but the hero on this cover seems to have an impressive feature. Do you see what I mean? Again, maybe it’s just me…

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And in case you’re wondering, you can pre-order from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Giveaway!

Good news! My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 20 copies of ONLY on Goodreads. Go HERE to enter to win. You have until September 19th.

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News!

I have some great news to share. For those of you who read MERCY and are waiting on ONLY (I’m hoping that’s all of you), I’ve sold more books in this series! The first will be an eSpecial digital novella featuring Wade and Elijah (yes, it’s a male/male romance) and be out in April 2015. That book will also give a bit more insight into Gabe (who you’ll meet in ONLY), the hero for the next single title in the series. That book – tentatively titled MINE – features Gabe and Natalie and will be out in October 2015 from Berkley Heat. So, two more erotic romance stories, different lengths but both hot.

And for those who haven’t met Gabe yet, here’s my visual inspiration for the quiet, loner, former sniper turned bodyguard:

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Early Review

It’s never too early to talk about ONLY, my October release, is it? I don’t think so either. Here is a great early review from RT Book Reviews. The reviewer gave ONLY 4 1/2 stars – wahoo!

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“Dimon turns genre expectations upside down in this blisteringly hot erotic suspense sequel. Fans of her high-stakes, dangerously seductive world will find plenty of familiar faces and a wealth of new temptations and menace that quickly grow addictive…Dimon’s ability to weave together such strong, engaging plots is commendable, and her characters are surprising, complex and sensual. With a subplot as addictive as the main arc, this is a sequel — and a series — that simply should not be missed.” – RT Book Reviews