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CONTEST!

I’m giving away two print copies of MERCY on my Facebook page right now. Go over HERE and check it out for a chance to win. I also posted an inspiration photo there for the book today, so I thought I’d share it here, too.

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You’re welcome.

Later this week…some behind-the-scenes info on MERCY and a look at my newest from Harlequin Intrigue, TRACELESS, which is now out in print and will be out in digital in a few weeks. Stay tuned.

Mother’s Day

To all the moms out there and people who take on a mom-like role…HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!! And a special thank and I love you to my mom.

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A Peek At Jarrett Holt

Jarrett Holt, the hero from my newest release MERCY, has a bit of a control problem. Take a look:

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Calling on his formidable will, he brought the shields crashing down again, careful to drain any show of interest from his face. With a thin-lipped frown back in place and the mental reel of her past treachery playing in his head, his control clicked together like a series of lock tumblers.

MERCY is here!

It’s release day for my first erotic romance from Berkley Heat – MERCY. A reclusive millionaire with a dark past. A burned CIA agent for a heroine. A second chase at romance by two broken people with fractured trust and potential danger lurking nearby.

I’ve said this before but I’m going to give the warning again: this one is hot and more graphic than many of my other books. If swearing and sex in books and a male/male secondary romance upset you, this might not be the one for you. Just putting it out there.

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After she infiltrated his business and betrayed his trust, a disavowed CIA agent must seek sanctuary in the bedroom of a man who will either help her, kill her, or bring her to her knees… Becca Ford is on her own. Eight months after she headed up a sting operation to take down millionaire club owner Jarrett Holt, the other agents in her special ops team have been eliminated under odd circumstances, and she needs a place to hide.

Jarrett is a man who prefers darkness to light. He deals in the only truly valuable currency—information—and his supper club caters to an exclusive clientele. It was an uncharacteristic moment of weakness when he let a woman into his life. But it’s not luck that the criminal charges disappeared . . . as did the evidence.

“Dimon’s latest is perfect for readers who appreciate intense intrigue and very erotic romance…” -Publishers Weekly

“Hot and bold in a hard-shell–over-a–soft-center kind of way that romance fans will find sexy, fun and satisfying.” -Kirkus

“Dimon pulls off a rare balancing act, successfully blending a taut, intriguing caper with a searing, unsettling and profoundly compelling romance.” -RT Book Reviews

“An engaging read that you won’t want to put down.” -Heroes & Heartbreakers

You can buy the book in print or digital. Here are some retail locations:

Amazon
Barnes & Noble
iTunes

Early news on MERCY

The reviews are starting to roll in and my May 6th release, MERCY, is being featured on a few blogs pre-release. If you want to read a review, get some insight from me about the book and look a short teaser, you should check out WICKED LITTLE PIXIE. Oh, and did I mention there’s a contest to win a copy of MERCY? Yeah, there is!

FAQs About Lawless

In keeping with the brand new tradition of providing background information on new releases, here’s some on LAWLESS, book #5 in the Corcoran Team series. Each book stands alone, so they can be read out of order, but the books do share common characters.

Some facts:

1. The hero in LAWLESS, Joel Kidd, first made an appearance in an earlier Intrigue called COPY THAT. His backstory about being branded a traitor to his old team happened in that book. I ended up loving Joel Kidd and wanted to know more about him, so when the Weeks brothers broke off to join Corcoran (they are also in COPY THAT), Joel went with them.

2. The heroine, Hope Algier, is an archery expert and an overall outdoorsy type. As a result, I spent a lot of time researching archery. I’d been wanting to write a book centered in the woods and when the idea of a corporate camping retreat camp into my head, Hope was born and, well, she just seemed like the type who would have a special skill.

3. In my head Hope looks like actress Ashley Greene. This is the photo I gave to the people at Harlequin to help in designing the cover:

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4. For Joel, I gave the Harlequin art department this photo of model Marco Dapper…isn’t he cute?

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5. In case you’re interested, go HERE to see the Pinterest page for the Corcoran Team books.

You can find LAWLESS in most Targets, Walmarts, some grocery stores and these:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Harlequin
iTunes

New Release!

The second of three new Corcoran Team books in a row is out! Well, to be technically correct, it’s out in print everywhere and will be out in digital on May 1st. Tomorrow I’ll post a Behind The Scenes of Lawless… but for now:

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WHEN A CORPORATE RETREAT TURNS INTO CORPORATE SABOTAGE, THE CORCORAN TEAM SENDS IN THEIR BEST.

Undercover agent Joel Kidd wasn’t picked just for his risk-assessment and kidnap-prevention skills. He had inside knowledge of the mission’s target: Hope Algier. Business had divided the former lovers, and now that same dirty business brought them back together. Touching down at this high-end out-of-the-way campground, Joel had the perfect cover among these weekend warriors. In reality, he was there to provide an extra layer of protection. One Hope wouldn’t accept if she knew the truth. But when an unknown assailant begins picking off her clients one by one, Joel is the only one who can save them. Though civilization—and safety—was still a long way off….

“With twists and turns in the woods, secrets by the truckload and enough suspects to fray readers’ nerves, the latest Corcoran Team entry will keep readers guessing to the last chapter.” -RT Book Reviews

You can find it in most Targets, Walmarts, some grocery stores and these:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Harlequin
iTunes

Giveaway!

My publisher, Berkley, is giving away 20 copies of my upcoming release, MERCY, on Goodreads. Sign up to enter. If you win you get a print copy sent to you. There’s no downside! ENTER HERE.

A New Series!

I’m thrilled to announce I’ll be writing a new series for Carina Press. Wahoo!! I didn’t draft this deal listing but I really like it:

HelenKay Dimon’s first two books in her GREENWAY RANGE series, in which a group of hardened, ex-special ops soldiers go searching for a new profession and are instead caught totally off guard by the women they encounter in and around their shooting range, to Angela James at Carina Press, for publication in beginning Spring 2015 (World).

The books will be contemporary and very sexy. Expect some dirty talking guys and the smart women who challenge them. No shrinking violets. No doormats. These women are a total match for these rough-and-tumble guys in the bedroom and out.

I’m so excited to start writing these…

FAQs About Relentless

When a book comes out you think about all things that happened while you were proposing it and then writing it. I thought I’d start sharing some of those, book by book.

1. RELENTLESS is actually the third book in a miniseries. Each book stands alone but there are characters in common from one book to the next.

2. The hero, Ben Tanner, was never supposed to exist. He appeared when I was writing the first book in this miniseries, FEARLESS. I knew who the bad guys were going to be and the general plot and then this NCIS agent stepped on the page. I actually wrote a scene with him in it then deleted it. I tried the scene again and damn if he didn’t walk in the door a second time. That time, he had his own point of view – in other words, he was one of the narrators in the book. I tried to wipe him out a second time and for whatever reason he refused to budge. Once I realized Ben was there to stay I had to decide if he was a good guy or a bad guy. I decided on good long before he stepped in front of the heroine, Laura Bart, in FEARLESS and protected her from getting killed.

3. Ben is not really in the second book in the miniseries, RUTHLESS, all that much. I had him stationed at a hospital, watching over an injured bad guy. That’s when the idea for his book was born. I decided he was working and eyeing up a sexy nurse while he planned to make his move. All of that became the backstory for how Ben and Jocelyn meet and where they are at the beginning of RELENTLESS – on their first date.

4. In my head The heroine, Jocelyn, looks like this (it’s Bryce Dallas Howard). It’s the photo I posted in my art forms for Harlequin to design the cover.
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5. And actor Sam Worthington has always been the perfect model for Ben Tanner.
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6. It is rare for me to change where I start a book once I write the first scene. RELENTLESS is one of the two times I’ve done it in 30+ books. The book originally started with a bank robbery where Ben and Jocelyn get trapped when the gunmen appear. That scene is now much later int he book.

7. In case you’re interested, go HERE to see the Pinterest page for the Corcoran Team books.

Some places where you can buy RELENTLESS:
Amazon
Barnes and Noble
iTunes
Harlequin
Kobo