Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Guest Blog Featuring Dee J. Adams

"Tis The Season" by Dee J. Adams

Giveaway alert!! Dee is a giving away a digital copy of DANGEROUS RACE to one lucky commenter.

Giveaway ends 10pm EST Dec. 15th. Please supply your email in the post. You may use spaces or full text for security. (ex. jsmith at gmail dot com) If you do not wish to supply your email, or have trouble posting, use the email under the CONTACT page to enter.

Congratulations to Janie Emaus, the winner of DANGEROUS RACE. Dee will be contacting you directly. Thank you to all who participated.


  1. Hi Dee, don't add me in to the draw as I've already read, and love, Dangerous Race. : )
    Just want to say how much pleasure we receive from giving. I'd been storing up small gifts for children for several months and last night dropped off a big bag to the CHP toys for kids drive. The thank yous, and then the smile on my face as I drove away made my whole night. Maybe even my week.

  2. I love to pay it forward! I do alot of donations all year round, send care packages to deployed troops, and love to get my friends hooked onto my fave authors! It all makes me warm and fuzzy inside!!!

  3. After hearing you speak on Saturday, I would love a copy of your book.

  4. Robena and Kris,
    Isn't it a great feeling! Sometimes I think paying it forward feels even better when it's not the holidays because people don't expect it. The wide eyes and huge thank yous make it all worth while. There is just no bad time to pay it forward.

    Kris, good for you for sending care packages! That is so awesome/important! My hat's off to you.

    And, Robena, so glad you loved Dangerous Race! That makes ME smile and say THANK YOU!

  5. Janie,

    I was so bummed I had to leave early! I guess it was probably a blessing for everyone there seeing as how my speech would have gone over the limit. Because of the time constraint, I had to dump nearly half. LOL. Good luck in the drawing!

  6. I've been paying it forward long before the term became popular. I've always been a giver. Mostly to people who are really in need and those that can't do for themselves.

    I remember when I was a cop working the graveyard shift there was a homeless guy always asleep in a bus shelter. When I was working, I'd swing by and give him half my sandwich and a piece of fruit. In the winter I'd take him soup and a blanket. I'm not sure what would happen to his blanket from year to year.

    Now as a writer, I try to give back by judging contests and telling my story of publication so others will know their dream can live.

    Great excerpt Dee J! Love the premise of the meet.

  7. Hi Kathy,

    You made it! You have the best stories!! I love your blog! And huge congrats on the success of A Dozen Deadly Roses! You are an inspiration! And thanks. That's the "first meet" (if you can call it that) of my secondary couple. (Dangerous Race has two HEAs. )

  8. It feels good to pay it forward. It can be big or small but doing so is a win-win for giver and receiver. I love giving out books as presents and usually they are books that are my favorite :) Dangerous Race sounds like a great read and you are a new author to me.


  9. Hi Na,

    I agree! Big or small, doesn't matter. And sometimes it's the littlest things that get the best response! And, LOL, I think I'm a new author to everyone since Dangerous Race is my debut novel. Hopefully by the time the third book comes out (in July) I won't be such a stranger. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Can you donate it to the troops if I win ? I already have the ebook. My tbr is out of control but it is waiting there, sounds reallly good.

  11. Tresa,
    Absolutely, I'd love to donate Dangerous Race to one of our troops. I'd just need an email address to send it to. My tbr pile is loaded to, so I hear you! I hope you enjoy the ride (when you get to it!) Thanks for popping over!

  12. It is nice to see so many people in the giving spirit, and even better to hear for many it lasts all year long.

    Our troops are so important too! Just last week a friend of mine was sending a care package to her husband in Afghanistan and to some of his fellow soldiers and a very kind stranger paid the postage for her! It was a wonderful gesture that I plan to do in the future!

    Would love to read your book, and I've added it to my wish list even if I don't win!

    Merry Christmas!


  13. Heather,

    What a great story! It makes me wish I asked people to share some pay it forward stories. But I guess it's not too late! Share, people, share! Good luck in the drawing and thanks for stopping by.

  14. My family and I have been doing a lot of paying it forward over the years. We have gone down to a homeless shelter over the last few years, and helped to hand out meals. Give to charity when we can, and always lending a helping hand to friends and family. Over the past month, we have been on the receiving end of this. My mother died from cancer 4 weeks ago today. The amount of people that are always telling us they can help us in anyway is unbelievable. Just to do little everyday things for us. We've never payed it forward expecting anything in return, but we do realize now how much it meant to so many people.

  15. There are so many worthwhile causes to support - one of my favortes is HOMES FOR OUR TROOPS. It's an organization that builds specially adapted homes for our severely injured veterans at no cost to them.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

  16. Mnjcarter,
    (and I wish I had your name so please forgive...)

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. My mother also died of cancer (15 years ago). There is nothing so sharp as the loss of a mother. But I feel her with me every day. And, yes, all those people that you gave a helping hand want to return the favor because you reached out first. All that goodness comes right back to you when you least expect it... and maybe when you need it most! Thanks for sharing your story!

    Hi Mary,

    That sounds like an awesome cause! You are so right in that there are so many wonderful places to support. It's a matter of finding the one that rings true for you! Thanks for stopping by.

  17. Thanks Dee, and you are right, the loss of a mother is so profound, it is beyond words. I lost my little brother to cancer 15 years ago, it hit me hard, but not like this. I am so thankful for all the support I have from everyone around me.
    I am truely sorry that you have lost your mother also.
    My Mom and Dad gave to the AMC after my brother passed away from brain cancer, 1 year later, my grandma passed away from cancer, and now my mom. We have given all memorials to the AMC to further the progress of cancer research.

    Again, I am so sorry for your loss, even though it was 15 years ago. Nobody can replace their mother.

  18. Mnjcarter,

    Oh wow. That is simply wrong. I'm so so sorry for all your losses. Life is certainly hard. I think that's one of the reasons I write romance. That gauranteed happy ending is priceless in my opinion. And thank you for your thoughts. I do miss my mom, but as I said, I feel her with me in spirit. I hope your memories help you through this hard time.
    Dee J.

  19. I missed your contest by a cpl days but the book sounds terrific. I too lost my mom to cancer in 95 and I am a cancer survivor Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. But in my experience people go the other way. Around here cancer is a dirty word so I am glad you have a great support system. I will be in remission 5 years next Apr 2012. Books for me got me through my chemotherapy. Merry Christmas!

  20. Jan,

    Yay on being a survivor!! My sister is also a survivor (of 9 years - breast cancer). It is a dirty word in my family as well, trust me. Books get me through the tough times also. They lift my spirits.

    Thanks so much for stopping by even though the contest ended! Love that!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Here's to the rest of your life in remission!