Sunday, November 30, 2014

Romantic Suspense: Doggy Style

With: D. D. Ayres

Congratulations to "Laura C." the winner in D.D.'s giveaway. Thank you to all who participated!

I’m always looking for fresh ways to entertain readers.  The notion of mixing Romance and Suspense is a natural.  After all, the most suspenseful times in a relationship is the period when two people are trying to figure out if they should be a “we.”  Sweaty palms, anxious glances, great highs, and long dark nights of soul-searching are romance standards whether historical, contemporary, sweet, erotic, or inspiring.  Add in a very real threat to the lovers’ lives and the story goes into overdrive.  But it’s been done.  How to add a twist?

Who doesn’t love dogs?  The K-9 Rescue Series showcases highly skilled, intelligent, and amazing K9s of First Responder and Service fame.  Meet my canine heroes and heroines of the K-9 Rescue Series.  

1. ZANDER   is a yellow Lab who works explosives detection with his handler FBI Agent Brad Lawson in NECESSARY FORCE.  Laidback but totally dedicated to the job, Zander is the first to realize that photographer Georgie Flynn is more than an assignment for his boss.  When things get dicey, Zander’s detection skills takes top priority in a deadly game of beat the clock


2. BOGART   is a Belgian Malinois from IRRESISTIBLE FORCE who gets the girl first.  Prince Charming isn’t just a nickname but an attitude for this Police K-9.  While handler Officer James Canon is more than a pretty face, Bogart give him plenty of competition for Shay Appleton’s heart when someone begins stalking her, and threatening her life.

3. Two for one in FORCE OF ATTRACTION.  
Don’t let his cute looks fool you.  Police K9 HUGO, is a big brawny Batman in the Dear suit!  No surprise he falls for the discreet and highly particular Chocolate Lab drug detection K9, IZZY. There’s a double-dip of romance as
they sniff around each. When their handlers, DEA Agent Scott Lucca and Officer Cole Jamison go undercover together, the fur and the sparks fly.


4. Coming soon, SAMANTHA    the Golden Doodle PTSD service dog in the upcoming PRIMAL FORCE.  It’s a case of “Cutie and Beast” when “Sam” plays cupid between wounded veteran Lauray Battise and K9 Trainer Jori Garrison.

IRRESISTIBLE FORCE

WHEN ADRENALINE RUNS HIGH, SO DOES THE FORCE OF DESIRE...

For Shay Appleton, it's love at first sight when a gorgeous stray dog is brought into the animal shelter where she works. She knows he'll make a terrific watch dog - and with an abusive ex who won't let go, she needs all the protection she can get. But Shay never suspected that her new pet is actually a trained police K-9 named Bogart - until Bogart's even more gorgeous, human partner shows up on her doorstep.

IRRESISTIBLE FORCE


Officer James Cannon is one tall, strong alpha male who's convinced that Shay stole his dog.  But once he gets closer to the suspect, he realizes that this stubborn, independent woman not only needs a guard dog, she needs James as well. It seems that someone from her past is stalking her and threatening her life. When danger meets desire, will James rish his career and his best friend...to protect the woman who's stolen his heart?




Author Bio:
A veteran author of romance and women’s fiction, D.D. Ayres is new to Romantic Suspense. She believes the lure of romance is always the human connection. Put that connection in physical jeopardy, and and we learn a bit moreabout who we really are.
With her K-9 Rescue series, D.D. hopes you will enjoy her sexy, suspenseful portrayals of K-9 teams at their best.
D.D. lives in Texas with her husband and a soft-coated Wheaten terrier named Zoe.

Giveaway:
D.D. will be giving away a copy of IRRESISTIBLE FORCE to one person leaving a comment or email entry.

Giveaway ends 11:59pm EST December 1st. 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, please email maureen@justromanticsuspense.com with a subject title of JRS GIVEAWAY to be entered in the current giveaway.

24 comments:

  1. Nice to 'meet' so many talented canines! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the release!

    elewkf1 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the blog, E. L. F. Good luck with the giveaway!

      D. D.

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  2. I fell for both Zander and Bogart!! The dogs in these stories are true heroes. Looking forward to Force of Attraction.

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    1. Thanks for the nice feedback, Jonetta. I've had a good time creating characters for these K-9s. Each one is unique. Hugo and Izzy are up next.

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  3. I love animals and enjoy when they are in books... they definitely add to a story... thanks for sharing a bit about each of them from your books!

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    1. Hi Colleen. Thank you. Hope you will enjoy my series. The K9s in the story are as much characters to me as the people. D. D.

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  4. Interesting animals

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks Bn100. I've tailored each story to showcase the talents of the particular breed and training they possess in each story. D. D.

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  5. I'm currently reading about dogs trained to work with the military. Your book sounds wonderful - can't wait to read it.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Taurus,

      I'm glad we share an interest in service K9s. There's so much to learn. Every branch of the military, as well as law enforcement and private security has it's own methods and uses for these brave and smart animals. Hope you enjoy my K-9 Rescue Series. Do let me know. D. D.

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  6. OH! This series sounds amazing!! I love dogs and I love when an author makes them such integral side characters. Congrats to D.D. on the new release! I will definitely be adding this series to my want list! Thanks for sharing!
    efender1(at)gmail

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    1. Hi Erin,

      I'm thrilled you are interested in the series. I'm having a great time writing them. Working on book #3. Book #1 is in 3rd printing, as well as available as an ebook. I'll keep them coming as long as readers are interested. D. D.

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  7. Wow, this book looks good. Love the cover. Big fan of dogs. I have 2, one is a Mastiff and she is 10 years old and a Pitbull- he is about 5 years old. I love police dogs and K-9 units. I love German Shepherds, they are loyal and beautiful dogs.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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    1. Hi Chrisbails,

      Wow. You have major dogs. It takes a lot of work to keep large animals in good condition. I'm sure that helps you, too, with all the walking and so forth. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy the series. D. D.

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  8. Ooh, this sounds like an awesome series!

    brookeb811 at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Brooke,
      Let me know what you think of the books. I appreciate you taking the time to respond. D. D.

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  9. Beautiful dogs!! Irresistible Forces is on my wish list. This looks like a great series, I love reading about animals of all kinds in books. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mlawson17 at Hotmail dot com

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    1. Hi Martha,
      Hope Santa brings you the first book in my K-9 Rescue Series! Good luck!
      D. D.

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  10. Heroes come in all shapes & sizes - I love that.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks. Heroes do, indeed, come in all shapes and sizes. D. D.

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  11. Great article, I love reading books about animals, and love seeing books about K-9's they are wonderful.

    weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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    1. Hi Laura,

      So glad you enjoyed the blog. Each of my K-9 characters has his or her own personality. They have their likes and dislikes, good and bad qualities, as well as a genuine desire to do their jobs the best they can. D. D.

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  12. I like reading about the bond between dogs and humans.
    mdiva00@gmail.com

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    1. Hi KV H,
      So glad you took the time to drop me a note about the blog. Hope you will enjoy the series. D. D.

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