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Monday, December 4, 2017

Birthday Presents by Dianne Hartsock - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host fellow Oregonian, Dianne Hartsock and her new book, “Birthday Presents”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Dianne and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Birthday Presents
by Dianne Hartsock

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GENRE: M/M Erotic Romance, Crime Drama

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BLURB:

For Tracey, life has become a nightmare. Kidnapped from a nightclub in Boulder, Colorado, brutalized and raped by the killer known as Crimson, he's held captive alongside Kyle, a young man Crimson keeps chained to his bed and is slowly torturing to death. Though Tracey manages to escape with Kyle's help, he is forced to leave Kyle behind.

Gene has never stopped looking for his brother Kyle, abducted from a nightclub seven months previously. The case breaks open when Tracey comes forward, claiming to have knowledge of the whereabouts of Crimson's hideout.

A manhunt begins, but Crimson's birthday has come and gone, and he will kill again.

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EXCERPT TWO:

Gene knuckled his tired eyes and yawned audibly in the large room crammed with desks and files and very few detectives. No one came in on a Sunday unless absolutely necessary, or in his case, unable to stay away. His gaze wandered again to the closed door of the office on the far end of the room. Craig was in there with the rest of the Target Crime Team. He'd gotten a call a short time ago saying an eyewitness over in Pine Bluff had seen Kyle alive no less than two days ago. God.

Hope trembled in Gene's chest despite Craig's cautionary words that Kyle hadn't been found yet. But this was the closest they'd come since Kyle's disappearance last November. And Gene had the bastard's knife. Hopefully forensics could get something off it, fingerprints or a serial number, anything to link it to a name so they could track him.

He rubbed the back of his neck. Craig had been furious with him when he found out Gene had been prowling nightclubs again. But what was he to do? No one else was looking for Kyle. Craig claimed Gene jeopardized his investigation. Fuck that. Kyle was his brother and he wasn't about to give up on him. And Gene was careful, only going on his nights off. If he happened to stumble on the kidnapper…

The front entrance thumped open and he glanced in that direction, then dropped his gaze to the papers on his desk, scowling. Just what he needed… A low whistle from one of the detectives walking in made his blood boil.

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GUEST POST:

Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

My love for reading and writing books comes from many sources, beginning when I was as young as four or five years old. My sister Sharon used to read bedtime stories to us, or make up wonderful tales of her own. I’d sit spellbound while she wove tales of elves and wizards and goblins and encouraged us to make up stories of our own as well.

Once I learned to read and write, I started writing down my stories. I remember once in first grade my teacher pinned the story I’d written about an elephant at the zoo to the board. Oh gosh! My story was there for everyone to read. I loved it! And have never gotten over the thrill of having a story out there for strangers as well as friends to enjoy.

I fell in love with reading when I was twelve, devouring everything by Ray Bradbury, my favorite author, by the way! I adored Louisa May Alcott and Gene Stratton-Porter and the Bronte sisters. I’m still a romantic sap! And of course the epic fantasy Lord of the Rings. Frodo ran away with my heart. I’m still a voracious reader, squeezing in time every day for my favorite authors.

In seventh grade I had a terrific creative writing teacher. I think she was pivotal in my writing career. She seemed to love my stories and encouraged me to submit a story to the local newspaper who was running a writing contest. I won! There was my story printed in the paper for everyone to see. I was hooked! It fueled my passion and need to have my stories published and out there in the world.

I wrote and submitted stories from then on. Yep. I had an electric typewriter and liquid whiteout and got to work, mailing off chapters and waiting months to half a year for a reply. I have a stack of rejection letters you wouldn’t believe.

But six years ago my first novel was published. Yay! That really jumpstarted my writing career and with each acceptance I’m more and more inspired to keep writing. Nowadays I split my time between my day job and writing and reading and my family/friends. Sometimes there doesn’t seem to be enough time in the day to do all I want, but I have a great life and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Dianne is the author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy adventure, m/m romance, the occasional thriller, and anything else that comes to mind. She lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her imagination.

Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Dianne will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

28 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Really great post, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you Victoria! So, who inspired your love of reading?

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    2. I honestly can't tell you who started it but I can say that I've always loved to read as far back as I can remember. How about you?

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    3. I always enjoyed being read to, and read by myself as soon as I learned how.

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  3. I was wondering what is next for the author?

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    1. At the moment I'm working on the third book in my ALEX series, psychological thrillers involving my psychic.

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  4. Congrats on the book tour and Thanks so much for the guest post, excerpt and Giveaway. I enjoyed reading your words.

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    1. I'm glad you liked them Bea! It's always fun to write guest posts.

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the cover and the excerpt. :)

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    1. I really like the cover too! Thanks for dropping in.

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  6. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

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    1. I love the cover too! Thanks for coming by.

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  7. Wow you worked so hard and for so long, congratulations. What was your fist book about?

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    1. Thanks! My first book was pure romance, Shelton in Love. Sometimes I have to do something that's not so intense. :)

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  8. Have you written any more romance books since your first one?

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    1. All my novellas and short stories are romance! Thanks for stopping in.

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  9. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, good luck with the book tour!

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  10. I enjoyed the post its so wonderful when teacher can inspire a pupil.

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    1. She really did too! Thanks for dropping in ShrileyAnn.

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