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Monday, June 18, 2018

To Catch a Thief by Nan Dixon - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Nan Dixon and her new book, “To Catch a Thief”!  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 Nan and to increase your chances of winning!

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


To Catch a Thief
by Nan Dixon

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GENRE: Contemporary

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BLURB:

What would you do for your family?

When Carolina Castillo’s once vivacious mother becomes ill, she gives up her singing dreams and comes home to Savannah. She’d do anything for her Mamá, even work at Fitzgerald House for the family she should have been part of. She’d even steal.

Carolina’s decisions make perfect sense until she comes up against the immovable rock that is gorgeous FBI agent Sage Cornell. The honorable cop sees the world in black-and-white. He would never understand the difficult choices she’s had to make, the secrets she’s been forced to keep close. And he could never love a woman like her. Or could he?

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EXCERPT TWO:


“I really appreciate you coming to the hospital.” How many times had Carolina said that already?

Sage slid closer. “I want to see you again.”

She could see the kiss coming.

He stopped inches from her face and asked, “Can I kiss you?”

“Yes.” Her single word was a whisper.

His lips were gentle. Sweet. Light pressure with a little scrape from his stubble.

“Nice,” he murmured, brushing kisses on her cheeks and eyes.

Her hands rested against his chest. “Really nice.”

Sage leaned in. His tongue licked the seam of her lips, seeking entrance.

She opened and stroked his tongue with hers. He tasted of coffee and mint and something dark and sexy. His chocolate-citrus scent made her want to sip at his lips, kiss his eyelids and nibble on his collarbone. She gripped his shoulders, the muscles hot under her hands.

He tipped her head and buried his fingers in her hair.

She fell hard into their kiss, wanting to explore the firm body beneath her fingers. “Sage.”

He pulled her closer.

Pain slashed her chest as her seat belt locked in place. "Ooh."

They laughed.

He cupped her cheek. “I guess your car is trying to tell us something.”

That she should take him up on his offer to come up to his apartment?

“I can meet you at the hospital in the morning,” Sage suggested. “Maybe we could have breakfast nearby?”

Guilt had her sitting back behind the wheel. While kissing Sage, she’d forgotten about her mother. “I’ll have to see what’s happening.”

“Sure. Sure.” He brushed another kiss on her lips, this one sweet and soft. “Will you let me know when you get home? I don’t want to worry that you didn’t make it.”

Had anyone ever cared if she got home safely? “I’ll call.”

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GUEST POST:

Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

Books were incredibly important in my family. One of my early memories is of my father reading The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on Christmas Eve. This was before it was a book. My mother had clipped a copy of the story out of Family Circle magazine. And that was the copy read for years. Even now that my kids are grown, we still read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas every year. (Okay – I can recite it!)

My mother used to read to my siblings and I. Usually the younger kids got her lap and the older kids gathered on the floor. In a family of five kids, it was hard to get the honor of sitting on Mom’s lap. But she would read the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. And new children’s books came every month in the mail. So many Dr. Seuss books and children’s classics. With two older sisters I had to be quick to get first crack at the monthly books. And of course there were the books that came monthly from my aunt who lived in Australia. Such a different world than the prairies of South Dakota.

I was just finishing fifth grade when I first met my English grandparents. (My mother met my father during WWII, but didn’t immigrate until 1948. My grandparents came to America and lived with us for a marvelous year and a half. They read all the time. But what was more thrilling was the poetry recitations. After meals either my mother or my grandfather would recite stories or poetry. My grandfather even taught my 5 year old sister the entire Gunga Din poem by Kipling. I learned If.  And The Green Eye of the Little God. (My grandfather lied about his age and joined the Calvary at 16. He was stationed in India during WWI and fell in love with the country.) My grandfather even gave me the complete works of Shakespeare. It came in handy when I took a Shakespeare course in college—for fun!

And my father loved to read too. He passed on his thirst for knowledge. Looking up things in the encyclopedia while having a dinner conversation was normal, both with my parents and siblings and my own family. (Now it’s all about asking Google.) We would trade books every time we were together; science fiction, medical thrillers, and thrillers. And my sisters and I would do the same. Now that I read most of my books on eReaders, I missed passing books back and forth.

But I never thought I would be a writer. In high school, we were required to write journals and hand them in. I never thought of myself as a writer, that was my mother and sister, but my teacher liked my writing and encouraged me to do more. I didn’t think much about it, but then my college freshman writing professor had us do a creative writing project. I wrote a story on fairies. She read it aloud to the class and encouraged me to publish the story. (I lost it before I could do anything!) Those two teachers made me think I might be a writer—but I didn’t act ono the idea for years.

I hoped I’ve passed on my love of books and reading to my kids and now my grandkids. The first books I give them are Winnie the Pooh. And eventually I will give them the Jungle Books. And maybe I will teach them The Green Eye of the Little Yellow God. They’ll will wonder why I smile while telling them the tale, but it will be because I am passing on a tradition.

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AUTHOR BIO:


Award winning author Nan Dixon spent her formative years as an actress, singer, dancer and competitive golfer. But the need to eat had her studying accounting in college. Unfortunately, being a successful financial executive didn’t feed her passion to perform. When the pharmaceutical company she worked for was purchased, Nan got the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to pursue a writing career.  She’s a five-time Golden Heart® finalist, lives in the Midwest and is active in her local RWA chapter and on the board of a dance company. She has five children, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters, one grandson and one neurotic cat.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

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


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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.

16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Good morning Lisa! Hope you had a nice holiday weekend! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway :)

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    2. Thanks for stopping by Lisa!

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  2. Nan ~ It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! And again--thanks for having me!!

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  3. Congrats on the tour and thanks so much for the opportunity to win. I enjoy getting to hear about new books that my family would enjoy reading.

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    1. Thanks for following the tour James!

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  4. Ally - thank you for hosting a stop on my book tour! I really appreciate it!

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  5. Sounds like an interesting read. I hope that your book is a success. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  6. Thanks for following the tour Victoria

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  7. I would love to read your book and I love your cover.

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