Bringin’ the Fun In

Buffy HeadlineDawn:
So you’re like a good demon?
Bringing the fun in?

Actually, I make no promises about my evil authorly nature, because it is my job to do things like torture characters.  In fact, I’m currently rubbing my hands together with glee over certain opportunities in my current WIP (Kodiak Chained, for my sentinel series in the Nocturne line)

(Quote not familiar? Must watch this: Once More with Feeling, the Buffy musical.  All worship Joss!)

But back to the bringing in the fun.  Because I’m shameless, I’m giving away short fiction with newsletter sign-ups.  Yes, you heard me.  Shameless.

The catch is only that I will be really unhappy with people who sign up for the freebie and then ditch me.  Or worse, who don’t bother to ditch me but put me in a spam folder, which with some services registers as a spam complaint, which makes MailChimp really unhappy with me, which gets me suspended or makes me jump through hoops to Not Get Suspended.  So anyone who’ll do those things should stay away.  Really.

Anyway, the newsletter goes out occasionally (when I have, you know…news!) and it’s a handy way to see what’s happening with the books as I get the rest of the backlist up and publish new stuff.


Fun, part two, AKA  speaking of backlist…

Foxacre Press is about to release a new version of Nose For Trouble.  New in that it has witty introductory commentary from Yrs Trly, plus a bit of spit and polish of the sort that will blend with any previous readings, but just adds a bit of shine.  It’ll be out in trade paperback and HOORAY!  E-Book!

Also, you might recognize that cover dog.  Yup, this is my first publisher cover art, front and back.

Nose for TroubleNOSE FOR TROUBLE

Anxious to get away from the pressures of the east coast and into a climate where his trauma-induced asthma isn’t a daily challenge, Dale Kindall, DVM, hauls his baggage and his young Beagle to a vet clinic in the high desert. He arrives to a clinic populated by an ecccentric staff, and a community abuzz about a recent murder.

The buzz gets even louder when Dale himself stumbles across a second victim on his very first day at the clinic: a man drowned in his own drought-dusty backyard.

Before much longer it becomes evident that Dale, Sully, and the clinic are all at risk, and Dale’s fledgling relationship with a local colleague turns serious in more ways than one as trouble closes in on them all…


About Doranna

My books are SF/F, mystery, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense. My dogs are Beagles, my home is the Southwest, and the horse wants a cookie!
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4 Responses to Bringin’ the Fun In

  1. Elizabeth says:

    Is that? Really? DartBeagle? (Mutters to self: Do not let Connery see this. He will be hurt beyond belief not to have the first dogmom-pictured-dog on the cover of dogmom’s book be His Noble Self.)

    Congrats to the Coverpup, but don’t tell my favorite beagle I said that.

  2. Doranna says:

    Yes, it is! Really! Truth is, he’s closer to Sully’s “look” than Connery. Although the best Sully would actually be a combination of the two.

    That notwithstanding, ConneryBeagle was on the cover of the first edition of Scent of Danger–the hardcover, in the red on this page:


    Because after the stock art dog used on the first cover, I figured I could provide a better photo of a breed Beagle!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Apologies to Connery! I did not recognize him on the first cover because most of your pictures show more of his face, and that was a kind of “down the spout” shot.

    Yes, he wins the Handsomeness Trophy.

  4. Doranna says:

    Well, it’s the first cover of the second book, not the one above (that’s why I linked, but it gets confusing when there are multiple editions via diff. pubs, and therefore multiple covers). But it is indeed a “down-the-spout” shot. That’s about the funniest thing I’ve heard this week. Hee hee hee! Down the spout!

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