I am so excited that DESI by Carolee Croft is available now and that I get to share the news!
If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Carolee Croft, be sure to check out all the details below.
This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $15 Amazon Gift Card & 3 eBooks of DESI, International, courtesy of Carolee and Rockstar Book Tours. So if you’d like a chance to win, enter in the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post.
About the Book:
Title: DESI (The Greyhounds of Sorrento #1)
Author: Carolee Croft
Pub. Date: June 15, 2018
Publisher: Carolee Croft
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Amazon UK, Amazon Canada
Julia Rossi is a woman of reason. A scientist. Someone who doesn’t take things on faith. When she inherits a house in Sorrento, Italy from an uncle she barely knew, Julia does not actually believe that her uncle was a wizard and that she is the successor to his magical legacy.
Be that as it may, she enjoys a good brain-teaser, and the house comes with a host of supernatural secrets, including a cuddly Italian greyhound who mysteriously vanishes.
Julia starts to realize that she must protect the powerful magic bequeathed to her, though she still doesn’t believe that the incredibly gorgeous motorcycle rider who rescued her from being kidnapped by gangsters is actually a cute little werehound.
This paranormal romance novella is part of a series, but each story in the series can be read as a standalone.
Warning: Contains steamy love scenes and extremely cute greyhounds.
It was only on my way back from the kitchen that I saw through a partial view of the living room that there was a naked man sleeping on the couch. The curtains were drawn, but I could see the outline of his body in the darkness.
Needless to say, I was startled. I must have screamed quite loudly because the next thing I knew, the guy woke up, just as startled at seeing me as I was seeing him, and sat up on the couch, rubbing his face and peering at me in confusion as if I was the one who had invaded his house.
“Stay back, I have a cup of boiling hot coffee here,” I improvised, though I was merely holding a mug filled with water.
He looked really strong, and in case he was some kind of pervert, I was mentally debating trying to find a better weapon, but when he stopped rubbing his eyes and I could see his face, I realized it was the motorcycle guy. I didn’t feel safe exactly, but now my heart didn’t race as much, and my brain rubbed its metaphorical hands together in anticipation, ready to finally piece together the mystery.
“Hey, I was just sleeping here,” he said. As if that helped clarify things.
He held one hand out defensively, while he grabbed a cushion with the other and covered up his private parts. Not that I could see them in the darkness. Not that I was curious or anything…
“My name is Desi,” he said, “and I’ll explain everything.”
“Desi like the greyhound?” I queried.
“Uh… yes, like the greyhound. I was a friend of your uncle’s, and there’s no need to be nervous. Look, I think we could all use some coffee and some breakfast.”
Enchanted by romance on page and screen, I have always tried to write my own versions of the perfect fairytale. No matter whether the story takes place in Ancient Rome or on one of the moons of Jupiter, romance always beguiles and charms us with its fairy tale magic. My first inspiration to sit down and write came from watching the movie The Princess Bride.
This was a “modern” fairy tale with plenty of action, humour, and of course, true love. I resolved that my stories should have the same light-hearted, fun, and romantic spirit.
As for real life… I believe I may have already found the man of my dreams, but I still haven’t found the dog of my dreams. Currently, I am obsessed with greyhounds, but I live in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets. I guess this means my perfect dog is still a fantasy, and I hope it is a story yet to be told…
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1 winner will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card, International.
3 winners will win an eBook of DESI gifted via Amazon, US Only.
Becky Richardson says
Enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a great read.
Carolee croft says
Thank you, Becky! xo
Linda Romer says
Hello Carolee, your book sounds awesome. Thank you
Carolee croft says
Thanks Linda! I hope you enjoy the story. 🙂
Carolee croft says
Thanks for posting this, Mary. I see you’re a fellow ‘hound enthusiast. Dachshunds are great too! 🙂
Rita Wray says
Sounds like a good book.
shelly peterson says
This sounds great!
Sandra Watts says
Excerpt is good. Thanks for hosting.
The book description and excerpt sound intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.
Marcy Meyer says
Sounds like a good story. Thanks for sharing.
Beth T. says
Hooray for a book that brings some love to greyhounds! Maybe this will increase greyhound rescue adoptions; so many former racing dogs need homes.
Deb Pelleiter says
The book sounds interesting, thanks.
Casey Garvey says
This sounds like a great read! Any and all magic needs to be protected!
Sara Zielinski says
Thank you for telling me about this book.
I would love to read this one this summer.
I love that one of her inspirations came from The Princess Bride!
Julie Bickham says
Seems like a interesting story
Mindy Bel says
Thanks for the great giveaway!
I would really like to read this book!
Thanks 4 sharing the giveaway with me.