Series: Going to the dogs
Release date: June 17, 2013
Genre: Contemporary romance
Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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I’ll get you and your little dogs, too!
Veterinarian Poe Madigan enters The Fur Ball with her Jack Russell terriers (aka The Terrible Two) to compete for a substantial cash prize that will keep her mother from losing her home. But when her fabulous partner sprains his ankle, Poe must trade him and his talented Bichon for a sexy, muscle-bound hunk who can't dance and his basset hound, Lazy Daisy. If that's not enough to make her despair, it seems The Terrible Two have angered someone and they're receiving death threats!
Security specialist Jared Taylor promises one of Poe's friends that he will go undercover as her dog dancing partner to protect her from danger. He didn't expect to have his staid, traditional life turned all topsy-turvy and he would find a soft spot for a neglected hound and fall for a Goth princess. But when he reveals who he really is and why he is in Poe’s life destroy the foundation of trust they’ve built? Could he lose the real prize - Poe?
Excerpt from Groomed for Murder
Going to the Dogs
By Zoe Dawson
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Cool air wafted against his buttocks. He turned to find the bulldog still growling with the remnants of the pants in its mouth.
The pixie’s eyes narrowed as she pushed him off her. As fierce as Joan of Arc, she grabbed up an umbrella and brandished it like a sword. “You better answer me, mister, or I’ll sic my dog on you, and this time he’ll be after something more important than the seat of your pants.”
Struggling not to laugh at the absurdity of the situation, Drew wondered if he’d somehow ended up in a Twilight Zone episode populated with warrior pixies, neurotic poodles, vigilant bulldogs and umbrella-shaped weapons of mass destruction.
Before he could identify himself, the umbrella slammed down on his shoulder, and the demented pixie continued hitting him. The dog went ballistic and started barking and running around him, nipping at his pants legs.
He grabbed the umbrella and said, “Lady, I found the door open. I’m looking for Brooke Palmer. I’m here about the lawsuit and the remnant hanging out of your dog’s mouth is part of a thousand-dollar suit.”
She jerked the umbrella out of his hands and shot her dog a wry look. Looking Drew up and down, she smirked. “Typical.”
“If we could take a deep breath and start all over, I think that would be helpful. What’s typical?”
“You look like a corporate mouthpiece. Did they send the prettiest goldilocks in the firm? If you think you can threaten me because your suit is ruined, think again. You entered my apartment uninvited, and in my book that’s breaking and entering.” She slipped the umbrella back into the stand and folded her arms across her chest. “This whole thing is simply ridiculous. Since you so easily found your way into my apartment, I’m sure you know the way out, so don’t let the door hit your…”
He turned around and the words died in her throat.
Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, urban fantasy and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.