Friday, February 20, 2015

Whistlin' Dixie by Maggie Adams ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Contemporary Romance)

A man on a mission....

Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.

A woman protecting her family.....

Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff's office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he's the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.

When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it's in everyone's best interest to keep it, "business only". But that's hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.
Fun Fact #1: The setting for Whistlin’ Dixie is Grafton, IL . My family is from the Grafton, IL area and my husband and I actually lived in Grafton for awhile. Our daughter went to kindergarten at the Grafton School and our son was baptized at St. Patrick’s Church. We moved out of the area in March of 1993, and Grafton began flooding in April of ’93. Watching the devastation on TV and hearing about it from my family was something I will never forget. I got facts and video from the news and the feelings and frustrations of the residents from my family members still there. It just coalesced into Whistlin’ Dixie, but it had to be a romance because I firmly believe in happily ever after. As for turning it into a series, well, I just couldn’t tell it all in one book. The characters made me do it!
Fun Fact #2: The Cover - It's actually my daughter and son-in-law's engagement pic. So yep, that's them. He's tall, dark and handsome. She's short, sassy and sweet. Just like Mac and Dixie. They even have the same coloring. The symbolism was perfect - the box she stands on represents the ways to overcome their issues. The old barn in the background, weathered but still standing. The "00" represents a tie, or stalemate, where no one wins. And the entire cover like a yellowed photo - Tempered in loss, sorrow and pain yet still precious, cherished, timeless.
Fun Fact #3: Mac-strengths/weakness – His physical strength was honed from years of hard work, not a gym membership. Emotionally, he feels a deep responsibility to his family and to his community. He will do everything in his power to keep his loved ones safe and his town thriving. His weaknesses are a match with Dixie – he’s stubborn and hot tempered. He loves deeply and faithfully, but also is a bit of a control freak.
Dixie – strengths/weaknesses - Well, you might think she’s as sweet as southern tea when you look at her, but she’s got a temper to rival Mac’s. And she’s no pushover; she helped her elderly grandfather raise her younger brother, breezed through college in under four years and knows exactly how to bring a man to his knees, if he gets overly friendly on a short acquaintance. But she’s also lived a very sheltered life so she’s not sure what to make of Mac’s attempts at seduction.
Fun Fact #4: - Although the cover does not depict an “in your face” eroticism, Whistlin’ Dixie is one hot read. It’s just like life; a good life, anyway. There is romance, humor, suspense, and erotica. It’s a real man and a real woman taking the biggest chance of their lives – to trust another human being with their heart. It’s exactly what I have in my life – and exactly what I wish for my children and their mates. It’s a crazy journey, but, whoa, what a ride!
Dixie smiled back, but her smile slowly faltered as Mac grabbed her hand, and drew her into his arms. Dixie didn’t know what to do. She was pretty sure this was not proper business protocol. Alarm bells were going off in her head, but heaven help her, she didn’t want to move. Since meeting this man last night, her mind had conjured up all sorts of ideas about his hands; fantasizing about how it would feel to be held in his strong arms-absolutely wonderful. To have his fingers lightly touched her cheek… With a jolt of awareness, Dixie realized she was almost purring. His lips were coming closer. He was most definitely going to kiss her. Her knees began to shake at the mere thought of it. The phrase “Devil’s playmate” floated across her jumbled mind as he bent his head, blocking out the light.

At the first touch of her sweet lips, Mac’s mind and body rocked with desire. Never before had such an innocent kiss robbed him of his self-control. But she was so warm and sweet; she even tasted like bubblegum. He almost laughed out loud, but it would’ve meant breaking the exquisite contact. He wasn’t about to do that. Not when he had her exactly where he wanted her. Well, not exactly, he amended in his mind. He wanted her naked and writhing underneath him, but this was neither the time nor the place. Although the door did have a lock….
  

  

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Hi! I'm Maggie Adams. I live near St. Louis, MO, with my high school sweetheart, Ned, and my wonderful kids, Katie (Kyle) and Ross (Valerie). My life is like a walking, talking sitcom from I Love Lucy, but I love it, although people do tend to keep their distance from me!

Writing has always been my dream, with reading my favorite hobby. When I’m not writing, I can be found singing, dancing, and cooking, often all at the same time. I try to include a little bit of my life in everything I write, so when you read my books, keep your eyes wide open - I'm in there somewhere! Happy reading!

I love to hear from readers and I can be contacted at maggieadamsbooks@gmail.com.
        
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14 comments :

  1. Hi! This is Maggie Adams and I wanted to thank Lauren and Romance Novel Giveaways for inviting me to their site! I'll be checking in periodically to answer any comments you might have. I'm so excited that Leather and Lace is coming out next week, I'm giving away a diamond necklace to one lucky winner! Don't forget to enter!

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    1. Thanks Rita! I enjoyed doing it! Made me think! lol

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  3. you look lonely can I join you? pfft

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    1. Thanks! I'd like to do one for Leather and Lace, Book Two of the Tempered Steel series, as well. Lots of stuff going on in that one as well!

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  5. I love the blurb. Sounds like a great book

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  6. I loved learning more about her books, she's a new author to me.Also enjoyed the "Fun Facts"

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  7. This book soundsvery interesting, sweet, sassy and intriguing. A definite must read !

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  8. I enjoyed reading about the author.

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