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Friday, March 29, 2013

TOUR KICK OFF! :) Author Interview: Zoe Dawson

I am so happy to kick off this tour! I hope you'll stop by each of the stops, and be sure to enter the giveaway! :)

Here you go...

(Going to the Dogs #1:) Leashed: Est. page #: 79
Leashed (Going to the Dogs, #1)
First book in the Going to the Dog series and is a short novella at 26,000 words.

Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

Is this bad boy a bad bet?
(Going to the Dogs #2:) Groomed For Murder:
Groomed for Murder (Going to the Dogs, #2)Est. page # (by Amazon): 190

Can a dog have a bad hair day?

Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.

Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.

Can she take a chance on him?

Author's website is here.
Author's page on Amazon is here.
Author's page on Goodreads is here.
The post on my blog about this is here.

Author Interview:

  1. Write by moonlight or write in sunlight?
  1. What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?
Watercolor artist.
  1. If you were to do your career as an author again, what would you do differently, and why?
I would trust myself more and write more.
  1. Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?
I read them, but when I’m writing a book, I’m writing it from my perspective. I understand that people have their own opinions, but at the time I was writing the book, that’s the story that spoke to me. I’m not sure I could change that.
  1. How do you choose the names for your characters?
Sometimes they come to me all on their own. Other times I use the internet to look up names.
  1. What do you think makes good writing?
Engaging and entertaining the reader.
  1. How do you beat out your writers block?
I don’t really believe in writer’s block. I just think there's an aspect of the story that hasn’t been worked out. It may take some time to figure it out, but I believe that whatever has slowed you down can be worked out.

Here is the tour-wide giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck! :)

Here's the tour schedule:

March 29th: *FanGirl Hostess- Author Interview
March 30th: *Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After- Spotlight
                                           *Waiting on Sunday to Drown- Review of both books (Leashed
                                                                                              & Groomed For Murder)

March 31st: *Bookworm Brandee- Review of both books (LEASHED &
                                                                               GROOMED FOR MURDER)

April 1st: *FanGirl Hostess- Guest Post

April 2nd: *Bookworm Brandee- Author Interview

April 3rd: *Recent Reads- review of book 1, LEASHED
                                  *Celticlady's Reviews- Spotlight

April 4th: *Recent Reads- review of book 2, GROOMED FOR MURDER & 
                                                             Author Interview

April 5th: *FanGirl Hostess- Spotlight

April 6th: *Bookmarks, Spoilers and Happily Ever After- Author Interview

April 7th: *FanGirl Hostess- Review of both books (LEASHED AND GROOMED
                                                                 FOR MURDER)

This is a tour from FanGirl Book Tours, hosted by FanGirl Hostess (us).

Thanks for visiting me here today! :)


  1. Thank you for hosting me, Marissa! Looking forward to the tour!

    1. I'm looking forward to it as well! My first tour... hope it goes well! :)


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