The Adult Contemporary Romance/Mystery, Collared (Book #4, Going to the Dogs) by Zoe Dawson has release! To help celebrate, we have an excerpt and giveaway below.
Release: October 14, 2013
Harper Sinclair discovers that her champion, award-winning standard poodle, Ch. Edgewood Sky High Blue is missing her $50,000 diamond dog collar that was given to her by Harper's eccentric, indulging grandmother. Harper calls the robbery division of the NYPD and reports the theft. The detective they send is surly and tough with a pair of blue eyes that make even this calm, cool socialite's lungs claw for air.
Rough and tumble Detective Caleb Shaw has better things to do than run over to the penthouse of a frigging socialite to find a frigging collar for a frigging pampered poodle---award winning or not. He has real cases to solve, but when he gets a load of the poodle's owner, his interest in the case...heats up. Satin sheets or not, he wants Harper.
Author’s Favorite Quotes from Collared
He rang the bell, and it chimed like these people had Big Ben in there somewhere.
“Geezus,” he muttered.
Zoe: This shows Caleb’s mindset when he goes to Harper’s penthouse. It’s also funny.
“Is that so?” He grinned. “You wouldn’t last five minutes in my world.”
“What? I can fit into any world. You wouldn’t last five minutes in mine.”
“What’s the hard part? Drinking champagne and partying until one in the morning? Oooh, brutal.”
Zoe: This exchange sets up the rivalry between them. I love his sarcasm.
Shane threw him a wry look. “She’s a fairy princess living in a castle in the clouds. You, my friend, are a troll who lives under a bridge.”
Zoe: This is said by Caleb’s partner at NYPD. Shows the difference between them and the obstacles they’ll face getting together.
“What’s the matter?” she asked. “Your wings at the cleaners with your brass knuckles?”
Zoe: I love this quote. Harper’s first challenge for Caleb in her world is a Fairy Tea Party—with little girls. On the invitation, it says wings are optional.
About the Author
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.