Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Indie Writing and an Alien Interruption

Lots of stuff to tell you about!

After getting my rights back for close to 30 books from my former publishers, I’ve taken a bold leap to become an indie writer. So far I’ve got four new books available (check my “Daisy’s Books” link at the top of this page for more info) with two more coming before the end of the year.

Has it been tough? Oh hell yeah…especially with a couple of aliens determined to have me for dinner! Don’t miss this harrowing tale on my Super Earthling blog.

Daisy’s Dinner with Eegore - by Super Earthling

My newest romance book, Marching Home, is (according to my editor and my beta readers) “a beautiful, heartwarming and sentimental WWII military love story - with a touch of magic.” It’s now available from Amazon in Kindle format!

Marching Home by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

See the woman on the book’s cover? That’s my mother! Find out more on my website’s Marching Home page. And you’ll find Chapter One in its entirety on my website too.

About Marching Home:

Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down.

The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour whirlwind of discovery, passion and emotion, it soon becomes clear that their hearts and souls are entwined together forever.

Jimmy promises Clara he’ll come marching home to her. The magic of true love ensures that he’ll keep that vow.

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This is book 1 in my brand new Golden Times series. Here’s what the series is all about:

The books in Daisy’s Golden Times series feature the stories of the residents of the Golden Times Retirement Center, first introduced in the author’s Greek Delights series. Each story takes place in another era - the 1940s, 50s or 60s, which makes them 20th century historicals. Most of the tales are romances, some lighthearted and some more serious. Some mainstream and women’s fiction stories will also be included. Another unifying thread among the books is that each story is touched by magic in a special way.

But what if you don’t own a Kindle?

No problem! Since I’ve had several inquiries asking if my books will be available in formats other than Kindle, I thought I’d post this helpful tidbit for both readers & writers: If you don’t own a Kindle, you can still read my books, and books from other authors, in Kindle format. I’m working on conversions for all of my books now and they’ll soon be available at several book vendors online, including BN, ARe & Smashwords. Until then, IF YOU DON'T OWN A KINDLE, simply DOWNLOAD a FREE Kindle app for your smartphone, iPad, Mac, Windows PC, etc., from Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771

Happy reading! :)

Daisy

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Available Soon from DDD: Marching Home, a 20th Century Historical Romance

My next book is titled Marching Home. This 20th century historical (WWII) romance, a 34,000 word novella, will be available soon.

Marching Home by Daisy Dexter Dobbs

About Marching Home:

Clara knows better than to get mixed up with a serviceman during wartime. But she loses all rational thought when she meets Jimmy at the USO dance. The charming army private, in Chicago for a three-day leave, turns her world upside down.

The few precious days they share before he ships out on Christmas Eve are infused with more love, laughter and romance than most couples experience in a lifetime. Blissfully enveloped in a seventy-two hour whirlwind of discovery, passion and emotion, it soon becomes clear that their hearts and souls are entwined together forever.

Jimmy promises Clara he’ll come marching home to her. The magic of true love ensures that he’ll keep that vow.

About the Golden Times series:

Featuring the stories of the residents of the Golden Times Retirement Center, first introduced in Daisy’s Greek Delights series. Each story takes place in another era - the 1940s, 50s or 60s, which makes them 20th century historicals. Most of the tales are romances, some lighthearted and some more serious. Some women’s fiction stories will also be included. Another unifying thread among the books is that each story is touched by magic in a special way.

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I just posted a full chapter excerpt for Marching Home on my website. You can find Chapter One in its entirety here: http://daisydexterdobbs.com/excerpt-MH.html Enjoy! :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

It’s Amazing What a Man Will Do for Love

Darling Scarecrow, Kindle Countdown Deal

Darling Scarecrow - Greek Delights, Book 3 (contemporary romance/romantic comedy). Here’s what the story’s about:

With her two best friends happily involved with the men they love, Lottie Dolan can’t help but wonder if she’ll ever find Mr. Right. Along with her new job comes a smoking hot boss, but the surly, sexy Greek is all brains and no heart. The man is so mired in sales statistics and market projections he'd probably be oblivious if she came to work naked.

With the success or failure of the first American branch of his family's olive oil business at stake, Alexandros Kokoris is entirely focused on business. At least he should be. Frustrated by his inability to concentrate at the mere thought of his curvy secretary, he's about to blow a gasket. True, the American woman is sexy as hell, but she’s a hopeless romantic, bent on transforming him into a touchy-feely guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. And that’s never going to happen.

They keep things all business, until Lottie’s friend, Polly, a diehard matchmaker, makes it her business to “fix” things and turn them into lovebirds. In the process, Alex gets a black eye, Lottie is mauled, and a pair of ruby red slippers fuels the chaos.

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Amazon Book Links for My Greek Delights Series:

Book 1: Exercising Her Options

Book 2: Chocolate Gratitude

Book 3: Darling Scarecrow

 Image designed and copyrighted by Daisy Dexter Dobbs 2014

--Daisy

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