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Friday, June 14, 2013

10 Fun Facts & a GIVEAWAY with Dakota Madison...

10 Fun Facts about Dakota Madison

1)  I was born in the Chinese Year of the Horse.

2)  I got married in the winter on a frozen river next to a frozen waterfall.

3)  My Myers-Briggs Personality Type is INFP.

4)  I am ambidextrous.

5)  I am the daughter of an immigrant and I am married to an immigrant.

6)  I have visited 47 of the 50 United States.

7)  I adore bloodhounds and live with two of them.

8) I’ve been a vegetarian since the age of 18.

9)  My favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz.

10) I’m spending this year writing 12 novels in 12 months. (I clearly must be insane!)


It all started with a Girl's Getaway Weekend in Sedona, Arizona...

It's been a year since Jennifer Ellis's ex-husband left her for a much younger woman and Jennifer still hasn't dated. Now turning 40, Jennifer wonders if she'll ever find love again. So Jennifer's best-friend, Melanie Malone, books them on a Girl's Getaway in picturesque Sedona, Arizona in hopes of inspiring Jennifer to have a vacation fling.

Jennifer gets more than she bargained for when she meets the ruggedly handsome 29-year old tour Jeep guide, Cody Miller, and the two begin a passionate romance. What Jennifer doesn't know is that Cody has a secret past that not only threatens to destroy their new love but also expose a tragic event from Jennifer's past that she has tried desperately to forget.



A few minutes later, a black Jeep pulled up next to me. On the side of it in gold lettering were the words Jim Miller Jeep Tours. A young man hopped out of the driver’s side and walked up to me.

He was tall, about six feet, and had wonderful wavy brown hair bleached slightly by the sun. Dark sunglasses covered his eyes.

When he came to a stop in front of me, he crossed his muscular arms over his chest. When I glanced up, I thought I saw the sides of his mouth curl into a slight grin.

“Waiting for a tour?” he asked, still looking down at me.

With his arms crossed, the black tee shirt he was wearing drew tightly across his broad shoulders. As I glanced down, I noticed he was wearing slightly faded but nicely fitting black jeans. Very nicely fitting. Wow, I thought. How was I going to spend an entire day with this guy? He exuded pure masculinity and sexuality. I could barely take standing next to him. He made me extremely nervous. Or maybe I was getting turned on? It had been so long since my “on” button was flipped, I had forgotten what it felt like.

He was looking down at me. I wished he wasn’t wearing those damn sunglasses because I couldn’t read his eyes. I tried to speak, but no words came out. What was wrong with me? This man, this very young, absolutely gorgeous and incredibly sexy man, left me, an English teacher, without words.

He held out a hand. “I’m Cody Miller,” he said.

I took his hand and there was a palpable energy exchange between us. A shiver ran down my spine. We held each other’s grip a bit too long.

 “Jennifer Ellis,” I said, then quickly removed my hand from his. 

His expression changed very slightly and I swore he glanced down at my left hand. Was he trying to figure out if I was wearing a wedding ring? That’s ridiculous, I thought. Why would this gorgeous and very young man care if I was married? I was…forty.



I am happy to give away an eBook of any Dakota Madison title of the winner’s choice.

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I'd like to thank Dakota for joining us today. Please leave a comment to let her know which book you'd like and your email address' for a chance to win it!
Don't forget to spread the word and follow this blog too! *grins* Dakota will announce her winner at the end of the day on Monday June 17th.
Best wishes,
~Author Jennifer Labelle~


  1. Secrets never stay that way They have a habit of coming out at the wrong time. Did you get hit by a spammer?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. Unfortunately, yes. Got it taken care of though. I apologize.

      Thanks for stopping by Debby.

  2. I enjoyed the fun facts thank you & STILL FINE AT FORTY looks like such a fabulous read.

    I'd love to read SLOW TO WAKE if lucky thank you.



  3. I would love to read Dakota's books. They sound very good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  4. Thank you for stopping by, Dakota!

  5. Just finish Matchplay.... Love it!! Looking forward for the next Dakota's books.
    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  6. Yes! Totally can't wait to read this! Adding it to my TBR list... Love that cover, too ; ) I always wonder how much power they have over the direction of the design of their book cover. My brother just got into designing book covers and would like to know what he should expect! Thanks for sharing with us and Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com


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