Thank you to UGR for inviting me over today!
If you are just joining my serial blog tour I am celebrating the release of my fun, paranormal romance, LUCK OF THE DRAGON, by detailing the true story of how I got in BIG trouble in the remote Ozark Mountains. Last post, I’d decided it was time to escape the artist’s compound, abandoning all hope of buying one of his amazing eight-foot tall dragon sculptures.
Bob (the deranged, alcoholic, pseudo-artist) went on to describe at least half of the small metal sculptures in his shop. To try and sum up his mind view would be contradictory and contaminating. Suffice it to say, I wanted out of that too clean shop. Out into the air.
“So, you are not interested in selling your dragons?” I interrupted one of his diatribes.
“You can’t afford them.” Bob frowned and sloshed his coffee mug full of beer on his dirty shirt.
“Thank you for the tour,” My husband said, and then clasped my hand and pulled me past the glider plane and to the door. Bob followed, still sputtering words.
Outside, the sun was bright compared to the den of inequity that was the sculpture shop. I went to the truck door and my husband walked around to the driver’s side. Sadness and loss coursed through my chest when I saw the beautiful dragon sculptures. They were perched for flight, their beautiful wings and exquisite faces stretched toward the sky.
I opened the truck door with slow resolve.
“Wait!” Bob shouted and huffed up the sloped grade “Maybe I could make you your own dragon.” He pointed to hippo looking head on the ground by the shop, which appeared fashioned from a VW bumper. He looked dejected and defeated. Engrained social manners tugged at me to be polite, but the memory of the grotesque array in his shop churned my stomach.
“No thanks,” I said.
“Give me your contact info then.” Bob stepped too close to me, washing me in stale beer smell. “No Pressure. I’ll just call you when it is done. If you don’t like it, no big deal.”
I paused, breathing gingerly out of my mouth. In the corner of my eye, I saw the beautiful dragons, chained to the oak tree. Bob might change his mind about selling them. If he had my number, he could call me…
NO! You’re thinking, aren’t you? It’s like the dumb girl in the horror movie who goes into the dark house. What can I say, I was an idiot. You can find what happens next by following my serial post to the next stop. (listings on my website).
One of the reasons I love writing is my heroines are so much stronger than me. Lucy, my kick-a$$ heroine from Luck of the Dragon, would never have put up with Bob.
Alec opened the door to face one-hundred-thirty pounds of fury.
“I am a respected professional and you are manhandling me and treating me like a criminal!” Luciana yelled at him…
Alec made a show of locking the door and strolling across the expansive room to the bar… He handed her the scotch and sat in a deep leather chair. The chair sighed with fragrant ease when he leaned back, and he crossed his ankle at his knee and took a sip, “Luciana—”
“Oh please, all my captors call me Lucy.” She glared at him. “You sound like a priest hearing confession when you call me Luciana.”
Can you tell me about a time you were too polite? I promise I won’t judge. 🙂
All my best,
P.S. You can check my website (www.susannahscottbooks.com), for the next stop on my serial blog tour, wherein I will continue my tale, and give out more excerpts from my upcoming release, LUCK OF THE DRAGON. You can also follow me on Goodreads and Facebook as Susannah Scott, or on Twitter @Susannah_Scott.
Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology—and a problem. Her twin brother’s gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is blackmailing her to rob the latest, greatest mega-casino on the Strip. Although Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family’s grifter past, to save her brother, she dons three-inch heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways to the test again.
Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to rob his gem exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. With enemies in every corner, and the all-important mating ceremony looming, Alec and Lucy must learn to trust each other, before time runs out for Alec and the rest of the dragons.
Susannah is giving away a smoldering dragon scale necklace and earring set and a $25 Amazon gift card.
Giveaway is sponsored by author/tour host and Urban Girl Reader is not responsible for winner selection/contact/prize eligibility/prize receipt.
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