Author: Susannah Scott

Guest Post & Giveaway: Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott (Dragon Hunt Stop #9)

Posted July 15, 2013 by Sherri in Author Spotlight, Giveaways, Reviews / 6 Comments

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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.

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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.

Out period.

“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…

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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,
Susannah Scott

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.

 

Luck of the DragonLuck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Published: June 24th, 2014
Ebook, 250 pages
 

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.

Purchase Links:  Amazon | Kobo | Barnes and Noble |  Add to Goodreads


About Susannah Scott

Susannah Scott lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is the lone female in a very loud household of males ranging in age from 4 to 40. While she jokes that the extreme levels of testosterone inspired her to write romance, it is really the love of creating an excellent story, and the occasional dreams of twenty-foot dragons, that wake her and send her to the laptop before the chaos of daily life ensues. Susannah loves to hear from her readers.

Follow Susannah: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


Tourwide Giveaway

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

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~REGULAR BLOG STOPS~

Monday 6/10 Harlequin Junkie , Inspiration

Monday 6/24  Fic Talk Blog , Info

Wednesday 6/26  Fresh Fiction , What Lies Beneath

Friday 6/28  The Naked Hero , The Story Flies the Nest

Tuesday 7/2 Mamma’s Reading Break , Review

Tuesday 7/2  Miss Riki’s Musing , Top 5 Paratypes

Monday 7/8 Notes From a Romantic’s Heart

Tuesday 7/9 Random Musing of a Curious Mind

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Sunday 7/14 Dark Faerie Tales

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Tuesday 7/23 Seeing Night Reviews

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~DRAGON HUNT, SERIAL BLOG STOPS~

Monday 7/1  Stories by Mina Khan , Dragon Hunt #1

Wednesday 7/3, Entangled in Romance,  Dragon Hunt #2

Wednesday 7/3 A Buckeye Girl Reads , Dragon Hunt #3

Thursday 7/4 RhiReading ,  Dragon Hunt #4

Friday 7/5 Romance and Beyond ,  Dragon Hunt #5

Monday 7/8 Picked by Poison , Dragon Hunt #6

Wednesday 7/10 Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek ,  Dragon Hunt #7

Friday 7/12 For the Love of Book Ends , Dragon Hunt #8

Monday 7/15 Urban Girl Reader, Dragon Hunt #9

Monday 7/15 Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile , Dragon Hunt #10

Wednesday 7/24 Ex Libris , Dragon Hunt #11

Thursday 7/25 Ramblings From This Chick, Dragon Hunt #12

 

Review: Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott

Posted July 15, 2013 by Sherri in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott
Luck of the Dragon by Susannah Scott
Series: Las Vegas Dragons #1
Genres: Contemporary, Paranormal Romance
Published by Entangled Covet on June 24, 2013
Format: Ebook
Pages: 161
Source: Publisher

Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & Noble
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
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 steal his largest diamond exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. But before he can handcuff her to his bed and explain the details of a mating ceremony, an enemy attacks and threatens to destroy his casino, his people, and his newfound mate.


Lynn’s Review:
Dr. Luciana DeLuca is at the grand opening of a casino where she meets Mr. Alec Gerald.  At the opening there is a very grand entrance that amazes all those that attend.  This is also a place that has some very interesting rooms, which makes this casino unique.  But by the time I finished the book, I was a little disappointed not to learn any more about these rooms.  Since this is the first in the series, I’m hoping that subsequent books will have some of the residents using them.

Lucy has a brother named Joey and he reminds me a lot of my own brother.  He’s great at making bills but not so much at paying his debts.  And the sister is always there to clean up after him.  Do you have a similar sibling?  One who never changes?  Doesn’t learn from past mistakes?

But Lucy is very lucky.  She has a gentleman that’s giving her the royal treatment.  But he’s also a man with secrets.  Within the casino is a spa to beat all spas.  Susannah paints such a great picture that I want to get right on a plane and go check this place out.  I’m in awe of the creativity that this author has.  She has to create a world that sounds so real that her readers want to go and visit the place that she is describing – plus she adds in some great sounding food.  Sometimes it makes me very hungry!

Our author is also very good at teasing her readers.  You don’t want to have the reader get bored and not want to finish reading the story.  But by building the heat between Alec and Lucy, you have no choice but to turn the page – especially if you love dragon romances.  And if you like a nice sensual read you can’t go wrong with this one.  And then we have her next book in the series is titled Stop Dragon My Heart Around.  If you stop by her web site, http://susannahscottbooks.com/buybooks/, you can read an excerpt of the book but I couldn’t find a date when it will be coming out.  This is a must read series. (Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds from Romance Reader Enthusiast)