Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Giveaway & Guest Post with Susannah Scott

Today I am lucky enough to be apart of the Entangled blog tour for Luck Of The Dragon by Susannah Scott! She is here today talking about desire! 

Title: Luck of the Dragon
Author:  Susannah Scott
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Release Date:  June 2013
Imprint:  Covet


Luck of the Dragon buy-links:
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.

I am delighted to join the Buckeye Girl Reads blog to today to celebrate the release of my fun, paranormal romance, Luck of the Dragon!
I am talking about desire today, by way of a true story of how I went off-track in my hunt through the Ozark Hills for an eight-foot tall dragon sculpture. My obsessive need to possess one of these sculptures got me in a lot of trouble, and worse left me unable to write.
Let’s pick up the story. My husband and I had just found the compound of the reclusive sculpture artist and seen the AMAZING dragon sculptures for the first time in his hillbilly yard.

Each metal dragon was as big as three men, sculpted in rusted iron, their wings spread mid-leap from the ground with elegant strokes that bespoke of sinew, and muscle, and bone. Stretched over the metal wing lattice was some kind of melted candle-wax looking material, which let through the late afternoon sunlight. I loved the grace of the wings and their curved necks and the long suspended tails, juxtaposed with the rough weathered metal patina.
“I. Love. Them!” I opened the truck door, only to slam it shut fast, and zip-up the window, when two huge Doberman pinchers and a pit-bull bounded toward us.
 “Better wait.” My husband turned off the truck and we sat in the barking cacophony, waiting to see if anyone emerged from the tidy single story house. Sure enough, after a few minutes a surly man in dirty sweats and a flannel shirt stepped out, with a coffee mug in his hand, but no gun.
A good sign.
I rolled down my window half-way. “Hi,” I said over the dogs, and gave him my most-winning, former-pharmaceutical rep smile. “We heard about your dragon sculptures and I wondered if we could have a look at them?”
At this point in the story I need to give you the “artist” a name, although I did not learn it until we were leaving. Rather, my husband was reversing out the driveway, while I hauled myself into the bed of the truck.
Let’s just call him Bob.

(You can visit my website for a complete listing of where you can find the previous and next-up serial blog post.)
In my new release, LUCK OF THE DRAGON, Alec my shape-shifting dragon hero, desires Lucy the moment he sees her.

“Alec sensed the woman the minute he stepped on stage. She stood near a column in a short red dress. She was the gemologist, the one Leo had arranged to appraise the exhibit.
He finished his speech, pausing for applause and laughing in all the right spots, but his eyes never left the woman. He watched her toss back a twenty-five dollar drink like it was water and then “stumble” into a high-roller. It was a ruse, as there was nothing impaired about the woman. She was a contradiction: A brainy Ph.D, whose curriculum vitae read like a woman who didn’t get out much, in a dress that proclaimed she never stayed home.
Alec’s senses hummed under his skin in primal awareness, and he only half-listened to his arguing lieutenants before Jane led the gemologist inside the casino. When she turned, Alec traced the small bumps of her spine to her narrow waist and swaying back. A small flower tattoo sat above the curve of her hips, just visible below the back of her dress. His hands reached toward her retreating back, and his men stopped talking mid-sentence.”

The only problem is Lucy is being blackmailed to steal from his casino…
Hi-jinks and hot romance ensue!

So what do you think about Lucy and Alec? What about the dragon sculptures? Have you ever desired something so much, that you forgot the cost and/or potential personal harm? Do share! Thank you for following my release tour.

All my best,
Susannah Scott

P.S. You can check my website (, for the next stop on my 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 Facebook and Goodreads as Susannah Scott, or on Twitter @Susannah_Scott.

Author Bio: 

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. 

Please visit her website at or follow her as Susannah Scott on Facebook and @Susannah_Scott on Twitter.
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