Friday, June 1, 2018

TALL, DARK & UNDEAD - A GREAT BEACH READ FROM SANDRA COX

I met Sandra Cox about 2 years ago via my blog, and she is nothing short of phenomenal and fun.  Not only is she a prolific writer, but she's good at lots of really neat stuff and has a wicked sense of humor.  

Here's a little more info about her book for your reading pleasure at the beach this weekend!

Tall, Dark & Undead Book Bite  
Book Blurb
Gutsy, kick-ass Suzanne James has no intention of complicating her life by falling in love…especially with a vampire. But it’s hard to stay objective when a drop-dead gorgeous male rescues her from three assailants in a dark alley. All but unconscious, she could swear her hero has glowing red eyes and two sharp, pointed teeth.
Adrian Caine has spent the past hundred years, in vampire parlance, a vegetarian. When he rescues a beautiful blonde in a dark alley, it takes all of his formidable control not to backslide. Attraction turns to desire. Even though it’s not in Suzanne’s best interest, he can’t stay away.

Book Excerpt
Three men jumped me and I kicked their asses.”
Kess gave me a pained look. That’s why you’re black and blue and in a hospital bed instead of upstairs doing your job?
Details, details.” I made a dismissive motion with my hand.
You were out walking late at night again by yourself, werent you? How many times have I told you to take a taxi when you work late? You take a few kickboxing classes and think you can take on the world.” He tapped a toe encased in spit-shine, black leather. His face registered extreme disapproval.
It’s rude to say I told you so’, Kess.” I sat straighter and tried for injured dignity.
“A lot of good it does. You dont listen.”
In this case you were right.” I ran the fingers of my good hand through my tangled hair. I must look a mess.
I’m always right.”
And modest too.”
He grinned. Are you going to tell me what happened? He took another gulp of his rapidly cooling coffee.
That’s what I’ve been trying to do but you keep interrupting me.”
Dont whine.  It’s unbecoming.  Just tell me what happened.  I heard a Good Samaritan brought you in then disappeared.
It was pretty odd, Kess.”
I’m not sure ‘odd’ is the word I’d use for getting beaten up and a shoulder dislocated.” His voice dry, his glance shifted to my shoulder. He frowned.
I sighed. Kess just wasnt going to let this go.
“Not that part. Myerr, Good Samaritan.” I fidgeted on the bed and plucked at the sheet. Somehow the term Good Samaritan” just didnt fit. Goosebumps roughened my skin and my heart galloped as I remembered fangs and glowing red eyes. Kess?
Yes?”
Do you believe in vampires?
If you dont want to talk about it you could have just said so.” He lifted his chin and started to rise.
I looked at the door. No one was in the hall. I hunched forward and whispered, still clutching the sheet. Kess, he had fangs and his eyes glowed.”
He frowned and straightened. They told me you didnt have a concussion or any kind of damage to your head. Apparently, they were wrong. I’ll have Dr. Brown run an MRI. I should have made them do it last night.”
Theres nothing wrong with my head,” I yelled.
Suz, you think you were rescued by a vampire.”

A picture of one of the menagerie
More Cool Stuff About Sandra:
Sandra’s a vegetarian, animal lover and avid gardener. She lives with her husband, their dog and several cats in sunny North Carolina. 
Isn't this fun?

Another peek into Sandra's Cool Garden


Besides paranormal, she also writes historical and time-travel romance, young adult fantasy and non-fiction.




Don't forget today is National Donut Day, and there are lots of freebies and bargains available.  Check in your neck of the woods for possible deals.

85 comments:

  1. Many thanks for this RO.
    Sandra is just great.

    Do you know you can make low carb donuts!
    www.lowcarbjoy.com/low-carb-donuts-yes-please/

    Happy June, and have a great weekend too.

    All the best Jan

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    1. Thanks, Jan:)
      Lo Carb donuts.....does this mean we can eat twice as many?:)

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    2. Wow! Lowcarb donuts? I need to check that out! And yes, Sandra is pretty amazing! Hugs...RO

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  2. I did not seeeeee that!!!!!!!!

    National Donut Day!

    No, I did not!!!!!

    LOL

    Can't eat 'em, anyway. Have to eat G/F.

    Enjoy one, for me!!!!!

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    1. LOL! I'm supposed to be eating good food too, but I sure couldn't help myself the other day. I hope your weekend was amazing! Hugs...RO

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  3. Sandra is a fantastic author and a wonderful and friendly blogging friend!
    I hope that you do not mind that I put a link to this post on my blog. I will remove it if it will cause any problems~

    Hugs
    xxx

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    1. Isn't Sandra just the best? Very cool about doing the link. You're so very kind Jan! Hugs...RO

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  4. *sobs* I have not had a donut!

    But the book sounds like a good one :D

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    1. Thanks Blodeuedd;)
      I missed the donuts too:(

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    2. It was free, so you already know I was right there. (lol) The book does sound like a good one for sure! Hugs...RO

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  5. This sounds good and yay for supporting a local author. Geez Ro, now I NEED a donut!

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    1. I hope you were able to sneak in a donut last week Kimberly! (lol) Hugs...RO

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  6. I actually "met" Sandra before I met you. She is a wonderful author, and is one who cares for animals, especially cats. Her books always interest me, and my friend Sally bought one of her books based on my recommendation.

    So glad to read she's a vegetarian, but she wouldn't like Kansas, where the restaurants serve mostly BEEF! You, on the other hand, would feel like you died and went to Hamburger Heaven

    Thanks for this profile, RO!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Elizabeth. I actually went with the kids and the HH to a burger joint Friday night where I got a......black bean burger! Yay!

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    2. I have no idea how I met Sandra, but i'm glad I did. And I love that she loves cats too. Kudos to Sally for grabbing one of Sandra's books too! LOL! I know I would feel right at home Elizabeth and while in Overland Park, I found a few goodies that I miss. Since meeting both you guys, I've definitely been paying more attention to my veggies too. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  7. Cool stuff! Dang, I missed the donut thing!

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    1. That day sure called my name Brian! (lol) Hugs...RO Hope you and the family had a great weekend! Hugs...RO

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  8. Hooray for Sandra (who will feature on my blog next week).
    I really, really don't like doughnuts - so please feel free to eat my share.

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    1. Can't wait to visit with ya:)
      I'm going to take you up on eating your share of the donuts:)

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    2. Yay for Sandra! Isn't she the best? I'm afraid I did eat your share EC. (giggle) Hugs...RO

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    1. Sandra's blurb definitely makes you want to read the book, right? Hugs...RO

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  10. Sandra is delightful and I've read a couple of her books.

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    1. Aww, thanks, Andrew. I appreciate you reading my work.

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    2. Sandra is very kind and fun, and I'm thrilled to know her! Hugs...Andrew and Happy Monday! RO

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  11. I'll have to check out some of her books. I love time-travel romance books.

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    1. Thanks, Angela:) I love time-travel too. In fact, I'm editing one now.

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    2. Hey Angela! Sandra has a really good mix of books she's written, and hope you ge to check her out. Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

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    1. Hey There Kinga and thanks for stopping by! Sandra has a lot of great books to read. Happy Monday and Hugs...RO

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  13. Oh this sounds fun and now I want a donut!

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    1. Thanks, Katherine. Right there with ya on wanting a donut.

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    2. Yes, I did grab a few Katherine! (lol) Hope you can check out the book if you have time. Hugs...RO

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  14. Oooh vampires. I do like a good vampire book.

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    1. I'm a vampire girl too, Mary:)

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    2. A good vampire story can always hook me in too, Mary! Hugs...RO

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  15. Hey, Ro, thank you so much for featuring me. (You're better than chocolate.) And on donut day! We went in to see the Grands Friday and my daughter-in-law and I were both bemoaning that we didn't remember Donut Day till Saturday. Sigh. And they have Ducks Donuts there too. Double sigh.

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    1. You're quite welcome Super Sandra and I loved it! I did take advantage on donut day, but I wanted to try Duck Donuts really bad too. (lol) Don't worry, I ate a few for you both. (lol) Hugs and Happy Monday! RO

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  16. Wow that book looks so cool, Thanks RO and Sandra

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    1. Hey Debbie! Don't you just love a good vampire tale? Hope your weekend was amazing! Hugs...RO

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    2. Thank you, Debbie:) Much appreciated.

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  17. Oh National Donut Day! Woopee!! :))) I love donuts! I'm attempting to try to make some at home and failing horribly lol...but...I did manage to perfect the cinnamon "cinnabun" type of donut! I love that froggie in the garden!!

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    1. That frog is my favorite too, Rain.

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  18. Way to go Sandra!!
    Sandra is a very kind person and an amazing writer! I am honoured to call her a friend in blog land!
    I missed donut day! Can I have one today? LOL!
    Big Hugs Ro!

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    1. Aww, thanks so much for the kind words, Stacy:)

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  19. Nice to hear about the visit!
    Good book having many things in it!
    Sandra garden looks colorful and also funny!
    Nice to hear about the Donuts Day.

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  20. Thanks for sharing! It's been awhile since I've read a vampire book, but I do enjoy them. I did not get a donut for National Donut Day...but I had a cupcake. LOL

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  21. It's been a while since I've read any PNR.

    love the kitty pic and NC has become one of my favorite vacation spots.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. That kitty keeps us on our toes.
      Glad you like NC, Karen, it does offer a lot to do on vacays.

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  22. Thanks for sharing that excerpt. Really enjoyed it.

    And man, I wish every day was National Donut Day. My boss treated the office to fresh, warm Krispy Kremes and it was absolutely wonderful.

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    1. Glad you liked it, Suzanne.
      Nothing beats warm donuts:)

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    2. Your boss knows how to treat his employees special Suzanne!(lol) Hugs...RO

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  23. How did I miss Donut Day? I could live on Krispy Kremes...

    Okay so a vampire trying to be a vegetarian, as it were? I love that... and this sounds like a very fun book!

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    1. Thanks, Greg:) Appreciate the kind words.
      I'm sorry to say I missed donut day too:(

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  24. Oh my gosh, that frog is awesome! I love it. It makes me want to get something that adorable for my yard. Big congratulations to Sandra!

    Elsie

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    1. Thanks, Elsie:)
      The frog was a Mother's Day gift from the HH.

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  25. Have a great one, Rockin Ro:)
    Hugs

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  26. Sorry so late reading your review! I can't really pass up a good vampire romance. I'll be running to Amazon. Thanks for putting this on my radar!

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    1. Hope you enjoy it Lorna! I'm a fan of vampire stories as well! Hugs...RO

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  27. I have to imagine donut day had long lines when they hand out freebies

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    1. OMG - The Krispy Kreme in our neighborhood had a huge overflowing parking lot, but most people decided to go inside instead of through the drive through. I was able to get in and out in about 2 minutes because the line was practically empty. Hugs...RO

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  28. Now, that does sound like a fun one. Neat how she writes in all those genres. Love that she's into gardening.

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    1. Sandra has this really fun personality that I adore.

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  29. Sounds like a fun read! Even if I'm not generally a vampire aficionado.

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    1. I can't explain it, but something about a vampire intrigues me.(lol)

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    2. I do like the vampires in Deborah Harkness's All Souls Trilogy. And Cian in Nora Roberts's Circle Trilogy.

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  30. Gorgeous roses! And herd babe :) A beach read sounds nice with this heat we're having!

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    1. Sandra really has this amazing green thumb and has these great flowers at home. Don't even talk about this crazy heat which is killing me. (lol) Hugs...RO

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  31. This sounds like a fun book. I might need to check it out.

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    1. Sandra is a great author and writes so many genres. Hope you have time to give it a try. Hugs...RO

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    1. I'm not supposed to be eating them either Nadene(lol) Hugs...RO

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  33. I'm still running. Wow. Thanks, Ro:)
    Hugs,

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  34. Me again:) Hope your weekend is as wondrous as you, Rockin Ro.
    Hugs

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    1. It's been a crazy one, but slowly winding down. Hope you've been staying cool! Hugs...RO

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