Friday, April 26, 2013

RED ROVER BY T HAMMOND FREE ON AMAZON Until April 28, 2013

Red Rover, Team Red Book 1 by T Hammond will be free on Amazon thru Sunday, Apr 28

Click here for free e-book until 4-28-2013

This is the New Adult version of Blind Seduction.

Red Rover is the story of a blinded woman that finds she can communicate mentally with her service dog, a smart ass, sassy German Shepherd, named Red. Add two sexy suitors, and the realization that Team Red can help for the police department, and you have a Fun LOL paranormal romance.
 

Book Description

Heart pounding, she woke abruptly. It is still dark. Her mind cleared- it is always dark now. Within a heartbeat, an accident changed Teresa’s life, took her sight, and left her scarred.

Red is a typical German shepherd, well, except for the whole talking-in-Teresa’s-head thing. He’s sassy and opinionated, and pretty handsome, even if he does say so himself.

And if a smart-ass dog isn’t enough, Sebastian and his friend David came to town and both have set their sights on Teresa. Neither of the sexy ex-Navy men are above using military tactics to secure their target- and so begins the Siege.

And when you quit drooling over the two gorgeous men, don’t forget to consider the implications of a talking dog… the police department certainly has.

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Red Rover is meant to be a Paranormal New Adult novel. It was tough to classify the genre because we have a level-headed girl blinded in an accident who get's a German shepherd she finds she is able to mentally communicate with - paranormal, right? Sigh... it should be so easy.

The book doesn't have the feel of a paranormal book because the book is completely taken over by the German shepherd dog, Red, and his snarky, witty dialog, sans filter. So, humorous, right? Sigh... Nope.

I had to make myself crazy and I added two hot guys that decide to compete with each other for her affections (think hijacked dates, and sabotaged good-night kisses). So, light, romantic comedy, right? Heavier sigh.

But wait! I could have stopped there, but no - I obviously wasn't done messing with everyone's head (or my own, apparently) so I added that the dog has awesome tracking ability that brings him to the attention of the Police department... so Crime? Drama? See what I mean about trouble finding a good genre fit? Let's just say the book has it all... and just maybe it does.




Excerpt (Different from Blind Seduction, the adult version of the story)

8 Months Earlier

Warm breath caressed the back of my neck, and I sighed at the damp heat that stirred the tiny hairs at my nape. In my half-awake state, I had a fleeting thought that it was strange to be sleeping upright. I rolled my face to the side and opened an eye to see adoring, beautiful dark eyes gazing at me like I was the most gorgeous woman in the world.
“Janey, Rex is staring at me again,” I complained.
“If you'd quit dozing off and leaning against his cage he wouldn’t be watching you at all,” she replied reasonably. “As it is, you keep slipping him dog treats, and don’t think I haven’t noticed, so he thinks you’re a goddess among women.”
Rather than reply, I slipped a hand into my coat pocket and pulled out a treat that I defiantly poked through the links of the kennel partition. A warm tongue licked my fingers and soft golden brown eyes worshiped me as he delicately took the offered dog biscuit between sharp, white teeth.
I was visiting my friend, Janey Declan, during the much-anticipated arrival of Stormy's third litter. My best friend had been raising animals since her early years in the local 4-H club. She had started with rabbits, and goats, but when we were twelve, she got her first German shepherd dog and a professional GSD breeder was born!
Janey’s parents had converted an old barn on their property to a kennel to accommodate and encourage their youngest child’s new interest. Ten cages, and fenced-in dog runs later, Declan Kennel was gaining a reputation as one of the best GSD kennels in the area.
On Halloween morning, we were presented with nine gorgeous German shepherd puppies over the course of five hours labor. I must have dozed off for a few minutes; the last thing I remembered is that we had changed the bedding when it looked as if Stormy’s labor was finally over.
I watched as the babies crawled blindly towards their mother's body heat. Stormy looked weary, but she was vigilantly nosing each of the new arrivals. Janey and I were both grinning like idiots; you'd think that WE were the ones that had labored for so long.


 
 
About the author
 
T. Hammond lives in Spokane, WA with her goofy, neurotic, long-coat German shepherd, Dexter; he’s noble and brave until someone turns on the microwave, then she has 100lbs of quivering dog trying to hide behind her chair or bury his head under a pillow.
T. has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University and before becoming a writer was a bookkeeper, administrative assistant, computer software instructor, technical/manual writer, Call Center Manager and the owner of a freshwater aquarium store, Guppy Tales.

Arthritis forced her retirement in February 2012, and at loose ends she decided to write a story about a woman who could communicate with her dog. The two characters took over her brain (I KNOW! Sounds like she should be writing Zombie stories, right?); before she knew it - a book was born.