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RELEASE BLITZ – Crazy Daisy by Maggie Adams


 
Title: Crazy Daisy
Author: Maggie Adams
Genre: Military, Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: Crystal Creations
Release Date: February 26, 2019
 
BLURB:
Daisy Jones has loved Gideon McElroy her entire life. Painfully shy, she had lived for the summers spent on the small island near Wisconsin at her grandpa’s cabin, when Gideon would come to stay with his grandfather, the Colonel. While the old men reminisced on happier times, Daisy would follow Gideon like a puppy, thrilled just to be in his presence. When he enlisted, she was heartbroken but took solace in the fact that he would still come to visit his aging grandfather when time allowed. 
Fate had other plans. When his grandfather passed on, and Gideon didn’t attend the funeral, Daisy knew he was gone forever.  She married, had a child, and tried not to think of Gideon or what had become of him. 
Fifteen years have come and gone.  Daisy, now a widow, is the veterinarian on the island.  She sees to the animals of the tiny town and lives a simple life. But when rumors fly that a strange man is living on the Colonel’s land, she makes it her duty to investigate.
Gideon McElroy has come home to die. He knows he should have left this earth back in Afghanistan, not stitched back together to satisfy some damn surgeon’s “God complex.”  The scars left behind have given him a grotesque appearance, a good reason to stay to himself. Between his appearance, the locked fence, and Samson, his large Mastiff, he’s confident in his solitary existence until he exits this world.
But he never counted on “Crazy Daisy” and her determination to drag him back into life.
 
 
 
BUY LINKS:
https://books2read.com/u/3LGr00


 


EXCERPT:

She glanced around. Nothing much had changed except the large exercise machine in the corner facing the window. All the books, the old rugs, were in place; even the chess set was still in front of the window.  It even smelled the same – slightly moldy, but redolent with the cherry vanilla tobacco the Colonel had smoked, and the Pine-Sol he had used to clean everything.
“Gideon? Where are you?” Daisy walked through the kitchen toward the back of the cabin.  Perhaps he had been hurt. In concern, she quickened her steps. As she neared the bathroom, there was what sounded like a groan. Truly worried now, she opened the bathroom door and stood stock still.
Gideon McElroy was stark naked and hard, his cock in his hand.
“What the fuck? Woman, are you crazy?”
She heard him yell, but she was transfixed. Most of his left side was crisscrossed with scars, like he had been in a fire. Even his groin and chest looked like a roadmap. The beard obstructed his neck and jawline, but the scars continued up the side of his face and into his hairline. 
And he was pissed.
Daisy mumbled an apology and frantically searched for a towel. She spotted it on the vanity base and threw it at him, backing out of the room as he tied the towel around his waist and advanced on her as she hurried down the hall into the living room.
She held her hands up to ward him off and began to babble. “I’m sorry; I thought, well, the dog was missing, and the door popped open and I wasn’t sure if you were hurt, or even here and I wanted to…” She tripped on the leg of the large armchair and fell into it. The sun was completely blocked from her sight as Gideon closed the distance between them. For a moment, she thought this must be what Belle felt like when the Beast got in her face. She could feel his breath against her cheek.
“Now I know you’re not blind,” he snarled. “But are you deaf and dumb? I told you to leave and not come back. To stay away. Now what part didn’t you understand? Or maybe you’re just crazy like people in town say?”
That hurt. She had thought the name was because she was crazy enough to take on the local VA hospital when her David couldn’t get help with the PTSD he had suffered from after Afghanistan; not that she was, well, crazy. Tears began to fall, and she cursed inwardly. She hated that she cried when she was angry. It was a sign of weakness to her mind.
“Fuck! Don’t start the waterworks.” Gideon flung himself away from her. “I don’t care why you are here, I just want you gone.” He looked around the room. “Where the hell’s Samson? How did you get past him, anyway?”
“I, er, I don’t know.  He wasn’t here. That’s why I thought something was wrong.” She wiped her tears with her coat sleeve. “I heard what sounded like a moan in the back, and I came down the hall to make sure you or Samson weren’t hurt.”
Gideon eyes lit on the basket of goodies Daisy had brought. “You’re the fuckin’ welcome wagon?”
“No! Um, well, yes, I guess, in your case. I needed to make sure Samson had, um, his shots and was chipped, so I brought the basket and some of the cookies you liked when we were kids.” Daisy shrugged. Now that she thought about it, that did sound kind of lame – here’s some cookies. Remember me?
He quirked an eyebrow and picked up the taser. “And if I didn’t cooperate, you were going to taser me into accepting the basket?”
“No!” she laughed. “The dog,” but as soon as she said it, she knew she was in trouble.
“You were going to taser my DOG?” he roared, advancing on her once again. 
 
Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/43623768-crazy-daisy


 


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Maggie Adams is an internationally bestselling romance author. Her first book in the Tempered Steel Series, the romantic comedy-Whistlin’ Dixie, debuted in Top 100 for Women’s Fiction, Humor, on November 2014. Since then, she has consistently made the various best seller 5-star list with her Tempered Steel Series. Her series has launched the tiny town of Grafton, Illinois, into international recognition with sales in Mexico, Ireland, Scotland, Australia and the UK. She is the recipient of various awards for excellence including Dayreader Reviews Best of 2015, the Readers Favorite Award 2016, the Indie Romance Convention Romantic Comedy Award 2017 and the 2017 New Apple Awards -Suspense. 
She also writes paranormal romance, young adult romance and women’s fiction. Maggie’s books can be found on eBook and paperback on her website and all major book sites.
When she’s not writing, she can be found dancing, singing and cooking (usually all at the same time), and spending time with her family and friends.
 
AUTHOR LINKS:
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Website:
http://www.maggieadamsbooks.com
BookBub:
https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maggie-adams
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/maggieadamsbooks
Facebook Reader Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/maggiesminxes
GoodReads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9867300.Maggie_Adams
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/AuthrMaggieAdms
Pinterest:
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Instagram:
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LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-adams-006a8b142/
 


 

BLP THOUGHTS………. Confused, perplexed and disappointed

  

Most of time, as we live in different countries and have our time taken up with that inconvenient issue called real life – you know, pesky things like kids, husbands, family, work – our book conversations are usually messages or occasional long phone calls when we can find time when we’re both free, so it’s a treat to have a rare weekend together to talk books, authors, blogging, reviews, signings, social media and everything in between. As these convos have lasted into the early hours we found ourselves disappointed, perplexed and somewhat confused, hence this post and the title……..

 
When did this universe of words, characters, stories and worlds, this common love of books become the multi-headed monster of darkness, nastiness and negativity that the social media book world unfortunately so often is of late?
 
Where did the pleasure go??? 
 
Creativity creates beauty and the stories we escape to, be they m/m, f/m, menage or group, be they paranormal, fantasy or contemporary, sexy and hot, be they BDSM, vanilla or any variety of kink you can think of, the world of romance books has something for everybody, to satisfy all and every appetite no matter how different that palate might be…. so where did this intolerance for the right for people to have their own likes and dislikes, that has grown to the proportions seen at the moment, come from? When did it become acceptable to NOT be able to express your enjoyment or disappointment in a book without the anonymous keyboard warrior trolls making it too uncomfortable to do so?  When did this entitlement to dictate to an author how they should write their characters or the direction the story and/or series should take? On the flip side when did it become okay for an author to set her street team onto other authors or readers/reviewers for giving an honest opinion?
 
Where is the love? Tolerance? Patience? 
 

Debate and discussion done with respect enriches the soul; words are powerful and as readers and authors we should know and remember that, but increasingly, this book world that we all involved in, in different ways, has become a mean girls mentality drama-fest of nastiness and negativity.

 
Social media while letting us interact with like-minded bibliophiles can, at times, be a dark monster created by the unprecedented access to the indie authors we love, which has led some readers to feel entitled enough to dictate the direction and content of the next book or series, to demand a time frame for a book and woe betide any author who dares to have real life interfere with these expectations.
 
Several years ago some of the Facebook book groups where we discussed our beloved fictional characters were made up of women we felt so comfortable with that discussions were not just about books but life – our kids, our men, our fantasies, sex, toys and rock n roll. Many a night was spent laughing and enjoying each others company, over many miles, countries and time zones friendships were made, including this one between Tracy and I, these groups and chats had no judgement, no bullying, no negativity, we laughed, educated, talked and listened. How many of those exist now in that same form? How many have been joined and left over these years as they have developed and changed but not in good ways? How many of you have given nothing more than an opinion only to be jumped on and made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome and unwanted?
 
So I’ll ask again…….
 

Where is the love?

Where is the patience?

Where is the tolerance?
 

GO BACK……

Remember that heady feeling when an author who had given you hours of escapism and pleasure with characters, who still live in you as real, interacted with you.
Remember the friendships made, the fun times, the laughs, the giggles and the gasps. Wind the clock back and enjoy the good that social media brought to our lives, kick out the judging, the bullying, the negative and the nasty.
Bring back the pure pleasure, after all isn’t that what romance should be?
 
 
~ Rebecca’s Ramblings
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