Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour Guest Post + Review + Giveaway + Excerpt: Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott

Guest Post from Susannah:
Any SJP fans out there? 

We Gen-XYers don't even pause-hell yeah! The bad dating of my twenties seemed benign compared to the antics of Sarah Jessica Parker of her posse on Sex and The City. When I saw Sarah she had done a "zippy-fun" 5 minute video interview with Vogue answering 73 questions, I was intrigued. 73 questions, in 5 minutes! (No, don't go google it now! I'll give you the link at the bottom)

The first time though the video, I was charmed and entertained. The second time, I felt the challenge of rapid-fire repartee calling my name... I wonder how I would answer all those questions? 

Drum roll please.... 

For your snappy reading pleasure, I transcribed the questions and broke them into serial blog posts for my release tour. Many thanks to Melody for hosting my 3rd segment! 

Let's do this thing!

Q17: What do you love on your pizza?
A: Not a lot of crust!

Q18: Favorite drink?
A: Single Malt Scotch - not too peaty 

Q19: Favorite dessert?
A: Tiramisu
I'm a Type 2 diabetic so I have to be really careful about sweets, but I have a hard time resisting tiramisu or crème brulee.

Q20: Dark Chocolate or Milk Chocolate?
A: Milk Chocolate
Symphony Bars are my favorite 

Q21: Weirdest/ickiest thing you've ever eaten?
A: Haggis 
My family is Scottish and my hub and I went to Scotland on our honeymoon. Of course, I had to try the local dish! Ick. Ick. Ick. Even friend in bacon grease-ICK. 

Q22: Hardest part about being a mom to 3 boys?
A: Knowing that if I do my job right, they will grow up and replace me with a very special life partner, and likely not call on my birthday. *le sigh* Boys. 

Q23: Favorite Band?

Q24: Favorite Solo Artist?
Bruce Springsteen

Q25: Favorite Lyrics?
Hard to Get, Rich Mullins. 
You who live in radiance 
Hear the prayers of those of us who live in skin
We have a love that's not as patient as Yours was
Still we do love now and then

Did You ever know loneliness
Did You ever know need
Do You remember just how long a night can get?
When You were barely holding on
And Your friends fall asleep
And don't see the blood that's running in Your sweat

Will those who mourn be left uncomforted
While You're up there just playing hard to get?

When my friend Lindsey died, I wrote out the lyrics to this song for weeks, over and over. I wrote them on napkins, boxes, in the dirt. It was both a prayer and meditation. A way for me to cope and work through my grief. Lindsey was the first person my age whom I loved and lost. 

Q26: If your life were a song what would it be?
A: Roar

Q27: If you could duet with anyone, who would it be?
A: Pink!
I'm actually a really gifted 1st soprano, but I hate performing. I get stage fright. But, if Pink was beside me, we would rock the house! Love her lyrics and she is such an amazing vocal talent. 

Q28: If you could master an instrument, what would it be?
A: Cello

How about you? I challenge you to pick 1 question from above and answer it in the comments. As a bonus, I'll give a free kindle copy (one per person) of my new release STOP DRAGON MY HEART AROUND to 1 randomly picked answerer. 

You know you what to try! 

If you want to follow the rest of the interview, you can see a complete listing of my serial blog tour here. (link -- )

All my best,
Susannah Scott
PS> Here is the SJP Vogue Interview I promised (link-- )

Stop Dragon My Heart Around by Susannah Scott
Publisher: Entangled Covet (April 28, 2014)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Las Vegas Dragons, 2

Lucky Leprechaun underwear ironed? Check.

Gold plated hearing aids? Check.

Pink doggy booties, times four? Check.

Tee is Vegas’s favorite casino hostess, ready to grant her high rollers their every quirky wish. But when her own wish to financially help her Paiute Tribe finally comes true, she decides to double-down with lady luck and go for a hot hook-up with her sexy boss, Leo. Unfortunately, Tee’s about to find out why their romance is such a long shot—Leo is a shape-shifting dragon.

Leo needs a proper dragon mate to save his waning dragon form, and despite their magnetic sexual attraction, he knows Tee is anything but proper—or a dragon. But when threats arise from Tee's tribe, Leo’s protective instincts kick in. Can he give up his dragon form for the woman he loves—even if it means shortening his life? Or has Tee finally had enough of having her heart dragged around?

My Thoughts:

Almost a year ago Susannah brought us her first dragon-shifter in Luck of the Dragon and I was impress with the story. We finally get Stop Dragon My Heart Around which is book two in her series. I thought I like dragon-shifters before, but I think I'm in love with them. Actually, I think I'm  in love with Leo. There were a few things that made me love Leo, but when he tells Tee
"My dragon is a part of me. If I lost my dragon form, it would be like a part of me died." Leo scooted to the exit of the tent and then looked back at her. "I had already decided I give up my form for you, before I knew you were my mate. If that's the only way we can be together, I'll do it."
I seriously melted for Leo. I wanted to cry, because that's the sweetest thing a guy to say to a girl.

Anyway, Stop Dragon My Heart Around actually had more going on than the book blurb mention. Yes, most of the story has Leo trying to figure out if he wants to find his mate or going after Tee and giving up the dragon. We also have Tee needing to come to terms to some secrets that are reveal about her family and how she will handle them. Plus, there's conflict within the tribe that could effect her status in the tribe.

Honestly, Leo won me over, by his willingness to do anything for Tee. Seriously, love that guy. I mean he has to shoulder a lot of responsibility with keeping the peace all around him. Tee, I have to say handled her situation well and I was glad she was willing accept the things that can't be change. Yes, I did love Stop Dragon My Heart Around and I believe it's better than the first book. I can't wait to see what happens with the next set of dragons. I did like the fact that Susannah gave hint on who the next couple will be at the end. So, if you are looking for a dragon-shifter, you might consider Stop Dragon My Heart Around. By the way, the story can be read as a stand alone, because the story focuses more on Leo, Tee and the Paiute Tribe.


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Susannah Scott’s Bio:
Susannah Scott writes dragon-filled Paranormal Romance and lives with her family in Southern Missouri. She loves connecting with readers through Social Media—and almost always replies!

Short Excerpt:

“Good day, ladies.” Leo poured on his Australian accent and the two woman shrieked like schoolgirls. “I’m actually Leonidas Ryan, head of Casino Operations, but people often say I look like that actor.” He looked at her in question.

“Chris Hemsworth,” Tee said with an eye roll. “You’re nothing like him.”

“Yes, he is,” Trixie said, staring at Leo like a carb-dieter drooling over a loaded pizza. “Those eyes, those shoulders. That accent. I bet you have a six pack too.” She smiled at him and twirled her blonde hair around her finger.

“I guess that makes me the God of Thunder.” Leo patted his flat stomach and winked. “With a vee-rry large hammer.”

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today Melody!

  2. Cool a new to me author and a very interesting book! Thanks Melody!

    1. Glenda! You one a free e copy of Stop Dragon My Heart Around! Email me at Susannah(at)susannahscottbooks(dot)com !