Posted by: Author | February 16, 2012

Special Guest- My Super Friend, Lavada Dee

Jillian: Lavada is one of my favorite people. She’s always supportive and is a true friend. She and I are on a group blog together and have a lot of fun over there exchanging tales and recipes over the backyard fence. She has a new release out with Siren Book Strand and I asked her over to share a bit about it with you all.


Jillian, thank you for having me here today to talk about my new book, Nothing To Lose. I’m excited about this story and that it’s the first in a series. Pre-release sales put it on BookStrands bestseller list, a rewarding experience for me.

When Galynn Taylor left the violent domestic relationship she was in with Mick, she knew she had nothing to lose. If she stayed, Mick would kill her, if she ran and he found her, he would kill her. And, now she finds herself on a lonely country road in the middle of an ice storm. Injured, she collapses on the side of the road and is ready to give up.
Cooper Blackhawk is coming home when he see’s a lump of clothes on the road and stops. Expecting maybe dumped garbage he is surprised when a very frightened woman tries to escape into the surrounding forest. At first he is in protective mode, but when he takes her home to help her recover it quickly escalates into more. The attraction is mutual and he wants more, but Galynn is terrified that Mick will find her and hurt, even kill Cooper or his family in trying to get to her. She can’t risk that and runs again. This time she leaves her heart, but unknowingly keeps a part of Cooper.
It took a few minutes to convince the woman to get in the truck, but finally they were on their way. Cooper cranked the heat to high, but she still shivered. He would bet she had a high fever, and to make matters worse, she was soaking wet. She had on a hooded sweatshirt, and it looked like he could wring water from it. Her tennis shoes and the legs of her pants were in the same condition. He hoped her backpack was waterproof and there were dry clothes inside. She would need them.
“Are you taking me to a motel?” She wasn’t slurring her words, but she shook so hard they were more of a stutter.
“No, I’m taking you to a doctor.”
Turning, the woman grabbed the door handle, forcing the door open. Cooper made a grab for her and barely kept her in the truck. “What the hell do you think you’re doing? Is this how you got hurt? Did you jump out of some guy’s truck when he tried to help you?” The door flapped open as he pulled over to the shoulder of the road. Stopping, he turned toward her. “Okay, go ahead. Get out! You’re about two hundred yards closer to town, but don’t kid yourself. You’re not going to make it.”
Cooper gripped the steering wheel as he struggled to get his breathing under control. She had scared him more than he wanted to admit. A second of hesitation on his part and she would have been lying on the road again. By the looks of her, she wasn’t going to be able to sustain many more injuries. When she didn’t get out of the truck or make any attempt to close the door, he looked over at her. She was tiny. He’d guess maybe five feet five and way too thin. If she weighed more than a hundred and ten, he’d be surprised. But even in the condition she was in, and dripping wet, she looked beautiful, with long-lashed brown eyes and dark hair. Her head was bent, and she made no move to get out of the open door. It looked like she had run out of fuel. His voice sounded husky to his ears, and he resisted the overpowering urge to pull her into his arms to comfort her. “It’s going to be okay. My brother is a doctor, and he’ll take care of you at the clinic. You might have caught a break because the clinic is closed.”
She nodded and swallowed with what looked like difficulty. Cautiously, Cooper reached across her and pulled the door shut. Pulling back on the road, he hoped she wasn’t hurt as bad as it appeared.

Nothing To Lose is available at BookStrand at
Jillian, Thanks again for having me here. I always love visiting on your blog.


  1. Thanks for being here, Lavada! Love ya!

  2. Oh, I want to know what happens. His brother’s clinic, cool.

  3. Jillian, Thanks for having me here. And for the beautiful introduction.

    Ciara, I have the next book, Grant’s story written just need to do the synopsis and send it off. I love Grant and couldn’t wait to tell his story. I think you going to be surprised at the twist the series takes.

    • I can’t wait to read this. I wish I had two extra hours a day- just to read!

  4. I am so excited this book is out there now. It’s a great story and deserves to be on the bestseller list. 🙂 Congratulations, Lavada.

    • Amen on the best seller list! Go Lavada!

  5. Hooray on the new release! It looks like a high-stakes story – and woohoo on already hitting the Bestseller list! 🙂

  6. Hi Lavada, congratulations on your new book, the cover looks really nice. Hope you do great with sales.

  7. Thanks Laurie and Anthea. I always think I’ll be so cool and collected when things like the Bestseller list happens. I’m not and I’m REALLY excited about Nothing To Lose. 🙂

  8. I enjoyed reading your excerpt,Lavvada! So the clinic he’s taking her to is closed,huh? 😉


    • Debby and Janette, Thanks for stopping and leaving well wishes.


      • Thanks to everyone for coming in and showing Lavada the love we all have for her and her writing and thanks again to Lavada!

  9. Can’t wait to read it Lavada – another wonderful novel by the look of it! Congrats on such a brilliant start, well done you!

  10. Oh I like the sound of this. Definitely going to be on my reading list.
    Sue :0)

  11. Congrats on the pre-launch sales, Lavada! I like it. He’s sensed she needed the clinic to be ‘officially’ closed. Like him! Asbolute best of luck! 🙂 xx

  12. Lavada, congratulations on the ‘bump’ your book is getting! Good news travels fast, which is definitely good for you!

  13. Thank you all for the comments. And Jillian thanks again for having me. I know they say writing is a solitary life but I haven’t found it to be that and it’s because of the many friendships and support.

  14. Lavada, This sounds like my kind of story. Am in love with Cooper already. Love the dialogue too. Hope it continues to be a best seller!!

    • Thanks Andrianne and for reading the excerpt. I always worry that they are to long.

  15. Lavada, This book is going on my to-read list. I love the premise. Can’t wait until it’s on Amazon!!!

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