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Dahlia Donovan Day 1

We have a Rafflecopter give away going on, What item are you giving away?

2 copies of Ivy (ebook)

First why don't you tell us a little about yourself? 

I started out working in the insurance world. After ten years, I morphed my love of investigating 
accidents and studying people into writing about them. I’m a bit of a hermit and despise being in 
front of a camera. My life wouldn't be complete without my husband and my massive collection 
of books and video games and Cadbury chocolate.

Twelve Days

Newest release?

The newest release in the Blackbird series is Twelve Days.  It’s a holiday anthology filled with 
teasers for upcoming couples:
There are only twelve days to the Christmas bash Ivy is throwing at Steve and Gareth’s 
penthouse. How much trouble can a small pack of shifters get into in less than a week? While 
working to plan the perfect party, she keeps her eye on all of the members of her new family. 
Each day a new couple seems to be moving closer together and she hasn’t even brought out the 
ruddy mistletoe yet.
And at the heart of it all though, it started with a wish three years ago for only happy Christmas 
memories after the worst time of Ivy’s life.
Be warned, things get hot and spicy in this anthology.

What can we expect from your stories, action, drama, romance,sex, blood and guts?

A little bit of everything, I think they can best be described as paranormal suspense with a bit of 
humour and a lot of romance.

Do you have a favorite character in your stories? Who? and Why?

Steve is probably my favourite of the heroes.  He’s just…perfect.
Elaine would be my second favourite, partly because we are both on the autism spectrum. 

Has there been any other authors who have inspired your work or helped you out with your
stories?

I think authors in general inspire me to keep writing.

What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?

  Read, review and tell a friend.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

 Take all advice with a grain of salt.  And never compare your success with the success of others.  
You’re on your own path. 

Do you have a favorite author? If yes, what draws you to that person’s work?

Jane Austen.  
I love how she portrays the good and bad side of people.

Can you remember one of the first things you wrote? What makes it memorable?

 I do. I was seven or eight, it was about a bear.

Where do you gather most of the inspiration for your work?

Pinterest. =)

Do you have any other interesting hobbies, pets or stories you would like to share?

I make chainmaille.  That’s really my biggest hobby at the moment.

Favorite places to travel or visit?

England.

 And now, before you go, how about a snippet from your book that is meant to intrigue and 
tantalize us:( Include links to were we can find your work) 

“She said no.”
“Who said no to what?” Natasha asked.
“Ivy. We told her to marry us,” Steve growled angrily as he paced the room like a caged 
animal. 
“You told her to marry you?” Darren shook his head with a pained groan. “What was her 
response?” 
“‘I’m not marrying two overgrown gits who think they can demand my hand in marriage.’” 
Steve breathed out a deep sigh and reached out to smack Gareth on the back of the head. “We are 
idiots.”
“Yes.” 
“What woman wants to be demanded to do anything? Especially your Ivy.” Natasha frowned 
at the alpha. “You ask, and then pray she says yes.” 
“Bugger.” Gareth stared down at his phone. “She’s going to a masquerade party in Monte-
Carlo with Allie.” 
“Please don’t tell me…” Steve stared over at his partner.
“Alim’s taking them.” Gareth crushed the mobile in his hand. He glanced over at Darren. 
“Book two tickets on the next flight.” 
“Don’t bother.” 
The shifters in the room all turned their heads to where Ivy’s best friend Allie stood in all her 
regal glory.  She looked like she belonged on the throne of some Persian kingdom.  Her long 
black hair contrasted beautifully with the warm gold tones of her sun-kissed skin.  Her light 
brown eyes were piercing and currently flashing with anger at the moment.  She ignored Darren 
and Natasha to focus on the wolves. 
“You will be traveling on my father’s plane and you will behave yourselves. Once at the ball 
you will find an opportunity to not only apologise but propose properly to my best friend or I
will have Uncle Alim bury you in the sand somewhere.  You know how much he adores Ivy. I 
have no doubt he’d find a way to soothe the pain in her heart at your demise.” Allie raised a slim 
eyebrow at the two men. “Well? Get your arses in gear; you have a few hours to find suits, 
masks and a ring, a proper ring.  And if you ever make her cry again, Uncle Alim won’t have to 
kill you. I’ll do it.” 
“Alicia.” Josh smiled down at the petite woman as she stormed past him. She stopped to 
smile up at him then continued on her way.  He whistled as the door slammed behind her. “What 
a woman.”

Purchase Links
Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/Dahlia-Donovan/e/B00KFNZFHU/
Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dahlia-Donovan/e/B00KFNZFHU/
Amazon CA:  http://www.amazon.ca/s?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Dahlia%20Donovan&search-
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Amazon AU:  http://www.amazon.com.au/s?_encoding=UTF8&field-
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