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GIVEAWAY & BLOG TOUR: Desperate Deeds by Dee Davis (Book Review 2010-142)

Product Description

As the demolitions expert for A-Tac, a black-ops CIA unit masquerading as Ivy League faculty, Tyler Hanson has two great loves: literature and explosives. She lives by the motto "Duty First" and doesn't have time for personal attachments . . . until a steamy one-night stand turns into a professional partnership.

BURNED BY BETRAYAL
When Tyler meets Owen Wakefield, a handsome British operative, she seduces him with no intention of ever seeing him again. But then the sexy Brit is brought into A-Tac, and despite Tyler's efforts to keep her distance, she finds herself falling for him. Trusting him.

Owen seems too good to be true - and he is. He's hiding his true motives and identity, and no matter how he feels about Tyler, he can't keep her secrets. One of A-Tac's members has turned traitor and helped terrorists to hijack a shipment of nuclear weapons. As witnesses start dying and evidence starts disappearing, Owen and Tyler must race to find the mole - and prevent a final, cataclysmic act of destruction.

About the Author

Dee Davis has a BA in Political Science and History, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration. During a ten-year career in public relations, she spent three years on the public speaking circuit, did television and radio commercials, and lobbied both the Texas State Legislature and the US Congress. She has won the Booksellers Best, Golden Leaf, Texas Gold and Prism awards, and been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Holt and two RT Reviewers Choice Awards. To date, she has sold eighteen books and three novellas.

Dee has lived in Austria and traveled in Europe extensively. And although she now lives in Manhattan, she still calls Texas home.

Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (Aug 2 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446542024
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446542029
SOURCE:  PUBLISHER

LOVED IT

Don't expect to do anything until you finish this book.  I made that mistake and had to stay up late to finish it.  I adored the first two in Dee Davis's A-Tac series and the third one is just spectacular.  The female lead of Tyler shows you can be strong and still feminine which is an excellent role model for women of all ages.  It also helps that she gets to kick butt and still be sexy.  There is some wonderful sexual tension between her and Owen.  I think these would make wonderful movies since the female leads really remind me of James Bond.  YAY! 





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    Contest is open to anyone with a US or Canadian mailing addtress (no PO Boxes)
    Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 8.23.10
    Winner will have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be chosen
    This giveaway is sponsored by Hatchette Book Group and up to five (5) copies will be available depending on entries.

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    +1 Dee Davis may stop by here, so if you leave a question on August 9, you will get an extra entry!

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    1. Glad to see the A-Tac series continues! Please count me in for this one! Thanks!
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    5. Boy, her books are coming fast! At her website, I realized the second A-Tac book, Dangerous Desires, just came out last month! Followed so quickly by number 3! I have a bit of catching up to do!
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    6. Hello Dee! Hope you have a very successful tour! Do you find that your political science (and lobbying background) helped when creating this covert group? Did you ever want to work for the CIA?

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    12. Visited DeeDavis.com and read the august newsletter
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    16. Question for Ms. Davis:

      How do you choose names for you characters? Do you try to have the names represent the personality?

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    17. Good luck to all the entrants! Hope you enjoy Tyler and Owen's Book! And look for more A-Tac in 2011!

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    18. Holdenj,

      I did in fact want to work for the CIA. But we agreed mutually that I talked too much. Seriously I do believe my background helps with the kinds of stories I write. It's my love of all things international and political that inspires my characters and the situations they wind up in.

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    19. Bethie,

      I do choose names very carefully. And always with the kind of character I have in mind as well as their background and where they're from. In Dangerous Desires, Madeline Reynard grew up in Lousiana, so I wanted her name to fit that Cajun/French background. Tyler, from Desperate Deeds was named for an obscure Civil War General by her father who place military life above all else.

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    23. Haven't read Dee Davis, this sounds great!

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    28. +1 I'd love to win this one


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    29. +2 GFC follower


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    30. +1 Friends on Goodreads (just sent request)


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    32. This sounds like a great continuation of the A-Tac Series. I would love to read it.
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    39. I am reading a Dee Davis novel at the moment (dangerous desires). Love it!
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    57. I'm your friend on Goodreads :)
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    88. Daily Entry 8/13

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