<— Junkyard Dog has just been released (and OMG THAT COVER!!!) WOWOWOW!!!! He’s a hellhound, and she’s the human looking for the “dog” that caused the accident… Tee hee!!! I love the sound of this (and a human heroine w/ a paranormal hero is always my favorite) 😉
AND!! I’m thrilled that the author (Katja Desjarlais) is this week’s newsletter sponsor and even more thrilled for the “behind the books” peek she’s sent over via a Five Fun Facts about the book.
But first… what’s it about?
Joshua Tree National Park Ranger Charlotte arrives on the scene of a car accident caused by a large dog tearing across the road. The third sighting of the animal in as many weeks, Charlotte’s interest is piqued. Armed with a bowl of dog food and a bucket of patience, she sets out to find the beast.
With the grille marks of a sedan imprinted on his broken ribs, Alex returns to the scene of the accident, scouring for prints he’d left behind when he encounters Charlotte on the trail. The attraction is undeniable, but Alex is on a mission from Hades and can’t afford the distraction.
While Charlotte continues to gain the trust of the wild dog roaming the park, Alex is caught between the woman he’s falling for and the job he was sent to do. With bodies and secrets piling at his feet, Alex is pushed to choose between the hellhound he is and the man he wants to be.
Five Fun Facts about Junkyard Dog
1.) While creating my Pinterest board for Junkyard Dog, the model I selected as a visual anchor for Alex was so gorgeous, I made him twins. In that moment, Bo was born.
2.) Junkyard Dog began as my second attempt at the NaNoWriMo challenge back in 2017. Although I didn’t finish the book that month, I did hit the 50,000 word goal thanks to the progress graph displayed on the website every time I opened it. It’s amazing how much a visual can eliminate excessive procrastination.
3.) Charlotte’s eating habits are pulled directly from my own. We prefer the term “selective connoisseur” over “picky eater”.
4.) Although Charlotte names the big black dog Butch, the real Butch was my grandmother’s cranky old cat who would yowl with that unmistakable feline demand to be carried up and down the stairs whenever she wanted a change of scene.
5.) I selected Joshua Tree National Park after our summer vacation a couple years back. We spent an evening driving through the park’s off-roads in our Jeep, admiring the landscape and watching for wildlife. Everything was great until the sun began to set while we were still far off the main road and I realized the park truly was isolated. Anything could be prowling around.
Even a hellhound or two.