I'm so excited today to have Desi Moon drop by to visit. Not only is she another Rebel Sister but she is quite the dog whisperer! Maybe she can help me with my little fur babies!
On March 17th, Rebel Ink Press took a leap of faith with my second novel, Accidental Intent. When I first sat down with AI, I had it in my head to write another contemporary romance much like my first, Summerland. It was going to have over the top characters, complex family dynamics, nosy friends and a smoking hot love interest for my
female lead. Well…I was sort of on the right track.
Lucy, my female lead, was a bit over the top. You see, Lucy had an opinion…ON EVERYTHING and frankly didn’t care who heard it. Her friends? I guess you could consider them nosy. The smoking hot love interest? Yep, Nicolai appeared in my head and I swooned before he spoke a word. Only one problem. This was intended to be a straight forward romance and I ended up with a body count.
So what kept me going? It was the dogs. I am a dog person by nature. Although I do love animals in general and share my home with three incredibly independent cats, it is the dogs I keep going back for to help and care for.
In Accidental Intent Lucy, a successful dog trainer found herself hanging out at a backwoods dog shelter. For her it was all about the dogs. It didn’t matter that there were people trying to kill her, but mess with her canines…well, let’s just say it wasn’t pretty to write.
But I digress, as I said, for me it was all about the dogs. Rufus, the laid back Bloodhound was a fiction of my imagination. But Baloo, the affectionate St. Bernard and Tippy the happy go lucky Terrier mix are real dogs that stole a piece of my heart over the ten years I spent working in shelters. Capturing their personalities on paper was like having them with me again and I fondly remember playing fetch with Tippy and giving Baloo belly rubs. I miss
them, but can relieve many happy memories when I reread certain passages of Accidental Intent.
“Where over the top characters gather to create mayhem”
Accidental Intent Blurb:
When drugs and murder invade sleepy Longmont, Colorado, Lucy Lafferty, resident dog trainer, finds her quiet existence turned inside out with her name added to a rising body count. And that wouldn't be good for her four-legged furry family or her prized designer shoe collection.
During the rising heat of summer, Lucy Lafferty reaches the conclusion that men aren't worth the effort, especially with an ex-sex partner who pushes to revive a relationship that never existed. But when she's thrown together on a murder investigation with Detective Nicolai Petrovski, the mercury rises to dangerous levels that have nothing to do with the season. Investigating a backwoods dog rescue unknowingly puts them both into dangerous territory and Lucy, despite all her bravado, can't help falling for the magnetic cop.
Desi (D.B.) Moon lives in Boulder, CO with her husband Eben, two kids and an ever growing menagerie.
She has two full length books out right now. A contemporary romance, Summerlandand a romantic suspense, Accidental Intent. Desi also has a short romantic comedy in the Tempting Cupid Anthology titled "My Humiliating Valentine" and in June will be a part of the Dad Plan Anthology with a romantic short titled "For the Love of Mac". In October Nowhere to
Run, an erotic horror novella, will be released in time for Halloween.
An animal activist and a Project Runway junkie, Desi is also an avid Muay Thai kickboxer and loves to bake decadent "plant based" desserts.
Thanks for stopping by Desi! There is nothing like pets to make your life better! :) I bet that they do the same to books! Maybe it isn't the dogs that need training... maybe it's me!
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