Monday, June 25, 2018

NBTM Tour for To Catch a Thief by Nan Dixon

It's a Name Before the Masses Tour and We're Having a Party. Nan Dixon is here with her book, To Catch a Thief. There are prizes to be won, so keep reading for the interview. What s up for grabs? Nan Dixon will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here:

To Catch A Thief by Nan Dixon 

What would you do for your family?
  When Carolina Castillo’s once vivacious mother becomes ill, she gives up her singing dreams and comes home to Savannah. She’d do anything for her Mamรก, even work at Fitzgerald House for the family she should have been part of. She’d even steal.

Carolina’s decisions make perfect sense until she comes up against the immovable rock that is gorgeous FBI agent Sage Cornell. The honorable cop sees the world in black-and-white. He would never understand the difficult choices she’s had to make, the secrets she’s been forced to keep close. And he could never love a woman like her. Or could he?


Now for an Excerpt: 

He boosted his butt onto the stool, moaning like he was Gramps after being in the saddle for a day.

Two women worked behind the counter drawing beers. He closed his eyes and took a couple of deep breaths.


His eyes blinked open. “Carolina?”

The napkin slipped out of her fingers and floated to the floor.

“You got the job.” Did that make him feel better or worse since she hadn’t called?

“First day.” Her deep blue eyes had that stunned look, like a white-tailed deer caught in a four-wheeler’s lights at dusk.

“How’s your mother?” He schooled his voice, hoping she couldn’t catch his disappointment.

Her shoulders moved up and down with her sigh. His eyes dropped to her chest. Even in the modest polo, he didn’t need much imagination to remember how she’d pressed against him as they’d kissed.

So why in blazes hadn’t she called?

“They can’t get her seizures under control.” Her fingers crushed the second napkin she pulled for him. “She’s still in the hospital.”

He caught her hand. “I’m sorry.”

“Thanks.” She stared into his eyes.

The noise of the room slipped away. He wanted to make the pain in her deep blue eyes disappear, too.

She shook her head. “Um, what can I get you?”

“What’s on tap?”

“First day.” She winced. “Lots of Southbound.”

“I’ll have their seasonal.” He could have one beer and make it last through dinner.

“I’ll get that.” But she stayed right in front of him.

He smiled. Maybe she hadn’t been blowing him off. Warmth flooded through him.

“Sage?” she asked.


“I need my hand back.”

Cripes. He let go and the warmth faded like a leaking balloon. He was an idiot. “Sorry.”

Over her shoulder, she quipped, “I didn’t mind.”

 “Like I said, I’m available for dinner or just a shoulder to cry on.” Preferably in bed, but even he wasn’t crass enough to suggest that to her. He wanted to help any way he could. It was the Cornell way.

Now for the interview with Nan!!

Describe yourself in three words.
Nurturing, Optimistic Author I wish I could use “kind” but I’m working on that!

Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why (send pictures!)

I create a Pinterest Board for all my books, so there are pictures of characters and places I’ve saved there. (I also have a recipe Board. Check them out!)

I love this picture of Rodrigo Guirao Diaz and think he would be a great Sage. (Apparently, he’s from Argentina.) If I was casting Carolina, maybe a young Catherine Zeta Jones – but this is the picture I gave my publisher. (She needs to have blue eyes.)

What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
I think one of my favorite romantic moments is from You’ve Got Mail. When Meg Ryan discovers that it’s Tom Hanks she’s been emailing. Ahhh. “I wanted it to be you!” And one of my all time favorite songs plays in the background—Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

What’s your wildest fantasy?
I have sooooo many. I’ll give you one. I’d love to be young again and compete on The Voice or one of the other singing shows. I miss performing, although I do sing to my grandchildren.

It was so much fun to write Carolina, who’s a singer. I got to live a little through my own character! Now I’m wishing I had her sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow!

If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
This is such a hard question. Not sight—how could I write the books inside my head. Not taste—I love to cook. If I lost my hearing, I would never hear my grandkids laugh, or call Nana, or the birds sing. And I’ve watched one of my critique partners struggle with losing her sense of touch through an auto-immune disorder. When she is nearing her next treatment, she sometimes has to use a cane because she can’t feel the bottom of her feet. Sigh….I guess it would have to be smell, but again that would affect the pleasure of eating and cooking. It’s so hard to imagine not enjoying the scents of Christmas; pine, cookies and candles.

What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
We moved into a new neighborhood when I was six. And for the next five or six years, there was new construction around us. We were told never to go in the houses. So of course, my sisters and I would sneak in. Once I stepped on a nail and it went right through my flip-flop. Since we were doing something forbidden, I never told my parents about it. Thank goodness my tetanus shot must have been up to date! 

Quickies, cuz sometimes fast and loose is fun!
Boxers or Briefs? Briefs.
Top or Bottom? Top whenever possible.
Pajamas or nude? PJs
Hairy chests or smooth? Hmmm – smooth!
Alpha or Beta? Can I have a combo? Alpha at night, Beta during the day?

About the Author: 

Award winning author Nan Dixon spent her formative years as an actress, singer, dancer and competitive golfer. But the need to eat had her studying accounting in college. Unfortunately, being a successful financial executive didn’t feed her passion to perform. When the pharmaceutical company she worked for was purchased, Nan got the chance of a lifetime—the opportunity to pursue a writing career.  She’s a five-time Golden Heart® finalist, lives in the Midwest and is active in her local RWA chapter and on the board of a dance company. She has five children, three sons-in-law, two granddaughters, one grandson and one neurotic cat.
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

James Robert said...

These tours are great so thank you for all the hard work you all put into bringing them to us. We have picked up some terrific books thanks to all of you bloggers and the authors as well.

Nan Dixon said...

A very belated thank you for hosting this tour stop! My grandson made me sick--again. I wasn't quite with it yesterday. Thank you!

Nikolina said...

I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!