Monday, April 9, 2018

NBTM Tour for To Catch a Thief by Nan Dixon

To Catch A Thief

by Nan Dixon


GENRE: Contemporary



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 Mamá, 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?


Excerpt Two:

“I really appreciate you coming to the hospital.” How many times had Carolina said that already?

Sage slid closer. “I want to see you again.”

She could see the kiss coming.

He stopped inches from her face and asked, “Can I kiss you?”

“Yes.” Her single word was a whisper.

His lips were gentle. Sweet. Light pressure with a little scrape from his stubble.

“Nice,” he murmured, brushing kisses on her cheeks and eyes.

Her hands rested against his chest. “Really nice.”

Sage leaned in. His tongue licked the seam of her lips, seeking entrance.

She opened and stroked his tongue with hers. He tasted of coffee and mint and something dark and sexy. His chocolate-citrus scent made her want to sip at his lips, kiss his eyelids and nibble on his collarbone. She gripped his shoulders, the muscles hot under her hands.

He tipped her head and buried his fingers in her hair.

She fell hard into their kiss, wanting to explore the firm body beneath her fingers. “Sage.”

He pulled her closer.

Pain slashed her chest as her seat belt locked in place. "Ooh."

They laughed.

He cupped her cheek. “I guess your car is trying to tell us something.”

That she should take him up on his offer to come up to his apartment?

“I can meet you at the hospital in the morning,” Sage suggested. “Maybe we could have breakfast nearby?”

Guilt had her sitting back behind the wheel. While kissing Sage, she’d forgotten about her mother. “I’ll have to see what’s happening.”

“Sure. Sure.” He brushed another kiss on her lips, this one sweet and soft. “Will you let me know when you get home? I don’t want to worry that you didn’t make it.”

Had anyone ever cared if she got home safely? “I’ll call.”


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

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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Interview with Nan Dixon
1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?

I have two favorites. First is when Carolina literally knocks Sage down. And then when she see he’s in pain just like her mother, she starts to give him a backrub. So fun. My other favorite section is the Epilogue. Since this is the last book in the series, I wanted to wrap up Carolina and Sage’s love story, but also bring back all the characters from the other books. It was fun trying to figure out how to give the story and the series a final goodbye.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I would like to spend time with Carolina, maybe sing a duet or two with her. And since we’d be in Savannah, I’m guessing it would have to be Johnny Mercer songs. If you ever get a chance to go to Savannah, check out Bonaventure Cemetery and his grave. It’s a comforting place.

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

Wow, tough question. I think I would like to have written Guess How Much I Love You. And the message is so lovely.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

I usually develop my characters by looking at archetypes. One of my reference books is The Complete Writer’s Guide to Heroes and Heroines: Sixteen Master Archetypes by Tami D. Cowden, Carolina LaFever and Sue Viders. What I really like about this book is they describe how the Heroes and Heroines Clash, Mesh and Change. I never seem to stick with the archetype, but it does help to kick off my drafting of the book.

5. What made you want to become a writer?

In high school, we were required to write journals and hand them in. I never thought of myself as a writer, that was my mother and sister, but my teacher liked my writing and encouraged me to do more. I didn’t think much about it, but then my college freshman writing professor had us do a creative writing project. I wrote a story on fairies. She read it aloud to the class and encouraged me to publish the story. (I lost it before I could do anything!) Those two teachers made me think I might be a writer—but I didn’t do any writing for years.



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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thank you for hosting a blog stop!

  3. Since this is the last book in the series was it hard to leave all the characters?

    1. It really was Kim. I might do some novellas to be able to stay in the world.

  4. Gorgeous cover and I loved the excerpt! This sounds like a must read for me.

    1. Bea - I hope you pick up a copy! Let me know what you think!

  5. Congrats on the tour and thank 4 hosting this.

  6. I really enjoyed reading the entire post, thank you!

  7. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading it! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  8. This is on my list of great reads! Can't wait to get started!