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How About A Fresh Start?
Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Have you ever thought if you get away from your current life that all your problems would disappear?
In Dangerously Close, both Ashley and Mel are at a turning point in their life. Ashley is first stymied by her scar and next by her vision loss. Mel has gotten stale and tired of his music and way of life. One person needs to start living life and the other needs a break from it. Watching these two try to coax the other into what they need is to also watch them fall in love. Ashley wants to help Mel be “discovered” and he wants to help her live her life without being noticed himself. What both of these people have in common is a past full of independence. Ashley has been on her own for twelve years and Mel for close to twenty. The other thing they have in common is both want a fresh start. Mel wants to find his love of music and Ashley wants to lose her fear and learn to be as independent as she can with her near blindness.
How about you? Did you ever find that a fresh start rejuvenated your life or are you happier keeping things the way you know it? Sometimes, even a nice vacation is enough to get us back on track. I think we can forget how important it is to get away from the usual day-to-day routine every once in while.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What you can’t see can kill you.
Bad-boy rock star Seger Hughes hit rock bottom after a near-fatal tragedy at his concert. He hates how his life has spun out of control. After changing his appearance and his name, he transforms into a different man: Mel Summers. Now he just needs a place to hide out from rabid fans and paparazzi.
An isolated cliffside mansion is perfect. Ashley Bristol, his only neighbor, is blind—and her assistant is a classical music fan. They have no clue who he really is, but someone else does and she’s waited her whole life to be with him.
Struggling to find her way after an accident that took her sight, Ashley is determined not to feel anything. Yet she gets to know Mel and can’t help falling for him. When her assistant mysteriously disappears, Ashley must rely on Mel more than ever. But then his past comes back to haunt them both, and just when they must pull together to avoid danger, betrayal and lies threaten to tear them apart…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dee J. Adams draws upon her years of experience in Hollywood as a source for much of her writing. Adams has been both an actress and a dialogue coach, and has worked with celebrities such as Roseanne, Betty White, Matthew Perry, and George Clooney on network sitcoms and national commercials. She is a member of the Screen Actors Guild, AFTRA, and RWA, but she still dedicates much of her time to her first love – writing.
In 2007 Adams created the winning slogan for the Los Angeles Romance Authors contest. “Think it, Write it, Sell it”, then went on to do just exactly that. She sold three of her books to Carina Press in 2011: Dangerous Race, Danger Zone, and Dangerously Close, all a part of her Adrenaline Highs “thrillogy”. The first two releases, Dangerous Race and Danger Zone, have made it onto the top 100 list of Amazon’s best sellers. Adams also has had the distinction of being hired by Audible.com to narrate Danger Zone and Dangerously Close.
Adams’ bio reads like a page out of one of the many Hollywood TV shows on which she has worked; small town girl moves to the big city to pursue her dreams of acting, and along the way also finds success as a published author. “I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas and moved to Los Angeles, California, where I acted in television and commercials for almost twenty years. I’ve also worked as a Dialogue Coach in sitcoms.”
Writing came by accident, or literally as the result of one. While recuperating after blowing out several ligaments in her foot, Adams had a very intense dream she apparently couldn’t stop talking about. Her husband told her, “Just write it down.” Prophetic words! Adams took it to heart; after three weeks of fourteen hour days, she had completed a 450 page handwritten novel.
And so it began.
“I now write contemporary romantic suspense novels. I’m a fan of happily-ever-after and that’s what I deliver. I think life is tough enough as it is and my books are a good escape from reality. I like kick-ass heroines and big stories. I like to read them and I like to write them. Some of my favorite authors are Judith McNaught, Suzanne Brockmann, and Linda Howard.”
Both her peers and readers have stated Adams is a “must read” new author. New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann says: “Dee J. Adams delivers it all in DANGER ZONE: romance, intrigue, and a cast of characters to fall in love with, authentically set in the gritty and entertaining world of movie-making. This one’s on my keeper shelf!”
Adams is frequently booked to present her “Itching To Pitch” Workshop for organizations such as RWA and IWOSC. Elaine Charton of the Saguaro Romance Writers said; “If I had heard someone like her speak years back when I first started, it would have saved me hours of angst.” Adams was a moderator at the 2012 L.A. Times Festival of Books on the only panel featuring authors in the romance genre.
In addition to reading, Adams loves spending time with her family and two rescue dogs. “I am lucky to be married to the love of my life and we have one beautiful daughter. Since she has always been a perfect kid, I saw no reason for more!”
You can find all the books in the Adrenaline Highs series at CarinaPress.com, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many other online booksellers.