Interview and Giveaway with Jo Davis

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Welcome to UTC, Jo! Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Name 5 things that readers wouldn’t know about you?

Thanks for having me back today!

5 things readers don’t know about me:

1) I love to play slot machines! I’m cheap, though, and stick to pennies and quarters. It’s a fun day out to the casino when I’ve finished a book!

2) I adore Boston terriers and I’ve had three in my lifetime. We have a pretty female Boston named Muffin who has one blue eye, and is the sweetest baby ever.

3) I recently bought a new home, and that’s a story in itself. But the interesting thing is that for the first time in my entire life, the home I’m living in is NOT haunted. No paranormal activities or spirits whatsoever. I’m sleeping great, but I’ll admit I’m a little disappointed!

4) I can recite the entire Prologue to the Canterbury Tales in Old English—from memory.

5) I’m a huge Bon Jovi fan and I’ve seen them in concert several times!

We know the Sugarland Blue series is a spin off of your successful Firefighters of Station Five.  Can you tell us a bit about how this spin off came to be?

My loyal readers have been asking for this series for years, particularly Shane’s book, and I’m thrilled to be able to give it to them!
ARMED AND DANGEROUS is the prequel of the series. What can you tell us about it?

The Sugarland Blue series centers on the heroes of the Sugarland Police Department and is about our men in blue, the dangers they face, and the women who love them. The series kicks off with Detective Shane Ford and his long awaited stories. The first one is a novella, ARMED AND DANGEROUS, which is a prequel to the series and has some history of Shane and Daisy. It doesn’t have to be read to enjoy the first full-length book, SWORN TO PROTECT. In ARMED, Shane and Daisy solved a dangerous case together and become involved.

SWORN TO PROTECT is the first book in the series! What can readers expect?

In SWORN, Shane and Daisy have been broken up for a while, and both are hurting. Shane doesn’t know how to get her back. Here’s a blurb for SWORN:

Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite cop, has been blindsided by the sudden death of his best friend, NFL star Brad Cooper, and becoming the legal guardian of Brad’s son, Drew—a bitter, angry sixteen-year-old with a dangerous secret. Shane is determined to pry the truth from Drew, but only manages to alienate him—and winds up going head to head with Juvenile Detective Daisy Callahan, whose job is to protect the teen’s best interests.

Shane has always been drawn to Daisy’s beauty and strength, but he’s determined not to allow their intense attraction to interfere with his duty ever again. It’s a vow that will prove difficult to keep, as the realities of Shane and Daisy’s blossoming love and their growing bond with the grieving teen propel Shane headlong into danger for the new family he’s sworn to protect.

What type of research did you do for this novel? 

I like to use real-life contacts to research and check my facts. For example, for my new Sugarland Blue series (out May 7 with SWORN TO PROTECT) I have a personal friend who’s a police detective. He gives me advice and checks my facts to be sure they’re as true to his job and how things run at a police department as possible. (Hi, Jerry!) Any mistakes I make, however, are my own. (Or, ehem, author creative license!)

Always with a spin off series there’s the question of … “Can I start reading this one or do I have to read the original first?”  How would that apply to Sugarland Blue?

As with most of my books, the readers will be able to pick up any of them and read in no particular order.

Did you have anyone in mind while writing Shane, Daisy and Drew?

For Shane, I can’t help but think the sexy Henry Cavill would make the perfect man for my hot detective! Not sure about Daisy and Drew… What do the readers think?

You have a lot of fans of the Firefighters of Station Five and they will be thrilled to get glimpses of them in this series. Do you plan for them to have more cameos? 

So far, readers have seemed to enjoy the appearances by the firefighters, so as long as they love that, I’ll continue to have the Station Five boys drop in.

Here at UTC, we are big shifter fans. Being a contemporary writer, what do you think of J.D. Tyler, writer of the Alpha Pack series? How do you compare her shifters to the real world protectors like Shane?

Yay! I love shifter fans, being one myself! J.D. is a warped author with a dark, devious mind. Her shifter heroes may be powerful, but she still manages to put them through hell. Real-life warriors like Shane have to use a weapon and their intelligence to get them out of tough situations. It might be interesting to see Shane take on one of the Pack guys!

If your female heroines from the Firefighters of Station Five or Sugarland Blue series could claim one shifter mate from the Alpha Pack, who would they choose?

Daisy is a pillar of strength, her personality calm and assured. So, if she were to choose a Pack member of similar disposition, I’d say she’d either pick Hammer or Zander Cole.

*Squeeeeee Hammer!* Ehem sorry ….. What is the last greatest book you’ve read?

I am anxiously awaiting the 3rd installment of the CAPTIVE PRINCE series by S. U. Pacat. Read books 1 & 2 asap! Brilliant alternative historical, sweeping m/m romance that is everything a book/series should be—breathtaking, gut-wrenching, and sigh-worthy.

Armed and Dangerous final cover

ARMED AND DANGEROUS

 A Sugarland Blue Novella, Book 0.5

April 2, 2013

From the author of the popular Firefighters of Station Five series comes a sizzling new novella about Sugarland’s favorite cop—and the courageous woman destined to steal his heart…

When Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite man in blue, and Juvenile Detective Daisy Callahan work together on a dangerous case, they find themselves ignoring their professional instincts and falling hard. But when their romance gets in the way of their job—and puts both their lives in jeopardy—Shane vows to break things off. But as they’re about to discover, this kind of steamy passion is impossible to deny…

Includes a preview of the first book in Jo Davis’ new Sugarland Blue series, Sworn to Protect.  

Available at:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo

 15808300

SWORN TO PROTECT

 Sugarland Blue, Book 1

May 7, 2013

Sugarland loves their men in blue, especially Detective Shane Ford. But Shane’s mission to protect and to serve has just gotten personal…. 

Detective Shane Ford, Sugarland’s favorite cop, has been blindsided by the sudden death of his best friend, NFL star Brad Cooper, and by becoming the legal guardian of Brad’s son, Drew—a bitter, angry sixteen-year-old with a dangerous secret. Shane is determined to pry the truth from Drew, but he manages only to alienate him—and winds up going head-to-head with Juvenile Officer Daisy Callahan, whose job is to protect the teen’s best interests.

Shane has always been drawn to Daisy’s beauty and strength, but he’s determined not to allow their intense attraction to interfere with his duty ever again. It’s a vow that will prove difficult to keep, as the realities of Shane and Daisy’s blossoming love and their growing bond with the grieving teen propel Shane headlong into danger for the new family he has sworn to protect.

Available at:
Amazon | B&N | Kobo

Jo Davis’ SWORN TO PROTECT Blog Tour Schedule

5/03 – 5/13

5/03 – Book Lovin’ Mamas

http://booklovinmamas.blogspot.com//

5/03 – Buffy’s Ramblings

http://buffy-kennedy.blogspot.com/

5/03 – Flirting with Romance

http://flirtingwithromance.blogspot.com/

5/04 – Romance Junkies

http://www.romancejunkies.com/rjblog/

5/04 – Cocktails and Books

http://www.cocktailsandbooks.com/

5/05 – Reading Between The Wines

http://readingbetweenthewinesbookclub.blogspot.com/

5/05 – Darkest Addictions

http://darkestaddictions.blogspot.com/

5/06 – Books-n-Kisses

http://www.books-n-kisses.com/

5/06 – United by Books

http://unitedbybooks.blogspot.com/

5/07 – Confessions of the Paranormal

http://confessionsoftheparanormal.blogspot.com/

5/07 – Nina’s Literary Escape

http://ninasliteraryescape.blogspot.com/

5/08 – Book Monster Reviews

http://www.bookmonsterreviews.com/

5/08 – Page Flipperz

http://pageflipperz.blogspot.com/

5/09 – Books, Books and More Books

http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.com/

5/09 – Toot’s Book Reviews

http://tootsbookreviews.blogspot.com/

5/10 – The Reading Café

http://thereadingcafe.com/

5/10 – Ramblings From This Chick

http://ramblingsfromthischick.blogspot.com/

5/11 – Under the Covers

https://www.underthecoversbookblog.com/

5/11 – Mimmi’s Musings

http://mimmismusings.blogspot.com/

5/12 – Love in A Book

http://loveinabook.com/

5/12 – Night Owl Reviews

http://www.nightowlreviews.com/V5/

5/13 – GraveTells

http://gravetells.com/

5/13 – Bookin’ It Reviews

http://www.bookinitreviews.com/

 

JD1color.jpgABOUT THE AUTHOR:

National Bestselling author Jo Davis is best known for her popular Firefighters of Station Five series written as Jo Davis, and her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, written as J.D. Tyler. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader’s Choice Award in Paranormal. She’s also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a finalist for the Bookseller’s Best Award, has captured the HOLT Medallion Award of Merit, and has been a two-time nominee for the Australian Romance Readers Award in romantic suspense.

Jo’s books regularly appear on the Neilson Bookscan, Barnes and Noble, BooksOnBoard, and Amazon bestseller lists, among others.

Jo is currently at work on a new contemporary romance series titled SUGARLAND BLUE for NAL/Signet Eclipse, a spin-off of her Firefighters of Station Five series scheduled to debut in April 2013 with the kick-off novella ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Book 1, SWORN TO PROTECT, is being released May 7, 2013. She’s also publishing a new FBI series, ARMED AND DEADLY, set to debut in April 2013 with ONE LAST KISS. Jo lives in Texas with her two kids and a cute Boston terrier.

Connect with Jo:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

Jo is giving away the following prizes on her tour:

Grand Prize:

$25.00 Gift Card to Amazon or B&N and an autographed paperback of SWORN TO PROTECT

Runners-up:

Eight (8) runners-up will receive an autographed paperback of SWORN TO PROTECT

 

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Leslie T.

Wow, this one sounds really great!! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to read it and thanks for another awesome giveaway 🙂

Jo Davis

Leslie,
I hope you enjoy the series! Thanks for stopping by!

Gi

Hot!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Jo Davis

Gi,
Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!

miki

thanks you a lot for this interview and giveaway

Jo Davis

Miki,
You’re welcome! Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Kathleen O

I have been hearing great things about this book… Great interview and thanks for the chance at a great giveaway.

Jo Davis

Kathleen,
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy Shane’s story. Thanks for coming by!

Maria D.

Thanks for the fun interview! Lol at not living in a haunted house! I haven’t finished the firefighter series yet but I have read the first two books – need to go back and finish the rest. Congrats on the new series and glad to know I can dive into it without having to finish the other series first – smoking hot covers too!

Jo Davis

Maria,
I’m so glad you are enjoying the firefighters and hope you love the hot cops, too! I’m happy with my covers too–those art folks are so talented. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!

Kassandra

Nice blurbs.
Thank you for the chance!

Kassandra
sionedkla@gmail.com

Jo Davis

Kassandra,
Good luck! Should you try the series, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for coming by!

Becki Wyer

I’ve added this to my TBR. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

rmwyer at shaw dot ca

Jo Davis

Becki,
I hope you enjoy Shane’s story! Good luck and thanks for coming by!

robin the book nerd

I loved the Fire station 5 guys and gal ! So glad there is going to be another series.

Veronica De Luna

Sounds awesome! Looking forward to reading it!

Liberty Ann Ireland

My Daddy was a fireman all my life so I LOVE Firemen stories and yours really hit the spot Jo! It was fun learning more about you and the books. Thanks UTC for hosing her too!

Trix

These sound intense, but really intriguing!

Alicia Jespersen

Sworn To Protect looks and sounds amazing! I loved the interview, thanks so much for taking the time to answer all of these questions!

Also, thanks so much for the chance to win these awesome prizes!

Kamla L.

The Sugarland Blue series sounds exciting and sexy. I definitely have to check out your Firefighters of Station Five series also. Thanks for sharing with us. Have you or will you ever incorporate any of your haunted home experiences into you stories?

Christina G

New author to me and it looks like I’ve beenmissing out.

Sue Peace

I’m really excited to read this!!!

Nancy DeVault

Wow, sounds great! Can’t wait to read them.

Zita R

This book sounds good, look forward to reading it. Thanks for the give-away!

Timitra

I’m looking forward to reading this one!

Raeline Peterson

Hi ,book sounds great ,cover is sexy .

Mick Murphy

Thanks for the giveaway! Hope to win!

Elizabeth P

ooooo thanks!

Allison W

this book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

latisha depoortere

This sounds so good can’t wait to read it. Thank you for the great giveaway!

Linda

Love this and can´t wait for my chance to read! =)
Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Monday!
//Linda

NiinaC

I have to say those two look so good! Really interested in reading them! 🙂

Amanda Good

Thanks for the giveaway!

Veronica

I’ve been hearing a lot about Sworn to Protect. Cannot wait to read it!

Thanks for the giveaway!