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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

No Turning Back by HelenKay Dimon (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome back to RBtWBC to author, HelenKay Dimon!


Thank you for having me here today to talk about my upcoming release, NO TURNING BACK (out March 19th).  This book launches a new single title contemporary romance series and I'm thrilled to talk about it. 

Part of the fun of starting a new book is putting all the settings and characters together in my head.  At some point my publisher's art department asks for photos and ideas about the book so someone can get started on making a cover.  Knowing this is coming, one of the things I now do when I start writing is collect photos to put the visual inspiration in my head.


This is a new system for me.  I never used to go through images.  Then I figured out I was a visual person.  Yeah, that one took me longer to realize than you would think. I don't put characters together in my head by saying, "he looks like X actor."  Rather, I develop a look, characteristics, a backstory and everything I need for a character then go out looking for photographs, of famous people or not, that match what I have in my head. It's not a perfect system, but it helps the art department and me…and who doesn’t like looking at photos of pretty people?

With all that build-up I thought you might want to see the visual inspirations I used for the hero and heroine for this book.  For Declan, the hero, I needed someone fit with that Tall, Dark and Hottie look. I thought Niall Matter (from the TV show Eureka) came close:

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He's cute, right? Then I needed a fiery redhead to be his match, Leah. Strong, pretty, maybe a little cool, but totally self-possessed…and movie actress Jessica Chastain came to mind:

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I'll let you decide how close the couple on the cover of NO TURNING BACK matches my image. :)



The Hanover brothers inherited some bad behavior from their con artist father. Now three strong women will make honest men out of them.
After ten years in the Army and four overseas deployments, Declan Hanover is ready for life away from a military base. Sweetwater, Oregon, a sleepy coastal town, seems like the perfect place to start over. His plan is to work out a deal with his brothers and the bank to let him keep the estate they’ve inherited, Shadow Hill. But he wasn’t prepared for Leah Baron, whose family lost everything to his father’s cons—including the house Declan intends to make his own…
Leah thinks Declan is just like his conman father. He possesses a bad boy charm that makes her heart pound, but that doesn’t mean she can trust him. All she wants is to get close to him so she can get her house back. But Declan has other ideas. He doesn’t mind being in close proximity to Leah—as long as it’s in the bedroom…

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~*GIVEAWAY*~
HelenKay is giving away a digital copy of the book, open to all, to be gifted from Amazon or BN, winner's choice. To enter, just leave a comment or question for the author on this post and then fill out the rafflecopter below. Good luck!
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8 comments:

Debby said...

Sounds like a great story. Lots of conflict set up.
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Anonymous said...

This book looks interesting.
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Jane said...

So excited about the Hanover Brothers series.

Karen C said...

Love being in on the start of a new series, especially one that sounds as good as this one does.

Kyla Whitley said...

Looking forward to reading your new book. Sounds intriguing. Thank you for sharing! :)

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Timitra said...

I love the sound of No Turning Back...can't wait to read it!


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Mary Preston said...

Interesting casting!!

Victoria Zumbrum said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com