Saturday, November 3, 2012

Lean On Me by HelenKay Dimon (Guest Post/Giveaway)

Please give a warm welcome to romance author, HelenKay Dimon!

Thank you for having me here today to talk about my newest release, LEAN ON ME.

In some ways, this book is about coming home again and second chances. The heroine, Cassidy, left her small town in West Virginia to climb the highest mountains in the world.  Thanks to an unfortunate interview and some not-so-well-delivered comments about her hometown, the folks aren’t exactly excited to see her when she rides back into town. 

Except Mitch.  He's always happy to see Cassidy and has been since he had a little crush on her in high school.  His memory of it goes like this:

She had starred in more than one teenage fantasy. Back then he was a mass of raging hormones with a head attached but not much in the way of brains. He was into cheerleaders. Almost any girl, really.

Most people wrote her off as aloof, but he saw something else. Something sweet and a little shy, even as she worked out harder than most of the guys on the football team. That athletic drive turned him on because he had it too. It was that focus, the refusal to listen to the naysayers, that as an adult put her name in the news and her body at the top of the highest mountains in the world.

Maybe no one else in town believes in her, but he does. You have to love that in a hero.

HelenKay DimonLean On Me 
(Holloway #2)
by HelenKay Dimon
ebook, 118 pages
Published October 22nd 2012 by Carina Press
ISBN13 9781426894510
Cassidy Clarke once climbed the world’s highest mountains, but after an unexpected illness ends her career she’s back in her hometown, broke and hoping for a little luck. But the townsfolk aren’t exactly putting out a welcome mat for the woman who once snubbed them in the media, despite her apologies now.
Mitch Anders knows someone has set up camp on the grounds of his plant nursery, and he’s surprised to find his sexy high school crush ducking questions about where she’s staying. Though he’s sworn to stop cleaning up other people’s messes, Mitch offers Cassidy a job and a place to stay—his place. Bedsharing optional, but definitely welcome.
Out of options and too attracted to Mitch to keep things platonic, Cassidy says yes to his offer. She wants to get back on her feet financially and start a new career. She never expects to suffer a different kind of fall, one that has her believing Mitch just might bring her something bigger and better than luck.

HelenKay Dimon is an award-winning author of more than a dozen novels and novellas. Her first single title, Your Mouth Drives Me Crazy, was excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine in August '07 and spotlighted at E! Online. She made Cosmopolitan a second time in December 2009 with her novella "It's Hotter At Christmas" from the Kissing Santa Claus anthology.  Her books also have been published by Doubleday Book Club and Rhapsody Book Club and translated into several languages.
HelenKay's road to publication took a few turns. She's not one of those authors who burst out of the womb with a notepad in one hand and a pen in the other. She didn’t know she wanted to write until much later in life. She tried international travel and journalism and enjoyed careers in politics and law first. After graduating from Syracuse University with a double major in newspaper journalism and political science, she landed in Washington, D.C. A few years as a legislative assistant to a member of the House of Representatives convinced her law school might be a good idea. Three years at Wake Forest University and one bar exam later and HelenKay moved back to the D.C. metro area as a lawyer. General civil litigation gave way to a specialty in family law and an eventual partnership in a highly respected boutique firm.
After twelve years as a divorce lawyer specializing in unhappy endings, HelenKay now writes romance for a living. The sudden career change resulted from her husband getting one of those "can't turn it down" job offers. With only a few months' notice, his work took the family from Maryland to their current home in California. So, instead of days filled with court, clients and a great deal of whining and complaining, HelenKay now writes for a living. She thinks of herself as a "recovering lawyer" and is grateful every day for the ability to write full time.

HelenKay is giving away one digital copy of Lean On Me to one reader. To enter, just leave a question or comment on this post for the author and then fill out the Rafflecopter below. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!

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  1. I do enjoy second chance stories. I like to think that relationships deserve nothing less.

  2. I am so pleased that you are now doing something that gives happy endings. I know that being a lawyer and dealing with these issues is something that needs to be done, but, it must get you down after a while. Anyway, good for us that you are now writing.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

  4. Thanks for a fun post and giveaway! Congrats to Helenkay on the new release! It sounds fantastic :)

  5. I do wonder how people deal with comments they make during interviews that sound mean.

  6. I love small town and second chance books so this one sounds fantastic!

    Thanks so much!

  7. This sounds like a great book would love to read it! Thank you very much for the great giveaway!


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