Thursday, October 4, 2012

Tour Kick Off - Meet and Greet - Dana Mason

Today is the Tour Kick Off for the Dangerous Embrace Virtual Book Tour! 

Romantic Suspense/ Thriller
Date to be Published: 10/04/12

Sarah Jennings wants nothing more than a quiet life—alone.
Raised by an eccentric mother, their life on the road only taught her how to run away from hard times. But when she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well.  

Now, back in her hometown, she's found a place she loves. She’s a first grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Finally comfortable in her own skin, she’s settled, and less fearful than she’s ever been in her life.

But it only takes one night and one act of violence for everything to change. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go.

Just when Sarah thinks she can have Mark and the life he promises, her past comes back to haunt her.

Mark Summors was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man.

Now divorced, he wants something more. He’s passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it.

This time he’s protecting more than just another client, he’s protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him.

Dana Mason started writing to prove to her computer geek husband and her math & science geek kids that she actually has a brain; it’s just a right functioning brain instead of a left. She’s lived all over the country and uses that experience in her writing and character studies. Her debut novel, Dangerous Embrace, is the first in a contemporary romance series about a group of friends from Northern California who learn just how short life can be when you don’t hold on to what’s important. Second chances don’t come easy…but sometimes love is worth the risk.
When not writing, Dana specializes in professional development and training. She’s also a board member on the local Art's Council and does what she can to support the art community.  
As an avid reader and movie watcher, she always requires a happily ever after ending.
Twitter - @danamason06

Reading Addiction Blog Tours MEET and GREET

#1 – Do You See Writing as a Career?
Yes, of course. It doesn’t pay the bills yet, but someday. Until then, I’ll keep my day job. 

#2 – What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
If I had to choose, it would be editing. I enjoy editing too so it’s hard to say. I don’t do a lot of plotting, it kills my creativity. I just have to sit down with a blank screen and start, after that the story comes pouring out. So yes, editing would have to be the hardest part, reshaping something that came so naturally is hard to do. 

#3 – Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Not really one person. I would have to say the writing community in general has been very generous to me. 

#4 – What is next for your writing? 
Editing book two, Precious Embrace, after that I’ll finish book three, Anew Embrace. I’m excited to finally share these stories with everyone. They’ve been bouncing around in my head for so long. 

#5 – Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing? If so, what are you currently reading?
I am an avid reader. I just finished Sugar’s Dance by Katie Mettner and I’m now reading Fire on the Island by JK Hogan. My TBR pile is very long. 

This or That?

#1 - iPd or Mp3? IPOD

#2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? This is not a fair question. Choconilla? Or Vanocolate? Both, why choose?

#3 – Mashed Potatoes or French Fries? Unfair again…why box in the perfect food? If I must choose . . . French Fries.

#4 – Comedy or Drama? Drama

#5 – Danielle Steel or Nicholas Sparks? Neither. Nora Roberts.

#6 – Fantasy or Reality? Reality

#7 – Call or Text? Text

#8 – Public School or Home School? Public school

#9 – Coffee or Hot Chocolate? Coffee

#10 – eBook or Paperback? Both! Depends on the book.


Follow Along With This Tour! 

October 4 - Crazy Four Books - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 5 - Wonderland Reviews - Review/Interview
October 6 -My Reading Addiction - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 7 -My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
October 10 - Gothic Angel Book Reviews - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway/excerpt
October 11 - Jennifer McConnel - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 12 - Tana Rae Reads - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 15 - TE Garden of Books - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 18 -Forget the Housework, I'm Reading - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 19 - Up All Night Reviews - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 20 - Ashley's Bookshelf - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 22 - Sit Here and Read - Review/Giveaway
October 24 -Lov Liv Life Reviews - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 27 - For the Love of Film and Novels - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
October 30 - Inside BJ's Head - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
October 31 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review/Excerpt


  1. Dangerous Embrace sounds like an exciting read. I look forward to reading it. Also, I agree with Dana, coffee over hot chocolate any day!

  2. Thanks for the great interview. This sounds like a nail biter!
    I think I could go for a bowl of Choconilla right about now, or perhaps Vanocolate :)

  3. What a great interview and I thought the book sounded great. Cannot wait to lok into it! sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com