Monday, March 11, 2013

Scavenger Hunt and New Release from Kathleen Grieve

Please welcome Kathleen Grieve on her blog scavenger hunt!

Scavenger Hunt Instructions:
For Dating Impossible, I wanted to do something a bit more than just a regular blog tour. I thought it would be fun if you all looked for a secret word. From day one, there will be a secret word inside the body of each post.  When you string them together, they make a sentence. Be the first person to email me at with the completed sentence and win a $100 Amazon Gift Certificate! To be eligible, you must also leave a comment on each blog, follow my own blog , follow me on Facebook!/pages/Kathleen-GrieveAuthor/251669291518939 and on Twitter @kathleengrieve

I will also be picking one person from each comment section to win a free e-book copy of Dating Impossible, the second book in my Dating Series from Evernight Publishing.

I look forward to hearing from you! Now let’s have some fun!  First off, special thanks to Siobhan Muir for hosting me here today! It’s day #8 of 9 stops of me telling you all about my new release, Dating Impossible

Music! It’s a very important part of my writing process and plays a role in my stories. Listening to the right lyrics sets the mood for a particular scene to unfold.  In The Doctor’s Deception an old rock tune triggers a sad memory for heart surgeon, Stone Lassiter.  In the opening scene of Dating 911, firefighter Jett Avery sings The Police’s “Roxanne” to ER nurse Roxanne Carter and we find out she hates that song! LOL

In Dating Impossible, a little Sheryl Crow was in order.  Dr. JJ Jones has had one hell of a day and unwinds in the tub with a cold beer, lots of suds and the bluesy lyrics of Run Baby Run! What can be better than that? (secret word #8 “it”)

So what kind of music helps you relax when the world’s stressors have piled their load on your shoulders? In the comment section tell me your favorite song or group.  Don’t forget, comments are required on each blog on this tour in order to be eligible for the grand prize of $100 Amazon Gift Card. Don’t forget your email address so I can contact the winner! And I also will be picking someone for a free e-copy of Dating Impossible!

Focused on her career, Dr. JJ Jones doesn't have time to date—and she certainly doesn't want to date the "player" of the ER none other than her girlhood crush, Dr. Cruz Avery. JJ found out the hard way that romantic relationships in the work place don't mix forcing her to relocate back to Arizona and change jobs. She's determined to spend her free time enjoying her Harley, reading true-crime novels, and learning about the new community she lives in. Dogged by the gorgeous Dr. Avery with his skillful hands, disarming smile, and hot lips, her resolve wavers. For now, she's having fun making his mission to date her down right impossible!

But damn if she wasn’t all prickly one minute and hot and yummy in his arms the next. His cock hardened and he shifted in his chair. Large almond-shaped green eyes, pink pouty lips, and that sexy belly button ring and tattoos. Cruz shook his head. JJ was definitely a mix of contradictions. She was all innocence and badass rolled into one. And smart.
None of his usual bullshit lines would work with her. So how was he going to get past her no-dating-a-co-worker rule and find out if they had the possibility of a real future together? Christ, she was making this entire dating thing impossible. He rubbed the tense muscles of his neck.
Sex two nights in a row doesn’t mean we are dating. Or in a relationship.
Her words looped over and over against his skull and were the other reason why he couldn’t concentrate on jack-shit today. What he needed was a plan. But what?
He sat up straighter in his leather chair. The kernel of an idea blossomed. What if she didn’t realize they were going out on dates? Yeah, baby. He liked the notion already. But he’d have to tread carefully. JJ was a clever girl. Cruz would just have to be one step ahead of her in order to make his plan work. And once she was hooked on him… He glanced at his reflection in the full-length mirror that hung on the back of his office door and pointed to himself. His lips curved into a perfect smile and he winked.
Who could resist this?

Get your copy of Dating Impossible at Evernight Publishing.

About Kathleen Grieve
Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn't one.

Connect with Kathleen here:
Keeping A Pulse On Life & Romance Blog:
Twitter @KathleenGrieve

Thank you for stopping by. Good luck on the scavenger hunt and happy reading! :)


  1. Thank you so much! I've enjoyed this VBT tremendously!

  2. My favourite music to listen to for relaxing is Michael Jackson's Number One Hit's album and James Arthur from X Factor UK :)

    1. Ohhh, I bet that has his best music on it! I will have to look for it, Alicia! Great to see you again! Good luck on the hunt! One more day to go!!

  3. Replies
    1. Rock is awesome, Danielle! I wrote most of Dating 911 to Nickelback's Darkhorse! The sleezy verbage of the songs was just how firefighter Jett Avery was feeling! LOL Good luck on the scavenger hunt!

  4. Oh my gosh, favorite groups is not easy because I have a lot. Probably my all time favorites are The Clash and Depeche Mode. I am definitely aging myself a little with my choices. The Clash I love to listen to when I'm in an awesome mood along with Maroon 5. When I'm down or trying to relax I will listen to Depeche Mode or Sarah McLachlan who I love too. But as far as musical taste goes I pretty much love a little bit of everything. sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Ha! Shannon! We must be the same age because I def remember wearing out my depeche mode "cassette tape" until finally it sounded all garbled! Thanks for stopping by!


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