A man on a mission....
Mackenzie Coalson was determined to rebuild his hometown after a devastating flood left it in ruins. He has no time for a relationship and all the romantic junk that goes with it. He has a vandal to catch and no sweet smelling bundle of femininity is going to sway him.
A woman protecting her family.....
Dixie Harris charged into the county sheriff's office with a sassy sway and a smart mouth, eager to give the sheriff, and anyone else, a piece of her mind. When she locks horns with the devil himself, in the form of Mac Coalson, she quickly learns he has a temper to rival hers, even if he's the living epitome of her sexual fantasies.
When the two unite to catch a potential murderer, it's in everyone's best interest to keep it, "business only". But that's hard to do when their combined attraction is volatile enough to burn down the town.
Mac stared at her uninhibited display of passion. She was lost in a haze of desire. He had made her feel this way. She was beautiful. She instinctively lifted her arms to welcome him, wanting more. God, he was the luckiest man in the world.
He leaned down to trace her aereola, so pink and perfect, with one finger. Dixie grabbed his finger, sliding it down her torso. Mac smiled and slid his finger down to her clit, circling the swollen bud, but never touching. His finger slipped lower.
“God, baby, you are so wet,” His voice was a low growl, his control quickly deteriorating.
“That’s good, right?” she whispered, suddenly shy.
“Oh, yeah, baby. It’s perfect.” His finger invaded her again, his breath harsh and hot as he leaned over her. He removed his finger and brought it to his lips. “And you taste so sweet. I knew you would be sweet.”
Whistlin' Dixie by Maggie Adams, is full of southern charm and dialect. Who doesn't love a little spit-fire?Dixie, a five foot nothing kindergarten teacher is just that. She is full of sass and she doesn't let anyone push her or her brother for that matter. Mac is determined to rebuild the town from a flood that pretty much destroyed it. You put these two together and you get "sparks" in the form of sexual tension.
I love a good southern story, with all the good sayings and dialect. I grew up in Alabama, at the foothills of Appalachian Mountains (for real no jokes!) and Dixie grew up in a small valley with the mountains surrounding her. So, reading about that in this book was really neat. Adams got all the dialect right in this book, she didn't try to over do the southern drawl.
I loved Dixie right away, just looking at the cover- I fell in love with this book. It just screams, I'm a girl full of sass and I'm not going to take any of your crap! That is very fitting of Dixie, you just can't help but love her. I love reading about strong women who doesn't let a little thing like height get in their way, she doesn't let only being 21 raising her 16 year old brother by herself either. I love her playful banter she has with her brother and with Mac sometimes too.
Mac is swoon worthy, Dixie makes sure we know that. He comes across as stubborn and headstrong at first. When you see he position you see why, He runs the family construction business and he has a job to do. His work is being hindered by a vandal. So, he doesn't have time for games or hmmm to have his mind wander like it does when she is around.
Adams opens up herself by introducing us to several secondary characters, so I forward to see a lot more from Maggie Adams in the future! This is a sweet but spicy romance story. There were a few grammatical errors but I really don't judge a book by that, I judge it by the story. (We aren't teachers grading papers psh)
I give Whistlin Dixie 4 platypires
that's 4 stars to most of you.
Bama Love!! Roll Tide!! and Keep Reading Y'all!!
Interview with Maggie Adams
I live in the St. Louis area with my high school sweetheart, Ned, and two terrific kids, Katie (Kyle) and Ross (Valerie). I’ve always loved reading and writing seemed like a natural extension of this.=, and luckily, I found I have a talent for it. I believe humor can be found many situations, so you will always find something funny in my romances. In addition to contemporary romance, I also write paranormal and erotic romance.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Currently, I’m writing Book Two of my Tempered Steel Series, entitled Leather and Lace. It continues the story I began in Whistlin’ Dixie, with Sam and Angel’s romance. They were high school sweethearts, but a misunderstanding drove Sam away for years. Now he’s back, and Angel is determined to put the past to rest and claim Sam as her soul mate, but can he learn to trust her again?
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I try to find inspiration everywhere, but music really does get my creative juices flowing. I hear a song and wonder what the songwriter was thinking about or why the singer puts a particular emotion in his/her voice. From there, my mind takes off.
I’m also an avid people watcher. I could sit in a busy area for hours, making up stories of the people that pass. Of course, I tend to mumble to myself, which makes me look a little insane. Maybe I should where a shirt that says, “It’s okay. I’m a writer…”
What authors or books have influenced you?
Before the internet made such an explosion in self-publishing and purchasing, my local library was the only place close to my small town, so I grew up with Stephen King, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Johnna Lindsey, and Julie Garwood. I discovered Amanda Quick/Jayne Ann Krentz and Julia Quinn through friends. My newest faves are Lexi Blake and Shayla Black, Charlaine Harris and Sophie Oak.
What are you working on at the moment?
Since my Tempered Steel series is a set of seven books and one novella, I’m pretty busy researching and writing the continuations. I also have a paranormal romance trilogy involving vampires, sorcerers, witches and werewolves with a time traveling twist. Plus, three erotic romances are beginning to take shape as well. Then there’s always those little voices in my head telling me to write stuff down.
What is your best method for promoting and marketing your work?
That is probably the hardest are of self publishing for me. There are so many websites promoting books! It can be really confusing, but I like the idea of supporting a smaller/newer website or blogger. I think I can get a more personal connection and I want that.
Any advice for new authors?
Don’t get discouraged because things aren’t working out exactly like you want. The publishing industry is constantly changing, so change with it. And don’t be afraid to contact authors through facebook or other social media. Most of them are happy to help answer questions or concerns. It’s a competitive business, but I’ve found support with my genre authors. It’s almost like a family, a really, funny, horny, crazy family!
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
For writing – “Just do it. And do it everyday.”
For life – “Keep the fights clean and the sex dirty” My grandmother told me on my wedding day.
What are you reading now?
I’m currently reading ‘My Mr. Sexy” by C. C. Cartwright. It’s another story in her Sexy series. I also just finished Rosemary Rey’s, “Unbound”, the second installment in her erotic series.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what 4 books would you bring?
The Joy of Cooking, because I’m a foodie and I will definitely need to know how to cook fish.
A good first aid book, because, well, I’m a klutz.
The works of Alexander Dumas - because I love his stories.
The Princess Bride by S. Morgenstern because I believe in fairytales, especially twisted ones!