Rocki Talk Updates

on March 17, 2017

HOT DIGGITY DOG! A BRAND NEW SERIES!

Introducing THE DOGFATHER – a brand new series that celebrates the things I love the most:  sexy heroes, big families, lovable dogs, and, of course, lots and lots of heart-stopping romance.  I am absolutely thrilled to launch this concept with some extra-exciting news for dog lovers everywhere!  A portion of proceeds from all the books will be donated to a fabulous animal rescue facility in my home state of Florida! So you don’t just get a great read…you help save an animal and give it a happy home and life! Hot diggity dog!!

Who is The Dogfather?

Daniel Kilcannon is known as  “The Dogfather” for a reason.   It’s not just his renowned skills as a veterinarian, his tremendous love of dogs, or the fact that he has turned his homestead in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains into a world class dog training and rescue facility. Ask his six grown children who run Waterford Farm for him, and they’ll tell you that their father’s nickname is due to his uncanny ability to pull a few strings to get what he wants. And what he wants is for his four sons and two daughters to find the kind of life-changing love he had with his dearly departed wife, Annie.  This old dog has a few new tricks…and he’ll use them all to see his pack all settled into their happily ever afters…one by one.

About these very special covers!

These aren’t just hot guys and cute dogs…these are real guys and rescue dogs! These images were shot by uber-talented photographer Dawn Whitty as  a fund-raising calendar for the Alaqua Animal Refuge in Florida. When I spotted the shots, I knew they captured the spirit of The Dogfather series, so I was absolutely thrilled to be able to use them AND to donate a portion of the first month sales of all the books to Alaqua Animal Refuge!

Who are these guys and dogs???

The sexy guy on the cover Sit…Stay…Beg is Louis Petit, the owner of Louis Louis, a French restaurant in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida (ahem, making reservations now), and that Aussie-Border Collie mix is named Flush, who was rescued from Alaqua by Louis’s brother.  The handsome hunk on New Leash on Life is an artist named Justin Lyons with his own dog, Kona, and that’s also him on Bad to the Bone, with Alaqua rescue, Swayze, who’s enjoying getting painted by Justin. (Who wouldn’t?) Finally, on Leader of the Pack, we have Walton County police officer Brandon Newsom with his gorgeous K-9 rescue, Jag.

About Alaqua Animal Refuge

Alaqua Animal Refuge is a no-kill facility founded in 2007 and located on a sprawling and bucolic 10-acre farm in north Florida. Alaqua Animal Refuge believes that every abused, neglected and homeless animal deserves a second chance. This private, nonprofit animal sanctuary is committed to serving the Emerald Coast as: the premier no-kill refuge, providing protection, shelter and care to animals in need; a full-service animal adoption center; and a peaceful, proactive animal welfare advocate through educational outreach and community programs. Want to donate now? Check out their incredible web site: www.alaqua.org

Book One – SIT…STAY…BEG  

Releases April 24, 2017 in ebook and print!

Garrett Kilcannon, a former dot com super-success who now devotes his life to rescuing dogs and finding them homes, prefers to keep his secrets buried as deep as a dog hides his bone.   So when he  learns his father has invited a journalist to Waterford Farm to write and produce an in-depth profile on him, he doesn’t care that she’s a childhood friend or drop dead gorgeous.  He has zero tolerance for the media…until he sees a different side when she gets through the walls of a rescue dog who’s refused to eat during her short stay at Waterford.  Unwillingly charmed and undeniably attracted, Garrett agrees to the interview that could break down a few of his emotional walls, too.

Garrett might not want to share the story of his colorful former life, but Jessie Curtis has the skills to peel back the layers of this  sexy, complicated, caring dog rescuer.  In the process, she not only discovers his secrets, she finds herself falling for a man who touches her heart in a way she never thought possible.  Her entire career is riding on this one explosive interview, but can she bear to repay Garrett’s trust by selling his secrets? Or can a woman who gave up on happiness a long time ago learn to believe that all it takes to rescue a lost heart is the love of a good man? (And a great dog!)

PREORDER LINKS:

Amazon

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Kobo

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Book Two – NEW LEASH ON LIFE

Releases May 22 , 2017 in ebook and print!

Former attorney and current dog whisperer Shane Kilcannon doesn’t like to lose. At anything. So when he messes up his chance with a beautiful stranger whose confident smile and haunted eyes intrigue him more than any woman he’s ever met, he’s ready to snarl like one of his beloved pit bulls. But Shane’s work with the wildest and wariest of his family’s rescue dogs has taught him patience…and persistence. When his father asks him to work alongside Chloe, helping to convince the locals to support her groundbreaking tourism plans, he agrees…as long as she is willing to help him by giving a temporary home to one misunderstood dog.

Chloe Somerset has built a reputation in the tourism industry as someone with big ideas that  put little places on the map, and she’s confident she can do the same for Bitter Bark, North Carolina.  All she has to do is convince one small town to change its name, open her germophobic heart to a dog with a penchant for face-licking, and avoid the landmines of local politics when her plans divide the townspeople. But none of that is as scary as the feeling of falling hard for a handsome charmer who whispers all the right things and tempts Chloe to forget a lifetime of hard lessons. Shane might be the best trainer in the family, with an instinct for how to get through to the creatures who need care the most, but he’s met his match with Chloe and it’ll take every trick he knows to teach her to fall in love.

Book Three – LEADER OF THE PACK – Coming June 26

Book Four – BAD TO THE BONE – Coming in the fall (release date to be announced)