Please welcome Author D.V. Stone to my blog. I’m so glad she has agreed to join us.
Jazz House is Book two of the Impact Series
Release Date August 31, 2022
Romantic Suspense/ Sweet
Tagline: One woman’s choices. One man’s impact.
Please welcome D.V. Stone to my blog. I’m really excited as her new novel Jazz House will be out in August.
D. V. Stone is an award-winning, multi-genre, traditionally and independently published author. She writes books people want to read. Whether romance or fantasy, her stories are about the importance of friends and family. About overcoming obstacles while doing it with humor.
Around the Fire is a popular weekly blog where she introduces both established and new authors giving an insider’s look into their lives and books as well as tidbits about her own life.
After retiring, she is now a full-time author and incorporates her life experiences into her books.
A former Emergency Medical Technician, she volunteered in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania. At the same time, she worked as a professional EMT in a women’s state prison. She was the proprietor of a coffee shop, and a small restaurant/ice cream stand in the years that followed. The years following were as a manager in an animal emergency hospital, while her last position was in a human medical office.
When not behind the wheel of 2Hoots—a 41 foot long 13.2 feet high 5th Wheel camper, she rambles around town in Northern New Jersey in a white Camaro. She also loves travel and history.
D.V. is wife to an amazing husband, mother to one son, and not your average grandma to three beautiful grands. A woman of faith, she believes and trusts in God.
“My greatest pleasures are spending time outside with friends and family, cooking over the open fire, sipping a glass of wine, and reading.”
Hali, her rescue dog, always reminds her to let readers know, “Woof, woof.” Which is loosely translated as support your local animal rescue.
LG: What amazing careers you have had! I suspect your background fills your mind with those wonderful stories!
I’m old so I’ve done many things. My first job was working on my parent’s dairy farm in Minnesota. I was sort of the family vet even as a teenager. I birthed calves, gave medicine both by mouth and injection, and patched wounds. It’s not surprising I ended up in the medical profession. Before medical, I waited tables at a truck stop and cleaned motel rooms. An opportunity opened up to work in a facility for developmentally disabled people as a direct care attendant. Not long after I applied to be an ambulance driver for the clinic. It required Emergency Medical Technician training and I went for it. Once I became an EMT professionally I wanted to volunteer as well. I’d found my niche and found myself working in the emergency department of Pocono Medical Center. Finances had me return to the State of New Jersey as an EMT in the woman’s state prison. Over the years I’ve floated in and out of business and medicine even becoming a manager at an animal emergency hospital. I ended my career in a radiology office.
Many of my characters and events are composites of all these things. The only place I haven’t gone is back to the prison though I may in the future. I did ministry work as a volunteer in the local county jail. There are many years of varied experiences to mine. Lately, I’ve enjoyed adding animals into my stories. In my mid-grade books, two of my rescue dogs have co-starring roles. My next Impact book is in development and will be focusing on Fire Fighters, specifically a woman.
Let’s find out more about your new, about to be released novel and here is the blurb:
Jordan Vasilakis is on the run, living under an assumed name. After a disastrous marriage to a notorious Greek business tycoon, she flees to the States and starts rebuilding her life. But her ruthless husband is determined to destroy her…once he finds her.
Michael Machau is drawn to the new singer at Jazz House restaurant, but the guarded woman is harbouring dangerous secrets. The dedicated police officer may have to risk more than just his heart to forge a connection with the woman he knows as Madeline Cielo, especially when he discovers she’s living a lie.
Worlds collide. Lies entangle. Survival, much less love, is in question. They must quickly distinguish friends from enemies or risk losing everything—including a future together.
LG: Donna has kindly offered a short excerpt:
Jordan scrambled to the other side of the limo.
“You sing good tonight.” He scrolled through his phone.
Outside the window, massive cruise ships docked in the port. Happy older people made their way up the gangplanks toting bags filled with souvenirs, while the younger ones debarked dressed for the nightlife. Sparkly sequins flashed like diamonds as one young woman twirled on the pier.
God, how had she come to this life? She willed her hovering tears not to fall. Kyrios wouldn’t approve.
When she was offered a place in the touring group ten years ago, she thought it was the beginning of great things. Standing in the cabaret with the lights shining down was her dream come true. When she was the woman in the sparkly dress.
Until he showed up.
Each night, Kyrios Vasilakis, Greek business tycoon, sat at the front table watching her. Yes, he was older but so very handsome. Dark hair with silver at the temples, he cut a dashing figure in his black suits.
Jordan began to sing to him. It was the beginning of the end. After a whirlwind romance, she found herself a prisoner in marriage to a brute.
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Thank you so much for joining us Donna! It’s been wonderful hearing about your new book and about yourself.
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Other Books by
D. V. Stone
Rainbow Sprinkles by The Wild Rose Press
After the storm come the rainbows.
One man’s choices. One woman’s Impact
Australia Burns by The Wild Rose Press
Agent Sam Carter
The Mystery at Branch Lake https://a.co/bb0HlkS
The Mystery at High Pointe Tower https://a.co/bb0Hlk