Honorary Blogger HelenKay Dimon: Location, Location, Location + Giveaway!


Location, Location, Location

by HelenKay Dimon

I’m a big fan of holiday romances.  Combine the cold weather (I live in San Diego where there is almost none), the food (I can’t cook but I can eat), the music (I sing very loud) and the general festive atmosphere, and I’m in. Notice how I’m not mentioning the crowds, the running around and all the other issues that go with family-time celebrations. The holidays can be rough for some people, so the idealized happy holidays doesn’t always fit in real life but it works in romance. There is something very romantic about the idea of a happy ending in this setting.

One of my favorite holiday settings also mixes well with one of my favorite romance tropes – trapped in a cabin. Putting the couple – in the case of STRANDED a lethal alpha male couple – in a “can’t easily get out” situation just ups the tension. The snow is falling around and the cold is rolling in and they are forced to talk it out…and end up doing other things. They can’t walk away or ignore each other. Location demands that they do and say something.

In STRANDED, two men who used to work together and were formally a couple reunite in a cabin in Alaska. They are away from other people and not close to easy transportation home. They have a stack of emotional baggage piled between them.  Lies, secrets, and the fact one of them once tried to kill the other. Not exactly easy issues to overcome, but the mix of close proximity, bad weather and a mutual attraction that neither of them can kick give them no choice. It’s either work it out or be done forever. Since this is a holiday romance, I’ll let you figure out which one happens.


About Stranded

Cabe got out of the gun-for-hire business the hard way—by nearly dying. Except then his former boss calls in one last favor for one final job. The mission should be simple: get a message to a retired operative in Alaska. But it puts Cabe face-to-face with the one man he doesn’t want to see and can never forget. Not after all the secrets and lies. Not after Brax almost killed him.

Brax Hughes lived hard and retired young to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Well, that was the plan, but before he can hang up his sniper rifle, he has one last mission: win back Kyle Cabe. Brax wants another chance, wants to come clean, but after months of lying to Cabe, he knows he could face a bullet—or worse—when they meet again. And they will meet. Brax made sure of that.

With a storm moving in and someone lurking outside the cabin, time is running out. Brax needs to talk fast and keep his weapons ready. And his best weapon is the truth.

Available at: Riptide PublishingAmazon and Barnes & Noble


About HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce attorney turned full-time romance author.  She has sold over thirty novels and novellas to numerous publishers, including HarperCollins, Kensington, Harlequin, Penguin, Carina Press and Riptide Publishing. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named “Red-Hot Reads” and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine.

Find out more about HelenKay on her Website.


To celebrate the release of Stranded, HelenKay is giving away a $25 Amazon or B&N gift certificate (winners choice)! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 28, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!

Don’t forget to check out JustJen’s review of Stranded to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

Categories: Book Promo, Giveaways, Honorary Blogger Post, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , | 13 Comments

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13 thoughts on “Honorary Blogger HelenKay Dimon: Location, Location, Location + Giveaway!

  1. Tanja

    Wonderful story to get into the Christmas spirit.
    Great cause,

  2. susana

    I love holiday romances as well. I start reading them some time before the actual holiday, so that I get in the mood. Stranded sounds really good and… Just look at that cover. I love him… I mean it. LOL


  3. Trix

    “Close quarters” is a great trope!


  4. debby236

    Sounds perfect for reading right now.

  5. jenf27

    I do love the holidays for all the reasons you mention. But the stress – I could do without. I try to minimize it each year…


  6. bn100

    holidays are fun

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  7. Toni

    Thanks for a great post! violet817(at)aol(dot)com

  8. love holiday reads


  9. I love the concept and holiday reads are always awesome =)
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  10. Ree Dee

    Thank you so much for this book! I am looking forward to reading it soon!

    ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com

  11. Pingback: Stranded by HelenKay Dimon Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway! | MM Good Book Reviews

  12. Sandy S

    Congratulations HelenKay on the new release. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity

    sschairer (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  13. Jenny B

    I live in the sub tropics and experience no snow throughout the year. I enjoy snow related stories, especially Christmas themed, because it is an exotic situation for me.

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