Monday, September 29, 2014

Countdown to Hometown (Heroes) - Meet Dante DiMarco

Hero's Name: Dante DiMarco

Hero's Occupation: Police Officer

What Makes Him a Hero: He's a great cop, but a better person. He'll listen when someone has a different viewpoint, even if he doesn't agree. And even in the face of tragedy, providing stability for his daughter is his top priority.

Meet The Hero Paragraph: "This way," he murmured, placing his hand in the small of her back. It was a light, gentle touch, ostensibly impersonal, but she felt the heat and power of it all the way down to her toes. He guided her to the left, leading her to a tidy, well-maintained desk half-concealed by partitions. She took a seat across from the desk, wildly grateful for the chair beneath her. 

He sat down at his desk, leaning back and crossing his legs. An odd combination of patience and coiled strength, Dante looked like nothing less than a wild cat waiting for his prey.

This was not the time to start feeling like a gazelle.

Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After


Book Title: Deceiving Dante


Author's Name: Kate Davies

About the book: It’s totally Monday when teacher Elinor Callahan discovers a stolen car on her lawn. Then policeman Dante DiMarco comes knocking and life gets worse. Her favorite student is accused, she’s implicated as an accessory, and her job is in jeopardy. Plus, erotic daydreams about the officer complicate her situation.

Dante’s seen too much to buy into na├»ve Elinor’s “my-student-is-innocent” line. The suspect runs, reinforcing Dante’s view. Still, Elinor’s faith in her student makes him look again – never mind he’s checking out sexy-as-hell Ellie, too. He wants the case closed and Ellie in bed, ASAP, but life threatens to derail their attraction.

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True story: back when my husband was still in the classroom, he had a group of students who used to tease that they were going to boost a '68 Firebird and leave it on our front lawn, because they knew it was his favorite car. They never did - but I got a really fun plot bunny out of it. They were also the inspiration for Shawn and Ana. So thanks, guys!

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