Julie Lynn Hayes on Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose and Thorne #1) ~ Guest Blog, Rafflecopter Giveaway

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Title: Bad Dogs and Drag Queens (Rose and Thorne #1)
Author: Julie Lynn Hayes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Humor/Comedy, Mystery/Thriller


Vinnie Delarosa and Ethan Thorne are partners—on and off the clock. Federal undercover detectives, they’re part of a covert task force designed to promote goodwill between the feds and local authorities. They lend an unobtrusive helping hand wherever it’s needed. No credit required.
Vinnie and Ethan work primarily in the Southeast region of the United States and live together in Richmond, Virginia. A mugger problem brings them to Roanoke, where Vinnie is thrown out as bait to catch the man who’s been snatching purses in a city park, but they end up with more than they bargained for. Why is Vinnie always the one who has to wear the dress? Ethan says it’s because Vinnie looks much prettier in a skirt. How can he argue with that?
Expecting to return to Richmond afterward, Vinnie and Ethan find themselves assigned a new case instead. They are to go undercover at The Stroll, one of the biggest gay nightclubs in Roanoke. Someone is terrorizing both the customers and the performers. Could they be dealing with a hate crime? Someone has to protect the drag queens of Roanoke, so it’s Vinnie and Ethan to the rescue!
The author is donating 10% of the royalties from this book to No Kid Hungry. Visit nokidhungry.org for more information about this organization.

Ten people from History you admire

squee I love history, so this one was a no-brainer!

Here’s my list of ten people from history I admire, in no particular order.

  • Aaron Burr (coincidentally my current crush) – one-time Vice-President of the United States, I feel he’s been vastly underrated and overlooked. He was a very brilliant man, with a great many talents. He was a brave and outstanding soldier during the War of Independence, and won honors on the field of battle, including picking up and carrying the body of General Montgomery after he’d fallen. He was a skillful politician and a very sharp lawyer, with a succinct style which was the opposite of Alexander Hamilton’s verboseness. He was a dreamer and a schemer who was ahead of his time in his support of women as equals, and provided his daughter Theodosia with the best education available at the time. Husband, father, grandfather… I think he was a great man.
  • Cardinal Richelieu – he was the power behind the throne of Louis XIII. He had a brilliant mind, and he was fearless, not afraid to take to the field if necessary. He directed battles as easily as he directed foreign policy. His first allegiance was to his country, and he set a firm foundation for France for years to come.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte – emperor of France, he raised himself from very humble beginnings, set himself a goal and attained it. He was personable and charming, and highly intelligent, even if he had his faults. He reached a bit too far, and his goals were a little unrealistic. Plus he allowed his family to be a weakness. But he helped France through the debacle of the French Revolution, and helped the country back on track.
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Pharaoh Ramesses II
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • Benjamin Franklin
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Florence Nightingale
  • Anyone who’s ever stood up for what they believed in

There are more, but these are the ten that came to mind first ☺


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About the Author

Julie Lynn Hayes first began publishing short stories and poetry in the 1990’s, when it was a different ballgame altogether, and Ebooks hadn’t been dreamed of yet. That changed in 2010 with the acceptance of her first romance novel. She’s come a long way since that first book appeared, and is finding the journey a very educational one.
She lives in St. Louis with her daughter Sarah and her cat Ramesses. She often writes of two men finding true love and happiness in one another’s arms, and is a great believer in the happily ever after. She likes to write in different genres, to stretch herself in order to see what is possible. Her great challenge is to be told something can’t be done—she feels compelled to do it.
When she isn’t writing, she enjoys crafts, such as crocheting and cross stitch, needlepoint and knitting, and she loves to cook, spending time watching the Food Network. Her favorite chef is Geoffrey Zakarian. Her family thinks she’s a bit off, but she doesn’t mind. Marching to the beat of one’s own drummer is a good thing, after all. Her published works can be found at Dreamspinner Press, eXtasy Books, and Wayward Ink Press.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/julie.l.hayes.7
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorjulielhayes
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ShelleyRunyon
Blog: http://julielynnhayes.blogspot.com
Goodreads Link: : http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3442231.Julie_Lynn_Hayes


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