Good morning everyone! I’m excited to welcome author Dawn Ryder to the blog today for a quick interview before her next book, Take to the Limit, releases! Learn more about her Unbroken Heroes series and about the author herself!
All About Dawn
You wrote a book! That’s pretty awesome. Why don’t you tell us a bit about what inspired Take to the Limit?
This is book four in my UnBroken Heroes….They’re an elite unit that operates outside the scope of normal unites. In the previous books there was talk about why this group stayed ‘off grid’, because their work could follow them home….in this book, I wanted to show that happening, not just talk about it. Bram is new to the team and he makes one little mistake that has huge consequences. Not that he’s not up to handling it.
Walk us through a day in the life of Dawn Ryder.
Let’s see….I run on parrot time. My husband and I both have parrots and they wake up at FIRST LIGHT…EVERYDAY. So I’m up and I find that I get a lot of writing done in those early mornings when the world is still gearing up for the day. When my kids were young, I began to take Taekwondo with them and I still continue today with those today. It’s slightly amazing to me to discover I’m a fouth degree black belt master. My newest little adventure has involved learning to use a rapier. Yes, as in Italian sword fighting. I’ve been at that for just over a year now.
Alright, the ultimate question: why should we read your book?
Escape!!!…..It’s why I read, to feel the burn, the struggle, and most importantly….the victory of the happy ending. Books are AMAZING little shelters to crawl into and forget the outside world for a bit.
Now for the Fun…
Describe yourself in 3 words.
Chasing my tail…..
What is your most embarrassing memory?
Cutting myself with my own sword during a demonstration in front of Masters….thank God I was in a black uniform…..uggg!
Your characters are sent into the Hunger Games. Who wins?
My hero and heroine break the game and everyone wins…..
You just won America’s Got Talent. What’s your talent?
Singing….because I would LOVE to have a beautiful signing voice and let me say….Nature let me down in that department.
Radioactive space rock fell from the sky and turned you into a superhero/villain. Tell us your new name, describe your powers, and what does your costume look like?
The Nurse…..because my powers would involve being able to speed up growth of healthy cells and killing off cancerous ones. I’d love to be able to repair ligaments and bones so people can get back to enjoying life.
This morning you woke up with the ability to time travel to only one time period. Where (or more accurately “when”) would you go?
Hummmm….I adore history but I guess I’d do something like pick a moment when I hope I can make a difference….Arrive in Pearl Harbor on Dec 6 and try to warn people.
Coffee or tea?
Best ice cream flavor ever?
Mint and chip.
Your theme song/personal anthem?
Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark……my life is an on going adventure!
Quitters never win and Winners never quit….
What is one piece of advice you would tell everyone?
Happiness is in your hands, make the choice to be active in your own pursuit to be happy and get busy filling every moment with great stuff.
Take to the Limitby Dawn Ryder
Series: Unbroken Heroes #4
Published on August 29, 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Genres: Adult, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Format: ARC, Mass Market Paperback
Book Depository / Amazon / Barnes & Noble
They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Take to the Limit, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder.
Holding out for a hero
A hardened military machine, Bram Magnus is a tough, combat-ready, all-American hero who never surrenders. But the one thing he can't fight? His smoldering, intense attraction to his girlfriend's younger sister. He's always kept his feelings locked deeply down. But when his girlfriend betrays him the night before he ships off to Afghanistan, Bram has one chance to show the woman he's resisted for years that he wants her as fiercely as the first day he saw her.
Ever since her older sister first brought home the soldier with steely hard muscles and piercing eyes, Jaelyn has wanted Bram, and when her sister casts him aside the night before he leaves, Jaelyn can't resist one steamy hot kiss with him. But danger is not far behind, and even as a deadly enemy hunts them, their relationship only grows more explosive. It's all Bram can do to keep Jaelyn safe, but with a threat this powerful, will they pay the ultimate price for their passion?