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Author: Zoe Dawson

Zoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic mystery, and paranormal novels. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart.

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Ruckus - SEAL Team Alpha Book 1

Ruckus
  • Number: B071JGRX14
  • Release: 2017-06-02
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body.

Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.


Piggy Bank Blues - Going to the Dogs 2: The Alphas Book 1

Piggy Bank Blues
  • Number: B01D3JJJEW
  • Release: 2016-03-28
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Elizabeth “Lizzie” O’Reilly risked her heart once, now she was using her head.

Ian Lassiter is living the high life in Manhattan and loving it. He's a successful artist and sculptor and has just adopted an adorable Mantle Great Dane named Ozzie from his sister, Callie. The bachelor life suits him until he gets a load of AlphaGroup's newest client. Lizzie has applied to them for a loan to keep her art school for the deaf open and with Ian’s artistic background, it’s up to him to handle the case.

Lizzie’s working on saving her school and a bachelor, even a hunky one, will not deter her from her mission. With a deadline looming to come up with the cash, Ian discovers that her clever Border Collie, Georgia paints amazing huge abstract flowers. Going commercial with her talented pet wasn’t at the top of her list but Ian pulls out the charm. When something goes terribly wrong, will the trust she was building in Ian get tested?

Can a confirmed bachelor lose his resolve and can a woman gain back her trust in love?


Leaving Yesterday - A Laurel Falls Novel

Leaving Yesterday
  • Number: B00X2FE4R0
  • Release: 2016-02-09
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Loveswept
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If you love Susan Mallery, Kristan Higgins, or Rachel Gibson, don’t miss the start of this captivating small-town romance series! Laurel Falls, Montana, features spectacular mountain scenery—but it takes a rugged cowboy to convince one woman to slow down and enjoy the view.

Rafferty Hamilton doesn’t plan on putting down roots anytime soon. With her divorce final, the hotel heiress has left Manhattan behind to scout new locations for her family’s chain of resorts. Which is why it’s so frustrating to be stranded in Laurel Falls while a good-looking, slow-talking, Stetson-wearing mechanic takes his sweet time with her overheated coupe.

A decorated vet who paid his dues in Afghanistan, Trace Black can fix anything with an engine and get it revving—even Rafferty’s ridiculous sports car. He’s couldn’t say the same for the knockout driver, who looks like she’s never gripped a gear shaft in her life. Women like Rafferty don’t usually stick around in Laurel Falls, but Trace finds himself showing her everything his hometown has to offer before she cruises on down the road.

As the days pass, Rafferty finds herself charmed by the pace of life and the openhearted warmth of the residents. She’s even tempted to trust again—and it’s all thanks to Trace. He’s not the kind of guy she’s used to falling for, but he just might be the man she needs.


Going to the Dogs Starter Boxed Set

Going to the Dogs Starter Boxed Set
  • Number: B019AJC1GC
  • Release: 2015-12-11
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Beware of dogs, romance and deep belly laughs!

Four friends meet in a dog park and become fast friends. Four different backgrounds, four different personalities, but two things in common, the love for their funny, endearing four-legged furry friends and their deep friendship for each other. Come along and join my girls as they find their true love in the urban jungle of New York City and each snag the man of their dreams. To get you started on this fun journey, this set includes Leashed, Book 1 and Groomed for Murder, Book 2 of The Going to the Dogs series.

LEASHED

And they call it puppy love!

When Jack falls head-over-paws for cute and cuddly Jill next door -- that creamy coat, those soft brown eyes, and, yowza, those long legs, he simply cannot help himself. Bing, bang, boom, a few weeks later, Jack has some 'splaining to do when that cute female is with puppies. Jack's going to be a father, trouble is his lady love's owner Owen McKay and his owner Callie Lassiter need a little shove into love. Being a large and in-charge Great Dane, that's no problem for Jack. With a little cooperation and a little matchmaking, some nudging, whining and puppy dog eyes, hopefully, everyone will live happily ever after together.

Groomed for Murder

Can a dog have a bad hair day?

Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.

Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.

Can she take a chance on him?

Don't miss Hounded and Collared Book 3 and 4 along with the wedding novellas that are now available in a boxed set!


Forbidden Plays - A Romance Erotica Box Set

Forbidden Plays
  • Number: B015MA2KPU
  • Release: 2015-09-19
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: HOT Romance
  • Tags: * SPICY: HOT Romance, Collections & Anthologies, * Rom: Sports
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Three football players and three erotic stories to tantalize you. One is forbidden, one likes to show-off and the third knows how to do a sexy negotiation. All romantic

Monster Man

Community relations assistant director, Catherine "Cat" Everhart fantasizes about #66 Shane Bishop, The San Diego Wildcat's strong safety, a monster of a man, but the no fraternizing policy dictates she keep her distance. It isn't until the company's Halloween party fundraiser that their desire explodes it's tight bonds.

Hot Read

Lizzy Jordan has been working for the Wildcats franchise for a number of years and has maintained a professional distance from the big, hunky football players. That was until Texan Tyler Davis joined the franchise. But Lizzy is eight years older than the fresh-faced Rookie of the Year. But that doesn't seem to affect the hawt gazes he keeps throwing her after that unexpected, completely naked encounter in the locker room--totally by accident. After seeing his buffed body in the buff, that cocky cowboy attention he's paying her with his crystal blue eyes has everything to do with him seeing her as a desirable woman and Tyler proving he's all...man.

Illegal Motions

Holly Masters was once married to gorgeous, cocky quarterback, Clay Masters. But he'd betrayed her with another woman, although she never got him to admit it. Their divorce had been very public, but Clay has always been a sensual ache that has never gone away. Now with her new law degree under her belt, she's been promoted to Player Liaison. It's her job to do all the negotiations and Clay's contract is up for renewal. But Clay is holding all the power and he's bold enough to use it. He won't sign until she gives it up to him one more time--hot, intimate, and out of control. Can Holly handle her ex and get the important signature on the contract or will she lose everything--including her heart?


Must Love Pets - A Romance Box Set

Must Love Pets
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  • Number: B00KQKVUIA
  • Release: 2014-06-02
  • Authors: Barbara Samuel, Edie Ramer, Dale Mayer, JB Lynn, Zoe Dawson, Theresa Weir, Candace Carrabus
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Collections & Anthologies
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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NY Times, USA Today, Amazon and B&N bestselling authors!

Love dogs, love cats, love romance! Seven tales of love!

Girl with the Cat Tattoo - Theresa Weir, NY Times bestselling author & Rita award winner

Groomed for Murder - Zoe Dawson

It's a Dog's Life - Dale Mayer

Christmas at Angel Lake - Edie Ramer

The Mutt and the Matchmaker - JB Lynn

The Man, The Dog, His Owner & Her Lover - Candace Carrabus

Walk in Beauty - Barbara Samuel, seven-time Rita award winner


AfterLife - The Starbuck Chronicles, #1

AfterLife
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  • Number: B00KE7GKBC
  • Release: 2014-05-16
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: * Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Series Overview

The fine thread between reality and the fantastical has snapped. The mortal and supernatural must learn to co-exist in post-reality Minneapolis/St. Paul where video games leak monsters into the night, demons roam, thirsting for more than just blood, people are not who or what they seem and a diabolical evil plots and plans to devour the world.

AfterLife

In this world gone mad......Lily’s biggest challenge is to survive.

Lily Starbuck, kick-ass witch caterer, knows that a day that starts with blood on the horizon is a terrible omen. The day goes downhill from there when a grumpy werewolf refuses to pay his catering bill, her partner cleaned out their bank accounts, and Lily finds her murdered in their kitchen. To make matters worse, the Fairy Dust Administration (FDA) is sniffing around. Fae dust hounds hot on her partner’s trail for dealing in illegal dust now turn their attention to her. Their sexy Fae leader takes a particular interest in her and is hard to shake.

Heartbroken, flat broke and with her very livelihood in jeopardy, she discovers that the formidable Otherworlder Security (O.S.) is being tampered with. With no active investigation and a missing body, she has no choice but to discover who killed her partner. Her only backup is a cantankerous gnome who delights in going invisible on her. Clues lead her to an open case being investigated by a tough O.S. warden shapeshifter. It seems a rogue mage has created a video game that is unwarded and game monsters are being released to terrorize the human and supernatural citizens of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Trouble is Lily has reason to believe that this mage killed her partner. Looks like Lily will have to make a deal with a vamp devil and battle wits with the Twin Cities most powerful leader all in the name of justice.


A Perfect Mistake - A Perfect Secret, #2

A Perfect Mistake
  • Number: B00HCTQVPA
  • Release: 2013-12-16
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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How can they have a future when their past is based on a lie?

The perfect preacher’s daughter, Verity Fairchild, has something that only she and God know about and she wants to keep it that way. Her mistake was easy to keep secret when she was out of town, but now that she's come back to Hope Parish for the summer, she comes face-to-face with the guy responsible for it all. Boone Outlaw nearly ruined everything for her and despite the fact that he's now working at her father's church, she's determined to stay as far away from him as possible.

Boone Outlaw doesn't understand Verity's anger towards him. He barely knows her. In high school she was Holy Mary Verity and she was off limits - except in his dreams where Verity seems way too real. Most of the time he was wasted in high school, not the type of boy Verity would ever look at twice, but he can’t shake the feeling that something might have happened between them. He’s going to break his own rules to get the answers he needs straight from Verity.

What will Verity do when she finds something in Boone that she never knew existed and her perfect mistake is the only thing that could stand between them and their happiness? Will she sacrifice Boone to keep her secret?


Brave

Brave
  • Number: B00G7U089U
  • Release: 2013-10-25
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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In the season of hope, in the season of giving…

How far would you go for your friend?

Alissa Thompson has been the good girl her whole life. Her uninterested parents don’t understand her hopes and dreams. But this Christmas when her steadfast childhood friend Charlie needs her more than ever, she can’t back down. Crossing the line means being braver than she has ever been in her life. It means changing and growing and taking a stand.

Dakota Gray was brave in the face of debilitating fear. But he lost himself in that blood soaked day and has shunned everything he once knew. Now shattered and broken, he hides out in isolation, his wounds beyond healing. His heart closed, his emotions buried, he’s a man on the edge of self-destructing. Little does he know that courage would be found in another searching for the strength to be brave.

Now snowbound in the Colorado Rockies one week before Christmas, Alissa thought this was about her journey and her friend, about setting him free. But from the moment she meets Dakota, she learns about what real bravery is all about. What real love is all about. But is the season enough, her courage enough, her love enough to heal this hero’s brave heart and in the end set herself free?

Warning: This book is for mature audiences only!

Brave is proud to be a part of The 12 NA's of Christmas - 12 New Adult Novellas / 12 Bestselling Authors


A Perfect Mess - A Perfect Secret, #1

A Perfect Mess
  • Number: B00ED4WKKC
  • Release: 2013-08-05
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Susp: Mystery, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days on the bayou move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.

Warning: This book is for mature audiences only!

New Adult Contemporary Romance.


Hounded - Going to the Dogs, #3

Hounded
  • Number: B00DFA9H4C
  • Release: 2013-06-14
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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I’ll get you and your little dogs, too!

Veterinarian Poe Madigan enters The Fur Ball with her Jack Russell terriers (aka The Terrible Two) to compete for a substantial cash prize that will keep her mother from losing her home. But when her fabulous partner sprains his ankle, Poe must trade him and his talented Bichon for a sexy, muscle-bound hunk who can't dance and his Basset Hound, Lazy Daisy. If that's not enough to make her despair, it seems The Terrible Two have angered someone and they're receiving death threats!

Security specialist Jared Taylor promises one of Poe's friends that he will go undercover as her dog dancing partner to protect her from danger. He didn't expect to find his staid, traditional life would be turned all topsy-turvy and he would find a soft spot for a neglected hound and fall for a Goth princess. But when he reveals who he really is and why he is in Poe’s life will it destroy the foundation of trust they’ve built? Could he lose the real prize - Poe?

Available now in the Going to the Dogs series:

Leashed (Book 1)

Groomed for Murder (Book 2)


Groomed for Murder - Going to the Dogs, #2

Groomed for Murder
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  • Number: B00AUBKOX2
  • Release: 2012-12-28
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Can a dog have a bad hair day?

Brooke Palmer owns Pawlish, an exclusive doggie spa and grooming business in upper Manhattan, but when a client’s champion poodle gets a bad poodle cut and has to undergo therapy to recover, the client sues. The lawyer they send is drop dead gorgeous, but Brooke won't be wooed by a corporate shark in a sharp suit.

Corporate lawyer Drew Hudson has better things to do then take on this ridiculous lawsuit, but since he works for the client’s husband, he has no choice. After meeting the beautiful, sweet-tempered owner, he can’t keep his mind on the silly case. But when the client turns up dog gone dead, Brooke may be a conflict of interest when she’s charged with the murder. All Drew wants to do is prove that this sexy entrepreneur is not dangerous, except to his heart.

Can she take a chance on him?


Leashed - Going to the Dogs, #1

Leashed
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  • Number: B009JVSCO2
  • Release: 2012-09-29
  • Author: Zoe Dawson
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense, * Susp: Mystery, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC
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Jack has some ‘splainin’ to do!

That's right! Callie Lassiter's normally well-behaved Great Dane Jack has run off and done the wild thing with the neighbor's dog. It must be puppy love! It's doubly embarrassing since she's a professional dog trainer. Of course, the neighbor would have to be hot, hot nightclub owner bad boy Owen McKay, just the kind of man Callie is determined to avoid.

Owen’s comfortable with his playboy status and the hype in the media. But the ground moves beneath his feet when he gets an eyeful of the girl next door. The Dog Whisperer never looked this good! How can he convince this wholesome honey that his player days are behind him? Maybe Jill, his Great Dane can help him with this dilemma now that she’s pregnant and Callie’s dog is to blame.

Is this bad boy a bad bet?


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