Monday, September 6, 2021

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Owl and the Pussycat by Dahlia Rose



The Owl and the Pussycat

by Dahlia Rose

Genre: Historical Interracial Romance 

They never knew who she was though she hid in plain sight. Among the people there was awe of her, and the way she managed to slip in to steal valuables and leave without a trace. Woman were offended because she wore tight men’s trousers and apparently the bounty on her head wasn’t just for money but for lust. There was a bigger reason, why stealing was necessary, the divide between the rich and the poor was vast, and she intended to fix it by hook…. or by being a crook. Now she heard the set ‘”The Owl’ on her trail. No matter to her because she had the intelligence and skill to outwit even their most willy investigator. She was Ella Covington, the burglar called, “The Pussycat.’ She would not be caught.

There was never a perfect crime just inept investigators and detectives who cheated people out of hard-earned money. The Pussycat was just another robber who would inevitably show their hand when over confidence came into play. A female burglar intrigued him especially when he uncovered her true identity. Now it was a cat and mouse game, to tease himself and to tempt her. Like two dueling swords they parried and each time it was simply delicious. Alas, there were bigger players on the board, and he grew impatient for his prize The growing attraction for the woman whose motivation eluded him had overflowed. This was a frivolity that could catch her a hangman’s noose. He would protect her and he wanted to make her his. He was, Duke Richard Vance and “The Owl’ always caught his prey.

The Island Within

Dahlia Rose

I’m a Bajan gal, not many people know what that means unless they follow Rhianna. We’re both from the island of Barbados, its home base, it’s the blood in our veins and the sea is our mother. I spent most day on a beach with my toes in the sand ready a book while my siblings played in the water and in impromptu game of Cricket starts in the sand. Skip to now, fifteen years into my career and I live in Charlotte, NC with my family but Barbados isn’t far away. I’m working on a new cozy mystery series on the island and of course I took the optometry to go home for research 

One of my favorite places on the island is The Animal Flower Cave. Its where Billy Ocean filmed his video Caribbean queen and after you go down the steps, it's better to take off your shoes and go across the rocks. In fact better to wear a bathing suit because you can swim in the left over pools when the tide goes down. The cave is flooded at high tide and at low tide you can touch the coral and watch them dart back into the rocks, hence the name. There is a guide to help you over the slippery or the rough bits, but its worth every minute to hear the story of how it was found and marvel the beauty of the cave. Did I mention that on the cliff you can take some of the most amazing pictures of the cakes that you can’t get into, a restaurant and bar with the best rum punch ever?

            I love my island home, the food and Bajans are the friendliest people you will meet in the Caribbean island chain. I went home for three weeks with my husband and the baby of the family aka the 12 year old Shark boy who turned into Aquaman for the duration of the trip. The low tides, crystal blue water and cloudless skis, was his happy place. Since I’m a research junkie, I spent time in records looking up Scottish lineage that came though the islands, including my husbands people. This came as a happy coincidence since my historical do feature wonderfully diverse characters from the islands. The Owl and the Pussycat is my latest release and features a heroine who has a Caribbean  from Grenada and a sexy debonair duke who will take part in the cat and mouse game that they play.

Now if you are even in Barbados, visit the caves, both Harrisons and The Animal Flower Cave, sample all the foods and the best rum punch in the world and relax on the beaches that will ease all the stress from your shoulders. If I’m around, we’ll visit and share a cuppa tea and the sweet breads to match all sweet breads and teach you how to dance our way!  Check out The Owl and The Pussy Cat, His Highland Queen and The Scottish Rogue, for a taste of the islands in Victorian England.  Cheers!

Dahlia Rose is the USA Today best-selling multi genre author from Urban fantasy to Romance with a hint of Caribbean spice. She was born and raised on the Caribbean island of Barbados and now currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her life revolves around her five kids, who she affectionately nicknamed "The Children of the Corn and her husband and longtime love who is also a honorable retired Army veteran. She has a love of dark fantasy, sci-fi, and the things that go bump in the night. With over seven dozen books published Dahlia has become a reader favorite. Not only because of her writing but her vivacious attitude in talking to her fans online and at various events. Her books feature strong heroines with a Caribbean or African American culture, that is showcased in the vibrancy of her words. Books and writing are her biggest passions, and she hopes to open your imagination to the unknown between the pages of her books.

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