Welcome Brenna Zinn! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.
Where to start? I’m a coal miner’s daughter with a bigger than life imagination who grew up in Montana, Illinois, Georgia. After eloping with my Navy man in Gibraltar and living in Naval Station Rota, Spain for three years, I moved to Austin, Texas where I now live with the same Navy man and three humongous English Mastiffs. I recently gave up my job of 20 years to stay at home and write full time. I know, I know. What was I thinking??
I love men with Scottish accents, televisions shows involving ghosts and hauntings, traveling to cool places around the globe, and drinking Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum and diet Coke. I believe Sailor Jerry’s true identity is the younger, devilish brother of Capitan Morgan. Oh, and I love dancing. I used to win dance competitions in college for beer money. I was a very popular girl in college 😉
I have an extremely low tolerance for stupid people and brussel sprouts.
Is Dagger’s Edge a single title, or part of a series?
It’s a part of the Sassy Seven series, SEALs on Fire. In all there are seven extremely sexy stories about 7 Navy SEALs on leave in Key West. Who doesn’t love a hero who is a SEAL?
What were your inspirations for the story?
While living at Naval Station Rota, Spain, I got to know a real Navy SEAL named Tom.
Tom fit what I believe most people imagine when they think of a SEAL. He was a big man, about six foot three inches tall, with wide shoulders and muscular arms and legs. Tom was also a very funny guy who loved to cook. After he got out of the service, he went to Germany to learn how to make sausage and to attend a cooking school. To this day I wish I could have had the chance to try some of Tom’s sausage. I’m sure it was delicious. (Sorry. That one was RIGHT there. I couldn’t let the obvious just pass by without comment.
Please share your setting for Dagger’s Edge. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?
The setting is the beautiful Florida Key, Key West. I’ve only visited via internet pictures and I can tell you, I’m absolutely in love with the place. I love the white sand beach, the deep blue of the water, and the very interesting conch home styles of the older homes. I’m sure I’d fit in to the Key West scene like a duck to water. If there are any Key West natives who want to invite me to stay for a few days, please e-mail me. I’ll be there in no time flat!
Though well hidden, deep scars from Dean “Dagger” Gregory’s troubled past have influenced each important decision he’s ever made, including joining the military and keeping his distance from his best friend’s sister, Mia Benson, the only woman he’s ever loved. But after Dagger’s friend strong-arms him into checking on the feisty redhead during his leave in Key West, he finds himself under sexual attack and with no desire—or willpower—to retreat.
“Oh, I get it. So you’re afraid of my brother.” The prod was so easy to think of. Surely Dean wouldn’t be able to resist this carrot.
To her delight, his hand still holding hers tightened. Deep furrows dug into the skin between his brows.
“I’ve never been afraid of another man in my life.” True to form, his voice dripped with indignation.
“Then kiss me.”
The challenge tumbled from her mouth as any glib remark might—little emotion, all quick banter. Her expectation for his accepting the goad was low. He wasn’t exactly known for doing just anything when provoked, especially when the poke came from her.
In the milliseconds while she waited for his response through word or action, the world seemed to stop spinning. Her heart suddenly lodged in her throat. Her pulse raced in her veins as though she’d taken some kind of drug spiked with adrenaline. The dare and his reply took on a meaning she’d never intended. But there it was. More than ever before, she wanted his kiss. She needed his kiss. Hadn’t she loved him long enough to finally deserve to have her lips touch his?
“Please, Dean,” Mia whispered earnestly. She stared at him, hoping he’d read the desperate pleading she tried to convey through her eyes. “Just one kiss.”
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