13 Days of Halloween: Dahlia Rose


Hot Seat Interview Dahlia Rose

13 Days of Halloween Edition


I set up the Hot Seat and place plates of mini cheesecake petit fours in different flavors on the side tables along with a large mug of coffee and carafe of java just in case. Once everything is perfect I instruct the Military Cabana Men to escort Dahlia into the room. As soon as she get settled and the spotlight is on I get to the questions.

  1. First off I have to say Happy Birthday! It must be awesome having your birthday and your favorite Holiday, Halloween, all in one month.

DR: Thank you! I like the whole Military Cabana Men thing you’ve got going on and the treats. Now if you find a Stonebridge look alike I’m never leaving. LOL. I love my birthday and Halloween in general. It feeds the dark side of my Scorpio nature. I spend all year planning for October, the month of debauchery, as I like to call it.

SI: Stonebridge, purrrrr. *shakes head* What were we talking about again? Right, October, Birthday, Halloween.


  1. Besides cheesecake and world peace what do you want for your birthday?


DR: Well besides those, I usually want kindle, nook or I-tunes cards. In fact I just ask for gift cards in general, I’m really hard to shop for. People don’t really understand my taste in clothes (I’ve been known to wear tutus just because) LOL. My style matches my moods I believe, so, family and friends usually give me cards and I get to pick out what I want. That way we’re all happy.

SI: I love that! I ask for GC too. It’s much easier because it’s like giving money only it’s to your favorite store.


  1. Now you write some seriously HOT romance with some sexy Heroes where do you get your inspiration from? What does it take to make Dahlia’s list of Hotness?


DR: My inspiration is mostly military or law enforcement. I like alpha males, guys who will pin your arms above your head and kiss the hell out of you. It’s like that song by Bonnie Tyler  “I Need A Hero.  He’s gotta be strong. He’s gotta be fast and he’s gotta be fresh from the fight. “ That’s how I see my heroes the type of guy that will fight for you and love you hard. The guy that will take your temper and then say I still love you and you cannot control our relationship, It’s fifty-fifty. I write really strong heroine because I don’t think there is such a thing as a weak woman. In a crunch we can come out on top and if you can’t it’s weakness of will. But even so it takes a strong man to deal with a strong woman so I always hear I need a hero when writing. A sexy defined abs, great thighs hero. LOL


SI:  Like Stonbridge? Oh yeah. *grin* Excellent point. Also, now I have that song stuck in my head.

  1. Since it’s Halloween what is on your Must Watch List? What TV Shows and Movies should people have at the ready along with the popcorn and candy? Other than Sharknado and RoboCroc.


DR: You can never go wrong with Halloween with Mike Myers for the season of scary. While I love Sharknado and those movies for the sheer carnage. If you want to be scared watch my all time favorite movie IT with the scary clown. I’m not about the gore factor in my Halloween movies, I want to be scared and to think “Could this really happen?” World War Z will do that and Dawn of the Dead.  There’s also The Haunting, A Haunting in Connecticut and Any of the Ridley Scott Alien series. The list could go on but I think you can pick up any of these and get the scare factor.


SI: No! No! No! *covers eyes and starts to cry* No IT! NO! Weirdly enough I can take watching the Alien series and not be scared. *shivers, sips some coffee* Can’t go to sleep. The clown will get me.


  1. How would you describe your perfect Halloween? And what Halloween paranormal creature would you say is the Ultimate Halloween Hero?


DR: My Halloween is in two parts. Each year we do the Halloween fest uptown where hubster, the friends and me can get costumed up and dance the night away. We find a theme and go with it, it’s like my birthday party except with people we don’t know. LOL.. Halloween night its me at home, I bake themed cupcakes and treats and we also get costumed for the night. Hubby takes the younger kids trick or treating while I stay home and man the three cauldrons full of candy. People come over, eat or just hang out and take pictures around the house. So it’s a fun time.


Ultimate Halloween Hero… You’ll think I’m crazy but I don’t really have one. I kinda like the evil guys on Halloween. I root for Mike Myers to kill everyone. Seriously who would stay in a town where you know a crazy killer who can’t die comes back every year. That’s PTSD right there.  And how do the kids whose half naked saying “Johnny quit playing” don’t know ‘hey that’s not Johnny and run away from the exit. Don’t get me on that tangent. LOL I root for the evil killers on Halloween.


SI: Sounds like a good time! Mmmm, cupcakes. You and I are in total agreement. Those kids and their stupidity. *shakes head* All the screaming, can’t stop talking, running in heels stupidity. *grabs a plate of cheesecake and takes a bit to calm down*

  1. You’ve been kidnapped by Dragon Shifter Military Men who are at war with Werewolves and Feline Shifters. Who would win? Or How would you try to broker a peace between them?

DR: Wow, you just floored me with this one and I have to think. First off my Military Dragon Shifter clan will win, fire trumps everything and those bad boys can breathe fire (Damn Military Dragon Shifter unit plot bunny!) But I’d broker peace probably by me being the mate of the head of each clan. LOL see how I stuck myself in a ménage there? Who would say no? Not me!!

SI: *snicker* Plot bunny? Did I give you a plot bunny? You’re very clever Dahlia. Very clever. *nods* Nice solution. We like.


  1. I know you’re a Whovian. What is it about Doctor Who that makes you say, YES! That’s what I’m talking about? Who’s your Doctor and if the TARDIS appeared on your front lawn and The Doctor gave you a free pass to anywhere in time and space where would you go?


DR: I watched Dr. Who all my life and it just makes you think. Each incarnation of the doctor comes with a whole new personality but with the memories of all the rest. It’s a complicated mind that knows he is immortal could leave earth to fend for itself. Yet, he defends it and finds comrades in our ranks to travel with. Each episode he is faced with a dilemma. The fact that none of them know how deadly he can really be and how hard it is for him to open up about anything draws me. You see the internal struggle as much as the outward battle. I’m in love with Stephan Moffet’s mind and The Doctor’s as well.


Now if the TARDIS landed on my front lawn, (oh please, please please!) I’d go to a Weeping Angel planet.. I love those things!! Then I’d go forward in time to see my kids all grown up and their kids etc., to see how their lives were shaped. I’d be blessed to know that what I taught them helped shaped their future and without me they will be ok. But since I plan to be around until I’m 110, God willing. I’ll see a lot of that anyway.


SI: A Weeping Angel planet? But…but…Can’t blink, don’t blink, can’t blink, don’t blink, what was that?

  1. What is one Guilty Pleasure that Dahlia Rose is willing to admit to? It’s just us and well, the Cabana Men, but they won’t talk.


DR: I have many guilty pleasures *snicker* One I’m willing to admit too…. Hmmmmm. Ok I get bored and think of ways to prank my kids and Husband, regularly. I also talk out these plans with the posters in my office. (Do Not Judge my crazy LOL)

SI: Crazy can’t judge crazy.


  1. Back to business. What can you tell us about your upcoming or latest release? What sizzling new story do we have to put on our must buy list if we haven’t already gotten it?


DR: Ok so far SWAT Chronicles “Wicked” was released last month and it had great reviews Book 2 One Tough Cop is coming in October. Also Billionaires and Baby Rattles a twin billionaire’s book written with Tressie Lockwood will be released October 18th. Tempest The Wolf that is book four of my Cajun Mate series will be in November and Seal it with a Kiss and a few other Christmas themed books in December. It’s a lot so my sleep time has been cut until I complete my WIP schedule. I am also working on  “Still The One” Etopia Press.


SI: WOW! So much awesomeness. *Gives Dahlia more coffee and cheesecake*


  1. Thank You so much for wanting to do a Hot Seat Interview. Wasn’t so bad was it? Please tell the readers where they can find you on the internet (Website, FB, Twitter, etc).


Find me at….

www.facebook.com/fansofdahliarose (This is my fan page and a contest is going on as we speak.)




DR: Thanks for having me and I’d like to take at least two cabana boys home ?

SI: Of course, just return them after Halloween, we’ll need all the help we can get to clean up. 

Once the interview is over I have the Cabana Men escort Dahlia out of the room, of course bringing the cheesecakes and coffee with them. Wouldn’t want the Dahlia Coffee-Less Monster to be unleashed in the world.


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SWAT Chronicles Book 2 “One Tough Cop”

Maxwell Kincaid worked in the NYPD long enough that most things didn’t surprise him anymore.  The detective who preferred to work alone admitted to himself long ago that he was jaded.  So when he was called out to a hostage situation at a Women’s Shelter in the middle of the night. To him it was another job that kept him out of his warm bed. Until he heard the sobs behind the maniacal screaming of the hostage taker and the woman begging for help pleading for the life of her unborn child.  It struck a cord in him and Max was determined to save everyone, to save her.  In the midst of the chaos after storming the house Max ended delivering the baby of Nicole Henry. From the time he looked into her eyes and the face of the newborn, something shifted in his life. He wanted to show her every man wasn’t cruel and used their hands to abuse. Max was never one to believe in love at first sight but it hit him like a lightning bolt. Nicole and the baby needed tender loving care and he was the man to give it.


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