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February 10, 2016

D – Donovan Goldwyn + 3 Excerpts

Donovan Goldwyn is the hero of the Disaster Crimes series (Book One – Hurricane Crimes, Book Two – Seismic Crimes). He is also smart, tough and romantic, which makes him the perfect match for Beth.

Character Profile:
Name – Donovan Goldwyn
Occupation – Monster Truck Driver
Location – Orlando, Florida
Doppelganger – Henry Cavill
Love Interest – Beth Kennedy
Likes – Truck racing, surfing, camping and poker
Dislikes – the men who murdered his brother, spiders

Here are some special never-before-shared teasers from Seismic Crimes to illustrate just how smart, tough and romantic Beth really is.

Smart Excerpt:

The mother tightened her arms around the little girl’s waist. “Does that mean it’s broken?”

With a sigh, Donovan nodded. “Do you have a blanket?”

“Yes.” The mother hopped to her feet. “Stay here, honey.” She hurried to her car, reached in through the back window, and came back with a pink blanket.

He took it. “Is this your favorite blankie?”

The girl gave him a watery smile. “Yeah.” Her voice quivered with pain.

“Well, your blankie is going to help you feel better.”


“It’s going to hug you.”

The girl giggled.

“Are you ready?” When she nodded, he tied the blanket around her, creating a makeshift sling. “There. Now I have to warn you…a blankie can be very powerful, but it won’t help you if you move your arm, so you have to keep it still. Can you do that?”

She nodded once, like a soldier taking an order. “I can.”

Tough Excerpt:

He pounded his fist into Buck’s face again and again. Drops of blood floated into the air, splattered onto the asphalt, and coated Donovan’s hand. His teeth gritted together in a fierce snarl, his face twisted with rage.

Buck managed to throw Donovan off him. The two men scrambled to their knees at the same time and pounced at each other like bloodthirsty lions fighting over a carcass.

Romantic Excerpt:

“I don’t know how you can take pills with coffee. I can only swallow medication with water at room temperature.” He chuckled. “I’ll remember that for when you’re sick, and I have to take care of you.”

Beth’s head jerked to him, and he sensed he said something wrong. “What now?”


“That look doesn’t mean nothing. You can tell me. What did I say that was so wrong?”

“No, it wasn’t wrong. It was right.” Sighing, Beth sat across from him at the small table. “You’re the first man to willingly want to take care of me when I’m sick. When I was engaged to—”

“The asshole whose name you won’t tell me?”

“My ex,” she continued. “I couldn’t even get him to heat me a bowl of soup when I had a cold.” 

“Because, and I repeat, he was an asshole. He 8 didn’t deserve you. And you don’t have to worry…I’m nothing like him. I’ll make you soup and tea and do whatever else that’ll make you feel better when you’re sick or hurt.” He took her hand. “I promise.”

To read more of these scenes, pre-order Seismic Crimes on Amazon.

QUESTION: Which teaser did you like more? The smart teaser, tough teaser, or romantic teaser?


  1. Because of my recent reading choices (and the slowness of plot), I totally go for the tough excerpt. Give me action, please! (Yes, two books in a row that put me to sleep...more than once. *sigh* Must make smarter choices.)

  2. I go for the tough excerpt too. I crave lots of action. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

    1. Action is my favorite with romance following close behind. ;)

  3. Well with a doppelganger like Henry Cavill I'm going with the romantic teaser!!! Lol

  4. They're all great teasers but I like the Smart Teaser best because he's so sweet and gentle with the child.

    1. There are a few heartwarming moments with Donovan showing his soft side toward strangers. :)

  5. I would have to go with the Smart Excerpt because it was cute. The romantic one was good too, it shows the angst Beth is still dealing with regarding her ex. It's great insight into her character.

    1. I think the smart excerpt is cute too. It's one of my favorite moments. :)

  6. I like the smart teaser and the action one also. The Romantic one is when they first meet, later men usually will do something but then start complaining about their pain and whine while you sit there wanting to secretly smack them. ooops...I sound jaded:)

    1. Donovan's a different kind of man. ;) He's actually looking forward to taking care of Beth.

  7. I liked the smart teaser because I liked how he interacted with the little girl :)


    1. I really wanted to show him with a child. He's a softie. :D

  8. Smart teaser. And that name...sounds like a movie star name.

  9. This was good to read, loved the action.

  10. The tough one sure makes you not want to be anywhere near that fight.

  11. I liked the first excerpt. Nothing makes you fall for a man quicker than how he treats the kids. :)
    I don't like violence, funny, I do write it!

    1. You're so right about that. Men who are good with kids are real winners.

      That is funny!

  12. I'm a fan of the first excerpt too. So sweet!

  13. Great teasers, Chrys. You show a multifaceted character. Goldwyn, reminds me of old Hollywood. I like his face. Beth must be something special.

  14. A monster truck driver! How unique.

    I'll go with romantic teaser. Got to love love.

    1. I thought it was the perfect career for him. In Seismic Crimes we get to see him behind the wheel. And in Book 4, which I'm writing now, he's in a competition. :D

  15. I think I'm voting for romantic this time around. They were all fun though. :)

  16. Aw, the romantic teaser sounds great. Good choice with Henry, too. :)