Thursday, January 17, 2013

Yes...Life IS a Dance

Hey all,

Today I have a bit of shameless self promotion for you, with a little extra.  It's been a long time coming, but for those of you who've been waiting for the last book of the Second Chances series--Second Chances III: Life's a Dance, well, wait no longer.

It's finally out!   Here's a quick blurb...

Can the memory of a single night's desire show two lonely people their destiny is to dance together for the rest of their lives?

When Heather meets the dark, handsome Dustin at the Wildhorse Saloon, she has no idea the single dance he asks of her will lead to the most important moment of her life. But although the connection between them is immediate and powerful, she belongs to another, and all she can take home with her is the memory of a love that can never be.

Dustin St. James lives, breathes and loves music in Nashville. As one of the most sought after studio musicians around, he has his pick of gigs and of the ladies. Yet he's knocked off his feet when the purple-eyed Heather dances her way into his life. Having to let her go leaves a hole in his life and in his heart.

But Fate has plans for these two and when six years later they meet again, the emotions they share have only grown stronger. Can they struggle through the tangles of the years apart, or will their long awaited dance of love end before it's had a chance to begin?


This story has been perking around in my brain for over seven years. In fact, I was writing Waiting in the Wings when I first visited the Wild Horse Saloon in Nashville. And, as I sat there watching the dancers and munching on the delicious fried pickles, I realized this was a perfect place to set a book.

There was such a great response to the first of the Second Chances series, I decided to do a trilogy. I remembered how much fun I'd had at the Wildhorse. And I also recalled meeting a certain hunky dancer who had taught me all I wanted to know about doing the two-step. I put both of them together, added a lady in distress, stirred briskly, and Life's A Dance came to be.

And since I truly believe in second chances--this book is a reissue--and I love the idea behind the song by John Michael Montgomery, Life's a Dance, it was very easy to put all of it together to write the last of this award winning series.

As this series targets specific social issues, I chose domestic abuse to highlight in this story. For more on that, check out a previous blog I did at Midnight Seductions. It shares about issues I think are very important.

I hope you all will enjoy this last of the trilogy. At least I think it's the last. There is a new generation toddling around in Nashville. And little J.J., Cláirse, and Treasure definitely are character's themselves. Who knows what might happen in a few years?

Until then, take a look at Life's A Dance.  Read an excerpt at and then go pick up at copy at MUSA...

And please, let me know what you think!

CJ England

 Follow Your Dreams


Phylis said...

Ok CJ! You hooked me and I went to Musa and they gave me a certificate for 5.99 so I ordered two of the Second Chances series. I now have Life is a Dance and Waiting in the Wings on my Kindle! So I will let you know when I get them read! I may drag my Kindle with me today while I take my Mom to get her blood work done! lol

Ray said...

I had to skim quickly or I would think I read the book already when I get it.

It does look good.

CJ England said...

Glad I hooked you, Phylis. Hope the hook is worth it for you!

CJ England said...

Oh, don't worry, Ray. The book is 137k long. Plenty left to enjoy! LOL