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HelenKay Dimon | Second Chances

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December 2015
On Sale: November 21, 2015
Featuring: Brax Hughes; Kyle Cabe
141 pages
ISBN: 1626493642
EAN: 2940157695354
Kindle: B018CW1OZ2
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Also by HelenKay Dimon:
The Secret She Keeps, January 2020
Her Other Secret, July 2019
The Protector, August 2018
The Pretender, January 2018


I have to admit for a very long time I steered away from second-chance-at-love romances. As a divorce lawyer, some of those stories don’t ring true for me. It’s one of those times where real life experience colored my reading choices. But, over time, I’ve grown to love the second chance romance. There is something about a couple being so attracted and having so many common pieces of their lives that they’re not ready to let go of that works for me. Maybe at heart the books are about hope, and that’s a pretty important part of romance.

What you might not realize is STRANDED, a story about two lethal former assassins, is a second chance story. They used to work together, fell for each other, started dating whenever they could between assignments, and eventually moved in together. Then it all fell apart, and by that I mean secrets and lies got in the way…so did a bullet. They’ve been physically apart for months. One actually thinks the other is dead. So, yeah, they’ve had zero communication. They get thrown together in a cabin in Alaska and all that anger and hurt bubbles up, but so does the attraction.

Brax describes it this way:

Cabe had never been the open and chatty type, but during the six months Brax was forced to play dead it looked as if Cabe had gone emotionally comatose. Brax shouldered most of the blame for that. He’d had a reason for every move and every play a year ago, but the gruff guy standing across the room was not ready to hear about them.

STRANDED is about taking Brax and Cabe from this point to a place where they can move forward. The holidays are looming and there is a lot of anger to wade through, but that’s what second chances are all about, right?


To celebrate the release of STRANDED, HelenKay is giving away a $25 Amazon or B&N gift certificate (winners choice)! Your first comment at each stop on this tour enters you in the drawing. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on November 28, 2015. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. Entries. Follow the tour for more opportunities to enter the giveaway! Don’t forget to leave your email or method of contact so Riptide can reach you if you win!

About HelenKay Dimon

HelenKay Dimon is a former divorce attorney turned full-time romance author. Odd transition, right? She has sold over thirty novels, novellas and shorts to numerous publishers, including Kensington, Harlequin and Penguin, Samhain, Carina Press, and HarperCollins. Her nationally bestselling and award-winning books have been showcased in numerous venues and her books have twice been named "Red-Hot Reads" and excerpted in Cosmopolitan magazine. But the best part of the job is never having to wear pantyhose.

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Cabe got out of the gun-for-hire business the hard way—by nearly dying. Except then his former boss calls in one last favor for one final job. The mission should be simple: get a message to a retired operative in Alaska. But it puts Cabe face-to-face with the one man he doesn’t want to see and can never forget. Not after all the secrets and lies. Not after Brax almost killed him.

Brax Hughes lived hard and retired young to a cabin in the middle of nowhere. Well, that was the plan, but before he can hang up his sniper rifle, he has one last mission: win back Kyle Cabe. Brax wants another chance, wants to come clean, but after months of lying to Cabe, he knows he could face a bullet—or worse—when they meet again. And they will meet. Brax made sure of that.

With a storm moving in and someone lurking outside the cabin, time is running out. Brax needs to talk fast and keep his weapons ready. And his best weapon is the truth.

Stranded is one of Riptide's 2015 charity titles.

Twenty percent of the proceeds from this title will be donated to the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center.

Founded in 1996, the GLBT National Help Center is a non-profit organization that provides vital peer-support, community connections and resource information to people with questions regarding sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Utilizing a diverse group of GLBT volunteers, they operate two national hotlines, the GLBT National Hotline and the GLBT National Youth Talkline, as well as private, volunteer one-to-one online chat, that help both youth and adults with coming- out issues, safer-sex information, school bullying, family concerns, relationship problems and a lot more.

To learn more about this charity or to donate directly, please visit their website: http://www.glbthotline.org/




3 comments posted.

Re: HelenKay Dimon | Second Chances

I do love that you were a divorce attorney and now write romances - quite
the dichotomy. Second chance stories are some of my favs. Thanks for the

(Jen Florence 5:23pm November 25, 2015)

I like second chances at love. It's not my favorite but I stomach it well. I love holiday stories.

humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com
(H. B. 11:36pm November 25, 2015)

Thank you for the post and the giveaway! I will begin
reading it soon.

ree.dee.2014 (at) gmail (dot) com
(Ree Dee 4:02am November 26, 2015)

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