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I write contemporary romance. Building families--one romance at a time.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


There’s only 13 days until SOUTHERN COMFORTS hits the shelves! 

I thought I would give you another taste of the story.  And there is a lot of tasty food in the book.
Abby Fitzgerald, the heroine, received her culinary training in New York City.  After a broken engagement, she returned to Savannah to help her sisters run the family B and B.  Now she’s chef of the struggling B and B.

Grayson Smythe, a Boston real estate developer, has negotiated a long-term stay at Fitzgerald House.  All his meals are included and he spends his evenings eating dinner with Abby in her welcoming kitchen.  Gray has a weakness not just for Abby’s Brandy Pecan Bars but also for Abby.  But he’s never sure if she’s interested in him—or his money.

Here’s the excerpt:

“It’s a cash-flow issue. We’ll see if we can get a loan, but…” Abby shrugged with a tight smile. “I know how much you love my brandy pecan bars. How much would you pay for a lifetime supply?”
A chill settled over Gray’s skin. Was she joking, flirting—or testing the waters?
He’d eaten in her intimate kitchen for the past three weeks. And they’d spent hours talking. He’d told her more about his life and his family than anyone back in Boston. They’d become friends. Why couldn’t he tell what Abby wanted?
He was paying her for the room and the meals. And now Abby suggested he could buy a lifetime of her bars? Had to be a joke. He kept his own tone light in response. “It might be worth it.”
He tugged her out of her chair, and when her body brushed his, it was as if he’d grabbed a live wire.
Did she feel this connection, too?
“Do you have a restaurant you’ve wanted to visit tonight?” He couldn’t stop brushing her knuckles with his thumb.
He thought he saw confusion in her green eyes. At least he wasn’t the only one.
“There’s a little Italian place over on York Street called Amore. We can walk over if you want.”
So, they would go out to dinner. It didn’t have to be a big deal; they’d had plenty of those already. Then they’d see what happened next. “I’ll make a reservation.”

Once I launch my new website—you’ll be able to grab Abby’s Brandy Pecan Bar recipe.

Oh—and it looks like Amazon and B&N still have the ebook on sale. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Teaser Tuesday! SOUTHERN COMFORTS receives 4 STARS

RT Book Reviews have given SOUTHERN COMFORTS 4 Stars!  COMPELLING—PAGE TURNER.  I’m thrilled. 

SOUTHERN COMFORTS is a sweet story with a bit of excitement thrown in.  The romance between Abby and Gray seems to build naturally, and Gray’s complex personality is particularly well drawn.   RT Book Reviews December 2014

With only twenty day until SOUTHERN COMFORTS releases, here’s another little teaser. 

“Actions speak louder than words.”
Tears trickled down Abigail’s cheek.  The ice in her eyes frightened Gray.  “I’m going back to Savannah.  I’m going home.”
“Abby.”  This couldn't be happening.  Not when he was in love with her.  “Stay.  Please.”
“We’re done.”  She wheeled her bag around him.
Desperate, he blurted out.  “I think I’m in love with you.”
She stopped.  Her shoulders shook.  She turned around, pity filled her face.  “You can’t buy my love, Gray.  That’s not how it works.  It’s something I would have given freely.”
Panic bubbled inside his chest like lava in a volcano about to blow.  “I’m not trying to buy your love.”
She didn’t even stop.
He ripped a hand through his hair.  He’d been trying to help her, for God’s sake. And she’d thrown everything back in his face.  He told her he loved her.  He had the money.  He could fix her problems.  Make her life easier.  Why wouldn’t the stubborn woman let him help?

Hope you enjoyed it!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

I'll be a Guest at Romancing Christmas!

Stop over if you get a chance.  I'll be there starting at 10:30 Central Time on Wednesday!

Romancing Christmas

there's a ton of Giveaways!  One would be SOUTHERN COMFORTS!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


SOUTHERN COMFORTS releases in just twenty-seven days!  My debut novel and I can hardly wait. 

The book is set in the gorgeous Savannah historic district.  The Fitzgerald sisters run a bed and breakfast in their partially restored family mansion.  Growing up, they'd help Mamma run the place and four years ago they took over the running of the B and B.  Even now they still quote their Mamma’s rules on running Fitzgerald House. 

Here’s a sample of some of Mamie Fitzgerald’s rules on running a B and B.

Rule #1—The guests are always right, even when they’re wrong.
Rule #5—Never yell at a guest.  Not even under your breath.  (I’ve found the second-floor linen closet is pretty soundproof.)
Rule #11—If cleanliness is next to godliness, then Fitzgerald House must be heaven.
Rule #16—Never let a guest see you sweat.
Rule #40—Dream big, dream often, but don’t let it keep you from your work.

But the rule Abigail Fitzgerald is having the most trouble with is—

Rule #2—Absolutely never get involved with a guest.  It’s not well done.

Abigail Fitzgerald has always followed her mamma's rules when it comes to running their family's B and B. But her mamma never had to resist a man like Grayson Smythe. A long-term guest, Gray spends his evenings having dinner with Abby in her kitchen—and it's not long before their attraction begins to sizzle. 
Although Gray's kisses are a delicious distraction, Abby's priorities are the B and B and the dream of opening her own restaurant. And Gray definitely has the means to help her. But when money seems to be all he can offer, Abby suspects she might get burned.

There is a Goodread Giveway happening right now.  Stop over and sign up! 

    Goodreads Book Giveaway

        Southern Comforts by Nan Dixon


          Southern Comforts

          by Nan Dixon

            Giveaway ends November 12, 2014.
            See the giveaway details
            at Goodreads.

      Enter to win

Saturday, November 1, 2014


I’m sure every author’s heart pounds at the feel of their debut novel in their hands. I swear it smelled better than any other book I’ve ever held. (Yes I gave it a sniff!)  Of course the books arrived while I was out of town. It seems to be the pattern for this book. First I mislaid my phone when my agent was calling to tell me I got The Call. Now with the actual books, my daughter opened up the box.

 But who cares -- Aren’t they beautiful?

 I haven’t really done a cover reveal.  The cover hit the sales sites before I was ready. So this is my reveal! And I love that my editor is using one of the Bed and Breakfast Rules on the back cover.

 SOUTHERN COMFORTS is about the Fitzgerald sisters' struggle to run their family’s B and B. Mamma Fitzgerald started turning the decaying family mansion set in the heart of Savannah’s historic district into a B and B years ago. Now her three daughters run the B and B and Mamma’s rules live on.

Unfortunately, when Grayson Smythe comes for a long-term stay at Fitzgerald House, Abigail Fitzgerald just might have trouble sticking to Rule #2 – Never get involved with a guest. 

 I’m a month away from release date, December 1, and so excited. You can pre-order wherever books are sold!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Goodreads Book Giveaway!

In just a little over a month my debut novel SOUTHERN COMFORTS will be released!  I'm so excited, I'm giving away 5 autographed copies.  Stop over if you get a chance and enter!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Southern Comforts by Nan Dixon

Southern Comforts

by Nan Dixon

Giveaway ends November 12, 2014.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win