Thursday, April 21, 2011

Celebrating A New Release For Cheryl Dragon

Today on our Cyber Launch Party Blog, we're celebrating the release of book two in Cheryl Dragon's  Lucky Springs Series with Resplendence Publishing -  BIRTHDAY PARTY SURPRISE!

A lover of unusual things, Cheryl Dragon enjoys writing unique stories with sinfully hot erotic romance or suspenseful mainstream paranormals. Never at a loss for ideas, there are plenty of stories in her brain waiting to be written. Her two favorites book settings are Las Vegas and New Orleans...where anything can happen!

Cheryl lives in the Chicagoland area with her deaf albino cat. By day she crunches & analyzes numbers as an Assistant Controller for a division of a large international conglomerate which leaves the creative juices free for her erotic romance and paranormal suspense novels.



Lucky Springs Series, Book Two

Turning thirty-five isn't easy for Jessica. Most of her life is going fine, but her love life has been in a holding pattern. Tired of waiting, it's Jessica's turn to go a little wild and her friends help arrange it. One night, one fantasy, and four sexy men make for a happy birthday!

The urge to repeat the fun haunts her, but when she finds out exactly who her mystery lovers were - all the rules change. Four men she loves want more than friendship or sex. They become caught in a web of passionate love that can't be denied. The quad of hunks wants to share her and each other every night. Her patience paid off times four but can this traditional girl commit to group love?


WIN - Leave Cheryl a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for an autographed Cheryl Dragon Tote Bag filled with great goodies like a T-shirt, mousepad, ball cap, baby dragon, duckies, pens, bookmarks, and more!  Be sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner!


  1. Good morning Cheryl!!!!

    Super congrats on the new release - WOW - what a birthday present your heroine is in for!

    Read the excerpt and love the characters already. Can't wait to read it.

    For those who don't know about your Lucky Springs Series - tell us all about it and how the books will fit together.

    Hope the new book is a HUGE success for you and hope the entire series is a big hit!

    Enjoy your release party and thanks for the fantastic prize package you have up for grabs!

  2. Congrats and good luck for release day...I haven't read the series, but reading the blurb makes me kick my ass to the store...

    Good luck to everyone who enters the contest

    Have a great day.

    Michelle B.

  3. Thanks for dropping by the launch party!! I'm going to sneak in the basics early and I'll return after work to answer questions/comments...

    Birthday Party Surprise is the second in the Lucky Springs series...but don't worry, they are stand alone and don't need to be read in order to enjoy. (One other note, all books have m/m love in them.)

    The books are set in fictional Lucky Springs, Lousiana, a small town full of southern hospitality, homemade food, and friendly neighbors. But all small towns have secrets.

    Being somewhere between New Orleans and Shreveport and far from a big town, Lucky Springs is the sort of place where everyone knows everyone and who they sleep with. But where do couples or singles go for a little fun? To keep their love lives interesting??

    Lucky Springs has a party for that...

    The thread that really connects the series is the characters who know each other...and share a pattern of one woman and three or four men who fall in love and form a committed relationship.

    At first they think they're the only ones but thanks to the party thrown monthly at a beautiful old house, lovings groups know they aren't alone even if they can't tell everyone.

    Book 1 is all about Cassie, the adventure loving photojournalist who comes home and finds men hot enough to handle her right next door. Her men host the party but can they play by her rules?

    Book 2 is Jessica, Cassie's goody-two-shoes cousin who has been waiting for Mr. Right to return home to Lucky Springs. She gets one hell of a surprise:)

    Book 3 is Hamilton, one of Cassie's guys whose interests always ran a little naughtier than her and the other men. They always knew he'd form his own group. We'll finally find out what keeps him at the fire house all the time...Red Hot Party is coming in August.

    Book 4....Training Party. Well you'll have to wait until Dec 2011 for that one. But it involves a friend of Cassie's who goes from training with a friend to shed a few extra pounds (for a friend's wedding:) training to please three men. Exercise is a lot more fun naked;)

    Hope you'll stop by Lucky Springs and meet the locales. I have so much fun with this series. A wonderful small town and still people can find love outside of the strict norms you'd expect to find.

    Hope you enjoy the excerpt!
    Cheryl Dragon

  4. Congratulations on your new release. This sounds like a very good book. The cover is hot. Who was the cover artist and did you have any say in the cover?

  5. Congrats on the new release! I saw this yesterday and added it to my wishlist. Sounds live a very hot read. :)

  6. congrats on the new release....I am looking forward to Ham's book...I think the firehouse has alot of things going for him...including someones lil sis.

    so everything that happens in New Orleans stays in New Orleans as well as Las Vegas?

    Love the series

  7. Ooh, Cheryl! Congrats on the new Lucky Springs release! When I first saw the post, I thought, "hey, it's Cheryl's birthday!" but then realized that it was a new Cheryl title instead :D Thanks for giving us something to celebrate! When can we anticipate getting the rest of the series?? (Uh, impatient much? ;))

    f dot chen at comcast dot net

  8. Hi, Cheryl-

    Happy Release Day!

    I saw the cover for this book at the TRS party and clicked on it. I liked the excerpt at the Resplendence website. Sounds like a spicy, fun read!

  9. congrats on the new release and i must say that would be a heck of a birthday surprise.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  10. Congrats on the new release.It sounds super hot.
    I must hurry up and read book 1.

    Does the series end at book 4 or will there be more?


  11. Congrats Cheryl! Sounds like an awesome book! What made you choose a fictional town in Louisiana?
    jessangil at gmail dot com

  12. Your new book sounds super good and that birthday sounds wwwwaaaayyyy more exciting than my recent celebration...I must need more creative friends. LOL.

    joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

  13. Congrats on the second release in the series. It's going to be a joy to go along and find out how Jessica comes to terms with what she wants.

  14. Hi, Cheryl.

    When I saw the cover, I said "Ah, this looks interesting, indeed." Then I read the excerpt and said, "This is a must have for me."

    I can't wait to read this.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  15. Congratulations on the release! Had a great time at the party, thanks for the invite. Loved the blurb/excerpt and have added Birthday Party Surprise to the TBR list - would have loved that kind of party surprise myself ...

    kacbooks at hotmail dot com

  16. Wow this definitely looks like a hot steamy read! This looks really interesting. I would love to see how it all works out. Congrats on the release.

  17. Happy release day. I've been reading the books in this series and while I'm only on the second one right now, I knew as soon as I read the first one that it was going to be a must read for me.

    How do you come up with the names for the characters in your books?

    miztik_rose AT

  18. Today is MY birthday but I don't expect to receive such a HOT!!!! gift. I think I would be in shock & just make everyone a nice cup of tea.




  20. Thanks everyone!! the party was hopping:)

    And Happy Birthday to the real birthday girl!!! We all should have such a good time;)

    I'm going to answer all the questions, maybe not in order...I'll put a topic at the top of the comment so you'll know...

  21. the Cover!

    The cover is AWESOME! I was so lucky the artist is Juli Simonson.

    I do a form for every cover and this one is about as good as they get for getting ALL the details in. I threw in the cupcake as a total wish and they did it!! It's so great.

    I am very lucky with covers:)

  22. Fire House...

    Wow Chele, love someone whose read the first book! yep, Ham has reasons to run off to the fire house:)

    And what happens at the party, stays at the party. Especially in a small town!

  23. Books 3 & 4 in the series...

    Book 3 (Red Hot Party) comes out in August 2011.

    Book 4 (Training Party) comes out in December 2011.

    So mark your calendars, you're all invited!

  24. Fictional Lucky Springs??

    Why pick a fictional town?? Well, if I picked a real one, I might upset the town. Lol!! this way it's all mine, I can set it up anyway I want.

    Plus I get to use the tag line:

    Get Lucky in Lucky Springs! I know...silly but it makes me smile:)

  25. Series end...

    Will it end at book 4???

    This is an interesting question. My editor and I have discussed continuing the Lucky Springs really depends on how popular the series is. It's all about supply and demand, so if the demand is there;)

    I have worked up ideas for the continuing saga, 4 more titles. But they aren't contracted or anything. I'd love to write them!

  26. Character Names

    This is always tricky. Sometimes the right name just shows up. Cassie is a Cassie...I couldn't call her anything else. Jessica drove me crazy, I was writing the book before her name was clear.

    Men are actually trickier. In Birthday Party Surprise, the men have pretty normal names. Frank, Andrew...

    In Joining the Party, three of the men are brothers and I wanted a unqiue naming style that reminded you those guys are related. So I went with Dominic, Hamilton and Montgomery (Dom, Ham, Monty). Monty's boyfriend has the more normal name of Alex. So hopefully as the series goes on, those odd names will remind the reader who is related to whom so it's not confusing...

    Authors probably overthink the names but honestly, the characters will tell you if you've got it wrong. So far none of the lucky springs crew is complaining!

  27. I'll check back later for any more questions.

    If you have it on your wishlist, I hope the Easter Bunny is kind to you:)

    Happy Birthday to all of those with recent celebrations. and our birthday girl:)

  28. Hi Cheryl,
    Your books looks delicious.
    Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you as well. debby236 at gmail dot com

  29. Why 4 men in the story Birthday Party Surprise? I would love to read it. Thanks for the contest.

  30. Did enjoy Joining The Party. Distictive names are helpful to keep everything from getting confusing.

    linze_e at

  31. Why four men??

    Not enough?;)-

    Actually that's the most I've ever done. And the most I think I'd try. There are limits!

    The main reason is these four men were all bisexual and had found their gay parnter. They've been longing for Jessica to complete things.

    Plus there is the added fun of a good girl who always did the right thing falling for the most men and getting to keep them all:)

    Thanks for the question!


  32. Cheryl,
    Thanks for answering my question. I have read a few M/M/F and a couple of M/M/M/F but having 4 men seems like a lot. I'll have to check it out.
    Jen B.

  33. I don't think I ever read a menage with 4 men and 1 woman. Ok, I turn 40 in 12 days how do you arrange a nice gift like that? And at the same time not upset the hubby. :)
    Congrats on your release. I definitely will be adding these to my TBB pile.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net