Promo News: #OneHourGirl Events Calendar

30 January, 2016


Exciting News from




ONE HOUR GIRL EVENTS
+ EXCLUSIVE TEASER




On February 1st,  Anchored by Books Promotions is hosting the cover reveal for One Hour Girl. You can sign-up to take part in the reveal HERE.

On February 29th, Give Me Books Promotions is hosting the release day blitz for One Hour Girl. You can sign-up to take part in the release day blitz HERE. A review option is available for those who are anxiously awaiting One Hour Girl.

On February 29th, I will also be hosting a release day Facebook hop. If you are an author or blogger who would like to take part, you can sign-up HERE. Readers, be sure to check out my Facebook page on February 29th in order to follow along with the hop in hopes of winning some great prizes. Also, all authors and bloggers who sign up to take part will receive an ARC of One Hour Girl.

And of course, we'll be celebrating the release of One Hour Girl at the Troubled Heroes party on February 29th also. Any interested authors can sign-up for a takeover HERE.

To thank you all for being such incredible supporters, I wanted to treat you with an exclusive teaser. If you would like to share on your blogs, Facebook pages, or other social media you may do so using the hashtag #OneHourGirl




Come the Night by Christina Skye

29 January, 2016


        

Pages: 496
Published: July 19, 2015
Amazon Link: buy
Genre: Historical Romance, Suspense
Series: The Dangerous Delameres, Book 1
Sexual Content: 3-5 (mild)
Format: Third-Person



Synopsis


Deadly secrets unfold on the lonely English heath where a mysterious highwayman pursues his dangerous vow of revenge. 
Silver St. Clair has vowed to reclaim her family birthright at any cost, but the precious formula for a rare fragrance coveted by all of fashionable London is lost, hidden somewhere in the misty lavender fields of her Norfolk estate. Now Silver must risk her reputation and her life, striking a wanton bargain with England's most notorious highwayman, whose price will be her unconditional surrender, her unbridled passion – and her stubborn heart.

Review


A superbly written Historical romance with suspense and intrigue at nearly every turn.

Yes, there were some type-o's here and there, and yes, the story seemed to go round in circles prior to the anticipated and exciting climax near the end, but overall, I liked this one and I like the author's writing style.

Silver has become destitute after the death of her father, a once-renowned perfumer of a highly coveted lavender oil worn not only by aristocrats but also royalty throughout Europe.

She and her twelve-year old brother, a sickly child with bookish charm, are desperate to keep the perfumery running, but with a wicked brother-in-law at their heels, the task isn't easy.

Someone is threatening Silver and the lavender fields, and with only her young brother and Tinker, a faithful servant in his early fifties, to help, Silver is having a really rough time.

She is returning late at night with a satchel of precious French lavender seeds in tow when she comes across the notorious Highwayman of the day -- a dashing rogue dressed in black head to toe, including a mask that hides his face but not his amber eyes or a scar above his full, luscious lips.

He's dark and mysterious, and very angry, but when he happens upon Silver, his cold heart begins to melt and the next thing he knows, he is unwittingly helping this auburn-hair slip of a 'gel' with her plight.

The Highwayman, of course, is regal underneath all of that dark cloak & dagger, and the scar tells a horrible story of captivity and escape that lead up to his needing to seek vengeance.

And, it all ties in nicely towards the end, with a warmhearted and loving outcome to a truly horrific start to this tale.

However . . .

It just took way, too long to reach that point.

One of my biggest fears as a writer is thinking that I never make much sense, or that I am too eager to get to the point to be able to properly lead my readers towards that goal meant to build reader excitement for the inevitable climax.

In Come The Night, it felt like I was reading the same thing again and again and yet not really gaining anything by it or being made to understand the frustratingly cryptic hints tossed my way now and again.

Silver struggling with her unknown nemesis, Silver desperate to figure out her father's secret formula, and Silver wanting to protect her little brother while also suppressing her budding feelings for the highwayman.

The Highwayman grumbling night after night about his fate, nursing old and new wounds, and cryptically allowing the reader to try and figure out just what the heck happened to make him this way.

Silver and the Highwayman meeting, getting all woo-hoo, immediately pushing each other and those emotions aside, and wanting to stick to their original courses because they're both stubborn and filled with pride.

Also, and this is really strange, but while I could picture Silver and worry for her plight, and I also worried for Lucien Delamere and his, I struggled to conjure up anything in the way of appearance, compassion or empathy, or 'like' for the male lead.

Rarely do I get into the female lead as much as I do the male, but this time it was different. Silver just seemed better developed and more attune to the story line, but I couldn't begin to explain why.

Other than his glowing amber eyes and a fit body laden with whip scars and a sick tattoo, I was never able to fully form Lucien in my head to help make me interested the way I typically do with most every romance novel I've ever read.

I somehow wanted these two to get together, but I couldn't understand why because I think he just wasn't as fully developed as she was -- or, he just remained too elusive for me to understand anything about him.

Still, this one received high marks and a review from me because of the practically flawless writing and an interesting plot with an exciting climax (once it finally arrived).

Also, and I think this is just funny, but the setting is Norfolk, England, and yet the only time you really 'heard' that was when young Bram (Brandon St. Clair) entered a scene. He spoke with an at-the-time accent and used all of the standard slang to make it believable.

So, why was he the only character to come off that way, I wonder?

In the end, I think I've learned quite a bit more about style, content, context, and flow after reading this novel.

If you are interested, she has a second story involving Lucien's little sister, India, in Come the Dawn.


COME THE DAWN


New from Kate Rudolph: Bear in Mind

28 January, 2016




Bear in Mind



Tell me no secrets... 
When psychic Sandra Khee leaves The Sector, her undercover military contractor job, she moves to Montana for some peace of mind. Her abilities are hell on relationships -- so she’s surprised, but intrigued, when she meets a big, burly, sexy guy whose thoughts she can’t read. 

Tell me no lies... 
Grizzly shifter Derek Lacroix loves his mountain hideaway, but he doesn’t love being alone all the time. When a curvy little human comes across him in his bear form, it doesn’t take Derek long to realize she could be his mate. But how can he explain his hidden nature in a world that doesn’t know shifters exist? 

No place to hide... 
Sandra’s peace is shattered when she starts sensing danger in the thoughts around her. Then a former colleague from The Sector goes AWOL. Someone from her past is hunting her … and time is running out. 

Can she and Derek trust each other with their true identities and eliminate the threat before their future together vanishes? 




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Sunnyside Up Release Party!

27 January, 2016


and a Giveaway!



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Sunnyside Up

Crawley Creek 3.5
One problem after another forced Lacy and Drannon into a humorous wedding in Las Vegas. While they were saying "I Do", their ranch in North Dakota was inundated by flood waters. Now that they are back home at Crawley Creek, Drannon wants to give Lacy the reception she dreamed of. However, good intentions never go unpunished as their happy day is beset by issues. All the residents of Crawley Creek are praying things turn sunny side up in time


New Release: Finding His Dragon by Elianne Adams



Release Information for Elianne Adams'  Finding His Dragon
plus more news about the Wolfpack Freebie Fest 






Finding His Dragon is out!!

 Go check it out.  It has finally been released! Go check it out.  I absolutely adored writing Jace and Charlotte's story.   It's a bit dark and a little gruesome in parts, but I hope you'll really enjoy it. ~ Elianne



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If you've never been a part of a Wolf Pack Run, then you're missing out!

What is it? Well, it's a place where a few of your favorite shifter romance authors have gathered and are giving away some FREE books that haven't been set to free before, and giving you all a chance at some terrific prizes! If you've been meaning to get the first book in my Dragon Blood series and haven't done so yet.. here's your chance.
Also up for grabs are two $25 Amazon Gift Cards. This isn't a huge event where you will be asked to do things for two hundred authors. No, it's a small group, so go ahead and check it out!



Blogger's Block

26 January, 2016




The guilt suffered at not being able to come up with unique and consistent blog content has compelled me to web surf for ideas -- again.

And, again, the well remains empty.

There was a list of topic ideas in a folder, but that list has mysteriously vanished.

My head is filled to the brim with story ideas and plot twists for my current WIP, but nothing comes to mind for this blog.

While searching for an interesting topic to discuss here, I came across a website that lists generators for everything a writer needs, including the perfect sales pitch (blurb).

These generators are not just silly time wasters but a lot of fun and easy to get addicted to for at least a half hour or so, which is what happened to me before arriving here.

Darla G. Denton's 35 Random Idea Generators for Writing a Romance Novel is the place, and the list of generators in this category is surprisingly extensive.

I fooled around with the Blurb generator for two of my novels, and this is what the generator came up with for Love Over Time




Which isn't even close to what the real story is about or even what these two leads look like, think like, or feel emotionally towards one another.

The key is to come up with the right  key words  in order for the generator to make perfect sense, and for me, this is too much like work (or coming up with my own, snappy blurb) and so I see this as a complete fail.

But, with a bit more effort on my part, and after getting the hang of how those key words actually end up in the generator's hands, I went back to the Blurb Generator and entered new key words for my WIP, and this is the result:




Still needs a lot of work, and it isn't entirely accurate, but it is a little bit closer to the real story this time.

This generator does work, though, at giving the author a better idea about what a blurb is supposed to look like and do.

I suck at blurbs.

I suck at synopsis, which is why I haven't submitted any of my work to a publisher.

It's a little embarrassing to claim myself as a writer and then admit to the world that I don't know how to write (certain things).

What isn't embarrassing is admitting to you all that I'm a lazy author who doesn't want to be bothered by any of the business aspects of our craft.

Look, the story is about two people with their own issues who meet, get into a few awkward and embarrassing situations together that make the romance aspect a bit difficult at the start. He's a retired athlete who returns home to find everything has changed except him and his past notions about why things turned out the way they did. He needs to get over that part of his life and move forward while also learning how to accept those changes. She's a mousy-appearing young lady with a stable career as a flutist for the DSO, but also suffering from past issues that continue to torment her at present. She's in the midst of contemplating a career change and takes her friend's advice to go up north and stay at that friend's house to think things through, but when she gets there, she meets the retired athlete and doesn't know what to think. He's unclean, unshaven, and looks a bit like death warmed over, but there's something underneath his unappealing exterior to give her a bit of a shake in the heartstrings department. He's smitten, too, but he knows who she is and that his little sister would likely kill him if he dared make a move on one of her friends.

*Sigh.

Why not just read the damn novel and make up your own mind about what the story is about??

I go into too much detail! For cripe's sake, that long-winded bit of effort up there doesn't even get me past chapter three!

And, if the publisher wants a one page, double-spaced synopsis, I'm definitely screwed.

Let's try it again.

Ch 1 - Inigo retires from the Rugby team and rides back to Michigan on his motorcycle
Ch 2 - He and his oldest brother, Iliya, get into a shouting match first thing, leaving Inigo to believe nothing has changed even when he notices that the old house has changed significantly
Ch 3 - Inigo is ordered by Iliya to go down to the city and pick up their little sister's friend at the airport. He's not given a chance to shower or change, so when he picks up the cutie at the airport, she's a little wary and a lot startled by the unkempt man claiming to be her pulled-together good friend's older brother
Ch 4 - They arrive at the house and Linley is struggling to avoid developing feelings for the seemingly slobbish Inigo while also admiring her new digs and feeling instantly at home/more relaxed than ever before

Which isn't right, either.

*argh

So, I give up.

It's just that easy (for me). To give up on what frustrates the hell out of me and makes me WANT to give up without really trying.

I don't know how to be concise and I don't know what anyone in the publishing world wants or expects of me, so I just don't do it.

So, my idea of a proper synopsis to a potential publisher would read something like this:

It's a contemporary romance about two people who are as alike as they are different. They're attracted to one another but set in their ways, so it'll take time for them to snap out of it and get their shit together in the romance way of things. She'll get bogged down by a rough past and end up in jail while he'll have to grow up, realize he was wrong, and mature with grace and dignity. Then they'll have time and reason to get together.

The end


So, I don't sweat the small stuff and work, instead, and doubly hard at writing a masterpiece with this third WIP.

The ideas keep coming, the pace keeps changing, and some of the situations I thought were terrific a few weeks ago have morphed into new and exciting plot twists.

I also now know what I'll have Inigo eventually decide to do with the rest of his life, and I'm about 75% certain as to how the two lovers are going to get together.

Today is Tuesday, so I'll be posting a Tuesday Teaser post after this one.

If anyone reading this has discovered the secret to the perfect blurb, I'd love to hear from you. And, if you also know how to summarize your 80k novel into a single page synopsis and you'd like to share that knowledge, I'll be your friend for life!




New Release from Lisa Carlisle

19 January, 2016




Knights of Stone: Lachlan



As the new alpha of his gargoyle clan, Lachlan takes on a leadership role at the historic peace talks between the wolf shifters and tree witches.

Cooperation is crucial to their survival. The magical veil over the Isle of Stone is weakening.

But unity is hard to achieve when tensions are running high.

So is Lachlan’s concentration when a sexy wolf shifter rushes to the talks. Her wild beauty is mesmerizing.

Raina has her hands full with pack problems, from pack mates succumbing to blood lust to animosity toward her species.

The source of her problems is clear -- the gargoyles.

If they hadn’t lured the humans to the island with their unconventional rock concerts, she wouldn’t have to deal with the fallout. She wants nothing to do with them, especially their alpha. His not-so-surreptitious glances are hard to miss.

Nope. Not the kind of attention she needs.

She’s heard rumors of the rebellious, attention-seeking rockers -- and of their endless string of females.

But when humans come to investigate the wolf attacks, Lachlan and Raina must work together to coerce them off the island. And time spent together sparks a forbidden attraction.

If unexpected love were their only problem, they’d be able to deal with it.

It’s not.

Time is running out, for them and their island.



Available in both paperback and digital, 
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Pre-Order Heart's Flame by Ann Gimpel

17 January, 2016





Heart's Flame releases on February 8th. It's available now for a special preorder price of .99. 


Description


Tumble into a world where magic won, but the price was high enough to annihilate almost everything—including love.

Life in a Were bordello is all Keira has ever known. None of the magicians’ guilds wanted her because of her mixed blood, and they didn’t protest when the Weres bound her as an indentured hooker. Mired in the hopelessness of her dreams, she longs for more.

Barrett’s a full-blood magic wielder who operates a magician supply shop in what’s left of Seattle. No one is more surprised than him when the Sidhe leader commands him to extricate Keira from the Weres. He knows her because she loves to while away time in his shop, but she’s always skittered away whenever he got too close. Too bad because she’s twenty shades of gorgeous.

Magic and intrigue throw Keira and Barrett together. Attraction ignites, burning white hot, but Keira has other priorities—like learning to control brand new magic she had no idea she possessed. Besides, Barrett is such a hunk of a man, surely he has lots of women stashed somewhere. He wants her too, has for a long time, but once he spirits her away from the Weres, his job is done. Far better to keep his distance and allow her to seize the destiny she was born for.

Except it’s not what he wants. 


Her, either. 

Can they bridge the gap between them before it’s too late?


Also available at B&N, Kobo, iBooks, All Romance E-Books, and Google Play.


99c Shifter Deals and a Giveaway

13 January, 2016





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David Bowie on this #MusicMonday

11 January, 2016




David Robert Jones
8 Jan, 47 – 10 Jan, 16
Known professionally as David Bowie


It is sometimes what we perceive to be the strangest of people who turn out to be the most well-balanced of them all, and none more so true than with this man.

I'll start by offering a link to his Proust Questionnaire answers, published in  Vanity Fair  back in August, 1998, which is both enlightening and a fun read.

David loved to read, so be sure and check out his list of 75 must-reads that follows the questionnaire.

Now, I'll be honest and admit that not only am I still on the fence about Mr. Bowie and his music, I'm also just as stunned by my reaction to the news of his passing.

He was never a favorite of mine, but I did enjoy some of his music, which doesn't seem like enough enthusiasm for the news of his death to have this strong of an impact on me.

Die-hard fans of punk will know that Punk began back in the 70's (not the 90's), and with guys like David and The Stooges (Iggy Pop).

They both appalled and kind of terrified me with their weird hair, the make-up, outlandish clothing, and David's acid-trippy Ziggy Stardust type of music.

It was weird. Not my cup of tea, thank you. I'll pass.

But, there was also this, from 1975:


Young Americans (RCA)

Now, this was what you could call my kind of David Bowie fandom music.

I was in middle school at the time and coming to terms with the death of Motown and the startling advent of disco while punk loomed gloomy in the background (underground, actually).

It also seemed that I would have to put up with Rock & Roll forever.

Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Aerosmith, Blue Öyster Cult, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and the like, they all filled the airwaves and my ears for as long as I could remember, and I never really cared for any of it.

In high school, late 70's, it was pretty much the same thing, and everyone still roamed the hallways in iron-on's (t-shirts) that depicted their favorite band. Some even went so far as to try and emulate their favorite member of Kiss, but most of the boys wore their hair like Rod Stewart -- the shag. A style that would later grow in length and volume as new, louder, and more angry bands hit the  slim pickins  airwaves.

Disco was big, and the impact it had on my generation was the stuff of black-eye legend.

You either loved it or loathed it, and those who loved it were teased mercilessly by anyone who loathed it.

I secretly loathed both.

I  felt like there was something missing in the world of music, and I kept lusting for something different -- until the late 70's, when jazz-infused R&B arrived on the FM dial in Detroit and I was saved.

That empty feeling rang true for more than just the music being played at that time, too.

Everything that I had ever admired as a child in the late 60's and early 70's and couldn't wait to try once I was old enough had suddenly become dated; replaced with new trends that left me yearning for 'the good, old days' in my early to late teens.

Bell bottom hip-huggers became high-waist, straight leg jeans, and colorful, flowery, bold-print materials on flouncy mini skirts and short dresses became bland, earthtone everything.

Brown this, beige that, creme this, tan that, off-white this, and mud that.

Unless you enjoyed Disco, and then it was silky, shiny, satiny, glittery gaudy all the way.

Blue eye shadow, fake lashes, and glimmering pink lips had become Au Naturale (nude tones), and lipstick or fake anything was suddenly a thing of the past.

Unless you were into the Punk scene and then you walked around wearing black or blue make-up (pre Goth era) with safety pins stuck in your skin and dared anyone who gaped at you to say something about it.

Long, straight hairstyles became short, pixie-like do's, and the perm took center stage even if you were born with naturally curly hair! The punker's used egg whites to make theirs stand on end in plain or painted rooster tail styles.

There just weren't any respectable, I-can-live-with-this in between's in the fashion-statement world for someone like me: always on the outside looking in.


Now, I never blamed David or Iggy for this debacle in my coming-of-age story gone wrong, and in the 80's, I changed right along with David when he paired with Queen in 1981 for the one-off single release, Under Pressure.





and THIS was something I could live with and even like!

It improved when, in 1983, this debuted



Let's Dance

It's almost impossible to hear or see this album and not immediately get the song going in your head.


But wait!

A year later, Bowie worked with  The Pat Metheny Group  to record



This Is Not America  ~  The Falcon and the Snowman soundtrack


A song that still gives me the chills and makes me move, it's that good.

In other words, David had transformed to become someone new and different; more mature and approachable, if you will.

He became someone I could like; someone who's music now entertained and enlightened me.

Or, maybe it was because I'd exited my teen years and had matured?

Anyway, I've spent the better part of today searching about and learning even more of this man's life, his work and accomplishments, and frankly, I am happy for him.

He led a full, industrious life and is well-read, so what more do I need to say?

To conclude, I leave you with my number-one pick in the David Bowie library of music: a set-to-loop tune from his Young Americans lp.

Excuse me now, while I go off to shed some tears that have been building up since this morning. Apparently, my Elvis has left the building. :(









A Thursday Thoughts Post

07 January, 2016




Thursday is almost done with, and I'm just now getting around to blogging.

The big Holiday's are over now, and at my age, the whirlwind continues to increase as far as 'my, how time flies' goes.

It was a wonderful time, though, and a first for me in a very long time, too, so that is a nice report for my readers!

Last week, I received an e-mail from someone who commented on an old post from an old blog and said that she misses me and my writing.  I was so touched by this that I decided to visit the old site and get it up and running again.

For my one fan out there.

So, from now on, my Asian Drama posts will be at my Asian Drama Queen blog here on blogger. And, with all of the episodes for Oh, My, Venus  finally uploaded, my fan can look forward to a review about it very soon!




Normally, I don't do resolutions. I learned decades ago that they lead to just one thing: disappointment.

Yet, I had a bit of fun reading the many and varied posts from others about just that and picked up a few pointers and notions along the way.

Mainly, that I'm going to continue to try and be good to myself.

Thinking positive is more of a self-help, Stuart Smally's Daily Affirmations  kind of thing with me, and as often as I fail at them, I still continue to try and maintain a positive outlook on my life.

Continuing to write (and blog) despite myself and a general lack of enthusiasm from others is another daily goal of mine.




More good news!

I did manage to find a BETA reader who agreed to read my second novel, Love Over Time, for honest and helpful feedback. I can't wait to hear from her and discover the good, the bad, the ugly, and (most importantly) the helpful advice that she gives.

It seems none of us is having much luck winning the Power Ball jackpot, and so I continue to buy that single purchase easy-pick ticket in the hopes of getting lucky.

What would you do with $700,000,000.00 after taxes?




Of course, I'm still reading AND writing, but reading MORE than writing, which is pretty usual for me and not something I'm stressing out or losing any sleep over.

So far, I've had to by-pass three of the free-to-download from Amazon novels because of GPS issues and a general lack of enthusiasm for the story on my part.

One was written really badly, and after reading the phrases  he goes, she goes  numerous times, I wanted to stop. However, it didn't actually occur until I read  I seen  and THEN I stopped reading anymore of the first-person, obviously written by a young, inexperience female, contemporary romance novel.

The second-worst novel is one I'm still struggling to read clean through, and not because of GPS issues, although I've come across a few at 89% through.

No, this one is another FREE on Amazon contemporary romance written in first-person that is going absolutely nowhere.

At this point, I feel as if I'm running in a tight circle behind this woman, waiting and hoping for something exciting and new to occur -- but, it hasn't, and I cringe inwardly to know that it won't!

I'm the dumb one to keep doing it, though, right?

She goes to work, she gabs with her best friend/co-workers, she dodges a lame guy in the office, she bumps into the hot guy and right away he's crazy about her, she visits her family and argues with them, she gets into another cat fight with her sisters, she goes to work and talks to her best friend/co-workers, dodges the lame guy, bumps into the hot guy, visits with family, argues with sisters, goes to work, talks with her best friend/co-workers, leaves and bumps into the hot guy, visits with her family, argues with her sisters ........................................................

Which brings me to first-person novels in general.




I've said it before, but, I just don't like them. They don't, really say anything worth writing or reading about!

I've read numerous first-person romance, and I still have the same opinion.

In first-person, the feeling lasts for approximately three chapters, and then the repetition-sameness creeps in and I'm ready to move on. I want more but I know it isn't going to be given to me.

You're stuck inside one person's head for the duration. You're the fly on the wall being voyeur to every instance of one person's life; unable to fly off and visit with anyone else to find out how they feel, what they're thinking, and why they're even in the story.

It's like being shown gorgeous pictures of vacation get-aways and then being told you're never, EVER going to visit them.

Bummer.

There's only so much a single person can say, do, think, and feel before we get the idea of their personality. Being made (forced) to have to stick it out for 28 or sometimes even 35 chapters of the same dialogue, the same emotional roller coaster, and the same thought processes/outcome is asking way, too much of this particular reader.

If you've read (or written) any fantastic, enthralling, and can't-put-it-down romance novels written in first-person, please clue me in!




WIP Data

Word Count: 40,976
Chapters: 14 complete
Title: no
Cover: no
In Love with Lead: yes
Issues: yes
Confidence Level: medium
Projected Finish: April, 2016



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Cover Reveal - Sky of Dreams by Jenna Jacob

01 January, 2016



SKY OF DREAMS (PASSIONATE HEARTS, BOOK 1) 


Synopsis -


After escaping an abusive ex-lover and business partner, Kaitlin Grant is broken and bruised—but determined to find a safe haven so she can resurrect herself and forge a new future. Kaitlin doesn’t anticipate the potent electricity still sizzling between her and Sky Whitefeather—the Native American lover she left years ago.

Returning from Iraq with a daughter and an unforgivable secret, Sky tries to bury the past, until Katie—the woman who once annihilated his heart, reappears. She stirs up emotions he longs to forget and rekindles desires that might burn him alive.

Can new love grow from the ashes of their past, or will a trail of death and betrayal destroy their dreams?




Buy Links -


Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1FwYGqQ
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1PZYYfn
iBooks: http://tinyurl.com/skyofdreamsibooks
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1VEMTOS
B&N: bit.ly/skyofdreamsnook
All Romance eBooks: bit.ly/skyofdreamsare
Smashwords: bit.ly/skyofdreamssmash



Book Trailer -


(All images owned and music provided from: http://audionautix.com/ )
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Excerpt –


Dammit. Why did Sky have to look so freakin’ amazing? Why couldn’t she have come back to find him balding or with a giant beer belly and a bunch of missing teeth? Even the tiny lines at the corners of his eyes when he smiled turned her on. And when she’d caught him looking at her with that same sexual sparkle, Kaitlin had practically melted into a sticky puddle of goo. But there had been something else…something that lay just beneath his surface. A dark and almost haunted feeling she couldn’t quite put her finger on. Maybe it was anger and the grudge he held against her. After all, she wasn’t stupid enough to think he’d simply forgive her.

Still, her body throbbed, primed and ready. Her sore nipples were as hard as cherry pits and aching incessantly. Warm honey seeped between her swollen folds. Her body’s reaction served as startling evidence that Kaitlin had never erased Sky from her soul.

A melancholy sadness settled deep. Everything had changed between them. Sky had a wife and family, and Kaitlin was a mess. But even that reality didn’t keep her from zeroing in on the way his faded jeans hugged his tapered waist, or the way those tempting muscles flexed as he tossed the little girl into the air.

Her high-pitched squeals and infectious giggle floated on the wind, and a pang of resentment burned low in Kaitlin’s belly. She’d always wanted children, but Doug had balked at the idea, delivering promises that after the company grew more profitable, they’d talk about starting a family. She was thankful now that had never come to pass. Starting life over was challenge enough for her without tossing a child into the tempest.

More laughter carried on the wind, only this time the sound of Sky’s deep, silky baritone slid over her flesh like thick, hot wax. With a scowl, Kaitlin turned away. She didn’t want to be reminded of what she’d foolishly thrown away…didn’t need the validation that his life was perfect while hers was nothing but a clustered mess. But most of all, she didn’t want to think about Sky using his capable hands or his spine-melting sexual skills on another woman.

“You had your chance and blew it,” she reminded herself bitterly. “You knew he wasn’t going to curl up and stop living without you, and he didn’t.”




About Author –


Bestselling author, Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls, heal their scars, and find a happy ever after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna’s books will surely leave you breathless and craving more.

A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk-husband live in Kansas. She loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna’s zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love.

Meet her wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts and heal their scars, to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna’s new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.




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