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A glass of Red Red Wine…anybody?

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Would anyone care for a sip of my brand new book? I promise, there’s plenty to go around.

Yep, it’s the 5th of Aug, which means release day for Red Red Wine, book 2 in the Tastes of Seduction series.

If you’re looking for an emotional romance that’ll warm your heart and heat up your body…look no further.

RED RED WINE: The Blurb

She’s tantalizing…tempting…and taken. 

Tastes of Seduction
, Book 2

When Andrew Stafford’s business partner banishes him from work with strict instructions to take a much-needed holiday, the offer of five days relaxing in wine country is too enticing to refuse. As is the woman he encounters the minute he arrives at the hotel.

She’s everything Andrew’s ever wanted in a partner, and meeting her should be the answer to all of his prayers. Except for one thing—she’s strictly off limits.

Tori Worthing has never been happier. She’s about to marry an amazing man, and her life is laid out perfectly before her—until her dream winery wedding becomes an unexpected nightmare. Her heart shattered, she turns to the one place she never expected to find comfort—a stranger’s arms.

Tori and Andrew both know theirs is a rebound affair destined to end when the week is over. But when the time comes, letting her go proves to be the hardest step Andrew’s ever had to take.

Product Warnings: Jilted brides are not supposed to have this much fun. Especially when the fun involves a bottle of red, a sexy man and getting naked in the gazebo at midnight.

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RED RED WINE: An Excerpt

“I think you’re amazing,” she whispered into Andrew’s neck. He smelled amazing too. Musky and masculine. She’d always loved Declan’s expensive aftershave—until right now. Suddenly she preferred the earthy, natural scent of a man.

“Me?” He snorted in disbelief. “You think I’m amazing?”

“I do. What you’re doing takes an incredible amount of courage.”

“If you want to discuss courage, let’s talk about you.”

“Me?” Yeah, let’s not.

“I think your being here, with me tonight, is incredibly courageous. Seeking happiness when you could be wallowing in self-pity.”

“Oh, I’m wallowing. Believe me.” Using Andrew for rebound sex wasn’t courageous. It was selfish.

She shifted in his lap, uncomfortable with how quickly he’d directed the conversation back to her and stunned by how much she’d wanted him.

Andrew groaned softly, and she lifted her head in time to see him grit his teeth.

“Are you okay?”

“I’m…fine.” His voice was hoarse.

She shifted again, seating herself more comfortably, and he emitted another groan, this one more anguished than the first.

“You don’t look fine.”

He closed his eyes and breathed deep. “Just…keep still, and all will be good. I promise.”

At which point Tori became aware of the hardened bulge pressing against her butt.

Ah-ha.

Mentally she shook her head, belatedly berating herself. She’d been so wrapped up in her own pain, her own need and her own pleasure, she’d failed to think about Andrew’s.

His interest in her had been obvious from the start—and it had served to increase her own level of arousal. Made her want him with a hunger that had cut through her heartache and her pain, blinding her to everything but him. But still, she’d taken, then taken again, and in her dazed state of satiation afterwards, had not thought to give. She’d simply snuggled into the hard, comforting warmth of his body and let him numb her pain.

He’d done too good a job. Not only had he numbed her to her pain, he’d numbed her to his pain too.

“You mean keep still as in don’t do this?” Deliberately she rolled her hip, so the side of her body undulated against him.

He grunted and took a good few seconds to respond. “Th-that’s exactly what I mean.”

“Oh. Okay.” This time when she shifted it was to turn in his arms and face him, wrapping her legs around his waist in the process. She would have locked her feet together behind his back, but the beam stood in her way, so she was forced to bend her knees and rest her feet on the ground. She leaned forward then and undulated her hips again, this time rolling her groin along the length of his erection. “So I can do this, and it won’t be a problem?”

It might not be a problem for him, but it sure was for her. Her action had just set her body on fire all over again.

For the second time, it took a while for Andrew to answer. “You can do that. As much as you like.” He sucked in a shallow breath. “But I reckon if you do, you’ll find yourself naked and flat on your back before you’ve taken your next breath.”

“That wouldn’t be so terrible.” No, that would be fucking amazing. Her breasts tightened and white heat raced through her body at the idea. She grinned and once again rolled her pussy over his hard cock.

Andrew surged forward, grabbing her by her waist. Her heart lurched, and she braced for impact, knowing he was about to flip her on her back.

But in an unexpected reversal of intent, Andrew dropped his hands and slumped back against the beam. He let out a frustrated moan, closed his eyes and banged his head against the beam, once, twice, three times.

She stared at him, stunned. “Y-you’re choosing a brain injury over a sure thing?” Because she was a sure thing. No question about it. All he needed to do was get her naked, and she was all his.

Well, for tonight anyway.

He banged his head again, then glared at her through one eye. “No… Fucking… Condom.”

And just like that, Tori experienced the same urge to bang her head against a wall.

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You can get your copy of Red Red Wine at: Samhain | Amazon | B&N

And please don’t forget the contest Kitty Kelly is running on her blog:

CONTEST:

To celebrate the release of Red Red Wine we are offering up TWO signed print copies of my latest print release More Than This.  I’m gonna mail them straight from the land down under (AKA Australia) and this contest is open Internationally.  Click the link below to enter to win.  Please note… You have to answer the question in the Rafflecopter. (Answers left in comments will not be taken into account. PLEASE USE THE RAFFLECOPTER LINK BELOW!)  No cheating.  lol  Winners will be picked next week.

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Happy reading,

😀

Jess

 

A Little Teaser

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I thought I’d share a little Tuesday Teaser from Irrepressible Jasmine, my hot upcoming romance from Samhain Publishing. This one stars Summer’s (from Unforgettable Summer) sister and it’s a rather cheeky little tale if I say so myself. Very heavy on the hanky spanky 🙂

This part takes place just before Aaron and Jasmine’s first night together, and I love how they put all their cards right out on the table. EnjoyCover

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Never missing a stride, Jasmine reached for the side zip of her dress and drew it down. It slipped off one shoulder, revealing a black bra strap. She disappeared into the last bedroom, the guest room situated at the northeastern corner of the house.

Taking a deep breath and trying to keep a hold of his wits, Aaron followed.

Moonlight shone into the otherwise darkened room, throwing rectangles of light onto the furnishings. Jasmine sat on the blue and green quilt wearing only her lingerie, her stockings and her high heels. Leaning on the doorjamb to study her instead of stalking to the bed and kissing the life out of her was one of the hardest things Aaron had ever done.

“Here’s how this is going to go, AJ.” Jasmine crossed her legs and leaned her weight back on her hands, the pose causing her breasts to thrust upward. “I’m thirty years old and I know what I want. I want sex, not hand-holding. I don’t need reassurance, nor do I need you to take things easy on me. I don’t stroke egos. I don’t fake. I don’t beg. I don’t swallow. And most importantly I don’t cuddle. Other than that, anything goes.”

Aaron’s brain screamed to a halt at those last two words, a hundred scenarios flickering through his mind. This was already the best sex of his life and she hadn’t even touched him. Pushing off the doorjamb with his shoulder, Aaron came into the room, loosening his tie as he walked. “Just so we’re clear, Jas,” he began. “My ego’s just fine as it is and all I want you to stroke is my cock. I could care less if you swallow because by the time I’m at that point I’m not even thinking about you anymore. You won’t have to fake a damn thing, you might change your mind about begging and as for the cuddling… We both know I didn’t bring you here for that.”

He slipped off his tie and tossed it onto the chair in the corner of the room. Next he shrugged out of his jacket and sent it the same way. Jasmine reached over and switched on the bedside lamp, then turned back to watch, openly appraising, as he undid every button on his shirt. He didn’t have to school himself to do it slowly because he liked the way she was looking at him, with eyes as hungry as a jungle cat’s.

He released the last button, but before he could slip off the shirt Jasmine stood and moved her hands to his shoulders. She took over the task, sliding the material down over his arms, his wrists, until the shirt dropped to the floor. She held his gaze the whole time, and Aaron had to remind himself to breathe.

“One more thing,” she said in a low murmur. “This happens only once. I’m not after an ongoing thing.”

“Why don’t we discuss that over breakfast?”

“Don’t get ahead of—”

Aaron stole the words from her, taking her mouth in a way he knew revealed for the first time the impatience rampaging inside him. He’d stopped caring about projecting a blasé front. His libido was making demands he simply had to meet.

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Sami

Now available: Rhythm Of The Night

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I’m thrilled to let you know that the first two books in the Speed series, See You In My Dreams and Colors Of Love are now available in a print anthology called Rhythm Of The Night. Look how gorgeous the cover is:

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Rhythm of the Night

Sex, drugs love and rock ’n roll.

See You In My Dreams
Sophie has not only walked in on a guest, but she can’t shake the feeling that she knows him from somewhere. She just can’t quite place him.

Convinced the “maid” is just looking for a piece of his rock-star alter ego, Nathan can’t help but wonder why she’s blushing six shades of scarlet. Then he recognizes her. She’s the woman who for ten years has haunted his dreams.

Their attraction is unstoppable, but just this once, he’d like a woman to fall for the real man, not the celebrity superstar.

Colors of Love
Seth excels at making his dreams a reality. Except when it comes to his band’s manager. Luke is everything Seth wants, but after five years Luke hasn’t committed.

After an abusive childhood, Luke thinks Seth is safer without him. When he spots pretty, sexy Kaz, he formulates a plan to seduce her into a threesome, then leave her and Seth to fall in love.

Kaz’s ability to read auras tells her Seth and Luke are madly in love, and if she doesn’t do something, the two men she adores won’t get the happily ever after they deserve.

Warning: These stories are erotic, contemporary romance with a dirty dash of fantasy thrown in. M/F fantasies, M/M/F fantasies, M/M fantasies. C’mon. You know you wish it was real…

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The book is available from: AmazonB&NSamhain and wherever books are sold!

😀

Jess

More Than Words releases today!

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I am stoked. The third book in the More Than series, More Than Words, releases today!

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was sent the galleys (the absolute final edits for print books) for More Than This, the print anthology of More Than Friends, More Than Lovers and More than Words). I loved going through them, as it gave me the chance to revisit all three stories just before Words released.

But here’s the funny thing. While reading through More Than This, I realized how very quickly time passes. I finished writing More Than Words in May of this year, and we finished editing it about six weeks later. I would not have given this passage of time another thought, had I not noticed something I’d written in More Than Words that is no longer valid.

See, in one of the scenes, a character makes reference to the prime minister of Australia. (No, it’s not a big, heavy, political reference. It’s totally made in jest.) The prime minister mentioned is Julia Gillard. At the time of writing and editing the book, this was all factually correct. However, fast forward a few months to November, and not only is this no longer correct, but Australia has seen two new prime ministers since.

So I beg your forgiveness if you notice the error. The book had already been formatted and sent to booksellers by the time I picked it up, and I couldn’t change it. I do promise however, it will in no way interfere with the rest of the story or your enjoyment of the book.)

So, now that you know about the invalid part of the book, wanna hear about the rest? Read on for the blurb and the first page:

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MORE THAN WORDS: The Blurb

He’s just seen the one thing that was meant for her eyes only.

More Than, Book 3

Molly Harris never intended to send that letter. It was only meant to be a secret record of her true feelings for her boss, gorgeous pediatrician Sam Shepard. But in the chaos of a crazy day at work, Molly accidentally hits “send” instead of “delete”.

Mortified by her mistake, Molly acts in the only way she can. She submits her notice of resignation. A professional-etiquette line’s been crossed, and there’s no going back.

Sam’s mouth goes dry—then it waters—when he discovers his receptionist has sent him a dirty love letter. Or to be more explicit, a wicked, erotic love letter, neatly outlining her many fantasies involving him.

Now Sam has two choices. Either he can be the ultimate professional and accept Molly’s resignation, or he can acknowledge the depths of his desire and maybe, just maybe, convince her to send him another saucy email…

Warning: Could cause the uncontrollable urge to write—and receive—dirty love letters. But proceed with caution…you’re going to want to act on those letters. Immediately.

MORE THAN WORDS: The First Page

Molly Harris blinked twice, sure her eyes must be deceiving her. But focusing her gaze only confirmed what her brain had told her the first time. The woman in the white coat who’d walked into the reception area of the doctor’s waiting room was indeed holding a surfboard.

After three years of working as a medical receptionist in the private hospital in Sydney, Molly had seen her fair share of unexpected surprises, but the vibrant red, yellow and white surfboard against the backdrop of the bluish-grey walls? That was a first.

The board was much bigger than the pretty redhead holding it.

Molly tried to hide her astonishment. “May I help you?”

“Uh, yeah, please.” The woman smiled as she walked over to the counter. “I’m looking for Sam.”

“These are Dr. Sherman’s rooms,” Molly confirmed, “but I’m afraid he’s not in right now.” It was a little before eight thirty in the morning, which meant Sam was busy with ward rounds.

“Darn. I thought I’d catch him before work.” The woman frowned. “I need to return his surfboard. I’ve already had it a few days, and I’m pretty sure he’s starting to miss it.”

Molly caught her jaw before it dropped. Sam had lent someone his board? His only escape from work? He treasured that thing.

“Would it be okay if I left it here for him?”

“Of course. Why not bring it into my office, and we can lean it against the wall, out of the way?” Her office was separated from the waiting room by the counter, which doubled as her desk. If the surfboard rested against the back wall, no one would see it.

“That would be great.”

Molly beckoned her around the counter and pointed to the appropriate spot, between her office and the kitchen. “Prop it right over there.”

“Would you mind giving Sam a message for me?” the surfer asked as she balanced the board in place. It looked enormous in the smallish space.

“Not at all.” Well, maybe she would mind a bit. It depended on the message. If Sam was lending his surfboard to the woman, it meant he was hanging out with her, and the thought about killed Molly.

Not that it surprised her. A gorgeous man like Sam should hang out with pretty women. He probably had flocks of them flanking his sides whenever he left the hospital. Harems.

She fought off a grimace. Being a member of Sam’s harem held no appeal. Call her selfish…but she wanted him all to herself. Every scrumptious six-plus feet of him.

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More Than Words is available at Samhain Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble or your favorite ebookstore.

Happy reading,

Jess

Rhythm Of My Heart is now available

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YAYAYAYAYAY

It’s here. Finally. The 8th of October. Which means…Rhythm Of My Heart is now available.

And to celebrate I’m giving away a Kindle Fire. (Details further on in the post.)

It only took a year for the hero of this book, Zachary Pace, AKA Jonah Speed, to open up and share his story with him. His brothers Nathan and Seth (AKA Jamie and Jordan Speed) had no problem letting me in. Zachary on the other hand, was very cagey for the longest of times. But once he did start talking, well, let’s just say his story was worth waiting for. It made me laugh and cry and sing out loud, many times. (Fortunately, you’ll be spared the singing out loud bits.)  It also made me want to invest in a pair of drumsticks. (Lord, oh Lord, that man knows how to use his drumsticks, and not just to beat on his drums, lemme tell ya. Wait. You’ll see. It’s in the book!)

So here it is. The book. Finally!

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Rhythm Of My Heart: The Blurb

He rocks every woman’s world, but his heart beats only for her.

Speed, Book 3

Makeup artist Eve Andrews is an expert at blending into the background. Landing a job with the rock band Speed is the opportunity of a lifetime, and thankfully as close to the spotlight as she’ll ever get again—until the band’s sinfully sexy drummer turns his dazzling eyes on her.

After a scandal shook his world, Zachary Pace, a.k.a. “Jonah Speed”, has given up the one-night stands and easy lays. One look at Eve, and he senses his self-imposed abstinence is about to come to a screeching halt—but he’s confused. His grandmother foretold his destiny lies with a beautiful redhead, not a tiny, brown-haired pixie.

Under the heat of Zachary’s intense focus, Eve’s resistance melts away, but not the façade that hides her terrible secret. And when she accidentally catches a glimpse of his heart’s desire—his fated redhead—her instincts tell her to let him go…before he gets too close. Before he sees the real woman behind her mask, and her heart is left in the dust of his almost-certain retreat.

Warning: This is a Speed book, so you know there’s gonna be a small element of fantasy to it. And a big element of romance. Oh, yeah, and whole lot of sex. Sex hot enough to make you throb to the rhythm of a very sensual beat… 

Rhythm of My Heart is available now from Samhain, Kindle, Nook, Kobo or your favorite ebookstore.

And now, your chance to win a Kindle Fire…

I’m holding a launch party over at my blog. 

Just click on the link, and it’ll lead you straight there. Read the blogs, enter the contest. It’s that simple.

Good luck.

Jess

More Than Lovers is now available

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Today is the day!

More Than Lovers releases from Samhain.

Although this is book 2 in the More Than series, the book does stand alone, and can be read without having read More Than Friends first:

MORE THAN LOVERS: The Blurb

It was just sex…until the booty calls got serious.

More Than…Book 2

When Sarah Deacon’s new relationship comes to an unexpected end, she heads straight for the one place she can always find no-strings comfort—her neighbor’s bed. Charlie, who’s made it clear sex is all he wants, is only too happy to oblige. Hot sex with a gorgeous surfer any time she’s single and in the mood? Oh, yeah. She’s all signed up for that course.

Charlie Hudson knows he’s all wrong for the sexy geneticist. After all, what could a long-haired school dropout have in common with a classy academic? Nothing…except maybe a burning desire for her that just won’t quit no matter how often they have sex.

Sensing the breakup has damaged her self-worth, Charlie cooks up a plan to introduce her to three “appropriate” men who’ll show her she’s the most beautiful woman in the world. But when his matchmaking begins to work too well, he realizes there’s only one thing worse than not having her in his bed. Losing the chance to make her his forever.

Warning: One blond-haired, blue-eyed surfer dude + red-hot booty calls = a book you will not be able to put down (unless you plan to go surfing…or jump your guy.)

More Than Lovers is available now from Samhain, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo (or your favorite ebookstore.)

And now, just coz I love how these three covers look together, I present the three More Than books:

🙂

Jess

That First Rush of Love

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I’m writing a new book and really loving it right now. Of course this is the first rush of love, the honeymoon stage of the book writing process. The first three chapters are always fun, getting to know your characters and letting them steer the story. It seems like it’s all going to work out right now, and that you and your characters are always going to get along.

By chapter five it’s usually a different story and I’ll want to strangle them.

But for right now, I’m determined to love them as much as possible. I’ve decided my hero Aaron, is a dead ringer for Bradley Cooper:

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Now that’s inspiring, isn’t it? I’ve made a Bradley Cooper desktop picture, and a log in picture. I even made my start screen all nice and light blue just like his eyes. All in the name of keeping myself in the zone, you see. It’s not weird or stalky as some might suggest (namely my hubby :)).

I thought I’d share the first, completely unedited and probably very messy, paragraph of the rough draft.

Smoking cigars was a nasty habit, as was drinking fine scotch and chasing loose women, but Aaron Sanderson had never found adequate motivation to quit doing any one of them. Which was how he came to be parked at the beach at six thirty in the morning, unashamedly admiring the finest specimen of female flesh that had ever set foot in Leyton’s Headland while puffing on one of the secret Cohibas he kept in the glove compartment of his Jeep Cherokee.

            And unrepentantly enjoying every second of it.

Okay so that’s definitely messy :). But I’m in love right now so I don’t care.

Sami

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