Ooh, I have a brand new cover. And it’s a first for me: the models on the cover are FULLY DRESSED.
I know. It’s not what I expected. If you’ve seen any of my other covers, you’ll know I like the models to be half naked or clad in sexy underwear or…wearing nothing at all. (Cough, Ask Adam, cough cough.)
So, yep, this one came as a bit of a surprise. What do you think?
Let me be first to warn you: The One That Got Away may look sweet, but it’s not. Hey, of course it’s not. I write erotic romance, remember?
This short story is being released at Musa Publishing as part of their erotic romance line, Calliope. The One That Got Away is my shortest story yet – just 8 000 words, and is part of a new short story line at Musa. Its called Finally Ever After, and will be a second chances line.
I don’t have more details to share with you now, but if you keep checking my website, I’ll have the blurb and an excerpt up soon.
Okay, I know, I know, I’m a day late.
I promised to have a winner by Sunday, and now it’s already Monday. Still, I figure, better late than never.
First off, thanks to everyone who responded. And thank you for all the cool comments. (I just may have read them more than once.)
And…the winner of the print copy of Three Of A Kind is:
Moran, if you can please email me at
I can get that book in the post ASAP!
Don’t you love opening the door to that special delivery?
Seeing a big box with your name on it?
A slight thrill runs up your spine, because you have no idea what’s in the box or who sent it to you, so the possibilities are endless.
Now, I can’t lie and say that’s exactly what happened to me a couple of days ago. Firstly, I didn’t open the door, my hubby did. Secondly, I wasn’t even in when the delivery came. I arrived home to find a box waiting for me. And thirdly, I had an inkling what it was. Okay…so I’d been obsessively waiting for the delivery for weeks! But that didn’t stop the excitement. Believe me, I fairly ripped into the box.
Here it is. A photo sequence of my experience:
1) I open the box with shaky hands
2) I pull the flaps apart to reveal the hidden treasure within.
Yes, it’s my author copies of Three Of A Kind, the print anthology of Raising The Stakes and Full House.
3) I reverently remove one and hold it in my hand:
4) I insert it ever so tenderly into its designated spot on my bookshelf:
And baby makes 8.
So, now I have 9 spare copies of Three Of A Kind sitting in my office. What to do…what to do…?
How about…I give one away?
Tell you what. Just let me know which your favorite novella from the Three Of A Kind trilogy was and why, and I’ll randomly pick a winner and send you a book.
No worries if you haven’t read the novellas yet. Just let me know which one you most want to read, and why.
Here are your choices:
One wedding, three red hot affairs to last a lifetime. You don’t want to miss this celebration on Bilby Island.
Keep your eyes on this site for more details over the coming months.
From the staff at Bandicoot Cove Resort
(Cross posted to Down Under Divas)
You might read this title and think the reason I love Barnes and Noble is because last year, while in the States, my family and I spent a wonderful fall afternoon whiling away the hours in the B&N on 5th Ave in New York. We hadn’t intended to spend the afternoon there. We just popped in to look around and find a few books for the kids to read, and three hours later we found ourselves sitting in the coffee shop, all of us reading and enjoying a drink, with no thought about leaving anytime soon. Perhaps the afternoon was so enjoyable because we just don’t have book stores like that in Sydney anymore Not since Borders closed down. Now when I book shop I do it on the net. So an afternoon in my favorite kind of store, doing my favorite things was indeed a treat. Anyway, you may think that’s my reason for declaring my undying love for B&N, but you’d be wrong.
You also may think I appreciate this major bookstore because it provides competition for Amazon. Yep, I’m pretty unimpressed with Amazon at the moment. Now that they have all those millions of readers using Kindle, they seem to be having NO problem putting up the prices of their ebooks. Seriously, I never thought I’d say this, but it’s becoming too damn expensive to buy an ebook there. So yay B&N for having consistently lower prices. Now, if you could just import your Nooks and books here to Australia, I’d be ecstatic. However… no matter how ecstatic I’d be, this isn’t the reason I’ve fallen hopelessly in love with B&N.
No, the real reason I love this bookshop is because…Office Affair is flying out of their doors. Last week a miracle of kinds happened. Office Affair hit the B&N Nook bestseller list. Much to my stunned surprised, it crept into the Top 100. Hello? The top 100? That is freaking awesome. Some of my books have hit bestseller lists on Amazon, but I have never had a Top 100 on Nook.
Then something even more amazing happened. Office Affair hit the Top 25 at Nook. Um, hello? My book in the top 25? Not possible. Then…the IMPOSSIBLE happened. It hit the Top 15. May I just state that at this time I was unable to breath. In fact, since the book hit the Top 100, my lungs have been acting funny. I haven’t gotten an adequate breath of oxygen in a week.
Here’s the astounding part. Not only did Office Affair hit a high of No 12 on the site, it was also featured on the Nook Home Page…UNDER FREAKING BESTSELLERS!!! And that just blows my mind.
As I write this post, Office Affair is spending (what I suspect) is its last day (maybe even hour) on the home page. It’s fallen now to now 26. (Yeah, I refresh the darn page every hour. I am that obsessed.) But may I just say, this has been the ride of my life. I’m okay with not breathing properly, especially if this is the cause.
Thank you to Barnes And Noble Nook Books and thank you to all you readers who have bought the book. You have made me a very happy, albeit very teary, writer.
LOL, I received this in my inbox.
THE SPANISH COMPUTER
A SPANISH Teacher was explaining to her class that in Spanish, unlike English, nouns are designated as either masculine or feminine.
‘House’ for instance, is feminine: ‘la casa.’
‘Pencil,’ however, is masculine: ‘el lapiz.’
A student asked, ‘What gender is ‘computer’? Instead of giving the answer, the teacher split the class into two groups, male and female, and asked them to decide for themselves whether computer’ should be a masculine or a feminine noun. Each group was asked to give four reasons for its recommendation.
The men’s group decided that ‘computer’ should definitely be of the feminine gender (‘la computadora’), because:
1. No one but their creator understands their internal logic;
2. The native language they use to communicate with other computers is incomprehensible to everyone else;
3. Even the smallest mistakes are stored in long term memory for possible later retrieval; and
4. As soon as you make a commitment to one, you find yourself spending half your paycheck on accessories for it.
(THIS GETS BETTER!)
The women’s group, however, concluded that computers should be Masculine (‘el computador’), because:
1. In order to do anything with them, you have to turn them on;
2. They have a lot of data but still can’t think for themselves;
3. They are supposed to help you solve problems,
but half the time they ARE the problem; and
4. As soon as you commit to one, you realize that if you had waited a little longer, you could have gotten a better model.
The women won.
Hmm, actually, it’s not so sweet. In fact, if anything, it’s downright dirty. And hot. And sexy. And jam packed full of very explicit love scenes. But then, isn’t that exactly what we want in a romance?
So, what are reviewers saying about Office Affair?
Fallen Angel Reviews: “WOW is all I have to say for Jess Dee’s Office Affair. Right from the start I was hooked, and boy, once you start reading the latest from her, you’re not going to want to put it down. This is definitely a book that will rock your senses .” (Reviewed by Melinda B)
Guilty Pleasures: “Office Affair is yet another HOT book by Jess Dee!! This is definitely a book that will get you hot and bothered. She once again grabs you from beginning to end with a great story of how two people deal with the hurts and failures of the past.” (Reviewed by KcLu)
Pearl’s World Of Romance: “Explicit, provocative, unapologetic and did I mention hot? Breathtakingly hot! I may have actually panted a few times. Djeezus, who needs a heater when you have Jess Dee books?” (Reviewed by Pearl)
OFFICE AFFAIR: The Blurb
All work and no play? Not for this girl. Not anymore.
Melissa Sparks has had enough. Enough of being an overachiever, enough of having no social life, enough of being lonely. Just this once she wants a change. Something different. Something that looks very much like her business associate, Ben Cowley.
Ben is all alone in the deserted offices of Preston Elks. He’s gorgeous, he’s single and he’s been her secret fantasy for the last two years. It’s a split-second decision, but there’s no going back.
When Ben looks up from his desk, the last thing he expects to see is his too-serious, straight-laced colleague stripping naked. It’s been a year since his last relationship ended, and though he’s still picking up the pieces, Melissa throws his carefully balanced world off its axis. So does her offer: a brief affair, no strings attached.
Right about the time he realizes a simple affair will never be enough, she’s back in professional mode—and clearly as distant as ever. Now it’s up to him to show her that what they have is no fluke…and he’ll do whatever it takes to convince her. Even if it means inviting another man into their bed.
Warning: This book contains a man haunted by his past decisions, a woman determined to succeed, sex hot enough to steam up every office window on the block, and a voyeur who gets off watching those windows steam up.
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