Rhythm Of My Heart release party winner

The Rhythm Of My Heart release day party is now officially over, as is the blog hop.

Thank you to everyone who came out to play (and a special thanks to Leagh over at Romance Novel Promotions for all her incredibly hard work!)

We had hundreds of entries in the contest, and I am now very excited to announce we have a winner.

CONGRATS TO… Carolina!

Carolina, check your inbox. The details should be there now.

:)

Jess

Steal The Day by Lexi Blake

I’ve decided to become a blog thief. Mari Carr always posts releases from my fellow International Heat authors over at her blogs, and from here on I have vowed to steal those blogs and post them here. Starting today. (Thanks Mari.)

So, up first is our newest member of Intl Heat, Lexi Blake:

She is back with another amazing story! It’s another in her Thieves series. The first book, Steal the Light, is also available. And check out the cover on this! Gorgeous!

The Blurb:
The world’s most unusual thief faces her greatest challenge—stealing a soul from the depths of Hell…
When a member of her crew is dragged to Hell by a demon, Zoey plans the most dangerous heist of her career. With her team at her side, Zoey intends to sneak onto the Hell plane and steal Sarah back.
The job seems impossible until a new client makes them an offer too good to refuse. If she can find an ancient artifact called The Revelation, she can use it to locate an angel who holds Sarah’s redemption in his hands.
Surrounded by warring angels and demons, the greatest threat may come from one of her own. Torn between her Fae lover and the vampire who has always held her heart, Zoey finds that she and Dev are trapped in Daniel’s web of secrets, and it may be Zoey who has to pay the ultimate price.

Buy it today at Amazon.

Jess

Red By Bianca D’arc

(Cut and copied from Mari Carr’s blog, with thanks.)

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Bianca D’Arc is back with another fabulous addition to her Tales of the Were series. This woman is on fire! Have you checked out this series yet?!

Tales of the Were: Red
Redstone Clan #2

Steve Redstone agrees to keep an eye on his friend’s little sister while she’s partying in Las Vegas. He’s happy to do the small favor to an old Army buddy. What he doesn’t expect is the wild woman who heats his blood and attracts too much attention from Others in the area.

Steve ends up defending her honor, breaking his cover and seducing the woman all within hours of meeting her, but he’s helpless to resist her. She is his mate and that startling fact is going to open up a whole can of worms with her, her brother and the rest of the Redstone Clan.

Main Characters:

  • Steve “Red” Redstone – The second-in-command of the Redstone Clan, Steve is a former Army Green Beret and Alpha werecougar.
  • Trisha Morrow – She’s in Sin City with a group of friends when she runs into her brother’s old Army friend, Red, and discovers Big Red is way more than her brother ever led her to believe.
  • Derek Morrow – A human Spec Ops soldier who served alongisde Steve Redstone. He’s probably the best human friend Steve has.

Red is currently available at the following places:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G1JV50I/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00G1JV50I&linkCode=as2&tag=biancadarc00-20

Sunset On Summer Blog Hop Winners

It’s been a month since the Blog hop began, and I figure it’s time to announce the winners of my contest.

To those of you who participated, thank you for the comments.

And to the two winners, CONGRATS!

Jessica B and Pam you have each won a choice of ebook from my back list.

I’ll be emailing you to let you know personally.

:)

Jess

Rhythm of My Heart Launch Party Giveaway #8 – Jess Dee with a final thought…

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THANK YOU FOR COMING

 It’s that time in every party where we need to wind things down and say farewell.

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Let me take this opportunity to say thank you to Selena, Mari, Sami, Lexxie, Leah and Nikki for joining me in celebrating my release.

And Good luck to all of them for their upcoming releases.

Also, thank you to you, the readers, for coming.

I figure the best way to end a party would be with a slow song to help wind things down. And what better song then the one that has become my kinda theme song for Rhythm Of My Heart, See Beneath Your Beautiful, by Labrinth and Emile Sande

Don’t forget, there’s still time to enter the contest to win the Kindle Fire. It’ll run for another week before a winner is selected.

The Kindle Fire giveaway will run through the Rhythm of My Heart blog tour. More information HERE. There are two chances during this launch party to sign up for the Kindle and then each day of the tour will represent another chance. Be sure to follow us all the way through for the ultimate chance of winning.

And last but not least…

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

Jess

The Speed Series

Book #1: See You in My Dreams

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Every girl’s fantasy…one woman’s dream.

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Sophie Butler is sure she’s about to lose her much-needed cleaning job. She’s not only walked in on a guest—a violation of her employer’s cardinal rule—but she can’t seem to tear her gaze away from his gorgeous, naked-as-the-day-he-was-born body.

If all that isn’t bad enough, her usually sensible judgment and behavior are clouded by a nagging sense of familiarity. She knows the man from somewhere, she just can’t quite place him.

Nathan Pace is certain he’s just lost his jealously guarded anonymity. But hold on…if she’s just another fan looking for a piece of his alter ego, rock star Jamie Speed, why is she blushing six shades of scarlet? And why is he instantly aroused? When he catches a glimpse of her eyes, he knows. She’s the woman who for ten years has haunted his dreams.

The attraction that flares between them is undeniable—and unstoppable. But getting close means risking Nathan’s secret identity. Just this once, he’d like a woman to fall for the real man, not the press’s version of a celebrity superstar.

Warning: This may be an erotic, contemporary romance, but it does contain a hint of fantasy. And when that fantasy involves erotic dreams about a gorgeous rock star, you know you’re gonna want the fantasy to become reality…

Book #2: Colors of Love

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Their true colors are hidden…until one woman turns everything upside down.

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Seth Pace, guitarist of the rock band Speed, is a born dreamer, and nothing stands in his way of making those dreams a reality. Except when it comes to band manager Luke Struthers. He’s everything Seth wants in a partner, but even after five years of perfectly explosive sex, Luke refuses to commit.

After a childhood ravaged by abuse, Luke knows he’s a potential danger to anyone foolish enough to love him. Seth is safer without him, but Luke has no idea how to cut him loose painlessly. Until he spots Seth’s kind of woman—pretty, smart, friendly. The plan: seduce her into a sexy threesome, then leave the two alone to fall in love. Problem solved.

A night of excitement with the two hottest men on the planet? Yeah, baby! Yet Kaz’s inborn ability to read auras tells her something isn’t right. It’s obvious Seth and Luke are madly in love, but subtle clues in Luke’s aura signal he’s up to something. She’s not sure what, but if she doesn’t do something quick, the two men she’s quickly come to adore will wind up without the happily ever after they both deserve.

Warning: One man + one man + one woman = a whole lot of steamy two-way and three-way M/M & M/M/F sex, a hero or two to drool over, and a heroine who recognizes true love when she sees it.

Book #3: Rhythym of My Heart

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

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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…

 

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Rhythm of My Heart Launch Party Giveaway #7 – Nikki Lynn Barrett

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This is Book 2 in the Love and Music in Texas series. Baby Stetson kicks off the series.

Welcome back to Harmony’s Echo, Texas…..

Melody Roland is on the run from the one person she trusted completely. One who hid a dark past she could never have imagined. When a pregnant woman on the bus she’s fleeing on goes into labor, Melody rushes to her aide. Now she finds herself stranded in a tiny remote town just off the highway, with no way to her original destination.

She’s alone, on edge, and unsure who to trust. Her instincts scream to get far away and fast. But how and where?

Jameson Grant struggles through the roughest year of his life. Suffering from the loss of his father, one grief stricken night, he made a mistake. One which cost him the only woman he’s ever loved. Each lonely day he’s faced with the constant reminders of how quick things can change. Throwing himself into the one thing he has left, his music, helps dull the pain he fights to keep hidden. His last salvation begins to crumble as things spiral out of control and he has no choice but to face the ‘music’ of his past.

The last thing he needs or wants in his life is a woman with more trouble on her heels than the best of country music lyrics. But Melody sings a sirens call within him that can’t be ignored.

Jameson and Melody bond in ways stronger than either could have imagined, but one dangerous person from her past may threaten it all…

If she doesn’t flee before he can convince her to stay, and that some love songs last an eternity.

Excerpt

Jameson set the bag on the table and followed the sound. Not only was she playing the guitar, but she was singing, too. She sat on the stool in the middle of the garage, wearing a white half sleeved shirt that showed enough skin to drive him crazy. She had her legs crossed and her hands gracefully strummed the strings.

She was beautiful. She seemed at ease, her eyelids half shut as she played her heart out with
the song. Jameson made sure to stay out of sight. She hadn’t caught on that he was there yet, and if he made her aware of his presence, she might stop. He wanted to hear more. Good God, her hands on his guitar, he wanted those hands back on him.

She finished the song. Jameson had to catch his breath before popping in, clapping and grinning. She practically jumped from the stool and she put that guitar down quick. “That was beautiful. I didn’t realize you played!”

“Oh! Jameson, you startled me. I’m sorry, I had no idea you were home already. I couldn’t help but pick up the guitar..I just, I felt compelled.” She was blabbering and apologizing for nothing. Jameson crossed the room, closing the distance between them and gathered her in his arms.

“Melody, why would you apologize? You keep doing that, and I can’t understand why.” Jameson kissed her forehead, then threaded his fingers through her hair. She looked up at him with wide eyes. “I’m not mad at you, angel. I loved what you were playing.” He dipped his head and took her lips again, nibbling on the bottom one. When he pulled away, he smiled. “ Not to mention how hot it was to watch your hands move on my guitar. It made me think of a not to distant morning when your hands were doing something else.”

That got her to laugh as she leaned against him. “You crack me up, you know. Thank you for the beautiful flowers and the card.”

“You’re welcome. I just wanted to let you know how much I was thinking about you. I can’t stop. You’re in my head. I’ve got Melody in my head. Hey, that’s a good song title.

The Melody in My Head.”

She blushed and ducked away, but Jameson pulled her closer to him. “I love it when you blush. It’s sexy.”
“You are determined to get me all flustered, aren’t you?” She questioned with a smile.

Jameson shrugged, playing coy. “It’s working quite well, I’d say. My master plan to woo and seduce you is playing out just fine.”

She raised a brow at him. “Oh, is that what it’s all about?” Melody backed out of his arms and wagged a finger at him. “I should have known. You want me for my skills. I think I’ll be taking them and going now…” She slowly backed away, watching him with a mischievous grin as her eyes lit up.

Jameson caught her at the door, pinning her to the wall. “ You didn’t get very far, did you?” He lowered his head, ready to devour her again. He teased her neck with kisses until she moaned. “Looks like I won this round.”

“You’re evil.”

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I thought, since I’m writing a series based on musicians and singers, I’d share with you all who I picture…or “hear” when I think of my character’s singing voices.

Avery Callimer:
Avery is the lead singer of the Baby Stetson band. When I think of her singing, I hear a powerful voice, one that can really belt out a tune…so I think of Martina McBride. Martina has the kind of voice that just makes me stop and listen. She can hit some amazing notes and I get goosebumps hearing her.

But not only do I think of Martina, I also think of a mix. Avery has the powerful voice like Martina, but she also has a southern twang like Jennifer Nettles (from Sugarland)

Jameson Grant:

I don’t keep it a secret that when I picture lead guitarist and singer, Jameson on guitar, I think of Keith Urban..:) but we’re talking about Jameson’s singing voice, and for that, I hear Billy Currington. He has this sexy voice that just rolls over my skin in waves of goosebumps.

Melody Roland:

Melody has always been a closet singer. It isn’t until she lands in Harmony’s Echo and sings with Jameson that she starts to come out of her shell. When I think of Melody singing, well she’s a bit of a toss up. I think of the woman that plays Scarlett on Nashville. A pretty voice, unexpected, but has a unique sound. But I also hear a little bit of newcomer Sarah Darling.

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Rhythm of My Heart Launch Party Giveaway #6 – Leah Braemel

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Thanks to her cheating ex-husband and her thieving brother, all horse breeder Nikki Kimball has left is a bruised heart, an over-drawn bank account and an empty home. When sex-on-legs Dillon Barnett and his brooding foster-brother Brett Anderson start showing more than just neighborly attention, Nikki is intrigued…and a little gun-shy.

Dillon and Brett have a history; back in high school, the two friends fought a bitter battle over Nikki. Now, ten years later, Brett still longs to be the man in Nikki’s life, but he’s determined to stand back and let Dillon win Nikki’s heart.

Society says Nikki must choose between the two men she loves. Is Nikki strong enough to break all the rules in order to find happiness?

Excerpt

Nikki wanted to blame the jetting water for the way her clit tingled, or for the full heavy feeling of her breasts. She wanted to blame the steam rising around her for the way her body tightened, squeezing the air from her lungs. But she knew it had nothing to do with the hot tub. The heat spearing through her came from thinking about being sandwiched between the two men. Her breasts ached from her fantasy of seeing Dillon’s dark head bent over one breast with Brett’s golden head over the other, of them touching every part of her body. Of Dillon in her pussy, and Brett…oh, Brett filling her mouth as she kneeled in front of him, or stretching her ass as he reamed her from behind.

“What do you say, Nik?” Dillon asked.

She jumped, realizing she’d been so lost in her fantasy that he’d closed the distance between them.

What did she say? Yes. Hell, yes!

“Brett—” She broke off her question. How lame would it be to ask if he’d still respect her in the morning?

When he turned to look at her, the emotion in his eyes, the longing, shocked her. His gaze dropped, lingering on her throat, her breasts, lower. Each spot his eyes stopped at burned like he’d branded her. He took equally long on his path back up her body, but instead of meeting her gaze, he looked past her. To Dillon.

She cleared her throat, her voice barely a whisper, but her plea came through as loud as if she’d shouted. “It couldn’t hurt just once. Could it?”

Water cascaded off him as he surged to stand in front of her. With another glance at Dillon, he cupped her face and brushed his lips across hers, his thumb caressing her jaw.

Her eyes fluttered closed as his lips sealed around hers, his tongue tickling the seam of her lips. So gentle, yet the hand holding her in place was so strong. Calloused in places Dillon’s weren’t. She relaxed her jaw and let him deepen the kiss. The hard length of his erection pressed into the soft flesh of her belly. All too soon he broke the kiss, though he didn’t release her.

He gaze moved from her to Dillon. “Does this bother you? Watching me kissing Nikki?”

“Nope. It makes me as horny as hell watching you two. Whodathunkit?” Dillon pressed his body against her, his hand sliding around her side to cup her breast, his erection nudging the small of her back. The crisp mat of his chest hair tickling her shoulders, he was a pillar, supporting her as her legs trembled beneath their onslaught. Her hips rotated, grinding against Brett’s erection in front and Dillon’s behind. Both men groaned in succession.

“Inside.” Dillon pulled away first. “Upstairs. Now.”

Nikki sucked in a breath at his command. Fantasies were one thing, reality totally different. She couldn’t even picture the mechanics of making love to two men at the same time. She gave up and decided they’d figure it out upstairs. With a shrug, she relaxed and let herself ogle Dillon’s tight behind when he climbed out of the hot tub. The man had the best frickin’ ass of anyone she’d ever seen. She loved clutching it as he pumped into her, feeling the play of muscles beneath her fingers.

Dillon grabbed the towels they’d placed there earlier, handing one to Nikki. Before she could take it, Brett reached around and snagged it, snapping it open and wrapping it around her. Her body heated, turned to liquid when he tucked the end into her cleavage, his palm grazing her breast, drawing her nipple into a tight bead. She pressed her thighs together against the ache starting deep inside as she imagined what she was about to do.

Dillon toweled himself off then tossed his to Brett. As Brett dried himself, Dillon opened the door and led Nikki into the house. The air conditioned air had goosebumps forming on her skin. He smiled and flicked one of her nipples poking against the terrycloth. After Brett’s earlier contact, that simple touch had her shaking.
He must have seen it as his eyes burned into her, and his voice grated in need. “Let’s get you upstairs and dried off.”

Completely unselfconscious of his nudity, he strolled ahead of them and bounded up the stairs.

As Dillon disappeared down the upstairs hall, Nikki realized Brett was hanging back. Her tongue hit the floor when she saw him standing there, his towel slung low over his hips. He has no idea how hot he looks, does he?

He held out his hand, waiting for Nikki to place her palm in his. “Nik? Are you okay with this? Just because Dillon suggested it doesn’t mean you have to…” He tilted his head to one side in question. “It’s not too late to back out, you know.”

“I want to try this, for all of us to be together like this, even if it’s just for tonight. But I need to know if you’re okay with this. If it’ll make things difficult, more awkward being around us—me—tomorrow.” She felt the blush rising up her neck. “I guess what I’m saying is, will you still respect me in the morning?”

“Baby, I’ll always respect you.” Her bones melted when he cupped her behind, pressing his erection into her belly. Snuggling closer, she kissed him until he broke off with a groan. “If we keep this up, I’m going to come before we begin.”

As they reached the top of the stairs, she hesitated. “Brett? What about you? Do you want to do this? I mean, isn’t it sort of weird for you to be naked around Dillon? Two guys in the same bed at the same time?”

There was such a long pause, she wondered if he might change his mind and walk away. “I don’t think I can back out now, Nik.”
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I’ve always loved friends-to-lovers stories, and when I started writing Texas Tangle, I set it up that Dillon would hook up with his neighbor Nikki. But then as I was writing I discovered that Dillon wasn’t the only one who had a thing for Nikki, Dillon’s friend Brett did too. So naturally my mind started wandering, and thought “Hey, Dillon’s a real laid back type of guy, and he’s one who would do anything for his friends so…” Next thing I knew my novella of them having a short threesome became a full length book about how the two of them tell Nikki she has to choose between them. Initially.

But hey, how do you choose between two hot guys? What criteria do you use? It was an interesting journey watching the guys struggle with how they’d let Nikki choose, and watching Nikki make her decision. Or rather not make a decision. ;)

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