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Winner will be notified via email by November 22nd.

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7th Annual Black Friday Book Bonanza – Let Me Love You – Pre-Order

Happy Day-After Thanksgiving or as the retailers like to call it – Happy Black Friday!  Hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and if you are one of those Black Friday shoppers, I do hope your long waits in line were worth it!

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Welcome to the 7th Annual Black Book Friday Bonanza. I’m thrilled to be a part of this blog hop because it falls perfectly before the new release of my new novel – Let Me Love You.

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Twenty-three-year-old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one-year-old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.

Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

This story is near and dear to me and a long time coming. Back in 2015, I started writing the story of Ren and Stacey. At the time, it was called Love Thy Neighbor. I submitted the first 5,000 words of it to the Pages From the Heart writing contest just for the heck of it. And it won! 🙂

But commitments to other projects and life got in the way of me completing it. It sat in my WIP folder begging to be told. I worked on it periodically in the early part of 2017 with a promise that I’d publish it before year-end. After attending the RWA National Conference in Orlando in July, I was revived and inspired by so many aspiring and well-known authors that the rest of the story just starting pouring out of me. And as the story unfolded, I realized so did a new title for the story. If you pre-order it and read it on December 18th, you’ll understand why. Pre-order it on Amazon here.

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As part of this blog hop, I’m giving away a $15 Amazon gift card. All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter. Plus, you can earn extra points in the giveaway by tweeting about my new release or following me on Facebook. Good luck and happy blog hopping.

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A big thanks to Kim @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Marlene @ Reading Reality for hosting this blog hop.

Don’t forget to the visit the other sites to find new authors and enter the numerous giveaways. You don’t want to miss out.

Let Me Love You

Today USA Today’s Happily Ever After shared the cover reveal for my newest novel, Let Me Love You, available on December 18th.

Let Me Love You is a long time coming. A story that won the Pages From The Heart Writing contest in 2015 – it sat on my desk while other projects were pressing with deadlines and life threw curves to prevent me from completing it. I dedicated 2017 to its completion because I love the characters and the story. Finally, it’s here.

 

We often read stories about older men and younger women – a trope we’ve accepted in romance and in life. But we don’t often get that same intrigue or acceptance when the ages are reversed. I am four years older than my husband. Not a ridiculous age gap, but one that still surprises people. Apparently, somewhere it was written that men should be older than their women. For those of you that know me, I’m not one that has ever really followed the norm. 🙂 Once we get beyond a certain point, age really is just a number and love can come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and age gaps. I hope that you enjoy Let Me Love You and the story between Ren and Stacey. It’s fun. It’s sexy. It’s real.

Check out the synopsis and preorder your copy today!

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Let Me Love You

December 18, 2017

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Twenty-three-year-old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one-year-old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.

Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

Preorder Your Copy: Amazon

The Misbehaved on TRR June Party

Today I am excited to be taking part in Romance Reviews Sizzling Summer Reads event taking place from June 1 through June 30th. Check out The Misbehaved my featured contemporary romance and read an excerpt. Be sure to click on the TRR link to enter to win.

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The Misbehaved

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Friends to lovers—can Natalea Jones and Drake Harte break through their friendship barrier and find happiness?

Natalea Jones has had a rough life. An absentee father. A gambling-addicted mother who seems to show up only when she needs something—preferably money. Natalea survived her childhood and teenage years because of her best friend, Drake Harte, and his family. Even though she’s been in love with Drake for years, she refuses to let her lust get in the way of their friendship. Life without Drake is not possible and sex would certainly complicate things.

Drake Harte is not only known as the most eligible bachelor and firefighter in Gamble Park, Florida, he’s also known for sexing the ladies and leaving them. Only he knows the reason he can’t make a commitment to the women throwing themselves at him—he’s in love with his best friend. It’s time he either goes for it or moves on…and he’s going after Natalea with everything he’s got.

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It appeared many of the women tonight were hoping to make history of their own or at least to misbehave with one of the firemen expected to appear. Most of the women in their tight jeans and skintight T-shirts were here to see her best friend, Drake Harte, take the stage in his turnout pants, suspenders and not much else as next year’s Mr. December.

“Nat.” Drake’s deep, familiar drawl echoed as he swung open the main door.

Speak of the devil.

He sauntered in, as if on cue, as Tim McGraw’s Real Good Man played over the speakers. Impeccable timing, as usual. Drake moved with a swagger few women were immune to, including her. She and Drake may have grown up together playing tackle football and wrestling in his parents’ orange groves, but even her heartbeat accelerated every time he walked into a room.

“Hey, Drake.” She jumped down from the stage and waved him over to a seat she had reserved for him. He maneuvered through the horde of patrons. Natalea didn’t miss the way women’s heads turned as he made his way to her. Some called his name and he smiled a sexy smile that made them sigh. She scooted over to where her bestie would sit for the next few minutes until show time.
Straddling the empty stool, he placed his immense hands on the bar top and pushed his torso over to plant a smacking kiss on her cheek.

The soapy, clean masculine scent that was all Drake invaded her nostrils and she inhaled deeply, attempting to keep it a part of her soul. That smell was home. Her home. Yes, she lived upstairs, but no matter what sort of crazy shit happened in her life, he grounded her, returned her to reality.

©Jessica Jayne 2016

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at The Misbehaved. Now head on over to TRR and answer a question about Misbehaved to win a copy.

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Enter the Giveaway for TRR Sizzling Summer Reads here:  The Romance Reviews

Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards – Best Anthology – Alpha’s Claim

It’s not every day that readers choose a book you contributed to as the best! Well, that happened today! Congratulations to all of the Readers’ Choice Winners and a big congratulations to all the co-authors in the Alpha’s Claim anthology! What a great thing!

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Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – The Infamous DAVID GANDY!

It’s been a very busy few weeks for me! I’m presenting at a seminar today and everything leading up to the presentation has been crazy and chaotic. But the day has arrived and I think I’m ready. I’m not one of those people that gets sick to my stomach and panics before a presentation, but I definitely get butterflies and a little sweaty in the palms. Anyway… how better to kick off the day of a presentation than to gander at The Gandy! 😉 I’ve waited awhile to put David Gandy up here on the TTT. I’m not sure why other than it just never felt quite right. Today feels right! And I must admit… this was one of the hardest posts to select pictures for because he has so so many good ones! So go ahead and swoon ladies!

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GORGEOUS eyes!

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It’s a perfect ending…

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Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Shawn Dawson

I’ve been busy wrapping up a manuscript for submission and I finally wrote those two little words THE END! Exciting stuff and a great way to start the week. And what do you know… it’s Tuesday again! God, I love Tuesdays! This week I discovered a beauty of man and I’m excited to share him with you. SHAWN DAWSON! If you’re not aware of him, you’re about to get familiar. If you already know who he is, then just sit back and enjoy!

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And people ask me why I love football! 😉

 

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I absolutely LOVE this picture! LOVE IT!

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Hope you enjoyed this week’s Tantalizing Tuesday! I know I had a glorious time searching for just the right photos to post of Shawn! He has a ton! You can find him on Facebook here! You can also Tweet him @ShawnSDawson

NOTE: Unfortunately, I can’t take any claim to these photos. I found them all on Google… but they do make me want to consider photography as another career option! 😉

 

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Mike Thurston

Hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Mine was splendid! Four days off work. Start of the college football season! #GoBucks And the work week starts back with a Totally Tantalizing Tuesday! Life doesn’t get much better. 🙂

I’m always open for suggestions on Totally Tantalizing Tuesday and this week I got one. Renee Smith commented on one of my previous TTT posts and suggested I check out Mike Thurston! So I did! And guess what? Renee Smith has fabulous taste in tantalizers! Thank you, Renee! We owe you! So up this week is MIKE THURSTON!

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If you want to find out more about Mike, you can find his Facebook page here!

Totally Tantalizing Tuesday – Stephen Amell

In Florida, August is one of the toughest months to get through, followed closely by September because by this time, I am more than ready for cooler temperatures. Summers in Florida start in April! 🙂 But I will say… I never tire of HOT guys! And it is Totally Tantalizing Tuesday!

As most of you know, I basically live under a rock when it comes to tv because well… I have a 9-5 job, a writing career, a husband, and three children under 7. TV time is minimal. So, I expect my friends to point out shows that I might like. I was recently introduced to Arrow on the CW. And with Arrow comes Stephen Amell – a Canadian born actor that seems to have it all!

 

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If you’re a fan of DC Comics or the like, you’ll love this show. You can find the official site for Arrow here. You can find Stephen Amell on Facebook here. Hope you enjoyed this week’s tantalizer! 🙂