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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Blog Tour - Back 2 School Special #BookPromo - #Scifi Novels | Spreading the Word & GC #Giveaway



REJOICE! The children are back in school.


For those who live to read...here are some awesome books provided by the incredible authors who wrote them. All in celebration of the new school year.


While a few of these books might be oldies, but goodies...others could be new and fresh off the presses.


Relax and find your new favorite author.


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SCI-FI


Science Fiction in traditional literary terms is a literary or cinematic genre in which fantasy, typically based on speculative scientific discoveries or developments,environmental changes, space travel, or life on other planets,forms part of the plot or background.


Please enjoy these books that focus on sci-fi and all its sub-genres. The list is available in alphabetically order by title.



Don't forget to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win an Amazon Giftcard.


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Sci-Fi


What do you do when the world as you know it ends? Run! A perfect life slides into despair when a trusting neighbor whispers a warning, and Mike and Laura Davis’s world crumbles. Dreams and goals come to an abrupt end, but a new existence waits in the future. Survival depends on the ingenuity of family and friends. First, they must hide in a safe place.




Sci-Fi/Time Travel


Are you sick of US politics? Afraid of what will become of America because your chosen candidate didn’t prevail? Do you believe the world is doomed now that King Donald has claimed the Oval Office throne?


Refresh your spirit and allay your fears by laughing along with what Mark Twain might have written about today’s political falderal.


“Entertaining.” –Publishers Weekly.


WINNER 2016 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Science Fiction & Fantasy.


Morgan le Fay, sixth-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, DC, of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.


Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.


Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball… and the human heart.



Sci-Fi


In a world ruled with military precision, a misspoken word has the power to generate enough rage to turn life upside down in the story of a post apocalyptic world on the brink. Steve Manos and his family live in Europe Town, a segregated area where people of European descent live in the Coalition; formerly the United States. The necessities of life are minimally met by the government and everyone works for the good of the leadership. Life for the people is almost intolerable, but that is when change happens.


Sci-Fi/Dystopian/Horror


Scarlett Lewis doesn’t realize the United States is succumbing to a horrific pandemic. Until Scarlett begins to notice the bizarre events occurring around her . . . Travel with Scarlett on her perilous journey as she discovers the dark fate of the human race. Along the way, she meets other survivors who may not have her best interests at heart. With hope as her last weapon of defense, Scarlett must learn how to survive in this creeper-infested world without sacrificing her own humanity.






Sci-Fi 


Carla Simon is a best-selling novelist besieged by death threats and lawsuits because her stories keep turning out to be true. She is considered an extraordinary researcher, uncovering facts unknown by field experts.





















Sci-Fi 


In a single month, Alisha Kane has gone from a wealthy debutante to street girl to scavenger. While testing her new flying skills in the Cully Canyon, Alisha incurs a near-death crash landing. She’s “rescued” by a colonel of the SkyRyders and her life changes forever.










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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release, Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Jayne Frost's "Fall With Me" as an AUDIOBOOK, which is her SECOND book in her Sixth Street Bands Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour will run from May 24 - 27, 2017 & Giveaway will run until June 2, 2017]



"Fall With Me"
[Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :
    As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

    That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

    With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

    That’s the plan, at least.

    Note: Though part of the Sixth Street Bands Series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Recommended for 18+ for adult content and language.

My Book Review :
    4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

    This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition... [READ MY FULL REVIEW, TWO TEASERS, BOOK PREVIEW & MORE]

This audiobook is available to order on :

Audible | Amazon | Amazon Int'l | iTunes

This e-book & paperback is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) USD | Amazon Int'l | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Amazon Int'l Paperback | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD | Kobo (e-Book) USD | iBooks (e-Book) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **





About the Author :

So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.


My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word | My 2017 Best Book Couples List | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway | #99Cents #BookSale for Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word



Book Preview(s) :




Giveaway(s)!! :
A $25 Gift Card Rafflecopter Giveaway

Soo .... TWEET about this post!! And you could WIN!! =0)



Find Jayne Frost :


This post and teaser was put together by myself (From Me to You ... Video, Photography & Book Reviews), please contact me if you'd like your own "Spreading the Word" promo post or teaser, while the tour was through Magic of Books Promotions and they supplied me with some of the information.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Kiss Your Mate Day (4 Day Event) | Blog Tour, Spreading the Word, #FREE Novels & Kindle E-Reader #Giveaway



Welcome to April 28th is Kiss Your Mate Day eBook Giveaway Event. Believe it or not, Kiss Your Mate Day is an actual holiday. So pucker up and give that special someone in your life a big fat kiss of love. To recognize this romantic day, a group of talented romance authors has come together to celebrate hugs and kisses, from romantic love to paranormal love to contemporary love. It's all here, a weekend of free eBooks to last you through the spring.


Don't wait to meet your next favorite author and book. The giveaway will only run from April 27th-30th. So be sure to click on the book's title, which will take you to a page where you can download your FREE eBook. To learn more about an author, simply click on the author's name.


Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Spreading the Word, #Review, & GC #Giveaway

Today I'm showing off Jayne Frost's "Fall With Me," which is her SECOND book in her Sixth Street Bands Series!!

ALSO -- Be sure to check out Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post to be able to sign up for this blog stop's GIVEAWAY(s)!! [Blog Tour will run only on May 22, 2016 & Giveaway will run for longer afterwards]



"Fall With Me"
[Sixth Street Bands Series, Book 2] by Jayne Frost

Author's Book Description :
    As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

    That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

    With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

    That’s the plan, at least.

    Note: Though part of the Sixth Street Bands Series, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. Recommended for 18+ for adult content and language.

My Book Review :
    4.5 out of 5 stars!! During an “inconspicuous” visit to a local burger joint, Christian, the bassist for the famous rock band Caged, meets Melody (Mel). Their meeting is very unceremonious (except the fact that Melody gets fired) but when they unexpectedly meet up again at a local college’s science library their shared interests spark a fire in one another that explodes into something more. Yet even though they both know the score, will they want to give one another up when the time comes to finally go their separate ways?

    This is a heartwarming tale. 💖 It kept me intrigued from the very beginning with the grouchy Minnie Mouse and silly Batman, then even more so with the way Christian became undoubtingly hooked on Melody and her snarky ways. In addition... [READ MY FULL REVIEW, TWO TEASERS, BOOK PREVIEW & MORE]

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (e-Book) USD | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD | Kobo (e-Book) USD | iBooks (e-Book) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **





About the Author :

So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.


My Previous Interview(s) with this Author : April 2015

My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1 | Book 2

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Blog Tour: Gone for You by Jayne Frost | Interview, Spreading the Word & Gift Card/Novel Giveaways | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2016 | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Cover Reveal, Spreading the Word, & GC Giveaways | Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word | My 2017 Best Book Couples List



Book Preview(s) :




Giveaway(s)!! :
A $25 Gift Card Rafflecopter Giveaway

Soo .... TWEET about this post!! And you could WIN!! =0)



Find Jayne Frost :


This post and teaser was put together by myself (From Me to You ... Video, Photography & Book Reviews), please contact me if you'd like your own "Spreading the Word" promo post or teaser, while the tour is through Give Me Books and they supplied me with some of the information.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Winners of My Valentine's Day Book Couples Giveaway



Sheila, Annie, Carma, & Vicky

Congratulations ladies!! You should be receiving an email (or Facebook Message) from me soon, please respond within 48 hours or prize is forfeited.

Again, THANK YOU to all who participated!! I am very proud in supporting all of my 2017 Best Book Couples' Authors and this year everyone made me proud. STAY TUNED so you can find out which of my Best Book Couples YOU chose as the Ultimate Best Book Couple this year!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My 2017 Best Book Couples List


Time to spread the love with my 6TH ANNUAL BEST BOOK COUPLES LIST!

At the bottom of this page check out which book couple from my list who was chosen by you as the
2017's Ultimate Best Book Couple!

Standards to being a Best Book Couple :
  1. A book couple who Jess thoroughly enjoyed reading about this past year (from February 2016 - January 2017)
  2. Jess had to have rated their novel/novella 3.5 stars or higher
means that I gave the couple's novel a 5 star rating
-- These books are listed in no particular order. --
-- Read more about the novel (and a teaser or two) that each couple is in by clicking their title links. --
-- To find out who were on my previous lists check out the links at the bottom of this page. --
ALSO -- Be sure to check out the Giveaway at the bottom of this post!! [Giveaway will run from February 14 - 19, 2017]
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My 2017 Best Book Couples :



Support the Best Book Couples & their Authors Here :
Support the Best Book Couples & their Authors by liking and pinning their photos everywhere!


FAN's Choice 2017 Ultimate Best Book Couple :
SUPPORT Abby, Nathan, & Erin Butler by liking and pinning this photo everywhere!




Giveaway!! : -- Now closed. Thank you to those who participated!! -- Find out who the Giveaway Winners are HERE!


How to Enter * :
  • Comment/vote up to 3 times either on our blog post and/or on the FB post above with the name of a couple (if you like more than one list them too) that you like FROM MY 2017 BEST BOOK COUPLES LIST
  • When commenting on my blog post BE SURE to LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDY so I can contact you

* Click the "see more" on the above FB Post to find out more details about this giveaway.

Prizes : THREE WINNERS will WIN either a $25 Amazon GC Giveaway and ONE of TWO Author Surprise Packages!!



Check out my previous Best Book Couples Lists :
My 2012 Best Book Couples ListMy 2013 Best Book Couples ListMy 2014 Best Book Couples List
My 2015 Best Book Couples ListMy 2016 Best Book Couples List

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Giveaway Winner of Michele Summers' "Sweet Southern Bad Boy"



Joshua B.

Congratulations, Joshua!! You just won a copy of Michele Summers' "Sweet Southern Bad Boy!!"

You should be receiving an email from me soon, please respond within 48 hours or the prize will be forfeited.


THANK YOU to everyone who participated!! You all make me so proud, for followers like you!


Purchase "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" for yourself here :

Amazon (Kindle) USD | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Paperback) USD | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Paperback) USD

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Blog Tour - Fall With Me by Jayne Frost | Book Release Day & Spreading the Word

Releasing December 15th, "FALL WITH ME" brings readers more of the sultry hot rockers that you love from Jayne Frost's Sixth Street Bands Series, along with a healthy dose of steamy romance with some laughs on the side. Also, don’t forget to check out the cover art by none other than Judi Perkins at Concierge Literary Designs.


As the bassist for the band Caged, the last three years have been one, long non-stop party. Sure, I’ve had some regrets. Everyone does. But getting trapped in a relationship isn’t one of them. I know good and well what happens when the attraction fades. I’ve seen it first hand. Love is a zero sum game, so why play? As long as I'm upfront about my feelings, no one gets hurt. Besides, I'm never in one place long enough to worry about tomorrow.

That is, until the band decided to take an extended hiatus in our hometown. That’s when I met Melody Sullivan. She’s the full-package. Whip smart and beautiful, with enough determination to take on anything life has in store. And the best part? Melody shares my philosophy on the fleeting nature of attraction. She doesn’t buy into the whole “happily ever after” crap anymore than I do. We’re perfect for each other. For now. And now is all I want.

With the expectations off the table, I can let my guard down and enjoy her company until the spark dies. And we both know it will. In a week, or a month. But until then, we’ll just keep having fun. The good kind, with lots of sex and no strings attached. And when it’s time to move on, we will. No drawn out goodbyes and no remorse.

That’s the plan, at least.




Pinning Mel to the cinder block wall in her tiny living room, I kissed her deeply, my fingers creeping under the hem of her blouse. She sighed, the back of her head bumping against the concrete as I palmed her breast.

“Fuck…sorry.” My hand disappeared into her blond locks, searching for a lump. “Are you all right?”

The girl had me so revved up I was ready to take her right here, inches from her front door.

Resting her palm against my chest, she laughed softly. “No permanent damage. I’ve got a hard head.”

Mel was hardheaded, all right. And smart. Not to mention sexy as hell.

Slipping out of my arms, she headed for the kitchen before I could devour her mouth again. I bit my lip when she ducked her head into the fridge, wiggling her ass as she poked around.

“Would you like something to drink? I’ve got water and…” She walked back with two bottles of Dasani. “Water.”

“Water’s fine.”

Twisting the cap off the bottle, I looked around the tiny apartment. Mel’s place was as bare bones as it got. Campus housing with concrete walls and worn carpet. Her entire kitchen would fit in the guest bathroom at my house.

Sinking onto the arm of the recliner, Mel snagged her lip between her teeth. “I’ve never had a one-nighter,” she admitted, like it was a bad thing. “So you’re going to have to tell me how this goes.”

Shifting my gaze to the large calendar on the wall in her dining room, I glanced over the neat stack of books on the table below. The girl was organized—OCD style—which was refreshing. But the fact that she was already planning for my imminent departure unnerved me.

Closing the gap between us, I twirled a lock of her hair around my finger. “It goes the way it goes, angel. The only thing set in stone is your breakfast. Eggs, right?”

She looked up, the sparkle in her eyes faint at best. “I’m not expecting you to be here in the morning, Christian. We both know what this is. I’ve heard all the rumors. I’m not naïve, you know?”

I pulled away out of sheer reflex. All night long we were just Christian and Mel. My celebrity was barely mentioned. Hell, she didn’t even pump me for information about the band.

After a moment, I eased onto the chair.

“Really?” I slid her onto my lap. “What have you heard about me? I’m dying to know.”

Staring at the bottle in her hand, her fingernail skated over the label. “The usual. Oversexed rocker. Never in one place more than a night.”

Tucking a finger under her chin, I tilted her face until our gazes met.

“I’ve been in Austin for months, so you shouldn’t believe everything you hear.”

Her expression indicated she saw through my halfhearted attempt to address the rumors. I may have been in the same city, but that didn’t mean I was in the same bed. A Google search would turn up dozens of pictures to prove the point.

Mel slipped her arms around my neck. “I’m just letting you know that I get it. Guys like you don’t date—they fuck.” She fought to keep her smile. “And breakfast isn’t usually part of the deal.”

I tightened my grip on her waist, my thumb skimming the smooth skin above the waistband of her jeans. Conversations like this weren’t usually unnecessary. The chicks I hung out with knew the score. Hell, they were fine with it. No truths exchanged beyond the basics: hotel or tour bus, and where should the cab drop you off when we’re finished.

But Mel wasn’t like that. She spent her time in libraries, not waiting behind rope lines hoping to get my attention.

Taking her hand, I blew out a breath. “I’ve been on the road for four years. It’s a little hard to plan breakfast when you don’t know what city you’ll be come morning. But I can’t blame it all on my lifestyle. From a strictly biological standpoint, you know, attraction fades as soon as the hormone rush is over. Pheromones and all that.” Chancing a peek at her face, I found her nodding in agreement, her green eyes glued to mine. I smiled, tracing a finger over the curve of her jaw. “I’m not saying I’m opposed to a repeat performance. I just don’t believe in making promises I can’t keep.”

Realization slammed me in the chest as she mulled over my declaration. Despite the passionate kiss at the door, Mel wasn’t a sure thing. She could ask me to leave. Hell, she might.

I held my breath as she shoved to her feet.

Propping a hand on her hip, she studied me for a long moment. “But you will be making me breakfast…is that what I’m hearing?”

Not quite a question, but a statement of fact. And one I’d gladly agree to if it meant a night in her bed.

“You can bet on it, angel.”

I stood with the intention of capturing her mouth.

Instead, Mel entwined our fingers and said, “Cool. I think I’ll take you to bed now.”


Book 1
As the guitarist for the rock band Caged, I know the rules: no relationships. No complications. Leave ‘em willing when you go, but always go. Besides, it’s not like I’m ever in one place for more than a few days at a time. As the next hottest thing out of Austin, the band and me are riding the wave, and the music is all that matters.

Until her…

Lily Tennison has “complication” written across her beautiful face. But I can’t get involved. The timing’s all wrong. But she’s under my skin, and I can’t resist her troubled eyes and sweet smile. And I do have a little time to kill. Not much, just a few days in Dallas.

So I’ll scratch the itch and move on, like I always do.

Simple, right?


So…Who is Jayne?

As a writer you would think that would be a simple question…but it’s not. I spend so much time living in my characters heads, listening to their voices, that sometimes I forget about my own.

I guess I should start with the basics: the backstory. I was born and raised in California. At this point, I’m usually asked what it was like to grow up near the beach, but sadly, I don’t know. I grew up in the “other” part of California. Perfect for an aspiring writer, if you ask me. You learn a lot about keeping yourself busy when the nearest house is a mile away…and it belongs to your grandparents.

I spent all my time with my nose in a book, living vicariously through the characters, until I wrote a book of my own. I was ten at the time. It was a scintillating piece that cast the family pet as the protagonist.

By the time I went to high school, I moved on to romance. Why? Because I met my very own prince charming. I wrote love poems in my journal about the green-eyed boy who stole my heart. He promised, the way all storybook heroes do, to sweep me away and take me on a grand adventure. And he did.

We picked up and moved to the Lone Star State and began the story of us. The best stories begin without a road map or a compass. Veering off course makes the journey so much more interesting.

True to form, just when I thought my life was set, we started the next adventure. I traded in my cowboy boots and followed my green-eyed boy to Las Vegas. My home will always be in Texas, but my heart is anywhere that he is. Our beautiful daughter made the journey with us. Our son stayed in Texas, to write his own story.

Somehow, in the midst of the chaos that is our life, I find time to write. Writing is what I love. I might stray from romance every now and then if that is what moves me…but I always come back. Some of the stories don’t seem romantic at all. They are gritty stories about flawed characters that find each other and hold on tight. Those are the stories that speak to me. Because that’s life. I believe that every story should have a happy ending—even the difficult ones.



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