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Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love! In honor of this special day, I’d like to share Kenzie and Brayden’s journey with you for only 99 CENTS! Their story is a coming of age story that deals with family struggles, first love, and navigating through the ups and downs of life. Happy Reading!

 

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About Regret Me Not

 

“You just need to believe. Believe in us. Believe in me.”

 

For Mackenzie Green life is full of regrets; regrets from choices she made in the past, regrets for the things she’ll never see in her future. She regrets letting her grades slip while her sister was in rehab, ensuring she’ll never break away from the rumor-run, small town she lives in. She regrets breaking up with her future All American football playing boyfriend, Brayden Turner out of fear of getting hurt. Most of all she regrets every decision she made leading up to the night that changed her life forever.

 

It’s only after Brayden cuts her off completely that Mackenzie realizes how much she wants him in her life. She’s learns that losing what you love breaks you, but sometimes it’s the only way to tap into your inner strength.

 

Can Mackenzie find the courage to learn from her mistakes and move forward or will she spend her days consumed with regrets? Is it too late to convince Brayden she wants him in her life and that she’s in it for the long haul? Most of all, can she accept that sometimes bad things happen no matter how hard you try to protect yourself from them?

 

Can she put it all behind her or will she live an unfulfilled life full of regrets?

 
 

 

Man Up Husband is Live

I’m excited to announce that my latest book in the Man Up series, Man Up Husband is now live! This series breaks away from my earlier work as the content is meant for readers 18+. I’m very excited about the feedback I’ve gotten on Troy and Marlena’s journey. Jump in and buckle up for a fun and emotional ride. Ready?

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Secrets are like explosives- hard to handle, dangerous and sometimes lethal. A marriage with secrets is a marriage on the brink of destruction.

 

Falling for Troy Evans was a fairy tale. As real life took hold, things changed. Once upon a time, we couldn’t keep our hands off each other. Now we barely touch each other. Talking is close to impossible, until Troy turns the heat between us up a notch. I’m falling in love with him all over again, but I have a secret. A secret I’m afraid will destroy us.

 

Marlena Madden was everything I could ever ask for. She’s smart and beautiful, my perfect match. I love her more than anything. Somehow we allowed married life and parenthood to swallow us up and come between us. Exploring ways to pull us out of the humdrum routine we fell into, we’re making our way back to each other. But I can’t help but feel there is something she’s not telling me. Something dark. Something that’s threatening to destroy us.

 
 

To celebrate the release of Man Up Husband, all the books in the Man Up series are on sale for 99 CENTS for a limited time!

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Release Day!

IT’S LIVE! I’m so excited to hand over my Party Boy to you. I’ve had a lot of fun writing this, and can only hope you enjoy reading it just as much!!!

 
Man Up Party Boy

Noah York is looking forward to the beach vacation he’s been planning with his best friend, Cooper. He has visions of relaxing days on the sand and fun nights with the girls. However, all his plans come crashing down when Cooper abandons him for a trip to Italy. Not wanting to leave his friend in a lurch Cooper arranges for his sister to take his place. Noah hasn’t seen Lexi in years and isn’t looking forward to spending a week with her or her attitude.

 

Lexi can’t stand party boy Noah. At least, that’s what she thinks. But when she sees him talking to a blonde at the bar on their first night in the beach town, jealousy takes over and she interrupts them with a kiss. One kiss leads to another. Before either of them realizes what’s happening passion and desire are awakened between them, but Lexi knows better than to fall for Noah. He is, after all, just a party boy

 

I’m also excited to let you know that all of my books are now available in paperback.

 

And last but not least, if you’d like to meet up and get a signed copy of my Party Boy, or any of my other paperbacks, I’ll be at the Yo Philly Author Event on May 16th. Tickets are free. I hope to see you there!

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Tickets for the Yo Philly Author Event

May 16th 2015 Holiday Inn @The Stadium
900 Packer Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148

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Cover Reveal Man Up Party Boy

HI friends. I am so excited to reveal the cover for my new NA Contemporary Beach Romance- Man Up Party Boy.

 

Man Up Party Boy

 

Noah York is looking forward to the beach vacation he’s been planning with his best friend, Cooper. He has visions of relaxing days on the sand and fun nights with the girls. However, all his plans come crashing down when Cooper abandons him for a trip to Italy. Not wanting to leave his friend in a lurch Cooper arranges for his sister to take his place. Noah hasn’t seen Lexi in years and isn’t looking forward to spending a week with her or her attitude.

 

Lexi can’t stand party boy Noah. At least, that’s what she thinks. But when she sees him talking to a blonde at the bar on their first night in the beach town, jealousy takes over and she interrupts them with a kiss. One kiss leads to another. Before either of them realizes what’s happening passion and desire are awakened between them, but Lexi knows better than to fall for Noah. He is, after all, just a party boy.

 

Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!

Due to adult content, it’s not meant for readers under the age of 18yrs.
Add it to your TBR list now!

 
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And Forever Blog Tour

And Forever Blog Tour Schedule

 

March 9th Mes Livres.

 

March 10th Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog.

 

March 11th Crazy Book Chicks.

Rachel Walter Author

 

March 12th Teacups and Bookends.

Author Jennifer Ann.

 

March 13th Feedmeinbooks.

 

March 14th Have You Heard My Book Review.

 

March 15th I Heart YA Books.

 

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March 16th Morning Books and Coffee.

 

March 17th Breaking That Kindle Budget.

 

March 18th This Girl Loves Books.

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March 19th MS. ME28.

 

March 20th What’s Beyond Forks.

Maria E. Monteiro.

 

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And Forever Release!

And ForeverI can’t believe today is finally here. This has been years in the making. When I first released For Always, I had no intention of continuing Jordan and Stephanie’s story. I thought it wrapped up well, but so many people reached out to me, asking for more, I had to start considering it. The decision to write And Forever wasn’t an easy one for me. Even as I wrote it, much like when I wrote To My Hero and Regret Me Not, there were many times I thought about scrapping the whole thing. Ultimately I didn’t because I didn’t want to disappoint my fans. I have to tell you, I am so excited about this release. If you fell in love with Stephanie and Jordan in For Always, I have no doubt you’ll love And Forever!
 
Here’s the first chapter of And Forever. Be sure to leave a comment and let me know if you’re excited, and what your thoughts are!
 
Chapter 1
 
The scent of death lingers nearby. Always. Only I don’t attract it like I once thought. I repel it, like a deflector shield. This is my lot in life, my special gift, to extend the days of those I love. That theory comes from Jordan; the keeper of my heart, and the love of my life!
 
I sigh. I don’t realize I made a sound until Jordan apologizes. Again.
 
“I’m sorry, Steph. I just don’t want to be distracted.”
 
“I know.”
 
He misunderstands. It’s a contented sigh. One that says I’m thrilled my boyfriend is driving me to school. It’s a sign of how surreal sitting next to him and knowing that he loves me is. How I can’t believe in a matter of hours he’ll be leaving me alone on my college campus, and I intend to savor each minute with him, every possible second. The sigh is the only chance I have of communicating any of these sentiments because he doesn’t want me to talk while he’s driving. I know just being together in the car for this length of time is challenging for him.
 
Jordan still suffers the after effects of a terrible car accident that killed his ex-girlfriend. Ex as in he broke up with her minutes before it happened. When he served as my unexpected prom date, I pressed him to admit his feelings for me. That’s what led to the break-up. Now he has to deal with the swamp of guilt-induced quick sand he’s been left in. It hasn’t been an easy road to get to where we are, but we worked through all that.
 
I hope.
 
“I’m doing the best I can, babe.”
 
“I know.” I don’t bother saying anything further to reassure him that I’m not upset.
 
“Maybe you can find some music on the radio.”
 
Maybe I would if I could hear what’s on the radio. Every time I turn the volume up, he lowers it. The problem is he wants it down so low I can’t hear the music. I glance at his hands on the steering wheel. He holds it in a death grip. His knuckles are white, and I think his fingers might snap in two any moment.
 
“I’m fine. Just happy to be here with you.”
 
“Liar.”
 
“Am not.”
 
A car swerves slightly towards our lane. He lays on the horn and goes back to stoic silence. I hate that this is so hard for him. I want him to find his way back to being the carefree, flirtatious boy I fell in love with. I doubt he’ll ever go back to being that person, and it makes me sad. I don’t want him to carry all this pain for the rest of his life. I wish I knew how to make it better, but the only thing I can do is stand beside him and hope in time he’ll heal.
 
I turn to my window, watching the never-ending expanse of trees zoom by. I wish for a fleeting moment I’d gone in the other car with my mother and her new, at least new to me, boyfriend Eddie. I’d been clueless about Eddie, but after her health scare last week, she came clean.
 
“There’s someone I want you to meet,” she said when he showed up at our house to visit her.
 
At that point she had no choice. She’d been ordered to take a few days off of work, where they’d rendezvous during lunch. She’d been frightened when they first told her it looked like a heart attack and realized it was silly to keep him hidden away. I can’t imagine the cheesy conversations taking place in the other car, but I’m happy for her. My father died a decade ago and as far as I know she never dated before, so it’s about time she gives someone a chance.
 
“Sorry.” I hear the tension in his voice.
 
“No worries. It’s all good, as long as I’m here with you.”Always and Forever guy
 
I mean it, because even with the deafening silence, and the tension he carries on his shoulders every time we’re in a car together, there is nowhere else I’d rather be. From the first moment he spoke to me, he owned my heart. It’s branded with his name. I’d tried for four years to move on, to forget him, but that wasn’t an option for me. No one can hold a candle to him.
“Hey,” He pulls my attention back to the here and now. “You know I love you right?”
 
I smile. I’m sure it’s just the reaction he hoped for. It feels like that’s all I’ve done over the last week since he found me crying on the beach. I’ll never forget the wave of relief that washed over me when I found out he’d been spared from a terrible plane crash. He never made it on the plane because I called him at the last minute in an attempt to convince him to stay. Thank goodness he did.
 
I always believed myself to be the root cause of the bad things that happen to people around me. Jordan thinks I’m what keeps them hanging on. I don’t believe him, at least not yet. But having him try to convince me otherwise promises to be an amazing adventure.

 

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day to all my friends and followers. I hope your day is filled with sweet treats and lots of love! While I’m hard at work finalizing things for this week’s release of And Forever, I’m hoping to do my share by reposting one of my favorite extra scenes. I wrote this two Valentine Day’s ago, hoping to use it in Waves of Love. It didn’t work into my time line, but I know this has been a fan favorite, and one of mine as well. This is a scene between Tyler and Jenna. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the Heart Waves series, just take this for what it is, a sweet, and sexy treat.

 

I stood outside the door to Tyler’s suite, my stomach fluttering like a flock of wild birds, fast and with abandon. I felt so awkward. Instead of focusing on Tyler and our first Valentine’s Day together, I couldn’t get Reece out of my mind. This should be a year of firsts with Reece. Instead, I was doing my best not hurt this amazing, but fragile heart I’d been so lucky to be handed. Of all the things I felt being with Tyler, lucky was at the top of the list.

 

I knocked before I lost the courage, cut and ran. I couldn’t do that to him. I owed Tyler so much, I was just nervous tonight he’d want to collect on it. The door opened, and I couldn’t breathe.

 

Tyler stood in front of me, dressed all in black, which brought my attention to his smoldering green eyes as they moved over every inch of my body. A half grin played on his clean shaven face, and I couldn’t take my eyes off him. He reached for my hand, his tongue touching the right corner of his upper lip. I knew I was in for it. He pulled me against him hard. I didn’t expect it and stumbled forward. He inhaled, making it perfectly clear what he was thinking of.

 

I swallowed hard, knowing I had no chance of resisting him. Not tonight. His hands already moved down and cupped my bottom, pulling me against him. His teeth gripped my earlobe, and moved down my neck. And this was just his hello.

 

I pushed him away, biting my lip. “Let’s leave something for later.”

 

He laughed, it was such an unusual sound, but I’d been hearing more of it lately, and every time I did, a small part of my heart melted.

 

“Don’t worry, I have plenty planned to keep us busy.” The way he raised his eyebrows, the pure heat in his gaze, I was afraid to imagine.

 

“Come,” Tyler took my hand and moved further into the living area. I’d been so preoccupied with him, I didn’t notice the indoor picnic he’d set up on the floor. Should we eat first?”

 

I nodded, since I couldn’t find my voice.

 

We got down on the neatly laid out blanket Tyler had spread on the floor. Next he handed me a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

 

“I made it myself. It’s my favorite.”

 

I laughed. It seemed so out of place considering the atmosphere. Once we finished. Tyler went in his bedroom and came out with a gift wrapped present. I’d expected a chocolate heart, not an actual gift.

 

“Go ahead, open it.”

 

As I unwrapped the paper I could see a pile of books stacked one on top of the other. It wasn’t until I got the paper completely off that I could see what books they were. I felt my face fill with color. I’d heard about these books, but hadn’t even attempted to read them. What if my parents saw them? What would they think?

 

“I thought, since you love to read, and I just want to ravish you, I’d bring both worlds together.” His arm came around my waist as he leaned against me. “And when you read these,” he whispered, “you can highlight the things you might want to try.”

 

I put the books down and reached my hands behind Tyler’s neck. “Thank you.” I stood on my tiptoes ready to get lost in a steamy kiss, but Tyler leaned back and unclasped my hands from behind his head.

 
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“Not yet. That’s only the first part of my gift.”

 

“I can’t imagine what else you have in store.”

 

“Wait right here,” Tyler ordered. I did as I was told and watched him disappear into the bedroom. When he returned, he carried his desk chair. He cleared away the picnic blanket, and placed the chair in the middle of the open space. I watched curious.

 

Tyler sat me down in the chair, “Don’t move.” He kissed his finger then touched it to my lip as he continued to move around. “And no peeking.”

 

I giggled, hoping to hide how silly I felt. The silence broke. Loud music blared through the open space. I tried to turn my head, but Tyler placed his hands on either side of my face and didn’t let me. “Don’t move,” he whispered.

 

I recognized the music. Bree played it in the Zumba class. This was the song he mouthed to me in the mirror, the one that undid me. Tyler leaned over the back of the chair and placed his hands over mine. I heard him sing the lyrics as he took control of my hands and moved them, slowly, seductively over my body. He moved my hands up my legs, slowing down as they reached my inner thighs, up and up he continued to go. Together our hands moved up my center, grazing over my breasts, up my neck, lifting my hair along the way, all the way up to my head.

 

Never releasing my hands, Tyler came around to the front of the chair so I could see him. I could see desire and raw need in his eyes. He looked how I felt. As the music continued, Tyler swayed his hips from side to side before starting our hands on a journey of his body. Again he started with the legs. His legs were so muscular and strong, over his growing bulge, all the way up to his chest. In a sudden move, Tyler let go of me. His hands moved up his neck over his face, into his hair, with moaning and heavy breathing sound effects that matched the sentiment.

 

I stared with an open mouth, heat surging through my body, a strong need growing in my belly and down below. Tyler’s hands moved back down to his black shirt opening each of the buttons as he continued swaying in time with the music.

 

When all the buttons were opened, he asked, “Do you want to take it off?” Did I!

 

“Yes!” I just wanted my hands back on him. I stood and took my time moving the shirt back over his shoulders and off him. When I finished, I reached out to touch him, but he shook his head and pushed me back down onto the chair.

 

Tyler disappeared behind me once again. I wanted to look, but I was rather enjoying the show.

 

“Can I look?” I asked.

 

“Only if you want me to take you over my knee. But I think you should read those first,” he teased.

 

When he showed himself again, Tyler’s chest glistened. I watched him touching himself, dancing suggestively in front of me. Then his hands moved down. Down his naval, over the fly of his pants. I watched the pleasure on his face as he stroked himself. He unbuttoned his pants and slid the zipper down. I was bursting with desire. I needed him to stop teasing me. I never wanted anything so bad in my life.

 

Tyler straddled me on the chair. His hands went around me and held on to the frame so that he wasn’t touching me at all. He leaned into me, his eyes burning, his lips dipped down, I closed my eyes waiting for him to kiss me. It was such delicious torture to be teased like this. His lips never met mine.

 

“I want you so bad, Jenna.”

 

“I want you too.”

 

I couldn’t take anymore, I grabbed his hair, wound it between my fingers and pulled him to me. My hands fell to his shoulders, ran over his chest, all the way down passed the open fly.

 

“Oh, Jenna,” he threw his head back, eyes closed. “I love you.”

 

“I love you too.”

 

Tyler’s head snapped forward. He met my stare. Although he’d said it the night we first kissed, I’d never before told Tyler I loved him.

 

“What?”

 

“I love you, too. It’s time for my gift, all though I don’t know if you’ll find mine as awesome as I’ve found yours.”

 

My eyes never leaving his, I reached down and opened my locket. I had no idea how he would react to this, but for me it was very symbolic. Opposite Reece’s picture, I placed Tyler’s. I loved them both, and they were both a part of me.

 

“Jenna. Do you mean it?”

 

“Wait there’s more.” I reached down for my bag and pulled from it a binding ring with laminated slips of paper, and handed it to Tyler.

 

“What is this?” His lips curled up in a smile.

 

“Read it.”

 

“Coupon book,” Tyler read. “This coupon is good for one foot massage. One use only.” He flipped to the next one. “This coupon is good for home cooked meal. One use only. This is cute.” He reached out and stroked the side of my face.

 

“Keep going.” I kept my eyes glued to him as he turned to the last coupon in the booklet.

 

“This coupon is good to ravish my body. Use any time you’d like.”

 

His mouth fell open as eyes met mine in disbelief. “Jenna, are you sure?”

 

I nodded. I didn’t blame him for being skeptical, I asked myself that same question even as I gave it to him.

 

“Do you like it?”

 

Instead of answering, Tyler met my lips with a deep all-consuming kiss. A kiss filled not just with longing, but with love.

 

“You’re sure?” He asked again. I kissed him back to answer. Tyler stood and pulled me to my feet. “In that case,” he swept me up in his arms. “I’d like to cash in one of these coupons.”

 

“Oh yeah? Which one?” I asked leaning my head into the crook of his neck as he started walking to his bedroom.

 

“The one that’ll have you screaming my name all night long!”

 

I knew this was going to be one of the greatest nights of my existence!

 

 

For Always & And Forever Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to reveal not just one, but two covers today!

The first- It’s the same love story, just with a fresh new look! Here’s the new cover of For Always-

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“There’s nothing you can’t do if you want it bad enough.”

 

I entered the world with a massive defect. I attracted death. Like a magnet. I could feel it all around me. It wrapped its icy fingers tight around my chest, leaving me no room for escape.  That was my life before I met Jordan Brewer, the boy I became infatuated with. Obsessed with. The boy that became my everything.

 

I knew he wanted me, too. I saw it. I felt it. But he was older, and wouldn’t act on his feelings. I knew in time I’d make him mine. Just as he promised me a future together, his life was torn apart. He turned away from me and shut me out of his life. Could I convince him to let go of his past and hold on to me? Or would he continue to punish us both for something he couldn’t control?

 

My readers and fans have been so wonderful contacting me via email, or on Facebook and Twitter asking for more of Stephanie and Jordan’s story. It took a while, but you convinced me, so I’m happy to reveal the cover to the long awaited, highly anticipated sequel to For Always, And Forever.

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“Sometimes being with the one you love hurts more than being without them.”
 
“There’s nothing you can’t do if you want it bad enough.” This is the mantra Jordan Brewer drilled into my head since the day I met him. He convinced me nothing is out of my reach, not even him.
 
I love Jordan, and Jordan loves me, but something always gets in the way. I had to fight tooth and nail to convince him we belong together. Now he’s mine, but I’m not sure our love is strong enough to survive.
 
I’m away at school and Jordan’s playing drums for a local band. We hardly see each other, and when we do, he’s haunted by demons from his past. I’m struggling to fit in and he’s struggling with his ever-growing mountain of guilt. Will we be able to hold on to each other through the tough times, or will it all come tumbling down around us?

 

These beautiful covers were designed by CT Cover Creations.  I hope you love them as much as I do. Well?  What do you think?

 

 

My Top 5 Book Couples

    ONE MORE DAWN, ONE MORE DAY, ONEDAY MORE!!!!! Regret Me Not will be live tomorrow! Woo Hoo!!!

     
    Today I bring you my top 5 Book Couples!
     
    5 Tic-Tac Tess and Toby Morrison from Boys of Summer by C.J Duggan
      
    The Boys of Summer (Summer,...

    4 Jess Jordan and Gray Porter from Almost by Anne Eliot
     
     Almost
     
    3 Bianca and Lucas from Evernight by Claudia Gray 

    Evernight (Evernight, #1)
     
    2 Skye and Dean Holder from Hopeless

     Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)
     
    1 Bella Swan and Edward Cullen from Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
     
    Twilight (Twilight, #1) 
    Who are your favorite book couples?

     
     

    Add Regret Me Not to your TBR list on Goodreads .

     

    Dont’ forget to take a look at Maria Monteiro’s Top 5 Book Boyfriends

     

    Maria and I would love for you to come join us for our pajama Facebook release party on June 17th. We’ll have prizes, guest authors, and a lot of fun! I hope to see you there!

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Brayden and Kenzie’s Favorite Things

Two days until Regret Me Not is released. I can’t believe it’s almost here! I hope you are as excited as I am. To get to know Kenzie and Brayden better I thought we could ask them to reveal some of their favorite things.

 
What is your favorite sport?
Brayden- Football
Kenzie- Football, but only if Brayden is playing. Otherwise gymnastics.
 
Do you have a favorite band or musical group?
Brayden- The Beatles, only the best band ever.
Kenzie- Billy Joel. I think he’s a great story teller.
 
What’s your favorite movie?
Brayden- An oldie but goodie, Top Gun.
Kenzie- All the Twilight movies, but especially Breaking Dawn, both parts.
 
Favorite Television show-
Brayden- 24.
Kenzie- Dancing with the stars.
 
Favorite car-
Brayden- Corvette
Kenzie- Audi R8
 
Favorite book
Brayden- Anything by Stephen King
Kenzie- Les Miserables

 

Add Regret Me Not to your TBR list on Goodreads .

 

 

Dont’ forget to take a look at Maria Monteiro’s Top 5 Book Boyfriends

 

Maria and I would love for you to come join us for our pajama Facebook release party on June 17th. We’ll have prizes, guest authors, and a lot of fun! I hope to see you there!

Facebook Release Party.