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Brick is out in the wild!

Category : Uncategorized

It’s hard to believe it, but Brick is out in the wild. I am just over the moon that I can share him with you guys.

I’m so grateful to everyone who took the time to leave reviews on Goodreads, Bookbub, and (especially) Amazon. This is the best way to help other readers find books, and discoverability is such a challenge.

I’ve been so blessed with some of the positive feedback coming in.


“…a fabulous and thrilling introduction to what looks to be a great new series.” –Beckie https://www.beckiebookworm.com/2019/02/05/arc-book-review-brick-cooper-construction-1-jen-davis-release-blitz/#.XFy0HntKi3c


“HOLY HADES SWEET BABY JESUS is what I was saying while I was reading this book.” –Tee http://kaidansseduction.blogspot.com/2019/02/give-me-books-promotions-presents_18.html 


“The suspense kept me flipping pages until there were no more pages left, I felt raw and exposed and oh so scared at times…The ending was KILLER! It had me gasping and “no way”ing the entire time!” –MegB https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2682520833?book_show_action=true

Kane is just a few weeks away. I hope you guys enjoy his story as much I loved writing it.


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Release Day Giveaway: Meant to Be Kept

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“She’s my wife, and I’ll do anything to keep it that way.”
MEANT TO BE KEPT by Amelia Foster is available on Amazon from Limitless Publishing!
Paperback Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2VUrF7F
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One night. One too many drinks. One mistake. That’s all it took to derail my marriage.
Now, all I can do is beg for a second chance. To try and redeem myself in a bid not to lose the love of my life.
I’m determined to use every second, every moment I have to show my wife how much she means to me—to rebuild the trust I shattered.
But the harder I try, the more I start to realize our marriage had fallen into a routine of complacency and misplaced priorities long before my indiscretion.
Isabelle is a strong, passionate, beautiful woman—a wife who has sacrificed so much for me. I just hope it’s not too late for us, and that I’ll be able to convince her that our love is meant to be kept.
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MEET THE AUTHOR: Amelia Foster
Books, coffee, and chocolate make up both the heart and body mass that is better known as Amelia Foster. She has been a lifelong lover of the written word, both as a reader and an author, and completed her first manuscript at the ripe old age of five complete with illustrations. Sadly, her art was a medium that never improved over time although thankfully her writing has.
From sweet to salacious the only requirement Amelia has in books she reads – and definitely in the ones she crafts – is an excessively satisfying happily ever after… and then a little bit more.
To connect with Amelia Foster, check out her social media found here: http://www.limitlesspublishing.com/amelia-foster/
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Cover Reveal: Anything Once by Meka James

Anything Once by Meka James
Release Date: January 22, 2019
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Blurb:

Quinn has been happily married for ten years. Her relationship with Ian is built on love, trust, and honesty. At least that’s what she thought…until a four-letter word changed everything.

P.O.R.N.

After finding her husband alone in a rather awkward situation, Quinn starts to question her beliefs about their marriage.

While they’ve always had a healthy sex life, it was far from adventurous. She loves her husband, and he loves her, but the revelation allows worries to mount, and insecurities to grow.

After having a candid conversation with Ian, Quinn realizes that it all boils down to one very important question.

Is she willing to try anything once?

The answer is…yes.

**This story contains discussions on infertility**
Excerpt:
Quinn wrapped her arms around his waist and buried her
face in his chest.
“Baby, you okay?”
She nodded.
“You sure?”
She nodded again. “My legs are a little wobbly.”
He laughed, then in one swoop, bent down to pick her
up and carried her over to the couch. Quinn sat in his lap with her head
resting against his shoulder. Ian waited to see what she’d say, how she’d react
to him treating her so roughly, since he’d never been anything but gentle in
their lovemaking.
She intertwined her fingers with his and started
placing soft kisses on his neck. “I want to try.”
He rubbed his thumb across her knuckles. “Try what?”
She sat up to look at him. “More. Different ways. I’m
willing to give anything a shot, once.” She stopped and smiled. “More than once
if I like it.”
Ian sucked in a breath. “Really?”
Her tongue darted across her bottom lip before she
sank her teeth into it and nodded.
“Sweetness, you don’t have to do that.”
His statement was met with a rolling of the eyes and
muttering under her breath. Even after all these years, his Spanish was only
slightly less rusty than when they’d first met. He managed to pick up the words
“kind-hearted” and “idiot” during her quiet rant before she took a breath and
placed her warm hands on either side of his face.
“I know I don’t ‘have’ to do this. The last twelve
years of our relationship has proven that.”
Any rebuttal got silenced by the hard narrowing of her
eyes.
“I want to do this. To explore new things.”
Sincerity radiated through her every word. This was
not the outcome he’d ever expected, but the possibility of getting to have new
experiences with his wife was an opportunity he wouldn’t let go to waste.
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Meka James is a writer of adult contemporary and erotic romance. A born and raised Georgia Peach, she still resides in the southern state with her hubby of 16 years and counting. Mom to four kids of the two legged variety, she also has four fur-babies of the canine variety. Leo the turtle and Spade the snake rounds out her wacky household. When not writing or reading, Meka can be found playing The Sims 3, sometimes Sims 4, and making up fun stories to go with the pixelated people whose world she controls.

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Cover Reveal: Meant to Be Kept by Amelia Foster

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One night. One too many drinks. One mistake. That’s all it took to derail my marriage.

Now, all I can do is beg for a second chance. To try and redeem myself in a bid not to lose the love of my life.

I’m determined to use every second, every moment I have to show my wife how much she means to me—to rebuild the trust I shattered.

But the harder I try, the more I start to realize our marriage had fallen into a routine of complacency and misplaced priorities long before my indiscretion.

Isabelle is a strong, passionate, beautiful woman—a wife who has sacrificed so much for me. I just hope it’s not too late for us, and that I’ll be able to convince her that our love is meant to be kept.

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Available for preorder today on Amazon!

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Cover Reveal: Getting Over Him by Catherine Edward

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“When it comes to falling in love…never say never.”

GETTING OVER HIM by Catherine Edward is available on Amazon from Limitless Publishing! You can also read the eBook for free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

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Falling in love for the first time should be the most amazing feeling in the world. For me, it was the exact opposite.
See, the guy I fell in love with turned out to be a cheat. The best part, the real doozy? He cheated on me with my very own twin sister.
The entire debacle left me with enough wounds, and knives in my back to last me a lifetime. I was convinced I’d never fall in love again. Ever.
Until I ran into my past.
Orlando was my first crush. My friend. But he’s not the Orlando I remember. He’s changed. Now he’s the silent, brooding type. The type I should avoid while nursing a broken heart.
I know I shouldn’t risk it. I know I should keep my distance.
But here’s the thing…I can’t.

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Screen Shot 2019-01-08 at 9.07.27 AM.pngMEET THE AUTHOR: Hailing from India, Catherine is an author and law graduate, specializing in Intellectual Property & Copyright Infringement. She is passionate about Lycans, Werewolves, Witches and Vampires, and writes sizzling tales of love and betrayal.
Her love for books started from a very young age, when her loving father would gift her books like Russian Tales woven with fantasy. But it was in late 2015 when she found the books of Paranormal Romance author Cynthia Eden, whose books introduced her to the whole new world of paranormals. The more she read the more she got enticed and she penned her first novel in 2016. Since then, she has resigned her full-time job as the HR and Operations Manager at a marketing/event management firm to pursue her passion as a writer.
When she isn’t writing, she likes to travel and read. Music and writing go hand in hand for this night owl. Her family and furbabies are her world.
She also loves to chat with her readers and fellow authors. You can find Catherine often chatting on Twitter or on her Facebook page.
To connect with Catherine Edward on Social Media, you can check out all her links here: http://www.limitlesspublishing.com/catherine-edward
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Cover Reveal: Being Neighborly by Meka James

Being Neighborly

A broken AC forces Jess Watson outside for a little relief. But when she catches a glimpse of the sexy neighbor directly across from her having—ahem—a private moment, her rising body temperature is no longer due to the weather.


Ryan Branson is amused by the tongue-tied, flustered woman he suspects watched him as he pleasured himself. Intrigued, he sets out to see if her hedonistic desires stop at watching…or if she’d be up for more than loaning him a cup of sugar.


As their sexy encounters escalate, Jess and Ryan put a new spin on getting to know your neighbor. The chemistry between them is strong—but will friends with benefits be enough?

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About Meka James

Meka James is a writer of adult contemporary and erotic romance. A born and raised Georgia Peach, she still resides in the southern state with her hubby of 16 years and counting. Mom to four kids of the two legged variety, she also has four fur-babies of the canine variety. Leo the turtle and Spade the snake rounds out her wacky household. When not writing or reading, Meka can be found playing The Sims 3, sometimes Sims 4, and making up fun stories to go with the pixelated people whose world she controls.

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My Favorite Reads of 2018

Category : reading

I can’t believe the year is coming to a close! 2018 was an awesome year for reading and I want to share some of my favorites with you. Those of you who visit my reviewing blog will see this list there too, but you guys are getting the first look.

The Sins of Lord Lockwood by Meredith Duran. Tortured heroes are my jam and Lockwood fits the bill in spades. The man was kidnapped right after his wedding and sent to a penal colony under a false name. The wife he left behind is heartbroken, but instead of seeking the answers she wants, she asks only for an heir. Lots of feels in this one.

Burn Bright by Patricia Briggs. As much as I love the Mercy Thompson books, I adore the Alpha and Omega spinoff books even more. Here, Charles has been put in charge of the pack in Bran’s absence. We get to spend some time with the Wildlings in this one and get a peek behind the curtain of Leah’s character. Anna and Charles are so great together. I can’t get enough of them.

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So much to be thankful for

Category : About me

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I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family this year. We visited our family in New Orleans, which is always so much fun (despite the challenge of a 13 hour drive with two kids in the backseat.) While we were there, we helped my in-laws celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a lovely ceremony, in which they renewed their vows. After my father-in-law’s tearful love letter to his wife, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

We had a huge, delicious meal, full of all the traditional NOLA trimmings: turkey with oyster dressing, squash & shrimp casserole, sweet potatoes, and an array of vegetables. I’ll need to cut back for the next few weeks just to fit in my jeans again.

And as awesome as all of that was–and believe me, I am so grateful–I have one more thing to be thankful for this year. I’ve signed with Limitless Publishing! That’s right, Brick has a home. I don’t have all of the details yet. The cover, release date, and all that good stuff will come soon. And I promise to share them all as soon as I know more.

In the meantime, thank YOU for making this journey with me. I am incredibly blessed.

 


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My love of tortured heroes

Category : book tropes

Tortured heroes are my catnip. I say it all the time in reviews. Most of my favorite romances have heroes who have experienced horrors and now feel themselves incapable or unworthy of love.

Number one on my list will probably always be Zsadist from the Black Dagger Brotherhood. He is broken inside from years of torture as a sex slave. He loves his heroine, but hates himself for his reactions to her. I have read Lover Awakened so many times and it never gets old.

Who doesn’t love Zarek from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter books? Dance With the Devil was always my favorite in that series, but Kenyon has written tons of tortured heroes I loved. Like Nykyrian from her League series. How many times did a heroine look at one of the heroes like he mattered? For years, Kenyon was my queen of tortured heroes. I thought there was no tortured hero I couldn’t love. (I was later proved to be wrong, but the ones who miss for me are few and far between.)

I love them in historical romances, too. Mary Balogh’s Survivor series features nothing but tortured heroes (and one tortured heroine.) Kerrigan Byrne’s Victorian Rebels have outstanding tortured heroes. (The newest one, I loved every bit as much as the first.) Seriously, if you haven’t read The Highwayman, you’re missing out.

Any romance subgenre can work one of these guys in and I’ve found myself reading outside of my lane if the hero fits the bill. Military romances. Guys with PTSD. Assassins. Fighters.

There’s a major caveat, though. The hero’s treatment of the heroine matters. He can be awful to the rest of the world, but not to her. Because in my favorite books, she is his salvation. It’s through her love, he finally realizes his self-worth. And maybe he’ll never see himself through her eyes, but still, she lifts him from the darkness and I find that so very satisfying.

I was just talking to @JenReadsRomance about tortured and serious heroes on Twitter over the past few days. And she is crazy-excited for the new Jennifer Armentrout book for its hero.

We are not alone! Join the conversation. Just share your favorite tortured hero in the comments @ me on Twitter with recommendations.


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On formatting a website

Category : Author life

I know I said I would spend the next few posts talking about my favorite types of heroes, and I promise I’ll get there, but first I need to take a little side-journey into my experience building and formatting this website. It’s consumed my last few days and it’s been a real learning experience.

Running a website isn’t foreign for me. I’ve had my review blog for a long time. That started on Blogspot way back in the day, then migrated to WordPress, and eventually moved to a self-hosted WordPress when I bought my own domain. But the biggest difference there was that I won my web design in a Twitter contest. I did virtually nothing to contribute to its appearance beyond a conversation with the designer about the kind of look I wanted.

Fast forward a million years to the launch of this site.

I bought the domain and spent hours working with the GoDaddy people talking through hosting options and working out logistics. For about 15 hours, this site mirrored my other one… until Gregg at GoDaddy explained what I did wrong and helped me start over.

If you’ve never launched a website on your own, it feels kind of overwhelming, especially figuring out what to do with the blank slate in front of you. I spent an entire day scrolling through stock photos for the right models… and don’t even get me started on the same one guy that shows up a thousand times when you have the term “beard” in your search bar. (I’ll never search “beard” on Shutterstock again.) Next came picking a blog theme. (I ended up choosing “Enigma.”) And then I needed an entire additional day just to figure out how to move the slidebar off the center of the guys’ faces. (Big props to the folks on the WordPress forum for providing the CSS code.)

Bottom line: I have no future in web design. But it is exciting to watch it all take shape.

PS — Did you know that .com domains for common names like mine cost in the ballpark of $5K? That’s insane. And why I have a .net.

I’m glad you were able to find me anyway.