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Monday, September 29, 2014

~~Book Spotlight~~ Light My Fire by Kristina Knight






Welcome to my stop with Bippity Boppity Book tour of Light My Fire: The Rockers Trilogy # 1 by Kristina Knight. Please be sure to check out the other tour stops, and don't forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where one winner will get a $5 gift card to Amazon or Barnes, and one title from Kristina Knight's backlist in eBook format of choice.


Light My Fire
The Rockers Trilogy # 1
Kristina Knight 

Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 100 Pages
Release Date: 1 September, 2014
Heat Level:  4
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About The Book:
Lily MacIntyre needs to shed her sitcom teen-queen image if she's going to carve out a real career in Hollywood. A tabloid-worthy fling with rocker Nate Lansford--her childhood friend and new cohost of a reality talent show--should do it. As long as she can accept that the notorious player will be moving on to the next eager conquest when the season wraps.

Long before Nate's hard-hearted image took hold, he and Lily were each other's protectors and allies. No one knows him the way she does--and he doesn't want his messed-up past to muddy up her potential. For once, the bad boy is trying to be good. Not easy when the good girl is getting wicked with him in the back of his limo and every white-hot kiss proves they can never be "just friends" again…

Chapter 1
Three Months Later

Lily MacIntyre raised her champagne glass along with the rest of the crew, toasting their first successful day of casting for the new season of Star Power, the hottest reality talent show in the country.
            “To the best season yet,” said Frank Killion, raising his glass a little higher. A scattering of hear-hears and woo-hoos followed. “Now we business types will get out of the way and you can really get the party started.” This led to another chorus of woo-hoos from the wardrobe girls with pink-and-blue striped hair. Lily held back the eye roll.
            The woo-hoo girls were already calling her princess; she didn’t need even more animosity. This show would help her shed the teen-star image she’d been trying to shuck since her show was officially cancelled. An image she’d grown tired of, but that America hadn’t. Every audition she’d had, prior to this one, ended with the same handful of sentences.
            “We just don’t think you’re far enough from the role of Rayna yet. Maybe in another year or two.”
            Yeah. Maybe never. For whatever reason, the producers of Star Power were willing to risk their show on her squeaky-clean image, and for that she was grateful. But Lily didn’t need the wardrobe girls dressing her in zebra prints or furry sweaters for the next three months and ruining the tiny bit of progress she’d made.
            Lily finished her glass of champagne as the DJ cranked up the music and the lights went down. Katrina Phillips, her best friend since high school, made her way across the room dodging dancing crew members and shaking her head at waiters trying to ply more drinks. The liquor never stopped at a Hollywood party. One of the benefits, Lily decided as she snagged a wide-mouthed glass of something yellow and fruity-looking.
            Lemony. Nice.
            Kat made it back to their table, leaned over the small top and whispered, “He’s here.”
            Lily didn’t have to ask who. There was only one crew member missing from the party: Nate Lansford. The man who had made it obvious from his absence that he didn’t want a former child star on the show, not even in hostess mode where her job was to smile, offer encouragement and look pretty for the cameras.
            Her brother’s best friend. The man who planted the hottest kiss she’d ever had on her just a few months ago. And then walked away into the California night, disappearing from her life until she learned he was the guest panelist for this season of Star Power .
            They had a screen test. More like a lesson in control for Lily who, from the moment Nate stepped on stage, felt as if twelve hundred volts of electricity were pouring through her veins instead of normal blood. Maybe that electricity was the final push to single her out for the gig. Lily had no idea. But while she had the Hollywood connections, she didn't have the resume of at two of the other candidates.
            Didn't matter, anyway. She landed the job. And she would show everyone just how right she was for the part.
            Had she known Nate was a panelist before that screen test would she have shown up? Lily flicked a drop of condensation from her glass and sat back in her seat. Probably not. Not because she was afraid of another hot kiss from the rock star, but because she was afraid he’d already gotten over whatever had happened that night in his limo.
            She certainly hadn’t.
            She glanced at the clothes she still wore from filming: butter soft, chocolate-brown leather pants, sequined camisole and camel-wool, ankle-length coat. Her feet would protest five-inch stiletto heels in the morning, but for now she knew she looked good. Better—she looked the part. No matter what she might have done had she known Nate was on the panel, she was not backing out now. She would deal with the lingering attraction whether it meant a hot fling with nobody important or running an extra mile every night before bed. Because this gig was exactly what her career—what she—needed to find her balance once more. She’d been forced to be someone she wasn’t for too long.
Light My Fire: Copyright © 2014 by Kristina Knight used with permission of author/publisher










About the Author:

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with
local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. Kristina writes contemporary romance with a smattering of sass, sex and (of course) drama, and she loves hearing from readers. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after.


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Excerpt Thursday - Heart : Animal Trilogy


Book 1 in the Animal Trilogy





Three women without knowledge of their true heritage...

Three men that have waited for their mate all of their lives...

Hearts and tempers collide with wild passions and animal instincts

in the Animal Trilogy

~

Torn from her sheltered life, Rayne is alone and scared after she discovers her fiancé is not the man she thought he was. Unable to accept the corrupt world he belongs to, she flees to the furthest possible location she can reach on her own. Nothing could ever prepare her for the journey and what she finds out when she arrives.


Is she strong enough to survive on her own?


The epitome of the lone wolf, Devin stays in the wilderness and far away from people, avoiding the decision of whether to accept his title as leader and alpha of the pack. One alluring woman stirs up his resolve and passion when she disturbs his solitary world. The man inside is tempted in a way he can’t understand but his wolf knows he’s found his mate.


Can he have her without succumbing to the responsibilities waiting for him?





Rayne wanted to stomp on the box in her hand. She read the instructions once more for the little converter do-dad thing.
Apparently she had to select the right voltage, plug it into the car lighter and then she could plug the new travel coffee maker into it. Simple, if she knew what the correct voltage was. She just wanted coffee, and then would be more than willing to solve puzzles after that.

She opened the box went back around to the opened driver’s door and plugged it into the lighter outlet. She then turned back to look at the coffee maker. If she blew it up or something, she would be devastated—no coffee was a very bad thing. Rayne picked up the brewer, then set it on the floor of the car and in slow motion plugged it in. A light lit up on the converter thing, but that was it. She blew out a breath and hoped it would function. She had water. Now if she just knew where the boy had put the coffee, the world would be right once more.

She went back and looked in the trunk. She had to take it all out anyway, might as well start now. Rayne started pulling things out still amazed that this much had fit into the car. Besides her clothes he had fit a tent, a small folding table and chair. The food was all squished into the cooler, which could also plug into the converter if she wanted it to be cold. There were also several bags of canned food scattered all through everything to conserve space. She even had an air mattress. After sleeping in the car last night, it sounded really good right now. It plugged into the lighter to be inflated. Who knew a car lighter was good for so many things? She felt
around under one of the bags of clothes and touched something that felt like a can of coffee. She stood there grinning to no one as she pulled it out and hugged it…coffee. The day was looking better now.

Roughly ten minutes later, Rayne held her travel cup of hot, steaming coffee. Inhaling the aroma was almost as gratifying as drinking it. She paused and looked at the mess she made pulling out a bit of this and that. Was she looking forward to setting up her little camp? Yes, now she was. It could be fun. The boy had saved all of the instructions so it should be fairly simple to set up.

She turned around and tried to decide, while savoring the coffee, where she would set up her tent. He said something about the morning sun, but she couldn’t remember for sure. Shelter it from the sunrise or face the sunrise? Wouldn’t it be better to have the warm sun at dawn? Oh, dawn. So, the east—she should make sure it wasn’t in the open to the east. She turned in a complete circle and frowned. If she knew which way was east it would be easier.


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Animal Scent

Book 2 in the Animal Trilogy coming soon from Eternal Press


When her world spins out of control and flips in more directions then she could ever count, she struggles to right it again.


Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal
http://j-risk.webs.com/

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Excerpt Thursday - The Huntress

My New Adult Series

Paranormal / Fantasy
OUT TODAY!




What would you do if you woke up in another realm where the residents are beings from fictional tales?


Where all those things that go bump in the night are real and other realities do exist!!




Damariss Maxx just woke up in a world where all those things that go bump in the night are real.

An alternate realm where the residents are beings she thought only existed in fiction.

Will she find the way to keep life normal and simple for those unknowing without losing her own sanity?

All she has to do now is find a way to protect the people in her world from the nightmares that have bleed from this other realm into it and fulfill a prophecy that says she's their huntress queen or doom this other world to a bleak, violent existence.

Neon green eyes moved over me and then paused on the arm still behind my back.  He sneered and steeped towards me again.
Taking a nice wide stance, I braced myself for some action and pulled the raptor free.  With a very practiced move, I flipped it from a hidden position to plain sight.  I locked eyes with him.  “You.  Back off now or I will slice you a whole new lifestyle.”
He stopped and there was no mistaking the shock on his face.  I heard a few snickers, but wasn’t about to look away from a pissy male that had just been put on pause by a woman half his size, even one that was having a bad day.
“Stand down.” A voice of definite authority ended all motion and sound in the room.
My glowing aggressor stepped back and moved aside so I had a clear sight line to the man behind the desk.  Nothing on him was glowing. To be honest, he was most likely the nicest-looking piece of man I’d ever seen.  The am-I-drooling-on-myself kind of nice.  He had long blonde hair that made my own look blunt and in need of some serious conditioning therapy.  His face was taken right off some Greek god lineage of masculine beauty and slapped onto what looked like a body to match—at least the part I could see above the desk.
“Everyone move back and let our guest have a little breathing room.”
Like soldiers marching, the six light-radiating beings stepped back as far as furniture and walls would allow.  The Greek Adonis gave a small nod of approval and then looked at me.  Hazel eyes with long lashes that made me jealous looked at me patiently.  Feeling really awkward, I slid the blade back into the sheath on my back and stood up straight.  Slowly his eyes moved to the only body that hadn’t moved away from me.
“Quinton, I was beginning to worry.  You’ve been gone three nights.”
“I was safe enough.” Again there was barely a trace of the lisp, as if he tried harder to conceal it then he had with me.
“I don’t doubt it, but next time call or at least turn on your phone.”
Phone?  Music to my ears thank you very much for this weirdness, now call me a cab.
“Please take a seat.”
Eyes widening, I looked back to see him looking at me.  Glancing around at the others, I moved and sat on the edge of a chair closest to the door, trying to stay at an angle that let me see if one of the glow-brights made a move toward me.
Quinton came over and stood behind the chair, his sad eyes conveying he had my back.  At this point I’d take what I could get.
The white haired one moved around to stand behind the desk. He crossed his arms, green eyes shooting darts at me.  One of the others moved over and stood behind him. He wasn’t as unearthly looking, with a dimmer shade of blue aura and red eyes.
“She’s looking at us like she can see us.” One of them said with fear in his voice.
Were my eyes supposed to be obscured?  I could see them and I wasn’t sure who but I could definitely smell one of them too and he was long overdue for a little personal hygiene.  Slowly they moved to stand where I could see them, my first thought right after you’re screwed was all those horror movie marathons were coming back to get me.  All that was missing at this point was the screaming damsel —oh wait, I could play that part.  I wasn’t much of a screamer and rarely freaked out, but there’s always a first time.
Glancing around the room again, hoping I’d missed the flashing exit sign I noticed the looks I was receiving ranged from shock to disdain.  Except for the cutie behind the desk.  Actually he fit more into the hottie category and leaned heavily to the sophisticated side of life with the way he just sat there observing everything.
Raising a hand, he waved off the others from speaking.  “Do you know how you got here?”
Saving the lengthy explanations on my own personal theories I just shook my head in answer.
“What’s the last thing you remember?”
He seemed like he was really trying to help me.  I shrugged.  “Not much, I was chasing down a bounty.”
“You’re a bounty hunter?”
I nodded and then froze when there were several gasps and sounds of shock in the room.  Quinton sounded like he sighed in relief. I hoped that meant a bounty hunter was good thing in this place.  “Where the hell is this?”
He leaned forward on the desk and looked like he was trying to think of a way to explain it to me.  “This is Alterealm, which is more or less the same time, same place as you came from, just a slightly different reality.” He smirked.  “I believe we’re what nightmares are based on.” 
Raising an eyebrow, I looked around at the guys with their own light systems built in and their pimped out eyes.  “Are you seriously telling me that all those things that go bump in the night are true?”
The sexy one behind the desk flashed red eyes and I’m not kidding, fangs at me for a few seconds, just long enough to make sure I caught it all.
“Proof enough?”



Available in several formats at


I will list the other links on my J. Risk site as soon as I have them.

Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal
http://j-risk.webs.com/




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Excerpt Thursday - After the Silence Bree (4)


One woman’s journey through the chaotic new world.

Those left standing make the paths for the future generations.


When the Mother Nature decides she’s had enough and begins to fight back, survival takes on a whole new meaning.  If the earth is the enemy – there are no rules and all you can do is try to survive the odds.

Those the planet allowed to live still have to survive the trials of the virus. If you manage to come out of it alive you are left with some form of mutation that could give you an ability that could be harmless or lethal.

Bree Taylor is the last survivor of her family.  With no other choice she sets off on her own to escape the clutches of the new government’s army—that does not place safety and security in their code of behavior only the highest bidder get their protection and loyalty.

Living in a world of unstable climate changes becomes a journey she won’t soon forget.  She has to be prepared for anything at all times out in the new country and has to be wary of every person she meets. All while staying out of the path of the new army.




When I stopped feeling thirsty, I knew I’d reached some sort of bridge.  A person should always feel thirst to some degree I imagined.  My stomach, was insistently reminding me that I hadn’t had more than a few sips in the time I’d been here—I still didn’t try to identify what the taste had been.  With each second I lay there in the dark, I felt myself starting to accept not getting out of here. 
My teeth hurt from trying to chew the cord around my wrists to free my hands.  Why they only tied my hands I didn’t know, was I a threat to the two men that were always outside the door? In my weakened state probably not much of one, unless they were afraid I’d flick dirt off the floor at them when they came in.
Jerking awake I stopped and listened, a wolf howled and tears rolled down my cheeks.  I didn’t think I had any fluid left inside me to come out.  Would Kismet stick with Tremor?  I lie there gasping through my tears wishing some nice and seemingly normal person would come across them and look out for them.  Would that be asking too much?  Rubbing my filth covered hands over my cheeks I tried to erase the tears along with the guilt that I had failed the two creatures I called friends.
Drifting off I thought of Bobby and hoped he made it to the mountains in one piece.  As hard as I tried not to think about Kane, I did anyways.  Would he know what happened to me or just wander around trying to pick up my trail and find where I’d settled.  I wasn’t going to be settling anywhere—I now admitted it. 
Closing my eyes I rested my head back against the hard dirt floor and pictured Kane’s silver eyes and that look he gave me when I annoyed him in some way.  He’d carry on, as he had been doing before I met him and those he looked out for would forever be grateful.
****
My eyes popped open and it took me several seconds to remember where I was.  My hip had pains shooting through it and I wanted to scream, but breathing took all the energy I had, there was none to spare for moaning out loud.  The voices outside drifted within hearing and I strained to hear what they said.  Was I being moved now?  I fought to keep my eyes open to be aware when they did come inside.  For half a second I could have sworn I heard Kane on the other side of the wall.  I knew I was delirious now. 
I listened some more, trying to keep my focus.  What were they doing out there?  I couldn’t identify the sounds.  Carrying something heavy maybe with all the grunting?  I smirked alone in the dark; at least my imagination hadn’t left me. 
I heard a noise that rang so familiar I had to sit up, something had growled on the other side of the wall.  In all the time they had kept me here I had not heard a dog or any noise that would lead me to believe there was one here.  The growl was louder and a memory crawled down my spine.  I had either lost all sense or Kismet was outside.



Part one is on sale for $0.99

AVAILABLE AT


Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal
http://j-risk.webs.com/



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's coming up - contests and more!

I can't believe it's September already, where did the summer go?
To distract myself from the impending bletch season (s.n.o.w) and to celebrate the completion of Volume One of After the Silence - Bree I'm giving stuff away!!
I'll list all the details shortly.  I also have a new round of tour/guest stops lined up and an event you're not going to want to miss in October.

Okay, now for the informational part of this post...

News:
I just signed a contract with Class Act Books for Cafe Serenity!  I don't have a release date yet, but I'll add it to the sidebar when I know.

Where paranormal meets normal and serenity is the last thing you'll find.

September 18th is release day for:

After the Silence - Bree (part 4)  

One Woman's journey through a chaotic new world.




This is the last part of the volume.  The first part of Volume two will be released in November Kane's story.
One man battle the past and fights for the future.


I also have the first book in a new NA series coming out on the 18th


The Alterealm Series - Book 1 - The Huntress

Where all those things that go bump in the night are real ...



Contests:

I have a few different contests / giveaways going on..
The first one I put up on Rafflecopter to help me keep track of.



It starts now and runs until October 24th.

It's easy to enter...


and follow at Twitter :  @JacqPaige

comment at any of the places I'll be (the list is below)

Each week I'm going to giveaway ebooks from After the Silence - Bree
also I have a few limited print copies (not for sale anywhere) of each of the four parts of the first Volume, so I'm going to be giving those to winners as well.

The big prize will be  signed advanced print copy of the full volume of After the Silence - Bree.  I haven't even seen this yet - it doesn't come out until January 2015 !!!

I'll be choosing the Grand prize winner on October 24th @ the Apocalyptic Halloween event

Sam Cheever, 10 more authors and I are going to be getting our Apocalyptic Mojo on.
Here's the list of authors and info HALLOWEEN

Where:   
(I will be adding to this list and have more giveaway stops happening, I just have to get final confirmation before I start spreading the word)

September 15 Spotlight
The Wormhole

September 18 Spotlight
Deb Sanders

September 22 Spotlight

September 25 Guest blog
Roxanne’s Realm


September 29 Guest blog
Fang-tastic Books

September 30 Spotlight
Lisa’s World of Books

October 3 Character Interview
Eclipse Reviews

October 6 Guest blog and review
JeanzBookReadNReview   

October 8 Interview
Mythical Books

October 13 Spotlight
The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom

October 14 Spotlight
Share My Destiny

October 17 Interview
Darkest Cravings

October 20 Spotlight
Sizzling Book Blog   

October 24th
Apocalyptic Romance Clubhouse

October 30 Spotlight
Sapphyria's Book Reviews  

Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal
http://j-risk.webs.com/

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Excerpt Thursday Salvation



Grasping the steering wheel, she slowly lowered her forehead 
to rest on it. A strange, yet familiar feeling prickled across the 
back of her neck. She didn’t raise her head, just smiled into the 
steering wheel. “You could do something to help.”

She lifted her head slowly, afraid to move too fast, and turned 
to look beside her. She watched the image of the man she’d been 
seeing for years become clearer. If she focused hard enough, he 
would almost appear to be real. Many times over the years she 
thought she was seeing things, possibly ghosts, but it was only 
ever him.

He gaped at her, his shock more than obvious. “How...you can 
see me? Truly?”

Randy sat there wanting to reach out and hug him. 
Hallucinations didn’t talk—did they? His voice was rough and 
deep, and she’d never been happier to hear someone speak. “I 
more or less sense you most of the time, but if I focus hard enough 
I can see you.” She looked at the scar across his left cheek. “You’re 
very clear today.”

He frowned. “And you can hear me?”

Randy tried not to grin. “I’m answering you, aren’t I?”

“That’s impossible...”

“And yet, here we are talking and being all visible-like.” She 
looked at him, from his long ebony black hair down to his black 
worn boots.


 Two centuries of not existing is about to change...


Lost in a place between living and dying, confined to roam endlessly over the same grounds for all eternity and cursed to never be seen again, Jareth wanders through time alone and longing for the sea once more. When he realizes there is one thing he yearns for more than he ever did the sea, he is tossed into a world he is unfamiliar with.
Stuck with a life that never goes her way, Miranda is determined to get at least one thing she wants. When that one thing turns out to be a sexy pirate that lived over two hundred years ago, she finds herself faced with more than one challenge to have him.
Can they break the curse and be together?


Jacqueline Paige
Step into a world of magic and passions. . .
All Things Paranormal
http://j-risk.webs.com/



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