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Upcoming Book Tour: Bullet – Jade C. Jamison

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The Book Lovers will be participating in the book tour for Bullet by Jade C. Jamison on the 1st April hosted by SHH Moms Reading.

I will be posting a DELETED SCENE from the book, which you most definitely will not want to miss out. It’s a great scene.

If you are wishing to follow the tour, here are the dates and blogs of everyone involved.

Jade C. Jamison Bullet Blog Tour – March 25th – April 7th

 

Tour Schedule:

March 25th

Ellie Lovenbooks – Review and Guest Post

March 26th

RomFan Reviews – Review

Kindred Souls Book Blog – Promo Spotlight and Excerpt

Wine Relaxation and My Kindle  – Review and Author Interview

March 27th

Jessica’s Book Review – Review

Tyhada’s Bookshelf – Guest Post

Book Crazy – Review

March 28th

First Class Books – Review and Author Interview

Whirlwind Books – Review and Author Interview

March 29th

Reality Bites Book Blog – Review

The Book Avenue Review – Promo, Excerpt and Playlist

March 30th

Stick Girl Reviews – Review and Playlist

Book Bitches Blog – Review and Excerpt

March 31st

Up All Night Book Blog – Review and Guest Post

The Autumn Review – Review

April 1st

Twinsie Talk Book Reviews – Review

Three Chicks and their Books – Character Interview

The Book Lovers – Deleted Scene

April 2nd

Sugar and Spice Book Reviews – Review

Krickets Chirps- Character Interview with Zane

April 3rd

PNR Urban Fantasy Reviews – Promo and Excerpt

Hesperia Loves Books – Review and Excerpt

April 4th

Becca the Bibliophile – Review and Alt POV

April 5th

The Boyfriend Bookmark – Review

Total Bookaholic – Promo and Excerpt

April 6th

Mommas Books – Review and Character Interview

Fab, Fun and Tantalizing Read – Review and Excerpt

April 7th

The Indie Bookshelf – Review and Author Interview

Shh Moms Reading – Jet Scene

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Blurb (from Goodreads):

An Epic Rock Star Novel

What if you discover the man you want is toxic?

She tasted a little bit of heaven with him, and now they’ve gone through hell and back, but can their relationship take anymore?

Valerie Quinn is a naïve college freshman when she meets on-the-rise rock star Ethan Richards. He’s an idealistic, handsome, reckless young man, but he’s captured her heart. She doesn’t give up on him and eventually his walls crumble down. By the time Valerie has given herself to him completely, she discovers he’s damaged and may be beyond help. Can she save Ethan and their relationship before he implodes, or will he self-destruct and take her with him?

Jade redBio:

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado, moved from one city/town to the next, and she’s decided she likes it so much she wants to stay…although travel is not out of the question.  She lives in a big town in Colorado (not unlike Winchester!) with her husband and four children.  She is working on becoming a crazy cat lady.  Okay, so maybe not.

Still want more?  Jade has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater, a master’s degree in English, and a master of fine arts in Creative Writing.  Obviously, she loves school and the student loan folks love her.  She works in human services by day, teaches English and creative writing at night, and—in between playing soccer mom and community leader—writes like a fiend.  Someday soon, she’ll narrow it down to just writing, but let’s get all those kids off to college first.

Website http://www.jadecjamison.com/

twitter username https://twitter.com/JadeCJamison

Facebook page  http://www.facebook.com/#!/JadeCJamison?fref=ts

Goodreads Page http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4876604.Jade_C_Jamison

Goodreads book link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17182172-bullet

Posted in 30 Day Book Challenge, Colleen Hoover, Jade C. Jamison

Day 11 – Favorite pairing

Okay, so I can’t pick JUST one pairing. I love waaay too many to narrow it down, so just bare with me while i begin to tell you who i love.

1. Blake and Livia  from Poughkeepsie by Debra Anatasia.

Throughout everything that happened in this beautiful book, Blake and Livia fought through it. Whether it was the stigma attached to homeless people and talking to them/falling in love. From ex-boyfriends who wanted revenge for being dumped for a homeless guy, to murders and attempted murder. Throughout it all, these two knew they were meant to be and do anything to protect each other. And despite it all, they did get their happily ever after.

Poughkeepsie is about finding love and protecting those you love and Blake and Livia definitely deserved one another.

2.  Holder and Sky from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover.

I cant say too much about their storyline in fear of spilling what happens in the book. Their relationship started off rocky but eventually it blossomed into love. You will see the journey they take and understand why i cant say anything about it, because it will ruin the book but their love is pure for one another, it always will be because they have found the person they have been searching for, for so many years. Although there are things that test them, they never falter in their love for one another, knowing that together, they can get past anything that is thrown their way, as long as they have each other by their sides.

3. Andrew and Camryn from The Edge of Never by J.A Redmerski

During this challenge, I have badgered on about TEoN and how utterly amazing it is. Well I LOVE Andrew and Camryn. They are easily one of my favourite couples. They were both lost, not knowing which way to take, taking a journey alone across the country but then they met one another and Andrew took Camryn on a road trip – a discovery into making every moment count. He helped her discover her sexuality, helped her discover who she truly was and in turn, they fall in love with one another slowly, afraid to admit it due to their pasts. For those who have read this book, you will know they were two souls who were meant to meet, meant to be together. As Andrew said:

“For the first time in my life, I’ve felt whole, alive, free. You were the missing piece of my soul, the breath in my lungs, the blood in my veins. I think that if past lives are real then we have been lovers in every single one of them. I’ve known you for a short time, but I feel like I’ve known you forever.”

4. Anna and T.J from On The Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Anna and T.J’s relationship was kind of inevitable. If you are stranded on a desert island for years, with just the two of you, then of course, you’re going to fall in love. But its not just the fact they are on a desert island, Anna is 30 and TJ is 17. Anna, although she is starting to see TJ in a different light as they spend year after year together, she knows she cant do anything about it. She’s worried about the age gap but its TJ who pursues her, who woos her and doesn’t care about the gap. I just loved how their friendship changed into love and into a relationship as it was only the two of them, trying to make a ‘home’ on this island.  They truly love each other and as a reader, you’re sat wishing someone would come along and find them as both of them do not want to die and leave the other on their own.

5. Erin and Riley from Everything But by Jade C. JamisonT

I love this book. Seriously!! and i love this couple too. Erin and Riley are both afraid of love due to their pasts but they both cant seem to stay away from one another during the week that Rockstar Riley is in town. Spending the short time together, they both begin to feel something for the other, completely new and scary territory for the both of them as they don’t want it to end up like their previous relationships. They tackle some major issues during the days they spend together  and get to know one another, which makes them fall that little bit more for each other. They push past everything that had happened throughout the week, to finally finding that they can’t be without each other, no matter what is put in their path to stop them.

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, New Adult

ARC: Bullet – Jade C. Jamison

17182172Synopsis

An Epic Rock Star Novel

What if you discover the man you want is toxic?

She tasted a little bit of heaven with him, and now they’ve gone through hell and back, but can their relationship take anymore?

Valerie Quinn is a naïve college freshman when she meets on-the-rise rock star Ethan Richards. He’s an idealistic, handsome, reckless young man, but he’s captured her heart. She doesn’t give up on him and eventually his walls crumble down. By the time Valerie has given herself to him completely, she discovers he’s damaged and may be beyond help. Can she save Ethan and their relationship before he implodes, or will he self-destruct and take her with him?

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My Review

Valerie Quinn is a college freshman. Shes had little experience with guys so when she meets on-the-rise rock star and fellow student Ethan Richards, he’s instantly captured her heart.

But there is something about Ethan. Something damaged him from his childhood that he’s held onto all these years and Valerie tries to help him, eventually breaking down his walls. But when Valerie gives herself completely to him, that’s when she discovers he may be beyond help.

She’s determined to try and help Ethan and rebuild their relationship but Ethan is toxic and is leading towards a road of self-destruct. Down a road where it may be hard for Valerie to save him and save herself in the long haul.

Bullet begins in the present. I’m not going to tell you who Valerie is with, but it sets you up with the beginning of Val’s story and how she got to this point in the first place. The chapters are divided into past and present –more past than present but no less important as the present makes you think back over the past ‘past’ chapters to really see how she became to person she is now, in the present.

We meet Valerie in the ‘present’ as I’ve mentioned and shes got some huge news to share. She seems grown-up, mature and in love. When Jade introduces us to Valerie in the ‘past’, shes a virgin, she’s naive to all things sexual, but that’s only because of her up-bringing but she’s far from shy. She finds it easy to make friends.

The first real friend we see her make is Ethan. He’s in one of her classes and she decides that next class shes going to talk to him. I loved how they both had a passion for metal music, thus starting the beginning of their friendship. Although she only really hung out during class and their walk back to their dorms, they became friends fast and I found it refreshing that Val had someone with a common interest, unlike her bitchy roommate Charlotte, who I instantly took a dislike to.

Throughout her journey in the first year of college, she becomes closer to Ethan and his roommate/band member Zane and also becomes friends with the other two members of his band, who live back at home, Brad and Nick. They all welcomed her to their ’group’ with open arms. They cared about her.

The more time they all spent together, the more Val knew she wanted to be in their group and not return to college. She didn’t know what she wanted to major in, so she really thought there would be no point staying. Their group dynamic changed and I loved that having a girl in the band who also wrote the lyrics to their songs made them become even more popular than they were. It worked because she put so much effort and passion into making them work.

I thoroughly enjoyed the journey we had with Val and the band members. You see Valerie as an inexperienced, naive young woman who is hung up on her best friend – Ethan, bypassing any other guy who looks her way. Although she kind of knows they look at her, all she wants is Ethan. Over the course of the book, she grows up a lot, she grows into her sexuality, knowing how to flaunt it and use it and she seems to enjoy the fact that she’s matured and can hold her own around guys and on stage too, with engaging the audience. I loved reading her grow, albeit going back to Ethan all the time annoyed the heck out of me, but in between with the romances with Clay/Jet who was in another band that they toured with let her experience even more with her sexuality.

Clay/Jet was a few years older than Val and the boys. What I loved about him was that he had two different personas. Clay was the sweet, caring guy, who would cuddle you and Jet was his persona on stage and in bed. He’d make sure you had a great time in bed. After everything he and Val went through, I think the outcome for both of them was the right path to choose. Even if she did go back to Ethan once again.

I really liked Ethan at the start when we first meet him. He seems like a cool kid, someone who really cares for Val but won’t admit it, in turn staying true to his womanizing ways, which seems to hurt Val. He seemed jealous when guys gave her attention but he never did anything to prove his feelings to her. It was like he didn’t know how to, or he didn’t want to destroy her ‘purity’. She was his muse and he didn’t want to change that.

Throughout the years they spend together, either together or just as a band, I despised him bit by bit over his hurtful and painful actions towards Val. He didn’t know a good thing if it hit him in the face and it was like he was bi-polar. I had no idea what he was going to do. Drugs and alcohol seemed to be his void over his past but he just always took it too far, causing pain not only to Val but to Brad as well. All the things he did to Val over the course of the book, well I just wanted to punch him. Val loved him with everything and he put her through so much that she just didn’t know if she could handle that pain again.

There were parts when I thought he would change, but he never did. He’d change for a while then retreat back to his asshole state. I thought Valerie was so stupid for taking him back all the time, it got me so frustrated that I was shouting at her through my Kindle. I wanted her to say ‘Fuck you’ and stand up for herself when he acted like a douchebag. Although there are times she did say ‘fuck you’ to him, I suppose she kept going back because she thought he truly would change and she was so deeply in love with him that she just brushed over everything he did when he showed her some affection. He really was toxic.

Now Brad. I LOVE HIM!! I’d love to have him for myself please. He was such a sweetheart. The first time we meet him it’s obvious he and Val share this connection. She knows it and so does he but she’s hung up on Ethan and she tries to forget about it. He tells her that he knows she likes Ethan so nothing will happen while that card is on the table. I loved him for that because he was respecting her.

He was a worrier and really cared about the band when no one else seemed to give a rats arse about it. He was literally their band manager, tour manager; driver and he wrote music/lyrics, had a job so they could afford to live and drove to their concerts. I loved his dedication for the band, wanting to make them noticed so they could get signed. Music was his life and all he wanted to do and I really admired him that he was so passionate about following his dreams.

He and Val had a close friendship, even though there was some sort of sexual chemistry between them but he swore that he wouldn’t go there (again). He worried about her relationship with Ethan because of the toxicity that is Ethan, who was damaging her poor heart over his actions. Brad was the guy that Val should be with not Ethan!

Ohhh the ending! It was just perfect and Valerie really did end up with the right guy. I was rooting for them throughout the book and I was so glad it was the person who I REALLY wanted her to be with. They were just so right for each other and albeit, their journey was a long one, but it just proves that in the end, those who are meant to be together, will find their way to one another and this was the perfect way to end such an amazing book as Bullet.

Jade has done it once again and drawn me into the story of Valerie, much like she has with her other books and she makes it so hard to put her books down and actually get some sleep! It is longer than her other books, but it’s no less important or drawn out for the sake of it, no! it’s captivating and you really become engrossed in the plot and with the characters.

I’d like to thank Jade for sending me an ARC copy of Bullet. She’s such a brilliant person and author, so if you haven’t read any of her books – boo at you! Please download them or read my reviews under Jade C. Jamison in the category box, because her books will leave you wanting more.

NOW, if you’re looking for smoking hot Rockstars, smoking hot sex, love triangles and a metal rock band then Bullet will be and is the book for you. It’s about growing up, finding love, dealing with damaged souls, succeeding and finding true happiness. PLEASE buy this e-book when it comes out because you will be obsessed with the characters and story right from the beginning.

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, Suspense

Old House – Jade C. Jamison

Horror Scene of a creepy WomanSynopsis

Kenzie Sampson is home on Christmas break during her first year in college. She’s had more than the usual trouble adjusting to her new environment away from home, but she’s not about to tell her family, who have had enough to worry about, including plenty they haven’t told her. Worse yet, Kenzie discovers that just because you don’t believe in ghosts doesn’t mean they don’t exist…and she doesn’t know how to deal with them or her own demons as she adjusts to the old house that’s her family’s new home

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My Review

I hardly ever do this…but A SPOILER is included in this review. Well it’s not a spoiler of sorts, but it’s something I was thinking about when reading this book, and I have to include it as it’s my own thoughts on what happened in this book. I’ll tell you when I include it, so if you don’t want to read it, you can just skip it.

Old House is the new book from Jade C. Jamison and because she is so lovely, she has sent me an ARC copy of it, so here is my review!

Jade starts the book with a prologue which instantly grabbed my attention and got my intrigued about what was happening or had happened to the person involved. It’s a bit of a mystery. But you do get to see who the prologue is about and it makes a bit more sense further into the story.

Kenzie is back from college for Christmas and since she’s been away, her family uprooted from Colorado Springs to the mountains an hour away to a house they inherited from her Uncle. Kenzie is confused over why they had to move, but is filled in by her sister the next day. You instantly find out that something bad has happened to Kenzie in her first semester of college, yet you don’t know just what has happened yet. She hasn’t told her parents and before she can tell them, she has to come to terms with it herself. She also needs to tell them she’s not going back to college either.

Your house is one place that is meant to be safe to you, but to Kenzie it isn’t. Her bedroom makes her feel uneasy and now that she’s had a pretty vivid dream about a lost and abused young girl, it makes her room feel even more claustrophobic to her. I really felt for Kenzie. Something bad happened to her at college and coming home was meant to bring her closer to her family again and make her feel safe and protected, but it’s turned her upside down and she’s scared of her room and what might be in it.

She feels that this girl is trying to communicate with her and Kenzie is hell bent on helping her ‘to the other side’ if only to stop the dreams and the uneasiness she feels in her room, and get her room to feel safe to her again. But does she succeed? Does the ‘spirit’ leave her alone?

You finally get to know what happened to Kenzie, and I kind of knew that was what happened. What with the dreams that she was getting. In a way, both the girl and Kenzie, to me, were linked through some sort of memories from their traumas. She also began to have dreams about her uncle and a little girl running away. Pretty weird right? It seemed the room held memories for the girl and Kenzie which has more than likely been locked away until now, until her return.

I loved her relationship with Adam. He seemed like the best friend you could ask for and he, in some ways, believed Kenzie – even witnessing to some extent with the painting, what she was telling him about the house, especially the weird aura in her room. I don’t want to write too much about his time with Kenzie, but you’ll have to read and find out what happens.

SPOILER

Now with her emotional trauma and everything she thinks is happening in her room, I did suspect it could all be in her head and it might be her doing everything, instead of a spirit, which Kenzie is certain is haunting her room. When Adam came to stay, he told her she sleep walks a couple of times before coming straight back to him and back to sleep, so it got my thinking she could have been changing the painting every time she got up, as she seemed pretty freaked out that it kept changing all the time. As I’ve mentioned, she dreams about the girl and her uncle, whom I thought was involved somehow, and I wasn’t wrong at all. You do get to find out what exactly happened to Kenzie and it does make sense in the end about how emotionally damaged – if that’s the right word – she is.

SPOILER OVER

Jade is great with planting little hints in this book. It made me really think about what is happening to Kenzie and makes you think about different scenarios that could be throughout the book. I think I was spot on with figuring out what really went on, albeit, it took a while, but when I really thought about it, I gasped when I was right. It’s all explained at the end for those who didn’t really understand what had happened, which was great as I really did want to know if unraveled the truth behind her trauma and paranoia of the ‘spirit’ in her room.

For one who never reads horrors – as I get spooked pretty easily – I was captivated by this book from the beginning. The more I read, the more the clinks in my brain were trying to figure out everything so I needed to finish it to find out. It really is an awesome book to read. Full of suspense, mystery, a little loving but more importantly self-discovery or a self-realization about Kenzie’s life from when she was a little girl to her life in the present.

Definitely give this book a read, you will not be disappointed!

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, New Adult

Right Now (Nicki Sosebee #4) by Jade C. Jamison

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Nicki is becoming a better reporter, so much so that her boss Neal leans on her more and more to get the good stuff. So when a rash of robberies hits the downtown Winchester area, Nicki is reporting the damage…and probably getting a little too close for the bad guys’ comfort. As if that weren’t enough, Nicki finds herself in a full-fledged love triangle between Jesse and Sean…and she can’t bear to choose between them.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.

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My Review

Nicki is climbing the ranks at the Winchester Tribune and Neal has given her the story of a number of robberies downtown. Nothing of importance has been stolen but it’s her job to report the damage and find out what is going on.

It doesn’t help that her love life has broken down and a fully fledged triangle between Sean, Jesse and herself has blown up. Jesse has dumped Nicki, Sean seems to be leading her on and Nicki is confused and hurt over both of them.

Nicki has matured so much over ditching the one night stands for a relationship and she actually pours her heart out crying when she and Jesse break up as she actually was falling for him. The only mistake is going to Sean’s to try and see what his feelings are, which then made everything so much more awkward again. With a broken heart, she seems to want to retreat back to her old self of picking up guys, if only to try and make Jesse jealous.

Jesse seems to have some trust and self-esteem issues with Sean and Nicki’s relationship. I could understand his reservation since he found out about their one night stand 8 years ago, but I couldn’t exactly sympathize with him, since Nicki was adamant nothing would ever happen again (even though she’s been wanting it to in book one and two) but Sean annoyed me when he wouldn’t back Nicki up. It only made Jesse that much stingier about them, making himself become detached from Nicki because he just couldn’t bare to see her and Sean hang out, no matter how long they have known each other.

Sean annoyed me. As much as I like his character, it seems he doesn’t know what the hell is going on with his feelings and that way, he’s hurting Nicki, which is completely unfair. He seems to know Nicki’s feelings for him, yet when he reels her in, he throws her back out asap. You do see his conflictions about them being together throughout the book, when he’s talking to Nicki and in some ways I could empathize with him not wanting to – not because he doesn’t want to, but because he would fuck it all up and their friendship. It’s obvious they have chemistry and this energy attracting them to each other that Jesse can see and even Will, Nicki’s brother, but we’ll just have to see what happens in the next few books regarding these two. I have no idea who I want Nicki to be with now. I love both Jesse and Sean – that is one hard decision to make.

I loved the storyline with Matt, the boy toy. It was a nice touch to kind of see Nicki teach him about sex and how to make him better at it. It did keep her mind off her heartbreak and it made Matt that much more confident in pursuing and conducting sex.

We did get to find out who the rapist was from No Place To Hide, and it was definitely who Nicki and I thought it was!

I really liked this book. Nicki didn’t end up trying to save her life this time, the only thing she was trying to protect was her breaking heart and in the end, her love life returns, but which guy is it? You’ll have to read and find out!

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, New Adult

No Place to Hide (Nicki Sosebee #3) – Jade C. Jamison

13111143Synopsis

The hottest Nicki book yet!

The Winchester Tribune publishes an article warning the women of Winchester that there is a sexual predator on the loose in the streets of the town they once thought was safe. Danger doesn’t stop Nicki, though, and it’s not till it’s too late that she discovers the criminal in the place she least suspects. And there’s no one who can save her this time. Meanwhile, she decides that her new love interest Jesse might be worth more of her time…but he’s not making it easy.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.

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My Review

Oh my god! I have to start by saying this book was turned up a notch…it was heated, steamy and too addictive to stop reading!

In ‘No place To Hide’ the females of Winchester are being targeted by a sexual predator, and Nicki is the one who is following the story for The Winchester Tribune newspaper. Happy that she has been given a bigger piece, meaning she is slowly going up the ranks, where the predator seems to be attacking girls is around where she works. Although she doesn’t have to walk far from work to her car and she doesn’t get involved in truly delving too far into the story as she doesn’t want to be another victim, luck just doesn’t seem to be on her side, and it’s not until it’s too late that she discovers that the criminal is closer than she expects.

Nicki’s character definitely matures in this book. Instead of one-night stands with randomers, she is now dating Jesse – as you kind of see developing in ‘Dead’. It was great that she starts to feel something strong for Jesse and sees him in a new light than she used to. It shows that she is growing up – as she’s nearly thirty – and that she’s found someone who she feels she can probably fall in love with and also Jesse makes her forget about Sean and makes her keep all her focus on him.

The scenes where they just talk were really nice. It was great to see character development of Jesse too – as he’s sweet and worries about Nicki working downtown when the criminal is roaming the streets. He just wants to make sure she is safe. He’s not your stereotypical tattooed and pierced guy, he’s caring and is finally glad to have Nicki as his girlfriend as he’s been pining for her since High School. I really loved all the scenes with Jesse in as you got to know him more and see his character shine through.

Sean is back in this book, albeit, not a lot, but the scene in the garage between him and Nicki was particularly tense and I KNEW from reading ‘Got The Life’ that he must have some sort of feelings for Nicki. Although he doesn’t say it as such, you can certainly feel the chemistry sizzling between them and coming through the book. It definitely IS a triangle now and I cannot wait to see what happens!

As I started this review, this book is definitely the hottest book so far. Sex, Sex, Sex for Nicki and Jesse! Wowza. Jesse seemed to know his way around Nicki’s body and knew what she liked which made it so much more exciting to read. The sex scenes were really intense, especially as it makes Nicki think over her feelings for Jesse and how she said it was the best sex she’d ever had.

With the rapist, you don’t find out who it is, although Nicki suspects who it may be, which I actually thought it was him when she was speaking to him. I’m quite good at guessing when I watch programmes like Lie To Me and The Mentalist, so I’m hoping Nicki and myself are right and that maybe, in Right Now, Jade tells us who the criminal was.

I definitely recommend the Nicki Sosebee books, but you NEED to read this one. Sex is piping hot and Jesse is delicious you just want to eat him all up.

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, New Adult

Dead (Nicki Sosebee #2) – Jade C. Jamison

13111142Synopsis

Nicki Sosebee’s adventures continue…

Nicki’s love life might suck, but her sex life is great. The only way both could be spectacular would be if her best friend Sean would look at her as more than just a friend. Nicki knows she’s stuck in the friend zone, so she focuses her energies on her job. She’s becoming a better reporter every day, so when her editor asks her to interview a local politician, Nicki is thrilled. But when the politician’s secretary ends up dead, it’s anybody’s guess as to who did it. Nicki has a few ideas, though, and finds herself in deep trouble as she pokes her nose where she thinks it belongs.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare

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My Review

Dead continues a two weeks after where Got the Life finished.

As the Political reporter at the local newspaper is off on a deserved two week holiday, Neal has got Nicki to fill his place, and so off she goes to interview the local Politician, who takes the time to continually talk himself up, causing Nicki to become agitated by it, not that she would show it.

The next day though, his secretary, Sara, is found dead and that’s when Nicki begins to delve into her death. But you know with Nicki, nothing is ever straight forward and she begins to try and find out who killed Sara. But it causes more harm than good for everyone she speaks to and since she’s been poking her nose around, there’s one person who doesn’t want her reporting on the story and would rather her be 6 feet under too.

Nicki has a lot of character development in the second book and with her being called a ‘rookie’ by her boss, I feel she has actually come so far in her reporting; asking questions, trying to get the truth, and seeing different angles to the local news stories. Although she still harbours feelings for Sean, she begins to see Jesse in another light, after they spend a bit of time together at a function held by Commissioner Cannon. I felt her emotions when she was completely dumbfounded over seeing Jesse in a different light. It’s one thing to know someone likes you, but when someone seems to flick a switch and you suddenly see them differently too, it can come all at once and I felt that’s what happened to Nicki, even if she doesn’t particularly want to admit it.

Sean is still his charming self and although there isn’t much of him in this book, as I think it focuses more on Nicki’s life and introducing Jesse to the readers, he’s still in the background as the best friend.

Jesse! I’ve been hearing a lot about him from fellow Nicki Sosebee lovers and although he’s mentioned in Got The Life, you finally get to see a bit more of him in Dead. Although I’m not a fan of kissing smokers, he would definitely be one I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on. He and Nicki have known each other since school and he has been advancing her every since, but Nicki doesn’t really see him as anything but Sean’s friend, but now things have started to change. Jesse is the one who ends up saving Nicki this time, and I can’t wait to see their friendship/relationship develop in the other books. It seems that he could be the one to try and keep Sean off her mind, and it always helps that he sounds utterly delicious.

Jade had gotten me hooked on her books from Madversary, and with all the guys in her books, I’m most definitely in love with them all right now. Ooooh someone pass me a cold drink!

Onwards and upwards to continue book three ‘No Place To Hide.’ Give me more Sean and Jesse!

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, New Adult

Got the Life (A Nicki Sosebee Novel #1) – Jade C. Jamison

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Nicki Sosebee wants her first headline, but she doesn’t want it to read “Reporter found dead.”

Nicki Sosebee has been working low-paying jobs ever since she finished school, but now that she’s older, she wants more. She’s a novice reporter trying to learn the ropes. Just as she’s getting her career goals on track, though, her love life gets worse and worse. Sure, she has no problems picking up good-looking guys for brief flings, but relationships? Out of the question. Maybe it’s because Sean, her gorgeous best friend, just can’t see her as more than a buddy. So when Sean encourages her as she pursues her first headline-producing story, Nicki realizes that her life’s pretty sweet…if only she can live long enough to see tomorrow’s front page.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.

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My Review

Why do all bad boys have to be so fucking cute?

Nicki Sosebee is a freelance court reporter for her local newspaper and there’s one court case coming up that has caught her attention. But could playing investigative reporter be more trouble than its worth?

Nicki works three jobs to help pay her bills; reporter, waitress at the local pizzeria and a door to door saleswomen selling make-up. One night working a shift at the pizzeria, she picks up a hunky tattooed male in the name of Carlos, who is in town ‘for business.’ Hooking up with him is no trouble at all; it keeps her mind off to best friend Sean – whom she has feelings for but when Carlos leaves, her mind is stuck on Sean once again.

Retrieving some details about the upcoming court case, digging into the story is proving a dangerous move and now it’s up to Sean to save her before something dreadful happens to her.

I instantly liked Nicki. I could kind of relate to her in a way – not with the sleeping around – but with her having no idea what she wants to do, even if she is in her late twenties where most people are normally happily settled down and in a stable job. But with her delving into this story, it would put her higher up on the radar, especially if the story became front page news 😉 I do wonder if it does?! With the sleeping around, I think it kind of helps her keep her mind of Sean, for a while at least, but she also seems so like a commitment-phobe, maybe as she’s hoping that one day Sean will decide he wants more from her. I will just have to see what happens in this department.

The character of Sean drew me in the moment he was mentioned. He was described to a Tee and he sounds absolutely gorgeous – especially as he owns a motorbike repair shop. A guy who gets his hands dirty? Oh yes please. He was an alpha male type, jealous and protective of Nicki, even if Nicki could hold her ground – which you do see a lot. He’s also a proud friend, which I loved and even though things do happened in the book, they always get their friendship back on track. It seems that although Sean is best friends with Nicki, he may, slightly have some sort of feelings for her; just he doesn’t know how to act upon them in fear of losing her for good? They only really got over the incident between them 8 years ago.

Lastly, LOOK AT THAT COVER! Oh gosh, I just want to run my hands over his fiiiiine abs! haha. If the cover doesn’t entice you to read this book as well, I don’t know what you are after!

This is book one in the Nicki Sosebee series, and I am now going to read book two, Dead, to continue her story and what happens with Sean. Will they, won’t they? And Jesse! What is going to happen there? Dead awaits me…

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, Music, New Adult

Everything But (Tangled Web #2) – Jade C. Jamison

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High school English teacher Erin Lancaster is stuck with the unwelcome job of filling in for the injured cheerleading coach, but she wants to back out when she discovers she has to be auctioned as a date during the annual spring fundraiser. She’s horrified to find her rock star crush Riley Schultz, former frontman of Spawn, will be playing emcee for the event, but she’s even more shocked that he also happens to be the highest bidder for her affections, and sparks fly when she discovers that maybe their attraction is mutual.

Riley’s been in the music business long enough to know that true love is not in the cards for him, but the cute blonde he’s dropped a wad of cash on would be a welcome distraction during his vacation. He has no idea there’s more to her than meets the eye.

Will one week together be enough for them to quell the flames, to enjoy everything but?

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.

Everything But is the second novel in Jade C. Jamison’s Tangled Web series. It features a little fun with handcuffs, an everything but sex scene that’ll make you giggle and blush, and a lot of heat!

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My Review

“You know Mr Schultz, I was prepared to give you everything…everything but…”
“Love?”
“Yeah…but I think you even got that out of me.”
“Only fair, Ms. Lancaster, since you managed to get that out of me too.”

Erin is an English teacher – in no way is she a cheerleading coach – but that is exactly what she is for a couple of months since the Coach has busted up her leg and is now in a cast from thigh to toe. Reluctantly agreeing to sub the team, their annual spring fundraiser is coming up and Erin, as the sub coach, is dragged into be auctioned off for a date too, much to her dismay.

It’s one thing to be auctioned off but it’s another when Rockstar God Riley Schultz is presenting the auction, especially when Erin has a crush on him and as he’s the highest bid for Erin, earning himself a date with her.

Rockstar Riley has come back into town for a week or so, while his new album is being mixed. His mother – who is on the school committee – has volunteered Riley to be a part of the auction, and although he’d rather sit on his mothers couch watching DVD’s, when he spots Erin, he can’t take his eyes of her and so that’s why he’s the one to win a date with her…at $500!

I absolutely loved the sexual tension in the car on the way home from the date. Especially when Nine Inch Nails’ Closer came on the radio. Bloody love that song and oh my god, it was the perfect song for how Erin was feeling – all hot and bother, and I would have totally felt the same way too!

This story, in my opinion, is about two tormented souls who have been scorned by ex-lovers in the past. Spending the short time together, they both begin to feel something for the other, completely new and scary territory for the both of them as they don’t want it to end up like their previous relationships. They tackle some major issues during the days they spend together – Riley’s family included –  and get to know one another, which makes them fall that little bit more for each other.

Since reading Tangled Web, I was so excited to read Riley’s story and this book was everything and more. Riley has been dragged through so much in his past, from drug taking, groupie sex, alcoholism and generally being a bad boy, but when he meets Erin, who is slightly conservative shall we say, and vows to be celibate after two crappy relationships, everything turns upside down for him and it was a nice change to see some feeling flair from Riley.

Although there is a part where he acts like a jackass, I could see the conflicting ways of his actions. He really liked Erin but didn’t know what she was after from him and so acting so out of character (to her) would make it easier for him to walk away. Hm big mistake there for him but whatever the outcome – from both their actions – they just can’t seem to stay away.

I now come onto the sex. Holy Jesus moley! Every sex scene had me wishing I was Erin, and I’d like to say – Riley can definitely handcuff me any day…I just need to find him first! I could feel the chemistry sizzling between them both and I loved the build-ups to each sex scene. There was so much passion I didn’t know what to do when I was reading it. I was getting flustered!

It has now totally turned out to be one of my favourite books. I was completely captivated by the storyline, especially how they were both afraid of love. Riley and Erin, albeit, seemed to go through so many rough patches during the week, finally came together at the end pushing past everything that had happened throughout the week, to finally finding that they can’t be without each other, no matter what is put in their path to stop them.

Posted in Jade C. Jamison, Music, New Adult

Tangled Web (Tangled Web #1) – Jade C. Jamison

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A Steamy Heavy Metal Novella
Katie Logan has had a secret crush on her best friend Johnny Church since high school, but he’s never looked at her the same way. So when Johnny—now a famous rock-and-roll guitarist—comes home to visit, Katie can’t bring herself to tell him she’s engaged to be married. She should have, though, because she soon discovers that maybe the attraction is mutual…

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex, drugs, and rock and roll, not to mention a few eff bombs here and there. Proceed with caution.

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My Review

Katie leads a boring life. There’s nothing more she wants than to come home from work and curl up in bed with a book, in the company of Sam, her cat – not her fiancé Grant. She likes being alone, mainly due to how she now views her life as she works in the Child Protective Services, which can be pretty full on at the worst of times.

One night, when all she wants to do is read, a knock at the door disrupts her night and her childhood best friend and famous rockstar Johnny Church, or J.C Gibson as he’s known to the world, is standing at her doorstep. She hasn’t seen him for a couple of years now, but it’s like they have never been apart.

Growing up together, Katie harboured the ultimate crush on Johnny, but never took it any further than that as he had never looked at her in that way…or so she thought.

Now that Katie is engaged to be married and Johnny is back in town for a while at least, she never tells him of her engagement until after they end up in bed, where he finds out she has a fiancé and all hell breaks loose.

Will Katie be able to fix their friendship and keep Johnny in her life, or will she loose him and never regain his forgiveness? THAT is something you will have to find out.

I loved Katie. Although she lead a boring life, and she knows it, after Johnny leaves, he makes her see that she can be so much more which leads her to studying Creative Writing – her lifelong passion which she put on hold when her dad was ill. Now that she has left her old job, left her fiancé and finally pursuing her writing dream – there is only one thing she is missing and that is Johnny.

Johnny was your typical rockstar but he also had a vulnerable side, especially when he finds out about Katie’s engagement.  Towards the end, I felt that Johnny was a complete asshole they way he spoke to Katie and how he left her in the room – although she probably did deserve it, maybe a little bit. Although it seemed that he was still angry at her for sleeping with him when she had a fiancé, it pains her that he thinks she would be his fuck buddy and that all those years of friendship are now down the drain. But he completely redeems himself at the end. What he confesses had me gushing as it was so sweet.

I also enjoyed the jumping back and forth from current day to past times of the two of them. It let us, as the reader, understand their relationship. For those complaining about that part, I felt it slotted in really well with the story, as things mentioned ‘in the past’ were then explained when Jade wrote about that past, clearing things up a bit, especially the night that Johnny turns up looking worse for wear and needs Katie to look after him.

To end, I have to say, I love how Jade writes sex scenes. She makes it really intense and as a reader, I love to see the chemistry between the characters when sex is involved.

Definitely give this book a read. It’s about two people who have loved each other all their lives, just have never known it. It’s a quick read too so if you don’t have much time, pick up this book and become obsessed with Johnny and Katie’s relationship to the very end.

I am looking forward to reading Everything But, to find out about Riley Schultz, who is mentioned in this book. He was the bad boy that everyone wants to date – including me, so I can’t wait to read his story next!

Also a big thank you Jade for sending me copies of your books 🙂