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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Broken Survivor...

"She's broken...
He's determined to help her put the pieces back together..."


BROKEN SURVIVOR by Jennifer Labelle is available for purchase!
If you're subscribed to KINDLE UNLIMITED, you can even read it for free!


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Holly Hewitt is a survivor… 

After witnessing her mother’s murder, Holly was returned to her abusive father. Resorting to drugs and alcohol, she ends up landing herself in foster care, where she is separated from her sister and utterly alone. 

Zander Harrison is the light to her darkness… 

Zander is young, athletic, and carefree, with the support of a loving family. But when Holly is placed in foster care with his brother’s in-laws, she turns his world upside down. 

He’s driven to protect her, and to show her the past has made her strong, life is worth living, and love is worth fighting for. If only he can convince her to trust him and stop resisting their mutual attraction. 

But sometimes even love isn’t enough to heal a shattered soul. 
And all the hard work in the world can’t save… 
A broken survivor.

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- !! JENNIFER LABELLE !! -
Jennifer Labelle resides in Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance, mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she’s decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination and artistic inspiration with all of you.



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Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

BitterSweet...


★★#OneClick★★

Bitter Sweet by Author Jennifer Labelle is available on Amazon!


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Publisher: LIMITLESS PUBLISHING

★✯ SYNOPSIS ✯★

An accident on a rain-slicked highway leaves Jenna Baker alone… 

Jenna is scarred, confused and vulnerable after surviving an accident that took her husband’s life. After a year of mourning Tyler and struggling to raise their son on her own, Jenna’s best friend whisks her off to fulfill her lifelong dream of visiting Ireland. She never dreamed her trip would include a self-appointed tour guide in the form of a sexy Irishman with piercing blue eyes and a smile that promises to fill her empty heart. 

Brady Connelly is irresistibly drawn to the lovely, broken Yank… 

As the weeks pass, Brady comforts and supports Jenna, convincing her to live and chase her dreams. His attraction to her grows and their chemistry ignites, but Jenna isn’t sure she’s truly ready to move on. How can he convince her to release the past and take a leap of faith…with him? 

The impossible happens, and Jenna’s world is thrown into chaos… 

Tyler is alive and re-enters Jenna’s life, burdened with guilty secrets. Jenna knows she has to try to make things work between them, if only for their son’s sake, but she’s blessed—or cursed—with vivid visions of Brady. The visions begin to consume her and leave her questioning her sanity and the bittersweet nature of her marriage. 

Jenna’s dreams of Brady become her lifeline as she questions the boundaries of fantasy and reality. 

Is her one hope for happiness waiting for her somewhere across the sea? 


★★★★

EXCERPT:

“Tyler, wait.” She was breathless, and self-consciousness swept through her as he undressed her. Her body wasn’t the same since the accident. She was thinner from the horrible hospital food and being in a coma. She had scars from her surgery, and she was still tender in other spots, even though she didn’t look half as bad as when she’d first come to.

“What is it, Jenna?”

She blushed and felt a little silly all of a sudden. Since when had she ever been shy with him? The answer was never. “I’m different now,” she whispered. “With the scars, it’s probably not going to be very pretty to look at.”

He didn’t answer. Instead he continued to undress her until she stood before him completely nude. “Come with me.” He moved her in front of a long mirror and lifted her chin so she was forced to look at herself. “You’re beautiful, Jenna.”

His lips were close to her ear, and his breath was warm and soothing. It gave her a chill as she leaned into him. “I’m glad you think so.”

“You’re trim.” He continued trailing his hands from her hips up to cup her breasts. “And perky, perfect. God, Jenna, your breasts are just right the way they lay in my hands.” He tested their weight in each as he fondled them, stroking his thumbs
across her hardened peaks.

“Tyler, don’t stop.” Breathless, and weak in the knees, she leaned into his embrace while he teased and tweaked her nipples. She reached back to stroke him, but he moved to stand in front of her instead.

Starting with her feet, he gazed up her entire body with lust. Once he reached her eyes again, he said, “The scars are still healing and barely noticeable. You’ve been through hell, and you’re still so damn sexy.”

★★ Meet the Author ★★
Jennifer Labelle

Jennifer Labelle resides in Canada with her husband and three beautiful children. After her third child she became a stay at home mom. In her busy household Jennifer likes to spend her down time engrossed in the stories that she creates. She is an active reader of romance (especially historical), mystery and anything paranormal. With an education in Addictions work she's decided to take a less stressful approach in life and hopes that you enjoy, as she shares some of her imagination with all of you.
  

Best wishes,
Jennifer


Friday, December 18, 2015

A Holiday Giveaway!



Hey all, 
The holidays are fast approaching and I'm in a giving mood tonight so I thought I'd giveaway an ecopy or two of Always. Interested? Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with your email address and I'll announce the winner in a few days. 

Merry Christmas!

Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~

Blurb:
Teegan Hallowell might be a good girl, but she’s tired of being teased for following the rules… 

When her brother’s sexy best friend Liam Bates shows an interest, Teegan learns all about the good kind of being bad. But Liam’s ex-girlfriend Lucy shows up and destroys everything, especially Teegan’s trust in him. Crushed, she heads off to college in a new city, leaving behind the only guy she’s ever loved. 

Ten years later, Teegan returns home to escape her abusive ex-boyfriend. 

Already afraid she’s making another mistake, Teegan is shocked to discover her nephew’s best friend LJ is actually Liam Junior—the son Liam had with Lucy. She’s already formed a bond with the endearing boy, and realizes she’s also still in love with his father. Too bad she’s not good enough for either of them, being a shattered shell of a person, thanks to Oliver. 

Liam, however, has his own agenda—getting Teegan back. 

Now that the love of his life is back in town, he has no intention of losing her again, and he’s more than willing to leave all other women behind. One woman in particular, though, schemes to make sure Teegan stays far away from Liam, but he catches on quickly and finally wins the battle to regain Teegan’s trust—and love. 

Though all Teegan wants is to start over, her past isn’t done with her yet. 

Can Liam save Teegan from an obsessive monster, or will they lose their second chance at always…forever?

Friday, December 11, 2015

Always...


✫✯★ALWAYS✯★✯

Teegan Hallowell might be a good girl, but she’s tired of being teased for following the rules…
When her brother’s sexy best friend Liam Bates shows an interest, Teegan learns all about the good kind of being bad. But Liam’s ex-girlfriend Lucy shows up and destroys everything, especially Teegan’s trust in him. Crushed, she heads off to college in a new city, leaving behind the only guy she’s ever loved.
Ten years later, Teegan returns home to escape her abusive ex-boyfriend.
Already afraid she’s making another mistake, Teegan is shocked to discover her nephew’s best friend LJ is actually Liam Junior—the son Liam had with Lucy. She’s already formed a bond with the endearing boy, and realizes she’s also still in love with his father. Too bad she’s not good enough for either of them, being a shattered shell of a person, thanks to Oliver.
Liam, however, has his own agenda—getting Teegan back.
Now that the love of his life is back in town, he has no intention of losing her again, and he’s more than willing to leave all other women behind. One woman in particular, though, schemes to make sure Teegan stays far away from Liam, but he catches on quickly and finally wins the battle to regain Teegan’s trust—and love.
Though all Teegan wants is to start over, her past isn’t done with her yet.
Can Liam save Teegan from an obsessive monster, or will they lose their second chance at always…forever?

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Excerpt – 

Jagged rocks aligned along the coastline. The moist, salty air was refreshing as the tide slowly rose on the Fundy Shore. It was good to be home again, Teegan thought as she sat on a fallen tree trunk and tried to capture the beauty of the scenery with her sketchpad.
She hadn’t been there in years, and the view was still just as breathtaking as she remembered. This secluded patch of beach had once belonged to Liam’s family, and she wondered if it still did. Seeing Liam again had brought so much back to her, and she just needed a place to unwind. Some of her most precious memories belonged right where she was now, so this seemed like a good place.
Smiling, she turned up her iPod and sang along with Shinedown’s “Breaking Inside,” relating to the lyrics. As she sang, she imagined a boy and his father fishing right where she sat. Liam! Why can’t I seem to let you go?
She almost fell off the log into the water as large arms wrapped around her. They pulled her close, and Liam’s heat enveloped her senses. He was the one man in the entire world who could make her weak in the knees just by being in close proximity to her. The one man she was trying to avoid because she was too afraid of her emotions.
Oh Lord, he smells so good. Get it together, Teeg. You don’t even know him anymore.
“Liam?” She sounded breathless and winced as she pulled out of his embrace and turned away. She could not let him see how he affected her, could not risk losing her heart again. It hurt too much. “Hasn’t anyone ever told you not to sneak up on someone like that? Geez, you just about gave me a heart attack, not to mention an unwanted swim.”
Placing a hand to her heart, she turned to face him again, only to have the urge to smother his smile with her lips. He was beautiful, and she missed the taste of him.
“It’s good to see you too.” He chuckled. “And there is no way I would have let you fall in. Hasn’t anyone ever told you this is private property?” She could tell by the glint in his eye he was only teasing, and she hated how easily he could make her smile. As if she were eighteen all over again.
“Yeah, but you see, I used to know one of the owners of said property very well. I have many fond memories of this place, and I just had to see if it was as remarkable as I remembered it.”
“Well, is it?” His face turned serious as he closed the distance between them.
 With his closeness distracting her, she whispered, “Is it what?”
Before she knew it, he was lowering his head, and her breathing turned rapid. Be careful what you wish for. His breath warmed her cheek, and all she could think about was the taste of his soft, plump, and delectable lips.

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Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wolf Moon by Desiree Holt...


The Wolves Are Howling

I have a longtime love affair with the wolf. Yes, he’s a predator. Yes, he kills. But he is such a majestic, magnificent animal that I am drawn to him again and again. Today launches a new wolf shifter series for me­.

Hot Moon Rising

A new wolf pack gathers…
Survivors of the devastation wrought by developers and a more savage pack, the Moonlight Wolf Pack struggles to find a new home for itself in the heat of Central Florida. Here you will meet Jesse and Charlie, the sheriff’s deputies who are their liaison to the human world; Alexa and Liana, the women they married; Derek Sawyer and Rand Molina, leader and lieutenant of the Moonlight Pack; and all those who make up their wolf family as well as those who will join them in the future.

It starts with Wolf Moon…
Shapeshifter Alexa Morgan fled her home in the north when her relationship with a human ended in disaster and the clan alpha shunned her. Now living in Florida, against all her better judgment she finds herself in a hot relationship with Jesse Farrell, the cop next door.  Despite her knowledge that the relationship is doomed, she cannot stay away from him. When Jesse, a gang task force member, is hurt one night on the job, Alexa begins to spend her nights tracking him, keeping him in her line of sight, determined to protect him. But she’s terrified of his reaction when he discovers her true nature. Will he accept her or bolt as her other lover did, leaving her destroyed once again.
And continues with Venus Moon and Blood Moon

Catch the special flash sale!
For three days only, beginning today, Wolf Moon will be on sale for 99 cents.

Excerpt:
The sound of the doorbell startled her. On tiptoe she peered through the peephole. She was stunned to see Jesse on her porch, dripping wet and shifting from one foot to the other.
She yanked the door open. “What’s wrong? It’s pouring rain. Why aren’t you inside?”
“Can I come in, please?”
“Oh, sure. Come on.” Yes, bring your fantastic body into my house.
“Sorry to bother you. I left my key on the counter this morning.” He raked his wet hair back from his forehead. “Stupid, stupid, stupid.”
Jesse always carried his car keys separately.
“In case I’m ever attacked,” he explained, “I don’t want anyone having a key to my house. I can keep an extra one of yours too, if you want.”
Another link to him she should have avoided.
“I’ll get it,” she told him now, “but come into the kitchen. You look like a drowned rat and you must be freezing. At least get that wet shirt off and let me make you some coffee.”
“I’ll drip all over your place,” he protested.
“Tile floors are easy to mop.” She took his hand. “Come on. I’d feel terrible if you got pneumonia and I could have prevented it.”
In the kitchen, she flipped the switch on the coffeemaker while he took off his shirt. Then she handed him a large towel from the stack in the laundry room.
“You look exhausted. Bad night?” Her heart pinched at the weary sight of him.
Jesse scrubbed a hand over his face. “Every night’s bad with the gangs. We’ve got a couple of new ones out there ramping up their so-called initiation requirements. That makes it pretty tense on the streets.”
He was a member of the sheriff’s gang task force, a thankless and dangerous job. On the night streets, he was a shadowy figure in jeans and t-shirt looking to stop trouble before it started. Even in a county as small as Palmetto, gangs were a big problem, many of them migrating south from Tampa.
She’d taken to waiting up for him, reassuring herself that once again he was home safely. If only she could find a way to protect him. Well, there was one if she transformed. But she had no idea how he’d feel about a giant redwolf following him around the county.
She ran a critical eye over him, noting his soaked jeans and pulled out another towel. “You’d better take off the rest of those clothes and let me put everything in the dryer. Coffee should be ready in a minute.”
“I’m all right, Alexa. Honest. I just need to get some sleep.”
How about in my bed?

Here is where you can get Wolf Moon:





Meet the author:
Known the world over as the oldest living author of erotic romance, and dubbed by USA Today as the Nora Roberts of erotic romance, Desiree Holt has produced more than two hundred titles in nearly every subgenre of romance fiction. She is a winner of the EPIC E-Book Award, an Authors after Dark Author of the Year and of the Holt Medallion. She has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and in The Village Voice, The Daily Beast, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The London Daily Mail and numerous other national and international publications. She enjoys football and reading and her three cats, who are her constant writing companions.

“Get out the ice water and fan…Desiree Holt delivers smoking hot alpha heroes and red hot romances.” Lea Franczak, USA Today Happy Ever After blog

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Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cover Reveal: Six By James Crow...


Title: Six 
Author: James Crow 
Genre: Erotica 






She was different; inexperienced yet eager, dirty yet cautious, hesitant yet willing. Six was a diamond among gems, a truth among lies. Six was just perfect . . . and I was going to give her the fuck of her life. The couch was soft. I lay back, illuminated from the lamp on the table by my side. I felt like a specimen under the spotlight, which to him I probably was. He picked up the notepad and pen and brought the small chair I’d been sitting on. He positioned it alongside, close, and sat with one leg crossed over the other, the notepad resting on his knee. ‘You will call me Sir from now on. His hand came down to rest on my knee and I flinched at his touch. A wave of tingles coursed from my pussy to my breasts as he shifted from his chair and sat on the edge of the couch. His hands were on my knees, parting them. There was a glint in his eye. ‘I’m going to make you come now, Emma Jane








James Crow dons a suit by day and a crop by night. When he’s not blending in to corporate suburbia, you’ll find him either penning dirty tales at his laptop, or pinking up some naughty girl’s buttocks. Six is James’ debut full-length novel.






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Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~

Friday, November 20, 2015

An Interview, A Giveaway & A New Release With Mia Hoddell...


Title: Not Enough
Release date: November 16th 2015
Author: Mia Hoddell
Genre: Upper YA/NA Contemporary Romance

Blurb:
Neve Colvin isn’t good enough. As an introvert, her life is a never-ending list of labels and criticism. Pressures to change come from everyone—including the one person she thought would love her unconditionally … her mother. All Neve wants is acceptance, but surrounded by extroverts it’s a wish that’s nearly impossible to fulfil.
For Neve there’s only one solution: anyone disapproving must go. Even if it means only one person will remain.
That person is her lifelong friend Blake Reynolds. He’s seen the fights with her mum, the breakdowns caused by attacks on her personality, and the battles for acceptance. Each time she is left shattered and questioning who she is, he’s the one to collect the pieces of her broken heart. Shielding her from the cruelty is his only concern. But how can he protect her when Neve is concealing a secret so dark?
Blake thinks he knows everything about her, and with their relationship developing, he assumes Neve trusts him fully. However, there is one memory Neve is too ashamed of to share. Revealing it will test Blake’s loyalty beyond what she could ever ask, and Blake is the only friend she can’t afford to lose. He’s the one person capable of dragging her from the darkness plaguing her, but with pressures to conform increasing, even Blake may not be enough to pull her back this time.

Buy link: Amazon: www.amazon.com/Not-Enough-Mia-Hoddell-ebook/dp/B015VCSVJ8/ref  The book is only 0.99 for the release week.

Questions:
1.      How long have you been an author?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. However, I published my first novel back in 2012 so that’s when I consider myself officially an author.

2.      What is your favourite genre?
I love anything romantic. My favourite sub-genres change often, but right now I love contemporary NA or romantic suspense.

3.      If someone hasn't read any of your work, what book would you recommend they start with and why?
It depends on what they’re looking for. If they want a short, sweet, feel-good read they should pick up one of my Seasons of Change novellas. However, if they’re looking for a full-length, more emotional read I’d recommend Not Enough. Out of all of the books I have released, Not Enough is my favourite so far.

4.      What is the biggest surprise you’ve discovered about the writing process?
I’ve grown to like the editing process. I hated it in the beginning, but surprisingly I now enjoy it.

5.      Can you tell us about one of your current works in progress?
Recently, I signed my third contract with Limitless Publishing LLC for a new series titled Chequered Flag. The first book, Chameleon Soul, will be releasing on February 2nd 2016, and I’ve already completed book 2. All of the books will be interconnected standalones that follow a group of racing drivers as they fight for love.

6.      Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.
I have never read Harry Potter. For some reason, that always seems to surprise people in the book world.

7.      Name your top three writing goals?
I’m not sure how to answer this. I’ve hit all of the goals I set myself this year so I’ll have to think up some more for 2016.

Fun Questions -
1.      If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Approach with caution and bring chocolate when hungry, tired, or near a deadline.

2.      If you had the chance to meet one of your characters privately, who would it be and what would you do?
I’d like to meet Teo from my soon-to-be released novel Chameleon Soul. I’d make him take me to his Formula 1 races in all of the hot countries since I’d love to travel the world.

3.      What is the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done?
Ha! No way am I sharing that. I may have included it in one of my Chequered Flag books though so you’ll have to read them to find out.

4.      Finally, can you give us your contact links?
You can follow me on: 
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 Excerpt

“You’re not broken, Neve.” I lower my head at his words, but his finger pulls my gaze back to his. “You’re not.”
“Whatever, try telling that to everyone else.”
“F*** their opinions, Neve. You’re. Not. Broken. You’re not deficient or not good enough. You’re stronger than you believe. So what if you’re quieter than the rest of the people you’ve mixed with. That doesn’t make you any less funny, quick witted, clever, beautiful, or a great friend to be around. You’ve been given a hard time, but you’re still here fighting, and I’ll always be there beside you.”
I tense at his words, at how far from the truth they are. “I haven’t always. There have been times where fighting was the furthest thing from my mind.” If only he knew how far I’d taken things, he wouldn’t be sitting here complimenting me.
“Don’t be daft, of course you are. You’re here, aren’t you? And you just pledged your undying love to me.”
“I did no—” I stop talking abruptly when I glance up and catch his teasing grin. “You’re annoying.”
“It got a smile out of you though.”
I bob my head gently in agreement, thankful that the change of subject stopped me revealing the one and only thing Blake doesn’t know.



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Best wishes,
~Jennifer Labelle~