The Hades Squad Boxed Set!

I’m so excited! My very first boxed set is now out!

The Hades Squad Boxed Set is now available on Amazon at:

https://www.amazon.com/Hades-Squad-Boxed-Set-ebook/dp/B06XF1M99C/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489086787&sr=8-1&keywords=hades+squad+boxed+set

Or just click on the cover!

Here’s a quick overview of the boxed set:

The Hades Squad

Sinner, Satan, Lucifer, Devil, Demon, and Satan are retired SEALs embarking on civilian life with a new security firm, The Hades Squad. Each man meets his mate in unusual circumstances. Sinner lands in Destiny’s Pear Tree, Devil finds his all-American Jess in a BDSM club, Lucifer doesn’t recognize his best friend’s grown up sister, Nalini, Demon rescues his Jacinta from a gang rape, and Satan finds his Angel on his own doorstep.

For only $9.99 you get five full-length, spicy, suspense novels featuring the most scrumptious alpha SEAL heroes. 

The first book in the series, Sinner, won the Best Contemporary Book of the year (and a Passionate Plume Charm for me) from Passionate Ink!

Lucifer, book two, was a; The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Siren’s Best Book Stone Award, and a Forbidden Favorite Award Winner!

Nominated for Love Romance’s Cafe BEST of the Year, and The Romance Studio’s CAPA awards, Devil, the third book in the series, also garnered Magnificent from The Rose that Rules review site.

The Romance Reviews nominated the Amazonian-jungle-based, Demon, Hades Squad #4, for Best Romantic Suspense of the year.

It’s my bad that I didn’t submit the final book in the series to any official romance sites for review, but check out the 22 five-star reviews from readers on Amazon and you’ll see it’s rated as the best!

Spread the word for me!

Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Snoopy Dancing all the way home…

Jianne

 

Night Owl Reviews Web Hunt

Steelband and Carnival!

It’s Carnival Tuesday in Trinidad and I’m feeling particularly bedeviled. For the last two days, my playlist has all been steelband (it’s NOT steel drums), calypso, and soca. I’m so wishing I could be there that I actually re-read Satan (I rarely re-read my work), which is set in Trinidad at Carnival time. Sigh, I guess you can take the girl out of the island, but you can never remove the island from her heart. Enjoy this Panorama performance from Trinidad All Stars, this year’s Panorama Champion.

Giving Thanks Everyday!


So, here are three things I’m grateful for today:

  1. The Superbowl Game’s this fricking Sunday– YAY!
  2. We’re having a small Superbowl get together and I get to cook new recipes *smirk*.
  3. My mom’s coming to visit next week.

Go Falcons!

Here’s my Superbowl Menu:

Starters

Proscuitto & Goat Cheese Wrapped Asparagus

Cheese Tray

Chicken & Bacon Stuffed in Crispy Wonton Cups

 Main

Filipino Chicken Skewers

Pork Satay with Peanut Sauce

Fried Brown Rice

Sesame Snow Peas

Asian Chopped Salad

    Dessert

                                                       Assorted Pastries

What are you serving on Superbowl Sunday? Who’re you rooting for?

Have a Fantabulous Friday and a Stupendous Superbowl weekend!

 

Cheers,

Jianne

Three Times Unlucky!

2017 began, for me, with three strikes of horrible events; my father-in-law passed, I lost my cell phone, and I was sick, not once, but two times. So, I figure my run of bad luck is done because that’s three times—right?

Now, I’m not a superstitious woman ordinarily, but the three times phenomenon is so ingrained in my neurons, I decided to research how it originated. The most common theory is as follows:

On a battlefield (and this traces as far back as the Crimean War) three soldiers each light a cigarette from one match. The enemy sights the flame when the first soldier lights his ciggy. The second soldier ignites his cigarette from the same match. The enemy takes aim at him. When the third soldier inflames his fag from the same match, the enemy, already locked onto the target, kills him. From this the three phrases, three on a match, third on a match, or unlucky third light, arise.

As of Friday, I felt pretty good that I’d be okay for the rest of the year (fingers and toes crossed—now, I have to look up that one, too *sigh*). Then on Saturday I wrenched my right shoulder. Does this mean I’m starting another round of three?

Aaargh! *burying my head in the sand* More aaargh, ’cause now I have to look that one up as well.

Do you believe in the unlucky three?

I’ve decided that the only way to combat these inherent superstitions is to everyday give thanks for three things. Therefore, today, I give thanks for my Viking, my three sons, and their wives and girlfriends.

Cheers,

Jianne

 

The Best Laid Plans…

party10First of all—-Happy New Year Everyone!

I know, I know, it’s very belated, but sit back, have a lot of wine, and listen to my story.

Okay, so I had everything from Christmas through the end of January planned down to the last detail. Since the whole family would be together for both Christmas Eve and Christmas, I decided to take a full week off, and simply enjoy my loved ones. This, I did, and never—not once even peeked at social media, the day job work, and writing. Such a delightful peaceful week even though it was filled with activity, a surprise party for the ‘wayward’ one (who vowed the day before he could not be surprised), an unexpected Billy Joel concert on New Year’s Eve (I had to post pics of that since we had second row seats), and a decadent brunch on January 1, 2017.billyjoel-2016

Of course, this meant that I was totally overwhelmed on all fronts from 01/02/2017 onward. The thing that happens when you work 24 x 7 to try and catch up is that your immune system takes a nosedive, and you end up sick as the proverbial dog in bed for 10 days. Being a stubborn gal and having decisive workaholic tendencies, I went back to the grind way too soon, and guess what? I relapsed.

Then, during my mind-fogged and drugged-up flu, I decided to post the blogs I’d planned for the first couple of weeks of January, and somehow managed to take down my own website.

Sigh, 2017 is not off to a fabulous start.

Today, I managed to restore a backup, and the site is once again functioning.

So, as of today, I’m back to square one, but worse. Why, you ask? Because now I have to catch up to that one wonderful vacation week of still outstanding work, and add another kazillion To Dos to the list. 

Have pity on me on this thankless Thursday

Cheers,

Jianne