Prymal Passion Edit-Cave

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For the first week of 2015, I’ve been  in the edit-cave juggling between Prymal Passion—Bandit and Kata’s tale and Sinner—Sinner and Destiny’s.

I wanted to start my 2015 blog with both book covers and that’s the reason for delaying the post until today.

Aren’t both yummy?

Hope you’re having a salacious Sunday 🙂 Have a great week everyone!

Cheers,

 Jianne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Monday!

Jianne

A Sinner For 2015!

Today’s December 29, and my middle son—‘the wayward one— turns 29. It’s called a golden birthday. I’m so proud of him and the man he’s become.

As a mom, I love my three sons, but at Christmas dinner this year, I realized that I also like, respect, and admire all my ‘boys’. During my short lifetime, I’ve set tons of goals and achieved most of them—run a successful business, managed our immigration to the U.S. without any major mishaps, did a buddy-parachute-jump, flown a fighter jet, but there are two things I’m most proud of. The Viking and I still love, like, and enjoy each other after thirty-eight years of marriage. And I’ve raised three incredible men.

Feeling incredibly lucky this last marvelous Monday of 2014!

Oh, and I just received the cover art for Sinner, book #1 of The Hades Squad. Isn’t the cover hot??? Here’s a teaser excerpt from Sinner.

Sinner-Jianne_Carlo-200x320Sinner Excerpt (not final version):

Linc suppressed the anger boiling and bubbling in his veins. Tipping her chin with a finger, the pressure slight but firm, he promised, “I’d never betray your confidence, Destiny. I’m honored you trusted me. And when you decide to confront your father, I’ll be right by your side. Got that?”

Mist shimmered in her eyes; her lower lip quivered. The muscles in her throat worked and she ducked her head.

“What?” He jiggled her hands, her flesh now toast warm. “Talk to me, Destiny Driven.”

“I, um. You’ll be by my side when I decide to confront my father?” Her eyes darted to his face, and then she focused on a spot near the fridge.

“Yeah,” he rasped, and the effort to not say any more nearly killed him. “You’ll have to give me a couple days’ warning. I’ll need to work off some energy. No one. No one hurts my woman. Got that?”

“You’ve known me for less than two days,” she pointed out.

“You’ve been mine since the minute I laid eyes on you.” Time to change tactics. “Did you find the popcorn?”

Her eyes crossed. She smacked his forearm. “I hate it when you do that.”

“What?” Lincoln tried for an innocent, “I wasn’t even in the room when it happened” look, but couldn’t hold it together, angled his head back, and roared with laughter. “Your eyes cross when you get frustrated. You look adorable.”

“I’m five-seven. Adorable works on petite women.”

He tweaked her nose. “Uh-uh. You. Are. Adorable.”

The beak of a flamingo slipper sprawled on the floor tickled his knee. He grabbed the bird. “Only an adorable woman could wear these with such flair.”

“Linc?” A fingernail tapped his forearm when he fitted the fuzzy slippers on her feet.

“Destiny?”

“Where do you go after you finish with the fire?”

He stood, hauled her up with him, and draped an arm over her shoulders. “This was my last mission. I’m heading back to Long Island.”

“You’re quitting?”

“Yeah, Satan, Lucifer, Demon, Devil, and I are venturing into the security business. Piracy on the high seas is rampant, especially in the Indian Ocean area. Satan’s family is Greek, and he has contacts in the shipping industry. We’ve secured contracts to protect three shipping lines.”

“You have to explain the nicknames.”

“We’re the Hades Squad.” He formed quotation marks around the name. “When we’re not deployed, we do aerial shows around the country. Mostly charity gigs. There’re a few more team members. Most are still on active duty. A few are due to retire soon, and we’re hoping they’ll join us. Actually, we’ve pretty much decided to actively recruit from our current and ex-members.”

“Why the Hades Squad?”

“In Afghanistan, the enemy collectively referred to any American in uniform as the great American Satan. Our Senior Chief decided to use the term to intimidate the shit out of the locals. At first we called ourselves The Devil’s Squad, but the bureaucrats and brass decided the word ‘Devil’ wasn’t politically correct. Hades was the Greek God of the Underworld, so we settled on The Hades Squad.”

“That’s actually very clever. Just how did you get the moniker, Sinner?”

“Senior Chief Googled alternatives for Devil and antonyms for Saint and put all the names into his helmet. I picked Sinner.”

“And Lorcan picked Satan. Demon, the guy who loaned me the cabin, is one of you, isn’t he?”

“Yeah.”

Emotions churned in her eyes, and she tapped one foot on the floor; the flamingo’s obsidian beak danced like a drunken domino.

He cupped her jaw and turned her gaze to his. “You do that whenever you want to ask me something but won’t. What?”

“What happens when the blizzard stops?”

Hope you enjoyed!

Have a magnificent Monday!

Cheers,

Jianne

Hunks for The Holidays Blog Hop From The Nice Girls Writing Naughty Ladies!

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Hunks. Hard bodied men with bulging veins and corded muscles—what’s not to like about the images those words bring to mind? To the left is one of my favorite hunks of all time.

What’s your personal preference? Muscles, a tight butt, mesmerizing eyes, or a wicked smile?
Tina Christopher, one of the Nice Girls Writing Naughty hass organized the Hunks for The Holidays Blog Hop.

Here are a list of the prizes and the sites for the Hunks For The Holidays Blog Hop:

To qualify for the Grand Prize, all you have to do is comment on the blogs listed below. Each comment counts as an entry.

Tina Christopher Grand Prize of a $50 All Romance eBooks Gift Card and the choice of 3 of my books

Dani Wade $10 Amazon Gift Card

Nona Raines A digital copy of Nicely Naughty 2–Erotic Christmas Anthology & $10 Gift Card

Harlowe Wild A Surprise Prize

Angel Payne A $15 Amazon Gift Card

Taige Crenshaw A $10 All Romance Ebooks eGift Card

Jianne Carlo One copy of Prymal Lust and one copy of That Pearly Drop

A. Catherine Noon eCopy of Burning Bright (or other backlist title)

Lara Archer A $10 Amazon Gift Card

Leela Lou Dahlin A copy of Rumor Has It or A Haught Date and a $10 Amazon Gift Card

Cynthia Sax The choice of any eBook from my backlist

Ella Sheridan An e-copy of any backlist book

To qualify for my prizes, simply leave a comment on this site. If you sign up for my newsletter, you get five additional entries to my contest.
The Blog Hop runs from December 12, to December 14.

Winners will be drawn and announced on December 15, here on this site and on FB.
Good Luck in the contest!

 

Jianne

Hot for The Holidays Winners!

holiday-blog-hop-buttonI totally love announcing contests wins!!! Why? Because I never win any fricking thing and I can only imagine how great it must feel to hear that you’ve won a prize.
That said, here are the winners for the Love, Lust, and Laptop Hot for the Holidays Blog Hop:

 

That Pearly Drop – Christine Maria Rose
Alpha Me Not – Robin Mlckovsky
The Dragon Slayer – Tracey Gee

And since it’s Christmas time and I’m a total suck, I’m giving consolation prizes to everyone who commented as follows:

Prymal Obsession – Shadow, Donna, & Krystle
The Bear and The Bride – Angie, Savannah, & bn100

Winners—please contact me at jianne@jiannecarlo.com with your choice of eBook format.

Happy Holidays To All!!!

Cheers,

 Jianne

Winners of Prymal Lust & That Pearly Drop!

That_Pearly_Drop-Jianne_Carlo-200x320What’s the best way to begin a merry Monday morning? Announce winners of contests!
And that’s exactly what I get to do today. So here are the winners of different contests run since August began:

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The winners of the Just Romance Me Sizzling Summer Nights Blog Hop are:

BRANDI  &  NICOLA W!
Renea Mason’s Rafflecopter Winner is:

 TIFFANY DOVER
And the winner of The Romance Studio’s Release Party is:

 COLLEEN C.
All winners will either be receiving their prizes via Amazon gift’s today or an email from me asking their book format preference.

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S   T O  T H E  W I N N E R S!

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More prizes and contests to be had on the Prymal Lust Book Tour! Here’s the schedule and dates:

4-Aug     Books N Pearls

5-Aug     Karen Blue Reviews  

6-Aug     The Pages of a Good Book  

   7-Aug     Books N Pearls

8-Aug     TwinsieTalk

9-Aug     Secret Hungers

10-Aug   Renea Mason  

12-Aug   TNT Review

13-Aug Underneath the Covers

14-Aug   Angel’s Guilty Pleasures  

15-Aug   Book Junkie

  22-Aug   Cait Jarrod

Have a maniac Monday (I know I will)!

Cheers,

Jianne