Branded by Étaín, The Beasts of Bärvik Book One Releases!

Branded_by_Etain-Jianne_Carlo-banner468x60Release day for a new book is both exhilarating and downright terrifying for me. My poor gray matter’s a-buzz with stinging questions and worry.

Will readers like it? OMG – are the reviewers going to trash it? Except for the copy my mom always buys, will anyone fork out the $ to purchase it?

Today’s no different from any of my other release days. My stomach’s rioting and all I can gulp down is way too much coffee.

At any rate, Branded by Étaín is now available from the regular suspects, but here are the three main links, the book blurb, cover, and another excerpt:


Can a princess tame a beast?

Princess Étaín of Caul Carlinne remains unsullied by her violent past. When she chooses Brand of Bärvik as her mate, has she brought havoc and destruction to her people?

Excerpt – Branded by Étaín, The Beasts of Bärvik Book One:

Étaín interrupted Margie’s third iteration of what to expect when Brand consummated their marriage. She had not a shred of worry that the act would be anything but wondrous. “Be done with it, Margie. My head fair throbs with thoughts of peckers, stones, pearls, and quims. I trust in Brand. Did he not say he would cherish me when Da asked? I am a truthsayer. He spoke truly.”

“He is a very large man.” Margie picked up a tortoise shell horsehair brush and stroked Étaín’s springy curls.

“So is your Darren.”

“I am twice your height and weight. ’Tis easier for a woman like me to accommodate a large pecker. You must not overexcite him, otherwise he will be rough with you.”

“How could I overexcite him?” The mere sight of him made her woman parts moisten. Did the same happen with men?

“Do not caress his willy and touch not his balls.”

“Willy? Balls?” ’Twas a new language to be learned for this bedsport.

“Pecker, stones. Men have scores of names for their parts. Some e’en name them. Darren says his brother, Padraig, calls his prick ‘Olympus.’”

Étaín’s heart skipped a few beats when the sound of stomping feet reached her ears. “Did you hear that?”

“Aye. They approach. Quick, under the sheets. I will leave after the last man departs.” Margie drew the linen covers to right under Étaín’s chin and gave her a quick hug.

The doors slammed open, and the men of Caul Cairlinne, carrying a naked Brand above their heads, tramped into the room roaring the limerick Prick Her Well. The words ricocheted around the chamber:

Prick her well,

And her belly will swell,

Fill her with your seed,

And ease your need,

Make her see stars,

And sons be your rewards

The singing faded into the background when the men dumped Brand onto the other side of the bed.

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Excerpt – Branded by Étaín , The Beasts of Bärvik, Book One

Branded_by_Etain-Jianne_Carlo-200x320Branded by Étaín releases this Thursday!!!! Yay. I love my Vikings and this story begins a whole new series incorporating Celtic Irish mythology. It’s so much fun weaving ancient legends into tales. This week the dh and I are on a mini-holiday, so I’ve set up for a new excerpt each day until Branded by Étaín is finally unveiled. Here’s the first one:

Excerpt One – Branded by Étaín:

Étaín twisted this way and that, frantically searching the crowd milling about the market. She held her breath.

He had to be here.

The brisk icy wind buffeting her brat, the new emerald-hued cloak she had commissioned for this very day, did naught to chase away the blazing excitement heating her from within. The tips of her fingers tingled. She tiptoed and peeked ’tween two of the five guards surrounding her and Cedilla.

Where was he?

She knew he was here. Only his presence drove her to a giddiness she had not felt since Eachan stole her youth.

Scarlet and gold streaks blazed across the charcoal horizon of the settlement, Caul Cairlinne, famed for its rich soil, abundant forests, and rumored hoards of fairy gold. ’Twas the end of the festival of Lúnasa and the last moon market of summer.

Dozens streamed around the ring of guards protecting her, men on horseback, peddlers pushing carts, women heaving oversized baskets, and children skipping, shouting and dancing with unbridled energy. The hordes thrummed with exhilaration and anticipation.

Roosters crowed, piglets squealed, cows lowed, and ponies brayed.

The yeasty aroma of bread baking tangled with the briny scent of the sea and the mouth-watering smell of meat roasting all combined to tempt the palate, but Étaín craved not food. Though she had not broken her fast this morn, Étaín hungered only for a glimpse of him, the warrior she had dreamed of since their eyes first met at the Spring Market.

In the beginning, he haunted only her nights, but after their encounter two months ago, he had come to her in daylight too. Through his eyes, she learned of his dismal, barren land and the fire-spewing mountain he both abhorred and feared. She tasted both his grief and rigid determination.

Today, she would speak with him, the warrior fated to be hers, if only for a year and a day.

The man she intended to wed, whether Da approved or not.

Hope  you enjoyed and stay tuned for more!




That Pearly Drop is OUT!

So doing the Snoopy Dance!!! That Pearly Drop is out – and the cover got a bit of an upgrade – here it is (had to show off a bit)

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What do the hounds of hell, time travel, a murdered girl, a coach ticket to Wye Castle, and a governess’ letter of employment have to do with waking up in 1763, the mate of wolf-shifter, Ian, the Earl of Wye? Emma’s about to find out.


Emma knows time travel’s impossible. So, the only other explanation for her going to sleep on Halloween night in 2013 and waking up in Wales in the year 1763 is that she’s insane. There’s a murdered girl, a coach ticket to Wye Castle, and a letter of employment to be governess to the Earl of Wye’s daughter. What’s a gal to do but go with the flow?
Wolf-shifter Ian, Earl of Wye, recognizes Emma as his mate instantly and senses she’s in danger. He knows Emma’s harboring a deep, dark secret. But, no matter what he does, she won’t confide in him. Then he finds Emma wounded and rambling about nine white gorgons who attacked her. The hounds of hell are Ian’s nemeses, and the fact they’ve reappeared in the mortal world after centuries of banishment can only mean one thing…

Here are all the buy links that are live so far:

Amazon ARe  B&N Taliesin

Please like, rate, and review anywhere you can. Already there are Goodreads and Amazon Reviews – here’s a sample:

By Midnight Attic Reader Five stars

I loved Ian and all that was involved in his wolf-shifter ways. The Murphy’s Time-Travel Laws prefacing each chapter were hilarious, especially coupled with Emma’s fumbling to explain her “colonial idioms” and I loved her nicknames for people. I hope to see more of the C-men and I suspect we will see more of Emma’s friends from the future (present?). Great read and I look forward to reading the next installment!

Five stars Oct 31, 2013 Glenda Bettin rated it 5 of 5 stars –

Wow what can I say about this book, I LOVED IT. If I could, I would give it 10 stars, COULD NOT put it down, had me at chapter 1. I loved the mouth on Emma, fav part, just because you’re Catholic, doesn’t mean you can’t talk like a truck driver, OMG that is so ME.

Five stars Nov 04, 2013 Sharla rated it 5 of 5 stars –

I thoroughly enjoyed That Pearly Drop! It had everything I could hope for in a book – HOT sex, humor, angst, and more HOT sex!

I’m having a great day! Hope you are too!




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Malice Striker won 3rd in the Passionate Plume Best Historical 2012 Contest.

Death Blow (Book#2) was the overall winner in the Passionate Plume Best Historical 2012 Contest.

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Nice way to start the weekend, eh, with FREE books?

Have a great one!



Death Blow wins Passionate Plume’s Best Historical 2012!

DeathBlowWhat a way to start the week.

Yesterday, I discovered Death Blow won the Passionate Plume’s Best Historical of 2012!!!

And it got better – Malice Striker came in third in the contest *grinning from ear to ear*.

Scout’s honor honest – I was so thrilled to be included as a finalist with authors, Cari Silverwood, Gem Sivad, and Sabrina York, that I didn’t care about winning *secret smile*. It, however, always feels good to be number one.

Congrats to all the winners!

Here’s the actual announcement:

Passionate Ink is Proud to Announce its 8th Annual Passionate Plume Published Winners!


1.    Death Blow    by Jianne Carlo

2.    Pinch of Naughty    by Gem Sivad

3.    Malice Striker    by Jianne CarloMaliceStriker

4.    Folly    by Sabrina York

5.    Rough Surrender    by Cari Silverwood


1.    Unleashed     by Crystal Jordan

2.    Nightfall    by Robyn Bachar

3.    FrankenDom    by Robin L. Rotham

4.    Tangled Web  by Christa McHugh

5.    Other Oceans: Book 2 of the Hook & Jill Saga    by Andrea Jones

6.    Mayan Inferno    by A.S. Fenichel


1.    Night Games    by Crystal Jordan

2.    Cat Scratch Fever    by Jodi Redford

3.    Hero Revealed    by Anna Alexander

4.    Wicked Wonderland    by Lisa Whitefern

5.    Embrace Me at Dawn    by Shayla Black


1.    Tex-Mex Sex Hex    by Maggie Montgomery

2.    Ink Lust    by Jayne Kingston

3.    Free For All    by Jayne Rylon

4.    Passion Pill    by Kelli Scott

5.    Blind Passion    by Kelli Scott


1. Temptation’s Edge    by Eden Bradley

2. Adam’s Obsession    by Sabrina York

3. Private Dancer    by Kimberly Dean

4. Darkest Sin    by Mandy Harbin

5. A Dom is Forever    by Lexi Blake

Have a great Monday!