And The Winner is…

First of all, my sincere apologies for the delay in announcing the Winner of The Long and Short Reviews’s 2017 Holiday Blogfest. The horrid flu that’s hurdling across North America felled me, not once, but twice. Trust me, if you haven’t had a flu shot – go out and get one pronto! 

Congratulations to ELF, who won a FREE copy of Sinner!!!

But, since I’ve been so remiss, ELF, not only will you receive Sinner, but you’re getting the ENTIRE boxed set of THE HADES SQUAD series!!! 

In addition to SINNER, you’re receiving; LUCIFER, DEVIL, DEMON, & SATAN!

I hope this makes up for my unforgivable tardiness.

Since I managed to sleep through the new year, and then had to work like a dog to catch up with almost two weeks of missed work, I’d also like to wish everyone a HAPPY 2018!

Please, dear God, make it a gazillion percent better than 2017!

The best thing that happened to me last year was the engagement of my young’un to his girlfriend (who I told very early in their relationship after perhaps too much wine – you’re the perfect daughter-in-law…trust me I got reamed for that remark). 

Cheers,

Jianne

The Destroyer, #4 in the Viking Warriors Series, is Available!

Fantastic News!!! The Destroyer is now available for purchase at Amazon and other retailers. Click on the cover to go to the Amazon buy link:

Here’s the blurb:
To Viking warrior Magnus, marriage is naught but a contract, a bargain between a man and a woman for land and title. Lust, love—he scorns such notions as weak and unmanly. But three days before he’s to wed a highland noblewoman, he falls into the maelstrom of a maid’s startled eyes. Their passionate tryst has him rethinking his notions, and he struggles to find a way to keep the beguiling Deidra while honoring the marriage contract he’s arranged with the father of his betrothed.

Deidra cannot take a walk in the forest without finding a wounded dove. Devoted to her menagerie of injured bears, peacocks, and wolves, she vows to disobey her da when he betroths her to the Norse warrior known as the Destroyer. Until, disguised as a maid, she’s rescued from a would-be rapist by the Destroyer himself. How can any call him ugly or cruel? For he treats her as if she is made of spun glass and teaches her the magikal pleasures of the flesh.

But Magnus is furious when he learns the woman he’s fallen so deeply for is none other than his betrothed. For there’s nothing he despises more than a deceitful female…except, perhaps, two of them…

The Destroyer is now a full-length novel and is more than double the total word count of the former novella. New characters, new action and intrigue, and a ton more hot romance!!!

Here’s my fervent Friday request for you—go forth, buy, read,and if you enjoy, please, please, please—leave a review. Reviews make all the difference in the world.

Have a marvelous weekend.

Cheers,

Jianne

The Night Owl Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt is Here!

Night Owl Reviews Web Hunt

What a great way to begin not only Thor’s Day, but my birthday—A WebHunt where you can win tons of prizes! I love giving gifts.

And have I got a treat for you. I’m one of the sponsors of the Night Owl Reviews Spring Fling Scavenger Hunt.

During this event I’m going to help you find some great new books. Make sure to check my featured title – WOLF RAIDER – out along the way.

 

The grand prize is a $100 Amazon Gift Card. There will be over 90 winners. The prize pool is $850!

Here’s a breakdown of the prizes:

Spring Fling 2017

Spring is in the air and it’s time to start hunting for flowers, books and spring related words. The event is open from April 12th to May 3rd.

34 AUTHORS
OVER 90 WINNERS
$850 IN PRIZES

Grand Prize: $100 Amazon eGift Card
$50 Amazon eGift Cards (2 Winners)
$25 Amazon eGift Cards (3 Winners)
$10 Amazon eGift Cards (30 Winners)
$5 Amazon eGift Cards (55 Winners)

All Amazon cards will be purchased via the Amazon.com website. This contest is open worldwide. Void where prohibited.

Enter Now at: https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Blog/Articles/Spring-Fling-2017 or click on the spring fling icon!

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Jianne

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

Manhandled Just $.99 at Amazon & Sinner’s FREE!

Now’s the time to pick up Sinner FREE at Amazon for a limited time only! And Manhandled is just $.99!!! Simply click on the covers below and remember Sinner’s FREE!

Sinner-Jianne_Carlo-500x800                     Manhandled-Jianne_Carlo-200x320

 

Excerpt from Manhandled:

Rolan Anthony Paxton’s dawn fantasy had him in a state of rapture.Manhandled-Jianne_Carlo-200x320

“Rolan, sweetie?”

Stifling an automatic wince, he lifted one eyelid and looked at the blonde servicing him. Cindy-something, great boobs and a god-awful, high-pitched, nails-on-the-blackboard voice. He should have picked the other one.

“Hmmh?”

The yacht’s engines hummed to life, and the boat vibrated and rocked. An open porthole let Mediterranean brine into the room, along with an unexpected morning chill. Monte Carlo’s perpetual traffic buzzed in the background.

At least she hadn’t stopped using those wonderful hands, but that happy thought evaporated with the dig of a nail.

“Ouch,” he winced and glanced down. “Watch the nails, babe.”

“Oops, sorry.” She cupped a hand over her mouth to suppress a nervous giggle.

A barrage of firm knocks hit the cabin door, and he cut to the sound, mood souring and lips curling.

Figured—it took him longer and longer these days, and the slightest mishap turned him off. Age, it had to be, since he was thirty-one and tired of the same old, same old.

Money, fame, success—he had it all and nothing counted anymore.

He knew he should be grateful. How many athletes made it to the championship, not once, not twice, but three times?

Startled out of his brooding by a repeat of rapping on the burnished mahogany door, he shot a look at the blonde and ordered, “Cover up.”

In a louder tone, he called, “Come in.”

Without looking up, he snagged the cover sheet and began drawing it over his calves. He stopped when an audibly gasped “Oh, no” penetrated the silence.

His head snapped up, and a stunned paralysis claimed his limbs.

He’d never forgotten those eyes, the color of liquid caramel, that wild hair, every shade of a fiery sunset, and a bottom lip so plump, so inviting that one night he hadn’t been able to resist nibbling on it for hours.

Sarita Khan, the nose-in-a-book classmate he’d been forced to serve four Saturdays of detention with during his last year in high school. The girl whose virginity he’d taken on prom night after breaking up with the captain of the cheerleading team. Those sweet elfin features haunted his dreams intermittently over the last twelve years. Adrenalin surged in his veins, and his heartbeat accelerated.

Sarita, his Sarita.

That bronze-dusted complexion paled beneath his scrutiny and she swayed. The breakfast tray balanced on her forearms listed back and forth. She swallowed, slapped a palm onto the table cemented to the left, and squeezed her eyes shut.

“Are you okay?” He hopped out of the bed, oblivious to his nudity, and stalked forward. “Here, let me take that.”

For a few seconds she gripped the tray tighter, but she didn’t lift her lids. Then her hold slackened.

He tugged the tray away and set it on the table. Eyes Krazy Glued to her delicate, heart-shaped face, raking a quick assessment of the changes over the last twelve years, he forgot Cindy, the boat, the injuries plaguing his career—everything save Sarita and sweet memories. The compulsion to trace the soft curve of her cheek, cup her face, and suck that lower lip was defeated only by a nervous giggle in the background. Rolan stifled an internal groan, and he fisted his hands.

Excerpt from Sinner:

The first kitchen cabinet she opened yielded ten packs of candles. By the time Lincoln Sinner-Jianne_Carlo-200x320returned, Destiny had finished her list, and a dozen flickering candles imbued a soft golden glow to the main cabin.

Surveying the room, she sighed.

Wasn’t this every woman’s fantasy?

Stuck in a warm cabin in the mountains with a hunk who looked like he knew more about sex than Antonio Banderas. So he thought she was easy. It wasn’t as if they’d ever meet again in real life. And he didn’t seem to have any problem with her being ten pounds overweight. Okay, okay, maybe fifteen. But who would know? In four months she turned twenty-seven, and she’d never had torrid sex, never had a hot affair.

The wind howled and lifted the top of a snowdrift into the air when Lincoln, carrying a bundle of logs, kicked the door open. An icy finger sailed on the gust, trailing a chill around Destiny’s neck. She wished she’d packed a scarf, and tugged the blanket over one ear.

Lincoln used his boot to slam the door shut.

“Why didn’t you start a fire?”

“With what?” She’d held a dozen lit matches to one log, and the wood didn’t even catch a spark.

He looked to the ceiling.

“The normal tools—paper, logs.”

“Bite me,” Destiny snapped. All dreams of a romantic snowed-in couple of days went poof. What a bully.

He stacked the logs on the other side of the fireplace and, in less time than it took her to inhale, or so it seemed, had a blazing fire crackling and spewing sparks. The scent of pine infused the air.

“I will.” He stood and unzipped his parka. “You like it rough, I take it?”

Lincoln shrugged out of his jacket, stowed the garment on the three-hook wooden coat stand to the right of the door, turned to face her, and smiled.

She shivered. The man had a bone-melting, devil-may-care grin.

“What?” He couldn’t mean….

“You like to be bitten?” A forefinger stroked the cleft of his chin.

“None of your business. What are you? Into kink?”

“Depends on the kink. I’m not into pain, but I’m not averse to a love bite here and there. Or a few spanks.”

Spanks? She was in over her head. Cripes, she’d always wondered about that. Pervasive guilt from Sunday school lessons and spending three hours in a porn superstore made her blurt, “Look, let’s get a few points cleared up. Those toys and DVDs weren’t for me. I don’t do that kind of stuff.” She paused, trying to erase the image from her pupils of her over his knees.

“And here I was hoping that deep throat was your specialty.” He started unbuttoning his shirt. “Do we have food?”

***

Hope this jumpstarts your Magic Monday!

Cheers,

Jianne