Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Good Morning Readers,
Today I have the honor of having Jean C. Joachim for my guest blogger. Jean is a very prolific and amazing romance author. She has a cool contest, too, so be sure and leave her a comment...Tabs

Good Morning Everyone,
First let me say a big "Thank You" to Tabitha Shay for having me for her guest today. Then how about a quick bio so we can get acquainted?
 Author bio:
Jean Joachim is an author, married, a mother of two boys and owner of a rescued pug named Homer. She writes contemporary romance and has eleven contemporary romance books published with one more scheduled to be release within the coming months.  Jean has been writing non-fiction for over twenty years and fiction for three. Her review column, "Movie Choices for Kids" has been syndicated on parenting newspapers websites for the past 12 years. A native New Yorker, she still lives in New York City.
Can a broken heart be renovated like an old house? Kit’s life came to a halt when her husband slapped her with a divorce. Finding herself without a job or a place to live, she’s forced to take Tunney Nichols up on his offer of cheap rent for his parent’s house. The catch: she must allow him to renovate while she’s living there. Out of fear, Kit tells a lie she soon regrets as she is drawn to the sexy man plastering and painting his way into her heart.

Can Sarah forget the abuse from her late husband? Can she fix her heart and the hearts of her children?  With her two children in tow, Sarah relocates to be near her sister, she meets Jim, a neighbor and English professor. A mutual interest in writing, paves the way for a friendship that blossoms into romance. But is Jim the right man for Sarah or does another man from her past still light her fire?

Don Rosen, the co-owner of Bon Appetit with his wife, Sunny, was tending bar when Kit
“Good evening. Looking for a table?” he asked.
“How many?”
“Just one,” she said, cringing inside, unable to look him in the eye.
“We have a big group here tonight, so we’re packed. How about sitting at the bar? We serve
dinner here, too. I can seat you right away,” he said, motioning to one of two empty chairs. She
nodded at him, sat down and pulled out a small pad and pen. Time to make a what-to-do-with my-
life list.
“What are you drinking?”
“A Cosmopolitan?”
“Coming right up.”
Kit sat with her pen poised, but she couldn’t think of anything. How do you make a list for putting your life back together? There were so many things she had to do. Kit stared at the empty page, unable to organize the mess now called her life into a neat to-do list. She felt paralyzed.
She took a sip of her Cosmo and put the pen down on the bar.
“Writer’s block?”
She looked to her left, directly into a pair of warm brown eyes looking at her with an
amused air. A man sat in the previously empty seat. She didn’t even notice him sit down. Kit looked at him but couldn’t find her voice. He was gorgeous with dark brown hair to match his dark eyes, shoulders as wide as a city block. His face wore a wry grin turning up one corner of his sensuous mouth. His white long sleeve shirt open at the neck emphasized the darkness of his hair and eyes. A blue striped tie, loosened to indicate the end of his work day, hung below the opened shirt button.

Unscramble any of these character names from "The Renovated Heart' and be entered in a giveaway of a free copy of the book.  (Hint, 3 of the 4 names are in the blurb.)
Rasha Groman
Neynut Shlinco



Good Morning Readers,
Please welcome the amazing and wonderful romance author, Kerrianne Coombes. It's always an honor to have this busy lady drop by.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog.
 I am here to share with your lovely blog readers my new Erotic Romance Inevitable.
This book is about two people who have known each other forever, have loved each other for just as long, but life, and hard won pride is stopping them from having what they really want.  
 This book is set in the beautiful English countryside, with Jake, a good honest, hardworking farmer, and Sky, a determined, ambitious woman, who believes that no man can complete her.
Inevitable shows us that no matter how far we run, Love will soon catch up.
When Sky Denholm moved to the city to peruse a career with a large accountancy firm, her dreams of being independent and successful quickly turned into a reality.  Brought up to believe that women were useful for nothing but housework and sex, Sky is desperate to prove her father wrong. She packed her bags at the age of eighteen and moved from the British countryside to the city.
She would like to say that she never looked back, but one man with dark eyes and a body to die for, tempted her back regularly. Jack Rogers, a farmer and Sky’s best friend, is her anchor in life. And Sky can’t seem to break the intense pull he has on her, no matter how much their relationship goes against her own, personal code.
But when her boss blackmails her, Sky begins to question her choices.
When the love of Jack’s life decided that she had to taste life outside of the country, he let her go. Six years later, he is seriously regretting that choice. Sky Denholm is slipping through his fingers, and he has no idea how to bring her back home. 
Jack looked back over his shoulder at Sky and grinned. She had ditched that stuffy tailored jacket by throwing it over a bar stool, and her good-for-nothing-heels had been thrown—by him—out the window by the time she had had her third drink. Sky was grinning from ear to ear, and laughing with head-thrown-back abandon just like the old days.
She was stunning.
“So, you and Sky, huh? I thought that ended years ago when she left town.”
Jack tore his hungry gaze from Sky and her infectious smile, and looked at Sarah standing to
his side. Sarah was the same age as himself and Sky, she had been in their grade at school. Now she was a teacher at the little primary school in the village. She was a good friend, someone whom Jack had laughed with on many occasions inside this very pub. She was pretty—not his type, but pretty enough.
“Well, on and off really, when she's in town,” he replied, not wanting to give too much away about his true feelings. What he really wanted to say was, No, me and Sky never broke up, I just gave her some space to fulfill her dream, but she'll be back—I just know it. But he bit his tongue and played it cool instead.
“Oh, right...” Sarah suddenly sidled closer and pressed her breast into Jack's arm. Jack frowned and imagined that the amount of beer he had consumed was now muddling his brain. Shy Sarah wouldn’t do something like that... He moved his arm subtly away so she wouldn’t get embarrassed if she realised what she had done, and reached for the beer waiting on the bar.
“See you later, Sarah. Take care.” With his other hand he picked up Sky’s fresh gin and tonic, and wandered over to where she laughed loudly at whatever Giles was saying.
“Here's your drink, wench,” he said teasingly as he handed it over. She jumped down from the back of the bench seat and wrapped her arms around his neck. The rugby game had finished long ago, and now the juke-box blared out tacky tunes. Jack grinned down at Sky and kissed her nose. “Want to dance, beautiful?”
Her eyes sparkled and her face split into a smile so perfect, he nearly dropped to his knees— would have dropped to his knees, if his friends weren't there. She made him weak, made him dream, and Jack knew there was no one else in the world like her—no one else in the world for him.
“Yes, I would love to dance.” She pressed up against him, and Jack held her closer. He placed his beer on the nearest table to free up his hands. They hadn’t done anything like this in years. They hadn’t hung out and had fun as if they were friends for such a long time. Sure, their time together had always been explosive and special, but this—this was perfect. Sky was showing him her playful side, her funny, giggling girly side, and Jack felt like the luckiest man alive. That’s what she did to him. She brightened his world and chased away his shadows. She was his very own piece of perfection. He knew that his friends envied him, he saw the looks Sky had attracted with her playful, slightly silly humor. The way she had reacted to every goal scored on the TV not only had him grinning like a fool, but she had brightened the smiles of almost everyone in the pub. The kicker was, Sky had no idea of the chaos she created with her sexy laugh, sashaying hips and sultry eyes.
But Jack saw it, and it made him want to hold her to him so tightly that she slipped inside right to his soul.
Inevitable is a hot four flame book—very sexy!
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