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#Review – Dead (Nicki Sosebee #2) by Jade C. Jamison

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synopsis

 Nicki Sosebee’s adventures continue…

Nicki’s love life might suck, but her sex life is great. The only way both could be spectacular would be if her best friend Sean would look at her as more than just a friend. Nicki knows she’s stuck in the friend zone, so she focuses her energies on her job. She’s becoming a better reporter every day, so when her editor asks her to interview a local politician, Nicki is thrilled. But when the politician’s secretary ends up dead, it’s anybody’s guess as to who did it. Nicki has a few ideas, though, and finds herself in deep trouble as she pokes her nose where she thinks it belongs.

Nicki Sosebee is a strong woman who’s not afraid to go after what she wants, whether it’s a man or a story. She’s tough and her mouth shows it. She’s a free spirit and feels no need to apologize for who she is or what she believes in. DEAD is #2 in the Nicki Sosebee series.

Warning: Not for the faint of heart! This book contains explicit sex and naughty language. Proceed with caution…if you dare.

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Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book for an honest review.

I am enjoying this series the suspense and drama is great. Each story you follow one of Nicki’s news leads and where they lead her you have no idea and the predicaments she ends up in can be nail biting. Not only do you follow her news leads but you get to see into her personal life too. Yes, we get to see more of Sean *sigh* OH sorry I was day dreaming and drooling over him for a minute Sean is one sexy man.  Oh OK back to the review.

Nicki is looking into a murder of a not so nice woman that Nicki just so happened to know from High School. All fingers are pointing to one man the woman’s boss well in Nicki’s eyes anyway that is who the finger is pointing too. The local Politician invites Nicki to the Hoity Toity event he is putting on to prove there was nothing going on between them. Boy Nicki doesn’t hold back asking questions of the quest at this big affair and while there she sees Sean’s friend Jesse. Wow if Sean’s not careful he may have someone giving him a run for his money after those steamy kisses.

I so love Nicki and her no hold bar attitude no matter it be with men or her job she goes after what she wants no backing down. She is one smart tough cookie. I cannot wait to read more Nicki, see were her next writing adventure takes her, and how the whole Nicki/Sean/Jesse thing goes.

about the author

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.

You’ll have to discover Jade’s writing for yourself to decide if you like it.

Guest Post -Why We Read Romance – by Jade C. Jamison

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Twinsie Favorite Author Jade Jamison stopped by the write a quick Guest Spotlight on Why We Read Romance……so with out further ado…….Take it away Hottie!

Why We Read Romance

Last fall, I informally surveyed my readers.  I’d been told for ages that I needed to know my demographic and, for purposes of marketing, I decided to ask readers to voluntarily answer some questions anonymously.  I knew, long before reading the answers, that my main readers were female and most likely between the ages of twenty and fifty.

Well, I might have been a little off on the ages (my main readers are over 25 and don’t stop till their sixties), but I was right about the gender—not a single male completed the survey.  I know I do have one or two male readers; I know they exist because I chat with them online on occasion, just like I do my female readers.  But it’s no secret that the main demographic for romance novels is women.

One of the questions on my survey, an optional question, asked why my readers read.  I received responses that were no surprise:  people read to escape everyday life or to try to figure out something about their own situations by reading how a character solved his or her own issues.  What I should have asked was why my readers chose specifically to read romance, but between their answers and my own know-how, I can tell you the main reasons why we read romance.  Which reasons are yours?

Oh, very quickly, one aside—while I think we all might like the occasional romance with a dark ending, by its very definition, romance novels don’t necessarily have to have a happily ever after (HEA), but they should have an ending that is hopeful (whether that’s an ending with a HEA, HFN—happy for now, or just hopeful in general).  And now, without further ado, a few reasons why we read romance:

  1. We read romance to escape. No, this doesn’t mean we’re unhappy with our relationships, but maybe we have stuff going on in our lives that we need a little time away from.  Perhaps we have a job we dislike or our kids are struggling in school.  We know we need to solve these problems and we want to, but it’s neither productive nor healthy to think and stress about our problems 24/7.  In fact, it’s sometimes easier to solve problems when we’ve had a break from worrying about them.  Think about it—how good are you going to be at solving that problem at work tomorrow morning if you can’t sleep because that’s all you’ve thought about?  But, if you pick up that romance novel that has you instead fretting over a fictional character’s relationship, you can go to sleep with lighter thoughts and maybe get a good night’s sleep, allowing you to tackle that work problem fresh as a daisy in the AM…unless, of course, you stayed up all night reading.  (Be sure to set healthy limits!)
  2. We read for hope. Sometimes our own lives will get us down.  There’s no getting around it.  We all have a few dark moments in our existence.  We might have a time when we don’t have any hope for our future and just can’t find it within ourselves to try…but then, we pick up a book, and it gives us hope.  After all, if Brad and Valerie can make it through their tough times, maybe there’s hope for us, right?  Even when your future seems bleakest, reading a romance novel will help you see a little beacon of hope on the horizon.
    On top of that, think of it this way:  my life might suck right now, but compared to everything the protagonist is experiencing in the romance novel I’m reading?  I’ve got it easy…and I’m not thinking about all the crap in my life when I’m reading about what’s going on in her life.
  3. We read to find solutions for our own problems. Yes, we can find solutions in other types of fiction as well, but what makes romance unique is its focus on relationships, and very often, romance is written for women, with women in mind, and by women, so even though reading John Grisham’s Rogue Lawyer kept me on the edge of my seat, intrigued me, and had me wondering what happened next, nothing that occurred in between the front and back covers helped me solve my own real-life problems.
    But a story about a woman balancing being a mom and finding the love of her life, or a couple struggling to seeing eye to eye, or a gal trying to find peace at work—those are things I can relate to, and sometimes reading how a character resolves her problems will give me an idea of how to take care of some of my own issues.
  4. We read for ideas about how to handle our own intimate relationships. Most everyone will have problems with their partner once in a while.  Part of being human is learning to deal with those kinds of difficulties and grow or learn from them.  Sometimes, we’ll seek advice from a trusted friend about how to deal with a situation involving our partner, but those people we trust are not always the best at giving advice, because they’re on our side!  And let’s face it—they are usually only hearing one side of the story.  And, once in a while, one of our problems might be too embarrassing to share—even with a trusted confidante!  Reading a romance novel will sometimes help you see your situation and give you ideas about how to handle it, and it does so without judging you or your situation.
  5. It spices up our lives! I can’t tell you how many of my readers have told me that devouring romance novels (especially steamy ones) has helped revamp their sex lives.  You love your husband and always will, but after being together a while and dealing with bills, kids, and other stressors together, finding romance again or feeling aroused with each other becomes a little harder.  “Not tonight, dear” goes on for more and more nights as time goes on.  We get in a rut as things grow familiar.
    Women aren’t typically visual creatures when it comes to our imaginations.  Unlike most men who find porn or sexy pictures arousing, women usually tend to need to find stimulation in their minds—and reading can do that.  Whereas a man can look at a few sexy pics and be raring to go, the same thing happens to a lot of women reading a steamy love story.  That hot couple getting it on in her most recent romance read translates into the need to jump her husband’s bones that night at bedtime.  Reading sexy books can help reignite that spark, creating a win-win for a loving couple who hasn’t experienced passion in a while.

So…the next time someone looks down their nose at you for reading romance, you can tell them that it helps with your outlook on life (saving you from hours and hours of therapy, not to mention the cost), not to mention the strength of your marriage.  There aren’t many other hobbies that’ll do that, but I think it’s safe to say that reading is a healthy pastime, especially when considering so many alternatives.  That said, pick up your next hot read and start flipping those pages!

 When Jade C. Jamison’s not reading, she’s been known to write a romance novel or two herself.  You can visit her at www.jadecjamison.com.

 

Review – Locked and Loaded by Jade C. Jamison

Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded (Bullet #6) by Jade C. Jamison

Zane made Ethan look like an angel…

Release date: February 1, 2016

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance, Erotic Romance

Audience: 18+ due to sexual situations, adult language, and drug use

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synopsis

Is it too much to believe that someone keeps returning to your life because it’s meant to be?

Zane Carson is an idealistic young man with one big skeleton in his closet when he first meets Jennifer Manders in college. They date only to break up soon after. The sexual attraction is like an electromagnet but they fight like alley cats. The relationship just isn’t worth it.

Zane’s band Fully Automatic breaks big about the same time Jennifer finishes college. One summer afternoon, they meet for coffee and sparks fly once more. It’s off again, on again, but they just can’t make it work and break it off for good, deciding it’s not worth the effort.

But Zane is drawn to her and, during a break in the music action, he tracks her down again, willing to change himself for her and needing to give her one last try. The attraction is as strong as ever, but now Jennifer is hiding something from Zane—something big, something that threatens to extinguish the spark for good. When Zane discovers her secret, will he be able to forgive her or will that be the end?

excerpt

“Oh, Zane, this place is amazing. Why haven’t I ever heard of it before?”

“I can tell you exactly why. Three reasons.” She raised her eyebrows as he raised his index finger. “One, it’s almost downtown, and I know you avoid downtown like the plague. If I recall, you said something about rather losing a limb than walk the Sixteenth Street Mall again.”

“I said that?”

“Yeah.”

“Well…maybe that was a little drastic.”

“Yeah, probably.” He lifted the bottle of Dos Equis and then said, “Two, it’s a little hole in the wall. It doesn’t advertise like some of the bigger restaurants—no billboards, no newspaper ads, shit like that.”

Jennifer nodded. “Okay, yeah. And what’s number three?”

Zane leaned over the table and whispered. “It’s kind of a dive.” Jennifer couldn’t help but giggle. “But in a good way.”

She laughed out loud at that. “Yeah, definitely.” She picked up a chip and dipped it in the warm queso next to Zane’s bottle. “The food is amazing so far.”

“Just wait.”

The waiter came by with a pitcher. “More water, señorita?”

“Please.” After the waiter was back on his way, she said to Zane, “I love it. I love the people and I even love that stupid TV in the corner.”

Zane glanced over. “Yeah, well…”

“No, seriously. They don’t have the sound on, but it somehow makes it feel like home in here, you know? Lights and movement, but the sounds are coming from the kitchen and some weird soundtrack.”

Zane breathed through his nose, putting on a look of mock horror and said, “What if it’s our soundtrack?”

“What do you mean?”

“What if this is our movie? A movie about our lives…and that’s the soundtrack?”

“Three things.”

Zane grinned. “What?”

“One…if this is our movie, it’s pretty damn boring. No car chases, no sex scenes, no snappy dialogue—”

“Says who? My dialogue’s plenty snappy.”

“Two, the soundtrack sucks.”

“Well, don’t be telling them that.”

“And…I don’t have a three. I guess just two.”

A smirk covered Zane’s face. “And we can take care of the sex scene later.”

Praise

AND she’s back! Who might you ask? Well of course I am talking about the hard rocking Queen herself…Jade Jamison and her fascinating, complex Fully Automatic cast of characters and in particular Zane, the quietly messed up bass player who lives his life on the edge and crosses the line one too many times before he falls from the cliff….

A lot of twists and a few surprises (some more expected than others) make this sixth book in the Bullet series a wonderful comeback for Jamison…after all the zombies, girl rockers and girl reporters of her other projects, I was very happy she went back to the series I first fell in love with and did an amazing job. Highly recommend if you have read and loved all the boys in Fully Automatic.” ~ Sue Banner, top Amazon reviewer

“When I finished this book my heart was so sad. Sad not at the book but sad that this was it. This was the end of the line for the Bullet guys. This was the end of a series that I have grown to love and looked forward to reading for years…” ~ Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Blog, www.twinsietalk.com

Melinda's Review

I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.

As I read this I wanted to soak up every piece of it because it’s the last of the Bullet Series and I will l miss these guys yes ever Ethan. They have all gotten their HEA well all but Zane and now could it be his turn. Will he get clean and stay sober for the one he has always loved or will his addictions win again?

Jennifer went through so much with Zane during college then with their on again off again relationship of dealing with their fighting and his infidelity and additions. It has been 2 years since Zane has contacted Jen and she has to make sure he has changed before she lets her walls down again. There is just too much at stake now.

Watching Zane trying to make the changes in his life he needs to prove to Jen he is changing warmed my heart. What he did for Hen at his house was amazing even if he did have a little help from the housekeeper. I enjoyed being able to see Brad , Val, Ethan, and Jenna all doing so well and their families were growing. I sure am going to miss this group thanks for the amazing journey.

Here is one of my favorites:

Maybe he was her soul mate if there was such a thing. Yes, if there was, Zane was it, because she’d felt a connection to him from their first date. They’d somehow clicked.
Series Info (additional purchase links below)

1 Bullet: An Epic Rock Star Novel

2 Rock Bottom

3 Feverish

4 Fully Automatic

4.5 Christmas Stalkings: A Novella

5 Slash and Burn

6 Locked and Loaded

Locked and Loaded is the final book in the Bullet series.

Sales info

Both box sets (containing books 1-5) will be on sale for $4.99 1/31/16 through 2/2/16 (links below).

Purchase Links for Series Books

Bullet Box Set (Books 1-3)
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Bullet Box Set 2 (Books 4-5)
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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1n5TtmU

Bullet
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Rock Bottom
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Feverish
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/1PeDIn1

Fully Automatic
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/1lkZrPz

Christmas Stalkings
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Slash and Burn
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ApP0hR
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1wyYfv7
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iTunes: http://bit.ly/1BMT6iG
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/1UZFZUT