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#WOTR20 #EventHost #NewRelease #Novella #Boxing #Hilarious #InstaLove – Four Rounds by Jillian Jacobs

Four Rounds by [Jacobs, Jillian]

Four Rounds—A completely ridiculous way to fall in love.
You Tube influencer and syndicated morning talk show host, Cricket Kelly lives life with purple tips on her red locks and unicorn socks on her feet. Theodore Brooks lives by the numbers with nary a hair out of place.
They meet between boxing bags and even though opposites attract, Cricket’s father is being implicated for money laundering, and Theo is the lead investigator on the case.
Will four rounds be enough to discover true love? Or will disastrous dates end their chance at happiness? Find out with this slightly silly but absolutely fun fight for love


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I received this book from the author.

I read the first chapter and was messaging Jillian how hilarious this book is. Seriously I snort laughed so many times in this book!

Cricket is so damn funny and off the wall, but I loved her so much.  Once you get past her wild and crazy side you see a woman who wants to be loved for her but is so scared of being loved.  Her life hasn’t been great, and she hides it well.  However, her insane attraction to her friend’s brother changes that for her in an instant.

Theo is a total sick in the mud.  He goes boxing with his sister and takes notice of the wild instructor immediately.  When she just shoves her way into his life, he is not happy but also not unhappy about it.  The only issue is…he can’t get involved with her given he is investigating her father’s dirty dealings.

The dates the two go on…had me in stitches!!  I mean shut up!!  I couldn’t stop giggling while reading!!  The story of Theo’s investigation takes on the majority of the end of the story but seeing them try to be together through it all was well worth the read.

Seriously I would love to read a book about Jessica, Theo’s sister, because this insane family needs more wild in their lives.

Author Bio: Jillian Jacobs is the co-founder of Healing with Words–a not for profit 501(c)(3) established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Writers on The River, an author event in Peoria, Illinois is hosted by Healing With Words.
Her genres are Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements

#WOTR20 #5YearFamily #EventHost #CompleteSeries #Football – The O-Line Series by Jillian Jacobs

Ember's Center book 1 Rachel's Guard book 2

Maude's Score book 3 Clayton's Star book 4

Erik's End (The O-Line Series Book 5) book 5

Book 1-

She spent her life fighting for middle ground, and now that she’s found it, she’ll fight for her life.

Ember Brooks yearns for an end to the dark chapters of her life—abusive mother, negligent father, teenage trauma, and sibling suicide. Determined to escape her traumatic past, Ember is finally headed for solid ground, gathering strength and balance with the help of her trusted counselor and friend, Xander Kane.
Still reeling from the death of her brother, Ember finds solace when Manchester Marauders center, Owen Killion goes on the offensive and barrels into her life. Both on the football field and off, Owen is sure-footed and confident. With his domineering presence and reliable nature, he alters her game-plan. But for a girl continually left on the sidelines, can she leave her heart on the line?
When Ember is the victim of increasingly dangerous incidents, and Xander changes the course of their relationship, once more her life spirals out of control.
Ember trusts Owen to guard their love, but when someone else is calling the shots, can they reach the end zone or will they fumble?

Contemporary romance with a jagged edge.

Book 2-

One hidden secret. One tragic mistake. Two lives converge to discover one final truth.

“I killed you.”
With his grandmother’s words, pro-football player Warren “Bronco” Murray’s picture-perfect world takes a direct hit. After mistaking him for a man from her past, Bronco believes his grandmother’s confused confession reveals the man who raised him isn’t his real father. Is his grandmother’s mind slipping? Or is she harboring a deadly secret?
Searching for an answer to a question he’s not even sure exists, Bronco hires Rachel Harris, a local private investigator and a woman who brings out his protective—and primal—instincts.
Rachel’s spent her life seeking her own resolution for a tragic mistake made years ago. Unwilling to suffer through another loss, she vows to keep her relationship with Bronco strictly professional. Yet with each step into Bronco’s past, she finds that the players shaping her life also shaped his.
Working together to uncover the facts, they falter when the game turns deadly. Nothing is as it seems and they must fight to unearth the truth buried under past deceptions and lies.
Bronco and Rachel survive personal attacks and shocking revelations only to discover that the answers they sought have created a new path…but will they endure the journey together or falter under the truth?

Book 3-

He knows how to play the game, but can he win when the stakes turn deadly?

Manchester Marauders offensive lineman Jason Stafford has everything going for him until he is blindsided by a calculating woman who names him as the father of her unborn child. Unsure of the validity of her claim, he treads carefully, despite being willing to accept responsibility.

Maude Killion, the younger sister of one of Jason’s teammates, has been sidelined by a crush on Jason. Determined to revise her game plan, Maude asserts her independence from her overprotective brother and a controlling boyfriend.

While working on a charity project, Maude and Jason discover they play well together. But when Maude becomes the victim of a malicious foe, it appears that another player has entered the game—one with deadly intentions who will stop at nothing to win.

Now, Maude and Jason must join forces to defeat their opponent and score a victory for love.

Each book in the O-Line series is a stand alone

book 4-

A Hollywood starlet fearlessly prepares for danger but finds herself unprepared for the perils of love.

On the big screen Sheridan Bennett’s got the face of an angel and the body of a…well, isn’t that what’s expected of an award-winning actress? But there’s something about her Clayton Kincaid can’t quite figure. The former Ranger is transitioning from local police detective to private investigator, and Sheridan Bennett is one case he’d like to solve.
Sheridan knows her luck has taken a turn for the worse when her criminal father appears in the middle of a police fundraiser. Not only that, the one man capable of uncovering her secrets witnesses her distress. Her idyllic life falls apart as her father’s demands for money escalate and a stalker begins a menacing game.
Determined to keep Sheridan safe, Clayton works his way into her life and her heart. But when Sheridan learns Clayton has secrets of his own, she decides to face the fight alone. Undeterred by Sheridan’s belief in his deception, Clayton uses all his resources when the path of her notorious father and her stalker converge.
Together they must learn that the spotlight shines brightest when it’s shared, and that not all love is an act.

book 5-

Kidnapped as a child and raised within an Ohio-based Russian mafia post, Erik Pavel has been honed to a razor’s edge—ruthless and deadly. Yet, at age fifteen, the head of his brigade deems Erik weak and murders his surrogate mother, fueling him to live for only one thing—revenge. Now closer than ever to the vengeance he seeks, Erik will allow no one to stand in his way.
Nicki Nobles fought her way out of a life where survival was key. Now strong and independent, she refuses to let her past dictate her future.
After Nicki helps him gather information on his nemesis, Erik is forced to work with her again. Fearing for her safety while fighting an attraction to her, Erik would prefer to keep Nicki out of his life.
Seeing so much of herself in the broken man, Nicki agrees to Erik’s plan only to discover she’s falling for someone who will never believe she can be more than her past.
As Erik’s plan unfolds, he must learn to rely on Nicki and realize that families aren’t always bound by blood and that trusting another doesn’t make you weak.

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Author Bio: In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) chapter, she’s learned many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled was an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.
She is the co-founder of Healing with Words–a not for profit 501(c)(3) established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Writers on The River, an author event in Peoria, Illinois is hosted by Healing With Words.
Her genres are Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements.

#IAE19 #AuthorSpotlights – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs I’m an author and co founder of HWW and WOTR. I write suspenseful paranormal and contemporary romance. I like miniature tea sets and prefer salty over sweet.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Favorite place to write is in absolute silence and occasionally almonds but if I’m eating I’m not typing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love when people say they’ve never been to a signing before and that WOTR is their first one. I also love when all involved are supportive of the mission.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

TJ Klune

What author would you love to write with?

Karen Marie Moning

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My favorite moment was seeing my first book cover, which was for Water’s Threshold. The whole concept was real then. Another favorite moment, was when Angie, Melinda, and Anya and I met at the hotel for the first time to plan WOTR. Oh, and finally getting Thistle Farms to visit last year, that was amazing!

What are your social links?

www.jillianjacobs.com – just go here it’s all on my website

What are your buy links?

www.jillianjacobs.com

Twinsie Angie’s review of Insider HERE

#WOTR19 #AuthorSpotlights #EventHost – Jillian Jacobs

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs I’m an author and co founder of HWW and WOTR. I write suspenseful paranormal and contemporary romance. I like miniature tea sets and prefer salty over sweet.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

Favorite place to write is in absolute silence and occasionally almonds but if I’m eating I’m not typing.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love when people say they’ve never been to a signing before and that WOTR is their first one. I also love when all involved are supportive of the mission.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

TJ Klune

What author would you love to write with?

Karen Marie Moning

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

\My favorite moment was seeing my first book cover, which was for Water’s Threshold. The whole concept was real then.

Another favorite moment, was when Angie, Melinda, and Anya and I met at the hotel for the first time to plan WOTR. Oh, and finally getting Thistle Farms to visit last year, that was amazing!

What are your social links?

www.jillianjacobs.com – just go here it’s all on my website – just go here it’s all on my website

What are your buy links?

www.jillianjacobs.com

Twinsie Angie’s Review of Ember’s Center, The O-Line Book #1

I received this book from the author for an honest opinion.

This book starts and you realize VERY quickly who to like and who not to like. The opening pages we are in the mind of Xander….Ember’s best friend, her therapist, AND her sociopath friend who will do anything to make her his. He is a boat load of NUTS!!! We met Ember and are drawn to her sorrow. Her life has been awful and she is still upset over the death of her brother. At work she meets handsome, cocky, rich, football hottie Owen. He is smitten right away with her beauty and shy personality.

Owen helps Ember when her tires are slashed and begins to set a course to court this quiet beauty. Xander is none to thrilled when he learns of Embers dating another man. He then makes a claim on Ember who then is CONFUSED!! She loved Xander along time ago but now her heart wants Owen. Needless to say Crazy doesnt take it to well. After Xander is rebuffed more bad things happen to Ember and she falls in to a downward spiral. Good thing hottie football stud Owen is there to pick her up.

The begining of the book was very slow to build. We are meeting the characters and side characters. We were learning about Ember, Owen and CRAZY Xander. When the book hit about55% I was fully engrossed. I needed to know the who to some things even though we KINDA have a clue but still….The ending chapters are very fast paced and you cant put your kindle down until you read the last line of the book.

 

#WOTR19 #CompleteDuet – For April: Novella Couplet, Book #1 & For Ryan: Novella Couplet, Book #2 by Jillian Jacobs

For April: Novella Couplet, Book #1

For Ryan: Novella Couplet, Book #2

Book #1 –

Ryan Cole has two stiff middle fingers for those who say, ”You can rise above your past”…because, yeah…when has that ever happened?
Until it does…
After aiding an influential Senator, Ryan is thrust into a scenario that lays the foundation for his dreams of becoming a lawyer. All he has to do is befriend the Senator’s daughter—a woman with no friends, no social skills, whose past traumas are even worse than his own…and on top of all that, she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen.
As Ryan manipulates his way into April’s life, he discovers he’d do anything to release her from the cage she lives within.
But when he slips and April discovers her father’s plan—and Ryan’s part in it, he must face the consequences of his betrayal and a possible future without the woman he loves.
Book #1 of a novella couplet. Please read in order. Thanks.

Book #2 –

For three years, two months, and five days, Ryan Cole has been a man on a mission—preparing for his future with April. Now a Harvard graduate employed by a top law firm, he’s ready to claim his girl—whether she’s ready or not.
April David asked Ryan for time, and she got it, along with an all-consuming need to break free of her past and love not just herself, but the only man worth fighting for.
When April arrives at Ryan’s graduation reception prepared to discuss their future, she’s derailed by his jealous best friend and her psychotic therapist.
After fighting through interruptions and misinformation, they discover all that’s left is their love. But after so much time apart, do their paths still align or are they willing to change for love and their future??
For Ryan is Book #2. For your reading enjoyment, please read For April first. Thank you.

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In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. She’s a Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose. The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary Romance with suspenseful elements. She is the co-creator of Healing With Words which hosts, Writers On The River, a multi-author event in Peoria, IL
www.writersontheriver.weebly.com

 

#WOTR19 #ThrowbackReview #paranormal – Air’s Vision, The Elemental Series Book #3 by Jillian Jacobs

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A sightless woman.
A man who has seen everything.
A new vision of the future.

Duty
For over four centuries the Air Elemental, Nodin Osi, has protected the very air we breathe. Yet when he returns to his ancestral homelands to recruit a beautiful ally, he’s literally set adrift when someone else takes control of his gifts.
Vision
Blind since birth, Kamali Kiwidinok can only see the vibrant auras surrounding each human. She blusters into Nodin’s world armed with her special vision only to discover that Nodin is the one person she can actually see.

Obscurity
Quint, an insidious creature composed of dark matter, returns with strong adversaries and stolen magic, holding nothing back in his pursuit of the most powerful witch in history. Unaware the Elementals have developed a spell to banish him from this plane, he relentlessly pursues his goals.

Sacrifice
Plunged back into darkness, Kamali must stand against her enemies before helping the Elementals in their fight against Quint. Will Nodin make the ultimate sacrifice for Kamali? Or is the future between a human and a peri-mortal lost in the wind?
With vision there is hope. With hope there is love. – Nodin Osi

kristis review

I received a copy for a honest review

5 years has past since the events in the second book. During those years the Elementals and Violet have been looking for a way to end Quint when he returns and doing their duties to the earth and it’s inhabitants.
I had felt that Nodin in the past books, while not cold and standoffish, to have a guarded way about him and the book tells us the reason for that.
We get to see what made shaped this great Elemental into what he has become, a man who does his duty and while he loves his family that is all he loves, though he does feel compassion for the humans.
Jacobs shows a whole other side to Nodin by introducing him to Kamali. Kamali is a blind woman of that can see only the aura around people until she meets Nodin, him she can see fully. He has put off meeting her for all this time, though she is part of the plan to get rid of Quint, to give Violet and Flint more time together in case the plan fails.
Kamali isn’t such a strong woman, yet there is a softness, a purity even though she has been through so much.
We are introduced to some new characters: Maize, Kamali’s companion and seeing eye dog, Adler, her uncle who uses her gifts for his own gain, and Raven, her evil Aunt she never knew about until now who has gifts of her own.
I think what is conveyed in this story is that there is no escaping destiny. Whether your destined to be with a certain person, destined to die, or destined to be something more it will happen, destiny always finds a way.
Nodin and Kamali are wonderful together, she gives him what he has been missing and he gives her all the love and support she needs.
I hope Jacobs gives us one more book, Death needs his story told and I hope to see more from the Elementals and Mother Nature.

TBR

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In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she has learned there are many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.
You’ll find a bit of her husband in her paranormal series, The Elementals, as he’s a chemist and has to answer all her, “Could this really happen?” questions.
Water’s Threshold, the first in her Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.
Three things about her: She’s a Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose. Her current positions with Indiana Romance Writers of America are Program Chair and 2015 Conference Co-Chair. The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary Romance with suspenseful elements.
Jillian is also part of an Indiana author group, which posts videos answering questions readers post for writers. Visit The Juicebox Dialogues on YouTube for some sassy video fun with romance writers

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#WOTR18 #AuthorSpotlight – Attending Author, Event Sponsor & Event Host Jillian Jacobs @GreenMooseProd

Jillian Jacobs

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Jillian Jacobs
I write in the following genres: Paranormal and Contemporary with suspenseful elements. I love moose, polish pottery, and hot tea.
I am the co-founder of Healing with Words—a not for profit agency established for healing survivors of abuse, addiction, trafficking, and prostitution. The mission is to bring together readers, authors, and survivors in a positive manner that affects change and relief from negative influences. Writers on The River, an author event in Peoria, Illinois is hosted by Healing With Words.

When and Why did you start to write?

I started to write because I thought I’d be the next Nora Roberts with my books on every shelf. I learned quickly that’s not how it works. And I’m an avid reader and thought, I’ll give romance writing a try because I love it so much.

What authors do you always read or suggest to others?

I read a lot of historical over the years and some paranormal because that’s what’s sold in stores. I’ve since found many self-published authors I enjoy. My favorite new author of 2017 was TJ Klune. One author I suggest to everyone is Karen Marie Moning. I love her highlander series. I suggest you look at the Writers On The River website under the Authors tab for a whole list of awesome authors.

What is the most surprising thing you have found out with the writing process?

That the comma is not your friend. But seriously, I’ve found that the author community is a lovely, wonderful place, and I’ve made lasting friendships that I’ll cherish forever.

What are you working on now?

My very first Male/Male romance called Spotlight.

When writing are you a pantser or plotter?

Pantser.

What are your social links?

Website
Twitter

Facebook
Amazon Author Page
Goodreads

What are your buy links?

www.jillianjacobs.com

 

Angie’s review of Ember’s Center, Book 1 of the O-Line Series HERE

Kristi’s Review of Fire’s Field, The Elemental Book 2 HERE

#WOTR #Reveiw #ReleaseDay- Air’s Vision (The Elementals Series Book 3) by Jillian Jacobs

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synopsis

A sightless woman.
A man who has seen everything.
A new vision of the future.

Duty
For over four centuries the Air Elemental, Nodin Osi, has protected the very air we breathe. Yet when he returns to his ancestral homelands to recruit a beautiful ally, he’s literally set adrift when someone else takes control of his gifts.
Vision
Blind since birth, Kamali Kiwidinok can only see the vibrant auras surrounding each human. She blusters into Nodin’s world armed with her special vision only to discover that Nodin is the one person she can actually see.

Obscurity
Quint, an insidious creature composed of dark matter, returns with strong adversaries and stolen magic, holding nothing back in his pursuit of the most powerful witch in history. Unaware the Elementals have developed a spell to banish him from this plane, he relentlessly pursues his goals.

Sacrifice
Plunged back into darkness, Kamali must stand against her enemies before helping the Elementals in their fight against Quint. Will Nodin make the ultimate sacrifice for Kamali? Or is the future between a human and a peri-mortal lost in the wind?
With vision there is hope. With hope there is love. – Nodin Osi

kristis review

I received a copy for a honest review

5 years has past since the events in the second book. During those years the Elementals and Violet have been looking for a way to end Quint when he returns and doing their duties to the earth and it’s inhabitants.
I had felt that Nodin in the past books, while not cold and standoffish, to have a guarded way about him and the book tells us the reason for that.
We get to see what made shaped this great Elemental into what he has become, a man who does his duty and while he loves his family that is all he loves, though he does feel compassion for the humans.
Jacobs shows a whole other side to Nodin by introducing him to Kamali. Kamali is a blind woman of that can see only the aura around people until she meets Nodin, him she can see fully. He has put off meeting her for all this time, though she is part of the plan to get rid of Quint, to give Violet and Flint more time together in case the plan fails.
Kamali isn’t such a strong woman, yet there is a softness, a purity even though she has been through so much.
We are introduced to some new characters: Maize, Kamali’s companion and seeing eye dog, Adler, her uncle who uses her gifts for his own gain, and Raven, her evil Aunt she never knew about until now who has gifts of her own.
I think what is conveyed in this story is that there is no escaping destiny. Whether your destined to be with a certain person, destined to die, or destined to be something more it will happen, destiny always finds a way.
Nodin and Kamali are wonderful together, she gives him what he has been missing and he gives her all the love and support she needs.
I hope Jacobs gives us one more book, Death needs his story told and I hope to see more from the Elementals and Mother Nature.

TBR

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Buy-Links

Amazon

about-the-author

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In the spring of 2013, Jillian Jacobs changed her career path and became a romance writer. After reading for years, she figured writing a romance would be quick and easy. Nope! With the guidance of the Indiana Romance Writers of America chapter, she has learned there are many “rules” to writing a proper romance. Being re-schooled has been an interesting journey, and she hopes the best trails are yet to be traveled.
You’ll find a bit of her husband in her paranormal series, The Elementals, as he’s a chemist and has to answer all her, “Could this really happen?” questions.
Water’s Threshold, the first in her Elementals series, was a finalist in Chicago-North’s 2014 Fire and Ice contest in the Women’s Fiction category.
Three things about her: She’s a Tea Guzzler, Polish Pottery Hoarder, and lover of all things Moose. Her current positions with Indiana Romance Writers of America are Program Chair and 2015 Conference Co-Chair. The genres she writes under are: Paranormal and Contemporary Romance with suspenseful elements.
Jillian is also part of an Indiana author group, which posts videos answering questions readers post for writers. Visit The Juicebox Dialogues on YouTube for some sassy video fun with romance writers

social-links.

Website

Goodreads