Is he a Heartbreaker? #romance #giveaway


Thanks to Carrie Ann Ryan for organizing this amazing hop!

Are our heroes heartthrobs or heartbreakers? Or are they just the same thing? Yummy right? Valentine’s Day is just around the corner for this blog hop and we’re gearing up to see what exactly is a heartbreaker. Is the song playing in your head like mine? “Cuz he’s a heartbreaker!” We love those sexy men, but what about those times in the story when they aren’t perfect. Because come on, we know they aren’t perfect. What makes those men heartbreakers? What can those guys do to make it better? Is there a way to grovel? Come on! Tell me about your heartbreaker!!

Oh, those naughty boys. Breaking hearts left and right. I think in my books, my biggest heart breaker so far has got to be Craig from “Deployment Gifts.” (My short story in the Halloween Heat V Anthology). Oh that Craig. You see, he and Krista have been going in circles for years, with neither really willing to let go….and neither ready to take that final step.

But when things finally come to a head, well, let’s just say that Craig knows how to grovel. In the best way possible. ūüôā

For this hop, I’m (Jennifer James) giving away a $5 Amazon giftcard to one lucky person who hits it in the Rafflecopter! To be considered for the Grand Prize drawing you *MUST* leave a blog post comment. The giveaway is open internationally, except for the swag pack, which will be open in the US/Canada¬†

Deployment Gifts Blurb: 

This Halloween, Krista is determined to make sure ¬†her on again off again lover Craig gets a treat he’ll never forget. She’s decided its time to move on with her life and forget the sexy Army sergeant for good; but not before one last encounter that will involve her college roommate and sometimes lover Jade. Craig likes surprises, and he’s got one in store for Krista as well.

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To read an excerpt from “DEPLOYMENT GIFTS”, click here.

From Kenra:

Can’t wait to read “Deployment Gifts”, Jenn! I already know it’s as good as all your others! I’m tossing in a copy of “Blood Dragon 1: Safe Heart” to¬†one lucky person who hits it in the Rafflecopter! To be considered for the Grand Prize drawing you *MUST* leave a blog post comment. The giveaway is open internationally, except for the swag pack, which will be open in the US/Canada.

My favorite Heartbreaker from my published books is the weredragon Kiellen from “Safe Heart”. He wants Jaden, knows she wants ¬†him, but refuses her as a means of protecting her from a culture and government that forbids their love because she’s a vampire. By saving her, and himself, from the death penalty, has he doomed them to a worse fate?¬†

For more “Safe Heart”, visit the¬†BLOOD DRAGON Page on my site.
Buy “Safe Heart” at Amazon.com

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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****I just found out (2/11/2013 @ 12;30) that the Rafflecopter was broken! I am SO sorry. I wasn’t checking in everyday on the hop and had no idea….I’m trying to find an equitable solution for our website giveaway. I am willing to add everyone to the Rafflecopter for the max number of entries, but it takes about 5 minutes a pop. ¬† I’m really very sorry and will ¬†contact everyone via email regarding this issue. Please accept my most sincere apologies. I don’t want anyone upset that people who did not “do” the tasks in the Rafflecopter are getting their entries, but I also don’t want them left out since it wasn’t their fault.****

Being Sensual?


ImageThe other day, I’m laying in bed, wiped out from writing and editing erotic scenes nearly all day. You’d swear I’d had a sex marathon, and really, in my mind, I had.

My husband comes home from work and I know how tired he is but I can’t help but need to be touched. I’ll take it however I can get it. But deep down, I have a fear of being rejected, so, I won’t ask for something that could possibly lead to devastation, and soooo, a back scratch is usually the thing I ask for when I absolutely need to make basic human to human contact and my husband is too exhausted to lift his arm at the end of his day.

So I did, I asked him, “Can you please scratch my back?”

He eventually approaches and I hit him with another request. “Under my shirt?”

He can handle that. He still approaches.

Then I hit him with something completely new. “Can you scratch me sensually?

He stopped dead in his tracks and I looked at him and couldn’t help laugh over the expression on his face. Like was that an English word? Or, how in the world do you do that scratching a back?

Not completely deterred, he sits on the bed and begins his scratching. Immediately I realize my husband has no clue what sensual back scratching is and isn’t interested in asking or trying. When I begin to feel like a dog getting his tummy or head scratched by his master, I decide to show him.

“Like this.” I scratch on his arm firmly and slowly in a mysterious pattern.

Don’t ever expect a man to just pick it up that quick.¬†Not my husband anyway. I was too tired to coach him and so took what I could get, which was something akin to a bi-polar/drunk scratching his ass. (okay, not that bad!) I gave him a D for Damn, maybe next time.

But the whole thing got me thinking about men and what they actually know about romance and sensuality. They may know how to identify sensual behavior in a woman, but do they know how to behave in a sensual manner? Do they know how to be sensual?  

I decided to be brave and treat it like a dance move. I plan to coach his touches. My husband is usually willing to try anything as long as it’s not done in a discriminatory manner. Mmm. Think I’ll practice kissing sensually with him. I know, don’t we do that? Sadly, no. But it’s never too late to start living and enjoying passion. Right?¬†

Naaahhh