Monday, August 21, 2017

Wrong Brother Right Match Sale Blitz!


Two brothers. One Christmas. One matchmaker's mistake…


Wrong Brother, Right Match

Anyone But You #3

Jennifer Shirk

Entangled Bliss

Matchmaking guru Kennedy Pepperdine’s life is perfect. Perfect job. Perfect friends. Perfect boyfriend. Except...when she gets trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, she accidentally confesses a secret: maybe her perfect boyfriend, Justin, isn’t so perfect for her after all. But a matchmaker should be able to successfully match herself, right? Thankfully, she’ll never see the handsome stranger again. Until she heads home with Justin for the holidays and learns that the sexy stranger is none other than Justin’s older brother, Matt.

Matt Ellis is trying to be on his best behavior for his mother—it is Christmas, after all. But when he recognizes the beautiful woman from the elevator—the one he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about for months—his best behavior is being held by a thread. Matt’s always sacrificed for his family, and nothing is more important than their happiness, but the more time he spends around Kennedy, the more he wonders if her supposed "right match" might just be the wrong brother.


Praise for Wrong Brother, Right Match

"Wrong Brother, Right Match is basically a Hallmark Christmas Movie in book form and I love it!" - Stephanie's Book Reviews

If you want to be swept away into a sweet read that will keep you glued to the page then this is the book for you. There was just something about this storyline that was the right amount of sweet, romance and fun that made it unputdownable."- The Sub Club Books

 Wrong Brother, Right Match WON the 2017 ©Desert Rose RWA® Golden Quill Contest- Sweet Traditional Category 


EXCERPT

Kennedy grew silent again. She began chewing her bottom lip. His eyes automatically dropped to her mouth, and for the forty-eighth time since being trapped together, he thought about kissing some sense into that anxious brain of hers.

“You’re right.” Her words were so soft, he wasn’t sure she’d spoken them. “He’s wonderful. Really awesome. But honestly…” She gave him a sharp if slightly tipsy look. “I’ve never said this to anyone, so you can’t tell a soul.”

He gave her a droll look. “Who am I going to tell?”

She stared him down for several seconds as if judging his sincerity. “Cross your heart?”

“Cross my heart,” he repeated, making the motion against his chest.

“Okay.” She bit her lip. “It’s just that…sometimes I doubt we’re meant for each other.”

“Really?”

 “Yes. I know it’s crazy,” she murmured. “Especially since I can’t afford for my software to be wrong.”

 Before he could respond, the lights overhead flickered. Her head whipped up toward the ceiling. “Thank God!” The elated expression on her face reminded him of a child watching fireworks go off. “We’re finally going to get out of here,” she squealed.

“Yeah…awesome.” Matt swallowed hard. He should be happy, too. Why the hell wasn’t he happy? He’d finally be out of this cramped elevator and away from this anxiety-ridden woman with her boyfriend issues. But instead, all he could do was bank down a strange sense of disappointment at the thought of her walking through those elevator doors and him never seeing her again.

He stood first then held out his hand to help her up. Her palm met his, and he tugged just as the elevator began to move again, causing them to lose their balance. His back slammed against the wall, and she fell into his arms.

“Nice catch,” she said with a laugh, obviously still feeling the effects of the champagne.

Matt held on to her, his heart beating wildly. Having her in his arms ignited all kinds of thoughts, all kinds of feelings. Naughty thoughts. Good feelings. His gaze captured hers for a long moment until eventually her smiling face grew serious, too. Then his conscience tapped him on the shoulder.

What the hell do you think you’re doing? it said. You’ve both been drinking. And she has a boyfriend.

 He’d always hated his conscience.

“Matt?”

 Matt didn’t move. The elevator was going to open soon. They would be free to leave separately or leave together. There was still a choice. Growing up, he had always been the one to toe the line. Do what was right for everyone else in his life. But so help him, he didn’t want to do that this time. Maybe it was the alcohol, but he wanted her. True, the woman had a boyfriend—a neglectful boyfriend—but still, there were rules for that sort of thing, weren’t there? Like what if…

Screw it.

He kissed her.



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Sublime in Lime!

WHAT JENN IS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW: Edits for Bliss Book #1 (that's what I'm calling it since it has no title) and Writing Bliss Book #2 (also no title yet)

WHAT JENN IS READING RIGHT NOW: Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis


Hey, all!

If you recall last month, I told you I had a Gala event to go to and decided to "rent" a gown using Rent the Runway.
Well. In short, SUCCESS!

Rent the Runway was super easy to use. I had them send me a gown that I chose (in 2 sizes) and I ordered a backup gown, just in case. Both gowns looked great. In fact, they looked so great I had a hard time deciding which one to wear and made my decision an hour before I had to get dressed. LOL

If you recall, these are the two gowns I had chosen:

I ended up wearing the LIME GREEN, because it was just so different and summery. You can't tell in the picture but it had a bit of a train in the back. Really pretty in person.

Here are some pictures of me from that night:

I would definitely use this site again if I had an event to go to. They make the return super easy as well.

What do you think? Did I convince you? Would you "rent" a gown through this site?

Until next time,
Jennifer

Monday, July 3, 2017

Carol Kilgore's COVER REVEAL for Jalapeno Cupcake Wench


Happy Monday!
I'm excited to help out in spreading the word of, my author bud, Carol Kilgore's new book!

Check it out!

Cool, isn't it?

Here's a little about the book:

JALAPENO CUPCAKE WENCH
AMAZING GRACIE TRILOGY, BOOK 1
A hot and spicy taste of murder—and more.




During the day, law enforcement consultant Gracie Hofner is on assignment at a small San Antonio bakery, waiting for a delivery. No one knows what it is or when it will arrive. The upside? Working next to Donovan Beck, a flirty hunk and a half—perfect fling material.



At night, Gracie resumes her search for a little girl and her mother who went missing following a double murder. Finding the pair is imperative or the girl will become a target.



At the girl’s aunt’s house, Gracie experiences a peculiar need to leave immediately. She tries to deny the urge to flee and pushes the pressure aside, but the compulsion intensifies. Gracie thinks she must have a brain tumor. Or is losing her mind. When similar events continue to occur, Gracie sees a pattern. Can she use this newfound ability to help her find the girl and her mother before it’s too late?









Carol Kilgore is the author of Jalapeno Cupcake Wench, the first book in The Amazing Gracie Trilogy, and three romantic suspense novels: In Name Only, Solomon’s Compass, and Secrets of Honor. She’s married, with dogs, and lives in San Antonio, the setting for the trilogy.



Where to connect with Carol:





Monday, June 26, 2017

Sweet or Sexy Sale!

Hi, all!

Just popping in to say that my publisher, Entangled Publishing is having a HUGE sweet or sexy sale.

What does that mean? ALL of their sexy Brazen books and their sweet Bliss books are on sale this week for 99 cents!

All of my books are 99 cents as well.

Looking for a new beach read?

Start with the Anyone but You series.

Have a great week!

Jennifer
xoxo

Monday, June 19, 2017

Rent the Runway

WHAT JENN IS WORKING ON RIGHT NOW: While I wait for edits on my latest Bliss romance, I'm plotting the second in the series.

WHAT JENN IS READING RIGHT NOW: I picked up Kristan Higgins' On Second Thought.


Hi, all!

Some good news to share: my novel Wrong Brother, Right Match WON the 2017 ©Desert Rose RWA® Golden Quill Contest- Sweet Traditional Category!

Me--when I got the email:

via GIPHY

Anyway, I am attending a GALA next month--which is black tie invited.
After looking through my closet and coming up frustrated, I decided to try a website I've been hearing a lot about: RENT THE RUNWAY.

Basically, you can rent a dress for any event/wedding/gala etc.. and most are big named designers for less than the cost of actually buying a dress (and only wearing once). They will be delivered the day before the event and then I have 4 days to return. No dry cleaning needed. They will do it for me.

I went big and rented 2 gowns. I figured one of them HAS to look good. Keep in mind I will have a tan by then too.

Here are my selections:
Choice #1

Choice #2
I'm excited.
Stay tuned and find out which dress I wear next month!
I will post pictures for sure!

Until then, Happy Reading!

Jennifer

Have you heard of Rent The Runway? Have you used it? Would you?

Monday, May 22, 2017

WHAT JEN'S READING RIGHT NOW: "Shiver" by Maggie Stiefvater. (She's coming to our library in a few weeks and I'm getting prepared)


Hi, all!

Wanted to know if you guys subscribe to BOOKBUB?

If not, now is the time!

Have you seen this awesome giveaway from BookSweeps?

You can win my book FIANCE BY FATE, plus books from authors like Jeannie Moon and Anna DePalo, 1 of 20 bookstore gift cards and a Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet!

This giveaway ends soon, so make sure you hurry and enter!



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GOOD LUCK!

Monday, May 15, 2017

A New Romance Hero Profession?

What's Jen Working On? Finishing up the first book of a new Bliss series proposal. Only 4 chapters to go!
What's Jen Listening To? Loving "No Promises" by Cheat Codes (feat. Demi Lovato)


Happy Post-Mother's Day to all my fellow Moms out there!
Hope you all enjoyed your day.


Anyway, I've been getting a lot of local press in my hometown lately (THANK YOU) and it seems as if "the cat's now out the bag" as far as me being a romance author.

**Cue many men in town coming up to me and asking me to put them in a book**

Um, that actually is happening. Most of it is brought up jokingly (thank goodness!) but I have been told that I should definitely have this profession for my next hero:

Tooth maker.

Yes. It's okay to laugh. I did. However, if I can write about two pharmacists falling in love, it's really not out of the realm of possibility to write about a tooth maker. LOL

We'll see...



What kind of hero profession do you like to see in romance books?