Psyched for Romance

Sports Romance & Romantic Suspense With a Psychological Twist

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BLOCKED is on SALE #NA #College #Sports #Romance only $.99


New Adult Volleyball Romance BLOCKED is on sale December 15-20.





(The dates for the Amazon UK sale are Dec 17-23)

"Lucia hopes her scholarship will bring her closer to gorgeous athlete Dane. But there’s something major in the way of their romance — their parents are facing each other in the US presidential race! Will opposites attract in this fun, sexy read?"


Don't miss the last days of the ACED (Blocked #2) Review Tour

Readers have fallen in love with Aced's Alejandro:

"Lord forgive me for I have sinned and lusted over the hottie known as ALEJANDRO. Yup, dibs he's all mine, chicas."
~Nelly from Romance Bytes


And enter the $20 Gift Card Giveaway


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

New Release: ACED (Blocked #2) #NA #Sports #Romance #Giveaway





Title: ACED
Series: Blocked #2
Author: Jennifer Lane
Release Date: December 2, 2015
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance 
Length: 80,000 words
Cover Artist: Coreen Montagna 

Synopsis:

Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series, it could be her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love.

Medical student Alejandro’s hot Latin looks get him plenty of attention, but his deep faith and admiration for his father keep him on a righteous path, with no time for something as frivolous as love. He strives to do the right thing—study diligently, take care of his siblings, represent the family well—so why does he feel so unfulfilled?

Enter Lucia’s friend and teammate Maddie Brooks, who shines at blocking the ball and acing the serve. Too bad this graduating senior isn’t so confident about her life off the court. Her longtime boyfriend has just bailed on her, and med school applications loom large. Oh, and a nerve-wracking tryout for Team USA also approaches.

Maddie meets Alejandro when he visits Lucia at school, and she’s soon drawn to his sharp mind. Alejandro is similarly intrigued by Maddie’s talent and strength. But will personal biases and family politics smother the slow burn of their attraction? Unless Maddie can learn to believe in herself, and Alejandro can become his own man, their kindling romance hardly stands a chance.

Will either of them be bold enough to try something new? Find out in this emotion-rich story that refuses to shy away from life’s hardest questions. Because love is worth the risk.

  Add to Goodreads  

Follow the TOUR



Get ACED!

Reviews for Aced
“Jennifer's characters always interact with each other in a very comfortable pattern of easy and witty banter. She is exceedingly good at dialogue. Aced is a very brave book. Like Blocked, it is not simply a fluffy, sweet and cozy romance."
~Teresa from Goodreads

"Lord forgive me for I have sinned and lusted over the hottie known as ALEJANDRO. Yup, dibs he's all mine, chicas."
~Nelly from Romance Bytes

"The plot is so well paced, I was reading until the wee hours of the morning."
~Karie Deegan from My Reading Reality

"Blocked captivated my attention from start to finish and Aced does not disappoint. Hotheaded Alejandro meets his match in stubborn and confident Maddie."
~Aaliyah from Goodreads

Giveaways

1) Join us for the Facebook party 12-2-15 HERE. Over 25 Authors with prizes!

2) Leave a review on Amazon on 12-2-15 for a chance to win $25 gift card.


3) And enter the Rafflecopter Release Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

About the Author


Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen adores creating sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Aced launches in December 2015.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Twelve Days of New Adult #Giveaway


Thanks to Val from Stuck in Books for hosting the Twelve Days of New Adult Giveaway Hop!


I'm a huge fan of New Adult, both as a reader and an author. The timing of this giveaway coincides with the release of my third New Adult book: college sports romance ACED (Blocked #2).


Check out the many giveaways on my blog and Facebook page for the release.

But I have a special giveaway for this hop: one ebook of each of my New Adult sport romances: Blocked, Aced (Blocked #2), and Streamline (NA swimming romance).


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hop over to these New Adult Lovers!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Gratitude #Giveaway #Giftcard


Thanks to Mary from Book Hounds and Kathy from I Am A Reader for hosting.



I am so grateful to the readers and authors I've met since starting this crazy publishing journey in 2010.

To express my gratitude, I'm giving away a $10 Amazon gift card. Enter on the Rafflecopter. Note: This hop is supposed to have only one entry so please choose ONE only way to enter.

I welcome you to return to the blog on 12-2-15 for the celebration of the release of ACED (Blocked #2), New Adult Sports Romance. I'll be hosting a giveaway here and joining 25+ authors for the Facebook release party.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Check out these grateful blogs as well:

<!-- end LinkyTools script –>

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

ACED (Blocked #2) Review Tour #NA #Sports #Romance



Early reviews for ACED have been fantastic! *dances*

"Lord forgive me for I have sinned and lusted over the hottie known as ALEJANDRO. Yup, dibs he's all mine, chicas."
~Nelly from Romance Bytes

"The plot is so well paced, I was reading until the wee hours of the morning."
~Karie from My Reading Reality

"Blocked captivated my attention from start to finish and Aced does not disappoint. Hotheaded Alejandro meets his match in stubborn and confident Maddie."
~Aaliyah from Goodreads



If you want to meet Alejandro, please join us for the review tour starting December 2 (release day). Reviewers who post on Amazon on release day enter a special $25 gift card giveaway.

Here are the amazing blogs and Facebook pages that have signed up:


Wednesday, December 2

Bookworm221 Review of Aced 


Chrissy's Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced

TOJ Publishing Services Release Day Post

Christine Wilson Campbell Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Aayilah Review of Aced

Shirley's Book Shelf Special Post

Book's Minion Review of Aced


Thursday, December 3

Books Can Take You There Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Jeanette Book Reviews Review of Aced


Friday, December 4

My Book Snack Review of Aced

Shelf Infatuation Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Digital Dirty Girl Book Blog Promo Post



Saturday, December 5

A Crazy Vermonter's Book Reviews Series Review of Blocked and Aced


Monday, December 7

My Reading Reality Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Confessions of a YA and NA Book Addict Review of Aced

Bookish Wanderlove Review of Aced

Andrea's Book Blog Review of Aced

Lisa Gallant Review of Aced

Reader for Life Review of Aced


Tuesday, December 8

Amazeballs Book Addicts Series Review of Blocked and Aced



Wednesday, December 9

Country Girl Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced


Thursday, December 10

Hurricane Girl's Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Escape N Books Review of Aced

LeeAnn's Reviews Review of Aced


Friday, December 11

RoloPolo Book Blog Review of Aced

Kellane Ayana Mitchener Review of Aced


Saturday, December 12

Linda Levine Review of Aced


FBFF Book Chicks Blog Special Post


Monday, December 14

The Readdicts Book Blog Review of Aced

Ashley Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Turning Another Page Review of Aced


Wednesday, December 16

My Reading Reality Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Jazzy Book Reviews Special Post


Thursday, December 17
Besties and Books Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Friday, December 18

Hot Guys in Books Review of Aced

Read, Review, Repeat Release Post

AbFab Book Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Chubbyholic Reads Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Sweet & Spicy Reads Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Elle's Friends and Books Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Reviews by Reds Series Review of Blocked and Aced

Kiss N' Tale Book Blog Review of Aced

Cupcakes and Vodka Blog Series Review of Blocked and Aced


Thank you for being part of the tour! *hugs*

American readers, enter the Goodreads giveaway for Aced.



Goodreads Book Giveaway

Aced by Jennifer Lane

Aced

by Jennifer Lane

Giveaway ends December 31, 2015.
See the giveaway details at Goodreads.
Enter Giveaway

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

#IWSG: Impatience!


Welcome to November's Insecure Writers Support Group, where we share insecurities and bolster confidence. Join us at Alex Cavanaugh's blog HERE.



How goes the writing battle?

My struggle recently has been my impatience. I have a new release ACED (Blocked #2) on 12-2-15. I wanted to get the ARC out to readers earlier, but life doesn't always cooperate.

Fortunately my awesome editor and book designer kicked into overdrive and the ARC is now ready. (Contact me if you're interested in a copy!) And we were able to get an excerpt from the third book in the series (SPIKED) at the end, happily.

Some things were out of my control but I tried to communicate as best I could to resolve misunderstandings that delayed the process, and that seemed to help.

What helps you deal with the waiting game?

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Cover Reveal: Frosted Sweets by @AMWillard1 #romance #comedy


COVER REVEAL
TITLE: Frosted Sweets
SERIES: A Taste of Love
AUTHOR: A.M. Willard
PUBLISHER: Booktrope Publishing
RELEASE: Dec 12, 2015

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000037_00031]
Synopsis-01
A.M. Willard brings you a romantic comedy with a touch of contemporary romance and a dash of chick lit, which takes you on a journey of friendship. Frosted Sweets is the first installment of A Taste of Love Series in which we follow the lives of Morgan and Jayden, who are discovering life is anything but what it seems.

Morgan Lewis, the owner of The Polka Dot CafĂ© & Bakery, is about to wed the man she’s spent the last four years building a life with. What she doesn’t know is, that’s all about to change. Can her life move past a wedding disaster? Can her crazy friends help her pick up the pieces? And what's in store for this sweet baker? Along with a booming business, the Christmas holiday rush, and her friends, Morgan is really sent into a spin when Jayden Rivers moves to town.

Jayden’s focus is on his career in production, but what he wasn’t expecting was to be knocked off his feet by a woman in the park. Sparks fly, but he’s not sure if she’s truly available or taken. With a severe sweet tooth and an addiction to Morgan Lewis’s treats, he can’t seem to stay away.
Will it turn into sugar and spice? Or a friendship over some frosted treats?

Giant lollipop on blue pastel background


birthday cupcake

About the Author -01

A.M. Willard is a true believer of soul mates, and happy ever afters. She enjoys reading, sailing, and of course writing contemporary romance with some saucy scenes. Releasing her first novella of the One Night Series on April 12, 2014 has sent her on a new journey in life. A.M.'s passion for writing started at a young age, but with the love and support from her husband of eighteen years pushed her to follow her dreams. Once she hit that first publish button, she hasn't looked back. Publications available from A.M. Willard include the Chances Series, Love on the Screen, and everyone's favorite, the One Night Series. She's also had an article published in the Writer's Monthly Review Magazine and was just accepted into the Romance Writers of America organization in May of 2015. A.M. Willard was born and raised in the Panhandle of Florida, but resides in Savannah GA with her husband, son, two cats, one rotten dog, and her six chickens. Yes, we said chickens...

 You can connect with A.M. Willard on her website at www.amwillard.com or subscribe to her newsletter for the latest releases, teasers, and sale alerts: http://eepurl.com/bb-Cd1

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cover Reveal: ACED (Blocked #2) by @JenLaneBooks #NA #Sports #Romance #Giveaway


ACED (Blocked #2) Cover Reveal


Title:  Aced
Series:  Blocked #2
Author:  Jennifer Lane
Genre:  New Adult Sports Romance
Cover Design:  Coreen Montagna (coreenm@gmail.com)
Release Date:  December 2, 2015


Blurb

Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in Jennifer Lane’s Blocked series, it could be her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love.

Medical student Alejandro’s hot Latin looks get him plenty of attention, but his deep faith and admiration for his father keep him on a righteous path, with no time for something as frivolous as love. He strives to do the right thing—study diligently, take care of his siblings, represent the family well—so why does he feel so unfulfilled?

Enter Lucia’s friend and teammate Maddie Brooks, who shines at blocking the ball and acing the serve. Too bad this graduating senior isn’t so confident about her life off the court. Her longtime boyfriend has just bailed on her, and med school applications loom large. Oh, and a nerve-wracking tryout for Team USA also approaches.

Maddie meets Alejandro when he visits Lucia at school, and she’s soon drawn to his sharp mind. Alejandro is similarly intrigued by Maddie’s talent and strength. But will personal biases and family politics smother the slow burn of their attraction? Unless Maddie can learn to believe in herself, and Alejandro can become his own man, their kindling romance hardly stands a chance.

Will either of them be bold enough to try something new? Find out in this emotion-rich story that refuses to shy away from life’s hardest questions. Because love is worth the risk.



Book one BLOCKED on SALE for a limited time!




Excerpt from Aced

I’d only seen Alejandro on TV, but his presence seemed magnified in real life. He was Jaylon’s height but probably weighed thirty pounds less. He moved like a panther, sleek and long in a black suit “dressed down” with no tie. His short black hair shone in the arena lights, and he appeared freshly shaven. Hot damn! He sure looked more suave than any college boy I’d encountered. Was that the typical dress for medical school at Johns Hopkins? Probably not. Something told me Alex did things his own way.

As Alejandro approached, Lucia stood to hug him, shaking her head. “Hey, what’re you doing here? You didn’t tell me you were coming.”

He smiled. “Could we go somewhere to talk?”

She glanced at me. “I don’t want to leave Maddie. I dragged her here, so it’d be rude to abandon her.”

“So this is the famous Maddie.” When Alejandro reached across to shake my hand, his dark eyes burned into me. “I’ve seen you play, but it’s good to finally meet. I’ve heard great things about you.” His handshake was firm, but his hand was soft and warm, zinging a surprising thrill right through me. I realized that for at least a few moments, I hadn’t thought about Jaylon. Alejandro let go all too quickly.

His expression sobered as he looked back at Lucia. “I want to talk to you about something in private.”

She folded her arms across her chest as they both sat. “I already said no, thank you. I can’t right now.”

He frowned and squared his shoulders. Then he leaned in to Lucia’s ear and spoke to her in Spanish. She bristled next to me.

“How dare you?” she hissed.

I leaned back. What had just changed my sweet Rez into a pissy hellcat?


Sign up for ACED Review Tour HERE.

Author Bio

Get psyched for romance with psychologist/author (psycho author) Jennifer Lane! By day she’s a therapist, and by night she’s a writer. She can’t decide which is more fun.

Jen adores creating sporty heroines and hot heroes in her college sport romances. Volleyball wonder Lucia Ramirez found her love match in Blocked despite the glaring political spotlight aimed on her family. In Aced, the second book in the Blocked series, it’s her brother Alejandro’s turn to get lucky in love. Aced launches in December 2015.

A swimmer and volleyball player in college, Jen writes swimming-based romances as well: Streamline, a military mystery, and the free New Adult novella Swim Recruit.

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is also the author of The Conduct Series, a romantic-suspense trilogy that includes With Good Behavior, Bad Behavior, and On Best Behavior.

Ultimately, whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and visiting her sisters in Chicago and Hilton Head.

Author Links



Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, October 19, 2015

New Release: The Second Wife by @Kishan_Paul


Excitement abounds for this new release by Kishan Paul! I loved her debut novel, Blind Love (see my review HERE) and this psychological thriller sounds amazing.

Title: The Second Wife
Author: Kishan Paul
Release Date: October 14, 2015
Genre: Suspense/Thriller 
Length: 82,000 words
Cover Artist: Syneca Fetherstone 

Synopsis:
If you want to live, you must let go of the past...
Twenty-eight-year-old psychologist, Alisha Dimarchi, is abducted by an obsessed client and imprisoned in his Pakistani compound for over two years. Forced to change her name and live as his second wife, her life is filled with trauma and heartbreak. Thrust into a world of violence and oppression, Ally must fight not only to keep herself alive but to protect the lives of the people she now considers family. At night, she retreats into her memories of the only man she has ever loved—a man she believes no longer loves her.

Thirty-four-year-old handsome surgeon, David Dimarchi, has spent the last two years mourning the disappearance of his wife. After a painful and isolated existence, he begins the process of healing. It is then he is visited by a stranger, who informs him that Ally is very much alive and needs his help. In a desperate attempt to save her, David enlists the help of a mercenary. Together they find themselves in the center of more than just a rescue mission. Will he be able to reach her in time, and if he does, will she still want him?
Add the book on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/1JgPBTF  


Excerpt
He eyed the therapist. There was something calming about Tom. Kinda reminded him of his dad. Funny. After working hard to forget Ally and their life together, in a few short minutes, this stranger had forced those doors open. If she were here, she would be clapping her hands like a stupid seal right now. “I’m willing to give it a try.”
“Do you feel comfortable sharing what happened?”
No.
He took another swig of water. “She disappeared two years ago. No one’s heard or seen her since.”
“How have you survived her disappearance?”
Dave fiddled with the lid of the bottle and focused on the paisley area rug. “It’s been hard. Really hard.” His voice sounded hoarse even to his own ears.
It had been a while since he’d talked about the disappearance and opening Pandora’s box hurt like hell. Yet for some reason, he found himself prying the lid, wanting to let the demons out.
“She was beautiful, and God, I loved her. She used to tell me to take her off the pedestal. That I’d wake up one day and be disappointed. After eight years of marriage, I still had it bad for her. How many husbands can say that?”
Tom nodded, encouragingly.
“I was so proud she was mine. She was amazing in every way…as a wife, a friend—smart, funny, the whole package, and there was nowhere on earth I’d rather be than with her.”
He blinked back the emotion and fast-forwarded to the morning two years ago. “She disappeared on March twenty-third. I got home from work about four thirty that morning to an empty apartment. At first, I thought she’d left me again, but that didn’t make any sense. So I made some phone calls, then drove to her office. Her Lexus, purse and keys—even her shoes—were in the parking lot. But no Ally.”
As many times as the story had been shared, he should be able to recite it automatically, but today was different. His voice cracked and the waterworks he thought were over tried to rush to the surface. Dave slammed his lids shut and pushed the words through. “I called the police. The rest is history.”
“How have you held up through this?”
Dave rubbed the wetness away and continued. “No words. I keep thinking if I’d been home that night this wouldn’t have happened.”
“Do you believe you could have prevented it?”
“No, probably not. But I let her down. Didn’t protect her.”
He accepted the Kleenex Tom handed him and wiped his face dry. His head lowered and voice soft, he recounted his hell. “They investigated her clients, everyone had an alibi. People came in and out of the house for weeks. The media plastered information everywhere. Calls poured in about bodies, and each time, I wished I were dead. I couldn’t sleep. Eat. Breathe. My life was gone. Two years later, here we are, no news, no leads, nothing. She vanished from the world.”
Emotion sat heavy on his chest, choking him and making it impossible to speak. After an eternity of silence, Tom’s firm hand gripped his arm.
“I can’t imagine how hard that must have been for you.”

Still is.
Trailer for The Second Wife.
Where to buy:
Barnes And Noble: http://bit.ly/1NxJWk1 


Reviews for The Second Wife:
  
The Second Wife is one of those rare novels that will lurk in the back of your mind for weeks. With stunning precision, Kishan Paul throws the reader into a world of clandestine organizations and brutal politics. The gripping characters wrench your heart and make you cringe with fear. A rollercoaster of suspense and emotion not to be missed.
--Aubrey Wynne Author of Dante’s Gift and Rolf’s Quest

Kishan Paul’s writing shines in this beautifully written psychological thriller filled with heart-gripping emotion as the heroine unearths an inner strength she didn’t know she possessed. 
– Cait Jarrod, Bestselling Author

"The Second Wife is a poignant story of love, domestic violence, and mental strength. It grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until you've finished the last page. No wait, it doesn't let go at all… I had the pleasure of betareading it, and the wide range of emotions it stirred in me are still right under the surface." 
– Lea Bronsen  award winning author of The Perfect Shoot

“This is a gripping story, brilliantly woven from start to finish. I’ll never forget Ally. She’s as real to me as anyone else because her story isn’t some forgettable fictional work. No way you are walking away from this one the same way. I actually took a break between this novel and my next one. I wasn’t ready to begin another journey just yet. Amazing work, Kishan Paul.” 
Kristen Shanchez, reader

About the Author



From daring escapes by tough women to chivalrous men swooping in to save the day, the creativity switch to Kishan Paul’s brain is always in the “on” position. If daydreaming stories were a college course, Kish would have graduated with honors.
Mother of two beautiful children, she has been married to her best friend for over seventeen years. With the help of supportive family and friends, she balances her family, a thriving counseling practice, and writing without sinking into insanity.
Her novel, Blind Love, is currently available through most major ebook sites and through Samhain Publications.
She can be found at:
Sign up for her newsletter at: http://mad.ly/signups/119110/join



Rafflecopter Information
2 $25 Amazon Gift Cards

a Rafflecopter giveaway




 


Website Customization Provided by ©2010 All Rights Reserved.