Showing posts with label New Adult. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Adult. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Shattered Home is LIVE!


Hi book lovers,

Shattered Home—the prequel to Remembering Home—is available now for FREE!

Here are the links ...




Read the beginning of Angel and Aiden’s story.

She streaked by, a glow surrounding her and her black hair flowing behind. I had to rub my eyes.
My heart just about beat right out of my chest because I knew I’d found an Angel.
I hoped she’d been sent to save me.


Aiden Thomas couldn’t believe his eyes when he spotted a real, live angel in the school yard. There was no way he could’ve comprehended how important she’d become in his miserable existence.
Until their world was cruelly torn apart.

* Intended for mature audiences due to adult scenes and language. *

Written especially to help raise funds for the March of Dimes Foundation, originally published in the New Love anthology.



Cheers!


Monday, 2 October 2017

Book Store Signing—Finding Home Official Release!


Hello lovelies! It has been a long time since I've written a blog post, but I thought I'd drop in and give you the update on what's happening.

I'm currently writing Convincing You, book 2 in the Sensing Series. This one is a bit more complicated with several plot lines that cross over, so it's a bit more challenging. I love to push myself to do better and I'm revelling in the experience. I think this might be my favourite couple out of all my books, and it's mostly set in Australia, so I feel more at home.

I'm also writing another book that is a stand-alone. Definitely not a romance. I'll be publishing that under a different pen name because it's something else altogether. I can't tell you much more than that. Stay tuned for more info.

GUEST POST AND GIVEAWAY

This Friday, I have a special guest on the blog. Author, Ellie Jean, is celebrating the release of her debut novel, Sweet Deception, and she'll be dropping in to answer some questions.
She's also giving away a $10 Amazon gift card, so don't miss it!

BOOK SIGNINGS


It's less than 3 weeks until Riveting Reads Australia.
I'm getting so excited about this event.
Check out the website if you don't already have your ticket.

AND ...

This Saturday (October 7th) I'll be signing copies of my books at Books @ Stones in Brisbane between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Come and say hi!

Visit the Facebook EVENT page.

Don't know where it is?
Check out the WEBSITE.

Happy reading!
Cheers

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Finding Home Release Day!


Title: Finding Home
Series: Coming Home #2
Author: J.M. Adele
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: August 16, 2017
I’ve done some things I’m ashamed of. Been the subject of gossip they didn’t even bother trying to keep from my ears. But I’m here, thousands of miles away trying to atone for my sins. Funny thing is, some sins are so ingrained it’s impossible to scrub them from your DNA.

Chelsea’s hell bent on reigning in her free spirit and becoming the daughter her mama could be proud of. Lord knows she owes her that much. But when a stranger crosses her path, her wild heart flares to life. She figures a little bit of fun never hurt none. She isn’t prepared for the lesson fate serves with a slice of pie, and some sweet tea on the side.

Greyson is done with being neck deep in cow dung. He’s ready to hang up his cowboy hat and replace it with a toque blanche. Following his passion all the way to Boston, he gets the shock of his life when the smokin’ hot blonde from Alabama turns up in his uncle’s restaurant.

But her plans and his future are set for different destinations. And distance isn’t the only thing trying to tear them apart.

The kitchen is about to go volcanic as he fights to chase his dream, and hold on to his dream girl.

Chelsea will have to make a choice between her heart, or her home.

Which one will it be?

* Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. *



Finding Home Excerpt © J.M. Adele 2017

Like the rest of town, Lucy’s Diner was stuck in a time warp. They had the jukebox to prove it, complete with vinyl records. It had a nice homey feel to it, though—another thing she’d miss while she was gone.
The bell on the door jingled as it slapped shut behind her. An aromatic cocktail of grease and coffee hung on the air, assailing her senses, and triggering her hunger. Chelsea turned and waved to Angel as she drove off shaking her head. Her friend thought she was crazy, meeting a strange man who wasn’t hanging around for long. She’d learned to be more selective and trust her instincts when it came to men, despite her impulsive tendencies. Unwilling to repeat the fatal mistake from her past.
Maybe she was crazy, but there was something about him… She wasn’t completely irresponsible. The diner was her turf and it was safe. There’d be people here that would look out for her.
She had this under control.
Chelsea’s blue gaze roamed the cracked red vinyl booths, until they landed on the deliciousness that was Greyson Stranger. She didn’t know his last name, so Stranger it was, and that’s how she wanted it to stay. This was just a short detour to let off some steam before she had to get back to the serious business of paying for her sins.
Her smile stretched wide as she watched him take her in, the heat in his eyes blazing. His long, dark hair hung over one eye, brushing the tops of his wide shoulders. He leaned back in the chair and rested his arms across the table in front of him, with a hint of a smile in greeting.
Slowly walking towards him, she kept eye contact, half because she wanted to make an entrance, and half because she couldn’t look away.
“Is this seat taken?”
Greyson waved his hand across the booth as if to say, “Be my guest.”
Chelsea slid into the seat and rested her chin in her hands, still staring at him.
“Hi.”
“Hi.” He smirked.
“You hungry?”
“Yeah. I’ve ordered a piece of pie and sweet tea. I didn’t know if you were gonna show up, so I figured I’d… fill up my body…” He wiggled his fingers to put air quotes around his use of her phrase. “… before gettin’ back on the road.”
At the mention of his body, Chelsea’s eyes dropped to his straining T-shirt again. It was hard not to look. The man was gorgeous. “Well, sugar, if I invite a man somewhere you can always guarantee I’ll show up. A piece of pie and some sweet tea sounds mighty fine right about now.”
The waitress appeared in time with Chelsea’s declaration. “Hi sweetie, good to see you again. You having what he’s having?” The older lady stood with pencil and pad poised, and a ready smile.
“Thanks, Doreen.”
“Okay, hun.” She bustled back behind the counter.
Chelsea turned back to her companion. “So, tell me about your first kiss?”
Greyson’s mouth dropped open and he huffed out a laugh. “Excuse me?”
“First kiss. Come on. Spill.”
“Mindy Lawson, second grade, on the swings. How about you?”
“Decker Turner, two years old, in the playpen.” She grinned. “What did you think you’d grow up to be when you were a kid?”
“Superman… How ‘bout you?”
“Lois Lane.” The corner of her mouth kicked up as she batted her lashes playfully.
A deep laugh rumbled out of him, sending tingles down her neck.
“Do I get to ask a question?” He raised a dark brow.
“Only if it’s not personal.”
“Your first kiss isn’t personal?”
“No.” She shrugged.
“So, I can’t ask what your last name is?”
“Nope.”
“Or your number?”
“Nooo.” She shook her head, dramatically.
He sat up straight and scratched the stubble on his chin, one side of his mouth quirked. “Arrabbiata or Carbonara?”
“Ooh, good one. It depends on my mood. Arrabbiata, most of the time.”
“Spicy… Nice.” He leaned towards her, his eyes dipping to her lips for a second, before seeking her gaze again.
She put her hands on the table, mirroring him as she leaned forward. “Red or white wine?”
“Whatever goes with the dish.”
“I like an adventurous man.” The smile broke out on her face again.
“I’m on the biggest adventure of my life.”
“Where ya headed?”
“Isn’t that a personal question?” He raised a brow and moved his hand closer so their fingers touched.
“Touché. Yes, it is.”
The clink of plates on the table broke the intensity between them.
Chelsea took in a desperate breath as they both leaned back. “Thanks, Doreen, you’re a darlin’.”
“You’re welcome, sweetie. Enjoy!”
They each took a forkful of pie, and chewed as their eyes roamed over each other. The taste on her tongue was amazing. The country song playing on the jukebox barely registered over the sound of Grey’s lips smacking together as he enjoyed his food. He made a low hum in his throat, and she let out a whimper. It was the most intense foreplay she’d ever experienced.
She couldn’t help feeling sad at the thought that this couldn’t go anywhere. It should have been a warning signal, when fleeting hook-ups were the only relationships she dared to entertain. The type she could control. Maybe it hadn’t been wise, starting something with this man. It echoed of her past. Of a stupid decision that cost a life. She feared she was setting herself up for a painful experience, rather than the fun she’d hoped for.
Picking up her glass, she gulped down some cool, sweet tea, looking away from him for a beat.
“Feelin’ a bit heated, sugar?” The amusement was obvious in his voice.
The glass thunked on the table as she put it down too forcefully. “I am. You wanna get out of here?”
“What’s the hurry? Are you tired of me already?”
“Nope. It’s just the opposite. I’m afraid I’ve bitten off more than I can chew, but like the greedy girl I am, I’d like to gorge myself some more.”
She had lost her everlovin’ mind.
His jaw tightened and he paused, his eyes flashing to her mouth. She watched that jaw loosen as he continued to chew and swallow slowly. His gaze drifted back to hers, and he picked up his drink, draining it in one long chug before pushing the glass away.
“You’re a wild one… Tempting.”
He sat so still with his eyes boring into hers, his face an intense mask. His eyebrows had dropped. He looked almost angry… or maybe frustrated. It did nothing to dispel the heat that gathered in her core. If anything, the hint of fire in his eyes set her desire for him at furnace level. She’d never experienced an attraction like this before, putting her at a distinct disadvantage. She needed to be the one in control, and she felt anything but.
“I need to get back on the road. If I don’t get out of here now, I’m never going to leave,” he muttered, before he stood. Reaching into his back pocket, he pulled out his wallet, and threw some green onto the table. His warm palm caressed her cheek, as his thumb drifted across her bottom lip. The touch set off all sorts of tingles, further awakening parts that had no business being excited in a 1950s diner.
Chelsea’s heart thundered in her chest as he leaned down to place a soft kiss on her lips. The barely-there touch seared more than the hottest chili.
“The first kiss is always personal,” he whispered in her ear, before walking out of her life. 
For good.
She sat for the longest time, staring at where he’d been sitting, trying to calm the hell down. Wondering what the fuck had just happened, and why she suddenly felt so bereft. Like her carefully planned future now had a gaping hole she had no idea how to fill.


Former nurse, reluctant romantic, and chocolate lover, J.M. Adele, is the author of paranormal and contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. After years of indulging in her addiction to reading, her own characters started to tell their stories. They were relentless, forcing her to put pen to paper and release them into the world. She also owns and runs The Flare Up book blog where she shares her reading obsession.

On most days you can find her running between the desk, and wrangling her three boisterous boys while carrying a book in one hand. When everyone else drifts off to dreamland she escapes into the worlds conjured by the characters in her head.
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Finding Home is coming on the 17th of August!


I'm totally late to the party, but happy Independence Day!
How have you celebrated? Let me know in the comments.

I know I’ve been quiet on here. I am deeply sorry for that. Life tends to get in the way under normal circumstances, but lately it has swept me under a tidal wave of change. I’ll be moving to a different house, starting a new job, and studies. But most exciting of all, Finding Home is finally, fiiiiinally, going to be released on the 17th of August.
It’s in the final stages of polishing now. This one will be available on Kindle Unlimited. 



I’ve done some things I’m ashamed of. Been the subject of gossip they didn’t even bother trying to keep from my ears. But I’m here, thousands of miles away trying to atone for my sins. Funny thing is, some sins are so ingrained it’s impossible to scrub them from your DNA.

Chelsea is hell bent on reigning in her free spirit and becoming the daughter her mama could be proud of. Lord knows she owes her that much. But when a stranger crosses her path, her wild heart flares to life. She figures a little bit of fun never hurt none. She isn’t prepared for the lesson fate serves with a slice of pie, and some sweet tea on the side.

Greyson is done with being neck deep in cow dung. He’s ready to hang up his cowboy hat and replace it with a toque blanche. Following his passion all the way to Boston, he gets the shock of his life when the smokin’ hot blonde from Alabama turns up in his uncle’s restaurant. 

But her plans and his future are set for different destinations. And distance isn’t the only thing trying to tear them apart.

The kitchen is about to go volcanic as he fights to chase his dream, and hold on to his dream girl. 

Chelsea will have to make a choice between her heart, or her home. 

Which one will it be?

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to mature content. *

I hope to get you a link for the Blog Tour and Release Day sign-ups soon.
If you’d like an ARC—you special soul, you—the link to the form is HERE.



If you join my reader group and comment on the giveaway post you could win the first PB copy. Signed!
Join by clicking on the graphic.
More info to come, closer to the big day!
Cheers

Saturday, 29 August 2015

Abbi Glines - When You’re Back - Book Review (Review Copy)


Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK, 2015.
Genre: New Adult.
Length: 258 pages.

Ooh, a few unexpected twists and turns in this sequel to When I’m Gone. *Spoiler alert: You need to read that book first before reading When You’re Back*.

Reese is taking the leap and moving to Texas to be with Mase. But, not before she spends time with the family she’d never known after her father suddenly appeared on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After having that shock and enduring all the setbacks that have kept her and Mase apart, she’s ready to take their long distance relationship into close quarters.

Texas has other plans, throwing up more hurdles for them to jump in the form of a jealous cousin and an enigma named Major, to start with. Major happens to be Blaire Finlay’s brother. He seems to pop up wherever Reese is, watching her, flirting with her and putting her on edge. As Reese’s independence and confidence grows, will Texas be the thing that finally pulls them apart?

I had some catching up to do on Abbi’s books, so I’ve just read four consecutively. I started to lose a bit of steam as I got to When I’m Gone. Then I perked right back up with this one. I really like Mase and Reese’s story. Especially how he sees her worth, potential and takes charge of getting her the help she needs, with some assistance from a Kerrington Country Club fave of mine, Jimmy.

I think I liked When You’re Back more because Reese is finding her footing, growing as a person and feeling more valuable as she takes on a new challenge. I still think I would have liked her to own it more and not be so disbelieving of her own charms.

It also helps that they are finally living in the same state. The introduction of the competition, the magnetic, compelling Major, kept me flipping the pages to see what happens. I can’t wait to read his story.

Those weren’t the only surprises in store. You’ll just have to read it to find out. 

4.5 Flares

*Review Copy generously provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*





Cheers

Aussies can grab the paperback for $17.99.





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