M.Q. Barber’s New Release Delivers What it Promises: A Shirtless Gentleman

Her Shirtless GentlemanGentleman Removes Shirt; Romance Ensues

M.Q. Barber is one of my insta-buy authors. I was so excited to learn she was working on a new series to be released with Kensington’s Lyrical imprint.

It’s finally here!

You’ll want to get it as soon as humanly possible. I know because I got one of M.Q.’s coveted advance copies, which I happily reviewed for You Gotta Read Reviews.

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M.Q.’s got a lovely website where you can peruse all her books and get to know her.

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RECKLESS is Free!

Update

Reckless is free almost everywhere now. Thanks for your patience, everyone!

JessiGage_Reckless_800px…Almost

Confession time: I’ve never run a free promotion before, and I have learned a valuable lesson. Set price to free WAAAAYYYYY ahead of time.

I scheduled some online promotions to spread the word that the first of my Blue Collar Boyfriends novels RECKLESS is free for the month of August. But as of this moment, it’s only free at Google Play and Smashwords.

I did manage to discount it to $0.99 at Amazon, but my intention was for it to go free. I didn’t realize it could take up to a week for the big e-retailers to price-match.

I messed up, y’all.

So to everyone who would like RECKLESS for free from Amazon, B&N , or iTunes, you have two options.

1. Check back in about a week, and you should be able to download for free

2. send me an email (jessigage@gmail.com). I’ll send you RECKLESS in any format you’d like. And as an apology, I’ll also send your choice of either JADE’S SPIRIT (Blue Collar Boyfriends #2) or COLE IN MY STOCKING (BCB #3).

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. A HUGE THANK YOU to all those who went ahead and bought RECKLESS at the discounted $0.99. You all are very understanding!

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Winners!

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway last week! You all helped make release week for CHOOSING THE HIGHLANDER a huge success and a lot of fun!

Thank you for all the tweets and blog visits and notes of encouragement! I hope many of you will fall in love with Wilhelm like I did while I wrote him.

Without ado, here are the winners!

1st Prize

Amazon gift card $25

~~~Mary Ann Cloud~~~

2nd Prize

RuMe Tote Insert

(RuMe Tote Organizer Insert)

~~~Shannon Romein~~~

3rd Prize

Choosing the Highlander - Ebook(E-copies of Choosing the Highlander to 3 third-place winners)

~~~Suzanne King~~~

~~~Angela Horning-Archer~~~

~~~Becky Parsons~~~

Congratulations, ladies! Thank you for entering!

I’ve emailed the winners and will be sending out prizes as soon as I hear back from them. Remember, if you liked reading Choosing the Highlander, leave a review and tell someone you know about it!

Here’s the blurb and buy links again for anyone who hasn’t seen them yet:

As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can’t say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling five hundred years into the past.

Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.

As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm’s name, she will have to turn her back on everything she’s worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.

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How Well Do You Know Your 1980’s Toys?

Take This Quiz, Enter to Win an $25 Gift Card:

Test your knowledge of toys from the year 1981 to enter my giveaway!

What I’m giving away:

  • Amazon gift card $25RuMe Tote InsertChoosing the Highlander - Ebook

 

 

 

  • $25 Amazon Gift Card
  • RuMe Tote Insert & Organizer
  • 3 E-copies of my new release CHOOSING THE HIGHLANDER

What you have to to to enter:

You can enter in any number of ways. The point of the giveaway is for you to have FUN!

For the maximum amount of entries, do it all, but the bare minimum is to click HERE to visit my official Rafflecopter Giveaway page and click EASY ENTRY.

Show your 1980’s-Toy-Trivia Prowess:

Take my Quiz for another entry in my giveaway.

How many of these toys from the year 1981 can you name off the top of your head? Leave a comment below with your number of correct answers (out of 11) for another entry in my giveaway. You don’t have to be right. Just have fun!

The answers are in the comments, so down’t scroll down if you want to give this your best effort!

Did you get all 11 out of 11? If so, you did WAY better than this child of the 80’s!

I knew 7 of 11 without needing to look them up. For some I got half the name but couldn’t come up with the rest, so I decided not to count those.

For more giveaway entries, visit my Rafflecopter page and jump through all my shameless promo hoops.

Choosing the Highlander - EbookI decided to feature toys from 1981 specifically, because this is the year my heroine, Connie, is from before she gets sent 500 years into the past and meets her Highlander hero, Wilhelm. Check out Connie’s story in CHOOSING THE HIGHLANDER, my new release!

Some of you will remember Wilhelm and Constance, the older couple from WISHING FOR A HIGHLANDER. This is the story of how they met and the odds they had to overcome in order to be together.

Keep reading for the blurb and buy links:

As a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can’t say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling five hundred years into the past.

Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.

As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm’s name, she will have to turn her back on everything she’s worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.

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Feminists, Friends to Lovers & Fake Engagements!

Two-fer Tuesday!

two thingsI love me a good two-fer Tuesday! Don’t you?

Today I’ve got two new releases to share with you, one by Christine Warner, a fabulously talented contemporary romance author AND one by little old me.

Both are out officially TODAY! Don’t be shy, scroll down to check out our blurbs and excerpts. Whether you’re in the mood for feminist meets Highland warrior or friends faking an engagement, Christine and I have got you covered!

There’s a GIVEAWAY below, too. Don’t leave without entering!

A Friendly Engagement

A-FRIENDLY-ENGAGEMENT-1600x2400jpgOmar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…

Okay, so it wasn’t exactly Devi’s plan to become her friend’s fake fiancée. Lies aren’t her style. However, Omar offers her a big, beautiful raise—enough to track down the missing father she’s never known—and Devi reluctantly agrees to the whole engagement hoax…

This was supposed to be a no-strings-attached win-win for both Devi and Omar, but when they cross the line between friendship and…well, something more, Devi realizes she’s made a huge mistake that just might cost her both job and friend—falling for her fiancé.

Excerpt from A Friendly Engagement by Christine Warner

“You’re game for anything, right?”

Devi compressed her lips and studied Omar through a narrow gaze, taking in the way his overly bright eyes concentrated on her face as if memorizing every pore. Her gaze traveled south to the non-existent rise and fall of his chest and how he pushed his suit jacket aside as he placed his hands low on his hips. He’d stopped breathing while he waited for her reply. That made her more nervous than anything. “Normally I am game for anything, but considering the man asking the question, I’m a little nervous.” She licked her lips.

Omar shook his head, swallowing her hands in the warmth of his. “No. This is a great idea. I can’t believe I didn’t see it before.”

“I’ll hold back on saying I’m glad I could help until I know what you’ve got pinging around your brain.” She tried to pull free of his grip, but he only grasped her fingers tighter. Her inner voice told her whatever plan he’d cooked up included her and she wouldn’t be thrilled with the role.

“Bartow wants a family-first firm. He wants a planner who is married, blah, blah blah.” He dismissed his unfinished words with the thrust of his chin.

Devi nodded, her mouth going dry. Was he planning to hire a wife, or about to propose?

“I might not be married, but what if I were engaged?”

She didn’t want to jump to conclusions about the proposal so she pasted on a tight smile. “Do you have a serious girlfriend hidden away I don’t know about?” The thought unsettled her, but she pushed aside the heaviness in her gut. Omar and relationships mixed like fire and ice. Not that women didn’t find him attractive and vice versa, but his true love would always be work. Most sane women wanted something more than a workaholic commitment-phobe.

He shook his head a bit too vigorously. “No. No.” His grip tightened, and she flexed her fingers so he’d loosen his hold. “Hear me out before you shoot me down.”

“I’m more curious than ever.” Again, she threw sand over that niggling feeling in her belly. She never jumped to conclusions. Living by the seat of your pants didn’t allow it, but…

Why start now? She rolled her shoulders in an effort to relax. Omar pulled her off to the side and out of the crowd moving past them on the sidewalk. His hands shook with excitement, and he swallowed hard before clearing his throat. Always calm and collected, his buildup unsettled Devi, and she tugged one hand from his grip and pressed it against the gurgle growing in her stomach.

“How about we announce our engagement? I could pull in some favors and have it in the press Monday morning. That’d still give Bartow enough time to invite us to the meet and greet. And—”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa.” Devi’s stomach did a nosedive, and she yanked her other hand from his death grip and stepped back. She twisted one of the bangle bracelets on her wrist. “Our engagement? First off, I didn’t even know we were dating. And second, I am not going to help you get ahead by lying.”

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christine9Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmetic.  A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities.  She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter, Instagram, goodreads, and her website at christine-warner.com.

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Choosing the Highlander + GIVEAWAY

Choosing the Highlander - EbookAs a mechanical engineer in 1981 Chicago, Connie designs plumbing systems. She has also designed her life to perfection, right down to the man she hopes to marry. But when Mr. Right proposes, she can’t say yes. A head-clearing vacation brings her to the Scottish Highlands, where her free-spirited twin wishes for Connie to find true love. Neither sister expects the wish to send Connie hurtling five hundred years into the past.

Wilhelm Murray, heir to the barony of Dornoch, hopes to one day hold a seat in parliament and bring urgently needed reform to Scotland. But everything changes when a woman slated for execution proclaims her innocence using the most peculiar language. Powerfully attracted to the brave beauty, he rescues her even though it means becoming a fugitive and forfeiting his dream.

As Connie and Wilhelm evade capture, she discovers his passion for justice. Scotland needs his ideas. It needs him. And so does she. But in order to clear Wilhelm’s name, she will have to turn her back on everything she’s worked so hard for and embrace the magic of love.

Take This Quiz, Enter to Win an $25 Gift Card:

In honor of my heroine, Connie, who travels back in time from 1981, I’m hosting a giveaway that will test your knowledge of 1980’s toys. You can enter any time between now and end of day Sunday 6/28. I’ll announce the winners here on Monday 6/29.

What I’m giving away:

  • Amazon gift card $25Choosing the Highlander - Ebook$25 Amazon Gift Card
  • 3 E-copies of my new release CHOOSING THE HIGHLANDER

What you have to to to enter:

You can enter in any number of ways. The point of the giveaway is for you to have FUN!

For the maximum amount of entries, do it all, but the bare minimum is to click HERE to visit my official Rafflecopter Giveaway page and click EASY ENTRY.

Show your 1980’s-Toy-Trivia Prowess:

Take my Quiz for another entry in my giveaway.

How many of these toys from the year 1981 can you name off the top of your head? Leave a comment below with your number of correct answers (out of 11) for another entry in my giveaway. You don’t have to be right. Just have fun!

The answers are in the comments, so down’t scroll down if you want to give this your best effort!

 

Did you get all 11 out of 11? If so, you did WAY better than this child of the 80’s!

I knew 7 of 11 without needing to look them up. For some I got half the name but couldn’t come up with the rest, so I decided not to count those.

For more giveaway entries, visit my Rafflecopter page and jump through all my shameless promo hoops.

Excerpt from Choosing the Highlander by Jessi Gage

“Tell me your name,” he commanded.

Her eyes flashed in that way of hers that told him she didn’t make a habit of following orders. Och, her brazen spirit drew him from the moment he first saw her, when she’d been demanding Ruthven let her go despite being nude, bound, gagged, and outnumbered. Such bravery! Such intrepid determination!

“You told me no questions tonight.” Her voice scratched like sun dried wool not yet tamed into softness. The damage to her tender throat and lungs made him lust to slay her abusers all over again. Noticeably absent was her feigned English speech.

He suppressed a grin, wondering if she’d done it intentionally. “Simply telling me your name would have required fewer words than the rebuke, my lady, if your throat pains thee.”

“It wasn’t a rebuke.” A look of affront tugged her eyebrows low over those captivating eyes. How was it her every expression affected his viscera? With each change in her features, his stomach leapt and dove like a hawk in pursuit of prey. “Only a reminder.” The briefest flicker of nervousness belied the stubborn lift of her chin.

The kiss had made her uncertain. Before, she’d approached him as an adversary, though why she should do so, he could not guess. Now, she recognized the connection between them, but, if he guessed correctly, she feared it.

The lass needed time. She needed food and rest. He would ask no more of her tonight. Not even her name. It mattered not. His heart knew her regardless of what she called herself.

“Consider me reminded, sweet lady.”

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Legwarmers, Walkmans, & a Highlander?

Highland warrior meets 1981 career-driven feminist. What could possibly go wrong?

Choosing the Highlander - Ebook

The latest installment in my Highland Wishes series is almost here!

Release day is June 23rd

But pre-ordering is available here:

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Reserve your e-copy now and it’ll magically appear on your e-reader on release day. No hag stone or ancient stone formation required.

Or, if you prefer print, make sure you’r subscribed to my newsletter, and you’ll get an email on release day. Print copies will be available through CreateSpace, Amazon, & B&N.

This one’s going to be a ton of fun. Connie is a career-focused mechanical engineer from 1981 Chicago. She drives a  Mercedes, listens to Billy Joel, and has no patience for fluffy emotions like love. Her twin sister, Leslie, is the complete opposite, a free-spirited, Wicca-practicing sweetheart whose deepest wish is to see Connie happy.

To celebrate the summer solstice, Leslie takes Connie to an ancient druid site near Inverness, where they are vacationing together. Leslie makes a wish for Connie to find true love and happiness. Next thing Connie knows, she’s transported to a freezing cold winter’s night five hundred years in the past.

Find out how Wilhelm, the strapping Highland warrior, rescues her from a corrupt baron. I’ll give you a hint, it involves fire, swordplay, and a bit of berserker rage.

But that’s just the beginning. Wilhelm rescues Connie, but can he show her that love is stronger than logic and that giving in to passion can prove more satisfying than fulfilling all her modern-day career goals?

This Highlander has his work cut out for him. Fortunately, he’s up to the task. Fall in love with Wilhelm right along with Connie in this 3rd Highland Wishes novel.

Now for some 1980’s fun! Post your favorite 1980’s product, fashion, or memory in the comments to enter for a chance at a free pre-release e-copy of Choosing the Highlander.

My favorite 1980’s fashion is corduroy.

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A winner will be picked using a random number generator. Prize will be awarded the week before release (June 15-22).

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Here, Have an E-book

Highland Wishes Series Gets a Face Lift

Wishing for a Highlander - EbookFree e-books for newsletter subscribers!

Some people celebrate with champagne, some with balloons and confetti. Others go streaking through the quad. I’m celebrating with a face lift and a giveaway. Why?

Because I made the USA Today Bestseller list!

My Passionate Kisses 2 Love in Bloom co-authors and I hit the list in February with our $0.99 boxed set, and we did it in large part thanks to my newsletter subscribers.

Passionate Kisses2 CoverTo show my appreciation for these tried and true super fans, every person subscribed to my newsletter as of the end of the day on April 30th, 2015 gets a free e-book from my Highland Wishes series.

I’ve got shiny new covers for Wishing for a Highlander (Highland Wishes #1) and The Wolf and the Highlander (Highland Wishes #2). I want all of my newsletter subscribers to be able to enjoy an e-book version with a new cover. So… Commence Giveaway!

The Wolf and the Highlander - EbookIf you are a current newsletter subscriber, you should have already received the update I sent out today with the secret deets on how you can get your free e-copy with an updated cover.

If you are not a newsletter subscriber, go ahead and subscribe. If you meet the deadline, I’ll forward you today’s newsletter. But you have to subscribe TODAY (April 30th, 2015) to get your free e-copy.

If you miss the deadline, never fear. My e-books go for about the same as a latte at your favorite coffee house: $3.99. Sometimes I run a sale. The best way to hear about sales and new releases is…you guessed it, subscribing to my newsletter!

I only send a few updates per year, so don’t worry about a deluge of Jessi Gage propaganda.

Once again, THANK YOU! to everyone who bough a $0.99 e-copy of Passionate Kisses 2 Love in Bloom. You all are the best fans a girl could ask for!

Look for a third new cover in June as I get ready for a summer release of book #3 Choosing the Highlander. I can’t wait to introduce you all to younger (and lustier) versions of Wilhelm and Constance, the couple who help Melanie and Darcy when they’re on the run from Steafan.

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