Reckless Goes For a Spin
Originally released last year as Road Rage, Reckless gets a new title, a new look, and a new publisher: me!
I’m doing the happy dance today as I hit “publish” for this first installment in my Blue Collar Boyfriends series, featuring rough-around-the-edges heroes who can be tender when it counts.
To celebrate my second self-published title, I’ll be doing a blog tour and a giveaway the whole month of April. Join me on the tour and enter to win one of five free e-copies of this steamy contemporary with a paranormal twist.
For a jump-start on the giveaway, click the word “giveaway” to go to the Rafflecopter page and start earning entries now! You can tweet about the giveaway once each day for extra entries. Subscribing to my newsletter will give you two entries.
What Reckless means to me:
The psychology of driving has always been fascinating to me. Ninety-five percent of the time, I’m a super nice person. A people pleaser. An encourager. A sympathetic confidante. Most people who know me would say I don’t have a mean bone in my body. If I make someone upset or hurt somebody, I am grieved for probably an unreasonably long amount of time.
Those who have driven with me, know this is only part of the truth. Behind the wheel, I am likely to lose patience with the person in front of me if they’re not driving fast enough or spout curses at the driver behind me who is inching closer and closer to my bumper in a none-too-subtle hint that I should be going faster.
I suspect I’m not alone in behaving somewhat differently (read: like an entitled brat) behind the wheel. To hear some of my driving-related confessions, make sure to follow my blog tour. There will be opportunities to get some of your own confessions off your chest and perhaps to hold hands, sing Kumbaya, and meditate on how we can all be a little more patient when we drive.
Knowing driving is such a powerful anger stimulant for me and many others, I wanted to explore the psychology of this pastime/occupation/convenience/necessity and dig into the head of a person who makes a mistake in his anger on the freeway. What might the consequences be? How might shining a spotlight on anger stimulate a person to change? What if we add guilt into the mix?
That’s how Reckless was born. It started as a scenario. A guy acting out in anger on the road. And it became a love story that I still love reading even after what feels like a gazillion rounds of editing.
Here’s the blurb:
Sometimes it takes a miracle to find forgiveness.
Divorced construction worker Derek has anger management issues. Acting rashly on the freeway, he causes an accident. His truck escapes unscathed, but he can’t say the same for his conscience. Visions of the wreck haunt his dreams, but they’re always followed by the sweet caresses and soothing words of a beautiful woman who calls to everything male in him.
Cami assumes she is dead. With no memory of her past, all she knows is endless fog and the occasional visit to a darkened bedroom where she comforts a man battling nightmares. When she wakes in a hospital bed and regains her memory, she assumes the ruggedly handsome Derek was no more than a figment of her concussed mind.
As Cami recovers, she learns that Derek is not only real but also the driver charged with causing her accident. She should be furious with him, but their inexplicable nights together showed her a tender side beneath his rough exterior. Will she let one reckless mistake drive them apart, or will forgiveness have the right of way?
Where can you get it?
Amazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo | ARe | Goodreads
click to enter my giveaway and you might win one of five e-copies of Reckless.
Woohoo! So glad to see this one back. And I love that cover!
Thanks so much, Amy! This book wouldn’t have been possible without your input and support. You’re a wonderful CP and friend!
Congrats on re-releasing this, Jessi. And I agree with Amy…the cover is wonderful! Loved the story too. I hope many new readers discover Reckless!
Thank you Mae! It feels awesome to get it back in the stores. Hugs to you!
Jessi, I am so excited for you! This is a wonderful book and I know your readers will LOVE IT! XXX OOO!
Thank you! Smooches and hugs to you too!
I literally could not have done this, the original release or the re-release without you and Amy. You two inspire, support, and motivate me to always be my best and try my hardest.
I loved Wishing for a Highlander and can’t wait to check this one out too!
Thank you! I hope you like it too. Brace yourself for an angry, hot construction worker:-)
I am having a hard time commenting here. Ugh – I have not read you and would like to remedy that sometime.
Oh dear. Is WordPress being tempermental? I’m glad I have the comment now!
Well, Steph, I’m happy to send you an ARC if you’re interested. I’ve got a contemporary w a paranormal twist (78k wds) and a Highland novel (99k wds). I’ll send you an email with the blurbs and you can take your pick:-)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Hiya! Nice to meet you! Read your piece over on MsRomanticReads and found it interesting, so thought I would stop by here. (Isn’t Michelle a peach?) I look forward to reading a new to me author. Think I might keep my eye on you.
I love Michelle! Her reviews are thoughtful and awesome. Definitely a peach!
Thanks for stopping by!
Definitely keep your eye on me. I need the supervision;-)
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