Author Override: Skye Jordan

Posted August 9, 2013 by Under the Covers Book Blog in Author Override, Featured Authors / 86 Comments

Author Override is the place where authors take the reins and take you on a journey into their world. Some may allow you into their private writing dens. Others may take you along with them on research trips or interviews. Whatever the case may be, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride because here you’ll get an in-depth look into an author’s musings.

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Excerpt:

Lexi’s phone chimed signaling an incoming call.

“Shit. Not now, Rubi,” she muttered and picked it up. “Hey, Rubi, can I call you back? I’m trying to work on something—“

“Lexi?” Jax’s voice took her by surprise. She sucked air and froze, unable to find words. “It’s Jax. I, um…hope it’s okay to call.” He suddenly sounded guilty, like he thought he might have interrupted something. “I just thought it might be easier to figure out our schedules if we could talk them over together.”

“I… I mean, of course. It’s fine.” She put a hand to her stomach, as if that would settle it. “I’m sorry.  Rubi was here a little while ago and I thought— Never mind. I’m just looking at my… Oh, I guess I already said that.”

Jax laughed, the sound soft, deep and smooth. Lexi’s body flashed hot with memories of those sure fingers sliding over her skin, his hot tongue behind her ear. The luscious, bone-deep craving she suffered whenever she thought of him created a heaviness between her thighs, and Lexi had to sit down before her legs went out.

“You sound like I feel,” he said. “I’ve been sitting on the side of the road for fifteen minutes working up the nerve to text you.”

All her muscles relaxed. She dropped her head into her hand. “Jesus, it’s great to hear your voice.”

“You just made my week, baby.” His voice felt like a purr in her ear. “Let’s work out these schedules so you can hear it in person. Though…” His voice deepened with suggestion. “I am sitting in my truck just off the intersection of highways 110 and 5. At this time of night I could be just about anywhere in the county within twenty minutes. All I need is an address, and we can spend all night looking at the fine points of these schedules…in the flesh.”

Desire drilled through her body, making it difficult to think. On the fringes of her mind, his situation registered. “You’re…on the side of the freeway?” She fought to clear her head. “Are you okay? Do you need…help…or something?”

“If I said yes…” He hesitated. “Would you come to me?”

Something about the way he said come to me made Lexi’s blood bubble. Still the question hit her wrong and cooled the growing heat. Not because he’d asked, but because he had to ask.

“If you needed something, you could always call me. I’m sorry…” Her throat

squeezed with regret.

Jax waited a beat. “You’re sorry…for what?”

“That I’ve created a situation between us that made you feel like you even have to ask.”

But even through her frustration, his location sank in. He was awfully close to her studio and she couldn’t help but wonder if that was sheer chance. One glance at Google could have told him everything he could have wanted to know about her career. About who she was. What she looked like. She’d thought about researching him at least a hundred times, but hadn’t. Had wondered if he’d done the same.

“Jax…?”

“Lexi,” he answered, his voice smoky.

Her mind and body warred—her brain suspicious, her body needy. She couldn’t just forget about the men in her past who’d been difficult to shake. At the time, she couldn’t have imagined any of them acting so immature or insecure. If she just put those instances out of her mind and believed it wouldn’t happen again, she’d find herself right back in that hot seat.

She forced air into her lungs. “What are you doing at the intersection of 110 and 5 at this time of night in the middle of the week?”

“I was dropping a friend at home, stopped to talk on my phone, got the job in New York and…thought of you.” He paused. His voice came quieter. Softer. “I must be close. You sound nervous.”

She closed her eyes. Oh, God, that voice. He could be caressing her through the phone. She replayed the sexy words he’d said to her that night.

Tell me what you want, Lexi.

I’ll do anything.

You feel so good, baby.

“Fifteen minutes,” Jax whispered, pushing her toward the edge. “I’ll speed.”

Lexi blew out a breath, dropped her head back to look at the ceiling and swore.

“If you’re not with anyone,” Jax asked, his voice growing contemplative, “and we both know how good it is between us… Tell me again why you’re resisting this pull.”

Her stomach seemed to float, giving her a giddy-queasy sensation. “The truth is,” she said, “nothing’s very clear anymore.”

A moment of silence hung. His breath seemed to thicken over the line just before he breathed, “God, I miss you, Lexi.”

The underlying vulnerability in his voice ripped her open.

“I know that sounds crazy,” he went on, “considering how little time we spent together, but… I can’t stop thinking about you, and knowing I can’t see you again…it’s just…”

“Hard,” she finished. “I know. I miss you, too.”

He breathed out, heavy and sharp, like the wind had been knocked out of him. “Baby…”

The almost-groan rippled over the connection and prickled Lexi’s skin. She grasped at her last strands of safety.

“I don’t want to hurt you.” Even if Lexi could push all the image issues aside, even if she could forget about the partnership, her long hours and dedication to the business had always caused major problems in her previous relationships. And she certainly couldn’t cut back. Not now. “This is a critical time for me. The shop demands more of me than there is to give. I just…don’t have anything left.”

“I understand what it takes to run a business on your own. And I’m a big boy, Lex. Let me worry about me. If you want me, take me. I’m offering.”

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A couture wedding dress designer to the rich and famous, Lexi LaCroix’s image means everything. Raised on the wrong side of the tracks, her years of polish and hard work are finally about to pay off. She’s on the cusp of landing a partnership that will place her designs in high-end shops around the world, fulfilling lifelong dreams and providing financial security. But when she crosses paths with a sexier-than-sin, bad-boy biker who makes her realize how much living she’s sacrificed for her success, one touch is all it takes to threaten her carefully choreographed life.

Jax Chamberlin has been screwed over by gorgeous gold-diggers one too many times. Though he runs his own stunt company, all of America knows his family name, his Hollywood face, even his net worth, all years after he’s given up acting. Finding a woman who doesn’t plan to use him as a stepping stone to success is virtually impossible, so when the charming and mysterious Lexi offers him a chance at a totally anonymous hook-up during an out of town trip, Jax accepts. Only Lexi is more sextacular than charming, and Jax wants more. Lots more.

But Lexi’s got a major hang-up over his renegade lifestyle, and Jax isn’t willing to change his ways. Especially not when he discovers who she really is. Because if she finds out his connections could catapult her to the top of her career, he’s afraid the fantasy woman he’s falling for might just end up like all the rest. And this time, it’s not just his bad-boy reputation at risk, but his heart, too.

About the Series:

RECKLESS is the first book of a trilogy series: Renegades.

The rough and ready stuntmen of Renegades are experts in the fine art of death and destruction on the big screen. The best of the worst.

When it comes to tearing it down or blowing it up, no one can do it better, faster or with more flare than a Renegades’ bad-boy on a mission. When it comes to pleasing a women, no one can do it with more intensity or eroticism than that bad-boy with the need.

And while women come hot and fast for the sexy Renegades, holding on to the right woman may be the hardest stunt they’ve ever had to pull off.

COMING AUGUST 2013

Stay posted of its release date by following Skye on Twitter, Facebook, and signing up for her newsletter

Meet Author Skye Jordan:

Author Skye Jordan PicSometimes fun, sometimes naughty. Always romantic.

I am a USA Today Bestselling Author writing under the pseudonym Skye Jordan for my more … sexually heated … works.

My Skye Jordan novels are all about enjoying that little wild streak we all have, but probably don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we usually don’t get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, playing naughty and maybe even acting a little wicked. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.

And, yes, even love. Because even as Skye Jordan I’m just a happily ever after kinda gal. (Or, in some cases, happily for the foreseeable future.)

Website: http://skyejordanauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SkyeJordanAuthor

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/Skye_Jordan

To celebrate the upcoming release of RECKLESS, Skye is gifting (27) total digital copies of RECKLESS upon its release, (9) $10 eGC’s to Amazon.com, and (3) fabulous Grand Prizes consisting of designer purses.

Please follow the below Rafflecopter directions. Full terms and conditions, prize details and eligibility can be found on the ‘Terms’ located on the widgets.

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Visit Skye’s Website: http://skyejordanauthor.com OR go to: http://events.litconnect.com/virtual-book-tour-reckless-by-skye-jordan/

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Rebe
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Rebe

This sounds like a great book! I love the bad boy trope AND the raised-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-tracks trope.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Rebe! I love those tropes too! 🙂

Elizabeth P
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Elizabeth P

oooooo what a good excerpt choice!…I will definitely read this 🙂

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Elizabeth! It was tough to choose! Glad you enjoyed!

Karen G.
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Karen G.

Boy you can just hear the want in both of them, great excerpt, thanks! I am looing forward to reading it!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

That’s awesome to hear, Karen!! Thank you!

Samantha Kurtz
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Samantha Kurtz

Can’t wait to read! Thanks for the giveaway!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks for coming by Samantha!

leanne109
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leanne109

Congrats on a new release, looks like a great read!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Leanne!

elaing8
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elaing8

I love this cover.Love the purple 🙂 Thanks for sharing the excerpt.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Elain, thanks so much!

Evelyn
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Evelyn

Another great excerpt. Can’t wait to read it all.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Evelyn!

Amy R
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Amy R

So, I wasn’t going to read Reckless because I don’t read a lot of erotic romances but after reading different things on your tour, I know I have to read this. Congrats on the book, Skye!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

YAY!! Thanks Amy! Hope you LOVE it!

Leslie T.
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Leslie T.

Wow, this sounds really good. I will definitely be reading Reckless, this sounds like it’s going to be a HOT series and I hope I can find Skye on Goodreads as well. Thank you for the giveaway and excerpt!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hey Leslie! Yes, you should be able to find me on Goodreads :). Thanks so much! Hope you love it!

Glittergirl
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Glittergirl

What triggered this idea/plot for this book? It’s an interesting premise and I’d love to win a copy to go along on the adventure with you and the h/h. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with the release!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hi Glittergirl,

Heh, you know, honestly, I can’t remember!!! I’ve always got so many stories in my head…

But I do know I wanted to write super-hot contemporary romance about a group of adrenalin-loving bad boys living exciting lives and explore their challenges at finding love.

The rest kinda developed from there…organically…. I love when that happens.

Lisa Richards
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Lisa Richards

Already on my wishlist!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Awesome!! Thank you!

Jennifer
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Jennifer

love the story and excerpt from the book and can’t wait to read it

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Jennifer!

Jane
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Jane

Congrats to Skye on the new series.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Jane!

Susan T.
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Susan T.

Congrats on your up coming release. Sounds like a really great read. Adding to my TBR.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hi Susan! Thank you!

Rana Adams
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Rana Adams

Thank you for sharing as Skye is a “new to me” author and I look forward to reading. The cover is an eye catcher!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks for stopping by Rana. I love the cover too! A lot of fun to create!

Starla Y.
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Starla Y.

Loved the excerpt choice. I will be adding this to my tbr list right away. Sounds great!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thank you Starla!

erinf1
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erinf1

Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hi Erin! Thanks for coming by!

Maria D.
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Maria D.

I really like the sound of this book and can’t wait to be able to read it – thanks for the spotlight and the giveaway!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Awesome Maria! Hope you love it!

Deborah K
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Deborah K

…and that is why I like to read your stories.
“They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.”
…all tied up in a smokin’ hot package. I can’t wait to unwrap the Renegades. Thanks for the contest opportunity.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

LOL, I think I’m going to use your quote on my website Deborah! Love it! Thanks for coming by!

Sarah
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Sarah

Skye – Where do you write?

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

In the morning I write at McDonalds–whatever McDonalds is close by. Free wifi, free soda refills and the employees love me 🙂

At home I write in bed. I always have. For some reason, I’m most comfortable writing when I’m laying down. And I recently got an adjustable bed that I LOVE!! It vibrates too. >:-D

Natasha
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Natasha

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Natasha!

denise smith
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denise smith

i love your books i cant wait to read your new one

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Denise!! Hope you love it!

Olga
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Olga

Lovely book cover and very interesting description of the story.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hi Olga! Thanks! I enjoyed making the cover. Glad you love it!

Janice Hougland
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Janice Hougland

Hi, Skye. I really like that Lexi doesn’t know Jax is rich but is rebuffing him anyway because of his supposed lifestyle. And I like that Jax shies away from gold digger women but doesn’t realize that he is in no danger of Lexi being a gold digger. Sounds like a roller coaster ride of a romance. Secrets can be dangerous! 🙂 jdh2690@gmail.com

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Bwahahahahaha! Secrets are always dangerous!! Well said!

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

Hi Skye that was a great excerpt. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks for coming by Lori!

Tammy Faris
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Tammy Faris

VERY intriguing excerpt! Can’t wait to get this when it comes out!!! And I LOVE LOVE LOOOVVVEEE series so this makes it even better because I know there will be more coming! *pun intended* LMAO!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

LOL Tammy! Definitely more coming out! There are unlimited story lines and characters for this series — all hot and exciting. I’m thrilled to be writing it!

Timitra
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Timitra

Ooooh I like the sound of this book!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Timitra! Love your name!

Theresa Fischer
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Theresa Fischer

I love Jax’s tattoo! Can’t wait to read your book.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Theresa! It’s a fun one — the tattoo and the book 🙂

bn100
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bn100

the premise sounds interesting

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thank you!

Brenda Hyde
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Brenda Hyde

Dang….a great cover and a smoking excerpt. I’m there:)

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

LOL, thanks Brenda! Hope you love it!

Tammy S.
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Tammy S.

Thanks for the great excerpt adding to my TBR. Love the cover!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Tammy – fun cover to make!

Jesica
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Jesica

Wow! This sounds awesome! I can’t wait to read this book! There’s just something about bad boys 😉

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Agreed Jesica – bad boys are yummy!

Ellen Thompson
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Ellen Thompson

Thanks for the great excerpt! This sounds like an awesome book!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Ellen!

Cristina Riquelme
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Cristina Riquelme

Thanks for the great giveaway and looking forward to read it!!!!!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks for coming by Cristina! Hope you love Reckless!

deb p
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deb p

The book sounds great and I have always liked the name Skye.

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Hi Deb! Thanks! I love the name Skye too 🙂

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

These sound really fun!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks for coming by Texas! They are fun characters!

Michelle - Snarky Mom
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Michelle - Snarky Mom

Oh, what an awesome sounding series! Thanks for the excerpt!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Michelle!

Linda Thum
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Linda Thum

Wow. Pretty hot stuff excerpt. The kind that makes you want to read more!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Linda! Glad you enjoyed!

Diana Doan
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Diana Doan

Congrats on the new series! I love, love, love the cover….can’t wait to read Reckless <3

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

Thanks Diana! I loved making the cover! Glad you like it!

Kirstie
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Kirstie

Hey Skye! After that excerpt…well sigh! Look just let Jax know if Lexi keeps playing hard to get I am here for him! Sounds like a hot story, I can’t wait to read it!!!

Skye Jordan
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Skye Jordan

LOL! Thanks Kirstie!

Sandy Lion
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Sandy Lion

This book series is really peeking my interest, I am very excited about looking into reading it. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Janice Hougland
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Janice Hougland

Skye, if I read the blurb about you correctly, this is just the first book in the trilogy. Have you picked out names for the second and third books? Just curious. 🙂

Mary Preston
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Mary Preston

Thank you for the great excerpt & good luck with the release!!

Sue G.
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Sue G.

I love this sexy cover! Yum. Thanks for the chance.

Jenny Dauksa Schaber
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Jenny Dauksa Schaber

You probably don’t hear this often, but I have a thing for stunt people. I used to date one years ago…well, he went to school – aced it – but didn’t end up using it as a career path. They certainly earn every penny that they make. They will always have my respect and admiration. This is only the 2nd book where I have seen such a character in a lead role. I thank you for your character choices and the writing that you have put forth. You are actually one of my “automatic” authors – meaning I don’t have… Read more »

Lisa Figliolino
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Lisa Figliolino

Loved that excerpt….sounds really good. Looking forward to reading it!!!