Authors in Bloom 2018 with S.J. Maylee #gardeningtips #romance

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Welcome to the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop!

Gardening is one of my favorite things. In fact, it even inspired my tagline.

Blooming Hot Romance.

Life can be harsh. <- There is some honesty. It’s definitely my truth. Over the years, I’ve looked to my garden for tranquility. But it can be such a big undertaking, so overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. Below you’ll find links to my posts filled with tips from my first two years from the Authors in Bloom hop, including new tips for this year, and details on my giveaway and the grand prize. I hope you find something that makes your gardening life easier, less harsh, and enjoyable.

Keep reading for my gardening tips, my giveaway, AND how to enter for your chance to win the fab GRAND PRIZE!


S.J.’s Tips for Starting Seeds Indoors!

I’ve started seeds before, but over the years I’ve gotten a bit more committed. 🙂 Here’s a look at a few of the things I’ve collected, heating pad, mini and larger seed trays, mini and larger lids for those trays, peat moss plugs, and adjustable lighting.

Before I get started, I spend time reading about my seeds. I take notes on the blooming or harvesting stats. After subtracting from the day I want them to bloom, I determine the day I start my seeds. Just this past week, I started several sunflower seeds. I’ll be starting several more over the next couple months. This year, I’m attempting to have sunflowers blooming in my garden all summer long.

There are several seeds that I don’t start indoors. Carrots, peas, and cucumbers sprout quickly. After I prepare my garden in the spring, I place the seeds directly into the ground.

To start seeds indoors you’ll need to control a few things.

  • Heat : Seeds need warmth to sprout. Most homes are warm enough for the seeds, but this time of year, our home is a little cooler. A seed heating pad will lift the temp by about ten degrees.
  • Dirt : Most soil is a bit too heavy and, well, dirty. Lol. Yes, I did call most soil dirty. Seeds need a clean environment, free of disease and no competition for the attention of the important stuff like moisture, heat, and light. Sterile starting soil is the way to go. Peat moss also creates a lovely environment for seeds. It holds onto moisture, but not too much. It’s light and won’t stop the delicate roots from growing.
  • Container : The container is another area with lots of options. You certainly could put the soil in any small container. I’ve found peat moss plugs that fit perfectly into a seed starter tray. I have the smaller trays you see in the picture above, since I’m only starting a few seeds at the moment. Depending on how much growth you get, you may need to re-pot your seedlings before transitioning them outdoors. Here’s an extra tip: When transplanting, pull tiny plants up by the leaf, not the stem. The stem is delicate at this stage and easily damaged.
  • Moisture : Your seeds need water, but not too much. Your soil starter should be wet, but not dripping the day you put your seeds in place. Each day there after, you’ll want to ensure the soil is moist and the air has humidity. If you have a tray with a plastic lid, be sure to set this on your tray to hold in the moisture. You can be creative here, lots of lids will do, as long as light can get through. If your container has holes in the bottom and you have it sitting on a tray of some kind, put some water, not a lot, in that bottom tray. The starter soil can suck up the water as needed through the hole in the bottom of the container. The last thing you want is the seeds to dry out! Dry seeds do not sprout. Each day, check on the water in the tray as well as the soil. Add water as needed.
  • Light : Seeds don’t need light before they sprout, but as soon as they do, they’ll need light. Get ready! To ensure you don’t have leggy, bendy stems, you’ll want to supplement sunlight. A simple sunny windowsill is not sufficient for young plants. Don’t make your tender plants bend to find the light. If you want straight plants, get that light directly overhead. Florescent lights are perfect for this task, even better if you can position that light a few inches from your plant. As your plants grow, you’ll need to raise the light. I actually have a lid for the larger tray you see in the pictures that will accommodate my young plants once they’ve outgrown the shorter lid. By raising the roof and raising the light, you’ll be directly the plants straight up.
  • Notes: It will be some time until you can tell what’s what. Be sure to document what seeds you have where. I have popsicle sticks ready to stick in as soon as the lids come off. Also, take notes on your process, based on your results, you can get ideas of what to change for next year and what to do the same.

  • Hardening : Once your seedlings are growing strong, and the risk of frost has past, it will be time to transition them to growing outside. To start, take your plants outside for a few hours each day, in a protected (not windy) area, and bring them back inside at night. If you have a cold frame, that would be a perfect place to harden your plants. Each day, lengthen the amount of time you leave them outside and then at the end of a 7-day period, you can plant them in their final spot in your yard.

Hope these tips help!

Extra Tips:

General Gardening Tips – Authors in Bloom 2017

General Gardening Tips – Authors in Bloom 2016


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Here’s a look inside the newest release in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series:

Unexpected Destiny

Book Description:

Elizabeth Martin thought she already had her happily ever after, that is until her husband mysteriously disappeared. Aidan Clery is a skilled assassin for hire who wants nothing more than to find the love of his life. Fate throws Liz in his path and everything is perfect, except Aidan just won the contract on her life.

The truth surrounding Liz’s estranged husband takes the pair on a dangerous journey. Nothing in their lives will ever be the same. Destiny may be unexpected but it will be up to Aidan and Liz to discover the truth and claim their real happily ever after.

Excerpt:

Aidan turned off the faucet and caught the reflection of those gorgeous brown eyes in the mirror.

“Oops. Wrong door,” said his girl as she turned around.

“I can share.” He could handle the surveillance later. This woman deserved his attention.

She stopped and turned around. “Okay then.” She took a step toward him. “You know what? I should have asked for confirmation earlier.” Her gaze was full of mischief.

“You’re right. You should have asked.” He took a hold of her hand and pulled her close. “I sure would like to see that tiny scrap of lace.” And just like that his night got infinitely better.

She stopped her forward movement when their chests were a mere inch apart. A nice rosy blush heated her cheeks. He kept hold of her hand while her other played with the lapel of his dark leather jacket. “I can’t believe I’m doing this.”

“You need to get back to your friends?”

“Yes, but…” She licked her bottom lip. “Maybe I could stay here for a few minutes.”

“At least a few.” He tapped the bottom of her chin. “How about you start by telling me your name?”

“Liz.” Her gaze met his and he wanted time to stop. Something about the lonely look in her eyes called to him to not let her get away. She shifted closer. “Who are you?”

He pushed his finger over her waistband, rubbing her hipbone. “I’m Aidan.” He squeezed the hand he still held. Her soft body relaxed against his.

“I should probably go. I need to get my friends home.”

“I don’t think you should go anywhere.” He brushed his nose against hers.

A delicious moan slipped from her lips. “I don’t want to leave but I need to make sure they get home safely.”

“It’s nice of you to look out for them.” Damn, she smelled good. It was lilacs or roses or something.

“I’d rather stay here with you.” She leaned in and their lips almost met. “My friends are always right. I should have gone out with them months ago.”

“Stay a few more minutes.” He caressed over her hips to her round ass. Hot tension filled his thoughts. Forget a few more minutes, he’d take all night and then some to explore this beautiful woman.

“More.” She scraped her teeth over her bottom lip.

A second later, the door opened. “Lizzy, we got to go. Emily isn’t feeling well.”

She dropped her head to his shoulder and he wrapped his arms around her.

“Oh, I’m so sorry, Lizzy.” The woman held the door open. “You’re right. He is cute. Bring him with you. Emily won’t mind.”

“She’ll be right out,” he said. Once the friend left the bathroom, he brushed her hair behind her shoulders and stroked her back.

“I feel like I’m cursed.”

“You and me both, sweetheart.” He didn’t let her go.

“Well.” She looked up at him from under her long, dark lashes. “It’s not what I had in mind but would you help me with my friends?” The soft tone of her voice had him imagining how she’d purr if he made her come. “I think I might be the only one sober and they can be a bit much to wrangle into a cab. They live north in Edgewater and then we could do something, maybe go back to my place.” She worried her poor bottom lip once more.

“I’d like that.” He squeezed her ass. “Sure. I’ll help, Lizzy.” He tugged on her hair. Then he’d help himself to more of her.


WHERE YOU CAN FIND BOOKS BY S.J. MAYLEE:

Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

BookStrand | Smashwords | iTunes


S.J. Maylee’s International Giveaway:

I’m giving away ALL the ebooks currently published in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series to one lucky commenter. To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite gardening tip and then click my >> Rafflecopter << for more chances to win.

GRAND PRIZE: We are giving away a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a 2nd prize of $25 gift card! Only those visitors who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize. So, keep hopping and comment at every stop. 😀


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Winners will be posted on both Dianne Venetta’s blog and the BloominThyme websites.

Giveaway ends April 27th at 11:59pm EST.


Remember to take the time to smell the roses.

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Top Pick News, Giveaways, Parties, and Anticipating Great Things! #FREE #giveaway #romance

I hope this winter has been kind to you. The snow has come and gone here many times. It’s currently covering our grass. It’s just enough to keep our ski hills open, just the way I like it. ❤

Below you’ll find information on a Giveaway, Facebook Party, Top Pick Reviews, a Sale, and a Book Fair!


GIVEAWAY

There’s one more day to enter Anne Lange’s 2017 Year of RomanceThe jackpot includes a Kindle Fire, all of the ebooks you see below (29 books!), as well as a necklace and set of wine glass charms made by the talented Nicole Laverdure.

Click the pic to see the rafflecopter and enter TODAY!

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PARTY!

Start your V-Day early and join Evernight authors for our Valentine’s Day Soirée! Author chats, contests, and giveaways will happen all day long.

My time slot will be from Noon-12:30 Eastern. Come have your lunch with me!

Click the pic to see the party on Facebook.

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TOP PICK REVIEWS!

THREE of my books have recently been given TOP PICK in their reviews at Night Owl Reviews. 😀 They include my very first release, TAKING CHANCES, my second release, UNTANGLE ME, and my FREE read, DESIRE PROTECTED. I’m over the moon happy that my books have been enjoyed. ❤ ❤ ❤ You can find more information about all my releases by clicking on the covers on my books page.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND BOOKS BY S.J. MAYLEE:

 Evernight Publishing | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

BookStrand | Smashwords | iTunes

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“In the end we get a wonderful story.”

“S.J. Maylee writes purely entertaining books that I absolutely love reading.”

“Despite the length of this novella, the story is still rich and full of suspense, drama, and holy hotness Batman!”

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SALE!

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Save 15% on your ENTIRE ORDER at evernightpublishing.com from now through 2/19. Coupon code: LOVE2017

You can find all my books at Evernight here.

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BOOK FAIR

I’ll be at the Great Lakes Book Bash this fall. Below you’ll find information about tickets and attending authors. Would LOVE to see you there. ❤

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#Free tickets for Saturday are almost gone! If you haven’t snagged your tickets yet, here are all your options…

Friday 10/27/17 – FREE tickets still available
Saturday 10/28/17 – 8 Free tickets available

TWO DAY SIGNING TICKETS – $15.00
ROCK STAR PASS (VIP Ticket) – $20.00

If you are traveling from outside the area and are looking for hotel accommodations, you are welcome to stay on site at the Radisson. When you call to make your reservation, please make sure you tell them you are there with GLBB and you will receive our group rate for your room.

Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/great-lakes-book-bash-2017-tickets-19157619957#tickets
Hotel: 269/343.3333

Below is the most up-to-date list of attending authors.

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Readers’ Choice Awards, a Sale, and Fabulous Reviews #giveaway #happynews

It’s been a crazy busy fall. So, when it snowed here on Saturday, I was in complete denial that winter is indeed coming. I hope you’re not as in shock as I am. ❤

Here’s something else that shocked me. You, my wonderful readers have nominated me in TWO categories in this year’s Evernight Readers’ Choice Awards.

Thank You!

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Voting is now open in the final round and ends on November 30th. Each voter will be entered to win a $50 gift card!

You’ll find me in the following categories. I’d love your vote!

 Best Evernight series – Assassins & Sweethearts by SJ Maylee

Best in Category: BDSM –  Unexpected Destiny by SJ Maylee

>> Click here to cast your vote! <<


This coming Friday, my self-published title, Common Grounds, will be on sale at All Romance eBooks. 25% off!
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reviewertoppick2I’ve had several new reviews come in lately. My very first release, Taking Chances, has received a 5-star TOP PICK at Night Owl Reviews. 😀 Squee!! I don’t have to tell you how much I love this story. It’s the first couple that took hold of my imagination and didn’t let go until I had it just right. I simply love it when others enjoy it as well.

“Lydia calls him Sir and the heat is on!”
“we get a wonderful story”
“I really like the fact I’m in on the first book of the series and I have the others to look forward to.” <- That’s right and I am working on Keller’s book now. Swoon!
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Desire Unexpected, the newest release in my Assassins and Sweethearts Series has a couple new reviews too!  😀 One of the readers also confirmed Desire Unexpected does read as a stand alone. <- All my stories do actually. So, start there if you want and I hope you’ll be convinced, as she has been, to read the other’s in the series too. ❤
“This was a fun, entertaining, and easy read and I plan to go back and purchase the books in this series that I do not have.”
“Great writing, mystery woven in very well and a romance that leaves a reader sighing with happiness.”
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My Sexy Saturday “Now that’s a beautiful ass.” Desire Protected #Free #MySexySaturday #RomanticSuspense

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday. Today, I’m sharing from Desire Protected, my FREE read.

Hope you enjoy these 7 sexy paragraphs. 

Enjoy!


He turned her around and pushed her down over the bed.

“Hey, you already spanked me tonight.” She squirmed as he yanked off her tiny skirt and her panties along with it.

“That spanking only served to clear my head and allow me time to come up with a plan.” He removed her shoes and tossed them over his shoulder. “This spanking is your punishment.” He rubbed her ass.

Oh shit.

“Take off your silly little shirt and your bra too.” He rolled up his sleeves. “I want you naked.”

She got up on her knees and pulled her shirt over her head. After unclipping her bar, she tossed it at him. “What about you?”

“You’re not in a position to make demands.” He snatched her ankle and pulled her down and around until her legs and butt hung off the bed. “Now that’s a beautiful ass.”


Desire-Protected-with free heartBook Description:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: light BDSM and spanking

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to see DESIRE PROTECTED at Goodreads


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#SatSpanks “Hey, you already spanked me tonight.” Desire Protected #Free #RomanticSuspense

click here to visit the Saturday Spankings blogHello! Happy Saturday Spankings! 🙂

This week, I’m sharing a bit more from the same chapter. Ethan has been confronting Nadia regarding her bad decisions.

Enjoy!


“Hey, you already spanked me tonight.” She squirmed as he yanked off her tiny skirt and her panties along with it.

“That spanking only served to clear my head and allow me time to come up with a plan.” He removed her shoes and tossed them over his shoulder. “This spanking is your punishment.” He rubbed her ass.

Oh shit.

“Take off your silly little shirt and your bra too.” He rolled up his sleeves. “I want you naked.”


Desire-Protected-with free heartBook Description:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: light BDSM and spanking

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to see DESIRE PROTECTED at Goodreads


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Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot to me that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Don’t forget to check out the other weekend memes, including My Sexy Saturday, Saturday SpankingsWeekend Warriors, and the Snippet Sunday Facebook Group.
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#SatSpanks “Let’s have it.” Desire Protected #Free #RomanticSuspense

click here to visit the Saturday Spankings blogHello! Happy Saturday Spankings! 🙂 It’s been a long time since I’ve shared with SatSpanks. So glad to be back. 😀 I must have a new story out that has some spanking.

I do and it’s FREE.

In this snippet, Ethan is confronting Nadia about her bad decision. Who thinks a spanking is in her future?

Enjoy!


“Let’s have it.” His nostrils flared. “What could possibly have gotten you so out of sorts you thought it was okay to track me down?” His gaze had gone cold and he crossed his arms.

“I didn’t think it was okay.”

“Oh, so you thought about this before you walked into a situation that could have gotten you killed or worse.” The hurt etched across his features cut like a knife.

“No.” She swiped her palms back and forth on her thighs.


Desire-Protected-with free heartBook Description:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: light BDSM and spanking

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to see DESIRE PROTECTED at Goodreads


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Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot to me that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Don’t forget to check out the other weekend memes, including My Sexy Saturday, Saturday SpankingsWeekend Warriors, and the Snippet Sunday Facebook Group.
AandS book 1 and 2

My Sexy Saturday “Good morning, beautiful.” Desire Protected #Free #MySexySaturday #RomanticSuspense

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Hello! Welcome back to My Sexy Saturday. Today, I’m sharing from Desire Protected, my new FREE read.

These 7 sexy paragraphs are from the opening scene

Enjoy!


“Good morning, beautiful.” Ethan strolled in, wrapped his arms around her from behind and kissed her cheek.

She stopped the blender. “Good morning, sweetheart. You’re looking fine today.” Maybe she should ask him about their wedding plans, their nonexistent plans. She wanted nothing elaborate but she wanted to plan it with him.

“You’re looking good enough to eat.” He swept her hair from her shoulder and sucked on her neck.

The warm moist heat of his mouth and his firm hand rubbing her ass had her forgetting entirely what she was doing. “It’s good I don’t work for you anymore.”

“We’d never get anything done.” He let her go and turned to the shelf behind them, probably to fetch a coffee mug.

She rubbed her forehead and focused on the blender in front of her. “What was I doing? Oh right, smoothies.” She pulled her to-go cups from the shelves. “I made enough for you this morning.”

“No more stealing from you. Well then,” he smacked her ass, “I will have to find something else to steal.”


Desire-Protected-with free heartBook Description:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: light BDSM and spanking

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to see DESIRE PROTECTED at Goodreads


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Thank you so much for visiting me, it means a lot to me that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Don’t forget to check out the other weekend memes, including Saturday SpankingsWeekend Warriors, and the Snippet Sunday Facebook Group.


AandS book 1 and 2

Mid Week Tease “We haven’t agreed to anything, yet.” A snippet from Desire Protected, Assassins and Sweethearts Series #FreeRead

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

Big THANK YOU to Angelica Dawson for keeping us going every week.

I’m teasing from my brand new FREE read, Desire Protected.

This week, the assassins have gotten together to discus a possible job. Clair, who we met in book 1 is back and she’s shedding some light on a task Ethan and Max took care of in book 1. Not everything is as it seems. In fact, it’s a whole lot worse.

She wants Ethan to kill a woman.

A woman. Yikes!

Will the assassins help her out?

Let’s find out.

❤ ❤ ❤

Enjoy!


“Thank you for helping me with this case.”

“We haven’t agreed to anything, yet.” Ethan said. “Tell us what you know first.”

“I’ll share what I can.” She rolled her shoulders and cracked her neck. “The gun runners you’ve been watching aren’t shipping guns.”

“Max and I found their safe house up near Milwaukee. It’s guns. We saw it for ourselves.” Ethan looked between her and Max.

“You didn’t see everything they were transporting.” Clair tilted her head.

“How is it you have any idea what they’re doing?” Max said.

“I have a man on the inside.” She sat up straighter. “When they take the girls from the strip club, they drive them to that cabin, and from there they’re somehow taken out of the country.”

“Has your man been able to tell you anything more about their routine?” Gavin asked.

“We haven’t heard from him since he left with the last shipment and we’re not supposed to until he has some idea how far down the rabbit hole goes. They’re scheduled to transport the next group of girls tonight. I’m not going to lose one more girl to these monsters. If you guys aren’t willing to step up, I’ll find someone else.”

“Now, hold up. I didn’t say we wouldn’t do it. In fact, this is the kind of situation we typically handle. I’m just not so hot over killing a woman.” Ethan sat back.

“I can tell you how she treats these girls once she has them locked up. None of them have seen the light of day in weeks, and she starves them more and more every day. When she does bring them food, she acts like she stole it, like she’s risking her own life for them. By now, more than half the girls have bruises covering their bodies and it will only get worse when they get where they’re headed.”

“Enough. We get it. I’ll take her out tonight.”


I knew Ethan would step up. ❤ But if you’ve read the blurb, you know things are about to go very wrong. Oh boy!

Desire-Protected-EvernightPublishing-JayAheer2016-smallpreviewBlurb:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM

Where you can get your FREE copy:

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to add DESIRE PROTECTED to your Goodreads want to read list

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease “I want to see her dance.” A snippet from Desire Protected, Assassins and Sweethearts Series #FreeRead

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

I’m teasing from my brand new FREE read, Desire Protected.

I’m starting from where I left off last week but this is all I’ll be sharing from this scene. To find out what happens next, pick up your free copy TODAY!

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Enjoy!


“I’ve seen your type before. You will not steal this girl from me. If you want her, you’ll have to pay for her like all the others. I won’t allow you to make any sideline deals. All transactions go through me.”

“I want to see her dance.” He kept a hold on Nadia. “Surely you don’t want to stop me from seeing the merchandise.” He took a quick glance at the gun. The slide was locked back. There was no way of knowing if she knew how to get the gun ready to fire.

“I have plenty of girls available for sale. This one is new and clearly doesn’t understand our protocol. Let me get her in the back, and then you and I can talk about how we do things around here.” She crooked her finger at Nadia. “Come on, girl.”

Nadia slipped from his grip and stepped around him. “It’s okay, Sir. I’ll go, and then you and Bev can take care of business.” She kissed his cheek and gazed into his eyes. He spotted her strong furrowed brow. He also didn’t miss the beads of sweat along her temple. It didn’t please him to see the clear signs of fear but, in the right amount and mixed with her strength, it could be what she needed to survive a night like this.

He ground his teeth as she walked out of his reach.


Desire-Protected-EvernightPublishing-JayAheer2016-smallpreviewBlurb:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM

Where you can get your FREE copy:

Amazon | Evernight | Barnes & Noble
Bookstrand | All Romance Ebooks
Kobo | iTunes | Smashwords

click to add DESIRE PROTECTED to your Goodreads want to read list

Thank you so much for visiting me. It means a lot that you took the time to visit my little place on the web. Be sure to check out all the Mid Week Teasers:

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Mid Week Tease “Not so fast, Mr. Fancy.” A snippet from Desire Protected, Assassins and Sweethearts Series #FreeRead

click to see SJ's Mid Week TeasesHappy Hump Day!

I’m teasing from my brand new FREE read, Desire Protected.

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Enjoy!


“Come on now, up you go.” He prayed Nadia worked with him. If they played their cards right, he’d have her back in the main part of the club where she could make her exit.

“Thank you for giving me another chance, Sir.” She stood on shaky legs and pulled up her panties.

“You’re doing fine.” He caressed her cheek. She was the most precious thing in the world to him. It would kill him if his work ever touched her again. He’d have to determine the cause of her jealousy and do what he could to diminish any worries she had. That was a task for later. Right now, he needed to get her out of there. “I am looking forward to seeing you dance.” He opened the door and pulled her behind him.

“Not so fast, Mr. Fancy.” Bev stood in the hall and pointed a gun at them.


Desire-Protected-EvernightPublishing-JayAheer2016-smallpreviewBlurb:

Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…

Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM

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