Thursday, July 9, 2015

END OF DAY by JEWEL E. ANN #cover reveal oh boy!

Cover Reveal


End of Day releases on August 17th!

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Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust; in the sure and certain hope of the Resurrection to eternal life.


Four caskets. Two bodies.

Jessica and Jude Day witness their funeral and that of their parents a few yards away from mourning family and friends. Stripped of the only life they’ve ever known, the Days say goodbye to San Francisco forever.

Four months later, two thirty-year-old misfits with elite self-defense skills and penchants for alcohol, sex, and trouble arrive like an earthquake to Peaceful Woods, a retirement community in Omaha, Nebraska, that thrives on rules and gossip. Welcome home, Jackson and Jillian Knight.

Jackson celebrates his new beginning by embracing his job and wiping his cavalier past clean with a temporary oath of celibacy.
But Jillian’s past is branded into her soul—the deaths, the insanity, Dr. Luke Jones, and the need to make her lovers bleed.
Her chance for redemption comes in the form of a next door neighbor, one Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan.
He’s sexy, dangerously alluring, and riddled with emotional issues from years of service.
He’s also … So. Damn. Grumpy.
 Their mission is simple: Let go, start over, don't kill anyone, and pray that nobody wakes the dead.



Miss Knight.” He shut the driver’s door and slung his messenger bag over his shoulder. Do you need something?”
“What does AJ stand for?” She inched forward until they were toe to toe, red rain boots to tan combat boots. Jillian loved how her skin tingled in his proximity, how she felt dominated by his stature but not submissive to his strength.

“Your shorts are too short.” The authoritative intonation of his voice felt like a tongue dragging over every pleasurable nerve ending in her body.

“Too short for what? You, Sergeant Monaghan?”

“We don’t have a club house or swimming pool. Why the bikini top?” AJ clenched his fists as Jillian moved her feet between his. Her cleavage-bared chest pressed against his stomach.

“Is my body appalling to you, Sarge?”
“The old men in this neighborhood don’t need to have their wives pissed at them all day because the new neighbor gets her mail wearing a little bit of nothing.” His voice escalated with each word as it muffled into pure grit.

“Sarge, are you upset about my mail-retrieving attire or that I get the mail after you’ve already left for work?”

He narrowed his eyes.

“Because you’ve already seen more than the other neighbors.”

AJ maintained a scowl, but his deep swallow gave him away.

“How’s your lip?”

The tip of his tongue instinctively glided over the small red spot that was still there. “Tell me. Are you one of those kinky dominatrixes that likes it rough?”

Jillian twisted her lips and rolled her eyes, diverting her gaze from his. “Hmm … no, that’s not an accurate assessment.” Dr. Jones ruled out that possibility years ago.

“And why is that?”

She yanked his T-shirt from his pants and snaked her hand up a few inches against his taut, bare skin. Gripping his dog tags, she gently tugged until he gave in and leaned forward to prevent her from breaking them.

“Because I don’t want you to submit to me,” she whispered her words like a potion meant to cast a spell.

AJ secured her ponytail in his fisted hand. “I assure you words like surrender, succumb, and submit are only under the list of things I’m incapable of doing.”

Jillian smiled. She never considered her issue an addiction, but at that moment it was powerful and all-consuming.  “I’m going to bring you to your knees, Senior Master Sergeant Monaghan.”


About the Author

Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.



Thursday, July 2, 2015


When would he f-@kin’ wake up and smell the Folgers?
Another fast-talking woman
dressed in red leather
 just got the better of him.
Not this time!

If she wants to play games, he’ll capably give her a taste
of her own medicine.

Get your copy of OMFG! 
Erotic comedy hot enough to peel paint 
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Undercover, Mia enters an elite Paris bondage club hot on his trail and the truth. But to do so means she’s got to go the distance with Brandon McLemore—or pretend she’s up to the task.

One night, a white lie, and SWEET JESUS! What didn't go wrong! On no hands has she ever met a man who categorically has her rocketing into CRAZYTOWN.
But how far is she willing to go for the sake of her career with a Dom who demands she let go and let him?

Collared by the Cowboy
423 pages of HOT DAMN!

A scorching paint peeling OMFG.
Erotic comedy BDSM tale of what happens to a stubborn-as-a-rock woman refuses to admit defeat when life hands out lemons the size of Texas (aka a cowboy with a chip on his broad shoulder and fire in his indigo eyes).

A study about sex, subs, and power ignites into a firestorm.
A study about sex, subs, and power
ends up being one hell of a lie.
A lie two people tell themselves:
We aren’t falling too fast.
Or, we can get out before we get hurt.
LOVE, not gonna happen.
Warning: Hot enough to peel paint!
LEATHER AND LACE prequel is included in Collared By The Cowboy.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

ROMANCE WRITERS Are You Ready for #CarinaPitch?

#CarinaPitch is a Twitter event we’ve been doing for two years now, in which we offer an opportunity for authors to submit their work and get both an expedited response and feedback. We’ve had tremendous response to this and, we hope, have aided a few authors along the way with some of the feedback we’ve offered, so we’re thrilled to be doing it all over again in 2015.
Not only is #carinapitch popular with authors and those following along just for fun, it has been successful for us as well. Since the first #carinapitch, we’ve found over thirty manuscripts that we’ve either requested revisions on or signed for publication—an amazing result! Our ultimate goal is always to find new authors to acquire, not new authors to reject.
On Thursday, March 19, 2015, Carina Press editors will be monitoring the #carinapitch hashtag for book pitches from authors.
Book pitches chosen by an editor will be reviewed by that editor. Editors will respond with personalized feedback to all #carinapitch manuscripts they request; we are expediting response time for this opportunity, so that all authors who receive a #carinapitch request will receive a response by May 8th, 2015. Please note that we ask authors not to expect paragraphs of critique, but specific feedback will be offered, noting what the editor sees as not working or needing attention. We also would like to emphasize that the nature of this business is subjective, so the editor may provide feedback the author may not agree with. We’re offering insight into why the book doesn’t work for us (should we choose to pass on it, rather than acquiring, which is certainly a possibility!), not providing detailed instructions on how to “fix” any issues we see.
the 'deets!~
1) You must have a complete, ready-to-send, manuscript that falls within the commercial fiction genres that we publish. (Please view our submissions guidelines here.)
2) You must be prepared to send your manuscript within 3 days of the #carinapitch session. Any manuscripts sent after Sunday, March 22nd will still be fairly reviewed by editorial staff but won’t be eligible for the feedback/accelerated response time.
3) The manuscript you’re pitching must be new material, not previously published material, whether self-published or released via a publisher. Only new material will be considered during this event.
4) The manuscript cannot be one that has previously received a pass letter from Carina Press.
5) You may pitch more than one project.
1) Wait until March 19th from 9am Eastern to 9pm Eastern, which is when the editors will be monitoring the hashtag.
2) Craft your compelling book pitch into one (no more than two) tweets. Indicate if it’s more than one tweet by using 1/2 and 2/2 so we can piece them together.
3) Post them to Twitter from your account using the #carinapitch hashtag (the only way we’ll know they’re for us!)
4) Please do not post pitches for one book more than twice during the #carinapitch event. Even if you’re changing your pitch, please pitch the same book no more than twice during the day. Don’t worry, we’re reading every single pitch, so as long as you post it once, we’ll see it! Twice gives you the opportunity to change things up.
4) Watch for a reply from a Carina Press editor.
5) If an editor lets you know that they’d like to see your submission and your manuscript is NOT currently on submission with us:
  • You will need to follow that editor on Twitter so they can DM you the private link for submission. Only those whose pitches are chosen will receive this link.
  • Please follow the submission guidelines here and include all required information via the received Submittable link.
  • In the dropdown menu you’ll see at the private Submittable link, please select the editor who chose your pitch. Address your query letter to the editor who requested your manuscript.
If more than one editor asks for your submission, you may choose which editor to send to, though you may also wish to indicate the second editor who had interest, in case the first editor decides another editor would be better suited for your particular manuscript.
  • Send your submission no later than midnight Eastern time, Sunday, March 22nd, 2015. The link you receive will expire after that, and you will be unable to submit via this route.
6) If an editor lets you know they’d like to see your submission and your manuscript is already in our queue:
  • Update your submission via Submittable, using a note.
  • In the note, please include the Twitter pitch you used and your Twitter name (to help the editor recognize your request & verify that they asked for it) as well as the name of the editor who requested the manuscript via #carinapitch.
  • Update your submission no later than Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at midnight Eastern.
You don’t need to direct your tweet to a specific editor. We’ll all be monitoring the hashtag throughout the day. However, if you want to bring it to the attention of an editor you think it’s particularly suited for, you are welcome to do so. At the bottom of this post is a list of participating Carina Press editors and their Twitter IDs.
Please don’t post your pitch more than twice during the day. We know you want to make sure we see it, so we don’t mind if you post it at two different times, but please don’t post one manuscript more than twice. Though you are welcome to craft each pitch differently, please don’t post any 1 manuscript more than twice, regardless of wording. Two pitches per manuscript, so the hashtag doesn’t become cluttered, and so that all authors have equal opportunity to be seen. Don’t worry, we will see your pitch and consider it, even if you only post it once. Thank you!
You can find out what our editors are looking for by clicking here. You can see editor bios here.
Information about what we publish, our submissions guidelines and specific FAQs can be found here.
Feedback is welcome! Please email us at if ever you have specific, constructive feedback you’d like to share.

Even if your pitch isn’t selected by an editor, that doesn’t mean your project isn’t right for us. In the end, it’s the words you write in the story that will get us to acquire the book, not the words you wrote for the pitch, so if you’ve written something we publish, please still submit it to us. Your chances of having the manuscript acquired are just as good as those whose pitches we single out.

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