Giveaway and More…

I’m running a giveaway of the very first signed copy of Tabloid.

Wanna win?

Here’s how:

-Buy Tabloid on Amazon or B&N

-Email me your confirmation to thebookmaven623@gmail.com

That’s it!  I will be picking a winner for my birthday on 6/24.

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Exclusive Excerpt from Tabloid by Jackie Paxson

For all of my wonderful followers I am going to give you a taste of my debut novel.  I hope you enjoy Talia and Zeke as much as I did.  Be sure to check out the early reviews!

419gGu2-pcLBook Blurb: 

1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?

After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.

To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pretending should be easy. It shouldn’t mean the fake feelings become real. Accepting the real feelings means the lies they’ve told are even harder to hide.

When the truth comes out can their love survive or will everything just fade to black?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07S8FPTWC

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46032070-tabloid

Exclusive Excerpt:

Prelude to Success

“Excuse me, Miss?  Can we use this chair?”  Talia’s gaze lifted from the menu.

“Uh.  I’m still waiting for someone.”

“Oh.  Alright.”  He approached another table with an empty chair.

Talia looked at her watch.  An hour late.  That son of a bitch was standing her up.  It was the last time she was going to use that dating app.

She sighed and wondered if she should leave now or wait a bit longer.

“Ready to order?”  The waiter approached the table for the fifth time.  His impatience was showing.

He had a look of ridicule.  Yes, she was being stood up.  Yes, she looked sad and lonely.  Was she going to let that get her down?  Hell, No!

“Yes.  I’d like the salmon with a salad.”  She closed the menu.

He snapped his order pad shut. Before he walked away, he made as much noise as possible taking away the other plates and glasses.

“Thanks.”  Talia mumbled taking a sip of her wine.

Talia knew she wasn’t the best catch.  She was curvy, outspoken and if she was being honest, plain.  Most men didn’t give her a second look.  Her last resort was that stupid dating app.  Staring at the seat across from her, clearly that app was crap.

While Talia waited for her meal, she took her tablet out.  She was working on an article for the tabloid magazine, The Dirty Laundry.  The last three years she’d been working her way up the chain.  Talia had an uncanny way of being in the right place at the right time for celebrity gossip.  Recently, she’d hit a dry spell.  Her current article was nothing to write home about.  Pun intended.

“Come on, baby!  I can’t wait to get back to your place.”  A familiar squeaky voice sounded from a booth to her right.

“Calm down, Gwynny.  You know I’m going to give you what you want.”  A sultry female voice answered.

Talia glanced over trying to look inconspicuous.  A beautiful blonde woman was practically sitting in the dark-haired woman’s lap.  Talia snapped her head back to her notebook.

Sitting in the booth was A-list star Gwyn Smythe.  The woman who’s lap she was sitting in was her manager, Gina Bartholomew.  This normally wouldn’t qualify as scandalous, but Gwyn was currently engaged to Zee Jaxon, A-list action star.

Talia snuck her phone out of her purse.  She strategically propped her phone up to snap consecutive pictures of the women canoodling.

“Here you go.”  The waiter placed her food in front of her.

“Thanks.”  Talia watched her phone snap the pictures.

“Anything, else.”  He snapped.

“No.”

“No wonder he didn’t show.”  He mumbled as he walked away.

The comment stung but the reality of what she was getting dulled the pain.

Twenty minutes later, Gwyn and Gina left arm and arm.  Talia texted the pictures to her boss.

Her phone pinged immediately with a message.

Talia smiled.

Dropping money on the table she grabbed her tablet and walked calmly out of the restaurant.

 

 

Tabloid by Jackie Paxson

So, I took a big leap and published my own book this past weekend.  I am looking for people to review it now.  If you are interested I’d love for you to contact me and I will provide a copy.  See below for the blurb and amazon information.  Please email me at thebookmaven623@gmail.com Subject: Tabloid  if you are interested.

419gGu2-pcLBook Blurb:

1 gossip writer + 1 A-list movie star = 1 fake relationship…or does it?

After breaking a story that rocks Hollywood, Talia is the top gossip writer around. One night will put all of that into question. The writer becomes the story when she gets caught doing the walk of shame from A-lister Zee Jaxon’s home.

To save both of their reputations he suggests a fake relationship. Pretending should be easy. It shouldn’t mean the fake feelings become real. Accepting the real feelings means the lies they’ve told are even harder to hide.

When the truth comes out can their love survive or will everything just fade to black?

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Tabloid-Dirty-Laundry-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07S8FPTWC/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Jackie+Paxson&qid=1559053812&s=gateway&sr=8-1

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46032070-tabloid?from_search=true

Review: Cruel Fortune by K.A Linde

Today, I get to bring to you the second book in Cruel series by K.A Linde.  The last book ended in a very cruel intentions kind of way.  Just when you think the Upper East Side couldn’t get any worse they say hold my champagne.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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I finally have everything I ever wanted–fame and fortune and literary success.

Only one problem: I lost my muse.

He was tall, dark, and handsome. Broody, enigmatic, alluring, and right for me in every way.

Until he wasn’t. Until I lost everything.

And I can’t lose it all again. I’ll do anything to keep it.

Even seeing him again…

 

Review:

Natalie is now successful.  Thanks to her experience with Penn and his group of Upper East Side snobs.  Her book is a hit written under a pen name.  She didn’t expect to run into any of them when she had to go to New York to promote the book.  But, when she comes face to face Lewis, Penn’s best friend, things change.  Changing her life to follow her muse sends her down the exact road she wanted to avoid.

This was a fantastic follow up to the first book.  All of the angst and emotion felt during the first book is thrown right back at the reader times 10.  This book has a lot of Natalie in it.  Penn plays his role but Natalie’s journey down this road is what takes you on the roller coaster ride.  Without giving too much away, Natalie’s success changes her life in the exact way she didn’t want Penn to change it.  What she thought she couldn’t handle with Penn becomes her life.  In some ways, she is very hypocritical now that her life echoes the one that destroyed her the previous year.  One person doesn’t give up though.  Penn.  Once Penn knows Natalie is in his domain his one goal is to have her back.  Unfortunately, the Crew is still around and causing all kinds of hell for people. If you haven’t read Cruel Money yet, I suggest reading that first.  July will be a long wait until Cruel Legacy hits the streets.

Sneak Peek at Tabloid

Today I am sharing with you a story I am currently working on.  So, you get to have a sneak peek of the prologue.  The link to the story is here.  If you like it drop me a comment or a vote on the story!

 

Tabloid 2Blurb:

Talia is known as The Gossip Queen.  When she breaks the story of the century she becomes infamous throughout Hollywood.  But, when the tables are turned and she becomes gossip thanks to a night she can’t remember with sexy A-lister, Zee Jaxon,  her reputation and job are on the line.

When Zee Jaxon comes to her with a plan she is skeptical.  Become his fake girlfriend until the paparazzi get bored.  What could go wrong in a fake relationship with an A-list movie star who also happens to be her brother’s best friend?

Real love is not in the plan.

Cover courtesy of @zoeygold_13

Sneak Peek

Prelude to Success

“Excuse me, Miss? Can we use this chair?” Talia’s gaze lifted from the menu.

“Uh. I’m still waiting for someone.”

“Oh. Alright.” He approached another table with an empty chair.

Talia looked at her watch. An hour late. That son of a bitch was standing her up. It was the last time she was going to use that dating app.

She sighed and wondered if she should leave now or wait a bit longer.

“Ready to order?” The waiter approached the table for the fifth time. His impatience was showing.

He had a look of ridicule. Yes, she was being stood up. Yes, she looked sad and lonely. Was she going to let that get her down? Hell, No!

“Yes. I’d like the Salmon with a salad.” She closed the menu.

He snapped his order pad shut. Before he walked away, he made as much noise as possible taking away the other plates and glasses.

“Thanks.” Talia mumbled taking a sip of her wine.

Talia knew she wasn’t the best catch. She was curvy, outspoken and if she was being honest, plain. Most men didn’t give her a second look. Her last resort was that stupid dating app. Staring at the seat across from her, clearly that app was crap.

While Talia waited for her meal, she took her tablet out. She was working on an article for the tabloid magazine, The Dirty Laundry. The last three years she’d been working her way up the chain. Talia had an uncanny way of being in the right place at the right time for celebrity gossip. Recently, she’d hit a dry spell. Her current article was nothing to write home about. Pun intended.

“Come on, baby! I can’t wait to get back to your place.” A familiar squeaky voice sounded from a booth to her right.

“Calm down, Gwynny. You know I’m going to give you what you want.” A sultry female voice answered.

Talia glanced over trying to look inconspicuous. A beautiful blonde woman was practically sitting in the dark-haired woman’s lap. Talia snapped her head back to her notebook.

Sitting in the booth was A-list star Gwyn Smythe. The woman who’s lap she was sitting in was her manager, Gina Bartholomew. This normally wouldn’t qualify as scandalous, but Gwyn was currently engaged to Zee Jaxon, A-list action star.

Talia snuck her phone out of her purse. She strategic laid her phone to snap consecutive pictures of the women canoodling.

“Here you go.” The waiter placed her food in front of her.

“Thanks.” Talia watched her phone snap the pictures.

“Anything, else.” He snapped.

“No.”

“No wonder he didn’t show.” He mumbled as he walked away.

The comment stung but the reality of what she was getting dulled the pain.

Twenty minutes later, Gwyn and Gina left arm and arm. Talia texted the pictures to her boss.

Her phone pinged immediately with a message.

Talia smiled.

Dropping money on the table she grabbed her tablet and walked calmly out of the restaurant.

Check out my new works!!!

I have been quite busy lately.  Unfortunately, reviewing hasn’t been my priority because I’ve been trying my hand at writing.  I have a couple completed works that I am slowly putting up on Wattpad.  I’d love for all of you to go check it out and give it a like if you dig them.

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When Christina loses her job an unexpected trip to London to take care of her uncle may just what she needs.  However, the reason for the trip was a trick to get her out of her funk.  So, when she meets the captain of the Winchester Wyverns, Finley, the connection is electric.  Christina knows she can’t trust athletes.  Her brain is telling her Finley is bad news but her body wants to climb him like a tree.

Finley is drawn to Christina the moment she sees her after a match.  Though, she is the cousin of his teammates and getting her alone is a challenge.  Once he gets her alone how can he convince her she is different from all the other girls?  That she has quickly become his addiction.

When they both finally let their walls fall, Christina’s past slams back into her life with horrible repercussions.  Can Christina and Finley find a way to love through heartbreak?

Check it out here!

182791180-256-k764142Book Blurb:

Talia is known as The Gossip Queen.  When she breaks the story of the century she becomes infamous throughout Hollywood.  But, when the tables are turned and she becomes gossip thanks to a night she can’t remember with sexy A-lister, Zee Jaxon,  her reputation and job are on the line.

When Zee Jaxon comes to her with a plan she is skeptical.  Become his fake girlfriend until the paparazzi get bored.  What could go wrong in a fake relationship with an A-list movie star who also happens to be her brother’s best friend?

Real love is not in the plan.

Check it out here!

Review: The Roommate Agreement by Emma Hart

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Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

The Roommate Agreement, all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!

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You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

Review:

Jay is the worst roommate.  He leaves clothes and trash laying around the apartment expecting Shelby to pick up after him.  Well she is done with being the mama to this overgrown child.  Inspiration strikes when she is watching her favorite show.  They are going to have a roommate agreement.  A good set of rules that will make life easier and hopefully end the crush she has on her best friend.  Nothing good can come from falling for your best friend.  That is unless it becomes the best decision you’ve ever made.

I adored this book.  Emma Hart writes romantic comedy like nobody else.  Jay and Shelby are fabulous.  They are both completely relatable.  Shelby’s an introvert with a bit of a narcotic tendency and Jay is an extrovert who has never had to be a grown man before.  They are a perfect pair of best friends.  But, making the decision to become more than friends is always difficult especially when you are living with them.  With the help of their families and other besties, Brie and Sean, Jay and Shelby find their way.  Though it isn’t without its hilarious foibles.  I fell in love with this book.  Emma Hart truly knows how to rope a reader in and keep them swooning and laughing.  If you are looking for your next laugh out loud, sexy, no-pants required read, look no further.

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Download your copy today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2DGpmhA

AppleBooks: https://apple.co/2UoG1M3

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/TheRoommateAgreement

Nook: http://bit.ly/2DH0FBr

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2DIIPy5

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2U6lAam

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2H3qOyc

About Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.

She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.

Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.
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Connect with Emma

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

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2Dr0atq

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2Dq42ez

Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2EBbZNe

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2D91d3T

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emmahartauthor/

Stay up to date with Emma by joining her mailing list: https://www.emmahart.org/newsletter

Website: https://www.emmahart.org/home

 

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