Rumors is Live!

Snag your copy today!  Book 3 in the Dirty Laundry series is up and you should see what people are saying about it!

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Blurb: 

Alyssa Owens has been directionless. Jumping from one bartending gig to another. That all changes when she’s caught singing while serving drinks. Almost instantly she is thrown into a world of recording artists, band practices, and tabloids. She’s already had a taste of the lifestyle with her brother, who is a famous action hero. However, when she begins to receive creepy texts and heavy breathing calls, her brother insists she have a babysitter/bodyguard.

The babysitter he chooses is none other than his best friend’s brother-in-law. Rex Walker is a sexy, southern goofball she’d met once or twice. He was definitely not bodyguard material. However, when she sees him again there is something different. Something darker. It only draws her to him even more.

As Rex protects Alyssa’s body from a stalker will she be able to protect her heart from the mysterious Rex? Can their passion and love survive the dark while waiting for the light?

Get it here!

A surprise with giveaways

Hi Everyone!

I know it’s been ages since I touched base with you guys.  I’ve been slacking on Born to Be My Baby but I promise I have 2 serious reasons why.

Up first!

A novel I’ve been holding on to for almost two years finally came together and is live for your consumption.  It’s a sports romance filled with sexy British rugby players and a feisty heroine.  It is live and has been getting some really good reviews so far.  You can pick it up today on Amazon.

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After Christina loses her job, an unexpected trip to London to take care of her uncle may be just what she needs. Once there, she realizes the reason behind her trip was an elaborate lie. Although Christina is ready to leave, her family convince her to stay. When she meets Finley, the captain of the Winchester Wyverns, she is still determined to go back home. Their connection is electric. However, her past relationships with athletes have been disastrous. Christina knows she should run far away from him, but every time she sees him, she wants to climb him like a tree.

Finley is drawn to Christina the moment he sees her after a match. She’s the cousin of his teammates and getting her alone is a challenge. Once he gets her on her own, he needs to convince her that he’s different from the men in her past. With each passing moment, she quickly becomes his addiction.

When Christina’s horrible past crashes into her life in London, the unthinkable happens, tearing her world apart. Can Finley help Christina piece together her heart while showing her how important she is to him? Will they find a way past the pain to the love that could forever change their lives?

Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SBKW4GG

Next up:

The third book in the Dirty Laundry series will be live in 1 week!  You can pre-order it today!

thebookmaven623_rumors (1)Blurb:

Alyssa Owens has been directionless. Jumping from one bartending gig to another. That all changes when she’s caught singing while serving drinks. Almost instantly she is thrown into a world of recording artists, band practices, and tabloids. She’s already had a taste of the lifestyle with her brother, who is a famous action hero. However, when she begins to receive creepy texts and heavy breathing calls, her brother insists she have a babysitter/bodyguard.

The babysitter he chooses is none other than his best friend’s brother-in-law. Rex Walker is a sexy, southern goofball she’d met once or twice. He was definitely not bodyguard material. However, when she sees him again there is something different. Something darker. It only draws her to him even more.

As Rex protects Alyssa’s body from a stalker will she be able to protect her heart from the mysterious Rex? Can their passion and love survive the dark while waiting for the light?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BF68MJM

Now to the really good stuff!

You have the opportunity to win some great prizes!

The first one is easy.  All you have to do is fill out a survey about virtual book signings.  For every 50, I put names in a hat and you will have a chance at a surprise prize.  All you have to do is click here and fill out the short survey.

The second is a chance to win signed copies of the Dirty Laundry series so far.  All you have to do is pre-order Rumors and send a screenshot of your proof of purchase to thebookmaven623@gmail.com with the subject line “I’m Ready for Rex”.   That’s it…that’s all you have to do.

These giveaways are only available until Rumors goes live in 1 week. 

 

Limited time sale!

Howdy everyone!

I hope all of you are staying safe while we adjust to our new normal.  Many of you are looking for the next thing after binging Tiger King on Netflix.  Look no further.  A Work in Progress is on sale for 99 pennies on Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes.  Also, the Dirty Laundry Series can now be found on Kindle Unlimited.  Binge those now before the third book comes out.

Hopefully all of you are safe and healthy.  Hang in there.  We are in this together.

Grab A Work in Progress here

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Pre-order for A Work in Progress Now Live!

If you are chomping at the bit for my next book go ahead and pre-order this laugh out loud romantic comedy!

thebookmaven623_awork copy(1)Blurb:
What can I say? I’m a work in progress.

I never planned on being 39 and still a virgin. Life got in the way and before I knew it I was almost 40 with a cherry that had yet to be popped. So, I pulled up my big girl panties and made a bucket list to accomplish before the big 4-0. Easy peasy, right?

It only took three bottles of wine, the internet, and a dating site to flip my world on its side. What came next would consist of part disaster and part greatest thing to ever happen to me.

My new life consisted of plenty of men and plenty of dates. None of those were with the one man I wanted more than anything. He was untouchable. With his heated looks and seductive voice, I was in trouble. My restraint, willpower, and a non-fraternization policy were the only things keeping us apart. None of it mattered to him. He was determined to have me and damn the consequences.

With men, awkward dates, a geriatric wedding, naughty needle-pointing, and a sexy as sin boss the last year of my thirties had the potential to be one I would never forget.

Up for Pre-order at all the major retailers.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0858JT6G5


B&N:  https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1136565807;jsessionid=BFEADB8A795A3CB265C3A05BB026A2B0.prodny_store01-atgap03?ean=2940163803675


Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-work-in-progress-12


Apple:  https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1500824354

Limited Time: Tabloid is Free

If you’ve been holding out for a good deal on Tabloid, now is the time for you to pick it up!

Two days only!  Tabloid is free!

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

The Ugly Christmas Sweater is Live!

Hi Everyone!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted but I have to share that my newest book is now life.  Ready for a holiday RomCom filled with sexy times, randy animals and crazy friends?  If you’re looking for your first holiday romance to amp yourself up for the holidays pick up The Ugly Christmas Sweater today!

Thebookmaven623_christmassweaterBlurb:

7 Reasons to Never Do a Favor for Your Best Friend:

1. It’s an ugly sweater party
2. The party is full of handsy executives
3. It’s an ugly sweater party
4. It’s an open bar and you need lots of alcohol to get through the party
5. It’s an ugly sweater party
6. Your friend leaves you to humiliate yourself in front of a sexy suit
7. It’s an ugly sweater party

Being a good friend means attending a corporate Christmas party with the ugliest sweater your friend could find. Cierra is a very good friend. However, coping with the party with the open bar lends her to humiliating herself with the sexiest guy there.

Justin knows the girl who threw up on his shoes at his company’s Christmas party, if only he could remember where. Between her drunken slurs and unfiltered conversation, she was the most fascinating woman he’d ever met.

Christmas is the season filled with love and cheer. Can a woman with no filter and a billionaire CEO find a way to survive the season, fall in love, and save an animal shelter in the process?

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XQ6X5QD

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-ugly-chris…/1134411178…

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/the-ugly-christmas-sweater

 

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Happy Release Day! The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: June 20th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44010609-the-locker-room

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AVAILABLE NOW!!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2In9iDF

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Rk4z8v

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2Rhp9GA

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/2WNi2H5

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Blurb:

Have you heard the rumor around campus about the locker room?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. One rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

Translation: baseball players are stupidly superstitious and believe the locker room has magical powers.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

The only question is, will she accept?

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Excerpt:

This map is useless.

Easy to read, my ass. I need a magnifying glass to make out any of the color-coded buildings on this thing and unfortunately, I left my magnifying glass in my other skirt. That was sarcasm, if you didn’t catch it.

Standing next to a wonky-looking tree, I try to act as casual as possible—hip popped out, interested glances, the usual—as I hide a school map beneath the pages of Pride and Prejudice , while off-handedly looking for the MacMillan building. But the wind—though subtle—isn’t making things easy.

Recently transferred from Cal State, Fullerton, I’m attempting to avoid making a fool of myself on the first day of fall classes at my new school, Brentwood University.

Unfortunately, I’m way out of my element.

For one, I know nothing about this school other than they have the best library sciences program in the country. Making the transfer a no-brainer for me the minute I realized I wanted to be a librarian. I dabbled in business at Cal State, but who was I kidding? I had no right trying to figure out micro-and macroeconomics.

A California girl through and through, Illinois is nothing like the palm trees and beaches I’ve grown up with. Don’t get me wrong, there are trees here, huge, plush, green trees everywhere, the kind of trees Bob Ross made dance on his canvas. But the smog . . . I have no idea where that is. Breathing fresh air almost feels wrong. And apparently pizza is a big deal here. I’ve heard at least three separate arguments since I’ve moved about which pizza in town is best. Let’s all be friends and be grateful there is good pizza here.

And even though this is a “small” school town outside Chicago, it’s larger than life with boisterous personalities and ivy-covered buildings that cause me to believe I’m walking on the hallowed grounds where the prosperous were educated.

Plus, I had to buy leggings for all my skirts, because the temperature doesn’t call for bare legs out here.

The wind picks up again, lifting my skirt and map at the same time. Not wanting to be known as the resident flasher on campus, I save the skirt—because even though I have leggings, I chose not to wear them today—and tamp it back down on my legs as the map lifts from my book, floats into the air, twirling and swirling only to smack a passing guy right in the face.

Whap .

“What the—?” He startles and I jump into action.

“I’m so sorry,” I say, scrambling to hold my skirt down while clutching my parted book at my chest.

The map is slowly peeled away and a pair of beautiful light blue eyes peek past the paper first, followed by the sharpest jawline I’ve ever seen, defined and tense. Light scruff matches his dirty-blond hair that is swept to the left and cut short on the sides. Dressed in a green Brentwood baseball sweatshirt and wearing a jaw-dropping smile, he chuckles and hands me the map while eyeing me up and down.

Why is he so familiar?

Those eyes.

“Not a problem, but you could have asked for help if you were lost. Slapping me with a map is an aggressive tactic, effective, but aggressive.”

That voice, that smirk. I know it from somewhere.

Feeling a light blush creep up my cheeks, I say, “Not used to the wind.”

He nods and thumbs behind him. “Lake Michigan. It’s a bitch in the winter.” He studies me for a second and then nods at my map. “Where you headed? I can help.” There is the smallest southern drawl in his voice, nothing strong, but enough to tell me he’s not from Illinois.

I know that voice. I remember specifically thinking it was hot.

Tamping down my map and folding it in my book that I snap shut quickly, I say, “I promised I’d figure this all out on my own, but looks like I might need a little help after all.”

“Don’t blame yourself; this campus is a maze with no rhyme or reason. I was lost my entire first semester. Can’t tell you how many times I was late to class.”

“That’s reassuring.”

He tilts his head to the side and gives me a small once-over. “I know you.” I don’t say anything and just as his eyes land on my chest, a smile creeps over his face, a light bulb lighting in his head. “You’re the girl who helped me find my room on Saturday.”

Oh.

Shit.

It’s the yellow-door baseball guy.

He leans forward, hands stuffed in his pockets and says, “I never forget a good pair of tits.”

As if I wasn’t blushing enough already.

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

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Connect with Meghan:

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

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn

Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x

 

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

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.

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