Savaged Dreams (Savaged Illusions #1) by Jennifer Lyon-Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

SAVAGED DREAMS (Savaged Illusions Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Lyon-Review, Excerpt and Giveaway

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SAVAGED DREAMS
Savaged Illusions #1
by Jennifer Lyon
Release Date: June 19, 2017
Genre: new adult, contemporary, erotic, rock, romance

Savaged Dreams

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 19, 2017

Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!

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REVIEW: SAVAGED DREAMS is the first full length installment in Jennifer Lyon’s contemporary, new adult SAVAGED ILLUSIONS erotic, rock romance trilogy focusing on twenty four year old lead singer for the rock band Savaged Illusions Justice Cade, and twenty year old college student/publicist Liza Glasner. For fans of Jennifer’s THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES there is a slight cross-over with the appearance of Sloane Michaels and Drake Vaughn. There is a prequel novella SAVAGED SURRENDER that introduces the characters and some of the background to the series.

Told from dual third person perspectives (Liza and Justice) SAVAGED DREAMS focuses on a battle of the bands- a reality show that will see one band’s meteoric rise to stardom. With four bands remaining, each band is assigned a publicist to help promote and primp the bands for their upcoming appearances. Enter Liza Glasner, college student and Savaged Illusions temporary publicist, and the woman who will call to Justice Cade’s heart. What ensues are the band’s preparations for the upcoming competition, Liza and Justice’s building romance, and Liza’s struggle to remain calm as her life slowly begins to unravel with the revelation of her past.

SAVAGED DREAMS follows the band as they battle not only for the coveted prize but a media campaign that exposes secrets and lies, heartbreak and pain, jealousy, rivalry, and sins of the past. Although the story line primarily focuses on Justice and Liza we are introduced to the members of the band: their history, their failings; their sins of the past. As the competition nears the end, old rivalries come to a head, threats are made, and the past comes back for revenge.

Jennifer Lyon’s SAVAGED DREAMS is an emotional, heartbreaking and wonderfully written story that will pull you in and never let go. There are moments of jealousy and rage, romance and love, drama, tragedy and destructive words. The premise is imaginative, spirited and intelligent ; the characters are passionate, colorful and broken; the romance is seductive, provocative and intense. SAVGED DREAMS is an intoxicating and sensual story of romance, love and the toxic reality of jealousy and hate. The story ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned!

Reading Order and Previous Reviews
Savaged Surrender (.5)
Savaged Dreams
Savaged Vows -July 2017
Savaged Devotion-August 2017

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Reviewed by Sandy

Savaged Illusions

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“That’s utter bullshit. You don’t hide your feelings with me.”

“Is that right?” She stroked her hand over the head of his cock.

He moved back from her touch, the spray of hot water cascading off his shoulders. Damn near helpless to stop himself, he lowered his hungry gaze over her soft belly to the hair slicked down between her legs. Jesus. Fiery lust rammed into him, taking his cock from hard to one massive throb. He should reach behind him and twist the water to cold, but he couldn’t harness enough brainpower to actually do it.

“You told me you found your voice here in San Diego. Use it. You want something from me?” He wasn’t going to unleash his needs on her until he was sure it was exactly what she wanted too.

Naked anger sparked in her eyes. “I didn’t like the way I felt. It was our date, and those girls were touching you. I wanted to push them off you and kiss you right there in front of everyone.

Maybe I’d shove my camera in their hand and demand they take a picture, then I’d post it and show the whole world that you’re mine. How’s that, Justice? That enough feelings for you?” She closed her eyes. “I know how stupid that sounds. I want you to win and—”

“Don’t you dare backtrack now.” He stalked her to the shower wall. “Those are your feelings. I want them. Every damned one.”

Her stare roamed down his body, then snapped back to his face. A current arced between them.

He didn’t touch her, yet the connection shivered on the moist air. Need screamed between them.

Her nipples hardened, and she raised one hand toward him.

He saw it again, that fucker’s hand wrapped around her arm and Beth kicking the shit out of his shin.

“You want me to kiss you? My hands on you?” He slapped a hand on the fiberglass over her head. “The only reason I’m not kissing you in public and making it clear you belong to me is that you want to keep our personal life out of the limelight.” He didn’t like it either, but he understood.

“We’re not in public now.”

About the author

Jennifer LyonJennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus One Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

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Good, Bad & Sexy by Jennifer Lyon-a review

GOOD, BAD & SEXY by Jennifer Lyon-a review

Good Bad & Sexy

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RELEASE DATE: January 27, 2017

Good girl, Lexie Rollins is a wedding planner on the lam. All she did was defend herself (with a staple gun) against a sleazy groom—who knew the Assault and Battery charges would stick? Now Lexie’s “vacation” at an exclusive resort has put her at the top of gorgeous bad boy bounty hunter Nick Vardolous’s list. And sexy Nick always gets his woman-every which way imaginable…

**Previously published as You Give Love A Good Name in the Sun, Sand, Sex Anthology.

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REVIEW: GOOD, BAD & SEXY by Jennifer Lyon is a stand alone, erotic, romantic suspense story line focusing on event planner and part-time writer Lexie Rollins, and bounty hunter Nick Vardolous. GOOD, BAD & SEXY is the re-release of a novella originally found in the Sun, Sand, Sex Anthology.

Told from dual third person points of view (Nick and Lexie) GOOD, BAD, & SEXY follows Lexie Rollins-a good girl whose life has fallen apart following charges of assault against a former client. When her family refuses to believe her side of the story regarding a would-be stalker who has taken control of her life, Lexie takes off on a much needed vacation away from family and the person who is trying to destroy her life. Enter Nick Vardolous, the man sent to ‘retrieve’ Lexie for an upcoming court appearance, and the man who has called to her heart. What ensues is the building relationship between Nick and Lexie, and the ongoing hunt for the stalker whose access to Lexie continues to grow.

The relationship between Lexie and Nick is one of immediate attraction. Months before Nick and Lexie met through Nick’s sister’s wedding and our hero offers Lexie one night of passion without strings or hard feelings. Nick is not the kind of man to enter into a long term relationship, and Lexie is a good girl; a woman who wants more than a quick jump in the back seat of a car. Meeting at the exclusive resort finds Lexie letting go of her good-girl persona, looking for something more than Nick has to offer but Nick is a man whose jealousy comes between Lexie and her fun. The $ex scenes are intimate and seductive.

We are introduced to Nick’s former partner and best friend Mac Koontz and his wife Shelly, as well as a myriad of phone exchanges between Lexie’s family and our story line heroine.

GOOD, BAD & SEXY is a quick read; a captivating story of suspense and romance; of one woman’s struggles to break free of her controlling family; and one man’s desire to let go of the past. The premise is playful and energetic; the characters are colorful and impulsive; the romance is passionate and hot. The stalker scenario is straightforward and the identity easily deduced. GOOD, BAD & SEXY is an exciting and fated story of love and second chances.

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Savaged Surrender (Savaged Illusions .5) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

SAVAGED SURRENDER (Savaged Illusions .5) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

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Release Date: October 24, 2016

Being bad has never been so sexy…

Bad boy Ethan Hunt is sexy, hard and tainted by a past he can’t escape. To make matters worse, good girl Ana Kendall is a wicked temptation impossible to resist. She’s too innocent for him, so he leaves, joining the security team for the world tour of the internationally famous rock band, Savaged Illusions.

Being good has never satisfied…

Since moving in with her dad at fourteen, Ana’s been the perfect daughter, friend, student and employee. But perfection sucks. When her girlfriends cook up a ridiculous scheme to reunite her with the one man she can’t forget, Ana hijacks their plot. It’s time to shed her good girl persona and go after what she wants—Ethan.

Being bad together is deadly…

When Ana bursts back into his life at a concert, Ethan has to make a choice. Consumed by fiery passion, Ana and Ethan surrender to their sensual desires…and unknowingly ignite the rage of an insidious stalker. This time Ethan can’t walk away—Ana’s life, and his heart, are on the line.

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REVIEW: SAVAGED SURRENDER is the introductory novella in Jennifer Lyons’s contemporary, adult SAVAGED ILLUSIONS erotic, romance series focusing on the sexy rock band of the same name. The SAVAGED ILLUSIONS series is a spin off from Jennifer’s THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES. This is security specialist/ wannabe chef Ethan Hunt, and bakery chef Ana Kendall’s story line. You do not have to have read the Plus One Chronicles to understand the concept of Savaged Surrender although I recommend reading the original series for the enjoyment.

Told from dual third person points of view (Ana and Ethan) SAVAGED ILLUSIONS is a story of second chances. For seven years Ethan and Ana were best friends dancing around their attraction to one another but never crossing the line between friendship and $ex. Ethan struggling with his past, as a former MMA fighter destroyed by a cheating scandal, finds our hero the newest security specialist for the rock band Savaged Illusions, and heads out on tour leaving a heartbroken Ana Kendall behind. Eleven months later Ana will re-enter Ethan’s life- a changed woman who knows that if she cannot have Ethan Hunt as her happily ever after, she will take him for one night only-no string attached. What ensues is the rekindling of a friendship that leads to love but a friendship that is threatened on both sides of the relationship.

The rekindling relationship between Ethan and Ana is one of second chances. Ana has loved Ethan for as long as she can remember but the two have never made any commitment to a future together, and have never proclaimed their love for one another. Eleven months earlier Ana and Ethan shared a kiss to remember but our hero walked away without a backwards glance. The $ex scenes are intimate and intense with a little bit of the erotic factor.

We are quickly introduced to several band members from Savaged Illusions, as well as Ana’s best friends Franci and Chelle, and her step-mother Linda. The requisite evil comes from two different directions including a man determined to use Ana for a future book deal, and a celebrity chef named Siena who wants Ethan for herself.

SAVAGED SURRENDER is a sexy and spicy story of romance about two people who have loved one another for years. The premise is an energetic and entertaining; the characters are passionate and animated; the romance is steamy and provocative. Check out SAVAGED SURRENDER and make Jennifer Lyon’s your next go-to author.

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Caged Magic (Wing Slayer Hunter #5) by Jennifer Lyon-Review and Book Tour

CAGED MAGIC (Wing Slayer Hunter #5) by Jennifer Lyon-Review and Book Tour

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Caged Magic
Wing Slayer Hunter #5
by Jennifer Lyon
Genre: adult, paranormal, romance
Release Date: July 20, 2015

Caged Magic

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 20, 2015

Risa Faden is a witch whose ultra-powerful shield magic is slowly breaking her mind. But when her beloved goddaughter is snatched by a demon, she’ll risk anything to rescue the baby—including lying to the handsome, intriguing stranger who has the power to help her keep her sanity, save the child…and steal her heart.

Linc Dillinger is a Wing Slayer Hunter whose sexy, rich, bad-boy charm hides a treacherous betrayal that left him emotionally scarred. As a result he risks his life to protect innocents, but is incapable of love—until he meets a beautiful witch who can save his cursed soul. Risa’s fierce courage and loyalty reaches past his barriers and he begins to believe she has the magic to free his caged heart.

But Risa’s lie explodes into dark danger that forces Linc into a hellish high-stakes gamble: He must either win the witch he loves and her godchild…or endure a loss that will destroy them all.

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REVIEW:  CAGED MAGIC is the fifth installment in Jennifer Lyon’s adult Wing Slayer Hunter paranormal romance series. This is Wing Slayer Hunter Linc Dillinger and witch Risa Faden’s storyline.

SOME BACKGROUND: Background information from Jennifer Lyon’s website: Once they were immortal guardians; hunters of demon witches and protectors of innocent earth witches. For centuries, the hunters and witches worked together to safeguard earth from demons, in particular, Asmodeus.

Wing Slayer Hunters are an immortal group of warriors who without their ‘soul-mirror’ witches will eventually go rogue and hunt the very thing that would have saved their souls. Each Hunter must find his witch-his soul mirror- before going feral; the closer to going rogue for a Hunter, the more he craves the blood of the witches. When a Hunter finds love he will get his wings.

Told from third person point of view CAGED MAGIC focuses on the hunt for a small child-Risa’s goddaughter Kendall-who has been abducted by a demon known as Archer. Archer’s use of hellfire is a weapon no Hunter is able to control but Risa has a few powers that when put to use, will aid the Hunters in the fight to save their own. Risa and Linc will join forces with the Wing Slayer Hunters in the hopes of locating Kendall and destroying the demon who has chosen demonkind over his own humanity.

Risa and Linc both have heartbreaking, brutally abusive and dark backstories. Risa’s family history is filled with monstrous acts of murder, rape and abuse but now her only thoughts are to save the child she has sworn to protect; Linc believes he is unworthy of love due to his time as a captured beast, and too close to going rogue for anyone-including his soul mirror mate-to save his life.

Throughout the storyline, Risa struggles with her attraction to Linc but is unable to give Linc what it is he needs. Linc knows that Risa is the one; his soul-mirror but he will not take what is not freely given. There is plenty of back and forth; push and pull between Risa and Linc. The sexual chemistry is palpable; there is no denying their attraction to one another but to save Linc, Risa must hand over control to the man and his Falcon. The $ex scenes are intimate, sometimes aggressive and graphic as Linc grows closer to going rogue, but never coerced or forced.

It has been three years since the last WING SLAYER HUNTER installment and I think I may need a quick refresher. CAGED MAGIC is an ensemble storyline with all, if not most, of the previous storyline couples and characters playing a secondary or supporting role: Darcy and Axel; Carla and Sutton; Roxy and Key; Phoenix and Ailish; Ginny, Eli and Ram; as well as Baron and his MC family of Wing Slayer Hunters. The world of the Wing Slayer Hunter focuses on survival against the odds when a Hunter is close to going rogue; the need to find one’s soul-mirror; and the determination to protect the earth witches against the very thing the Hunter does not want to become.

CAGED MAGIC is a heartbreaking storyline of betrayal and loss; blood lust and need; falling in love and a happily ever after. The premise is an intense look at one man’s spiral into the dark side, and one woman’s need to protect the man with whom she is falling in love. The characters are colorful, intense and spirited; the romance is sensual, passionate and hopeful. There is a little bit of humor woven throughout the storyline especially when the soul-mirror witches ‘talk amongst themselves’—been there, done that !!!

With the release of CAGED MAGIC Jennifer Lyon continues to fascinate the reader with her incredible world of the WING SLAYER HUNTERS; she will captivate your imagination with her passion and intensity as she delves deeper into the supernatural world of the Wing Slayer Hunters.

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Reviewed by Sandy

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Linc reached across the bathroom, catching her hand. His warm, firm fingers anchored her. Startled, she lifted her gaze to him.

“Come here, Risa.”

She started to shake her head, but pain pierced her skull. She hadn’t recovered yet. It would take hours of sleep to regain some strength.

“Here’s the thing. If you want your high magic, you’re going to have to learn my touch is not like the others. I am not just making use of your body.” He squeezed her hand reassuringly. “Not while I still have a soul. We clear?”

She resisted for a second longer, searching over him with her gaze. When he showed her this kindness, acting as if he cared enough to get to know and understand her, it opened her up, left her too vulnerable.

“Take the first step. That’s all you have to do.” His voice flowed smoothly to wrap around her like a silky ribbon. Her chakras relaxed, and her muscles unlocked.
She took the step.

And won a smile from him. His face softened, a dent forming in his chin while his eyes crinkled. This wasn’t Linc’s charming smile, the one he tossed off with his fast and glib comebacks. That smile had polish.

This one was real, sexy, and made her feel like smiling back. Unsure what to do, she just stood there, staring at the amazing grin on his face.

He reached out, caught her waist and tugged her between his thighs. He tucked her beneath one arm, surrounding her with his body heat.

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Sex in the Storyline: Where to Draw the Line Between Romance and Erotica
Jennifer Lyon

Thank you so much to The Reading Café for having me here today! It’s always fun to hang out with other romance lovers. I was asked to talk about where I draw the line between romance and erotica. Erotica is generally less about the relationship and more about the physical attraction and titillation. While romance is about building a relationship from that first meeting, through some trials and into a deep love that the reader can trust will last after she closes the book.

My latest release, Caged Magic is a paranormal romance, and sex is woven deeply into the story line. All the witches and hunters were cursed decades ago. To break the curse, they must find the witch or hunter with the other half of their soul, and bond together. Sex is part of that bond, organically bringing up the heat level of the book. But the book is about so much more than just sex – a demon has spawned on the streets of Las Vegas, threatening the entire city, and Risa’s young godchild, a baby, has been kidnapped. The stakes in Caged Magic are high, and sex is only one part of the bigger story.

So for me the line is pretty easy, every sex scene must have a purpose to the story and the character’s emotional growth. It’s always more than physical, or stripping off clothes and matching up body parts. As our lovers progress from the first touch, the first kiss, they are giving each other greater levels of trust, and deepening the affection and regard for one another.

In the end, I think the line between romance and pure erotica is all about the emotional connection of the characters. But I’ve read some truly amazing books that do a great job of blending erotica and romance, bringing emotion into every look and touch, and keeping the reader breathlessly turning pages.

Do you have a line in your romance reading that you don’t like to cross?

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Jennifer LyonJennifer Lyon, who also writes as Jennifer Apodaca, lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus Once Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

 

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Today’s SECOND ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION giveaway prize package has been graciously donated by the fabulous Jennifer Lyon. Jennifer is offering 3 ebook box sets (vol. 1-3) of her PLUS ONE CHRONICLES.

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Obsession by Jennifer Lyon-Blog Tour and Giveaway

Obsession by Jennifer Lyon-Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Obsession
Plus One Chronicles #3
by Jennifer Lyon
Release Date: October 3, 2013

Obsession Sept 2013

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In the explosive conclusion to The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy, obscenely rich, jaggedly handsome and still obsessed with love and vengeance, Sloane Michaels must face an impossible choice: lose the woman he loves or betray his twin sister’s memory.

Watching the man she adores destroy himself for revenge, Kat Thayne knows she should run and never look back. But running isn’t her way anymore. Kat has grown into a fierce fighter, and the man who helped her get there is the very man who needs her strength now. But as the sizzling passion and hard-won love bind Kat and Sloane even tighter together, old secrets and lies explode around them. Danger threatens. And Kat soon realizes that she’s risking more than her heart to be with Sloane…she’s risking her very life.

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REVIEW: OBSESSION is the third and final instalment in Jennifer Lyon’s contemporary romance Plus One Chronicles trilogy focusing on bakery owner Kat Thayne and MMA Billionaire Sloane Michaels.

Obsession furthers the relationship between Kat and Sloane, but a relationship that balances between love and revenge. With Sloane preparing for an upcoming fight, Kat knows that winning isn’t the ultimate aim-but revenge for a loss that has broken Sloane’s heart. If Sloane continues on his current path, Kat will lose Sloane in more ways than one.

There are three interconnected storylines throughout Obsession and each will push Sloane and Kat into a struggle between right and wrong; life and death. As mentor to several street kids, Sloane will struggle with the belief that he has failed not one but them all. This is a story of one man’s obsession about avenging the past and about the woman to whom he has lost his heart.

The reader is pulled into a story that will break your heart. We watch as one man struggles to stay alive long enough to watch Sloane’s final fight and another man who struggles with the realization that he is unable to save everyone. But his biggest fear is not being able to save the woman with whom he has fallen in love.

Jennifer Lyon has written a series that will be remembered for the heart breaking sorrow about a man who is determined to avenge the death of his sister but also about a man who believes he is not worthy of one woman’s love. Sloane Michaels will find a place in your soul, that was once empty and waiting to be filled, and he is the man who has the ability to overcome the pain of loss and face his demons head on.

Obsession is the final storyline and with it comes the end of the trilogy. There is a finality to the story and one that will be acceptable to everyone but I am hoping that Jennifer (begs Jennifer) will write a novella or two that will re-visit Sloane and Kat as they begin their new life together. We get our happily ever after but there is always room for happily ever after-plus one.

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Possession
Plus One Chronicles #2
by Jennifer Lyon
Release Date: May 28, 2013

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Possession May 13Savagely sexy billionaire Sloane Michaels ruthlessly controls his life and everything in it. Even his sex partners are carefully negotiated plus-one arrangements, including his latest, the fiery bakery owner, Kat Thayne. But Sloane’s control is challenged when his mentor becomes seriously ill, and his need for Kat, his need to possess her at all costs, rivals only his single-minded goal of vengeance for the murder of his sister.

After surviving an attack six years ago, Kat Thayne escaped her fears in the protective world of her beloved bakery. Then Sloane Michaels storms into her life, making her feel beautiful, strong and sexy. Yet as Kat pushes her boundaries and uncovers a dangerous secret in her past, Sloane’s controlling side emerges. Worried that Sloane will possess her mind, body and soul, Kat fights to keep her hard won independence. But just as Sloane demands her complete surrender, she discovers he has a dark side that could destroy them both.

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The Proposition
Plus One Chronicles #1
by Jennifer Lyon
Release Date: February 22, 2013

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the PropositionRich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.

Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

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Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Jennifer LyonClearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year.  THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION – Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION – Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 from Entangled Publishing in their Indulgence line.

For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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Obsession (Plus One Chronicles #3) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

OBSESSION (Plus One Chronicles #3) by Jennifer Lyon-a review

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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 10, 2013

In the explosive conclusion to The Plus One Chronicles Trilogy, obscenely rich, jaggedly handsome and still obsessed with love and vengeance, Sloane Michaels must face an impossible choice: lose the woman he loves or betray his twin sister’s memory.

Watching the man she adores destroy himself for revenge, Kat Thayne knows she should run and never look back. But running isn’t her way anymore. Kat has grown into a fierce fighter, and the man who helped her get there is the very man who needs her strength now. But as the sizzling passion and hard-won love bind Kat and Sloane even tighter together, old secrets and lies explode around them. Danger threatens. And Kat soon realizes that she’s risking more than her heart to be with Sloane…she’s risking her very life.

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REVIEW: OBSESSION is the third and final instalment in Jennifer Lyon’s contemporary romance Plus One Chronicles trilogy focusing on bakery owner Kat Thayne and MMA Billionaire Sloane Michaels.

Obsession furthers the relationship between Kat and Sloane, but a relationship that balances between love and revenge. With Sloane preparing for an upcoming fight, Kat knows that winning isn’t the ultimate aim-but revenge for a loss that has broken Sloane’s heart. If Sloane continues on his current path, Kat will lose Sloane in more ways than one.

There are three interconnected storylines throughout Obsession and each will push Sloane and Kat into a struggle between right and wrong; life and death. As mentor to several street kids, Sloane will struggle with the belief that he has failed not one but them all.

The reader is pulled into a story that will break your heart. We watch as one man struggles to stay alive long enough to watch Sloane’s final fight and another man who struggles with the realization that he is unable to save everyone. But his biggest fear is not being able to save the woman with whom he has fallen in love. This is a story of one man’s obsession about avenging the past and about the woman to whom he has lost his heart.

Jennifer Lyon has written a series that will be remembered for the heart breaking sorrow about a man who is determined to avenge the death of his sister but also about a man who believes he is not worthy of one woman’s love. Sloane Michaels will find a place in your soul, that was once empty and waiting to be filled, and he is the man who has the ability to overcome the pain of loss and face his demons head on.

Obsession is the final storyline and with it comes the end of the trilogy. There is a finality to the story and one that will be acceptable to everyone but I am hoping that Jennifer (begs Jennifer) will write a novella or two that will re-visit Sloane and Kat as they begin their new life together. We get our happily ever after but there is always room for happily ever after-plus one.

Reading Order and Links to our reviews
1. The Proposition
2. Possession
3. Obsession

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy

 

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Jennifer Lyon THE PROPOSITION Blog Tour and Giveaway

Jennifer Lyon THE PROPOSITION Blog Tour and Giveaway

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Lemon Cupcake Seduction with Jennifer Lyon

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Lemon Cupcake

The heroines of my books get to have my dream careers. Baking is my hobby when I have the time (and can afford the calories!)I’m never going to own my own bakery, but I get to live the life of a baker though Kat Thayne, the heroine in THE PROPOSITION, Book One of The Plus One Chronicles. In the book, Kat walks away from her job as a chemist in her family’s pharmaceutical company to follow her dream of owning her own bakery.

Kat has no interest in romance. But when the sizzling hot Sloane Michaels, an ex-Ultimate Fighter and a self-made billionaire makes her a proposition, she can’t refuse.

Now maybe you’re wondering what could possibly attract Sloane to Kat?

Lemon cupcakes!

Okay it’s a lot more than lemon cupcakes, but the cupcakes do play a part as you can see from this scene clip where Kat brings Sloane some cupcakes as a gift:

Kat lost her breath at his demand. Felt her body soften and a languid need spread. His confidence, his words…it was so sexy. The way he savored the cupcake hit her lust center too. He licked the fork, long leisurely swipes of his tongue as he relished every crumb… She had to drop her gaze. Tried to focus on eating a bite of her cupcake.

“Damn, woman, that is good. There’s a pop of creamy lemon.”

Warmth flooded her, and she looked up. “It’s lemon curd. Mine has a fudge filling.”

He reached his fork across the table and sank it into her chocolate dessert. Slowly put it in his mouth, closed his eyes in evident delight. “Nice.” He dipped his fork back into his. “But I like lemon better.”

See? Sloane takes his cupcakes very seriously!

Making Kat a baker gave me an excuse to bake. I took a week off from writing right before Christmas and went on a baking marathon. I tested a couple lemon cupcake recipes, because I wanted only the best for Sloane. The one I liked best is this one, although it is fairly complicated: (source for cupcake recipe here http://www.browneyedbaker.com/2009/08/30/lemon-limoncello-cupcakes/)

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons lemoncello liqueur
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup lemon juice
Zest of one lemon

For the lemon curd:

Zest of 2 lemons
½ cup lemon juice
¼ cup granulated sugar, or more if lemons are very tart
1 egg + 1 egg yolk

For the cream cheese lemoncello frosting:

2 ounces (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1 tablespoon lemoncello
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and place rack in center of oven.
For the cupcakes:

In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In a larger bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter, cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and creamy—about 2 to 3 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemoncello and beat another minute. On low speed, alternate adding flour mixture and buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Finish by adding the lemon juice and zest on low speed until just incorporated. Divide evenly between 12 muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Note that the cupcakes will have a flat top done (at least mine did).

The lemon curd:

In a heavy medium sauce pan, stir together the lemon zest, juice and sugar and bring to a simmer over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and egg yolk. Slowly whisk the lemon mixture into them to temper the eggs. Scrape the mixture back into the saucepan and place over medium heat, whisking until it thickens, about five minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Prepare the frosting:

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and creamy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the lemoncello and beat for an additional minute. Reduce the speed to low and gradually add the sifted powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

Assemble the cupcakes:

Remove cupcakes from pan, and place a flat surface. I used a melon baller to scoop out a hole in the top-center of each cupcake. Fill the cavity with lemon curd. Then fit a pastry bag with a star tip, fill it with the frosting and pipe it onto each cupcake.

Or you could go to a bakery and buy cupcakes, or even better, get the book THE PROPOSITION and live the life of a baker seduced by a sexy-hot billionaire through Kat!

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Jennifer LyonJennifer Lyon is an award-winning author and an unrepentant coffee-and-book addict. She’s written mysteries, romances, paranormals and grocery lists under the names of Jennifer Lyon and Jennifer Apodaca. She loves creating powerfully sexy alpha heroes and the heroines who tame them.

Jennifer Lyon grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. She attended Walt Disney elementary school and her very first playmate was her beloved dog, Duke, who was cast in the role of hero in all their adventures.

Clearly Jen was born to daydream. But it took her years to figure out how to turn her imagination into a career as an author. After marrying and becoming a full time mom to three sons, Jen launched her career with the award winning Samantha Shaw Mystery Series and other romantic mysteries under the name Jennifer Apodaca. Later, she took the name Jennifer Lyon, combined her love of witches, alpha males and sizzling romance into another award winning series, the Wing Slayer Hunters.

Jennifer has several new releases coming out this year.  THE PROPOSITION, the first book in her new Plus One Chronicles was just released on February 24 and following later in the year will be Book Two: POSSESSION – Coming 5/28/13 and Book Three: OBSESSION – Coming 9/24/13.

Writing under Jennifer Apodaca she will be releasing the first book in her Once A Marine series, titled THE BABY BARGAIN which will be out in March 2013 fromEntangled Publishingin theirIndulgence line.

For more information on Jen or her books, please visit her website www.jenniferlyonbooks.com
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THE PROPOSITION
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the Proposition

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A wicked proposition…
A sensual possession…
A dark obsession…

The Plus One Chronicles: Searing passion and fiery vengeance collide in three explosive books.

THE PROPOSITION
The Plus One Chronicles, Book 1
Available now
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Rich, sexy and volatile, Sloane Michaels has a dark agenda that keeps his heart on ice. His extreme wealth gives him the control he craves and his skills as an ex UFC fighter the tools he’ll need to extract his ultimate revenge. But when the woman he never believed he’d see again crosses his path, Sloane is caught between the vengeance he needs and a sexual conquest he craves.


Kat Thayne has been in survival mode for six years, hiding behind the sweet creations for her bakery. But when a random carjacking brings her face-to-face with her darkest fears and hottest fantasy, Kat is forced out of hiding and offered a dangerously passionate proposition. One she knows she isn’t strong enough to refuse.

Book Two: POSSESSION – Coming 5/28/13
Book Three: OBSESSION – Coming 9/24/13

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Jennifer is giving away an ebook copy of THE PROPOSITION to one winner at every tour book stop including The Reading Cafe.

1. Please register using the log-in at the top of the page or by using one of the social log-ins.

2. If you are using a social log-in, please post your email address with your comment as twitter etc does not account for email contact.

3. Contest is open Internationally

4. Contest runs from March 6-12, 2013

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Jennifer is also giving away a $50.00 Gift Card to Amazon and an eBook of THE PROPOSITION to ONE lucky winner who follows the tour. THREE runners-up will receive an eBook of THE PROPOSITION. TO ENTER: Fill out the Rafflecopter form, complete the tasks and mark as “Done”. The more tasks you complete, the more points you get, and the better your chance of winning! Good Luck!

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