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A Big, Scary Step

Hey y’all, I’m back!

Well, sort of. The surgery put me down a lot longer than I expected. It wasn’t just the surgery and the painkillers that brought me low, but the recovery was a pain in the ass. Sure, my physical therapist is downright cute. So is my surgeon. That’s what I thought the first couple of weeks of physical therapist. Now, 10 weeks in, I’m kind of like “meh, do you really wanna hurt me?”

But I’m finally to the point where I can move without too much pain, I only tap out during my physical therapy sessions instead of balling my fist with the intention of letting it fly straight at Jason’s cute face and my life is starting to get back to normal. Sort of. Still sleeping in my recliner, but at least I’m not in The Sling anymore.

Even better? I’ve been able to write. Yes! Nearly two months of attempting to write and having my hands swell or my shoulder ache thirty minutes means there was no way I could get more than a few hundred words down at a time. But the last couple of weeks have been better…and the better means I’m making progress on a story I have slated to finish by the end of August and finish a short story that I’m…are you ready for this? Self-publishing.

Freeze Tag comes out today and it’s my second non-paranormal story…or spoof ever. *frown* wow. It’s straight up contemporary with no witches, vampires, shifters, banshees, succubi…oh my. It’s part of a series I thoguht up called Crushes to Cravings where childhood crushes/first-loves turn into adult cravings. The stories are named after children’s games but I can promise you there’s nothing innocent about them.

It’s a scary thing taking that step into self-publication. You’re putting your stuff out there with no safety net. It’s just another step in my writing career. Maybe it won’t work out, maybe it will. Whatever happens, I’m very pleased with Dahlia and Foster’s story and the stories of those who are following. Not everyone finds the love of their life in a game of freeze tag at five years old, but Dahlia Flanagan did when Foster Blanchard caught her. Twenty years later he’s finally realized she’s the woman for him and everything is wonderful, until gossip of Foster’s infidelity rolls around the tiny town of Grand Terre, shattering Dahlia’s hopes for the future.

With her world crashing around her, Dahlia breaks up with Foster in the middle of Walmart and makes plans to leave her hometown. She’s heading for a new life, with a new attitude, which includes buying some sexy clothes to prove to herself no skinny skank has anything on her! But the therapeutic shopping trip takes an erotic turn when Foster shows up in the fitting room to convince her that when he tagged her all those years ago, he meant to keep her forever.

How has everyone been? Any good gossip going ’round? And if you could be so kind as to share the news about my short story, I’d be much obliged!

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Not everyone finds the love of their life in a game of freeze tag at the age of five years old, but Dahlia Flanagan did when Foster Blanchard caught her. Twenty years later, he’s finally realized she’s the woman for him and everything is wonderful, until gossip of Foster’s infidelity rolls around the tiny town of Grand Terre, shattering Dahlia’s hopes for the future.

With her world crashing around her, Dahlia breaks up with Foster in the middle of Walmart and makes plans to leave her hometown. She’s heading for a new life, with a new attitude, which includes buying some sexy clothes to prove to herself no skinny skank has anything on her! But the therapeutic shopping trip takes an erotic turn when Foster shows up in the fitting room to convince her that when he tagged her all those years ago, he meant to keep her forever.

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Jayne Kingston Blog Tour

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Series: Mischievous Matchmaker Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Flame rating: Sorching
Released: 6/5/2013
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Tour long Giveaway: $25 from Amazon or B&N and one pdf copy of a title from my backlist
Dates: 6/5 thru 6/23/2013

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Bio:

When Jayne Kingston was growing up she spent many hours daydreaming about a time when she could flee the too-small town in Ohio where she grew up and run laughing for the sunny West Coast. Of course she stuck around and raised her family in that small town instead, and doesn’t regret it for a moment. Now she spends her days dreaming about the delicious fun two people can have while falling in love.

Find Me Here Links:
Website: http://www.jaynekingston.com
Email: jayne@jaynekingston.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaynekingston.writer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jayne_kingston
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5806691.Jayne_Kingston

Blurb:

After five years of living abroad, Rachel has returned to Chicago. As a welcome-home present, one of her best friends throws akeyparty_msr ‘70s-style key party. A night of mingling and anonymous sex with one of Petra’s hunky friends seems perfect.

Petra knows about the crush Rachel had on Ben in college, and she rigs the game so Rachel ends up with the very fine young doctor. But Petra doesn’t know the whole story. Rachel never told her friend about the scorching-hot make-out session that is now Rachel’s go-to sexual fantasy.

And neither of them could know Ben is more than looking forward to showing Rachel every carnal moment she missed when she left without finishing what they’d started that night.

Buy Link:

Ellora’s Cave: http://www.ellorascave.com/key-party.html

Jayne’s Schedule:
Nina’s Literary Escape 6/5- Wed
For Whom The Books Toll 6/6- Thur
deal sharing aunt 6/7- Fri
MsRomanticReads 6/8- SAT
Close Encounters with the Night Kind 6/9- SUN
Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads 6/10- Mon
book boyfriend reviews 6/11- Tue
Lea Barrymire 6/12- Wed
Anya Richards 6/14- Fri
Erzabet’s Enchantments 6/15- SAT
A.M. Griffin 6/16- SUN
AJ Jarrett 6/17- Mon
Unearthly Musings 6/18- Tue
Book Reviews & More by Kathy 6/19- Wed
BadBarbsPlace 6/20- Thur
Illustrious Illusions 6/21- Fri
Cristal Ryder 6/22- SAT

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Excerpt:

Rachel watched a tall redhead nearly fill the foyer as he came in the front door. No sooner had she opened her mouth to tell Petra she hoped she got his keys later that night than he stepped sideways out of the foyer. He turned to laugh with the guy behind him and the words froze on her tongue.

Ben Richards—not quite as tall or broad as the redhead but long and great shouldered just the same—said something that made them both laugh harder as they made quite the entrance into the room.

Just like that, seven years vanished. Rachel could vividly remember what it had been like to be pinned beneath Ben on his couch, drowning in his mouth—both wildly lush and utterly masculine—as he kissed her freakin’ socks off. She shivered as she recalled the way his thick, black hair felt clutched in her hands, and how he hadn’t closed his rich-gray eyes but watched her while they kissed. And the way his long fingers had felt sliding under the hem of her sweatshirt to skim over her skin had been something she would never forget.

It was still the single hottest makeout session of her life.

And the last time she’d seen him.

Oh God.

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