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Evernight Publishing's Birthday Bash & Giveaway

Celebrate like a ROCK STAR because Evernight Publishing is THREE!
In three short years, Evernight has grown by leaps and bounds thanks to readers like you! Evernight is pulling out all the stops and throwing an extreme BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP in your honor!
That’s right! It’s Evernight’s birthday but YOU get the presents…
Prizes include:
Samsung Galaxy Tab
Kindle Paperwhite
Kobo Touch
$100 Evernight and Amazon Gift Certificates
Mega Evernight Swag Pack
Plus, each author on the hop will offer his/her own special prize!
I’m excited to share a taste of Evernight with you!

Author Jessica Jayne is one of my Favorite Evernight Authors. I love her writing style and her stories, be sure to check her out.

Jessica's latest series Taking Advantage: 

Board Stiff ( Taking Advantage #1) 
This Book is an EDITOR'S PICK

John Dorsey’s life is good. He is the owner of Dorsey Construction. He’s the youngest person on the board of directors for Advantage Insurance Company. He lives on the beach. And he knows he can have any woman he wants. John’s got the world at his fingertips… except he’s yet to find a woman that stimulates both his body and mind.

Elizabeth Wright worked hard in a large Tampa law firm making a name for herself, but it came at the expense of her personal life. When Advantage Insurance Company offers her a job as corporate counsel, Elizabeth cannot turn it down. The thought that she can have a successful legal career and a life excites and intimidates her.

But when their worlds collide one day in the Advantage board room, neither Elizabeth nor John knows what’s hit them. All they know is they can’t stay away from each other.

As she ducked through the car door, she saw John sitting there. His white shirt was unbuttoned at the collar and his sleeves were rolled up his forearms. Yep, he definitely worked out. She could see the muscle definition just in his forearms. And his hands… even his hands looked strong. She remembered the feel of them on her low back when he pulled her against him earlier. Her cheeks flushed as the memory of their kiss invaded her mind. A flush spread all over her body. She could feel the heat pool at her core. She crouched onto the black leather seat and set her purse between them. Perhaps a little barrier would do them good.

“Mr. Dorsey,” she said softly as the driver closed the door behind her.

“Elizabeth, please call me John. When I’m buried deep inside your body, I don’t want you moaning ‘Mr. Dorsey,’ I want you calling me by my first name,” he said. His hazel eyes turned a shade darker as he spoke his words, but his gaze never left her eyes. She inhaled sharply. Quickly scanning the car, she let out her breath when she realized the barrier between the front and the back of the vehicle was up, making their conversation private. Thank God! She’d never been around anyone who had been so frank about wanting to fuck her. Should she be pissed? He clearly assumed bedding her was a foregone conclusion.

“That’s quite presumptuous of you, John,” she said, drawing out his name. She could do this. She wasn’t a woman without any game or flirting abilities. He growled when she said his name and crossed the distance between them, pushing her purse to the car floor and pinning her against the back seat. His hand gripped the back of her head just seconds before his lips pressed against hers. This man knew how to kiss. His lips were soft but strong and confident against her own. He worked her lips open and slipped his tongue inside, exploring her. The feel of his tongue against hers made her moan.

“I love the way you just said my name,” he whispered against her mouth. “I can’t wait to hear you say it when I first slide inside your hot little body.” Elizabeth whimpered at his words. Something about him made her feel sexier than she ever had. She just wanted to feel him above her and at this moment, she didn’t care where they were.

My Review : 
4 hot & Steamy stars 
What a HOT steamy short read . We all dream of Men Like John walking into our lives for sure. 

John and Elizabeth can not deny the connection they immediately feel towards each other once they meet.John is determined he is going to have her and Elizabeth's body can't deny the attraction towards him as well. Take the journey with them as they Meet and Have their First Steamy night together. 

I know this is Taking Advantage #1 So I am hoping we get more steaminess from John and Elizabeth.

            Evernight  ~Amazon ~ Amazon UK ~ ARe ~ Bookstrand

Board Approved ( Taking Advantage #2) 
After his divorce, Greg Snow dedicated his life to his work as a corporate attorney in a large law firm and as a member of the board of directors of Advantage Insurance Company. He liked it that way… at least that’s what he thought until Tessa Mills entered his life. 

Growing up with an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father, Tessa Mills has not had an easy life. And her relationship decisions have been less than stellar. But she’s finally making a life for herself and running her own business – a yoga studio. It’s her saving grace and that’s all she needs… until Greg Snow turns her world upside down.

Tessa and Greg have a strong attraction, but is it enough to overcome all their differences?

Excerpt :

“I only have one request,” he said almost in a whisper. His gaze came back to hers.

“What’s that?”

“Go out with me,” he said. “Please.”

“Like on a date?” she asked shyly.

“Most definitely,” he said with a small chuckle. Tessa did everything she could to keep from bursting. This gorgeous man… this generous man wanted to take her out on a date. She knew she would be risking her heart by agreeing to this. How could someone like him really be interested in her? He was a big-time attorney for a large firm making good money and living on the beach. He could probably have any woman he wanted. She was just a young yoga instructor trying to make it on her own. It had taken her three years to save enough money to move out of her mother’s rundown bungalow. Her mother would steal money from Tessa for booze and then order Tessa out of the house because she was a bother. She finally had her first apartment. And it wasn’t much. Just a little one-bedroom apartment near Tyrone Square Mall. She really had little to offer him besides herself. But he was asking her out. Even if it was ultimately just sexual, she couldn’t find a way to say no to his request. Nothing in her wanted to say no. Just from their limited time together, Tessa knew he was going to open her eyes to a whole new world and that excited her. And that made her want to risk it all.

“It doesn’t bother you that I’m twenty-seven?” she asked in all seriousness.

“Does it bother you that I’m forty-two?” he asked. His face was sincere when he asked the question. She could tell he was concerned that his age would be an issue for her.

“Forty-two, huh?” she said, making her best effort to keep a serious tone. “Goodness, you are old! Will you need a walker for the date?” His eyes widened a bit at her comment before she broke into laughter and then so did he.

“So, what are you saying?”

“Yes,” she said softly before throwing her arms around his neck. “I say yes.” His arm slid around her body and gave her a squeeze. The feel of his hand on her low back sent a heat coursing through her body. She wanted to know what it would be like to feel his hands everywhere on her body. She wanted to throw caution to the wind.

My Review: 
4 Hot & Steamy Stars
Hot Damn if I thought things where hot in Board Stiff, Board Approved took it to a whole different level. 

This one is the story of Greg Snow, after his divorce he dedicates his life to work, that is until he walks into the parking lot of Advantage Insurance for a meeting and comes face to face with Tessa. 

Tessa, Sweet, loving. She did not have the perfect life, but she has finally got herself in a place to become who she wants and have the life she deserves. She is a yoga instructor and she teaches class in the Advantage Insurance Companies Gym. 

This is where she is when she is having car trouble and comes face to face with Greg.

Greg instantly feels his heart open to her, and being the gentleman that he is offer's to take her to her studio so she is not late for her class there. 

Jump on this journey as Tessa and Greg get to know each other and things get heated up between the two of them. 

I LOVED this one. My only wish is of course I wish it had been longer, but other then that the story was GREAT !!!! I am sure there is more to this series and we will be hearing from Greg and Tessa in a future book. 
                              Evernight ~  Amazon ~  ARe ~  Bookstrand

About the Author: 
Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the stories floating around in her head! 

Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She’s a huge sports fan, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!

In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure. 
                                 Website  ~ Facebook   ~ Goodreads

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  1. Enjoyed reading the post and the excerpt! Finding so many new books to add to my list.
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  2. Happy 3rd Birthday Evernight!!

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  3. Happy Birthday Evernight!! Thanks for joining the hop and for the great excerpts :)
    Ashley A

  4. Great excerpts. Happy Birthday Evernight.