Hi Toni and Kate

Book Cover_ManiacMonday-JMartsThanks so much for hosting me on your blog today! I write humorous women’s fiction and romantic comedy from the mountains of Colorado and I love to make readers laugh by weaving stories filled with love, friendship and intrigue. I’m happily married, have two sons, love Diet Coke, and am addicted to Cheetos and buying just one more pair of shoes. I love interacting with readers and I am excited to introduce you to the Page Turners Book Club!

My romantic comedy/mystery series is set in the small town of Pleasant Valley, Colorado. It’s centered around a wonderful group of women in a book club. The women range from their teen years to their eighties and each book features a different woman and her story.

Every book has romance, friendship and mystery because in Pleasant Valley, dating can be deadly. These women are easy to fall in love with as they search for romance and clues while eating really great desserts!

Just Another Maniac Monday- Book 3 in the Page Turners series released a few weeks ago. It’s Edna’s story and this character is a funny, sassy eighty-year-old who considers herself an expert on murder due to her extensive knowledge of CSI and crime-show television episodes. She gets the surprise of her life when her Monday morning game shows are interrupted by the arrival of John Collins, the love of her life…a man she thought had died years ago after being accused of murder.

John Collins is back, bringing with him a charming smile, a dog named Havoc, a second chance at love…and a threat of death. Danger surrounds this former bad-boy, and even after a lifetime apart, he still ignites a spark in Edna. A spark she thought she’d buried decades earlier.

This book flashes back to the sultry summer of 1955 as Edna tells the love story of her and Johnny and more than the weather gets hot and steamy. But the past has a way of catching up to you and a deadly threat has followed John to Edna’s door. Edna, with her sarcastic wit, a pocket stun-gun, and a few hare-brained schemes, is ready to fight for the man who still makes her pulse race.

Falling in love all over again, Edna must choose to risk it all to save the man she loves. But is finding your long lost love worth losing your life?

I am so excited to share Edna’s story with you!

You can find Just Another Maniac Monday and all of the Page Turners books on Amazon:

Just Another Maniac Monday- Book 3: http://amzn.com/B00KUSWE7Y

Easy Like Sunday Mourning-Book 2: http://amzn.com/B00HUTZLG2

Maggie Hayes finally gets up the nerve to start dating again and thinks a cute, video-game playing nerd is a safe bet…until he becomes the prime suspect in a murder!

Another Saturday Night and I Ain’t Got No Body-Book 1: http://amzn.com/B00AQPJ924

Sunny Vale considers herself a dog-loving, romance-reading, homebody. But her life goes from dull to deadly when her book club fires her from her own love life and sets her up on six blind dates- one of whom might be with a murderer.

Jennie Marts writes for Entangled Publishing and is the Kindle Bestselling author of the Page Turners series, which includes the romantic comedies: Another Saturday Night & I Ain’t Got No Body, Easy Like Sunday Mourning, and Just Another Maniac Monday. Reviewers call her books “laugh out loud funny” and “full of great characters that are endearing and relatable.”

Jennie loves to hear from readers and believes you can’t have too many books, friends or shoes. Follow her on Facebook at Jennie Marts Books , or Twitter at @JennieMarts.

Visit her at www.jenniemarts.com and subscribe to her newsletter for the latest on new releases and to find out the current happenings with the Pleasant Valley Page Turners.

I am so excited to share The Page Turners series with you. All three of these books are set in the summer and that is my favorite season! I love going to the pool and eating outside. Share one of your favorite things about summer in the comments for a chance to win a Kindle copy of Book 1- Another Saturday Night and I Ain’t Got No Body and get started on this adorable series today.

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Today is the release day for BETWEEN THE SHEETS by Molly O’Keefe. This is the third book in the Boys of Bishop series.

BETWEEN THE SHEETS

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18750587-between-the-sheets

 

Book Summary:

Perfect for readers of Susan Mallery and Rachel Gibson, Between the Sheets is Molly O’Keefe’s final book in the Boys of Bishop trilogy, featuring a sizzling romance between a sexy motorcycle bad boy and the girl next door who can’t resist him.

After years of running, Wyatt Svenson has now parked himself in Bishop, Arkansas, trying to do the right thing and parent a son he didn’t even know he had until recently. Over six feet tall and packed with muscles and power, Ty likes to get his hands dirty, fixing his motorcycle at night and keeping his mind away from the mistakes he’s made. Then his pretty neighbor shows up on his driveway, doesn’t bother to introduce herself, and complains about the noise. First impression? She should loosen up. Funny that she turns out to be his son’s elementary school art teacher—and the only one willing to help his troubled boy. Ty needs her. In more ways than one.

Though Shelby Monroe is safe in her structured life, she is drawn to Ty’s bad-boy edge and rugged sexuality. What if she just lets it all go: her worries about her mother, her fear of heartbreak, and her tight self control? What if she grabs Ty and takes a ride on the wild side? “What if” becomes reality—intense, exhilarating . . . and addictive. But Ty wants more than a secret affair. He wants it all with Shelby. But will she take a chance and open her heart? Ty is determined to convince Shelby to take the biggest risk of her life: on him.


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In honor of the paperback release we are rerunning my original review of Jessica Scott’s Back to You.  This is one of my favorite of her books and I hope everyone grabs their own copy.

In her introduction, Ms. Scott says she’s been trying to write Back to You, Trent and Laura’s story, since 2008.  It seems like I’ve been waiting that long to read it.  Ever since they first appeared in Because of You I’ve wanted to know how things turn out.  The little glimpses we kept getting of their slowly deteriorating relationship throughout the next few books only reinforced my interest.  Trent and Laura were so broken I needed to know how they were going to make it back to each other.  I knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but I wanted them to beat the odds.  The wait, while endless, was worth it.

13153802 (1)He’s in for the fight of his life . . .

Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn’t explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family—so he deployed again. And again. And again . . . until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs . . . if she’ll have him.

. . . to win back his only love.

Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she’s just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried—and a love that won’t be denied. But can she trust that this time he’s back to stay?

Ms. Scott’s talent has always been in conveying the realities of war.  As a career soldier she knows of what she speaks.  While previous novels have focused on the visible scars of war this one brings us the emotional ones.  Though physically unscathed, the years of combat have left a noticeable mark on Trent’s psyche.  This is clear in his continued desire to be with his men, his need to protect them, and his inability to open up to those around him when he returns stateside.  Though invisible, these wounds are no less profound than the physical.  It is these realities that must be dealt with before Trent and Laura can come back together.

In the background is the reality of the military court martial hanging over Trent’s head.  The actions of his weasel Lieutenant are finally coming to a head.  Part of the proposed defense is for Trent and Laura to play the happy couple; removing all doubt as to the need for Trent to stray.  Though initially he refuses to put his wife in that position, once she agrees Trent decides to use it to his own advantage and begin the process of winning back his wife.

This is a multilayered story.  It is the story of a man trying to reconnect with the secular world and discover his new normal.  It is the story of a man trying to reconnect with his children after missing the majority of their lives.  It is the story of a man trying to let go of the war and return to the man he used to be.  It is the story of a man and a woman trying to find their place in the world.  These layers give the story a richness and depth not often found in fiction.  Once again, Ms. Scott has brought us into her world and taken us on an emotional rollercoaster.

To counterbalance the depth of Trent and Laura’s story, we are treated to wonderful glimpses of our former heroes.  Shane and Jen are back as are Vic and Nicole.  It is wonderful to see their continued progress as life moves forward.  There are some big developments for Shane and Jen that I can’t wait to read more about.  Thankfully, this time the wait will be far shorter.  The next book debuts in just a few short months.

In celebration of this book, Ms. Scott has generously agreed to send a paper copy of I’ll Be Home for Christmas to one random commenter.  If you read my review, you know that’s one you’d love to have on your keeper shelf.

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13153802 (1)BACK TO YOU by Jessica Scott (July 29, 2014; Forever Mass Market; $6.00)

He’s in for the fight of his life . . . 
Army captain Trent Davila loved his wife, Laura, and their two beautiful children. But when he almost lost his life in combat, something inside him died. He couldn’t explain the emptiness he felt or bridge the growing distance between him and his family-so he deployed again. And again. And again…until his marriage reached its breaking point. Now, with everything on the line, Trent has one last chance to prove to his wife that he can be the man she needs …if she’ll have him

. . . to win back his only love.
Laura is blindsided when Trent returns home. Time and again, he chose his men over his family, and she’s just beginning to put the pieces of her shattered heart back together. But when Trent faces a court martial on false charges, only Laura can save him. What begins as an act of kindness to protect his career inflames a desire she thought long buried-and a love that won’t be denied. But can she trust that this time he’s back to stay?

 

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About the author:

USA Today bestselling author Jessica Scott is a career army officer; mother of two daughters, She’s written for the New York Times At War Blog, PBS Point of View: Regarding War Blog, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America. She deployed to Iraq in 2009 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn and has served as a company commander at Fort Hood, Texas. She’s pursuing a PhD in Sociology in her spare time and most recently, she’s been featured as one of Esquire Magazine‘s Americans of the Year for 2012.

 

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The Perfect Boyfriend picks up right where we left Reagan and Ian in The Boyfriend List.

As their friendship blossoms quickly into a steamy romance, Reagan and Ian have to learn to navigate their shifting relationship…and everything that entails. But their newfound bliss doesn’t come without a few unexpected challenges.

In the midst of realizing just how sweet the romance can be between them, and all the benefits of their new dynamic, Reagan is informed that her ideal situation has changed. Not only will she need to begin taking on more classes to speed up her graduation date, but she’ll also have to start looking for a job to supplement her fading income. Meanwhile, Ian has chosen to pull out of school once his father is diagnosed with a terminal illness in order to help manage the family business and spend time with him while he still can. But he wrestles with the guilt of leaving Reagan behind, and the pressure of his new responsibilities.

As the two meet their new challenges head-on, they’ll be forced to discover whether or not they’re as compatible as lovers as they were as friends. With their focus pulled in so many directions, will they have what it takes to keep a long distance relationship alive? Can Ian prove that he’s still be the perfect boyfriend, or will they fold to statistics under the growing tensions of their lives? Throw in some manipulative exes, a new boss with an inflated ego, and a co-worker from hell and the two have a recipe for either a fairy tale ending, or a complete disaster.

The Perfect Boyfriend is a New Adult Romance about trust, love, and discovering the true depths of personal strength.

 

The Perfect Boyfriend purchase links:

Amazon US, paperback: http://amzn.to/1mNfWCk

Amazon US, ebook: http://amzn.to/1tz6HGL

Amazon UK, ebook: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00M0XC8A0

Amazon CA, ebook: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00M0XC8A0

Amazon, AU, ebook: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00M0XC8A0

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-perfect-boyfriend/id894018625?mt=11

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-perfect-boyfriend-renee-novelle/

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Excerpt

Reagan’s time with Ian was never long enough. Not really. Not when she was still used to having him in her life every day – man she’d really taken that for granted, hadn’t she? But her moments with him now were sweeter, more complete. And the remainder of the weekend had passed without any other dramatic events. It would hold her over until the next time they could steal some time together. At least, she hoped it would.

But now it was over. And she was back to her regular schedule. Except this week was a little different. This week she’d throw her new internship into the mix and learn just how good of a juggler she could be – her class schedule, new assignments, friendships, her relationship, the internship and anything else that the universe cared to throw at her. It was no joke, that was for sure, and Reagan was beginning to feel all of the pressures that the outside world held for her once she graduated. But she could manage it, she remind herself as she changed clothes for her new role. She didn’t have any other choice but to make it all work somehow.

After having picked up a few new outfits to compliment her new important role – using some of the money she’d kept from the club, of course – Petra had helped her coordinate the rest of her wardrobe to expand her options. And the result was at least a couple weeks worth of choices that had left her feeling confident, appropriate, and ready to impress. Every little detail counted, and her poise when she stepped through the large glass doors that first day spoke volumes toward her ambitions. Reagan had set herself up to succeed in every possible way.

Having no real instruction with which to work from on how to approach her first day, she strode up to the receptionist, who this time greeted her with a friendly smile. Success already, she thought to herself, and her smile widened that much more. “Welcome back Reagan.” The woman began. “You’re all going to be starting in the conference room today. Around that corner and through the second door.”

“All?” Reagan had known she wasn’t the only intern, but the phrase made it seem like there was an army in attendance, and the thought sent a little shiver of nerves up her spine.

“There’s three of you. You have a quick orientation together, then it’s all smooth sailing from there.”

Reagan nodded as she contemplated this answer. Nothing was ever exactly smooth sailing when you threw a bunch of competitive girls together and told them to battle it out to impress the new boss. But one could always hope for the best…

The heels she’d chosen tapped lightly as she clipped down the slick hall and toward the door marked, Conference, #2. She noticed her hand trembling as she lifted it to turn the handle. Taking a deep breath, she tried to let go of all her anxious energy – just be yourself, she lectured – then she forced a huge smile over her face.

But when she stepped through the door, her face immediately fell. All the calm composure she’d just summoned drained from her body and left her face as white as the stark walls. The shaking returned, only it wasn’t from nerves now. Her body was riddled with anger, contempt and yes, even a little humor as she considered the universe’s latest irony.

Because the first person to turn around when she stepped into the room was Isabella. The Isabella. The Isabella who had stolen her boyfriend. Who had tried to seduce Ian. And had otherwise made her existence miserable. The Isabella who had ruined spring break, nearly ruined Petra’s party, and had caused Reagan to question almost everything she knew about people. That Isabella was nearly three feet away from her, dressed in a fitted color-block dress she’d probably picked up at Bebe just to show off her flawless figure. Apparently, whatever dislike Reagan had for her was a mutual feeling, since she was smirking in recognition as she gave Reagan a long, lingering, stare meant to intimidate and demean without saying a single word.

 “You’ve got to be kidding me.” The words slipped from Reagan’s lips before she could stop them, and she found herself regretting the thought the moment she’d heard it.

 

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Book #1 in the Boyfriend series.

The Boyfriend List follows twenty-year-old Reagan in her quest for the perfect relationship after a somewhat tragic spring break breakup leaves her disillusioned about love… again.

Reagan had always prided herself on making levelheaded, practical, analytical decisions about everything. Everything, that is, except where guys are concerned. Which was proven to her, once again, when her “boyfriend” opts to take another girl on their oh-so-romantic trip to his lake house. In order to prevent future heartbreak, she creates a checklist of all the qualities she wants in a man, and vows not to give her heart away again until she can determine if they fit every last criteria.

After scouring campus with her two best friends in her tricky journey, her detective work returns a pile of unworthy rejects, and it seems as though her choices are narrowed down to only two options: the hot stranger who’s inspired her new project, and her best guy friend Ian, who she’s always kept at bay due to his perceived playboy reputation.

Reagan gets more than she bargained for with her new set of rules, however, and is surprised to find that love, and the perfect boyfriend, may have been within reach the entire time. But will Ian’s reputation ruin his chances to prove his worth? And can Reagan let go of her insecurities long enough to even give him a chance?

The Boyfriend List is a light, New Adult romance about friendship, trust, and learning to let go in order to embrace what real love can offer.

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