Safety In Numbers by Jessie G : Cover Reveal, Excerpt and Giveaway

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“Bros stick together no matter what.”

When Chris and Liam made that promise, they had no idea how important it would become or how it would be tested in the most brutal way. Nine years later, their bond cemented in blood, that relationship is all they have to hold on to.

“No matter what happens, this friendship will be the one constant we can count on.”

When Billy and Owen made that promise, they knew exactly how dangerous the world could be. They survived prison by protecting each other and they survived freedom by holding that promise sacred. Now they want more than just to survive and they want it from the brothers whose bond is as strong as their own.

“We are stronger together than we’ll ever be apart.”

When Owen reaches his breaking point, Chris jumps at the chance to make things right for all of them. With the future in their grasp, will they realize their strength is in their numbers and finally become the family they crave?

Author’s Note: This is NOT a foursome, but the story of two couples that needed to be told together.

Author Name: Jessie G.

Book Name: Safety In Numbers

Series: Sizzling Miami

Book: Five

Release Date: October 31, 2015

Pages or Words: 76,000 words

Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

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Publisher: Jessie G. Books

Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna

excerpt

That silence hid a lot from their friends, but Liam knew Chris was plagued with memories far worse than his. That’s why they decided not to celebrate alone this year. Billy and Owen were expected any minute and it was the first time they invited anyone to join them. The anniversary was bittersweet for them and they chose to celebrate it because becoming brothers meant that much to them. “Do you think they’ll find it stupid?”

Chris just shrugged as if it was no skin off his back what they thought and Liam knew that was just bravado. Fact was, they both very much cared what the two men thought. “Liar.”

His brother sighed and dropped his head back. As if shit wasn’t fucked up enough, they fell for two bastards just as fucked up as they were. “I know you’re worried about Owen. The business with Colin is growing out of their control and I’m not sure why he thinks it’s a good thing. Is he trying to prove something? And the middle of the night phone calls from the FTR? He’s looking more and more fragile every day.”

Liam knew he wasn’t stating anything new. What he didn’t know was what Chris intended to do about it. Lately, when it came to OweBack Cover Safety In Numbers - 400wn, Chris conveyed zero intent and seemed to be waiting for Owen to read him as effortlessly as Liam did. Their brother bond had been forged through blood and he was afraid Chris’s expectations of Owen were unreasonable. “Do you see his face every time he thinks he’s failed to understand you? The weight of it is crushing.”

Instead of regret, all Liam saw was anger in Chris. It wasn’t a common emotion for Chris and Liam could name every time he saw it. The fact that Chris knew what he was capable of if provoked had made him extremely conscious of that emotion and he often went to great lengths to contain it.

Owen was the very definition of insecure. Just the type to inspire Chris’s protective instincts, which Liam knew for a fact Owen did. Hell, he inspired Liam’s protective instincts. Owen was stubborn though and he often distanced himself, keeping things bottled up until they manifested elsewhere. Like in panic attacks that felt like heart attacks, which he also tried to hide. Liam nearly lost it when they found out that Billy was keeping Owen’s secret.

Chris nodded slowly, as if he completely followed Liam’s train of thought and waited for him to connect the dots. And just like that, Liam understood. “You’re pissed because he doesn’t come to you when the panic sets in. That he hides it from you and they hide it from us.”

It made total sense, but he had to wonder if they were expecting too much. After all, they couldn’t call what was going on with either man a relationship. No, they were four fucked up bastards trying to come together in some romanticwhat? Not a foursome, eww…he loved Chris, but yeah, that just wasn’t happening. And Owen wasn’t his type any more than Billy was Chris’s type. But—always with the fucking buts, right?—what was happening was very definitely happening to the four of them, and Liam now had to wonder if that was the problem, because trying to come together was definitely not the same as being together.

Chris shook his head and shifted in his seat. No, he was right. It wasn’t just their brother bond that made it impossible to move forward as two separate couples. Billy and Owen had formed their own unique friendship in prison and were no more likely to move forward without the other one either. “Just once, couldn’t we have done something the easy way?”

The fire door banged open and Liam turned to see Billy and Owen, arms full of brightly wrapped packages, struggling to pull a huge cluster of balloons through the door. It was a shocking contrast to their dark thoughts and so uncharacteristically sweet of both men. Billy caught their surprised stare and yelled, “Is this where the party’s at?”

“It is now.” It might seem silly, but it was exactly what they needed and exactly who they needed it from. Maybe they hadn’t been expecting too much at all. Liam rose to give them a hand and glanced down to see the look of longing in Chris’s eyes and thought maybe it was time they all expected more.

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meet the author

Like many readers, the dream of being a writer has been with me a long time. After three decades of trying, I’d begun to doubt. Thanks to social media, I followed my favorite authors hoping to glean some words of wisdom as I pounded out half-formed ideas with alarming regularity. Two repetitive themes emerged: to be a great writer you must read a lot and your butt must be in the chair every day like it’s a job. The more you write, the easier it will be to write and the better you will be at writing. I took that advice to heart and write every day. With six published books to date, three series in the works and a full schedule of releases planned for the next two years, it’s been amazing to have made this dream my reality.

I am a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics and happily ever after. I’m a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you’ll find throughout my books.

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Their Reason by Jessie G: Trevor Project Fundraiser, Blog Tour, Excerpt and Review

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Author Name: Jessie G
Book Name: Their Reason
Series: Sizzling Miami, Book 4
Release Date: July 26, 2015
Pages or Words: 24,140 words
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Gay Romance, Gay Marriage
Publisher: Jessie G Books, Inc
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna, Dynamic Craft Studios (http://www.dynamiccraftstudios.com)
Exclusively Available at Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011PM9CLE)

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Instead of a rafflecopter, I have put together a fundraiser for The Trevor Project. All you need to do is donate (at least) $2.99 and then leave a comment on the fundraiser. I’ll take the names from the comments and put them in a virtual picker, then I’ll select 2 winners to each win all four of my paperbacks signed and 2 winners to win all 4 of my ebooks. Well over $100 in prizes for a $2.99 donation.

*Paperback prizes for US residents only. Two winners will be chosen to win all four books each.*

*Ebook prizes for International residents only. Two winners will be chosen to win all four books in .mobi format only as the books are Amazon exclusive.*

Fundraiser link: http://www.classy.org/theirreasonbyjessieg

synopsis
You are cordially invited to the wedding of Jon Connor and Ian Jones!

When I think about my guys and who I think marriage would mean the most to, I always think about Red. Growing up in foster care and spending his first twenty-five years just trying to survive, the concept of family is a dream he never thought would become a reality. He found a family with Bull, the Connors and our favorite guys in the garage, but marriage would really make him a Connor. Not just the piece of paper, but the vows in front of all their loved ones, the promise of forever…it’s everything Red deserves.

In this sequel novella to For A Reason, we follow Bull and Red through the wonderful and crazy adventure of planning a wedding. From setting a date to saying those two magical words to their surprise Irish honeymoon, we get to see how love has transformed everyone’s favorite couple. And stick around for the outtakes, Red and Bull’s marriage has had quite the impact on all the guys!

Authors Note: 50% of the proceeds will be donated to the Trevor Project, the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Series Note: This book is not a standalone. For A Reason is a must read so you have Bull and Red’s full back story. That said, the sequence of events in this book picks up about five months after Tricking Chase (Devils Pride MC, Book #1) and I do suggest reading them in order. After this book, the two series will move forward separately.

excerpt
For a second, Bull forgot what he’d been trying to do. All he could think about was what he was going to do when they got back from the courthouse. “I’m anticipating a lot of things. Getting our marriage license today…”

“There’s a three day waiting period, remember?” Red teased.wedding invitation

“Marrying you in two weeks,” Bull continued, refusing to be derailed. “Having all our friends with us when we share our vows, our first kiss as husbands, our first dance as husbands…”

“I can’t dance.” The teasing smile slipped away and Red ducked his head. “I never have and there’s not enough time for me to learn and if my body doesn’t cooperate then I’ll look stupid. I’ll make you look stupid.”

“It’s cooperating just fine now, though, isn’t it?” Bull nudged his head up and pressed a kiss to his wrinkled brow. “Cause we’re dancing, Ian, right here in the bathroom.”

Red’s eyes widened in surprise. “We’re dancing?”

“Well, our bodies are swaying, our feet are moving…yeah, that’s dancing.” Watching the realization sink in and seeing Red’s smile bloom again was everything.

Red leaned in, silently begging for a kiss, before slapping him on the ass. “We have an appointment to get to, but maybe later we can try this again without clothes.”

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How do I start this review off? I guess I should do that by telling you how much this book affected me. I found myself reading this on the way back from Rainbow Con, in the window seat of the airplane, next to two older women who didn’t know each other, but found a ton to chat about. Next to them was me, curled into the window, headphones on, crying as I was reading this lovely novella.

Why was I crying? I mean it wasn’t as if there was any doubt that this would be the happy ending that Bull and Red so desperately deserved. I was crying happy tears, as they worked through their plans, worked on getting themselves to a place that would remind them that THEY were the most important things to each other, and was able to see how the other couples (and non-couples) in the series were moving ahead in their relationships.

It was all happy tears, I promise! This wasn’t a long novella, but it was just right to get these two men, who love each other so much, to the place that they longed for so badly. Their connection was palpable, which is definitely one of Jessie G’s strength as a writer. She doesn’t just write situation, she writes connections, and those connections are felt throughout any story you read by this author. By adding in connections between the characters, even on levels not fully aware of by the reader, you can feel the layers underneath, and the importance to the couple (or triad) that the other person has created in their life.

This novella spoke to me as a reader, and someone who really loved Bull and Red’s story the first time I read it, but it also spoke to me as a lover of HEA’s. That is why most of us read romance novels, in any genre, for the HEA. Without it, quite often we feel unfulfilled and unsatisified with the story. That was not the case here, you knew the happy ending was there just waiting for you, along the way, the journey drew you along in that HEA. The bonus in this novella was that you were also drawn along in the other stories that Jessie G has either already written, or still has forthcoming as a story, and there you know there will be another HEA just waiting for you.

Did it give me everything I wanted? Of course not, it’s a novella, there is always more I want. That being said, I know the more is coming, and I am willing to sit back and wait for October 31st (see Family Tree below). 4.5 pieces of eye candy.

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meet the author
Writing has been the elusive, life-long goal that seemed to be getting further away as the years went by. It took 30+ years to achieve, but Jessie’s decided that timing is everything. The world wasn’t ready for m/m romance back then and, now that it is, the girl in the closet has finally found her writing home.

Jessie is a firm believer in marriage equality, love at first sight, power dynamics, and happily ever after. She’s a lover of strong secondary characters and series filled with families, biological or chosen. All are themes you’ll find throughout her books.

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Family Tree Public as of 07.21.15

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Jessie G: Video Interview from 2015 Rainbow Con

Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy just left Rainbow Con in Tampa, Florida, as you may know from some of our posts. What a great opportunity to connect with authors, readers and bloggers. It’s was so much fun!

We thought this would be a great opportunity to bring the authors directly to our followers via video interviews. So, all week, we have brought you the chance to watch videos of some of your favorite authors talk about their current books, upcoming stuff, and just randomness in some cases. Enjoy!

Today’s interview is with the author of Sizzling Miami and Devils Pride MC series, Jessie G. You will get to hear what she has coming up later this year, as well as down the road. And what it is that is coming out TODAY!

Tune in! Give us your feedback, and one commenter will win a copy of Their Reason. Also make sure you check out  the family tree below. It has so much great info!

Check out Their Reason (Sizzling Miami, Book 4), only on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1U0Vpsm

 

Family Tree for the Sizzling Miami Series and the Devils Pride Motorcycle Club Series:

Family Tree Public as of 07.21.15

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