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BLOG TOUR: Safety in Numbers (Sizzling Miami #5) by Jessie G

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Safety In Numbers by Jessie G.
Series: Sizzling Miami book 5
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Publisher: Jessie G. Books
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna
Pages or Words: 76,000 words
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Today we welcome author Jessie G! It’s always a pleasure to host her and bring her latest novel to 3 Chicks After Dark. Jessie G graciously agreed be interviewed for her Safety in Numbers blog tour and we’re happy to share that interview with you today.

Give us an interesting fun fact (or a few) about your book or series.

When I wrote Past Hurts, I didn’t know I was writing a series until Bull appeared in a scene toward the end of the book. I finished that chapter, took my fingers off the keyboard and asked aloud, “Where did he come from?” I have those WTF moments a lot since I do very little of what anyone would call plotting.

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

I don’t have trouble with titles or blurbs and usually have both written before I even start writing the book. It’s about the only guideline I give myself. Where either comes from is as big a mystery to me as it is to everyone else.

Have you ever given one of your characters the personality of someone you know?

Sure, I have said a little bit of me is in every character I write. There are a couple of characters that have taken on some characteristics of friends, family or even interesting people I see in passing.

What do you think makes a good story?

Plot, chemistry, and resolution. 
Unless you are writing a how-to manual, I think any story should have a plot. Even if it’s a sexfest, I need to know why. 

All relationships – lovers, family, friends, or even enemies – need to have chemistry. Make me believe why these people care for each other or hate each other. 

By the end of the book or the series, tie up all the story lines. Don’t leave your readers hanging. Whoever thought fading to black at the end of the last episode of the Sopranos was an asshole.

What does your family think of your writing?

My immediate family is extremely supportive of my writing and are my biggest cheerleaders.

Thank you so much for hosting Safety in Numbers today. Good luck to all who enter the rafflecopter and if anyone has any questions, I’ll be stopping by to answer. – Jessie

Blurb:

“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.

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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 Owen, 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.

we're stronger together

Buy the book:

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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.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessiegbook
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JessieGBooks
Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jessiegbooks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessieGBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jessiegbooks/
TSU: http://www.tsu.co/jessiegbooks
Ello: https://ello.co/jessiegbooks
G+: https://plus.google.com/+Jessiegbooksmm/posts
Tumblr (NSFW): http://jessiegbooks.tumblr.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bhuja1

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Our thoughts:

Safety in Numbers is a pretty complex story because it deals with four members of The Fork in the Road halfway house at once: Liam, Chris, Billy and Owen. Liam and Chris are step brothers and protect each other at all costs. Owen is Bull’s brother. When Owen went to prison with a target on his back, he fell under Billy’s protection by chance. They’ve been inseparable ever since.

Although we don’t see a lot of action in their story, we have a lot of emotional turmoil and personal growth that the four men must navigate through. Their stories are intertwined because of their friendship/familial status. Chris finds himself attracted to Owen and Billy has the same feelings towards Liam. Nobody wants to act on their feelings without the blessings of their ‘brothers.’

Chris has to overcome years of silence and come to terms with the incident that sent him into prison with Liam. When Owen is floundering to maintain control of his personal demons and is losing his grip, Chris finally finds a reason to break his silence.

Billy was scared he’d eventually fail or hurt Liam so he was afraid to pursue. He realizes he must take the chance or he’ll miss out on being the recipient to such strong love and devotion from Liam. Liam needs to be loved and Chris healed. Liam needs to be happy and spread that happiness. Liam also wants Billy to accept how far he’s come in his rehabilitation.

Now you see why their story is so intertwined. They’re two couple but really one family. They need the stoic strength of Chris to keep them going, Liam’s happiness to keep them grounded. They need Billy to see how much he can contribute so they can all be there to help Owen get through his demons. They are an interesting bunch that deserve love and happiness.

As Safety in Numbers progresses, there are many changes to the businesses and halfway house. Bull and Red are moving on. Billy is spending more time at Ty’s shop working bikes. Everyone is starting to outgrow where they are and striving for more. They’re settling in to relationships and wanting homes and families. Fans of the series will enjoy seeing the changes and growth.

I found this book hard to review because I don’t want to give out spoilers. Also, because their lives are so intertwined that it’s hard to separate out one couple without having a direct impact on the other couple. This is definitely a pivotal book in the series. A lot of changes occur and the foundation laid for more to come in the Sizzling Miami series.

RATING: BAD ASS BOOTS!!

 

Tour Dates & Stops:

9-Nov: KathyMac Reviews, Nephy Hart, Foxylutely Book Reviews

10-Nov: Unquietly Me, Prism Book Alliance, Book Reviews, Rants, and Raves

11-Nov: Bayou Book Junkie, Books A to Z

12-Nov: The Novel Approach

13-Nov: V’s Reads

16-Nov: 3 Chicks After Dark, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews

17-Nov: Parker Williams, Jill P Rand, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy

18-Nov: Joyfully Jay

19-Nov: Multitasking Mommas, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

20-Nov: Carly’s Book Reviews

23-Nov: Loving Without Limits, Molly Lolly

24-Nov: Love Bytes, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My

25-Nov: Amanda C. Stone, BFD Book Blog

26-Nov: MM Good Book Reviews, Andrew Q. Gordon

27-Nov: Gay Media Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

30-Nov: Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads

1-Dec: Cathy Brockman Romances, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings

2-Dec: Velvet Panic, MM Good Book Reviews

3-Dec: Sassygirl Books, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews

4-Dec: My Fiction Nook

 

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Book Blast: Strength in Numbers (Sizzling Miami #5) by Jessie G

Happy release day to author Jessie G for Strength in Numbers. A book many readers have been impatiently waiting for, is finally available!

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Safety In Numbers by Jessie G.
Series: Sizzling Miami Book 5
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Publisher: Jessie G. Books
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna
Pages or Words: 76,000 words
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

we're stronger together

Blurb:

“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.

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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 Owen, 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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Buy the book:

Amazon Pre-Order Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014E90EXA

ARe Pre-order Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-safetyinnumbers-1901179-149.html

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/safety-in-numbers-4

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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.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessiegbook
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JessieGBooks
Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jessiegbooks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessieGBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jessiegbooks/
TSU: http://www.tsu.co/jessiegbooks
Ello: https://ello.co/jessiegbooks
G+: https://plus.google.com/+Jessiegbooksmm/posts
Tumblr (NSFW): http://jessiegbooks.tumblr.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bhuja1
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/jessiegbooks

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Tour Date & Stops:  31 October 2015

Parker Williams, Bike Book Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, 3 Chicks After Dark, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, KathyMac Reviews, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Charley Descoteaux, BFD Book Blog, V’s Reads, Molly Lolly, Multitasking Mommas, Carly’s Book Reviews, Happily Ever Chapter, The Hat Party, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Divine Magazine, Foxylutely Book Reviews, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Gay Media Reviews, Velvet Panic, Sassygirl Books, Gay Book Reviews, Jill P Rand

 

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COVER REVEAL: Safety in Numbers (Sizzling Miami #5) by Jessie G

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Safety In Numbers by Jessie G
Series: Sizzling Miami #5
Release Date: October 31, 2015
Pages or Words: 76,000 words
Publisher: Jessie G. Books
Cover Artist: Andrew Reyna
Categories: Gay fiction, M/M Romance, Romance

Blurb:

“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.

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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 Owen, 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.

Buy the book:

Amazon Pre-Order Link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014E90EXA

ARe Pre-order Link: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-safetyinnumbers-1901179-149.html

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/safety-in-numbers-4

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.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessiegbook
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/JessieGBooks
Facebook Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/jessiegbooks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessieGBooks
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/jessiegbooks/
TSU: http://www.tsu.co/jessiegbooks
Ello: https://ello.co/jessiegbooks
G+: https://plus.google.com/+Jessiegbooksmm/posts
Tumblr (NSFW): http://jessiegbooks.tumblr.com/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bhuja1

Tour Date and Stops:

15 October 2015
Parker Williams, Bike Book Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, 3 Chicks After Dark, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, KathyMac Reviews, Vampires, Werewolves, and Fairies, Oh My, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Charley Descoteaux, BFD Book Blog, V’s Reads, Molly Lolly, Multitasking Mommas, Carly’s Book Reviews, Happily Ever Chapter, The Hat Party, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Divine Magazine, Foxylutely Book Reviews, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, Two Chicks Obsessed With Books and Eye Candy, Gay Media Reviews, Velvet Panic, Sassygirl Books, Gay Book Reviews, Jill P Rand

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW: Tricking Chase by Jessie G

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Tricking Chase by Jessie G
Devils Pride MC, Book 1
Released May 8, 2015
Pages or Word count: 97,383 words
Published by Jessie G Books, Inc.
Cover Art by Andrew Reyna, Dynamic Craft Studios
Categories: Contemporary, Gay Fiction, Romance, Biker, BDSM

We are thrilled to welcome Jessie G back to 3 Chicks After Dark for her new release, Tricking Chase! She’s here to share about her inclusion of BDSM in Ty and Chase’s story.  Although the BDSM scene might not be hardcore they are, without a doubt, important, intense and emotionally touching. The perfect mix of romance, drama and discipline to deliver a five-star story. Now, a few words from Jessie G!

Jessie G:

First, I’d like to thank 3 Chicks After dark for hosting the Tricking Chase book tour today. I first got the idea for Tricking Chase a year ago while at the Americade Motorcycle Rally in NY. Back then I didn’t have any intention of spinning off a new series, but that’s the joy of writing. Expecting the unexpected. I asked for a prompt to get this post started and I’m really looking forward to sharing my perspective on BDSM.

I’ll come right out of the gate swinging. I firmly believe that all relationships have a power dynamic. Sometimes it shifts hands with one partner taking the lead at certain times and the other partner taking it the rest. Maybe one partner has a particular strength or skill that makes him or her the only person for the task at hand, so to speak. No matter how fluid, if you’re in a relationship then there is a power exchange going on constantly. How else would you ever agree on anything? At some point, one partner concedes and in a vanilla relationship, we might call this compromise.

Now, don’t hit me, but I get enough of that in my everyday life. When I pick up a steamy erotic romance, it’s gotta have a little more oomph for me. I tend to be extremely independent (read: controlling) so the idea of exploring defined power dynamics, even if it just in my character’s lives, appealed to me. This research is not for the faint of heart. Don’t just pop open Google and type in BDSM, at least not in public. Whew, talk about needing eye bleach!

Since I write what I like to read, I started with my own collection of books. I picked out phrases that interested me: power exchange, contracts, domestic discipline, D/s, Master, sub, bondage, shibari, pain play, e-stim, etc. Of everything I read, one truth became obvious: everyone has a different opinion on what this lifestyle means. There are many books and sites out there devoted to rules, protocols, and basic tenants of engagement. That’s fine as a basic foundation, but it’s the interpretation of those rules where this BDSM lifestyle becomes very individualized.

Like in all relationships, the hope is to find a partner whose goals, interests, and needs mesh with yours, right? A Dom and a sub are looking for the same thing, only they are entering into their arrangement or relationship with clearly defined roles and rules. They are discussed, agreed upon, and may even have a term limit. At the end of the term, a Dom and his sub will revisit the contract, discuss what is and isn’t working, amend accordingly, and decide if they should move forward. That takes a major level of communication that I personally find enviable. There’s no pretending to just accept so as not to cause a disagreement, everything is on the table from the get-go.

As pertains to the story, I would say neither Ty nor Chase had control over their younger lives. They are expressing their need for it in the same way and it works for them, because they come at if from opposite ends of the spectrum. The need however is the same and in the end, they both have total control. Hardcore BDSM readers might be disappointed that I took an emotional approach to the lifestyle, including the sexual interactions and punishments, but I set out to write a Biker BDSM Romance and I couldn’t do that without emotion.

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Tricking Chase CoverBlurb:

As Sergeant At Arms for Devils Pride MC, Tyler “Trick” Malone’s take no prisoners reputation make him one of the most feared and respected members of the club. Unbeknownst to the MC, Trick indulges his most dangerous secret, traveling out of state twice a year to trade his cut for the whip he expertly wields at a gay dungeon.

Trick’s well organized life takes a turn when he saves bar back, and terrified submissive, Chase Ward in a Georgia dungeon. With his protector and dungeon owner dead, Chase is no longer safe in the place he once called home. With the new dungeon owners circling like sharks, he desperately begs for sanctuary in the arms of his savior.

A year later, the MC is still none the wiser that Trick’s houseboy is anything more than a grateful servant. Chase knows, if the club finds out their secret, they will kill Trick—the man he’s come to rely on for everything from the food he eats to the pleasure he feels to the security he craves. Even when gratitude turns to love, Chase never expects reciprocation from his ruthless Master. After all, the only way for them to survive is if Trick remains the heartless bastard the MC knows.

Trick is positive he has it under control and having Chase around has definitely made his life easier. There doesn’t seem to be any harm in letting Chase take a part-time job at Velvet Ropes, especially after meeting privately with the owners. That is until a bomb explodes at the club, leaving Chase fighting for his life and forcing Trick to face his long hidden feelings.

Even if Chase survives, that bomb has done more than rock the foundation of the popular leather club. It’s blown Trick and Chase’s well-guarded secret out of hiding, putting their lifestyle and their lives at risk. Now there is only one thing Trick needs to do before the club gets them and that’s to get revenge on the person who dared to hurt his precious boy.

Authors Note: Tricking Chase is a direct spin-off of The Protector, which is book 3 in my Sizzling Miami series. Though I tried to provide enough details that it isn’t necessary to have read that book, I cannot really call this a standalone.

Warning: Tricking Chase contains an established D/s relationship, hot guys on motorcycles, an undercover DEA agent named Snake, and a few visits from fan favorite Sizzling Miami characters.

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Excerpt:

“I don’t want to be safe if you’re not safe!”

The rush of words stopped him cold. No, no, no! They’d talked about this a hundred fucking times. Chase knew why he couldn’t feel that way. “Chase…”

“I don’t want to be safe if you’re not safe,” Chase repeated, each word punctuated by a harshly drawn breath.

“If I’m worried about you…”

“No, no!” Chase’s eyes nearly rolled back as the gel’s intensity hit its peak and he struggled to hold position. “If you force me to go, I’ll find a way to come back. You’re my Master. I won’t let them take that away from me.”

Though he’d played in the scene for several years, nothing had prepared him for Chase. For the responsibility of another person who would look to him for every decision and who craved his approval. Chase had taught him a lot about merging the lifestyle with a domestic partnership and, though Chase was emotional, he wasn’t clingy or suffocating about it. Not that it had been a cakewalk and those first few months had been a huge learning curve for them both, but Chase’s eager to please attitude and deference eased the way. In their time together Chase never once defied him, whether in play or in punishment, whether he was issuing an order or refusing a request. That Chase would choose to make his stand in this moment, bound to the bed, suffering through a punishment, made it all the more important.

“You would defy me?” It was almost impossible to believe.

“In this one thing, yes. Even if you said you didn’t want me anymore, I would do everything I could to make sure you were safe.”

The boy knew him too well. Knew that he wasn’t above lying or being hurtful if it served his purpose. The lesson in focus had paid off. Chase was sweating and writhing in pain, but his voice was even and his eyes were clear. “You do realize what will happen if anyone hurt you, don’t you, Chase?”

Instead of being put off, Chase nodded once and gave it back. “Exactly what will happen if anyone hurt you, Ty.”

The use of his given name was just playing dirty. Chase knew he had the freedom, but often stumbled over the two simple letters. Defiance and his given name…down and dirty. Was it any wonder that he adored this boy? He wouldn’t condone Chase’s defiance even if it spoke to the feelings he refused to allow either of them to acknowledge. He wouldn’t punish him for it either because he knew how precious that gift of loyalty was.

A Family Tree to tie in the Sizzling Miami and Devil’s Pride MC:

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Meet the author:

FAR Jessie G Bio Photo“Wearer of Many Hats” is a title that was given to Jessie by a former employer some twenty years ago. This dubious distinction, along with the job description “everything is her fault”, came after she fixed an electrical problem—during her interview—that the office had been having for years. After that, if anything went wrong, her coworkers immediately declared it her fault so she’d have to fix it. This position of importance inspired the owner to convert a closet into an office, thereby providing her coworkers endless opportunities to refer to her as “the girl in the closet.”

Today she is still the “Wearer of Many Hats” and her family has readily jumped on the “everything is her fault” bandwagon. Most mornings start at 5am, where she stumbles into her home office (which is step or two up from a closet) to tackle her personal email, watch gay porn and satisfy her Trivia Crack addiction. By six, she’s caffeinated and ready to take on the world. Wearing her favorite red power nightgown, she expertly designs websites, provides SEO and social media services, freelances as a bookkeeper, cooks, cleans and writes.

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 she’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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Our thoughts:

Right after I finished reading The Protector, I read the teaser for Tricking Chase. Jessie G had me at Dom and sub. Knowing Tricking Chase would be about: 1) Chase 2) Ty 3) An MC 4) a Dominant and submissive relationship 5) integrate all the guys from The Sizzling Miami series. Well, let’s just say I was jumping for joy. I had high hopes for Tricking Chase and every one of my expectations were met, exceeded and blown out of this universe!

Chase and Ty were every bit the Dominant and submissive relationship I like to read about. Chase comes to Ty already a well-trained sub but Chase was never valued or cared for the way he should have been. When Ty makes his bold decision to save Chase, he opens up a new world for both of them. Training begins immediately. No more head lowered and eyes adverted. No more shame in Chase’s heterochromia. The lack of confidence and stutter, all tackled and overcome. The excessive Sirs, annihilated. Chase and Ty become a unit. Partners in pain play and in life.

Ty’s level of control and dominance were off the charts. He never, never raises his voice to Chase. When they’re together, total respect, appreciation and reverence. Ty cherishes and worships Chase, mind and body. His main goal is to always protect and keep Chase safe.

Chase has tackled his OCD, stutter, and has found someone to nurture, protect and cherish him. In return he gives himself fully with his daily routines, taking care of Ty and full submission. He needs structure and to take care of Ty. Their whole relationship was PERFECT! This. This is why I wanted to read Tricking Chase. Not disappointed!

In The Protector, events occur that bring all the guys together from the prior books. All of them are focused on one mission, to take down Durango, save Miguel and his wife, and possibly find Ty’s sister. The mission is partially successful but things go wrong for Ty and Chase. In Tricking Chase, Ty wants his revenge. He is set on getting his sister, Durango and leaving the MC for good. A new start for a new year for him and Chase.  That is his ultimate goal.

There’s a lot of action, suspense and drama to fill the pages. The camaraderie and support this newfound family extends toward each other is a treat to behold. We laugh, cry, get hot under the collar and wait with bated breath multiple times. Chase and Ty are extremely sensual and erotic. They don’t hold back in any aspect of their relationship.

I didn’t think Jessie G could top Past Hurt but she has raised the bar with Tricking Chase. A true five-star gem of a story!

RATING: STILETTOS!! 

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