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Beta readers


I’m about to unleash Lover’s Retreat to the world. I’m doing another call to anyone who would like to be a Beta Reader for me? Thank you to those who came back to me and said yes, I’m so appreciative for your time.  I also have a good friend of mine who is a romance author, a best selling one at that. She’s on the look out for Beta Readers too. If you’d like to beta read for us, or your a book blogger interested in free Author Review Copies to read  contact me here.

Do you like these genres/themes within stories:

Romance .


Paranormal (not my genre this is the other author).

Time Travel genre (not my genre this is the other author)

Contemporary fiction /romance.

Thriller/ crime (that’s yours truly 🙂 ).

A multi cultural / diverse line up of characters. (both of us)

Strong, likeable women.

Modern day Romeos for men.

Location based stories all around the world.

Stories that touch on real life issues.

Kick ass stories!

Are you okay with:

My use of British English spellings? If this will annoy you I’m sorry I may not be the author for you. I spell organised with a S! Favourite has a U… got it?

Are you:

Over 18 …..things can get a lil’ steamy in our stories. Both myself and the other author are not really into all that sweet wholesome romance. We write about love and sex in tasteful ways. Our characters do more than hold hands and walk in the park. *Wink

Honest & reliable.

Able to keep things confidential?- This is important.We will send you our work before it’s published…don’t let the cat out the bag!

What does a Beta Reader do?

In a nutshell read and critique, in a constructive way. Offer their views on what’s been placed in front of you good or bad. And you lucky people get free books! We just want helpful feedback.

Thank you!


Blog Tour & Giveaway: Savaged Dreams by Jennifer Lyon #amreading

Book Blurb

Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!

Book Buy Links

Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo | GooglePlay | Goodreads

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XS3BTTT

B&N http://tinyurl.com/y888mqk3

iBooks http://tinyurl.com/y93caqr8

Kobo http://tinyurl.com/zftcafk

GooglePlay http://tinyurl.com/k2gq6er

Goodreads http://tinyurl.com/jtxb2bf

Excerpt ONE

“I might be a little, tiny bit afraid of this, of how you make me feel.”

“And how’s that?”

“Out of control. Needy.” She licked her lips. “I want to keep kissing you and not think anymore.”

He dragged his thumb along the curve of her neck. “Good.” Leaning down, he pressed his mouth to hers. “When you want it bad enough that it hurts, when you can’t bear not having me inside you, then you’ll be ready.” Pulling back, he released her. “But that’s not tonight. Unfortunately.”

About the Author

Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus One Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.

Find Jennifer Online!

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest

Website http://jenniferlyonbooks.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jenniferlyonbooks

Twitter https://twitter.com/Jenniferlyon

Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/lyon9232/


Jennifer is giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to celebrate the release of Savaged Dreams. Enter below!

Be sure to follow the tour, too! Find interviews, reviews and spotlights HERE!

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Happy Father’s Day, Mom!

I love how this post has been wrote. So much truth, just a reminder that if you are raised by just a woman you’re more than fine! My mum has done a great job with my sisters and I. She said the same thing your mum said to me about having both parents. Salute to all the mama’s handling business on their own. Such a sweet reminder of a woman’s strength when need be. Thanks for sharing. And I love you Mum!

What Camp Are You In For National Novel Writing Month? #nanowrimo #writerslife #amwriting

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I’m limbering up for July’s marathon month of writing, with fellow writers around the world. I’m excited to take part in National Novel Writing month for the second time! I’ve updated my profile and jumped into a writing camp.  I just clicked “surprise me with random cabin mates.” This time I don’t care what group/camp I’m assigned to. I look forward to motivating, and being motivated by random writers around the world in my camp. I’ve set my goal : write book #3 of my romance series, predicting about 25,000 words for this short story. Saturday night… it’s show time!

If you’re doing Nanowrimo in July, what camp are you in? Have you signed up to one? Those of us that are taking part let’s keep in contact throughout July.


Good luck writers!!


Good Morning, It Can Wait Until Monday!: Friday Feeling… What You Up To? #fridayfeeling #weekend

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 Is it Friday yet in your part of the world? If so that’s right, we’ve made it through another week guys. It’s only 8:00 a.m London time, but to quote the Russian Femme Fatale,  I really enjoyed writing so much for  writing for week 5’s short story…

” vhere vodka an’ shot glass?”



Already I feel like celebrating the fact, I made it through a very busy week, with a shot. I’ll try and hold out until midday at least 🙂 . It’s been a crazy week of trying to meet deadlines, working, caring for the family, trying to de-clutter / clean the house and in between to sleep. Noticed I used “try” only half of this I actually got done.

How do you feel? What’s your week been like?

What are you up to this weekend? What’s on the to – do list? Here’s mine

  1. Finalise the last chapter of Lover’s Retreat, hand the manuscript to my editor and beta readers. I’ve done it! Knocked out 30,000 odd words whoop whoop! .. now vhere vodka?
  2. Paint my nails (finally).
  3. De-clutter a room in the house ( finally).
  4. Start working on the very special twist Didi and I have planned for Kim and Did’s Suspenseful Collection. 
  5. Outline  in a bit more detail, the short story idea I have for book three of my Romance Set In Paradise Series.
  6. Do some washing or laundry if you’re one of my American Friends.
  7. Finish reading the short story author E Denise Billups sent me. Continue reading  author Sara Ackerman’s historical romance.
  8. Listen to some music!
  9. Write a letter to a few pen pals who think I’ve dropped off the face of the earth.
  10. Have a wonderful time hanging out with friends and family… leaving my 99 problems until Monday!

Have a great last working day of the week. Be safe whatever you do this weekend. Please do share your to-do list with me? Are you going anywhere nice?

Good Luck #Nanowrimo Writers! It’s Midnight in London… I’m making a start! #amwriting #romancenovels

Good luck


Good luck writers,  whoever you are and where ever you are in the world I wish you love and luck. Here in London I’m in the zone it’s midnight. It’s the 1st July. I’m not tired yet so I’m armed with a cheeky  glass of coke I craved it tonight, some chocolate and the radio on. Lights are low and I’m ready to go!! I wrote the last word, in the last chapter in the last paragraph of July’s new release…  it’s in my editor’s inbox. Let’s get this show on the road for July!


With love,






Writing Competition Entered & 100 Free Downloads Up For Grabs! #amreading #romancenovels #romance #giveaway

Afternoon guys,

I’ve entered Not Just For Christmas into the same novel writing competition, I submitted Havana Heat. As part of it, if you’d like one of a hundred free downloads of  my  romance novella, click the link below. Once they’re gone they’re gone! There’s only one hundred.

Book Blurb:

In Not Just For Christmas readers are taken on a romantic journey set in London, during the festive season following two characters originally opposed to each other fall in love. There’s enough warmth and sensuality to keep readers warm at any time of year.

As Christmas draws near thirty five year old social worker Ava Green, finds herself desperate to not be alone at her favourite time of year. Following the break up of her engagement earlier in the year, Ava has spent ten months on a mission to get over her ex. With the support of her two of her closest girlfriends Tasha and Marie, Ava makes a bold move that surprises her girlfriends in order to find a companion for the festive season. Ava’s path crosses with tall dark and handsome Detective Jerome Samuels, a divorcee in search of love. Once their paths cross after a few bumps along the way there’s no turning back, these two characters are caught up in a whirlwind of sensual and heartwarming romance, that Detective Jerome Samuels hopes is not just for Christmas, he’s on a mission to claim his lady Ava.


Grab a free download here click me!



Lovely 5* Review on Inkitt: This Is Why I Write. Thank You Reader!#amreading

I’ll always write no matter what, or who says what for that matter. But as a published author, when you put your work out there for the world to read, love, like or hate, you’re always wondering if readers will connect with you. When they do, it’s so motivational to keep going. The late nights and lack of sleep seem worth it all over again. Not just at the time when you were so caught up in writing, you never noticed it was 3:00 am. Thank you for this lovely review reader… My response is, well I’ll take comments about scene changing as a positive. You wanted more of the characters no problem! When a writer hears this they could not be happier.  The Romance Set in Paradise Series Book #2 will be released in July, it’s a more  “slow burner” for you.

Thank you reader!

Havana Heat

I found the story exhilarating which left me wanting more of Sebastian, Malinda and the gang. Though the story did seem a bit rushed switching through the scenes, at times I found myself needing to reread bits to get the full picture. But I love Kim’s writing style and fell in love with the characters and would like to know what the future holds for Seb and Melinda. Can’t wait to read more from Kim.

Havana Heat