I’d love to meet each of you! Be sure to check my website to see where I’ll be signing! And if you can’t make it to a signing, you can order signed books and other merchandise from the Jillian Dodd store. Below are some of the places I’ll be in the near future.
Be sure to scroll down! I’ve included a graphic with one of my favorite quotes from the book and is part of the Bachelor-style proposal that I mentioned a couple weeks ago.
And this release day contest! You guys!! You could win some of my favorite things! I’m totally obsessed with this gorgeous fringed Henri Bendel bag, love the wonderful smelling Henri Bendel candle, can’t wait to sign a paperback copy of SEX for you, and throw in some of my absolute favorite Lush bath products. Just click the box to enter.
Greetings from London!. Yesterday, I attended the London Book Fair and had such a great time meeting with vendors, talking to new and established authors, and going to seminars. I also got to meet up at a pub with some wonderful ladies who are part of the RARE London book signing, and finished off the day with dinner at a quaint Russian restaurant and browsing at Harrods. Starting today, the work part of the trip is over and the fun begins with a visit to a museum then vintage market shopping.
And guess what? You get to read first couple of chapters of book four in the Hollywood Love series, Sex.
Scroll down to the bottom of this email to read it! I can’t wait for you to experience this season’s drama as it is totally outrageous. Can I also say that I love Shelby? I know y’all hate on her, but I have to tell you that it is so much fun writing a manipulative gold digger! I’m sharing a couple quote graphics with you as well! Feel free to share or pin them. And thank you so much to those of you who responded to my question last week about which graphic you liked the best. You were about 50-50 split between the two, so I think I’ll have to use both!
I’m super excited to share the first teaser for Sex, book four in the Hollywood Love series. You can expect lots of drama in this book and my most crazy proposal to date. I realized as I was going through the writing process, that I have written my fair share of proposals. I always try to do something meaningful for the couple. This couple hasn’t been together very long, but the guy is quite charismatic and I knew he’d go all out.
I was at the grocery store (something I typically try to avoid as much as possible) when I saw a tabloid about the newest drama on The Bachelor television show. And later, when this character was looking for some inspiration, I guess I remembered it because all of a sudden I typed that the girl was obsessed with the show. Which meant that I had to do a bunch of research so my character could do this right. I ended up watching hours of scenes from different parts of the show. Below is one of the funny YouTube video I watched. Thought you might enjoy it!
This week I want to talk FANTASY for just a bit. As I finish up edits on Sex and start plotting out Spy Girl 3: The Society, one of my favorite ways to get back into my characters is by dressing them, housing them, and imagining them in their world. Even though I don’t always share them, I still make Polyvore boards for a lot of the clothing that Huntley wears. Below is a Polyvore board with some of Dolce & Gabbana’s fairytale collection. I’m in love with all these pieces and am hoping we see the trickle-down effect of this look into more affordable fashions. Because if I could afford it, I would buy this entire line! Luckily, Spy Girl’s cover as the daughter of a billionaire means she does not have to wait. Expect to read about her wearing some of these amazing pieces.
And while we’re talking fantasy, I’d love to tell you about the EARTH ANGEL series from my Bandit Publishing company. If you loved the epic love story in Twilight or my Keatyn Chronicles series along with the magic of Harry Potter, I think you will love Earth Angel. (This series is appropriate for ages 15 and up.) Be sure to scroll down and read the magical excerpt!
Get book one, THE LETTER for ONLY 99¢. This price will be good for preorders and release day only, then will go back to its normal $3.99 price point. The first five books, THE LETTER, THE RING, THE COVEN, THE LIE and THE STRANGER are all released!
Forever by Monica Murphy
She’s all I could ever want… I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that’s Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away. So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems. But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it’s a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel… Why can’t I have everything, including the girl? I’m determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine… Forever.
Fighting for Love by Kelly Elliott
Finn Ward has two passions: being a firefighter and being single. Although his parents are constantly nagging him to settle down, Finn just wants to enjoy himself while he’s young. Then, at a union meeting, he meets a gorgeous lawyer with a dazzling smile—and suddenly, settling down doesn’t sound so bad. Rory Adams is fresh out of law school and looking to make a name for herself at her mother’s firm. She doesn’t have time for silly games anymore. But when she catches the eye of a dashing fireman who makes her body tingle from across the room, something instantly ignites between them. The only problem? Her father is Finn’s boss. Their relationship turns both of their lives upside-down. Rory tames Finn’s wild ways, while he shows her that life can’t be all work and no play. But it’ll take some serious determination to keep their love secret—and real courage to admit the truth.
Easy Magic by Kristen Proby
Family. Responsibility. Stability. As the co-CEO of Bayou Enterprises, and the eldest of the Boudreaux clan, Beau is the epitome of these. Now that his baby sister Gabby is happily settled down, Beau has moved into the company loft in the heart of the French Quarter to be closer to his office while his own home is built. He doesn’t have time for anything but the family he adores and the company that drives him. If only the bewitching owner of the herb shop downstairs from Beau’s loft wasn’t so damn tempting. Mallory Adams is living the life. The good life. The best life for her. After years of hiding who she is, and the gifts she’s been cursed with, Mallory opened her little shop in the French Quarter, offering herbs and lotions for anything from soothing a sunburn to chasing those pesky ghosts New Orleans is known for out of a client’s home. Some call her eccentric, and some say she’s simply odd, and that’s okay with her. She is a bit odd, but in her experience, all of the best people are. When an old pipe bursts in the loft above her store, flooding her storeroom, Mallory comes face to face with Beau Boudreaux, and she doesn’t need the clairvoyant abilities that have been passed down through generations to know that she’ll never be the same. Beau is her exact opposite; serious, straitlaced. He wears suits for Pete’s sake and probably wouldn’t know the difference between arnica and flaxseed if his life depended on it. But when he touches her, the electricity is through the roof and she’s smart enough to know that a chemistry like theirs doesn’t happen every day. Can two people so very different possibly find their way to happily ever after?
Ray of Heart by E.L. Todd
Ryker finally told me what happened all those months ago. He explained his distance, his coldness. Now everything makes sense. I’ve been with Zeke for a long time now, and everything is exactly how I want it to be. I adore him. No, I love him. But there’s a warning deep in my gut. Zeke is acting differently, and Ryker isn’t the same either. It’s the calm before the storm. I can feel it.
Stars Over Castle Hill by Samantha Young
Joss and Braden Carmichael are blissfully married living in their townhouse on Dublin Street with their three beautiful children. It’s a life Joss never expected to have, and one she’s grateful for every day. But… what if she never met Braden and Ellie Carmichael on that fateful day when she was only twenty-two years old. When Joss is asked to write a story about how her life might have turned out if a pivotal moment in it never happened, she thinks of the day she met both Braden and Ellie Carmichael. If she had never met them where might she have ended up? Joss believes no matter where life may have taken her it would have inevitably led her to Braden. But what if she was thirty instead of twenty-two when they met? How would she have felt about risking her heart then? And even if she was older and wiser and ready to fall madly in love, what if too much had happened to Braden to make him the man that would risk his heart to save hers? Will time be their enemy… or is it possible that two souls are meant for one another in any reality?
Hate 2 Lovers by K Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.
She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.
She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.
She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.
Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.
All You Need by Lorelei James
PR agent Annika Lund can spin any disaster into a win. But revamping the reputation of a notorious Swedish hockey player will take every trick in her arsenal, especially when his agent insists that convincing everyone he’s no longer a playboy is top priority. And that it requires a sham relationship—with Annika playing the part of the loving girlfriend. On fire in the rink and in the bedroom, Axl Hammerquist couldn’t care less about being anyone’s golden boy. So when his agent forces him to play nice with a new publicist, he takes satisfaction in being as much of a pain as possible. But the more time he spends getting to know Annika, the more Axl starts to think that being Mr. Nice Guy might be worth it if it gets him the girl…
Tempt the Boss by Natasha Madison
Going back to work was supposed to be a painless transition, but when my new boss turns out to be an arrogant, cocky jerk, he quickly turns my professional life into a world of torture. Okay, fine, calling him an asshat before knowing he was my boss wasn’t my finest moment. Hating him should be easy. I just never counted on him being so gorgeous or charming when he’s not annoying me.
I expected my new assistant to be professional and punctual, but all I’m getting are dirty looks and rude comments. I should fire the little hellion, but instead all I can think about is bending her over my desk and breaking every rule I’ve ever made for myself.
One look. One touch. One night. If we break the rules, our lives will never be the same again.
Good thing rules were made to be broken. And besides, it feels so good to Tempt the Boss.
Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille
Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it. Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them? But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.
The Chosen by J.R. Ward
Xcor, leader of the Band of Bastards, convicted of treason against the Blind King, is facing a brutal interrogation and torturous death at the hands of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Yet after a life marked by cruelty and evil deeds, he accepts his soldier’s fate, his sole regret the loss of a sacred female who was never his: the Chosen Layla. Layla alone knows the truth that will save Xcor’s life. But revealing his sacrifice and his hidden heritage will expose them both and destroy everything Layla holds dear—even her role of mother to her precious young. Torn between love and loyalty, she must summon the courage to stand up against the only family she has for the only man she will ever love. Yet even if Xcor is somehow granted a reprieve, he and Layla would have to confront a graver challenge: bridging the chasm that divides their worlds without paving the way for a future of even greater war, desolation, and death. As a dangerous old enemy returns to Caldwell, and the identity of a new deity is revealed, nothing is certain or safe in the world of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, not even true love . . . or destinies that have long seemed set in stone.
The Castle by Skye Warren
Safe in the ivory tower… Gabriel Miller swears he’ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls. Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage? There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust. No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.
Hard Limits by Elle Aycart
Nico Grabar, head of one of the most ruthless cartels in the world, is in the last stretch of a two-year nightmare. His agenda is full. He has a criminal organization to run. A cover to maintain. A promise to fulfill. Too bad he’s bleeding to death in the middle of nowhere, about to meet his Maker on a deserted street. A fitting ending to a bleak existence, really. A beautiful bride, dressed in a thrift-store wedding gown with raccoon eyes and a choke collar, and covered from head to military boots in blood, rescues him. It’s the Grim Reaper, made over just for him. What an honor. Seriously. Who finds a frigging drug lord in serious need of resuscitation while coming back from a bachelorette party during the wee hours? Paige, aka Goth waitress at Rositas and a magnet for psychopaths, of course. Paige has already survived one major asshole, narrowly escaping with her life. The last she needs is to have to play Florence Nightingale to a dangerous kingpin. What if he dies on her? Or worse–what if he doesn’t?
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Pillowtalk by Cassie Mae
Kennedy Walters used to be lucky in love—until tragedy struck. Now she’s come to the lakeside town of Lyra Valley to finally put the past behind her. But while Kennedy’s staying at a local B&B, she is shocked to find herself undeniably drawn to a sweet-talking hometown heartthrob. Kennedy isn’t sure if she’s ready to move on—and yet one look in Aaron Sheppard’s eyes makes her wish he’d make his move. Aaron returned to Lyra Valley because he was fed up with the big city and everything he was missing: beautiful, down-to-earth girls like Kennedy. Turns out Aaron has more in common with Kennedy than he realized, and suddenly he wonders if he should give her a little space. But after a power outage strands them together, their innocent flirtation turns to intimate conversation. And over the course of a night that neither will ever forget, Aaron and Kennedy learn just how compatible they could be—if only they’d let themselves fall into each other’s arms.