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Oct 25 2015 11:00am

The Bad Boy CEO: Exclusive Excerpt

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The Bad Boy CEO by Sugar Jamison

Colt King has spent his whole life trying to prove he's not the trash his hometown of Destiny, Nevada, thought he and his brothers were. As soon as he was old enough he left town, vowing to make a name for himself and never looking back at the place that looked down on him. But that plan goes out the window when his ailing elderly aunt asks him to come home.

He begrudgingly returns to help the woman who raised him. But he's no longer the poor kid from the bad part of town. He's the ruler of a custom car empire and a financial genius. He arrives expecting a boring stay, but when he walks into his childhood home to find a woman in nothing but her underwear pointing a shotgun at his face, he knows his trip home will be a memorable one. With his aunt sick and forcing him to help her restore her fledgling hair salon, he has more than enough on his plate. Colt has no idea that her sexy tenant, Zanna, is going to be the cause of his many sleepless nights.

Zanna Jacobs came to the ghost town of Destiny to stay out of trouble and stay the hell away from men. She's got a serious thing for bad boys that's she trying to kick, and when she lays her eyes on the brutishly handsome Colt, she knows he's got bad news written all over him. He's not the typical thug she goes for: He's too clean cut, too good looking, and too cold—and when he comes to take over her salon, she's not going to take it. Zanna decides to show him exactly who the boss is. Colt is used to people following his orders, and when Zanna challenges his every word he finds her infuriating and incredibly sexy. He can't keep his hands off her...and knows that once he returns to Las Vegas, all bets are off...

Get a sneak peek at Sugar Jamison's Rebound Remedy (available November 3, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

“Sir?” The unsure voice of Colt King’s secretary came through the intercom on his desk.

She had better sound unsure of herself. He’d told her he was not to be disturbed under any circumstances. He was working. Doing what he did best, acquiring another shop to add to King’s Customs’ empire. He needed to focus. “I told you I do not wish to be bothered.”

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Sep 19 2014 11:00am

Gentlemen Prefer Curves: Exclusive Excerpt

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Gentlemen Prefer Curves by Sugar Jamison


Belinda Gordon thought she had it all—a great job, wonderful friends, a home of her own. She’s even come to love her voluptuous body. But she still can’t shake the feeling that something is missing. And then Carter Lancaster, aka Her Biggest Mistake, shows up in town, as irresistible as ever, and shakes up her entire world.


Carter never expected to find Belinda in town, looking as delicious as the day he married her five years ago—before she walked out on him after six weeks and a painful misunderstanding that included his baby daughter, Ruby. A quick divorce is the sensible option—but Carter can’t let Belinda go now, not when he can see the family they could be. Love may be a curveball, but this time he’s going to prove to Belinda that he can hit it out of the park… Gentlemen Prefer Curves is the third book in the Perfect Fit series

Get a sneak peek of Sugar Jamison's Gentlemen Prefer Curves (available September 30, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

Parents just don’t understand …

Parents. Can’t live with them. Can’t toss them off the roof.

Belinda Gordon walked up her parents’ driveway. She had moved out of their home practically on her eighteenth birthday but in the last five years she had probably spent more hours in her parents’ home than her own. Her mother had called half an hour ago, for the third time that day, this time begging her to come over.

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Mar 4 2014 1:30pm

You Know You’re a Romance Reader When...

Thrown for a Curve by Sugar JamisonToday we're joined by Sugar Jamison, whose latest release, Thrown for a Curve, is the newest in her Perfect Fit series, featuring plus-sized heroines whose heroes think they're perfect the way they are. As well as being an author, Sugar is also an avid romance novel reader, and she's here to share the signs you're a romance reader. Thanks, Sugar!

I have a confession. I can't remember the last non-romance book I've read. I see all those legal thrillers in the bookstore, those emotional family sagas, and funny autobiographies, but I just can't bring myself to pick them up. I need love in my stories. And sex. And books with half-naked men on the covers. I am Sugar and I am a proud romance reader. Are you? Keep reading to find out.

1. When you’ve considered naming your child Kindle because Nook would be too weird.Sherlock Thinking Gif

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[Yeah, we've all had moments like that...]

Feb 17 2014 12:00pm

Thrown for a Curve: Exclusive Excerpt

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Thrown for a Curve by Sugar Jamison


Cherri has often wished she were thin and graceful like a ballerina instead of being a six-foot-tall blonde with curves that require serious caution. Surely a charming Irishman like her new boss Colin, with his throaty brogue and to-die-for bod, would never go for someone like Cherri. Unless maybe he’s looking for the exact opposite of a delicate lass?  


When Colin hired Cherri to work in his furniture-restoration shop, he had his eyes, first and foremost, on her artistic talents. But now he can’t help but see Cherri for the lush, spirited beauty that she is…and, soon enough, he finds himself mixing business with pleasure. But Cherri turns out to be more vulnerable than she appears. Is she in need of more than Colin can give? Or could it be that a feeling stronger than lust has him thrown for a curve?

Get a sneak peek of Sugar Jamison's Thrown for a Curve (available February 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.


I feel pretty …

“Almost finished.” A heavy blast of breath-stealing hair spray hit Charlotte Rudy just above her crown.

That’s thirty-two times. She had counted every last spray as she sat cross-legged on the floor between her grandmother’s substantial thighs.

Thirty-two sprays and fifty-five minutes.

She didn’t have to look in the mirror to know that long gone was her mass of unruly waves. Armed with a comb and a can of chemicals, her grandmother had turned her once soft hair into a golden steel helmet.

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Dec 4 2013 12:00am
Original Story

“Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas”: A Holiday Story

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Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas by Sugar JamisonAs part of H&H's Hot for the Holidays program, we're thrilled to share a limited-time peek at 12 special holiday stories! All 12 e-novellas are on sale now (you may have seen us talk about this H&H-St. Martin's Press program before), but we're offering H&H members the exclusive chance to read the whole story for free—it's our gift to you. But here's the thing: Stories will be available for ONE DAY ONLY over the next two weeks, so grab a blanket, a mug of hot chocolate, and get reading before they disappear with a wink and a smile!

On the first day of Christmas, former wild child Dina Gregory returns home to New York on a mission: To find the father of her young son. Making him take responsibility for the child he helped create is the only thing on Dina’s wish list. Instead, she finds herself in an awkward run-in with his stuffy older brother, Ben.

Ben has never liked Dina. But he can’t help but admire her tenacity—and her bold beauty. Being trapped together during a holiday blizzard offers him a glimpse into what it would be like to have a family, and to fall truly in love. Could it be that Dina has reignited his Christmas spirit? The only thing Ben knows for sure is that her heart is a gift to behold…and he will never let go.

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Sep 12 2013 12:00pm

Author Sugar Jamison on Romance Novels and a Post-Racial America

Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar JamisonToday we welcome author Sugar Jamison to H&H—Sugar's Dangerous Curves Ahead is about a curvy girl finding a whole lot of love. It's funny, romantic, and sexy—and yes, the heroine Ellis has a bit of sass. As a romance reader and author, Sugar has read a lot of romance, and has some very good points about what people think when they hear she's a black author. Thanks, Sugar!

A post-racial America. That term has been thrown around a lot since the election of President Barack Obama in 2008. Post-racial means a society devoid of prejudice, preference, and discrimination. That all men are finally created equal.

But as Americans are we really there yet? Are we really judged by the content of our character and not by the color of our skin?

In my opinion, we’re not post-racial. I don’t think we ever will be. Because the first thing a person sees when they look at somebody is their skin color, then their sex, then their clothing. And with those things humans make snap judgments of how they think a person is going to be.

I could go deeply into the sociological, economical, and historical aspects of why America will never truly be post-racial, but I won't. I’m going to talk about romance novels because that’s what I know.

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Aug 5 2013 11:00am

Dangerous Curves Ahead: Exclusive Excerpt

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Dangerous Curves Ahead by Sugar Jamison

Ellis Garrett is dumping her critical boyfriend, opening a plus-size clothing store, and starting a blog—all to spread the word that fashion shouldn’t require a size-two body, and happiness should allow for the occasional cupcake. Or two. But is indulging fantasies about her sister’s long-ago ex, the still-hunky Michael Edwards, biting off more than she can chew?

Mike must be losing his detective’s touch. He doesn’t recognize Ellis when he bumps into her at Size Me Up, and he certainly doesn’t remember his ex-girlfriend’s outspoken sister being so irresistible. Her curves are indeed dangerous—and so is her wit. Could it be that Ellis is his Perfect Fit? One thing’s for sure: Mike will make it his sworn duty to find out…

Get a sneak peek of Sugar Jamison's Dangerous Curves Ahead (available August 27, 2013) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1
Big Fat Fattie and Other Words for “Fat”


“Ellison? Is that you, honey?”

Not today. Please not today. Ellis Garret shut her eyes and prayed hard as she stood in line at Hot Lava Java. Really, really hard. Maybe if she appeased the right god, she would be spared the torture that was Mrs. Agatha Toomey.

Jesus? Buddha? Zeus?

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