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Fri
Mar 24 2017 12:03pm
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Jackie Ashenden Excerpt: Sin for Me

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Sin for Me (Motor City Royals Series #3) by Jackie Ashenden

It was anything but easy, but Gideon Black has finally managed to create a safe haven for himself on the gritty streets of Detroit. He worked hard to get on the straight and narrow, pulling himself up from an underground crime syndicate before it consumed him completely. But the past isn’t staying put, and now that it’s come calling, it’s not after him, but the woman he considers the closest thing he has to family . . .

Zoe James has always loved Gideon more than anything in the world. She knows he only wants to keep her safe, but his overprotectiveness has taken over her life and it’s got to stop. She’s sick of him treating her like a little girl, but is she woman enough to handle the truth when it finally comes out? As old enemies close in, a complicated but undeniable passion is growing between them. Gideon tries to hold on to Zoe and keep her safe, but he may have to let her go in order to save them both . . .

Get a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's Sin for Me (available March 28, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

God, could she be any dumber?

Now here he was, standing in front of her, and she was caged against the wall by six foot four of solid, male muscle. He was a virtual wall all by himself, what with his height and the width of his powerful shoulders and broad chest. A mechanic with the body of a gladiator. A body she wanted to touch with every breath in her.

She stared up at him, trying to mask her reaction to his physical closeness. It should have gotten easier over the years, but it hadn’t. She still blushed like a fool whenever he was around and her heartbeat still raced whenever he got close.

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Fri
Mar 3 2017 1:05pm
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Jackie Ashenden Excerpt: The Billionaire Beast

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The Billionaire Beast by Jackie Ashenden

Nero de Santis: Damaged. Bastard. Beast.
Nero hasn’t left his house in ten years. He demands the world come to him, and the world is only too happy to bend to the strong-willed billionaire. His last handful of assistants have left his house in tears, but the prim redhead applying for the job now looks up to the task. The fiery passion he senses beneath his reserved assistant’s exterior makes him want to break down the barriers he lives behind, and unleash the beast within.

Phoebe Taylor: Uptight. Misunderstood. Engaged.

Phoebe needs the obscene amount of money that comes with being Nero’s personal assistant for one thing, and one thing only—to pay for the mounting hospital costs that her fiancee’s two-year coma continues to incur. She’s heard rumors that the de Santis beast is a force that cannot be tamed—but even she isn’t prepared to handle the smoldering intensity simmering beneath his hard shell of feral dominance. And yet he is the one person to look into her eyes and see her soul.

Nero can’t help but stake his claim on this woman who has shaken up his life. He wants to keep her. He wants to devour her. And Phoebe just might let him.

Get a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's The Billionaire Beast (available March 7, 2017) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

Nero de Santis sometimes wondered what made a man a man instead of a beast. After all, men ate and slept and fought and fucked just like all animals did. For himself, he was as beastly as they came, his only humanity his interest in computers and his taste for fine art.

Not that he cared particularly about being human. It was overrated in his opinion.

Then again, today he was rather glad of his humanity, especially given what was standing on his doorstep right this very second.

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Tue
Jan 10 2017 1:00pm
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Jackie Ashenden Excerpt: The Billionaire’s Virgin

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The Billionaire's Virgin by Jackie Ashenden

Xavier De Santis: Charming. Disgraced. Playboy.

The headlines are always shouting about the excesses of the so-called Prince Charming of the De Santis family. Problem is, Xavier is everything they say he is.

But now he’s gone too far, and he has has been ordered to clean up his image. Volunteering at a homeless shelter, Xavier sees a bright light amidst all the bleakness. An angel whose luminous face and tragic beauty call to him in ways he can’t explain.

Mia: Homeless. Vulnerable. Virgin.

When the shelter Mia calls home closes, she is left with nowhere to go. Nowhere except the luxurious, glorious palace of a home where Xavier De Santis has invited her to stay. This too-handsome billionaire is dark, dangerous…and also too good to be true.

Surely Mia can indulge in her fantasies and escape the hardness of her daily life for just one night?

As one night turns into two, Mia knows that eventually, the magic will end. She can't keep the beautiful clothes. She can't keep the soft bed. And most of all, she can't keep the hard, handsome man who makes her crave his touch with every breath she takes.

Mia doesn't belong in his world. But as Xavier tempts his rags-to-riches heroine with exquisite pleasure and heady desire, Mia may have no choice but to surrender to him completely.

Get a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's The Billionaire's Virgin (available January 10, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

As Xavier de Santis, billionaire bad boy and youngest son of the second richest man in New York, slopped stew into the tin plates of the poor and needy at the Midtown homeless shelter his father had forced him to volunteer at, he realized it wasn’t the actual physical reality of Manhattan’s poor and needy that bothered him the most.

It was the smell. Not the unwashed bodies or the unkempt hair or the terrible breath. No, as unpleasant as all that was, that he could deal with.

It was the smell of hopelessness, of despair, that he had difficulty with.

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Wed
Nov 23 2016 1:00pm
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Jackie Ashenden Excerpt: Wrong for Me

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Wrong for Me by Jackie Ashenden

After eight years in prison, Levi Rush is finally out and back on the gritty streets of Detroit to claim the future he was owed. A future that includes the one woman he’s wanted for years—his former best friend Rachel. She’s the reason he went inside and if getting her to do what he wants means buying the building that houses her tattoo studio and using it as leverage, then that’s what he’ll do. Because if there’s one thing he’s learned inside it’s that if you want to win, you have to play dirty.

Rachel Hamilton is a tattoo artist and one hell of a tough girl. Detroit is her home, and she’s determined to make it a better place. But her plans are threatened when her old friend Levi reappears and gives her an ultimatum: she gives herself to him body and soul, or else she and her business are out on the street. Levi’s got no room in his heart for anything but anger and the lust he’s been carrying around for so long. But the only thing stronger than the secrets of their shared past is their fiery attraction to each other...

Get a sneak peek at Jackie Ashenden's Wrong for Me (available November 29, 2016) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“So you’re doing this for other people?”

Her gaze flicked away. “Someone gave me hope for a better future once, showed me that I had talent and made me believe it. Why can’t I do the same for others?” She straightened, turning back to the counter where the drawing was.

Someone . . .

Was she talking about him?

You know she is.

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Sat
May 2 2015 2:00pm
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Make You Mine : Exclusive Excerpt

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Make You Mine by Jackie Ashenden

He's raising the stakes.



International playboy Alex St. James always plays to win. Whether it's betting on a high-stakes card game—or bedding a high-class socialite—the gorgeous world-class gambler knows how to beat the odds using his brains, his body, and a whole lot of charm. But there's one woman who's immune to Alex's bag of tricks—which makes her the perfect challenge…and the ultimate prize.

She's going all in.

Once a special operative in her native Russia, Katya Ivanov knows what kind of man Alex is. As his personal bodyguard, she's seen him seduce the richest women, place the riskiest bets, and break the hardest players. But to even a score from her past, she's willing to take a gamble on her reckless boss. Even if she has to pretend to be his lover. Even if he drives her mad with desire. And then she never wants this dangerous game to end…

Get a sneak peek at  Jackie Ashenden's Make You Mine (available May 5, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

CHAPTER ONE

Alex couldn't work out what had woken him, but something had, since his eyes were open and he was awake. The ceiling above him held no answers; neither did the two warm bodies of the women sleeping on either side of him.

It was dark, which meant it was still the middle of the night.

Fuck. This was the third night in a row he'd woken up. And unusual for him, since he had people with him. It was only when he slept alone that the nightmares came.

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Mon
Nov 24 2014 1:00pm
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Mine to Take: Exclusive Excerpt

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Mine to Take by Jackie Ashenden

First in a brand new series by Jackie Ashenden featuring the members of the Nine Circles Club—friends bound together by power, secrets, need…and the love they will find and stop at nothing to keep.

Passion always comes at a price.

Gabriel Woolf is unstoppable. A ruthless businessman, he has perfected the art of revenge. Ever since his mother’s death, Gabriel has harbored only one wish: To take down the man who ruined their lives. But all bets are off when he meets his father’s step daughter, Honor St. James. Beautiful and innocent, she is everything Gabriel never knew he wanted—and now there’s no turning back...

Is her desire worth the risk?

Honor wasn’t born yesterday. She knows that Gabriel is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, willing to cross any line to get what he wants…herself included. But Gabriel’s passion for Honor—in spite of her connection to the man he hates the most—cannot be denied…and the feeling is utterly mutual. Can Gabriel be trusted? The only thing she knows for sure is how he makes her feel. And she can’t keep herself from coming back to him, over and over again…in Mine to Take.

Get a sneak peek of Jackie Ashenden's Mine to Take (available November 25, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapters 1 & 2.

Chapter 1

Gabriel Woolf walked into the quiet of St. Sebastian’s, his mother’s favorite church, and stopped, stamping the snow from his motorcycle boots. He hadn’t been inside the church for over twenty years but he still remembered the smell, of old stone and incense. Candle wax and piety. And guilt. Lots and lots of guilt.

Yet it wasn’t guilt that brought him here. It was a promise of the worst kind. The kind you make to someone on their deathbed. His mother’s deathbed to be exact. And there was no getting out of a promise like that. No fucking way.

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Fri
Apr 18 2014 12:00pm

For Love of an Alpha: The 6 Types of Alpha Heroes

The Billionaire Biker by Jackie AshendenJackie Ashenden, author of the just-released Billionaire's Club story The Billionaire Biker, is our latest guest on the blog. If you couldn't tell from her wickedly sexy books, she's a big fan of Alpha males, and especially loves that there are, in fact, such a wide variety of types. Today she's here to share her findings on the 6 flavors of Alpha. Thanks for joining us, Jackie!

Okay, so I have a confession to make: I love an alpha hero. Yeah, I know, loving an alpha isn't so fashionable these days. We want a guy who's more sensitive, who's not so in your face or controlling, who's laid back, who's a bit more true-to-life even.

But me, I'm an alpha girl all the way. He's a very misunderstood beast in my opinion. Like the best kind of bad boy, he has a checkered past and a rap sheet a mile long. He's got a few skeletons in his closet (not looking at anyone in particular old skool romance!). But the true heart of an alpha hero is golden and the journey of him finding that heart is its own very special form of crack.

One of my personal peeves about alpha heroes though, is the accusation that they're all the same. They are not.  They come in many different flavors and if you're not an alpha fan, you may be surprised at what kind of man you might uncover.

Check out these guys here. Six of my favorite alpha hero types and why they're different.

[What's your favorite flavor of Alpha?...]

Mon
Apr 14 2014 12:00pm
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The Billionaire Biker: Exclusive Excerpt

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The Billionaire Biker by Jackie Ashenden

Wild and reckless, and more at ease with his biker gang than his business partners, Sean Morrow has always longed for Abigail Prescott, whose life he ruined when an innocent friendship turned into a night of red-hot passion back when they were in high school. Now that his brother, Jax, has decided to hire Abby to work for the Morrows, Sean can no longer ignore his old demons—or his desire.

It took Abby time to get over Sean Morrow…and then he walked back into her life. And even though she can’t forget the pain, she can’t stop fantasizing about their one erotic encounter…and she still craves his touch. What she feels for Sean is deeper than need. It’s pure, blind lust—and the feeling is mutual…

Get a sneak peek of Jackie Ashenden's The Billionaire Biker (available April 15, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of Chapter 1.

Chapter 1

Sean shifted uncomfortably in his chair, trying to resist the urge to pull at the tie currently strangling the life out of him. It didn’t help that he was being watched by two sets of blue eyes. Morrow blue eyes. His half-brothers Jax and Donovan, the former studying him from behind his desk, the latter sitting on the corner of the same desk with a critical look on his face.

Sean gazed back. He hadn’t seen either of them for five years but if they wanted to play this game, then he was more than happy with it.

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Wed
Jan 29 2014 1:00pm
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Billion Dollar Bachelor: Exclusive Excerpt

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Jax Morrow, the dangerously handsome, spectacularly wealthy entrepreneur’s world is turned upside down when Pandora Garret walks into the dark, smoky bar one night, a stunning combination of sex and innocence. He knows she’s trouble at first sight, but Jax can’t let her leave…unless she’s leaving with him.

Pandora has had enough. Kept under lock and key by her powerful, controlling father, she aches for freedom. When she briefly escapes and meets Jax she knows he is just what she has been looking for: forbidden, unforgettable passion. After one night in Jax’s arms, Pandora knows she can never go back to living under one man’s domination. Determined to control her own life she tries to resist Jax’s pull, but a dangerous desire rises between them and both their pasts and presents threatens to destry what they have found. But both Pandora and Jax discover that they just can’t walk away…

Get a sneak peek of Jackie Ashenden's Billion Dollar Bachelor (available February 11, 2014) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

The guy sitting at the bar in the corner held her frozen to the spot. She couldn’t have said what he was wearing or even if he was handsome or not; the only thing in the world was the fire that burned in his intense blue eyes. The kind of fire that lurked in the heart of a blaze, so intense it didn’t burn orange but a bright, clear blue.

The kind of fire that burned you to ash.

Pandora tore her gaze away, her heart racing even more madly than it had done when she’d escaped the limo. Men looked at her a lot and she was used to it. But what she wasn’t used to was having a response that wasn’t a shiver of repugnance.

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