Stumbled quite accidentally across this great article and . . .
SECRETS IN A VELVET BAG, Ch 28 OF Consequences by M. Jane Colette #audiobook #excerpt #listentothis #ConAudioTour
Welcome to Stop 28 & Chapter 28 of the Consequences AudioBook BlogTour
SECRETS IN A VELVET BAG
from CONSEQUENCES (of defensive adultery)
an EROTIC tragedy with a HAPPY ending
by M. Jane Colette
performed by Elisa Kae
18+ ADVISORY: Consequences is intended for an adult (18+) audience. It deals with mature subject matter, and contains explicit language and sexual content. Listener and reader discretion is advised.
The tour is bringing romance readers and listeners the opportunity to listen to all 48 full, unabridged chapters of Consequences well in advance of the audiobook’s Christmas release.
Plus, there are fabulous prizes at every stop–including a raffle for $50 Amazon Gift Card–and 48 chances throughout the tour to enter to win a COMPLETE set of M. Jane Colette’s paperbacks–so read through to the end so you don’t miss out!
WHAT’S THIS BOOK ABOUT?
An affair. HEARTBREAK. Consequences. ABSOLUTION, redemption, and LOVE… in the most unexpected places–a steamy second chance romance unlike any you’ve ever experienced… featuring an ALPHA lover-confessor you haven’t DARED dream about.
Elizabeth did not plan to break up his marriage when she had an affair with her law school professor. But she did. Fifteen years later, she’s still coming to terms with the consequences of her youthful infatuation: a stepdaughter who hates her, an ex-wife who will never forgive the betrayal, a sister-in-law who’s determined to make Elizabeth her confidante. Compelled to reveal the “tragedy of her life” to a nameless lover, Elizabeth finds herself forced to reconsider her definition of love, commitment, and responsibility—a process that finally releases her from the shackles of her past mistakes and shows her the way to her own happily-ever-after.
A NOTE ABOUT STRUCTURE: The story unfolds over the course of one night, as the narrator Elizabeth relates the “tragedy of her life” to her current lover as they, to quote a reviewer “do lover things.” The story Elizabeth tells spans 15 years. The scenes between Elizabeth and her lover are pure dialogue, and interrupt the “story proper.” There is no “he said/I said” in the dialogue between Elizabeth and her lover… a challenge the narrator solved masterfully, but which may give the first-time listener pause. To increase your enjoyment of the story, an opportunity to read, as well as listen to, the chapter, is provided.
LISTEN to the full Chapter 28: SECRETS IN A VELVET BAG:
If the audio link won’t work for you, click here: <3 https://mjanecolette.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/28-secrets-in-a-velvet-bag.mp3 <3
PREFER TO READ? We’re on it. Here is a password-protected link to the written version of this chapter for tour participants’ eyes only:
*****<3 CHAPTER 28: SECRETS IN A VELVET BAG (password: loveindieromance ) <3*****
Enjoyed what you heard/read? The tour continues on Sat Oct 28 with Chapter 29 // BITTERSWEET COFFEE hosted by THE GENRE MINX BOOK REVIEWS.
FIRST STOP: If this blog is your first stop on the tour, you might want to head back to stop number one, hosted by Tome Tender Blog: The Photograph, or to the Tour Home Page, and start from the beginning. There are chances to win prizes at every stop!
SPEAKING OF PRIZES: For a chance to win a copy of Consequences (of defensive adultery), M. Jane Colette’s other books, and an Amazon Gift card, enter here:
ENTER UNTIL 12:00 am Nov 29, 2017
PLUS: GRAND PRIZE TREASURE HUNT ENTRY, PART 28: For a chance to win a COMPLETE HARD COPY SET of M. Jane Colette’s novels, send an email to TellMe@mjanecolette.com, and:
- put #ConAudioTour Day 28 in the subject heading,
- ask to be added to her Rough Draft Confessions newsletter (or tell Jane you’re already on her mailing list, and it’s awesome, when’s the next love letter coming?) and,
- answer the question: “What’s in the velvet bag… and who is it for?”
(The small print: Each tour stop offers you one opportunity to enter the GRAND PRIZE TREASURE HUNT DRAW, for a total of 48 entries if you complete the tour. The books that comprise the GRAND PRIZE are the novels Tell Me, Cherry Pie Cure, and Consequences, and the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions, including its controversially titled, available-only-in-Canada, beta reader / limited edition predecessor.)
CAN’T WAIT? BUY THE E-BOOK NOW:
AUDIOBOOK COMING CHRISTMAS 2017
sign up for M. Jane Colette’s Rough Draft Confessions to get advance notice of its release
REMEMBER: The story continues on Sat Oct 28 with Chapter 29 // BITTERSWEET COFFEE hosted by THE GENRE MINX BOOK REVIEWS.
- Jane Colettewrites tragedy for people who like to laugh, comedy for the melancholy, and erotica for women and men who like their fantasies real. She believes rules and hearts were made to be broken; ditto the constraints of genres.
Connect with her on Twitter / GoodReads / FaceBook / Instagram and subscribe to her newsletter, Rough Draft Confessions, to stay in the loop on her WIPs, new releases, and fab multi-media, multi-author projects. You can also email her at TellMe@mjanecolette.com.
For more information about the tour & its other hosts, visit mjanecolette.com/ConAudioTour or check out the schedule below.
CONSEQUENCES AUDIOBOOK BLOG TOUR
#ConAudioTour #SteamyListen #ListenToThis
visit mjanecolette.com/ConAudioTour for daily link updates
Mon Sept 25 Chapter 1 THE PHOTOGRAPH hosted by TOME TENDER BOOK BLOG // Tues Sept 26 Chapter 2 PINK PANTIES hosted by KIM KNIGHT // Wed Sept 27 Chapter 3 HARD TO OPEN hosted by WICKED COOL FLIGHT // Thurs Sept 28 Chapter 4 ENTER THE ADULTERER hosted by MISHA ELLIOTT // Sat Sept 30 Chapter 5 THE WOMAN IN RED hosted by ALYSSA LINN PALMER //Sun Oct 1 Chapter 6 THE WHORE WHO WORE TURQUOISE hosted by DIRTY BAD BLOGGERS //Mon Oct 2 Chapter 7 CARELESS hosted by ELIZA DAVID // Tues Oct 3 Chapter 8 REVENGE SEX hosted by CAMERON ALLIE EROTICA // Wed Oct 4 Chapter 9 RENAMING DESTINY hosted by SO…WHATCHA READING? // Thurs Oct 5 Chapter 10 DREAMING OF SILENCE hosted by THE READING CAT // Sat Oct 7 Chapter 11 BABY OIL hosted by JENNA HOWARD // Sun Oct 8 Chapter 12 SPERM DONOR hosted by AMAZEBALLS BOOK ADDICTS // Mon Oct 9 Chapter 13 ALWAYS THE WOMAN’S FAULT co-hosted by Teri Hicks & Co’s READING OUT LOUD + SJs BOOK BLOG // Tues Oct 10 Chapter 14 CUNT IN A BOARDROOM hosted by TL CLARK // Wed Oct 11 Chapter 15 BLACKMAIL hosted by BOOKWORM BRANDEE // Thurs Oct 12 Chapter 16 MAGIC CARPET RIDE hosted by SOUTHERN BRED & READ BOOK BLOG // Sat Oct 14 Chapter 17 CONDOMS IN A SUITCASE hosted by AMANDA SIEGRIST // Sun Oct 15 Chapter 18 COMING OUT hosted by MICHELE FOGAL // Mon Oct 16 Chapter 19 PRETTY BOY hosted by REAL TASTY PAGES // Tues Oct 17 Chapter 20 PROMISCUOUS POLYAMORY hosted by LOVES GREAT READS BLOG // Wed Oct 18 Chapter 21 EDUCATING PHILISTINES hosted by RAMPA PA GROUP // Thurs Oct 19 Chapter 22 FUCKING ARTISTS hosted by JENN’S BOOK OBSESSION // Sat Oct 21 Chapter 23 GUILT IN A TEA CUP hosted by SULTRY SIRENS // Sun Oct 22 Chapter 24 LABELS hosted by TORY RICHARDS // Mon Oct 23 Chapter 25 COERCION hosted by ROXANA NASTASE // Tues Oct 24 Chapter 26 UNGRATEFUL hosted by CASEY’S CORNER // Wed Oct 25 Chapter 27 DUPLICATE hosted by A DREAMER’S BOOK BLOG // Fri Oct 27 Chapter 28 SECRETS IN A VELVET BAG hosted by LOVE INDIE ROMANCE // Sat Oct 28 Chapter 29 BITTERSWEET COFFEE hosted by THE GENRE MINX BOOK REVIEWS // Sun Oct 29 Chapter 30 WORDS ON THE SCREEN hosted by DEELYLAH MULLIN // Mon Oct 30 Chapter 31 ADDICTIONS hosted by ANGELICA DAWSON // Wed Nov 1 Chapter 32 ENABLER hosted by 2 CHICKS & A BOOK // Thurs Nov 2 Chapter 33 FOOLISH COUGAR hosted by A RISQUÉ BOOK AFFAIR BOOK BLOG // Fri Nov 3 Chapter 34 NO MORE hosted by KATE FOREST // Sun Nov 5 Chapter 35 CRASH hosted by MISS J MONROE // Mon Nov 6 Chapter 36 SUFFERING FOR ART hosted by T&A BOOK BLOG // Nov 7 Chapter 37 PLAYING CUPID hosted by MISCHA ELIOT // Wed Nov 8 Chapter 38 EMASCULATION hosted by PHOEBE ALEXANDER // Thurs Nov 9 Chapter 39 RITUAL hosted by ROMANCE NOVEL GIVEAWAYS // Sun Nov 12 Chapter 40 MUSE hosted by SIP READ LOVE // Mon Nov 13 41 CHRISTMAS DAY hosted by DIRTY GIRL ROMANCE // Tues Nov 14 Chapter 42 CAST-OFFS hosted by JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC // Wed Nov 15 Chapter 43 VIOLATION hosted by BOOK SNIFFERS ANONYMOUS // Thurs Nov 16 Chapter 44 AGAIN WITH THE CONFESSION hosted by WOPSY WOO BOOK BLOG// Sat Nov 18 Chapter 45 FETTERED, FREE hosted by CARRIE AUSTIN REVIEWS // Sun Nov 19 Chapter 46 ABSOLUTION hosted by READS2LOVE // Mon Nov 20 Chapter 47 THRESHOLD hosted by STEPHANIE’S BOOK REPORTS //FINALE: Tues Nov 21 Chapter 48 AN UNSATISFACTORY ENDING hosted by (UN)CONVENTIONAL BOOK VIEWS // Wed Nov 22 Full Recap on mjanecolette.com + Cyber Champagne Celebration of the Tour’s Success! // Thurs Nov 30 – GRAND PRIZE WINNERS ANNOUNCED on mjanecolette.com
I came across this article and just loved it!! Most books have a villain of some sort, doesn’t have to be some sort of crazy serial killer, so hopefully you find some ideas for what motivates your bad guys in this great article!
Tammy L. Bailey grew up in historical Appomattox, Virginia and moved to Ohio the day after she graduated high school. A third generation veteran, she joined the Army National Guard in 1988, served five years in the active duty Army, and retired as a Master Sergeant from the Ohio Air National Guard in 2011. She is a wife and a mother of two boys. She is a huge Jane Austen fan and loves watching Jane Austen movie adaptations.
Her debut novel, Lord Bachelor, became a finalist in the Heart of Excellence, Reader’s Choice Awards. Her first full-length historical romance is due for release May 28, 2018.
When she’s not writing contemporary or historical romance, she enjoys Star Wars movie night with her 11-year-old son and going to drumming practice with her 14-year-old son. Fall is her favorite season, the B-17 is her favorite plane, and Hawkeye is her favorite Avenger.
Excerpt from In Mistletoe
“Do you like rum cake?” he asked to keep himself from having to reevaluate all the reasons again. He admitted Wilhelmina Hawthorne’s dessert was more alcohol than flour, but anything to keep Grace from leaving him to go check her text messages in case the damn wish somehow made it through…not that he believed in the folklore in the first place.
“Sure, but I’m not very good with liquor.” She tucked a piece of dark hair behind her ear.
He chuckled, imagining her getting wild and disrobing on top of his antique coffee table.
“So, what happens with you and alcohol?”
She smiled. “I don’t take off my clothes, if that what you’re asking.”
She laughed but lifted a dainty finger as if to give him a warning. “I fall asleep, so I can have some cake, but keep in mind there’s a very good chance my face will fall flat into the plate after my third bite.”
“I’ll take that chance.”
“It’s your call.” She shrugged. He left her to retrieve Wilhelmina’s prized rum cake, deciding to bring the entire Bundt-shaped dessert with two forks resting on each side. When he entered the room, he found Grace sitting in quiet contemplation, her attention focused on the dormant redbrick fireplace. Since he’d installed the gas furnace several years before, he’d not had any desire to light the fireplace up again, even when his dates hinted several times of how romantic it would be to cuddle before a crackling fire.
I’m always looking for ways to improve my social media skills and be as engaging as possible with my readers, and fellow authors, on Facebook. I want to get the most out of every single thing I post, and I have a super obsessive need to reply to EVERY single comment anyone makes on my posts, sometimes in takeovers that can be over 100!!
Anyways, I’m always wanting to improve, so I’m always looking for articles or advice on what I can do better, I came across . . .
I was the little nerdette with a library card in my kindergarten hand, reading the kiddie books and planning what I would write. Come college time accounting seemed a more certain way to bring in a dollar so journalism was a minor. Writing was put on the back burner while dollars were made and kids and parents were raised, however, reading was always on the front burner. Probably my biggest influences would be Susan Howatch, Diana Gabaldon and Margaret Mitchell. A conversation with my husband 20 years earlier about suicide vs. murder percolated in the back of my mind and then announced it wanted to be written. I obeyed and out came The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice. The history of Nashville during the Civil War is just so interesting and so important at that time but most people won’t sit down with a history book so I sneaked the history and the antebellum law and medicine in with a good story. The story continues with a second book, The Doctor’s Daughter: The Choice.
Excerpt from The Doctor’s Daughter: Journey to Justice
Curiosity got the best of me. I just had to know. “Is it true you cut up dead people for practice?”
He seemed entertained by the question. “Yes, that’s true.”
I turned toward him. “Where do you get them?”
“I don’t know. It’s against the law to dig people up but there is no law against importing bodies from somewhere else. They arrive at the school in some odd packages. You never know what you are going to find when a crate or big bag arrives. So we just don’t ask any questions.”
“I really enjoy the surgery on live people much more. I was one of hundreds who got to watch a brain tumor being removed recently.”
I had no idea what the appropriate response to seeing a brain tumor removed would be so I sat silently, watching the familiar buildings go by as we got closer to town. I spoke this time. “So why did you go to the bee and why did you invite me tonight?”
“The usual reasons,” he said with a hook on the end, like I was asking a redundant question.
“What usual reasons?”
“The same reason any other man would. You understand.”
“Actually no, I don’t,” I said sharply, fearing what he was going to say, wondering what horrible things he had presumed of me, perhaps making assumptions due to my notoriety.
Okay so I’m sure you’re all much better with Twitter and hashtags than I am, but I always struggle to know what the best hashtags are and how to make the most of Twitter, so of course that means I have to research it!