Thursday, February 21, 2013

Rock Star Romance Day 4 featuring Jade C. Jamison


I read my FIRST book by Jade C. Jamison back in Apil 2011! Gosh I cannot believe it's been that LONG ago! I read Tangled Web and was HOOKED!!! When I got my hands on MADversary I was very happy and then I read Then Kiss Me, Everything But and then Bullet! But you will soon learn that I have FAR from read everything Jade has written to date and for that I'm SUPER psyched!  Be sure to check out the Rafflecopter GIVEAWAY at the end of this post!!!! I have some AWESOME prizes to giveway :)


They make sweet music together, but can it last?

Megan Walker doesn't plan to attend her high school reunion, but her best friend Lisa begs her to come along. Megan doesn't want to risk running into her old boyfriend Tyler Green, a man who has since become rich and famous as the frontman of a heavy metal band called Madversary. Lisa convinces her that Tyler would never show up for something like a reunion, so Megan gives in, only to regret it. Because when Tyler does show up, the spark reignites, and she doesn't know that she can bear letting him go again. 









A Steamy Heavy Metal Novella

Katie Logan has had a secret crush on her best friend Johnny Church since high school, but he’s never looked at her the same way. So when Johnny—now a famous rock-and-roll guitarist—comes home to visit, Katie can’t bring herself to tell him she’s engaged to be married. She should have, though, because she soon discovers that maybe the attraction is mutual…











High school English teacher Erin Lancaster is stuck with the unwelcome job of filling in for the injured cheerleading coach, but she wants to back out when she discovers she has to be auctioned as a date during the annual spring fundraiser. She’s horrified to find her rock star crush Riley Schultz, former frontman of Spawn, will be playing emcee for the event, but she’s even more shocked that he also happens to be the highest bidder for her affections, and sparks fly when she discovers that maybe their attraction is mutual.
Riley's been in the music business long enough to know that true love is not in the cards for him, but the cute blonde he's dropped a wad of cash on would be a welcome distraction during his vacation. He has no idea there's more to her than meets the eye.   Will one week together be enough for them to quell the 
flames, to enjoy everything but?




Casey Williams has left a loveless marriage and is trying to rebuild her life. She finds that, even though you can never go home again, you can find lust again, and she finds a love interest in Scott, her coworker. She also discovers his secret, that he’s a drummer for a heavy metal band, and falls hard for him…just in time to find that, between his questionable friends and psychotic maybe-ex-girlfriend, he might not be the right guy for her. But her heart beats like a drum for him, and she finds herself willing to play with fire to get closer








This isn't even close to all the books Jade has written! She's written a complete series called the Nickie Sosebee Series! This series is presently composed of 8 following titles:

~ Got the Life
~ Dead
~ No  Place to Hide
~ Right Now
~ One More Time
~ Lost
~ Innocent Bystander
~ Blind

The series isn't complete which I'm sure fans of this series are probably pretty psyched about! I haven't read any of the Nicki Sosebee series but I have added them to my TBR and plan on remedying this situation in the VERY near future! 

Jade's lastest release is Bullet which I have been singing it's praises since I started reading and finished reading it last weekend! This book was AMAZING! I'm totally in love with the book and have my fingers crossed that Jade will make a series out of this one! There's a couple characters I WANT to know a heck of a lot more about!!!



An Epic Rock Star Novel

What if you discover the man you want is toxic?

She tasted a little bit of heaven with him, and now they’ve gone through hell and back, but can their relationship take anymore?

Valerie Quinn is a naïve college freshman when she meets on-the-rise rock star Ethan Richards. He’s an idealistic, handsome, reckless young man, but he’s captured her heart. She doesn’t give up on him and eventually his walls crumble down. By the time Valerie has given herself to him completely, she discovers he’s damaged and may be beyond help. Can she save Ethan and their relationship before he implodes, or will he self-destruct and take her with him?
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Now I've been following Jade on her Facebook page since the beginning of the year, kicking myself for not realizing that she HAD one until then, so I knew she was working on Bullet and to say I was STOKED to get my hands on it is a COMPLETE understatement! Here's my review of Bullet and you can decide for yourself:


I've been reading Jade's books for quite awhile now so when I was offered and ARC of Bullet I was all over that...It had ROCK STARS in it and the cover is SMOKING!!!!!!!!!! As soon as I started reading I was already........................................ This book is told from Valerie's POV! "Val" has left home to attend college! As most freshman entering college this is the first time she's ever been away from home. Val was raised by her two loving church going parents! She's had a stable home life albeit a bit "sheltered." Val is the first to admit that along with her naiveity! When she arrives at her dorm that first day she finds her roommate Charlene! Oh yes, Charlene! I knew from the first description of their encounter what I was going to feel for Charlene and I have to give props to Val for "trying." I think I would've done this.................... It's not long before Val notices a "HOT" guy in one of her classes! Yep, the hottest guy she's seen on campus thus far. Val comes up with an excuse to introduce herself to said guy and we are then introduced to Ethan!!! My first impression of Ethan had me........... Well Val & Ethan have something in common and folks that's their love for heavy metal music! They become instant friends and start hanging out together! Ethan invites her to a show at and that's all she wrote!!!! When he admits to Val he's a guitarist in band, Bullet, he takes her back to his "hometown" and introduces her to the "GUYS." Okay when Val lays eyes on Brad, the other guitarist & lead singer, my first thoughts were HECK YES........oh another gorgeous creature!!! Dear Lord, I definitely would've........................... The guys ask Val to sing a song while they are "jamming" and we learn that Val can SING! We also learn during this trip that when Ethan's playing guitar he's lost, completely, in his own world and he is unaware of anything/everything going on around him but really that's not a big deal to me it's the little glimpses we start getting of Ethan and what appears to be some "dark" secrets that sets the stage for the rest of the book. See even though Ethan & Val are really close friends Val also has fallen in love with Ethan but he doesn't know that! That left me a little................................. But also hopeful because perhaps Ethan will notice. Ethan ends up taking another girl to a dance so Zane asks Val to go and after some hesitation and Zane telling Val that Ethan already asked someone else Val agrees. Well Ethan has NEVER seen Val all gussied up so his reaction was described as something like this............ Zane and Val go back to his dorm room after the dance and a little bit of this.......................................... goes down and once Val essentially puts a stop to it, she really only considers Zane a friend, guess who walks in? Yep, Ethan that's who. Guess who starts to give Val the cold-shoulder, Ethan that's who. Guess who pissed me off ~ Ethan that's who, lol! Remember Charlene? well don't forget about her okay? She is a piece of work and there was a part of the book where I wanted to .................................... I think I gave you a little background information at least enough to get you going! I don't want to reveal too much with "words" cause I love to try and draw you in with how I was feeling while reading the book! I will tell you this Val finally finds the courage to admit things to Ethan and he has some notion she's too good for him since she is his "muse." They do start "dating" and well after a little bit the book made me do this (for the first time)............................. Val returns home at the end for her freshman year and ends up catching a show that Ethan and the guys in, . Val ends up being invited into the band by Brad and the rest of the guys as their lead singer! She accepts and the FUN begins!!!! Oh yes, you see this is where Jet/Clayton, a guitarist in another band, enters into Val's life after a little bit ;) This book had parts where I was.............................. there was A LOT of this...................................... trust me that's a great thing! Of course, there was................. Sadly Ethan seemed to spend more time............................. I spent a lot of time doing this................................ as well as.............................................. and probably equal times being................................. and the ending? Well the ending was FANFREAKINGTASTIC it was AWESOME it was EXACTLY the way this book needed to end! It HAD to end this way! I was so......................................................... Jade has written a powerfully emotional story that will stay with you for a very long time after you have finished it! I finished it days ago and read plenty of books since and I still can't shake it from my thoughts! I had to "sit" on it before I did my review! I find that the more emotional a read is for me the more time I need to process my feelings. To say I LOVED this book is such an understatement!!!! I did laugh, I cried, man did I cry, I was angry, spitting mad, and I got to the end sat back in my chair for a second then looked at my two dogs, hopped up and was doing this........................................ This book was BEYOND 5 STARS for me! Jade thank you so much for knocking my socks off!!!! As soon as Bullet was released I purchased it! I had to OWN this one it definitely is a kick ass book! I recommend you purchase this one immediately and start reading it, but a word to the wise don't expect to be able to put it down so you better have some "free" time or expect NO sleep cause once you start there is no stopping!!!!!!
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Jade took the time to answer my interview questions so that we could all learn a little more about my fellow Colorado Rocker Girl.........................


~ What inspired you to write your first book?

My answer is probably going to sound a little glib, but I have never not written.  I wrote mini books as a kid—a silly mystery series, kind of like chapter books.  The first “real” book, though, was a book I wrote when I was an undergrad, and that book actually became the basis for what is the book Bullet.  I can’t imagine not writing, and while I have gone through phases in my life where I haven’t written much, I have always had the compulsion to write.  What inspired Bottom of My Heart, the book that became Bullet?  Well…I wanted to be in a heavy metal rock band, so it kind of started as a “what if”?  What if a naïve young girl stumbled into her dream?  It’s the “what if” that inspired my first book and continues to drive my writing.

~ Where did you come up with the ideas for your Tangled Web Series, Nicki Sosebee, MADversary, Then Kiss Me & Bullet novels?

Running with “what if.”  Tangled Web started because I was watching a high school talent show and a couple of kick ass bands played.  They wowed me!  It started there.  I thought back to my high school days.  I’d had an “almost boyfriend” who played the drums for a band. I say “almost” because I don’t think he knew how badly I was crushing on him.  We were just friends.  So flash forward to that talent show and I thought “What if there’s a girl here who was like I was?”  That became the inspiration for Tangled Web.  Really, all it takes is a glimmer of an idea and then I just start running. 

Nicki Sosebee…I wanted to write about a girl who just didn’t give a crap about what anyone else thought.  I wanted her ballsy.  I wanted her to treat sex like the sluttiest guy on the planet and with no remorse.  I wanted her to have a sailor mouth.  But I also needed her to have a reason to be all these things.  She’s a girl from a religiously repressed household who has broken free.  She works low-paying jobs and can’t seem to get ahead.  And years ago she had a one-night stand with her hotter-than-hot best friend and when that didn’t work out, she turned to sex as therapy, so to speak.  Flash forward to eight years later, and we have liberated Nicki deciding she wants more, so she manages to snag a job as a reporter of the local newspaper. I love writing Nicki.  I’ve said it multiple times, but she really does feel like a close friend to me.

MADversary, I knew I wanted to write another rock star novel, but I realized if I wasn’t careful, the premise might grow old.  Again, though, it’s one of those stories—well, we didn’t work out in high school but maybe now that we’re a little more mature, we can make it work.

Then Kiss Me was a book I wrote a long, long time ago and recently found a way to “make it work.”  This time, I thought, “What if there was a pretty humble guy who loved music, loved being in a band, but had no aspirations to go much further?”  Add to that a young confused woman who can’t find her place in the world.  Throw them together and watch the sparks fly.

I already mentioned it earlier, but Bullet was a young girl’s fantasy novel, and I actually explain it somewhat in the Foreword to the book.  It started out as a “Wow—what if someone like me managed to be in a heavy metal band?”  I wrote the basis for the book in the eighties, back when women in metal were rare.  I worshipped the hell out of Lita Ford.  She was one of few women able to break into the metal boys’ club.  So it really was a fantasy.  But I started thinking about that book last fall, wondering if there’d be a way to make it viable.  At first I thought, “Absolutely not,” but then my imagination went wild.  What if the heroine penned some kick ass lyrics, better than the guys in the band could ever hope to?  And I started running with it!

~ Is there any "truth" to in your books, for example, have you met a Rock Star that became your muse for the story or do you have a muse?

Oh, my God.  No!  I have never met a famous rock star in real life.  I’d probably be a total spaz fangirl.  Seriously.  I do joke about having a muse, and I really can’t explain it, except that sometimes it feels like these brilliant flashes come over me or a character just kind of takes over and it feels like I’m recording dictation instead of writing.  That’s my “muse.”  She guides me through the murky waters of a story.  As far as "truth," there are always glimmers of truth in my books.  For example, the religious repression of some of my characters?  That'd be me.  I write what I know, and that's usually where the truth comes in.  I tend to love rock stars in general, so usually there's not a specific one...it's an amalgamation of them all!

~ Can you share what you might have in the works at this time?

Absolutely!  I’m always working on the next book.  Next up on the horizon is Seal All Exits(Tangled Web #3) and then Fake (Nicki Sosebee #9).  After that?  I have a few options, but those two are definitely what’s next on my plate.

~ What types of music do you like to listen to?

Metal, metal, and metal.  I’m a music snob.  Seriously.  If I need to be more specific, I suppose I could say nu metal, metalcore, death metal, classic metal, etc.  If it’s metal, I listen to it.  If it’s not metal…I probably don’t.

~ Name 3 of your favorite Bands

Oh.  That’s hard.  That’s really hard.  I have so many favorites and they change based on my mood or a point in time.  Right now, though, I’d probably have to say Korn, Lamb of God, and As I Lay Dying.  I guarantee it'll be different six months from now.  

~ Do you create a playlist while your working on your books?

Not on purpose, but yes.  I cannot write without music.  Sometimes I’ll listen to music that is meant to be inspirational for whatever I'm writing (for example, for a couple of scenes inTangled Web, I listened to Korn’s Issues album over and over, and I listened to Judas Priest'sDefenders of the Faith CD over and over while writing No Place to Hide).  Other times, I’ll just listen to the latest CD I bought (for instance, while writing Bullet, I listened to Papa Roach’s new CD The Connection), but that just scratches the surface for that book.  I listened to a wide variety (and large quantity) of music while writing that book.  I actually posted a playlist on my website (and Facebook page) that covered most of the music I consumed while writing the book, but I know I forgot a few.  Like I said, I'm always playing music, and that's no exaggeration.  If the music's not playing, I can't write.

~ Name one Rocker you wouldn't mind meeting in person or have met in person

Whew.  That’s tough.  Retired or currently working?  I’ve been going crazy on my Facebook page, stirring up my team, because—for the first time ever—an actual rock star (retired) was a partial inspiration for the character Jet in Bullet.  Would be cool to meet him.  Again, though, I’d be the biggest spaz on the planet.  I'm sure I would completely embarrass myself.

I have met some of the guys from my favorite local bands.  It’s great to connect with them, and one band in particular actually “starred” in the last Nicki Sosebee book, so that was fun.

Anyway, thanks again, Kim!  Fun questions!

Rock on,
Jade

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Isn't she AWESOME!!!!!!!!! I mentioned earlier that Jade as written other books in addition to the one's I "featured" well here are a few more............

~ Stating His Case
~ Fabric of Night
~ Old House
~ Worst Mother

Here's the link to Jade's Amazon and Goodread's pages so you can take a look at ALL the book she has written to date:

Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4876604.Jade_C_Jamison

Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Jade-C.-Jamison/e/B004XO696S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1361436561&sr=8-1

To purchase the books I have featured see the Amazon links below:

MADversary:
http://www.amazon.com/MADversary-ebook/dp/B007BDELLS/ref=la_B004XO696S_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1361436578&sr=1-6

Tangled Web:
http://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Web-ebook/dp/B004X22QQC/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

Everything But:
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-But-Tangled-Web-ebook/dp/B009BQMZVQ/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

Then Kiss Me:
http://www.amazon.com/Then-Kiss-Me-ebook/dp/B0094A9KI0/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

Bullet:
http://www.amazon.com/Bullet-ebook/dp/B00BH9817C/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1361436911&sr=1-1&keywords=Bullet

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Here's a few more links to learn more about Jade and connect with her! If you like her Facebook page she WILL acknowledge you!

Website:
http://www.jadecjamison.com/

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/JadeCJamison?fref=ts

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/JadeCJamison

Now for the GIVEAWAY! Jade has graciously provided a signed paperback of both Tangled Web & Then Kiss Me! TWO separate winners for the paperbacks (one person will win Tangled Web and another will win Then Kiss Me) I'm also gifting the following Kindle e-copies of:

~ 2 e-copies of Bullet by Jade C.  Jamison
~ 4 e-copies of ANY of Jade's books with the exception of Bullet

Please enter via the Rafflecopter! Giveaway ends February 22, 2013! Good Luck! 


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29 comments:

  1. Seth Taylor from My Misery Muse!! :-D

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    1. There are so many it is really hard to choose!!! Kellan Kyle is definitely at the top:)

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  2. Kellan Kyle is my FAVORITE rock star (book boyfriend). It's a shame he couldn't be real, he is just so perfect!

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  3. Really?!?? I'm definitely NOT saying Kellan Kyle. Lol
    Don't get me wrong, he's definitely a hottie, but as far as rockstars go, I just can't say he's at the top of my list. I'm definitely going with the guys from Michelle Valentine's Black Falcon and Brei Betzolds My Misery Muse guys.

    My fav. real rocker: M. SHADOWS of course. Sexy Beast!!!

    Thanks Kim for another day of Rocking!

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  4. The book sounds epic so I can't wait to read it! My pick is Chase Delany from the Big Girls Do It series. He is jut toooo yummy.

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  5. Kellan Kyle, Dex Foray and Andrew Parrish. I can't pick just one:)

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  6. Right now it's Kellan Kyle... I'm still a little hung up on him!

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  7. Oh good god I gotta pick only 1 I am such a rock star book boyfriend whore..My favorite as in so many others is Kellan Kyle but I love them all!

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  8. Jade C. Jamison is one of my favorite authors. I love her books. She ROCKS!!!!!!!

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  9. Kellan Kyle is my number 1 but I also have a soft spot for Seth from My Misery Muse and this book sounds amazing!

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  10. My favorite rock star in real life has to be Axl Rose or Brett Michaels from back in the 90's of course, but like so many others who have commented I agree with Kellan Kyle too.

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  11. My favorite rock star is jacoby shaddix; who is real lol He is the singer from my favorite band of all time papa roach I just love them and him because he sings the songs that are so special to me. Awesome giveaway bye
    jovaziwolf@yahoo.com

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  12. You know I loved it. This was a powerful story that had me hooked in the first chapter. I loved and hated equally in this book. Kim thank you for the present
    jenjen363@yahoo.com

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  13. Showing my age here, but Rick Springfield and Jon Bon Jovi are STILL hot!!! *giddy goosebumps*

    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity :)

    Gena Robertson
    Robertsongena@hotmail.com

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  14. My favorite rock star would have to be Marilyn Manson.... IDK if he is a rock star but jez sign me up.... yes i know my husband thinks this is a weird obsession too (;

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