June 5, 2014

Year 3.1: The Jayne Series by Jami Denise, Trade Tips + Giveaway

The Jayne Series
Jami Denise
October 27, 2013 | May 11, 2014

Jayne King lived in a world of players. She’d been groomed by her father to win, taking no prisoners in her quest to reach the top. But, it was never enough. She wanted out, and just when she finds her escape, she’s pulled back into the underground crime world of Las Vegas. One phone call spins her life out of control and she once again has to live her life behind a mask of lies.

Her body is for sale, but her heart is off limits.

Flynn Maguire, professional gambler and notorious ladies’ man always wins. Always. As the heir to the Maguire Grand Hotel and Casino fortune, he’s always had his desires delivered on a silver platter. When he crosses paths with Jayne King, he will stop at nothing to have her. Nothing has ever stood between him and what he wanted, and there wasn’t any amount of money too high to pay to own her. He realizes too late that money can’t buy her heart and finds himself in a place he never thought he’d be. Out of luck.


“He ruled the strip, but she ruled his heart.”

With a broken heart and nothing left to lose, Jayne King leaves Las Vegas, running from the only man she ever loved. He used her. Lied. Got her father killed. He cost her everything. All she wants is to start over somewhere new and escape her past. She finally finds a place to plant some roots, and someone she can trust. She should’ve known that when Flynn said he’d never give up on her, he meant it. Just when she thinks she’s safe, the past catches up with her and she finds out that nothing is as it seems.

Once again, she’s caught up in a game—but this time, she intends on winning.

After all, the queen always beats a spade.

Flynn Maguire always got what he wanted, until he fell in love with Jayne King. He has no intentions of letting her get away, but with a woman like Jayne, he knows the only way to win her back is playing his cards right. He had no choice but to watch her walk out of his life once, but this time, he will get her back no matter the cost. He will take down anyone that gets in his way, including his own father.

He soon finds out there is nothing more dangerous than a woman scorned.

Standing outside the suite, my nerves took over. I wanted to be brave, but I knew seeing him face to face was going to be rough. It had to be done, though. I had to be strong, so I squared my shoulders, rolled my neck, and beat on the door before I chickened out.
The door flew open, and I realized he wasn’t alone. My heart thundered under my ribcage and I almost passed out.
“Can I help you?”
I blinked away the confusion and focused on the bimbo in front of me. Again, I wasn’t surprised there was a woman in his room. Typical. But the look on her face and the tone of her voice brought me back to the present and the reason I was there. I wasn’t a jealous ex-girlfriend; I was the dark angel of his demise. That bitch was nothing to me.
“No, you can’t.”
I pushed past her, walking into the room like I owned it. I wasn’t letting anyone in that room stop me.
I spotted him right away, sitting across the room in the midst of a poker game. A trashy brunette sat perched on his knee, while another stood behind him, rubbing his shoulders. He made me sick. He looked up and it was as if he’d been hit with the brunt of a gun against his temple. Pure and utter shock.
He was a caricature of the man I’d fallen in love with. Still beautiful, but something black had seeped through. You could sense it immediately. The eyes that smoldered dark with lust were shadowed and sullen on his face like tiny ghosts watching the world turn while they battled the pain behind them.
A visceral ache shot through me. If only things had been different. Had he been the man I thought he was, everything could’ve been beautiful. But, those things happened. Those lies were weaved and the betrayal was real. He hurt me, cracking every bone inside of me and left wounds that would never heal. I’d always be broken. Always a little crooked. I’d never trust in anything completely again.
He stood, swatting away the brunette, and gripped the arms of the chair to steady his unsure legs. I could feel the eyes of every person in the room, but I couldn’t look away from him. It was surreal, after all that time how much he affected me. Still.
“Janie,” he choked out.
His lips let my name escape, but I could see that he couldn’t believe I was standing there, that I’d barged into his room like a phantom, a deep, dark secret from his past.
That past wasn’t far enough behind us for him to be so surprised, especially since I was sure he was well aware of the visit I’d received from Vince.
Had he really believed I was gone for good? He was obviously as stupid as I was to have bought into the lies. I was just as big of a liar as he was. A better one, if I was honest. I broke promises and laid idle threats on a daily basis. It was unbelievable, the meshing of the people we were.
I could almost sympathize with the bastard.
“Don’t get up,” I ordered. “Sit back down and listen. You owe me that much.”

Think you can do what Jayne does? If not, you can always live the Oldest Profession In The World vicariously through her...

Jayne is...
a call-girl slash Madam. She's a pretty rough and tumble type of gal, but she's had to be tough. Her rule book in the beginning of the story is very different once she meets Flynn. She's very closed off and very distant with people. 

Rules Jayne Lives By:
No connections--that is rule number one. 
 Rule #2 is money comes first. Money is basically the only driving force she has to do what she does, and she's very thorough in collecting what she has coming to her. 
Rule #3 is independence. She runs the show.

Tips of the trade from Jayne King

1) A man only comes calling on a call girl if they're unhappy with their lilves. Always Smile. They're contagious and the happier the John, the more money in your pocket.

2) Always, always get yours before they get theirs. No pay. No Lay.

3) Set the rules before you show the goods.

4) Always go with your gut. If it feels sketchy--it probably is sketchy. A John that is more interested in what's behind him instead of what's in front of him is probably a cop. Get out.

5) Make sure you're prepared. Never show fear and always exute the utmost confidence. Trust No one. Go on dates armed and ready to protect yourself.

6) If you can't trust your Madam/Pimp, leave. They're there to watch out for you. If they aren't, there's no reason to have them around. Be your own boss.

7) Eye Contact. It's important to them, but it can bind you emotionally. Look through them, not at them. They are not your friend. They are a client.

8) The hustle is imperitive. If they want a hand job, push for the blow job. Up sell. You're a business woman, not a chump. Time is precious. Get in, get them off, get paid, and get out.

9) To be the girl they tell their friends about, the girl that gets referrals, you have to do what others can not. Find your niche and stick to it. Sell your personality as much as you are your body. Tits are a dime a dozen.

Jami Denise is an up and coming writer from Southern California.

She writes Contemporary Romance, Suspense, and Erotica.

She has always had a strong desire to write. From a very young age, books became her escape. She loves the freedom to express herself through her stories and share them with others.

Her books are always on the spicy side with a little bit of sweet to make you swoon. Her feisty kittens always give the bad boys a run for their money. She likes taking risks, pushing her characters into directions that challenge the reader and take them out of their element. You'll usually find the unexpected to happen in her stories. Life isn't always pretty, and she likes to layer her words with true grit.

She is a self professed cat lady, addicted to coffee and Monster, cupcake lip balm, and loves all things old, grungy, and fast. She's well versed in sarcasm, and the F-word is her favorite adjective.

When she doesn't have her nose in a book, or fingers on a keyboard, she's spending time with family and friends, watching old movies, and waiting for the next felon to come sweep her off her feet.

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  1. Wow, liked the excerpt and I so could not do what she does, but this series has piqued my interest! Thanks Braine

    1. LOL I don't think I can too, it takes a... special kind of person to pull this off.

  2. Loving the covers, blurb and excerpt, adding to my TBR thanks Braine!

    1. Yeah, the cover arts screams bordello/cabaret with the colors and that velvet dress!

  3. It's some really interesting rules and I confess that now I really want to try the book! thanks!

    1. Yeah, the rules are easier said than done IMO.

  4. This book sounds like one I'd like! The excerpt was fun... sit down, love it!
    The Guest post was great too, getting to know the characters more!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  5. Gotta love those tips of the trade. Those covers are beautiful too. Thanks for sharing.

  6. The covers are very cool! :)

  7. Replies
    1. There's only a small minority that can ;)

  8. lol That's quite the list of rules! I've not tried these so thank ya for the heads up!

  9. well, this is kind of different! :) but now you've piqued my interest.

  10. Oh, this looks pretty naughty! I liked that excerpt, and the rules too. Thanks for sharing, Braine!

  11. Hot damn, Braine! I'm excited about this series. These were already on my tbr. :) That excerpt was excellent - don't we all have one man we wish we could serve justice to?!? And Jayne's rules seem like good rules to follow in her line of work. ;)


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