Friday, December 20, 2013

Contest Time! With Jessie Evans and Marquita Valentine (Ends Dec. 27)

CONTEST time! I've teamed up with the lovely Marquita Valentine to run one last contest before the new year. We're celebrating our new contemporary romance releases: MELT WITH YOU by Jessie Evans and NOT OVER YOU by Marquita Valentine by giving away a $25.00 gift certificate, a signed print copy of MELT WITH YOU, and two sterling silver charms. (Adorable fire hat and mixing bowl in the pic above.)

(Contest runs until Friday December 27th, U.S. and Canada only.)

Head over to rafflecopter to enter:

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

MELT WITH YOU is available now!

MELT WITH YOU is available now! I'm so excited to share Jake and Naomi's story with you. Check out some of the early reviews:

"They have great chemistry and they are HOT together. I laughed out loud more than a few times and did I mention it's HOT?!" -Kara H.

"Treat yourself to this wonderful heartwarming story. I'm so happy to have discovered Jessie Evans and you will be too." -Bette H.

"Pastry chefs and firefighters? Yes, please! I loved Jake and Naomi! Can't wait for the next book :)" -Crystal P.

"I love a hot firefighter and Jake is no exception! I really liked the dynamic between not only he and Naomi but also the many other characters...from the bakery and firehouse alike. Can’t wait to see where this series takes us!" -Amber B.

Keep reading for an exclusive excerpt of MELT WITH YOU...


Melt with You
A Summerville Novel
Fire and Icing Book One

Some fires never burn out…

After ten years as America’s sweetest celebrity chef, Naomi Whitehouse is enjoying life out of the spotlight, back in her hometown of Summerville, Georgia. She’s opening a pastry shop with her sister, housesitting for her snowbird parents, and reconnecting with her roots. Life is good until she runs into her high school sweetheart, Jake Hansen, a sexy firefighter who gives her a reception chilly enough to freeze a forest fire. If Naomi wants her homecoming to remain all cupcakes and sugar cookies, she’ll have to win Jake over. But how can she earn his forgiveness when he won’t even speak to her?

When the girl who broke his heart buys a month of dates at the firefighter’s Hunk-for-a-Month fundraiser auction, only honor keeps widower Jake Hansen from backing out of the commitment. He won’t let the firehouse down, even if it means enduring a torturous month with Naomi Whitehouse. And Jake knows being close to Naomi again will be torture. Even after all these years, she still gets to him…not that he intends to let her know it. He’ll be civil, honor his obligation, and with any luck Naomi will tire of playing small-town pastry chef and Jake will never see her again.

But as the month passes, Jake and Naomi discover some fires never burn out. Will the heat between them be enough to melt away the pain of past mistakes, or is their second chance doomed from the start?


As Jake climbed up the wooden ladder, those memories flashed on his mental screen. Memories of Naomi in nothing but a bikini top and cut off shorts, swaying back and forth in the hammock while she read their summer reading assignment aloud and Jake puttered with his carving knife, whittling a piece in the chess set he was making her for her birthday. Memories of picnics and evenings spent telling ghost stories and nights spent in the bed they’d made, making love until eleven minutes to midnight, leaving themselves two minutes to get dressed, one to get down the tree to Jake’s truck, and seven to scoot across town to the Whitehouse’s place by Naomi’s curfew.
They were some of his best memories, he realized, and some of the most wonderful moments in his life. For the first time in years, it felt okay to admit that and—when he reached the top of the ladder, meeting Naomi’s gaze across the refuge from the world they had made when they were kids—he knew she felt the same way.
Years had passed, and they had both suffered and celebrated and changed from the people they’d once been, but in each other’s arms they would always be home.
They crossed the room and came together without a word, mouths meeting with enough heat to melt something inside of Jake. As their tongues danced and Naomi’s hands gripped his shoulders as he eased her to the leaf-strewn floorboards, Jake felt all his good intentions fading away.
It might be smarter to wait to be with Naomi, but right now he didn’t care about smart, he only cared that the woman he was falling in love with all over again was in his arms, hooking her leg around his waist as he fisted her skirt in his hand, slowly drawing the silky fabric up to bare her even softer thigh.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Auditioning You! is live on Kindle today!

Good Monday Everyone!

AUDITIONING YOU, my Cupid Island Christmas Novella is live on Kindle today (other sites to follow soon). I had such fun writing my contribution to this 3 author series with my writer friends Ruby Laska and Lila Ashe. 

So what is Cupid Island you may ask? Well....

Welcome to Cupid Island

On a private island in the Florida Keys, magic is brewing and love is in the air...
Mysterious billionaire, Rafe Westermere, has reopened his grandfather’s posh resort, a place with a reputation for romance that earned it the nickname “Cupid Island.” Using his family’s knack for knowing when two people are meant to be—and his considerable fortune—Rafe offers vacation scholarships to the unlucky in love. These guests arrive lost and alone, but they’ll leave with the love of their lives.
The other two books in the Cupid Island series will be going live this week, as well as the anthology featuring all three novellas. (I'll be back with details on the antho soon).

In the meantime, here's the scoop on AUDITIONING YOU (Have an amazing Monday!)


Auditioning You
A Cupid Island Christmas Novella
(A Back to Summerville Story)

The role of a lifetime…

Costume assistant, Beth Perkins, is in for the worst Christmas ever. Her actor boyfriend landed his dream job, only to end their relationship and have her banned from the set of her costuming gig. Within twenty-four hours, Beth finds herself homeless, boyfriend-less, jobless, and too ashamed to go home to Summerville, Georgia for the holiday. Thank goodness for her scholarship to Cupid Island. Beth is determined to make the most of her week in paradise, but she’s not interested in romance, especially if it comes calling in the form of Hollywood’s Sexiest Man Alive. She’s done with actors, once and for all.

Superstar Tanner Bryson is sick of the Hollywood machine. He longs for a more authentic life, and a connection with someone who loves him for who he really is. The second he pulls Beth Perkins from the sea—rescuing her from death by giant fish—Tanner feels the same connection he felt when she took his measurements weeks before. Tanner convinces Beth to give him a chance at her heart, but when Tanner’s Hollywood life intrudes, will Tanner and Beth’s newfound island love have what it takes to last in the real world?

Fans of Bella Andre, Kristan Higgins, and Susan Mallery will love the Cupid's Island romance series, stories featuring women who are ready for love, and men with a passion for island adventure. The women come from small towns and big cities, but they'll all leave with the love of a lifetime.

The first three "Cupid's Island" romances are available now:

Book 1: Larissa Learns to Breathe by Ruby Laska
Book 2: Auditioning You by Jessie Evans
Book 3. Kitty's Song by Lila Ashe
Or purchase all three in A CUPID ISLAND CHRISTMAS and save $4.00. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

All 5 "Always a Bridesmaid" Books Available Now!


All Five "Always a Bridesmaid" books are available now on Amazon and Barnes and Noble (still waiting on Kobo, but they should show up soon).

Find out more on my Amazon author page:

Or click the covers below to find the books for Nook.

And if you'd like to add the books on goodreads, I now have an official author page:


Thanks so much to the people who have already purchased and left reviews! I'm thrilled and grateful for your readership.

Best and fabulous Wednesday to you all,

Jessie Evans

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Only a few more days!

Only a few more days! 

By this time next week, all five stories in the "Always a Bridesmaid" series will be live and available for download!

I'm so excited to share these stories with readers, and I hope they fall in love with the March sisters and their alpha heroes as much as I did. This series was such a blast to write, and I look forward to revisiting Summerville in coming books.

I'm also planning a treat for my readers. I'm planning to make "Betting on You," the first book in the series, available for free on Kobo from day one and at other ebook retailers as soon as possible thereafter (sometimes you have to wait for Amazon to catch up.)

Here's a little more about "Betting on You"

Betting On You
A Summerville Novel
Always A Bridesmaid Book One
He'd always bet on her, always...

Lark March is over Mason Stewart, so over him she's practically forgotten the cruel way he ended things four years ago. At least that's what she's told her sisters... But when Mason shows up at her best friend's wedding, talking sweet and looking even sweeter, Lark can't deny the man still gets to her in a major way.

Mason Stewart was a messed up kid, but he's a man now, a man who knows what he wants and won't stop until he's convinced the only woman he's ever loved that they are meant to be. He persuades Lark to give him seven days to remind her why they belong together. At the week's end, Lark may tell him to get out of her life for good, but Mason's betting on true love for the win. 

But when old secrets come to light, Lark and Mason will find their rediscovered love tested, and happily ever after harder to hold on to than either of them wagered. 

Laughs, love, and happy ever after,

Jessie Evans