Thursday, February 4, 2016

Author Showcase #3...Presenting Prize winning author Jean Joachim





I am so pleased to be presenting Jean Joachim as my Author Showcase Author #3

 For all of you that love reading a beautifully written Romance...Look no further ...Best selling Author, Jean Joachim has done it every time!
                     
The links to all her marvelous books are included in this post.

Jean Joachim.



About Jean Joachim

 Jean Joachim is a best-selling romance fiction author, with books hitting the Amazon Top 100 list since 2012. She writes mostly contemporary romance, which includes sports romance and romantic suspense.
Dangerous Love Lost & Found, First Place winner in the 2015 Oklahoma Romance Writers of America, International Digital Award contest.

The Renovated Heart won Best Novel of the Year from Love Romances Café. Lovers & Liars was a RomCon finalist in 2013. And The Marriage List tied for third place as Best Contemporary Romance from the Gulf Coast RWA.

 To Love or Not to Love tied for second place in the 2014 New England Chapter of Romance Writers of America Reader’s Choice contest. She was chosen Author of the Year in 2012 by the New York City chapter of RWA.
  
Married and the mother of two sons, Jean lives in New York City. Early in the morning, you’ll find her at her computer, writing, with a cup of tea, her rescued pug, Homer, by her side and a secret stash of black licorice.
  
          
Plans for 2016:
          I have big plans for 2016. I’ve already begun bringing my books to international markets and audio books. I’m finishing my football series and planning to bring out a baseball romance series. After that, I’m planning to write two more series, one about cowboys and one involving rural romance. But those series may have to wait until 2017.

A brief chat with the Author.



 Have you always known that writing was in your destiny?

No. I hoped it was, but never thought I could be good enough.
When did you discover that?
I discovered a facility for writing in the world of advertising. My first writing gig was as a radio copywriter for a radio station. I loved creating commercials. Years later, I wrote a nonfiction book for St. Martin’s Press. But I didn’t get to writing fiction for years after that. When I finally allowed myself to try it, I found I loved it so much I didn’t want to do anything else. And I’ve been writing fiction ever since.

Do you have a personal favorite amongst your many published books or series?
That’s like asking a mother who her favorite child is. Each book is so different, it’s impossible to compare them. I love Mac and Danny from my Now and Forever series. The Marriage List is great if you’re feeling depressed. The Hollywood Hearts series is glamorous, The Manhattan Dinner Club is poignant with funny pugs and the First & Ten series has football action scenes and riveting love stories. How could I possibly choose?
If you had words of advice to share with other authors, what would they be?
Keep writing, work on improving your craft always use edits, learn everything you can. This is a tough business.
Do you have a favorite Author?
Two. Jane Austen and Sinclair Lewis. And some of my author friends whose books I consume.
Do you want to write in other genres? If so what and why?
My first love was Nancy Drew. I have written two romantic suspense books with another writer. I intend to have at least one mystery series, after I run out of romances, which may not be for some time.


First In Ten Series.





 

BOOK 1 – GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK

Two people, two tragedies, two deep, devastating secrets….  Griff Montgomery is the headline-making, heart-breaking star quarterback of the Kings – a  6’4”, 33 year old womanizer. Lauren Farraday is a beautiful young interior designer, bitterly scarred by divorce, whose life is falling apart. Though they violently oppose one another in court over her beloved pug (she thinks he’s arrogant and  conceited, and he thinks she’s a bitch on wheels), something happens....

These are the bare bones of this sizzling romance, riddled with passion -- the first in a brand new series that’ll tantalize football fans and have readers glued to every page and on the edge of their seats!

Griff looks like a super hero with his tousled, mahogany hair, dazzling smile, dark, sexy eyes, and a body  that does something indescribable to a tight pair of jeans. Though Lauren’s sworn off men forever, one look sends shivers down her spine, making her feel lonelier than ever before. Her lustrous, long hair, sparkling green eyes, and nonstop curves make his fingers tingle at the thought of touching her.  How do they deal with their cataclysmic attraction? Will they be able to drop their protective facades – his to camouflage his grief over his sister and her family, for whom he was a surrogate father, moving 3000 miles away…. And hers’ to shield her from the incalculable loss of her husband and hoped for child?

For Griff, the thought of falling in love is as foreign as toe shoes and a tutu. For Lauren, it’s like putting on cleats and a helmet and running 50 yards…. Can they, will they, risk it?

REVIEWS OF GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK

By Vicki Locey on February 18, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Fans of sports romances, hot athletes, strong heroines, and pugs will want to grab a copy of Ms. Joachim`s first book in her new First and Ten series. There is nothing not to like in this well written and sensual read. The characters are fun, sexy, and engaging. The plot is tight, the dialog crisp, and the bed play hot. I can`t wait to get my hands on the next book. If you`re looking for a new sports romance series, look no further!

By Kindle Customer on February 27, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
While I'm not a sports fan in real life I'm becoming a real fan of sports romance novels. This is my first football romance and adored Griff. He was rough on the outside, but had a heart heart of gold. The rough-talking charmer won my heart from from the first page.
Griff and Lauren's story is a real emotional roller coaster and I don't want to give any spoilers, but it could have some emotional triggers for women. I cried my eyes out in certain scenes.
I loved the slow build of the romance,the hot love scenes,and the camaraderie between the players and look forward to seeing more in the series.




HOLLYWOOD HEARTS SERIES


BOOK 1 -  IF I LOVED YOU


Does love always mean total truth? Successfully shunning the limelight was one way for Megan Davis to keep her family secret. The press intruded on her life when her twin brother, Mark, became the star quarterback for the Delaware Demons.                   Disrespectful of tabloid superstars,    financial advisor, Meg, was shocked when she was tapped to launch a       celebrity division in the prestigious   investment firm, Dillon & Weed. The biggest surprise: the charisma of her first client.

Gorgeous, magnetic movie star, Chaz Duncan, wary of women who wanted to bask in his fame or sell his secrets to the media, valued privacy above all else. Would attractive Megan Davis, his new financial advisor charm the truth from him or would he continue his high profile but lonely existence to keep his secret safe? Jealousy, deceit and scandal threaten two careers and the quest for true love and trust in this roller-coaster-ride contemporary romance.    

REVIEWS OF IF I LOVED  YOU

BySaraCon January 5, 2015
I love Jean Joachim's work and this one certainly doesn't disappoint!! Make sure you have time to read this in one sitting, you won't want to put it down. From page one the reader engages with Meg and Chaz. It's very easy to invest in these characters and I found myself laughing and smiling along, and even let loose a tear or two at times. I would recommend this to any reader, it has everything you could want, the ups and downs of a real relationship and the HEA every woman wants. It definitely let you wanting more, as the end was kind of a cliff hanger (not to Meg and Chad's story) I can't wait for book 2!


ByAmyon January 2, 2015
I loved this story of Megan and Chaz (Dunc). Megan is a witty and smart financial advisor who is put in charge of developing a celebrity division in her firm and Chaz is a gorgeous actor who becomes her first client. Megan has a famous football star as her twin, so the celebrity status doesn’t faze her, nor is it a scene she wants any part of. Chaz prefers to stay out of the lime light and because of his status, he hasn’t been big on dating because how does he know if someone wants him for him or wants him because of his fame.

Their initial meeting was great, especially when Megan put his status on the table stating: “I don’t give a damn you’re famous, okay. Can we get that straight? I’m not impressed, not going to grovel at your feet. You’re simply a potential client whose money I may be managing. No more and no less. I’m not going to swoon and ask for an autograph or throw myself at you. Of course, I’ll do my best to take care of your money as if it was my own, but that’s as far as it goes.” As far as it goes….famous last words. The attraction between them is instant. As they begin their professional relationship, a personal connection begins and the most difficult bond of trust is formed when they both share private and painful stories of their past.
The meatloaf dinner was heartwarming and really showed us the loving, caring side of Dunc from the Bronx.

Jean tells a realistic love story with the trials and tribulations a celebrity couple endures from the celebrity gossip rags and people who are jealous of what others have. When the jealousy of others rears its ugly head, a scandal is created and threatens the careers of both Megan and Chaz and their budding relationship. Is their love for one another strong enough to overcome the obstacles thrown at them?
This is definitely a book I highly recommend and I look forward to more in the series. I hope Quinn is next!



BUY LINKS FOR GRIFF MONTGOMERY, QUARTERBACK

AMAZON

AMAZON U.K.

BARNES & NOBLE
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/griff-montgomery-quarterback-jean-joachim/1121169106?ean=2940152284850

ITUNES/APPLE

AMAZON PAPERBACK

GOOGLEPLAY


KOBO

SMASHWORDS


ALL ROMANCE Ebooks



BUY LINKS FOR IF I LOVED YOU


AMAZON

BARNES & NOBLE


ITUNES/APPLE
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1037687883


KOBO


AMAZON U.K.


PAPERBACK

ALL ROMANCE Ebooks




Website: Jean has 30+ books, novellas and short stories published. Find them here: http://www.jeanjoachimbooks.com. Sign up for her newsletter, on her website, and be eligible for her private paperback sales.