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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Ann Jacobs Launch Party - Giveaway #1

Happy Release Day Ann!!! 

Welcome to the party!! I first want to say happy release day to Ann! Second, I thought I would share with you how this party is going to go. Every half hour we are going to have a new author visiting us here on the blog. Each author is going to share some special book information and will be giving away prizes. So sit back, grab your favorite drink and snack and enjoy the party! 

Now for our featured book! 

Book 1 in the Courthouse Connections series, a spinoff from Lawyers in Love.

Lanie Winstead is sort of married to a senator who isn’t what he seems. And she’s carrying on a torrid affair with hot corporate lawyer JD Ackerman. Something’s got to give when her affair is brought to her inattentive husband’s attention. 

But wait. Suddenly the senator is dead and secrets start unraveling as Lanie is accused of his murder. 

JD will do anything—anything—to protect his lover, even if it means revealing a tangle of lies and deceptions that will tear them all asunder. 

Inside Scoop: Contains a graphic gay BDSM scene, not for the faint of heart.


And now a bit about Ann

Cats, orchids and kids, not necessarily in that order–these are things I like other than writing about lusty Alpha heroes and happy endings.
I started writing back in the early ’90s after I’d retired from my first career as a CPA/hospital financial manager. For a while my life revolved around my family, but by the time the  kids had all started school, I found time to fantasize and to start putting the conversations my characters kept whispering in my ear down in writing. (It helped, obviously, to have discovered by that time that the personal computer did wonders toward mitigating my incompetent, error-riddled typing skills.) By the millennium I had sold five books and an erotic novella before I hit a snag.
You see, my muse screamed at me to write hotter, forget the euphemisms and pry open the bedroom doors. My characters wanted to get uninhibited <gulp> outside where they might be spied upon. Come to think of it, I didn’t even slam the bedroom doors closed in any of the five Berkley and Kensington releases although I did tone down the realism as far as language went, and I refrained from letting my hero and heroine have sex in semi-public places. I wanted to write Romantica (TM), though I didn’t even know what it was at the time. New York wasn’t ready for the ways my characters wanted to misbehave.
Then, in 2002, along came Ellora’s Cave. I was in heaven! Eleven years and eighty-seven books later, I’m writing what I love: erotic romance, a perfect combination of sex, sensuality, deep emotional involvement and lifelong commitment—the elusive fantasy women often dream about but seldom achieve.
Over the years I’ve earned my share of kudos including the Passionate Plume, the Desert Rose and More Than Magic awards. I’ve  been a nominee multiple times for Romantic Times’ Lifetime Achievement Award for excellence in erotic romance and had books nominated by RT reviewers for best erotic romance in several sub-categories.
DSC_0297The acclaim is good, but what I really love are my readers who keep me in business, my friends and fellow erotic romance authors who have opened new, more daring worlds for me to write about–and my very supportive family who has willingly cooked or eaten carryout for weeks on end, so I can pursue my dream.
My hobbies are growing orchids–not as a business but because seeing the beautifulDSC_0026blooms emerge makes me happy–and my family, an all-encompassing term that embraces not only the DH, kids and grandbabies but also our two spoiled, furry kitties who rule the DSC_0213roost.
On the left is LoverDog, 20 pounds of sweetness. Mr. Blue, on the right, weighs in at about 8 1/2 pounds and is my bedwarmer.
Keep up with my new and upcoming releases and find out where I’ll be at conferences and other events by “liking”my author page on Facebook and following me on Twitter.
Now for the giveaway!

Ann is giving away a total of five (5) $20 Gift Card to a bookseller of your choice. All you have to do is comment below and fill out the rafflecopter. Good luck and enjoy the party! 


  1. I love love love Ann!! Thank you for the party ladies and the chance to win.

  2. Love Ann's books. Last night had to reread my fave, Bittersweet Homecoming.

  3. Love all of Ann's books, Necessary Roughness series (OMG)!


  4. Ann is all kinds of awesome! Happy release day! And what an exciting way to celebrate more Ann stories!

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  5. Ann, you have the most creative launch party I've seen yet and I love it! Thanks so much for sharing not ony your new book but introducing fans to other authors who may be new to them as well. Congrats on your new release.


  6. awesome launch party and giveaway!