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The Book Barista Reviews: Locked and Loaded by Jade C. Jamison

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Title:  Locked and Loaded

Series:  Bullet, #6

Author:  Jade C. Jamison

Release Date:  February 1, 2016

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ISHO Summary

Is it too much to believe that someone keeps returning to your life because it’s meant to be?

Zane Carson is an idealistic young man with one big skeleton in his closet when he first meets Jennifer Manders in college. They date only to break up soon after. The sexual attraction is like an electromagnet but they fight like alley cats. The relationship just isn’t worth it.

Zane’s band Fully Automatic breaks big about the same time Jennifer finishes college. One summer afternoon, they meet for coffee and sparks fly once more. It’s off again, on again, but they just can’t make it work and break it off for good, deciding it’s not worth the effort.

But Zane is drawn to her and, during a break in the music action, he tracks her down again, willing to change himself for her and needing to give her one last try. The attraction is as strong as ever, but now Jennifer is hiding something from Zane—something big, something that threatens to extinguish the spark for good. When Zane discovers her secret, will he be able to forgive her or will that be the end?

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It’s no secret that I’ve really loved Jade C. Jamison’s books.  Bullet was my very first Jade book.  It’s bittersweet to see this series end.  It’s been a great ride and I am sad to see the end.

I’m having trouble writing this review without any spoilers.  I will just say that I was surprised.  Throughout the series, I thought that Zane was a bit more level-headed than the other guys, except for Brad – NO ONE is as level-headed as Brad. So I was a bit blown away when in fact he was not.  He had unresolved issues with his past and some other problems he now has to face and deal with if he wants his relationship with Jen to progress beyond the on-again-0ff-again it’s been for so many years.

I liked Jen.  A LOT!  I was a bit angry at her for a while but at the end of the day, she had to do what was right for her life.  As I read, I came to side with her.  She needed Zane to get his act together.  Loving him wasn’t enough anymore.

I took this ride with Zane and Jen and I felt hope, I felt unease and trepidation and I felt excitement.  Jade took me on this journey with these characters.  Have I mentioned that I love her?  I know that authors do research for their books but Jade made me feel that she really went above and beyond with this one (as she did with Rock Bottom).

I gave Locked and Loaded five strong and delicious espressos.  Prior to this book, Rock Bottom was my favourite in the series.  I’m thinking this one might be squeezing up there for a tie.

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If you’re interested in the other books in the series, here are the links

Bullet Box Set (Books 1-3)

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Bullet Box Set 2 (Books 4-5)

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Bullet

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Rock Bottom

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Feverish

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Fully Automatic

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Christmas Stalkings

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Slash and Burn

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“Oh, Zane, this place is amazing. Why haven’t I ever heard of it before?”

“I can tell you exactly why. Three reasons.” She raised her eyebrows as he raised his index finger. “One, it’s almost downtown, and I know you avoid downtown like the plague. If I recall, you said something about rather losing a limb than walk the Sixteenth Street Mall again.”

“I said that?”

“Yeah.”

“Well…maybe that was a little drastic.”

“Yeah, probably.” He lifted the bottle of Dos Equis and then said, “Two, it’s a little hole in the wall. It doesn’t advertise like some of the bigger restaurants—no billboards, no newspaper ads, shit like that.”

Jennifer nodded. “Okay, yeah. And what’s number three?”

Zane leaned over the table and whispered. “It’s kind of a dive.” Jennifer couldn’t help but giggle. “But in a good way.”

She laughed out loud at that. “Yeah, definitely.” She picked up a chip and dipped it in the warm queso next to Zane’s bottle. “The food is amazing so far.”

“Just wait.”

The waiter came by with a pitcher. “More water, señorita?”

“Please.” After the waiter was back on his way, she said to Zane, “I love it. I love the people and I even love that stupid TV in the corner.”

Zane glanced over. “Yeah, well…”

“No, seriously. They don’t have the sound on, but it somehow makes it feel like home in here, you know? Lights and movement, but the sounds are coming from the kitchen and some weird soundtrack.”

Zane breathed through his nose, putting on a look of mock horror and said, “What if it’s our soundtrack?”

“What do you mean?”

“What if this is our movie? A movie about our lives…and that’s the soundtrack?”

“Three things.”

Zane grinned. “What?”

“One…if this is our movie, it’s pretty damn boring. No car chases, no sex scenes, no snappy dialogue—”

“Says who? My dialogue’s plenty snappy.”

“Two, the soundtrack sucks.”

“Well, don’t be telling them that.”

“And…I don’t have a three. I guess just two.”

A smirk covered Zane’s face. “And we can take care of the sex scene later.”

 

ISHO Author Bio

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado and has decided she likes it enough to stay forever. Jade’s day job is teaching Creative Writing, but teaching doesn’t stop her from doing a little writing herself.

Unfortunately, there’s no one genre that quite fits her writing. Her work has been labeled romance, erotica, suspense, and women’s fiction, and the latter is probably the safest and closest description. But you’ll see that her writing doesn’t quite fit any of those genres.

And Jade is a-okay with that!

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Jade is very accessible on social media (and is so lovely to speak to).  She has so many links that I thought I’d just link you to her social media links on her website.  So go ahead and click HERE to get in touch with her.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Book Release: Limited Special Edition of Bullet by Jade C. Jamison

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Bullet

ISHO Summary

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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Last day book will be for sale: 9/30/15.

The first forty orders will get a limited edition FULLY AUTOMATIC guitar pick with their book!

Here’s what comes in the special edition:

  • Updated cover
  • 373 pages of awesomeness! 😉 (These are the BIG pages like the original paperback!)
  • Bonus chapter (new last chapter with scenes that occur after the original Bullet and in the timeline between Rock Bottom and Feverish)
  • Lots of additional material having to do with the Bullet universe (alternate POV scenes, additional scenes, and a deleted scene)
  • First glance at Zane’s book (Bullet #6)

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ISHO Author Bio

Jade bio picFor years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary” fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today–sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales–but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn’t confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.

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Release Day: The Book Barista Reviews Slash and Burn by Jade C. Jamison

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Slash and Burn (Bullet 5)
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Is theirs a match made in heaven…or hell?

Nick Channing, drummer for Fully Automatic, has never taken sex seriously. He’s had fun and met dozens of women—mostly one-night stands—and he prefers it that way. From his parents to his friends, he’s witnessed love and relationships firsthand and believes women are nothing but a headache.

Nick, Brad, and Val team up again to launch her new band Val Hella. There’s one problem, though: they still need a bassist. They audition dozens of women, trying to find the perfect one and settle on Sabrina, known onstage simply as Sinna, a bad ass metal head who’s perfect for the band: pierced, tattooed, dressed in black from head to toe, and she handles her bass with precision. She is a force to be reckoned with and Nick is smitten.

When Nick gets her alone the first time to lay on the charm, he’s met with a coolness he’s never experienced. Sabrina is mysterious and thoroughly unimpressed with Nick and his behavior, and that’s when he decides he has to have her. As he falls headlong for her, he discovers her secrets, one dark shadow at a time. He thinks she loves him back, but he can’t be sure. By the time he’s completely down the rabbit hole, his heart’s so entangled, he fears he might not be able to save himself. Can she save him or will she wreck him for all time?

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I received and ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.  I’m not gonna lie.  I would’ve begged, borrowed and stolen for this ARC if I had to.  I was THAT excited about this book. Ok…ok…I would not have stolen.

Bullet was the first ever book by Jade C. Jamison that I read and loved.  In fact, Rock Bottom, the second book in this series is one of my favourite books.  Needless to say, I’ve loved this series and was anxious to read Nick’s story.

I. LOVE. NICK. He’s the drummer for Fully Automatic [that right there is enough to make me love him]. He’s got a great sense of humour, is sexy and just a genuinely nice guy.  As the drummer for Val Hella he is helping to choose a bassist and in the process meets Sabrina aka Brina, aka Sinna.  As soon as he lays eyes on Brina he wants her.  Unfortunately for Nick, she’s not so easily convinced.

I have to say that Brina is not my favourite character.  She was a tough nut to crack.  I couldn’t figure out what made her tick. I can’t really say anymore for fear of spoiling the story.

This book is Nick’s journey to finding love, and what a steamy journey it was. Along the way we find out about his family and about his best friend. I loved hearing about the other members of the band and am looking forward to possibly reading Zane’s book in the future *looks at Jade pleadingly*.

I really enjoyed Slash and Burn and gave it four very hot and steamy cups of java.

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“What tricks you got, babycakes?”


Brina’s voice was low, almost derisive.  “I don’t need tricks.  My playing speaks for itself.”


He couldn’t let that one go.  “Yeah, and how many personal fans do you have, Sinna?”


She sneered—actually sneered—and, for some strange reason, Nick felt a twitch in his cock at the sight.  He stopped himself from bursting into laughter, because that would have made her angrier.  While he didn’t mind her angry, he hoped to be able to enjoy a real conversation.  She took two steps closer to him and said, “I don’t count how many personal fans I have, if I even have any.  It’s not about me, Nick, any more than it’s about you.”  Her voice wrapped around his name like honey, but it oozed disgust.  He still wasn’t sure if he found it hot or not.  She continued, not giving him a chance to evaluate his emotions.  “It’s about us as a group, as a band, and until we gel, there will be division, and if we’re not cohesive, what the hell kind of music are we gonna make?”


“I see your point, but I have a counterpoint.  If you are all about the band and don’t give a shit about yourself, then where’s your pride?  Your personal responsibility?”  He stood up.  He’d been joking before, but now he was dead serious.  Some small part of himself felt like she might be questioning his integrity, and that pissed him off.  “When you fuck up onstage—and you will—will you blame all of us?  We’re a band, after all.”  He couldn’t help the tone in his voice.  There would be no way for her to mistake how irritated he was becoming.  It had been cute before, but now she was pushing some button that set him off.  He wasn’t sure if he was angrier with her for pissing him off or himself for getting mad at her in the first place.
 
 


She rolled her eyes.  “Oh, come on, Nick.  You know that’s not what I meant.”  She got closer to him.


He closed the gap, so close that their noses almost touched.  “How the fuck should I know that?”  His eyes searched hers, trying to decide if she was wanting to start a war.  But then, as he continued looking back and forth between those blue orbs, he saw them soften ever so slightly.  He let his jaw relax a little then, but he still couldn’t quite read her.


Her words, however, were still acerbic.  “Because you’re a smart fucking guy.”  She cocked an eyebrow again.  He couldn’t decide if he fucking loved the way she did that or if it was just another irritant.  “Or so I thought.”


Nick tried once more to assess her and fell short.  He could feel some kind of weird electricity sparking between them.  At first, he’d thought it was the anger, but then he realized that maybe there was something more.  He moved his head a few centimeters closer and she didn’t budge.  His voice was barely a whisper when he said, “I am a smart fucking guy.  I’m so goddamned smart that I figured out what this is all about.”


She furrowed her previously cocked brow, but he barely saw it as he brought his mouth down on hers.  He knew that had to be the issue at hand—the sexual attraction between them both was interfering with their ability to communicate.  It was making them angry, accusatory, and they weren’t acting like bandmates or even acquaintances.  They were spitting at each other like they were mortal enemies.  That might have been okay, but Nick definitely had other ideas about which way their relationship was heading.


He heard her mumble, “What the—?”  Then he expected her to fight, based on her initial stance, but she let go and gave in, kissing him back.


It was an incredible explosion in his head, the sparks he felt because of the way their tongues danced together and the warmth of her body close to his.  Feeling more in control then, he slid his hands around her waist and pulled her close…


 
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For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary” fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today—sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales—but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life.  While she doesn’t confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance.


She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.
 
 

WWW Wednesdays: January 14, 2015

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To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

Here’s where I’m at:

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What I’m currently reading:

Alarm by Shay Savage

I just started this. I’m only at chapter one but I’m expecting good things.

What I recently read:

Slash and Burn by Jade C. Jamison

The Bullet series continues with this book about Nick, the drummer. Have I mentioned that I love drummers? As always, I love Jade’s writing. My review will post very soon.

What I’m planning to read next:

Garrett by Sawyer Bennett

This is the second book in the Cold Fury Hockey series.  I really enjoyed the first boo, Alex, and am definitely looking forward to reading this one.

I’d love to know what your W…W…W… are.


Teaser Tuesday: Slash and Burn by Jade C. Jamison

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Teaser Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Ana Carter, and Cassandra Livingston, at So Many Books So Little Time. Anyone can do it.  All you have to do is: (1): Grab your current read. (2): Open it to a random page. (3): Share 1 or 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!! (4): Make sure you also mention the author and title.

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He loved women, yes, but none of them stood out in the long run.  Sure, there’d been the occasional chick who’d been worth a second round, but none of them had hooked him hard..until now.


Double Cover Reveal: Christmas Stalkings and Slash and Burn by Jade C. Jamison

Christmas Stalkings (Bullet 4.5)
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ISHO SummaryVal, Brad, and the kids decide to take a short but needed winter vacation to get away from it all and enjoy each other’s company, but one thing is stopping them from relaxing like they should. Since fronting her new band Val Hella, Val has discovered the darker side of fame—she has a stalker, one who seems intent upon stepping up his game to get what he wants, and the ruin of their vacation becomes the least of their worries.
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Slash and Burn (Bullet 5)
 
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Is theirs a match made in heaven…or hell?

Nick Channing, drummer for Fully Automatic, has never taken sex seriously. He’s had fun and met dozens of women—mostly one-night stands—and he prefers it that way. From his parents to his friends, he’s witnessed love and relationships firsthand and believes women are nothing but a headache.

Nick, Brad, and Val team up again to launch her new band Val Hella. There’s one problem, though: they still need a bassist. They audition dozens of women, trying to find the perfect one and settle on Sabrina, known onstage simply as Sinna, a bad ass metal head who’s perfect for the band: pierced, tattooed, dressed in black from head to toe, and she handles her bass with precision. She is a force to be reckoned with and Nick is smitten.

When Nick gets her alone the first time to lay on the charm, he’s met with a coolness he’s never experienced. Sabrina is mysterious and thoroughly unimpressed with Nick and his behavior, and that’s when he decides he has to have her. As he falls headlong for her, he discovers her secrets, one dark shadow at a time. He thinks she loves him back, but he can’t be sure. By the time he’s completely down the rabbit hole, his heart’s so entangled, he fears he might not be able to save himself. Can she save him or will she wreck him for all time?
Slash and Burn holy effing hell
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GIVEAWAY: Bullet by Jade C. Jamison

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Bullet is the very first book by Jade C. Jamison that I have had the pleasure of reading.  If you haven’t read it yet, here’s your chance to win a free copy of the ebook in the format of your choice. All you have to do is comment at the end of this blog post or on my Facebook page.  On December 19th I will randomly select a winner.  SEE HOW EASY THAT IS???!!!

Bullet is the first book in a fantastic rock star series.  I’m sure that after you read this book you will want to read the others as well.

 

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Bullet

ISHO SummaryAn 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?

 

ISHO Author Bio

Jade C. Jamison was born and raised in Colorado, moved from one city/town to the next, and she’s decided she likes it so much she wants to stay…although travel is not out of the question. She lives in a big town in Colorado (not unlike the fictional Winchester she writes so much about) with her husband and four children. She is working on becoming a crazy cat lady. Okay, so maybe not.

Still want more? Jade has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Theater, a master’s degree in English, and a master of fine arts in Creative Writing. Obviously, she loves school and the student loan folks love her. She works in human services by day, teaches English and creative writing at night, and—in between playing soccer mom and community leader—writes like a fiend. Someday soon, she’ll narrow it down to just writing, but let’s get all those kids off to college first.

 

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