Saturday, June 4, 2016

Ashby Holler Excerpt & $10.00 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

It's presale day for Ashby Holler!

And to celebrate, I'm giving away a $10.00 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! But first, check out an excerpt from my debut NA criminal suspense Ashby Holler:

After a quick scan of the room, Sasha leaned against the wall. People slung greetings as they strolled by, and girls danced atop the bar, but her eyes followed Candy. The girl floated around the packed space, her flirty grin charming every person in its wake.

"You’re staring," Vinny whispered over Sasha’s shoulder, stepping beside her.

Sasha took one look at his smug face and returned her gaze to the crowd. Vinny blocked her view, grabbing her hand.

"Dance with me," he said, flashing a devious grin.

Guitars screamed through the speakers, and drumbeats rattled Sasha’s chest. "This isn’t dancing music."

"So what. C’mon."

Vinny tugged her arm, and she dug in her heel.

"Don’t leave me hanging." His voice verged the threshold of begging and she gave in, allowing him to guide her away from the wall. His hands fell to her waist, pulling her close. Amid rowdy voices, cackling women, and harsh guitar riffs, they swayed. When she glanced up and into his frosty blue eyes, the noises stopped. Only his hands on her body and those eyes remained.

"Your mom’s watching us."

Bit by bit, Vinny moved Sasha in a circle. She caught a glimpse of her mother grinning and whispering with Chewy, which incited the urge to storm out the front door. Her body grew rigid and Vinny gripped tighter, keeping her in a gentle rock. He leaned close, his breath tickling her neck.

"You should kiss me," he whispered in her ear.

Sasha flinched and Vinny slid his hands to her back, holding firm.

"Don’t pull away. It’ll look shady."

Every party for the last six years, Vinny tried this shit. It was her fault for making out with him that one time when they were thirteen. The standard procedure of elbowing him in the gut and strutting away wouldn’t work this time. This time, the sergeant at arms position was open, and the president was watching. Plus, Vinny had that goofy smirk, the one that lit his eyes in blue flames.

A peck from her best friend was a small price to pay to get her ass in that seat beside her mother. Sasha glided her hands up Vinny’s chest, skating her lips atop his. He kissed her like they were the only two people in the room. Her instincts screamed to pull away, but she didn’t. She couldn’t part from the only lips that spoke kindly to her, couldn’t push away the one set of hands that never hurt her. When his tongue slipped into her mouth, she grinded into him. For being so free with his hands, she bit his bottom lip as she drew back.

"You’re an asshole," she said before strolling outside.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Ashby Holler Cover Reveal

Today, Limitless Publishing and I are revealing the cover for ASHBY HOLLER, book one of the Ashby Holler series, which releases June 14, 2016!

ASHBY HOLLER by Jamie Zakian
Ashby Holler series Book #1
Release Date: June 14, 2016
Genre: Criminal Suspense
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Cover Designer: Deranged Doctor Design

Sergeant at Arms for a deadly club of drug traffickers doesn’t sound like the ideal job for a nineteen-year-old girl…

But Sasha Ashby has never been typical, and she’s waited her entire life to sew a club patch on her leather jacket. Raised on violence and crime as part of Ashby Holler Trucking, while hiding her own dirty little secret, Sasha knows she can handle anything.

Now there’s a spot open at the table, and Sasha will do anything to secure it—including betray herself…

Her best friend and fellow prospect, Vinny, devises a stupidly brilliant plan—they fake a relationship. It’s a match the club president, who happens to be Sasha’s mother, has longed to see. It’s a good idea, in theory. Vinny knows she’s into girls, and what’s a little sex between friends? The ruse works well, elevating her in line for the coveted position, until Vinny’s older brother Dez gets out of jail and breezes into her seat.

There’s something about Dez that Sasha can’t shake…

She should hate him. It’s only natural after he snatched away her opportunity of a lifetime. But the instant Dez locks his fierce gaze on her, Sasha’s world turns upside down. In the midst of a war with a rival biker gang, Sasha must figure out what she needs most. Is it the gentle touch of her best friend Vinny, the savage hold of his dangerous brother, or the soft skin of the many women who crawl into the cab of her semi?

The timing couldn’t be worse, but the lies, deceit, and death that dwell in Ashby Holler wait for no woman.